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March, 2017

  • 31 March

    A narration regarding the Buraq on the night of Mi’raj

    Question I have read a narration where the Buraq misbehaved when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was about to mount it. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) reprimanded it and said something to the effect ‘Are you doing this to Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam?’ What is the correct wording and verification?

  • 31 March

    Monkeys pelting another monkey that committed zina

    Question What is the status of this narration? I heard it appears in Sahih Bukhari. رأيت في الجاهلية قردة اجتمع عليها قردة قد زنت فرجموها فرجمتها معهم

  • 31 March

    A fabricated Hadith regarding advice offered to Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Can I quote the following narration? عن معاذ رضي الله عنه أن رجلاً قال: حدثنى حديثاً سمعته من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: فبكى معاذ حتى ظننت أنه لا يسكت، ثم سكت ثم قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال لى يا معاذ: قلت له لبيك بأبى أنت وأمى. قال: إنى مُحدثك حديثا إن انت …

  • 31 March

    A person will only be rewarded if he seeks and anticipates reward

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith and what is the meaning of ‘الاحتساب‘? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is no reward for the one who does not anticipate reward”

  • 31 March

    ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would have been still’ (in salah)

    Question What is the status of the Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw a man playing with his beard in Salah. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘If his heart was devoted, his limbs would also have been devoted?’

  • 29 March

    ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) on harassing and causing harm to a scholar

    Question What is the status of the following narration? “Whosoever harasses a Jurist has caused trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the one who causes trouble and pain to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has caused trouble to Allah”

  • 29 March

    300 Ambiya buried around the Ka’bah

    Question What is the status of the following Hadiths? “Whenever a Nabi would leave his nation, he would go to the Ka’bah to worship Allah and certainly there are 300 graves of Ambiya around the Ka’bah” “The grave of Hud, Salih and Shu’ayb (‘alayhimus salam) are in the Haram” “When a nation was destroyed, the Nabi went to Makkah to …

  • 29 March

    There will always be a group on truth (haqq)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic and what is the source? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There will always remain a group of people from my Ummah who will be triumphant on truth (haqq). Those who will oppose them or abandon them, will not be able to harm them. This will continue until the Command of Allah arrives [i.e. until the …

  • 29 March

    The good relationship between Sayyiduna ‘Uthman and Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

    Question Is this narration authentic? Juray ibn Kulayb said: I saw that `Ali was ordering something and `Uthman was prohibiting from it. So I said to `Ali: ‘There is something wrong between you both.’ He replied: ‘There is only good between us, but the better one of us is the one who is more obedient to this religion.’

  • 29 March

    A miracle regarding the height of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question Is it correct that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would always be taller than anybody who stood next to him?

  • 29 March

    The benefit of being grateful (shukr)

    Question Is this in a Hadith? ‘No servant who is grateful of Allah except that he is granted barakah and abundance in his rizq.’

  • 28 March

    The types of Sahih Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim

    Question I have the following questions about Hadith: 1. Are all the Hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim sahih li dhatihi or are there also some sahih li ghayrihi narrations? Please provide example if there are any? 2. For a Hadith to be classed as sahih li ghayrihi, does the supporting narration need to have the exact words or just the …

  • 28 March

    The importance of carrying out good deeds, especially Salah with concentration and devotion

    Question I heard this Hadith in a talk. Is it authentic? “Allah Ta’ala does not accept an action until a person’s heart and body are both present” [i.e. until a person carries out the deed with complete devotion and concentration].