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November 17, 2017

When a brother of yours passes away, scatter dry soil over him.

When a brother of yours passes away, scatter dry soil over him.   The hadith continues, فليقم احدكم عند راسه وليقل يا فلان بن فلانة One of you should stand by his head and say, “O so and so, the son of such and such a woman.”[1] (Hadith of Talqin)   This hadith was deemed weak by a number of scholars, including: Ibn Salah[2] Al ‘Iraqi[3] Al Nawawi[4] Ibn Taymiyyah[5] […]
November 17, 2017

Hadith regarding Allah’s descent between the adhan and iqamah on the Day of Jumu’ah—adorning a cloak

Hadith regarding Allah’s descent between the adhan and iqamah on the Day of Jumu’ah—adorning a cloak   عن أبي حفص بن سلمون، ثنا عمرو بن عثمان، ثنا أحمد بن محمد بن يوسف الأصبهاني، ثنا شعيب بن بيان الصفار، ثنا عمران القطان، عن قتادة، عن أنس رضي الله عنه مرفوعا ” إذا كان يوم الجمعة ينزل الله بين الأذان و الإقامة عليه رداء مكتوب عليه: إنني أنا الله لا إله إلا […]
November 17, 2017

If you see Muawiyah on my pulpit, then kill him.

 If you see Muawiyah on my pulpit, then kill him.   إذا رأيتم معاوية على منبري فاقتلوه This hadith is mawdu’ (forged). It has many chains of narration all of which are completely baseless. All scholars have rejected this hadith, including: Ayub al Sijastani[1], Imam Ahmed[2], Abu Zur’ah al Razi[3], Ibn Hibban[4], Ibn ‘Adi[5], al Dhahabi[6], Ibn Kathir[7], and many other great hadith scholars. After discovering the hidden defects (‘ilal) […]
November 17, 2017

Inform me when you reach (the verse), “Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers…”

Inform me when you reach (the verse), “Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers…”   Inform me when you reach (the verse):   حٰفِظُوْا عَلَى الصَّلَوٰتِ وَالصَّلٰوةِ الوُسْطٰى وَقُوْمُوْا لِلّٰهِ قٰنِتِيْنَ Maintain with care the [obligatory] prayers and [in particular] the middle [i.e., ‘asr] prayer and stand before Allah, devoutly obedient.[1]   The full narration appears like this:   حدثنا يحي بن يحي التميمي قال قرأت مالك عن زيد بن أسلم […]
November 17, 2017

Abu Bakr and ‘Umar are the best of the inhabitants of the Earth and Heavens

Abu Bakr and ‘Umar are the best of the inhabitants of the Earth and Heavens   ابوبكر و عمر خير اهل السماوات و الارض Abu Bakr and ‘Umar are the best of the inhabitants of the Earth and Heavens.   This hadith is Mawdu’ (fabricated) as stated by Ibn ‘Adi in al Kamil fi al Du’afa’[1]. Ibn Asakir[2], Ibn al Jawzi in al ‘Ilal al Mutnahiyyah[3], and al Khatib in […]