1026 fatwas

  • Publishing books that contain a weak or false hadeeth Date: 27-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I am a publisher, and one of the books published by us is Science & Technology in the Golden Age of the Muslim World. It has been printed and sold to some booksellers now, but it includes one weak/unreliable hadith, which goes something like: "The Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) said to seek knowledge as far as China." (There.. More

  • Meaning of woman being created from (crooked) rib Date: 26-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum, Shaykh. Can you explain the following hadith please, because I do not want to misunderstand it. "Treat women kindly. The woman has been created from a rib (the rib is crooked), and the most crooked part of the rib is in the upper region. If you try to make it straight, you will break it; and if you leave it as it is, it will remain.. More

  • Hadeeth about gifting a milch she-goat Date: 25-12-2017

    In another narration, the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said: "There are forty kinds of virtue, the highest of which is to gift a (milch) she-goat. The one who practices any of these virtues, expecting its reward (from Allaah) and believing in the truth of the promise made for it, will enter Paradise.'' [Al-Bukhari] What does this mean? .. More

  • Studying textbook that might contain inauthentic ahaadeeth Date: 13-12-2017

    I am preparing for css exams and the text book for Islamic studies contains various hadiths. The problem is that I do not know if those hadiths are authentic or not. My question is: can I learn from that book and answer the exam questions according to what it says? .. More

  • Interpreting the hadeeth: ...I found the coolness of His fingertips on my chest Date: 12-12-2017

    There is the hadith of Mu‘aadh, may Allaah be pleased with him, which says that the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,had seen His Lord. It was also narrated via a number of Isnaads (chain of narrators) that he saw his Lord and that Allaah put His Hand between the Prophet’s shoulders so that he felt its coolness on his chest. (Sunan At-Tirmidhi.. More

  • Weakness of report about whiteness of shin of women of Paradise Date: 21-11-2017

    I was wondering about the following report: "Indeed, a woman from the people of Paradise, the whiteness of her shin is visible through seventy silk garments, as Allah says: {As if they were rubies and coral.} [Quran 55:58] As for the ruby, it is a stone; if you were to enter a wire through it, you would surely be able to see it through it." I know.. More

  • Hadeeth about example of 'naked warner' Date: 20-11-2017

    Please explain this hadith: My example and the example of what I have been sent with is that of a man who came to some people and said, "O people! I have seen the enemy's army with my own eyes, and I am the naked warner; so protect yourself!" Then a group of his people obeyed him and fled at night, proceeding stealthily till they were safe, while.. More

  • Command to kill geckos Date: 13-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. The gecko used to blow on the fire when Ibraaheem (Abraham), may Allah exalt his mention, was thrown into the fire. What is the best way to describe it? Is it a metaphor? Is it recommended to kill the gecko? Thank you. .. More

  • Hadeeth about the seven at whom Allah will not look is inauthentic Date: 13-11-2017

    What is the grade of this hadith: "Seven persons are such that Allah will not look at them on the Day of Judgment, nor will He purify them, nor will He include them among the learned, and Allah will enter them into Hell. They will enter Hell first, except for those who repent, as those who repent, Allah will accept their repentance: a person who.. More

  • Narrating modern-day accusations against Muslims Date: 5-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. In these times of tribulation, some of the Muslims have begun to accuse the Muslims of terror, murder, and other sins like drugs and alcoholism, lying, and prostitution when they see it in the Western news. They claim that because its permissible to narrate from Banu Israa‘eel (the Israelites)and that their sources are unknown and.. More

  • Degree of authenticity of hadeeth about supplicating between Thuhr and ‘Asr on Wednesday Date: 2-11-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I would like to know the authenticity of the following hadith: Jaabir, may Allah be pleased with him, reported, “The Messenger of Allah, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,supplicated Allah in Masjid Al-Fath (in Al-Madeenah) on a Monday, a Tuesday, and a Wednesday. His supplication was accepted between the Thuhr and the ‘Asr on the.. More

  • ‘I saw my Lord (in dream) curly-haired and beardless...’ is not authentic hadeeth Date: 2-11-2017

    Is the following narration authentic from Bayhaqi? Al-Bayhaqi also narrated the hadith "I saw my Lord" in Al-Asmaa’ wa As-Sifaat with a sound chain, but with the addition: "in the form of a curly-haired, beardless young man wearing a green robe." Is this hadith true? .. More

  • Weak ahaadeeth never acceptable as evidence Date: 1-11-2017

    I had some questions about weak hadiths: 1. If a hadith has a weak chain of narration but there is another authentic hadith on the same topic or which has the same meaning, can the weak hadith be considered corroborated due to the sound hadith? 2. Is this from the methodology of the Salaf (pious predecessors)? 3. Can it be Hasan li-Ghairihi.. More

  • Hadeeth scholars' attitude toward At-Tirmithi's Hasan classification Date: 1-11-2017

    I was wondering; is there a consensus among the scholars of Hadith not to use hadiths declared Hasan (good) by At-Tirmidhi as Hujjah(authority)? .. More

  • Weak narrations about masturbation Date: 1-11-2017

    Are the following narrations on masturbation authentic? - Anas, may Allah be pleased with him,narrates that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,said, "The person who performs nikaah (marriage) with his hands (i.e. he masturbates) is cursed." (Tafseer Mazhari: vol.12, pg.94) - Sayings of our pious predecessors with regard to.. More