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Is Yunus (‘alayhis salam) attributed to his father or mother?

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I have heard that historians say that Yunus (‘alayhis salam), like ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam) had been attributed to his mother, but I read in Sahih Bukhari, wherein mention is made that he is attributed to his father.  (Hadith: 3413 ‘ونسبه الى ابيه‘)

Could you please explain?
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Which verses of Surah Baqarah were given during Mi’raj

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In the following Hadith, which specific verses of Surah Baqarah are referred to (i.e where does it start from)?

عن عبدالله بن مسعود: لَمّا أُسْرِيَ برَسولِ اللهِ ﷺ، انْتُهي به إلى سِدْرَةِ المُنْتَهى، وهي في السَّماءِ السّادِسَةِ، إلَيْها يَنْتَهِي ما يُعْرَجُ به مِنَ الأرْضِ فيُقْبَضُ مِنْها، وإلَيْها يَنْتَهِي ما يُهْبَطُ به مِن فَوْقِها فيُقْبَضُ مِنْها، قالَ: إِذْ يَغْشى (النَّجْمُ) السِّدْرَةَ ما يَغْشى [النجم: ١٦]، قالَ: فَراشٌ مِن ذَهَبٍ، قالَ: فَأُعْطِيَ رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ ثَلاثًا: أُعْطِيَ الصَّلَواتِ الخَمْسَ، وأُعْطِيَ خَواتِيمَ سُورَةِ البَقَرَةِ، وغُفِرَ لِمَن لَمْ يُشْرِكْ باللَّهِ مِن أُمَّتِهِ شيئًا، المُقْحِماتُ.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 279; Also see: Mirqat, Hadith: 5865) Read More »

Reconciliation between the Hadiths on sickness and plague

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Both Imams Bukhari and Muslim have narrated a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said:

‘There is no ‘adwa [transmission of infectious disease] and no tiyarah [superstitious belief in bird omens].’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5776, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2224)

However, the following Hadith indicates that there are some contagious diseases. Modern science proves contagion like Coronavirus etc.

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it; but if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 5728, 5729, and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2219)

Could you reconcile between both of the Hadiths please? Read More »

Duration of Imam Mahdi’s rule

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Please inform me on the correct amount of years that the Mahdi will rule for taking into consideration the following Hadiths:

1. “Indeed there will be a Mahdi who comes in my Ummah (ruling) living for five, or seven, or nine.” – Zaid was the one in doubt – He said: “We said: What is that?” He said: “Years.” He said: “A man will come to him and say: O Mahdi! ‘Give to me, give to me! So he will fill in his garment whatever he is able to carry.”’

(Jami’ut-Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2232)

 

2. “The Mahdi will be among my nation. If he lives for a short period, it will be seven, and if he lives for a long period, it will be nine, during which my nation will enjoy a time of ease such as it has never enjoyed. The land will bring forth its yield and will not hold back anything, and wealth at that time will be piled up. A man will stand up and say: ‘O Mahdi, give me!’ He will say: ‘Take.”’

(Sunan ibn Majah, Hadith: 4039)

 

3. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘The Mahdi will be of my stock, and will have a broad forehead, a prominent nose. He will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.’

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4285)

 

I wanted to know the correct amount of years that the Mahdi will rule for according to scholars since five, seven and nine years are all mentioned. Read More »

Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) giving da’wah during Hajj

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Does the following narration prove:

1. It is Sunnah to visiting people at their homes for the sake of Da’wah.

2. It is Sunnah to visit people at the time of Hajj for the sake of Da’wah.

وعند أحمد بإسناد حسن وصححه الحاكم وابن حبان عن جابر مثله وأوله مكث رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – عشر سنين يتبع الناس في منازلهم في المواسم بمنى وغيرها يقول : من يؤويني ، من ينصرني حتى أبلغ رسالة ربي وله الجنة ؟ حتى بعثنا الله له من يثرب فصدقناه

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Reality of the statement about when a person completes the Quran…

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Wanted to know regarding this saying of Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah)

إذا ختم الرجل القرآن قبل الملك بين عينيه

‘When a man completes the Quran, an angel kisses him between his eyes.’

The kissing of the angel is a thing which cannot be perceived through understanding, but it has not been attributed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

  1. Can this be regarded as a mursal of a Tabi’?
  2. If so, can it be regarded Hukman marfu’?
  3. If not, can it be regarded as a kashf of Sufyan Thawri? As it has been termed as ‘min mukhabbati Sufyan’ by Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah).
  4. Is it suitable to quote?

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The Importance of Salah in Congregation

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There is a Hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) got angry on those who didn’t come to pray in the masjid.

From this Hadith some scholars say it is obligatory to pray in congregation.

Even Imam Bukhari said obligatory. Imam Muslim said it is fard kifayah.

What is the answer to this?

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A follow up query on the narration regarding ‘A du’a to recite when hearing a sneeze’

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With regard to this post on what to recite when hearing a sneeze:

I have come across a similar narration in Al Hisnul Hasin, which doesn’t have the word ‘سمعها’ [i.e. The Hadith would then mean a person should recite this du’a when sneezing and not when hearing a sneeze]. Is this narration correct?

Will the Hadith then have two possible meanings, i.e. A person should recite this when he sneezes or hears a sneeze?

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