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.

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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