Etiquettes

The Sahabi who picked up the morsel of food

Question

There is a famous incident mentioned about a Sahabi having meals in the King’s palace when he dropped a morsel. Whilst cleaning and eating it one man told him how can you do that here. He replied: Should I leave the Sunnah of my beloved for these Fools?!

Could you please source the reference.

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Saying salam when departing

Question

Making salam when entering home and meeting people is established. Is salam when leaving home, leaving i.e. departing from people also established?

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Difference between Sunnah and adab

Question

What is the difference between Sunnah and adab? Is Sunnah something proven from Hadith and adab not proven from Hadith? What is the need for adab if we have the Sunnah of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

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The exact wording for the du’a before meals

Question

I saw a question on your site and became curious to other similar types of du’as which are still being taught to our kids. One of which is the du’a before meals; do the following words appear in the Hadith?

 bismillahi wa a’la barakatillah.

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Prohibition of slapping the face

Question

1) Is hitting/disciplining on the face, for example, slapping etc allowed in Islam?

2) Is there any reference to this statement:

‘The place where the ustad (teacher) hits the student, will not be touched by the fire of Jahannam’

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Exact wording of the du’a when leaving home

Question

The du’a that is read when leaving one’s home,

بِسْمِ اللهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah

Is the wa before la hawla found in the books of Hadith or is it an addition made from the side of people?

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Saying JazakAllahu khayra

Question

When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum “Khayra” be added? Is there any narration that states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khayra” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too, (i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe that this a vestige of the Khawarij?

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