Hot answers tagged

17

What was her name? Khadijah (peace be upon her) How did the Prophet come to know her? According to Al-Raheeq al-Makhtum, "the Prophet (peace be upon him) went to Syria as a merchant for Khadijah(pbuh). She was a business-woman of great honor and fortune. She used to employ men to do her business for a certain percentage of profits." She knew about his ...


13

Does Islam permit child marriages? I will explain the Hanafi law, as I don't know the other ones. Basically, marriage is legal at any age. So, yes, child marriages are allowed. However, sexual intercource between the husband and the wife happens after the girl reaches puberty, not before. Source: A website which belongs to Hanafi scholars: http://www....


12

It is a common misconception that Muhammad somehow "invented" Islam. Rather, the term "Muslim" means one who submits himself to God. King David, who ruled the kingdom of Israel under God's command while still submitting to His authority, was as much a Muslim as Muhammad was. It has nothing at all to do with being in Mecca.


11

I'll start by answering the last question first. What is the role of Uthman (may Allah be pleased with him) exactly concerning these readings? Quran has been transmitted through the time by oral memorization and recitation on a hand of Scholar not through a book. To understand this, we have to understand the definitions. Quran (القران): is the word of Allah ...


10

There are some Ayahs in Quran regarding marriages of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) like the below Ayah: لَا يَحِلُّ لَكَ النِّسَاء مِن بَعْدُ وَلَا أَن تَبَدَّلَ بِهِنَّ مِنْ أَزْوَاجٍ وَلَوْ أَعْجَبَكَ حُسْنُهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا مَلَكَتْ يَمِينُكَ - الاحزاب 52 But I have never heard an Ayah that orders Prophet to marry Aisha. I think making an argument ...


9

I once went to a mosque in India and asked "Why are there no women here?". One brother inside, who I think was the imam of the mosque, answered "They are only allowed in Ramadan for Tarawih". I said "Where did this start?" He said there is a hadith of Umar ibn Al Khattab(RA) that he saw women dressed lewdly and banned them from the mosque. The word got to ...


9

I'll discuss the first question: This verse is the only reference form the holy Quran indicating the age of an earlier prophet: [29:14] And We certainly sent Noah to his people, and he remained among them a thousand years minus fifty years, and the flood seized them while they were wrongdoers. Yet it indicates that the prophet Noah (PBUH) himself ...


9

@Ali has mentioned the social political connections, but I would like to elaborate more: It has come partly from here but it is in Persian. Your question is basically why god has let the Prophet marry Aisha? The answer is that it has been for political reasons. The prophet (pbuh), to reach better status socially and politically, in order to advertise and ...


9

Etymologically, the archaic English "mussulman" is derived from the Ottoman Turkish (and earlier Persian) "mosalmun [mosælmɒn] " (look it up here) , which both mean "Muslim". The modern "muslim" is (obviously) derived directly from the Arabic term. As to why the Turkish form gained enough traction in English to become its own word, I can only guess, but ...


8

I want you to understand that in Islam, some matters of fiqh have flexibility and open to choice within the boundaries permitted by Shari'ah. One such matter is the tarawih prayer. From the authentic hadeeth of the Prophet (salallahu alayhi wassalam) himself, it is known that he used to perform this prayer with different number of rakah. One hadeeth by ...


8

This is a mistranslation I believe. There is no concept of "Elves" in Islam, but it does have the concept of "jinn" (also spelled djinn). But it is a common error. Arab culture also doesn't have Elves, so when the word Elf (in English) is translated to Arabic it is usually translated as jinn, as they are the closes beings in Arab culture to Elves. So ...


8

In the hadith below it says 60 cubits tall. That’s about 90 feet. Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting (salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your offspring." So, ...


8

The hadith in question can be found, via multiple sahih chains of transmission, in the Sahihain as well as in the lesser Sunni collections, with slight variations in wording (Muslim 55:7504 & 55:7506, Bukhari 447 & 2812, Tirmidhi 3826, etc.). The authenticity of this prediction is well-established, and considered unassailable by Sunnis. While none ...


8

People confuse between Muwayah (RA) and his son, Yazid bin Muwayah. This confusion comes because 1- Muslims go extreme because of their emotions, feelings, and love of Ahlul Bayt and they were devastated by what happened to them. 2- Lack of knowledge 3- They were taught to hate him by some sects. However, there is a huge difference between these two: ...


8

The article speaks about some different places, so I answer separately: Ka'aba: As it is pointed to in the article, according to both Islam and history, Ka'aba was built by Ibrahim, who was a monotheist and a prophet of God. He built Ka'aba as a place for worship of Allah. But years after Ibrahim died, it was converted to a place for idols and idolatry. ...


8

The site you are quoting does not mention which book by Ibn Qayyim al-Jawziyya they are referring to, and I could not find this hadith in any of his books. Nonetheless, it is in Hulyat al-Awliyā' (Arabic: حلية الأولياء وطبقات الأصفياء) by Abu Nu'aym al-Asbahani, Vol. 1, pp. 369, as mentioned — in addition to his other book Siyar as-Salaf as-Sālihīn (Arabic: ...


7

I do not know much about Abubakr Ahmad Bayhaqi than the fact that he used to collect Hadiths. However, regarding the Sunni schools of fiqh, you should understand few things. These schools do not exist to exert their opinions as truth to everyone. Rather, they exist to make it easy for a learner to get closer to truth. Be it the Madh'hab of Shafi'i, Malik, ...


7

Let me clarify first that Information technology is the need of today's people not Allah's. Allah doesn't need anything to reveal His message. He also doesn't need anything to preserve His revelations. Yet, Allah has made use of other great technologies: "The Angel Gabriel(pbuh)": He was used to reveal the Qur'an, ie. He brought the Qur'an from ...


7

If you are an arabic reader check this article from IslamWeb(which can also be translated to English) that states that the persons who washed the Prophet were: the prophet's family members who were: Al-Abbas, Ali, Al-Fadl and Kuthm (Al Abbas' sons), Shakran (the prophet's servant), Usama bin Zaid, and Aous bin Khawlah. However they washed him wearing his ...


7

The word 'Allah' as a God was well known at the time of the pagan Arabs (and perhaps even more backward in the history). In fact they even believed Allah to be the creator and sustainer: If indeed thou ask them who has created the heavens and the earth and subjected the sun and the moon (to his Law), they will certainly reply, “Allah”. [...] And if ...


7

My answer is primarily based on this nice history of spreading of the qiraa't of the scholar ibn Amin. Which shows that the qiraa'a of Hafs 'an 'Asim has not even well known or prevalent in al-Kufa itself for many centuries. I tried to summarize it as much as i can. Note that among the qurraa' of the 7-10 mutawatir and 4 non-mutawatir readings which have ...


7

Well.. being a Muslim and living in a Muslim society, i agree with you totally on this matter! Muslims really have gone out of limits when it comes to anger management. The result can be seen in the world, how Muslims have developed themselves as barbaric savages. Not only in religious matters but also in every day issues. Now coming towards the reasons, i ...


7

Did the Islamic calendar come after the invention of the English calendar? Yes and no. The Hijri calendar (i.e. the Islamic calendar) counts years based on the Hijrah — the year Mohammad and his followers left Mecca for Madinah — which is actually about the halfway point in Muhammad's twenty-odd year long ministry, so it's correlation to "how ...


7

The whole story (according to the narration quoted in tarykh at-Tabari) has heavy weaknesses, so most scholars consider it as fabricated. The narrator Mohammed ibn Hamyd ar-Razi محمد بن حميد الرازي was considered as a kind of fabricator Imam ad-Dahabi called him صَاحِبُ عَجَائِبَ "A man or fellow of wonders, meaning who told hair-rising stories" al-...


6

In a sense, your question doesn't make sense. Allah says: Translation: Indeed in the Messenger of Allah (Muhammad SAW) you have a good example to follow [...] (Surah Al-Ahzab, verse 21) And in Surah Yusuf: Translation: There was certainly in their stories a lesson for those of understanding. [...] (Surah Yusuf, verse 111) These verses make it pretty ...


6

The Prophet (SAW) acquired great wealth but did not hold on to it for himself, rather he (SAW) gave it to the poor, the needy, the tribes to sooth communal relations, to the ones whose hears were inclined towards Islam, for the military, for the beggars, for any who needed or any who asked. He (SAW) lived on what was sufficient, and died with only a few ...


6

Ka’b bin al-Ashraf al-Yahoodee was a jew in Al-Madinah who used to recite defamatory poetry about the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم and also made explicit poems about the Muslim women. Hence, he was ordered to be killed by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Since you asked this question in the light of the other question about insulting the Prophet صلى الله عليه ...


6

It should be noted, that the hadith in your question is not Authentic, it is false. Ka'b never predicted that Umar would die in three days, furthermore the description of Umar and when he would die is not in the Tauraat.


6

King David, also known as Dawood (peace be upon him), was one of the great Prophets of Allah, and he is mentioned in the Quran. And as is known all Prophets came with the same message, and that was Islam, though the practices may defer according to their times their message is theologically the same. Furthermore, Dawood (peace and blessings be upon him) ...


6

For Shia view: What was her name? Khadijah (AS) How did the Prophet come to know her? The Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) was not hired by Khadijah(as) for her trade. Frankly He was a merchant sharing trading with Khadijah(as). How old was she? She was 25 years old when she got married with Prophet Mohammad(sawwas) Who was her father? Khwailid son of Asad ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible