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January, 2017

  • 31 January

    Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was not accused of fabricating Hadith

    Question Is this narration authentic? Muhammad Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) said: “Mu’awiyah was not a suspect of fabricating Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)”

  • 30 January

    The chain of Tasawwuf

    Question I have a question regarding the chains (salasil) of tasawwuf. I have heard that they are cut off between Hasan Basri and Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) and not completely intact all the way back to Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Is this true?

  • 30 January

    Abu Talib’s punishment

    Question Is there a narration which states that the uncle of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), Abu Talib, will receive a punishment where the fire will be up to his ankles and his brains will boil [due to the severe heat]?

  • 30 January

    Ruling of going out for long periods in the path of Allah

    Question I have come across a narration in Hayatus Sahabah from which it is understood that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passed a decision that a man could not go in the path of Allah and leave his wife for more than 4 – 6 months. Keeping this narration in mind, what is the ruling regarding married ‘Ulama going for 1 …

  • 28 January

    Whoever wishes to attain the sweetness of Iman, should love for the sake of Allah

    Question Is there a narration that loving a person for the sake of Allah results in tasting the sweetness of Iman?

  • 28 January

    Hadithul Aw’al, A Hadith on the vastness of the galaxy

    Question I have heard this narration and would like to know if it is authentic? هل تدرون كم بعد ما بين السماء والأرض؟ قالوا: لا، والله ما ندري، قال: فإن بعد ما بينهما إما واحدة، وإما اثنتان، أو ثلاث وسبعون سنة، والسماء التي فوقها كذلك، حتى عددهن سبع سموات كذلك، ثم قال: فوق السماء السابعة بحر بين أعلاه وأسفله كما …

  • 27 January

    Is the Hadith ‘Do not sleep after meals as this creates hardness in the heart’ authentic?

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Ummul Mu’minin, Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Make the digestion process simpler by engaging in dhikr or Salah after meals. Do not sleep after meals as this creates (spiritual) hardness in the heart”

  • 27 January

    The Hadith ‘No one of you should meet a woman in privacy’

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “No one of you should meet a woman in privacy unless she is accompanied by a mahram”

  • 27 January

    Reference for the Hadith ‘The ‘Ulama are the heirs of the Ambiya’

    Question Please mention the source of the Hadith, ‘The ‘Ulama are the inheritors of the Ambiya’

  • 27 January

    Mursal narrations of Al-Azraq ibn Qays

    Question I came across some mursal narrations by Al-Azraq ibn Qays and wanted to ask if these are considered to be acceptable according to the Muhaddithun?

  • 26 January

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s advice to Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Could you provide the reference of this narration and can it be quoted? Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for advice. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Worship Allah as though you can see him, regard yourself to be from the dead [i.e. remember death constantly], remember Allah at every tree and stone. When you …

  • 26 January

    O Allah, protect my Islam in all conditions and do not inflict any trials upon me

    Question Please provide the reference and translation of this du’a اللهم احفظني بالإسلام قائما واحفظني بالإسلام قاعدا واحفظني بالإسلام راقدا ولا تشمت بي عدوا ولا حاسدا Allahummah fazni bil Islami qaima wahfazni bil Islami qa’ida wah fazni bil Islami raqida wa la tushmit bi ‘aduwaw wa la hasida

  • 26 January

    A person will be shown his abode in Jannah or Jahannam daily in the grave

    Question I received this message and would like to know if the narration is authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When anyone of you dies, he will be shown his abode in the morning and in the evening, if he belongs to the people of Jannah, he will be shown his …