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‘No one is to pray/fast on behalf of another…’

Question

Is there a contradiction between these Hadiths?

Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “No one is to pray on behalf of another and no one is to fast on behalf of another but may feed on his behalf.”

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “ Whoever dies and has (pending) fasts let his guardian fast for him.” Read More »

Mention of a ‘white house’ in Hadith

Question

There is a narration of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) where he said that ‘Qiyamah will not come until a group of my Ummah conquer the White House.’

1) Is there such a narration which exists? What is the narration?

2) If the narration does exist, what is meant by the White House? Is it the one in North America?

3) If there is such a narration, is there any mention of flags?

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An explanation of a khutbah of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding appointing a successor

Question

Kindly provide an explanatory translation of the following part of the Hadith wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) delivered a khutbah and said:

فالخلافة شورى بين هؤلاء الستة، الذين توفي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو عنهم راض، وإني قد علمت أن أقواما يطعنون في هذا الأمر، أنا ضربتهم بيدي هذه على الإسلام، فإن فعلوا ذلك فأولئك أعداء الله، الكفرة الضلال

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Explanation of Hadith in Sahih Muslim

Question

What is the explanation of the Hadith where it appears that the qiyam of the first two rak’ahs of ‘Asr were equal in length to the qiyam of the second two rak’ahs of Zuhr, whereas the first two rak’ahs of ‘Asr has a surah together with Surah Fatihah and the second two rak’ahs of Zuhr doesn’t have a surah?

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The land of Sham

Question

Referring to the Hadith where it is mentioned that the ‘best of places to live’ and ‘take refuge’ is in Syria and Yemen.

In fact, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) made du’a,

“Allahumma barik fi Shamina” and “Allahumma barik fi Yaminina”.

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Getting married in Shawwal

Question

Can we say it is recommended to get married in Shawwal because of the narration of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) got married to her in Shawwal, or it was just coincidence?

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Music leads to hypocrisy

Question

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

Music makes hypocrisy grow in the heart just as water makes crops grow.

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