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March, 2014

  • 4 March

    Hadith explaining where children should stand in Salah

    Question Is there any Hadith indicating as to where children should stand in Salah with jama’ah. Should they stand among the adults or make a separate row behind the adults?

  • 4 March

    Hadith warning against looking at a strange woman

    Question Can you please translate the following Hadith and explain its authenticity?  قال عليه السلام: من نظر إلى محاسن امراة اجنبية عن شهوة صب في عينيه الانك يوم القيامة

  • 4 March

    Meaning of a Hadith

    Question What does the Hadith “Do not single out any specific night for ‘ibadah” mean?

  • 3 March

    Humility for those who teach you

    Question Is the following statement a Hadith?  تواضعوا لمن تعلمون منه Be humble towards those from whom you learn

  • 1 March

    Verification of the Hadith on signs of nur in the heart

    Question What is the status of this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said that when nur enters the heart, the (spiritual) breast of man expands. When the Sahabah asked for a sign of this nur, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Such a person flees from this abode of deception. He turns his attention to the abode of the Aakhirah (Hereafter) …

  • 1 March

    The exact wording for the du’a before meals

    Question I saw a question on your site and became curious to other similar types of du’as which are still being taught to our kids. One of which is the du’a before meals; do the following words appear in the Hadith?  bismillahi wa a’la barakatillah.

February, 2014

  • 28 February

    The reward for donating one date

    Question Is there a Hadith – that if a person gives a date in the path of Allah, Allah will reward him with mountains in gold but if he gives mountains of gold for name and fame (i.e. without sincerity) Allah will take him to task on the Day of Qiyamah? If so is it authentic?

  • 28 February

    Reference for a Hadith on riba

    Question Is there a Hadith that says ”The rules Riba (interest) do not apply between a Muslim and a Harbi [A Non-Muslim waging war against Muslims]” and what is the status of the Hadith? I heard that Imam Az Zayla’i said it’s extremely weak.

  • 28 February

    Verification of Hadith on honouring innovators

    Question Is the following narration authentic? Whoever honours an innovator has certainly assisted in destroying Islam.

  • 27 February

    Prohibition of slapping the face

    Question 1) Is hitting/disciplining on the face, for example, slapping etc allowed in Islam? 2) Is there any reference to this statement: ‘The place where the ustad (teacher) hits the student, will not be touched by the fire of Jahannam’

  • 27 February

    Clarification on Hadiths regarding the permissibility/impermissibility of selling dogs

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narrations: 1) Imam Nasa’i reports from Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu),that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the price of dogs and cats, except for hunting dogs. 2) Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a man to pay forty dirhams for killing a hunting dog. 3) Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered …

  • 27 February

    Exact wording of the du’a when leaving home

    Question The du’a that is read when leaving one’s home, بِسْمِ اللهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah Is the wa before la hawla found in the books of Hadith or is it an addition made from the side of people?

  • 26 February

    Reciting ya Nuru and ya Qawiyyu seven times after salah

    Question Is it Sunnah to recite ya nuru and ya qawiyyu seven times after Salah whilst blowing on the fingers or putting the hand on the head respectively?