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Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah’s (radiyallahu’anhu) Hadith Tally

Question Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) stayed only two years with Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). But the number of Hadith referenced through him are more than any one else. Can you shed some light on this please?   Answer 1. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) stayed with Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) for four years, and not two. (Irshadus …

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Can homosexual behaviour be justified in Islam?

  Nasihah (Advice): The evil act of homosexuality Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu who reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is nothing I fear more for my Ummah than the deed of the people of Lut (Alayhi salaam).” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. I am a …

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China’s Concentration Camps: What Can We Do?

It was just a week ago when news outlets, including Islam21C, [1] reported on a joint letter signed by 22 UN ambassadors condemning China for their abhorrent treatment of Uyghur Muslims. They collectively stated: “We call also on China to refrain from the arbitrary detention and restrictions on freedom of movement …

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President Morsi: “Our Brother, Our Martyr”

President Morsi: “Our Brother, Our Martyr” In a Facebook post, Ahmad, Mohammad Morsi’s son wrote: “ونعى أحمد نجل مرسي أباه في منشور على فيسبوك قال فيه “أبي عند الله نلتقي “Father, we will meet in the presence of Allāh.” President Mohamed Morsi (raḥimahu Allāhu) was a President like none other: …

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Prophet Lut (AS) – Sodom

Prophet Lut AS was the nephew of the Prophet Ibrahim AS. The story of his people and the punishment they were afflicted with was a shocking incident in the life of Ibrahim AS. Lut AS, as you will recall, left Ur with Ibrahim AS and settled in Palestine. Nothing authoritative …

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Weak Hadīth and Fadā’il al-A’māl

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Question: I have a question regarding the text Faza’il-e-A’maal by Shaikhul Hadith Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kaandhlawi. From many I’ve heard that this text contains many weak hadiths and should not be read for the hadiths all are not saheeh. Is this correct? If so, please explain …

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Xinjiang: China bans Muslims from fasting in Ramadaan

  China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from fasting during Ramadan and ordered restaurants to stay open. Most Muslims are required to fast from dawn to dusk during the holy month, but China’s ruling Communist party is officially atheist and for years …

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