Sahih al-Bukhari – The Book of Tawheed – Lesson 16 (11/03/17)
Chapter 9: The Statement of Allah: “And Allah is Ever All-Hearer All-Seer”. (An-Nisaa’ 4:134)
Today we covered:
• The Tawheed of Allah’s Names and Attributes
Explanation by Shaykh ibn Uthaymeen:
• The meaning of “La hawla wala quwwatta illa billah (There is neither might nor power but with Allah).”
• An explanation of where Allah is:
- Surah Kahf “Allah is closer to you than your own jugular vein.
- The closest a slave is to Allah is when they are in prostration.
- Understanding the one who says Allah is everywhere.
• How Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه got his title “as-Siddiq.”
• The supplication to be read during prostration:
- Explanation of the supplication.
- Rulings and virtues on making du’aa during prostration
- Mentioning the names of Allah relevant to the du’aa
- Explanation of the hadeeth that proves Allah hears all.
Hadith 1: narrated by Narrated Abu Musa:
We were with the Prophet on a journey, and whenever we ascended a high place, we used to say, “Allahu Akbar.” The Prophet said, “Don’t trouble yourselves too much! You are not calling a deaf or an absent person, but you are calling One Who Hears, Sees, and is very near.” Then he came to me while I was saying in my heart, “La hawla wala quwwatta illa billah (There is neither might nor power but with Allah).” He said, to me, “O ‘Abdullah bin Qais! Say, ‘La hawla wala quwwata illa billah (There is neither might nor power but with Allah), for it is one of the treasures of Paradise.” Or said, “Shall I tell you of it?”
We learn from the first hadith, that when ascending we say Allahu Akbar, due to Allah’s Greatness and when descending we say SubhaanAllah, because in general going down denotes deficiency so we say SubhaanAllah – Allah is free from any deficiency
• Benefit from Shaykh Uthaymeen, saying Allahu Akbar when going up in a plane and SubhaaanAllah when descending can be done
• The prophet highlighted that we don’t need to raise our voices loud and burden ourselves, for Allah hears and Allah is near
- What does this mean, that Allah is near?
- Is Allah everywhere?
- Or below us?
- This issue is clarified in the lecture with proof and evidence from the Qur’an and Sunnah
Next week: We will finish the section of Allah Hearing and Seeing, and then begin the section on Allah Forgiving
Benefit: To gain further understanding when we discuss the chains, follow our “Bayqooniyyah in the Sciences of Hadith” lessons on LearnAboutIslam: www.learnaboutislam.co.uk/2016/01/18/a…bayqooniyah/
The English translation of the hadiths and all the audio are available on: www.learnaboutislam.co.uk/bukhari
Recorded at the Salafi Centre of Manchester on 11/03/17 and streamed live on www.SunnahRadio.Net