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September, 2017

  • 7 September

    Showing mercy to all of mankind

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? والذي نفسي بيده، لا يضع الله رحمته إلا على رحيم، قالوا: يا رسول الله، كلنا يرحم، قال:ليس برحمة أحدكم صاحبه يرحم الناس كافة

  • 7 September

    Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) will be welcomed by all the inhabitants of Jannah

    Question Is this narration authentic? يدخل الجنة رجل، فلا يبقى أهل دار ولا أهل غرفة إلا قالوا: مرحبا مرحبا، إلينا إلينا، فقال أبو بكر: يا رسول الله، ما توى على هذا الرجل في ذلك اليوم. قال: أجل، وأنت هو يا أبا بكر

  • 7 September

    Clarification regarding certain terms used in Sahih Muslim

    Question What is meant by ‘riwayatan’ in the following Hadith in Sahih Muslim under the chapter of fasting: Qala Abu Bakr ‘riwayatan‘ wa qala ‘Amrun ‘yablughu bihin Nabiyya sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam‘

  • 7 September

    Actions are judged/rewarded according to their intentions

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily actions are but by their intentions, and a person will only be [awarded according] to his intention. So whosoever emigrated for Allah and His Rasul, his hijrah will be for Allah and His Rasul. And whosoever emigrated to attain something of this world, or to …

  • 6 September

    Authenticity of a du’a made for Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and his children

    Question What is status of following Hadith? قال النبيُّ صلَّى اللهُ عليهِ وسلَّمَ للعباسِ إذا كان غداةَ الاثنينِ فأتِنِي أنت وولدُك حتى أدعوَ لهم بدعوةٍ ينفعُك اللهُ بها وولدَك فغدا وغدونا معَه وألبسنا كساءَه ثم قال اللهمَّ اغفرْ للعباسِ ولولدِه مغفرةً ظاهرةً وباطنةً لا تغادرُ ذنبًا اللهمَّ احفظْه في ولدِه

  • 6 September

    The sabr of Abu Qilabah (rahimahullah)

    Question Is this incident suitable to quote? الأوزاعي عن عبد الله بن محمد قال خرجت الى ساحل البحر مرابطا وكان رابطنا يومئذ عريش مصر قال فلما انتهيت إلى الساحل فإذا أنا ببطيحه وفى البطيحه خيمة فيها رجل قد ذهب يداه ورجلاه وثقل سمعه وبصره وما له من جارحة تنفعه إلا لسانه وهو يقول اللهم أوزعنى أن أحمدك حمدا أكافىء به …

  • 6 September

    Eating fruit before or after meals?

    Question There is a Hadith which states Sayyiduna Abul Haytham ibn Tayhan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) presented to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and some Sahabah different types of dates. Thereafter he slaughtered an animal and served the meat to them. Is it correct to serve and consume fruit first before the main meal or should one have fruit after the meal?

  • 6 September

    The different wordings for the Takbirs of Tashriq

    Question The takbirs of tashriq have some versions citing Allahu Akbar twice in the beginning and the strength given is reliable. There is another version doing its rounds on social media citing Allahu Akbar thrice in the beginning and the strength given as authentic. Is it permissible to read both? Is one more authentic then the other? Should one not …

  • 6 September

    Certain sins will deprive a person from experiencing the fragrance of Jannah

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Most certainly, the fragrance of Jannah is perceived from a distance of a thousand years journey. By Allah! He who disobeys his parents, he who severs family ties, an old man who commits adultery, and he who allows his trousers to hang below his ankles will not experience …

  • 6 September

    Clarification on a Hadith in Sahih Muslim regarding fasting

    Question In the following narration recorded in Sahih Muslim, did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) break his fast after commencing it or was he not fasting from the beginning?   ‘دعا بقدح من ماء فرفعه حتى نظر الناس إليه ثم شرب’ ‘Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called for a glass of water, lifted it so the people would see him …

  • 5 September

    How many times did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) do cupping?

    Question Is there any mention in Hadith as to how many times Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had cupping done?

  • 5 September

    The zuhd and simplicity of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question عن الحسن يعني البصري قال : أتيت مجلسا في مسجدنا يعني جامع البصرة فإذا أنا بنفر من أصحاب رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم) يتذاكرون زهد أبي بكر وعمر وما فتح الله عليهما من الإسلام… قال الأحنف بن قيس : فسألوا عائشة وحفصة وكانتا مجتمعتين فقالت عائشة : إني سائلة أمير المؤمنين ذلك ، وقالت حفصة : ما أراه …

  • 5 September

    Getting close to Allah through reciting Quran

    Question وما تقرب العباد إلى الله بمثل ما خرج منه .قال أبو النضر: يعني القرآن There is nothing through which a servant can get close to Allah than what has come from him. Abun Nadr, the reporter says, it refers to the Quran.