Hadith 11 : Leave that which makes you doubt

عن أبي مُحَمَّدٍ الْحَسَنِ بنِ عليِّ بنِ أبي طالِبٍ، سِبْطِ رسولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ورَيْحانَتِهِ رَضِي اللهُ عَنْهُما قالَ:( حَفِظْتُ مِنْ رسولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: {دَعْ مَا يَرِيبُكَ إِلَى مَا لاَ يَرِيبُكَ}). رواهُ التِّرمذيُّ والنَّسائِيُّ، وقالَ التِّرمذيُّ: حديثٌ حسَنٌ صحيحٌ

On the authority of Al-Hasan bin Ali, the grandson of the messenger of Allah, who said : I memorized from the messenger of Allah his saying : “Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt.”narrated by Termithi and Nasaee, and Tirmithi said it is true and fine hadith.

Brief biography of Al-Hasan (رضي الله عنه). He was the sibt (son of a daughter) of the Prophet, from Fatimah. It is said that he was named from the Prophet (صلىوسلم) himself. Very young companion who learned from Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) He narrated 13 ahadith from the Prophet (صلىوسلم). He received the bay’a but he left it for Muw’awiyah. The date of his birth is said to be in the third year of hijrah in the middle of month of Ramadhan. There is a difference of opinion on when he died. Some say he died in 49Ah and some say 51 wallahu ‘Alam.

My Notes:

Rayhaan is a nice scented flower. ( more beloved )
Thus Hadith is the whole of the religion .

Al Hasan said I memorized from the Prophet (صلىوسلم ) and this shows the virtue of memorizing and how the companions did that even when they were young like al hasan was. It is a great virtue to memorize and also acting upon it. Allah dispraised the jews and called them donkeys because they did not act upon what they knew. One must specify in his day a time to revise and memorize. You will lose the information if you do not revise it. One should not focus on memorizing without trying to understand it.

This hadith is a foundation in dealing with wara’ (god concious).

You should leave the doubt that you feel in your heart for what you know. e.g. one is starting prayer and he is sure that he made wudhu and he is in doubt whether he invalidated it or not. You leave this doubt and stick with what you are sure of and that was that he made wudhu. As is stated in the following hadith:
Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah (صلىوسلم ) said: If any one of you has pain in his abdomen, but is doubtful whether or not anything has issued from him, be should not leave the mosque unless he hears a sound or perceives a smell. (Sahih Muslim).

There will be things one will be in doubt in when it comes to worship, trade, marriage and other issues. Some people get lots of whispers and do things like, repeat wudhu and prayers a lot because of these whispers. You leave the doubt and you wait until the issue becomes clear to you. In another hadith the Prophet (صلىوسلمt ) said:
…So whoever leaves it to protect his religion and his honor, then he will be safe, and whoever falls into something from them, then he soon will have fallen into the unlawful… (At-Tirmidhi)

Notes From Sharh (Explanation):

Its meaning returns back to what has already been said regarding the meaning of Hadeeth 6, that is : “The Halaal is Clear, and the Haraam is Clear, and between them are Doubtful matters”. And it has been narrated in another hadeeth that the Messenger (صلىوسلمn ) said:

“The slave will never be able to attain the ranks of the Muttaqoon (pious ones) until he leaves those things which do not seem to have any harm in them, fearing that they may indeed be harmful/unlawful.” And this would be a higher station than that indicated by the first hadeeth.


That it is essential to leave the doubtful things.
That one cannot continue doing the doubtful when one knows of an alternative with certainty.

Hafiztu gives us a lesson that we should memeorise.
Abu huraira would divide the night into three and one part he will commit ot memorizing the hadiths. Ibn abbas was very young when he learned the ahadiths from nabi.
The whole of the religion can be summarized in this hadith.

The principle is that shariah is built upon yakeen. If you have doubt that whether you broke your wudu or not but you are sure that you made wudu. So we will remain on that on which is confirm and leave the doubt.

If we forget in salah the number of rakah like confusion in 3 or 4 so we are certain on 3 and uncertain on 4 so we stick on 3 and do one more rakah to make it four.

Sunan deals with matters of halal and haram.
Jami’ is to bring something together, hadith on stories, heart softeners, and may many things.

Other than bukhari and muslim the hadith books have many hadith that are not authentic.

Best book on fiqh is abu dawood. Some scholars memorise abu dawood before bukhari.

Sunan tirmidhi is good for students who need detailed explanation.


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