A Sahabi continues to pray despite witnessing his horse being stolen


I was looking for the following Hadith which ‘Allamah Qastallani (rahimahullah) has mentioned in his Al-Mawahibul Ladunniyyah:

ومنها حديث الصحابي الذي سرق فرسه بليل وهو في الصلاة فرأى السارق حين اخذه فلم يقطع لذلك صلاته فقيل له في ذلك فقال ما كنت فيه ألذ من ذلك

(Al-Mawahibul Ladunniyyah, vol. 3 pg. 282) Read More »

A great virtue of making wudu


Kindly provide the reference and translation of the following narration:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أتى المقبرة، فقال: السلام عليكم دار قوم مؤمنين، وإنا إن شاء الله بكم لاحقون، وددت أنا قد رأينا إخواننا قالوا: أولسنا إخوانك؟ يا رسول الله قال: أنتم أصحابي وإخواننا الذين لم يأتوا بعد فقالوا: كيف تعرف من لم يأت بعد من أمتك يا رسول الله؟ فقال: أرأيت لو أن رجلا له خيل غر محجلة بين ظهري خيل دهم بهم ألا يعرف خيله؟ قالوا: بلى يا رسول الله قال: فإنهم يأتون غرا محجلين من الوضوء، وأنا فرطهم على الحوض ألا ليذادن رجال عن حوضي كما يذاد البعير الضال أناديهم ألا هلم فيقال: إنهم قد بدلوا بعدك فأقول سحقا سحقا Read More »

The last person to cross the sirat [bridge] and enter Jannah


Kindly provide the authenticity of the narration recorded by Imam Ishaq ibn Rahuyah wherein Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related a Hadith to Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibnul Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding the last person to enter Jannah.

In this narration, it is said that the last person to cross the sirat [i.e. bridge, and enter Jannah] will open a door made of green emeralds, finding 70 more doors, each containing maidens, couches, and servants. He will then sit with his wife, after which she will hand him a goblet. Thereafter, she will say: “Ever since I handed you the goblet, you have most certainly become 70 times more handsome than you were!”

He will then reply: “And surely you, since the time you handed me the goblet, have [also] become 70 times more beautiful”

(Musnad Ishaq ibn Rahuyah; Ithaful Khiyaratil Maharah, Hadith: 7684, and Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 4539) Read More »

A justification for leaving out congregational prayer?


Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Verily there were [many] prophets belonging to Allah [Ta’ala]; all of them used to hunt or search for prey. Regarding congregational prayer, your love for [wanting to attend] the congregation as well as its people, and your love for the remembrance of Allah [Ta’ala] and its people will suffice you when you are absent in search of sustenance [i.e. due to having to provide for yourself as well as your family]. Seek that which is lawful [halal] for [both] yourself as well as your dependents/family, for indeed that is striving in the path of Allah. And know that the assistance of Allah [Ta’ala] lies in commerce which is upright and pure [full of honesty, righteousness, piety, etc.]. Read More »

Another narration regarding the last person to enter Jannah


Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

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

‘Whilst he, i.e. the last person to enter Jannah, is walking therein, he will suddenly see a light and fall in prostration. It will then be said to him: “What is the matter with you [i.e. why are you prostrating]?”

He will then reply: “Is this not my Rabb that has manifested before me?”

All of a sudden, a man will be standing before him, and he [i.e. that man] will say: “No, [rather] this is [simply] one of your many castles! And I am [merely] one of your many butlers/stewards of which there are a thousand [others] like me!”

Thereafter, he [i.e. the owner of all these possessions] will walk forward and enter the closest of his castles; he won’t look out from any of them [i.e. his castles] except that he will [be able to] see the furthest portion of his kingdom [spanning] the distance of a hundred years.’ Read More »

Long moustaches, a salient feature of the non-believers


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Whoever does not take from his moustache [i.e. trim/shave it], then he is not from us.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2761)


I have heard that the reasoning for this was because a long, luxurious moustache was a sign of arrogance. Is there any evidence supporting this assertion? Read More »

A du’a taught to Ja’far (radiyallahu ‘anhu)


Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following du’a:

اللهمَّ الطُفْ لي في تيسير كلِّ عسيرٍ، فإنَّ تيسيرَ كلِّ عسيرٍ عليك يسيرٌ، وأسألُك اليُسرَ والمعافاةَ في الدنيا والآخرةِ

Allahummaltuf li fi taysiri kulli ‘asir, fa inna taysira kulli ‘asirin ‘alayka yasir, wa asalukal yusra wal mu’afata fid dunya wal akhirah

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An unreliable narration on the signs of Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure and anger


There is a narration recorded by Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) that goes something like the following, but I have neither the full Hadith nor the title of the text.

“When Allah is pleased with a people, he makes the rains come on time and the finances of government are held to a trustworthy person. When Allah is displeased with a people, Allah makes the rains fall out of season and the finances of government are held by an untrustworthy person.”

Would you be so kind as to please relate the entire Hadith? Read More »

The River of Baydakh


Kindly provide the source and authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) has narrated: “Verily there is a river in Jannah (paradise) called Al-Baydakh. Upon it there are domes made of precious jewels, and beneath it there are maidens growing [like plants], singing the Quran.

The people of Jannah will say: Come with us to Al-Baydakh. When they reach, they will [begin to] examine those maidens. When one of them [i.e. the people of Jannah] then fancies a maiden, he will place his hand upon her wrist. She will then follow him and another will grow in her place [i.e. in place of her].” Read More »