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August, 2017

  • 12 August

    Using the diminutive form when referring to a Masjid or Quran

    Question Is there an authentic narration which disallows using the diminutive form when referring to a Masjid, the Holy Quran or Humans i.e. men and women?

  • 11 August

    A narration explaining the Verse ‘Adopt forgiveness, command what is right, and turn away from the ignorant’

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? لَمَّا نَزَلَتْ {خُذِ الْعَفْوَ وَأْمُرْ بِالْعُرْفِ , وَأَعْرِضْ عَنِ الْجَاهِلِينَ} [الأعراف: 199] , قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ لِجِبْرِيلَ: مَا هَذَا؟ , قَالَ: لَا أَدْرِي حَتَّى أَسْأَلَ الْعَالِمَ , قَالَ: فَأَتَاهُ جِبْرِيلُ , فَقَالَ: يَا مُحَمَّدُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى يَأْمُرُكَ أَنْ تَعْفُوَ عَمَّنْ ظَلَمَكَ , وَتُعْطِيَ مَنْ حَرَمَكَ , وَتَصِلَ مَنْ قَطَعَكَ

  • 11 August

    Offering Salah at home without a valid excuse

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever hears the Adhan and does not respond to it [i.e. does not offer Salah at the Masjid], then [his Salah at home] has no [value], except for those who have a valid reason”

  • 11 August

    Meaning of the term ‘Fihi Maqal’

    Question What does ‘fihi maqal‘ refer to/mean regarding a narrator?

  • 11 August

    Walking in front of one performing Salah

    Question Is there a Hadith mentioning a warning for walking in front of one performing Salah?

  • 10 August

    Explanation of part of a Hadith on Zakah

    Question What is the explanation of the following words in Sahih Muslim? ‘Ma yanqimu Ibnu Jamilin illa annahu kana faqiran fa aghnahullah‘

  • 10 August

    Using the miswak when entering one’s home

    Question Is it a Sunnah to use the miswak when entering one’s home to be with one’s family?

  • 10 August

    What to do for protection and blessings in a new home/business premises?

    Question Are there any deeds prescribed from the prophetic practice to be fulfilled after purchasing a new home or business? I have seen many engage in a khatam of Surah Baqarah or a majlis of dhikr and du’a for barakah.

  • 10 August

    A du’a to recite when travelling by ship

    Question Kindly confirm the authenticity of the following: أمان لأمتي من الغرق إذا ركبوا السفن أن يقولوا: بسم الله الملك {وما قدروا الله حق قدره والأرض جميعا قبضته يوم القيامة والسماوات مطويات بيمينه سبحانه وتعالى عما يشركون} [الزمر: 67] {بسم الله مجراها، ومرساها إن ربي لغفور رحيم} هود: 41

  • 10 August

    The discussion between Adam and Musa (‘alayhimas salam)

    Question Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Adam and Musa (alayhimas salam) argued. Musa (‘alayhis salam) said to Adam (‘alayhis salam), ‘You are our father, you put us at a loss and you expelled us from Jannah? Adam (‘alayhis salam) said to him:, ‘You are Musa, Allah selected you and wrote for you. …

  • 9 August

    A narration on a pious wife

    Question Is this a Hadith? “A pious wife is such a wonderful aid for one’s Din”

  • 9 August

    Abstaining from shirk, black magic and malice

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, If three sins are not found within a person, then Allah will forgive all his other sins for whom he wishes; One who died without associating partners with Allah, one who never turned to black magic (sihr), and one who never harboured malice towards his brother.”

  • 9 August

    Jabir ibn Samurah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) description of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? عن سماك قال: قلت لجابر بن سمرة: أكنت تجالس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم؟ قال: نعم وكان طويل الصمت قليل الضحك وكان أصحابه يذكرون عنده الشعر وأشياء من أمورهم فيضحكون وربما تبسم