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
Obituary: Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī
بسم الله الرحمن الرحیم
It is with great sadness and sorrow we received the news of the demise of our teacher and the teacher of our teachers, Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (d. 1438/2017) this morning at approximately 5am British Summer Time. When I retired to sleep just after 2am, I had received the news of the demise of Ḥaḍrat Mawlānā Ismāʿīl Badāt a resident of the blessed city of Madīnah, who like Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī was a disciple of Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mawlānā Muḥammad Zakariyyā Kāndhelwī (d. 1402/1982).
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This brief document in Arabic outlines the status and meaning of the hadiths that make reference to the battle of Hind (India and surrounding areas). The document concludes that the hadiths are established; however they refer to a specific context towards the end of time and is therefore not general.
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?
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.
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