Originally Posted by cat eyes
There is a great difference between Sahih Bukhari and Fazail A'mal.
Sahih Bukhari is a collection of Hadith. Fazail A'mal is not
a collection of Hadith, rather it is a book of fazail
, virtues of good deeds. It contains verses from the Qur'an, Ahadith as well as saying of scholars and pious people of the past.
The purpose of Sahih Bukhari is to collect all the Sahih Ahadith at one place. Whereas the purpose of Fazail A'mal is to encourage a person to become a practising Muslim by narrating to him the rewards that he will earn on performing a good deed and by relating the punishment he will face on leaving that good deed.
Ahadith from Sahih Bukhari can be used to derive masa'il
rulings. But not everyone is capable of doing that. So we have to rely on the fuqaha
experts in the field of jurisprudence. Fazail A'mal cannot be used to derive any Islamic ruling. It is just used to encourage a Muslim to practise his Religion.
If a person reads Sahih Bukhari on his own, and he thinks he can follow the Ahadith from it, then it is most likely that he will go astray. Because you will see Ahadith apparently
contradicting each other in Sahih Bukhari. You will even find Ahadith that were abrogated by other Ahadith. There are also Ahadith which were specific actions of the Prophet :saws1: and they cannot be considered as Sunnah. So reading Sahih Bukhari without scholarly supervision can be dangerous for one's Iman and A'mal.
Whereas Fazail A'mal can be read by anyone since we do not derive any rulings from it. It is just used for encouragement to be more practising.
Those who read Fazail A'mal, they do not discourage you from reading Sahih Bukhari. Rather they tell you to read it under the supervision of a scholar. You will not find more Huffaz, 'Ulama and Mufti anywhere else except in the families of those who read Fazail A'mal and spend time in the Path of Allah for the sake of His Deen.
This is a fact which no one can deny. Because of this work of Deen, more and more people are coming closer to Allah and discarding their sinful life.
I know the people who speak against Fazail A'mal on youtube. Not everyone who grows a beard and wears a ghutrah
becomes a scholar.
Mu'adh ibne-Anas Juhani Radhiyallahu 'anhu narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam said: If anyone guards a believer's honour from a hypocrite, then Allah will appoint an angel who will guard his flesh from the Hell-Fire on the Day of Resurrection. If anyone accuses a Muslim by saying something to defame him, then Allah will restrain him on the bridge over Hell until he is cleansed from what he said. (Abu Dawood)
If you trust youtube (which you shouldn't actually), then please view the videos posted in response to their objections too before forming a biased opinion on the book Fazail A'mal.
Please go through the links I had posted in my earlier post if you still have any doubts regarding it.
Originally Posted by cat eyes
It's important to read Sahih Bukhari under the supervision of a scholar because of the reasons mentioned above.
You can still attend the Ta'leem and consult knowledgeable sisters on the issue. Or better still, try to consult an 'Alim behind hijab.
yes i notice some of the hadiths are not even referenced cos i never hear the sister saying the reference of the hadith
The references are usually written at the bottom of the page or with the Arabic text of the Hadith. A layman should not be concerned with the references as long as the book is compiled by a trustworthy scholar. Therefore these references are not included with the translation. Anyone who is capable enough of analysing the references will obviously know Arabic
, so he can check them in the Arabic text or in the foot notes.
Shaikh Muhammad Zakariyyah Kandhlawi was a trustworthy scholar. As mentioned in my earlier post, his works are widely accepted among all the scholars of the world. He lived his last days in Madinah Munawwarah and passed away on 1st Sha'ban 1402 AH. He is now resting in Jannatul Baqi', near the Ahlul Bayt. Even Shaikh Huzaify, Imam and Khateeb of Masjidun-Nabawi said about him that he was his personal friend and a great 'Alim (click to read first hand account)