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February, 2014

  • 7 February

    Is this a fabrication in Fadail-A'mal?

    Question A brother sent me and others an email criticizing Fada’il al-A’mal with the following: In Fada’il al-A’mal you will find that some hadiths have been taken from the book called Dhayl al-‘Ali of Imam Suyuti, which means “Tails Of Pearls”, but in the meantime the real name of the book is Dhayl -La’ali al-Masnu’a fil-Hadithil-Maudu’a which means “Tails of …

  • 6 February

    Is this Hadith really in Bukhari?

    Question Someone came to me and informed me of a sirah bayan he heard. In the bayan, the khatib mentioned a Hadith in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was resting on the thigh of Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu), and the time of Asr arrived. Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) didn’t get up to pray Asr for fear of waking Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi …

  • 6 February

    Authenticity of reciting Surah Kahf on Thursday night/Friday

    Question Is this Hadith weak or Sahih? From Abu Sa’id Khudri, who said: “Whoever reads Surah Kahf on the night of Jumu’ah, will have a light that will stretch between him and the Ancient House (the Ka’bah).”

  • 6 February

    Authenticity and commentary of a du’a in Hizbul A’zam

    Question What is the authenticity of the du’a quoted in Al-Hizbul-A’zam: “I seek refuge from the time when the hearts will be like that of non-Arabs (Ajam) and tongues will be of those of Arabs”? Kindly explain the meaning of the du’a  as well.

  • 1 February

    Does Qiyamah start immediately after death?

    Question I have heard a hadith that says: “Judgement commence immediately after one dies” Is this authentic?

  • 1 February

    ‘Shaytan is the Mentor for those who have no real Mentor’, correct?

    Question Please advise if the following statement is found in the hadith or is it the statement of some pious person. We would appreciate it if you could suggest any book where we could get more details. That statement is; “Man la shaykha-lahu fa shaykhu-hu ash Shaytan” ‘Shaytan is the guide of the one who has no spiritual guide.’

  • 1 February

    Clarification on the miraculous achievements of the ‘Ulama

    Question  I find the book Fadail A’mal informative in its explaining themes through Quranic Ayah and Ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange. For example, in Fazail of salah, it says that Ibn Abidin (rahmihullah) prayed a thousand nafl rak’ah every day. How is this humanly possible in a 24 hour day (if each rak’ah took …

January, 2014

  • 28 January

    Books that discuss the fitnah of Hadith Rejection

    Question I received a question regarding inkar (rejection) of Hadith. Can you provide some nice works written on the topic?

  • 27 January

    Etiquettes of entering and leaving the home

    Question What should we say for protection when leaving the house? What are the adabs of leaving and entering one’s home? What is the du’a to stop Shaytan or Jinn from entering our house? Is there a sahih Hadith that says that Allah will appoint 70,000 angels to protect a person, if they say; “Bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallah”, when leaving the …

  • 27 January

    Hot Food Has No Barakah

    Question Can you please give me the exact reference to the following Hadith. I have been searching for it for some time and was pleased that it was sent to me. Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “To allow the food to get cold before partaking of it, for hot food has no barakah.” Elsewhere we learn hot food weakens the stomach.

  • 8 January

    Reference for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) making du’a for the ummah in every Salah

    Question I wanted to know the authenticity/reference of the following narration. The summary is: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) made du’a for ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) due to which she became very happy. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said I make this du’a for my Ummah every day. Please assist.

  • 8 January

    Sleeping according to Sunnah yields the reward of ‘Ibadah

    Question I have heard that  if a person sleeps according to  the Sunnah i.e, makes wudu, recites Tasbih Fatimah du’a etc, then he will get reward for doing ‘ibadah for the entire time he remains sleeping, is this correct?

December, 2013