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March 31, 2024 2 mins

Is the Hadith of Hakim Where Prophet Adam Asks Forgiveness for the Sake of Proph...

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is the hadith in Hakim 4228, and similar narrations about Prophet Adam’s intercession through the name of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace) fabricated. It says that Adam asked Allah to forgive him for the sake of Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him peace), […]
March 31, 2024 1 min

Can We Make Halwa on the 15th of Sha’ban?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question Where I live, there’s a tradition that on the 15th of Shaban, they must make a dish called halwa and special bread. Some local scholars say it must be done, while others say it is bidah. I am confused. Should I make such a dish or not? Answer Making […]
March 31, 2024 2 mins

Who Was the First Muslim?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat  Question Who was the first Muslim? Was it the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, or was it Sayyida Khadija? It is stated by some that Sayyida Khadijah was the first Muslim. I’m finding it hard to digest that Sayyida Khadija was a Muslim before the Prophet (Allah bless […]
March 31, 2024 2 mins

What Is the Difference between Ascent to Felicity and Tashil Bahishti Zewar?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Both texts seem to be manuals of Hanafi Fiqh, Tasheel-e-Bahishti-Zewar by Jamia al-Rashid on the original Bahishti Zewar, and Ascent to Felicity. What is the difference between them? Do they agree, or are there some differences of opinion? Which one should I read first? Answer In the Name of […]