Commentary

Harms of travelling alone

Question

Kindly explain the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) has narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘If the people knew what I know about travelling alone, then not a single rider would travel alone at night.’

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2998) Read More »

Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) chooses to remain aloof during the time of fitnah

Question

What is the explanation of the following part of the Hadith?

فقال له: أنزلت في إبلك وغنمك، وتركت الناس يتنازعون الملك بينهم؟

The complete Hadith is as follows:

حدثني عامر بن سعد، قال: كان سعد بن أبي وقاص في إبله، فجاءه ابنه عمر، فلما رآه سعد قال: أعوذ بالله من شر هذا الراكب، فنزل فقال له: أنزلت في إبلك وغنمك، وتركت الناس يتنازعون الملك بينهم؟ فضرب سعد في صدره، فقال: اسكت، سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، يقول: إن الله يحب العبد التقي، الغني، الخفي

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Blood money

Question

Kindly explain the following portion of the Hadith:

كَتَبَ النبيُّ ﷺ: على كُلِّ بَطْنٍ عُقُولَهُ

عن جابر بن عبدالله رضي الله عنهما قال: كَتَبَ النبيُّ ﷺ: على كُلِّ بَطْنٍ عُقُولَهُ، ثُمَّ كَتَبَ: أنَّهُ لا يَحِلُّ لِمُسْلِمٍ أَنْ يُتَوالى مَوْلى رَجُلٍ مُسْلِمٍ بغيرِ إذْنِهِ. ثُمَّ أُخْبِرْتُ أنَّهُ لَعَنَ في صَحِيفَتِهِ مَن فَعَلَ ذلكَ.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1507) Read More »

Punishment of the grave

Question

Kindly provide a brief commentary on the following Hadith:

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) has narrated: “I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) about the torment of the grave, and he said: ‘Yes, the torment of the grave is real.’”

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said, “After that, I never saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offer any Salah but he would seek Allah’s refuge from the torment of the grave.” Read More »

Explanation of the word: ملبدا

Question

Kindly explain the meaning of the word مُلَبِّدًا in the following Hadith:

عن عبدالله بن عباس رضي الله عنه: أنَّ رَجُلًا وَقَصَهُ بَعِيرُهُ وَهو مُحْرِمٌ مع رَسولِ اللهِ ﷺ: فأمَرَ به رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ أَنْ يُغْسَلَ بماءٍ وَسِدْرٍ وَلا يُمَسَّ طِيبًا وَلا يُخَمَّرَ رَأْسُهُ، فإنَّه يُبْعَثُ يَومَ القِيامَةِ مُلَبِّدًا.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1206)

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Speaking a white lie in an attempt to reconcile between people

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The one who attempts to reconcile between people and speaks good (in order to avert dispute), or conveys good is not a liar.’

Ibn Shihab (rahimahullah) said: “I did not hear that concession/exemption was granted in any lies that the people speak except in three cases: [in] war, reconciling between people, and the dialogue of a husband with his wife, and a wife with her husband [i.e vice versa].

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2605)

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Clarification on Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding wine

Question

How do the scholars interpret this Hadith?

‘Abdullah ibn Buraydah (rahimahullah) said: ‘I entered upon Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) with my father. Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made us sit on a mattress then he brought food to us and we ate. Then he brought drink to us. Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) drank and then he offered that to my father, thus my father said: ‘I never drank it since the messenger of Allah made it impermissible…”

Musnad Ahmad, volume. 5 page. 347

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The reason for the reward of passing away far from one’s birthplace

Question

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says, “A man who was born in Madinah passed away in Madinah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘If only he passed away somewhere other than his birthplace [i.e. If only he was born out of Madinah and passed away in Madinah].’ Someone asked ‘And why is that O Rasulullah?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘When a person passes away somewhere other than his birthplace, a [place] will be measured for him in Jannah [as large as the distance] from the place where he was born to the place where he passed away.”

Why would a person who passes away in a place other than his own birthplace get such a big reward? What if he is a great sinner? Will he still be rewarded?

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) method of delivering a sermon

Question

Kindly provide the reasoning/explanation in the following Hadith for the words:

كان رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ إذا خَطَبَ احْمَرَّتْ عَيْناهُ، وَعَلا صَوْتُهُ، واشْتَدَّ غَضَبُهُ،

عن جابر بن عبدالله رضي الله عنه قال: كانَ رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ إذا خَطَبَ احْمَرَّتْ عَيْناهُ، وَعَلا صَوْتُهُ، واشْتَدَّ غَضَبُهُ، حتّى كَأنَّهُ مُنْذِرُ جَيْشٍ يقولُ: صَبَّحَكُمْ وَمَسّاكُمْ، ويقولُ: بُعِثْتُ أَنا والسّاعَةُ كَهاتَيْنِ، وَيَقْرُنُ بيْنَ إصْبَعَيْهِ السَّبّابَةِ، والْوُسْطى، ويقولُ: أَمّا بَعْدُ، فإنَّ خَيْرَ الحَديثِ كِتابُ اللهِ، وَخَيْرُ الهُدى هُدى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَشَرُّ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثاتُها، وَكُلُّ بدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ ثُمَّ يقولُ: أَنا أَوْلى بكُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ مِن نَفْسِهِ، مَن تَرَكَ مالًا فَلأَهْلِهِ، وَمَن تَرَكَ دَيْنًا، أَوْ ضَياعًا فَإِلَيَّ وَعَلَيَّ. وفي رواية: كانَتْ خُطْبَةُ النبيِّ ﷺ يَومَ الجُمُعَةِ يَحْمَدُ اللَّهَ، وَيُثْنِي عليه، ثُمَّ يقولُ على إثْرِ ذلكَ، وَقَدْ عَلا صَوْتُهُ، ثُمَّ ساقَ الحَدِيثَ، بمِثْلِهِ.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 867) Read More »