Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hadith On Love

al-Awaail az-Zamzamiyyah al-Malikiyyah wa Ba’du al-Musalsalaat al-Mashhurah 25/10/2008

This is the second hadith musalsal I got ijazah from Ustaz Fahmi Zamzam al-Banjari an-Nadwi al-Malikito practise. The first hadith already been posted in November 2008. I regret not being able to post exactly as written in the kitab, but I have to save space :(

This hadith al-Musalsal bil-Mahabbah can be recited as part of after-solah wirid.
Anytime after salam, say "Allahumma a'inni 'alaa zikrika wa shukrika wa husni 'ibaadatik"

Ustaz Fahmi Zamzam said:It has been narrated by our shaykh the knowledge of al-Hijaz, the fragrance of the land of al-Haram as-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maaliki al-Hasani (rh) – he has said: It has been narrated to us by many shaykhs, among them:

My father as-Sayyid ‘Alawi bin ‘Abbas al-Maliki, as-Shaykh Hasan bin Sa’id Yamani, as-Shaykh Hasan bin Muhammad al-Mashath, as-Shaykh Muhammad Nur Sayf, as-Shaykh Muhammad Yasin al-Fadani, as-Shaykh Ibrahim al-Khattani al-Bukhari al-Madani, as-Shaykh Muhammad al-Hafiz at-Tijani, as-Shaykh Soleh bin Muhammad al-Ja’fari, as-Sayyid ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin as-Siddiq al-Ghumari, al-Habib Salim bin Jindan aali Shaykh abu Bakar bin Salim, al-Habib Shaykh bin Salim al-‘Attas, al-Habib ‘Umar bin Ahmad bin Sumait,
and many others that I have mentioned in a separate document.

As-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi further said: I mention here the chain (common to) of my father, al-Mashath, and al-Fadani.

Each of them has said to me:
إني أحبكم فقولو: اَللهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ
في دبر كل صلاة

Truly I have love for you all, so after each solah say: " O Allah I plea that You make me always remember You, grateful to You, and be of good service to You".

Each of the 3 shaykhs had been narrated the same way by Shaykh ‘Umar Hamdan.

And Shaykh ‘Umar Hamdan himself had been narrated the same way by Shaykh Falih az-Zohiri and Sayyid Muhammad ‘Ali al-Watiri. Shaykh Falih had been narrated similarly by as-Sharif Muhammad bin ‘Ali as-Sanusi, who had received from al-Jamal ‘Abdul Hafiz al-‘Ajimi, from Muhammad Hashim bin ‘Abdul Ghafur, from ‘Id bin ‘Ali an-Namrisi al-Barlisi, from al-Mu’ammar Muhammad al-Bahwati al-Hanbali, from ‘Abdul Rahman al-Bahwati, from Najmuddin al-Ghiiti, from al-Hafiz Jalaluddin as-Suyuti.

As-Suyuti from Abu at-Toyyib Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Hijazi, from the judge of all judges (Qadhi al Qudaat) Majduddin Isma’il bin Ibrahim al-Hanafi, from al-Hafiz Abu Sa’id al-‘Ala’I from Ahmad bin Muhammad al-Armu’I from ‘Abdul Rahman bin Makki from Abu at-Tohir as-Salafi, from Muhammad bin ‘Abdul Karim, from Abu ‘Ali ‘Isa bin Shazan al-Qasar al Basri, from Ahmad bin Sulaiman an-Najad, from Abu Bakar bin Abi ad-Dunya, from al-Hasan bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz al-Jarwi, from al-Hakam bin ‘Abdah, from Haiwah bin Shuraih, from ‘Uqbah bin Muslim, from Abu ‘Abdul Rahman al-Habli, from as-Sonabihi:

From Mu’az bin Jabal (ra), Rasulullah (saw) had said:
يا معاذ، إني أحبك فقل
اَللهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ

O Mu’az, truly I have love for you, therefore you should say: "O Allah I plea that You make me always remember You, grateful to You, and be of good service to You.”

Abi Daud has a slightly different narration, but to the same effect.

And Ustaz Ahmad Fahmi Zamzam al-Banjari an-Nadwi al-Maliki said: My shaykhs: Musnid ad-Dunya as-Shaykh Muhammad Yasin bin ‘Isa al-Fadani al-Makki and the fragrance of the land of al-Haram as-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki al-Hasani have said:

إني أحبكم فقولو اَللهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ في دبر كل صلاة

Said Imam as-Suyuti: both isnad and tasalsul are sahih. Said as-Shaykh Muhammad ‘Abid: all matan, tasalsul, and isnad are sahih.

Comments by Ustaz Fahmi Zamzam:
  • I had the opportunity to study under Shaykh Yasin Fadani for a few months before he passed away. He had lived to a very old age.
  • Shaykh Soleh bin Muhammad al-Ja’fari – tariqah Ahmadiah Idrisiah Ja’fariah named after him.
  • Ustaz Fahmi received tariqah Ahmadiah Idrisiah from Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi from the latter's father from Sanusi as-Saghir from Sanusi al-Kabir from Sidi Ahmad bin Idris.
  • Sanad is important. If not for sanad, anybody could have freely said this and that.
  • Haiwah bin Shuraih - a personal confidant of Khalifah Sulaiman bin 'Abdul Malik.

Wallahu a'lam


  1. Alhamdulillah very lucky of you to have gotten the ijazah. Mabruk! Just a question and pls excuse me as I am ignorant abt hadith, what about the part that says 'wa tho'a tika' before 'wa husni ibadatika' coz I've heard some ustazs reciting that extended version. I suppose I could drop it, now that I know it's not original. Second question is when you're given ijazah, are u allowed to pass it on to others? Was it ijazah khususiyah or a'miyah or perhaps it doesn't matter? Third question: reading your post title "Hadith on Love" I thot it's got something to do wth the du'a abt asking God to make us love those who love Him...and to love Him more than we love iced water? Is that a hadith too? Thank you and sorry for asking too many questions. Wassalam.

  2. Salam salam...
    Thank you, for this posting of yours has prompted me to share the hadith on my blog.


    Thanks again!

  3. E,
    I'm sorry not aware of another hadith with "wa tho'a tika". But if you heard from a reliable person then I don't see why need to stop reciting such. Many ahadith relayed down to us in slightly different forms. This is why sanad is important.

    As a student I can't deny being proud of my sanad. I can read it to seomebody else, but cannot teach. I have no authority to give ijazah to somebody else. Only qualified persons can do so. When the shaykh sees a need to appoint his student to give ijazah to others, then he would summon him in private and give proper instructions. I guess like Rasulullah (saw) summon Mu'az before sending him to Yemen?

    Ustaz Zakaria said practising wirid without ijazah is like having light bulb all wired up with the switch - but no electricity. (takda karan). You get reward for reciting, but you don't get the greater benefit. I guess hadith is like that also (*shrug*).

    I don't know about ice water...plus 1430 yrs ago ice boxes not invented yet lol. I don't know that much really :) I don't mind questions, and probably some other visitors can help with the answer.

    Allah knows best.

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  5. Allow me to ramble on some more...
    Gotta admit I do get a kick knowing a silsilah goes through great names such as Imams as-Suyuti, both Ibn Hajars (al-asqolani as well as al-haitami), Zainuddin al-Iraqi, Zakaria Ansori, as-Subki, Ibn Atho'illah as-Sakandari, Yasin Fadani etc. These are ulama mu'tabar...yes they are not ma'sum, but they're less likely to stray from the true path.

    Said Muhammad Ibn Sirin (rh): If it were not for sanad, anybody could've said what he wanted to say...
    Said Imam Malik (rh): This matter (learning) is part of your religion, so look who you taking your religion from.
    Imam Shafi'i (rh): 'Ilm is not what you memorize, 'ilm is what benefit you.

    And Allah knows best. I'm merely repeating from the others. I hope one day I get to sit down and listen from all these great Imams. Amin.

  6. Salam,
    Ameen to your du'a and thanks again for sharing.
    That du'a re iced water or cold water maybe(as opposed to hot tea?)was recited by Dr Muhammad Uthman El Muhammady at Masjid Negara Mawlid recently. I must go look for it now.
    And yes I like this line especially: "Imam Shafi'i (rh): 'Ilm is not what you memorize, 'ilm is what benefit you."
    Thank you for this important reminder.
    God bless.

  7. My bad... I had in mind some ice cubes floating in a glass of ice lemon tea...with sick mind, comes sick words:)
    OK, yes I've heard some hadith reagrding cold water. You must have found it out by now though...


  8. as-Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maaliki al-Hasani if it is the late Sheikh Alawai al-Maaliki of Haraam, then for sure I know he did bayt on the hands of Sheikhul-Hadith Maulana Zakariyya Kandhalvi (rahmatullahi alayhi).

  9. Asslamua'laikum, in Malaysian language, this dua( اَللهُمَّ أَعِنِّي عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِكَ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَتِكَ ) meaning is :

    "Ya Allah, Tolonglah daku untuk ingat kepadaMu, bersyukur kepadaMu dan (dapat) melaksanakan ibadat / pengabdian kepadaMu..."