Lesson 16 - Hadeeths 11 And 12 - Leaving Doubtful And Unnecessary Matters

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Lesson 16 - Hadeeths 11 And 12 - Leaving Doubtful And Unnecessary Matters

These two hadeeth are only short so have been grouped into a single lesson. Please read the Explanation of Nawawi's 40 Hadeeths by Shyakh Al-Uthaymeen, available in English. If you are not memorising the hadeeths, then you might wish to skip the first two questions.

Sample Question

Which of these statements about the narrator of the first hadeeth, Al Hasan, is not true?

He was the son of Ali and Faatimah

He was the grandson of the Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam

The Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam prophesied that Allaah would cause Al Hasan to unite two groups of the Muslims who had been disputing

His virtue was never recognised by the people until after his death

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
     Match the words of the hadeeth in Arabic with their meanings in English.  
    • A. دَعْ مَا يُرِيبُك
    • A.
    • B. إلَى مَا لَا يُرِيبُك
    • B.
    • C. مِنْ حُسْنِ إسْلَامِ الْمَرْءِ
    • C.
    • D. تَرْكُهُ مَا لَا يَعْنِيهِ
    • D.
  • 2. 
    Match the Arabic words from the hadeeths with their English translations.
    • A. دَعْ
    • A.
    • B. يُرِيبُك
    • B.
    • C. حُسْن
    • C.
    • D. الْمَرْء
    • D.
    • E. تَرْكُهُ
    • E.
  • 3. 
    Which of these statements about the narrator of the first hadeeth, Al Hasan, is not true?
    • A. 

      He was the son of Ali and Faatimah

    • B. 

      He was the grandson of the Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam

    • C. 

      The Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam prophesied that Allaah would cause Al Hasan to unite two groups of the Muslims who had been disputing

    • D. 

      His virtue was never recognised by the people until after his death

  • 4. 
    The first hadeeth, we are told to leave that which makes us doubt for that which does not make us doubt. This hadeeth only refers to matters of the Hereafter; it does not refer to matters of this life.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    The first hadeeth is highly metaphorical and cannot be taken literally and on face value.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    "From the excellence of the Islam of a person... " shows that (Tick all correct answers)
    • A. 

      This hadeeth is only about the pillars of Islam; it does not include matters of true faith (eemaan) in this hadeeth

    • B. 

      Different people can have different levels of Islam and stll be believers

    • C. 

      Not all Muslims are perfect in their Islam

    • D. 

      Anyone who is not perfect in their Islam is a disbeliever

  • 7. 
    Leaving off the 'unnecessary things' only refers to:
    • A. 

      Wordly matters; but as for religious matters that are of little relevance, it is praiseworthy to go searching for these

    • B. 

      Things we find inherently boring; there is no harm in delving into matters we find interesting even though they do not concern us.

    • C. 

      All things that do not affect us nor do we have any connection with

  • 8. 
    From the benefits of a person "leaving off from that which does not concern hm" are: (Tick all the correct answers)
    • A. 

      It conserves time

    • B. 

      It provides safety for the religion of the person who abstains from this

    • C. 

      It is a form of ease and he should be glad that he has not been burdened with that task

    • D. 

      It prevents tiring

  • 9. 
    A person should _______  ________________  to that which does concern him from the affairs of the religion and the affairs of the world and not be neglectful of these issues. (Clue: the missing words are an anagram of ANNOTATE PITY)
  • 10. 
    Which statement is true for both of these hadeeths?
    • A. 

      They are both narrated by relatives of the Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa wallam

    • B. 

      They both concern minor details of the religion rather than important principles

    • C. 

      They are both narrated by At Tirmidhee

    • D. 

      They both begin with command words