Merits of people & places

The list of people who will receive the shade of the ‘Arsh of Allah


It is a famous Hadith (in a single Hadith) mentioned about seven categories of people who will under the shade of Allah when there is shade except His.

However, if I recalled correctly Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has mentioned in his book:

مكاشفة القلوب المقرب إلى حضرة علام الغيوب

There are around forty (40) categories of people in total who will be under His shade in varies Hadiths. However in the translation of the book which I read, it does not list it. Could you please list it out as you did for ‘Examples of such Shahids are many‘. Read More »

A brief bio of Imam Ubbi


Kindly provide a brief biography on ‘Allamah Ubbi (rahimahullah) including information on his book.

Is Ubbi spelled as الأبي? Read More »

The reason for the reward of passing away far from one’s birthplace


Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says, “A man who was born in Madinah passed away in Madinah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘If only he passed away somewhere other than his birthplace [i.e. If only he was born out of Madinah and passed away in Madinah].’ Someone asked ‘And why is that O Rasulullah?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘When a person passes away somewhere other than his birthplace, a [place] will be measured for him in Jannah [as large as the distance] from the place where he was born to the place where he passed away.”

Why would a person who passes away in a place other than his own birthplace get such a big reward? What if he is a great sinner? Will he still be rewarded?

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A query regarding the wording of the Hadith on the virtue of assisting a Muslim


I know the narration with the following wording is recorded in Sahih Muslim:

والله في عون العبد ما كان العبد في عون أخيه

Allah will aid a servant so long as the servant aids his brother

I want to know if there is any narration with the words:

ان الله في عون العبد مادام العبد في عون اخيه

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Mu’awiyah ibn Mu’awiyah high rank due to continuously reciting Surah Ikhlas


I have found a Hadith in Tafsir Ibn Kathir regarding a virtue of Surah Ikhlas. Please verify the authenticity?

Angel Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whilst he was in Tabuk and said: “O Muhammad! Witness/attend the funeral of Mu’awiyah Al-Muzani [radiyallahu ‘anhu].” The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) set out with his companions and Jibril [‘alayhis salam] descended among [i.e along with] 70,000 angels. Jibril [‘alayhis salam] then stretched his right wing over the mountains and they lowered themselves in humbleness, and he stretched his left wing over the earth and it lowered itself in humbleness to the point where we could see Makkah and Madinah. Then the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), Jibril, and the angels offered prayer [Janazah Salah] on that companion. When he [i.e Nabi – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) finished the prayer, he said: ‘O Jibril! What elevated Mu’awiyah ibn Mu’awiyah [enabling him] to reach this status?’ Angel Jibril replied: “By reciting Qul Huwallahu Ahad whilst sitting, walking and riding.'”

(Sunanul Kubra, vol. 4 pg. 50, Mizanul I’itidal, vol. 5 pgs. 39-40, number: 8628; Also see Ibn Kathir, preface of Surah Ikhlas) Read More »

Was Hakim ibn Hizam born in the Ka’bah?


Is the following narration by Imam Hakim (rahimahullah) and his statement thereafter correct?

Is it authentically established that Sayyiduna Hakim ibn Hizam and  Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were both born in the blessed Ka’bah?

أخبرنا أبو بكر محمد بن أحمد بن بالويه ثنا إبراهيم بن إسحاق الحربي ثنا مصعب بن عبد الله : فذكر نسب حكيم بن حزام و زاد فيه و أمه فاختة بنت زهير بن أسد بن عبد العزى و كانت ولدت حكيما في الكعبة و هي حامل فضربها المخاض وهي جوف الكعبة فولدت فيها فحملت في نطع و غسل ما كان تحتها من الثياب عند حوض زمرم و لم يولد قبله و لا بعده في الكعبة أحد

قال الحاكم : و هم مصعب في الحرف الأخير فقد تواترت الأخبار أن فاطمة بنت أسد ولدت أمير المؤمنين علي بن أبي طالب كرم الله وجهه في جوف الكعبة

(Al-Mustadrak, vol. 3 pg. 483) Read More »