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To the Seekers of the noble Hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam

The following are couplets that were composed by Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Durayd (rahimahullah) in praise of Hadith Students. My Respected Teacher, Shaykhul Hadith Moulana Fadhlur Rahman A’zami (may Allah protect him) generally reads it to the students of the Hadith class on the first day of the year. I find the meaning quite profound. While praising he is actually advising us on manners and character. Ibn Duraid (rahimahullah) says

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Nafl (Optional) Salah in a Vehicle

In our era of hustle and bustle, the following Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is quite pertinent and appropriate: Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would perform (nafl) Salah on his conveyance while he was out of the town. (Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 1096 and Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 1608, 1616). The Fuqaha (Jurists) have mentioned that this practice (of offering nafl Salah in one’s …

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Miraculous Deeds of the Pious

This my response to a question that challenges the fact that certain saints were able to achieve lots in a short span of time. It was kindly edited and initially posted by www.friendsofdeoband.com Question: I find the book Fadha’il al-A`mal [of Shaykh Muhammad Zakariyya al-Kandhalwi] informative in explaining themes through ayah of the Qur’an and ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange.

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A Day nobler than the two Eids

THE DAY OF JUMU’AH Every nation has an appointed day of celebration and worship, which they have chosen by themselves. The Jews chose Saturday as their day of worship whereas the Christians chose Sunday as theirs. However, Friday is such a day which Allah Ta’ala Himself chose as a day of worship, celebration and a distinguishing feature for the Muslims.

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A Beneficial treatment for Recurring Wounds

Some people suffer from recurring wounds and sores that cease to heal. Apart from the medical treatment of such wounds, the following should also be implemented. Shaykh ‘Ali ibnul Hasan ibn Shaqiq (rahimahullah) reports that he was by Imam ‘Abdullah Ibnul Mubarak (rahimahullah) when a man asked him, “O Abu ‘Abdir Rahman! A boil has emerged on my knee since seven years, I have tried different treatments and consulted many …

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Eid Greeting & Etiquette

When Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) emigrated from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah, he learnt of the two days of festivity which the people had inherited from the time of Jahiliyyah (the pre-Islamic era). These two days of festivals were days of sport and amusement associated with evil and immoral customs. Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) then announced to the Muslims, “Allah Ta’ala has most certainly substituted these two days for you …

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The Shaytan is about to be Released!!

EQUIP YOURSELF AGAINST SHAYTAN’S ‘HEART ATTACK’! Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “The heart of the person who remains awake (in ibadat), desirous of attaining the promised rewards from Allah Ta’ala, during the night of Eidul Fitr and Eidul Adha will not die on the day when (spiritual) hearts will be dead.” [Ibn Majah, Hadith: 1782]

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