Lesson 19 - Hadeeths 17 And 18 - Excellence Of Action And Three Pieces Of Advice

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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. This is the last quiz in this block of four; next lesson is revision inshaa Allaah.

Sample Question

Tick the correct statement:

“Indeed Allaah has commanded with excellence in everything.” This refers to our dealings with people, animals and everything that we do.

“When you execute” is an encouragement to kill animals for recreation.

“then sacrifice with ihsaan” refers specifically to giving up food that we love.

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  • 1. 
    Match the words of the hadeeth in Arabic with their meanings in English. (The first four phrases are from Hadeeth 17, while the last three are from Hadeeth 18.)  
    • A. إنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ الْإِحْسَانَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
    • A.
    • B. فَإِذَا قَتَلْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الْقِتْلَةَ
    • B.
    • C. وَإِذَا ذَبَحْتُمْ فَأَحْسِنُوا الذِّبْحَةَ
    • C.
    • D. وَلْيُحِدَّ أَحَدُكُمْ شَفْرَتَهُ وَلْيُرِحْ ذَبِيحَتَهُ
    • D.
    • E. اتَّقِ اللَّهَ حَيْثُمَا كُنْت
    • E.
    • F. وَأَتْبِعْ السَّيِّئَةَ الْحَسَنَةَ تَمْحُهَا
    • F.
    • G. وَخَالِقْ النَّاسَ بِخُلُقٍ حَسَنٍ
    • G.
  • 2. 
    Match the Arabic words from the hadeeths with their English translations.
    • A. كَتَبَ
    • A.
    • B. كُلِّ شَيْءٍ
    • B.
    • C. إِذا قَتَلْتُمْ
    • C.
    • D. إِذا ذَبَحْتُمْ
    • D.
    • E. شَفْرَة
    • E.
    • F. اِتَّقِ
    • F.
    • G. حَيْثُمَا
    • G.
    • H. سَيِّئَة
    • H.
    • I. حَسَنَة
    • I.
    • J. خُلُق
    • J.
  • 3. 
    What is the opposite of “excellence”? (Clue: it is an anagram of AQUA ICY END)
  • 4. 
    Tick the correct statement:
    • A. 

      “Indeed Allaah has commanded with excellence in everything.” This refers to our dealings with people, animals and everything that we do.

    • B. 

      “When you execute” is an encouragement to kill animals for recreation.

    • C. 

      “then sacrifice with ihsaan” refers specifically to giving up food that we love.

  • 5. 
    We do not normally think of “killing” in an excellent manner, but it is even possible to execute and sacrifice in an excellent manner. What that means is: (Tick all correct options)
    • A. 

      Causing the least amount of harm and alleviating suffering

    • B. 

      Using a wooden stick rather than a knife

    • C. 

      Sharpening a blade before killing an animal for meat

    • D. 

      Being gentle when you lie the animal on its side

    • E. 

      Sitting on the animal’s neck

    • F. 

      Not constraining the animal’s limbs

  • 6. 
    This hadeeth is narrated by Muslim (but not al Bukhari). The following are hadeeths that we have already studied in the book. They are all narrated by Muslim only except for one. Which one is it? (Clue: it is related by al Bukhari too)
    • A. 

      “[The reward of] actions are only in accordance with their intentions…”

    • B. 

      “While we were sitting one day…” (Hadeeth of Jibreel)

    • C. 

      “The religion is naseehah (sincerity and sincere advice)...”

    • D. 

      “Indeed Allaah is good and pure…”

  • 7. 
    The best definition of taqwaa is: To be protected from the punishment of Allaah by
    • A. 

      Calling on the Prophet sall Allaahu alaihi wa sallam for help

    • B. 

      Hoping for Allaah’s Extensive Mercy

    • C. 

      Doing the things Allaah commanded and staying away from the things He prohibited

  • 8. 
    Having taqwaa of Allaah in open and in private is  
    • A. 

      Obligatory (waajib)

    • B. 

      Recommended (masnoon)

    • C. 

      Permissible (mubaah)

    • D. 

      Disliked (makrooh)

    • E. 

      Prohibited (haraam)

  • 9. 
    “And follow up a bad deed with a good deed; it will wipe it away.” Any type of good deed may weigh out the evil deed. However, there is one good deed that Shaykh al Uthaymeen highlights in this situation. What is it? (Clue: it is an anagram of A RECENT PEN)
  • 10. 
    What can we say regarding good manners? (Tick/check all three correct options):
    • A. 

      All good manners are obligatory all the time (and never just recommended)

    • B. 

      Good manners refer to things you do (actions) not things you say (speech)

    • C. 

      Something that one person considers good manners might not be considered good manners by someone else.

    • D. 

      With regards to interacting with people in a fine manner, then the Prophet sall Allaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam left the mode and manner unrestricted.

    • E. 

      Advice about what constitutes good manners can be sought from the people of intellect because they will have knowledge of that.