My companions are like stars الصحابة نجوم الاهتداء Shaykh Akhtar Rida Khan

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  1. Unbeknown

    Unbeknown Senior Moderator

    Jazakallahu khairan wa ahsanal jaza.
  2. Abdul Mustafa 786

    Abdul Mustafa 786 Active Member

    Translation of Mufti Akhtar Raza Khan's "The Companion's are the Star's of Guidance"

    Title:The Companions are the Stars of Guidance

    Author(s):Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan
    Format:paperback /


    Description ALLAH CHOSE THE COMPANIONS OF THE MESSENGER OF ALLAH - may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him - to keep intimate company with him and learn from his statements, actions, and exalted spiritual states. This divinely preordained bounty set them apart from the rest of humanity—after the Prophets—and made them the standard bearers of the Prophetic way.

    This treatise written by the scholar and sage, Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan, discusses the famous hadith ascribed to the Prophet -may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him: “My Companions are like the stars; whomever of them you follow you will be guided.” This hadith was declared weak by many scholars; however, the author explains that if a weak hadith gains fame and general acceptance it can be judged as authentic. Imam al-Suyuti said in Tadrib al-rawi:“Some of them have said that a hadith is judged authentic if it is met with general acceptance among the people, even if it does not possess an authentic chain.”

    The tribulation of our time is that there are those who, in their misplaced zeal, claim that this hadith is forged. That is a baseless view first propagated by the literalist scholar Ibn Hazm, and followed by the late Sheikh Muhammad Nasir al-Din al-Albani, the self-taught Salafi “revivalist.”

    Sheikh Muhammad Akhtar Rida Khan does not seek to authenticate this hadith; his goal is to respond to the claims that it is forged [mawdu'] and prove that [1] it has a basis [2] that there are similar reports that are sound [3] the Gnostics and saints accepted the soundness of this hadith through their spiritual unveiling [kashf]. This treatise is also a brilliant defense of the Companions’ preeminence in jurisprudence and reflects the author’s mastery of the hadith sciences and legal theory. May Allah send prayers and salutations upon our master Mu^ammad, and upon his family and Companions entire.
    - Dr. Najah 'Awad Siyam
    Muqattam Publishers, Cairo, Egypt


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  3. saghe_jilani

    saghe_jilani New Member


    Yaa Siddiq Yaa Umar Yaa Usman Yaa Haider
    Dafa Sharkun Khair awar Yaa Shabbir o Shabbar

    Haq Sab Yaar
  4. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    no. but rather, for the reason urdu speakers say raza instead of rida.
  5. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    is that why punjabis say wekho instead of dekho? :)

    on a more serious note: good point, nj. it must mean that alaHazrat did not consider the hadith to be mawdu' etc.

    in al-haadil kaaf, he writes:

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  6. ala hazrat :ra: has referenced this hadith sharif in his couplet (highlighted passage):-

    Ahle Sunnat ka hai baiRa paar, Ashaab e Huzoor
    Najm haiN
    , aur nau hai 'itrat RasoolAllah صلى الله عليه وسلم ki

    The Ahlus Sunnah shall sail (to success) for the Prophet's Companions
    Are as the stars
    , and the ship is the Prophet's Family

  7. abu Hasan

    abu Hasan Administrator

    i have yet to read the rest but the first paragraph seems to have a typo.

    i suppose - and i may be wrong - that:

    [FONT=&quot]الموضوع به البلاء[/FONT]

    should probably be

    [FONT=&quot]المدفوع به البلاء[/FONT]

    it is not difficult for a typist to mistake the ligatures and hence transpose the letters - waw for daal and Daad for faa.

    Allah ta'ala knows best.
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  8. Aqdas

    Aqdas Staff Member

    there was disagreement recently regarding this hadith in one of the indian urdu periodicals - probably jaam-e-noor. maybe sayyidi taj al-shari'ah lifted his pen thereafter.
  9. الصحابة نجوم الاهتداء
    Excellent Sharh explanation of the hadith about the Sahabah kiraam being the Stars of Guidance and upholding the status of the hadith, by Taaj us Shariah Mufti Muhammad Akhtar Rida al Qadri al Azhari hafizahullahu Ta'ala

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