Moulana Suhail Motala

A du’a Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited when the first ten Verses of Surah Al Muminun were revealed

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

عن عبد الرحمن بن عبد القاري، قال: سمعت عمر بن الخطاب، يقول: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا أنزل عليه الوحي سمع عند وجهه كدوي النحل فأنزل عليه يوما فمكثنا ساعة فسرّي عنه فاستقبل القبلة ورفع يديه وقال:اللهم زدنا ولا تنقصنا، وأكرمنا ولا تهنا، وأعطنا ولا تحرمنا، وآثرنا ولا تؤثر علينا، وارضنا وارض عنا، ثم قال صلى الله عليه وسلم:أنزل علي عشر آيات، من أقامهن دخل الجنة، ثم قرأ: {قد أفلح المؤمنون} [المؤمنون: 1] حتى ختم عشر آيات

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Clarification on Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding wine

Question

How do the scholars interpret this Hadith?

‘Abdullah ibn Buraydah (rahimahullah) said: ‘I entered upon Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with my father. Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made us sit on a mattress then he brought food to us and we ate. Then he brought drink to us. Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) drank and then he offered that to my father, thus my father said: ‘I never drank it since the messenger of Allah made it impermissible…”

Musnad Ahmad, volume. 5 page. 347

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The reason for the reward of passing away far from one’s birthplace

Question

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says, “A man who was born in Madinah passed away in Madinah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘If only he passed away somewhere other than his birthplace [i.e. If only he was born out of Madinah and passed away in Madinah].’ Someone asked ‘And why is that O Rasulullah?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘When a person passes away somewhere other than his birthplace, a [place] will be measured for him in Jannah [as large as the distance] from the place where he was born to the place where he passed away.”

Why would a person who passes away in a place other than his own birthplace get such a big reward? What if he is a great sinner? Will he still be rewarded?

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A query regarding the wording of the Hadith on the virtue of assisting a Muslim

Question

I know the narration with the following wording is recorded in Sahih Muslim:

والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه

Allah will aid a servant so long as the servant aids his brother

I want to know if there is any narration with the words:

ان الله في عون العبد مادام العبد في عون اخيه

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Jibril (‘alayhis salam) describes Jahannam

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at an unusual time. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stood up and said, ‘O Jibril, why has your complexion changed?’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) replied, ‘I have only come as Allah has ordered regarding the keys of Jahannam.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘O Jibril, describe the Fire for me!’ He replied, ‘Allah commanded that it burn for a thousand years until it turned white, and then it burned for a thousand years until it turned red and He commanded again that it burn for a thousand years until it turned black. It is black and dark, its embers are never extinguished, its flame never subsides. By Him Who sent you in truth, if the amount of the head of a needle from Jahannam had to be opened, everyone on earth would die from its heat. By Him Who sent you in truth, if one of the garments of the fire had to be hung between the sky and earth, all the inhabitants of earth would die due to the heat.By Him Who sent you in truth, if one of the gatekeepers of Jahannam were to show his face to the people of the world and they gazed at it, they would all die due to the ugliness of his face and his stench. By Him Who sent you in truth, if a link of the chain which Allah has described in His Book, were placed on the mountains of the earth, they would melt.’

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, Enough O Jibril, lest my heart split and I pass away.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then looked at Jibril who was crying and said, ‘O Jibril, why are you crying whereas you hold [a lofty position] in the sight of Allah.’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) replied, ‘Why should I not cry? Perhaps in the Knowledge of Allah, I may not be as I am currently. What do I know, perhaps I could be tested just as Iblis was tested, for he was from the angels or perhaps I could be tested just as Harut and Marut were tested…'”

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Cursing time draws the wrath of Allah

Question

What is the meaning of يؤذيني ابن آدم in the following Hadith?

يؤذيني ابن آدم يسب الدهر وأنا الدهر، بيدي الأمر أقلب الليل والنهار

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