Tag Archives: Ibn ‘Asakir

October, 2016

July, 2016

  • 14 July

    A du’a for protecting one’s family and possessions

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration? A person came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, ‘O Rasulullah, I fear over my life, my children, my family and my wealth.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Every morning and evening recite the following du’a: بسم الله على ديني ونفسي وولدي وأهلي ومالي (Bismillahi ‘ala dini wa …

October, 2015

  • 16 October

    An unauthentic virtue of one who memorises the Quran

    Question What is the status of the Hadith which states that the earth does not consume the body of a Hafizul Quran?

  • 1 October

    Number of Women in Jannah

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? I entered Jannah and saw that most of its dwellers were women. Narrated by al-Bayhaqi in al-Ba’th wal-Nushur and Ibn ‘Asakir in Tarikh Dimashq.

July, 2015

  • 29 July

    Drinking water on an empty stomach

    Question I would like to know if there is a Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that water be the first thing drunk in the morning on an empty stomach as this causes different types of illnesses. I received a message saying it is mentioned in Tabarani.

  • 14 July

    Imam Malik’s Ramadan routine

    Question Is it true Imam Malik would not do Hadith kitabs in Ramadan and would only pray Quran? I read the following in Tarikh ibn ‘Asakir which contradicts it: وَكَانَ الحنيني إذا دخل شهر رمضان ترك سماع الحديث ، فَقَالَ لَهُ مَالِك : يَا أَبَا يَعْقُوب ، لم تترك سماع الحديث فِي رمضان ، إن كَانَ فِيهِ شيء يكره فِي رمضان ، …

May, 2015

  • 18 May

    How long is the bridge (sirat) over Jahannam?

    Question People mention that the bridge over Jahannam (pul sirat) is 1500 years long. 500 years up, 500 years straight and 500 years down. Is this description correct and mentioned anywhere? Jazakallah

  • 16 May

    Was Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) nur (celestial light)?

    Question Is the following Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Fourteen thousand years before Adam was created, ‘Ali and I were a light in the presence of Allah. When Allah created Adam, He placed that nur in Adam’s back. We continued as one until we separated in the back of ‘Abdul Muttalib, so I am one of the …

April, 2015

  • 2 April

    Source for a particular du’a

    Question Could the following du’a please be sourced?: Allahumma a’inni ‘ala dini bid dunya wa ‘ala akhirati bit taqwa is this a Masnun Dua of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

March, 2015

November, 2014

  • 5 November

    The virtues of reaching old age

    Question Please verify the authenticity of the following narration: ‘No one reaches forty years in Islam except that Allah protects him from madness, leprosy and leucoderma. When he is fifty, Allah makes easy his reckoning. When he reaches sixty, Allah grants him repentance. And when he reaches seventy, Allah loves him and the inhabitants of the heavens love him. And …

June, 2014

  • 2 June

    Authenticity of a Hadith about a river in Jannah

    Question I was wondering about the authenticity of the following Hadith. في الجنة نهر يقال له الريان عليه مدينة من مرجان لها سبعون الف باب من ذهب وفضة لحامل القرآن Jannah has a river called ‘Rayyan’ which has a city of coral with 70 000 doors made of gold and silver. All of this is reserved for the Hafiz of …

May, 2014

  • 30 May

    The famous incident of Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) returning to Madinah & calling the adhan…

    Question Please discuss the authenticity of the famous incident of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) returning to Madinah and calling the adhan long after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) after seeing Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in a dream. Someone told me this story is not reliable and that we should not attribute it to Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu).