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A question regarding folding the trouser before Salah

Question

A person asked me about the folding of trousers. He said he has read in Bukhari that you cannot fold the trouser. I told him that covering ankles is sinful and there is something about folding not being good, but go for the less harmful. In the first place ankles have to be open but if it is covered then it he should fold the trousers.

Is this correct?

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The complexion of the inmates of Jahannam

Question

Based on the following verse of the Holy Quran,  يوم تبيض وجوه و تسود وجوه فاما اللذين ابيضت وجوههم ففي رحمة الله, is it correct to say that the inmates of Jahannam will be dark skinned and the inmates of Jannah will be light skinned.

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Difference between Muslim and Mu’min

Question

In several Hadiths, Rasulullah (sallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) seems to differentiate between a Mu’min and a Muslim.

For example, in Sunan Tirmidhi, Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Muslim is the one from whose tongue and hand Muslims are safe, and the believer is the one with whom the people trust their blood and their wealth.”

Would you kindly enlighten me on the differences?

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Every pomegranate has a seed from Jannah?

Question

I have recently read a Hadith about pomegranates. Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said,

“There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of Jannah in it.” (Abu Nu’aym)

Is it authentic?

If so, how can we have a morsel of food from Jannah even if it is as small as a pip. I thought Jannah food was really good and only reserved for the people of Jannah.

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Meaning of being protected from ‘destruction by sin’

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whoever says the following ten times, at the end of every Fajr prayer, while his feet are still folded, before speaking:

La ilaha illallahu, wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu, yuhyi wa yumitu, wa huwa ‘ala kulli shayin qadir

(Translation: None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, Alone without partner, to Him belongs all that exists, and to Him is the praise, He gives life and causes death, and He is powerful over all things.)

Ten good deeds shall be written for him, ten sins will be wiped away from him, ten degrees shall be raised up for him, and he shall be in security all that day from every disliked thing, and he shall be in protection from Shaytan, and no sin will meet him or destroy him that day, except for associating partners with Allah.

My question is: 

Does this mean that it is impossible for a person to commit a sin on that day and does this include all major and minor sins?

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Hadith encouraging the recital of Tasbih, Tahlil and Taqdis

Question

What is the meaning of ‘taqdis‘ in the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Hold fast to At-Tasbih, At-Tahlil, and At-Taqdis, and count them upon the fingertips, for indeed they shall be questioned, and they will be made to speak. And do not become heedless, so that you forget about the Mercy (of Allah)’.

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Eternity in Jannah

Question

In the Hereafter a person either goes to Jannah or Jahannam or spends some time in Jahannam and then goes to Jannah, that life has no ending as if it’s eternal. My question is that eternity is an attribute which belongs to Allah Himself alone. How can we humans have that or any part of eternity?

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Status of children buried alive in Jahiliyyah

Question

What is the grade of the following Hadith and what does it mean?

 

Sayyiduna Salamah ibn Yazid Al Ju’fi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘My brother and I came to the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said that our mother had passed away during jahiliyyah, she use to honour her guests, upheld the ties of kinship, and did such and such good, but she had buried alive a sister of ours during jahiliyyah who had not reached the age of puberty.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sllam) said:

‘The one who was buried and the one who buried her are in Jahannam, unless Islam reached the one who buried the child alive and she became a Muslim.’

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Will our pets come to Jannah?

Question

There is a Hadith quoted although I am not sure if it is authentic but it says that the animals will be resurrected and turned to dust.

If it is authentic what is the commentary?

Does it mean if we have animals as pets in this world they won’t be in Jannah with us?

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