Tag Archives: Ramadan

June, 2016

  • 20 June

    Allah Ta’ala loves those who hasten to break the fast

    Question Please provide the reference for this narration: Allah Ta’ala says: ‘Those who hasten to open their fasts at the time of iftar are the most beloved to me’

  • 17 June

    Hastening to open one’s fast

    Question Is this narration authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “People will continue to remain upon goodness as long as they hasten in opening their fast”

  • 15 June

    Hadith recommending dates at the time of Suhur

    Question Is this narration authentic? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “How good is the believer’s meal of dates at the time of sehri”

  • 14 June

    Suhur/Sehri is full of blessings

    Question Please provide the reference for this narration: “Sehri is full of blessings. Hence, do not omit the sehri, even if one is able to have a sip of water at the time of sehri, one should do so, for certainly Allah Ta’ala descends His special mercy upon those who have sehri and the Angels make special du’a for them”

  • 13 June

    A difference between our fast and the fast of the previous nations

    Question Can you provide the reference of the following Hadith. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The difference between our fasts and the fasts of the Ahlul Kitab [previous nations] is the eating of sehri”

March, 2016

  • 8 March

    Informing people about Ramadan

    Question The following Hadith is widespread over the internet and I would like to know whether these are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “If one informs another about Ramadan first, then hell fire will become forbidden for that individual” I couldn’t find the reference. Is this Hadith fabricated?

July, 2015

  • 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 ، …

  • 14 July

    An unreliable narration explaining the vast reward for one sajdah in Ramadan

    Question What is the authenticity of the following narration? “Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the first night of Ramadan dawns, the doors of the skies are opened and none of its doors are then closed until the last night of Ramadan. No Mu’min performs salah during it’s night, but Allah …

June, 2015

  • 23 June

    Words of the du’a at iftar time

    Question I have a question regarding to the famous du’a at iftar: Allahumma inni laka sumtu wa bika aamantu wa ‘ala rizq-ika aftarthu (Abu Dawud). How weak is this Hadith? Is it suitable for practice? What is the alternative du’a at Iftar? Jazakallahu khayran

  • 22 June

    Leading the Tarawih whilst looking in to the Quran

    Question Please clarify the issue of offering taraweeh prayer led by an imam who is not a hafiz and therefore reads from mushaf in a small community with no other masjid with a hafiz. Is it allowed? In defense people quote that Sayyidatuna ‘Aishah (radiyallahu’anha) used to offer tarawih led by a slave who use to read from mushaf ( al …

  • 22 June

    An untraceable Hadith on the abundant rewards of Tarawih Salah

    Question Is the lengthy Hadith stating the virtue of Tarawih Salah narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) authentic? “Performing Tarawih on the first night washes all sins, performing on the second night washes all sins of parents” and so on for all thirty nights

  • 19 June

    Alleged virtue for reciting the shahadah on the 1st Friday of Ramadan

    Question The following has become very popular on social media today- “If one prays the Shahadah forty times on the first jumu’ah of Ramadan, he/she gains the reward of one complete hajj. And the one who tells this to other people, gains the thawab of two complete hajj.” Is this from a Hadith?

  • 18 June

    The result of showing respect to Ramadan

    Question To what extent the following story is authentic? can you provide a reference? A Jew treated Ramadan with a great respect. Once, after seeing his son eating food outside during Ramadan, he said “Muslims do not eat during a day. Are you making fun of them?” and hit on his son’s head. After the death of this Jew, one person saw him …