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December, 2013

  • 16 December

    Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

    Question In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr). Muslims know that seeing …

  • 16 December

    Kissing the fingers upon hearing the Shahadatain

    Question Is the kissing of the fingers upon hearing the Prophet’s (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) name a Sunnah?

  • 16 December

    Hadith on wigs

    Question Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari) Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in …

  • 16 December


    Question Is it permissible to get a tattoo? If not, is there any Hadith which clearly states that tattooing is haram?

  • 15 December

    Wiping the hands on the face after du’a

    Question I heard that it is Sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. A salafi scholar says that it is bida’h (an innovation) to do so. What is the proof that it is Sunnah to pass the hands over the face after du’a. Please list the Hadiths which support your answer.

  • 13 December

    To use the right hand when counting Dhikr

    Question I recently read an email which stated that our Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) prohibited the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) from using their left hands to count when doing dhikr. Unfortunately I cannot find this email, and was hoping that you could find something in this regard and forward it to me. Jazakallah

  • 11 December

    Reference for the incident of a Sahabi who didn’t have food

    Question During a lecture, I heard this story: A Sahabi (radiyallahu’anhu) asked his wife for something to eat. She said that there was nothing in the home to eat. He went to the masjid, prayed two rak’ahs, came back but still there was nothing He realised that there was something wrong with his salah. So he went back to the masjid, …

  • 11 December

    Clarification of the Hadith that says some Sahabah drank wine

    Question I read a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that mentions that Hamzah (radiyallahu’anhu) was drunk with some Ansar in an Ansari house. The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and his companions saw him and told him not to do that. Is this correct and how did the Sahabah consume wine?

  • 11 December

    Story of Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) teaching an old man how to make wudu

    Question I would like to know whether the story of Sayyiduna Hasan and Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) who as children taught an old man how to make wudu properly is true and it’s source

  • 11 December

    Allah has not sent down any sickness but has also sent a cure for it

    Question Kindly verify this Hadith: On the authority Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said, “Allah has not sent down any disease or sickness upon a people but that Allah has sent down a cure for it”

  • 11 December

    Whoever gives me the good news of Safar departing…

    Question I need to know if this Hadith is authentic: ‘Anyone who gives me the good news that he survived Safar, I will give him the good news of that person’s entering Jannah.’

  • 11 December

    Hadith: There is no sword better than Dhul Faqar and no man better than ‘Ali

    Question How sound is the Hadith : “There is no sword better than Dhul Faqar and no man better than ‘Ali”. Is it authentic or fabricated

  • 11 December

    Hadith: If the ummah was to stop sinning

    Question Kindly verify the following hadith: If the ummah was to stop sinning, Allah would replace with an ummah that sins and then makes tawbah