Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Statements of the Salaf about Al-Hamd

Hafs mentioned that `Umar said to `Ali,

"We know La ilaha illallah, Subhan Allah and Allahu Akbar.

What about Al-Hamdu Lillah?''

`Ali said, "A statement that Allah liked for Himself, was pleased with for Himself and He likes that it be repeated.''

Also, Ibn `Abbas said, "Al-Hamdu Lillah is the statement of appreciation.

When the servant says Al-Hamdu Lillah, Allah says, `My servant has praised Me.''

Ibn Abi Hatim recorded this Hadith

At-Tabari 1:13

Extracted from English translation of Safee ar-Rahmaan al-Mubaarakfooree's abridgement/re-writing of Tafseer Ibn Katheer called al-Misbaah al-Muneer volume one pages 70-71
Darrussalam edition