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Moosaa
13-11-2003 @ 11:58 AM    Notify Admin about this post
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In the Name of Allaah, Ar-Rahmaan, Ar-Raheem...

'Uthmaan ibn Khur-raazaad [d.282], one of Imaam An-Nasaa'ee's shuyookh, said:

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يحتاج صاحب الحديث إلى خمسٍ، فإنْ عَدِمَتْ واحدةٌ فهي نقصٌ، يحتاج إلى عقلٍ جيدٍ، ودِينٍ، وضَبْطٍ، وحذاقةٍ بالصِّناعة، مع أمانة تُعرف منه.

"The companion of hadeeth is in need of five things, and if he misses any one of them, then it is a deficiency.  He needs:

[1] A good intellect;

[2] (Uprightness in the) Deen;

[3] Precision;

[4] Expertise in the field;

[5] While being known to fulfill trusts."





Ath-Thahabee mentioned this in Siyar (13/380), and then commented:

quote:

قلتُ: الأمانة جُزْءٌ من الدين، والضبط داخل في الحِذْقِ، فالذي يحتاج إليه الحافظُ أنْ يكونَ تَقِياًّ، ذَكِياًّ، نَحْوِياًّ لُغَوِياًّ، زَكِياًّ حَيِّياً، سَلَفِياًّ، يكفيه أنْ يكتُبَ بِيَدِهِ مِئَتَي مُجَلَّدٍ، ويُحَصِّلُ من الدَّواوين المُعْتَبَرةِ خَمْسَ مِئَة مُجَلَّدٍ، وأنْ لا يَفْتُرَ من طلبِ العلمِ إلى الممات، بِنِيَّةٍ خالصةٍ وتواضُعٍ، وإلا فلا يتعنَّ.


"I say: Trustworthiness is a part of the Deen (ie. #5 is included in #2), and precision is included in expertise (ie. #3 is included in #4), so what the haafith (one who memorizes hadeeth) needs is to be:

[1] A person of taqwaa;

[2] Intelligent;

[3] Knowledgeable of 'Arabic grammar and language;

[4] Pure and shy;

[5] Salafee.

It will suffice him that he copies with his hand 200 volumes of books, owns 500 volumes of widely respected books, and does not tire from seeking knowledge until his death, all of this with a pure intention and humbleness.  Otherwise, then he shouldn't waste his time (by trying to be a haafith)."



May Allaah increase us in taqwaa, intelligence, knowledge of 'Arabic grammer, purity and shyness, and may He make us true and upright Salafees.

Moosaa Richardson

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سبحانك اللهم وبحمدك
أشهد أن لا إله إلا أنت
أستغفرك وأتوب إليك

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Moosaa
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This may be added to all articles about ascribing to Salafiyyah, and similarly, anyone who already has an article on the subject will want to check the following thread to make sure they have the correct translation of another statement of Imaam Ath-Thahabee:

http://www.salafitalk.net/st/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=6&Topic=2803






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