Obituary: Muhaddith al-Asr Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Yunus Jownpuri

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). Continue reading

Performing Ghusl after Maghrib in the final ten nights of Ramadan

Performing Ghusl after Maghrib in the final ten nights of Ramaḍān

Question

Is it Sunnah to perform Ghusl (bath) after Maghrib Ṣalāh during the final ten nights of Ramaḍān?

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Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon

Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon?

Question

Should the congregation face the Imam during the Friday sermon? I have heard someone suggest that the congregation should maintain their faces straight towards the Qiblah. Please outline the views of the four schools of thought.

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Salam before the sermon on Friday

Salām before the sermon on Friday

Question

What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding the Imam greeting the congregation and saying Salām before starting the Jumuʿah Khuṭbah?

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Masnun Duas during rain, lightning and wind

Masnūn Duʿāʾs during rain, lightning and wind

Question

Please can you outline the authentic supplications from the Sunnah when it rains or there is lightning or strong wind.

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Dua after eating sweet dish

Duʿāʾ after eating sweet dish

Question

I know that the following duʿāʾ اللھم إني أسئلك حلاوۃ الإیمان is narrated from the Prophet ﷺ. However, is there any narration that mentions that the Prophet ﷺ recited or recommended this duʿāʾ when eating a dessert or a sweet dish?

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