Authenticity of the story regarding the son of Umar fornicating

Authenticity of the story regarding the son of ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) fornicating

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There is a story that is regularly mentioned in the context of the justice of Sayyidunā ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him). The story is that his son fornicated with a woman and a child was born as a result. Continue reading

Eid Salah and Jumuah Salah on the same day

Eid Ṣalāh and Jumuʿah Ṣalāh on the same day

Question

There is some confusion in relation to performing Jumuʿah Ṣalāh this Friday 1st September 2017 as it is also Eid al-Adha on the same day. There are some messages circulating that it is against the Sunnah to perform Jumuʿah Ṣalāh if Friday conincides with the day of Eid. Please can you clarify the issue and outline the views of all four schools of thought in this regard.

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Person travels to Jeddah for work then wishes to do Umrah

The following is a brief Arabic document in relation to a person who travels to Jeddah (or similar location in between Miqat and Haram) for work purposes and thereafter has the opportunity to perform Umrah, he can enter into the state of Ihram in Jeddah and proceed to the blessed city of Makkah. He does not have to return to Miqat or give any penalty.

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Hadith query: Prophet Musa (peace be upon him) and the 70000 veils between Allah and the fasting person being lifted

Ḥadīth query: Prophet Musā (peace be upon him) and the 70000 veils between Allah and the fasting person being lifted

Question

There is a message circulating on social media which states the following: Once Prophet Mūsa (peace be upon him) asked Allah Almighty: O Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, have you given this privilege to any other person? Allah Almighty replied, “O Musa, during the last period, I am going to send a nation, this will be the nation of Muḥammad with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger, they will supplicate to me and be much closer to me than you O Mūsa. Continue reading

Dehydration and breaking fast

Dehydration and breaking fast

Question

I was fasting and went to play for a league cricket match. I started feeling very tired and dehydrated to the point that I got a severe headache and had to break my fast. I am feeling a lot of guilt inside me. What is the kaffārah for this and how do I seek repentance?

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