Monday, April 22, 2013

[Weekend Hadith 1] Hadith 12: Leaving that which does not concern you

Bismillah ir Rehman ir Raheem


On the authority of Abu Huraira, radiyallahu ànhu, who said: The Messenger of Allah, salAllahu àlaihi wasallam, said:

Part of the perfection of someone`s Islam is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.
 [Hadith Hasan - Recorded by Tirmidhi]

  • occupy oneself with what is pertinent and beneficial
  • this hadith is categorized into sulook, adab, and it has implications on a personal and social level
  • a Muslim must turn away from virtually an infinite number of things to be occupied with (i,e. trivial things of no benefit)
  • There are finite number of important things that concern him
  • know your duties and responsibilities  (every Muslim should know these)
  • leave alone that which doesn't concern you 
    • Therefore, occupy yourself with that which concerns you
  • Turn to the finite things that you have to fulfill
    • doing so, is Uprightness, and a sign of Sincerity
  • occupy yourself with Allah's remembrance
  •  transform your habitual acts in good acts
  • be occupied with your Lord and remember Him
    • Don't be preoccupied with other trivial things
  • Leave the many for the One
  • If you don't, you'll be lost in the many distractions in the dunya and become heedless of Allah's remembrance (na'audhubillah)
  • The word in the hadith is tarkuhu = to leave alone, tark ker dena 
These were notes from the "Living the Light" class on Imam Nawawi's 40 Hadith. A more detailed commentary can be read here and here inshAllah. 

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