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May, 2014

  • 6 May

    Hadith on sea-travel

    Question Kindly advise on the authenticity of the hadith of not travelling by sea except for Haj or ‘Umrah.

  • 6 May

    Du’a before mashwarah (consultation)

    Question Is this mashwarah du’a authentic?  “Allahumma alhimna marashida umurina wa a’idhna min shururi anfusina”  Oh Allah! inspire us with the correct guidance, and save us from the wiles of our own nafs

  • 6 May

    Hadith on what company to keep

    Question Is this a sahih Hadith? “Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of Allah Ta’ala, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the hereafter.”

  • 5 May

    Another question about the du’a of Rajab

    Question I know – from your earlier post– that reciting the du’a of Rajab is permissible, but could it be believed to be sunnah?

  • 5 May

    Is there another du’a to be recited while eating?

    Question Is there any narration which states the reading of Ya Wajidu whilst eating?

  • 5 May

    Hadith on the left over of a Muslim

    Question Is there any authentic Hadith which says there is shifa (cure) in the left over food and drink of a Muslim?

  • 5 May

    Warning against oppressing a non Muslim living in a Muslim state

    Question What is the status of the following Hadith: “He who oppresses any dhimmi (non Muslim living in an Islamic state), or defames and degrades him, or demands from him anything more than he can bear or do, I will stand against that person and make a demand in favour of the dhimmi on the Day of Qiyamah.”

  • 5 May

    The Sahabah’s gatherings of Iman

    Question In volume 3 of Hayatus Sahabah there is a section pertaining to gatherings of Iman and the eagerness of Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Rawahah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to participate in gatherings of Iman. The implication of one ‘Alim is that these gatherings took place inside the masjid. However the English translation does not mention these gatherings taking place in the Masjid. …

  • 2 May

    ‘My Sahabah are like stars’

    Question How reliable is the Hadith: ‘My Sahabah are like the stars’

  • 2 May

    Question about Zam Zam

    Question Could you please relate the Hadith with reference please, where it is said that ‘if Sayyidatuna Hajra (radiyallahu ‘anha) had not said “Zam Zam”, the water would have continued flowing’

  • 2 May

    When to recite the du’a of Rajab

    Question When should the famous du’a for Rajab be recited? Should it be recited throughout the month or specifically at the beginning only? Many Imams at the Masajid even make du’a in Sha’ban as follows: Allahumma Barik lana fi Sha’ban, wa ballighna Ramadan. Kindly explain

  • 1 May

    The status of ‘salatur raghaib’ in Rajab

    Question Could you please shed some light on the following: Laylat ar-raghaib, ‘the Sacred Night of Desires’. It is one of the most important nights in Islamic history for all human beings. It is the night that the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was transferred from his father to his mother’s womb. It falls on the first Friday of Rajab. All that you wish …

  • 1 May

    Jannah for that wife with whom the husband is pleased

    Question Is this a Hadith? When a woman’s husband dies while he is happy with her Jannah becomes wajib on her.