Author: Waheed Abdussalaam Bali
Publisher: Al-Firdous Ltd. (2004)
Pages: 75 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him, seek His Support, Guidance and Forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of our selves and from our misdeeds. He whom Allah guides will never be misguided by anyone and he whom Allah misguides will never be guided by anyone. I testify that there is no God but Allah Alone, having no partner, and I testify that Muhammad is His Servant and Messenger. The truest discourse is the Qur'an, the most noble of traditions is the Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH), the most evil of things is their novelties, every novelty is a bid'a, every bid'a is a dhalala (act of misguidance) and every dhalala is in Fire. The abundance of literature on the issue of Paradise and Hellfire can hardly be overlooked. However, the problem with this literature is that it contains both authentic and weak traditions of the prophet (PBUH), and its authors were so tolerant towards the issue on the grounds that weak traditions are part of instilling in the reader a sense of desire of Paradise and fear of Hellfire. There are two arguments concerning this point: First, information on Paradise and its blessings, and Hellfire and its torment is part of the unseen (Al-Ghayb) which is at the heart of the Islamic Creed (Aqida). But, how can one be so tolerant towards this matter? Second whoever has studied the books on traditions deeply, would find out that authentic traditions are sufficient evidence and would do away fabricated traditions. Therefore, the reason of this book is to state only authentic traditions so that the reader and, therefore, the speaker at any sermon may use them without resorting to weak or fabricated traditions.