Becoming the Keys to Goodness
Author: Ustadz Abu Ahmad Said Yai, Lc. MA
عن أنس بن مالك قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم:
إِنَّ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلْخَيْرِ مَغَالِيقَ لِلشَّرِّ وَإِنَّ مِنَ النَّاسِ مَفَاتِيحَ لِلشَّرِّ مَغَالِيقَ لِلْخَيْرِ فَطُوبَى لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الْخَيْرِ عَلَى يَدَيْهِ وَوَيْلٌ لِمَنْ جَعَلَ اللَّهُ مَفَاتِيحَ الشَّرِّ عَلَى يَدَيْهِ
From Anas Ibn Malik -may Allah be pleased with him-, he said, “The Messenger of Allah -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- once said, “Verily, among men, there are persons who become the keys to goodness, and the locks of evil. And among men there are people who become the locks of goodness, and the keys to evil. Lucky those whom Allah put in their hands the key to goodness, and woe to those whom Allah put in their hands the key to evil.”
Explanation of Narrators:
This hadith was narrated by Ibn Maja in his book of Sunan, at the opening of the Book of Sunan Ibn Maja, chapter “The key to goodness”, no. 237 and Ibn Abi ‘Ashim in As Sunnah, no. 232.
It is classified as good hadith by Sheikh Al Albani in “Ash Shahihah” no. 1332, and “Dzhilâlul-jannah” (297/299) with its supporting narrations.
Explanation of Hadith:
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