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Short form of Durud [salutations] and Istighfar


I would like to know which is the smallest durud [salutations] and istighfar which one can recite everyday.

Normally in durud [salutations] I recite only “sallallahu ‘alayhi wassalam” and in istighfar  “astaghfirullah”. Is it okay to recite only this much? Read More »

Difference of opinion on Hadith grading


What should an individual practice upon after being told that one specific Hadith is not okay for practice, although others have said that it is okay to practice upon?

The Hadith I’m referring to is the one you posted regarding the first 10 days of Dhul Hijjah, fasting a day being equivalent to fasting a year and praying at night is equivalent to the worship of the Night of Qadr.

My question is what should one practice upon when he hears two conflicting answers, also why is it that there is such a huge difference of opinion on the grading of Hadiths? Read More »

Du’a after slaughtering (Udhiyah/Qurbani)


What is the reference for the following du’a to be recited after slaughtering:

اَللّهُمَّ تَقَبَّلْهُ مِنِّي كَمَاْ تَقَبَّلْتَ مِنْ حَبِيْبِكَ مُحَمَّدٍ وَّخَلِيْلِكَ اِبْرَاهِيْمَ عَلَيهِمَا الصَّلوةُ وَالسَّلامُ

Allahuma taqabalhu mini kama taqabalta min habibika Muhammadin wa khalilika Ibrahima ‘alayhimas salatu wa sallam Read More »

Every Nabi had an accepted du’a


In the narration of Sahih Muslim, Chapter 86, Hadith: 199 (493)

..li kuli nabiyyin d’awatun da’a biha fi ummatihi fastujiba lahu..

Does it appear in the narration what du’as the various Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam) made? Read More »

Masnun surahs for Eid salah


I came across two opinions regarding the masnun surahs to be read in Eid Salah:
1. Surah ‘Ala and Surah Ghashiya
2. Surah Qaf and Surah Qamar

Are these established from reliable Ahadith? Read More »

The 99 names of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)


Can you please clarify the following about the 99 names of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

1) Does Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) have 99 names?
2) Is this not bordering on shirk because Allah gave Himself (for lack of a better word) 99 names and this is ‘elevating’ our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to that level? Read More »

Having salt before meals


Is there any authenticity in the action stating that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi was sallam) used to put salt in his blessed palm and taste it before and after eating?

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