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May, 2014

  • 9 May

    The mines of taqwa

    Question I have come across the following narration in the kitaab “Irshadul Muluk”. Please give me the reference for this and kindly confirm if the translation is correct: Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: Everything has a mine. The mine of Taqwa is the hearts of the men of Ma’rifat (Allah’s recognition). JazakAllah khayran.

  • 9 May

    Dowry of Sayyidatuna Hawa ('alayhas salam)

    Question Is the following hadith authentic? Allah Ta’ala ordered Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhis salam) to send salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as mahr (dowry) for Sayyidatuna Hawa (‘alayhas salam).

  • 9 May

    One warning for not reading durud

    Question Is there an authentic hadith which states that a Muslim who does not recite durud upon Nabi (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has lost the way to Jannah?

  • 8 May

    The purpose of the adhan before Fajr in the early days of Islam

    Question Is there a hadith which states that Adhan used to be given at half the night in Madinah Munawwarah in the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) so that those in the Masjid could go home and those at home could come to the Masjid?

  • 8 May

    Translation of a du'a on death and the Hereafter

    Question Kindly translate the following du’a and provide a reference: Allahuma inna na’uzu bika minal mawti wa kurbatih wal qabri wa ghummatih was sirati wa zallatih wa yawmil qiyamati wa raw’atih  

  • 8 May

    Virtues of saying Subhanallahi Wal Hamdulillah

    Question Kindly inform if the following -regarding the third kalimah- are from the hadith, and provide their references: 1) The words Subhanallahi wal Hamdulillah.. is such a great medicine that it cures every disease and the most minor disease it cures is sorrow. 2) Allah Ta’ala loves the words Subhanallahi wal Hamdulillah…

  • 7 May

    Sprinkling water on each spouse after nikah

    Question I have heard two points in a lecture regarding procedures related to after the Nikah. 1) It is Sunnah sprinkle water on each spouse. 2) It is Sunnah for the father of the bride to go to the house of the couple and make Du’a for them. It was mentioned that Nabi (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) went to the …

  • 7 May

    Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) in Rajab

    Question I received the following message today regarding a particular Istighfar that should be read in Rajab and Sha’ban. It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. Is there any basis to it, is it authentic? ‘Whoever recites in Rajab or Sha’ban the following istighfar 7 times a day, Allah will send a message to the angels who write down his …

  • 7 May

    Are du'as accepted at the time of marriage?

    Question I heard that du’a is accepted in the gathering where Nikah takes place. Is this mentioned in a sahih Hadith and is is it permissible to quote the Hadith? Jazakum Allahu Khair.

  • 6 May

    Deeds that will assist in crossing the 'sirat' (bridge over Jahannam)

    Question Dearest Moulana, I have a question regarding the speed which people will cross the Sirat. Several hadiths including those of Bukhari mention the different speeds with which the people will cross the bridge over Jahannam. Is there any Hadith that mentions the type of actions they did to cross the Sirat at each speed?

  • 6 May

    Correct pronunciation of the du’a during calamity

    Question What is the correct pronunciation for the masnun du’a to be recited when befallen by a calamity? Allahumma Ajirni fi musibati wakhlif li khayran mina

  • 6 May

    Hadith on sea-travel

    Question Kindly advise on the authenticity of the hadith of not travelling by sea except for Haj or ‘Umrah.

  • 6 May

    Du’a before mashwarah (consultation)

    Question Is this mashwarah du’a authentic?  “Allahumma alhimna marashida umurina wa a’idhna min shururi anfusina”  Oh Allah! inspire us with the correct guidance, and save us from the wiles of our own nafs