Moulana Suhail Motala

Difference between Sunnah and adab

Question

What is the difference between Sunnah and adab? Is Sunnah something proven from Hadith and adab not proven from Hadith? What is the need for adab if we have the Sunnah of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

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Hadith on reward of a complete Hajj and Umrah

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration? Is it suitable to quote?

 “Whoever offers his Fajr salah in congregation, and then remains seated making the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah until (approximately 15 mins after) sunrise after which he offers two rak’ats of salah (Ishraq), will receive the reward of one complete Hajj and one complete ‘Umrah’

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Clarification on Hadiths regarding the permissibility/impermissibiity of selling dogs

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narrations:

1) Imam Nasa’i reports  from Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu),that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the price of dogs and cats, except for hunting dogs.

2) Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a man to pay forty dirhams for killing a hunting dog.

3) Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a person to pay a ram for having killed a watchdog.

How do we reconcile between the above Hadiths and the Hadith in Bukhari wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  said that the price of a dog is impure (khabith)?

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Exact wording of the du’a when leaving home

Question

The du’a that is read when leaving one’s home,

بِسْمِ اللهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah

Is the wa before la hawla found in the books of Hadith or is it an addition made from the side of people?

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Saying JazakAllahukhayra

Question

When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum ” Khayra ” be added. Is there any narration which states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khayra” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too, ( i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe that this a vestige of the Khawarij?

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