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March, 2014

  • 22 March

    Will a Shahid (Martyr) be liable for his debts?

    Question Dear ‘Ulama, we often hear that one will not be forgiven for the debts that he fails to repay. Even the shahid (martyr) will not be forgiven for this. Does this warning apply to all types of debtors? or is there some detail to this? What if one has a sincere intention to pay?

  • 22 March

    Another du’a when wearing new clothes

    Question Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes? The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat. Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka khairahu wa Khaira ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

  • 21 March

    Eating on a raised platform

    Question How did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) take his meals on the floor? i.e, the food was on the floor or how was it? Can the following be regarded as sunnah or in conformity to Sunnah: a person eats whilst seated on the floor and his food on a raised table approximately 60 cm above the ground.

  • 21 March

    Is it possible to control the Jinn?

    Question Is it possible for any one to take control of a Jinn? As I have heard that controlling the Jinn was only granted to Nabi Sulayman by Allah.

  • 21 March

    Virtue of looking at a scholar

    Question Is the following Hadith on the virtue of looking at an ‘alim authentic? When a person looks at a scholar and is pleased with the scholar, Allah  Ta’ala deputes an angel to make du’a for forgiveness on behalf of this person till the day of judgement.

  • 21 March

    Salah with a turban

    Question We often hear that performing Salah with a turban is seventy times more rewarding. Is this authentic?

  • 21 March

    Hadith: Madinah Munawwarah is a sanctuary

    Question In which Hadith book does the following Hadith appear? Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Madinah is a sanctuary from here to there. Its trees are not to be cut nor should any innovation be done in Madinah. The curse of Allah Ta’ala, the Angels and all people will be on anyone who innovates anything therein’.

  • 20 March

    How ill did Nabi Ayyub (‘alayhis salam) become?

    Question Is this proven or is it an Israeli (ancient historical) narration that Nabi Ayub (‘alayhis salam) due to his sickness was afflicted in such a bad condition that his people abandoned him, and that there were insects coming out of his body?

  • 19 March

    Did the Banu Israil kill many Ambiya?

    Question Is it proven in any narration that the Banu Israil killed many of their prophets?

  • 19 March

    Hadiths on the harms of adultery

    Question Are the following two narrations authentic: 1) Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that  Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Save yourself from zina. Zina has six things of ruin in it, three in this world and three in the hereafter. From the ruins of this world are: The radiance of one’s face fades, sustenance becomes difficult and does not suffice …

  • 19 March

    Authenticity of a Hadith on istighfar

    Question Kindly verify the authenticity of the following hadith: It is a fortunate person who (on the Day of Judgement) finds in his record many supplications for forgiveness

  • 19 March

    Translation of a brief, but comprehensive hadith on salvation

    Question   عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ – رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ – قَالَ: لَقِيتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فَقُلْتُ: مَا النَّجَاةُ؟ فَقَالَ: أَمْلِكْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ، وَلْيَسَعْكَ بَيْتُكَ، وَابْكِ عَلَى خَطِيئَتِكَ Please translate this Hadith.

  • 18 March

    Knots of shaytan for those who discard salah

    Question The Hadith mentions three knots that get untied when a person wakes with Allahs name, then makes wudu and performs salah. Does this refer to Tahajjud salah only, or Fajr also?