Sirah and History

Valuing a strand of the blessed hair of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

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Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

Ibn Sirin (rahimahullah) has said: “I said to ‘Abidah (rahimahullah): ‘We have some of the hair of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) which we got from Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) or from his family.’

‘Abidah (rahimahullah) replied. “No doubt if I had a single strand of that [hair], it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it.” Read More »

The first person to apply logic was Iblis

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) where he said: “The first creature that apply the concept of qiyas [logic] is Iblis, then he made a mistake in his qiyas. Thus, whoever applies his logic in religious matters [only depending on logic] Allah Ta’ala will make him be with Iblis.”

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Translation of a narration regarding a drought at the time of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Kindly provide the translation of this Hadith:

عن مالك الدار، قال: وكان خازن عمر على الطعام، قال: أصاب الناس قحط في زمن عمر، فجاء رجل إلى قبر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فقال: يا رسول الله، استسق لأمتك فإنهم قد هلكوا، فأتى الرجل في المنام فقيل له: ” ائت عمر فأقرئه السلام، وأخبره أنكم مسقيّون وقل له: عليك الكيس، عليك الكيس “، فأتى عمر فأخبره فبكى عمر ثم قال: يا رب لا آلو إلا ما عجزت عنه

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Nimrud’s torturous death

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What is status of following narration ?

إن أول جبار كان في الأرض نمرود ، فبعث الله عليه بعوضة فدخلت في منخره ، فمكث أربعمائة سنة يضرب رأسه بالمطارق ، أرحم الناس به من جمع يديه فضرب رأسه بهما ، وكان جبارا أربع مائة سنة ، فعذبه الله أربع مائة سنة كملكه ، ثم أماته الله ، وهو الذي كان بنى صرحًا إلى السماء Read More »

The warning sermon on Mount Safa

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Has this Hadith appeared with the following wording in any narration?

“From the mountain he [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] asked the people of Makkah:

‘If I say on the other side of the mountain your enemy is there will you believe me?’

Everyone said: “if you say on the other side of the mountain there is the enemy, we will believe you. You are truthful to the people. We all know you to be truthful.”

He [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: ‘I warn you of the punishment which will come! Whoever does not accept Allah to be one, a big punishment will come upon him! I warn you from this big punishment and call you to believe in one Allah.’ Read More »

Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the murder of a shepherd

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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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