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.

Sample Question

Who does Abdullaah ibn Masood, the Companion, describe as "the truthful, the believed one"?

Allaah's Messenger (sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam)

The angel Jibreel

The ten Companions promised Paradise

The ten imams

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  • 1. 
    Match the words of the first hadeeth in Arabic with their meaning in English.
    • A. -: "إنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ يُجْمَعُ خَلْقُهُ فِي بَطْنِ أُمِّهِ أَرْبَعِينَ يَوْمًا نُطْفَةً
    • A.
    • B. ، ثُمَّ يَكُونُ عَلَقَةً مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ، ثُمَّ يَكُونُ مُضْغَةً مِثْلَ ذَلِكَ، ثُمَّ يُرْسَلُ إلَيْهِ الْمَلَكُ
    • B.
    • C. فَيَنْفُخُ فِيهِ الرُّوحَ، وَيُؤْمَرُ بِأَرْبَعِ كَلِمَاتٍ:
    • C.
    • D. بِكَتْبِ رِزْقِهِ، وَأَجَلِهِ، وَعَمَلِهِ، وَشَقِيّ أَوْ سَعِيد
    • D.
    • E. فَوَاللَّهِ الَّذِي لَا إلَهَ غَيْرُهُ إنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ لَيَعْمَلُ بِعَمَلِ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ حَتَّى مَا يَكُونُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَهَا إلَّا ذِرَاعٌ
    • E.
    • F. فَيَسْبِقُ عَلَيْهِ الْكِتَابُ فَيَعْمَلُ بِعَمَلِ أَهْلِ النَّارِ فَيَدْخُلُهَا
    • F.
    • G. . وَإِنَّ أَحَدَكُمْ لَيَعْمَلُ بِعَمَلِ أَهْلِ النَّارِ حَتَّى مَا يَكُونُ بَيْنَهُ وَبَيْنَهَا إلَّا ذِرَاعٌ
    • G.
    • H. ذِرَاعٌ فَيَسْبِقُ عَلَيْهِ الْكِتَابُ فَيَعْمَلُ بِعَمَلِ أَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ فَيَدْخُلُهَا
    • H.
  • 2. 
    Match the Arabic word from the hadeeth with its meaning.
    • A. بَطْنِ
    • A.
    • B. أُمِّ
    • B.
    • C. أَرْبَعِينَ
    • C.
    • D. ذَلِكَ
    • D.
    • E. مَلَك
    • E.
    • F. أَرْبَعَة
    • F.
  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    Order the three stages of the baby in its mother's womb before the soul is breathed into it:
    • A. First
    • A.
    • B. Second
    • B.
    • C. Third
    • C.
  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
    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).

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    Pair up these phrases to make correct sentences.
    • A. It is not appropriate for man
    • A.
    • B. A sinful person may be
    • B.
    • C. A person may do the actions of the people of Paradise
    • C.
  • 9. 
    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.

  • 10. 
    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)