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January, 2020

  • 23 January

    Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) explains what causes disgrace

    Question Kindly provide the reference and Arabic text for this: Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) was asked, “What makes a man lose his honour? He replied, ‘Talking too much, exposing people’s secrets and placing [hopes] and trust in every single person.'” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)

  • 23 January

    Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prophesy regarding the martyrdom of Talhah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? “Talhah is a martyr walking on the face of the earth.”

  • 22 January

    Did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) undergo cupping on his head?

    Question Is there a narration in Sahih Bukhari that states Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was cupped on the middle of his head?

  • 22 January

    Meaning of a word in the du’a to recite when retiring to bed

    Question What is meant by الندي الأعلى in the following Hadith? بسم الله وضعت جنبي اللهم اغفر لي ذنبي، وأخسئ شيطاني، وفك رهاني، واجعلني في الندي الأعلى

  • 22 January

    Translation of a Hadith regarding the advice Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offered Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Kindly translate the following Hadith: أن معاذ بن جبل أراد سفرا فقال يا نبي الله أوصني قال اعبد الله لا تشرك به شيئا قال يا نبي الله زدني قال إذا أسأت فأحسن قال يا رسول الله زدني قال استقم وليحسن خلقك

  • 22 January

    Abundance of wealth before Qiyamah

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? “Qiyamah will not arise until wealth becomes so abundant that a man will not find anyone to give his Zakah”

  • 22 January

    Yellow dyeing of the beard

    Question Please provide the authenticity and explanation of the following narration: Zayd ibn ‘Umar (rahimahullah) has reported that Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) used to dye his beard using the colour yellow [so profusely] until even his clothes became full [i.e became dyed] of yellowness. He was asked: “Why do you dye using the colour yellow?” He replied: “I saw Rasulullah …

  • 21 January

    Allah averts punishment when children learn Quran

    Question What is the status of this narration? ثابت بن عجلان الأنصاري قال: كان يقال: إن الله ليريد العذاب بأهل الأرض، فإذا سمع تعليم الصبيان الحكمة، صرف ذلك عنهم قال مروان: يعني بالحكمة: القرآن

  • 21 January

    A woman from a previous ummah who was miraculously given food

    Question Is this incident authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports an incident from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that from the people of the past there was a husband and wife who were extremely poor. On one occasion the husband arrived from a journey and entered his home suffering from pangs of hunger. He asked his wife ‘Do you …

  • 21 January

    Du’a for the safety of one’s body, hearing and eyesight

    Question What Sunnah du’a can a person recite for safety and ‘afiyah of the body as well as good health of the eyesight and hearing?

  • 21 January

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would turn his face away when seeing the moon

    Question What is the reason Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would turn his face away in the following Hadith? أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا رأى الهلال صرف وجهه عنه

  • 20 January

    A mother’s marital advice to her daughter

    Question Can you provide please the authenticity and the Arabic text of this narration? Asma bintu Kharijah al Fazari said to her daughter when she was getting married: “You have left a nest in which you grew up and proceeding to a bed which you know not and a companion with whom you are not familiar. So become for him …

  • 20 January

    None is a true Believer until he believes in four things

    Question What is the reference for this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “No slave of Allah is a [true] believer, until he believes in four things: He bears witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and that I am the Messenger of Allah; and He has sent me with the Truth. He believes in death. …