Lesson 44 - Hadeeth 38 - Obligatory Deeds Draw People Closest To Allaah

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Lesson 44 - Hadeeth 38 - Obligatory Deeds Draw People Closest To Allaah

Please read the Explanation of Nawawi's 40 Hadeeths by Shaykh Al-Uthaymeen, available in English. If you are not memorising the hadeeths, then you might wish to skip the first two questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Match the following
    • A. Allaah, the Most High said: Whoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him.
    • A.
    • B. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him.
    • B.
    • C. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him.
    • C.
    • D. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks.
    • D.
    • E. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.
    • E.
  • 2. 
    Match the following vocabulary correctly (Arabic to English):
    • A. عَادَى
    • A.
    • B. وَلِيً
    • B.
    • C. حَرْب
    • C.
    • D. تَقَرَّبَ
    • D.
    • E. أَحَبَ
    • E.
    • F. إلَيَّ
    • F.
    • G. نَوَافِل
    • G.
    • H. كُنْتُ
    • H.
    • I. سَمْع
    • I.
    • J. بَصَر
    • J.
    • K. رِجْل
    • K.
  • 3. 
    What is the opposite of enmity? (Clue: anagram of LACE NAIL)
  • 4. 
    What is meant by "allies (awliyaa) of Allaah"?
    • A. 

      The believers

    • B. 

      The pious people

    • C. 

      People who perform miracles

    • D. 

      Pious abstemious individuals who devote themselves to fasting

  • 5. 
    What other characteristic of the awliyaa (allies) of Allaah are mentioned in the aayah quoted?
    • A. 

      They are people of ihsaan

    • B. 

      They are people of taqwaa (being mindful of Allaah's commands and prohibitions)

    • C. 

      They are givers of charity

    • D. 

      They are extreme worshippers

  • 6. 
    The deeds that draw us closest to Allah and which He loves the most are the
    • A. 

      Obligatory deeds

    • B. 

      Voluntary good deeds

  • 7. 
    The most beloved deeds to Allaah are the obligatory ones. Allaah has made them obligatory, emphasising their _____________ and His love for them. What is the missing word? Clue: anagram of METRO PANIC)
  • 8. 
    About Allaah's love, we can correctly say: (Tick/check all correct options)
    • A. 

      It is an attribute of His that we affirm.

    • B. 

      It is metaphorical rather than literal.

    • C. 

      It leads to Him treating well, rewarding and drawing close the one whom He loves.

    • D. 

      It is not an attribute He has always had.

    • E. 

      It can cause the servant to be guided in his hearing, hand, sight and foot as a support from Allaah.

  • 9. 
    "Once I love him, I am the hearing with which he hears." This means
    • A. 

      His hearing is enhanced.

    • B. 

      All his perceptions become more acute.

    • C. 

      He only hears beneficial things.

    • D. 

      He merges into a spiritual oneness with his Lord.

  • 10. 
    There are many things that increase the likelihood of our dual (supplication) being answered. Which one is mentioned in this hadeeth?
    • A. 

      Praying at night

    • B. 

      Fasting

    • C. 

      Being oppressed

    • D. 

      Making duaa when it is raining

    • E. 

      Drawing near to Allaah with righteous actions