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July, 2020

  • 8 July

    The reason for Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) concern during an eclipse

    Question I have heard that whenever an eclipse would occur, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would go to the Masjid out of fear and invite the people to perform the Eclipse Salah. Please explain why this would cause Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to get frightened?

  • 7 July

    Explanation of the Hadith regarding Allah is content with a small measure of deeds

    Question Please provide an explanation for the following Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have said: ‘When a person is content with a small measure of sustenance from Allah, Allah will be content with a small measure of deeds from him.’ (Shu’abul Iman, Hadith: 4265 and 9531)

  • 6 July

    How to read the word نورٌ أنّي

    Question Can the following words نورٌ أنّي be read as نورانِيّ (nuraniyyun) in the following Hadith? If so, what would it mean? عن أبي ذر الغفاري: سَأَلْتُ رَسولَ اللهِ ﷺ، هلْ رَأَيْتَ رَبَّكَ؟ قالَ: نُورٌ أنّى

  • 2 July

    Pronunciation of the words in the Hadith: Islam is built on five

    Question Regarding the Hadith: بني الإسلام على خمس, what harakah will the meem (م) of إقام الصلاة take? Some books have it written with a fathah whilst others have it written with a kasrah or dhammah.

June, 2020

  • 16 June

    Explanation of ‘Seek forgiveness for your brother’

    Question Please provide a brief commentary of the following 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.’” (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 3213; Declared authentic by Allamah Nawawi; Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 480)

  • 11 June

    Narrations neither you nor your forefathers have heard

    Question Please explain the following narration: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Towards the end of time there will be people from my Ummah who will quote to you narrations which neither you nor your forefathers would’ve heard. Beware of them!’ (Introduction of Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 15-16, and Musnad Ahmad, vol.2 pg. 32; …

April, 2020

  • 6 April

    Which verses of Surah Baqarah were given during Mi’raj

    Question In the following Hadith, which specific verses of Surah Baqarah are referred to (i.e where does it start from)? عن عبدالله بن مسعود: لَمّا أُسْرِيَ برَسولِ اللهِ ﷺ، انْتُهي به إلى سِدْرَةِ المُنْتَهى، وهي في السَّماءِ السّادِسَةِ، إلَيْها يَنْتَهِي ما يُعْرَجُ به مِنَ الأرْضِ فيُقْبَضُ مِنْها، وإلَيْها يَنْتَهِي ما يُهْبَطُ به مِن فَوْقِها فيُقْبَضُ مِنْها، قالَ: إِذْ يَغْشى (النَّجْمُ) …

March, 2020

  • 24 March

    Explanation of the word ‘istidraj’

    Question Please provide the authenticity and commentary of the narration below: In a Hadith narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: إذا رأيت الله تعالى يعطي العبد من الدنيا ما يحب وهو مقيم على معاصيه فإنما ذلك منه استدراجا “When you see that Allah Ta’ala gives a person (material) things of the worldly …

  • 19 March

    Do Hijrah and Hajj expiate major sins?

    Question Do Hijrah and Hajj have the same effect as accepting Islam as far as wiping out major sins are concerned? عن ابن شماسة المهرى قال: حضرنا عمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنه وهو فى سياقة الموت. فبكى طويلا وحوّل وجهه إلى الجدار فجعل ابنه يقول يا أبتاه أما بشرك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بكذا أما بشرك رسول …

  • 12 March

    Would Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) comb his beard twice daily?

    Question I read in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would comb his beard twice daily. Is this correct?

  • 4 March

    Explanation of ‘fahish’ and ‘mutafahish’

    Question The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) never used bad language, neither a “Fahish” nor a “Mutafahish”. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.” (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 3559) In the context of the above Hadith, does “Fahish” refer only to sexual bad language? Furthermore, what is meant by “Mutafahish”?

  • 3 March

    Commentary of the narration regarding the intelligent person

    Question Please provide a brief commentary on the following Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: The intelligent person is the one who subjugates his soul/takes account of himself, and works for what is after death and the incapable is the one who follows his desires and thereafter entertains hopes in [the mercy of] Allah.

February, 2020

  • 18 February

    Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) daughter’s request

    Question Which daughter of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) does the following Hadith refer to and why did he refuse to go in the first instance? Usama (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: ‘Once, one of the daughters of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) sent a message to him while we were with him. In the message she wrote, ‘My child is going …