Shaikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen Al-Albaani
the famous Muhaddith*  and  Faqeeh* of our century
found over 5,000
"Weak, Spurious and Fabricated Hadeeths"
that "Islam absolves" today


A brief biography of the Shaikh

            Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen, better known as Shaikh Al-Albaani, was son of a famous scholar Al-Hajj Nooh Ibn Aadam Najaatee. He was recognized by the people of knowledge as a learned *Muhaddith (scholar of Hadeeth) and a *Faqeeh (scholar of Fiqh) of our century. Shaikh Al-Albaani  was born in 1332 A.H. (C.E. 1914). At the age of 86, in 1420 A.H. (C.E. 1999) he passed away from this world. His loss is being felt by many respected Muslim leaders and scholars. Some of his admirers were the Chief Muftee of Saudi Arabia - Shaikh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn 'Abdillaah; the former Muftee of Saudi Arabia - Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Ibraheem; Shaikh Muhammad Ibn Saalih; Shaikh 'Abdullah Ibn Jibreen and others. One of his repeatedly printed book on the Fiqh is 'Tahdheer-us-Saajid min Ittikhaadh al-Quboor Masaajid' (Warning the Worshippers against taking graves as a Place of Worship). His two books on Hadeeths 'Selselatu Alahadeeth Alsaheha' (chain of authentic hadeeths) and 'Shelsalat Alahadeeth Aldaeefah' (chain of weak hadeeths) are regarded as the excellent reference books on the subject. These volumes were produced by late Al-Albaani after going through the large amount of Hadith books and verifying the authenticated chains of narrations for thousands of Hadeeths and their indexes. Shaikh Al-Albaani was in charge of the teaching of the subject of Mustalalhahul Hadeeth (the science of Hadeeth) for three years at the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia. One of his better students is Dr. Imam Muzammil Siddiqui of Southern California, who spoke to me very highly of his teacher Al-Albaani, at the recent ISNA Conference (2001) in Vancouver, B.C.

The following text refutes the criticisms that claim Shaikh Al-Albaani was only a self-taught man without authority and proves his Proficiency in Ahadith:

[1] Shaykh Al-Albani has Ijaza in hadith from the late Allamah Shaykh Muhammad Raghib at-Tabaagh with whom he studied hadith sciences, gaining authority to transmit from him. The Shaykh himself refers to this Ijaza in Mukhtasar al-Uluw (p.72) and in Tahdir as-Sajid (p.63). He has a further Ijaza from Shaykh Bahjatul Baitaa (through whom his isnad stretches back to Imam Ahmad). These are mentioned in the book Hayat Al-Albani (the Life of Al-Albani) by Muhammad ash-Shaibaani. This sort of Ijaza is given only to those who have excelled in hadith and can be trusted to accurately convey a hadith. A copy of the Ijaza is in the possession of his student, Ali Hassan al-Halabi. So it is not correct to say that the Shaykh is self-taught from books, without authority and without Ijaza.     To read more click... http://www.islamicawakening.com/viewarticle.php?articleID=5


The Status of Sunnah in Islam

       Subsequent to his lecture on the above subject at Doha, Qatar in the month of Ramadhan in 1392 A.H., and at the request of his friends and the listerners Shaikh Muhammad Nasir-ud-deen Al-Albaani published several papers on this subject from Damascus in 1394 A.H. To read all the relevant papers please visit  http://www.qss.org/articles/status.html

Below is an excerpt from one of his important papers, entitled:

CAUTION

It is self-evident after this that I say: 

The Sunnah which has an important bearing on Islamic Law is only the Sunnah confirmed by scientific channels, and authentic chains of narration's known to the learned in regard to hadeeths and the background of the narrators. 

It is not the one which is found in different works of Tafseers (commentaries of The Qur'an) and Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh), and in different writings of longing, intimidation, advices, and admonitions, etc... 

They contain weak, spurious, and fabricated hadeeths, of which Islam absolves, like the story of 'Harut and Marut,' and the story of 'gharanik.' I have a special letter which makes it void and it is printed (6). A major part of it is recorded in two huge books namely "A chain of weak and fabricated hadeeths and their evil impact on the community." Their number upto date have reached approximately four thousand hadeeths (7)

It is obligatory on the learned, especially those who spread the knowledge of fiqh and legal opinions among the public, that they shouldn't dare to argue with hadeeth unless it is well-attested. Books of jurisprudence, which they refer to, are normally filled with traditions which are not well-attested, nor have any bases, as is well-known to the learned. 

I have begun an important project, and I think it will be of use to those occupied with jurisprudence, and I will name it: "Weak and Fabricated Hadeeths in the Major Jurisprudence 'fiqh' Books," by which I mean: 

  1. Al-Hidayah, by Al-Marghinani, in Hanafi fiqh,
  2. Al-Modawwanah, by Ibnil-Qasim, in Maliki fiqh,
  3. Sharhul-wajeez, by Al-rafiee, in Shafiee fiqh,
  4. Al-Mughni, by Ibn Quddamah, in Hanbali fiqh, and 
  5. Bidayatul Mujtahid, by Ibn Rushd-al-Andalusi, in comparative fiqh.
I regret that I did not get the opportunity to finish it, because the journal "Al-Wa'e-al-Islami" of Kuwait which promised to publish it, when perused it, didn't print it. 

Although I missed this opportunity, perhaps I will succeed on another occasion, Allah willing, to offer to my bretheren occupied with jurisprudence a precise learned course to help them to facilitate their knowledge of the different categories of hadeeth with reference to various sources from books on hadeeth, with an explanation of its special nature and character and reliance on them. Allah is the source of success. 

Footnotes 

  1.  6 Its title is "Pitch of majaniq to demolish the story of gharaniq" printed by Al-Maktabul-e-Islami

  2. Story of gharaniq: is a fabricated story found in some commentaries, claiming that a verse in The Qur'an acknowledged the polytheists in their beliefs.
     
  3.  7 The number at present [1394 A.H.] has exceeded five thousand and may Allah make easy its publication in the near future.

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Shaikh Abdullah Faisal 

   Shaikh Abdullah Faisal was born in 1963 and raised in Jamaica. He embraced Islam at the age of 16. He studied Arabic and Islamic studies for one year in Guyana, South America and then went on for further studies at the Imam Muhammad Ibn Saud University in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. There, he studied for eight years and graduated in 1991. Among his Shaikhs are: Abdul-Hakim Quick, Abdullah Tuwayjiree, Abdul-Wahab Tarairi, Shaikh Ibn Jibreen and Naasir Umar. Recently, Shaikh Abdullah Faisal has published a book on the fabricated Hadeeths through Darul-Islam Publishers, Delhi, India. It is titled:

100 FABRICATED HADITH
COMPILATION, TRANSLATION AND REFUTATION

To read the Titles of these 100 FABRICATED HADITHS click:

http://www.mostmerciful.com/fabricated-hadiths.htm

 This publication can be purchased from   http://www.halalco.com/hadith.html



Below are the titles of 26 Weak Hadiths that are in circulation.
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1. "Surah al-Ikhlas is worth a third of the Qur'an."

2. The hadith about the Ninety-Name Names of Allah.

3. Allah says, "I was a hidden treasure, and I wished to be known, so I created a creation (mankind), then made Myself known to them, and they recognised Me."

4. Allah says, "Were it not for you (O Muhammad), I would not have created the universe."

5. When Allah completed creation, He wrote in a Book (which is) with Him, above His Throne, "Verily, My Mercy will prevail over My Wrath."

6. Allah says, "Neither My heaven nor My earth can contain Me, but the heart of My believing slave can contain Me."

7. "He who knows himself, knows his Lord."

8. "Where is Allah?"

9."Love of one's homeland is part of Faith."

10. "I have left amongst you two things which, if you hold fast to them, you will never stray: the Book of Allah, and my Sunnah."

11. "I have left among you that which if you abide by, you will never go astray: the Book of Allah, and my Family, the Members of my House."

12. The hadith giving ten Companions, by name, the good tidings of Paradise.

13. "If the iman (faith) of Abu Bakr was weighed against the iman of all the people of the earth, theformer would outweigh the latter."

14. "I am the City of Knowledge, and 'Ali is its Gate."

15. "My companions are like the stars: whichever of them you follow, you will be guided."

16. "The differing amongst my Ummah is a mercy."

17. "My Ummah will split up into seventy-three sects: seventy-two will be in the Fire, and one in the Garden."

18. Prophecies about the coming of the Mahdi (the guided one), Dajjal (the False Christ, the Anti-Christ) and the return of Jesus Christ son of Mary.

19. Description of punishment and bliss in the grave, for the wicked and pious people respectively.

20. Intercession by the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), and the believers seeing Allah, on the Day of Judgment.

21. "Paradise is under the feet of mothers."

22. "Paradise is under the shade of swords."

23. "Seeking knowledge is a duty upon every Muslim."

24. "Seek knowledge, even if you have to go to China."

25. "The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr."

26. "We have returned from the lesser Jihad to the greater Jihad (i.e. the struggle against the evil of one's soul)."

Author of the above list notes the following danger of quoting them:

Unfortunately however, statements will continue to be attributed to the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) although the person quoting them may have no idea what the people of knowledge of Hadith have ruled regarding those ahadith, thus ironically being in danger of contravening the Prophet's widely-narrated stern warnings about attributing incorrect/unsound statements to him. For example, here are some very commonly-quoted ahadith, which actually vary tremendously in their degree of authenticity from the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace):



The following Islamic Website has listed
52 WEAK HADITHS
http://www.irfi.org/articles/articles_251_300/52_weak_ahadith.htm

May Allah Guide the Ummah to HIS DEEN
based upon HIS REVEALED WORDS. Ameen