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August, 2017

  • 10 August

    What to do for protection and blessings in a new home/business premises?

    Question Are there any deeds prescribed from the prophetic practice to be fulfilled after purchasing a new home or business? I have seen many engage in a khatam of Surah Baqarah or a majlis of dhikr and du’a for barakah.

  • 10 August

    A du’a to recite when travelling by ship

    Question Kindly confirm the authenticity of the following: أمان لأمتي من الغرق إذا ركبوا السفن أن يقولوا: بسم الله الملك {وما قدروا الله حق قدره والأرض جميعا قبضته يوم القيامة والسماوات مطويات بيمينه سبحانه وتعالى عما يشركون} [الزمر: 67] {بسم الله مجراها، ومرساها إن ربي لغفور رحيم} هود: 41

  • 10 August

    The discussion between Adam and Musa (‘alayhimas salam)

    Question Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: Adam and Musa (alayhimas salam) argued. Musa (‘alayhis salam) said to Adam (‘alayhis salam), ‘You are our father, you put us at a loss and you expelled us from Jannah? Adam (‘alayhis salam) said to him:, ‘You are Musa, Allah selected you and wrote for you. …

  • 9 August

    A narration on a pious wife

    Question Is this a Hadith? “A pious wife is such a wonderful aid for one’s Din”

  • 9 August

    Abstaining from shirk, black magic and malice

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, If three sins are not found within a person, then Allah will forgive all his other sins for whom he wishes; One who died without associating partners with Allah, one who never turned to black magic (sihr), and one who never harboured malice towards his brother.”

  • 9 August

    Jabir ibn Samurah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) description of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? عن سماك قال: قلت لجابر بن سمرة: أكنت تجالس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم؟ قال: نعم وكان طويل الصمت قليل الضحك وكان أصحابه يذكرون عنده الشعر وأشياء من أمورهم فيضحكون وربما تبسم

  • 9 August

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would become happy with a good name

    Question Could you mention the reference of this Hadith? كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا سأل عن اسم الرجل وكان حسنا، عرف ذلك في وجهه، وإن كان غير ذلك كرهه، فإذا نزل بالقرية سأل عن اسمها، فإن كان اسمها حسنا سر بذلك، وإن كان غير ذلك رئي ذلك في وجهه

  • 8 August

    The simplicity of the Hajj of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith? “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) performed Hajj on an old saddle, wearing a cloak that was worth four Dirhams or less. Then He said: ‘O Allah, (this is) a Hajj in which there is no showing off nor reputation sought”

  • 8 August

    Fasting cleanses the heart

    Question Is this true: ‘Fasting of Ramadan and fasting three days every month will remove the impurity and whispering from the heart.’

  • 8 August

    Hospitality and hosting a guest is for three days

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? الضيافة ثلاثة أيام، فما زاد فهو صدقة، وكل معروف صدقة

  • 8 August

    Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to do certain things

    Question Is this correct? Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to host a guest, the first to trim his moustache, the first to trim nails and remove unwanted hair, the first to circumcise and the first who experienced white hair. He said, ‘O My Rabb! What is this?’ Allah Ta’ala said, ‘Dignity.’ Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) said, ‘O My Rabb, …

  • 8 August

    Hajj, an alternative for Jihad

    Question Is this narration authentic? هَلُمَّ إِلَى جِهَاد لَا شَوْكَة فِيهِ الْحَج

  • 7 August

    Take the good, leave the bad

    Question Some scholars say ‘Take the good, leave the bad.’ What is its reference? I have read Mashayikh advising to avoid reading things from people of batil due to zulumat in their writings/speeches, how does this reconcile with the former mentioned quote/principle?