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The Haa'iyyah Poem of Ibn Abee Daawood (d.316)

The famous Haa'iyyah poem of Ibn Abee Daawood (rahimahullaah) and its illustrious points concerning the correct Islaamic 'Aqeedah was recently adapted using the explanation of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan for the 'Aqeedah course, as part of the Summer Islaamic Courses. The following is the text from the poem...

(1) Hold tightly to the rope of Allaah and the guidance,
And do not be an innovator, so that you might be successful.

(2) And practice your religion based on the Book of Allaah and the Sunan which
have come from the Messenger of Allaah so you will be saved and earn reward.

(3) And say: Not a created thing is the Speech of our great King,
Such was the religious position of the pious ones (before us) who spoke well.

(4) And do not be a person who takes no position on the Quran,
As did the followers of Jahm, and they had been too lax (to take the right position).

(5) And do not say that the Quran is created, meaning: its recitation,
Since the Speech of Allaah, through its recitation, is made clear.

(6) And say: Allaah will make himself visible to all the creation, openly,
Just as the full moon is not hard to see, and your Lord (will be seen) more clearly.

(7) And He was not born, nor has He fathered anyone,
Nor is there anything similar to Him, exalted be the Glorified One.

(8) A Jahmee rejects this, however, we have
As a testimony to the truth of what we say - a hadeeth that clarifies it.

(9) Jareer narrated it, from the words of Muhammad,
So say what he said about that, and you will be successful.

(10) And perhaps a Jahmee might deny His Right Hand as well,
While both of His Hands are giving out all kinds of bounties.

(11) And say: The Ever-Compelling descends each night,
Without asking for exact details, magnificent is the One God and most worthy of praise.

(12) Down to the lowest heaven, granting bounties from His Grace,
As the gates of the heavens are opened and spread widely.

(13) He says: Is there anyone seeking forgiveness who would like to meet a Forgiver?
Or anyone seeking bounties of goodness and provisions, so he could be given (what he requests)?

(14) A group have reported this whose reports are not to be rejected,
But sadly some have went wrong and did not believe them, marring themselves.

(15) And say: Indeed the best of the people after Muhammad
Were his two deputies of old, and then 'Uthmaan, according to the most correct position.

(16) And the fourth of them was the best of creation after them,
'Alee, the companion of goodness, through goodness he was successful.

(17) Those are the people, those who we have no doubt about,
Upon the great camels of Firdows, shining brightly and roaming about.

(18) Sa'eed, Sa'd, Ibn 'Awf, Talhah,
'Aamir of Fihr, and Zubayr the praiseworthy.

(19) And speak with the best terms about the Companions, all of them,
And do not be one who speaks ill of them, pointing out their faults and criticizing,

(20) Since the clear Revelation has spoke of their excellence,
And in (Soorah) al-Fat-h are verses about the Companions, praising them.

(21) And regarding the pre-ordained Qadr, be convinced, since it is
The pillar that combines many affairs of the Religion, and the Religion encompasses much.

(22) And do not reject, out of ignorance, (belief in) Nakeer and Munkar,
Or the Pool or the Scales, surely you are being advised sincerely.

(23) And say: Allaah, the Great, will remove, from of His Grace,
Out of the Fire, people, burned severely, who will then be tossed

(24) Into the river in Firdows, wherein they will regain life by its water,
Like a seed taken by a flood that comes and wipes things away with its abundant water.

(25) And surely, the Messenger of Allaah will intercede,
And speak about the punishment of the grave, that it is the truth, made clear.

(26) And do not make takfeer of those who pray, even if they commit sins,
Since all of them commits sins, while the Owner of the Throne forgives graciously.

(27) And do not hold a belief like that of the Khawaarij, for it is
A position held by only those who desire it, and it is destructive and disgraceful.

(28) And do not be a Murji', one who plays games with his religion,
Surely, the Murji' is joking about the religion (ie. not taking it seriously).

(29) And say: Eemaan (faith) consists of statements, intentions,
And Actions, according to the explicit statement of the Prophet.

(30) And it decreases sometimes, due to disobedience, and sometimes
Because of obedience it grows, and on the Scale it will outweigh (other things).

(31) And keep yourself from the opinions of people and their stances,
Since the stance of the Messenger of Allaah is more befitting and easier on one's chest.

(32) And do not be from those who play games with their religion,
Attacking the people of hadeeth and reviling them.

(33) If you keep this belief all your life, O holder of this (poem),
You will be upon goodness, day and night.

Translated by Moosaa Richardson​

Arabic / English Reading of Poem

{ JazaakAllaahu khayran brother asalaf salih}

Click Here to Listen to the Audio MP3 Arabic/English
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Salam sister,

is this by Imam Abi dawood, the great muhadith...

JazakAllah khair


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Wa iyyakum.

I really love this poem, because it's simply unlike so many other poems I read. It simply.... well... it just encompasses so many things, and the entire time it's talking about Islaam, the character of a Muslim etc etc

:jazaak: for everyones reading...



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I believe this poem is by his son ..

Samiha can this be a sticky please?

(Would be good if it was moved to the 'Aqeedah section too?)

Wa`alaykum us-salaam

Stuck but not moved... The poetry section needs some of that real, islamic poetry...


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Jazaakillaahu khayr.

The brother sounds exactly like the one who recites Ibn Al-Qayyim's poem to the Christians (youtube it)... In fact it is him.


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Explanations of Haa'iyyah poem (audio lectures)


i was going to make a new thread about this but apparently there are 2 others similar thread so i'll just post this here.

there were many scholars who give sharh to this poem, both the past and present scholars, even though like shaykh 'abdul kareem al-khudair said some of them (sharh of the past scholars) haven't come to us yet.

one of the explanation is the one given by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan which was adapted by brother Moosaa Richardson in 2007 TROID islamic summer 'aqeedah course in toronto. now all the lessons are available for download, see below for download links:

Text: Arabic Text (Poetry) with its Translation

Class 01: Hold Tight to the Rope of Allaah and don't be a Innovator

Class 02: Speaking Decisively about the Qur'aan being the speech of Allaah

Class 03: Seeing Allaah, His Omnipotence and the Jahmee Rejection of this

Class 04: Affirmation of the Hands of Allaah and His Descending

Class 05: The Excellence of the Companions

Class 06: Being Convinced of Pre-Ordainment (qadr)

Class 07: Do Not Disbelieve in the Day of Judgement

Class 08: Removal from the Fire and The River of Firdows

Class 09: Concerning the Khawaarij, the Murjiah and the Issues of Eeemaan

Class 10: Stick to the Sunnah, Avoid Playing with the Deen and Be Successful

Class 11: Concerning the issue of 'Salafiyyah' and the term 'Salafee'

Class 12: Course Review Session with Q&A

source: http://www.troid.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1036&Itemid=314

you can also download the arabic poetry here which was read in shaykh 'abdul kareem al-khudair halaqah.


for those who understand arabic i recommend listening to shaykh 'abdul kareem ibn 'abdillah al-khudair explanation, it can be downloaded at this site


or shaykh 'abdurrazzaq al-badr's







i've also included the matan (text) below with commentaries for better reference, since there are different narrations of this poem, that's why some people may notice some variations in different text or recitations, but from what i've learned it seems the most authentic one is imam al-dhahabi's narration as found in siyar a'lami al-nubala.

i really recommend for anyone to memorize the matan for its importance, because it encompasses the 'aqeedah of the salaful ummah and some etiquette in following this deen.


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Haa'iyyah حائية Ibn Abee Daawood as-Sijistani ابن أبي داود السجستاني

للإمام أبي بكر ابن أبي داود السجستاني - رحمه الله
al-Imaam Abu Bakr Ibn Abee Dawood As-Sijistani [d.316] Rahimullaah.