Hadith 12: Leave alone that which does not concern you


عن أبي هريرةَ رَضِي اللهُ عَنْهُ قالَ:( قالَ رسولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: {مِنْ حُسْنِ إِسْلاَمِ الْمَرْءِ تَرْكُهُ مَا لاَ يَعْنِيهِ}). حديثٌ حَسَنٌ رواه التِّرمذيُّ وغيرُه هكذا

On the authority of Abu Hurairah, who said : The messenger of Allah said :

“Part of someone’s being a good Muslim is his leaving alone that which does not concern him.”

fine hadith narrated by Termithi and others

My notes :

considered its chains of narration Saheeh (Authentic), and then he said regarding the hadeeth that it is from the Comprehensive speech that contains many significant meanings, and all this in very few words.A huge portion of Islam is found in this Hadith . Small in words and huge in meaning .

Benefit :

Ibn Rajab said this hadith is a great foundation for the foundation of good manners. It is especially important in the case of the tongue, because it throws many people into the fire.

“Part of the perfection of one’s Islam” point of Aqeedah , Eman goes up and down , we not equal in Eman. Abu Hanifa(ra) made a mistake saying doesn’t increase and decrease , because of his faith this error is passed on to others . Sh Ibn Baz said this is baatilun, falsehood.

There are part and ways which you can complete your EMAN ,they didn’t call him Murji’aa but Murji’aa Fuqahaa . Major mistake done by fuqaha.

They don’t reach the kids actions us part of Eman. And Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) and jibreel Eman stay the same .

This was the position of the Murji’aa and they didn’t say those Abu Hanifa and others was from it because they didn’t deviate was others and because of their position in understanding the Deen .Because it’s a fiqh topic . Eman goes up with obedience and gies down with disobedience. When there is a big scholar who does a big mistake we have to mentioned so it doesn’t pass to others , Murji’aa are innovator … Those imam are not from this group but they fell into a mistake and they didn’t intend to do it . So they are Murji’aatul Fuqahaa.

Leaving something and abandoning something is a good deed, if you have intention to do bad and you go on then you have no choice but leave you don’t get reward . But if intention is good then it is .

This Hadith is not dunya matter , but the primary meaning of this Hadith leave what not concern you in Islam , leaving haram (Major and minor sins, confusion shubuhaat, Makrooh .. Major sins had nothing to do with you and you have nothing to do with it.

The secondary meaning is dunya related . Anything that will not benefit , they don’t do any good . Things that cause you to be away from Allaah, speaking excess , playing …doesn’t concern a Muslim.

This is achieve by people who reach the level of Ihsaan . We say religion first because Prophet Muhammad(ﷺ) said حسن للإسلام so first is In the religion .

People misunderstand:
1- this Hadith is firstly related to the worldly matter but no
2- What doesn’t concern you is judged by your desires , but judged by Quran and desires . The martyr should be judged by Quran and Sunnah . What doesn’t concern him is related to the definition of Quran and Sunnah.

MUSLIM doesn’t involve in each debate , but in which Allah (سبحان الله وتعالى) gives you the right to speak in . When you out your hand in something , it’s going to be again you or against you .

Specially social media !

Mantooq is from word
Mafhoom, Muslim is commanded to concern himself with Allah commanded him . Meaning understood from the Hadith but nit written , you should be concern with what concern him .

We understand that there is good excellent Islam and bad Islam when it comes to a person. Islam is not one state, there are those that are bad and those who are good in Islam. According to some of the scholars they say the part of the perfection and good Islam is staying away from the haram and doing what is permissible. The more he does this then the better it is. Some scholars say it is reaching Ihsaan that is the perfection of one’s Islam. The first opinion is stronger.

“Part of the perfection of one’s Islam is his leaving that which does not concern him.” One point We learn from this sentence is that from the persons bad islam is running after what does not concern him. Islam is just not doing actions but it is also leaving things. The prophet said “the muslim is the one that the muslims are safe from his mouth and hands”. The most important thing to be careful of with what doesn’t concern you is the tongue. We need to be careful of how we use it. Hasan al basri said from the signs that allah is turning away from the slave is that he lets that slave be busy with what does not concern him.

The other point we learn from that line in the hadith is involving yourself in what concerns you. Giving dawah is an e.g. of something you should concern yourself with. All points of sharia are something that concern you and what helps you reach jannah. In the dunya the things that you are concerned with is something that keeps you alive such as working and getting rizq. This is not considered as running after the dunya. The prophet said it is a great sin to prevent your family from rizq. Getting food for your wife and kids and other things they require is obligatory upon a man and doing the means to get this rizq is obligatory e.g. working. Singers, hollywood actors and all those affairs are none of our concern and if it is a Muslim’s concern then this is bad Islam and it is going in the wrong direction.

Leaving things that do not concern you is just not with the tongue but also with the heart. Your heart should not be attached to the dunya. The hereafter is eternal happiness for the believers and the hell fire is eternal punishment for the kafir. It is the belief of the mu’tazila that the akhira will not last forever. Zakir Naik is also of this opinion. Shiekh uthaymeen said one who says that the akhira is forever but the fire fades then don’t pay attention to this because the opinion is wrong and holds no weight. Allah is the eternal because this is from His essence and He is eternal whereas the inhabitants of jannah live for eternity because of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala. He is the reason they are still alive and they need Him where Allah does not need anyone.

When we warn about something we need to tell the people why and explain the shubha (doubt), so they understand. We need to let people know the aqeedah of ahl sunnah wal jammah. All this is what concerns the Muslim.

There are many things one can name that does not concern him. Seeking to be a ruler or a king is not his concern. The prophet (صلىوسلمt ) warned a companion about this in the hadith: Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Samurah: That the Messenger of Allah (صلىوسلمt ) said: “O ‘Abdur-Rahman! Do not ask for a position of leadership, for if you receive it due to asking, you will be left alone with it, and if you receive it without asking, then you will be aided in it. And if you take an oath and you see that something else is better than it, then do what is better, and make an atonement for your oath.” (At-Tirmidhi).

Taqwa is what saves a Muslim from all this with Allah’s permission. The Prophet (صلىوسلمl ) said in a hadith:
Anas (رضي الله عنه) reported: Messenger of Allah (صلىوسلمa ) said: “Three (things) follow a dead person: Members of his family, his property and his deeds. Two of them return; and one remains with him. The people and his wealth return; his deeds remain with him”. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

Actions are from the reasons people enter jannah with the permission of Allah. A Muslim does not enter it by his deeds alone but it is Allah allowing the slave to enter it by His Mercy. Actions are also a reason to enter the fire.


That spying and interfering in others affairs is a sign of not being a good Muslim.


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