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September, 2016

  • 7 September

    The sin of the people of Lut

    Question Are there Quranic verses and authentic Hadiths that discuss homosexuality?

  • 6 September

    The effects of immorality being the norm in a community

    Question What is the authentication if this narration? Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: “If ever immorality spreads in a community and there is no sense of shame on its occurrence or mentioning it (and people talk about it as if nothing bad has taken place), diseases which were not present in the time of their predecessors will spread among them.”

  • 6 September

    Sadaqah upon good news

    Question I know there is a Hadith mentioning giving charity [sadaqah] will prevent calamities. Are there any Hadiths mentioning giving sadaqah upon hearing good news or when you experience a good event in your life? For example if someone’s son reads ‘Alhamdulillah’ for the first time ever and if the parent, due to joy, wants to give sadaqah for that blessing.

  • 5 September

    The correct method of reciting ‘repeated parts’ in a dhikr

    Question I have seen in some Hadiths about dhikr, when the word is مثل ذلك, does this mean we need to repeat all the words again or we just recite مثل ذلك? For example the Hadiths below: ‎روى ابن أبي شيبة رحمه الله في “مصنفه” بسند صحيح عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، قَالَ: مَنْ قَالَ دُبُرَ كُلِّ صَلَاةٍ ، وَإِذَا أَخَذَ مَضْجَعَهُ : …

  • 5 September

    Letter of Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah to Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu anhuma)

    Question Is this Hadith sahih? Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wrote a letter to ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha), that: ‘Write a letter to advise me , and do not overburden me.’ So ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) wrote to Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu): ‘Peace be upon you. As for what follows, indeed I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying: ‘Whoever seeks Allah’s pleasure …

  • 5 September

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s grand daughter: Umamah bint Zaynab

    Question Not much is known about this grand daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I came across this narration, and would like to know the source and if they are authentic? Abu Qatadah reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was offering his salah and Umamah bint Zaynab was on his neck [shoulder]. When he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) performed ruku’, he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) put her …

  • 5 September

    A father’s poem in response to the complaint of his son

    Question Is the following narration reliable? :عن أبي سلمة عبيد بن خلصة قال: أخبرنا عبد الله بن نافع المدني عن المنكدر بن محمد عن أبيه عنجابر بن عبد الله قال جاء رجل إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: يا رسول الله! إن أبي أخذ مالي. فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم للرجل: اذهب فأتني بأبيك. فنزل جبريل على …

  • 1 September

    Acting upon a Hadith which has no sanad

    Question Is it okay to act upon a narration which we do not have the sanad [chain of narration] for without thinking that this action is Sunnah, out of caution and with the possibility of it being an actual Hadith?

  • 1 September

    Reciting Surah Kawthar enroute to Madinah Munawwarah

    Question I have heard that one should recite Surah Kawthar 1000 times as a gift to Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) before reaching Madinah. Is this authentic?

August, 2016

  • 31 August

    Divorce is disliked by Allah Ta’ala

    Question It this true, that Allah Ta’ala hates divorce?

  • 31 August

    Virtue of Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Can, you confirm the narrations, and whether they are authentic where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said that Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is his disciple, and how Allah honoured Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) by having all the angels wear yellow turbans as Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)was wearing one on the day of Badr.

  • 31 August

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and the blind Sahabi

    Question I asked a question to a Scholar about why the Tabligh Jamat does not give d’awah to non-Muslims, and he said there is Quranic evidence for the priority of approaching Muslims first. He put forward the first few verses of Surah Naba, and a narration that’s linked to it. The narration is where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) gave priority to the …

  • 25 August

    Du’a of a Sahabi during his salah

    Question Is the du’a authentic? Hanzalah ibn ‘Ali narrated that: Mihjan ibn Al-Adra narrated to him that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) entered the masjid and there was a man who had finished his prayer and he was reciting the tashahhud [after which] he said: اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ يَا اللَّهُ بِأَنَّكَ الْوَاحِدُ الأَحَدُ الصَّمَدُ الَّذِي لَمْ يَلِدْ وَلَمْ …