Lesson 7 - Hadeeth 4 Of Nawawi 40 - Stages Of Man

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Lesson 7 - Hadeeth 4 Of Nawawi 40 - Stages Of Man

As usual, you may need the Explanation of Nawawi's 40 Hadeeths by Shyakh Al-Uthaymeen to answer the questions. If you are not memorising the hadeeths, then you might wish to skip the first two questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who does Abdullaah ibn Masood, the Companion, describe as "the truthful, the believed one"?
    • A. 

      Allaah's Messenger (sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam)

    • B. 

      The angel Jibreel

    • C. 

      The ten Companions promised Paradise

    • D. 

      The ten imams

  • 2. 
    If a baby dies before reaching 40+40+40 days (4 months), then Islamically:
    • A. 

      It is not given the rulings of a living person

    • B. 

      It must be washed ceremonially

    • C. 

      It must be buried

    • D. 

      It must be prayed over

  • 3. 
    Which of these statements can be understood from the hadeeth? (2 correct)
    • A. 

      There is an angel assigned to the womb.

    • B. 

      Angels cause life and do need Allaah to specifically command this.

    • C. 

      The soul of each of us has been breathed into us by an angel sent by Allaah.

    • D. 

      The soul is breathed into a baby at the time of its birth.

    • E. 

      It is an evil statement to say that an angel breathed life into a human. It is Allaah who breathes the soul into each one of us.

    • F. 

      The souls of the righteous are breathed into them by angels but the souls of the sinful people are blown into them by devils (shayaateen).

  • 4. 
    Which of these are written about a person while they are still only a baby in their mother's womb? (One or more may be correct.)
    • A. 

      Its provision

    • B. 

      Its lifespan

    • C. 

      Its actions

    • D. 

      Whether it will be a wretched person or a person of complete happiness

    • E. 

      Nothing is written down at this stage

  • 5. 
    Only one of these statements is true. Which is it?
    • A. 

      The lifespan has been written down so if we were to take medicines when we became ill, this would show that we did not believe in predecree.

    • B. 

      Our actions have been written down - when we do actions then we do so because we were forced to do so. We have no free will.

    • C. 

      When we do good deeds, we should be confident that we will enter Paradise.

    • D. 

      We should have fear and dread that we may not enter the Hellfire. This should make us do more good deeds.

  • 6. 
    Interesting fact! This hadeeth and the last one are both found in the hadeeth collections of Al-Bukhari and Muslim. The narrator of both this hadeeth and the last one have something in common too. They
    • A. 

      Were both called Abu Abdirrahmaan Abdullaah

    • B. 

      Were both sons of Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him)

    • C. 

      Narrated about a hundred hadeeth each

    • D. 

      Were both brothers-in-law of the Messenger (sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam)