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June, 2019

  • 26 June

    A follow up query regarding the narration ‘The earth and heaven weep when a Believer passes away’

    Question Regarding your answer on ‘The earth and heaven weep when a Believer passes away‘, some narrations mention that the earth weeps for forty days. Please mention this narration and the authenticity.

  • 25 June

    Making du’a during ease to ensure that one’s du’as are answered during the time of difficulty

    Question Can this Hadith be quoted? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who finds pleasure in receiving an answer to his du’a from Allah in times of difficulties and pains, he should make more du’a when times are easy.”

  • 25 June

    Whoever seeks a position of authority will be left to himself unassisted

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever seeks to be a judge and asks others to intercede so he can have it, he will be left to himself. Whoever is forced into it, Allah will send down an angel to direct him.”

  • 25 June

    Jibril (‘alayhis salam) detested Fir’awn

    Question Could you reference the narration? Jibril (‘alayhis salam) told Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “There was nothing on earth that I detested more than Fir’awn. When he [proclaimed] belief [just before drowning] I stuffed his mouth with sludge, fearing that mercy would come to him.”

  • 24 June

    Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) preventing his wife from going to the Masjid

    Question Some scholars (Tuhfatul Qari 3/219) have related this story that Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) prevented his wife Sayyidah ‘Atikah (radiyallahu’anhua) from going to the Masjid. Is this correct? Because in the following passage, this story is related to Sayyiduna Zubayr (radiyallahu’anhu) stopping her from the Masjid. وذكر أبو عمر في «التّمهيد» أنّ عمر لما خطبها شرطت عليه ألّا يضربها ولا …

  • 24 June

    Lending an animal to someone to benefit from the milk is an excellent deed of charity

    Question How authentic is this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “How excellent a gift/act of charity is [to lend someone] the she-camel which has recently given birth and which gives profuse milk, and [to lend] the sheep which gives profuse milk, a bowl in the morning and another in the evening.”

  • 24 June

    The earth and heaven weep when a Believer passes away

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration and is it suitable to quote? Sa’id bin Jubayr said, “A man came to Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and said to him: ‘O Aba ‘Abbas, Allah says, ‘And the heavens and the earth wept not for them, nor were they given respite’, Do the heavens and the earth weep for anybody?’ …

  • 24 June

    Beware of sinning on the earth

    Question What is the status of the following Hadith and is the translation correct?  In particular the word “Mother” ‘Take care of the earth for she is your mother. No one does good or evil on her except that she will speak of it (on the Last Day).’

  • 24 June

    Whoever is free of three things will enter Jannah

    Question Kindly inform me if there is a Hadith which says: “Anyone whose soul leaves his body [i.e. passes away] and he is free of three things, will enter Jannah; Pride/arrogance, stealing from the spoils of war, and debt.”

  • 21 June

    A Hadith on offering Salah with shoes

    Question Could you kindly provide me the authenticity and commentary of the following Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Act differently from the Jews, for they do not pray in their sandals or their shoes.”

  • 21 June

    A thousand salutations on Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

    Question This Hadith mentions reciting a thousand salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). 1. Do I have to read a specific durud? 2. Do I need to recite the salutations a thousand times, physically, or can I say O Allah, send a thousand salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)? 3. And do I need to recite a thousand durud once only, …

  • 21 June

    Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) would dedicate the entire night to the recital of Quran

    Question Please could you mention the reference for this? On one occasion, some of the Fuqaha (Jurists) of Egypt entered the presence of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) at the time of sehri. On entering and meeting him, they saw that he had a Quran before him and was occupied its recitation. Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) addressed them saying, “Your engagement in Fiqh …

  • 21 June

    Marriage to a Maiden of Jannah (Hur) as a reward for fasting

    Question What is the status of the below? Is it a Hadith of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and who is Al Hasan? Al Hasan (rahimahullah) said: “A maiden of Jannah will speak to the Wali of Allah while he is laying with her on [the shore of] a river of honey in Jannah, while she hands him a glass …