Tag Archives: Fiqh

June, 2021

  • 14 June

    A narration regarding raising the hands in Salah

    Question Sayyiduna Jabir ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates that once Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came out towards us and said: “Why is it that I see you all raising your hands as though they are the tails of stubborn horses. Be tranquil in Salah”. [Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 430] Please explain the context of this Hadith and is it referring …

April, 2021

March, 2021

  • 31 March

    A Hadith prohibiting starting Salah before joining the saff

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? إذا أتى أحدكم الصلاة فلا يركع دون الصف , حتى يأخذ مكانه من الصف

  • 25 March

    Ummud Darda (rahimahallah) visits the sick

    Question What is the authenticity and interpretation of this narration? عن الحارث بن عبد الله الأنصاري قال: رأيت أم الدرداء على رحالها أعواد ليس عليها غشاء، عائدة لرجل من أهل المسجد من الأنصار

  • 3 March

    Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the murder of a shepherd

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith? Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that the climate of Madinah did not suit some people, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered them to follow his shepherd, i.e. his camels, and drink their milk and urine. So they followed the shepherd and drank the camels’ milk and urine till their …

  • 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  

  • 17 February

    Abu Musa’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding chess

    Question I read this Hadith in Mishkatul Masabih, but have not seen a reference to a primary source. Could you kindly provide the reference: “Only a sinner plays chess”

  • 5 February

    Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the illegitimate child inheriting from the father

    Question What is the authenticity of the Hadith answered here: Sayyiduna ‘Amr ibn Shu’ayb reports from his father whom reports from his grandfather that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any man who fornicates with a slave or free woman [and a child is born], that child will be born from zina [illegitimate], will not inherit [from him] nor will …

  • 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.”

December, 2020

August, 2020

  • 27 August

    Imam Ahmad’s (rahimahullah) extreme caution before coming to a conclusion on a fatwa

    Question Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) said: “I would spend three years thinking about one question before coming to a firm conclusion.” Is there any reference for this quote?

  • 25 August

    Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) view regarding reciting behind the Imam

    Question Is this Hadith authentically narrated? عن يزيد بن شريك، أنه سأل عمر عن القراءة خلف الإمام، فقال: اقرأ بفاتحة الكتاب، قلت: وإن كنت أنت؟ قال: وإن كنت أنا، قلت: وإن جهرت؟ قال: وإن جهرت Yazid ibn Sharik once asked ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) about reciting behind the Imam. He (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “You recite Surah Fatihah.” I said, ‘If you …