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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What is the source of the narration of Uthman ibn Affan letting his slave tweak his ear in retaliation, and is it authentic?

روى أن عثمان بن عفان رضي الله عنه دَعَك أُذُن عَبْدٍ له على ذنب فعله ، ثم قال له بعد ذلك : تقدم واقرص أذني ، فامتنع العبد فألح عليه ، فبدأ يقرص بخفة ، فقال له : اقرص جيداً ، فإني لا أتحمل عذاب يوم ...
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Does hell consist of 7 levels?

In this website the author of the article claims: Hell consists of seven levels. The torment inflicted in each level is severer than the torment inflicted in the level above it. (Faraid-ul-Fawaid) ...
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Source of statement that unqualified Jihad means Jihad by the sword?

I was reading an article in a magazine which quoted a rule from Ibn Hajar Al-Asqalani, roughly translated it says: In the Kitab and Sunnah whenever the word jihad is used without a restriction ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the source of “Shami and Egyptian fight each other… and a man… with small black banners… will hand over the rule to the Mahdi”?

I am seeing the following hadith being quoted at many places (e.g. ShiaChat, TurnToIslam) but I cant find the reference book for this: "When a man rules over ash-Sham, and another over Egypt, and ...
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What is the source and meaning of this Ibn Taymiyyah quote used by ISIS/Daesh?

I came across a video[1] of the burning of a Jordanian pilot by ISIS, and at the end of it, it quotes the statement: " فإن كان في التمثيل الشائع لهم دعاء إلى الإيمان وحرز لهم عن العدوان؛ فإنه هنا ...
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The incident when Imam Ali threw away his sword when his enemy spat at his face

In the heat of the battle, the man spat his face and Ali forgave his life. Puzzled, the man asked why; and Ali said: a moment ago I was fighting and about to kill you in the name of Islam; now I am ...
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The story abou Imam Abu-Hanifa (where he said Alhamdulillah twice about his ship)

One afternoon Imam Abu-Hanifa was teaching when a man came and told him that his ship sunk. The Imam paused for a moment and said Alhamdulillah; later the same man came and said there had been a ...
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Where can I find this hadith on shaking hands?

It is possible that this hadith is from a Shia Hadith Book, but I am not sure. I have not been able to find it yet. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) is reported to have said: "It is not ...
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Did the Prophet dispatch aid for Mecca during a drought?

I heard in a sermon that Mecca was hit with either drought or famine while it was still under the control of the pagans. When it happened, the Prophet sent relief aid for the people of Mecca in the ...
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Hadith about monthly payments

I have heard this hadith but regretfully, forgot to take note of the details. Here are the details I can recall: The Messenger (piece and blessings be upon him) learned that someone he loved ...
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Umar ibn al-Khattab: Hold onto your salat

Hold on to your salah, because if you lose that, you will lose everything else. —Umar ibn al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him.) What is a reliable source I can cite to record this quote?
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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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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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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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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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What is the origin of the supplication: “O Allah, light my heart with knowledge”?

There is a du'a' (supplication) that says: اللهم نور بالعلم قلبي، وافتح بطاعتك بدني، وخلص من الفتن سري، وقني شر وساوس الشيطان، واجرني منه يا رحمن، حتى لا يكون له علي سلطان وقل ربي زدنى علما ...
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Does the Qur'an contain an ayah about passing on knowledge being like a seed to be planted?

Some time ago, I heard a quote that someone said came from the Qur'an. I have not been able to find it, and I would like to know if it is a real quote. It went something like this: "If a person gains ...
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Is there a hadith instructing Fatima to look after household affairs?

If I'm not mistaken, Nabi SAW did say to Ali RA to look after the external affairs and Fatima RA to look after the household affairs. Am I right? If this was not said to them, to whom was this said? ...
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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 ...
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Was Jesus lifted up in sprit or whole as a person

Today watching "Jesus of Nazareth" we were discussing about how Jesus was saved by Allah. There is a contradiction about how Allah saved Jesus. Some believe his spirit was lifted into heaven while the ...
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Whom did the Prophet divorce?

In the tafsir of ibn 'Ashur (التحرير والتنوير) of verse 33:6 I found a quote saying that our Prophet divorced a woman from Kindah before consuming the marriage. My question is did he divorce any ...
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Is this written in Fath al-Bari or Shama'il Muhammadiyah?

The Prophet ﷺ said, A part of earth is present in everyone's navel with which he was created and in it he will be buried. I, Abu Bakr and Umar were created from the same earth and will be buried in ...
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Reference for this hadith?

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) once had several coins that he asked his wife to distribute in charity. But due to the Prophet's illness at the time, she did not have an opportunity to give ...
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Hajr Aswad and the First Covenant

Is there such a report in which the Black Stone is the depository of the written Primordial Covenant? Supposedly it was related from Aisha RA according to the article right here at footnote 17. ...
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What is the source of Umar being more tough on himself than people around him?

I heard in a lecture that Umar was more tougher on himself than people around him so that is why the people listened to him when he scolded. Also when I was watching the Umar TV series(based on his ...
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What is the source for the six kalimas?

This question is about the "Six Kalimas". I recently attended the marriage ceremony of a friend, where the Imam or Khatib was of South-Asian origin. At the very start of the ceremony he asked the ...
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Hadith: I have been informed about everything that will happen until the Day of Judgment

The above hadith was briefly mentioned in a Friday sermon without mentioning the source. Can someone confirm with the source?
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From which collection is this hadith taken?

"A society given to Zina falls prey to severe famine and a society immersed in transaction of bribes is engulfed with fear and terror "(Musnad Ahmad (allegedly)) --- Okay so I got this hadith from my ...
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Authentic hadith or supernatural talks?

Assalaamu a'laykum wa ragmatullahie wabarakaatu! I have heard from a family member not to wiggle your feet whilst eating. Also that it means Shaytaan is busy with you whenever you play/wiggle your ...
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Hadith: My tongue is like a scorpion

My tongue is like a scorpion. If I let it loose, it will first bite me. What is the origin (if it exists because my Goggle search revealed almost nothing) of this hadith?
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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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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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Are there any Shia sources that report this event?

Are there any Shia sources that report the event mentioned in the following hadith? Narrated Anas: While the Prophet (ﷺ) was delivering a sermon on a Friday, a man stood up and said, "O ...
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Hazrat Abu Bakr altercation with Hazrat Aisha?

Is this narration authentic? "Once there was an altercation between the Prophet and Hazrat Ayesha when they found Hazrat Abu Bakr as judge. Hazrat Ayesha said to the Prophet: You speak but don’t ...
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Hanging kaaba and other holy places or dua pictures

I know the fact that pictures are not allowed in islam, also that in islam you cannot draw pictures. But i lack wisdom on subject of people hanging kaaba, madina or kalma pictures in home. Some people ...
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Text of the condolence which is given to Muhammad(saww) on the Day of Ashura?

There is this text in religious books which has words of condolence for Muhammad(saww) upon the death of his grandson on the Day of Ashura. It's surely not the Ziyárat of Ta`ziyah (Condolences). It's ...
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Is it permissible to make shabih(replica) of taboot (bier), zari and a'lam(Islamic flag)?

Shias (mostly in South-Asian countries) make replicas of taboot (biet), zari, zuljana and a'lam (Islamic flag) during Muharram processions. From where has this practice started and is it allowed in ...
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Is it a sin to setup a ring tune to caller tune on a incoming calls

I want to ask a question to an Islamic Scholar. Please define us, is it a sin to set a ring tune as an incoming calls tune?
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Searching for a hadith/athar

I heard of a hadith or athar where a companion or someone supplicated to Allah SWT to make his cry for help reach the Prophet SAW. I don't have any additional detail on this. Does it or does something ...
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Is saving own life farz?

I found many people in our country to use the term "Saving your own life is Farz" but I am curious about the authenticity of this statement. Is this statement backed up by any hadith or ...
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What the source of the following statement in the commentary of quran 9:28?

This prohibition has been interpreted in different ways. Imam Abu Hanifah is of the view that it prohibits them only from the performance of Hajj and Umrah, and from the observance of the rites of ...
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A reference of a narration where Ibn Abbas takes off an amulet while reciting Qu'ran 2:165

I recently came across this where it said [Ibn Abi Hatim reported about Hudhaifah (May Allaah be pleased with him): He saw a man with a piece of twine on his hand (as a protection or cure from fever) ...
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Is it true that if you read the last three ayat if surah hashr and die on that day you will become a martyr?

I read that if someone reads the last three ayat of surah hashr in the morning and dies during the day, he will become a martyr. And if someone reads it in the night and dies he will become a martyr. ...
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Is it true that if one hurts his mother's feelings and makes her cry all his good deeds are wiped out?

Okay, it so happened that I was on a call the other day with my wife for and I went into m room to talk with her. After I came back from my room, my mom asked a question - Mom:"Why do you have to ...
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Question about ghusl

I made ghusl after a wet dream with the intent of uplifting the major and minor impurity is it enough of an intention. If someone could help me?
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islam synethic hair

Assalamualaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh, i have a question. are women allowed to wear synthetic hair (for themselves not to impress others). is it allowed because first of all it's fake, it can't ...