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December, 2013

  • 17 December

    Hadith: I am leaving behind two things

    Question Could you please inform what is the academic status of these two hadiths: 1. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Sunnat 2. I am leaving behind two things :the book of Allah and the Ahlu Bait Outwardly there seems to be a contradiction, please enlighten.

  • 17 December

    Status of the hadith on the hearts becoming hard

    Question  I heard a hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) mentions that the inability to weep is caused by the hardness of the heart which is caused by the multiplicity of sin which is caused by the love of this world which is caused by ambition which is caused by the forgetfulness of death. Can you please give me …

  • 16 December

    Ruling on good deeds done before Islam

    Question When a person accepts Islam, what happens to all the good deeds he did before Islam?  

  • 16 December

    Arabic books on importance of following a madhab

    Question I have a concern regarding teaching someone to follow a madhhab. The person is from a background where the family does not adhere to following one specific madhhab. The person’s knowledge is limited, as the person is young, and grew up in an environment where deen is hard to practice and knowledge is difficult to seek, because the government …

  • 16 December

    Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

    Question In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr). Muslims know that seeing …

  • 16 December

    Kissing the fingers upon hearing the Shahadatain

    Question Is the kissing the fingers upon hearing the Prophet’s (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) name a sunnah?

  • 16 December

    Hadith on wigs

    Question Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari) Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in …

  • 16 December

    Tatooing

    Question Is it permissible to get a tattoo? If not, is there any Hadith which clearly states that tattooing is haram?

  • 15 December

    Wiping the hands on the face after du’a

    Question I heard that it is sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. A salafi scholar says that it is bida’h (an innovation) to do so. What is the proof that it is sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. Please list the Ahadith which support your answer.

  • 13 December

    To use the right hand when counting Zhikr

    Question I recently read an email which stated that our Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) prohibited the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) from using their left hands to count when doing dhikr. Unfortunately I cannot find this email, and was hoping that you could find something in this regard and forward it to me. Jazakallah

  • 11 December

    Reference for the incident of a Sahabi who didn’t have food

    Question During a lecture, I heard this story: A Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhu) asked his wife for something to eat. She said that there was nothing in the home to eat. He went to the masjid, prayed two rak’ahs, came back but still there was nothing He realised that there was something wrong with his salah. So he went back to the masjid, …

  • 11 December

    Clarification of the Hadith that says some Sahabah drank wine

    Question I read a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that mentions that Hamzah (radiyallahu’anhu) was drunk with some Ansar in an Ansari house. The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and his companions saw him and told him not to do that. Is this correct and how did the Sahabah consume wine?

  • 11 December

    Story of Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) teaching an old man how to make wudu

    Question I would like to know whether the story of Sayyiduna Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) who as children taught an old man how to make wudu properly is true and it’s source