Can there be any reward better than Jannah

Can there be any reward better than Jannah? 

By Mukhtar Master – 19/5/17

The ‘why?’, or otherwise termed as ‘the purpose of existence’, is one of the greatest challenges to mankind.  However, not so for Muslims, as Allah himself states quite explicitly and unambiguously, the purpose of our creation in the Glorious Qu’ran:

“I did not create the Jinns and mankind except to worship Me.”[1]

Continue reading

[New Book Release] An Expositive Treatise on the Six Fasts of Shawwal

THE BOOK

A critical study on the controversy surrounding the six fasts of Shawwāl from a ḥadīth and jurisprudential perspective. The treatise highlights the authentication of the ḥadīth transmitted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim by more than twenty experts and the endorsement of the practice by more than fifty scholars. Continue reading

Hadith query: Did the sun return for Sayyiduna Ali?

Ḥadīth query: Did the sun return for Sayyidunā ʿAlī (may Allah be pleased with him)?

Question

There is a famous story that once ʿAlī (may Allah be pleased with him) was unable to perform his ʿAṣr Ṣalāh and the sun set. Thereafter, the Prophet ﷺ returned the sun enabling him to perform ʿAṣr Ṣalāh. Is this story authentic?

Continue reading

Women performing Salah in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Salah

Women performing Ṣalāh in congregation adjacent to men and the validity of the men’s Ṣalāh

Question

We have a mosque attended by people who follow various different schools of thought. The mosque is attended by males and females and there are appropriate safeguards in place. The mosque is small and comprises of two rooms that are next to each other with a permanent brick wall in between. Thus, the second row of men is indirectly behind the first row of women. There is no other option as the building is small. The entrance to each room is seperate. If the women perform Ṣalāḥ in congregation, will the Ṣalāh of the men and women be valid from a Ḥanafī perspective? Please can you provide the Arabic references as this is creating some confusion. 

Continue reading

Sukut of Imam Abu Dawud

In this short Arabic article, Shaykh Uthman ibn Firoz discusses the status of the hadiths transmitted by Imam Abu Dawud in his Sunan without commenting on it. The article concludes that the silence of Imam Abu Dawud does not necessarily indicate that the hadith is suitable to be used as evidence.

Continue reading

Hadith query: I was a hidden treasure and I wished to be known

Ḥadīth query: I was a hidden treasure and I wished to be known

Question

Is it permissible for the following statement to be narrated as a ḥadīth qudsī (sacred ḥadīth attributed to Almighty Allah):

Continue reading