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How to commence du'a

Question

My question is what is closer to the Sunnah: to praise Allah Ta’ala, then send salutations on the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam and make du’a or to send salutations before praising Allah Ta’ala?

Some people send salutations first, saying this is the practice of our elders. Please clarify.

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The famous du'a during wudu

Question

The famous du’a read whilst making wudu:

Allahummagh fir li Dhambi wa wassi’ lee fi dari wa barik li fi rizqi.

Is this in the Hadith or is it a du’a from the pious?

When should this du’a be recited? i.e whilst washing a specific limb or anytime whilst making wudu?

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Enjoining good even though one doesn't practice himself

Question

May Allah always keep you in good health with ‘Afiyah. May Allah increase your knowledge.

I would like to know a few Hadiths that encourage dawah to others even though one isn’t practicing on what he is preaching.
Also what is the stance of our ‘Ulama on this?

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Can we observe the six fasts of Shawwal later in the year?

Question

I am aware that the Hadith says if one fasts in Ramadan and 6 more in Shawwal, one receives the reward of fasting the entire year as 36 fasts will be multiplied by Allah Ta’ala 10 fold which then equals 365.

My question is: that Allah Ta’ala has promised (in Surah: Al-An’am, Ayah: 160) to multiply the rewards of all deeds by at least ten.

This is general and so it applies throughout the year. Hence if someone observes six more fasts in any other month besides Shawwal, he should be attaining the reward of those additional sixty days too. So why does the Hadith specify the month of Shawwal for these additional fasts?

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Eid gifts

Question

How did Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)  and his Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum)  celebrate eid?

Is there anything in the Hadith about giving “eidy” to our family and friends or is this an innovation (riwaaj).

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Is the Shari'ah silent on some issues?

Question

Ibn Majah and Tirmidhi narrated on the authority of Salman al-Farisi that he said: the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was asked about the ghee, cheese and furs? He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The (Halal) allowed is what Allah allowed in his book, and the (Haram) forbidden is what Allah forbade in His book, and what He (sakata) kept silent about is among what He (afa) forgave”.

Al-Bayhaqi narrated on the authority of Abu Tha’labah on behalf of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he said:

“Allah had obliged obligations, do not loose them, and he sat boundaries do not invade them, and he forbade things so do not trespass them, and he kept silent about other things, as a permission for you, not out of forgetness, so do not search for them”.

My question is: What is the meaning of “he kept silent about other things, as a permission for you, not out of forgetness, so do not search for them.” Does this mean the Sharia has left out certain matters and therefore there bear no Hukm Shari (ruling) and are allowed? Jazakallahu Khayran.

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Wudu after eating camel meat?

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Should we perform wudu after eating camel meat refer to the below mention Hadith? If not why?

Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated: A man asked the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whether he should perform wudu after eating mutton. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Perform wudu if you wish, and if do not wish, do not perform it. ” He again asked: “Should I perform wudu after eating camel’s meat?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Yes perform wudu after eating camel’s meat.”

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The significance of odd numbers

Question

I humbly request if you could advise me on the significance of odd numbering in Islam. My reason for this request is that there are many Sunnats which are specifically performed an odd number of times. Shukran.

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Clarification on the Hadith of 'loving the Ahlul Bayt'

Question

I am confused about the hadith found in Sahih Muslim where Rasullulah (peace be upon him) says I am leaving two things the Quran and sunnah and the ahlul bayt. I heard from someone that the descendants of the Prophet(Peace be upon him) are always right at all time periods. I am confused on this matter.

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