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Explanation of the Hadith: ‘If you did not sin’

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What is the meaning of the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘By that being in whose control/possession lies my soul, if you did not sin, Allah [Ta’ala] would have had way with you and brought a nation that would sin and then seek forgiveness from Allah. He would then forgive them.’ Read More »

Translation of the word يباشرها/مباشرة

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What is the translation of يباشِرُها in the following Hadith?

عن عائشة أم المؤمنين رضي الله عنها قالت: كان إحدانا إذا كانتْ حائضًا، أمَرَها رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فتأتزر بإزارٍ، ثم يباشِرُها

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Following the ways of the Banu Israil, handspan by handspan

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Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and explanation of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘You will most definitely follow the ways of those before you, handspan by handspan, arm’s length by arm’s length, so much so that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would certainly enter it [as well].’

We asked: ‘O Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam], [Are you referring to] the Jews and Christians?

He replied: ‘Whom else?’ Read More »

Another Hadith regarding the detrimental characteristics of women

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Kindly provide the correct Arabic wording and authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The majority of those I saw therein [i.e. in the fire] were women who spread secrets when entrusted; when they are asked, they are stingy, and when they ask others, they do so in a demanding way.’

Husayn [ibn Muhammad, when narrating this Hadith] said [that Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam – also added]: ‘And when they are given something, they are not appreciative.’ Read More »

The warning sermon on Mount Safa

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Has this Hadith appeared with the following wording in any narration?

“From the mountain he [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] asked the people of Makkah:

‘If I say on the other side of the mountain your enemy is there will you believe me?’

Everyone said: “if you say on the other side of the mountain there is the enemy, we will believe you. You are truthful to the people. We all know you to be truthful.”

He [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: ‘I warn you of the punishment which will come! Whoever does not accept Allah to be one, a big punishment will come upon him! I warn you from this big punishment and call you to believe in one Allah.’ Read More »

Having hope in the great mercy of Allah Ta’ala

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Does the following Hadith come in more detail?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Four people will come out of the fire [of Jahannam] and will be presented before Allah [Ta’ala]. One of them will turn and say: “O my Rabb! Since you have removed me from it [i.e. the fire of Jahannam], do not return me to it!”

Allah Ta’ala will then grant him salvation from it.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 192; Also see: Sharhus Sunnah, Hadith: 4362)

 

Is there any narration in which Allah Ta’ala instructs them to throw themselves back into the fire, after which all but one complies? Allah Ta’ala will then ask those that threw themselves back into the fire as to the reason for complying, and He will ask the one who hesitated as to the reason for his hesitation. Read More »

Another Hadith on respecting elders and showing mercy to children

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Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and translation of the following narration:

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: بَيْنَما رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَمَعَهُ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ وَأَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ بْنُ الْجَرَّاحِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ فِي نَفَرٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ إِذْ أُتِيَ بِقَدَحٍ فِيهِ شَرَابٌ، فَنَاوَلَهُ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَبَا عُبَيْدَةَ، فَقَالَ أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ: أَنْتَ أَوْلَى بِهِ يَا نَبِيَّ اللهِ. قَالَ: خُذْ فَأَخَذَ أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ الْقَدَحَ، ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَشْرَبَ: خُذْ يَا نَبِيَّ اللهِ، قَالَ نَبِيُّ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: «اشْرَبْ، فَإِنَّ الْبَرَكَةَ فِي أَكَابِرِنَا، فَمَنْ لَمْ يَرْحَمْ صَغِيرَنَا، وَيُجِلَّ كَبِيرَنَا فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا»

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Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) sells her slave to the worst of Arabs

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Regarding the following Hadith, why did Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) sell her slave to the worst of Arabs?

‘Amrah (rahimahallah) has narrated that: Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) once made a slave girl of hers a Mudabbar [i.e. a slave that is set free after death]. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then fell ill. Her nephews inquired from an Indian or Sudanese doctor [about her condition], and he said: “You are most certainly [describing or] informing me about a bewitched woman; her slave girl has bewitched her!”

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was then informed [about what transpired, called her slave girl] and said [i.e. asked]: “Have you bewitched [i.e. performed black magic against] me?”

She replied: “yes.”

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then asked: “and why [did you do so]?! You will never be successful, ever!”

Thereafter, she [i.e. ‘Aaishah – radiyallahu ‘anha] said [to her relatives]: “Sell her to the worst of Arabs in conduct [i.e. sell her to those that treat their slaves in the worst of manners]. Read More »

A longer version of the narration regarding loving for the sake of Allah

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Kindly provide the translation of the following narration:

عَنْ أَبِي إِدْرِيسَ الْخَوْلَنِيِّ قَالَ: دَخَلتُ مسجدَ حِمصَ فجَلَستُ إلى حَلْقةٍ فيها اثنانِ وثَلاثونَ رَجُلًا مِن أصحابِ النَّبيِّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ، قال: يقولُ الرَّجُلُ منهم: سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ، فيُحدِّثُ، ثُمَّ يقولُ الآخَرُ: سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ فيُحدِّثُ، قال: وفيهم رَجُلٌ أدعَجُ بَرَّاقُ الثَّنايا، فإذا شَكُّوا في شيءٍ رَدُّوه إليه ورَضُوا بما يقولُ فيه، قال: فلمْ أجلِسْ قبلَه ولا بعدَه مَجلسًا مِثلَه، فتَفرَّقَ القَومُ، وما أعرِفُ اسمَ رَجُلٍ منهم ولا مَنزِلَه، قال: فبِتُّ بلَيلةٍ ما بِتُّ بمِثلِها، قال: وقُلْتُ: أنا رَجُلٌ أطلُبُ العِلمَ، وجَلَستُ إلى أصحابِ نَبيِّ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ لم أعرِفْ اسمَ رَجُلٍ منهم ولا مَنزِلَه! فلمَّا أصبَحتُ غَدَوتُ إلى المسجدِ، فإذا أنا بالرَّجُلِ الذي كانوا إذا شَكُّوا في شيءٍ رَدُّوه إليه، يَركَعُ إلى بعضِ أُسطُواناتِ المسجدِ، فجَلَستُ إلى جانبِه، فلمَّا انصرَفَ قُلْتُ: يا عبدَ اللهِ، واللهِ إنِّي لأُحِبُّكَ للهِ، فأخَذَ بحُبوَتي حتى أدناني منه، ثُمَّ قال: إنَّكَ لتُحِبُّني للهِ؟ قال: قُلْتُ: إي واللهِ، إنِّي لأُحِبُّكَ للهِ، قال: فإنِّي سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ يقولُ: إنَّ المُتَحابِّينَ بجَلالِ اللهِ في ظِلِّ اللهِ وظِلِّ عَرشِه يومَ لا ظِلَّ إلَّا ظِلُّه، قال: فقُمتُ مِن عندِه، فإذا أنا برَجُلٍ مِن القَومِ الذين كانوا معه، قال: قُلْتُ: حديثًا حَدَّثَنيه الرَّجُلُ، قال: أمَا إنَّه لا يقولُ لكَ إلَّا حَقًّا، قال: فأخبَرتُه، فقال: قد سَمِعتُ ذلك وأفضلَ منه؛ سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ وهو يَأثُرُ عن ربِّه تَبارَكَ وتَعالى: حَقَّتْ مَحبَّتي للذين يَتحابُّونَ فيَّ، وحَقَّتْ مَحبَّتي للذين يَتباذَلونَ فيَّ، وحَقَّتْ مَحبَّتي للذين يَتزاوَرونَ فيَّ، قال: قُلْتُ: مَن أنت يَرحَمُكَ اللهُ؟ قال: أنا عُبادةُ بنُ الصَّامتِ، قال: قُلْتُ: مَن الرَّجُلُ؟ قال: مُعاذُ بنُ جَبَلٍ

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 328; Also see: Majma’uz Zawaid, vol. 10 pg. 278) Read More »