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Description of Jibril (‘Alayhis Salam)

Question Is there any narration on the description of Jibril (‘alayhis salam)?   Answer Angels are heavenly bodies that have been given the power to assume multiple different forms. (Refer: Fathul Bari, before Hadith: 3207 and Al-Bidayah Wan Nihayah vol. 1 pg. 68) Therefore, narrations containing different descriptions of Jibril …

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Virtues Of Ayatul-Kursi – Hadith

Question Please quote some Hadiths regarding the benefits of Ayatul-Kursi?   Answer There are many Hadiths on the virtue of Ayat al-Kursi. Some have been recorded by Hafiz Sakhawi in his Al-Ajwibat al-Mardiyyah (vol.2 pgs.665-678). Hafiz Al-Biqa’ie (rahimahullah) has compiled a separate booklet on the virtues of Ayatul Kursi entitled: “Al-Fathul Qudsi” Hereunder are some …

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Hadith Regarding the Importance of Settling Debts

Question What is the authenticity of this narration? Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Among the greatest of sins in Allah’s sight which a man commits, after the major sins which Allah has prohibited, is that a man should die while …

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Authenticity of the Hadith Regarding Counting Dhikr on the Fingers

Question Please verify the authenticity of this Hadith. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: قال لنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عليكن بالتسبيح والتهليل والتقديس واعقدن بالأنامل فإنهن مسئولات مستنطقات “Hold fast onto making tasbih [saying Subhanallah], tahlil [saying La ilaha illallah] and glorifying Allah, and count them on …

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Children’s Behaviour

Correspondence of Shaykh Moulana Yunus Patel  (rahimahullah) Letter: As Salaamu ‘alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh Respected Maulana, Can you please give me a wazeefah for my children? My daughter is five years old and my son is two years old. I am worried about their behaviour, especially my daughter, who …

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Zikr Prescription

  Question: I want some Zikr Ma’moolat. I am doing three tasbeeh which is done in Jamaat. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu `alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. The reality of tasawwuf is Tazkiyya (purification) of one’s naf’s. We are created from sand, water, fire …

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What is the ruling on ‘Non-Alcoholic Beer’?

QUESTION Salaam, will it be permissible to consume non-alcoholic drinks, like beer, wine etc? They do not intoxicate and contain minute amount if any alcohol at all. ANSWER In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Non-alcoholic beer Non-alcoholic beer starts out as …

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The belief of reincarnation in Islam

  Nasihah (Advice): The soul of a Believer   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “When the soul of a believer leaves (the body at the time of death) it is received by two angels who take it to the sky.” Hammad (one of the narrators) mentioned the sweetness of its …

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