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November, 2016

  • 29 November

    Islam consists of eight portions

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? “Islam consists of eight portions; Islam, Salah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj, Enjoining good, Prohibiting evil and Jihad in the path of Allah. Certainly one who does not [hold on] to one share is at a loss”

  • 28 November

    ‘Humayra’ – the Pet name of Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

    Question Is this Hadith sahih? On one occasion Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) addressed Sayyidah ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) with the words: “O Humayra, do you wish to watch them?” [The Ethiopians demonstrating their spears]

  • 28 November

    A du’a seeking protection from poverty, humiliation and oppression

    Question What is the authenticity of this du’a? اللهمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ مِن الفَقرِ، والقِلَّة، والذِّلَّة، وأعوذُ بكَ مِن أن أَظْلِمَ أو أُظلَمَ Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal faqri wal qillati wadh dhillati wa a’udhu bika min an azlima aw uzlama

  • 28 November

    A man’s family will lead him to destruction

    Question What is the status of this narration? يأتي على الناس زمان يكون هلاك الرجل على يد زوجته وأبويه وولده ، يعيرونه بالفقر ويكلفونه ما لا يطيق ! فيدخل المداخل التي يذهب فيها دينه فيهلك

  • 28 November

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offering two rak’ahs after ‘Asr

    Question Please confirm whether the following Hadith is authentic and the source: Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports, “By Allah, Who took away the Prophet, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never missed them [the two rak’ahs after the ‘Asr Salah] till he met Allah and he did not meet Allah till it became difficult for him to pray while standing so …

  • 25 November

    Sahabi poking his wife?

    Question I heard an incident of a Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhu) poking his wife while making salah. The speaker mentions the meaning of the Hadith: ‘Make salah in the innermost place in your room’ is to stop the Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) from poking his wife while she is making salah. The Hadith means that as her husband is very jealous so she must …

  • 25 November

    The virtues of knowledge and the remembrance of Allah

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration: Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “The entire world is cursed and whatever it contains is also cursed except for the dhikr of Allah Ta’ala and what is joined to it, and except for the ‘Alim and the muta’allim.”

  • 25 November

    Reply to the greeting of a Non Muslim

    Question If a Non Muslim greets with the words: ‘Assalam ‘alaykum’ then what should the response be?

  • 25 November

    Authenticity of a Hadith regarding backbiting

    Question Can you mention the authenticity of the Hadith regarding a person’s good deeds being granted to those he made ghibah of? You have provided the reference here

  • 24 November

    An incident regarding Jibril (‘alayhis salam) and Fir’awn’s repentance

    Question Please can you provide me the authenticity of the following Hadith. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When Allah drowned Fir’awn, he said [while drowning], ‘I believe that there is no Deity but He in whom the Children of Israel believe.’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) said to me, ‘O Muhammad! If you could …

  • 24 November

    Nafi’s report from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)

    Question What is the status of a Hadith where Nafi’, the freed slave of Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), narrates directly from ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab, whom he never met. Nafi’ being reliable and also the student of the son of ‘Umar. Such as the Hadith in Mishkat regarding the timings of salah, when ‘Umar wrote a letter to his governors …

  • 24 November

    The shroud of Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Please mention the incident regarding  Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he passed away and the kafan was not enough to cover his body.

  • 24 November

    ‘May Allah have mercy on my brother, ‘Abdullah ibn Rawahah’

    Question What is the status of this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “May Allah have mercy on my brother Abdullah ibn Rawahah, wherever he was and the time of Salah set in, he would stop his conveyance [to offer Salah]”