Tag Archives: Abu Dawud

February, 2019

  • 6 February

    Three du’as [supplications] that are not rejected

    Question Can you provide the reference for this: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Three prayers (supplications) are not rejected, there is no doubt in this; The du’a of a father, the du’a of a traveller and the du’a of an oppressed person”

  • 1 February

    Not remembering Allah in a gathering is a cause of loss

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If anyone sits in a place and does not remember Allah there, then this sitting will cause him a loss from Allah and if anyone lies down in a place and does not remember Allah, then this will cause …

January, 2019

  • 30 January

    Explanation of a passage in Abu Dawud

    Question What is the reason why he did not accept his testimony in the following: و شهد عند عدي بن ارطاة على رؤيته الهلال فلم يجز شهادته (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Adab, number 4788)

  • 24 January

    A narration regarding what happens when the sun sets

    Question What is the status of the following narration? عن أبي ذر، قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على حمار وعليه برذعة أو قطيفة، قال: وذلك عند غروب الشمس، فقال لي: “يا أبا ذر، هل تدري أين تغيب هذه؟ ” قال: قلت: الله ورسوله أعلم. قال: “فإنها تغرب في عين حامئة، تنطلق حتى تخر لربها ساجدة تحت العرش، …

  • 17 January

    A Sunnah du’a to recite when retiring to bed

    Question What is the status and translation of the following du’a? Bismillah wa da’tu jambi Allahumagh firli dhambi wa akhsi shaytani wa fukka rihani waj’alni fin nadiyyil a’ala

December, 2018

  • 18 December

    Caution against oppressing in one’s bequests/wasiyyah

    Question Kindly provide the reference for this narration. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Sometimes a man and a woman live in the obedience of Allah for sixty years then before they die they cause such harm in their bequests that Jahannam becomes warranted for them” [i.e. They cause harm to the heirs by either bequeathing more than one third, …

  • 12 December

    The example of one who gives charity when he is on his death bed

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The parable of the one who frees a slave [or gives charity] at the time of his death is that of the one who gives a gift [only after] he is satiated” [i.e. This type of charity is not the ideal. A person should give charity when he is …

  • 10 December

    Whoever harms others, Allah will place him into difficulty

    Question Can you provide the reference for this narration? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever [unjustly] causes harm [to a Muslim], Allah harms him [by placing him into difficulty] and whoever is harsh Allah will be harsh with him”

  • 3 December

    Do not omit the two Sunnah of Fajr even if you are trampled over by horses

    Question I wanted to know the authenticity of the following Hadith: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not omit them [i.e. the two rak’ahs Sunnah of Fajr] even if you are trampled over by horses.”

November, 2018

October, 2018

  • 30 October

    Providing water is among the best charity

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what charity is best?’ He replied, ‘Providing drinking water.’

  • 18 October

    ‘O businessmen! Give sadaqah’

    Question Is this authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O Merchants! In business transactions there occurs useless talk and false oaths, therefore mix it with giving sadaqah [for its atonement]”

September, 2018

  • 21 September

    Du’a when the wind blows

    Question Are these exact words found in a Hadith? Du’a when the wind blows: O Allah, I ask You for its goodness and I seek Your protection from its evil