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December, 2016

  • 1 December

    The du’a, ‘O Allah grant us a good outcome on all of our affairs’

    Question Please provide the reference and translation of this du’a: اللهم أحسن عاقبتنا في الأمور كلها، وأجرنا من خزي الدنيا وعذاب الآخرة Allahumma ahsin ‘aqibatana fil umuri kulliha wa ajirna min khizyid dunya wa ‘adhabil akhirah

November, 2016

  • 30 November

    Who killed Abu Jahl?

    Question Who killed Abu Jahl apart from Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?  عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، قَالَ بَيْنَا أَنَا وَاقِفٌ، فِي الصَّفِّ يَوْمَ بَدْرٍ فَنَظَرْتُ عَنْ يَمِينِي، وَشِمَالِي، فَإِذَا أَنَا بِغُلاَمَيْنِ، مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ حَدِيثَةٍ أَسْنَانُهُمَا، تَمَنَّيْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ بَيْنَ أَضْلَعَ مِنْهُمَا، فَغَمَزَنِي أَحَدُهُمَا فَقَالَ يَا عَمِّ، هَلْ تَعْرِفُ أَبَا جَهْلٍ قُلْتُ …

  • 30 November

    Explanation of the Hadith on practicing on a tenth only

    Question What is the meaning of one tenth in this Hadith? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Verily, you are in a time in which whoever among you leaves a tenth of what he has been commanded will be ruined. Then there will come a time in which whoever among you practices a tenth …

  • 30 November

    Sayyiduna Harithah ibn Suraqah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

    Question Could you mention the incident of Sayyiduna Harithah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who was martyred in the Battle of Badr. His mother had come to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to enquire regarding her son’s condition?

  • 30 November

    Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), The Jurist

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith and the source? Ibn Abi Mulaykah said, “Somebody said to ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), ‘Will you speak to leader of the believers Mu’awiyah? He only prays one rak’ah of Witr.’ Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) answered, ‘He is a faqih'” [a Jurist]

  • 29 November

    Allah assists due to the weak among us

    Question Can you provide the reference for this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah only assists this Ummah due to the du’as, Salah and sincerity of the weak ones”

  • 29 November

    Hadiths on the Sirat / Pul Sirat

    Question Please advise if there is any mention of the Pul Sirat in the Hadith. There are people nowadays who question its existence saying there is no direct mention of it in Quran and Hadith and that the term pul is a Persian derivative therefore the concept is an innovation.

  • 29 November

    The parable of one who teaches others good but forgets about himself

    Question I heard a narration which mentions a parable of a person who teaches others good but forgets about himself being likened to a lamp. What is the narration and is it authentic?

  • 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 …