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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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Explanation of ‘fahish’ and ‘mutafahish’

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The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) never used bad language, neither a “Fahish” nor a “Mutafahish”. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3559)

In the context of the above Hadith, does “Fahish” refer only to sexual bad language? Furthermore, what is meant by “Mutafahish”? Read More »

Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) on seeking excuses for a Muslim brother

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What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration?

Muhammad ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) said: “If some news reaches you about your brother [i.e. an error or sin of his] then seek an excuse for him. If you do not find an excuse for him, then you should still say: He [definitely] has an excuse.’

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