Quran

Imam Malik’s Ramadan routine

Question

Is it true Imam Malik would not do Hadith kitabs in Ramadan and would only pray Quran?

I read the following in Tarikh ibn ‘Asakir which contradicts it:

وَكَانَ الحنيني إذا دخل شهر رمضان ترك سماع الحديث ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَالِك : يَا أَبَا يَعْقُوب ، لم تترك سماع الحديث فِي رمضان ، إن كَانَ فِيهِ شيء يكره فِي رمضان ، فهو فِي غير رمضان يكره ؟ فَقَالَ لَهُ الحنيني : يَا أَبَا عَبْد اللَّهِ ، شهر أحب أن أتفرغ فِيهِ لنفسي

 

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Translation of a Hadith regarding beautiful recital of Quran

Question

In the narration of al-Bara Ibn ‘Aazib (may Allah be pleased with him) the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

Adorn your voices with the Quran.

(Related in Abu Dawud)

Is this translation correct?

Is the maf’ul (object) ‘the Quran’ or ‘your voices’?

(should we beatify our voices with the Quran or the Quran with our voices). Jazakallah

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Leading the Tarawih whilst looking in to the Quran

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Please clarify the issue of offering taraweeh prayer led by an imam who is not a hafiz and therefore reads from mushaf in a small community with no other masjid with a hafiz. Is it allowed?

In defense people quote that Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) used to offer tarawih led by a slave who use to read from mushaf ( al bukhari in. mu’ allaq report 1/245) Jazakallah khayran

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Is this a contradiction in Sahih Muslim’s Hadith?

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Please elaborate on the Hadith in Sahih Muslim, book number 39, Hadith number 4707.

Why does it contradict the Quran which says that Allah Ta’ala created the world in 6 days, and this Hadith mentions the creation in 7 days!

Please help. Jazak Allah khair

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An unauthentic virtue for the opening verses of Surah An’am

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I just wonder whether you could verify the authenticity

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Whoever prays the first three verses of Surah An’aam until Wa ya’lamu ma taksibun, Allah Ta’ala appoints for him one thousand angels who record his worship similar of their own. And an angel descends from the seventh heaven, with a crooked rod of iron. Now when the satan wishes to whisper to the reciter or drive into his heart the inclination of some sin the angel hits the satan such a hard blow that seventy barriers form between the satan and the reciter. And on Resurrection Day Allah Ta’ala will say to him, ‘Walk in My shade this day in which besides My shade no other shade exists. And eat the fruits of My paradise and drink from the pool of Kawthar, and take a wash from the spring of Salsabil, for you are My servant and I am your Lord.”

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Reciting Surah Ikhlas ten times

Question

Is there any narration mentioning virtue of reciting Surah Ikhlas 10 times, or 20 times or more. I know about the narration mentioning reward of reciting it thrice. Any other narration?

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Proof for spacing the surahs in salah

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Is there any reference from the sunnah for the issue wherein the fuqaha say that it’s makrooh to leave 1 small surah in qisar mufassal during salah?

For example, if I recite surah lahab in the 1st rak’at, then in the second rak’at I cannot recite surah falaq because I will be leaving out 1 small surah in between.

I found the fatwa in shami but there is no mention of a Hadith.

So on what basis do we say it’s makrooh?

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An unauthentic form of Salah to be recited on Friday eve

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Whomsoever performs two units of Salah on the eve of Friday, reciting Surah Fatihah and fifteen times Surah Zilzal in each rak’ah, Allah will protect him from the punishment of the grave and from the horrors of the Day of Qiyamah”

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