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May, 2017

  • 31 May

    ‘No one is to pray/fast on behalf of another…’

    Question Is there a contradiction between these Hadiths? Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “No one is to pray on behalf of another and no one is to fast on behalf of another but may feed on his behalf.” ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “ Whoever dies and has (pending) fasts …

  • 30 May

    Hadiths that ‘can be considered reliable according to Hafiz ibn Hajar’

    Question In some of your answers (like here) you say that a Hadith will be declared reliable/authentic according to Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani (rahimahullah). I was wondering, what do you mean by this statement? Do you mean it is reliable according to his conditions? If so and he did not grade it, how can you be certain it is …

  • 30 May

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on carrying out good deeds immediately

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? إذا هممت بصدقة أو ببر أو بعمل صالح فعجل مضيه من ساعته من قبل أن يحول بينك وبينه الشيطان

  • 30 May

    Prostration of a female

    Question Can this be quoted? Yazid Ibn Abi Habib states that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) passed two women who were performing their prayer. He said to them: “When you prostrate, make part of your body touch the ground because a woman is unlike a man in these aspects.”

  • 29 May

    Greeting twenty people after Fajr Salah

    Question I have heard a Hadith that if a person makes salam to twenty people when he leaves the Masjid after reading Fajr in congregation, and he passes away on the same day, he will be forgiven. Is this authentic?

  • 29 May

    Caution against taking a false oath to usurp the right of a Muslim

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? “He who snatches away the right of a Muslim by swearing a false oath, Allah would make Hell-fire necessary for him and would declare Jannah forbidden for him. A person said ‘Even if it is something insignificant?’ He replied: ‘Yes, even if it is the twig of the arak [miswak] tree'”

  • 29 May

    A narration about hospitality

    Question Can you please confirm if the following is a Hadith and what its source is. A woman came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and complained to him about her husband that he invites too many guests and she has become weary from preparing food for them and hosting them. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did not answer and the woman left. …

  • 27 May

    Mention of a ‘white house’ in Hadith

    Question There is a narration of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) where he said that ‘Qiyamah will not come until a group of my Ummah conquer the White House.’ 1) Is there such a narration which exists? What is the narration? 2) If the narration does exist, what is meant by the White House? Is it the one in North America? …

  • 27 May

    Another Hadith on the description of the inhabitants of Jannah

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people of Jannah will enter Jannah without any hair on their body, beardless, with a fair complexion and curly hair, having collyrium in their eyes, aged thirty-three years; and they will be in the form of Adam, sixty …

  • 12 May

    The natural fragrance of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question What is the reference for this narration? Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that whenever Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed by a road, someone searching for him would be able to trail him by the fragrance that lingered in the air after him. This was the natural fragrance his body exuded without him applying perfume.

  • 11 May

    Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) on adorning himself for his wife

    Question Could you kindly reference this narration? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “I love to adorn myself and smarten up for my wife just as I desire her to adorn herself for me, for Allah Ta’ala says, ‘And [women] have rights similar to those that [men have over them which should be fulfilled] with kindness’ (Surah Al Baqarah, …

  • 11 May

    ‘We awoke weak and sinful, consuming our sustenance awaiting our death’

    Question كان الربيع إذا قيل له كيف أصبحت يقول أصبحنا ضعفاء مذنبين نأكل أرزاقنا وننتظر آجالنا

  • 11 May

    A fabricated narration on harming a poor person

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Whoever harms a poor believer unjustly, it is as though he has destroyed Makkah ten times and Baytul Maqdis and it is as though he murdered close Angels”