25 Ahadith Narrated by Ibn Majah & His Short Biography

Islamic quotes & ahadith by Ibn Majah: Allah SWT choose some people to be the torchbearers of knowledge leading the Muslim community to the straight path and guiding their way in the light of the Quran and Sunnah. They are religious scholars who devoted their lives to the work of Allah SWT, teaching people about Islam.

These scholars were very dear to Allah SWT, they were also the compilers of the 6 major books of Ahadith. These books are known as the Al-Sihah al-SittahThe Authentic Six. These books have universal acceptance among the Sunni community. The 6 compilers of the books are:

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Who Was Imam Ibn Majah?

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Yazeed al-Rabei al-Qazwini also known as Imam Ibn Majah was one of the eminent scholars of Hadith. He was born in Qazvin, Iran in 824AD/209AH into a Sunni family, and was of Persian origin. He earned his recognition from the book Sunan Ibn Majah which is among the Al-Sihah al-Sittah and among the most important works of Ahadith.

Ibn Majah preferred to sit with scholars and traveled a lot from a very young age. It needs to be understood that universities weren’t available at that time and no one had the luxury of attending lectures one after the other to gain knowledge. They had to travel a lot to collect the finest of information from the best in their generation. The more the scholars traveled, their knowledge increased and more people benefitted from their knowledge.

Another reason for their travel was to verify the authenticity of the Ahadith. Collecting Ahadith from its sources had a great many benefits. One of them is that the authenticity of the Ahadith increases with the shortened chain of narrators and the Muhaddith gets the opportunity to be acquainted with the narrator in person.

Imam Ibn Majah studied under 319 scholars of Ahadith in his 15 years of travel and dedicated his entire life to acquiring, teaching, and preserving the Prophetic traditions. Imam Ibn Majah acquired vast knowledge in multiple branches of this religion. He wrote books on Hadith, Tafseer, and the history of the narrators of Hadith.

The book of Ibn Majah comprises of about 4000 ahadith, one may think that this book only comprises Ahadith relating to Fiqh. However, there are several chapters of Ahadith that do not have a relation with Fiqh e.g. book of interpretation of dreams, book of abstinence, and book of trials/fitan. Some of them will be mentioned here:

1-Rights Of Labor

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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2- Repent From Sins

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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3- Reward For Prayer In Congregation

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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4- Cure For Diseases

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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5- Don’t Admire People Above You

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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6-Abundance In Sajdah Brings a Great Deal Of Reward

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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7- Peace To All

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said:

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8- Hide Faults

It was narrated from Ibn `Abbas that the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

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9- Love Of Allah SWT

Sahl bin Sa’d (RAA) narrated, A man came to the Prophet ﷺ and said,

“O Allah`s Messenger (ﷺ), direct me to a deed which if I do it, I shall be loved by Allah and by people. 

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10- Imparting Knowledge

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11- Marriage

It was narrated from Ibn Abbas that, the Messenger of Allah said:

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12- Rememberance Of Allah And Drawing Near To Him

Abdallah bin ‘Umar told that the Prophet used to say:

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13- Knowledge That Is Beneficial

It was narrated from Jabir that, the Messenger of Allah said:

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14- Best Of Words

It was narrated from Samurah bin Jundab that,the Prophet (ﷺ) said:

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15- Love Of Food

It was narrated from Abu Hurairah that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

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16- Reading Qur’an

It was narrated from Bara’ (bin ‘Azib) that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

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17- Wisest Of Believers

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Umar said:

“I was with the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, a man came and inquired about the wisest of men?”

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ replied:

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18- Key To Prayer

It was narrated from Muhammed bin Al-Hanafiyyah that his father said,

the Messenger of Allah ﷺ narrated:

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19- Healing Power

It was narrated that ‘Uthman bin ‘Abdul-Malik said:

“I heard Salim bin ‘Abdullah narrating from his father that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

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20- Building Mosques For The Sake Of Allah

It was narrated that ‘Umar bin Khattab said:

“I heard the Messenger of Allah say: 

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21- Meaning Of Life

It was narrated from Samurah bin Jundab that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

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22- With Regards To Faith

It was narrated that ‘Ali bin Abu Talib said, the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said

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23- People Of Allah

It was narrated that Anas bin Malik said, the Messenger of Allah said:

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24- Protecting One’s Deeds

Mu’awiyah bin Abu Sufyan said:“I heard the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) say:

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25- Eating As a Family

Salim bin ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar said:“I heard my father say: ‘I heard ‘Umar bin Khattab say: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What does Sunan Ibn Majah comprise of?

Sunan Ibn Mājah consists of 37 volumes, 1560 chapters, and 4341 ahadith.

Q. How many Ahadith in Sunan Ibn Majah are common with other five books?

3002 ahadith are common with the other five books.

Q. How many ahadith found in Sunan Ibn Majah cannot be found in the rest five of the books?

It contains 1339 aḥadith that are not found in any of the other five books. These additions, also known as Zawā’id have elevated Sunan Ibn Mājah to the position of the “sixth of the Six”.

How authentic is Sunan Ibn Majah?

Imam Ibn Majah was mainly focused on Fiqh issues, he was concerned with collecting as many Ahadith related to Fiqh. Sunan Ibn Majah contains a larger number of ahadith than the other five books, but yes it also contains more weak ahadith than the other five.

His purpose may have been to collect as many ahadith and find the chain of narrations for the aḥādīth that were the basis of rulings on Fiqh issues of the time, regardless of their authenticity or chain of narrators.

What are the highlights of Sunan Ibn Majah?

The chapters are well-arranged and well-ordered, with no repetition of hadith, unlike the other five books. It has 482 authentic ahadith that cannot be found in the remaining books.  Sunan Ibn Majah includes 3002 Ahadith that are common with the other five books, but Imam Ibn Majah has narrated them with different channels of narration.

The variety of channels strengthens these Ahadith. This distinctive quality is unique to Ibn Majah and is not found in any other book of Ḥadīth.




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