Prohibitions

Another Hadith regarding the detrimental characteristics of women

Question

Kindly provide the correct Arabic wording and authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The majority of those I saw therein [i.e. in the fire] were women who spread secrets when entrusted; when they are asked, they are stingy, and when they ask others, they do so in a demanding way.’

Husayn [ibn Muhammad, when narrating this Hadith] said [that Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam – also added]: ‘And when they are given something, they are not appreciative.’ Read More »

Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the murder of a shepherd

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that the climate of Madinah did not suit some people, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine. So they followed the shepherd and drank the camels’ milk and urine till their bodies became healthy. Then they killed the shepherd and drove away the camels. When the news reached Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) he sent some people in their pursuit and they were brought. He then cut their hands and feet and their eyes were branded with heated pieces of iron.”

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Prohibition against spying and searching for faults of Muslims

Question

It has been reported that a man was brought before ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) because his beard had wine. Ibn Mas’ud said:

“We have been prohibited from spying [on Muslims] and finding faults [with them]. But we can take to task only and only if the sin is overt.

(Abu Dawud)

Please can you give commentary for the above Hadith.

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A severe punishment for fornication

Question

Is the following narration suitable to quote?

قال: ثم مضيت هنيهة، فإذا أنا بنساء تعلقن بِثَدْيِهِنَّ، فَسَمِعَتْهُنَّ يَضْجِجْنَ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، قُلْتُ: يَا جِبْرِيلُ مَنْ هَؤُلَاءِ النِّسَاءُ؟ قَالَ: هَؤُلَاءِ الزُّنَاةُ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ.

He [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: Thereafter I proceeded for a little while, then suddenly I was by [a group of] women hung by their breasts. I heard them screeching out to Allah Ta’ala, honored and revered is He. I said [i.e. asked]: ‘O Jibril, who are these women?’

He replied: These are the fornicators amongst your Ummah [nation/followers]. Read More »