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Yellow dyeing of the beard

Question

Please provide the authenticity and explanation of the following narration:

Zayd ibn ‘Umar (rahimahullah) has reported that Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) used to dye his beard using the colour yellow [so profusely] until even his clothes became full [i.e became dyed] of yellowness. He was asked: “Why do you dye using the colour yellow?” He replied: “I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) dyeing with it, and nothing was dearer to him than it.”

He would dye all his clothes with it, even his turban. Read More »

Composure of a Sahabiyyah at the time of calamity

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Please comment on the authenticity of this narration:

The son of Ummu Khallad (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was martyred. When she heard about it she came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to enquire about his position and reward. Despite being afflicted by the great tragedy of losing her son, her face was still covered with a niqab (veil/purdah).

A Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was quite astonished by this [level of composure] and he remarked: “You have come to enquire about your son [who was martyred] yet you [are so composed that you] have still covered your face [in this tragic moment]?”

She replied: “I may have lost my son, but I have not lost my modesty.”

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Folding clothes

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I’ve heard that it is Sunnah to fold the clothes and not to hang them. Is there any Hadith about this?

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‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding a woman who has abundant garments

Question

Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

“Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said “Verily, when a woman has garments in abundance [more than she requires and more than what is the norm] and she loves adornment, then she will love khuruj [emergence from the home to prowl around in the public domain to show off her clothing].”

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Putting the Miswak on the ground

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sa’id ibn Jubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

‘By keeping the miswak on the ground if a person becomes mad [majnun], he should blame none other than himself.’

Is this why they say that it is recommended to keep the miswak standing instead of keeping it horizontal? Read More »

Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advice to a woman to dress modestly

Question

What is the translation of the following Hadith?

عن ابن أسامة بن زيد، أن أباه أسامة، قال كساني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قبطية كثيفة كانت مما أهداها دحية الكلبي، فكسوتها امرأتي، فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ما لك لم تلبس القبطية؟  قلت: يا رسول الله، كسوتها امرأتي. فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: مرها فلتجعل تحتها غلالة، إني أخاف أن تصف حجم عظامها

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Another du’a when wearing new clothes

Question

Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes?

The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat.

Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka khairahu wa Khaira ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

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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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