Latest Answers

March, 2014

  • 24 March

    Proof for placing the hands below the navel in Salah

    Question Is the following narration Sahih with the extra wording ‘under the navel’: Sayyiduna Wa’il ibn Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) reports: “I saw the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) placing his right hand over his left hand in Salah, below the Navel.” (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah) How many manuscripts have the additional wording and how many do not? Barakallu feek

  • 24 March

    Is Riba (interest) as serious as adultery?

    Question Are the Hadiths that liken Riba (usury) to incest or adultery fabricated? Has any scholar ever classified these Hadiths as fabricated?

  • 24 March

    Avert corporal punishment when in doubt

    Question Is there a Hadith that says drop the corporal punishment (hadd) where there is doubts? I heard it’s in Tirmidhi can you show me the Hadith please and is it sahih?

  • 24 March

    Hadith: The fast only breaks with something entering the stomach

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration: Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once entered and said: ‘O ‘Aishah, do you have a piece of bread’? Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says that she brought a piece of bread for Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), he put it in his mouth and asked: ‘O …

  • 22 March

    Will a Shahid (Martyr) be liable for his debts?

    Question Dear ‘Ulama, we often hear that one will not be forgiven for the debts that he fails to repay. Even the shahid (martyr) will not be forgiven for this. Does this warning apply to all types of debtors? or is there some detail to this? What if one has a sincere intention to pay?

  • 22 March

    Another du’a when wearing new clothes

    Question Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes? The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat. اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ، وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka min khayrihi wa khayri ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

  • 21 March

    Eating on a raised platform

    Question How did Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasalam) take his meals on the floor? i.e. the food was on the floor or how was it? Can the following be regarded as sunnah or in conformity to Sunnah: a person eats whilst seated on the floor and his food on a raised table approximately 60 cm above the ground.

  • 21 March

    Is it possible to control the Jinn?

    Question Is it possible for any one to take control of a Jinn? As I have heard that controlling the Jinn was only granted to Nabi Sulayman by Allah.

  • 21 March

    Virtue of looking at a scholar

    Question Is the following Hadith on the virtue of looking at an ‘Alim authentic? When a person looks at a scholar and is pleased with the scholar, Allah  Ta’ala deputes an angel to make du’a for forgiveness on behalf of this person till the day of judgement.

  • 21 March

    Salah with a turban

    Question We often hear that performing Salah with a turban is seventy times more rewarding. Is this authentic?

  • 21 March

    Hadith: Madinah Munawwarah is a sanctuary

    Question In which Hadith book does the following Hadith appear? Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘Madinah is a sanctuary from here to there. Its trees are not to be cut nor should any innovation be done in Madinah. The curse of Allah Ta’ala, the Angels and all people will be on anyone who innovates anything therein’.

  • 20 March

    How ill did Nabi Ayyub (‘alayhis salam) become?

    Question Is this proven or is it an Israeli (ancient historical) narration that Nabi Ayub (‘alayhis salam) due to his sickness was afflicted in such a bad condition that his people abandoned him, and that there were insects coming out of his body?

  • 19 March

    Did the Banu Israil kill many Ambiya?

    Question Is it proven in any narration that the Banu Israil killed many of their prophets?