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March, 2021

  • 3 March

    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 …

February, 2021

  • 22 February

    Practising medicine without having knowledge

    Question Is this Hadith authentic and can it be quoted? من تطبب ولم يعلم منه طب قبل ذلك فهو ضامن Whoever gives medical treatment and he is not known to be [a doctor/medical practitioner] then he is liable  

  • 16 February

    The complete narration regarding if someone insults you, do not retaliate

    Question Please can you mention the entire narration which is answered here Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Sulaym (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…If any person reviles or insults you for something which he finds in you then do not insult him with what you know of him, for he will bear the evil consequences of it.” …

  • 12 February

    Another version of the du’a to recite when overcome with grief and anxiety

    Question Can you confirm the source of this Hadith? من أصابه هم أو غم أو سقم أو شدة فقال: الله ربي لا شريك له كشف ذلك عنه

  • 10 February

    If someone insults you, do not retaliate

    Question Is this a Hadith? “And if a person reviles you and dishonours you with what he knows of you then do not degrade him (back) with what you know of him for the curse (of abuse) will only be upon him.”

  • 2 February

    Allah has ordained five daily Salah

    Question I remember coming across a Hadith a couple of years ago which says something like Allah has made five Salahs obligatory and those who miss it will be punished but Allah will forgive if He so wills. Could you kindly locate the Hadith?

  • 1 February

    The illegitimate child does not inherit from the father

    Question Is this a Hadith and what is the reference? “Any man who fornicates with a free woman or a slave woman, then the child born from zina does not inherit, nor is it inherited from.”

January, 2021

December, 2020

  • 25 December

    Hadith on the weight limit on men’s rings

    Question I have come across two versions of the Hadiths wherein the weight limit on rings for men are mentioned. One version has the wording ولا تزده مثقالا (which our Hanafi ‘Ulama often mention in our Fiqh books) and another says ولا تتمه مثقالا (I have only come across this version in the Hadith books). Kindly provide me with the …

  • 24 December

    Teaching women to write

    Question There is a Hadith that says don’t teach women ‘kitabat’ (to write). (Al-Mishkat and Abu Dawud) First of all what did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mean by ‘kitabat’? Is it the compilation of books? I read in the explanation of this Hadith in the book ‘Behnon ki Chadar’ by Abu Talha Muhammad Yunus that it means: Do not teach …

  • 2 December

    Imam Abu Dawud’s (rahimahullah) book; Al Marasil

    Question What is the status of the Hadiths found in Al Marasil of Imam Abu Dawud? What commentaries are there on this book?

  • 1 December

    Another query regarding reciting the Mu’awwidhatayn in Fajr

    Question Is it correct that whenever Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was on journey, he would read Surah Falaq and Surah Nas in the Fard of Fajr?

November, 2020

  • 25 November

    Accolade of Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

    Question Kindly verify if the following statement was made by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) regarding Sayyiduna Mus’ab ibn ‘Umayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu): “Among the believers are men who have been true to what they have pledged to Allah.” The Prophet then cast his Mubarak eyes over the battle field on which lay the dead companions of Mus’ab and said: “The Messenger …