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)

Question

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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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

Question

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: http://islamicportal.co.uk/spending-on-the-family-on-ashura-10-muharram/. Continue reading

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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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