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Sitting and drinking water


Looking at the narrations below, what is the Sunnah?

To stand and drink, or to sit whilst drinking?

a) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said “No person should stand and drink water, and if one forgetfully stood and drank it, it should be vomited out” (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2026)

b) Imam Ahmad narrated that Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) drank whilst standing, and the people looked at him as if they objected to that. He said: ‘What are you looking at? If I drink whilst standing, I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) drink whilst standing, and if I drink sitting, I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) drink whilst sitting.’

Imam Bukhari (Hadith: 5615) narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he drank whilst standing then he said: ‘Some people say it is makruh [disliked] for one of you to drink whilst standing, but I saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) doing what you have seen me do.’

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Deeds for Isal Thawab


Kindly mentioned some Hadiths with authenticity and reference for Isal thawab, especially regarding dhikr like the first kalimah or other adhkar which are recited for Isal thawab.

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Recitals for each of the three sets of 10 days of Ramadan


Is it Sunnah to recite the following du’as in Ramadan. Are they mentioned in any Hadith?

First 10 days:

اَللّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ وَارْحَمْ وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الرَّاحِمِينَ

Second 10 days:

ِاَستَغفِرُ اللهَ رَبِّي مِن كُلِّ ذَنبٍ وَّ اَتُوبُ اِلَيه

Third 10 days:

ِاَللّهُمَّ أَجِرنِي مِن النَّار

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The Famous Hadith on the benefit of salutations on Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)


The famous Hadith of Ubay ibn Ka’b on salawat on the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

عنه قال: قال رجل: يا رسول الله أرأيت إن جعلت صلواتي كلها عليك؟ قال: إذا يكفيك الله تبارك وتعالى ما أهمك من دنياك وآخرتك. قال المنذري: وإسناد هذه جيد. انتهى. قال القاري: وللحديث روايات كثيرة، وفي رواية قال: “إني أصلي من الليل” بدل “أكثر الصلاة عليك” فعلى هذا قوله فكم أجعل لك من صلاتي أي بدل صلاتي من الليل. انتهى.

1. I have seen this Hadith graded sahih, hasan, and even weak by different contemporary scholars which is a wide range of gradings. What is the grading of this Hadith bearing in mind that there are a number of shawahid that are similar as cited by Imam Sakhawi?

2. What is the response to those who consider this Hadith weak because of the narrator Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah ibn ‘Aqil who apparently the majority say is weak?

3. When you look at the other chains without him having the same or almost similar wording is that a response to their claims? With all of the different chains wouldn’t it at the very least be hasan lighayrihi?

It is very important to know the accuracy of this Hadith in detail as it is the basis of the practice of many people in sending salawat for the relief of their worries.

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Explanation of the Hadith on true modesty


رواه الترمذي عن عبد الله بن مسعود قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “استحيوا من الله حق الحياء. قال: قلنا: يا رسول الله، إنا نستحي والحمد لله، قال: ليس ذاك، ولكن الاستحياء من الله حق الحياء أن تحفظ الرأس وما وعى، والبطن وما حوى، ولتذكر الموت والبلى، ومن أراد الآخرة ترك زينة الدنيا، فمن فعل ذلك استحيا من الله حق الحياء”.

What does this part أن تحفظ الرأس وما وعى of the Hadith refer to?

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Only accept from credible sources


I do not know much of Darul Hadith Research Centre. I enjoy the emails I receive, I learn a lot from them and may Allah reward you, amin. I wanted to know if it is all trustworthy information?

As you know, today especially, one can’t just follow anyone and you don’t even know who you are following. Maaf, I don’t mean to offend anyone.

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Caring for three daughters


Is this authentic

Sayyiduna Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

“Whoever has three daughters and he is patient with them, he gives them food and drink, and he clothes them, then they will be his shield from Jahannam on the Day of Resurrection.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3669)

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