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Questions seeking to understand the interpretation of a hadith, its context or its meaning. If you're explicitly seeking its authenticity, rather than its meaning, use the "authenticity" tag.

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Is it wrong to "sever ties of kinship" in the case of an abusive relative?

It seems severing ties of kinship (family) is a serious issue. From Sunnah.com: 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said Mercy does not descend ...
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Is the Quran complete? If so, why do we need Hadith? [closed]

I am hoping to seek a final affirmed answer to a question that has plagued me for a long while. Though i cannot claim myself to be a good muslim like most of the people here, i do hope that with your ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

There shall be no compulsion in [acceptance of] the religion. The right course has become clear from the wrong. So whoever disbelieves in Taghut and believes in Allah has grasped the most ...
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Abrogation of verses 10 feedings of baby to make foster relationship to 5

Verses of the Quran can be abrogated. But one stands out, the abrogation of 10 sucklings of a baby to 5 sucklings to develop foster relationships. Why? Seems inconsistent. What's the big ...
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How do Ahmadis justify their belief that Jesus (as) is dead?

What are some of the sources Ahmadis use from Quran and Hadith to argue that Jesus (as) is dead?
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Did the Prophet (SAW) have a sex slave?

It was narrated from Anas, that the Messenger of Allah had a female slave with whom he had intercourse, but 'Aishah and Hafsah would not leave him alone until he said that she was forbidden for him. ...
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Why has black hair dye been singled out?

Why has black hair dye been singled out? I find it confusing because I read in a fatwa that people should not dye their gray hair black to deceive people. That is really confusing because it is ...
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What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"?

What did Prophet Muhammad (PUBH) mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"? What type of knowledge is this? Though this line doesn't sound so prophetic... Does anybody have further knowledge on ...
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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal?

Sahih Bukhari Volume 009, Book 086, Hadith Number 090. Narrated By 'Abdullah : Nafi narrated to me that 'Abdullah said that Allah's Apostle forbade the Shighar. I asked Nafi', "What is the Shighar?...
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Isn't this hadith about sunset unscientific?

Narrated Abu Dhar: The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He said, "It goes (...
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What is the relationship between Ilham and leg of a bird?

What does the highlighted portion of below Hadith mean? Waki' bin 'Udus narrated that Abu Razin Al-'Uqaili said: " The Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said: " The believer's dreams are a portion of ...
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If homosexuality should result in execution, why is it not listed in ahadith as a reason to kill someone?

From the top answer to What does Islam say about homosexuality?, we have The Sahaabah were unanimously agreed on the execution of homosexuals, but they differed as to how they were to be executed. (...
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Are these ahadith stating that there are seven Earths?

"Whoever usurps even one span of land of somebody, its depth through the seven earths will be collared to his neck." (Saheeh Al-Bukhari, ‘Book of Oppression.’; sunnah.com) "Whoever ...
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Is practicing ruqya prohibited?

I came across this Hadith today: "Narrated Ibn `Abbas: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "Seventy thousand people of my followers will enter Paradise without accounts, and they are those who do ...
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What are Sunnah Rawaatib?

Allah will build a house in Heaven for whoever is diligent in observing 12 Sunnah Rak'aat, called Sunnah Rawaatib. (A version of this is at Islam Q&A.) What are Sunnah Rawaatib?
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How to interpret Sufyan a-Thawri's statement on permission in fatwas?

Ibn 'Abd al-Barr quoted in his Jami' bayan al-'Ilm wa fadlih جامع بيان العلم وفضله a statement of imam Sufyan a-Thawri سفيان بن سعيد الثوري‎ with a -apparently- conected narrator chain saying -as if ...
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What is meant by "touch" in this hadith?

This hadith from al-Tabaraani in al-Kabeer: It was narrated that Ma’qil ibn Yassaar said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “For one of you to be stabbed in ...
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Is it generally understood by this hadith that verses were removed from the Quran after they were revealed?

إِنَّ اللَّهَ بَعَثَ مُحَمَّدًا صلى الله عليه وسلم بِالْحَقِّ وَأَنْزَلَ عَلَيْهِ الْكِتَابَ فَكَانَ مِمَّا أَنْزَلَ اللَّهُ آيَةُ الرَّجْمِ، فَقَرَأْنَاهَا وَعَقَلْنَاهَا وَوَعَيْنَاهَا، Allah sent ...
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Searching/finding hadith on Google?

How can i find a particular hadith using Google For example i read somewhere that bukhari hadith number 3191 contains discussion of concept of evil eye but if i type"al-bukhari 3191" in google i do ...
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At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away?

At what age did Mohammed(PBUH) passed away ? According to hadith literature it vary between 60 , 63 and 65. Which is the correct age at which Prophet passed away? Age of 60 Bukhari Volume 7, Book ...
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When is hiding knowledge a sin?

There's a hadith saying: "The Messenger of Allah said: 'Whoever conceals knowledge which Allah has made beneficial for mankind's affairs of religion, Allah will bridle him with reins of fire on ...
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What is the meaning of hadith grading "Sahih in Chain"?

What is the definition and authenticity of a hadith graded "Sahih in Chain" and can it be used as evidence? An example of "Sahih in Chain" being used from Asharis: Assemble is: ...
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Are these narrations of Ibn as-Sunni authentic?

I have searched everywhere on the internet and I can not find any information about these following narrations that I will show. They are from the book "Kitab al-Adhkar" from Imam An-Nawawi, ...
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Does All-Mighty Allah has a particular shape? (Sahih al-Bukhari Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition)

The following Hadith is narrated in the book of Towhid of Sahih al-Bukhari:(Page 1021, No.7437, A-Soltaniah Edition) حدثنا عبدالعزیز ابن عبدالله: حدثنا ابراهیم بن سعد عن ابن شهاب عن عطاء بن یزید ...
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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

Narrated 'Ata' (Radi-Allahu 'anhu): I heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, "The Prophet (Sallallahu 'Alaihi WaSallam) said, 'Whoever eats (from) this plant (he meant garlic) should keep away from ...
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Why is dyeing hair not obligatory?

The prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “The Jews and the Christians do not dye (their hair) so do the opposite to them” as recorded by Al-Bukhaari, Muslim, Ahmad, Abu Daawood and An-Nasaa’i. Yet no ...
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Does Islam allow killing of Innocent individuals, if the tribe has committed some crime?

According to this hadith: "Narrated Atiyyah al-Qurazi: I was among the captives of Banu Qurayzah. They (the Companions) examined us, and those who had begun to grow hair (pubes) were killed, and ...
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Did Masjid e Nabawi had two Muezzins during the Prophet's lifetime simultaneously?

There are two Hadiths that I recently came across: 'A'ishah reported: Ibn Umm Maktum was the mu'adhdhin of the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) and he was blind. Sunan Abi Dawud 535 and ...
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Did earlier prophets also travel on buraq?

Anas (ra) relates that the Prophet (saw) said, “I was brought the Buraq, a tall white beast, bigger than a donkey, smaller than a mule. It could place his hooves at the farthest boundary of his gaze. ...
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Should one pray after 'Asr?

There appears to be two different hadiths on praying after 'Asr. Some hadiths say it is haram. Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "There is no prayer after the morning ...
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What does the hadith about Paradise surrounded with hardships and Jahannam surrounded by desires mean?

The below hadith is found in Sahih Muslim #2822 and Jami at-Tirmidhi #2559: عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ حُفَّتِ الْجَنَّةُ بِالْمَكَارِهِ ...
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How is years distance measured?

Narated By Al-Abbas ibn AbdulMuttalib : I was sitting in al-Batha with a company among whom the Apostle of Allah (pbuh) was sitting, when a cloud passed above them. The Apostle of Allah (pbuh)...
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What happens to the dead children of the polytheists, such as victims of infanticide?

Why does an innocent buried murdered baby end up in hell? ‘Amir reported the Messenger of Allah (May peace be upon him) as saying : The woman who buries alive her new-born girl and the girl who is ...
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In what sense are wives "captives" in the hadith "...they are but captives with you..."?

I'm surprised by the use of the word captive in this hadith: And indeed I order you to be good to the women, for they are but captives with you over whom you have no power than that, except if they ...
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How is it possible that the coccyx does not decay at all? What if the body was cremated?

IslamWeb.com write: Asalamu 'aleykum. There is a Hadith about the day of resurrection which states, that humans will be resurrected from the end part of their coccyx bone. This Hadeeth is presented ...
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Is it okay if we commit a sin with a clean intention?

I'm really confused about a hadith إِنَّمَا الأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّيَّةِ which means Actions are (only) dependent upon their intentions. Does it mean if we have a clean intention, we can do ...
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Did Prophet Muhammad know/learn how to write?

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: When Allah's Apostle was on his death-bed and in the house there were some people among whom was 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, the Prophet said, "Come, let me write for you a ...
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Why was the Prophet (ﷺ) afraid that Allah would throw a person in the Fire?

In the following Hadith: Narrated Sa'd: Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) distributed (Zakat) amongst (a group of) people while I was sitting there but Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) left a man whom I thought the best of ...
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Authenticity of Hadith similar to Famous Hadith on End of Times in Bukhari:

What is the authenticity of the following narrative: “Some of the signs of the Day of Judgment are when: Al-Qayenat and singers, al-Ma-Azef (all kind of music), drinking alcoholic products and the ...
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Is this hadith authentic: "Everything has a polish, which takes away rust. The polish of the heart is dhikr."

explanation of this hadith and Could you provide the exact translation and reference for this hadith "Everything has a polish, which takes away rust. The polish of the heart is dhikr."? and is it a ...
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Making Dua in middle of salah?

Narrated Awf ibn Malik al-Ashja'i: I stood up to pray along with the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ); he got up and recited Surat al-Baqarah (Surah 2). When he came to a verse which spoke of mercy, he ...
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Explanation of Sheikh Uthaymeen saying in Al Qawl ul Mufeed

Assalamou 'Alaikum Warahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuh.. Some of my friends are saying that Sheikh Uthaymeen said that Allaah can be harmed.. They sent me the following : Here's his saying : قوله: ” ...
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Does Islam consider present day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh as part of "Hind"?

With respect to below question: What is Ghazwa-e-Hind? and Hadith: It was narrated that Thawban, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), said: "The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: 'There ...
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Why was the bedouin not given the punishment for apostasy?

Narrated By Jabir bin ‘Abdullah : A bedouin gave the Pledge of allegiance to Allah’s Apostle for Islam and the bedouin got a fever where upon he said to the Prophet “Cancel my Pledge.” But the Prophet ...
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What is the meaning of "bring them with chains on their necks till they embrace Islam"?

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Verse:--"You (true Muslims) are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind." means, the best of peoples for the people, as you bring them with chains on their necks till ...
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Source and meaning of the hadith “At the beginning of every century Allah will send to this ummah someone who will renew its religious understanding”?

What is the source of the following the hadith? “At the beginning of every century Allah will send to this ummah someone who will renew its religious understanding” What does it mean? Is it ...
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What is the explanation of the apparent contradiction on manumission of slaves in ahadith?

There is whole section in sahih bukhari about manumitting slaves But there are other narrations like: Jabir b. 'Abdullah said that a person among the Ansar declared his slave free after his death, as ...
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What does "wajib" mean in this hadith about doing ghusl in Jumua (Friday)?

In the book "العرف الناشر" (pdf), fiqh Al-maliki, it is mentioned in page 240, that there is ijma (consensus) among the scholars that the prayer in Jumua is accepted with just regular wudu (...
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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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Context for "there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him"

What context, if any, is there for the following, which is referred to in the charter of at least one major political organisation nowadays? The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims ...
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