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April, 2020

  • 28 April

    Reciting & listening to the Quran in Ramadan

    Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates that: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was the most generous of all the people, and he would peak in generosity during Ramadan when Jibril (‘alayhis salam) use to meet him. Jibril (‘alayhis salam) would meet him every night in Ramadan to revise the Quran. [During those days] Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was even more generous than the fair winds.’ (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 6) Commentary …

December, 2019

  • 27 December

    ‘Allamah Binnory; a Muhaddith and Mufti

    Moulana Muhammad Yusuf Binnory (rahimahullah) was a great Muhaddith of his time. He was a master in the field of Hadith, a research scholar and a critic. Together with the knowledge of Hadith, he also acquired a vast knowledge and deep understanding in fiqh. His proficiency in fiqh was deep-rooted and profound. Shaykh Binnory (rahimahullah) achieved such an honour and distinction that he was from the most illustrious students of …

August, 2019

  • 26 August

    Beneficial deeds for Isal Thawab

    When faced with the tragedy of the death of any near or dear one, we are encouraged to engage in isal thawab; i.e, to dedicate the reward for nafl (optional) deeds to the deceased. Hereunder is a list of some suggested deeds for Isal thawab, that have been mentioned in the Hadith. This is not an exclusive list, but indeed a recommended one. Reciting the Quran Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar …

April, 2019

  • 29 April

    The huge rewards for attending a funeral

    As we get closer to Qiyamah, death becomes more widespread. At present, we receive the sad news of the death of near and dear ones with more frequency than before. Click here for what to do when receiving the sad news of someone’s passing away. To attend a funeral is the right of our fellow muslims and indeed very rewarding. The Tabi’i; Imam Mujahid (rahimahullah) said: ‘Attending a funeral is the …

March, 2019

  • 22 March

    What to do when hearing news of a funeral

    My Beloved Father; Moulana Haroon Abasoomar saheb (hafizhahullah) usually offers the following advices for when we hear the sad news of the passing of a fellow Muslim. These are simple, but effective and do not take much time. When hearing the news of the death of a fellow Muslim, do the following: 1. Recite: inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un إِنَّا لِلَّهِ وَإِنَّا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ 2. Make du’a for forgiveness …

  • 11 March

    When in difficulty with no help in sight

    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 عِبَادَ اللهِ أَعِينُونِى Ya ‘ibadallahi a’inuni O! The servants of Allah, help me.   ‘From the unseen, Allah will provide means [via the Angels] for the protection …

October, 2018

  • 19 October

    Making the most of our short lifespans

    Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) mentions إن من جزاء الحسنة الحسنة بعدها، ومن جزاء السيئة السيئةُ بعدها When somebody does something good then he is rewarded with the ability to do another good, and when someone does some evil then he is punished by being pushed further in the wrong. Our life span in relation to the previous Ummahs is very short, 60 years is the average for this Ummah. However …

August, 2018

  • 28 August

    Du’a when welcoming a Haji

    Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the following to a returning Haji: قَبِلَ اللهُ حَجَّك ، وَغَفَرَ ذَنْبَكَ، وَاَخْلَفَ نَفَقَتَكَ ‘Qabilallahu hajjaka, wa ghafara dhambaka, wa akhlafa nafaqatak.’ Translation: May Allah accept your Haj, may He forgive your sins and may He replace your expenditure. (Ibnus Sunni, Hadith: 506 and Kitabud Du’a of Tabarani, Hadith: 829. Also see: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.3 pg.211 , Al-Adhkar, Hadith: 685 …

May, 2018

  • 18 May

    E-book; Ramadan related Hadith Q & A

    In this brief booklet, some important matters related to the blessed month of Ramadan have been gathered. These articles are a collection which I have taken from my blog www.al-miftah.com, as well as the www.hadithanswers.com website. The reader is reminded to refer to a reliable Mufti/Darul-Ifta for fiqh related issues (fatwa). May Allah Ta’ala accept it and make it a means of guidance for all. Amin.   Download the E-book …

March, 2018

  • 21 March

    The Sunnah of exchanging gifts

    Among the many Sunnats of our Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that pertain to our social life is the beautiful Sunnah of exchanging gifts. Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Offer gifts to each other, for this creates affection and removes the anger of the hearts.’ (Muwatta Imam Malik, see Al-Tamhid, vol. 15 pg. 85-91 and Takhrijul Ihya, Hadith: 1453)   Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) states: ‘Rasulullah (sallallahu ’alayhi wasallam) use to accept gifts …