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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Quran Study Circles



   It was narrated that Abu Obeida said that Jabir bin Zaid said that Ibn Abbas said: Once the Prophet (Prayers & peace be upon him) entered into the Mosque, and saw his companions sitting in groups (forming circles) acquiring and imparting different types of knowledge. In the first circle, the companions were busy in reciting the Quran he joined them for a while and said: "With this my Lord Has sent me." Then he stood up and went to the second circle. He found them discussing Halal (lawful) and Haram (unlawful). He joined them and said nothing. Then he stood up and went to the third circle. He found them glorifying God, remembering Tawheed (monotheism or the oneness of God) and denying partners, equals, companions, or associates to God. He joined them for a longer time and said: "With this my Lord Has ordered me."

"Because Tawheed is knowing God Almighty and who does not know Tawheed is not a believer." Jabir said.

Related by Al-Rabii bin Habib (Al Jami' Al Sahih, Hadith No: 28)




   It was narrated that Abu Obeida said that Jabir bin Zaid said: I was informed that while the Messenger of God (Prayers & peace be upon him) was sitting in the mosque, three men came in. Two of them went in front of the Messenger of God (PBUH) and the third one went away. When the two kept on standing before the Messenger of God (PBUH), they greeted the Prophet and his companions. Then one of them found a place in the circle and sat there while the other sat behind the gathering. The Messenger of God said: "Shall I tell you about these three persons?" They said: "Yes, O Messenger of God". He said: "One of them sought God, so God took him into His grace and mercy, the second felt shy of God, so God sheltered Him in His mercy (and did not punish him), while the third turned his face away from God, so God turned His face away from him likewise."

Related by Al-Rabii bin Habib (Al Jami' Al Sahih, Hadith No: 31)



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