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November, 2019

  • 7 November

    A narration regarding the demise of Zakariyya (‘alayhis salam)

    Question I have heard a Hadith which states that before Zakariyya (‘alayhis salam) was killed, he went into a tree and part of his upper garment was left sticking out of the tree. His enemies came and cut the tree in half while he was inside, which led to his death. Is this true?

October, 2019

  • 30 October

    Meaning of the Hadiths that encourage the remembrance of death

    Question There are Hadiths regarding the remembrance of death, what do they mean? Do we remember those who have died or think about that we will die one day?

  • 17 October

    Do not swear or speak ill of the deceased

    Question What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not swear/speak ill of the dead thereby causing harm to the living [i.e the relatives of the deceased].”

  • 15 October

    Seeking forgiveness for the deceased after burial

    Question I want to know the authenticity of this Hadith: “When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would finish the burial of the deceased, he would stay by the grave and say, ‘Seek forgiveness for your brother and beg steadfastness for him as he is now being questioned.'”

  • 14 October

    A narration regarding two cursed sounds

    Question What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once took hold of my hand and we proceeded to visit his ailing son, Ibrahim. They found the infant in the throes of death, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed him on his lap until his soul left …

  • 8 October

    When you awake in the morning, do not wait for the evening

    Question Please source the following narration: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When you wake up in the morning, do not anticipate the evening, and when you find yourself in the evening, do not anticipate the morning.”

September, 2019

  • 27 September

    Yahya Al Ghassani was not oblivious of death

    Question Can you mention the Arabic text and reference for this narration? Also, what does it mean? Yahya Al Ghassani (rahimahullah) said “I never go to sleep telling myself that I’ll wake up” (Ibn Abid Dunya)

August, 2019

  • 26 August

    Prepare for death

    Question Is this a Hadith or is a statement of someone else? موتوا قبل أن تموتوا Mutu qabla an tamutu 

  • 1 August

    The angel of death addresses the Believers and Disbelievers

    Question Please mention the narration regarding the angel addressing the deceased before he passes away and how the angel addresses the Believer and Disbeliever.

July, 2019

  • 29 July

    Remember death while in Salah

    Question Can this narration be quoted? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Remember death when you offer Salah, for if a man remembers death when in Salah, he will strive to perform his Salah in an excellent manner.”

  • 18 July

    Consoling the deceased’s family

    Question What is the authenticity of this du’a for ta’ziyah (consoling the family of the deceased): Inna lillahi ma akhadha wa lahu ma a’ta wa kullu shay-in ‘indahu bi ajalim musamma

  • 4 July

    Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) welcomes death

    Question Could you kindly give me the Arabic text and reference for the statement made by Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) welcoming death when he was passing away?

June, 2019