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Explanation of the Sab’ah Qirā’āt

QUESTION I want to know about the 7 styles of reading quraan. How did this come about and what is it? I heard of these Warsj of Nafi’ and Hafs  ‘Asim. ANSWER In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. Introduction The word ‘Qirā’at’ according …

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A Sinner Will Eventually Be Exposed

Question Is this Hadith reliable? Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If any of you performs deeds in a solid rock that has no door or hole, his deeds, whatever they are, will come out [to the public].”   Answer Imam …

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An Incident Regarding Sincerity & Dislike For Fame

Question Is this incident reliable: قصة صاحب النقب  حدّثني أبو حاتم عن الأصمعيّ قال: حدّثنا أبو عمرو الصّفّار قال: حاصر مسلمة حصناً فندب الناس إلى نقب منه، فما دخله أحد. فجاء رجل من عرض الجيش فدخله ففتحه اللّه عليهم، فنادى مسلمة: أين صاحب النقب؟ فما جاءه أحد، فنادى: إني قد …

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Dates of the blessed birth and demise of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

What is the date of birth and the date of demise of our beloved Prophet Muḥammad ﷺ? بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم This issue has been addressed in my Arabic article Matā Wulida al-Rasūl Ṣallāllāhu ʿAlayhi wa Sallam wa Matā Tuwuffiya.[1] A summary is outlined below. (1) Blessed birth of the …

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Rabi’ul Awwal And Seerah

Question:  There has been much discussion with regards to celebrating 12th Rabī al-Awwal. You must be well aware of all the academic arguments in that regard. Without delving into academic gymnastics, your brief thoughts on this issue will be well appreciated. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Four Things Contribute To Happiness

Question Where does the following Hadith appear and what is its authenticity? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Four things contribute to happiness/bliss: 1. A righteous wife 2. A spacious home 3. A righteous neighbour 4. A comfortable means of transport”   Answer Imam Ibn Hibban (rahimahullah) has recorded this …

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How many times a day did Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam eat?

  Nasihah (Advice): Do not find fault with food   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I never saw Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam finding fault with food (served to him); if he liked it he ate it, and if did not like it, he kept silent.” (Muslim) ______________________________   Question and …

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