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Hanafi or Muslim?

Question: A friend at campus often asks fellow students: “Are you a Muslim or a Hanafi/Shaafi‘ee?” How does one respond to such a question? Please advise.     Answer: The word “or” (in the context of the question) is used between two words of the same species. It is correct to ask …

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Hadith on replying to the Azaan?

  Nasihah (Advice): Imam Shafi’ee (Rahimahullah) said: “True knowledge is that which benefits oneself or others, not information that is merely memorized” (Siyar a’laam an-Nubalaa’) ____________________________________________________ Question and Answer: Q. The holy Prophet Mohammad (SalallaAllahu Alehi Wasallam) said, stop doing everything during the Azan even reading the Quran, (and repeat …

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Times of Fitnah

Question: What is the meaning of the hadith regarding migrating to caves and valleys in the age of fitna? What should a common Muslim do nowadays to preserve his Imaan? Answer In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuhu Imam Bukhari narrates in …

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Fabricated Hadith

The following Hadith is being circulated via email and BBM; The Prophet Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam has said, “Whoever is the first to give another person the news about the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the fire of hell is Haraam for them”. Is this Hadith authentic? If it is not, could you …

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Authenticity Of Hadith of Spending on ones Family on Ashura

Question and Answer: Q. What is the virtue of spending on one’s family on the day of ‘Aashura and what is the authenticity of the Hadith that encourages this sort of spending? (There may be grammatical and spelling errors in the above question. Questions are published as received) A. Rasulullah …

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Salaah in al-Musjid an-Nabawi (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam)

Question:  Is the virtue of performing forty Salaah in al-Masjidun Nabawi in Madinah Munawwarah for the one who prays the forty Fardh Salaah consecutively or intermittently? Answer:  The virtue is for the one who performs forty Salaah consecutively (without missing a Salaah in-between) in the Musjid of the Prophet (Sallallahu …

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Fabricated Hadith

Question: The following Hadeeth is being circulated via email; The Prophet Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam has said, “Whoever is the first to give another person the news about the month of Rabi-ul-Awwal, the fire of hell is Haraam for them”. Is this Hadeeth authentic? If it is not, could you explain …

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