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February, 2014

  • 21 February

    The basis for the kalimahs

    Question Would it be possible to tell me where the seven kalimahs are derived from? You know the seven kalimahs that we are taught from young? I guess they are derived from the Quran and the Hadith but what I’d like to know is who compiled them in that form and called them the kalimahs? I mean why do we …

  • 20 February

    Correct translation of a hadith

    Question Insha Allah you are well. I read the undermentioned translation of a hadith: Ibn Abbas reported: I was riding with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Know that there is much good in patience with what you dislike, that support will come with patience, relief will come with affliction, and hardship will come with ease.” (Musnad …

  • 20 February

    Hadith on killing lizards

    Question In Sahih Muslim there is a Hadith in which we are told to kill lizards (gecko). What kind of lizard is this? Are we allowed to kill only this kind of lizard or any lizard?

  • 20 February

    Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reading the Tawrah

    Question I have a query concerning the narration in which Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reads the Tawrah in the presence of Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and the colour of the blessed face of Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) changes. Is there any mention thereafter of the Ansar taking out their swords because of being angry with Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

  • 20 February

    Du’as and Deeds for memorisation

    Question I came across these du’as for memorisation:  اللَّهُمَّ انْفَعْنِي بِمَا عَلَّمْـتَنِي وَ عَلِّمْنِي مَا يَنْفَعُنِي اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ فَهْمَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَ حِفْظَ الْمُرْسَلِينَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ اللَّهُمَّ اجْعَلْ لِسَانِي عَامِرًا بِذِكْرِكَ وَ قَلْبِي بِخَشْيَتِك.إِنَّكَ عَلَى مَا تَشَاءُ قَدِيرٌ وَ أَنْتَ حَسْـبُنَا وَ نِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ   After Studying: اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْتَوْدِعُكَ مَا قَرأتُ وَمَا حَفَظْتُ، فَرُضُهُ عَليّ عِنْدَ حَاجَتِي إِلَيهِ، إِنّكَ عَلى …

  • 19 February

    Hadith on following a madhab

    Question Is there any Hadith relating to following a madhab?

  • 17 February

    The meaning of Al Birr

    Question After listening to last Friday’s khutbah at our masjid here in Palmerston North, New Zealand, I am very curious to know about the word “Albirr” and its meaning and where and why Allah Ta’ala has used it in Quran. Your reply will enlighten our knowledge and will allow us to understand Quran more deeply. May Allah Ta’ala bless you …

  • 17 February

    The meaning of a word in a hadith

    Question In the line below, what does suu al-Jiwar or Jawaar mean? The context is the signs of the hour? ومنها من أشراط الساعة سوء الجوار ، وقطعية الأرحام

  • 17 February

    Du'as in the book "Hisnul Muslim" (A Muslim's fortress)

    Question I have a question in regards to a book I have, called “The fortress of the Muslim Invocations from the Quran and sunnah” It was complied by Sa’id bin Wahf Al-Qahtani. There are many DUAS is this book and I’m not sure how Sahih any of them are. There are Hadiths related by Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu dawud, Ibn Majah, …

  • 17 February

    Adding ‘wa maghfiratuhu’ to the end of the salam

    Question My query: is the words ‘wa maghfirah’  that is sometimes added to end of the salam from the sunnah. Should this addition be taught to children?

  • 17 February

    Reference for the du’a before meals

    Question I wanted to know the reference for the famous  du’a before meals:  بسم الله و بركة الله  Bismillahi wa Barakatillah  

  • 14 February

    Proof for placing hands on forehead after Salah

    Question Is the Hadith on wiping forehead after Fard Salah and saying a du’a sahih?

  • 13 February

    Why is eating pork forbidden

    Question Many people do not know why we are forbidden from eating pork. Besides the health risks, is there anything else we should know about ?