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August, 2019

  • 2 August

    An unreliable narration on attending the gathering of a Scholar

    Question How authentic is this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “To attend a gathering of a scholar is more rewarding than attending one thousand funerals, offering one thousand rak’ahs of prayers, one thousand Hajj and one thousand battles”

December, 2018

November, 2018

  • 14 November

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding Scholars

    Question Is this narration sahih? Sayyiduna ‘Umar Ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “When you see a Scholar having love for the world, then be suspicious of him. A man will become engrossed in something he loves.”

  • 1 November

    ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) fear for this ummah

    Question Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)? Sayyiduna ‘Umar Ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I fear most for this Ummah such a person who is a scholar with his tongue, but an ignorant person at heart.”

October, 2018

  • 24 October

    The three types of Scholars

    Question Who is this statement attributed to and could you please mention the reference? العلماء ثلاثة منهم عالم لنفسه ولغيره فذلك أفضلهم وخيرهم ومنهم عالم لنفسه فحسن ومنهم عالم لا لنفسه ولا لغيره فذلك شرهم

  • 15 October

    The example of the scholars on earth is that of the stars in the sky

    Question Please mention the reference and Arabic of this quote? Abu Muslim Al Khawlani (rahimahullah) said: “The example of the scholars on earth is that of the stars in the sky; when they appear, the people are guided [they navigate using the stars], but when they disappear, the people get confused and lost.”

September, 2018

June, 2018

  • 28 June

    Consulting the Jurists and pious

    Question Is this Hadith authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) emphasised the importance of both; understanding and piety in his advice to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he asked, “O Messenger of Allah, if we were afflicted with a matter wherein there is no permissibility or prohibition, what do you instruct us to do? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: …

May, 2018

  • 17 May

    When ‘Ulama pass away, this is a sign of the destruction of people

    Question Please mention the reference for this narration:  حدثنا أبو أسامة قال حدثنا ثابت بن زيد قال أنبأنا هلال بن خباب أبو العلاء قال: سألت سعيد بن جبير , قلت: يا أبا عبد الله, ما علامة هلاك الناس؟ قال: إذا هلك علماؤهم

April, 2018

November, 2017

  • 21 November

    Prohibition of posing difficult questions

    Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith? “Soon a time will come where people will pose difficult/complex questions to the Fuqaha [Jurists]. These are the worst of my Ummah”

  • 13 November

    Hadith on the status of ‘Ulama

    Question What is the status of the narration that goes more or less, ”The ‘Ulama over the people is like Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) over the least of the ummah”

  • 3 November

    Explanation of the narration on the level of Din weakening

    Question Can you kindly explain the meaning of the following narration: Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Busr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Some time ago I heard/It used to be said, ‘When you are in a group of people, who number twenty, or more or less, and you examine their faces, and you do not see any person among them who is being respected …