Moulana Suhail Motala

Women leaving their homes for their needs

Question

In the following Hadith, what does needs refer to?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O women! You have been allowed by Allah to go out for your needs.”

What does ‘needs’ mean?

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Taking Allah’s name before eating

Question

What is the grading of the following Hadith?

“We were with the Prophet when food was presented to him, and I never saw food which had greater blessing when we began to eat, or less when we finished. We asked Allah’s messenger how that was, and he replied, “We mentioned Allah’s name when we ate, then one who ate sat down without mentioning Allah’s name and the devil ate with him.”

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A clarification regarding offering two rak’ahs before Zuhr and the reward of offering the twelve rak’ahs of Sunnah Salah daily

Question

Someone shared the following saying that if one does this then Jannah becomes wajib.

Is this authentic and if so which two rak’ah is it speaking about before Zuhr Salah?

Narrated ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar: “I offered with Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) two rak’ahs prayer before the Zuhr prayer and two rak’ahs after Zuhr, two rak’ahs after Jumu’ah, two rak’ahs after Maghrib and two rak’ahs after ‘Isha.‏” Reference: Sahih al Bukhari

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