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al-Jaw-waad (The Bestower of Goodness)
On the authority of Sa’d Ibn Abee Waq-qaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace) said:
“Verily, Allaah is Generous and He loves generous people; (and He is) Jawwaad and He loves goodness. He loves upright manners and hates lowly ones…”
Collected by Ibn ‘Asaakir in Taareekh Dimashq (14/288-289), by way of Ibraaheem ibn Muhaajir, whose status was differed over. Al-Bukhaaree, an-Nasaa’ee, and others considered him unreliable as a narrator, while others considered him acceptable. Refer to al-Jarh wat-Ta’deel (2/133) and al-Kaamil (1/216). Al-Albaanee called this narration saheeh in Saheeh al-Jaami’ as-Sagheer (1800).
A similar narration mentioning the Name al-Jaw-waad was also colled by Ibn Abee Shaybah in his Musan-naf (9/99) and ash-Shaashee in his Musnad (1/80-81) on the authority of Talhah ibn ‘Ubaydillaah. Talhah was not a companion, so there is a break in the chain. There is also the problem of al-Hajjaaj ibn Artaat and his tadlees. Refer to: Faydh al-Qadeer (2/226), and Silsilatul-Ahaadeethis-Saheehah (4/169/170). Despite its weakness, this narration can be used to strengthen the previous one.
Another narration mentioning this Name was collected by at-Tirmithee (2799) and others with a weak chain by way of Khaalid in Ilyaas [or Iy-yaas], an unreliable narrator. this narration has another chain without Khaalid collected by ad-Doolaabee in al-Kunaa (2/684), however it can not be given any consideration since it is by way of Aboo at-Tayyib Haaroon ibn Muhammad, who Ibn Ma’een called a liar.
Exemplary principles concerning the beautiful names of Allaah.
Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Saalih Al-‘Uthaymeen D. 1421 H
Translated by Moosaa Richardson
Revised 2nd Edition with additional commentary.