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June, 2014

  • 13 June

    Warning against intentionally missing a single fast of Ramadan

    Question  Kindly verify the following narrations please: “If anyone omits his fast even for one day in Ramadan without a concession or without being ill, then if he were to fast for the rest of his life he could not make up for it.” “If a person does not fast for a single day in Ramadan, he cannot earn the …

  • 13 June

    Hadith on Upbringing of children

    Question what is the status of this hadith? أَدِّبُوا أولادَكم على ثلاثِ خِصالٍ : على حُبِّ نبيِّكم، وحُبِّ أهلِ بيتِهِ، وعلى قراءةِ القرآنِ، فإن حَمَلَةَ القرآنِ في ظِلِّ اللهِ يومَ لا ظِلَّ إلا ظِلُّهُ، مع أنبيائِه وأصْفِيَائِهِ Teach your children three things; 1. Love for your Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) 2. Love for his Family 3. Quran recital, For indeed the …

  • 13 June

    Verification of Hadith: Whoever imitates a nation is of them

    Question Kindly verify these translations and provide the references : 1) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:  Whoever imitates a nation is of them  2) Nabi (sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: The one who imitates others is not of us

  • 12 June

    Muslims using miswak in a battle

    Question  A very famous incident is always mentioned regarding the virtues of using miswak. In a certain battle the Muslims were suffering some loss. So the leader pondered over the matter and came to the conclusion that this great sunnah was being left out. He then commanded the army to use the miswak. When the enemy saw this, they became afraid and …

  • 11 June

    The fast of 15th Sha’ban

    Question What is the status of the fasting on the day of the 15th of Sha’ban. I have read conflicting rulings regarding this. Could you kindly shed some light and clarify this in the light of Hadith? Jazakallah.

  • 11 June

    Is salah the ‘Mi’raj’ (ascension) of a believer?

    Question Is this an acutal Hadith? I have heard that it is a fabricated hadith. salah is the mi’raj of a mumin

  • 11 June

    How many Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam) were sent to this world?

    Question Were one hundred and twenty four thousand (124 000) Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam) sent to this world? Is there a mention of this in authentic  Hadiths?

  • 9 June

    Four people who will not enter Jannah (early)

    Question Kindly assist with the reference for the following Hadith: ‘There are four kinds of people about whom Allah has decided not to admit to paradise and not let them taste its bliss: the one who is addicted to wine, the one who takes the Riba, the one who exploits the property of an orphan and the man who is …

  • 9 June

    A Hafiz interceding for ten family members

    Question What is the authenticity of the Hadith about the hafiz of Quran who will be allowed to intercede for ten of his family members?

  • 9 June

    Question regarding the chapters in Sahih Muslim

    Question I read a book that mentions that it was the habit of early Muhaddithun to write very little of their own commentary and usually their books were filled with mainly the wordings of the Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). So much so that Imam Muslim (rahimahullah)  did not even write a muqaddimah (introduction) and did not even mention any headings of the …

  • 9 June

    Imam Bukhari’s terminology: ‘fihi nazr’

    Question  Respected Moulana, What is meant when Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) says the following regarding a narrator? ‘fihi nazrun’ فيه نظر  or ‘Fi Hadithi nazrun'” في حديثه نظر Jazakallahu khayran.

  • 9 June

    Hadith on lengthening the beard

    Question Kindly provide the reference for the following Hadith: My Rabb commanded me to lengthen my beard and clip my moustache

  • 9 June

    No reward for a person who fought in the path of Allah, seeking reward and fame

    Question  Please provide the reference for the following: Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked: What is the reward for a person who fought in the path of Allah, seeking reward and fame? Nabi (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallan) said: “There is no reward for him.” The man repeated …