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June, 2017

  • 3 June

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) explains true asceticism

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? “Asceticism is not only eating hard [bread] and wearing coarse clothing, but it is to curtail aspirations and to anticipate death”

  • 3 June

    Recitals at the sight of the Ramadan moon

    Question Is there any substantiation for the following: When you sight the moon of Ramadan, recite Surah Qadar twenty one times. You will have barakah in your rizq. Also recite Surah Mulk. Its thirty verses will protect you from calamities for the entire month (thirty days lunar).

  • 2 June

    Fasting is a shield against Jahannam

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Narrated Mutarrif who was from the tribe of Banu Amir ibn Sa’sa’ah that Sayyiduna Uthman ibn Abul ‘As Ath Thaqafi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) invited him to drink some milk. Mutarrif said: “I am fasting.” Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: ‘Fasting is a shield against the Fire just like your shield …

  • 2 June

    Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) on how a person can attain taqwa

    Question Can you source this narration? Maymun ibn Mihran (rahimahullah) said: “A man will not attain true taqwa as long as he does not take reckoning of himself, and as long as he does not know the source of his food, drink and clothes.”

  • 2 June

    Placing one’s hand on a sick person and inquiring about his condition

    Question Is this authentic? “To complete and perfect visiting the ill, one of you place his hand on his forehead or -Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said- on his hand and ask him how is he doing”

  • 2 June

    A du’a to recite when overcome with anxiety/grief

    Question Does it appear in a Hadith to recite the following words when a person is overcome with anxiety/distress/grief? اللَّهُ اللَّهُ رَبِّي، لَا أُشْرِكُ بِهِ شَيْئًا Allahu Allahu Rabbi la ushriku bihi shayan

  • 1 June

    Prohibition against draping walls

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? نهى أن تستر الجدر Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that walls be draped/covered

  • 1 June

    Mount Uhud loves us and we love it

    Question I want to check the authenticity of this Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) declared, “Uhud is a mountain which loves us and which we love, it is upon the Gate of Heaven” adding, “And Ayr is a place which hates us and which we hate, it is upon the Gate of Hell.” How authentic or sound is this narration? Can …

  • 1 June

    Was ‘la ilaha illallah Muhammadur rasulullah’ engraved on the ring of Sulayman (‘alayhis salam)?

    Question Can you kindly verify this? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: La ilaha illallah Muhammadur rasulullah was engraved on the ring of Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam)’

May, 2017