Love Of The Prophet And Following His Example – Shaykh Gibril Haddad

Love Of The Prophet     1. The Obligation to Increase the Love and Honor of the Prophet  Allah asks the Prophet  to remind his Nation that it is essential for those who claim to love God, to love His Prophet  : “Say to them: If you love God, follow (and love and honor) me, […]

Khatm of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith | Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi

Khatm of Imam Nawawi’s 40 hadith | Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi Sacred Knowledge is honoured to present the closing session of the “40 hadith of Imam Nawawi” classes which took place in August 2008. This long-running course initiated and taught by Shaykh Abdul Aziz Ahmed in Glasgow, ended with Shaykh Muhammad al-Yaqoubi covering the 42nd and […]

Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque

Prophetic Guidance on the excellence of walking to the mosque (Chapter 189 of Imam Nawawi’s Gardens of the Righteous) 1053. Abu Hurayra reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, “Allah will prepare a residence in the Garden for anyone who goes to the mosque morning and evening each morning […]

What does it mean to be a person who is true (sadiq)? What is being true (sidq)?

In the Name of Allah, the Benevolent, the Merciful Allah Most High says, “O who you believe! Be mindful of Allah Allah and be with the truthful.” [Qur’an, 9:119] The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him)said, “Truthfulness (sidq) leads to righteousness (birr) and righteousness leads to the Garden. A person remains truthful […]

The Spiritual Death of the Heart Through Excessive Laughter & the Prophet’s Moderate Sense of Humor

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: I heard this narration from someone where the Prophet said if a person laughs excessively  it makes the person’s heart hard. I am not sure whether its authentic or not. I was wondering, does it really make the person’s heart heard physically or is it referring to the […]

Explaining a Hadith on Disciplining Children

Answered by Ustadha Umm Ihsan Question: The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) advised parents to deter their children from doing wrong and there are many hadiths on how to do so. However, I came across this hadith and am wondering if it’s saheeh: It was narrated from Ibn ‘Abbaas that the […]

Why Is the Prophet’s Character Described as Being Tremendous? – Faraz Rabbani

by Faraz Rabbani (originally published in Islamica Magazine) In the Qur’an, the Prophet is addressed directly, “Truly, you are of tremendous character.” [Qur’an, 68.4] This Qur’anic verse intrigued Muslim scholars, early and late, especially the Qur’anic exegetes and the masters of the spiritual path, especially as the Prophet Muhammad (Allah bless him and give him […]

Joy at the Birth of the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace): The Narration Concerning Abu Lahab

Answered by Sidi Abdullah Anik Misra Question: Can you shed a bit of light on the issue of the hadith that says something to the effect that Abu Lahab will be given an easement from punishment on Mondays because he was so overjoyed by the birth of the Prophet (Allah bless him) that he freed […]

Hadith About Seclusion (khalwa) and Unmarriageable Kin (mahram)

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: I recently came across a hadith in English that says, “[t]he man must not be alone with a woman except in the presence of her mahram.” Would you happen to know the book of hadith in which this saying is found. I have not been able to locate it. […]

The Beast & The Smoke: Signs of the Last Hour

Answered by Sidi Salman Younas Question: Could you please explain the meaning of the Smoke and the Beast, which are from among the signs of the last day? Answer: assalamu `alaykum I pray you are well. The Smoke and the Beast are among the signs of the Day of Judgment, mentioned in the Qur’an and […]