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Which Sahabi stopped Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his way to kill Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

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When Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was on his way to kill Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) , which Sahabi stopped him on the way:

Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas or Sayyiduna An-Nahham, Nu’aym ibn ‘Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)?

The reason for posing this question is that in some books, like Fadail A’mal and the Jamiat’s Tasheel Series Grade 7, it says Sayyidina Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). And then in books like Siratul Mustafa, Siratun Nabi, and the Jamiat’s Tasheel Series Grade 5, it says Sayyidina Nu’aym (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Is it possible that it’s two different narrations? Read More »

Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) method of delivering a sermon

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Kindly provide the reasoning/explanation in the following Hadith for the words:

كان رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ إذا خَطَبَ احْمَرَّتْ عَيْناهُ، وَعَلا صَوْتُهُ، واشْتَدَّ غَضَبُهُ،

عن جابر بن عبدالله رضي الله عنه قال: كانَ رَسولُ اللهِ ﷺ إذا خَطَبَ احْمَرَّتْ عَيْناهُ، وَعَلا صَوْتُهُ، واشْتَدَّ غَضَبُهُ، حتّى كَأنَّهُ مُنْذِرُ جَيْشٍ يقولُ: صَبَّحَكُمْ وَمَسّاكُمْ، ويقولُ: بُعِثْتُ أَنا والسّاعَةُ كَهاتَيْنِ، وَيَقْرُنُ بيْنَ إصْبَعَيْهِ السَّبّابَةِ، والْوُسْطى، ويقولُ: أَمّا بَعْدُ، فإنَّ خَيْرَ الحَديثِ كِتابُ اللهِ، وَخَيْرُ الهُدى هُدى مُحَمَّدٍ، وَشَرُّ الأُمُورِ مُحْدَثاتُها، وَكُلُّ بدْعَةٍ ضَلالَةٌ ثُمَّ يقولُ: أَنا أَوْلى بكُلِّ مُؤْمِنٍ مِن نَفْسِهِ، مَن تَرَكَ مالًا فَلأَهْلِهِ، وَمَن تَرَكَ دَيْنًا، أَوْ ضَياعًا فَإِلَيَّ وَعَلَيَّ. وفي رواية: كانَتْ خُطْبَةُ النبيِّ ﷺ يَومَ الجُمُعَةِ يَحْمَدُ اللَّهَ، وَيُثْنِي عليه، ثُمَّ يقولُ على إثْرِ ذلكَ، وَقَدْ عَلا صَوْتُهُ، ثُمَّ ساقَ الحَدِيثَ، بمِثْلِهِ.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 867) Read More »

The verse that was revealed during the Farewell Hajj

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Was the following verse revealed during the Farewell Hajj of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.”

(Surah Maidah, Verse: 3)

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The sky turning red after the demise of Sayyiduna Husayn

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Please provide me with the authenticity of the following narration:

عن أم حكيم قالت: قُتِلَ الْحُسَیْنُ بْنُ عَلِيٍّ وَأَنَا یَوْمَئِذٍ جُوَیْرِیة، فَمَکَثَتِ السَّمَاءُ أَیَّامًا مِثْلَ الْعَلَقة

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sharing a camel on the day of Badr

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I remember hearing somewhere that before the battle of Badr, three people used to share one camel, turn by turn. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was with Ali and another young Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), and the two of them said to the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that they are young and can walk and that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wsallam) can ride the camel throughout the journey without sharing. The Messenger of Allah(saw) replied, “As for you being younger that’s true, but we all have the same strength. And as for sharing, don’t I want to earn good deeds like you all do?”

Would you please be so kind as to provide the full incident along with its reference and authenticity? Read More »

The date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe being cut down and burnt

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Would you kindly please provide a detailed commentary of the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari?

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) had the date palm trees of the Banu Nadhir tribe burnt, and cut down at a place called Al-Buwayrah. Hassan ibn Thabit (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said in a poetic verse: “The chiefs of Bani Lu-ay found it easy to watch fire spreading at Al-Buwayrah.”

حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا جُوَيْرِيَةُ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ ـ رضى الله عنه ـ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهُ حَرَّقَ نَخْلَ بَنِي النَّضِيرِ وَقَطَعَ، وَهْىَ الْبُوَيْرَةُ، وَلَهَا يَقُولُ حَسَّانُ وَهَانَ عَلَى سَرَاةِ بَنِي لُؤَىٍّ حَرِيقٌ بِالْبُوَيْرَةِ مُسْتَطِيرٌ‏.

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 2326) Read More »

Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) neighbours causing him harm

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عن عائشة قالت: قال رسول الله (صلى الله عليه وسلم): كنت بين شر جارين. بين أبي لهب وعقبة بن أبي معيط إن كانا ليأتيان بالفروث فيطرحانها على بابي حتى إنهم ليأتون ببعض ما يطرحون من الأذى فيطرحونه على بابي. فيخرج به رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم فيقول: يا بني عبد مناف أي جوار هذا! ثم يلقيه بالطريق

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