Commentary

Subhanallah and Alhamdulillah fills what is between the Heavens and Earth

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There is Hadith in Sahih Muslim, Tirmidhi and Sahih Ibn Hibban from Sayyiduna Abu Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that states: ‘Subhanallah and alhamdulillah fills what is between Heaven and Earth.’

1. What is meaning fill the space between Heaven and Earth?

2. Does it mean that reward of reciting these words, a person will get reward which is equivalent to the space between Heaven and Earth? Please explain the meaning Read More »

Meaning of a phrase in Sahih Muslim

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What is the meaning of وأَخَذُوا أخَذاتِهِمْ in the following Hadith?

عن المغيرة بن شعبة رضي الله عنه: سَأَلَ مُوسى رَبَّهُ، ما أدْنى أهْلِ الجَنَّةِ مَنْزِلَةً، قالَ: هو رَجُلٌ يَجِيءُ بَعْدَ ما أُدْخِلَ أهْلُ الجَنَّةِ الجَنَّةَ، فيُقالُ له: ادْخُلِ الجَنَّةَ، فيَقولُ: أيْ رَبِّ، كيفَ وقدْ نَزَلَ النّاسُ مَنازِلَهُمْ، وأَخَذُوا أخَذاتِهِمْ، فيُقالُ له: أتَرْضى أنْ يَكونَ لكَ مِثْلُ مُلْكِ مَلِكٍ مِن مُلُوكِ الدُّنْيا؟ فيَقولُ: رَضِيتُ رَبِّ، فيَقولُ: لكَ ذلكَ، ومِثْلُهُ ومِثْلُهُ ومِثْلُهُ ومِثْلُهُ، فقالَ في الخامِسَةِ: رَضِيتُ رَبِّ، فيَقولُ: هذا لكَ وعَشَرَةُ أمْثالِهِ، ولَكَ ما اشْتَهَتْ نَفْسُكَ، ولَذَّتْ عَيْنُكَ، فيَقولُ: رَضِيتُ رَبِّ، قالَ: رَبِّ، فأعْلاهُمْ مَنْزِلَةً؟ قالَ: أُولَئِكَ الَّذِينَ أرَدْتُ غَرَسْتُ كَرامَتَهُمْ بيَدِي، وخَتَمْتُ عليها، فَلَمْ تَرَ عَيْنٌ، ولَمْ تَسْمَعْ أُذُنٌ، ولَمْ يَخْطُرْ على قَلْبِ بَشَرٍ، قالَ: ومِصْداقُهُ في كِتابِ اللهِ عزَّ وجلَّ: {فَلا تَعْلَمُ نَفْسٌ ما أُخْفِيَ لهمْ مِن قُرَّةِ أعْيُنٍ} [السجدة: ١٧] الآيَةَ. وفي رواية: إنَّ مُوسى عليه السَّلامُ سَأَلَ اللَّهَ عزَّ وجلَّ عن أخَسِّ أهْلِ الجَنَّةِ مِنْها حَظًّا، وساقَ الحَدِيثَ بنَحْوِهِ.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 189) Read More »

The date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe being cut down and burnt

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Would you kindly please provide a detailed commentary of the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari?

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) had the date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe burnt, and cut down at a place called Al-Buwayrah. Hassan ibn Thabit (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said in a poetic verse: “The chiefs of Bani Lu-ay found it easy to watch fire spreading at Al-Buwayrah.”

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا جُوَيْرِيَةُ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ حَرَّقَ نَخْلَ بَنِي النَّضِيرِ وَقَطَعَ، وَهْىَ الْبُوَيْرَةُ، وَلَهَا يَقُولُ حَسَّانُ وَهَانَ عَلَى سَرَاةِ بَنِي لُؤَىٍّ حَرِيقٌ بِالْبُوَيْرَةِ مُسْتَطِيرٌ‏.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2326) Read More »

Is there a specific number or way to have black seeds as a cure?

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I would like to learn if there is any reliable narration that talks about how many grains of black seed Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to take or the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would suggest consuming?

Is there any guideline in Islam on how a person should take black seed for health concerns?

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Do the virtues of seeking knowledge apply to secular education?

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In the following Hadith:

من سلك طريقًا يلتمس فيه علمًا سهل الله له طريقًا إلى الجنة

Whosoever sets out in search of knowledge, Allah Ta’ala will ease the way to Jannah for him.

What is meant by ‘knowledge’ in this Hadith? Is it specifically the seekers of Islamic/Shar’i knowledge or is worldly knowledge also included in this like engineering for example? If not, is it possible for them to be included in this Hadith according to their intentions?

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Meaning of ‘mujahir’

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What is the meaning of ‘mujahir’ in the following Hadith?

كل أمتي معافاة إلا المجاهرين وإن من الإجهار أن يعمل العبد بالليل عملا ثم يصبح قد ستره ربه فيقول: يا فلان قد عملت البارحة كذا وكذا وقد بات يستره ربه فيبيت يستره ربه ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عنه

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Preservation of the knowledge of Din during each generation

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Kindly provide some commentary on the following Hadith:

‘This sacred knowledge will be borne by the reliable authorities of each successive generation, who will [preserve it and] remove from it the alterations of the excessive, the interpolations of the corrupt, and the false interpretations of the ignorant.’ Read More »

Gifting flowers on a happy occasion

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There is a trend nowadays, that when there is a happy occasion like a birth, wedding, graduation, etc, flower arrangements are ordered and given as gifts. The flower arrangements are quite expensive. The more stylish the arrangement, the higher the price. When we intervene and try explaining that rather spend the money in more constructive avenues, the following Hadith is then presented as a proof.

It has been reported on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘He who is presented with a flower should not reject it, for it is light to carry and pleasant in odour (fragrance).’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2253)

 

Is this Hadith being used in the right context? What is the correct understanding? What about investing the amount of money spent on flower arrangements in a more constructive avenue, as it will eventually end up being thrown away? Read More »