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Whosoever Allaah Wants Good for He Gives Him

Understanding of the Religion

Al Allaamah Ash Shaykh Abdur Rahmaan bin Naasir As Sa’dee


Bahgatil Quloob Al Abraar wa Quratil ‘Uyoon Al Khiyaar fi Sharh

Jawaa’mi’ Al Akhbaar

Translated By: Abu Abdis Salaam Siddiq al Juyanee

On the authority of Mu’aawiyyah radiallaahu anhu who said: The Messenger of

Allaah sallallaahu alaihi was sallam said,

“He who Allaah wants good for He

gives him understanding of the religion.”

(Hadeeth reported by Imaam Bukhaari

and Imaam Muslim).

This Hadeeth is one of the greatest proofs of the superiority of (beneficial)

knowledge. In it is (the understanding) that beneficial knowledge is both a sign

of happiness for the servant and a sign that Allaah wants good for him.

Understanding of the religion encompasses the understanding of the

fundamental principles of Emaan, the legislative matters and rulings of Islaam, as

well as the realities of Ihsaan. This is because the religion encompasses all three

of these affairs, as it comes in the hadeeth of Jibreel alaihis salaam when he asked

the Prophet sallallaahu alaihi was sallam regarding Emaan, Islaam and Ihsaan.

He sallallaahu alaihi was sallam answered him by explaining each of them. He

sallallaahu alaihi was sallam explained Emaan by (stating) its six principles, and

Islaam by (stating) its five principles, and Ihsaan by his sallallaahu ‘alaihi was

sallam statement,

“To worship Allah as if you see Him and although you do not

see him, know that He sees you.

So entering into this is the servants understanding of ‘Aqeedah and knowing the

way of the Salaf with regards to it, and (having both) an outward and inward

conviction for it. As well as knowing the way of those (ignorant groups) who

differed, went astray, and went against the way of the Salaf and knowing clearly

their deviation from the Kitaab and Sunnah.

Fiqh (Islaamic Jurisprudence) is also enters into this; it’s fundamental principles

(Usool) and what does not enter this category (Faroo’). Knowing the rulings with

regards to the acts of worship, mutual dealings, crimes/punishments and other

than this.

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Whosoever Allaah Wants Good for He Gives Him

Understanding of the Religion

Also entering into it is the understanding of the realities of Emaan, knowledge of

how one behaves properly towards Allaah in accordance with the Kitaab and

Sunnah. Likewise, knowledge of every (science) that would aid him in

understanding the religion enters into it, such as the science of the Arabic

language and all of its branches.

So whosoever Allaah wants good for, He gives them understanding and success in

these affairs. The understanding of the Hadeeth also points to (the fact) that

Allaah does not want good for the one who completely turns away from these

sciences. This is due to the individual’s denial of (these) means and ways of

obtaining good and achieving happiness.


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