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Explanation of the words: ‘As habul ahwa’

Question

In the following text does أهل الأهواء specifically refer to people of innovation or does it have a more general meaning (people of desire)?

عَنِ الْحَسَنِ وَابْنِ سِيرِينَ: أَنَّهُمَا قَالَا: لَا تُجَالِسُوا أَصْحَابَ الْأَهْوَاءِ، وَلَا تُجَادِلُوهُمْ، وَلَا تَسْمَعُوا مِنْهُم

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Explanation of the Hadith regarding pictures

Question

Kindly explain the Hadith below:

Busr ibn Sa’id (rahimahullah) narrates that Zayd ibn Khalid Al-Juhani (rahimahullah) narrated to him something in the presence of Sa’id ibn ‘Ubaydullah Al-Khawlani (rahimahullah) who was brought up in the house of Maymuna (radiyallahu ‘anha) the wife of the Prophet. Zayd narrated to them that Abu Talha said that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The Angels [of Mercy] do not enter a house wherein there is a picture.”

Busr said: “Later on Zayd ibn Khalid fell ill and we called on him. To our surprise we saw a curtain decorated with pictures in his house. I said to ‘Ubaydullah Al-Khawlani:

“Didn’t he [Zaid] tell us about the [prohibition of] pictures?”

He said: “But he exempted the embroidery on garments. Didn’t you hear him?”

I said: “No.” He said: “Yes, he did.” Read More »

Speaking in the Masjid

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

When a person speaks in the Masjid, an Angel on the first instance says ‘O friend of Allah, keep quiet’.  On the second instance the Angel says ‘O enemy of Allah, keep quiet and if the person persists, the Angel says ‘May Allah’s curse be upon you’

(Takhrijul Ihya)

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A severe warning for disclosing one’s sins

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith and provide the reference:

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

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Hadith explaining the best thing for a woman

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Is the following authentic?

Once when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Sayyidatuna Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), “What is best for women?”

She spontaneously responded: “That no male sees her nor does she see any male.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was so elated with her apt response that he commented:

“Fatimah is a piece of my flesh.”

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Hadith: ‘A little showing off is polytheism…’

Question

What is the grade of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anu) went out one day to the masjid of the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and he found Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal sitting by the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), weeping. He said: ‘Why are you weeping?’ Sayyiduna Mu’adh replied: ‘I am weeping because of something that I heard from the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

‘A little showing off is polytheism (shirk) and whoever shows enmity towards a friend of Allah has declared war on Allah. Allah loves those who are righteous, pious and (outwardly) lowly -those who if they are absent, are not missed, and if they are present, are not acknowledged-. Their hearts are lamps of guidance and they come out from every dark place (ie. from every trial and tribulation)’

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Signs of Qiyamah

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What is the status of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

  1. When public money is passed around like own money
  2. Trust is taken as booty (i.e. intention is to use it and refuse to return it)
  3. Zakah is seen as a tax
  4. Knowledge of Din is acquired for reasons other than spreading the Din
  5. A man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother
  6. Draws his friends close and distances his father
  7. Voices are raised in the Masajid
  8. Tribes are led by their wicked
  9. The leader of the community is the most despicable among them
  10. A person is respected for fear of his reprisals
  11. Singing girls and musical instruments become widespread
  12. Intoxicants are consumed
  13. The latter of this Ummah will curse their former

Then anticipate dangerous hurricanes, earthquakes, collapsing of the earth, disfigurement of bodies and faces, raining of stones, and such signs that follow in succession like beads of a necklace when the string is cut and so they (the beads) fall in succession.

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Status of children buried alive in Jahiliyyah

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What is the grade of the following Hadith and what does it mean?

 

Sayyiduna Salamah ibn Yazid Al Ju’fi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘My brother and I came to the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said that our mother had passed away during jahiliyyah, she use to honour her guests, upheld the ties of kinship, and did such and such good, but she had buried alive a sister of ours during jahiliyyah who had not reached the age of puberty.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sllam) said:

‘The one who was buried and the one who buried her are in Jahannam, unless Islam reached the one who buried the child alive and she became a Muslim.’

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Allah Ta’ala curses four types of people

Question

What is the grade of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abut Tufayl (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

Sayyiduna Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked, ‘Did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) give you something special which he did not give to anyone else?’ He replied, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), did not give me anything special which he did not give to everyone else except for what I have in my sword scabbard.’

He brought out a piece of paper. Written on that paper was: ‘Allah curses anyone who sacrifices an animal for anyone besides Allah. Allah curses anyone who steals the signposts (demarcating the boundary lines of the) land . Allah curses anyone who curses his parents. Allah curses anyone who gives shelter to an innovator.’

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