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April, 2017

  • 3 April

    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”. How would one explain this Hadith in the present situation.

  • 3 April

    Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) not asking for help

    Question You have answered a question here regarding Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu). When he would drop his whip from his mount, he would dismount and get the whip without asking anyone for assistance. I have heard a similar narration regarding Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Can you source and verify this version?

  • 3 April

    The splitting of the chest of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

    Question Please mention how many times the chest of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was split and on which occasions did it occur in his life?

  • 3 April

    Two types of knowledge

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There are two types of knowledge. The first type is that knowledge which is in the heart of a person and this is the one that is beneficial knowledge. The second type is that knowledge which is on the tongue then …

  • 1 April

    Circumcision is Sunnah for men and it is a noble deed for women

    Question What is the status of the following Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Circumcision is Sunnah for men and it is a noble deed for women”

  • 1 April

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on contentment and reliance on Allah Ta’ala

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? ‘Be content with whatever sustenance Allah has given you and you will be wealthy. Place your firm trust in Allah and you will be firm and strong’

March, 2017

  • 31 March

    A narration regarding the Buraq on the night of Mi’raj

    Question I have read a narration where the Buraq misbehaved when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was about to mount it. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) reprimanded it and said something to the effect ‘Are you doing this to Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?’ What is the correct wording and verification?

  • 31 March

    Monkeys pelting another monkey that committed zina

    Question What is the status of this narration? I heard it appears in Sahih Bukhari. رأيت في الجاهلية قردة اجتمع عليها قردة قد زنت فرجموها فرجمتها معهم

  • 31 March

    A fabricated Hadith regarding advice offered to Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Can I quote the following narration? عن معاذ رضي الله عنه أن رجلاً قال: حدثنى حديثاً سمعته من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: فبكى معاذ حتى ظننت أنه لا يسكت، ثم سكت ثم قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لى يا معاذ: قلت له لبيك بأبى أنت وأمى. قال: إنى مُحدثك حديثا إن انت …

  • 31 March

    A person will only be rewarded if he seeks and anticipates reward

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith and what is the meaning of ‘الاحتساب‘? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no reward for the one who does not anticipate reward”

  • 31 March

    ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would have been still’ (in salah)

    Question What is the status of the Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw a man playing with his beard in Salah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would also have been devoted?’

  • 29 March

    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) on harassing and causing harm to a scholar

    Question What is the status of the following narration? “Whosoever harasses a Jurist has caused trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the one who causes trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has caused trouble to Allah”

  • 29 March

    300 Ambiya buried around the Ka’bah

    Question What is the status of the following Hadiths? “Whenever a Nabi would leave his nation, he would go to the Ka’bah to worship Allah and certainly there are 300 graves of Ambiya around the Ka’bah” “The grave of Hud, Salih and Shu’ayb (‘alayhimus salam) are in the Haram” “When a nation was destroyed, the Nabi went to Makkah to …