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Advice of the Imams of Fiqh to their qualified students

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‘When a Hadith is authentic, abide by it and leave my opinion.’

I heard from someone that the above statement was issued by Imam Abu Hanifah  to Imam Abu Yusuf, and Imam Shafi’i to Al Rab’i, and Imam Ahmad to his son Abdullah, and Imam Malik to Ibnul Qasim (rahimahumullah), but some laymen of today understand it to be directed to themselves too.

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‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) suggests consulting the wives of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) over a Juristic ruling

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What is the authenticity of the narration wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar and Sayyiduna Zayd ibn Thabit (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were discussing a ruling regarding ghusl after intercourse. After consulting senior Sahabah they could not reach a verdict.

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) suggested consulting the wives of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as they would have knowledge regarding this issue. Sayyidah Hafsah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was consulted but she also was unaware. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was then consulted. She had knowledge of this and she passed the verdict.

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Tolerating difference of opinion

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Is there a narration from one of the salaf that goes like this, that if you see someone follow a different opinion or imam then do not stop him. Is this how we approach difference of opinion? Read More »

What to recite when throwing soil in the grave

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I would like to know if Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) use to recite the verse:

Minha khalaqnakum wa fiha nu’edukum wa minha nukhrijukum taratan ukhra

at the time of throwing soil on the deceased person?

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A Hadith regarding a cursed nikah

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith:

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed the ‘muhill’ (the person marrying a woman to make her halal for her first husband) and the person who ‘halalah’ was done on behalf.

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Salatul Istisqa (Salah seeking rain)

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Is there mention of Salatul Istisqa in the Hadith and did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) perform it? What is the procedure of performing it and is there a difference of opinion in the method of performing it?

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Second Jama’ah in a Masjid

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Is there a Hadith that talks about one should not make another fard salah in Jama’ah in the same masjid?

Example one set of people make ‘Asr salah in Jama’ah in the masjid. Then another group of people come to the masjid for ‘Asr after the first Jama’ah so they pray ‘Asr in Jama’ah in the same masjid as a second Jama’ah.

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Another du’a to recite in witr salah

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The version (of the qunoot witr) which the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught to al-Hasan ibn ‘Ali (may Allah be pleased with him), is different to the one we normally recite. Is this authentic, and are we allowed to recite it?

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