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Which Sahabi stopped Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his way to kill Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)


When Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his way to kill Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) , which Sahabi stopped him on the way:

Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas or Sayyiduna An-Nahham, Nu’aym ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)?

The reason for posing this question is that in some books, like Fadail A’mal and the Jamiat’s Tasheel Series Grade 7, it says Sayyidina Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). And then in books like Siratul Mustafa, Siratun Nabi, and the Jamiat’s Tasheel Series Grade 5, it says Sayyidina Nu’aym (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Is it possible that it’s two different narrations? Read More »

Difference in wording of a du’a in Riyadus Salihin


I came across the following du’a in two places: Tirmidhi (3502) and Riyadus Salihin (834).


اللَّهُمَّ اقْسِمْ لَنَا مِنْ خَشْيَتِكَ مَا يَحُولُ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَ مَعَاصِيكَ وَمِنْ طَاعَتِكَ مَا تُبَلِّغُنَا بِهِ جَنَّتَكَ وَمِنَ الْيَقِينِ مَا تُهَوِّنُ بِهِ عَلَيْنَا مُصِيبَاتِ الدُّنْيَا وَمَتِّعْنَا بِأَسْمَاعِنَا وَأَبْصَارِنَا وَقُوَّتِنَا مَا أَحْيَيْتَنَا وَاجْعَلْهُ الْوَارِثَ مِنَّا وَاجْعَلْ ثَأْرَنَا عَلَى مَنْ ظَلَمَنَا وَانْصُرْنَا عَلَى مَنْ عَادَانَا وَلاَ تَجْعَلْ مُصِيبَتَنَا فِي دِينِنَا وَلاَ تَجْعَلِ الدُّنْيَا أَكْبَرَ هَمِّنَا وَلاَ مَبْلَغَ عِلْمِنَا وَلاَ تُسَلِّطْ عَلَيْنَا مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُنَا ‏”‏ ‏

Riyadus Salihin:

اللهم اقسم لنا من خشيتك ما تحول به بيننا وبين معاصيك، ومن طاعتك ما تبلغنا به جنتك، ومن اليقين ما تهون به علينا مصائب الدنيا، اللهم متعنا بأسماعنا وأبصارنا وقوتنا ما أحييتنا، واجعله الوارث منا، واجعل ثأرنا على من ظلمنا، وانصرنا على من عادانا، ولا تجعل مصيبتنا في ديننا، ولا تجعل الدنيا أكبر همنا، ولا مبلغ علمنا، ولا تسلط علينا من لا يرحمنا

a) The riwayah of Tirmidhi contains the word مصيبات while the riwayah of Riyadus Salihin (which quotes Tirmidhi) contains مصائب. Which is the correct version?

b) Also the riwayah of Tirmidhi contains و متّعنا while the riwayah of Riyadus Salihin contains اللهم متّعنا. Which is the correct version?

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Wording of a comprehensive du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)


With regards to the comprehensive du’a of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), I have come across the following narration:

اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا نَسْأَلُكَ مِمَّا سَأَلَكَ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم، وَنَسْتَعِيذُكَ مِمَّا اسْتَعَاذَكَ مِنْهُ نَبِيُّكَ مُحَمَّدٌ صلى الله عليه وسلم، اللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ الْمُسْتَعَانُ وَعَلَيْكَ الْبَلاَغُ، وَلاَ حَوْلَ وَلاَ قُوَّةَ إِلاَّ بِاللَّهِ‏

(Aladabul Mufrad, Hadith: 679)


I would like to know if this du’a has appeared in any narrations with the following wording:

  1.  وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَكَ مِنْهُ – with a ك
  2.  وَنَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا اسْتَعَاذَ مِنْهُ – without a ك

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Gifting flowers on a happy occasion


There is a trend nowadays, that when there is a happy occasion like a birth, wedding, graduation, etc, flower arrangements are ordered and given as gifts. The flower arrangements are quite expensive. The more stylish the arrangement, the higher the price. When we intervene and try explaining that rather spend the money in more constructive avenues, the following Hadith is then presented as a proof.

It has been reported on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘He who is presented with a flower should not reject it, for it is light to carry and pleasant in odour (fragrance).’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2253)


Is this Hadith being used in the right context? What is the correct understanding? What about investing the amount of money spent on flower arrangements in a more constructive avenue, as it will eventually end up being thrown away? Read More »

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) surprise and happiness upon hearing of a Sunnah being practised


Kindly mention which ‘Abdullah was alluded to in the following narration along with the reason for saying أنى علقها:

عن أبي معمر أن أميرا كان بمكة يسلم تسليمتين فقال عبد الله: أنى علقها. قال الحكم في حديثه: إن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان يفعله

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 581) Read More »

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


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


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


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


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


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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