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June, 2017

  • 6 June

    Earthquakes, murders and wars are signs of Qiyamah

    Question Can you kindly verify this? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Qiyamah will not come until knowledge is taken away, earthquakes are frequent, time passes quickly, trials and afflictions appears, murders and wars becomes commonplace, and your wealth increases to the point of overflowing.”

  • 6 June

    An unauthentic du’a at the time of iftar

    Question Is the following narration suitable to quote and spread? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no Muslim who fasts and says the du’a below at the time of iftar, but that he comes out free of his sins like the day on which his mother gave birth to him. يا عظيم يا عظيم انت الهي لا اله …

  • 6 June

    Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s view about the Friday khutbah

    Question What is the status of this Hadith and where is it found reported by Sayyidunaa Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)? انما جعلت الخطبة موضع الركتين, من فاتته الخطبة صلى اربعا

  • 5 June

    The rebellious devils are chained in Ramadan, the doors of Jannah are opened and the doors of Jahannam are sealed

    Question Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the first night of Ramadan enters, the Shayatin and rebellious Jinnat are chained,the doors of Jahannam are closed and no door remains open, the doors of Jannah are opened and no door remains closed, and a caller announces: ‘O the one seeking piety and good, …

  • 5 June

    An unauthentic virtue of saying a certain hamd [praise of Allah Ta’ala]

    Question If a person says ‘Alhamdulillahil ladhi ta’azzaza bil qudrati‘ [الحمد لله الذي تعزّز بالقدرة], Allah Ta’ala will look at him [with mercy]. And if Allah looks at a person [mercifully] then he will not punish him and the all the Angels seek forgiveness on his behalf. Is this authentic?

  • 5 June

    A comprehensive du’a

    Question Is this du’a authentic? It was narrated from Sayyidah  ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) taught her this supplication: Allahumma inni as aluka minal khayri kullihi, ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma ‘alimtu minhu wa ma la a’lam. Wa a’udhu bika minash sharri kullihi, ‘ajilihi wa ajilihi, ma ‘alimtu minhu wa ma la a’lam. Allahumma inni as’aluka min khayri …

  • 3 June

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) explains true asceticism

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? “Asceticism is not only eating hard [bread] and wearing coarse clothing, but it is to curtail aspirations and to anticipate death”

  • 3 June

    Recitals at the sight of the Ramadan moon

    Question Is there any substantiation for the following: When you sight the moon of Ramadan, recite Surah Qadar twenty one times. You will have barakah in your rizq. Also recite Surah Mulk. Its thirty verses will protect you from calamities for the entire month (thirty days lunar).

  • 2 June

    Fasting is a shield against Jahannam

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Narrated Mutarrif who was from the tribe of Banu Amir ibn Sa’sa’ah that Sayyiduna Uthman ibn Abul ‘As Ath Thaqafi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) invited him to drink some milk. Mutarrif said: “I am fasting.” Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: ‘Fasting is a shield against the Fire just like your shield …

  • 2 June

    Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) on how a person can attain taqwa

    Question Can you source this narration? Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) said: “A man will not attain true taqwa as long as he does not take reckoning of himself, and as long as he does not know the source of his food, drink and clothes.”

  • 2 June

    Placing one’s hand on a sick person and inquiring about his condition

    Question Is this authentic? “To complete and perfect visiting the ill, one of you place his hand on his forehead or -Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said- on his hand and ask him how is he doing”

  • 2 June

    A du’a to recite when overcome with anxiety/grief

    Question Does it appear in a Hadith to recite the following words when a person is overcome with anxiety/distress/grief? اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي، لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا Allahu Allahu Rabbi la ushriku bihi shayan

  • 1 June

    Prohibition against draping walls

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? نهى أن تستر الجدر Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that walls be draped/covered