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‘Aaishah’s (radiyallahu ‘anha) anxiety at the words of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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I have heard in a lecture that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) once told Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) that: ‘May your hand be cut/paralyzed.’ She sat holding that hand fearfully and upon returning, he (i.e Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam-) enquired as to what she was doing. Waiting for your words to take effect was the reply. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) smiled and said: ‘Do you not know the du’a I’ve made for anyone I have cursed? [I have made du’a] That Allah increase goodness and blessings on them. So the effect of my words/ ‘curse’ won’t bring anything but good to you.

Please provide the authenticity along with the correct wording of the du’a made by the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Read More »

Commentary of the Hadith on the example of a believer who recites the Quran

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Please provide a brief commentary on the following narration:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘The example of a believer who recites the Quran is like that of a citron, it has a pleasant smell and a sweet taste. And the example of a believer who does not recite the Quran is like that of a date, it has no smell, though its taste is sweet. The example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran is that of a sweet-smelling flower, it has fragrance but has a bitter taste. The example of a hypocrite who does not read the Quran is like a wild gourd, it has a bitter taste and no smell.’ Read More »

Sayyidatuna: Ummu Sulaym and Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

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Were the two Sahabiyyah Sayyidah Ummu Sulaym and Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) one and the same person, or were they two different people? I know that Sayyidah Ummu Sulaym was married to Sayyiduna Abu Talhah and would like to know if Sayyiduna Anas’ mother (radiyallahu ‘anhum) was this same Sahabiyyah.

Please also mention where to find biographies on these two Sahabiyyah? Read More »

Was Hakim ibn Hizam born in the Ka’bah?

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Is the following narration by Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) and his statement thereafter correct?

Is it authentically established that Sayyiduna Hakim ibn Hizam and  Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were both born in the blessed Ka’bah?

أخبرنا أبو بكر محمد بن أحمد بن بالويه ثنا إبراهيم بن إسحاق الحربي ثنا مصعب بن عبد الله : فذكر نسب حكيم بن حزام و زاد فيه و أمه فاختة بنت زهير بن أسد بن عبد العزى و كانت ولدت حكيما في الكعبة و هي حامل فضربها المخاض وهي جوف الكعبة فولدت فيها فحملت في نطع و غسل ما كان تحتها من الثياب عند حوض زمرم و لم يولد قبله و لا بعده في الكعبة أحد

قال الحاكم : و هم مصعب في الحرف الأخير فقد تواترت الأخبار أن فاطمة بنت أسد ولدت أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب كرم الله وجهه في جوف الكعبة

(Al-Mustadrak, vol. 3 pg. 483) Read More »

Famine before Qiyamah

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Please explain whether the following narration is reliable:

عن خالد بن معدان رحمه الله قال: إذا رأيتم عمودا من نار من قبل المشرق في شهر رمضان في السماء فأعدوا من الطعام ما استطعتم فإنها سنة جوع

Khalid Ibn Ma’dan (rahimahullah) has said: ” If you see a column of fire from the East, in the month of Ramadan, in the sky, then prepare as much food as you can, for it is (going to be) a year of starvation (famine).”

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How to read the word نورٌ أنّي

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Can the following words نورٌ أنّي be read as نورانِيّ (nuraniyyun) in the following Hadith? If so, what would it mean?

عن أبي ذر الغفاري: سَأَلْتُ رَسولَ اللهِ ﷺ، هلْ رَأَيْتَ رَبَّكَ؟ قالَ: نُورٌ أنّى

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Who is the word سمعت attributed to in this narration

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Regarding the following Hadith and the chain of narration, who does the word سمعت refer to, and is the ta (ت) pronounced with a dhammah or fathah?

حدثنا يحيى بن يحيى واللفظ له قال: قلت لسفيان بن عيينة: سمعت الزهري يذكر عن عطاء بن يزيد الليثي عن أبي أيوب الأنصاري رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إذا أتيتم الغائط فلا تستقبلوا القبلة ولا تستدبروها ببول ولا غائط ولكن شرقوا أو غربوا. قال أبو أيوب: فقدمنا الشام فوجدنا مراحيض قد بنيت قبل القبلة فننحرف عنها ونستغفر الله. قال: نعم – رواه مسلم (٢٦٤) Read More »