40 Hadith – Shaikh ul-Islam Imam Ibn Taymiyyah -:- Hadith No.10 – The Virtue Of Freeing A Slave – By Shaikh Zubair Ali Zai [1435H]

Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh

Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai

Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari

Hadith Number 10

 The Virtue Of Freeing A Slave  

Sharafudin Abu Abdullah Muhammad Ibn Abdul Muni’m Ibn Umar Ibn Abdullah Ibn Gudair Ibn Al Qawas At-Ta’i informed us, he read it and I heard it in the year 675 Hijri, and Abul Hasan al-Bukhari, they both said that: Abul Abas al-Khadir Ibn Kamil Ibn Salim as-Saruji informed us and he read it that: Abu Abdullah al-Husain Ibn Ali Ibn Ahmad al-Muqri informed us that: and al-Fakhr [ibn] al-Bukhari said that: Abul Yaman al-kindi also informed us that: Abul Qasim Isma’il Ibn Ahmad Ibn Umar as-Samarqandi informed us that they both said: Abul Husain Ahmad Ibn Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Ibn Abdullah Ibn Naqur informed us that: Abul Husain Muhammad Ibn Abdullah Ibn al-Husain Ibn Abdullah Ibn Harun Ibn Akhi Maymi ad-Daqaq informed us that: Abdullah narrated to us that: Dawud narrated to us that: al-Walid Ibn Muslim narrated to us: from Abi Gasan Muhammad Ibn Mutarif: from Zaid Ibn Aslam: from Ali Ibn al Husain: from Sai’d Ibn Marjana from Abu Huraira (Radi Allahu Anhu) from the Prophet (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) that he said,

“If somebody manumits a slave, Allah will save from the Fire every part of his body for freeing the corresponding parts of the slave’s body, even his private parts will be saved from the Fire because of freeing the slave’s private parts.”

Narrated by Bukhari from Muhammad Ibn Abdurahim from Dawud Ibn Rushaid and narrated by Muslim from Dawud the same. Also narrated by Tirmidhi from Qutaiba from Laith from Ibn al-Had from Umar Ibn Ali Ibn al-Husain from Sai’d Ibn Marjana.

He was born in the year 602 Hijri and he died in the month of Rabil Akhir in the year 682 Hijri.


This narration is from the chain of Dawud Ibn Rushaid and Imam Bukhari (no.6715) and Imam Muslim (no.1509, Darusalam numbering no.3796) have narrated it from the chain of Dawud Ibn Rushaid also. For the other chains of narration of this Hadith see Sahih Bukhari (no.2517), Sahih Muslim (no.1509) and other than them.


1. There used to be slave trading 1400 years ago. Islam encouraged Muslims to do certain tasks which became the means for a great amount of slaves to become free.

2. There is a great amount of reward to free slaves. Remember that to turn an independent person into a slave is a big sin and this type of person will be an enemy of Allah on the day of judgement. (See Sahih Bukhari no.2227, no.2270 and its chain is [Hasan Li Dhatihi] Good in itself)

3. See Hadith no.8 for the biography of the narrator.


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