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Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah)'s Al 'Ujab Fi Bayanil Asbab

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I was reading  Hafiz Ibn Hajar Al ‘Asqalani’s Al ‘Ujab Fi Bayanil Asbab (regarding the reasons of revelation of the different verses of the Holy Quran), and I wanted to ask what his methodology is in this book with regards to the hadiths he cites in it? Are all of the hadiths he cites in there acceptable according to him, are they all at least of a certain degree or higher according to him?

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Arabic books that 'Ulama may refer to for fabricated Hadiths

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What is a good book on the compilation of fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths?

I am aware of Al-Mawḍū‘āt al-Kubra but i have read from ‘Ulama that many Hadiths are in that book are not really fabrications.

Is there any reliable book which discusses fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths preferably by Shaykh Muhammad Awamah?

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Question regarding the chapters in Sahih Muslim

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I read a book that mentions that it was the habit of early Muhaddithun to write very little of their own commentary and usually their books were filled with mainly the wordings of the Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). So much so that Imam Muslim (rahimahullah)  did not even write a muqaddimah (introduction) and did not even mention any headings of the chapters (tarajim). 

But the copies which we have today do have both; the muqaddimah (intro) as well as the Titles of the chapters (tarajimul abwab).

Could you kindly clarify and exhibit some light on this issue?

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A book that discusses the Attributes of Allah

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Is there any book in which we can find the Hadiths that discuss the Sifat (attributes) of Allah (according to Ash’ari madhab)?

I thought this could be useful against those who claim that all Sifat of Allah related by the As’aris are based on pure logic of later Ulama, & not from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and the Salaf (Pious predecessors)

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Differences between Mishkat and Masabih

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Kindly explain what changes in the form of of additions or subtractions etc. ‘Allamah Tibrezi (rahimahullah) made in his Mishkatul Masabih in comparison to the hadith book Masabih?

Jazakallahu Khairan

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Du'as in the book "Hisnul Muslim" (A Muslim's fortress)

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I have a question in regards to a book I have, called “The fortress of the Muslim Invocations from the Quran and sunnah”

It was complied by Sa’id bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. There are many DUAS is this book and I’m not sure how Sahih any of them are. There are Hadiths related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu dawud, Ibn Majah, At-Tirmithi, and the list can go on.

How strong are these Hadiths given in this book?

An example of a Hadith is, “Invocations after the final Tashahhud and before ending the prayer”

Allahumma ‘inne ‘a’ oothu bika min athaabil-qabri, wa min athaabi jahannama, wa min fitnatil-mahyaa walmamaati, wa min sharri fitnatil-maseehid-dajjaal.

Transmitted by Al-Bukhari 2/102, Muslim 1/412, and this is Muslims wording.

Is the Hadith I gave as an example sahih?

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Is this a fabrication in Fadail-A'mal?

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A brother sent me and others an email criticizing Fada’il al-A’mal with the following:

In Fada’il al-A’mal you will find that some hadiths have been taken from the book called Dhayl al-‘Ali of Imam Suyuti, which means “Tails Of Pearls”, but in the meantime the real name of the book is Dhayl -La’ali al-Masnu’a fil-Hadithil-Maudu’a which means “Tails of made up pearls in fabricated hadiths”.

There is a hadith on page 142 of Virtues of Dhikr, hadith no.28 which in English tells us about Adam (‘alaihis salam) and how he asked forgiveness from Allah when he saw the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) name on the ’Arsh. Now, if you read the same hadith on the same page in Arabic you will find the word MAWDU’ which we know means fabricated. The same is not translated into English or Urdu for that matter. That is a clear lie on the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam)

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Clarification on the miraculous achievements of the ‘Ulama

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I find the book Fadail A’mal informative in its explaining themes through Quranic Ayah and Ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange. For example, in Fazail of salah, it says that Ibn Abidin (rahmihullah) prayed a thousand nafl rak’ah every day. How is this humanly possible in a 24 hour day (if each rak’ah took one and a half minutes on average, then he would be praying 25 hours a day of nafl salah!)? As unbelievable as this is, is such an act not against the shari’ah (which teaches moderation)? Where do these and other such statements come from? By no means do I wish to attack this work. I merely seek clarification and verification of the authenticity of such statements. Jazakallah

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Arabic books on importance of following a madhab

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I have a concern regarding teaching someone to follow a madhhab. The person is from a background where the family does not adhere to following one specific madhhab. The person’s knowledge is limited, as the person is young, and grew up in an environment where deen is hard to practice and knowledge is difficult to seek, because the government suppresses any kind of religious teachings.

Do you have any suggestion on how to teach someone with that background about madhhab. Also do you know any good hanafi books for beginners, such as “Heavenly Ornaments” but they all have to be in Arabic.?

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Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

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In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr).

Muslims know that seeing the unseen (ghayb) is only possible to Allah, and the claim and lie that people are able to do such things is clear shirk. And on top of that it is a lie on Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah).

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