Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Sahih Al-Bukhari’-Imam Bukhari

In the Name of Allah, The Most Beneficent, The Most Merciful.

‘Sahih Al-Bukhari’
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) - Who was he?
 To acquire (this science) solely for the pleasure of Allah.

“The most authentic book after the Holy Qur’an is Sahih Bukhari
This is the conclusion that every learned religious Scholar came to.
No matter how great these Scholars were, they were forced to unanimously agree that ‘Sahih Al-Bukhari’ is the most authentic work in Hadith literature ever compiled.

Verily We: It is We Who have sent down the Dhikr (i.e. the Qur’an)
and surely, We will guard it (from corruption).).
(Qur'an 15:9)
The transmission of the Qur'an, from the day of its revelation up to the present day, is flawless.
The chapters and verses have been in constant use amongst Muslims and have been passed on perfectly intact from one generation to the other.
The Qur'an we know today is the same Qur'an which was revealed to the Prophet some fourteen centuries ago.
Today all of the copies of the Qur’an in the world are the same.
There is no difference and change among them.
In addition, millions of hafiz have it in their memory millions of tongues recite it every moment.
No other book written by a person has that quality and characteristic; neither does any of the holy books.
 It is necessary that the last word of Allah, His eternal command that is valid until the Day of Judgment, has such a unique rank and a high honor.

The steps of knowledge by Sufyan Ibn Uyaynah [ra]:
1} the first step in knowledge is to listen,
2} then to be quiet and attentive
3} then to preserve,
4} then to put it into practice,
5} then to spread it.

Imam ash-Shafi ((rahmatullahi alayhi) said:
''O my brother, you will not gain knowledge except through six,
I will inform you of their details with clarity, Intelligence, strong yearning, hard work, and surviving on the minimum, and the companionship of a teacher, and a long time.''

“The most authentic book after the Holy Qur’an.” This is the conclusion that every learned religious Scholar came to.
No matter how great these Scholars were, they were forced to unanimously agree
That ‘Sahih Al-Bukhari’ is the most authentic work in Hadith literature ever compiled.
We seem to have heard a lot about the magnificence of this compilation,
But how much do we really know about the person who actually compiled this book?
How much do we know about the man who had spent endless years traveling to many lands in search of people who had picked up the gems that had fallen from the lips of the Noble Messenger of Allah (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) so that he may gather these precious gems and present them to the world in the form of ‘Sahih Al-Bukhari.’
At the age of eighteen he visited Makkah accompanied by his mother and elder brother, Ahmad ibn Ism`l.
After performing the pilgrimage, his brother returned with his mother, but Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) stayed there for further education.
 Meanwhile, he wrote a book called, Qady as-Sahbah wat-Tbi`n.
After this he went to Madinah al-Munawwarah to compile the famous book of Asm` ar-rijl (Names of men of transmission) called, Trkh al-kabr,
 While sitting by the tomb of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) during moonlight hours.
 Muhammad ibn Yusuf al-Furyb said that at the time he had copied Trkh al-kabr, Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) did not yet have any facial hair.

The problem of forging of Hadith
During the life of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam),:emphasis was on the penning down of Qur’an
And as such the Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)were simply committed to memory.
Though on individual level there were some attempts to scribe the Hadith, e.g. Abu Hurairah R.A. had made a private compilation,
on official level the first attempt was made by Umar bin Abdul Aziz (R.A.) for the compilation of the Hadith.
It would be erroneous to think that the Suhaba did not take pains for preservation of Hadith,
In fact some of the Sahaba (Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) dedicated their lives to this cause.
The reason behind not writing down the Hadith during the life time of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) is a different topic and needs a separate discussion.

The absence of any complete compilation of Ahadith encouraged some unscrupulous persons,
in the later period, to attribute many sayings to  the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) which he never had said.
 These sayings got currency among people and soon it became difficult to differentiate the Sahih Ahadith from the forged ones.
When the menace of forged Ahadith spread its ugly head, the Muhaddithin took upon them the task of maintaining the purity of Hadith literature.
The Muhaddithin developed criterion by which to categories the Ahadith into different categories like Sahih, Hassan, Gharib, Mauzu (forged) etc.
 It was made compulsory to narrate the Hadith with complete chain of narrators,
 Then the Muhaddith would go into the credentials of each of the narrator in the chain and accordingly the Hadith would be categorized.
 Later on when the chain of narration began to be forged, the Muhaddithin would enquire whether the person narrating from had met him or not.
The incompletion of the chain would raise doubts about the authenticity of the Hadith.
Some of the Muhaddithin had developed the spiritual insight to identify a Hadith, or the Hadith had an aura of sublimity which is lacking in the words of the common human being.
(It is no less than inspiration sent down to him: He was taught by one Mighty in Power,)

Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi)- Who was he?
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi), who was one of the greatest compilers of Ahadith, became blind at a young age.
He had recourse to many famous and skilled doctors of his time but their treatments made no difference.
His mother was a pious worshipper and a righteous woman.
She cried out for help in the court of Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) the Almighty,
 for her child and begged for the restoration of his eyesight.
 At last, "the river of mercy flowed over her," and Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) accepted her invocation.
One night, she visited Ibrahim alayhi -salaam in a dream and was told,
"Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) has restored the sight of your son because of your intense and beautiful invocations."
In the morning, as Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) got up from his bed, glimmers of light reached out into his eyes.
That is, his eyesight was fully restored.
Here we learn about dua's working when all has failed:
Make use of salah and Dua to solve any problem that even the best experts of this world cannot solve.
Unfortunately, the Muslims are turning away from these deeds today when they need them the most.
We pray for Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) to give us the true understanding of Islam. Ameen

 Abu‘abd Allah Muhammad ibn Isma’il, later known as Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi), was born in Bukhara on 13 Shawwal, 194 A.H. (July 21 810 A.C).  
 He lost his father when he was still a child. He was brought up by his illustrious and virtuous mother.  
He began his study of the Hadith at the early age of eleven. In his 16th year,
 he made pilgrimage of the Holy places along with his mother and elder brother.
 There he attended the lectures of the great teachers of Hadith in Makkah and Madinah.
He was still 18 years old, when he wrote a book on the decisions made by the Companions of  the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) and their followers. 

Younus Ibn 'Ubayd [ra.] said:
"With good manners you understand the knowledge.
With the knowledge, your actions are corrected.
With actions, wisdom is obtained.
With wisdom you understand zuhd [abstinence] and are granted its benefits.
With zuhd comes abandoning the world.
With abandoning the world, comes the desire for the Hereafter.
With desire for the Hereafter the pleasure of Allah [the Mighty and Majestic] is obtained."

His elder brother, Rashid ibn Isma’il reports that the young Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) used to attend the lectures And discourses of learned men along with him and other pupils. But, unlike other pupils he never took notes of these discourses.
They criticized him for not taking notes of the lectures and thus wasted his time. Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) did not give any reply.
One day, being annoyed by their consistent criticism of his carelessness, Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) asked his fellow pupils to bring all they had noted down.
By that time, his fellow pupils had taken down more than 15 thousand Ahadith.
 Young Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi), to the amazement of all, Narrated all the 15 thousand Ahadith from his memory with minutest details which had not been noted down by the follow pupils. 
Later, he started on a study pilgrimage of the world of Islam, which lasted 16 years.
Of this period, he spent five years in Basra, visiting Egypt, Hijaz, Kufa and Baghdad several times and wandered all over Western Asia in quest of knowledge and learning . During his travels he reported Ahadith from 80,000 persons.
With the help of his exceptional memory he could retain these Ahadith with all their sources in his mind to be penned down at an opportune time.  
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) was one of the greatest scholars this Ummah (Islamic nation) has ever produced.
The fame of his knowledge and his prodigious memory spread far and wide, and people used to travel thousands of miles in order to meet him and hear from him the Ahadith (Sayings of the Prophet, Allah bless him and grant him peace).

Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) often used to engage in archery while on horseback.
Once he missed the target and his arrow struck the pillar of a bridge, causing it to be damaged.
 He jumped of his horse, removed the arrow from the pillar and said to his companion,
“Go to the owner of this bridge and explain to him that we have caused some damage to the pillar of his bridge.
Beg for forgiveness from him. In addition, ask him to allow us to rebuild the pillar or to accept the equivalent sum of money for damages caused.”
When the owner was informed of this, he said,
“Tell Abu Abdullah (Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) that he has done nothing wrong. In fact, may all my wealth be sacrificed for him?”
When Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) heard his reply,
He was extremely happy and read five hundred Ahadith (Prophetic sayings) to those who had come from afar.
He also gave out three hundred dirhams in Sadqah (charity).
On another occasion, a group of traders from Syria came to purchase some goods from Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi).
They offered to purchase the goods from him at a price which would yield a profit of five thousand dirhams.
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) said to them,” Return to your homes for today.”
The next day, another group of traders came to him and offered to purchase the goods at a price that would have enabled him to make a profit of ten thousand dirham. Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) refused, saying,
“I had already made an intention last night to sell these goods to the first group of traders who had come. I do not wish to change my intention now.
O you who believe! Keep your duty to Allah and fear Him, and speak (always) the truth.
He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive you your sins... (Al-Ahzab, ayat 70-71)

There is a famous happening in the life of Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) by which one can get an idea of how much care the Muhaddithin took
in ascertaining the authenticity of the Hadith.
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) traveled to meet a man in order to take Hadith from him.
But he saw this man calling his horse with an empty vessel in his hand, as if there was food in that vessel, moving it in order for the horse to come near so he can grab the horse.
So Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) asked him, "What is in that vessel?" And the man said, "Nothing."
Then Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) said, "By Allah, I will not take Hadith from you, because you are a liar."
So it is not befitting for an individual (him or her) to be with the liars, or to be upon that which is a lie, or to be consistent upon lying.
Rather, they must consider lying as a tremendous act of evil. And know that lying is from the major sins.
 And it is a must that a person repents from lying; he has to make Tawba to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala for lying.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:
 "Indeed, truthfulness is that which one finds ease in his heart with, and indeed a lie is that which a person's heart is not at ease with."
So the one who is truthful, or the one you find being at ease, this is the truthful person.
And the one who is in a state of unrest, this is the individual who is a liar.
You find today that they have a lie detector's test, which monitors the person's internal movement, and this confirms the statement of the Prophet.
And Allah (Subhanahu WA Ta’aala) said:
Among the believers are men who have been true to their covenant with Allah... (Al-Ahzab, ayah 23)
And also, I wanted to bring the attention of the dangers of lying, even if you are joking.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said: "Woe to the one. Woe to the one.
Woe to the one from the hellfire, the one who lies in order to make the people laugh."
An individual should not look at the matter of making people laugh -
Even though it's a lie - rather we should look at it as something that angers Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD).
 "Every day that a person does not disobey Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is a day of celebration".
So we should be pleased with that which Almighty Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) is pleased with.
The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:
"I guarantee a house in the middle of Paradise for the one who leaves off lying even when joking."

What is meant here by the lie is Tawriyah, which is not a pure lie. Rather, it is like an individual saying to his wife,
'You are better than the moon to me.' And, yes, she is better than the moon, because she is a believer.
Or an individual says, speaking to his brother, 'he (the one who he has a dispute with) supplicates for you.'
 And indeed, the believer supplicates for the believers. Or 'he mentions you with good.'
But a person should not swear by Allah regarding a matter and then he falls into a pure lie, which is opposing reality.
And the meaning of Tawriyah is that a person makes a statement intending one thing, and the person hearing the statement understands another thing.

It is similar to the action of Abu Bakr (RadiAllahu 'anhu) when he was traveling with the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam),
And the people came and said, 'Who is this man with you?' And Abu Bakr said, "Indeed, he is a guide who is guiding us to the right path."
Abu Bakr meant by his statement that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) was a guide guiding people to the Paradise of Allah.
But the individuals who heard the statement understood that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) was a man who was guiding him on a path in the desert.
Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) belonged to a financially strong and religious family.
Once a person had to return him 50,000 Dirham, but when Imam Bukhari found him unable o pay him back he asked him to pay, Just 10 Dharam per month.
He was a very simple person. He preferred to do the work himself.
Once near Baghdad he was building an Inn all alone, carrying bricks and tools all by himself.
One of his students Muhammad bin Hathim Varak requested him to do it for him.
According to Varak Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) monthly income was about 500 Dirham. Most of which was spent on the welfare of his students.
He never liked to have the luxuries life. He was not fond of eating or other things. He even ate grass and dry bread as food.
Taqlid refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict expressed by such an expert authority.
Imitation is a natural tendency of human existence, practiced by millions of people worldwide in every facet of life.
The simplest and most tangible example of Taqlid is that of a child learning his basic alphabets at school.
Every child learning his alphabets is unconsciously practicing Taqlid.
A learner driver taking instructions from a driving instructor is practicing Taqlid.
People going to a specialist doctor for medical treatment and following his instructions is another example of Taqlid.
A lay person soliciting a legal opinion from an advocate or following the advice of a tax consultant is another common case of Taqlid.
A client at an engineering firm, asking for the engineer's advice on complex engineering calculations is yet another instance of Taqlid in action.
The millions of 'facts' in the myriad of sciences such as astronomy, archaeology, etc. are all distinct examples of Taqlid.
Who ever questions the 'fact' that the sun is really 93 million miles away from the earth!
It is taken for granted that this is the findings of the 'experts' in these fields and everyone simply accepts it as such.
School teachers teach these to their pupils as 'gospel truth' and children learn and memorize these 'facts' with the hope of succeeding in their exams.
There are countless such examples of Taqlid in everyday existence.
By way of extension, Taqlid is the easy option for ordinary people in the context of Islamic Fiqh or Law too.
Taqlid in Islam simply refers to accepting and following the verdicts of expert scholars of Islamic Fiqh in their exposition
and interpretation of Islamic Law, without demanding from them an in-depth explanation of the intricate processes (Ijtihad) Required in arriving at such a verdict. It simply means that ordinary folk do not have to do Ijtihad.
The duty of ordinary people is to trustingly accept the authority of the learned scholars in this matter and act upon their verdicts.
In this sense, Taqlid is a great blessing for common people, for it is beyond the capacity of everyone to understand the extremely complex And complicated mechanics of Ijtihad.
The ability to do Ijtihad requires many long years of study and erudition and a great deal of exertion in acquiring a mastery of various Islamic sciences.
  Not with standing lovethe Sahaba had for the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam)
 And the dedication they had for promotion of Hadith,
They observed great care in narrating it, fearing they might not make some error in the narration and thereby, unwittingly,
Attribute something to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) which he had not said. They preferred others to narrate.
They would not even tolerate that the order of words would be altered or that they would use their own words.
If they had any doubt regarding the order of the words or were not confident of their memory, they would mention even that.
From the above discussion one can get an idea of how delicate is the matter of Ahadith and how much care has been observed by the Muhaddithin in narrating Hadith.
 In our times around the world, Hadith are being narrated carelessly.
To prove the superiority of ones cult or of some particular school of thought, etc,
Hadith are being narrated without caring for their authenticity.
When a person hears a Hadith which suits his ideas, he narrates them in public carelessly and nobody dares to object, fearing contempt.
 My friends Caution is needed in the narration of the Hadith my brothers/sisters.
Only that person who is well versed with the Hadith literature should narrate Hadith
And at least should know the difference between various categories of Hadith
And that he should narrate from an authentic compilation and that Hadith should be narrated along with Takhreej.
One should desist from narrating Hadith which one has simply heard from someone else.
There is a Hadith of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam), narrated by Bukhari,(rahmatullahi alayhi)
Which I have loosely translated as:
Whoever attributed a lie to me should make hell as his dwelling place.
My Dear Islamic Brothers/sisters! Our pious predecessors had Madani intellects; their minds reached places we are negligent of.
 May Allah protect us from the disasters of treachery? 

Muhammad ibn Ahmad said:
 “When Abu ‘l-Abbas Walid ibn Ibrahim was deposed as the chief justice of Rayy
 (Formally of the great cities of Persia located a few miles from Tehran) and he came to Bukhara,
My teacher, Abu Ibrahim Al-Khatalli took me with him to see Walid.
 My teacher requested him to narrate those Hadith to me which he had heard from his teachers.
He replied, ‘I have not heard anything from them.’ My teacher was quite shocked and remarked,
‘How can you say that you have not heard anything from them whereas you are a deeply-read scholar?’
    Walid then related his story saying,
‘When I became a rational and mature adult and I developed a passion toward the science of Hadith,
 I went to Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) and explained my intentions to him.
He advised me thus, “Son, before you set out to pursue any field, make sure you are well-grounded with its prerequisites and demands.
And remember that a person cannot become a perfect scholar in the science of Hadith [Muhaddith] until
And unless he writes four things with four other things,
Which are as indispensable as four things, which resemble four other things? (He must write these things) in four times, with four conditions, in four places, upon four things, from four types of people, and for four objectives. All of these four-angled things can only be Achieved with another four things coupled with another four. Once all these things are achieved, four things will become insignificant before him and he will be tried with four other things. If he exercises patience in these four trials, Allah will honor him with four things in this world and award him four things in the hereafter.”

I said, “May Allah has mercy upon you. Please explain these four-angled things for me.” He said, “Certainly. The four things he has to write are:

(1) The statements and commands of Allah’s Messenger (the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).
(2) The sayings of the Companions and their relative ranks.
(3) The sayings of the Followers and their ranks (i.e. who among them are reliable and who are not),and
(4) The conditions of all the narrators who narrate Hadith.

These (four pieces of information) must be written together with the following four things:
(1) The actual names of the narrators,
(2) Their appellations or titles [Kuna],
(3) Their places of residence, and
(4) Their dates of birth and death (to determine whether the narrator actually met the people he has narrated from).

(These are indispensable to him) just (as four things are necessary with four other things
(1) As praises [tahmid] of Allah (are necessary) with the khutba,
(2) As salutations [Salawaat], (are necessary) with mention of the name of Allah’s Messenger (the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam).
(3) As (the recitation of) Bismillah (is necessary) with a Sura (of the Qur’an), and
(4) As the takbir (is necessary) with the Salât.

These resemble four other things (which are names of four categories of Hadith:
(1) The musnadat [narrations traceable to the Messenger],
(2) The mursalat [narrations transmitted by a Follower from the Messenger directly without a Companion in between],
(3) The mawqufat [narrations traceable only to a Companion], and
(4) The maqtu'at [narrations traceable only to a Follower].

(These things must all be written) in four times:
(1) In his childhood,
(2) In his age of discernment (i.e. close to maturity),
(3) In his youth, and
(4) In his old age.

(In other words, he must continue acquiring Hadith at all times throughout every stage of his life? They must be written) under four conditions:
(1) While his is occupied,
(2) While he is free,
(3) In his poverty, and
(4) In his affluence.

(In other words, he must diligently pursue the knowledge of these things no matter what his circumstances may be. This is done) at four places:
(1) In mountainous terrain,
(2) On the seas,
(3) In cities, and
(4) In rural areas.

(In other words, he must Endeavour to acquire this science from the right teacher, no matter where that teacher is located.
 He writes what he has acquired) upon four things:
(1) Upon stones,
(2) Upon shells,
(3) Upon skins, and
(4) Upon bones.

(In other words, even when be does not find paper he will continue recording it somewhere) until he finds the paper upon which to preserve it. (He acquires it from four different types of people:
(1) From his seniors,
(2) From his juniors,
(3) From his counterparts, and
(4) From the books of his father, provided he has firm conviction that these are his father’s books.

(In other words, he Endeavour’s to acquire this science in every way possible without feeling ashamed to obtain it even from his juniors. He has four objectives for doing all of these things:
(1) To acquire (this science) solely for the pleasure of Allah,
(2) To practice upon the Hadith which confirm to the verses of the Holy Qur’an?
(3) To propagate (the science) to those who seek it, and
(4) To write it out so that it can be a source of guidance to those who will come after him.

Thereafter, the aforementioned four things cannot be acquired (unless he has first acquired) four other things that are part of human acquisition:
(1) The knowledge of how to read and write,
(2) Lexicography and vocabulary,
(3) Morphology, and
(4) Syntax,

Together with four other things that are not of human acquisition, but are bestowed by Allah:
(1) Sound health,
(2) Ability,
(3) An ardent desire for learning, and
(4) A retentive memory.

Once all the aforementioned four-angled things are attained by him, then four things will become insignificant before him:
(1) His family,
(2) His children,
(3) His wealth and
(4) His motherland.

He will then be afflicted with four things:
(1) His enemies will rejoice at his distress,
(2) His friends will reproach him,
(3) The ignorant will taunt him, and
(4) The scholars [Ulamã] will be jealous of him.

Once he exercises patience on these calamities, Allah will honor him with four things in this world:
(1) The honor of contentment [qana'a],
(2) Conviction coupled with awe and dignity,
(3) The pleasure of sacred knowledge ['ilm] and
(4) Eternal life.

(On top of that,) Allah will honor him with four things in the hereafter:
(1) The honor of intercession on behalf of whomever he pleases,
(2) The shade of the throne of Allah on the day when there will be no shade available except the shade of His throne,
(3) The privilege to provide water to whomsoever he pleases from the pool of Muhammad [al-Kawthar], and
(4) Close proximity with the Prophets [Ambiya'] in the Highest of the High Places [alá ‘illiyyin].

So now, my son, I have told you whatever I have heard from my teachers.
Now you have the choice to either pursue this field or to abstain from it.”

These are the principles and rules Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) has laid out for every individual who wishes to become a Hadith scholar or a student of Hadith.
We should take heed of Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi)’s advice and hold firmly onto it.
In actual fact, the science of Hadith is even more difficult to attain than Imam Bukhari (rahmatullahi alayhi) describes.

Imam Ash-Shafi (rahmatullahi alayhi) said: If you want to speak, then you should ask yourself, 'Is this speech going to be something that is good?'
 If it is good, then proceed forward and speak. Put your trust in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala. And seek His reward.
If however, the speech is going to be something that is evil, then remain silent.
And if a person doesn't know if the speech is going to be good or evil - and this is the third state -
 Then leave it off for the believer fears the doubtful matters. The Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) said:
   And the one who keeps away from the doubtful matters, and then he has saved himself regarding his religion and regarding his honor.

If I said anything correct, then it is from Allah (Subhanahu WA Ta’aala),
      And if I erred, then that is from me and Shaitan.
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make us from the Companions of His Book and unite us with His righteous slaves in the highest gardens of Paradise. Amen.
May Allah Subhanahu wata`aalaa grant us what is best in this world and the next!
Action speaks louder then words my friend’s practice Islam the way of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Sallallaahu alayhi wasallam) did.
 May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) help us to do that which He loves and which pleases Him?
May Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’aala (GOD) make our efforts sincere and keep us all on the straight path...........
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