Latest Answers

February, 2014

  • 25 February

    Reference for Musa (‘alayhis salam) putting coal in his mouth as a child

    Question I have a question concerning the report concerning Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) putting the burning coal into his mouth in infancy causing him to stutter when he spoke. Is this proven through sahih narrations or Israeli ones? Is this not against the honour of a Nabi?

  • 25 February

    Reciting Surah Ikhlas and Salutations when entering the home

    Question Is it proven in the books of Hadith to read Surah Ikhlas and send salutations upon Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when entering one’s home?

  • 24 February

    Hadith about ‘kaffarah’ for breaking the fast in Ramadan

    Question I read about the Fiqh of Ramadan on one website and it says if one violates the fast while eating he must fast for two consecutive months as kaffarah. It said one Sahabi ate in the day in Ramadan and the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) ordered him to expiate it by fasting as mentioned above. It said it was …

  • 24 February

    Removing dirt from the Masjid is the dowry for the damsels of Jannah

    Question Please provide the reference for the following Hadith: “Picking up dirt from the Masjid is dowry for the hurs.”

  • 24 February

    Saying JazakAllahu khayra

    Question When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum “Khayra” be added? Is there any narration that states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khayra” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too, (i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe …

  • 23 February

    Hadith on giving the elders first

    Question Is there any Hadith which mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) once gave some drink (after drinking some) to the Sahabi on his right and advised him to give it to the elder Sahabi after him.

  • 23 February

    Translation of part of the famous Hadith on intentions

    Question What is the literal translation in English for the following part of the famous Hadith on intentions: “ila dunya yusibuha aw imratiy yata zawajuha”?  

  • 23 February

    Du’a when wearing clothes

    Question The du’a that is famous for wearing clothes is: الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ الَّذِي كَسَانِي مَا أُوَارِي بِهِ عَوْرَتِي، وَأَتَجَمَّلُ بِهِ فِي حَيَاتِي Alhamdulillahil ladhi kasani ma uwari bihi ‘aurati wa atajammalu bihi fi hayati Should this be read for wearing clothes on a daily basis or new clothes only? What du’as are mentioned for wearing clothes on a day to day …

  • 23 February

    Reference for the du’a: "Allahumma arinal haqqa haqqa"

    Question I was looking for a reference for the du’a: اللهم ارنا الحق حقاً وارزقنا اتباعه وارنا الباطل باطلا وارزقنا اجتنابه Allahumma arinal haqqa haqqaw warzuqnat tiba’ah, wa arinal batila batilaw warzuqnaj tinabah Translation: O Allah! show us the truth as true, and inspire us to follow it. Show us falsehood as falsehood, and inspire us to abstain from it. …

  • 23 February

    Hadith on Sleeping after Fajr

    Question There is a Hadith that the sleeping of the morning decreases the rizq (sustenance). Does this refer to sleeping and missing the Fajr prayer or does it refer to sleeping after performing the Fajr prayer? If someone sleeps after performing the Fajr prayer is he committing a sin and will he be punished for that?

  • 23 February

    Authenticity of the du’a: O Turner of the Hearts (Ya Muqallibal Qulub)

    Question: I am interested in attaining the Arabic text and English translation of a Hadith which mentions a du’a of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). It begins with “O Turner of hearts” and mentions keeping the heart firm in obedience. I would also like to know which Hadith collections this du’a can be found in.  

  • 21 February

    The basis for the kalimahs

    Question Would it be possible to tell me where the seven kalimahs are derived from? You know the seven kalimahs that we are taught from young? I guess they are derived from the Quran and the Hadith but what I’d like to know is who compiled them in that form and called them the kalimahs? I mean why do we …

  • 20 February

    Correct translation of a hadith

    Question Insha Allah you are well. I read the undermentioned translation of a hadith: Ibn Abbas reported: I was riding with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and he said, “Know that there is much good in patience with what you dislike, that support will come with patience, relief will come with affliction, and hardship will come with ease.” (Musnad …