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April, 2018

  • 16 April

    One cause for the child being masculine or feminine

    Question I’ve heard that there is a Hadith that indicates something to the effect that a child will resemble the parent who first achieved climax during coitus. Is this true and from an authentic source? I’ve since heard others suggest that it relates to gender of baby and not physical resemblance.

March, 2018

  • 20 March

    A Hadith regarding children playing with sand

    Question Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) encouraged children to play with sand. He said “Sand is a pasture for kids” What is the status of the above Hadith?

February, 2018

  • 26 February

    How to be an obedient child after the demise of one’s parents

    Question What is the source of this Hadith and the authenticity? A Hadith reports Abu Usayd Malik ibn Rabi’ah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as saying: “While we were sitting in the company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) , a man of the Banu Salamah tribe came to him and said, “O Rasulullah, Is there any way left for me to be …

  • 20 February

    The aunt is like the mother

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The maternal aunt is in the position of the mother” [i.e. when it comes to showing compassion and taking care of a child]

  • 1 February

    Do not sin when with your children for this will cause them to lose respect

    Question Could you provide the reference for this narration: أخبرنا مقاتل بن محمد بن بنان العكي قال: حضرت مع أبي وأخي عند أبي إسحاق يعني إبراهيم الحربي فقال إبراهيم لأبي: هؤلاء أولادك؟ قال: نعم، قال: احذر لا يرونك حيث نهاك الله، فتسقط من أعينهم

November, 2017

  • 24 November

    Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) explains the rights of a child over his father

    Question Please tell me the authenticity and the source of the following: A man brought his son to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu anhu) and said: “My son does not obey me, he is disobedient to me”. Hearing this Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Do you not fear Allah regarding disobedience to parents?’ Sayyiduna ‘Umar then mentioned the rights of a father …

  • 9 November

    Touch of Shaytan at childbirth

    Question Narrated Sa’id Ibnul Musayib, Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) saying, ‘There is none born among the off-spring of Adam, but Shaytan touches it. A child therefore, cries loudly at the time of birth because of the touch of Shaytan, except Maryam and her child.” Then Abu Hurayrah recited: “And I seek refuge with …

October, 2017

September, 2017

August, 2017

  • 25 August

    Switching on the lights at Maghrib time

    Question Is it Sunnah to turn on all of the lights in one’s house just before Maghrib, or is that just a Bangladeshi/Indian tradition?

  • 12 August

    A Hadith encouraging marriage and having children

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:  “Marry, as I want you to be more numerous than other nations and do not be like Christian monks”

  • 5 August

    The importance of breast feeding and ensuring that one’s child does not starve

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “While I was sleeping two men (Angels) came to me, held my upper arms, and took me to a rocky mountain. They said, ‘Climb.’I said, I am unable to climb, they said, we will make it easy for you. So I ascended until I reached a high place in …

July, 2017