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December, 2013

  • 17 December

    Hadith: The Jews were divided into seventy one groups

    Question A Shaykh said that the Hadith relating to that Jews were divided into seventy one groups and the Christians into seventy two and the Muslims into seventy three all in Jahannam except one He states that this Hadith is questionable: 1. its sanad (chain of narrators) is questionable 2. its matn (text) is questionable for the Quran says “You …

  • 17 December

    More merits of Ayatul-Kursi

    Question Could you clarify the authenticity of the following narrations on the virtues of Ayatul Kursi? 1)    Recite Ayatul Kursi at the time of leaving home, because 70 000 angels will protect a person from the right, left, front and back; and if he passes away before returning, he will receive the reward of seventy martyrs. 2)    Recite Ayatul Kursi forty times at …

  • 17 December

    Virtues of Ayatul-Kursi

    Question Please quote some Hadiths regarding the benefits of Ayatul-Kursi?  

  • 17 December

    Hadith: I am leaving behind two things

    Question Could you please inform what is the academic status of these two Hadiths: 1. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Sunnat 2. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Ahlu Bayt Outwardly there seems to be a contradiction, please enlighten.

  • 17 December

    Status of the hadith on the hearts becoming hard

    Question  I heard a hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) mentions that the inability to weep is caused by the hardness of the heart which is caused by the multiplicity of sin which is caused by the love of this world which is caused by ambition which is caused by the forgetfulness of death. Can you please give me …

  • 16 December

    Ruling on good deeds done before Islam

    Question When a person accepts Islam, what happens to all the good deeds he did before Islam?  

  • 16 December

    Arabic books on importance of following a madhab

    Question I have a concern regarding teaching someone to follow a madhhab. The person is from a background where the family does not adhere to following one specific madhhab. The person’s knowledge is limited, as the person is young, and grew up in an environment where deen is hard to practice and knowledge is difficult to seek, because the government …

  • 16 December

    Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

    Question In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr). Muslims know that seeing …

  • 16 December

    Kissing the fingers upon hearing the Shahadatain

    Question Is the kissing the fingers upon hearing the Prophet’s (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) name a sunnah?

  • 16 December

    Hadith on wigs

    Question Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari) Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in …

  • 16 December

    Tattooing

    Question Is it permissible to get a tattoo? If not, is there any Hadith which clearly states that tattooing is haram?

  • 15 December

    Wiping the hands on the face after du’a

    Question I heard that it is sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. A salafi scholar says that it is bida’h (an innovation) to do so. What is the proof that it is sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. Please list the Ahadith which support your answer.

  • 13 December

    To use the right hand when counting Dhikr

    Question I recently read an email which stated that our Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) prohibited the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) from using their left hands to count when doing dhikr. Unfortunately I cannot find this email, and was hoping that you could find something in this regard and forward it to me. Jazakallah