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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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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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Hadith about beating wives

Asalamu Alaikum This hadith is weak and misinterpreted. The concept of 'majhul' (lit. unknown) applies here. Majhul is a hadith where one or more narrators are unknown. I will try to elaborate a ...
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Context for "there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him"

The hadith has many versions from different narrators: Abdullah b. 'Umar reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: The Jews will fight against you and you will gain ...
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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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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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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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Did the Prophet (SAW) have a sex slave?

Having sex with a slave that one owns is permissible in Islam as they are "those your right hand possesses" as mentioned in the verses 23:6 and 4:3. For details on this see Are Muslim men ...
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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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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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How to interpret the hadith concerning Umar on direction of prayer, hijab, and advising the Prophet's wives?

The hadith that you quoted is referenced in Sahih Al-Bukhari 8/53, among other authentic sources with the same content or meaning. The hadith is an indication that 'Umar ibn Al-Khattab was succesful ...
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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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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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Can we have sexaul relationship with our wives while she is menstruating?

A hadith in Sahih Bukhari is not going to flatly contradict the Qur'an (in this case Qur'an 2:222 ...keep away from wives during menstruation...): the narrators of these ahadith and the author ...
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Why did Prophet Muhammad (SAW) say that a nation will fail if a woman is the ruler of that nation?

Whenever the Rasool (saw) comments on a matter and then describes it with something, the description gives us the Islamic hukm on it. For example, When the Rasool (saw) said; "The Imam (ruler) ...
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Why is there no capital punishment for killing a Dhimmi?

There is difference of opinion on the interpretation of this hadith, and hence there are different rulings on this issue among the madhabs. The view of the Hanafis is that a Muslim is to be killed in ...
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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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Is poetry haram or halal?

Poetry is allowed (halal) Generally speaking, poetry is allowed. And as in everything else, we learn in usul al fiqh studies if it goes to the opposite of positiveness one may argue that it is haram. ...
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How can the Masjid Al-Aqsa (Temple of Jerusalem) be built 40 years after the Kaabah?

In short, the hadith is talking about the very first time both the Bait ul Muqadas (Temple of Jerusalem) and the Bait Ullah (Kaabah in Mecca) were constructed ... and this was before both Abraham and ...
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Is thunder an angel?

The aya doesn't mean that thunder is an angel: وَيُسَبِّحُ الرَّعْدُ بِحَمْدِهِ وَالْمَلَائِكَةُ مِنْ خِيفَتِهِ وَيُرْسِلُ الصَّوَاعِقَ فَيُصِيبُ بِهَا مَنْ يَشَاءُ And the thunder declares ...
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Why is the quran as well as some hadiths considered perfectly preserved while other hadiths are not?

As you say, there's verses of the Qur'an which say it's protected by Allah: Indeed, it is We who sent down the Qur'an and indeed, We will be its guardian. Qur'an 15:9 (see also Qur'an 41:42) Thus, ...
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What is the meaning of consort in the following context?

Sources of the narration and linguistic explanations and interpretations This hadith appears in sahih Muslim in two versions 1, 2 and the 2nd version can also be found here in sunan abi Dawod. Allah ()...
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What is meant by "touch" in this hadith?

Let us see the opposite opinion. I feel like the first post, while persuasive it doesn't paint the whole picture. I unfortunately don't have answers so I'll have to search the Quran application and ...
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Did Aisha do anything wrong by taking a bath behind a screen in the presence of two men?

First of all the hadith you are referring to is clearly saying that there was a screen between her and her visitors (see here). Putting a screen or asking somebody to hide ones nakedness (or body or '...
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Hadith about wife licking pus of husband authentic?

Seems that there is some difference in opinion on its authenticity. Al Albani viewed it as sound but others disagree. Among them who disagree is the Islamweb team. Their answer (click here to read) ...
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