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Hadeeth # 06
On the authority of Aboo `Abdullah an-Nu`maan the son of Basheer , who said: I head the Messenger od Allah say:

That which is lawful is plain and that which is unlawful is plain and between the two of them are doubtful matters about which not many people know. Thus he who avoids doubtful matters clears himself in trgard to his religion and his honour, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful, like the shepherd who pastures around a sanctuary, all but grazing therein. Truly every king has a sanctuary, and truly Allah's sanctuary is His prohibitions. truly in the body there is a morsel of flesh, which, if it be whole, all the body is whole, and which, if it is diseased, all of it is diseased. truly, it is the heart.

It was related by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.

Explanation of Hadeeth # 06