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.
Authenticity of the story regarding the son of ʿUmar (may Allah be pleased with him) fornicating
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
Ḥadīth query: Prophet Musā (peace be upon him) and the 70000 veils between Allah and the fasting person being lifted
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
Ḥadīth Query: Waẓīfah prescribed to Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her)
What is the status of the narration that mentions a waẓīfah which was prescribed by the Prophet ﷺ to his beloved daughter Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her)? The waẓīfah states that a person should perform sajdah (prostration) after Witr Ṣalāh and recite Subbūḥun Quddūsun Rabb al-Malāʾikah wa al-Rūḥ five times in sajdah. Thereafter, recite ayāt al-Kursī after coming up from prostration. Thereafter, return to sajdah and recite Subbūḥun Quddūsun Rabb al-Malāʾikah wa al-Rūḥ five times in sajdah. If you do this, Allah will forgive all your sins and if you pass away on that night, you will die as a martyr. Continue reading
Ḥadīth query: Did the sun return for Sayyidunā ʿAlī (may Allah be pleased with him)?
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?
Ḥadīth query: I was a hidden treasure and I wished to be known
Is it permissible for the following statement to be narrated as a ḥadīth qudsī (sacred ḥadīth attributed to Almighty Allah):
Story of Bilal ibn Rabāḥ (May Allah be pleased with him) returning to Madīnah and giving the adhān
There is a story of Bilāl ibn Rabāḥ (may Allah be pleased with him) which is related by many speakers. The summary of the story is that when he was in Shām (Levant) he once saw a dream in which the Prophet ﷺ suggested to him to visit the blessed city of Madīnah. He immediately departed and headed towards Madīnah and arrived at the grave of the Prophet ﷺ. Continue reading