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March, 2017

  • 24 March

    How many rak’ahs (nafl) would Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal offer daily?

    Question I have heard that Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) would offer 300 rak’ahs of Salah every day. What is the source for this?

  • 24 March

    Reward for performing wudu when one is already in the state of purity

    Question There is a Hadith which states, ‘Whoever makes wudu when he is in the state of purity [i.e he has not broken the previous wudu], ten good deeds will be recorded for him.’ Is it authentic?

  • 23 March

    Abu Hurayrah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seeking forgiveness 12 000 times daily

    Question Would Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seek forgiveness 12 000 times daily?

  • 23 March

    The sweat of people on the Day of Qiyamah

    Question  ‘قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ: ‘ يَعْرَقُ النَّاسُ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ حَتَّى يَذْهَبَ عَرَقُهُمْ فِي الْأَرْضِ سَبْعِينَ ذِرَاعًا وَيُلْجِمُهُمْ حَتَّى يَبْلُغَ آذَانَهُمْ Please can you translate this Hadith and provide its meaning.

  • 23 March

    The number needed for Mutawatir

    Question I studied that some opinions said that the number of mutawatir Hadith must be 313 to match that of the people of Badr but I tried to look for who exactly said this and I could not find an answer. Ibn Taymiyyah and ‘Ali Qari mentioned the opinion by generically saying ‘And some said’ without mentioning who. Can you …

  • 22 March

    Hold on to ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in times of trials

    Question I heard a narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that there will be trials and tribulations after me and you should stay with ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in these times.

  • 22 March

    Reward for a person with an atom of Iman

    Question I frequently hear a reward like the following: “One who passed away and brings Iman the size of an atom, will be rewarded with Jannah, which size is tenfold than this world.” 1. Is this from any Hadith? If so, please provide the reference and authenticity? 2. Is it right so say the word ‘world’ means everything that is between the …

  • 22 March

    The first thing Allah Ta’ala created was the pen

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The first thing Allah created was the pen after which He commanded it to write. The pen asked its Rabb what it should write. Allah said, ‘Write the decree of all that which is to occur till eternity/Qiyamah'”

  • 22 March

    Another version of the du’a when bidding farewell

    Question Do the following words to recite when bidding farewell appear in a Hadith? جعل الله التقوى زادك و غفر ذنبك و وجهك للخير حيث ما توجهت Ja’alal Allahut taqwa zadaka wa ghafara dhanbaka wa wajjahaka lil khayri haythu ma tawajjahta

  • 21 March

    Renew your Iman by repeating ‘La ilaha ilallah’

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Renew your Iman.’ It was said, ‘O Rasulullah! How should we renew our Iman?’ He replied, ‘Excessively repeat La ilaha illallah‘

  • 21 March

    A Hadith regarding learning the Quran and subsequently complaining of poverty

    Question Can you verify the authenticity of this Hadith? “Whomsoever has learnt the Quran and then complains of poverty Allah will record poverty and starvation between his eyes till the day of Qiyamah”

  • 21 March

    O Allah! I seek Your refuge from evil character and evil actions

    Question Please provide the reference and translation of this supplication: اللهم إني أعوذ بك من منكرات الأخلاق، والأعمال والأهواء Allahumma inni a’udhu bika min munkaratil akhlaqi wal a’amali wal ahwa

  • 21 March

    Not the face of a liar

    Question ‘Not the face of a liar’ I heard that ‘Abdullah ibn Salam (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made this comment when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) entered Madinah for the first time. What is the reference for this Hadith, and is it sahih?