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November, 2019

  • 26 November

    Arabic text of the Hadith on the virtue of visiting the sick

    Question Can you please provide the Arabic text of the following narration? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When a Muslim visits a sick Muslim at dawn, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till dusk. If he visits him in the evening, seventy thousand Angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the morning, and he will …

  • 26 November

    Warning against speaking lies in business transactions

    Question Is this authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Allah will not speak to nor will he look [with mercy] at the person who takes a false oath that he has been offered more for his goods than he has actually been offered.”

  • 25 November

    The reward for feeding a hungry Believer

    Question Can you please mention the source of this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any believer who feeds a hungry believer, Allah will feed him from the fruits of Jannah on the Day of Qiyamah.”

  • 25 November

    An unreliable narration regarding the punishment of those who criticise and backbite

    Question What is authenticity of following narration? عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله تعالى عنه , أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم , قال: ليلة أسري بي إلى السماء مررت بقوم يقطع اللحم من جنوبهم ثم يلقمونه ثم يقال لهم كلوا ما كنتم تأكلون من لحم أخيكم فقلت: يا جبريل من هؤلاء؟ قال: هؤلاء من أمتك الهمازون اللمازون يعني المغتابين

  • 25 November

    ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz (rahimahullah) only owned one upper garment

    Question Can you mention the source of this incident? عن عمارة بن أبي حفصة قال دخل مسلمة بن عبد الملك على عمر بن عبد العزيز يعوده فقال لأخته فاطمة إني أرى أمير المؤمنين قد أصبح باريا فلو غيرتم ثيابه فسكتت عنه ثم أعاد عليها. فقالت والله ما لأمير المؤمنين قميص غيره

  • 22 November

    Salutations (durud) will rescue a person on the sirat (bridge)

    Question Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman bin Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports, “On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to us and said, ‘Last night, I saw something extraordinary in a dream. I saw a man from my ummah who was crossing the sirat [the bridge over Jahannam]. At times, he was crawling, at other times, he was dragging himself on …

  • 22 November

    Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was often seen smiling

    Question Can you provide the reference for this Hadith: Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibnul Harith (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: “I have not seen anyone smile more often than the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).”

  • 21 November

    Authenticity and commentary of the Hadith regarding combing the hair every alternate day

    Question Is the following authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mughaffal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade combing the hair except every alternate day.

  • 21 November

    A form of dhikr more beloved to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) than the entire world

    Question Is this narration authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The uttering of these words; ‘Hallowed be Allah, all praise is due to Allah, there is no Deity but Allah and Allah is the Greatest’ is dearer to me than anything over which the sun rises [i.e. the entire world].”

  • 21 November

    Meaning of a word in the Hadith regarding the severity of disclosing one’s sins

    Question What Is the meaning of the word معافاة in the following Hadith recorded in Sahih Muslim? كل أمتي معافاة إلا المجاهرين وإن من الإجهار أن يعمل العبد بالليل عملا ثم يصبح قد ستره ربه فيقول: يا فلان قد عملت البارحة كذا وكذا وقد بات يستره ربه فيبيت يستره ربه ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عنه

  • 21 November

    Another version of the Hadith regarding the Salah of repentance (Salatut tawbah)

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? ما من رجل يذنب ذنبا ثم يقوم فيتطهر ثم يصلي ثم يستغفر الله إلا غفر الله له ثم قرأ هذه الآية والذين إذا فعلوا فاحشة أو ظلموا أنفسهم ذكروا الله فاستغفروا لذنوبهم

  • 20 November

    Appointing an amir (leader) on journey

    Question What is the reference for this narration? Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If three of you set out on a journey, you should appoint one of you as the amir [leader].”

  • 20 November

    A query regarding the du’a of Ya’qub (‘alayhis salam)

    Question Does the following du’a exist without the word ‘خير’? لما توالى على يعقوب ذهاب ابنه بنيمين بعد يوسف واطلع الله على ما في قلبه من الحزن بعث إليه جبريل أن يقول: يا كثير الخير، يا دائم المعروف الذي لا ينقطع أبدا ولا يحصيه غيره رد علي ابني، فأوحى الله سبحانه وتعالى إليه: وعزتي وجلالي وارتفاعي على عرشي لو كانا …