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Hadith on the weight limit on men’s rings

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I have come across two versions of the Hadiths wherein the weight limit on rings for men are mentioned. One version has the wording ولا تزده مثقالا (which our Hanafi ‘Ulama often mention in our Fiqh books) and another says ولا تتمه مثقالا (I have only come across this version in the Hadith books).

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Teaching women to write

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There is a Hadith that says don’t teach women ‘kitabat’ (to write). (Al-Mishkat and Abu Dawud)

First of all what did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mean by ‘kitabat’? Is it the compilation of books? I read in the explanation of this Hadith in the book ‘Behnon ki Chadar’ by Abu Talha Muhammad Yunus that it means: Do not teach your women how to write.

So, I’d like to know why he said this when there is another Hadith saying the exact opposite, that ‘knowledge is compulsory for every male and female’. So what is the difference between ‘Ilm and ‘kitabat’? Read More »

A beautiful du’a enumerating the attributes of Allah Ta’ala

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Kindly provide the source and translation of the following du’a:

اللهم أنت أحق من ذُكر، وأحق من عُبد، وأنصَر من ابتُغي، وأرأف مَن مَلَكَ، وأجود من سُئل، وأوسع من أعطى، أنت الملك لا شريك لك، والفرد لا تهلك، كل شيء هالك إلا وجهك، لن تطاع إلا بإذنك، ولن تعصى إلا بعلمك، يا رب العالمين! تطاع فتشكر، وتعصى فتغفر،أقرب شهيد، وأدنى حفيظ، حُلْت دون الثغور، وأخذت بالنواصي، وكتبت الآثار، ونسخت الآجال، القلوب لك مفضية، والسر عندك علانية، الحلال ما أحللت، والحرام ما حرمت، والدين ما شرعت، والأمر ما قضيت،الخلق خلقك، والعباد عبادك، وأنت الله الرؤوف الرحيم أَسْأَلُكَ بِنُورِ وَجْهِكَ الَّذِي أَشْرَقَتْ لَهُ السَّمَاوَاتُ وَالْأَرْضُ بِكُلِّ حَقٍّ هُوَ لَكَ، وَبِحَقِّ السَّائِلِينَ عَلَيْكَ أَنْ تَقْبَلَنِي فِي هَذِهِ الْغَدَاةِ، أَوْ فِي هَذِهِ الْعَشِيَّةِ، وَأَنْ تُجِيرَنِي مِنَ النَّارِ بِقُدْرَتِكَ

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Five evil practices which brings about destruction

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Is this Hadith correct?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When my nation adopts five practices, their destruction is inevitable; When they curse each other openly, they wear silk, they take up musical [instruments], they drink wine, and men are satisfied with men and women are satisfied with women.”

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A follow up query regarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) choosing poverty

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Could you provide the source and authenticity of this Hadith?

I saw one site who claim that the Hadith is in Bukhari and another site says says Ahmad. But I haven’t found it in either place. Could you please verify?

On the authority of Abu Umamah who quotes the Prophet as saying: “My Rabb has offered me that He make the valley of Makkah gold for me, but I said: ‘No. I would rather have enough to eat one day and remain hungry one day. Thus, when I am hungry I would turn to You [in earnest supplication] and remember You and when I have my fill, I praise You and give thanks.”

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An unreliable narration regarding Abu Bakr’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) entry into Jannah

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Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I said to Jibril when he took me on the Night Journey (al-Isra) up to heaven: “O Jibril, will my ummah be brought to account?” He said: ‘All of your ummah will be brought to account except Abu Bakr as-Siddiq. On the Day of Resurrection, it will be said to him: ‘O Abu Bakr, enter Jannah’. He will say: I will not enter it until those who loved me in the previous world enter it with me.'”

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The angel of death approaching Ya’qub (‘alayhis salam)

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Kindly provide me with the authenticity of the following narration:

When Ya’qub (‘alayhis salam) was in grief, the angel of death appeared before him and Ya’qub (‘alayhis salam) asked: “Did you remove the soul of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam)? The angel replied in the negative. Consequently Ya’qub (‘alayhis salam) was relieved and comforted. Read More »