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Proof for segregation

Question

I need to know if the verse below relates to any women or only for the wives of Rasullullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)?

I see in todays times many Shaykhs speak directly to women and also many gatherings have men and women together.

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Ahzab, verse 53:

وَإِذَا  سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ  ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ

And when you ask anything from them (the blessed wives of the Prophet), ask them from behind a curtain. That is better for the purity of your hearts and their hearts.

I thank you for your kind efforts in giving us guidance. Jazakallah !

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Difference between sunnah and adab

Question

What is the difference between sunnah and adab? Is sunnah something proven from hadith and adab not proven from hadith? What is the need for adab if we have the sunnah of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

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Clarification on Hadiths regarding the permissibility/impermissibiity of selling dogs

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narrations:

1) Imam Nasa’i reports  from Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu),that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the price of dogs and cats, except for hunting dogs.

2) Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a man to pay forty dirhams for killing a hunting dog.

3) Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a person to pay a ram for having killed a watchdog.

How do we reconcile between the above Hadiths and the Hadith in Bukhari wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  said that the price of a dog is impure (khabith)?

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Saying JazakAllahukhayra

Question

When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum             ” Khaira ” be added. Is there any narration which states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khaira” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too,( i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe that this a vestige of the Khawaarij?

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Hadith on Sleeping after Fajr

Question

There is a Hadith that the sleeping of the morning decreases the rizq (sustenance). Does this refer to sleeping and missing the Fajr prayer or does it refer to sleeping after performing the Fajr prayer?

If someone sleeps after performing the Fajr prayer is he committing a sin and will he be punished for that?

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Authenticity of the du'a: O Turner of the Hearts (Ya Muqallibal Qulub)

Question:

I am interested in attaining the Arabic text and English translation of a hadith which mentions a du’a of the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam). It begins with “O Turner of hearts” and mentions keeping the heart firm in obedience. I would also like to know which hadith collections this du’a can be found in.

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The basis for the "Kalimahs"

Question :

would it be possible to tell me where the kalimas are derived from? you know the 7 kalimas that we are taught from young? I guess they are derived from the quraan and the hadith but what I’d like to know is who compiled them in that form and called them the kalimas? I mean why do we have 7 and not 8? is there any virtue in reciting for example the 5th kalima? I totally accept them and read them with conviction. I’m just curious to know how they came about in a systematic formation. your brother in islam.

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Hadith on killing lizards

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. In Sahih Muslim there is a Hadith in which we are told to kill lizards (gecko). what kind of lizard is this. are we allowed to kill only this kind of lizard or any lizard.

Shukran

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