Latest Answers

March, 2014

  • 17 March

    Hadith: How wonderful is a man who understands Din

    Question Is the following narration authentic: نعم الرجل الفقيه فى الدين ان احتيج اليه نفع وان استغنى عنه أغنى نفسه Translation: How wonderful is a man who understands Din, if he is needed he benefits and if he is not needed he benefits himself.

  • 17 March

    Meaning of the statement: ‘pondering for a moment is better than sixty years of worship’

    Question What does the following statement mean: Pondering for a moment is better than sixty years of worship?

  • 17 March

    Proof for segregation

    Question I need to know if the verse below relates to any women or only for the wives of Rasullullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)? I see in todays times many Shaykhs speak directly to women and also many gatherings have men and women together. Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Ahzab, verse 53: وَإِذَا  سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ  ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ And when you ask anything …

  • 17 March

    Are we accountable for evil intentions?

    Question Are we accountable for having bad thoughts?

  • 17 March

    The du’a whilst eating

    Question Are there any du’as mentioned in the Hadith that are to be read whilst eating? For instance, Allahumma Barik Lana Fima Razaqtana Wa Qina Adhaban Nar and Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Wa Lakash Shukr

  • 17 March

    Hadiths on the polish for the heart

    Question Could you provide the exact translation and reference for the Hadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) explained that hearts rust like iron rusts. When asked: “How can they be polished?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Reciting Allah’s book and remembering Him much.”

  • 16 March

    When to embrace?

    Question We find that many a time Muslims greet by hugging each other, thereafter shaking hands. Is this hugging each other when greeting mentioned anywhere in the Hadith, or should one simply shake hands when greeting (generally).

  • 16 March

    Addition of the word ‘thawba’ in the du’a for wearing clothes

    Question On wearing clothes is it Sunnah to recite the du’a: Alhmadulillahil ladhy kasani hadha thawba warazaqanihi min ghairi hawlim minni wala quwwah, is this dua with the added word thawba proven from authentic Hadith ? Jazakumullahu Khair

  • 16 March

    A tree in Jannah for each time we say ‘subhanallah’

    Question Please verify the authenticity of the Hadith that says if you say Subhanallah, a tree is planted for you in Jannah.  

  • 15 March

    Du’a when looking in the mirror

    Question When looking in to a mirror is it sunnah to recite Allahumma anta hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi or without the anta after Allahumma, like follows: Allahumma hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi ? Jazak Allahu Khair

  • 14 March

    Correct translation of a Hadith on the good fortune of a believer

    Question Please confirm the translation and reference for the following Hadith: “The believer is indeed wonderful. When goodness comes to him, he praises Allah and offers Shukr (gratitude), and when misfortune strikes him, he praises Allah and adopts Sabr (patience).” Jazakumullah

  • 14 March

    Reference for the benefits of praying the two Sunnah of Fajr at home

    Question There is a Hadith wherein the Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was reported to have mentioned three benefits of performing the two Sunnah at home and then attending the Masjid for the Fajr prayer. Could you source the wording of the Hadith and its authenticity?

  • 14 March

    The reward for asking forgiveness on behalf of all Muslims

    Question Please verify if this is authentic: If a person asks for forgiveness for the Ummah, like if he says: Allahummaghfirli walil mu’minina wal mu’minat, twenty seven (27) times, then his du’a is readily accepted