The Life & Works of Imam Muslim
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim
Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen
wa Salatu was Salam ALA. MBE was even more serene while early or soft be a domain. My dear brothers and sisters Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
So Allahu Allah Aldine Raible outershell Karim, I ask Allah subhanaw taala the most high
that he blesses us on this evening in one of the houses of Allah subhanaw taala, Allahu Amin, and that he allows us to benefit that whatever we hear about these great LMG burns, about these great mountains of knowledge
for many of us,
some of these names are known to us in small detail. And for some of us maybe in more detail.
But nonetheless, the more you know about such individuals about such people about the service that they provided, for the deen of Allah subhanaw taala or the thorough whom Allah subhanho wa Taala hit Medina and that Allah subhanaw taala chose them to be at the service of this great deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala al Islam.
So the more we know about them, the more we will have ultimately love for Allah subhanaw taala
and how Allah subhanaw taala has preserved this deen
and that Allah subhanaw taala preserved this Deen through individuals through the Earlimart through the scholars of this ummah.
And as our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said concerning the role that the Redeemer the scholars are one of the top MBA here, they are the inheritors of the prophets, the prophets they do not leave anything behind from Tara him or Dan O'Neill, but rather they leave knowledge to be inherited.
And the more you find an individual who is been chosen by Allah subhanaw taala to be to be given knowledge, that it is sign Walter either alum, that there are close individual to Allah subhanaw taala. Because if Allah subhanaw taala was good for us person, may or may or may Allah be Hi Ron, you felt they have it, Dean, that whoever wants a good for a person in the sound Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam if Allah azza wa jal wants good for a person, he will give that person understanding of the religion.
Now it is not just merely memorizing, it is not merely just accumulating information, but rather any information and the knowledge that comes to any one of us. The first thing that you should know is that you are to implement it
a little more for Malama that you have knowledge. And then you want to implement that knowledge immediately. That you don't want to be from those people who accumulate knowledge or have knowledge. And then don't act upon that knowledge. Because knowledge is a musalia, it is a responsibility.
last week, and this week, in the coming weeks, there will be a series of lectures and Shouta either discussing the greatest of dilemma from the greatest of scholars, then we'll have dethrone those people who took it upon themselves. Those people whom Allah subhanaw taala facilitated, that they would be people to preserve the sayings of our beloved Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam.
Allah subhanaw taala preserved Al Quran
and that there is no doubt about that.
In nanana, Xin Nicaragua, in Nola hula, have you known that indeed Allah subhanaw taala tell us and sorted hedger indeed We sent down this ticket and it is upon us upon Allah Jalla wa Ala that we will preserve it and many of them have Asuna Rama Malhotra in explaining this area. Not only the Quran, but also the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is to be preserved. But how the Quran is preserved in its total form, in its multiple
chain narration beyond any doubt anything that reaches us concerning the Quran is beyond any doubt we know it is Al Quran. But concerning Hadith, that there is more if you'd like.
More study that is needed more knowledge that is needed to decipher for us to authenticate statements.
And for us to find out whether those statements really go back to Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam or not. So the Mohammed dethrone the Hadith scholars, they went about this particular issue in preserving the statements of our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and that for that reason you find now will allow, you can go to the bookshops, you can go to the shelves of many massages. And you find Sahil Buhari, and it's completion. Even in a language that you speak. It's been translated into a language that you speak other than the Arabic language, maybe the English language or ought to do, or you find Sahih Muslim.
On the shelves, Allah subhanaw taala has made it easy for us to refer back to the authentic statements of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Now, this great Muhaddith Abdul Hussain, who was born in the year, either 204 or 206. Of course, you can't be born in two different years. However, the relevant Rahman will all have different as to exactly when he was born. Nonetheless, he was born in a time where Islam was very powerful and very strong. And that many of them had their own many Hadith scholars that they were on their journeys, and preserving
and gathering a hadith. He was born approximately 12 years after Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah Allah. Now just as Imam Al Buhari, or mo Allah was not an Arab, nor was Imam Muslim. Able to Hajaj Rahim Allah, He was not an Arab either. He was born in Al Faris and false was Persian.
So Allah subhanaw taala is another proof. Another beautiful proof that the deen of Allah subhanaw taala is to be preserved by everybody,
even those who may be non Arab, from the Apostle from the origin.
So, mostly they have not had judge and Nisa 40. He was born in the year 204, or two or six, according to the majority of the of the aroma.
Now, Imam Muslim Rahim Allah,
like many of the aroma, they were brought up in a household of knowledge that his father Rahim, Allah to Allah, although we don't know a great deal about was somebody who was involved extensively in Hadith.
So Imam Muslim Muhammad Allah in growing up, was involved in attending Halaqaat in attending circles of knowledge, and listening to the scholars. So he took it upon himself and found it within himself, wanting to follow in the footsteps of those people whom he had contact with.
And there's a very important point here, because historically, we can go through facts and figures if you'd like concerning individuals, these great men that are more law. But at the same time, it's also important for us to, to try to take some benefits or some fallout from that, in the fact that the Imam Muslim Rahim, Allah had an environment of LM of knowledge. So likewise, those who have children and you bring them to the circles of knowledge, they will get used to that, they will listen to what the teacher is talking about. And they may themselves have a liking to what is being said. And they themselves will then want to go out and search more knowledge. And this is how it was
As we've been told before, in the store of a memorable holiday rahamallah. In now he was educated and pushed to learn his knowledge. And likewise, you will find many of the aroma or human will alter either that they were in circles of knowledge, or they just popped out from nowhere, but they had
a lineage or had surroundings and environment of, of knowledge, which goes to the shows the importance of the environment that you are living in. And it shows the importance of where you are living and what you're doing. And that can have an impact on you. So if you are living in a Muslim country hearing, or then all the time, attending the masjid regularly, that is not the same. Or that is of course, a greater blessing than the person maybe who is not who's living in a place where they don't have a then that they're unable to pray in the masjid, unable to attend Halaqaat and and there's a big difference between the two. So you have to make a decision for yourself and for your
family. For those who are responsible for your families. What is the best decision for you? What is the best environment for you? And these are very big decisions, and quite easy as for us to make decisions that I'm in a comfortable position. Of course, I'm not driving you all the way to leave the UK and live in Muslim countries. No, this is not my point. My point is that the environment that you are living in has an impact on you and Al Hamdulillah here in Birmingham, that you have many masajid there are many Muslims here. So that can have a very positive positive impact upon your
Self said handling there's no like London if you like, or some other cities where massage it may be a few and far between it's a very busy life, you can be caught up in many things here. And in London that is in Birmingham here, at least you feel that there's many, many Muslims here. And there are, you know, the massage and they facilitate a lot of things for you. And and handler the mustard here should be commended in setting up such classes and educating yourselves and setting up conferences on a regular basis. So may Allah is bound to enroll those who are engaged in
enabling these particular circles or conferences to happen on a weekly or monthly basis. So the importance of the living in the environment that you are, that you're in. Now Imam Muslim, as we mentioned, was brought up in
a house of knowledge, an environment of knowledge, that he attended, Halaqaat and, and that he had it within himself to go out and serve, to seek knowledge. Now he himself that I am no longer an imam Muslim, was, if you're like a businessman, he didn't just rely out or rely on handouts of people, or for example, beg, but it was the practice. From the time of the Sahaba are they allowed Allah annum and Rasulullah sallallahu Salallahu Alaihe Salam as an example, to seek risk, to seek provisions to seek sustenance, and at the same time to seek knowledge and to seek a sustenance which is halal and by you, which is good, which is not mixed with any haram to ensure that whatever income that you
have, it is pure, and that you seek the baraka of Allah subhanaw taala you seek Allah's blessing, and any sustenance that comes your way. So this was the practice or something that the scholars of the past that they involve themselves in that they were great scholars and they spent the majority of their time seeking knowledge, but to ensure that they could seek knowledge at times you find that they would go away and seek risk whenever they can an imam Muslim or him Allah Tala, but at times, give Halaqaat or give or give classes where trade used to take place, which at the time necessarily was the done thing. However, this is what he did that I have more laterra to ensure that he didn't
miss out on any time. And and learning and teaching.
This practice up until now, even our times, if you look at chef Nasr the dean and and Bernina him hello to Allah, the great Muhaddith that in when he was growing up, and through his times, he was what he was fixing watches, to make some risk to you know, to earn some money for himself to buy paper to buy pens or whatever stationery that he needed, so that he could continue seeking knowledge. So this is very important that when you seek knowledge, that the same time that you don't forsake the dunya but you should have also remember the fodder that Allah subhanaw taala may give to you in this dunya so that you can ensure that you get shall have the both the best of this world and
the best, more importantly of the earth.
So Mr. Muslim Rahim, Allah to Allah,
at the beginning of his seeking knowledge, or the beginning of his bottom, would travel extensively, and he would travel wild, why widely. Now for us, maybe that is not as easy. Maybe if we are able to go to one place that is an AMA, and to spend some time in one particular place where you can study with some scholars. That's a great blessing. However, at that time, and bear in mind that the ability for us to travel now, in principle, it is very easy that you can travel around the world at great easy with, with planes and trains and cars, and so on and so forth. It's very easy for us to travel. Now remember at that time, in that time, there was no such thing as automobiles or planes or
trains or anything like that. What they would travel with was horses, and more likely with with camels. That's how that they would travel. So in my Muslim world, I have no law to either. He traveled extensively,
starting in new support in blood in Persia, that he traveled to the mission to do Sham. He traveled to hijas in the western side of the Arabian Peninsula, to Egypt, into Iraq. So he traveled extensively, finding and searching for hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Now Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah, bearing in mind that the time that he lived and looking very carefully at the books that he compiled, and especially, we will be focusing on somewhat to his most famous book, which is his sahih which is the compilation of Sahih Muslim. You can see clearly, like all of the other scholars
that preceded him and those who followed him, that his creed, his belief in Allah subhanaw taala was something that was very pure. It is something if you like the belief of Allah Suniti will Jamar it does not evolve in Hereford any strange beliefs, but his belief in affirming the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala as you would go through and study the creed of the aroma to see where they were coming from. So, you would understand their opinions and understandings of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala they would have correct opinions concerning Allah subhanaw taala as knowledge
the also concerning the issues of Kedah know you might ask, it's a book of a hadith
these are this is compilation of a hadith, not a book of Akita. You may claim that, however,
that is the statement of a general person and an NI who doesn't understand that there were absolutely 1000s 300,000 or 400,000 or Hadith that Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Tala may have gone through and then to come up with about 303,300 or 3000 Just over 3000 a hadith to be placed in his sorry.
We could have placed so many, however, just as Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah to Allah when you look carefully at their compilations of the Hadith, it is in fact, a reflection of their belief. It is a reflection of their understandings of jurisprudence of Islamic film of Islamic jurisprudence that is their position. So for example,
if you look to the Sahaba rememberable hurry, and you want to know the opinions of Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah, you only need to look at the chapter the name of the chapter that he would write. And then beneath that he would bring the Hadith supporting that statement. So you have a sizable body, you have his opinions, and you have his a hadith to support that. Likewise, when you look carefully at Sahih Muslim likewise, now even though Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah didn't wait chapters, as you find in other books of Hadith, and if you go to Sahih Muslim it is translated into it as it is an English language and you find titles of all of these chapters, you may ask where they came from.
This is taken from probably the most famous explanation of Sahih Muslim, which is called Amin Hajj by Imam nawawi Rahim Allah which we'll speak about, in a short while inshallah
so the book aim is the creed of Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah can be understood and taken from the Hadith that were chosen and placed in his saw here. And only a person of knowledge will be able to determine that because they will have a fine understanding as to why these actual Hadith that they were that they were chosen.
So Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah had a sound belief in Allah subhanaw taala. And in fact, many of the Hadith there are, if you like, a clarification of what a true the true belief of any Muslim that it is.
in my Muslim Rahim, Allah Allah
in the time that he was born, and in the area that he was born in the support, which was away from the Philadelphia or the capital city, which was in Baghdad, where there was some fitna concerning the hunk of the Quran, concerning those who said that the Quran was actually created. Now for two reasons, that Imam Muslim Rahim Allah wasn't directly involved in this, number one, geographically that he was quite far away from it. And secondly, that he was particularly young. While this fitna was happening was happening. And as you may or may not know, that Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah Tada, the great Imam, Imam, a sunnah stood up for and clarified that in fact that the Quran was not the
created speech of ALLAH SubhanA. Allah was in fact, the uncreated speech of Allah subhanaw taala
be that is made Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Tala was very firm and very strict. And in fact, it comes across when looking at his works and his life, quite clearly, that he had a very strong personality, a very strong personality and was very, very principled. So much so that at times if
there was an incident between him and another person that there was maybe some problem that he would leave them and stay away from them.
To the extent that the he has two teachers. So of course, he has many, many teachers, but two famous teachers
from them vocally. And also Emmanuel Buhari. Now the holy was involved in a debate, or was involved in a place where debate was being taken. And that the person who was talking, actually rebuked authority was the teacher of a Muslim, a Muslim kept quiet.
And then the teacher of Imam Muslim, he went away and complained to the father of him and my Muslim said that, you know, he was here, we didn't defend me and so on and so forth. For this reason, the Imam Muslim became quite upset. And what have you learned from him? He sent all the information back to him said I don't know it from you anymore. Okay, so he was quite, if you'd like an individual who was wouldn't have any hesitation in putting somebody to the side.
further than that, that he had great respect and great love for one of his greatest teachers. Imam Al Bukhari, Rahim Allah Allah, however, he did not rate and narrate
from Mr. Buhari in Saudi, which may be quite a surprise that here it is one of his great teachers, however, does not narrate from him and including that in his survey. And again, that is something that we'll touch on in a short while.
So in my Muslim Rahim, Allah to Allah, as we mentioned, he traveled to Shem to horizen and Iraq and hedgers in Egypt, acquiring a hadith. Now, why would these scholars, why would they travel to these places? You go to one place, is it not enough? If you go to hijas, and you meet the element of that, is that not enough for you? These Mohammed the thorn, they had a number of objective objectives, and traveling all to all of these places, number one, was to acquire the Hadith to go there and to hear the Hadith. There's no such thing as you know, going to the computer, and you know, taking it from a computer or computer programs doing using phones, no, you go to a place to acquire to hear the
Hadith from the individual.
Then also, the second benefit is to verify that hadith, that Muhaddith would have a chain of narration that has reached him. So therefore, let me go to so and so land and hear it from so and so. And let him named the Hadith not only named the Hadith, but he would have to name the region, he'd have to name the people in the chain, to see and verify that what I have heard is in line with actually what is said in that particular place.
A third reason is to seek a higher isnaad. What does that mean? That means that in any chain of narration, you will have a number of people, between him and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you might have four people, you might have three people, whatever. However, if you go to a particular city, there may be a chain there where you are able to miss out on a writer.
What do I mean is not to miss out on the writer, there's a gap now in the chain, no, but there is a shorter way there was a shorter chain, back to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So this would then strengthen that narration. So you go into different cities and meeting different people, you may come across people who have a shorter chain, so your chain is your 123, and four, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi, wa sallam,
however, and so on so city, you can meet somebody else, and you can go to from yourself, and then 123 and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so there's no need to go through four people here, there's only three. So that in turn would strengthen that would strengthen the authenticity of the Hadith. And this is something that the mhadei thrown themselves at a hammer malata Allah that they would try to do, they would try to seek out the shortest possible chain between them, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam to find the most authentic hadith that they had gathered.
A fourth reason is also to investigate the narrator's to find out information about those who had narrated Hadith as well, bearing in mind that there were people who may have invented certain narrations, or there may be of those people who were accused of maybe having a weak memory, or they were accused of some elder, some defect in some way. So by going there, you would be able to meet that particular narrator. And then you could ask that Narrator about the one that they had narrated from directly. Did you meet them? Did you see them? Where did they study you get all this information from them. So that's the fourth benefit that they would have in
visiting various cities and places and people as well. A fifth benefit is reviewing a hadith reviewing the chains and a hadith with other mahadi Soon, with other great aroma of the times
So the fact that Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Allah He met him Imam Al Bukhari when Muhammad is one of his teachers, they were able to discuss and talk about
narrations and it's so neat or change the head had reached them. So, this again would offend or enforce the learning that they had authenticate that what they had heard. So these are five benefits if you like that the scholars are why they would
travel so extensively.
Now let me give an example because
there were many books that were written of a hadith many people they wrote books of our very net if you are aware of that, there were many books or small Hadith compilations of 40 Hadith. Okay, there's a narration which has some weakness it has it has a weak Hadith, that one who memorizes 40 Hadith, they would have some fourth or some virtue in the hereafter. So we had this however many of the elements that they you find that they compiled 40 Hadith
hundreds of scholars, if you like, they compiled about a nut. However, for whatever reason, what is the most famous 40 Hadith and you know, our Verena never We're the 40 Hadith compiled by Imam nawawi Ramallah
the mawatha of Imam Malik
when Imam Malik Rahim Allah,
when he was compiling his, his book of Hadith or book of narrations,
which is not entirely statements of the messenger salAllahu alayhi wasallam, but also contains statements of the Sahaba and also statements of tampereen as well.
So, it is a book of many
different types of statements and narrations. It was said to him, that there are many people, there are many, many people compiling books of Hadith, that are we any in are we in any need of you to write another?
He said mccannon Allah,
that word is for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala then it will remain.
There may be many people who are compiling and doing lots of things, but that word is done for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala it will remain.
And when you see now one of the most famous books of a hadith and even some small differences of opinion the first book of Hadith compiled was what the we know, Imam Malik The motto of Imam Malik Rahim Allah.
So those books that were written more than 1000 years ago, more than 1000 years ago, are preserved.
That Allah subhanaw taala is protected them and allowed them to remain with us. That is why McEnany Allah that is what for is for the sake of Allah, gender, Allah, the net will remain, they reward is with Allah subhanaw taala. So it is allowed to enter Adam, an indication of the sincerity of these individuals, these great Imams, that their works remain with us that they have a precedence over all other books and are in the form that they are now because Allah subhanaw taala bless them in their lives. And bearing in mind that in my Muslim behind Malta, I live to how old maybe 55 years old not relatively not that old. However you find the his sahih along with Allah Buhari, are the most
after the book of Allah subhanaw taala
when you're looking for authentic books, untouched, no mistakes and not been tampered with.
After the book of Allah subhanaw taala al Bukhari Muslim, the most authentic books on earth
that is a testament to the Cabal that Allah subhanaw taala has given to them, acceptance Allah Israel has given to them in their works.
And these are the kinds of benefits that we should take from when learning from from their lives. So when you look at Sahih Muslim itself, the sahih because a Muslim Rahim Allah He wrote a number of books. He wrote a number of books.
But the way that he wrote this particular book,
it is amazing. It is an amazing work of Hadith. It is an amazing work of Hadith in the way that has been compiled, the way it has been ordered,
the way it has been organized, and in fact,
not my opinion, but the opinion of the vast majority of them had disowned, that the order the construction of Sahih Muslim is superior to the order and construction of the sahih of Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah.
Well, how was that you may have been told that how a memorable holiday Rahim Allah
to either when he compiled his sahih, that he would at times mentioned a particular issue, and then only mentioned part of the Hadith, he wouldn't mention all of it.
So he mentioned the part of Hadith that was relevant to that particular issue that he is mentioning. So you might find the beginning or the ending part of the hadith is not there. However, you may then find the hadith is somewhere again mentioned for another time, in a different way. So you find the Hadith the narrations may be
partially mentioned in a number of different places, and there's repetition. So for the reader,
or the one is going through difficulty may find some difficulty. Of course, it's all relative.
For the majority of May, that was difficult for me to do that there may be people who don't find it difficult. It's a relative issue. But for most that they find the order of Imam Muslim Rahim Allah in the Hadith and it is found it is found here, you won't find it again. And it is mentioned in its entirety.
Therefore, you find that the order and going through the hadith of Imam Muslim in a Muslim is something which is very much easier than going through the sahih of Imam Al Bukhari.
And I'll give you a practical example of that. A practical example. There is a book called A little little while margin.
Have you heard of the book and Lulu? Well margin. This is a book that was compiled
by an Ireland not so long ago.
And this particular little one of management are all those narrations that you can find in both Bukhari and Muslim. So there was a hadith that can be found in both Bukhari and Muslim you might have caught his court agreed upon or motiva con la Hadith that you can find the most Bukhari and Muslim is the most authentic hadith you can find.
This particular Amen. He compiled all those narrations that you can find in books of Hadith and Muslim and put them in one book. It's called a look at one manager and it's been you can find an English language as well. It's two volumes.
Now, the author who are the compiler rather who placed this together, what am I talking about? I want to give you a practical example of the order of comparing the memorable hottie Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim.
This book a little while Mr. John,
what do you find is the title of each chapter is taken from
Imam a know his explanation of Sahih Muslim. So you find the order of the book is very ordered. However, the wording of the Hadith the wording of the narrations is taken from Allah Buhari.
Okay, so when you look at a look at one margin, the titles and the order is taken from
the order of Sahih Muslim, but the wording of the narrations are taken from Al Bukhari. So you yourself, you would like to teach this book a little lower margin. Okay, great. So then
you have to find maybe if you'd like an explanation of the wordings of those Hadith were taken from Al Bukhari. So this hadith you find number one, number two, number three, you go to Sai Buhari, it might not necessarily Heidi's number one. So you have to go to volume number one to find the Hadith here. And then you go to the next Hadith which is the wedding al Bukhari, you may need to go to volume number five. In al Bukhari Hadith number three, you may need to go to volume number number two, for example. So the point is that when you're looking at the Hadith, and you want to go to Buhari to find the where it is, you may be jumping around, just to find where that hadith is. So if
you wanted to explain it, you may need the whole of fadhel Daddy here on the table
with the page numbers ready, his Volume One, Hadith number one, Hadith number two, volume number five, ad use number three, volume number seven. So it's that if you like, Are you with me so far Berners
if you're not with me, if they're going to record it, you could look at again inshallah. And the reason
so the order this is a practical example of how the order of Ibaka is a little more difficult. However, if you go to the
site of Imam Muslim, you will find that the order is very systematic is much, much easier to find because they're very similar narrations, very similar wordings. So you could go through Sahih Muslim, and pretty much find an explanation for each of those Hadith that you would find in a little while margin. So for example, you could use Imam know is like my last shot or explanation and when hedge of Muslim to teach, for example, a little while margin, however, there will be the odd occasion where you will be even if you have no way I have no Allah has a very short explanation concerning that he's, you need to go to another book. Maybe an explanation of only the explanations
of a Buhari like federal birdie don't have
More extensive explanation of that particular Hadith. So that's a practical example of how the order of Imam Imam Muslim sahih is preferred by many of the scholars is preferred by many of the scholars over the Sahai of Imam Al Bukhari.
As for actually being authentic, which is more sound, then the saga of Imam low Buhari is more sound is more authentic. And a very, very simple example of that is as follows. There is a great scholar His name is Imam Missouri.
now remember zaharie
was a great Muhaddith and many chains of Hadith they will go through him Imams a hurry. If for example you go to the books of Hadith and you see the chain you will say and Zuri okay, this is a great email. Now he had taba caught, he had let's say that there are five different levels of students, five different levels of students. Number one level Tabata Gula the first level being the very top students and then you would have the second level, third level, fourth level and fifth level.
Now Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah to Allah when going, looking at a Senate chain of narrators, and going through slavery and he had a student who would take from imaginable Hydra him Allah would ensure that he would pretty much as much as he can only take from the very top students of Imam Azadi because Imams really wouldn't rate to another student of his and they would only have a middle part would ensure that they have to be from the very high level and sometimes he would take from a Tabata fernea The second level of students, okay, now Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Allah wasn't as strict as that. So he would delve into the second group of students of Imam Azhar hurry more than Imam Al
Bukhari. So this is a very simple example, to show the authenticity or the strength of the narrator's if you like, was stronger in an Buhari than it was of the size of Imam Muslim as a very straightforward example right? So Imam Muslim Rama rotarod would go into the second level of students more than he would Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah to Allah. So the authenticity of Imam Al Buhari is a level higher than that of Imam Muslim Rahim Allah how to either.
as we mentioned that Imam will Buhari Rahim Allah to Allah was one of the teachers, one of the teachers of Imam Muslim
and it is narrated that Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Allah when Imam Abu Bakar they came to Nyssa for that he would sit with Imam Al Bukhari, just as a student or a sick person would sit in front of a doctor
and that he would kiss the forehead of Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah to Allah honoring emember Buhari and even said that I would like to kiss your feet in honoring you. This is the respect that
Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Allah had for his teacher, Imam hon Khan.
And from this, we can take great benefit.
the ruler, the scholars, those whom Allah subhanaw taala has chosen to be inheritors of the prophets. They are people whom Allah subhanaw taala has given understanding of the deen this inshallah to Allah is a haram is a sign that also cannot have the loves them. Therefore we should love them also. And we should respect to them, and that we should honor them.
And as Muslims
that our scholars and our teachers who took from their teachers, and their scholars, and so on and so forth, that eventually for many of these scholars, that they will go back to the greatest teacher, the greatest scholar
on Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam.
And this went down from one generation to the next, that if we do not respect and love our teachers and our scholars, then you have to ask yourself, man to hate but then who will you love.
Of course, you will love your family. You will love your wife and you will love your children and your you know, your close relatives, but those whom Allah subhanaw taala has honored and blessed with knowledge, that if you don't love these people, then you are Muharram then you are deprived person. Then Allah subhanaw taala has taken something from your heart, that you are unable to honor and to love those people whom Allah subhanaw data has shown love to by giving them understanding of the knowledge.
So Imam I know we're running out of time to go through this very, very quick
And of course each one of these points needs further explanation
and in fact we maybe deserves maybe a good amount of time to go into because of its importance but mmm now we are having a lot I mentioned a number of points how our students should be sorry to diverse because we are talking about a Muslim or a mall or two other but I just want to you know move on from an issue how Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah would be with his one of his main teachers he memorable fighting Muhammad mismo que la amo la
that Imam and no one got to him all who do a great he'd done a great service to Sahih Muslim, if you like doing maybe the best explanation of Sahih Muslim Imam and now we will have Mola he said that, that the student should be humbled with his teacher, and not to go against the opinions and, and their directions, but should be a patient person in front of them. Likewise, you should look at him as your teachers, your chef, look at him with respect. And this goes back to one of the Sahaba of the Allahu anima I'm doubling asked for the Allahu Anhu. And he narrated that there was a time when Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was most hated person to me.
And then when he became a Muslim,
that the Prophet sallallahu became the most beloved person to him. And then he said to the text, I loved him so much, that I had so much shyness in front of him that I was unable to stare at him in the face was I would just stare and look then just stare at him out of humbleness and shyness. So this has a precedent in the deen of Allah subhanaw taala. Likewise, that you should acknowledge the rights of that knowledge of that knowledgeable person, and not to forget the virtue, the fadul that Allah subhanaw taala has given that person, it is not for you, and we cannot look it into the hearts of the people. But the mere fact that that person has strived and struggled in their life to attain
the knowledge of Allah Jalla Allah and the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu, it was something you should respect that.
Also, you should be patient, in any if you like you may deem as rough treatment, or where the teacher speaks to you in a way which you may feel belittled, maybe this is unintentional, you should not take it person, you should not take it personal.
You should always be grateful towards your teacher towards your chef, and assisting him in any way that you can and making dry for him. Likewise, you should respect the times that the teacher has on his own personal time and his teaching times. It is not to pester him, to be with Him and to put pressure on him. This is another important point, likewise,
that when sitting with a great Island, and that you sit with him, and you sit in a respectful way, and you address him in a particular way, and in a good way that you should address him, as I mentioned, and speak to him in a nice way. You wouldn't say for example, in essence, where did you find that? What are you talking about? I've never heard that before. This is not respectful. And for sure that you should never speak like that in front of your teacher in front of number one in front of other people. And of course, maybe because you're at the zoo and him alone. You shouldn't speak to him like that as well. But you should address him in a nice way. And you can say that I don't
understand. Could you explain further or you may want to approach the issue in in a wise way.
That likewise that the chef the teacher may be mentioning an issue to you that you have never heard before.
It may be an issue that you have heard before.
But it's not for you to start completing what the chef is going to say, I've heard this hadith before. Oh, no is going to say here.
That's not how it should be. You should allow the teacher to teach. You should allow him to speak. He said why he said this teachers said oh, you said the same story 10 times I've heard it so many times, that you should listen to it as though the first time that you are hearing it. This is the respect that you should show to your teacher. You should not proceed your teacher or your chef in any answer or information that he's giving to you.
And the Imam know what model he mentioned some other issues, but these are important issues. The relationship you should have with your teacher. And the relationship of course is another chapter the relationship you should have with knowledge itself.
Now Imam Muslim Rahim Allah Allah is not an individual who has gone throughout history, and no one has praised him. It is not for us to stop praising people to their faces. This is not the way however, people after his time spoking about speaking about his work, speaking about him as an imam as a Muhaddith as a hedger as a proof
as a great Imam of Islam, that they would
speak about Him and praise Him. So a quotation Mohammed narrated
that one of his teachers said that her father dunya although you know the her father from the word half of
For those who have memorized those who have protected and preserved, there are four people.
One of them's Abu Surah, a right
Muslim who had judge in the support Abdullah bin Abdul Rahman Razi in samarqand. And Mohammed Ismail al Bukhari so great aroma have said that the great profiles in this world they are for an imam Muslim Rahim Allah Tala was mentioned from them. Also Abdullah Mohammed now Jakob Muhammad Kob.
An affordable health he said Nyssa poor produced three great men, Mohammed deploy Yahia Muslim people know how judge and Ibrahim have been Abby toilet. Again in my Muslim was mentioned from the great forth from the great teachers of an Islam and Imam of the hubiera malata. And he said that he praises Imam Muslim Rahim Allah to Allah
so as you mentioned that Imam Muslim had a very close relationship with Imam Al Bukhari. And
there were students and other scholars around the time would say that the I saw Imam Muslim Muslim hijab before Mohammed bin Ismail and Makati and he was asking him questions just as the child would ask and teach him
he find two great Jabba two great mountains of knowledge. However, one of them recognize the photo over the other the virtue over the other and this is how that he would be with his teacher. Imam Al Bukhari Rahim Allah Tada
Abu Bakr on a hadith he said, Rahim Allah the Imam was a Muslim used to defend the Al Buhari to the extent that his relationship with maybe some of his other teachers that it broke down.
This is to the extent that Imam Muslim Rahim Allah used to respect Allah Buhari.
Now, as I mentioned, that Imam Muslim Aloha Mahalo to either was a great Imam, a pious Imam.
And that can be shown in the works that you find in his sahih.
And as we mentioned, is also that he compiled a number of other books, not just his saw here. So for example, you find a little bit yet for Hadith, he would find it will compile all those narrations which they were for narrators between them and the messenger SallAllahu while he was selling them. Likewise, you can find full of the yet of Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah, those narrations were just three narrators between Imam Muhammad Rahim Allah and Rasulullah sallallahu and he will send them
also in my Muslim he compiled books like with Takata Lua. He would write the levels of narrators. He also wrote a book called Kitab a fraud. He would write he wrote a very famous book called kitab. Allah the Sahaba, a book about the children of the companion, the very young companions of around the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. However, it is his sahih, which gained shahada, which gained most fame and is with us now, what Allah had hunt. So these two books that Allah subhanaw taala blessed that is the psyche of Imam Al Bukhari and sahih of Imam Muslim, I encourage you all to just as we should all do with the book of Allah subhanaw taala to become familiar with it to become
familiar with these two books as well. Now, maybe it is difficult for you to carry Sahih Muslim on your arm. So, what do you do, there are shortened versions, there are more there are concise versions as there is an elbow hurry, put into one volume, well the left hand is also an English language. You may have seen it, but because it is a summarized version of Al Bukhari where it removes all the repetition, the repetition, the repetition of all generations, there was also one of a site of Imam Muslim. So have that with you have books like Bloomerang become familiar with the statements of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam be aware of what your Nabi SallAllahu wasallam
has informed you of not just to do with just can just to do with rulings, but to do with issues of MN to do with football and virtues. And if you look for the book a little over the margin, okay, then this is a very good book, it's in two volumes, this one here, one here in carry around with you. All these alterations which are found in multiple Hardy and Muslim, okay, and familiarize yourself and it's not just hadith of rulings of halal and haram. The first book is Kitab Imen, the book of iman, so if about 100 or so, just over 100 Hadith, dealing with the topic of Eman, familiarize yourself with the statements, the most authentic statements in fact, the most authentic
statements that we have of our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
So in my Muslim Rahim on lower to Allah, He died on in the month of Rajab, in the year 261, in knee support at the approximate age of 55. And in fact, Allahu Allah made it said that he was it was mentioned to him in aeration that he had never heard before. Never heard this narration before, and became quite bothered. So he went back to his home into his own quarters where he had his writings, his library if you like, he said, No one is to disturb me. I need to find this narration.
And he had with he was gifted, they gifted they had to give some dates. And this is what he was going to survive on looking for the Hadith and just living on dates. Until that he Rahim Allah to Allah, he passed away. What am I looking for that hadith.
So this is to the extent that Allah subhanaw taala blessed these individuals, and all of us will be raised in the last thing that we're doing that we did in this earth. So I ask Allah subhanaw taala to decree for us or hospital heart him and that we meet Allah subhanaw taala and that He is pleased with us, and that we are with our beloved Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the hereafter. I ask Allah subhanaw taala He makes us from the mockery seen from those who are sincere, and he makes us from those who implement and love the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Salam, WA sallahu wa sallim wa barik ala Nabina Muhammad, while early he was beheaded, Marian was Salam alaykum