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  • 26 December

    The masnun method of shaking someone’s hand

    Question I was told that there exists a Hadith wherein mention is made that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to give a firm handshake whilst making Musafahah (i.e. shaking hands) [meaning to give it a wedge moving it up and down, as is normally observed in our daily interactions]. Would you be so kind as to please provide the reference?

  • 26 December

    Food provided to Hazrat Maryam

    Question Please provide the status of the following narration: عن أبي أمامة الباهلي رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:   إن مريم بنت عمران سألت ربها أن يطعمها لحما لا دم فيه ، فأطعمها الجراد فقالت:  اللهم أعشه بغير رضاع وتابع بينه بغير شياع – يعني الصوت

  • 25 December

    Length and Wording of the Famous Nashid “Tala’al Badru ‘Alayna”

    Question Regarding the famous poem, طلع البدر علينا, I have come across it beginning with different wordings such as طلع، طالع، أشرق etc. What is the correct wording of the poem? Similarly, I have heard this poem in varying lengths of 3 or 4 lines, especially those sung as naats or anashid. What is the correct length of the poem?

  • 25 December

    Hadith on the weight limit on men’s rings

    Question I have come across two versions of the Hadiths wherein the weight limit on rings for men are mentioned. One version has the wording ولا تزده مثقالا (which our Hanafi ‘Ulama often mention in our Fiqh books) and another says ولا تتمه مثقالا (I have only come across this version in the Hadith books). Kindly provide me with the …

  • 24 December

    Teaching women to write

    Question There is a Hadith that says don’t teach women ‘kitabat’ (to write). (Al-Mishkat and Abu Dawud) First of all what did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mean by ‘kitabat’? Is it the compilation of books? I read in the explanation of this Hadith in the book ‘Behnon ki Chadar’ by Abu Talha Muhammad Yunus that it means: Do not teach …

  • 24 December

    You shall die as you sleep and be resurrected as you awaken

    Question Was the following Hadith something Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said in his first public address to the Makkans? “By Allah, you shall die as you sleep, and you shall be resurrected as you awaken, and you shall be rewarded with good if you do good, and bad if you do bad”