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Looking for a source of narration of Bilal being an advocate for a marriage candidate!

In one of the lessons of sheikh 'Omar Abdulkafy I witnessed around 17-20 years ago he narrated a story for which I'm looking for both source and authenticity: The story is about a Muslim man (It ...
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What is the criteria for classifying ahadith of Al-Albani and Darusalam

I often read Ahadith from sunnah.com. On the website, the ahadith in the Sihah Sitta, except Bukhari and Muslim, are classified as Sahih, Hasan or Da'if with either Al-Albani or Dar-us-Salam in the ...
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Looking for a source and the authenticity of the story of 'Omar ibn al-Khattab and the secret drunkards

There's a story I've at least once saying that during his Caliphate 'Omar ibn al-Khattab unmasked some people drinking alcohol in secrete -at night- when he wanted accused them for committing a sin ...
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Is the Hadith about the ink of the scholar being holier than the blood of the martyr authentic?

The ink of the scholar is holier than the blood of the martyr. Is this hadith authentic?? I learn it's from jami al sagheer
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Please clarify the following hadith regarding the significance of Nisf-e-Sha'ban

I got a Hadith, Given to me by a Shaikh, as reference of the significance of Nisf-e-Sha'ban (Nigh of 15th Sha'ban). Its reference is from "Silsilat ul-Ahadith-as Sahiha", Classed as Sahih By ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith “do not make your stomach a graveyard of animals”?

In my answer to How often should we eat meat?, I quote two ahadith which I'm unsure about their reliability. The first is Hazrat Ali Ibn Abi Talib, the cousin and son-in-law of Prophet Muhammad, ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith “if you eat meat for 40 days, those qualities will come within you”?

In my answer to How often should we eat meat?, I quote two ahadith which I'm unsure about their reliability. The second is “At one time the Rasul of Allah said to his cousin ‘Ali, ‘O ‘Ali, you ...
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What is an example of a hadith that is sahih in chain but not sahih in content?

There are two main aspects of a hadith that make reliable (sahih): its narrator chain (sanad) and its content (matn). See Hadith studies at Wikipedia. Question: What is an example of a hadith that ...
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What is the authenticity of this hadith about an incident during the battle of Khandaq?

In his al-Bidaya wa-Nihaya ibn Kathir quotes a hadith he says that only al-Bazzar أبو بكر البزار has compiled it: وقال الحافظ أبو بكر البزار : حدثنا محمد بن معمر ، حدثنا مؤمل ، يعني ابن إسماعيل ،...
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Source and reliability of “…swallowing up of some people…” when “…female singers and musical instruments appear and wine is held to be lawful”?

Alminbar.com lists the hadith: Sahl bin S'ad As-Sa'di reported that the Prophet sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said: "This Community will experience the swallowing up of some people by the earth, the ...
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Is there a hadith “Allah … commanded me to do away with musical instruments, flutes, strings, crucifixes …” and is it reliable?

The Reliance of the Traveller, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri (translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller) in Section r40.1 quotes a fatwa (كفُّ الرَّعَاع عن محرَّمات اللهو والسَّمَاع Kaff al-ra'a' 'an muharramat ...
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Is the hadith “Allah has chosen the Arabs above others” reliable, and how does it not contradict “no virtue for an Arab over a non-Arab”?

The Reliance of the Traveller, by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri, translated by Nuh Ha Mim Keller, states in the context of marriage: m4.2 The following are not suitable matches for one another: (1) ...
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How reliable is the hadith “the woman is Awrah”?

The following hadith is listed as "Da’if (Darussalam)" (weak) at sunnah.com: Abdullah narrated that The Prophet said: “The woman is Awrah, so when she goes out, the Shaitan seeks to tempt her.” ...
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How reliable is the quote “70 sins between you and [Allah] is much lighter than… just one sin between you and the people” by Sufyan al-Thawri?

A WordPress blog makes this quote (citing this source, in Arabic, so I can't read it): وقال سفيان الثوري: إنك أن تلقى الله عز وجل بسبعين ذنباً فيما بينك وبينه أهون عليك من أن تلقاه بذنب واحد فيما ...
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Is there a hadith “He who buys the stolen property, with the knowledge that it was stolen, shares in the sin and shame of stealing” and is it sahih?

I stumbled upon the following hadith, but I was unsuccessful in verifying it actually exists, and am unable to gauge its authenticity. The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam said, “He who ...
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Is Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archives.org Authentic?

I found Tafseer Ibn Katheer at archive.org. There are no reviews on the page. I want to confirm if it is authentic.
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Authenticity of a story about Imaam Abu Hanifa debating a Roman

There's a message circulating around about Imaam Abu hanifah (rahimahullaah) saying that he debated a Roman. Here's the message: There was once an occasion when a Roman asked three questions to ...
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Story of the Woman who only spoke Quran

The following story is quoted in many websites and books. Some say that it is authentic, some say it is not. Is there a definite conclusion as to its authenticity? Are there books in English where ...
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Authenticity of Book

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.. 1) What is the authenticity of the book "Al Ghuniya At Taalibeen" ? 2) Did Sheikh Abdul Qaadir Jilaani author this book ? 3) Some people say that ...
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Hadith from Tarikh Baghdad

I do not have the mentioned source, is the following hadith mentioned elsewhere? Adi ibn Artah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah has angels ...
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Where is authentication of how much good deeds (sawaab) will be given on an event

One question has always raised in my mind that who decides the amount of good deeds (sawaab) will be given on doing something good, i.e. this is the number of good deeds on every recited word from Qur'...
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Authentic source for two narrations involving Prophet Abraham

Are there any authentic sources for the following narrations? (The details may vary): One morning an old man appeared on a camel. Abraham was happy. He invited the old man to his home to eat with him ...
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Source for “The believer feels at ease with people and they feel at ease with him”?

Today in the Friday sermon I've heard the following expression which is apparently a part of a hadith on the authority of Jabir () saying: "The believer feels at ease with people and they feel at ...
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Believing in Hadith

Muslims believe in the Quran, that it's the very words of Allah, and that it's Him who protect it. Now my question is whether the Islamic hadith and, in particular, those compiled in Saih Bukhari, are ...
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Narrations from Abu Bakr and Ali on “disjointed letters”

In "The Study Quran (Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Ed.)" and few other sources, I have come across these two narrations: “Every book has a mystery (sirr), and the mystery of the Quran is the beginnings of ...
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How should we understand the connection between the Prophet and the poem of Tarafa and what is the authenticity of the narration if there is any?

In the known mu'allaqa of Tarafa the poet -whom in my opinion used many words of wisdom which seem to go along with many teachings of Islam- said/wrote the verse saying: ستُبْدي لكَ الأيامُ ما كنتَ ...
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Is the hadith of non-renewal of ablution after cupping authentic?

Daraqutni recorded a hadith about prophet not renewing ablution after cupping and blood flowed from that cut. Is this narration authentic or fair (Hasan)? Anas (Radiya Allahu Anhu) narrated that "...
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Is it permissible to kill a lizard and other animals of it's species like chameleon, salamander etc?

I want to know that can I kill a lizard, chameleon or a salamander even if they are not hurting me? I have heard of some hadith in which it is mentioned that killing them is an act of worship and it ...
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Will Allah hate me if I hate him, and how is this consistent with the name Al-Wadud (The Most Loving)? [closed]

Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Messenger said, "Allah said, 'If My slaves loves the meeting with Me, I too love the meeting with him; and if he dislikes the meeting with Me, I too dislike the meeting ...
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What is the authenticity of the hadith prohibiting cutting nails and hairs for those who want to sactifice on eid al-adha?

What is the authenticity and interpretation of the hadith prohibiting cutting nails and hairs for those who want to sacrifice an udhiyyah on eid al-adha? AFAIK this hadith is compiled in Musnad Ahmad ...
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What are the rights of Quran on us?

I have heard from someone that on the day of judgement Quran will tell which person fulfilled its rights. So, I want to ask What are the rights of Quran on us ?
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Is basing the authenticity of a hadith based on its source even right? [closed]

I always thought that only sahih albukhari and sahih muslim are the only 100% correct sources of hadiths and pretty much ignored other sources until I found this thread: How do we make sure if a ...
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Is “Allaah commanded the believing women … to leave only one eye showing” authentic?

Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “Allaah commanded the believing women, when they go out of their houses for some need, to cover their faces from the top of the head with the jilbaab,...
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Is the hadith “I did not see anyone walk faster than [Prophet Muhammad], as if the earth folded for him” authentic?

From Shama'il Muhammadiyah, Book 18, Hadith 116, we have: Hazrat Abu Hurairah radiyallahu anhu says, "I did not see anyone more handsome as Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. It was as if the ...
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Is there a hadith “whoever shoots at a living creature for sport is cursed” and is it authentic?

Wikipedia references a hadith from page 874 of Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature by Bron Taylor (Google Books) which writes: He opposed recreational hunting, saying that "whoever shoots at a ...
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Is there an authentic hadith where a woman is forbidden from leaving the house while her father dies, but they're forgiven for her obedience?

From ImamReza.net we have the following hadith (listed as by Hojjat al-Islam Shaykh Husain Ansariyan): Imam Sadiq said: One of the men from the Helpers (Ansar) went on a trip and ordered his wife ...
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What proof do we have that the Quran we are using is the right version? [duplicate]

We are aware that the Quran we are using today is the version compiled by Uthman RA. Uthman RA ordered the burning of all other versions of the Quran. What proof do we have that the Quran we are using ...
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Is there an authentic hadith to the effect of “If Fatima suffers, I also suffer. Don't you ever marry anyone but Fatima”?

M. Arnez, Empowering women through Islam: Fatayat NU between tradition and change, J. Islamic Studies, 2010 (doi), p. 83 describes how Siti Musdah Mulia, an Indonesian women's rights activist, uses ...
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What is the overall grade of this hadith describing people of paradise?(Arabic users) [closed]

Prophet sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam ( may Allaah exalt his mention ) who said, “The people of Paradise will enter Paradise without any hair on their body, beardless, with a fair complexion and ...
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Is the hadith “He who loves kafirs, he shall be resurrected with them” authentic?

Is this hadith authentic? من هوي الكفرة حشر معهم ولا ينفعه عمله شيئاً كنز العمال , مؤسسة الرساله, بيروت He who loves [i.e., bears affinities to / is infatuated by / is fond of / admires ...
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Did Uthman read the whole Quran in one rakah?

Today I heard someone saying that Uthman ibn Affan read the whole Quran in one rakah and this verse from Surah Az-Zumar was about him: Quran 39:9 أَمَّنْ هُوَ قَانِتٌ آنَاءَ اللَّيْلِ ...
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What is the authenticity of the du'a “O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan”?

Many Muslim scholars or at least Imams of Jumu'ah prayer use to say this du'a (supplication): O Allah, bless us in Rajab and Sha‘baan, and let us reach Ramadan اللهم بارك لنا في رجب وشعبان ...
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Is Al badi a name of Allah ?

This verse in Quran بَدِيعُ ٱلسَّمَـٰوَٲتِ وَٱلۡأَرۡضِ‌ۖ وَإِذَا قَضَىٰٓ أَمۡرً۬ا فَإِنَّمَا يَقُولُ لَهُ ۥ كُن فَيَكُونُ Al-Baqarah 2:117 saying "The Originator of the heavens and the earth. When He ...
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Authenticity of the Hadith regarding the one who disdains prayers

Is this Hadith authentic? منكر أو تارك الصلاة يعاقبه الله خمس عشرة عقوبة 6 أثناء حياته و3 حين الموت و3 في القبر و3 يوم القيامة The one who disdains the prayers will receive fifteen punishments ...
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Hadith about fears of the hypocrites who argue using the Quran giving wrong interpretations?

أَنَّ أَخْوَفَ مَا أَخَافُ عَلَيْكُمْ ثَلَاثٌ : جِدَالُ مُنَافِقٍ بِالْقُرْآنِ ، وَزَلَّةُ عَالِمٍ ، وَدُنْيَا تَقْطَعُ أَعْنَاقَكُمْ The greatest fear that I have for you are three: The ...
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Authenticity of “If a young man repents, the torment of grave is withheld from east to west for 40 days”?

The hadith I am referring to is: If a young man repents, the torment of grave is withheld from east to west for 40 days. What is the authenticity of this hadith?
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Talking during intercourse inherits aphonia and looking at genitalia inherits blindness?

Narrated by Abi Hurairah that the prophet PBUH said: If one of you got engaged in intercourse, they shouldn't look at the genital for that inherits blindness, and not talk too much for that inherits ...
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Is the hadith of the pond of Khumm authentic? If so, what is the sunni view on it?

In this hadith of the pond of Khumm, it shows that Ali is shown to be said that he is the master of whom the Prophet was the master of: O people, Allah the Most Kind the Omniscient has told me that ...
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Hadith: Blood of Muslim is more sacred then the Kaabah?

The blood of a Muslim is more scared then the Kaabah is this hadith authentic? In the Targhib wa’ l-Tarhib of Imam al-Mundhiri, 3/276 it has the following hadith from Abd Allah ibnAmr ibn al-`As (...
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Does the hadith describing “benevolent love towards people” exist?

Does this hadith exist? What is its source? The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) taught us that the best deed after believing there is no deity worthy of worship except God is "benevolent love ...