Commentary on Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār

A series of reminders which were originally given after Isha Prayer in Masjid Sunnah, Nelson (UK). The short reminders consisted of the reading of the Hadith and a very concise explanation.

The Hadith are taken from the book: Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār, by Shaykh AbdurRahmān Ibn Nāsir as-Sa’di. The book consists of 100 concise Hadith, which represent core principles of Islām.

Introduction to the book Jawāmi’ al-Akhbār.

Hadith 001: “Indeed actions are based on intentions, and for each person, there is only the reward for what he intended. So whoever’s migration was for Allah and His Messenger then his migration was for Allah and His Messenger. And whoever’s migration was for a worldly reason or to marry a woman, then his migration was for whatever he migrated for.” [al-Bukhāri]

Hadith 002: “Whoever innovates into this matter of ours that which does not belong to it, it will be rejected.” [Muslim]

Hadith 003: “The religion is sincerity…to Allah, His Book, His Messenger, to the leaders of the Muslims and their masses.” [Muslim]

Hadith 004: “O Messenger of Allah, tell me of an action that will gain me admittance to Paradise.” He replied, “Worship Allah and do not associate anything with Him, establish Salah, pay Zakah and fast Ramadan…” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]

Hadith 005: “Say, ‘I have Iman in Allah,’ and then remain steadfast.” [Muslim]

Hadith 006: “‘A true Muslim is a person from whose tongue and hands, other Muslims are safe; a Muhajir is a person who migrates away from what Allah has forbidden; a Mu’min is a person from whom people’s lives and wealth remain secure; a Mujahid is a person who strives against his own desires to obey Allah.’ [al-Bayhaqi]

Hadith 007: ‘Four signs, if they are found in a person, he is a pure Munafiq; and if one sign is found in a person, he has a trait of hypocrisy until he abandons it: when he speaks he lies; when he is given a trust, he is treacherous; when he makes a promise he breaks it, and when he argues he is immoral.” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]


Hadith 008: Shaytan will come to one of you and he will say, ‘Who created this and that?’ until he says to him, ‘Who created your Lord?’ When it comes to this, let him seek refuge in Allah and stop such thoughts. [al-Bukhāri]


Hadith 009: “Everything is according to a Decree – even ability and inability” [Muslim]

Hadith 010:  “Whoever calls to guidance will have a reward similar to those who follow him, without detracting from both their rewards. Whoever calls to misguidance will have sin upon him similar to those who follow him, without detracting from both their sins.” [Muslim]

Hadith 011:  “Whoever Allah wants good for, He gives him the understanding of the religion.” [al-Bukhāri & Muslim]


Hadith 012: “The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer, but there is goodness in both of them. Be eager for what benefits you, seek help from Allah, and do not be frustrated. If something befalls you, then do not say: If only I had done something else. Rather say: Allah has decreed what he wills. Verily, the  phrase ‘if only’ opens the way for the work of Shaytan.” [Muslim]

Hadith 013: “Verily, a believer to another believer is like a building, each part strengthening the other.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 014: “Intercede to help others, and you will be rewarded; Allah will decree upon the time of His Prophet whatever He will.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 015: “Place people in their correct places. [Abu Dawud]

Hadith 016: “Whoever harms others, Allah will harm by in the same way; whoever is harsh towards others, Allah will be harsh towards him.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Hadith 017: “Have Taqwa of Allah wherever you may be, follow up a sin with a good deed and it will wipe it away, and treat others with good manners.” [at-Tirmidhi]

Hadith 018: “Oppression is darkness on the Day of Resurrection.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 19: “Look at those who are below you, and do not look at those who are above you, for that is more likely to hold you back from belittling the blessings that Allah has bestowed upon you.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 20: Allah does not accept the Salah of anyone of you who is in the state of Hadath (minor impurity) until he performs Wudu.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 21: “Ten acts are part of natural instinct: trimming the moustache, letting the beard grow, using the toothstick, sniffing water into the nose, clipping the nails, washing the knuckles, removing hair from the underarms, shaving the pubic hair, and cleaning the private parts with water… and rinsing the mouth.” [Muslim]

Hadith 22: “Water is pure for ablution and nothing makes it impure.” [at-Tirmidhī]


Hadith 23: “They (cats) are not najis, rather they are of those who go around amongst you.” [at-Tirmidhī]


Hadith 24: “The five daily prayers, and from one Jumu’ah to the next, are an expiation for whatever sins come in between, so long as one does not commit any major sin.” [Muslim]

Hadith 25: “Pray as you have seen me praying. When the time of Salah arrives, let one of you say the Adhan for both of you and then let the older of you lead the Salah.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 26: “I have been given five things which were not given to any amongst the Prophets before me. Allah made me victorious by awe for a distance of one month’s journey; The earth has been made for me a place for praying and purification, therefore my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due; War booty has been made Halal for me;  Every Prophet used to be sent to his nation exclusively but I have been sent to all mankind; and I have been given the right of intercession.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 27: “My dearest friend advised me (to do) three things: ‘To sleep after praying Witr, to fast three days each month, and to pray two Rak’ah of Fajr.” [al-Bukhārī & Muslim]

Hadith 28: “The religion is easy, and whoever makes the religion a rigour, it will overpower him. So follow a middle course, and if you can not do this, do something near to it and give glad tidings and seek help [of Allah] in the morning, at dusk and some part of night.” [al-Bukhārī]

Hadith 29: “The right of a Muslim over another Muslim are six…When you meet him, give him Salaam; When he invites you to a feast, accept it; when he seeks your advice, sincerely advise him; when he sneezes and praises Allah, you supplicate for mercy; when he falls ill, visit him; and when he dies, follow his funeral.” [Muslim]

He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2010. He currently resides in Nelson, Lancashire and is the Imam of Masijd Sunnah.

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