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The position of the feet in Sajdah

Question

Is it sunnah to keep the heels together in sujud or to separate them?

I found for both instance a Hadith:

 

Keeping them together:

‘Aa’ishah (may Allah be pleased with her) said: I noticed that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was not there and he had been with me in my bed. I found him prostrating, with his heels together and his toes turned towards the qiblah, and I heard him saying, “I seek refuge in Your pleasure from Your wrath, and in Your forgiveness from Your punishment, and in You from You; I praise you and I cannot praise You enough.”

(Related by Al-Bayhaqy, Al-Sunan Al-Kubra, Book on Salah, Chapter on about putting the two heels together in Sujud, no. 2552; Al-Hakim, Al-Mustadrak, vol. 1, p. 352, no. 832; and Ibn Hibban, Sahih, vol. 5, p. 260, Book on Salah, Chapter on mentioning the Hadith that refutes those who claim that this Hadith was only narrated by `Ubaydullah ibn `Umar, no. 1933; al-Tahhaawi in Bayaan Mushkil al-Athaar (1/104); Ibn al-Mundhir in al-Awsat (no. 1401); Ibn Khuzaymah in his Saheeh (1/328)

 

Keeping them apart:

Imam Bayhaqi related on the authority of Bara’ that the Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) would, وإذا سجد وجه أصابعه القبلة فتفاج

“When he made sujud he would face his toes towards the qiblah…”

(Bayhaqi in al-Sunan al-Kubra v. 2, p. 113)

In Talkhis al-Habir v. 1, p. 618, Hafiz Ibn Hajar mentioned:

يعني وسع بين رجليه, “Meaning: he would space out his feet.”

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Cleansing the utensils of the Mushrikun before using them

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith

Daraqutni reported from Sayyiduna Abu Tha’labah Al Khushani (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who said:

“I said: O Rasulullah! We interact with the Mushrikun [polytheists] and we do not have vessels other than their vessels.” He replied: ‘Avoid it as much as you can, but if you do not find anything else, then rinse it with water, because water will restore its purity, then cook in it.”

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Mention of whistling in Hadith

Question

Nowadays many mobile phones have a whistling ring tone,

1) What is mentioned in the Hadith regarding whistling?

2) Is this considered the same as music and thus the person will be sinful?

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Proof for spacing the surahs in salah

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Is there any reference from the sunnah for the issue wherein the fuqaha say that it’s makrooh to leave 1 small surah in qisar mufassal during salah?

For example, if I recite surah lahab in the 1st rak’at, then in the second rak’at I cannot recite surah falaq because I will be leaving out 1 small surah in between.

I found the fatwa in shami but there is no mention of a Hadith.

So on what basis do we say it’s makrooh?

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The obligation of Salatul Witr

Question

Please provide the source for the following Hadith:

“Witr is a duty, so he who does not observe it is not of us.”

Are there variations of this Hadith in which the last part, “he is not of us”, is repeated multiple times and is there a difference of opinion regarding its grading?

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Can we change the tense etc of the Masnun du’as?

Question

Are we allowed to change the words of the masnun du’as to suit the appropriate tense or gender?

Like if the du’a is with the male tense, can a female change it when she recites it?

And can the imam change the singular into plural to include the congregation?

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