Weekly Sultaniyya Hadith Source Week No: 27


Sanctity of Muslim Blood

Hadith 35, The wiping away of the World means less to Allah than a Believer to be killed unjustly (Ibn Maja)
Hadith 36, Abdulla bin Umar said - I saw the Prophet (SAW) doing tawwaf around the Ka'aba saying "How sweet/ good are you and how sweet is your scent. How great are you and how great is your sanctity. By the One who the soul of Mohammad is in His Hand the sanctity of a believer is greater with Allah than your sanctity" (Ibn Maja)

Commentary:

A: Though the Ka'aba is considered the greatest Islamic symbol present, with the Muslims all over the world turning their faces toward it five times daily, and with the prayer inside it has more reward than anywhere else, the sanctity of the blood of a single believer is worth more to Allah (SWT) than the sanctity of this first house built to worship Allah (SWT).

B: Since the blood of a single believer is worth more to Allah (SWT) than the Ka'aba, and in fact more than the whole Earth and what is in it, then it is upon the Muslims to place the same priority upon the blood of their brothers and sister, and treat the violation of that sanctity as worse than open aggression against the Ka'aba.

C: Accordingly, the most pressing issue for the Muslim today is to protect this sanctity, and as mentioned in the previous section only the Imam is a shield whom they are protected by.


Hadith with commentary each week, taken from The Sixty Sultaniyya compiled by Abu Luqman Fathullah
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