Do not delay in five things

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Sayyiduan ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised haste in 5 matters: Establishing Salah, repentance before death, completing the funeral rites of the deceased, paying off debts, marriage when a suitable match is found. Jazakumullah.


Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

O ‘Ali, do not delay in three things; 1) Salah when its time arrives, 2) Offering the janazah salah when the bier is present and 3) Marriage of a woman whose match is found

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 171 & 1075 , Declared as sound (hasan) by ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah). See Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1371)

Haste in five things have been reported as the advice of Imam Hatim Al-Asamm (rahimahullah). He said:

“Haste is from Shaytan but in the following five deeds:

1) Feeding

2) preparing the deceased for burial

3) Getting a virgin girl married.

4) Repayment of debts

5) Repentance before death.

(Hilyatul Awliya; see Ithafus Sadatil Muttaqin, vol.5 pg.251)

I haven’t seen these five in the narration of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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