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Hadith: The fast only breaks with something entering the stomach

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once entered and said: ‘O ‘Aishah, do you have a piece of bread’? Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says that she brought a piece of bread for Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), he put it in his mouth and asked: ‘ O ‘Aishah did any of it enter my belly? This is like the kiss of a fasting person, the fast is broken by what goes in, not by what comes out.

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Will a Shahid (Martyr) be liable for his debts?

Question

Dear ‘Ulama, we often hear that one will not be forgiven for the debts that he fails to repay. Even the shahid (martyr) will not be forgiven for this.

Does this warning apply to all types of debtors?

or is there some detail to this?

What if one has a sincere intention to pay?

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Eating on a raised platform

Question

How did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) take his meals on the floor? i.e, the food was on the floor or how was it?

Can the following be regarded as sunnah or in conformity to Sunnah: a person eats whilst seated on the floor and his food on a raised table approximately 60 cm above the ground.

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Hadith: how wonderful is a man who understands Din

Question

Is the following narration authentic:

نعم الرجل الفقيه فى الدين ان احتيج اليه نفع وان استغنى عنه أغنى نفسه

Translation: How wonderful is a man who understands Din, if he is needed he benefits and if he is not needed he benefits himself.

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Proof for segregation

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I need to know if the verse below relates to any women or only for the wives of Rasullullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)?

I see in todays times many Shaykhs speak directly to women and also many gatherings have men and women together.

Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Ahzab, verse 53:

وَإِذَا  سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ  ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ

And when you ask anything from them (the blessed wives of the Prophet), ask them from behind a curtain. That is better for the purity of your hearts and their hearts.

I thank you for your kind efforts in giving us guidance. Jazakallah !

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Hadiths on the polish for the heart

Question

Could you provide the exact translation and reference for the Hadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) explained that hearts rust like iron rusts. When asked: “How can they be polished?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Reciting Allah’s book and remembering Him much.”

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When to Embrace?

Question

We find that many a time muslims greet by hugging each other, thereafter shaking hands. Is this hugging each other when greeting mentioned anywhere in the Hadith, or should one simply shake hands when greeting (generally)

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