Latest Answers

March, 2014

  • 19 March

    Translation of a brief, but comprehensive Hadith on salvation

    Question   عَنْ عُقْبَةَ بْنِ عَامِرٍ – رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ – قَالَ: لَقِيتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – فَقُلْتُ: مَا النَّجَاةُ؟ فَقَالَ: أَمْلِكْ عَلَيْكَ لِسَانَكَ، وَلْيَسَعْكَ بَيْتُكَ، وَابْكِ عَلَى خَطِيئَتِكَ Please translate this Hadith.

  • 18 March

    Knots of Shaytan for those who discard Salah

    Question The Hadith mentions three knots that get untied when a person wakes with Allah’s name, then makes wudu and performs Salah. Does this refer to Tahajjud Salah only, or Fajr also?

  • 18 March

    Authenticity of occurrences before the demise of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

    Question How authentic are the narrations which are usually quoted about the events before the demise of Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) like the introduction of the angel of death by Jibril (‘alayhis salam) and the permission sought by the angel of death to extract the soul of Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) etc.

  • 17 March

    Hadith: How wonderful is a man who understands Din

    Question Is the following narration authentic: نعم الرجل الفقيه فى الدين ان احتيج اليه نفع وان استغنى عنه أغنى نفسه Translation: How wonderful is a man who understands Din, if he is needed he benefits and if he is not needed he benefits himself.

  • 17 March

    Meaning of the statement: ‘Pondering for a moment is better than sixty years of worship’

    Question What does the following statement mean: Pondering for a moment is better than sixty years of worship?

  • 17 March

    Proof for segregation

    Question I need to know if the verse below relates to any women or only for the wives of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)? I see in todays times many Shaykhs speak directly to women and also many gatherings have men and women together. Allah Ta’ala says in Surah Ahzab, verse 53: وَإِذَا  سَأَلْتُمُوهُنَّ مَتَاعًا فَاسْأَلُوهُنَّ مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ  ذَلِكُمْ أَطْهَرُ لِقُلُوبِكُمْ وَقُلُوبِهِنَّ And …

  • 17 March

    Are we accountable for evil intentions?

    Question Are we accountable for having bad thoughts?

  • 17 March

    The du’a whilst eating

    Question Are there any du’as mentioned in the Hadith that are to be read whilst eating? For instance, Allahumma Barik Lana Fima Razaqtana Wa Qina Adhaban Nar and Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Wa Lakash Shukr

  • 17 March

    Hadiths on the polish for the heart

    Question Could you provide the exact translation and reference for the Hadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) explained that hearts rust like iron rusts. When asked: “How can they be polished?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Reciting Allah’s book and remembering Him much.”

  • 16 March

    When to embrace?

    Question We find that many a time Muslims greet by hugging each other, thereafter shaking hands. Is this hugging each other when greeting mentioned anywhere in the Hadith, or should one simply shake hands when greeting (generally).

  • 16 March

    Addition of the word ‘thawba’ in the du’a for wearing clothes

    Question On wearing clothes is it Sunnah to recite the du’a: Alhmadulillahil ladhy kasani hadha thawba warazaqanihi min ghairi hawlim minni wala quwwah, Is this du’a with the added word thawba proven from authentic Hadith?

  • 16 March

    A tree in Jannah for each time we say ‘subhanallah’

    Question Please verify the authenticity of the Hadith that says if you say Subhanallah, a tree is planted for you in Jannah.

  • 15 March

    Du’a when looking in the mirror

    Question When looking in to a mirror is it Sunnah to recite اَللَّهُمَّ أَنْتَ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي Allahumma anta hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi or without the anta after Allahumma, like follows: اَللَّهُمَّ حَسَّنْتَ خَلْقِي فَحَسِّنْ خُلُقِي Allahumma hassanta khalqi fa hassin khuluqi ?