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Moulana Muhammad A

Greeting the deceased


Does the following or similar come in the Hadith?

When the family of a deceased make salam at his qabar (grave) he hears the salam. Read More »

The creation of ‘Aql (intelligence)


1. What is status of following Hadith?

لما خلق الله العقل قال له: قم، فقام، ثم قال له: أدبر، فأدبر، ثم قال له: أقبل، فأقبل، ثم قال له: اقعد، فقعد، فقال: ما خلقت خلقاً هو خير منك، ولا أفضل منك، ولا أحسن منك، ولا أكرم منك، بك آخذ، وبك أعطي، وبك أعرف، لك الثواب، وعليك العقاب


2. Hafiz Ibn Hajar (rahimahullah) has not indicated any kalam on it in Mishkat’s takhrij. Does it mean it is hasan according to him? While it is stated in Fathul Bari:

 وَأَمَّا حَدِيثُ أَوَّلُ مَا خَلَقَ اللَّهُ الْعَقْلُ فَلَيْسَ لَهُ طَرِيقٌ ثَبْتٌ وَعَلَى تَقْدِيرِ ثُبُوتِهِ فَهَذَا التَّقْدِيرُ الْأَخِيرُ هُوَ تَأْوِيلُهُ وَاللَّهُ أَعْلَمُ

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Explanation of the word Mata’


وما الحياة الدنيا الا متاع الغرور

Is there a narration which gives the meaning of متاع as sanitary pads? What is the authenticity and reference?

Does it mean this dunya is so impure?

If a narration is not found, what is the explanation given by the ‘Ulama of the word متاع? Read More »

Is the practice of reciting Surah Al Qadr upon the soil of the grave authentic?


There is a practice mentioned by the scholars which says recite Surah Al Qadr seven times on the grave soil. The soil is then buried with the janazah and the janazah will be released from the punishment of the grave . There are three narrations of this practice, is this suitable to practice? What is the authenticity of these narration?

First Hadith:

مَنْ أَخَذَ مِنْ تُرَابِ الْقَبْرِ حَالَ الدَّفْنِ بِيَدِهِ أَيْ حَالَ إرَادَتِهِ وَقَرَأَ {إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ} [القدر: 1] سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ وَجَعَلَهُ مَعَ الْمَيِّتِ فِي كَفَنِهِ أَوْ قَبْرِهِ لَمْ يُعَذَّبْ ذَلِكَ الْمَيِّتُ فِي الْقَبْرِ


Second Hadith:

أَنَّ مَنْ أَخَذَ مِنْ تُرَابِ الْقَبْرِ حَالَ الدَّفْنِ فِي كَفِّهِ شَيْئًا مِنْهُ وَقَرَأَ: {إِنَّا أَنْزَلْنَاهُ فِي لَيْلَةِ الْقَدْرِ} [القدر: 1] سَبْعَ مَرَّاتٍ ثُمَّ وَضَعَهُ فِي كَفَنِهِ لَمْ يُعَذَّبْ ذَلِكَ الْمَيِّتُ وَهِيَ فَائِدَةٌ جَلِيلَةٌ

Third Hadith:

وَفِي كِتَابِ النُّورَينِ مَن أخَذَ مِن تُرَابِ القَبْرِ بِيَدِهِ وَقَرَأ عَلَيهِ سُورَةَ القَدْرِ سَبْعًا وَتَرَكهُ فِي القَبْرِ لَمْ يُعَذَّبْ صَاحِب القَبْر

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Preferred books for Mustalahul Hadith


I wanted to ask: what have the Scholars you have met and studied under, thought to be the best book to study in Mustalahul Hadith?

I know for example Allamah Fadlul Rahman al Adhami says that Fathul Mugith is the best work on the subject.

What would you think is amongst the best books in this subject and what have you heard from the ‘Ulama of Hadith you have interacted with? Read More »