Muslims Using Miswak In A Battle

A very famous incident is always mentioned regarding the virtues of using miswak. In a certain battle the Muslims were suffering some loss. So the leader pondered over the matter and came to the conclusion that this great sunnah was being left out. He then commanded the army to use the [...]

Difference Between Salatul Ishraq And Salatut Duha

Offering Nafl Salah at ‘Ishraq’ time (a few minutes after sunrise) as well as during mid morning (Duha) are both reported by Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) as the habit of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). (Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 598-599) Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared this Hadith as sound (hasan) and he has quoted Imam Ishaq [...]

Reward For Salah After Using The Miswak

Is the Hadith which states doing siwak before salah is 70 times better than salah done without doing siwak authentic?   Answer Yes, it is. Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Two rak’ats offered after using the miswak is better than 70 rak’ats without it.’ (Abu Nu’aym in Kitabus siwak; see Targhib, vol.1 [...]

Devotion In Salah

1) Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once called for a container of water which he poured over his hands three times, washing them. Then he put his right hand in the vessel, gurgled his mouth and cleaned his nose. He then washed his face three times and his forearms [...]

A Du’a To Be Read After Fajr And Maghrib For Protection From Jahannam

What is the authenticity of the following narration? The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When you pray Fajr, say seven times before speaking, ‘O Allah, protect me from the Fire.’ If you die on that day, Allah will write for you protection from the Fire. When you pray Maghrib, say seven [...]

The Value Of Two Rak’ahs Of Salah

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed a grave and asked, ‘Who is buried here?’ The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) replied, ‘So and so person.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) thereupon said, ‘Offering two rak’ahs of Salah is more beloved to him than your entire world.’ Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this [...]

The Virtue Of Fajr Salah In Congregation

Which of these two is the version mentioned in Hadith? And what is the status of its chain? 1) Whoever prays the dawn prayer (Fajr) in congregation is under the protection of Allah for that day. 2) Whoever prays the dawn prayer (Fajr) is under the protection of Allah for that day.    Answer These [...]

Whomsoever Is Mindful Of And Protects Three Things Will Be A Close Friend Of Nabi (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wa Sallam)

Is this narration reliable? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Three things whomsoever protects, are truly my friends and whoever destroys them is my enemy; Prayer, fasting and impurity.”    Answer Imam Tabarani (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi [...]

Hot Food Has No Barakah

Can you please give me the exact reference to the following Hadith. I have been searching for it for some time and was pleased that it was sent to me.Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “To allow the food to get cold before partaking of it, for hot food has no barakah.”Elsewhere [...]

Why Is Eating Pork Forbidden

Many people do not know why we are forbidden from eating pork. Besides the health risks, is there anything else we should know about ?  Answer There are numerous places in the Holy Quran wherein Allah Ta’ala prohibits the consumption of pork. Among them are: 1.”The consumption of carrion, blood and swine flesh is [...]

Hadiths Prohibiting Wine/Alcohol

Kindly verify the following Hadiths relating to wine: 1) Wine is the gatherer of sin 2) Wine is the route to indecency and is one of the major sins 3) …And do not take to drinking, for that is the mother of all evils   Answer 1) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is reported to have [...]

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