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Keeping silent when evil is spoken regarding Sahabah

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What is the authenticity of the following narration? It was narrated from Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If my Companions [Sahabah] are mentioned, then keep quiet, if the stars are mentioned [horoscopes/fortune telling], then keep quiet and if the divine decree [taqdir] is mentioned, then keep quiet.”   Answer Imam… read more »

Sayyiduna ‘Umar and the plague of ‘Amwas

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Kindly narrate the full Hadith where there was a plague and Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said ‘We have come from the Qadar of Allah to The Qadar of Allah’. Kindly explain this statement as well.   Answer Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says that ‘Umar ibn Khattab set out for Syria. When… read more »

Meaning of a poem that Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) recited upon visiting the grave of her brother

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Can you please provide a background as to who was “companions of Jadhimah” as mentioned in the following Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ حُرَيْثٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عِيسَى بْنُ يُونُسَ، عَنِ ابْنِ جُرَيْجٍ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ أَبِي مُلَيْكَةَ، قَالَ تُوُفِّيَ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ أَبِي بَكْرٍ بِحُبْشِيٍّ  قَالَ فَحُمِلَ إِلَى مَكَّةَ فَدُفِنَ فِيهَا فَلَمَّا قَدِمَتْ عَائِشَةُ أَتَتْ قَبْرَ عَبْدِ… read more »

Meaning and authenticity of the Hadith: ‘I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is it’s gate’

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What is the authenticity and meaning of the following narration? ‘I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is it’s gate’ Kindly provide the correct meaning as the Shi’ah misinterpret the Hadith. Answer Authenticity The authenticity of the above Hadith has been severely debated among the Muhaddithun. Many have dismissed the authenticity completely and some have declared the Hadith… read more »

The virtue of Qurbani/Udhiyah

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadiths: 1) There is nothing dearer to Allah during the days of Qurbani than the sacrificing of animals. The sacrificed animal shall come on the Day of Qiyamah with its horns, hair, and hooves (to be weighed on a persons good deeds). The sacrifice is accepted by Allah before the blood… read more »

Hadith on what company to keep

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Is this a sahih Hadith? “Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of Allah Ta’ala, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the hereafter.” Answer This Hadith is recorded by Imams in their Musnads; ‘Abd ibn Humayd (al-Muntakhab, Hadith: 630) Abu… read more »