23) Theft


Beliefs & Practices, Major Sins

Allah says,

As to the thief, male or female, cut off his or her hand: retribution for their deed and exemplary punishment from Allah, and Allah is exalted in power, full of Wisdom.” (5:38)

Ibn Shihab commented, “Allah severely punished whosoever steals people’s property by cutting off his / her hand. And He is Almighty in retribution and full of wisdom in dispensing the penalty he has prescribed for thieves.

The Prophet said,

February 16, 2009

THE COMPILATIONS OF THE FIRST CENTURY


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

We present here a list of hadith works written by the Tabi’in in the first and second centuries. In the first century the following books of hadith were compiled by the Tabi’in.

1. Book of Khalid ibn Ma’dan (d.104 AH)

2. Books of Abu Qilabah (d.104). He bequeathed his books to his pupil, Ayyub Saktiyani (68-131 A.H.), who paid nore than ten Dirhams as a fare for them being loaded on a camel.

3. The script of Hammam ibn Munabbih, already referred to.

4. Books of Hasan al Basri(21-110 A.H.)

August 27, 2008

THE COMPILATION OF AHADITH IN THE ERA AFTER THE COMPANIONS


Chapter 3, Hadith & Seerah, The Authority of Sunnah

The history of the compilation of Ahadith after the companions is even more vast and detailed. Each companion who narrated the Ahadith had a large number of pupils who compiled what they heard from him. The pupils of the companions are called ‘Tabi’in’.

The compilations of the Tabi’in were generally not arranged subject wise, though some of them have arranged the Ahadith under subjective headings. The first known book of hadith which is so arranged is ‘Al-abwab of Imam Sha’bi (b.19 A.H.D.103A.H.). This book was divided into various chapters. Each chapter contained the Ahadith relating to the same subject like Salah, Zakah etc.

August 27, 2008