Archive for June, 2017

Hadith on Recitation: Surat al-Fatihah is enough in prayer, but more is better

June 28, 2017

Ata’ reported: Abu Huraira, may Allah be pleased with him said, “In every prayer is a recitation. Prayers that were recited aloud by the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, we have recited aloud to you, and what he recited silently we have kept silent with you. Whoever recites the foundation of the Book […]

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Hadith on Quran: Ask only from Allah with the Quran

June 13, 2017

Imran ibn Hussein reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever reads the Quran, then let him ask Allah by it. Verily, people will come who recite the Quran and ask people by it.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2917 Grade: Sahih li ghayri (authentic due to external evidence) according to Al-Albani […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Pray two raka’at when entering and leaving home

June 12, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When you leave your home, then pray two cycles (rak’atayn) to prevent you from an evil exit. And when you enter your home, then pray two cycles to prevent you from an evil entrance.” Source: Musnad al-Bazzār 8567 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to […]

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Hadith on Doubts: Even the Prophets must overcome doubts in their faith

June 12, 2017

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “We are more likely to doubt than Abraham when he said: Lord, show me how you give life to the dead. Allah said: Do you not have faith? Abraham said: Of course, but rather to put my heart at rest.” (2:260) […]

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Hadith on Eid: Wear your best clothes on Eid

June 12, 2017

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, would wear his best clothes on the days of the two Eids. Source: Sunan al-Kubrā 5667 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Hajar عَنْ نَافِعٍ أَنَّ ابْنَ عُمَرَ رضي الله عنه كَانَ يَلْبَسُ فِي الْعِيدَيْنِ أَحْسَنَ ثِيَابِهِ 5667 السنن الكبرى للبيهقي كتاب الجمعة باب التكبير […]

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Hadith on Hereafter: Worry about the Hereafter is a light in the heart

June 12, 2017

Ibn Al-Mubarak reported: Ja’far ibn Sulaiman, may Allah have mercy on him, said, “Concern about the world is a darkness in the heart, and concern about the Hereafter is a light in the heart.” Source: al-Zuhd li-Ibn Abī Dunyā 543 عَنِ ابْنِ الْمُبَارَكِ عَنْ جَعْفَرِ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ رحمه الله قَالَ هَمُّ الدُّنْيَا ظُلْمَةٌ فِي الْقَلْبِ […]

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Ibn Abbas on Pregnancy: A pregnant woman has permission to break fasting

June 12, 2017

Sa’eed ibn Jubair reported: Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “If a pregnant woman fears for herself and the nursing of her child during Ramadan, she should break her fast and in place of each day feed a poor person. She does not need to make up the fasts.” Source: Tafsīr al-Ṭabarī […]

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Umar on Truth: Guide me to the truth and to follow it

June 11, 2017

Al-Buhuti reported: Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, said, “O Allah, show me the truth as truth and guide me to follow it. And show me the false as false and guide me to avoid it.” Source: Sharḥ al-Muntahá al-Irādāt 3/497 عن البهوتي قال عمر الله رضي الله عنه اللَّهُمَّ أَرِنِي الْحَقَّ حَقًّا وَوَفِّقْنِي […]

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Hadith on Quran: Let him read from the Mushaf

June 11, 2017

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever would be pleased to love Allah and his messenger, then let him read from the scripture (muṣḥaf).” Source: Mu’jam Ibn al-Muqri’ Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Albani عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مَنْ […]

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Hadith on Ramadan: A man expiates his sin of breaking fast by charity

June 8, 2017

Aisha reported: A man came to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and said that he was ruined. The Prophet said, “What is the matter?” He said, “I had intercourse with my wife while fasting in Ramadan.” Then a basket of dates was brought to the Prophet, and the Prophet said, “Where is […]

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