Latest Answers

July, 2015

  • 29 July

    Names of famous Hadith books

    Question What are all the “original/main sources” books of Hadith that were not compiled from other sources? And in a sepearted list from this can you list the “famous” books which were compiled from “main sources”.

  • 29 July

    Another du’a for after meals

    Question ‘When you eat food and say All praise is due to Allah who fed me and gave this to me without any strength or ability on my part, do all your past and future sins get forgiven.’ I got this Hadith from Sahih al Jami – Is this true,

  • 29 July

    Reciting Surah Ikhlas ten times after Fardh Salah

    Question What is the status of the following narration and can we practice on it? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whomsoever does the following three actions with Iman, will enter Jannah from whichever door he wishes and will be married to the Maidens of Jannah when he wishes, 1) Whoever forgives his murderer, 2) Fulfills a debt secretly 3) …

  • 29 July

    Authenticity of the six fasts of Shawwal

    Question What is status of this Hadith ? حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، – قَالَ ابْنُ أَيُّوبَ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، – أَخْبَرَنِي سَعْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ عُمَرَ، بْنِ ثَابِتِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ الْخَزْرَجِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، – رضى الله عنه – أَنَّهُ حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه …

  • 29 July

    Suppressing one’s anger, a means of averting Allah’s punishment

    Question Is this narration reliable? “Allah abandons the punishment to anyone who can abandon his own anger”

  • 29 July

    Drinking water on an empty stomach

    Question I would like to know if there is a Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that water be the first thing drunk in the morning on an empty stomach as this causes different types of illnesses. I received a message saying it is mentioned in Tabarani.

  • 28 July

    Sayyiduna ‘Umar reading the Tawrah

    Question I’ve read that once Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was reciting the Tawrah, and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was upset and said if Musa (‘alayhis salam) was alive today he’d have to abandon that law/revelation and follow him (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Please reference the source, text, and grading.

  • 28 July

    Sayyiduna ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdil Muttalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Is this narration authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Allah has taken me as a close friend (Khalil) as He took Ibrahim as a close friend. So my house and the house of Ibrahim will be opposite to one another in Jannah, and ‘Abbas will be in between us, a believer …

  • 28 July

    Honouring the noble ones

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? إذا أتاكم كريم قوم فأكرموه Translation When the noble ones of a certain nation come to you then honour them

  • 28 July

    An unauthentic virtue of performing Hajj on behalf of one’s parents

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Whoever performs Hajj on behalf of his parents or settles their debts, will be resurrected on the day of Qiyamah with the Righteous.

  • 28 July

    The duration of the Day of Qiyamah for the believers

    Question Kindly provide the reference for the following: “The Day of Qiyamah will pass like the time between Zuhr and ‘Asr for the believers”

  • 27 July

    Books that assist in grading Hadiths

    Question What are some resources which you recommend for a non Hadith specialist student/scholar to consult in order to determine the statements of the muhadithun regarding the gradings of particular Hadith (in terms of authenticity)?

  • 27 July

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) Islam

    Question I came across the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari: I heard Sa`id bin Zaid bin `Amr bin Nufail saying in the mosque of Al-Kufa: “By Allah, I have seen myself tied and forced by `Umar to leave Islam before `Umar himself embraced Islam…[..]” My question is: How does this fit with the well known story of Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)’s accepting …