Discourses of Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri

This page features some discourses of Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, Shaykhul Hadith of Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur, India, who has been teaching Sahih al-Bukhari for over 40 years. The page will be updated regularly. For discourses of other scholars, click on this link.

Knowledge

“Sahih Al-Bukhari is an encyclopedia of Islam.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“When you come across a Hadith that has been transmitted in Sahih al-Bukhari, you must read Fath al-Bari, for Hafiz Ibn Hajar is the leader of this science.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“I read the entire Musnad of Imam Ahmad four times in pursuit of one particular word in a Hadith.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Utilise your spiritual, intellectual and physical energy in the pursuit of the science of Hadith.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“I cannot describe how much attachment I have with the Ahadith of the Prophet ﷺ.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Hidayah (the famous Hanafi text) is a very blessed book and has widespread acceptance.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“I acquired the science of Hadith from ‘Allamah Ibn Taymiyah, Hafidh Dhahabi, Hafidh Ibn Kathir, Hafidh Ibn al-Qayyim, Hafidh Ibn Rajab, Hafidh Ibn Abdul Hadi, Hafidh Zayla’ee and Hafidh Ibn Hajar.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“I benefited greatly from the following books: Minhajus Sunnah, Tadhkiratul Huffaz, Meezanul Itidaal, Tafsir Ibn Kathir, Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah, Zadul Maad, Sharh Ibnil Qayyim Ala Sunan Abi Dawood, Sharhu Ilal At Tirmidhi, As Sarimul Munki, Nasbur Rayah and Fathul Bari.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Generally, people have a view and search for evidence accordingly. I review all the evidence and then form a view.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“When بر الوالدين للبخاري was published recently for the first time, Shaykh Yunus Sahib was overwhelmed and kissed it. This is authored by Imam Bukhari on the obedience of parents.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

“Imam al-Bukhari’s Sahih is not merely a collection of narrations. It is an encyclopedia.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

Valuable advice for graduating students, By Muḥaddithul ‘Aṣr Sheikh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

Personalities

“Hafiz Ibn Hajar is a great Muhaqqiq. He opened the door of Hadith commentary via Hadith.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Hafiz Mugaltaya’s books are extremely beneficial.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

قال شیخنا محدث العصر: من قدم النسائی علی مسلم فی حفظ الحدیث ومعرفتہ لم ینصفہ

 ولقب شیخنا محدث العصر محمد يونس الجونفوري الشيخ المحقق شعيب الأرنؤوط بالعلامة ، انظر اليواقيت الغالية (٤: ٦٨) ، وقال وبين يديه تحقيق الشيخ الارنؤوط على مسند الإمام أحمد: إن هذا الرجل عالم فهامة سافر الدنيا فيعلم ما فيها ولكلامه أهمية

“Imam Ibn Hibban is an ocean of knowledge.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Imam Ibn Taymiyah is an Imam of the world.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Moulana As’adullah Sahib would say, in undertaking criticism of Imam Abu Hanifah, Imam Darqutni will be rewarded.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Al-Fakihi has authored Akhbar Makkah. It is a very blessed book. Hafid Ibn Hajar also praises it.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“The author of Ghayatul Maqsud is extremely intelligent. His commentary has aspects not found in Badhlul Majhud.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Allamah Ibn al-Humam is the barrister of Ahnaf.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Hafiz Patel Sahib is Mustajab ad-Dawaat. (His Du’as are readily accepted).” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

Biography of Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Zakariyya by Muhaddithul Asr Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri Sahib.

“I have not seen a scholar in the current era who is more selfless and has least attachment with the world than Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Sahib.” (Mufti Shabbir Ahmed Sahib, UK)

View or download Hadrat Shaykh Zakariyya’s letter regarding Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Sahib

أخبرني مولانا محمد شيث عن محدث العصر شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري قال: الحافظ ابن حجر له جودة في التعبير

وقال: الامام الشافعي كان في غاية من جودة الذهن ، وما رأيت أحدا من الأئمة في المنام إلا الشافعي. رأيت في المنام أني ارجع من المدرسة فرأيته عند القطار فسألته هل لك من سلسلة الأولاد؟ فقال: سلسلة الأولاد من جهة البنات

وقال: ما غضب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على عائشة إلا مرة واحدة فى حق خديجة ، خديجة لها فضل على الأزواج ثم لعائشة فضل ، وأحسن ما قيل فى ذلك قول ابن تيمية: فضل خديجة للتقدم فى الاسلام وفضل عائشة لكثرة علمها ، لكن خديجة خديجة ، عاش معها خمسة وعشرين سنة ولم ينكح أحدا ما دامت حيا ، ومرة رأيت عائشة رضی اللہ عنھا فى المنام فى بيت مولانا أسعد الله مدير الجامعة وهى مضطجعة وأنا راقد ، فتأولت ذلك أن علمها سينتقل إلى ، ثم سكت الشيخ قليلا وقال: لكن ليس عندى شيء

وقال: ابن عبد البر مرجع الكل

وقال: ابن المبارك مجمع على صحته وامانته وديانته وحفظه وجهاده وكله. ثم انشد الشيخ: يا عابد الحرمين لو أبصرتنا – لعلمت أنك في العبادة تلعب

وقال: البخاری كان رجلا ذكیا فى غاية من الذكاء

وقال: الحافظ ابن حجر صرف دهره فى شرح البخارى وفرغ نفسه. واما نحن فمشغول فى الدروس. مرة واحدة درست ستة ساعات من اول النهار الى اثني عشر. واول من فعل كذلك العلامة الكشميرى لكثرة حفظه كانه يلقى العلم من حفظه

وقال: كتب ابن القيم مثل مدارج السالكين وعدة الصابرين ومفتاح دار السعادة وبدائع الفوائد تدل على أنه من الصوفية الصحيحة العشاق

وقال: ‏ينبغى لابن خزيمة أن يقال ابن خزانة ، إنه كان خزانة الحفظ والدراية فى علم الحديث والفقه وکان حافظا كبیرا

وقال: من قدم النسائي على مسلم في حفظ الحديث ومعرفته لم ينصفه

وقال: كل ما كان خلاف الأولى لا يلزم أن يكون مكروها تنزيها فإن ترك الأولى قد يوجد كمن ترك صلاة الإشراق ولا يقال إنه ارتكب مكروها فإن المكروه حكم مستقل يحتاج إلى دليل خاص

وقال: لا أحصی ما فی الصلاۃ والسلام علی أفضل الأنام من الفوائد من والإنعام

وقال: قد یظھر شیء من العلم ببرکۃ الطالب، وقد یظھر ببرکۃ الشیخ

وقال: لا يجوز الإعتراض على أحد بنية التنقيد بل يكون بنية التنبيه

Qur’an

“Recite the Qur’an in Salah as much as you can.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

Purity

“I do not approve of Masah (wiping) on cotton socks.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India as narrated by Mufti Abrar Sahib)

Hajj & Umrah

Umrah from Tan’im is not Bid’ah. Click here to read more. 

Marriage

“Make 3 intentions when you marry (1) Following Sunnah (2) Increasing Ummah (3) Protecting chastity.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

Ḥadīth regarding the family of the bride feeding people, By Muḥaddithul ‘Aṣr Sheikh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

‏قال شيخنا محدث العصر محمد يونس الجونفوري: الرغبة عن النكاح ان كان جحدا فكفر، وان كانت ترجيحا لفعله على فعل النبي ﷺ من غير تأويل فهذا ايضا كفر فان المؤمن لا يرجح فعله على فعل نبيه ، وان كان لسبب مرض او شغل او نوع من الاعذار فيعذر۔

Parenting

“Safeguard your children from smoking cigarettes as it is very harmful.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Ensure your children do not wear tight trousers and clothes as they reveal the shape of the body.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

The length of the Kurtā (Qamīṣ) of the Prophet ﷺ, By Muḥaddithul ‘Aṣr Sheikh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī

Reformation of the soul and Zuhd

“The soul is reformed and purified by adhering to the Sunnah.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

قال محدث العصر شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري: السنن فيه كل شيئ وكل بركة

“Contemplate upon your faults and mistakes at all times.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Whoever follows the Sunnah, he does not need to worry about his Deen or Dunya. Allah looks after him.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Do not waste your time. Always engage in reciting the Kalimah and Durood.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

قال محدث العصر شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري: رأيت الله مرة وأراد أن يقبض روحی ، فقلت: يا رب لو رددتنى صليت وسبحت فرقدت ، وأنا الآن لم أسبح ، وأخاف ماذا أقول لله ، فبكى ودعا: اللهم استغفرك اللهم استغفرك

Etiquette and supplications

“Forgive without being asked for forgiveness.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Use and consume Olive Oil for it has been described as blessed  in the Quran & Hadith.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“Feed your guests with the intention of Sunnah.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“To protect itself from the punishment of Allah, the Ummah must collectively seek forgiveness from Allah.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

“To enter and exit the house with the right foot is closer to the Sunnah.” (Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib, India)

قال شيخنا محدث العصر محمد يونس الجونفوري في تخريج حديث ماء زمزم لما شرب له: والعبد الضعيف يرجو الله ما دعا به الحافظ ابن حجر والمحقق ابن الهمام

وأخبرني مولانا محمد شيث عن محدث العصر شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري قال: فى الساعة الاستجابة اقوال ذكرها الامام الحافظ ابن حجر والمعروف منه قولان. الاول: بين ان يجلس الامام على المنبر الى ان يفرغ من الصلاة. وهذا فى الحديث الصحيح عن أبى موسى. والثانى: اخر ساعة بعد العصر. ورجح البخارى الاول وبوب عليه فى الجمعة

وقال: الادعياء كلها ذكر لانها كلها ذكر الله والسؤال منه والثناء على الكريم دعاء

سئل شيخنا محمد يونس الجونفوري عن اسماء الله الحسنى وذكر ما قال ابو نعيم انه مدرج فقال: هذا ما ظهر لى

Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib’s advice regarding a concise Duaa

ربنا اتنا في الدنيا حسنة وفي الآخرة حسنة وقنا عذاب النار
(O Allah, grant us every good in this world and every good in the hereafter and protect us from the punishment of the fire.)
Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib explains that this Duaa is from the Jawami al-Kalim of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. The Duaa is concise and comprehensive and includes every good of this world and the hereafter.  He explained that he had attributed this point to himself until he found that Qadi Iyad Maliki had written that this Duaa was from the Jawami al-Kalim, so he attributed this to him. He praised Qadi Iyad and said that his knowledge in the sciences of Hadith as well as his piety and ‘Wilayah’ are accepted by all.
Shaykh further shared that once Mawlana Athar Sahib was asked by a person travelling for Hajj to prescribe a Duaa.  He mentioned the aforementioned Duaa. The person commented that this Duaa is a common Duaa. Mawlana Athar Sahib replied that this is a ‘registered Duaa’.
Shaykh Yunus Sahib stressed that this Duaa should be read frequently.  May Allah grant us every good in this world and every good in the hereafter and protect us from the punishment of the fire.  Ameen.

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Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib’s Adab & Love of the Sunnah

In my recent visit to the Haramayn, I learnt that Muhaddithul Asr Shaykh Yunus Jownpuri Sahib does not enter the compounds of Jannatul Baqee and conveys his Salams from the outside. Shaykh mentioned that he does not feel comfortable in entering Baqee because in the previous times the pathways were much narrow than they are now. It is possible that some of the current pathways were made on top of certain graves of Sahabah (May Allah be pleased with them). There has not been much ‘Ihtimam’ to avoid this. Shaykh said he finds it really difficult to even enter Baqee because many Sahabah are buried towards the entrance.

I also learnt that whilst travelling in Madinah Munawwarah, Shaykh avoids using the AC and prefers to take in the blessed natural air of Madinah. Shaykh’s love of the Sunnah is such that despite his weakness he visits the date trees orchard in Madinah Munawwarah. When he eats dates of Madinah Munawwarah, he does not throw the seeds in the bin but instructs for them to be buried out of respect.

Shaykh has been performing Hajj every year for many years. He always resides in Mina on 13 Dhul Hijjah, which is a Sunnah. Most people leave Mina on 12 Dhul Hijjah. Despite his weakness and elderly age, he pelts the Satan in the Sunnah time and Sunnah position irrespective of the busy crowds.

Once I asked Shaykh for some advice. He said when you read the Ahadith, read it from the Prophetic lenses; as though the Prophet صلي الله عليه وسلم is instructing you. Do not read the Ahadith with anyone else’s lenses. This advice is of particular relevance for students and scholars.

May Allah Almighty grant us the love of the Sunnah and Madinah Munawwarah. May Allah grant us death in Madinah Munawwarah and a resting place in Baqee.

Yusuf Shabbir, 1 Dhul Hijjah, 1436 H.