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The masnun method of shaking someone’s hand

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I was told that there exists a Hadith wherein mention is made that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to give a firm handshake whilst making Musafahah (i.e. shaking hands) [meaning to give it a wedge moving it up and down, as is normally observed in our daily interactions]. Would you be so kind as to please provide the reference? Read More »

Difference between ذر and نملة

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Regarding the following chapter and Hadith in Sunan Abi Dawud, what is the difference between ذر and نملة?

باب فى قتل الذر

عن أبي هريرة:رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: نزَل نبيٌّ مِن الأنبياءِ تحت شجَرةٍ فلدغَتْهُ نملةٌ، فأمَر بجَهازِهِ فأُخرِجَ مِن تَحتِها، ثمَّ أمَر فأُحرِقَتْ، فأوحى اللهُ إليه: فهلّا نَملةً واحدةً؟!

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 5223) Read More »

Speaking a white lie in an attempt to reconcile between people

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The one who attempts to reconcile between people and speaks good (in order to avert dispute), or conveys good is not a liar.’

Ibn Shihab (rahimahullah) said: “I did not hear that concession/exemption was granted in any lies that the people speak except in three cases: [in] war, reconciling between people, and the dialogue of a husband with his wife, and a wife with her husband [i.e vice versa].

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2605)

Kindly explain this Hadith along with the three permissible lies? Read More »

The actions of those who backbite

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Is there a Hadith reported from Sayyiduna Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which states that there is a guard angel in the skies who does not let the actions of the people who backbite pass him [i.e their actions will never make it onto the higher heaven their actions will never be accepted]?

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) neighbours causing him harm

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عن عائشة قالت: قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم): كنت بين شر جارين. بين أبي لهب وعقبة بن أبي معيط إن كانا ليأتيان بالفروث فيطرحانها على بابي حتى إنهم ليأتون ببعض ما يطرحون من الأذى فيطرحونه على بابي. فيخرج به رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم فيقول: يا بني عبد مناف أي جوار هذا! ثم يلقيه بالطريق

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Ensuring a woman experiences desire before intercourse

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Imam Ibn Qudamah, a renowned Hambali Jurist, mentions a narration in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was reported to have said:

“Do not begin intercourse until she has experienced desire like the desire you experience, lest you fulfil your desires before she does.”

Can you please verify the above

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