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November, 2017

  • 3 November

    Explanation of the narration on the level of Din weakening

    Question Can you kindly explain the meaning of the following narration: Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Busr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Some time ago I heard/It used to be said, ‘When you are in a group of people, who number twenty, or more or less, and you examine their faces, and you do not see any person among them who is being respected …

  • 3 November

    Learn your lineage so that you may join family ties

    Question Can this Hadith be quoted? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Learn about your family lineage and roots so that you may join family ties, for family ties brings love in the family, increases one’s wealth and brings barakah to/increases one’s life”

  • 2 November

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) requests ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to recite Quran

    Question Please cite the source and authenticity of the narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) requested Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to recite Quran.

  • 2 November

    Illuminate your home with Salah and recital of Quran

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Illuminate your homes with prayer and the recitation of the Quran”

  • 2 November

    Sahih Hadiths outside the six famous books

    Question Are we to only follow Hadiths from the sihah sittah? Or are the Hadiths in other books, like Musnad Ahmad, also acceptable?

  • 2 November

    Offering Salah in seclusion and istighfar are signs that a person is free from hypocrisy

    Question Is this correct? جاء رجل إلى حذيفة فقال يا أبا عبد الله إني أخشى أن أكون منافقا قال تصلي إذا خلوت وتستغفر إذا أذنبت قال نعم قال اذهب فما جعلك الله منافقا

  • 2 November

    Using water heated by the sun

    Question I remember reading somewhere a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that water heated by the sun should not be used because there is the possibility of contracting white leprosy. Is there such a Hadith?

  • 1 November

    Virtue is based on Taqwa and not ethnicity

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? يا أيها الناس، ألا إن ربكم واحد، وإن أباكم واحد، ألا لا فضل لعربي على عجمي ، ولا لعجمي على عربي، ولا أحمر  على أسود، ولا أسود على أحمر، إلا بالتقوى

  • 1 November

    An unauthentic virtue of reciting Surah Shams

    Question If a person recites Surah Shams he will get the reward of giving sadaqah of everything that sunlight and moonlight has ever touched [i.e. whatever this world contains] Is this Hadith true?

  • 1 November

    What defines a ‘tabaqah’ in a Hadith chain?

    Question My question is in relation to the number of narrators found at every level, in order to class a narration as Mutawatir or Khabar wahid. What is meant by each stage (Tabaqah)? Many times, individuals narrate Hadith to people of their own age and their own generation. In this instance, will both the narrators be regarded as of the …

  • 1 November

    Reciting Quran is among the best act of worship

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “[Among] The best act of worship of my nation is reciting the Quran”

  • 1 November

    An unreliable virtue of a town that has many Muadhins

    Question Is this narration authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The town which has the most Adhans/Muadhins will experience the least cold weather”

October, 2017