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August, 2020

  • 19 August

    Abu ‘Amr ibnul ‘Ala gauged intelligence on a person being occupied reading books

    Question What is the correct reference for this? Abul ‘Ala said: “I never entered upon a man or passed by his door -seeing him with a book in his hand,and his companion doing nothing- except that I judged him to be the more intelligent one” (Ibn ‘Abdil Barr)

  • 19 August

    The balcony of the palace of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) is made of gold

    Question Is there a narration which states that balconies in Jannah are made of gold? I have seen the following English translation “I came upon a square palace having balconies made of gold” but cannot find the mention of balconies in the Arabic.

  • 18 August

    Do the virtues of seeking knowledge apply to secular education?

    Question In the following Hadith: من سلك طريقًا يلتمس فيه علمًا سهل الله له طريقًا إلى الجنة Whosoever sets out in search of knowledge, Allah Ta’ala will ease the way to Jannah for him. What is meant by ‘knowledge’ in this Hadith? Is it specifically the seekers of Islamic/Shar’i knowledge or is worldly knowledge also included in this like engineering for …

  • 18 August

    Surah Mulk will repel and ward off the angels of punishment in the grave

    Question What is the reference for this Hadith? “Angels will come to a man in his grave by his legs and they will say: ‘You do not have a path before us. He used to recite Surah Mulk.’ Then they would come to his stomach and it will say: ‘You do not have a path before us, he was aware …

  • 18 August

    Translation of the word يَتَوَقَّصُ

    Question Kindly explain the words فَجَعَلَ يَتَوَقَّصُ به that have appeared in the following Hadith: عن جابر بن سمرة رضي الله عنه قال: صَلّى رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ على ابْنِ الدَّحْداحِ: ثُمَّ أُتِيَ بفَرَسٍ عُرْيٍ فَعَقَلَهُ رَجُلٌ فَرَكِبَهُ، فَجَعَلَ يَتَوَقَّص به، وَنَحْنُ نَتَّبِعُهُ نَسْعى خَلْفَهُ، قالَ: فَقالَ رَجُلٌ مِنَ القَوْمِ: إنَّ النبيَّ ﷺ قالَ: كَمْ مِن عِذْقٍ مُعَلَّقٍ، أَوْ مُدَلًّى، في …

  • 17 August

    A jewel tent in Jannah for the lowest ranked person in Jannah

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? There is a Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which states that the lowest ranked person in Jannah will have a tent made of pearls, chrysolite/peridot and sapphire the size of the distance between Al Jabiyah and San’a.

  • 17 August

    An unreliable narration on the virtue of salutation being equal to battle and Hajj

    Question Is this authentic? “When a man sends salutations (durud), he gets the reward of four hundred jihad and each battle is equivalent to four hundred Hajj”

  • 17 August

    Is Abu Khalid Ad-Dalani a reliable narrator?

    Question How reliable is the Hadith narrator Abu Khalid Ad-Dalani? He has narrated Hadiths present in Sunan Abi Dawud (3106) as well as Sunan Tirmidhi (2083).

  • 17 August

    Meaning of ‘mujahir’

    Question What is the meaning of ‘mujahir’ in the following Hadith? كل أمتي معافاة إلا المجاهرين وإن من الإجهار أن يعمل العبد بالليل عملا ثم يصبح قد ستره ربه فيقول: يا فلان قد عملت البارحة كذا وكذا وقد بات يستره ربه فيبيت يستره ربه ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عنه

  • 14 August

    Authenticity of Ibnul Munkadir’s statement regarding the protection of Allah

    Question What is the authenticity of this narration? “Through the piety of a person, Allah rectifies his children, his grandchildren, the people living in his home as well as the people living in the neighbouring homes. They all remain under the protection of Allah, as long as this person remains among them.”

  • 14 August

    Angels wearing turbans

    Question Is it true that wearing a turban is a Sunnah of the angels? I don’t understand why they wear turban?

  • 14 August

    The rewards for carrying out certain deeds in the path of Allah is multiplied 490 million fold

    Question Is there any mention in Hadith that a person will be rewarded 490 million rewards for deeds carried out while in the path of Allah?

  • 14 August

    A du’a to remove debts

    Question Can this Hadith be acted upon and is it reliable for the removal of debts? اللهم مالك الملك , تؤتي الملك من تشاء , وتنزع الملك ممن تشاء