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Doing good with the intention of reward

Question

I know when we do good deeds like dhikr, salah etc we should be only doing them for Allah or to please Allah. What if your intention is to do good deeds to get rewards in Jannah?

Will Allah accept the good deeds if your doing to get rewards in Jannah?

Is there any Hadith about it.

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Warning against intermingling of the genders

Question

“Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

“Beware of intermingling with women (in isolation)” then a man from the Ansar said,

“O Rasulullah, what about the brother in law (and other male in laws)?”

He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “The in laws are death.” Read More »

A narration on the Last Hour

Question

What is the meaning of the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna Anas reported that a person asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) as to when the Last Hour would come. He had in his presence a young boy of the Ansar called Muhammad, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: If this young boy lives, he may not grow very old till (he would see) the Last Hour coming to you. Read More »

Touch of Shaytan at childbirth

Question

Narrated Sa’id Ibnul Musayib, Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said:

“I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying, ‘There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Shaytan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Shaytan, except Maryam and her child.”

Then Abu Hurayrah recited: “And I seek refuge with You for her and for her offspring from the outcast Shaytan”

(Surah Aalu ‘Imram, Verse: 36)

What is meant by the touch of Shaytan in this Hadith, does it mean jinn possession? Some claim Shaytan is able to influence how a baby is born like the case of mentally brain damaged children and cite this Hadith saying Shaytan touched them. Does the touch here have a physical meaning or not? Read More »

Explanation of the narration on the level of Din weakening

Question

Can you kindly explain the meaning of the following narration:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Busr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Some time ago I heard/It used to be said, ‘When you are in a group of people, who number twenty, or more or less, and you examine their faces, and you do not see any person among them who is being respected for the sake of Allah [despite his piety and knowledge], then know well that the condition has weakened [i.e. the people’s piety has decreased and their Din has become weak].”

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Explanation of a line in Fathul Bari

Question

In the following line of Fathul Bari

إذ ذاك أسلم بعد فلا يحتج به

Is ذاك referring to Sayyiduna ‘Urwah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and does it mean that the person who saw the dream was not present after Sayyiduna ‘Urwah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam?

وفي الحديث دلالة على أن الكافر قد ينفعه العمل الصالح في الآخرة لكنه مخالف لظاهر القرآن قال الله تعالى وقدمنا إلى ما عملوا من عمل فجعلناه هباء منثورا وأجيب أولا بأن الخبر مرسل أرسله عروة ولم يذكر من حدثه به وعلى تقدير أن يكون موصولا فالذي في الخبر رؤيا منام فلا حجة فيه ولعل الذي رآها لم يكن إذ ذاك أسلم بعد فلا يحتج به

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