Tag Archives: Musnad Ahmad

April, 2021

  • 15 April

    Taking Allah’s name before eating

    Question What is the grading of the following Hadith? “We were with the Prophet when food was presented to him, and I never saw food which had greater blessing when we began to eat, or less when we finished. We asked Allah’s messenger how that was, and he replied, “We mentioned Allah’s name when we ate, then one who ate …

  • 15 April

    ‘Ali’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding women in the marketplace

    Question Is this narration authentic? ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Do you not grow jealous! When you let your wives walk among men and see each other!

  • 12 April

    Do not regard giving a shoe lace or string as insignificant

    Question Is this a Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Never think any good to be low even if you give a string or lace.”

  • 5 April

    Another Hadith regarding the detrimental characteristics of women

    Question Kindly provide the correct Arabic wording and authenticity of the following narration: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The majority of those I saw therein [i.e. in the fire] were women who spread secrets when entrusted; when they are asked, they are stingy, and when they ask others, they do so in a demanding way.’ Husayn [ibn Muhammad, when …

March, 2021

  • 30 March

    Sayyiduna Ja’far, Zayd and ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhum) being elated at the words of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

    Question Kindly provide the reference and explanation of the following Hadith: قال علي رضي الله عنه : أتيت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنا و جعفر وزيد، فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لزيد : أنت مولاي، فحجل

  • 29 March

    Another Hadith on respecting elders and showing mercy to children

    Question Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and translation of the following narration: عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: بَيْنَما رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَمَعَهُ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ وَأَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ بْنُ الْجَرَّاحِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ فِي نَفَرٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ إِذْ أُتِيَ بِقَدَحٍ فِيهِ شَرَابٌ، فَنَاوَلَهُ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَبَا عُبَيْدَةَ، فَقَالَ أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ: أَنْتَ أَوْلَى …

  • 26 March

    Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) sells her slave to the worst of Arabs

    Question Regarding the following Hadith, why did Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) sell her slave to the worst of Arabs? ‘Amrah (rahimahallah) has narrated that: Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) once made a slave girl of hers a Mudabbar [i.e. a slave that is set free after death]. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then fell ill. Her nephews inquired from an Indian or …

  • 24 March

    A longer version of the narration regarding loving for the sake of Allah

    Question Kindly provide the translation of the following narration: عَنْ أَبِي إِدْرِيسَ الْخَوْلَنِيِّ قَالَ: دَخَلتُ مسجدَ حِمصَ فجَلَستُ إلى حَلْقةٍ فيها اثنانِ وثَلاثونَ رَجُلًا مِن أصحابِ النَّبيِّ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ، قال: يقولُ الرَّجُلُ منهم: سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ، فيُحدِّثُ، ثُمَّ يقولُ الآخَرُ: سَمِعتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّمَ فيُحدِّثُ، قال: وفيهم رَجُلٌ أدعَجُ بَرَّاقُ الثَّنايا، …

  • 23 March

    A narration describing the Khawarij

    Question Kindly provide the authenticity of the following narration: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has mentioned: ‘A group of people shall appear towards the end of time – [referring to one of the individuals present, Nabi – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam – said:] it’s as if this [person] is amongst them – they will read the Quran, [but] it will not pass …

  • 18 March

    A misinterpretation of the Hadith regarding staying at home for protection

    Question Staying home [during Covid times] is a Prophetic teaching: “Those who stay at home to protect themselves and others are under the protection of Allah.” – Musnad Ahmad

  • 10 March

    Authenticity of the narration regarding the punishment for those who backbite and defame people

    Question Is this narration authentic? When I was taken on Mi’raj, I passed by a group of people who had nails of copper with which they were scratching their faces and chests. I said, ‘Who are these people O Jibril?’ He replied, ‘They are those who eat the flesh of people [i.e. they would backbite] and asperse the honour of …

February, 2021

  • 19 February

    A Hadith which mentions tawassul in du’a

    Question Is this Hadith and du’a authentic? ‘Uthman ibn Hunayf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a blind man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “Supplicate to Allah to heal me.” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you wish I will supplicate for you, and if you wish, you can be patient, for that is better for you.” …

  • 18 February

    Another version of the narration wherein ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) acknowledged Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

    Question Please provide the translation and reference of this narration: قبض رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على خير ما قبض عليه نبي من الأنبياء , وأثنى عليه صلى الله عليه وسلم. قال: ثم استخلف أبو بكر فعمل بعمل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وبسنته , ثم قبض أبو بكر على خير ما قبض عليه أحد , وكان خير …