Benefits and Virtues of Surah 11 Hud

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11. Hood

11.1 Abu Juhayfa (رضي الله عنه) says

‘The people said: “O Rasulallah, (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم)! we see the signs of old age beginning to show on you?” Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) replied: “Surah Hud and similar surahs have made me old”.

Shama’il Muhammadiyah Book 5, Hadith 41

11.2 Abu Ishaq narrated from Ikrimah, from Ibn Abbas (رضي الله عنهم) who said

“Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) said: ‘O Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم)! You have become gray.’ He said: ‘I have gone gray from (Surat) Hud, Al-Waqi`ah, Al-Mursalat and `Amma Yatasa’alun and Idhash-Shamsu Kuwwirat.’”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3297

11.3 Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said

“Surah Hood, and its sisters, and the remembrance of the Day of Judgement and the tales of the past nations : have made my hair grey.”

(Jami’ al Sagheer 3420)

11.4 Ka’ab (رضي الله عنه) reported that

The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said, ‘Recite surah Hud on Fridays’

(Shuayb ul Iman 2/472, Mishkat al-Masabih 2174, Darimi)

11.5 It was narrated that Uqbah bin Amr (رضي الله عنه) said

“I followed the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) when he was riding, and I placed my hand on his foot and said : O Messenger of Allah, teach me Surah Hud and Surah Yusuf. He said: ‘You will never recite anything greater before Allah than: “Say: I seek refuge with (Allah), the Lord of the daybreak.” And “Say: I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind.'”

Sunan an-Nasa’i 953

11.6 Waki’ bin ‘Udus narrated that Abu Razin Al-‘Uqaili (رضي الله عنهم) said

” The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said: ” The believer’s dreams are a portion of the forty portions of Prophet-hood. And it is (as if it is) on the leg of a bird, as long as it is not spoken of. But when it is spoken of it drops.” I think he said: ” And it should not be discussed except with an intelligent one or a beloved one.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 8, Hadith 2278

11.7 It was narrated that ‘Aishah (رضي الله عنها) said

“If the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) saw a cloud that looked as if it was bringing rain, the color of his face would change, and he would go in and out and walk to and fro. Then, if it rained, he would feel relieved.” ‘Aishah mentioned to him what she had seen him do, and he said: “How do you know? Perhaps it would be as the people of Hud said: ‘Then, when they saw it as a dense cloud coming towards their valleys, they said: “This is a cloud bringing us rain!” Nay, but it is that (torment) which you were asking to be hastened.” [46:24]

Sunan Ibn Majah 3891

11.8 Waki’ bin ‘Udus narrated that Abu Razin Al-‘Uqaili (رضي الله عنهم) said

” The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said: ” The believer’s dreams are a portion of the forty portions of Prophet-hood. And it is (as if it is) on the leg of a bird, as long as it is not spoken of. But when it is spoken of it drops.” I think he said: ” And it should not be discussed except with an intelligent one or a beloved one.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 4, Book 8, Hadith 2278

11.9 It was narrated from Abu Musa (رضي الله عنه)

That the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said, “Allah gives respite to the wrongdoer, then when He seizes him, He does not let him go.” Then he recited: “Such is the Seizure of your Lord when He seizes the (population of) towns while they are doing wrong.”[11:102]

Sunan Ibn Majah 4018

11.10 Narrated Ibn ‘Umar (رضي الله عنه)

That ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab (رضي الله عنه)said: “When this Ayah was revealed: Some among them will be wretches and (others) blessed (11:105). I asked the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) saying: ‘O Prophet of Allah! Based upon what are we then working; something that has already finished or something that has not yet happened?’ He said: ‘Rather something that has happened, and the Pens have already passed over it O ‘Umar! But for everyone, what he has been created for is made easy.'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3111

11.11 Narrated Ibn Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه)

That a man unlawfully kissed a woman. So he came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) to ask him about its atonement. So (the following) Ayah was revealed: And perform the Salat, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night (11:114). The man said: “Is this for me O Messenger of Allah?” He said: “For you and for whoever does that among my Ummah.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3114

11.12 It was narrated from ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (رضي الله عنه)

That a man did something with a woman that was less than adultery; I do not know how far it went, but it was less than adultery. He went to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and told him about that. Then Allah revealed the words:
“And perform the prayer, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful.” [11:114] He said: “O Messenger of Allah, is this only for me?” He said: “It is for everyone who acts upon it.”

Sunan Ibn Majah Vol. 1, Book 5, Hadith 1398

11.13 Narrated Mu’adh bin Jabal (رضي الله عنه)

“A man came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! What do you say about a man who meets a woman and there is no acquaintance between them. So there is nothing that a man who would do with his wife but he does it with her, except that he does not have intercourse with her?'” He said: “So Allah revealed: And perform the Salat, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful (11:114). So he ordered him to perform Wudu and Salat.” Then Mu’adh said: “I said: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Is that specifically for him, or for the believers in general?’ He said: ‘Rather it is for the believers in general.'”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3113

11.14 ‘Abdullah reported that a person came to Allah’s Apostle (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) and said

Allah’s Messenger, I sported with a woman in the outskirts of Medina, and I have committed an offence short of fornication. Here I am (before you), kindly deliver verdict about me which you deem fit. Unar said: Allah concealed your fault. You had better conceal it yourself also. Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ), however, gave no reply to him. The man stood up and went away and Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) sent a person after him to call him and be recited this verse:” And observe prayer at the ends of the day and in the first hours of the night. Surely, good deeds take away evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful” (xi. 115). A person amongst the people said: Allah’s Apostle, does it concern this marn only? Thereupon he (the Holy Prophet) said: No, but the people at large.

Sahih Muslim 2763 d 

11.15 Narrated Musa bin Talhah (رضي الله عنه)

That Abu Al-Yasar said: “A woman came to me selling dates. I said to her: ‘There are better dates than these in the house.’ So she entered the house with me. I had an urge for her so I began kissing her. I went to Abu Bakr and mentioned that to him, so he said: ‘Cover what you have done, repent, do not inform any one, and never do it again.’ So I went to ‘Umar and mentioned that to him. He said: ‘Cover what you have done, repent, do not inform any one, and never do it again.’ Then I went to the Prophet (ﷺ) and mentioned it to him.” He said: ‘Is this how you take care of the wife of someone who is away fighting in Allah’s cause?” Such that he had wished he had not accepted Islam until that very time, and he thought that he must be one of the people of the Fire.” He said: “The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) bowed his head for a long time, until Allah revealed to him: And perform the Salat, at the two ends of the day and in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That is a reminder for the mindful (11:114). Abu Al-Yasar said: “So I went to him and the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) recited it for me. A companion of his said: “O Messenger of Allah! Is this specific, or is it for the people in general?” He said: “Rather it is for the people in general.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3115

11.16 Narrated Abu Hurairah (رضي الله عنه)

That the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم) said: “Indeed, the honorable, the son of the honorable, the son of the honorable, the son of the honorable: Yusuf bin Ya’qub bin Ishaq bin Ibrahim.” He said: “And if I were to have remained in the prison as long as Yusuf, then the messenger came, I would have accepted.” Then he recited: When the messenger came to him, he said: “Return to your king and ask him: ‘What happened to the women who cut their hands? (12:50)’ He said: “May Allah have mercy upon Lut, certainly he used to lean toward powerful support, since he said: “Would that I had strength to overpower you, or that I could betake myself to some powerful support (11:80).” So Allah did not send a Prophet after him except among a high ranking family (Dhirwah) among his people.”

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Vol. 5, Book 44, Hadith 3116

11.17 On the authority of Anas (رضي الله عنه)

From the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وسلم), who said: The believers will gather together on the Day of Resurrection and will say: Should we not ask [someone] to intercede for us with our Lord? So they will come to Adam and will say: You are the Father of mankind; Allah created you with His hand, He made His angels bow down to you and He taught you the names of everything, so intercede for us with your Lord so that He may give us relief form this place where we are. And he will say: I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention his wrongdoing and will feel ashamed and will say: Go to Noah, for he is the first messenger that Allah sent to the inhabitants of the earth. So they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention his having requested something of his Lord about which he had no [proper] knowledge (Quran Chapter 11 Verses 45-46), and he will feel ashamed and will say: Go to the Friend of the Merciful (Abraham). So they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that]. Go to Moses, a servant to whom Allah talked and to whom He gave the Torah. So they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that] – and he will mention the taking of a life other that for a life (Quran Chapter 28 Verses 15-16), and he will feel ashamed in the sight of his Lord and will say: Go to Jesus, Allah’s servant and messenger, Allah’s word and spirit. So they will come to him and he will say: I am not in a position [to do that]. Go to Muhammad (may the blessings and peace of Allah be upon him), a servant to whom Allah has forgiven all his wrongdoing, past and future. So they will come to me and I shall set forth to ask permission to come to my Lord, and permission will be given, and when I shall see my Lord I shall prostrate myself. He will leave me thus for such time as it pleases Him, and then it will be said [to me]: Raise your head. Ask and it will be granted. Speak and it will be heard. Intercede and your intercession will be accepted. So I shall raise my head and praise Him with a form of praise that He will teach me. Then I shall intercede and He will set me a limit [as to the number of people], so I shall admit them into Paradise. Then I shall return to Him, and when I shall see my Lord [I shall bow down] as before. Then I shall intercede and He will set me a limit [as to the number of people]. So I shall admit them into Paradise. Then I shall return for a third time, then a fourth, and I shall say: There remains in Hell-fire only those whom the Qur’an has confined and who must be there for eternity. There shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing a barley-corn; then there shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing a grain of wheat; then there shall come out of Hell-fire he who has said: There is no god but Allah and who has in his heart goodness weighing an atom. It was related by al-Bukhari (also by Muslim, at-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Majah).

40 Hadith Qudsi Hadith 36

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