Will Hell Be Emptied?

Ustadh Farid Dingle answers a question on a hadith about Hell being emptied. would like to know if the Hadith in Kanz al-Ummal vol. 14, number 39505 is authentic? It says that there will be one day when hell will be empty. Shukran for your answer! Wassalam Hell-Fire will last forever. This is an agreed […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Amazing Muslim Women: Umm Ma‘baad

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 5-part series about the amazing Muslim women who paved the way for others after them. Umm Ma‘baad, whose real name was Atiqah bint Khalid al-Khuzaiya, was a very fascinating woman. She is most famous for being the first woman to narrate a comprehensive description […]

Love, Good Character, and Mercy Between Spouses

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: There is a famous hadith often cited by people and they state the source as Sahih al-Bukhari and Sunan at-Tirmidhi. The Hadith is: “When a husband and wife look at each other with love, Allah looks at both with Mercy” [Bukhari 6:19 & Tirmidhi 14:79]. Could you state that […]

The Usage of Kalimatan in the Last Hadith of Bukhari

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Is there any mention as to the reason for the usage of the word ‘kalimataani’ in the last Hadeeth in saheeh al-bukhaari. Why is it two words and not one, or three, why specifically ‘two’ words? Is there any special significance to it? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi […]

The Hadith about the Disbeliever Eating in Seven Intestines

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: How should I interpret this hadith in Sahih Muslim? Ibn ‘Umar reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying that a disbeliever eats in seven intestines whereas a Muslim eats in one intestine. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are well, […]

Hadith of Staying in Hell For ‘One Haqb’ for Missing a Single Prayer Intentionally

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I heard a commentary of a hadith from a book (Fadail Amaal I think) according to which the punishment of missing a single prayer intentionally (even if made up later) is Hell for some very long period (one ‘haqb’ which through some calculations came to the order 20 […]

Explaining the Hadith Regarding Healing the Sick With Dust and Saliva

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: If you could provide some explanation for this hadith to me, I would be grateful. I didn’t understand what the “dust of our earth” and the saliva meant. ‘A’isha said that when a person complained to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, of some illness […]

How Do We Understand the Hadith Stating that Allah Descends to the Lowest Heaven in the Last Third of Every Night?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Allah exists without place or space but what about this hadith – Abu Hurairah (RA) narrated that Allah’s Messenger (SAW) said: ‘In the last third of every night our Rabb (Cherisher and Sustainer) (Allah (SWT)) descends to the lowermost heaven and says; “Who is calling Me, so that I […]

Can You Explain the Hadith Stating that Saying a Word One Thinks Is Harmless Can Result in Falling in the Depths of Hell?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: The Prophet, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, said: A person may utter a word that he thinks harmless, but it results in his falling in Hellfire [the depth of ] 70 years [in travel]. What does this mean? Can you give me an example of what […]

Understanding the Hadith, “I Was Ordered to Fight the People Until They Testify…”

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan After coming across some information while reading Fiqh us Sunnah, I have two questions, and I would appreciate it if you can clarify these things for me. Question 1: Ibn ‘Umar related that the Messenger of Allah, upon whom be peace, said, “I have been ordered to kill the […]