Ḥadīth regarding al-Ḥajar 'l-Aswad

The black stone (al-Ḥajar ‘l-Aswad) has many virtues, one of them is the ability to clear your sins (by Allāh’s leave) when you kiss or touch it, Imām al-Tirmidhī has related in his Jāmi‘ (877):
حدثنا قتيبة حدثنا جرير عن عطاء بن السائب عن سعيد بن جبير عن ابن عباس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم
 
نزل الحجر الأسود من الجنة وهو أشد بياضا من اللبن فسودته خطايا بني آدم قال وفي الباب عن عبد الله بن عمرو وأبي هريرة قال أبو عيسى حديث ابن عباس حديث حسن صحيح
(Imām al-Tirmidhī says) Qutaybah related to…

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Imam al-Ṭaḥāwī on combining two prayers

Jamʾ Bayn ‘l-Ṣalātayn
Combining Two Prayers
 
Ḥujjat ‘l-Islām Imām Abū Jaʾfar al-Ṭaḥāwī رحمه الله [d. 321 AH]  
Translated by Abu Humayd
Preface by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed
 

Praise be to Allah that is due from all grateful believers, a fullness of…

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Praying 2 Rak‘āts Fajr Sunnah before Sunrise [after Farḍh]

باب قضاء ركعتي الفجر قبل طلوع الشمس
Chapter on making up (Qaḍhā’) the 2 Rak‘āts [Sunnah] of Fajr
before the rising of the sun

‘Allāmah Muḥammad ibn ‘Alī al-Nīmawī [d. 1322 A.H] رحمه الله
 

Translator’s preface

The following is an excerpt translated from the footnotes of Āthār al-Sunan…

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Authenticity of a du'a at iftar time

Is the following du’a (supplication) said at the breaking of the fast (iftar) weak (da’eef) or not and can one act upon it?
اللَهُمَّ لك صُمْتُ، وعلى رِزْقِكَ أفْطَرْتُ
Answer:

The authenticity of the iftar du’a as in Sunan Abi Dawud and elsewhere may be determined as follows:

Sanad (chain of transmission) and…

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Is Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak'ats according to some Hanafi 'Ulama or not?

Is Taraweeh 8 or 20 rak’ats according to some Hanafi ‘Ulama or not?
 

A refutation of Abdul Jalil Samrodi ‘al-Salafi’ and his  followers from the ‘Ahle Hadith’ sect on the Rak’ats of Taraweeh by the late Mufti Sayyid Abdur Rahim Lajpuri of India.

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