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Are women prohibited from red clothing?

Question

Is this report correct?

1. ‘Aaisha (radiyallahu ‘anha) wore a dress that was dyed with ‘Usfur’ while she was in the state of Ihram. (Usfur, the red substance extracted from safflower)

If it is authenic, then it contradicts the following Hadith which prohibits women from wearing such garments:

2. “Woe unto women from the two reds: gold and safflower-dyed clothes”

This is used by shi’ah against our mother ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha)

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The different wordings for the Takbirs of Tashriq

Question

The takbirs of tashriq have some versions citing Allahu Akbar twice in the beginning and the strength given is reliable. There is another version doing its rounds on social media citing Allahu Akbar thrice in the beginning and the strength given as authentic.

Is it permissible to read both? Is one more authentic then the other? Should one not be read? Read More »

Clarification on a Hadith in Sahih Muslim regarding fasting

Question

In the following narration recorded in Sahih Muslim, did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) break his fast after commencing it or was he not fasting from the beginning?

  ‘دعا بقدح من ماء فرفعه حتى نظر الناس إليه ثم شرب’

‘Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called for a glass of water, lifted it so the people would see him and then drank it’

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Can one sheep/goat suffice for many people in Udhiyah/Qurbani?

Question

Recently on social media people were saying that there is no need to slaughter more than one sheep or goat per household.

They quoted the following Hadiths to substantiate this:

1. Narrated by ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) and Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) wanted to do Qurbani then He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) took two healthy sheep and cut one on behalf of the Ummah and other on behalf of Himself and his Family.

2. Narrated by ‘Ata ibn Yasar (rahimahullah) a Tabi’i asked Abu Ayub Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) a Sahabi that how did you do sacrifice (udhiyah) during the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)? Upon which the Sahabi said during the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) a person gave one goat for sacrifice (udhiyah) on behalf of himself and his household (family). They used to eat from it and distribute from it. After that people started doing pride and the situation changed as it is now.

Is the deduction correct?

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Explanation of a Hadith on Charity

Question

How do we reconcile between the following two narrations?

1. If the wife or treasurer spends from the owner’s wealth then both will get equal/full reward [… min ghayri ay yunqasa min ujurihim shayan.]

(Sahih Muslim)

and

2. The Hadith in Sahih Muslim as well, where it appears both will share the reward half half in the case where the slave gives sadaqah from his master’s wealth. [... wal ajru bainakuma nisfan.]

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The position of the Turban tail

Question

 .وَعَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ حُرَيْثٍ: أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – خَطَبَ وَعَلَيْهِ عِمَامَةٌ سَوْدَاءُ، قَدْ أَرْخَى طَرَفَيْهَا بَيْنَ كَتِفَيْهِ يَوْمَ الْجُمُعَةِ

In this Hadith I would like to know whether the two ends of the turban were at the front between the two shoulders or at the back between the two shoulders? Or could it have both possibilities?

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