Latest Answers

November, 2020

  • 17 November

    Another version of the narration stating that a hypocrite will be unable to memorise certain Surahs

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “A hypocrite will not be able to memorise the following Surahs: Bara-ah, Yasin, Dukhan, and ‘Amma Yata sa-alun.”

  • 16 November

    The reward on ‘Eidul Fitr for the one who completes the duties of the month of Ramadan

    Question I heard various scholars in our country citing a narration during the ‘Eidul Fitr sermon. The Hadith roughly states our Most Gracious Master, Allah Ta’ala, asking the angels what the reward is for the worker who completed his work. The angels reply that the worker should be fully paid. Then Our Master says that His servants, male and female, …

  • 16 November

    Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice to his son

    Question What is the reference for this narration? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advised his son Abu ‘Ubaydah with three words: “My son, I command you to fear Allah, let your house suffice you, cry over your sins.”

  • 16 November

    A follow up query regarding the Hadith ‘The best among you is he who learns the Quran and teaches it’

    Question Is there any Hadith which states: The best of you are those who memories the Quran and teach it and the worst of you are those who forget the Quran?

  • 16 November

    Sneezing after narrating a Hadith

    Question Kindly provide the authenticity and purport of the following Hadith: من حدث حديثا فعطس فهو حق

  • 15 November

    A narration attributed to ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding the gaze

    Question Is this suitable to quote: لَیْسَ فِی الْبَدَنِ‌ شَیءٌ اَقَلَّ شٌكراً مِنَ الْعَیْنِ فَلا تُعطوها سٌؤلَها فَتَشْغَلكُم عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللهِ‌ عَزَّ وَجَل There is no [limb] in the body which shows less gratitude than the eye, so do not give it what it asks for, as it will occupy you from remembering Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla

  • 15 November

    Blood money

    Question Kindly explain the following portion of the Hadith: كَتَبَ النبيُّ ﷺ: على كُلِّ بَطْنٍ عُقُولَهُ عن جابر بن عبدالله رضي الله عنهما قال: كَتَبَ النبيُّ ﷺ: على كُلِّ بَطْنٍ عُقُولَهُ، ثُمَّ كَتَبَ: أنَّهُ لا يَحِلُّ لِمُسْلِمٍ أَنْ يُتَوالى مَوْلى رَجُلٍ مُسْلِمٍ بغيرِ إذْنِهِ. ثُمَّ أُخْبِرْتُ أنَّهُ لَعَنَ في صَحِيفَتِهِ مَن فَعَلَ ذلكَ. (Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1507)

  • 14 November

    Translation of the words used to describe the qualities to look for in a spouse

    Question Kindly provide the translation for the following portion of the Hadith: فاظْفَرْ بذاتِ الدِّينِ، تَرِبَتْ يَداكَ

  • 14 November

    Translation of the words بَرِّدْ على صاحِبِك

    Question Kindly provide the translation for the following words of the Hadith: قال: بَرِّدْ على صاحِبِك، ثم عَجِّلْ قضاءَه، ثمَّ لَقِيه عن عبدالله بن عمر رضي الله عنه قال: مات ميتٌ، فمروا على رسولِ الله ﷺ فدَعَوه للصلاةِ عليه، فقال: على صاحِبِكم دَينٌ؟ قالوا: نعم، يا رسولَ اللهِ، دينارانِ، قال: صلُّوا على صاحِبِكم، فقال رجلٌ مِن قرابتِه: هو عليَّ يا …

  • 13 November

    Eating watermelon before meals

    Question Are these benefits of watermelon authentic? البطيخ قبل الطعام يغسل البطن غسلا ويذهب بالداء أصلا

  • 13 November

    A narration attributed to ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding taqdir

    Question Is the following statement correctly attributed to ‘Umar radiyallahu anhu? “What is destined will reach you, even if it be underneath two mountains. What is not destined, will not reach you even if it be between your two lips”

  • 12 November

    Types of gourd mentioned in Hadith

    Question What exactly are الدباء (Ad-Dubba) and القرع (Al-qar’u) which are mentioned in the Hadith to be beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)?

  • 12 November

    ‘Isa’s (‘alayhis salam) statement regarding an unlawful gaze

    Question Is this suitable to quote? وكان عيسى عليه السلام يقول: النظرة تزرع في القلب الشهوة وكفى بها خطيئة ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam) used to say: “An [unlawful] gaze plants the seed of desire in the heart and this is sufficient to be a sin.”