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December, 2016

  • 24 December

    ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu anha) smearing pudding on the face of Sawdah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

    Question Is this narration authentic? Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says: Sawdah (radiyallahu ‘anha) visited us one day. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) between them placing a leg in the lap of each one of us. I prepared type of pudding and said to her ‘Eat’. She refused so I took some of the food and smeared it on her face. …

  • 24 December

    Remaining steadfast on the Quran and enduring punishment during the time of fitnah

    Question Is the following narration authentic and what does it mean? خذوا العطاء ما دام عطاء، فإذا صار رشوة في الدين فلا تأخذوه، ولستم بتاركيه، يمنعكم الفقر والحاجة، ألا إن رحى الإسلام دائرة، فدوروا مع الكتاب حيث دار، ألا إن الكتاب والسلطان سيفترقان، فلا تفارقوا الكتاب، ألا إنه سيكون عليكم أمراء يقضون لأنفسهم ما لا يقضون لكم، إن عصيتموهم قتلوكم، …

  • 23 December

    A virtue of reciting Surah ikhlas one hundred times with wudu

    Question Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The person who reads Surah Ikhlas 100 times with wudu, beginning with Surah Fatihah, will receive the following virtues: 1. Allah Ta’ala will record ten good deeds for every letter 2. Erase ten sins 3. Elevate ten stages 4. Build one hundred palaces in Jannah 5. On that particular day Allah Ta’ala will grant him …

  • 23 December

    Reciting Surah Yasin on the eve of Friday

    Question Is this this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites Surah Yasin on the eve of Friday he will be forgiven by morning”

  • 23 December

    A query regarding ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) questioning in the grave

    Question Is this narration reliable? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was once explaining what will happen in the grave when the Angels come to question a person. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) if he will be stable during questioning. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied in the affirmative, he said, ‘Then I will be …

  • 22 December

    A time will come wherein people will leave the fold of Islam in large numbers

    Question Kindly provide the reference for the following narration: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “People have entered into Islam in large groups. Soon a time will come wherein they will leave the fold of Islam in large groups”

  • 22 December

    The Value of Contentment

    Question What is the status of the following Hadith which appears in Al Mu’jamul Awsat: القناعة مال لا ينفد

  • 22 December

    Prohibition against killing frogs

    Question What is the status of the following narration? كانت الضفدع تطفئ النار عن إبراهيم، وكان الوزغ ينفخ فيه، فنهي عن قتل هذا، وأمر بقتل هذا

  • 22 December

    A narration on the number of people with ‘Isa (alayhis salam)

    Question Can you please confirm this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “‘Isa ibn Maryam will descend among 800 men and 400 women who will be the best creatures of this earth of that time, similar to the virtue of those who came before them”

  • 21 December

    The complexion of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question What was the complexion of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

  • 21 December

    A narration regarding Yunus (‘alayhis salam) in the belly of the whale

    Question I want to know whether this narration is correct especially the part ‘صوت ضعيف معروف من بلاد غريبة’ سمعت أنس بن مالك ولا أعلم إلا إن أنسا يرفع الحديث إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ان يونس النبي عليه السلام حين بدا له إن يدعو بهذه الكلمات وهو في بطن الحوت، قال اللهم لا إله إلا أنت سبحانك إني …

  • 21 December

    The Hadith “Every Nabi had half the lifespan of the Nabi prior to him”

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Every Nabi had half the lifespan of the Nabi before him. ‘Isa ibn Maryam lived for one hundred and twenty (120) years so I will pass away aged sixty (60)”

  • 21 December

    The initial names of Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu’anhuma)

    Question I heard the following Hadith; “When Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were born, ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) named them Ja’far and Hamza.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) told him: “I have been commanded to change their names to Hasan and Husayn.” The lecturer said this Hadith is hasan. Is this true?