Moulana Muhammad A

Two rak’ahs after witr

Question

There is a Hadith in Sahih ibn Hibban that Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

This journey is strenuous and exhausting. If you pray Witr, offer two rak’ahs afterwards if you wake up, otherwise they will be written for you.

How authentic is this Hadith? Please provide the reference.

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No reward in the Hereafter for the non believers

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Is this Hadith authentic?

‘Adi ibn Hatim, embraced Islam, and is a well-known Companion. One day he asked the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) about his father, praising him because he was a good man, and said,

“O Messenger of Allah! My father was good to his relatives, and he would feed the poor, and he would do this, and do that … (and he went on listing the good deeds his father had done) … so shall he be rewarded for any of that?”

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “O ‘Adi, your father desired something [i.e fame], and he achieved it”

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) advise on winter warmth

Question

Please provide the original source, and comment on the authenticity of this narration.

Sulaym ibn ‘Aamir narrates that when winter would come, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would be extra mindful of them and write to them, advising:

“Winter, which is an enemy, has come, so prepare for it with wool, leathers socks, and socks. Use wool as your under-clothing and outer-clothing, because the cold is an enemy that enters quickly but leaves slowly.”

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The Great Hanafi Muhadditun

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Is it true that Great Muhaddithun like Imam Yahya ibn Ma’in, Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Imam Waki ibn Jarah, Imam Yahya ibn Sa’id Al-Qattan and the likes (rahimahumullah) were all Hanafis?

I see some people saying they were anti hanafis and regarded them as ahlur rai and some supporting the claim that they indeed followed Imam ‘Azam (rahimahullah) and were Hanafis. Read More »

73 sects of this Ummah

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I heard one Hadith that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘My Ummah will be divided into seventy three sects, seventy two will go in the fire and one will go in Jannah.’

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Usage of the term Maqbul

Question

Can you give a detailed discussion in regards to the different usages of different Imams on the term ‘Maqbul’.

It seems as different scholars use the term flexibly.

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Question about Mustakhraj

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How far up can an author of a Mustakhraj go with his chain?

Does it have to connect with the original author’s teacher / teacher’s teacher or can it go further back until the Sahabi?

I have read somewhere that if it goes back to the Sahabi then the purpose of Mustakhraj is lost as it will be called a completely different chain.

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Statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding friends

Question

Is this statement authentic from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allah.’ Read More »