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Concerning the Hadeeth ''None Of You Believes Until''

Is the following Hadeeth authentic: لا يومن احدكم حتى يكون هواه تبعا لما جئت به "None of you believes until his desires are in accordance with what I came with." (Al-Baghavi 1/213, no. 104)

A group of scholars have graded it authentic while another group of scholars have graded it weak. The author of Al-Hujjah[1] said: "A believer does not have complete faith until his desires are in harmony with what the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) came with. If one desires fornication, for example, or he desires to commit some act of disobedience, then his faith is incomplete. The same if he wishes to backbite or slander or if he actually does those sins."

So his faith will not be complete until his desires and inclinations are similar to what the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) came with. When he follows his desires and obeys the Shaytan, the level of his faith decreases, and this decrease may at times lead him to disbelief, such as when he desires to worship other than Allaah, or when his desires lead him to mock or curse the religion, or when he deems lawful that which Allaah has forbidden, thereby leading to disbelief and resulting in apostasy from the religion. And we ask Allaah to protect us.


[1] That is Abu Al-Qasim Al-Asbahani. An-Nawawi referred to Al-Hujjah in his Forty Hadeeths.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Pages 176-177, DARUSSALAM
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