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May, 2015

  • 20 May

    An unauthentic form of Salah to be recited on Thursday night and sending the reward to one’s parents

    Question Is the following narration authentic? The prayer for one’s parents is a Sunnah, due to the following Hadith: “Whoever prays two rak’ahs on the eve of Friday, between Maghrib and ‘Isha in which he recites in each rak’ah Surah Fatihah, Ayatul Kursi, Surah Ikhlas, Surah Falaq and Surah Nas five times each. After completing the Salah he says ‘Astaghfirullah’ …

  • 20 May

    A glad tiding for Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “There is among you a person who will fight for the interpretation of the Quran just as I fought when it was revealed.” The people around him raised their heads and cast inquisitive glances at Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna …

  • 20 May

    Hadith found in one manuscript only

    Question If a Hadith is found in just one reliable copy of an original manuscript, is it correct to attribute that Hadith to the book in question if it is not found in several other manuscripts of the same book or not? Please quote the Hadith masters.

  • 19 May

    Hadith warning against deceiving the Arabs

    Question Kindly verify the following narration Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whosoever deceives the Arabs, will be deprived of my intercession and will not gain my affection”

  • 19 May

    Prohibition of music in Quran and Hadith

    Question Please provide proof as to why music is haram.

  • 19 May

    The obligation of Salatul Witr

    Question Please provide the source for the following Hadith: “Witr is a duty, so he who does not observe it is not of us.” Are there variations of this Hadith in which the last part, “he is not of us”, is repeated multiple times and is there a difference of opinion regarding its grading?

  • 18 May

    How long is the bridge (sirat) over Jahannam?

    Question People mention that the bridge over Jahannam (pul sirat) is 1500 years long. 500 years up, 500 years straight and 500 years down. Is this description correct and mentioned anywhere? Jazakallah

  • 18 May

    Begging despite not being needy

    Question Please provide the Hadith warning against begging without being needy.

  • 18 May

    Fabricated Hadith on the pomegranate

    Question Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said about the pomegranate: ‘it cleanses you of Satan and evil aspirations for forty days.’ Is this sound?

  • 18 May

    Parents forsaking their children

    Question I just wanted to know that what does the Quran or Hadith say about parents forsaking their own children?

  • 18 May

    An unauthentic virtue of a specific salah on the twenty seventh (27th) of Rajab

    Question Could you kindly confirm the following Hadith: “Whoever prays twelve rakats on the night of twenty seventh of Rajab, in every rakat recites Surah Fatihah and any other Surah from Quran. After every two rakats recites Tashahhud and ends with salam. Thereafter recites one hundred times: “Subhan Allahi Wal Hamdulillahi Wa Laa ilaah illal Lahu Wallah Hu Akbar”, “Astagfirullah” …

  • 18 May

    An unauthentic narration on appointing Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as the first Khalifah

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? “Whoever wishes to live and die like me, and to reside in the Jannah, should acknowledge ‘Ali as leader after me, and take those after him as leaders as well, and should follow the Imams after me for they are my family and are created from my clay. They have been gifted with knowledge …

  • 16 May

    Narrations on protecting the gaze

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? “When anyone’s eyes fall on the beauty of a woman and he immediately casts his gaze away from her, Allah grants him Divine guidance towards such ‘ibadah, the ecstasy of which he feels in himself” Can you also provide other Hadiths on lowering and protecting the gaze.