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July, 2015

  • 14 July

    Minor and major sins

    Question I would like to know if this statement is sahih or not: “لاَ صَغِيَرَةَ مَعَ الإِصْرَارِ، وَلاَ كَبِيرَةَ مَعَ الاسْتِغْفَارِ”.

  • 14 July

    Masnun qira'ah to be recited in Maghrib Salah on Thursday night

    Question What is the strength of narration stating that it is Sunnah to recite Surah Kafirun and Surah Ikhlas in the Fard of Maghrib Salah on Thursday night?

  • 14 July

    An unreliable narration explaining the vast reward for one sajdah in Ramadan

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration? “Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the first night of Ramadan dawns, the doors of the skies are opened and none of its doors are then closed until the last night of Ramadan. No Mu’min performs salah during it’s night, but Allah …

  • 13 July

    A du'a asking Allah for guidance

    Question Is the du’a ‘Allahummahdina wahdi bina waj ‘alna sababal limanih tada’ (O Allah! Guide us, guide others through us and make us a means/cause for all those who are rightly guided) a du’a proven from the Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

  • 13 July

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) declaring Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) as ‘the best of mankind’

    Question What is the source and grading of the narration wherein someone addresses Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) by using the words “O the best of mankind” and Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replies “Rather, that is Ibrahim -‘alayhis salam-“.

  • 13 July

    Meaning of a poem that Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) recited upon visiting the grave of her brother

    Question Can you please provide a background as to who was “companions of Jadhimah” as mentioned in the following Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ حُرَيْثٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عِيسَى بْنُ يُونُسَ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، قَالَ تُوُفِّيَ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ بِحُبْشِيٍّ  قَالَ فَحُمِلَ إِلَى مَكَّةَ فَدُفِنَ فِيهَا فَلَمَّا قَدِمَتْ عَائِشَةُ أَتَتْ قَبْرَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ أَبِي بَكْرٍ …

  • 9 July

    Sayyiduna Ibrahim, the son of Nabi (sallallahu'alayhi wasallam)

    Question I’ve read a narration in ibn Majah reported by Abbas ibn Abdul Mutalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had a son later in life to a slave woman – Maria ibn Qibitiya (radiyallahu ‘anha). Can you confirm the narration, and it’s grading? And, a narration to how he passed away?

June, 2015

  • 25 June

    Is this Hadith really in Tirmidhi? (merit of asking for Jannah thrice)

    Question Is the below Hadith actually in Tirmidhi? I searched and did not find it. It is doing its rounds on social media: Whoever says three (3) times: allahumma innee as’alukal jannnah (O Allah, I ask You for Jannah) then Jannah will say oh Allah enter him into Jannah (supposedly in Tirmidhi)

  • 25 June

    Unlimited reward for striving in the path of Allah

    Question I have seen a Hadith saying Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Striving in the part of Allah is better than all the good you can do for your family.’ The reference was mustadrak. How do we explain above Hadith with the other that says: the best of you is who is best to his family? Jazakallahu khayran

  • 23 June

    Words of the du’a at iftar time

    Question I have a question regarding to the famous du’a at iftar: Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu (Abu Dawud). How weak is this Hadith? Is it suitable for practice? What is the alternative du’a at Iftar? Jazakallahu khayran

  • 23 June

    Dragged into Jannah in chains..

    Question My question is about the commentary of these Hadiths: –  “Sahih Bukhari (vol. 4, book 52, Hadith: 254) has a Hadith saying that, “Allah wonders at those people who will enter Paradise in chains.” – Abu Dawud’s version (Kitab al Jihad, Hadith: 2672) says: Our Lord Most High is charmed with people who will be led to Paradise in chains.   …

  • 23 June

    Meaning of a Du’a

    Question From the du’a below I am enquiring about this part: ‘wa min tawariqil layli wan nahar, illa tariqan yatruqu bikhayr, ya Rahman’. A’uzu biwaj hillahil karim, wa bi kalimatikat tammatil lati la yuja wizihunna barrun wala fajir, min sharri ma yanzilu minas sama’, wa min sharri ma ya’ruju fiha, wa sharri ma thara’a fil ardh, wa sharri ma yakhruju …

  • 22 June

    Saying salat & salam on non Prophets

    Question Is it permissible to read a durud with the following phrases? Allahumma salli wa sallim ‘ala Muhammadin abdika wa rasoolik wa salli wa sallim ‘alal Muminina wal Muminat wal Muslimina wal Muslimat Jazak Allah khayr