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A narration regarding what happens when the sun sets

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What is the status of the following narration? عن أبي ذر، قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على حمار وعليه برذعة أو قطيفة، قال: وذلك عند غروب الشمس، فقال لي: “يا أبا ذر، هل تدري أين تغيب هذه؟ ” قال: قلت: الله ورسوله أعلم. قال: “فإنها تغرب في عين حامئة، تنطلق حتى تخر… read more »

Striving for din is more virtuous than fifty Hajj?

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Is the following Hadith authentic? “Spending time in the path of Allah is better than fifty Hajj”   Answer   Authenticity Imam Abu Ya’la (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) with a weak chain. (Refer: Ithaful Khiyaratil Maharah, Hadith: 5880)   However, the Hadith in question… read more »

Fulfil trusts and do not cheat

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How authentic is this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Fulfil the trust for the one who entrusted you, and do not cheat the one who cheated you”   Answer Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasanun gharib) (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1264… read more »

Washing the hands before eating

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Is there any authentic Hadith which mentions washing of the hands before eating?   Answer Imam Tirmidhi, Imam Abu Dawud, Imam Ahmad (rahimahumullah) and other Muhaddithun have recorded the following narration: Sayyiduna Salman Al Farisi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “I read in the Tawrah ‘Barakah in food lies in washing the hand after meals.’ I mentioned… read more »

‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice regarding fulfilling obligatory deeds and abstaining from sin

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Is this narration authentic? Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Fulfil whatever has been imposed on you [by the Shari’ah], then you will become the greatest worshipper among people. Abstain from the prohibitions [haram acts], then you will become the most pious of people and be content with whatever Allah has apportioned for you,… read more »

Honouring the elderly

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Is this Hadith authentic? ‘Part of glorifying Allah is honouring the grey-haired [elderly] Muslim.’   Answer Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al-Ash’ary (radiyallahu’anhu). (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4810)   This Hadith has been declared sound (hasan) by Imams: Nawawi, Dhahabi, ‘Iraqi and Ibn Hajar (rahimahumullah). (Riyadus… read more »

The du’a after drinking milk

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Is there any reference for the du’a after drinking milk? Allahumma barik lana wa zidna minhu   Answer Yes. Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this du’a. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “…Whomsoever Allah gives milk to drink should say ‘Allahumma barik lana… read more »

What does ‘nard’ refer to?

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What is meant by ‘nard’ in the following Hadith: “He who plays ‘nard’ has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger”   Answer Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded the narration in question on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu). (Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4899)   ‘Nard’ refers to backgammon, a board game played… read more »

Another Sunnah du’a to recite when eating

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Is this du’a authentic? اللهم بارك لنا فيه وأطعمنا خيرا منه Allahumma barik lana fihi wa at’imna khayram minhu   Answer Imams Tirmidhi and Abu Dawud (rahimahumallah) have recorded this du’a. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) instructed that this du’a be recited [before] eating. Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). (Sunan Tirmidhi,… read more »

‘O businessmen! Give sadaqah’

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Is this authentic? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O Merchants! In business transactions there occurs useless talk and false oaths, therefore mix it with giving sadaqah [for its atonement]”   Answer Imams Abu Dawud and Ibn Majah (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Qays ibn Abi Garazah (radiyallahu ‘anhu). (Sunan… read more »

Reciting ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’ when the lamp goes out

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Please provide the narration and its reference, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’ when the light of the lamp went out, and his beloved wife, Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then asked regarding why he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’.   Answer Imam… read more »

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