Food & Drink

Wudu after eating something that was cooked on the fire

Question

Kindly please revert back to me with the authenticity of the below Hadith.

As I have been rinsing my mouth after eating my meal whenever I am in wudu.

Abu Dawud (Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah) – 195)

Abu Sufyan ibn Sa’id ibn al-Mughirah reported that he entered upon Umm Habibah who presented him a glass of sawiq (a drink prepared with roasted flour and water) to drink. He called for water and rinsed his mouth. She said: O my cousin, don’t you perform ablution? The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

Perform ablution after eating anything cooked with fire, or he said: anything touched by fire.

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Another du’a for after meals

Question

‘When you eat food and say

All praise is due to Allah who fed me and gave this to me without any strength or ability on my part,

do all your past and future sins get forgiven.’

I got this Hadith from Sahih al Jami – Is this true,

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Drinking water on an empty stomach

Question

I would like to know if there is a Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that water be the first thing drunk in the morning on an empty stomach as this causes different types of illnesses. I received a message saying it is mentioned in Tabarani.

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Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s dream before his death

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration and does it imply that the souls of the dead can return to this world?

Sayyiduna Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that when the enemy surrounded his house and stopped the household from receiving water, he was thirsty for many days. ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: One day I saw Rasulullah, (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), give me some water from my window. Some days later my roof parted and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) accompanied by Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) entered and gave me some water to drink, and informed me that I will break my fast with them tomorrow.

(Tarikh Ibn Kathir)

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Words of the du’a at iftar time

Question

I have a question regarding to the famous du’a at iftar:

Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu

(Abu Dawud).

How weak is this Hadith? Is it suitable for practice? What is the alternative du’a at Iftar? Jazakallahu khayran

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The effect of haram lasts for forty days

Question

Is it true that if a person eats or drinks anything haram, intentionally or unknowingly, then his du’as and ibadaat will not be accepted for forty (40) days? Does the same ruling apply to intoxicants? Jazakallah

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The result of showing respect to Ramadan

Question

To what extent the following story is authentic? can you provide a reference?

A Jew treated Ramadan with a great respect. Once, after seeing his son eating food outside during Ramadan, he said “Muslims do not eat during a day. Are you making fun of them?” and hit on his son’s head. After the death of this Jew, one person saw him in a dream walking in Jannah. He asked how could he walk in Jannah as he was a Jew, to that he responded “I respected Ramadan. For that reason Allah ordered his angels to take my soul after I was guided to become a Muslim”

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An unauthentic virtue for the opening verses of Surah An’am

Question

I just wonder whether you could verify the authenticity

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever prays the first three verses of Surah An’aam until Wa ya’lamu ma taksibun, Allah Ta’ala appoints for him one thousand angels who record his worship similar of their own. And an angel descends from the seventh heaven, with a crooked rod of iron. Now when the satan wishes to whisper to the reciter or drive into his heart the inclination of some sin the angel hits the satan such a hard blow that seventy barriers form between the satan and the reciter. And on Resurrection Day Allah Ta’ala will say to him, ‘Walk in My shade this day in which besides My shade no other shade exists. And eat the fruits of My paradise and drink from the pool of Kawthar, and take a wash from the spring of Salsabil, for you are My servant and I am your Lord.”

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