Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Why did they rename the City Madina?

"The Name Yathrib"
41:00 - 43:00 

Signs of Times [16] - By Sheikh Imran Hosein

@ 41:00 - 43:00  Skeikh Imran Hosein said:  “…I cannot understand, I am puzzled why did they rename the City Madina?

He would prefer the name:  Yathrib 


It is impermissible and forbidden to call Madina Tayyiba as Yathrib.
It is a sin and the one who says it a sinner. 

The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلمsaid:
“Whoever calls Madina Yathrib, it is necessary for him to repent. 
Madina is Taabah, Madina is Taabah. [Narrated by Bara’ bin ‘Azin, Musnad Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, 4/285]

Mulla ‘Ali Qari (ra) writes: It is reported from some of the predecessors that calling Madina as Yathrib is Haram
This is supported by the hadith which is recorded by Imam Ahmad . ‘Allama Tayyibi rahimahullah said that it is evident from this that whoever disrespects anything that Allah has honoured and has given the name Iman and this person talks about it in a way that is unbefitting, then he is worthy of being names ‘Aasi . [al-Mirqat Sharh Mishkat, 5:622]

When the Qur’an mentions the word Yathrib, it is to inform us what the hypocrites would say:
And when a party of them said: O folk of Yathrib! There is no stand (possible) for you, therefore turn back. [33:13]

The word Yathrib means fighting and censure. This is why these filthy people referred to it as such. Allah refuted them by naming it Taabah
RasulAllah  صلى الله عليه وعلى آله وصحبه وسلم  said: They call it Yathrib but it is Madina. [Sahih Bukhari, 1/252]


Narrated by Abu Humaid: “We came with the Prophet from Tabuk, and when we reached near Medina, the Prophet said, " This is Tabah ." [Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 30, Number 96 ]
‘Umar ibn Shabbah narrated from Abu Ayoob that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade calling al-Madeenah Yathrib.

Hence ‘Eesa ibn Dinar, one of the Maalikis, said: Whoever calls al-Madeenah Yathrib, it is recorded as a sin for him. The reason why it is makrooh is that the name Yathrib comes from tathreeb which means rebuke and blame, or from tharb which means corruption, both of which are repugnant meanings. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) liked good names, and he disliked repugnant names.

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