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Imam Ahmad was born in Baghdad in Rabi Al-Awwal, 164 A.H. He and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) have a common ancestor as the Imam was a descendant of Rabee’ah bin Nizar, a brother of Mudhar bin Nizar, who was an ancestor of Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). The Imam was orphaned at a very young age and was brought up by his mother. His father passed away at about the age of thirty at a time when his pregnant wife had moved to Baghdad by herself where the Imam was born. (Mawjood, 2006. p. 9-12)
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Name: Abu Abdullah Shamsud-Din Muhammad Ibn Abu Bakr, known as Ibn Qayyim al_Jawziyyah[1, p.11]
Birth: 7th Safar, 691H (1292 CE), in Zar, Syria[1, p.11]
Death: 13th Rajab, 751H (1350 CE) at Damascus[1, p.16]
The Thirteenth Century CE was a time when Islamic Golden Age had ended with the sack of Baghdad by the Mongols and the end of Abbasid Dynasty. Syria, the homeland of Imam Ibn Qayyim was also in turmoil with off and on conflicts between Mongols and Mamluks. The Muslim Ummah had gone into a religious stagnation and decline marked with Taqleed and sectarianism. Islam was also onslaught by Greek Philosophy, Hindu pantheism, rationalism of Dialectics, theological attacks by Christians, Batinites, Ismaelites, Assassins, Druzes, Nusayris, saint worship and Sufi doctrines [7, pp 1-10]. Imam Ibn Qayyim was born in such a turbulent and low time of the Muslim Ummah. Allah Subhanahu wa ta’aala sent him along with Shaikhul-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah and others as revivalists and saviors of the Islamic spirit.
- Category: Forty Hadith of An-Nwawi
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Hadith 1: Actions based on Intentions
(A Summary based on commentaries by Imam Ibn Rajab and Shaikh Jamal Zarabozo)
It is narrated on the authority of Amirul Mu'minin, Abu Hafs 'Umar bin al-Khattab (ra) who said:
I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say: "Surely, all actions are but by intention (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated." [Bukhari & Muslim]
عَنْ أَمِيرِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَبِي حَفْصٍ عُمَرَ بْنِ الْخَطَّابِ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: سَمِعْتُرَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ: " إنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّاتِ، وَإِنَّمَا لِكُلِّ امْرِئٍمَا نَوَى، فَمَنْ كَانَتْ هِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ، وَمَنْ كَانَتْهِجْرَتُهُ لِدُنْيَا يُصِيبُهَا أَوْ امْرَأَةٍ يَنْكِحُهَا فَهِجْرَتُهُ إلَى مَا هَاجَرَ إلَيْهِ".
رَوَاهُ إِمَامَا الْمُحَدِّثِينَ أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ مُحَمَّدُ بنُ إِسْمَاعِيل بن إِبْرَاهِيم بن الْمُغِيرَة بنبَرْدِزبَه الْبُخَارِيُّ الْجُعْفِيُّ [رقم:1]، وَأَبُو الْحُسَيْنِ مُسْلِمٌ بنُ الْحَجَّاج بن مُسْلِمالْقُشَيْرِيُّ النَّيْسَابُورِيُّ [رقم:1907] رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا فِي "صَحِيحَيْهِمَا" اللذَينِ هُمَا أَصَحُّ الْكُتُبِ الْمُصَنَّفَةِ.
Some commandments to Israelites
وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَاقَ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ لاَ تَعْبُدُونَ إِلاَّ اللّهَ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَاناً وَذِي الْقُرْبَى وَالْيَتَامَى وَالْمَسَاكِينِ وَقُولُواْ لِلنَّاسِ حُسْناً وَأَقِيمُواْ الصَّلاَةَ وَآتُواْ الزَّكَاةَ ثُمَّ تَوَلَّيْتُمْ إِلاَّ قَلِيلاً مِّنكُمْ وَأَنتُم مِّعْرِضُونَ