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February, 2017

  • 7 February

    Warning against killing animals for no reason

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever kills a small bird for no reason, it will beseech Allah on the Day of Qiyamah saying, ‘O my Rabb, so and so killed me for no reason. And he did not kill me for any beneficial purpose'”

  • 7 February

    The virtue of a Scholar over a worshipper

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion mention was made of two people before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), one was a worshipper [‘abid] and the other was a scholar. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The virtue of the scholar over a worshipper is like my virtue over …

  • 6 February

    The name Qaylah

    Question Was قَيْلة [Qaylah] the name of a Sahabiyah?

  • 6 February

    A narration on saying Alhamdulillah thrice when one is blessed with a bounty

    Question Is the following authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a servant of Allah is blessed with a bounty from Allah and he says ‘Alhamdulillah’  then the servant has fulfilled showing gratitude for that bounty. If he says ‘Alhamdulillah’ for a second time, Allah will renew the reward for him and if he says ‘Alhamdulillah’ three times then …

  • 6 February

    Raising the finger when making istighfar

    Question Is there a specific way this should be done? والاستغفار أن تشير بأصبع واحدة ‘When asking for forgiveness you should point with one finger’

  • 6 February

    No Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhum) ever forged a Hadith!

    Question 1. Is it ever possible, that maybe certain Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhu) forged Hadiths? 2. Someone recently accused Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu’anhu) to have done so.

  • 6 February

    Who is regarded to be the most ascetic?

    Question Could you translate and mention the authenticity of this Hadith أتى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم رجل فقال: يا رسول الله من أزهد الناس في الدنيا؟ فقال: من لم ينس المقابر والبلى وترك أفضل زينة الدنيا وآثر ما يبقى على ما يفنى ولم يعد غدا من أيامه وعد نفسه من الموتى

  • 4 February

    The incident of Muhallim ibn Jath-thamah

    Question Is the story regarding Muhallim ibn Jath-thamah true? He went out in jihad killed ‘Amir ibn Al Adbat (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Amir ibn Al Adbat had just accepted Islam but Muhallim (radiyallahu ‘anhu) still killed him. After the family members of ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted the blood money, Muhallim (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was brought to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) so …

  • 3 February

    An unauthentic narration regarding salutations [durud] and loving ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I asked Jibril, ‘Which actions are the most beloved to Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla’? He replied, ‘Salutations upon you O Muhammad and loving ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib'”

  • 3 February

    The Hadith ‘Should I not be a grateful slave’?

    Question I am looking for the narration which mentions that the feet of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) swelled up due to him offering lengthy rak’ahs of Salah. When he was questioned he said ‘Should I not be a grateful slave’?

  • 3 February

    Whoever hears that Dajjal has emerged should distance himself from him

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? “Whoever hears that Dajjal [has emerged] should distance himself from Dajjal, for a person will go to him thinking that he is a Mu’min and follow him due to the doubtful [miraculous deeds he will see him performing]”

  • 3 February

    Well wishing; the highest deed

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration, Allah Ta’ala says: “The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is by being sympathetic to others/well wishing for my sake.” قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَحَبُّ مَا تَعَبَّدَنِي بِهِ عَبْدِي إِلَيَّ النُّصْحُ لِي

  • 2 February

    The true martyr according to Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Could you provide the reference of this narration: “The true martyr is he who although he passes away on his bed, still enters Jannah” [i.e. He passes away on his bed, but enters Jannah to to having all his sins forgiven]