Commentary

Impermissibility of wishing for death due to trials and tribulations

Question

Kindly explain the Hadith wherein a man will roll on the grave wishing he was in it due to the prevalent trials and fitan of the time. Is this action of the man positive or negative?

 

I was told that despite the fitnah, we should observe patience and refrain from wishing for death. Is the example in the hadith then of a bad person? I was also told that it is not correct to wish for death at times of difficulty. Is this correct?

 

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) informs a Sahabiyyah how to clean herself after ghusl

Question

In the following Hadith does تتبعي بها أثر الدم refer to the applying scent on the body or garment?

عن عائشة، أن امرأة سألت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن غسلها من المحيض، فأمرها كيف تغتسل، قال: خذي فرصة من مسك، فتطهري بها قالت: كيف أتطهر؟ قال: تطهري بها، قالت: كيف؟، قال: سبحان الله، تطهري فاجتبذتها إلي، فقلت: تتبعي بها أثر الدم

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Vinegar is regarded to be a gravy

Question

What is the explanation of the following Hadith?

عن أم هانئ بنت أبي طالب قالت: دخل علي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: هل عندكم شيء؟ فقلت: لا، إلا كسر يابسة وخل، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: قربيه، فما أقفر بيت من أدم فيه خل

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A house which has dates will never suffer hunger

Question

Kindly provide the explanation of the following Hadith:

عن عائشة، قالت: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يا عائشة، بيت لا تمر فيه جياع أهله، يا عائشة، بيت لا تمر فيه جياع أهله

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Commentary on the narration cautioning against committing sins in private

Question

What is the meaning of this Hadith which you have answered here?

Sayyiduna Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I certainly know of people from my ummah who will come on the Day of Qiyamah with [abundant] good deeds like the white mountains of Tihamah but Allah will make them like scattered dust.” Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “O Messenger of Allah! Describe them to us and make it clear lest we unknowingly be of them.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “They will be your brothers from your race, worshipping at night as you do. However, they are people who while they are in private transgress the sacred limits of Allah [i.e. They perpetrate all types of sins in private].”

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Clarification regarding the narration on Madinah being a sanctuary

Question

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Madinah is a sanctuary from that place to that. Its trees should not be cut and no heresy should be innovated nor any sin should be committed in it, and whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits sins (bad deeds), then he will incur the curse of Allah, the angels, and all the people.” (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1867)

Is this translation/understanding correct? Does this curse include sinners as well and not just innovators?

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Pronunciation of the Rajab du’a

Question

In the Rajab du’a, what is the correct pronunciation of of the (ب)? Is it في رجبَ or في رجبٍ?

اَللّٰهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَناَ فِيْ رَجَب وَشَعْبانَ وَبَلّغْنَا رَمَضَان

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Reason for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) seeming upset?

Question

Is it known why Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was angry in the following Hadith?

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: صَلّى بنا رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ إحْدى صَلاتَيِ العَشِيِّ، إمّا الظُّهْرَ، وإمّا العَصْرَ، فَسَلَّمَ في رَكْعَتَيْنِ، ثُمَّ أتى جِذْعًا في قِبْلَةِ المَسْجِدِ، فاسْتَنَدَ إلَيْها مُغْضَبًا، وفي القَوْمِ أبو بَكْرٍ وعُمَرَ، فَهابا أنْ يَتَكَلَّما، وخَرَجَ سَرَعانُ النّاسِ، قُصِرَتِ الصَّلاةُ، فَقامَ ذُو اليَدَيْنِ، فَقالَ: يا رَسولَ اللهِ، أقُصِرَتِ الصَّلاةُ أمْ نَسِيتَ؟ فَنَظَرَ النبيُّ ﷺ يَمِينًا وشِمالًا، فَقالَ: ما يقولُ ذُو اليَدَيْنِ؟ قالوا: صَدَقَ، لَمْ تُصَلِّ إلّا رَكْعَتَيْنِ، فَصَلّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ وسَلَّمَ، ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ، ثُمَّ سَجَدَ، ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ فَرَفَعَ، ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ وسَجَدَ، ثُمَّ كَبَّرَ ورَفَعَ. قالَ: وأُخْبِرْتُ عن عِمْرانَ بنِ حُصَيْنٍ أنَّه قالَ: وسَلَّمَ

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