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Explanation of the Hadith regarding pictures

Question

Kindly explain the Hadith below:

Busr ibn Sa’id (rahimahullah) narrates that Zaid ibn Khalid Al-Juhani (rahimahullah) narrated to him something in the presence of Sa’id ibn ‘Ubaidullah Al-Khawlani (rahimahullah) who was brought up in the house of Maymuna (radiyallahu ‘anha) the wife of the Prophet. Zaid narrated to them that Abu Talha said that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Angels [of Mercy] do not enter a house wherein there is a picture.”

Busr said: “Later on Zaid ibn Khalid fell ill and we called on him. To our surprise we saw a curtain decorated with pictures in his house. I said to ‘Ubaidullah Al-Khawlani:

“Didn’t he [Zaid] tell us about the [prohibition of] pictures?”

He said: “But he exempted the embroidery on garments. Didn’t you hear him?”

I said: “No.” He said: “Yes, he did.” Read More »

The person who supported Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in his final illness

Question

In Sahih Bukhari there are Hadiths narrated by Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) regarding the final illness of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

In those Hadiths when she mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would go to the masjid supported by two men one of them she mentions as Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) while the other person (who was Ali radiyallahu ‘anhu) she does not mention his name. She just says “another person”.

What was the reason for this?

Was it that she just did not know who the other person was?

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Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) falling off a horse

Question

There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari which mentions that once Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) fell off a horse and his leg or shoulder got injured after which he swore that he would not go to his wives for one month.

Why did the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) take that oath?

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One cause for the child being masculine or feminine

Question

I’ve heard that there is a Hadith that indicates something to the effect that a child will resemble the parent who first achieved climax during coitus. Is this true and from an authentic source?

I’ve since heard others suggest that it relates to gender of baby and not physical resemblance.

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Meaning of a word in a chain of narrators

Question

What is the meaning of the word ‘fi akharin’ in the following chain of narrators in Sunan Abi Dawud:

حدثنا قتيبة بن سعيد، في آخرين، قالوا: حدثنا يحيى بن سليم

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A Hadith regarding poetry

Question

A Hadith of Sahih Muslim quoted in Mishkat states that a person was reciting poetry and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called him a Shaytan.

Can you mention the exact reference and what was the reason for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) calling him that?

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