Explanation of a Hadith

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: Please explain this hadith. This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Abu Huraira (radhiyallahu anhu) and in the hadith transmitted on the authority of Ibn Hatim Allah’s Apostle (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) is reported to have said: When any one of you fights with his brother, he should avoid his face for Allah created Adam in His own image.

حَدَّثَنَا نَصْرُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ الْجَهْضَمِيُّ، حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، حَدَّثَنَا الْمُثَنَّى، ح وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ، حَاتِمٍ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ مَهْدِيٍّ، عَنِ الْمُثَنَّى بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَفِي حَدِيثِ ابْنِ حَاتِمٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ “‏ إِذَا قَاتَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ أَخَاهُ فَلْيَجْتَنِبِ الْوَجْهَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ خَلَقَ آدَمَ عَلَى صُورَتِهِ ‏”‏ ‏.‏

Reference: Sahih Muslim 2612 e In-book reference: Book 45, Hadith 152 USC-MSA web (English) reference: Book 32, Hadith 6325

Bismillaah

A: Most of the shaariheen explained the hadeeth “khalaqallahu aadam ala sooratihi” as that man reflects the sifaat of Allah Ta`ala to the greatest extent.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

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