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February, 2021

  • 19 February

    A Hadith which mentions tawassul in du’a

    Question Is this Hadith and du’a authentic? ‘Uthman ibn Hunayf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a blind man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “Supplicate to Allah to heal me.” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you wish I will supplicate for you, and if you wish, you can be patient, for that is better for you.” …

  • 19 February

    Ten noble traits of character

    Question Is the following narration suitable to quote? Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) has said that there are ten noble traits of character: Speaking the truth. [Having] True courage/strength when it comes to the obedience of Allah Ta’ala. Giving to the needy. Returning a good favor. Maintaining family ties. Taking care of and returning a trust [something kept by you for …

  • 19 February

    Excessive laughter causes the heart to die

    Question Is this narration authentic? عن أبي هريرة قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: لا تكثروا الضحك، فإن كثرة الضحك تميت القلب

  • 18 February

    A severe punishment for fornication

    Question Is the following narration suitable to quote? قال: ثم مضيت هنيهة، فإذا أنا بنساء تعلقن بِثَدْيِهِنَّ، فَسَمِعَتْهُنَّ يَضْجِجْنَ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، قُلْتُ: يَا جِبْرِيلُ مَنْ هَؤُلَاءِ النِّسَاءُ؟ قَالَ: هَؤُلَاءِ الزُّنَاةُ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ. He [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: Thereafter I proceeded for a little while, then suddenly I was by [a group of] women hung by …

  • 18 February

    Another version of the narration wherein ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) acknowledged Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

    Question Please provide the translation and reference of this narration: قبض رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على خير ما قبض عليه نبي من الأنبياء , وأثنى عليه صلى الله عليه وسلم. قال: ثم استخلف أبو بكر فعمل بعمل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وبسنته , ثم قبض أبو بكر على خير ما قبض عليه أحد , وكان خير …

  • 18 February

    Salutations [durud] at the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration? من صلى علي عند قبري وكل الله بها ملكا يبلغني، وكفي أمر دنياه، وآخرته، وكنت له يوم القيامة شفيعا أو شهيدا

  • 18 February

    An incident before the demise of Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question What is the authenticity of this incident? Makhul said, “When Mu’awiyah approached death he gathered his children around him and said to the mother of his sons, ‘Show me the consignment which I entrusted with you.’ She came back with a container that was sealed and locked. We thought it contained gems within it. He said, ‘I preserved this …

  • 17 February

    The virtue of Rajab over the other months

    Question Please advise on the authenticity of this “The virtue of Rajab over the rest of the months as the virtue of the Quran over other words.”

  • 17 February

    Explanation of the narration regarding giving charity without delay

    Question I would like to know the level of this Hadith regarding sadaqah and charity repelling calamities. I would also like to know the meaning and any commentary. باكروا بالصدقة فإن البلاء لا يتخطاها “Give charity without delay, for indeed, calamity cannot overcome it” (Tirmidhi)

  • 17 February

    Abu Musa’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding chess

    Question I read this Hadith in Mishkatul Masabih, but have not seen a reference to a primary source. Could you kindly provide the reference: “Only a sinner plays chess”

  • 17 February

    ‘I don’t know what is behind this wall of mine’

    Question Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘I don’t know what is behind this wall of mine.’

  • 16 February

    The complete narration regarding if someone insults you, do not retaliate

    Question Please can you mention the entire narration which is answered here Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Sulaym (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…If any person reviles or insults you for something which he finds in you then do not insult him with what you know of him, for he will bear the evil consequences of it.” …

  • 16 February

    Another narration regarding we have been informed of all deeds which will take us closer to Allah/Jannah

    Question What is the reference for this Hadith? ما تركت شيئا يقربكم إلى الله إلا وأمرتكم به I have ordered you to carry out every [deed] that will draw you close to Allah