Sahih Muslim Silk Hadith Query

Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim Silk Ḥadīth Query


This question is related to two incidents transmitted in Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim regarding silk.

The first ḥadīth suggests that on one occasion ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) saw a silken cloak and suggested to the Prophet ﷺ to purchase it. It is clear from the wording of the narration that ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) was unaware of the prohibition of silk and was informed by the Prophet ﷺ. Continue reading

Source of a Bedouin’s poem of condolence at the demise of Abbas

Source of a Bedouin’s poem of condolence at the demise of ʿAbbās (may Allah be pleased with him)


The following is mentioned in several books. Is there are any isnād (chain) for this?

:وحكي أن أعرابيا عزى ابن عباس على أبيه فقال

اصبر نكن بك صابرين فإنما ، صبر الرعية بعد صبر الراس

خير من العباس أجرك بعده ، والله خير منك للعباس

فقال ابن عباس: ما عزاني أحد أحسن من تعزيته

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100 Discourses of Shaykh Ashraf Ali Thanawi

100 Discourses of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943)

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Over the past few days, I have been reading through some of the books of Ḥakīm al-Ummah Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī (d. 1362/1943) in pursuit of his stance on a particular issue.  Mawlānā Ashraf ʿAlī Thānawī was one of the most distinguished scholars of the recent past who authored eight hundred works (Nuzhat al-Khawāṭir, 8:1187) on a range of topics. Continue reading

Questions regarding hadiths and books featuring Hanafi scholars

Questions regarding ḥadīths and books featuring Ḥanafī scholars

The following document in Arabic and Urdu answers the following queries received from Mufti Nasiruddin of Mazahirul Uloom Saharanpur:

  • Is there a ḥadīth with this meaning: Islam’s honour in the early period is poverty and towards the end of time richness and wealth?
  • Is this a ḥadīth “Poverty is my pride”? What is its status?
  • Was a companion squeezed in the grave simply because he was not careful regarding urine drops?
  • Please outline some books that feature the profiles of Ḥanafī scholars.

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Istighfar Dua Query

Istighfār Duʿāʾ Query


What is the source of the famous Duʿāʾ: أستغفر الله ربي من كل ذنب وأتوب إليه

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Spending on the family on Ashura 10 Muharram (Part 2)

Spending on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (Part 2)

Summary of the treatise of Imam Ibn al-Qaṭṭān al-Fāsī al-Mālikī (d. 628/1231)

بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم

Last year, I wrote an article regarding the status of the narration which encourages increasing expenditure on the family on ʿĀshūrāʾ (10th Muḥarram). The various views of the scholars and ḥadīth experts regarding the authenticity of this narration were outlined in the article which is available on the following link: Recently, I came across a treatise by the Mālikī scholar Imam Ibn al-Qaṭṭān al-Fāsī (d. 628/1231) entitled Faḍāʾil ʿĀshūrāʾ, which is printed in the second volume of the nineteenth annual edition of Liqāʾ al-ʿAshr al-Awākhir bi al-Masjid al-Ḥarām. Continue reading