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Leaving what is wrong for the sake of Allah

Question

It is reported from the Hadith of Abu Qatadah and Abud Dahma who said: ‘We came to a man from the people of the desert and asked him, did you hear a Hadith from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)?

He said: ‘I heard him saying,’

‘You will never leave something for the sake of Allah, but Allah will give you something better in return.’

My questions are:

1. I would like to know the authenticity and reference for the Hadith.

2. What is the meaning of this Hadith.

3. Does it apply to leaving your family and going out in Tabligh Jamat?

4. Does it apply to leaving out some act of sin and Allah will reward that person with the same thing in a better and halal manner?
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Explanation on the huge tree of Jannah

Question

The Hadith says: ‘There is a tree in Jannah whose shade a rider will not be able to traverse in a hundred years”

My question its not based on logic, but this “hundred years” is it days of this world or the Hereafter?

We know that one day in the Hereafter is equal to a thousand days of this world.

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Explanation on the marriage age of ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

Question

There is a famous narration in Sahih Bukhari confirming that Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) got married at the age of six, and she began to live with Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) at the age of nine.

However, some people have rejected the narration because they said it conflicts with this one:

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates:

‘I had seen my parents following Islam since I attained the age of puberty. Not a day passed but the Prophet visited us, both in the mornings and evenings. My father Abu Bakr thought of building a masjid in the courtyard of his house and he did so. He used to pray and recite the Quran in it. The pagan women and their children used to stand by him and look at him with surprise. Abu Bakr was a softhearted person and could not help weeping while reciting the Quran. The chiefs of the Quraysh became afraid of that [i.e. that their children and women might be affected by the recitation of Quran].’

The people say that Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was one of the first Muslims, and by the time Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) married ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) at age of fifty three (53) that would put ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) well into her twenties (20s).

 

The second Hadith suggests she attained puberty in Makkah, and not Madinah. This is narrated by ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) herself.

How do we reconcile the two narrations together, how do we comment and interpret the second one?

 

Answer

This is based on a misunderstanding (and subsequent mistranslation) of the narration. To then go on further and discredit an authentic Hadith (the one establishing her age to be six at the time of nikah) is reckless and irresponsible!

The portion of the Hadith that has been put in bold and italics, is incorrect.

The words used by Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) in the original text are: لم أعقل أبوي  which correctly translate as: ‘I never knew [or remember] my parents’ following another religion…

(See ‘Umdatul Qari, Tuhfatul Bari & Irshadus Sari, all under Hadith: 476. فإنهم فسروا قولها ؛لم أعقل ب: لم أعرف)

All this means is that Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) was born in a Muslim home. She never saw the period her parents spent before Islam.

This does not confirm anything regarding her age.

There is therefore no contradiction between these Hadiths. Both are correct and both appear in Sahih Bukhari.

 

One should be wary of misrepresentations of the blessed Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Such misrepresentations are either deliberate by the deviants sects, or the deed of those who are illiterate in Islamic sciences. The path of either is extremely detrimental!

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

The importance of offering salah properly

Question

Can you confirm the source, authenticity, and meaning of this Hadith?

When a person performs Salah at its earliest (most desired) time, that Salah ascends towards the heavens. It becomes light for the person and subsequently it reaches the Throne and supplicates for the forgiveness of the person who performed Salah until the Day of Judgement. It says, ‘May Allah Ta’ala safeguard you just as you safeguarded me.’ When a person performs Salah after its allocated time has passed, the Salah goes towards the heavens in such a manner that it is covered in darkness. When it reaches the Throne it is covered in an old cloth and thrown back in the face of the person who performed it. The Salah then states, ‘May Allah Ta’ala destroy you just as you destroyed me.’

Is this salah that was read in haste or salah that was not valid because of basic errors?

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Who is ‘Ahlul Hadith’ referring to?

Question

Some Salafis say that their name Ahlul Hadith is found in Hadith. They quote a Hadith of Shu’abul Iman which states that Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) referred to the people of Hadith as ‘Ahlul Hadith’.

Please provide this narration and its authenticity.

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Explanation of the Hadith: ‘Every caller will be held to his call on the Day of Qiyamah’

Question

Kindly explain the following Hadith; does it mean that if ‘Ulama and du’at (those who invite to Allah Ta’ala) invited fussaq and fujjar to the path of din, then they will be gathered with them on the day of Qiyamah?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one who would invite people towards anything [or deed, good or bad] in the world, on the day of Qiyamah will remain firmly joined to those people whom he would invite, even though a person had invited just one person [he will still be made to stand with that person]” Read More »

Remaining steadfast on Sunnah at all times

Question

What is the authenticity and explanation of the following narration:

لكل عمل شرة ولكل شرة فترة فمن كانت فترته إلى سنتي فقد اهتدى ومن كانت فترته إلى غير ذلك فقد هلك

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What should one do when he sees a strange woman?

Question

What is the authenticity and meaning of this Hadith?

Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw a woman so he entered upon Zaynab bint Jahsh and had intercourse with her. He then came out to his companions and said to them, A woman advances in the form of a devil [i.e. Just as Shaytan entices man, a man is naturally enticed and attracted to women], so when one of you gets excited by her, he should go to his wife and have intercourse with her for that will repel what he is feeling.”

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An explanation of ‘Joining ties increases one’s lifespan’

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Abu Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) were once discussing family ties by Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So they said, ‘Whomsoever joins family ties, his lifespan will increase’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained, ‘A person’s lifespan will not be lengthened for Allah Ta’ala says, ‘When their appointed time comes, they will neither be able to delay it a moment nor advance it’ [Surah A’araf, verse: 34]. This refers to A person who leaves behind a pious progeny who will make du’a for him after his demise and this du’a will reach him. This is what is meant by ‘his lifespan will increase.’

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