Food & Drink

A Hadith on treatment of one’s wife


What is the grade of the following Hadith?

Sulayman ibn ‘Amr ibn Al Ahwas said:

“My father narrated to me that he witnessed the farewell Hajj with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So he thanked and praised Allah and he reminded and gave admonition. He mentioned a story in his narration and he (Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “And indeed I order you to be good to the women, for they are but captives with you, over whom you have no power than that, except if they come with manifest evil behavior.

If they do that, then abandon their beds and beat them with a beating that is not harmful. And if they obey you then you have no cause against them. Indeed you have rights over your women, and your women have rights over you. As for your rights over your women, then they must not allow anyone whom you dislike to treat on your bedding (furniture), nor to admit anyone in your home those you dislike. And their rights over you are that you treat them well in clothing them and feeding them.”

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Praising Allah after every sip/bite/morsel


According to one poster it is stated that,

1) It is sunnah to say Alhamdulillah after every morsel and every sip?

2) If it is sunnah does this mean that for example I have three grapes in my plate and after eating one grape do I say Alhamdulillah, the same process goes up to the last one? Read More »

A few questions that a group of Jews posed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)


What is the grading of this Hadith:

“A group of Jews came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, `Talk to us about some things we will ask you and which only a Prophet would know.’ He said, `Ask me about whatever you wish. However, give your pledge to Allah, similar to the pledge that Ya’qub took from his children, that if I tell you something and you recognise it is truth, you will follow me in Islam.’ They said, `Agreed.’

The Prophet said, `Ask me about whatever you wish.’ They said, `Tell us about four matters:

1. What kinds of food did Isra’il prohibit for himself

2. What about the sexual discharge of the woman and the man, and what role does each play in producing male or female offspring

3. Tell us about the condition of the unlettered Prophet during sleep

4. And who is his Wali (supporter) among the angels’

The Prophet took their covenant that they will follow him if he answers these questions, and they agreed.

He said, `I ask you by He Who sent down the Tawrah to Musa, do you not know that Isra’il once became very ill When his illness was prolonged, he vowed to Allah that if He cures His illness, he would prohibit the best types of drink and food for himself. Was not the best food to him camel meat and the best drink camel milk’

They said, `Yes, by Allah.’

The Messenger said, `O Allah, be Witness against them.’

The Prophet then said, `I ask you by Allah, other than Whom there is no deity (worthy of worship), Who sent down the Tawrah to Musa, do you not know that man’s discharge is thick and white and woman’s is yellow and thin If any of these fluids becomes dominant, the offspring will take its sex and resemblance by Allah’s permission. Hence, if the man’s is more than the woman’s, the child will be male, by Allah’s permission. If the woman’s discharge is more than the man’s, then the child will be female, by Allah’s leave.’ They said, `Yes.’…

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Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the miraculous dates


What is the authenticity of the narration which states that Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had brought some dates to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked him to make du’a for barakah. After this there was so much of barakah in those dates that he fed large numbers of people right until the time of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

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Salatul Istisqa (Salah seeking rain)


Is there mention of Salatul Istisqa in the Hadith and did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) perform it? What is the procedure of performing it and is there a difference of opinion in the method of performing it?

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Eating whatever the host provides


What is the status of the following Hadith?

“It is sufficient for a man to be regarded as evil, that he becomes displeased with whatever [food his host] presents to him.”

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