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Hadith on the weight limit on men’s rings

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I have come across two versions of the Hadiths wherein the weight limit on rings for men are mentioned. One version has the wording ولا تزده مثقالا (which our Hanafi ‘Ulama often mention in our Fiqh books) and another says ولا تتمه مثقالا (I have only come across this version in the Hadith books).

Kindly provide me with the authenticity of both. Read More »

Explanation of the word: ملبدا

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Kindly explain the meaning of the word مُلَبِّدًا in the following Hadith:

عن عبدالله بن عباس رضي الله عنه: أنَّ رَجُلًا وَقَصَهُ بَعِيرُهُ وَهو مُحْرِمٌ مع رَسولِ اللهِ ﷺ: فأمَرَ به رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ أَنْ يُغْسَلَ بماءٍ وَسِدْرٍ وَلا يُمَسَّ طِيبًا وَلا يُخَمَّرَ رَأْسُهُ، فإنَّه يُبْعَثُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ مُلَبِّدًا.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1206)

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Our Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) generosity

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Is there a Hadith which states:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) received a garment from someone. When he wore it and came out, someone from the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) saw him and he asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for it. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) immediately went to his house, wore his old clothes and gave the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) the new one. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) reprimanded the other Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who asked for Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) new dress because Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would never deny someone’s request. The Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that he had his own reason, to shroud himself in that piece of cloth when he passed away.

Is there any source and authenticity for this? Read More »

The complexion of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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When our Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is described as having fair or white skin does this mean that it was literally white or would this indicate a light brown skin color? I have read in many narrations the word white but this does not make sense to me as the Arabs originally were a brown people ranging from light brown to dark brown or black. Read More »

Yellow dyeing of the beard

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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 »