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Questions tagged [source-identification]

Questions about identifying a source of information. Not for seeking lists of items that meet a criteria; it is seeking individual known items based on clear descriptions.

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Responding to harsh criticization

Today I have been told about a narration of a past great scholar, to the effect of he has harshly and wrongly criticized and his only response was: “If you are right Allah shall help me, if you are ...
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Dua when looking at the mirror: Is it present in Sahih Hadith books?

Whenever he looked at the mirror, Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is narrated to have made this dua (for example): O Allah, just as You have made my external features beautiful, ...
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Hadith about praying salah inbetween shade and sunlight

Today the Imam told us that the Prophet had prohibited praying while inbetween shade and sunlight. What is the full hadith and where does it come from? (Authenticity and Chain Of Narration)
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Is this hadith about Greater Jihad authentic?

I have been looking for an answer to my question here What is the proof that spiritual struggle is greater jihad? I come across this hadis in different places with different words, with no indication ...
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Help me find hadith regarding sahaba feeling sad to slaughter animals

Assalamu Alaikum to my Muslim Brothers, I have been trying to find a hadith in which it was narrated that one of the sahaba confessed to the Holy Prophet Muhammed (Saw) that he deep down felt sad ...
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Did the Prophet have a dog?

This islamqa question, suggests: The hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) who said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Jibreel came to me ...
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Find hadith about grave

Where is this hadith written? Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, "It is much better for one of you to sit on a live coal, which will burn his ...
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Quote: Only the life of Prophet Muhammad itself would enough of a miracle

I have heard this quote so many times. Regrettably, I never managed to remember the source. I think one of the great scholars said something like, "Even without anything else, just the life of Prophet ...
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Hadith about asking where one is from

I once heard a hadith that one is discouraged to ask questions like: "Where are you from?" because for whatever reason the other side may be embarrassed to give an answer (and perhaps he will lie ...
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I want to know the reference of the hadith about an ignorant person

Assalamualaikum! Is this hadith true that a man came to the Prophet(SAW) and asked that how could a person get hidayat if he had not listened about You SAW and lives in the forests or on mountains.The ...
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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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Can anyone find the reference for Hazrat Ali r.a saying?

Saying is like whoever advice a person publicly has pushed him towards evil even more and whoever advice a person alone, pushed him towards good.
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What is the evidence for jumuah Imams to recite (16:90) before starting the prayer

In verse (16:90) Allah says: Indeed, Allah orders justice and good conduct and giving to relatives and forbids immorality and bad conduct and oppression. He admonishes you that perhaps you will be ...
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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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The experience of faith

In a recent lecture, Shaykh Dr Yasir Qadhi mentioned (slightly paraphrasing) "Our scholars of the past said, if these rich people committing these sins had known the sweetness and the piece we feel, ...
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Can a person see himself being taken into the grave?

I got a WhatsApp message about what a person sees during death and it was written there that a dead man does not realize that he is dead initially. He feels himself dreaming of death, he sees himself ...
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Cannot find hadith reference

I read online: "The Prophet peace be upon him also said: "Give charity without delay, for it stands in the way of calamity." - Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 589 However, when I go to https://sunnah.com/...
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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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Sahabi who got sick after reading a surah

There was a sahabi who got very ill after he read a Surah I want to know the name of the Sahabi the name of the Surah too I don’t intent to do anything wrong it’s just a quiz I was asked I wonder what ...
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Looking for a statement attributed to 'Omar ibn al-Khattab about how to really know a person

I've at least once heard from Sheikh 'Omar 'Abdulkafi a story he attributed to 'Omar ibn al-Khattab. As it is long ago I've already forgotten the details, but I hopefully can provide enough ...
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Source for a story about Muhammad's follower who felt Muhammad was too lenient with his wives?

I remember reading a story about Muhammad in which one of his followers felt that Muhammad was too indulgent with his wives, or too kind, or didn't require the proper formal respect from them. So this ...
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Angels Visiting Prophet Abraham on the Way to Prophet Lot

During a most enjoyable speech about the story of Angel Gabriel (YouTube link), Omar Suleiman talks about the three angels visiting Prophet Abraham on their way to annihilate the people of Prophet Lot....
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Is this saying about four things supporting the world an authentic hadith?

Is the following a quote from authentic hadith by Prophet Mohamed: Four things support the world: the learning of the wise, the justice of the great, the prayers of the good, and the valor of the ...
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Which Sunni scholars state that “using technology to propagate the faith of Islam” is a good innovation?

My question relates to item 1. in this Wikipedia snippet about bidah (religious innovation): Sunni Muslim scholars have divided bid‘ah in worldly matters into two types: Good innovations ...
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Is there any Islamic reasoning behind giving 'shinni' when someone completes recitation of the Qu'ran or when someone dies?

In Bengali culture, it is accustomed to give 'Shinni' (any food) to friends and family when one finishes recitation of whole Qur'an or when someone dies. Is there any Islamic reasoning behind this or ...
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Poor sahaba giving few dates as charity in Tabuk Expedition

An online video was talking about the virtue of charity, adding that for Allah what matters is not quantity but sincerity, and the percentage one gave away from he owns. And told the story of a sahaba ...
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What is the source of the hadith which says Allah will reward your unspeakable thoughts?

In this short video Omar Suleiman talks about a hadith, where the sahaba told the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) that from time to time these unspeakable thoughts occur in their minds. And ...
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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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Is there a hadith to the effect of “if a Muslim prays but will not stop committing sins… his prayers have no effect”?

When I was a child, I had heard a hadith the meaning of which was as follows: Prayers keeps one away from sinning. If a muslim performs his prayers but will not stop committing sins or habitual ...
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What nation did Allah order to destroy where a believer lived?

I heard it from my father during childhood. I need the reference, especially the name of the nation and the reference in Islamic books. The incident is A nation had reached with the highest state ...
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Is there a version of the priest-worship hadith in Musnad Ahmad or was ibn Kathir wrong in saying so?

In both his tafsir (see here) and apparently in his history book (al-Bidaya wa-Nihaya) ibn Kathir refers to a hadith of 'Adi ibn Hatim about the reason for revelation of verse (9:31) (see also: What ...
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Is there a source for “Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa”?

I often hear the following quote (or similar quotes): من قال لا أدري فقد أفتى Whoever says I don't know has given a fatwa (opinion) -My own translation- I'd like to know whether this ...
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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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Where is this hadith attested “He who knows himself knows his Lord”?

I've read that the following: He who knows himself knows his Lord is a hadith. Where is it attested?
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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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Where can I find a Hadith about Prophet Muhammed exhorting Muslims to help brothers?

I just read an article which quoted a hadith which says that the Prophet Muhammed exhorted Muslims to help brothers whether they are unjust or whether they are suffering injustice. One of the ...
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Evidence for 'every spot where we do sajdah will testify for us on the Day of Judgment'

I have heard this colloquially but I would like to be pointed to a reference in the Hadith for the notion that "every spot that we do Sajdah at on this Earth, will testify for us on the Day of ...
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Hadith: Humans who became shaitan

More than once I remember hearing a hadith that humans who follow Satan (those who commit all kinds of evil deeds intentionally) are actually worse than (more harmful to humans) than the Satan himself....
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Verification of a Hadith Qudsi: “It is I who aids in proving and finding, there is no proof leading to me.”

In the book Dialogue with an Atheist, the author states that: God says in a Divine Utterance (Hadith Qudsi): "It is I who aids in proving and finding, there is no proof leading to me." I couldn'...
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Hadith on wanting to be thrown in Hell

In various talks I have heard that: for the disbelievers the Day of Judgment will be so harsh and so long that some will say "O Allah! Just throw us in Hell and let us get over this day." Is this in ...
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Why is it recommended to perform wudu' when one is angry?

I often hear statements like: "Anger is from Satan" And that one should perform wudu' to calm down from anger. I'd like to learn more about this practice therefore here my questions: Does this ...
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Hadith with respect to reciting and understanding Quran

I heard a hadith along the lines of (thus paraphrasing): Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said that "Right now there a only a few who recite Quran but many who understands it; time will come ...
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What is behind the statement “Where it not 'Iyad the Maghrib would be unknown”?

There's a famous quote around al-Qadi 'Iyad القاضي عياض بن موسى, which is often mentioned: لولا عياض لما عُرف المغرب or لولا عياض ما عرف المغرب Which one may translate: Where it not 'Iyad the ...
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Is there a source for a dialogue where Seth asks his father Prophet Adam why he listened to Satan?

In "The Beginning and the End" series Omar Suleiman mentioned the following hadith. (Paraphrasing) Adam's son Seth (peace be upon both) asked: O father, why did you listen to Satan when the Most ...
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(Hadith Collection) Ibn Abi Hatim

I came across this hadith: Ibn Abi Hatim R.A. narrated that Ubayy bin Ka'b said the Messenger of Allah SAWS said, "Allah created Adam tall, with thick hair, just as a date tree with full ...
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Looking for a full (chain) source for a narration in tafsir al-Kashaf

Imam az-Zamakhshari in his tafsir al-Kashaf quoted a hadith (I've never heard before and couldn't find neither source nor full chain for) I also found quoted the same way in tafsir al-Baydawi (as far ...
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Where does it state that certain music is Haram under Islam? [duplicate]

I understand that much music is Haram under Islam. But I am very curious to understand why this is, that is not the rational, but where is it stated that music is Haram? Is it in the Holy Quran or is ...
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When asked “what's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray” did Sheikh Mohammed al-Ghazali reply “the ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid”?

This was recently posted on /r/Islam on Reddit: Question: "What's the ruling on a Muslim that doesn't pray?" Answer: "The ruling is YOU invite him to the masjid!" ~Shk. Muhammad alGhazali (d. 1996) ...