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April, 2017

  • 5 April

    It is disliked to have more than one requires

    Question What is the reference for this narration: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “One bed [is sufficient] for a man, one for his wife and a third for a guest. The fourth one is for Shaytan”

  • 4 April

    A narration on moving stones/sand from the ground before going into sajdah

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “I asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding moving away the stones in Salah. He said, ‘Once’ [i.e. you may move the sand/stones once]. And not doing so is better for you than [giving] 100 healthy camels with excellent eyesight [in sadaqah].

  • 4 April

    A fabricated Hadith on the punishment for backbiting

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I know of some inhabitants of Jahannam, fire will enter through their ears and exit through their mouth, and enter through their mouth and exit through the ears. A thunderous roar will resonate from their bellies, like the sound of a flood. They are those …

  • 4 April

    Words of salutation

    Question What is the difference between: 1) صلى الله عليه وسلم 2) عليه الصلوة والسلام Which is better?

  • 4 April

    Harut and Marut

    Question Were Harut and Marut Angels?

  • 4 April

    The virtue of having good hopes and thoughts regarding Allah Ta’ala

    Question What is the authenticity and reference of the following Hadith? يؤمر بإخراج رجلين من النار فإذا خرجا ووقفا قال الله لهما: كيف وجدتما مقيلكما وسوء مصيركما؟ فيقولان: شر مقيل وأسوأ مصير صار إليه العباد فيقول لهما: بما قدمت أيديكما وما أنا بظلام للعبيد قال: فيأمر بصرفهما إلى النار فأما أحدهما فيعدو في أغلاله وسلاسله حتى يقتحمها، وأما الآخر فيتلكا …

  • 4 April

    Imam Hakim Tirmidhi (rahimahullah)

    Question Can you provide a brief bio on Hakim At Tirmidhi (rahimahullah)? At first I thought that he is the compiler of Mustadrak Al Hakim and Sunan Tirmidhi.

  • 3 April

    The land of Sham

    Question Referring to the Hadith where it is mentioned that the ‘best of places to live’ and ‘take refuge’ is in Syria and Yemen. In fact, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) made du’a, “Allahumma barik fi Shamina” and “Allahumma barik fi Yaminina”. How would one explain this Hadith in the present situation.

  • 3 April

    Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) not asking for help

    Question You have answered a question here regarding Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu). When he would drop his whip from his mount, he would dismount and get the whip without asking anyone for assistance. I have heard a similar narration regarding Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Can you source and verify this version?

  • 3 April

    The splitting of the chest of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

    Question Please mention how many times the chest of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was split and on which occasions did it occur in his life?

  • 3 April

    Two types of knowledge

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There are two types of knowledge. The first type is that knowledge which is in the heart of a person and this is the one that is beneficial knowledge. The second type is that knowledge which is on the tongue then …

  • 1 April

    Circumcision is Sunnah for men and it is a noble deed for women

    Question What is the status of the following Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Circumcision is Sunnah for men and it is a noble deed for women”

  • 1 April

    Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) on contentment and reliance on Allah Ta’ala

    Question Who is this statement attributed to? ‘Be content with whatever sustenance Allah has given you and you will be wealthy. Place your firm trust in Allah and you will be firm and strong’