Moulana Suhail Motala

Looking at the Ka’bah is rewarding

Question

Is there any chain for this narration or similar wording of this narration?

النظر الى الكعبة عبادة

On what principle do we base the fact that looking at the Ka’bah is regarded to be an act of worship?

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A narration regarding ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) not killing a polytheist who spat on him

Question

Is the following narration authentic and what is its reference?

This is just the gist of the narration:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was fighting a polytheist and was about to kill the polytheist when the polytheist spat in his face. Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) stopped and walked away. When asked he said that at first he was going to kill him for the sake of Allah, but after he spat at my face I was angry and was going to kill him out of personal anger so I didn’t.

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Madinah is a respected place and even the weakest Muslim’s covenant should be honoured

Question

What is the meaning of the following words يسعى بها أدناهم، فمن أخفر مسلما in this Hadith:

المدينة حرم، فمن أحدث فيها حدثا، أو آوى محدثا، فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس أجمعين، لا يقبل منه يوم القيامة عدل، ولا صرف

وحدثنا أبو بكر بن النضر بن أبي النضر، حدثني أبو النضر، حدثني عبيد الله الأشجعي، عن سفيان، عن الأعمش، بهذا الإسناد مثله، ولم يقل: يوم القيامة وزاد: وذمة المسلمين واحدة يسعى بها أدناهم، فمن أخفر مسلما، فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس أجمعين، لا يقبل منه يوم القيامة عدل، ولا صرف

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The death of a scholar

Question

What is the status of the following narration?

موت العالم مصيبة لا تجبر وثلمة لا تسد وهو نجمٌ طُمِس وموت قبيلة أيسر لي من موت عالم

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