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Another narration regarding ‘Islam is easy’ and other Islamic laws

Question

What is status of following Hadith and can it be quote

وعن ابن عباس قال : خطب رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – فقال : إن الله قد أعطى كل ذي حق حقه ألا إن الله قد فرض فرائض وسن سننا  وحد حدودا وأحل حلالا وحرم حراما  وشرع الدين فجعله سهلا سمحا واسعا ولم يجعله ضيقا ألا إنه لا إيمان لمن لا أمانة له، ولا دين لمن لا عهد له  ومن نكث ذمتي لم ينل شفاعتي ، ولم يرد على الحوض ، ألا إن الله لم يرخص في القتل إلا ثلاثة : مرتد بعد إيمان ، أو زان بعد إحصان ، أو قاتل نفس فيقتل بقتله ، ألا هل بلغت ؟

 

Answer

 

Summary of the Hadith in question

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Allah has given every rightful person his right. Allah has ordained certain compulsory acts and laid down certain laws, permitted certain deeds and made certain deeds impermissible, ordained Din and made it easy. He did not make it difficult. The one who is not trustworthy does not have [complete] Iman and the one who does not fulfill his pledges does not have [complete] Din. The one who breaks my pledge will not attain my intercession and will not drink from my pond. Allah has only permitted taking a life in three instances, A renegade, an adulterer and a murderer. Have I conveyed [the message]

 

Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) and others have recorded this narration with a very weak chain. ‘Allamah Haythami (rahimahullah) has declared a narrator of this Hadith very weak.

(Al Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 11532. Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 1 pg. 172. Also see Al Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 2913)

 

However the words in bold, have all been authentically reported in numerous other narrations. Therefore these words would be suitable to quote.

In fact, even the other parts have broad support in other authentic sources.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar