A narration about hospitality


Can you please confirm if the following is a Hadith and what its source is.

A woman came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and complained to him about her husband that he invites too many guests and she has become weary from preparing food for them and hosting them. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) did not answer and the woman left.

Sometime later Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) called the woman’s husband and said, “I am your guest today.” The man was so happy he went home and told his wife “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is our guest today.” His wife was ecstatic and spent time and effort and used every bit of food to prepare for the arrival of the Most Honored Guest, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

After the amazing joy of hosting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) generously Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) told the man, ‘tell your wife to watch the door from which I leave your home.”

So the wife watched the door from which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) left her home and saw all kinds of creatures, scorpions and other harmful creatures leaving the house behind Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) upon which she fainted due to the immense manifestation and greatness of what she had witnessed.

When she came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), he said to her, “this is what happens when the guest leaves your home, with him all kinds of harm, trials and tribulations and harmful creatures depart from your home, and that is the wisdom behind being generous to one’s guest and becoming weary doing so.” Read More »

How to avoid confusion in Hadith grading?


Kathir ibn Qays said: I was sitting with Abud Darda in the masjid of Damascus. A man came to him and said: Abud Darda, I have come to you from the town of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) for a tradition that I have heard you relate from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). I have come for no other purpose.

He said: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) say: ‘If anyone travels on a road in search of knowledge, Allah will cause him to travel on one of the roads of Jannah. The angels will lower their wings in their great pleasure with one who seeks knowledge, the inhabitants of the Heavens and the Earth and the fish in the deep waters will ask forgiveness for the learned man. The superiority of the learned man over the devout is like that of the moon, on the night when it is full, over the rest of the stars. The learned are the heirs of the Ambiya, and the Ambiya leave neither dinar nor dirham, leaving only knowledge, and he who takes it takes an abundant portion. (Sunan Abi Dawud 3641)

Grade: Shaykh Albani (rahimahullah) said it is sahih whereas Hafiz Abu Tahir Zubair ‘Ali Za’i (rahimahullah) classed it as weak Hadith.

Please Clarify how do we know which Muhaddith is right when there is ijtihadi difference in Hadith matters and which Muhaddith should I follow for the above Hadith? Read More »

Words of salutation


What is the difference between:

1) صلى الله عليه وسلم
2) عليه الصلوة والسلام

Which is better?

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