Benefits Extracted from the Ḥadīth on the Branches of Īmān (Faith)

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razāq ibn ʿAbd al-Muḥsin al-Badr mentioned explaining the statement of the Messenger of Allāh (ṣallá Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam): Īmān has seventy odd or sixty odd branches, the highest of them is the testimony of faith, Lā ilāh illa Allāh [their is no deity worthy of worship in truth except Allāh], and the lowest of them is removing that which is harmful from the path; modesty is a branch from the branches of īmān (faith). [Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 9, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 35] There are many benefits which can be extracted from this ḥadīth. Some of these benefits are: A clear proof...

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The Circles and Gatherings of Knowledge Are Indeed the Gardens of Paradise in This World

Shaykh ʿAbd al-Razzāq al-ʿAbbad (حفظه الله) said:1 Verily, the gatherings of remembrance are the gardens of Paradise in this world. Imam Aḥmad, al-Tirmidhī and others narrated on the authority of Anas ibn Mālik (رضي الله عنه) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “When you pass by the gardens of Paradise, then feast.” They said: “And what are the gardens of Paradise?” He said: “The circles of remembrance.”2 [Furthermore,] Ibn Abī al-Dunyā and al-Ḥakīm and others have [also] narrated this from the Ḥadith of Jābir ibn ʿAbdillāh (رضي الله عنه) who said: “The Messenger (ﷺ) came to us and said: ‘O...

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