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February, 2018

  • 22 February

    Statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding friends

    Question Is this statement authentic from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)? Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm …

  • 22 February

    The virtue of going out in search of knowledge

    Question Is this narration reliable? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “He who goes forth in the search of knowledge is considered to be in the path of Allah until he returns”

  • 22 February

    Ummu Ruman bintu ‘Amir

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? “As she was being lowered into her grave, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Anyone who wants to see a Hur [a woman of Jannah], should look at Ummu Ruman.” [i.e. Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam gave glad tidings that she will be in Jannah].

  • 21 February

    ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) cautions against consuming excessive amounts of meat

    Question Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)? “Beware of excessive meat, for it has an addiction similar to that of wine”- ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

  • 21 February

    Abstain from places of suspicion

    Question Is this a statement of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam): اتَّقُوا مَوَاضِعَ التُّهَمِ What is its explanation. Are there other Hadiths that prohibit going to haram/doubtful places

  • 21 February

    Four evil characteristics

    Question What is the status of the following narration? أربعة من الشقاء: جمود العين، وقسوة القلب، وطول الأمل، والحرص على الدنيا

  • 21 February

    Meaning of a Hadith in Sahih Muslim

    Question In this famous Hadith, what is the correct meaning and explanation of the words ساعة و ساعة? روى مسلم عن أبي عثمان النهدي عن حنظلة الأسيدي قال: وكان من كتاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لقيني أبو بكر  فقال كيف أنت يا حنظلة؟ قال: قلت: نافق حنظلة!  قال: سبحان الله، ما تقول؟ قال:  قلت: نكون عند رسول الله صلى عليه وسلم يذكرنا بالنار والجنة حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا …

  • 21 February

    Enjoining good and forbidding evil, are deeds to be done openly and not secretly

    Question What is the status of this narration? حدثنا أبو خيثمة، قال: حدثنا محمد بن يزيد بن خنيس، قال: سمعت وهيب بن الورد بن أبي الورد، مولى بني مخزوم قال: لقي عالم عالما هو فوقه في العلم، فقال: يرحمك الله، ما الذي أخفي من عملي؟ قال: ما يظن بك أنك لم تعمل حسنة قط إلا أداء الفرائض، قال: يرحمك الله، …

  • 20 February

    Was Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) able to recite the Quran from birth?

    Question What is the accuracy of this statement? ‘The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was knowledgeable regarding the Quran and was able to recite the Quran from birth.’

  • 20 February

    Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad and his book ‘Kitabul Fitan’

    Question Can you shed some light on the Hadith Scholar, Imam Nu’aym ibn Hammad and his book Kitabul Fitan? Is he reliable and are the Hadiths found in this book reliable?

  • 20 February

    The punishment for using black dye

    Question من خضب بالسواد سود الله وجهه يوم القيامة Is this Hadith suitable to quote? What is meant by ‘سنده لين’? (Mirqat)

  • 20 February

    The aunt is like the mother

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The maternal aunt is in the position of the mother” [i.e. when it comes to showing compassion and taking care of a child]

  • 20 February

    Death due to the evil eye

    Question What is status of following narration ? أَكْثرُ مَنْ يموتُ منْ أمتِي بعدَ قضاءِ اللهِ وقدَرِهِ بالعينِ