Question Is Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was invited to a walimah [marriage feast]. When he arrived at the house, he heard singing. He halted at the door. He was asked: ‘Why have you halted?’ He replied, I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say: ‘He who increases the number of a crowd is of them. He who …
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Question A friend of mine alerted me to an argument that a prominent Salafi inclined Shaykh was making about the existence of Mutawatir Hadiths. He said that not only are there no such thing as Mutawatir Hadiths, but it is impossible to have Mutawatir Hadiths according to the conditions of Mutawatir Hadith and he lists four reasons: 1) All of …
Question I heard it is sunnah not to greet strangers of the opposite sex. And if greeted not to respond. Kindly advise on its authenticity as I have come across a Hadith in which Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) greeted women.
Question If a Hadith in Tirmidhi has been declared hasan sahih by Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) but declared weak by contemporary ‘Ulama after scrutinising the chain. Which ruling would be given preference to?
Question Is there an authentic Hadith in Abu Dawud which states: A sign of the hour will be people claiming to follow Quran but reject Hadith and Sunnah.
Question There is a famous narration in Sahih Bukhari confirming that Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha) got married at the age of six, and she began to live with Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) at the age of nine. However, some people have rejected the narration because they said it conflicts with this one: ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates: ‘I had seen my parents following Islam since I …
Question Are there any sound/authentic narrations which confirm that even during the Caliphate of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) the number of rak’ahs in Tarawih were twenty?
Question Where can I find a detailed discussion about the Ahadith of Abu Hurayrah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that are corroborated by other Sahabah? Jazakallahu Khairan
Question Are all Hadiths of Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah sahih (technically) or is it only sahih according to Imam Ibn Khuzaymah and other Muhadithun have reservation on their acceptability? Are there any da’if Hadiths in Sahih Ibn Khuzaymah? And what is its rank (overall) in Hadith Books. Is it equal to Sunan Abi Dawud, Sunan Nasai, above it or below it?
Question Please provide the Hadith, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed those men who emulate women and those women who emulate men
Clarification of the Hadith that encouraged the recital of Bismillah when presented with doubtful food
Question What is the explanation of the Hadith where it is mentioned that some Sahabah said we go to certain areas and the people present us with food we do not know about the food (ie halal or not) and Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) told them read Bismillah and eat from it. Does it mean that if we in doubt about food …
Question What do the Hadith scholars say about this Hadith in Sahih Muslim. Narrated by Sa’d Ibn Abi Waqqas (radiyallahu ‘anhu): Muawiyah, the son of Abu Sufyan, gave an order to Sa’d, and told him: “What prevents you that you are refraining from cursing Abu Turab (nickname of ‘Ali)?” Sa’d replied: “Don’t you remember that the Prophet said three things …
Question In certain Darul ‘Ulums, some Hadith books are taught ‘riwayatan’ and some ‘dirayatan’. What is the difference?