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What did Prophet Muhammad mean by “Seek knowledge even as far as China"?

The hadith "Seek Knowledge even if you have to go as far as china" is fabricated and does not exist. The actual hadith is: The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ...
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Did Aisha do anything wrong by taking a bath behind a screen in the presence of two men?

Both the men were mahrams of Ayesha. Apparently the relationship of the narrator is not obvious so I'll explain that: Abu Salama was fostered by Umm Kulthum bint Abu Bakr, who was the sister of Ayesha....
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Isn't this hadith about sunset unscientific?

The simplest answer is that what the Prophet (saws) may be describing is not something that we can observe in the dimensions that we live in. There are plenty of phenomena that the Qur'an and the ...
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How do we reconcile the apostasy ruling with Al-Baqarah 2:256?

The reconciliation is that one is a general ruling (عموم), while the other is about a specific case (خصوص), i.e. an exception. A true contradiction would have existed if: the hadith too had a generic ...
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It is right if someone committed Zina but wants to suicide instead of stoning himself to death

1.There are several conditions that must be satisfied without which one can not receive the punishment of stoning: Four just male must have witnessed the sin(excuse my language, I mean the exact act ...
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The meaning of the hadith: كل راية ترفع قبل قيام القائم ، فصاحبها طاغوت?

It doesn't mean what you mentioned, because the word 'كُلُّ رَايَةٍ' 'Each Flag' doesn't mean the governments but it means each person who claim that he is 'The Qaim' and some people follows him, ...
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Why is Laylatul Qadr interpreted to hazrat Fatima?

Since hazrat Fatima is very eminent and just few achieve that understanding,Imam Sadiq (A.S.) interpreting this verse to hazrat Fatima and said: "Who knows Fatima the way it should,then could ...
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What is the explanation of the hadith "The child of adultery is worst of the three"?

The hadith is as follows: ولد الزنا شر الثلاثة The child of adultery is worst of the three. — Sunan Abu Dawud, Musnad Ahmad The apparent meaning of this hadith is that a child born due to Zina is ...
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Eating garlic before visiting the masjid - ambiguous hadith

First let's re-quote the Hadith: حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَاصِمٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنَا ابْنُ جُرَيْجٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي عَطَاءٌ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ جَابِرَ بْنَ ...
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Tabari 9:69 "Killing Unbelievers is a small matter to us" The words of Muhammad, prophet of Islam

As far as I have researched these are words of Thabit b. Qays b. Shammas not that of the Prophet (PBUH). The Arabic text is available here and the English translation here: ومن كفر جاهدناه في الله ...
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Seeking an explanation of the hadith: "Fear the prayer of the oppressed, even if he is a disbeliever, for there is no barrier (between it and Allah).”

You are referring to a special version of this sahih hadith (al-Bukahri, and a longer Version for example in Muslim) on the supplication/curse of an oppressed دعوة المظلوم. Note the addition of "...
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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 hadith of the farewell pilgrimage is strong and well known, it is also in agreement with the Quran: يا أيها الناس إنا خلقناكم من ذكر وأنثى وجعلناكم شعوبا وقبائل لتعارفوا إن أكرمكم عند الله أتقاكم ...
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A mat is better than a barren woman?

I think it is worth explaining this long quote of abu Dawod in a bit more details: abu Dawod first quotes a hadith on the authority of ibn 'Umar, which has a high level of trust as it was reported ...
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Can't understand this hadith about Jihad

As for the part: "You will find a people who claim to have totally given themselves to Allah. Abu Bakr here is referring to monks etc.: people who left the material life with the -pretended- ...
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What is the explanation of the hadith "The child of adultery is worst of the three"?

Asalaam Alaikum As already there is an answer to this question, I will try to navigate my answer towards understanding this hadith and clarifying without iteration. This hadith seems to cause ...
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The meaning of the hadith: كل راية ترفع قبل قيام القائم ، فصاحبها طاغوت?

No, what you said isn't true, this narration is not related to the establishment of a government, but rather is meant a call or uprising. Invite has two types: Call to the void and non-religious ...
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Is there a contradiction between the Quran and Hadith regarding the ruling of having a sexual relation with menstruating women?

No, there is no contradiction. A verb may be used in its initial meanings as well as final/extreme. The context/situation dictates the meaning in which it is used. This is a general style of Arabic ...
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Does Allah have a loin or loincloth as stated in Sahih Bukhari, Book 65, Hadith 4879?

I will answer this question disregarding whatever the translation says. Simply, Allah(cc) can not be perceived in a wordly way, as us humans do with senses. As such it is not possible to give him a ...
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According to this hadith, did Muhammad add something to Qur'an verse 4:95 or was it re-revealed?

The prophet (peace be upon him) didn't add anything to the verse. It was re-revealed and the previous version of the verse was abrogated. Allah says in the Qur'an: مَا نَنسَخْ مِنْ آيَةٍ أَوْ ...
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What does it mean by the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal?

One Narration/Hadith and different Additions First of all the Hadith itself ended with "Allah's Apostle forbade the Shighar." the rest of it is more or less ijtihad as it's based on a saying of the ...
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Why Abu Hurraira changed his narration ?

I'm sure i saw a Question about this hadith (or maybe an answer including it) here before. But the answer is simple this is a Narration from Sahih al Bukhari. And Abu Huraira (May Allah be pleased ...
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Is it wrong to "sever ties of kinship" in the case of an abusive relative?

A fast review on the quoted ahadith The hadith of 'Abdullah ibn 'Awfa has been qualified as da'if even if it differs slightly of other sahih ahdith like your second quoted hadith which you may find in ...
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Terror In Islam

While Islam is infamous in the media for suicide bombings, the Qur'an strongly condemns both murder and suicide. But whoever kills a believer intentionally - his recompense is Hell, wherein he will ...
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Was Quran 24:31 changed? "...believing women ... should draw their khimar over their breasts..."

The transliteration of your own Quran quote shows that your assumption is wrong "bikhumurihinna" (2nd line)! The Quran uses the plural of khimar خِمَار (khumur خُمُر) as it addresses a plural (women). ...
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If homosexuality should result in execution, why is it not listed in ahadith as a reason to kill someone?

Homosexual intercourse is classed as Zina according to the Shafis and Hanafis1, and given the same Hadd as Zina, i.e lashes for the unmarried and Rajm (stoning to death) for the married. Hence their ...
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Are all my deeds not accepted now?

Whether your deeds are accepted now, or were ever accepted before, or will remain accepted till you die is a question that Allah, and only Allah knows. No human can judge on the specificity of your ...
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In what sense are wives "captives" in the hadith "...they are but captives with you..."?

In both ahadith from Jami' at-Tirmdihi al-Mobarakfori or Abdurrahmaan ibn Abdarrahim Mubarakpuri (died 1953) محمد بن عبد الرحمن بن عبد الرحيم المباركفوري in his tohfat al-Ahodi تحفة الأحوذي says that ...
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If a man's marriage fulfils "half his deen", what happens with multiple wives?

The hadith you quoted has another version in Al-Tabarani's Al-Mu'jam Al-Awṣat, hadith 7647, starting with "Whoever gets married, ..." (also narrated through Anas ibn Mālik). The condition ...
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