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Music leads to hypocrisy

Question

Can you please grade the following Hadith and give an explanation:

Songs make hypocrisy grow in the heart just as water makes crops grow.

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Ruling of going out for long periods in the path of Allah

Question

I have come across a narration in Hayatus Sahabah from which it is understood that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passed a decision that a man could not go in the path of Allah and leave his wife for more than 4 – 6 months.

Keeping this narration in mind, what is the ruling regarding married ‘Ulama going for 1 year and married non-‘Ulama going for 7 months – 1 year? Read More »

Is satellite communication a sign of Qiyamah?

Question

A lecturer quoted a narration that suggests Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentioned ‘satellite dishes that communicate’ as a sign of Qiyamah. He says the Hadith refers to people watching television and not maintaining family ties.

I don’t know Arabic or the Hadith but he says the Hadith is reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Do you know this Hadith? Is it authentic and is the translation he provided correct?

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Three things that are sufficient

Question

What does this mean and is it correct?

عَنْ عَمَّارِ بْنِ يَاسِرٍ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

كَفَى بِالْمَوْتِ وَاعِظًا، وَكَفَى بِالْيَقِينِ غِنًى، وَكَفَى بِالْعِبَادَةِ شُغْلا

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Commentary on the Hadith of the three levels of forbidding evil

Question

What is meant by preventing evil by means of the hand, the tongue and the heart in the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

“Whomsoever sees an evil, let him change it with his hand, if he is unable to do so, then [let him change it] with his tongue and if he is unable to do that, then with his heart and that is the weakest Iman”

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Loving the Sahabah is a sign of true faith

Question

How do we reconcile these Hadiths?

1. Bara (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying, ‘None loves the Ansar but a Believer, and none hates them but a Hypocrite. So Allah will love him who loves them, and He will hate him who hates them.”

2. ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions: “By Him Who split up the seed and created something living, Rasulullah  (sallallhu ‘alayhi wasallam) gave me a promise that no one but a Believer would love me, and none but a Hypocrite would nurse a grudge against me.
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What is meant by ‘the evil of the moon’?

Question

From what evil of the moon is protection sought when reciting the du’a:

أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنْ شَرِّ هَذَا الغاسقِ إِذا وَقَب

I seek Allah’s protection from this moon when it enters

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