[3] The Reality of Ascription: [Ascribing Oneself to a Land or Country]

Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) stated:

Ascribing oneself to a land –the birth place of a person- and having love for a country is affirmed by Islaam. Az-Zuhriy stated, ‘’Abu Salamah Ibn Abdir-Rahmaan informed us that Abdullaah Ibn Adiy Ibn Al-Hamraa’i Az-Zuhriy informed him that he heard the Prophet (sallal-laahu-alayhi-wasallam), whilst he was standing at Al-Hazwarah Market, (saying): “By Allah! You are the best land of Allah, the most beloved land of Allah to Allah. Had I not been driven out of you, I would not have left you. [Ref 1]

The scholars attribute themselves to the place of their birth, for example you find them saying: Such and such was born in Makkah, brought up in Shaam and died in Misr. The books of biography and the (the books stating the different levels of trustworthiness of the narrators of Hadeeth) are filled with this. [End of quote..(Source: Silsilah Ar-Rasaa’il Al-Manhajiyyah Fin-Nus’hi Wal-Irshaad Wat-Taw’iyah’ page 51’ abridged and slightly paraphrased)]

Reminder: Ascribing ourselves to our countries does not necessitate nationalism, mocking at other people and being boastful etc Listen to a series of beneficial lectures here by Ustaadh Abu Khadeejah (may Allaah preserve him) about Tribalism and Nationalism: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cti6zXaWoM

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[Ref 1: Shaikh Muhammad Baazmool (may Allaah preserve him) says that this hadeeth was reported by Ahmad 4/305; At-Tirmidhee 3925; Ibn Maajah 3108; An-Nasaa’ee in Sunan Al-Kubraa 4/247-248, Hadeeth Number 4238-4239, and Imaam Tirmidhee says that this Hadeeth is Hasan Ghareeb Saheeh etc]

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