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Writing Bismillah 113 times in Muharram

Question Please enlighten me with the following: Whoever, on the first of Muharram, writes down the entire بِسْم الله الرحمن الرحيم on a piece of paper 113 times and keeps it with him, will be saved from all types of calamities and misfortunes and will be given...

Consuming camel urine for medical purposes

I would like to know if there is a Hadith that makes mention of the consumption of camel urine for shifa (i.e medicinal purposes). Is it authentic? And if so, can the Hadith be used to validate the usage of camel urine? Please provide some commentary on the Hadith.

Charity on ‘Aashura

One should ensure that he distributes charities on ‘Aashura, the 10th Muharram, because Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever gives charity on the 10th of Muharram will be rewarded for never ever rejecting a beggar.”

Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadiths: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have mentioned that: “The reward of 700 years of worship will be recorded for that person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the sacred months [of Rajab, Zil Qa’dah, Zil Hajjah and Muharram.] Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is also reported …

Getting married in the Month of Muharram and Safar

Q. Some people say that they can’t get married in month of Muharram and Safar. Can you please clarify if its right? A. A person may get married at any time of the year. There is no prohibition of getting married in the month of Muharram and Safar. It has no basis in...

Eating 7 kinds of vegetables in Muharram

Q. Is it necessary to eat only 7 kinds of vegetable during the ten days of Muharram and were does this rule come from? I would just like to confirm this and know the reason why one should eat only vegetables. I know of families that are doing this. Is this Islamic or...