1047 fatwas

  • Misunderstanding Ibn Taymiyyah's statement about Ibn ‘Umar Date: 3-1-2018

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. My friend sent me a saying of Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyyah, found in his book Iqtidhaa’ As-Siraat Al-Mustaqeem, pp. 351-352. My friend said that Ibn Taymiyyah said that the Companion Ibn ‘Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, is an innovator. Is this claim true? May Allah reward you. .. More

  • Weak ahaadeeth about Paradise Date: 2-1-2018

    I was wondering; if there is a weak hadith that describes something aboutbeing in Paradise, can it be taken as evidence according to the scholars? You have not answered this question on your site yet, so please do not refer me to an existing fatwa. Thank you. .. More

  • Weak ahaadeeth about virtuous deeds accepted Date: 1-1-2018

    Scholars, I had some queries regarding weak hadiths: 1. Are weak hadiths acceptable in biographies or histories of the Companions for their merits? 2. If they are, then does that mean, in such instance, that the weak hadith is considered authentic/reliable? .. More

  • Reconciling narrations about time of Allah's descent to the nearest heaven Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum. I know that there are hadiths that say that Allah decends to the lower heaven in the last third of the night. However, in one hadith in Saheeh Muslim, it says that Allah decends after passing one third of the night. How can I reconcile between them? .. More

  • Hadeeth about eating food of generous and miserly Date: 28-12-2017

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu, Shaykhs. Is it true that the food of a generous person cures disease? If yes, is it permissible to eat more than one third if the food is of a generous person with the intention of wanting to get cured? I read about an incident about Imam Ash-Shaafi‘i in which he when to visit Imam Ahmad and he mentioned.. More

  • Mawdhoo‘ narration can never be authentic Date: 28-12-2017

    Regarding this narration: ‘Abdullaah ibn Mas‘ood narrated that the Prophet,sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam,said, "Indeed, a woman from the wives of the people of Paradise, the whiteness of her shin is visible through seventy garments until her marrow is seen, and that is because Allaah, the Exalted, says: 'As if they are corundum and Marjan.' So.. More

  • 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, sallallahu 'alayhi wa sallam,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: 26-12-2017

    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: 13-12-2017

    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