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Greeting strangers of the opposite gender

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I heard it is sunnah not to greet strangers of the opposite sex. And if greeted not to respond.

Kindly advise on its authenticity as I have come across a Hadith in which Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) greeted women. Read More »

The words تحت السرة in the Hadith of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu’anhu)

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ثلاثٌ من أخلاقِ النُّبوَّةِ تعجيلُ الإفطارِ وتأخيرُ السُّحورِ ووضعُ اليمينِ على الشِّمالِ في الصَّلاةِ تحت السرۃ

Allamah Ibn Hazam (rahimahullah) quoted this narrated through Hazrat Anas (radiyallahu’anhu). Shaykh Awammah (hafizahullah) has also quoted this in Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah (3 / 319 )

What is original source of this specific transmission which contains words ‘تحت السرۃ‘ and what is its full chain of transmission? Read More »

Ten sentences to recite after Fajr Salah

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whomsoever says ten sentences after Fajr Salah every day, Allah will suffice him [in the ten things mentioned in these sentences]. Five are for this world and five are for the Hereafter:

  1. حسبي الله لدينيhasbiyallahu li dini– (Allah is sufficient for my Din)
  2. حسبي الله لما أهمني hasbiyallahu lima ahammani– (Allah is sufficient for my concerns and worries)
  3. حسبي الله لمن بغي عَليّ – hasbiyallahu limam bagha ‘alayya– (Allah is sufficient for those who oppress me)
  4. حسبي الله لمن حسدنيhasbiyallahu liman hasadani– (Allah is sufficient for those who are jealous over me)
  5. حسبي الله لمن كادني بِسوء – hasbiyallahu liman kadani bi su’– (Allah is sufficient against those who plot against me)
  6. حسبي الله عِنْد الْمَوْتhasbiyallahu ‘indal mawt– (Allah is sufficient at the time of death)
  7. حسبي الله عِنْد المساءلة فِي الْقَبْرhasbiyallahu ‘indal musa-alati fil qabr– (Allah is sufficient at the time of questioning in the grave)
  8. حسبي الله عِنْد الْمِيزَان – hasbiyallahu ‘indal mizan– (Allah is sufficient at the scale)
  9. حسبي الله عِنْد الصِّرَاط – hasbiyallahu ‘indas sirat– (Allah is sufficient at the bridge)
  10. حسبي الله لَا إِلَه إِلَّا هُوَ عَلَيْهِ توكلت وَإِلَيْهِ أنيب – hasbiyallahu la ilaha illa huwa ‘alayhi tawakkaltu wa ilayhi unib– (Allah is sufficient, there is no Deity except him. I rely upon him and turn in repentance to him)”

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Reward for a person with an atom of Iman

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I frequently hear a reward like the following:

“One who passed away and brings Iman the size of an atom, will be rewarded with Jannah, which size is tenfold than this world.”

1. Is this from any Hadith? If so, please provide the reference and authenticity?

2. Is it right so say the word ‘world’ means everything that is between the seventh sky and the seventh earth? Read More »

The first thing Allah Ta’ala created was the pen

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The first thing Allah created was the pen after which He commanded it to write. The pen asked its Rabb what it should write. Allah said, ‘Write the decree of all that which is to occur till eternity/Qiyamah'”

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