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July, 2020

  • 3 July

    Another narration regarding sharpening the blade before slaughtering

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed by a man who placed his foot on the side of a sheep, as he sharpened his blade. The sheep was observing this. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Why didn’t you [do this] before or would you like to kill it twice?”

  • 3 July

    Who is the word سمعت attributed to in this narration

    Question Regarding the following Hadith and the chain of narration, who does the word سمعت refer to, and is the ta (ت) pronounced with a dhammah or fathah? حدثنا يحيى بن يحيى واللفظ له قال: قلت لسفيان بن عيينة: سمعت الزهري يذكر عن عطاء بن يزيد الليثي عن أبي أيوب الأنصاري رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم …

  • 3 July

    ‘Abdur Rahman’s ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) secret to business success

    Question I heard about the following, is it authentic and what is the explanation? Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked; “What is the reason of your success? He replied, ‘Due to three things; 1) I never refused any profit 2) I sold everything in cash and not on credit 3) I did not delay in selling a …

  • 2 July

    One who is content with a small measure of sustenance

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: ‘When a person is content with a small measure of sustenance from Allah, Allah will be content with a small measure of deeds from him’

  • 2 July

    The Hadith narrator Zayd ibn al-Hawari

    Question What is the status of the Hadith narrator Zayd ibnul Hawari?

  • 2 July

    Pronunciation of the words in the Hadith: Islam is built on five

    Question Regarding the Hadith: بني الإسلام على خمس, what harakah will the meem (م) of إقام الصلاة take? Some books have it written with a fathah whilst others have it written with a kasrah or dhammah.

  • 1 July

    ‘Abdul Malik ibn Marwan’s statement at the grave of Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Is this narration authentic? ‘Abdul Malik ibn Marwan (d.86 AH) was passing by the grave of Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). He stopped at the grave, stood by, and began making du’a [for Allah to have mercy]. A person asked ‘Whose grave is this?’ ‘Abdul Malik ibn Marwan  replied: قبر رجل كان والله فيما علمته ينطق عن علم، ويسكت عن …

  • 1 July

    Authenticity of the famous couplets attributed to Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

    Question Is the following quote correctly attributed to Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)? ‘Allamah Dhahabi (rahimahullah) has stated that it is not correctly attributed to her. صبت علي مصائب لو أنها صبت على الأيام عدن/صرن لياليا

June, 2020

  • 30 June

    The effect a Verse from Surah Al Muzzammil had on Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question I wanted to inquire on the authenticity of the incident wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) fell unconscious when he heard a Quran reader reciting Verse 12 from Surah Al Muzzammil. Can it be quoted?

  • 30 June

    Authenticity of the Hadith regarding witnessing the udhiyah/qurbani animal being slaughtered

    Question What is the status of this Hadith? عن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لفاطمة: قومي إلى أضحيتك فاشهديها فإن لك بأول قطرة تقطر من دمها يغفر لك ما سلف من ذنوبك قالت: يا رسول الله، هذا لنا أهل البيت خاصة أو لنا وللمسلمين عامة؟ قال: بل لنا وللمسلمين عامة

  • 29 June

    Do not waste water, even at the riverbank

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) passed by Sa’d (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was performing ablution, and he said: ‘What is this extravagance?’ He said: ‘Can there be any extravagance in ablution?’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Yes, even if you are on the bank of a flowing river.'”

  • 29 June

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding falsehood

    Question Can you please provide the source and authenticity of this statement which is attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)? اميتوا الباطل بعدم ذكره “Erase falsehood by not mentioning it”

  • 29 June

    Another narration regarding becoming impatient in du’a

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated from Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that he said, “There is not a servant who raises his hands such that his armpits become visible, and then he asks Allah for something, except that Allah will give it to him, so long as he is not hasty/impatient.” They asked, …