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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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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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