Explanation of 40 Hadith Of Imam Al-Nawawi by Sheikh Abdur Rahman Naseer Al-Barrak (Hadith no.7)

Explanation of 40 Hadith Of Imam Al-Nawawi by Sheikh Abdur Rahman Naseer Al-Barrak (Hadith no.7)

عن أبي رُقَيَّةَ تَميمِ بنِ أوْسٍ الدَّاريِّ -رَضِي اللهُ عَنْهُ- أنَّ النَّبيَّ  -صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – قالَ: « الدِّينُ النَّصِيحَةُ “. قُلْنَا: لِمَنْ يا رسول الله؟ قالَ: ” للهِ وَلِكِتَابِهِ وَلِرَسُولِهِ وَلأِئِمَّةِ الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَعَامَّتِهِمْ ».

رواهُ مسلمٌ.

On the authority of Abu Ruqayya Tameem ibn Aus ad-Daaree (radi Allaahu anhu) that the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The Deen (religion) is Naseehah (advice/sincerity)’. We said ‘To whom?’ He said ‘To Allah and His Book, and His Messenger, and to the leaders of the Muslims and their common folk.’

[Related by Muslim]


  • This hadith is a comprehensive principle from the principle of hadith and from the concise speech which the Prophet Sallallahu alayhi was sallam was given
  • That the whole religion is sincere advice and that advice is the Deen
  • That the reality of advice is upholding that which Allah has made obligatory and that which Allah has made a part of the religion that which is connected with advice as is mentioned in the hadith
  • Advising (others) to Allah – means advising (mankind) to have faith in Him and in His oneness in his Lordship, His Worship and His Name and Attributes and worshipping Him alone
  • Advice for the Quran – means having faith in it and honouring it and staying within its boundaries
  •  Advice for the Messenger Sallallahu alayhi was sallam – means having faith in him and loving him and following him
  • Advice for the leaders of the Muslim – means hearing and obeying them and recognising their status and going back to the matters of the Deen
  • Advice for the general masses of Muslims – means wanting good for them and teaching the ignorant amongst them and guiding the misguided amongst them and being good to them and not harming them
  • Starting from the most important and working down
  • The rights of the Qur’an, rights of the Messenger and rights of the servants of Allah even though they are part of the rights of Allah, so from the advice for Allah is belief in his book, his messenger, his obedience in the obedience of the messenger and in fulfilling the rights of the servants of Allah
  • That the Deen is worship as well as dealings with others
  • Placing everybody in their right place according to status
  • Repeating speech to emphasise the importance or to understand as it is narrated in the Musnad of Imam Ahmed “The Deen is advice” the prophet  Sallallahu alayhi was sallam said this 3 times

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