Abu Dawud

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Cupping on the hip

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Is there any narration that the Messenger of Allah was cupped on his hip due to a pain in that area?   Answer Yes. Imam Abu Dawud and other Muhaddithun have authentically reported the following Hadith: “Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was cupped on his hip due to discomfort/pain… read more »

Du’a on two occasions are seldom rejected

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Can you source this Hadith? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Two things are never rejected or seldom rejected; Du’a at the time of Adhan and at the time when people are locked in battle”   Answer Imam Abu Dawud and Hakim (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Sahl ibn Sa’d… read more »

Frightening a Muslim

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I would like to enquire about the Hadith below: “It is not halal for a Muslim to make other people surprised or shocked” What is the source and is the Hadith authentic?   Answer Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. The full narration is as follows: ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Abi Layla (rahimahullah) relates,… read more »

Missing three Jumu’ahs

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I wanted to know the status of the following Hadith: Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever neglects Jumu’ah [due to laziness and carelessness] three times without an excuse, then Allah sets a seal upon his heart.” Could you also explain what does ‘seal’ mean and what is regarded as a valid excuse?   Answer… read more »

Explanation of a passage in Abu Dawud

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Question What is the reason why he did not accept his testimony in the following: و شهد عند عدي بن ارطاة على رؤيته الهلال فلم يجز شهادته (Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Adab, number 4788)   Answer The commentators have mentioned various reasons for his (Salm Al-‘Alawi) testimony being rejected. Among them are the following: 1…. read more »

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) prefers to bite on coal rather than express displeasure at taqdir

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Who is this statement attributed to and could you mention the reference? لأن أعض على جمرة حتى تبرد أحب إلي من أن أقول لشيء قد قضاه الله ليته لم يكن   Answer This narration is recorded in Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam Abu Dawud (rahimahullah), as the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) (Kitabuz… read more »

Providing water is among the best charity

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Sayyiduna Sa’d ibn ‘Ubadah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, I asked, ‘O Messenger of Allah, what charity is best?’ He replied, ‘Providing drinking water.’   Answer Imam Ibn Majah (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith authentic. (Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3684, Sahih Ibn… read more »