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September, 2017

  • 26 September

    Willingly paying more than the asking price

    Question What is the status of this narration: عَنْ أَنَسٍ فَخَرَجْتُ أَنَا وَالرَّجُلُ إِلَى السُّوقِ فَإِذَا سِلْعَةٌ تُبَاعُ فَسَاوَمْتُهُ فَقَالَ بِثَلَاثِينَ فَنَظَرَ الرَّجُلُ فَقَالَ قَدْ أَخَذْتُهَا بِأَرْبَعِينَ فَقَالَ صَاحِبُهَا مَا يَحْمِلُكَ عَلَى هَذَا وَأَنَا أُعْطِيكَهَا بِأَقَلَّ مِنْ هَذَا ثُمَّ نَظَرَ أَيْضًا فَقَالَ قَدْ أَخَذْتُهَا بِخَمْسِينَ فَقَالَ صَاحِبُهَا مَا يَحْمِلُكَ عَلَى هَذَا وَأَنَا أُعْطِيكَهَا بِأَقَلَّ مِنْ هَذَا قَالَ إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ …

  • 26 September

    Reciting Surahs Falaq and Nas in Fajr while on journey

    Question What is authenticity of following narration? عن عقبة بن عامر الجهني قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في سفر، فلما طلع الفجر أذن وأقام، ثم أقامني عن يمينه، فقرأ بالمعوذتين، فلما انصرف قال: كيف رأيت؟ قلت: قد رأيت يا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم. قال: فاقرأ بهما كلما نمت وكلما قمت

  • 26 September

    Narrations on the lifespan of the earth

    Question What is the status of the narrations which state that the lifespan of the earth is six thousand/seven thousand years and we are currently in the last thousand?

  • 23 September

    Hasten to perform Hajj

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Hasten to perform Hajj -meaning the obligatory Hajj- for none of you knows what will happen to him”

  • 22 September

    Meaning of the word ‘فراش’ in a Hadith of Sahih Muslim

    Question What is the meaning of فراش in the following Hadith in Sahih Muslim? عن عبد الله، قال: لما أسري برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، انتهي به إلى سدرة المنتهى، وهي في السماء السادسة، إليها ينتهي ما يعرج به من الأرض فيقبض منها، وإليها ينتهي ما يهبط به من فوقها فيقبض منها، قال: ” إذ يغشى [النجم: 16] السدرة …

  • 22 September

    Meaning of ‘حرم الحج’

    Question What is meant by ‘وفي حرم الحج’ (Sahih Bukhari and Sahih Muslim)

  • 21 September

    A follow up question on the du’a to recite after Fajr and Maghrib for protection from Jahannam

    Question With regard to reading ‘Allahumma ajirni minan nar’ seven times after Fajr and Maghrib, I have two questions: 1. Is there any narration that mentions that this should be said before unfolding one’s legs? 2. If one was reading Salah in congregation and says ‘Allahumma ajirna minan nar’ so as to make the du’a for everyone present, would one …

  • 21 September

    Clarification on what to recite after ruku’

    Question Is there a contradiction between these narrations? 1) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “When we would read Salah behind Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and he would say ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah‘ then those behind would say, ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah.'” (Daraqutni) 2) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the Imam says ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah‘, say ‘Allahumma Rabbana lakal …

  • 21 September

    Reward for giving animals drink and treating them with kindness

    Question I am looking for the Hadith ‘وإن لنا في البهائم أجرا’ Can you please cite the full narration?

  • 21 September

    Honour those who honour you even if it be a slave

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) “Honour those who honour you even if it be a habashi slave”

  • 21 September

    Barakah is with your elders

    Question What is the status of the Hadith: البركة مع اكابركم

  • 21 September

    Meaning of the words: Sanad and Isnad

    Question What is the difference between Sanad and Isnad? Am I right in assuming that Sanad refers to the names of people mentioned in the chain, whereas Isnad refers to mentioning/writing the full chain along with how the rawi received ijazah such as Haddathana or Akhabarana?

  • 20 September

    Ma’ruf Al Karkhi (rahimahullah) on the virtue of making du’a for the ummah

    Question Can this narration be practiced upon? من قال في كل يوم عشر مرات: اللهم أصلح أمة محمد , اللهم فرج عن أمة محمد اللهم ارحم أمة محمد كتب من الأبدال “Whoever says, ‘O Allah! Rectify the ummah of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), O Allah! Remove the difficulties of the ummah of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), O Allah! …