Commentary

Prohibition against spying and searching for faults of Muslims

Question

It has been reported that a man was brought before ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) because his beard had wine. Ibn Mas’ud said:

“We have been prohibited from spying [on Muslims] and finding faults [with them]. But we can take to task only and only if the sin is overt.

(Abu Dawud)

Please can you give commentary for the above Hadith.

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Practising on Sunnah when people abandon it

Question

Regarding the Hadith, “Whoever revives a Sunnah at the time of corruption of my Ummah, will get the reward of a hundred martyrs.”

Does this reward apply to general Sunnahs as well, e.g. by applying surma to the eyes before sleeping, or by reading the masnun du’a before wudu?

Please elaborate.

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Explanation of the narration regarding giving charity without delay

Question

I would like to know the level of this Hadith regarding sadaqah and charity repelling calamities. I would also like to know the meaning and any commentary.

باكروا بالصدقة فإن البلاء لا يتخطاها

“Give charity without delay, for indeed, calamity cannot overcome it” (Tirmidhi)

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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.

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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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