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Intricacies in Hadith grading

The purpose of this discussion is to illustrate that the conclusion of a particular Muhaddith is not necessarily final. Neither can it be enforced on others in the event of there being other legitimate opinions on that issue.   The system of grading Hadith is إجتهادى (Ijtihadi); open to difference of opinion. The procedure of classifying the merit of the narrators and the authenticity of the Hadiths is one which …

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The Crown of a Believer

The way we conduct ourselves speaks much of the values we hold. Likewise, the way we dress reflects our cultural heritage, religious values and speaks a language of its own. A religiously dressed person portrays piety and a definite set of values. ‘The Crown of a Believer’ is a book written by my colleague and friend; Mufti Husain Kadodia (may Allah protect him), in which he has detailed the status of …

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Lessons from udhiyah

‘To uphold the din of Allah, he sacrifices and this is also the challenge there, on one hand is the love for hometown, family, his surrounding, familiarity etc and on the other hand is the command of Allah’ Here is a dynamic talk by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (rahimahullah) on lessons that can be derived from the event of Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) and the sacrifice for …

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Friendship

Allah Ta’ala has destined a passage through this earth for each one and for that Allah Ta’ala has made great provisions/arrangements for us. Allah Ta’ala has given us choices as to which paths we would tread upon and many factors influence these choices. One such factor is the friendship/ companionship/ association that we have with people. Here is a series of talks by My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb …

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Du’a for driving in slippery conditions

Suggested du’a for driving in slippery conditions  ‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has quoted a Scholar from the past to have suggested the following du’a for protection against ones conveyance skidding/slipping:   إنَّ اللهَ يُمْسِكُ السَّماواتِ وَالأَرْضَ أَنْ تَزُولا InnAllaha yumsikus samawati wal arda an tazula Indeed Allah Ta’ala is the One who keeps the heavens and the earth from moving/shaking.   The full incident Muhadith Ibrahim ibn Isma’il (rahimahullah) narrates that …

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True value for the blessing of clothing

Clothing is a bounty that is exclusive to humans. No other creation enjoys such a bounty. Allah Ta’ala has made reference to this blessing in the Quran. ‘O Mankind, we have indeed granted you clothing that covers your shame and that is a means of adornment.’ (Al A’raaf, Verse: 26).   History of garments The Historians state that it was Nabi Idris (‘alayhis salam) who was the first person to …

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When to discharge the Sadaqatul Fitr

There are several Hadiths that encourage discharging the sadaqatul fitr before the Eid salah. Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has included the following chapter in his famous book; Sahih Bukhari: ‘The chapter of [discharging] the sadaqah before Eid.’ Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) quoted the following Hadith under this chapter: Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) instructed that the sadaqatul fitr (fitrah) be given [to the poor] before …

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Ramadan Reminders

The month of Ramadan, in addition to being known as the ‘month of the Quran’ is also the ‘month of du’a’ There are several du’as that pertain to this month. Hereunder are a few of them: Du’a at the beginning of Ramadan Sayyiduna ‘Ubaadah ibn Samit (radiyallahu‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) used to teach the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) the following du’a when the blessed month of Ramadan would arrive: …

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Isal-Thawab (Your link to the Deceased)

Whoever comes to this world has to depart and therefore everyone suffers the loss of a dear and near person at some point in his or her life. One method of reducing the grief felt over that loss is to constantly benefit the deceased through Isal-Thawab, which means: to dedicate the reward of a particular nafl deed to someone; deceased or alive. Isal-Thawab (to perform a virtuous act and dedicate …

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