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Conceal your blessings

Question

I heard this saying attributed to Nabi (sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) at a gathering and was wondering if you could comment on its authenticity and explain its meaning:

استعينوا على قضاء حوائجكم بالكتمان فإن كل ذي نعمة محسود

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The state of relationships on the Day of Qiyamah

Question

Allah says in the Quran:

فَإِذَا نُفِخَ فِي الصُّورِ فَلَا أَنسَابَ بَيْنَهُمْ يَوْمَئِذٍ وَلَا يَتَسَاءلُونَ

‘So when the Horn is blown, no relationship will there be among them that Day, nor will they ask about one another.’ (Surah Al Muminun, Verse:101).

Does the following narration hold any weight and does it not vigorously clash with the verse of the Quran above? How can the verse of the Quran and this narration be reconciled?

At the time of his marriage to Sayyiduna Ali’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) daughter Sayyidatuna Umm Kulthoom (radiyallahu ‘anha), Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

إلا تهنئوني سمعت رسول الله صلى الله علي وسلم يقول: ينقطع يوم القيامة كل سبب ونسب إلا سببي ونسبي

‘Do you not congratulate me! I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say ‘On the Day of Qiyamah all sabab (relations through marriage) and nasab (relations by blood) will break except my sabab and nasab.’ Read More »

The harms of eating to one’s fill

Question

Is there a saying of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) which is as follows:

‘The first bid’ah of this ummah is to eat a full (stomach)’

What is the authenticity, reference and commentary for this Hadith?
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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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