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Explanation of a passage in Abu Dawud

Question

What is the reason why he did not accept his testimony in the following:

و شهد عند عدي بن ارطاة على رؤيته الهلال فلم يجز شهادته

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Adab, number 4788)

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Meaning of barakah of Wahy

Question

In the famous Hadith about the warnings of leaving out commanding good and forbidding wrong, what does the following part mean?

حرمت بركة الوحى

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Meaning of the Hadith of mercy

Question

What’s the meaning of “the One in the heavens” in the following Hadith, because we know that Allah is beyond having limits placed on Him.

ارْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ

“Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

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Eating food which is at the bottom of the pot

Question

What is the authenticity and the explanation of the following:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was keen to eat the food which remained at the bottom of the pot.”

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The fly falling into a utensil

Question

I read a Hadith somewhere that states (something to the effect) that if a fly falls in something, one should dip it fully and then drink that because there is disease in one wing and cure in the other. Can you please explain?

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An example of the tree that resembles a believer

Question

In the following Hadith, are any explanations given for the portion that says ‘the leaves do not wither’ with respect to the palm tree? Also, provide the reference?

Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported:

We were in the company of Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) when he said:

‘Tell me of a tree which has resemblance to a Muslim and the leaves of which do not wither.’

Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: It crossed my mind that it could be the date-palm tree, but as I saw Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) observe silence, I did not deem it fit that I should speak or I should say something.

‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Had you said so, it would have been dearer to me than such and such thing.’ Read More »

Explanation of ‘Spending some time in the morning in Allah’s path…’

Question

I heard an ‘Alim explain that:

“Spending some time in the morning or evening in path of Allah is better than the world and whatever it contains…”

Does not refer to being better than the things of the world because the world has no value in the sight of Allah, rather it refers to being better than all the good deeds taking place at that time in the world. The reason is that through spending time in the path of Allah, all other good actions come into existence.

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