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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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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(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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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) ...
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Hadith: Umar, Satan changing his road

Quoted from "The History of the Khalifahs" by Jalal ad-Din as-Suyuti: Ibn Asakir narrated that Ibn Abbas, may Allah be pleased with both of them, said: The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant ...
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Names of the Munafiqin - Hadith authenticity

I have heard from multiple sources that, When Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) heard that Our Prophet (peace be upon him) has disclosed names of the munafiqin to Hudhayfah Ibn al-Yamman(may ...
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An Incident Between the Prophet and Aisha

I heard the following: Hazrat Aisha donated some the whole meat of an animal they owned except a small part, and the Prophet came she said that she gave away the meat for the sake of Allah, but ...
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Hadith in Omer Suleiman Talk

In this talk (around 30:00 or so) Omer Suleiman talks about a hadith (possibly paraphrasing) that in the Day of Judgment, and for certain people, Allah will show them their sins and turn them into ...
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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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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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Halloween Restrictions?

Salam, I have been looking into Halloween and found out that it's haram to celebrate it which makes perfect sense. However I have a few questions regrading its restrictions: 1) If my friend gives me ...
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Which tradition states that Surah An-Nasr was revealed in Makkah?

I was reading The Meaning of The Glorious Qu'ran and it said: Though ascribed always to Al-Madinah, tradition says that it was actually revealed in Makkah during the days the Prophet spent there ...
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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 73-sects hadith authentic?

I have heard there is a hadith about 73 sects from Ibn Majah. I want to know the authenticity of this hadeeth. Please give me some reasons to prove this hadeeth as sahih.
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Authenticity of the hadith about whoever recites ten verses of Surat al-Baqarah in the morning

Sayyiduna 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud (radiyallahu’anhu) said: Whoever recites the following ten verses of Surah Baqarah in the morning: (1) will be saved from Shaytan till the evening, and whoever ...
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Is there a hadith on repentance that says “Repentance is sorrow”?

I remember reading a hadith where our beloved Prophet(peace be upon him) said: "Repentance is sorrow"(note that it is the English translation and may not accurately describe the arabic meaning) ...
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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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Does Islam specify what to think to get to sleep? [closed]

Is there any Hadith where we are told what we should think about when we have our eyes shut and are trying to get to sleep?
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Where does the claim for the punsishment for wasting food and water come from?

My cousin told me that his Islamic teacher said that for every time you waste food/drink, one day you won't get any food/drink. Where does this come from?