Tag Archives: Ihyaul Uloom

March, 2021

  • 3 March

    A follow up query regarding a narration on the will of Allah Ta’ala

    Question The following has been attributed to the words of Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah). “O Dawud, you want and I want, so if you submit to what I want, I will take care of what you want. And if you don’t submit to what I want, I will exhaust you in what you want, and then you will only get what …

February, 2021

  • 11 February

    The qualities and signs of an ostentatious person

    Question Could you kindly give a reference for this? It is narrated that Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “There are four qualities of a show-off; He is lazy when alone, he is [only] active when among people, he [only] increases in deeds if he is praised and he decreases actions when admonished.”

  • 8 February

    A query regarding the bazar du’a cited in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din

    Question What is the original reference for this Hadith in Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: If a man says after entering the market the following, There is no deity but Allah, the Single, there is no partner for Him, His is the kingdom and for Him is all praise, He gives life …

January, 2021

  • 28 January

    The intercession of the Quran

    Question What is the status of this narration: Sa’id ibn Sulaym (rahimahullah) has reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “On the Day of Judgement, before Allah, no other intercessor will have a greater status than the Quran, neither a Prophet nor an angel.”

  • 25 January

    A description of Hatim’s Al Asamm Salah

    Question What is the authenticity and translation of this narration? يروى عن حاتم الأصم رضي الله عنه أنه سئل عن صلاته فقال إذا حانت الصلاة أسبغت الوضوء وأتيت الموضع الذي أريد الصلاة فيه فأقعد فيه  حتى تجتمع جوارحي ثم أقوم إلى صلاتي فأجعل الكعبة بين حاجبي والصراط تحت قدمي والجنة عن يميني والنار عن يساري وملك الموت ورائي وأظنها آخر …

July, 2020

  • 3 July

    ‘Abdur Rahman’s ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) secret to business success

    Question I heard about the following, is it authentic and what is the explanation? Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was asked; “What is the reason of your success? He replied, ‘Due to three things; 1) I never refused any profit 2) I sold everything in cash and not on credit 3) I did not delay in selling a …

January, 2020

  • 20 January

    A mother’s marital advice to her daughter

    Question Can you provide please the authenticity and the Arabic text of this narration? Asma bintu Kharijah al Fazari said to her daughter when she was getting married: “You have left a nest in which you grew up and proceeding to a bed which you know not and a companion with whom you are not familiar. So become for him …

November, 2019

July, 2019

  • 30 July

    Five things increase the memory

    Question What is authenticity of following narration? خمس يذهبن بالنسيان ويزدن في الحفظ ويذهبن البلغم السواك والصيام وقراءة القرآن والعسل واللبان

April, 2019

  • 8 April

    A narration regarding Jahannam

    Question What is the source of this Hadith mentioned in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din? يا جبريل ائتى بالنار فيجىء لها جبريل ويقول يا جهنم أجيبي خالقك ومليكك فيصادفها جبريل على غيظها وغضبها فلم يلبث بعد ندائها أن ثارت وفارت وزفرت إلى الخلائق وشهقت

November, 2018

August, 2018

  • 8 August

    Another version of the du’a to be recorded from the abdal

    Question Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) has cited in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din that whoever will make the following du’a three (3) times daily, would be written as one who has achieved the status of an abdal: اللهم اغفر لإمة محمد صل الله عليه وسلم , اللهم ارحم أمة محمد صل الله عليه وسلم , اللهم تجاوز عن أمة محمد صل الله عليه …

May, 2018

  • 30 May

    Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would sit in the graveyard

    Question Can you mention the reference and Arabic for this? Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to sit next to graves and when he was asked about this, he replied, “I am sitting amongst those people who remind me of the hereafter and when I leave, they will not backbite me.”