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October, 2017

  • 31 October

    The Hadith narrator, Ibrahim ibn Sa’d ibn Ibrahim

    Question I would like to ask who was the Hadith narrator, Ibrahim ibn Sa’d ibn Ibrahim (rahimahullah)?

  • 31 October

    ‘Make dark skinned people your leaders’?

    Question What is the status of this narration? اتخذوا السودان فإن ثلاثة منهم من سادات أهل الجنة لقمان الحكيم والنجاشي وبلال المؤذن Make Africans/dark skinned people [leaders] for three of them will be among the leaders of Jannah; Luqman Al Hakim, Najashi and Bilal Al Muadhin (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

  • 31 October

    A sign that Din has become weak

    Question Is this Hadith suitable to quote? 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 for the sake of …

  • 30 October

    Six good deeds that should not be neglected

    Question Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) has said, “Do not think any act of kindness to be too small even if it is: 1. a piece of string or a shoe-lace (that you give to someone), 2. a bucket of water (that you fill for someone), 3. a harmful object that you remove from the road, 4. or to meet …

  • 30 October

    Hadith Qudsi on the mercy of Allah Ta’ala

    Question I have been searching for a Hadith Qudsi that I heard years ago. it really touched my heart. I’m not sure I have it remembered correctly but it goes something like this: Allah Ta’ala says, “I create worship and sustain man, but he worships someone else. If anyone comes to me by a hand span I move to him …

  • 30 October

    Fill your heart with the Quran

    Question What is the reference for this إن هذه القلوب أوعية فاشغلوها بالقرآن، ولا تشغلوها بغيره

  • 30 October

    Mustafid Hadiths

    Question What are the various definitions given for a Mustafid Hadith in comparison to Mash-hur Hadith?

  • 30 October

    The virtue of calling out the Adhan and standing in the first row [saff]

    Question What is the reference for this narration? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If people only knew what [reward] there was to call the Adhan and to [stand in] the first row [in congregational Salah], and could find no other way to get it than drawing lots for it, they would draw lots for it”

  • 30 October

    Blowing of the trumpet

    Question Will there be two or three breaths in the horn, what will be the moments associated with the blowing in the horn?

  • 27 October

    Love for the world is the root of all evil

    Question Is the following a Hadith? Can it be quoted? حب الدنيا رأس كل خطيئة

  • 27 October

    Asceticism leads to contentment and desiring the world increases grief and worry

    Question Who is this statement attributed to and please mention the reference? الزهد في الدنيا يريح القلب والبدن، والرغبة في الدنيا تطيل الهم والحزن

  • 27 October

    The danger of an eloquent hypocrite

    Question Please provide a reference and translation of the following Hadith: إن أَخْوَفُ مَا أَخَافُ عَلَى أُمَّتِي كل مُنَافِقٍ عَلِيمِ اللِّسَانِ

  • 27 October

    ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) married the daughter of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) due to her lofty lineage

    Question Is this true? Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab married Ummu Kulthum, the daughter of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) [despite her young age] because of her lofty lineage.