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April, 2017

  • 20 April

    A Hadith stating that the actions of an innovator are not accepted

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? “Allah Ta’ala does not accept the fast, the Salah, the charity, the Hajj and ‘Umrah, the Jihad and the tawbah of the one who indulges in bid’ah [innovation]. He comes out of Islam just as a strand of hair comes out from dough.”

  • 20 April

    The example of a good companion and an evil companion

    Question What is the reference for this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The example of a good companion and a bad companion is that of someone who is selling musk and the bellows of the blacksmith. The person selling musk will either give you musk, or you will purchase it from him or at least get a pleasant …

  • 20 April

    The four sacred months

    Question Is there an authentic Hadith which names the four sacred months?

  • 20 April

    The existence/non existence on Mutawatir Hadiths

    Question  A friend of mine alerted me to an argument that a prominent Salafi inclined Shaykh was making about the existence of Mutawatir Hadiths. He said that not only are there no such thing as Mutawatir Hadiths, but it is impossible to have Mutawatir Hadiths according to the conditions of Mutawatir Hadith and he lists four reasons: 1) All of …

  • 20 April

    A Hadith regarding Jibril’s age

    Question Is this Hadith authentic and can it be quoted? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Jibril (‘alayhis salam): “O Jibril! How old are you?” Jibril replied: “O Messenger of Allah, I don’t know how old I am, but I do know that in the fourth heaven I saw a star shine once every 70 000 years, and I saw …

  • 19 April

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam seeing to the need of a mentally ill woman

    Question Could you please mention the Hadith regarding a mentally ill women who asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to fulfill a need of hers. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) followed her and fulfilled her need?

  • 19 April

    Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passes judgement in favour of a jew

    Question Is this incident true? أن عمر بن الخطاب اختصم إليه مسلم ويهودي فرأى عمر أن الحق لليهودي فقضى له فقال له اليهودي والله لقد قضيت بالحق. فضربه عمر بن الخطاب بالدرة ثم قال وما يدريك؟ فقال له اليهودي إنا نجد أنه ليس قاض يقضي بالحق إلا كان عن يمينه ملك وعن شماله ملك يسددانه ويوفقانه للحق ما دام مع …

  • 19 April

    Jibril travelling at full speed

    Question Is this an authentic narration? One day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked Jibril, “Have you ever traveled at full speed?” Jibril said, “Yes, on four occasions.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked, “What were the four occasions?”

  • 19 April

    A Hadith regarding killing an innocent

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Those who kill [in retaliation] other than a murderer, have severely transgressed on Allah Ta’ala”

  • 19 April

    The best type of horse

    Question Can you provide the reference for this Hadith? The best of horses is black with a white patch on the forehead and having whiteness on the upper lip and nose. The next best horse is a black horse with whiteness on the forehead and some white on [three] legs. The right leg does not have any whiteness. If it is …

  • 19 April

    Wording of the Hadith on intelligence

    Question In the famous Hadith: الكيس من دان نفسه وعمل لما بعد الموت والعاجز من أتبع نفسه هواها وتمنى على الله is the addition الأماني at the end which is found in Jami’us Saghir also part of the Hadith?

  • 18 April

    Deeds which draw the curse of Allah Ta’ala

    Question Could you mention a few examples of deeds which deserve the curse of Allah Ta’ala and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

  • 18 April

    Sources of good; alleviating distress, concealing faults, seeking knowledge and gathering to recite Quran

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? It is reported on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the grievances of the Day of Qiyamah. Whosoever alleviates the needs a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this …