Moulana Muhammad A

Explanation of ‘fahish’ and ‘mutafahish’


The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) never used bad language, neither a “Fahish” nor a “Mutafahish”. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3559)

In the context of the above Hadith, does “Fahish” refer only to sexual bad language? Furthermore, what is meant by “Mutafahish”? Read More »

Commentary of the narration regarding the intelligent person


Please provide a brief commentary on the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: The intelligent person is the one who subjugates his soul/takes account of himself, and works for what is after death and the incapable is the one who follows his desires and thereafter entertains hopes in [the mercy of] Allah. Read More »

Recitation of five Surahs when undertaking a journey


Please translate the following:

عن جبير بن مطعم رضي الله عنه قال: قال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أتحب يا جبير إذا خرجت سفرا أن تكون من أمثل أصحابك هيئة وأكثرهم زادا؟ فقلت: نعم بأبي أنت وأمي قال: فاقرأ هذه السور الخمس: قل يا أيها الكافرون و إذا جاء نصر الله والفتح و قل هو الله أحد و قل أعوذ برب الفلق و قل أعوذ برب الناس وافتح كل سورة ببسم الله الرحمن الرحيم واختم قراءتك ببسم الله الرحمن الرحيم قال جبير: وكنت غنيا كثير المال فكنت أخرج مع من شاء الله أن أخرج معهم في سفر فأكون أبذهم هيئة وأقلهم زادا فما زلت منذ علمنيهن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وقرأت بهن أكون من أحسنهم هيئة وأكثرهم زادا حتى أرجع من سفري ذلك

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Reconciliation between the Hadiths on sickness and plague


Both Imams Bukhari and Muslim have narrated a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said:

‘There is no ‘adwa [transmission of infectious disease] and no tiyarah [superstitious belief in bird omens].’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5776, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2224)

However, the following Hadith indicates that there are some contagious diseases. Modern science proves contagion like Coronavirus etc.

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5728, 5729, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2219)

Could you reconcile between both of the Hadiths please? Read More »

Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) daughter’s request


Which daughter of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) does the following Hadith refer to and why did he refuse to go in the first instance?

Usama (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Once, one of the daughters of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) sent a message to him while we were with him. In the message she wrote, ‘My child is going to die; please come.’ Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) sent his reply saying, ‘Whatever Allah takes is for Him and whatever He gives is for Him, and everything with Him has a limited time in this world. Therefore, you should be patient and hope for Allah’s reward.’ Read More »

Definitions of certain sitting postures


Are the sitting postures known as الاحتباء and القرفصاء the same?

عن أبى سعيد الخدرى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم-كان إذا جلس احتبى بيده

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4846)


عن قيلة بنت مخرمة رضي الله عنها أنها رأت النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم وهو قاعد القرفصاء فلما رأيت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم المختشع – وقال موسى المتخشع فى الجلسة، أرعدت من الفرق

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4847) Read More »

A fabrication about Roses/Rose-Water


I have heard that diabetes can be cured by drinking rose water based on the fact that the rose plant was developed as a result of the sweat of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

How authentic is that statement? Read More »

Explanation of when the missed ‘Asr Salah was performed


In the two narrations below, one Hadith seems to indicate that the missed ‘Asr Salah was read after the Maghrib Salah whilst the other indicates that the missed ‘Asr Salah was read before the Maghrib Salah. What is the explanation and/or tatbiq for this?

عن على رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم الأحزاب: شغلونا عن الصلاة الوسطى صلاة العصر ملأ الله بيوتهم وقبورهم نارا، ثم صلاها بين العشاءين، بين المغرب والعشاء.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 627)


عن جابر بن عبد الله رضي الله عنه: أن عمر بن الخطاب يوم الخندق جعل يسب كفار قريش وقال: يا رسول الله، والله ما كدت أن أصلي العصر حتى كادت أن تغرب الشمس، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: فوالله إن صليتها، فنزلنا إلى بطحان فتوضأ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وتوضأنا، فصلى رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم العصر بعد ما غربت الشمس ثم صلى بعدها المغرب

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 631) Read More »