Posts Tagged ‘Hadeeth’

The Science of al-Jarh wa al-Ta‘dīl: Separating Wheat from Chaff

The Science of al-Jarh wa al-Ta‘dīl: Separating Wheat from Chaff
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
 

“And true virtue is what critics cannot help but acknowledge” goes the popular adage.[1] A case in point is where the renowned Orientalist Aloys Sprenger (d. 1893 CE) humbles his…

03 Nov 9:10 AM 0 Read More...

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet

The Isnād System: An Unbroken Link to The Prophet
By Shaykh Muntasir Zaman
Pause for a moment, and ask yourself: what are the greatest accomplishments of the Muslim civilization? At first thought, a number of things will probably come to mind, ranging from mathematics to medicine to architecture—perhaps…

20 Sep 9:10 AM 0 Read More...

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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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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