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The cut off point in time for accepting Islam

Question

The cut off point for bringing Iman and tawbah is the rising of the sun from the west. In the following Hadith, Dajjal is mentioned which will appear before the rising of the sun from the west. What is the explanation?

ثَلاثٌ إذا خَرَجْنَ لا يَنْفَعُ نَفْسًا إيمانُها لَمْ تَكُنْ آمَنَتْ مِن قَبْلُ، أوْ كَسَبَتْ في إيمانِها خَيْرًا: طُلُوعُ الشَّمْسِ مِن مَغْرِبِها، والدَّجّالُ، ودابَّةُ الأرْضِ

Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Iman, Hadith: 398 (158).

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Missing three Jumu’ahs

Question

I wanted to know the status of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever neglects Jumu’ah [due to laziness and carelessness] three times without an excuse, then Allah sets a seal upon his heart.”

Could you also explain what does ‘seal’ mean and what is regarded as a valid excuse?

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The poor entering Jannah earlier than the rich

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Regarding the Hadith wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The poor will enter Jannah five hundred years before the rich.”

Does this apply to all the rich people, even those that spend lavishly in charity?

Please can you give a commentary on this Hadith.

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The Importance of Salah in Congregation

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There is a Hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) got angry on those who didn’t come to pray in the masjid.

From this Hadith some scholars say it is obligatory to pray in congregation.

Even Imam Bukhari said obligatory. Imam Muslim said it is fard kifayah.

What is the answer to this?

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A difficult ascent lies ahead

Question

I wanted to know the authenticity and meaning of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “In front of you is a difficult ascent, which those who are heavily laden cannot get over.” Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then said, “I therefore wish to lighten up for that ascent”

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The harm of over-reacting in times of difficulty

Question

What is the explanation of انا بريء in the following Hadith:

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال انا برىء ممن حلق و سلق و خرق

(Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Iman, number 288 -104-)

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited the killing of four creatures/animals

Question

عن ابن عباس قال: إن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم نهى عن قتل أربع من الدواب النملة، والنحلة، والهدهد، والصرد

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) relates, “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited killing four animals/creatures; Ants, bees, hoopoes and a [type of bird whose half body is white and the other half is black and has a lot of feathers].”

Does this mean that we are not allowed to kill ants that are in our homes?

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Explanation of a passage in Abu Dawud

Question

What is the reason why he did not accept his testimony in the following:

و شهد عند عدي بن ارطاة على رؤيته الهلال فلم يجز شهادته

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Adab, number 4788)

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Meaning of barakah of Wahy

Question

In the famous Hadith about the warnings of leaving out commanding good and forbidding wrong, what does the following part mean?

حرمت بركة الوحى

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Meaning of the Hadith of mercy

Question

What’s the meaning of “the One in the heavens” in the following Hadith, because we know that Allah is beyond having limits placed on Him.

ارْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ

“Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

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