Tag Archives: Abu Dawud

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 …

  • 23 November

    People will remain on good as long as they do not delay Maghrib

    Question What is the source of this Hadith? لا تزال أمتي بخير -أو قال على الفطرة- ما لم يؤخروا المغرب إلى أن تشتبك النجوم

  • 9 November

    A du’a to recite four times in the morning or evening

    Question I have heard that this Hadith is recorded in Sahih Bukhari but it is weak. Can I still recite it daily? Whoever says in the morning, “O Allah, we bear witness to you and we bear witness to the bearers of You Throne and Your angels and all Your creation. You are Allah. There is no god but You, …

October, 2020

  • 22 October

    A beautiful comprehensive Masnun du’a

    Question Can you provide the entire du’a? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would say, ‘wamkur li wa la tamkur ‘alayya’ [i.e. plot in favour of me by afflicting my enemy in ways that they do not even realise].

  • 6 October

    Meaning of the words ‘لا يستجرينكم الشيطان’

    Question What is the meaning of the words ‘لا يستجرينكم الشيطان’ in the following Hadith: عن أبي نضرة، عن مطرف، قال: قال أبي: انطلقت في وفد بني عامر إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: فقلنا: أنت سيدنا، فقال: السيد الله تبارك وتعالى قلنا: وأفضلنا فضلا وأعظمنا طولا، فقال: قولوا بقولكم، أو بعض قولكم، ولا يستجرينكم الشيطان

  • 5 October

    Authenticity of the narration regarding Mu’awiyah’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) conversion to Islam

    Question I would like to know the grading of this Hadith: Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded a narration which indicates that Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam before The Conquest of Makkah. Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I trimmed the hair of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at Marwah’. (Musnad Ahmad, vol. 4 pg. 97)

September, 2020

  • 16 September

    Meaning of the words ‘أخوك البكري’

    Question What is the translation of البكري in the following Hadith? عن عبد الله بن عمرو بن الفغواء الخزاعي، عن أبيه، قال: دعاني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وقد أراد أن يبعثني بمال إلى أبي سفيان يقسمه في قريش بمكة بعد، الفتح، فقال: التمس صاحبا قال: فجاءني عمرو بن أمية الضمري، فقال: بلغني أنك تريد الخروج وتلتمس صاحبا، قال: …

  • 16 September

    Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) beautiful, comprehensive du’a for the Sahabah

    Question Is following Hadith authentic? It was narrated that Sayyiduna Abu Umamah Al-Bahili (radiyallahu ‘anu) said: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) came out to us, leaning on a stick, and when we saw him, we stood up. He said: ‘Do not do what the Persians do for their leaders.’ We said: ‘O Messenger of Allah, why don’t you pray to Allah …

  • 14 September

    Du’a when undergoing any difficulty or suffering

    Question Kindly provide the authenticity of the following Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَوْهَبٍ الرَّمْلِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ زِيَادِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ كَعْبٍ الْقُرَظِيِّ، عَنْ فَضَالَةَ بْنِ عُبَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الدَّرْدَاءِ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَقُولُ ‏ “مَنِ اشْتَكَى مِنْكُمْ شَيْئًا أَوِ اشْتَكَاهُ أَخٌ لَهُ فَلْيَقُلْ رَبُّنَا اللَّهُ الَّذِي فِي السَّمَاءِ تَقَدَّسَ اسْمُكَ …