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Cleansing the utensils of the Mushrikun before using them


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


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


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


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?


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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Not to imitate others in dressing


Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

Whoever imitates a Nation will be counted among them

This hadeeth is in Abu Dawud, Chapter of Clothing.

Can we state that since this Hadith was quoted by Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) in the Chapter of Clothing, we are required by the Sunnah to dress Islamically, so as to differentiate ourselves from the non Muslims?

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