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Reward for struggles and efforts

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Assalamu alaikum, I have two questions: 1. Now days we live in very difficult times where we do not have the prophet sallah lahu alaihi wassalam with us to inspire us and motivate us. Everywhere we turn or look there is haram, it is a constant struggle. From lowering the gaze to… read more »

How can we protect ourselves?

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Recently, a famous Texas based speaker has been accused of misonduct with female students. In such cases like this, what should Muslims do? How can Muslims protect themselves even if they feel they are abiding by Hijab/Burka etc?  As far as speakers are concerned, are there signs that Deobandi scholars/other scholars recommend… read more »

Ruling of Tahajjud Salaah with Jamaat

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1.What is the ruling of performing Tahajjud Namaz in Jamat (famously called Shabeena / Qiyaamul Layl) which is carried out especially during the last ten days of Ramzan?   2. If there are both views what are the proofs of both sides from Quran and Hadith and views of Ulama?  … read more »

‘Isa’s (‘alayhis salam) advice on how to gain the love of Allah Ta’ala

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What is the reference for the narration below?  بلغنا أن عيسى ابن مريم قال: يا معشر الحواريين، تحببوا إلى الله ببغضكم أهل المعاصي، وتقربوا إليه بما يباعدكم منهم، والتمسوا رضاه بسخطهم   Answer This narration is recorded in Kitabuz Zuhd of Imam ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak and Imam Ahmad ibn Hambal (rahimahumallah). (Kitabuz Zuhd of… read more »

Seventy blessings for sending one salutation/durud

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith? حديث عَبْدَ اللهِ بْنَ عَمْرٍو بن العاص -رضي الله عنهما- الذي يَقُولُ فيه: مَنْ صَلَّى عَلَى النَّبِيِّ -صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ- وَاحِدَةً صَلَّى الله عَلَيْهِ وَمَلَائِكَتُهُ سَبْعِينَ صَلَاةً.   Answer Translation Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: ‘Whoever sends one salutation upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), Allah… read more »

Saying ‘La ilaha illallah’, the most virtuous of good deeds

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Please can you provide a reference for this Hadith and comment on its authenticity. عن أبي ذر قال: قلت: يا رسول الله، أوصني، قال: إذا عملت سيئة فأتبعها حسنة تمحها قال: قلت: يا رسول الله، أمن الحسنات لا إله إلا الله؟ قال: هي أفضل الحسنات   Answer Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah Haythami… read more »

Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advice to a woman to dress modestly

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What is the translation of the following Hadith? عن ابن أسامة بن زيد، أن أباه أسامة، قال كساني رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قبطية كثيفة كانت مما أهداها دحية الكلبي، فكسوتها امرأتي، فقال لي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ما لك لم تلبس القبطية؟  قلت: يا رسول الله، كسوتها امرأتي. فقال لي رسول… read more »

When in difficulty with no help in sight

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What is the authenticity of the following: Sayyiduna ‘Utbah  ibn Gazwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported from Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that when one is lost in any lonely place or finds himself in any difficulty without any assistance at hand, then he should call out the following three times: يَا عِبَادَاللهِ اَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni… read more »