Latest Answers

September, 2014

  • 24 September

    Allah Ta’ala says: ‘Search for me and you will find me’

    Question Is there a Hadith Qudsi which has the words ‘Utlubni…’ (search for me)

  • 24 September

    The number of Sahabah that narrated Hadith

    Question What is the total number of Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) that narrated Hadith? Can you kindly provide a complete list of their names?

  • 24 September

    Concern for the condition of other Muslims

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? ‘Whoever does not care for the affairs of the Muslims is not among us’

  • 22 September

    Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) having the name ‘Ahmad’

    Question I have heard that our Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was named ‘Ahmad’ even before he was born. Please quote a reference for this.

  • 22 September

    A lengthy unreliable Hadith on cure with rainwater

    Question Please assist with the reference and classification of the following narration. It has become very popular on social media.  The Most Wonderful Remedy Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Jibril taught me a medicine which obviates the need for any other medicine or for a physician.”

  • 22 September

    Hadith on accepting a decent proposal for marriage

    Question What’s the strength of this hadith? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “If someone proposes whose religion (piety) and character is pleasing then get him married. If you do not do so, there will be chaos on the earth.” What is meant by chaos?

  • 22 September

    Those who will enter Jannah without reckoning

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? “There are 70,000 of my people who will enter paradise without being questioned; they are the ones who do not seek remedy by ruqia, the ones who don’t believe in omens, the ones who do not cauterize themselves; and they completely resign their matter to their Lord.”

  • 22 September

    Warning against degrading another Muslim

    Question Can you kindly explain the meaning of this Hadith? “Whoever eats a meal at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will feed him a like amount of Jahannam. Whoever clothes himself at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will clothe him with a like amount of Hellfire. Whoever gains a position at the expense of a man …

  • 20 September

    The Hadiths in Imam Tabari’s books

    Question I recall hearing from scholars to beware of many of the narrations found in the History (Taareekh) of al-Tabari as many of them are weak. However, I wanted to ask if he was more stringent in his selection of Hadiths in his Tafseer than in his Taareekh? If so, did he specifically say that he will only use a …

  • 19 September

    Virtue of sleeping in the state of wudu

    Question Is this narration authentic? Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu’anhu) reported that Allah’s Messenger said: “Purify these bodies and Allah will purify you, for there is no slave who goes to sleep in a state of purity but an Angel spends the night with him, and every time he turns over, [the Angel] says, ‘O Allah! Forgive Your slave, for he went to bed in …

  • 19 September

    One reason Allah Ta’ala delays answering du’as

    Question What is the authenticity of the Hadith that Allah Ta’ala delays answering du’as because He loves the voice of the one making the du’a?

  • 18 September

    Virtues of reciting Subhanallah and Alhamdulillah

    Question Are the following authentic? 1. Whoever reads Subhanallah 100 times in the morning and 100 times in the evening, will get the reward equal to that person who has performed 100 Hajj. 2. Whoever reads Alhamdulillah 100 times -will be rewarded as though he has participated in 100 Jihads.

  • 18 September

    Virtues of salah in congregation

    Question I hear people saying 1. Salah in congregation in the Masjid earns  25-27  times more reward, 2. There is a narration in ibn Majah saying it’s 500 times. Which, one is more authentic?