Wisdom الحكمة

Hadith on Marriage: A lawful marriage must be announced publicly

February 15, 2018

Muhammad ibn Hatib reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The difference between an unlawful and lawful marriage is the beating of drums and raising of voices.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 1088 Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi Abu Bakr Abdul Aziz said, “A secret marriage is invalid, as Ahmad said: […]

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Hadith on Miracles: A question the Prophet wished he had not asked

February 7, 2018

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “I asked my Lord a question I wish I had not asked. I said: O Lord, there were messengers before me, among them those for whom you subordinated the wind and among them those who resurrected the dead. Allah said: Did […]

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Hadith on Leadership: The most knowledgeable should lead in prayer

February 4, 2018

Abu Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best versed in the recitation of the Quran should lead the prayer. If they are equal in their recitation, then the one most knowledgeable of them in the Sunnah. If are equal in knowledge of the Sunnah, then the one […]

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Hadith on Milk: Blessings in pure, unadulterated cow’s milk

January 21, 2018

Tariq ibn Shihab reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah Almighty did not place an ailment but that he also placed its cure. You should drink the milk of cows, for they are given health by all kinds of trees.” Source: Musnad Aḥmad 18352 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti […]

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Hadith on Aqiqah: Recommendation to sacrifice one sheep for each newborn

January 13, 2018

Nafi’ reported: Abdullah ibn Umar, may Allah be pleased with him, was not asked by anyone from his family to provide a newborn celebration (al-‘aqiqah) but that he would perform it. He would perform a newborn celebration for his child by sacrificing a sheep for each boy and girl. Malik said, “The matter in which […]

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Hadith on Congregation: Pray with the congregation, even if you already prayed

January 9, 2018

Yazeed ibn Al-Aswad reported: I witness the Hajj pilgrimage with the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, and I prayed the dawn prayer with him in the mosque of Al-Khaif. When the Prophet finished his prayer and turned around, he saw two men in the back of the people who had not prayed with […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Turning from side to side during the call to prayer

December 29, 2017

Abu Juhaifa reported: He saw Bilal, may Allah be pleased with him, performing the call to prayer, saying, “I followed him turning his face side to side during the call to prayer.” Al-Bukhari said, “It is mentioned about Bilal that he would put his fingers in his ears, and Ibn Umar would not put his […]

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Hadith on Prayer: Recommendation for the caller to prayer not to take wages

December 29, 2017

Uthman ibn Abi Al-‘As reported: Among the final commitments entrusted to me by the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, is that I would employ a caller to prayer who would not take wages for his call. At-Tirmidhi said, “This is acted upon according to the scholars. They disapproved that the caller […]

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Hadith on Ablution: The Prophet wiped over socks and headgear in ablution

December 21, 2017

Bilal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, wiped over leather socks and head coverings (in ablution). Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 275 Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim Ibn Taymiyyah said, “Since it is permitted for men to wipe over clothing on the head, so is it permissible for women as it […]

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Hadith on Ablution: Wiping socks is invalidated by greater ritual impurity

December 20, 2017

Safwan ibn Assal reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, commanded us when we were travelers to wipe over our leather socks and to not remove them for three days due to defecating, urinating, or sleeping, except (to remove them) in the case of greater ritual impurity (janabah). Source: Sunan al-Nasā’ī […]

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