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October, 2019

  • 16 October

    Four things contribute to happiness

    Question Where does the following Hadith appear and what is its authenticity? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Four things contribute to happiness/bliss: 1. A righteous wife 2. A spacious home 3. A righteous neighbour 4. A comfortable means of transport”

  • 16 October

    Judging people by the apparent

    Question Is this narration authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘We judge people by what is apparent and leave their inner secrets to Allah.’

  • 16 October

    The famous Hadith on lengthening the beard and trimming the moustache

    Question Is the famous Hadith regarding the beard authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do the opposite of what the pagans do. Keep the beards and cut the moustaches short.”

  • 15 October

    Be ashamed of Allah when committing sins, just as you are embarrassed to sin in front of a pious person

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I command you to be ashamed of Allah the Almighty as you are ashamed from the pious man among your people”

  • 15 October

    Meaning of the word mazamir

    Question What is the meaning of the word ‘mizmar/mazamir’? Does it refer to wind instruments only or musical instruments in general?

  • 15 October

    Fasting whilst on journey

    Question Can you please verify and explain the following Hadith:  قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: “‏لَيْسَ مِنَ الْبِرِّ الصِّيَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ”‏

  • 15 October

    Seeking forgiveness for the deceased after burial

    Question I want to know the authenticity of this Hadith: “When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would finish the burial of the deceased, he would stay by the grave and say, ‘Seek forgiveness for your brother and beg steadfastness for him as he is now being questioned.'”

  • 14 October

    A narration regarding two cursed sounds

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once took hold of my hand and we proceeded to visit his ailing son, Ibrahim. They found the infant in the throes of death, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed him on his lap until his soul left …

  • 14 October

    The virtue of the last three Verses of Surah Saffat

    Question Kindly provide a Hadith mentioning the virtue regarding the following last three Verses of Surah Saffat: سبحان ربك رب العزة عما يصفون وسلام على المرسلين والحمد لله رب العالمين

  • 14 October

    Another version of the Hadith regarding the virtue of offering the Sunnah before and after Zuhr

    Question What is the reference of this Hadith? من صلى أربع ركعات قبل الظهر وأربعا بعدها حرمه الله عز وجل على النار

  • 11 October

    Another narration on contentment

    Question Is this Hadith reliable? عن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: يا أبا ذر، أترى كثرة المال هو الغنى؟ قلت: نعم. قال: وترى أن قلة المال هو الفقر؟ قلت: نعم يا رسول الله. قال:ليس كذلك إنما الغنى غنى القلب والفقر فقر القلب

  • 11 October

    Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) explains the meaning of humility

    Question Please mention the Arabic text and reference for this narration: Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) said: “Humility is subjecting to what is right [the haqq] and submitting to/following it. If you hear it [haqq] from a child, you accept it, or even if you hear it from the most ignorant of people, you still accept it.” (Ibn Abid Dunya)

  • 11 October

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice to one of his armies

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? عن زيد بن وهب، قال: أتاهم كتاب عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه وهم في بعض المغازي: بلغني أنكم في أرض تأكلون طعاما يقال له الجبن، فانظروا ما حلاله من حرامه، وتلبسون الفراء فانظروا ذكيه من ميته