Prohibitions

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 »

The forbidden times for nafl salah

Question

The Ulama say performing nawafl salah after Fajr until sunrise, at zawal time and from ‘Asr to Maghrib is not permissible. Can you cite the authentic narrations to suggest this?

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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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Keeping children indoors when night sets in

Question

What is meant by ‘when the darkness of the night envelopes’ in the following Hadith? Which time is it referring to?

‘Ata (rahimahullah) related that he heard Jabir ibn ‘Abdullah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) say that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“When the darkness of the night envelops–or it becomes nightfall–withhold your children (from going outside). Verily, the Jinn spread out at this time. Then, when part of the night has passed, let them go outside. And lock the doors whilst mentioning Allah’s name.” [Bukhari, Chapter of the Beginning of Creation]

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