Abu Dawud

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Yellow dyeing of the beard

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Please provide the authenticity and explanation of the following narration: Zayd ibn ‘Umar (rahimahullah) has reported that Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) used to dye his beard using the colour yellow [so profusely] until even his clothes became full [i.e became dyed] of yellowness. He was asked: “Why do you dye using the colour yellow?” He replied: “I saw Rasulullah …

Duration of Imam Mahdi’s rule

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Please inform me on the correct amount of years that the Mahdi will rule for taking into consideration the following Hadiths: 1. “Indeed there will be a Mahdi who comes in my Ummah (ruling) living for five, or seven, or nine.” – Zaid was the one in doubt – He said: “We said: What is that?” He said: “Years.” …

Using medical treatments and medication

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Is this Hadith authentic? Sayyiduna Usamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Some Bedouins asked: ‘O Messenger of Allah, can we treat our ill [by using medication]?’ He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Yes, O servants of Allah! Use remedies, for indeed Allah did not make a disease but He made a cure for it’ or he said ‘a remedy’, except for …