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July, 2015

  • 27 July

    Exercising patience (sabr) and adopting good character

    Question What is the status of this Hadith? يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ، أَيُّ الإِيمَانِ أَفْضَلُ ؟ قَالَ : ” الصَّبْرُ وَالسَّمَاحَةُ ” ، قِيلَ : فَأَيُّ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ أَكْمَلُ إِيمَانًا ؟ قَالَ : ” أَحْسَنُهُمْ خُلُقًا Translation O Rasulullah! Which ‘Which type of Iman is best’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “Exercising patience and overlooking/pardoning”. It was then asked, ‘Which Believer …

  • 27 July

    The Masnun Surahs of Jumu’ah Salah

    Question What is the Sunnah Qira’ah that the Imam should recite in Jumu’ah Salah?

  • 25 July

    The most complete of believers is the one with the best character

    Question Is this report reliable ? أكمل المؤمنين إيمانا وأفضل المؤمنين إيمانا أحسنهم خلقا  (مصنف) Translation The most complete of believers and the best of believers are those with the best character (Musannaf)

  • 25 July

    A narration on ‘Five actions that break the fast’

    Question Can you kindly translate Al ‘Iraqi’s assessment of this Hadith:  حديث جابر عن انس: خمس يفطرن الصائم الكذب والغيبة والنميمة واليمين الكاذبة والنظر بشهوة قال العراقي: أخرجه الأزدي في الضعفاء من رواية جابان عن انس وقوله جابر تصحيف قال أبو حاتم الرازي هذا كذاب Translation: There are five things that break the fast, Speaking lies, backbiting, carrying tales, false oaths …

  • 24 July

    Speaking in the Masjid

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? When a person speaks in the Masjid, an Angel on the first instance says ‘O friend of Allah, keep quiet’.  On the second instance the Angel says ‘O enemy of Allah, keep quiet’ and if the person persists, the Angel says ‘May Allah’s curse be upon you.’ (Takhrijul Ihya)

  • 24 July

    Keeping children indoors when night sets in

    Question What is meant by ‘when the darkness of the night envelopes’ in the following Hadith? Which time is it referring to? ‘Ata (rahimahullah) related that he heard Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) say that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When the darkness of the night envelops–or it becomes nightfall–withhold your children (from going outside). Verily, the Jinn spread …

  • 24 July

    Reciting Surah Jumu’ah on Friday

    Question Is there any significance of reciting Surah Jumu’ah on a Friday?

  • 22 July

    How to quote a ‘weak but suitable’ Hadith?

    Question What do you mean when you say “This Hadith is [weak but] suitable to quote.”? Does this mean that I may quote the narration by saying that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said it without having to mention that there is a slight problem in the sanad or must i mention that there is a slight weakness in …

  • 22 July

    A Hadith encouraging independence

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Seek to be independent from people, even if it be to wash/clean your miswak”

  • 21 July

    Sayyidah Hawwa was created from the Rib of Nabi Adam (‘alayhimas salam)

    Question I want to know that whether Sayyidah Hawwa was created from the ribs of Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) or the Hadith that states so has a metaphorical meaning? And is the story of Sayyidah Hawwa’s creation from Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) from Israili Rawayat ? Lastly, what is the meaning of نَفْسٍ وَاحِدَةٍ in verse 1 of Surah Nisa ?

  • 17 July

    The most virtuous of people

    Question What is the source and the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “Once I was seated with Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he asked, ‘Do you know, of all those who have Iman, who has the best Iman’? The Sahabah replied, ‘O Rasulullah, the Angels. Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘They are rightfully like …

  • 16 July

    Meaning of ‘The clouds acts as strainers for rain’

    Question What is the explanation of Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)’s Tafsir where he states that the clouds act as strainers for rain?

  • 16 July

    Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s dream before his death

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration and does it imply that the souls of the dead can return to this world? Sayyiduna Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that when the enemy surrounded his house and stopped the household from receiving water, he was thirsty for many days. ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: One day I saw Rasulullah, (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), …