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AS SAHIIFATUS SAADIQAH (THE TRUTHFUL SCRIPTURE) It is reported in the book ‘Asaadul Ghaabah’ that Hazrath Abdullah Ibn Ámr

Ibn Al-Áas was the first person to write Hadith in the presence of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) with his permission, he compiled these Ahaadith in a scripture which he called ‘As Saadiqah’. The fact that this scripture is the most authentic historical document which indicates (reveals) that Ahaadith were written during the life-time of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), increases its significance. This scripture is a collection of a thousand Ahaadith, all of which he (Radhiyallaahu Ánhu) heard directly from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). One of the merits of Hazrath Ibn Ámr Al-Áas is that he was one of the Sahaabah who accepted Islam at a very early stage after its advent. Secondly, he had means at his disposal which enabled him to report much more Ahaadith than the other Sahaabah as he was one of the Sahaabah who was capable of writing, due to this factor he wrote Ahaadith in addition to memorizing Ahaadith. Hazrath Abu Hurayra narrates, ‘no one has reported more Ahaadith that I have from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) than I have except Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas, as he could write while I couldn’t’ reported by Bukhari. Due to the abundance of Ahaadith Hazrath Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas reported, many of the Sahaabah displayed great enthusiasm to listen to him. Ummul Mu’mineenah Hazrath Ayisha (Radhiyallaahu Ánha) once said to Urwah Ibn Az-zubayr, ‘O` son of my sister! It has reached me that Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas will be passing by while on his way for Hajj, so make it a point of meeting him and seeking knowledge from him as he has acquired a great deal of knowledge from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam). Ibn Saád reports that Ibn Ámr Al-Áas said, ‘I sought the permission of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) to write whatever I hear from him, so he (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) gave him permission to write’. (Tabaqaat). The reason why he called it ‘As saadiqah’ is because he wrote the Ahaadith while Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) was reporting to it. Imaam Mujaahid Ibn Al-Jubayr Al-Makki states, ‘I have seen a scripture with Hazrath Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas so I asked him about it, and he replied ‘this is As Saadiqah, it contains whatever I have heard from Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) directly. Reported by Ibn Saád.

THE TRUTHFUL SCRIPTURE (AS-SAHEEFATUS SAADIQAH) It is reported in the book, Asaadul Ghaabah that Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas (RA) was the first person to write Ahaadith in the presence of Rasulullah ( ) with his permission. He compiled these Ahaadith in a scripture which he called ‘As-Saadiqah’. significantly, this scripture is considered to be the most important historical document which reveals the fact that Ahaadith was recorded during the life-time of Rasulullah ( ). This scripture contains a thousand Ahaadith. Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas ( ) was one of the Sahaabah ( ) who accepted Islam very early after its advent; This had given him a bigger advantage to compile a greater number of Ahaadith despite the fact that other Sahaabah ( ) were capable of writing, and memorizing the Ahaadith. Hadhrata Abu Huraira ( ) reports that no one has reported so many Ahaadith from Rasulullah ( ) than I have, except Hazrath Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas ( ) since he was able to write and I couldn’t’. Due to the abundance of Ahaadith, Hadhrath Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas memorized and wrote, many numerous Ahaadith of the Sahaaba (RA) displayed great enthusiasm in listening to him and reporting from him. Once Ummul Muúmineen Hazrath Ayisha (RA) instructed her nephew Úrwah Ibn Az-Zubayr (RA) saying, ‘Oh` son of my brother!! It has reached me that Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas will be passing by on his way to Hajj, so you should meet him and request him for knowledge as he has acquired a great amount of knowledge from Nabi ( ). Imaam Mujaahid Ibn Jubayr Al-Makki ( ) states, ‘I have seen a scripture with Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas ( ) and had asked him about it, he said, ‘This is ‘As-Saadiqaq’, it contains what I have heard directly from Rasulullah ( ). There is no narrator between myself and the Prophet ( ). Ibn Saád reports, that Hadhrat Abdullah Ibn Ámr Ibn Al-Áas ( ) stated, ‘I sought permission from Rasulullah ( ) to write whatever I have heard from him ( ) and he permitted me and I wrote’. The reason why he called it ‘As-Saadiqah’ (The Truthful) is that because he wrote it while Rasulullah ( ) reported these Ahaadith to him. Translated by: Moulana Khalid Yacoob. for: Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)