What Is the Meaning Of “Whatever Believers Deem Good, Is Good With God”?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, 1. Is the following narration a prophetic hadith? If so, can you please indicate its status/grading? “ma ra’ahu al-muslimun hasan fa-huwa ‘inda allahi hasan.” 2. Can the narration above be relevant to sacred law (e.g. as a legal principle/maxim)? If so, how could it be applied to […]

“Religion Is Ease”, So Should We Take It Easy?

What does it mean when we are told “this is a religion of ease” – do we take it easy in matters of religion or is the meaning more subtle? Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains this and provides a tafsir of a dua that the Prophet (saw) told a companion never to leave after each salah. Full details in this brief […]

Is the Prayer of Parents (Salat al-Walidayn) Authentically Established?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum. Is the prayer of parents (salat al-walidayn) authentically established? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. I’m unaware of an authentic tradition regarding the “prayer of parents” (salat al-walidayn). There is a tradition related […]

Would You Dwell in Gardens of Paradise on Earth?

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani explains the significance of circles of remembrance and why the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) referred to them as Gardens of Paradise, when he said, “If you pass by the Gardens of Paradise, then dwell therein.” When asked what the gardens of paradise are, he replied, “The circles of remembrance.” […]

On War & Beheading: How ISIS Manipulates Hadiths, by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani addresses a question asked at a session in SeekersHub Toronto, “Is ISIS justified in its ritual slaughter of its enemies and its burning of prisoners and others on the basis of prophetic teachings, specifically in regards to the hadith where the Prophet (saw) is reported to have said, O Quraysh, I have come […]

How to Understand the Hadith About Hell and the Seasons?

Answered by Ustadh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam’aleykum, Could you kindly provide guidance on the meaning of the Hadith about Hell and the seasons? Answer: Assalam ‘aleykum, The Hadith Abu Huraira narrated: the Prophet said, “In very hot weather delay the Dhuhr prayer till it becomes cooler because the severity of heat is from the raging […]

Hadith Guidance – Wuhu, Droplets and Forgiveness

Wuhu, Droplets and Forgiveness – Reflection upon Hadith In this article, Ustadh reflects upon the numerous hadith that relate that wudhu constitutes the forgiveness of sin. Ustadh mentions on Facebook, “If you make wudu with this Prophetic Objective you will definitely feel the difference in your wudu. It will be comes a means of worship […]

Is It from the Sunna To Turn my Lights Off after Maghrib?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said,”After the sun sets, Hold on to your kids, as the Devils are spreading at that time. After an hour has gone past you can let them go, but keep your doors closed while making Dzikr […]

Shaykh Muhammad Ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki’s Letter To Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya

Click here for the original link Below is a letter in the handwriting of the Hijazi scholar Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Alawi al-Maliki (may Allah shower His mercy upon him), addressed to Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Zakariyya (may Allah shower His mercy upon him). It was written after Shaykh al-Hadith had gifted  the Shaykh a copy of […]

Reciting Surah Al Ikhlas To Ward Off Poverty: Can I Act Upon This Hadith?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As-salaamu ‘aleykum, I’ve recently read a hadith online in which it is reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) is supposed to have said that whoever recites Surah Al-Ikhlaas of the Qu’ran when entering their home, it will ward of poverty not just from the reciter’s home, but […]