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November, 2014

  • 3 November

    Fasting a day before or after ‘Aashura

    Question What is the authenticity of the narrations stating that together with the tenth of Muharram (‘Aashura) we should fast on the ninth or eleventh as well?

  • 3 November

    The virtue of fasting on 'Aashura

    Question What is the virtue of fasting on ‘Aashura? Are the major sins or minor sins forgiven?

  • 3 November

    Additional spending on ‘Aashura day

    Question Is there an authentic Hadith that encourages additional spending on one’s family on ‘Aashura day?

  • 1 November

    Food cooked for guests

    Question Is there a Hadith to the effect that one will not be accountable for the food he cooks for his guests?

October, 2014

  • 31 October

    Warning against lengthening the moustache

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Narrattion? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have said: ‘Whomsoever lengthens his moustache will be deprived of my intercession, will not drink from my pond (Hawd Al Kawthar), will be punished in the grave and the angel of death will come to him in an angry state’ 

  • 31 October

    Sending salutations (durud) upon Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) when forgetting something

    Question Is the following authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘When you forget something then send salutations (durud) upon me, you will remember it if Allah wishes’

  • 31 October

    Virtue of the Quraysh

    Question Is the following narration authentic? Sayyiduna Rifa’ah ibn Rafi’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once instructed Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu): “Gather my people!” Sayyiduna ‘Umar gathered them outside the room of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and then went in and asked, “O Rasulullah, should I get them to enter or shall you be going out to them?” Rasulullah …

  • 31 October

    Nabi (sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam) exerting himself in 'ibadah on the 15th night of Sha'ban

    Question Please provide the reference for the narration where Sayyidatuna ‘Aaisha (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned she feared that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had passed away in sajdah on the fifteenth of Sha’ban, due to him prolonging the sajdah and the narration where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sought her permission to spend the fifteenth night of Sha’ban in ‘ibadah.

  • 17 October

    Will our pets come to Jannah?

    Question There is a Hadith quoted although I am not sure if it is authentic but it says that the animals will be resurrected and turned to dust. If it is authentic what is the commentary? Does it mean if we have animals as pets in this world they won’t be in Jannah with us?

  • 17 October

    Is one who is killed for speaking the truth (haq) a shaheed?

    Question Is the following statement correct? One who has been oppresively killed for saying what’s right (not necessarily for spreading islam) or asking for his own right, is a shaheed?

  • 17 October

    Saying salam at the rawdah-graveside of Nabi (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam)

    Question I would like to ask a question regarding salam at the graveside of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) (the Rawdah). Is there any reward or other special benefit in saying salam to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at the rawdah? I used to say salam every time whenever I go to madinah but a friend said to me that this is not important to say …

  • 15 October

    Reference for an Incident of the Justice of Sayyiduna 'Umar (radiyallahu'anhu)

     Question  I heard an incident regarding  Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) taking action against someone who slapped a non Muslim. I think he called the man in question all the way from Egypt. Can you provide the details and reference for this incident?

  • 14 October

    Popular Hadith regarding Sham (Syria)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? It is extensively shared on social media amongst the youth: Salamah bin Nufail (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: While I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) a man came to him and said, “O Messenger of Allah Horses are being humiliated (ignored), and weapons are being laid down and people are claiming there is no …