Hadith on Deen: The Blessing of Understanding Religion

📖Sahih al-Bukhari 71
Narrated Muawiya: I heard Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) saying, “If Allah wants to do good to a person, He makes him comprehend the religion. I am just a distributor, but the grant is from Allah. (And remember) that this nation (true Muslims) will keep on following Allah’s teachings strictly and they will not be harmed by any one going on a different path till Allah’s order (Day of Judgment) is established.”

  • This Hadith from Sahih al-Bukhari 71 highlights the role of Allah in bestowing understanding of Islam upon individuals. According to this Hadith, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) acts as a distributor of knowledge, while the ultimate grant of comprehension comes from Allah. It emphasizes that those who adhere strictly to Allah’s teachings will not be harmed by those who deviate from the right path until the Day of Judgment, when Allah’s final order is established. Additionally, the Hadith underscores the concept of Islam as a “deen,” which is often translated as “way of life (Quran 5:3)” rather than merely a “religion.” This reflects the comprehensive nature of Islam, which encompasses all aspects of life, including spiritual, moral, social, and legal dimensions. It emphasizes that Islam is not limited to mere rituals, but rather guides Muslims in all aspects of their lives, providing a holistic framework for living in accordance with Allah’s guidance.

Overall, the Hadith highlights the central role of Allah in granting understanding of Islam, the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as a distributor of knowledge, and the comprehensive nature of Islam as a complete way of life. It emphasizes the importance of adhering to Allah’s teachings and following the guidance of Islam in all aspects of life.