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August, 2014

  • 13 August

    Arabic books that 'Ulama may refer to for fabricated Hadiths

    Question What is a good book on the compilation of fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths? I am aware of Al-Mawḍū‘āt al-Kubra but i have read from ‘Ulama that many Hadiths are in that book are not really fabrications. Is there any reliable book which discusses fabricated (mawdu’) Hadiths preferably by Shaykh Muhammad Awamah?

  • 13 August

    Hadiths that encourage visiting the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

    Question Are the following which are quoted to be Hadith really Hadith? 1. One who visits me after my death is as if he visited me during my life.  2. One who visits my grave my intercession for him is certainly due. A Saudi scholar has mentioned in his ‘Umrah kitab under the section of ziyarat that, although quoted to be …

  • 13 August

    A sign that Allah Ta’ala has turned away his attention from a person

    Question I am looking for a Hadith, the gist of which, as related by one of the Scholars is,Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked: ‘What are the signs that Allah Ta’ala has turned away His glance of mercy from a person?” One of the signs mentioned is that that person is engaged in futile activities’. I would appreciate the actual …

  • 13 August

    Hadith on black flags

    Question Can you please comment on the gradation of this narration? Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: ‘When you see the black flags, remain where you are and do not move your hands or your feet. Thereafter there shall appear a feeble folk to whom no concern is given. Their hearts will be like fragments of iron. They are the representatives …

  • 13 August

    Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wearing a sack kurta

    Question Is the following story authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had given away all his wealth in the path of Allah Ta’ala and came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wearing a kurta made of sacks and thorns for buttons.

  • 11 August

    The complete du’a that is recited after adhan

    Question I was trying to find a reference for the famous du’a that is recited after the adhan. I have heard that only part of the du’a is in Sahih Bukhari. Please provide the reference for the entire du’a.

  • 11 August

    When serving, to cover the pot for barakah

    Question Its commonly said when serving food to cover a portion of the pot with the lid for barakah. Is this correct?

  • 11 August

    Was Allah Ta’ala the first to read Janazah Salah on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

    Question Was Allah Ta’ala the first to read Janazah Salah on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)? Is the Hadith authentic?

  • 11 August

    If there were to be a Nabi after me, it would have been ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Kindly confirm the following hadith. I have heard that it is a weak Hadith? If there had to be a Nabi after me, It would have been Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

  • 11 August

    Hadith on the appearance of a beast before Qiyamah

    Question What is the status of this narration?  Ibn Jurayj (rahimahullah) reported that Abuz Zubayr (rahimahullah) described the beast and said:

  • 10 August

    Concentration in Salah

    Question Is there any guideline for training one’s self to concentrate in salah?

  • 7 August

    Hadith on the distance of the sun on the day of Qiyamah

    Question Kindly verify the following narration: ‘On the Day of Qiyamah, the sun will be above our heads one arms length, one mile length and one surmah (antimony/collyrium) stick length’ 

  • 7 August

    Authenticity of the Hadith on the six fasts of Shawwal

    Question Is it true the Hadith regarding six days of Shawwal fasting has a weak narrator and some of the ‘Ulama said fasting six days of Shawwal is makruh?