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May, 2017

  • 10 May

    The practice of Ummud Darda when commencing salah

    Question Can this be quoted and is the reference correct? Abd Rabbihi Ibn Sulayman said, I saw Umm Darda (A lady companion – may Allah be pleased with her) in the time of starting the prayer she used to raise her hands up to the shoulders. Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah.

  • 10 May

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s character was the Quran

    Question What is the reference for the famous statement of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) regarding the character of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to be the Quran?

  • 10 May

    The grave is the first stage of the Hereafter

    Question Is this incident authentic? Whenever he passed by a graveyard, Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) always wept so bitterly that his beard would get wet. Someone asked, “Why is it that you do not weep as much when mention is made of Jannah and Jahannam?” He replied, “I have heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, “The grave is the first …

  • 10 May

    ‘He is bigger/greater, but I am elder’

    Question What is the source, and authenticity of this narration? Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was once asked, ‘Who is older; you or Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?” Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, ‘He, is greater than me but I was born before him (I am older than him).”

  • 9 May

    Explanation of a Verse regarding tawbah

    Question Can you explain Verse eighteen (18) of Surah An Nisa? The Verse mentions we can’t make tawbah if we sin?

  • 8 May

    An explanation of a khutbah of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding appointing a successor

    Question Kindly provide an explanatory translation of the following part of the Hadith wherein Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) delivered a khutbah and said: فالخلافة شورى بين هؤلاء الستة، الذين توفي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو عنهم راض، وإني قد علمت أن أقواما يطعنون في هذا الأمر، أنا ضربتهم بيدي هذه على الإسلام، فإن فعلوا ذلك فأولئك أعداء الله، …

  • 8 May

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite Quran while laying in the lap of ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

    Question Is this authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recline in the lap Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) even when she would be menstruating. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite Quran while reclining in her lap.

  • 8 May

    ‘My mercy prevails over My wrath’

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily, Allah when He created the creation, He personally wrote against himself, that: ‘My mercy prevails over My wrath.‘”

  • 8 May

    The Hadith, ‘Allah does not accept the Salah of a man who trails his lower garment’

    Question Is this Hadith authentic and is the reference correct? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to a man who was performing Salah while his lower garment was below his ankles, “Go and perform your wudu again.” That man went and came back having performed it. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu …

  • 2 May

    How to avoid confusion in Hadith grading?

    Question Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with Abud Darda in the masjid of Damascus. A man came to him and said: Abud Darda, I have come to you from the town of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I have come for no other purpose. He said: Rasulullah (sallallahu …

April, 2017

  • 30 April

    Surah Baqarah is a blessing and protects one from those involved in witchcraft

    Question Is this authentic? “Recite Surah Al Baqarah, for [reciting it and practicing on it] is a blessing and abandoning it will be a cause of grief and regret, and [those involved in witchcraft] cannot confront it”

  • 29 April

    Wahb ibn Munabbih (rahimahullah) on the clothing of Adam (‘alayhis salam)

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration? “The clothing of Adam and Hawa was light [nur] which covered their private parts, none could see the ‘awrah [private area] of the other. When they erred [by eating from the tree], their private parts had become exposed”

  • 29 April

    Siting in the company of people affects a person

    Question Could you confirm the source of this? :يقال :من جلس مع ثمانية أصناف من الناس، زاده الله ثمانية أشياء من جلس مع الأغنياء، زاده الله حب الدنيا والرغبة فيها ومن جلس مع الفقراء، زاده الله الشكر والرضا بقسمة الله تعالى ومن جلس مع السلطان، زاده الله الكبر، وقساوة القلب ومن جلس مع النساء، زاده الله الجهل، والشهوة، والميل إلى …