Hadeeth: “Learn Sihr (witchcraft), but do not practice it.”

Question 61: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadeeth: “Learn witchcraft but do not practice it?

Answer: This Hadeeth is not Saheeh (authentic)… read more here.

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Hadeeth: “Good will remain in me and my Ummah until the Day of Resurrection.”

Question 60: There is a statement that says: “Good will remain in me and my Ummah (nation based on one creed) until the Day of Resurrection.” Is this saying a Hadeeth?

Answer: We do not know of any Hadeeth with that wording, but the meaning conveyed is correct based on the Saying of Allaah (Exalted be He): You [true believers in Islaamic Monotheism, and real followers of Prophet Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) and his Sunnah] are the best of peoples ever raised up for mankind Also, it was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A group of people from my Ummah will always remain triumphant on the right path. read more here.

Hadeeth: “Work for your worldly life as if you will live forever, and work for the Hereafter as if you will die tomorrow.”

Question 59: What is the degree of authenticity of the Hadeeth that says: “Work for your worldly life as if you will live forever, and for the hereafter as if you will die tomorrow.” Related by Ibn `Asaakir?

Answer: This is not a Hadeeth reported from the Messenger (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “The singer and the one listening to them are cursed.”

Question 58: Is the statement that says: “The singer and the one listening to them are cursed” a Hadeeth or an opinion of a scholar?

Answer: There are authentic proofs for the prohibition of listening to songs. However, the phrase which is quoted in the question is not a Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeth… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Soorah Yaa-Seeen is for whatever it is read for.”

Question 57: It is true that:  Zamzam water is for whatever (purpose) it is drunk for”  and “Soorah Yaa-Seeen is for whatever it is recited for”? Are these authentic Hadeeths?

Answer: First: The Hadeeth: Zamzam water is for whatever it is drunk for is Hadeeth Mash-hoor (well-known Hadeeth; a Hadeeth that is reported by three or more narrators in each chain of narration, but does not reach the level of Mutawaatir) related by Imaam Ahmad, Ibn Maajah, Al-Bayhaaqee, and others from the Hadeeth reported from Jaabir ibn `Abdullaah (may Allaah be pleased with him and his father) as Hadeeth Marfoo` (a Hadeeth narrated from the Prophet with a connected or disconnected chain of narration)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “When My Servant becomes 40 years old, I will guard them against three afflictions…”

Question 55: A friend of mine told me a Hadeeth and I could not find its Takhreej (referencing), as we have a lack of references. The Hadeeth states:  When my servant becomes forty years old, I will guard them against three afflictions: madness, leprosy and vitiligo. When they become fifty years old, I will give them an easy reckoning. When they become sixty years old, I will make them love returning to Me. When they become seventy years old, angels will love them. When they become eighty years old, their good deeds will be written and their bad deeds will be abolished. When they become ninety years old, the angels will call them Allah’s prisoners on earth, so they are forgiven their past and future sins, and they intercede for their families. When they reach senility, the same good deeds they used to do when they were healthy will be written for them, and the evil deeds will not be written for them. Please advise concerning whether this Hadeeth is Saheeh (authentic) or not.

Answer: The mentioned Hadeeth is extremely Da`eef (weak). It is even ranked by some Haafid (memorizers of Hadeeths) as Mawdoo` (fabricated Hadeeth), such as in the book entitled “Al-La’ali’ Al-Masnoo`ah fee Al-Ahadeeth Al-Mawdoo`ah” by Al-Suyyootee (vol. 1, p. 138). Thus, it is not permissible to attribute it to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “May Allaah be merciful to anyone who knows their own limits.”

Question 54: Are the following two statements Hadeeths or Athar (narrations from the Companions): “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” and “Much laughter kills the heart”? Who are their narrators and to what extent are they Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: Research and verification show that the phrase that you have mentioned in the question reading: “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” has no origin in any of the variant narrations. As far as we know, such a phrase is not found in the authentic Books of Hadeeth scholars and it is not reported from any of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) or the Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). It is a commonly used phrase whose sayer is unknown… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Much laughter kills the heart.”

Question 53: Are the following two statements Hadeeths or Athar (narrations from the Companions): “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” and “Much laughter kills the heart”? Who are their narrators and to what extent are they Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: Research and verification show that the phrase that you have mentioned in the question reading: “May Allaah be merciful to the one who knows his own limits” has no origin in any of the variant narrations. As far as we know, such a phrase is not found in the authentic Books of Hadeeth scholars and it is not reported from any of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) or the Taabi`oon (Followers, the generation after the Companions of the Prophet). It is a commonly used phrase whose sayer is unknown… read more here.

Hadeeth: “My servant, You want and I want, and only what I want shall be.”

Question 52: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) says in a Hadeeth Qudsee (Revelation from Allaah in the Prophet’s words): “My servant! You want and I want, and only what I want shall be, if you submit to Me in what you want, I shall suffice you in what you want and if you do not submit to Me in what you want, I will bring distress upon you in what you want, and onlywhat I want shall be.” Is there any explanation for the meaning of this Hadeeth?

Answer: As for this wording, we do not know of any authentic basis ascribing this Hadeeth to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

Hadeeth: “The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl.”

Question 51: Is the following a true Hadeeth: “The best among you is the one whose first child is a girl” ?

Answer: This saying is groundless and not attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). There are similar wordings mentioned by Al-Haafid Al-Suyyootee in his book Al-Ahadeeth Al-Mawdoo`ah (Fabricated Hadeeths). read more here.

Hadeeth: “Light covers the person who performs Wudoo”

Question 50: A friend of mine told me the following: “Light covers the person who performs Wudoo’ (ablution).” Is this a Hadeeth or a common saying? I hear some people who talk during Wudoo’.

Answer: This saying is groundless and not attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

The Hadeeth: Beware of Khadraa’ Al-Diman (the greens of dung)

Question 49: What is the ruling on the authenticity of these two Hadeeths:  Fitnah (sedition or turmoil) is asleep (dormant). May the Curse of Allaah be upon the one who wakes it up (stirs it up).  And:  ‘Stay away from Khadraa’ Al-Diman (i.e. Verdure growing in manure).’ It was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is Khadraa’ Al-Diman?’ He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘A beautiful woman of a bad origin.’  ?

Answer: The Hadeeth that reads: Fitnah is asleep. May the Curse of Allaah be upon the one who wakes it up is mentioned by Al-`Ajloonee, the author of Kashf Al-Khafaa’ who mentioned that Al-Najm said: “Al-Rafi`ee related it in His book Al-Amalee from Anas.” It was also related by Al-Suyyootee in Al-Jaami` Al-Sagheer who ranked it as weak… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Dissension is asleep (dormant). May Allah curse the one who awakens (activates) it”

Question 48: What is the ruling on the authenticity of these two Hadeeths:  Fitnah (sedition or turmoil) is asleep (dormant). May the Curse of Allaah be upon the one who wakes it up (stirs it up).  And:  ‘Stay away from Khadraa’ Al-Diman (i.e. Verdure growing in manure).’ It was asked, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, what is Khadraa’ Al-Diman?’ He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘A beautiful woman of a bad origin.’  ?

Answer: The Hadeeth that reads: Fitnah is asleep. May the Curse of Allaah be upon the one who wakes it up is mentioned by Al-`Ajloonee, the author of Kashf Al-Khafaa’ who mentioned that Al-Najm said: “Al-Rafi`ee related it in His book Al-Amalee from Anas.” It was also related by Al-Suyyootee in Al-Jaami` Al-Sagheer who ranked it as weak…read more here.

The Hadeeth: “We are people who do not eat unless we feel hungry; and when we eat, we do not eat to our full”

Question 47: Is the following a true Hadeeth: “We are people who do not eat unless we feel hungry; and when we eat, we do not eat to our full”?

Answer: The said statement is not a Hadeeth as far as we know… read more here.

The Hadeeths: “We have come back from the lesser to the greater Jihaad”

Question 46: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadeeth: We have come back from the lesser to the greater Jihaad (fighting or striving in the Cause of Allaah). What does this Hadeeth mean especially that some people interpret it according to their own inclinations to turn Muslims away from Jihaad against the enemies of Islaam and direct them to mild Jihaad against oneself, money, desires and temptations?

Answer: According to this Hadeeth: We have come back from the lesser to the greater Jihaad. The lesser Jihaad means fighting against the Kaafirs (disbelievers), whereas the greater one means striving against oneself. This Hadeeth was not authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him). In fact, it is Da`eef (weak) according to the views of Hadeeth scholars… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Al-Madeenah is a sanctuary from`A’ir to Thawr”

Question 45: I heard a Hadeeth on a tape that was not referenced, and I would like to know its rank. The Hadeeth states that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  Al-Madeenah is a sanctuary from `A’ir to Thawr; so anyone who commits an act of transgression or gives shelter to a transgressor will incur the Curse of Allaah, the angels and all the people. None of their obligatory or supererogatory good deeds will be accepted as recompense on the Day of Resurrection.

Answer: This Hadeeth is Saheeh (authentic) and related in the Two Saheeh Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) and others. It is part of the Hadeeth narrated by `Alee (may Allaah be pleased with him), which is known as the Hadeeth of Al-Saheefah (Parchment)… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Travel often so that you may get healthy”

Question 44:  The Prophet (peace be upon him) said:  Travel often so that you may get healthy. 

Answer: This Hadeeth was narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Tabaaranee, Aboo Nu`aym and others. It is Da`eef (a Hadeeth that fails to reach the status of Hasan, due to a weakness in the chain of narration or one of the narrators)… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “My Sahaabah are like stars; whomever you follow, you will be guided”

Question 43: I heard a Hadeeth which was always repeated on the television during Ramadaan of the year 1993. It was the first time for me to hear it and I did not find it in any reference. Some brothers told me that it has no origin. Its wording is as follows: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: “My Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet) are like (guiding) stars; whomever you follow, you will be guided (to the right path).” Is this a Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic)? If it is so, who are its narrators?

Answer: This Hadeeth is Mawdoo` (fabricated). It was narrated by Ibn `Abdul-Bar in (Jaami` Al-`Ilm) on the authority of Sallam ibn Sulaym who said… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Let the person who wishes quick poverty sing at the time of Salaah”

Question 42: I heard a Hadeeth that reads as follows: “Anyone who wishes quick poverty let him sing at the time of Salaah (Prayer).” Is this a Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: This is a phrase commonly used among people. We do not know this to be an authentic report narrated from the Prophet (peace be upon him). Moreover, it carries an inappropriate meaning… read more here.

The Hadeeth: ”Give importance to good handwriting for it is one of the keys of Rizq (sustenance).”

Question 41: While I was reading an article on Arabic calligraphy written by a Moroccan artist, it struck my attention that he mentioned the two following Hadeeths: “Indeed, calligraphers and tailors earn their living through exhausting the depth of their eyes.” .” Give importance to good handwriting for it is one of the keys of Rizq (sustenance) ” I quickly wrote to you asking about the authenticity of these two Hadeeths.

Answer: The second Hadeeth, it is a Mawdoo` (fabricated) Hadeeth as reported by Al-Saghaanee... read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Anyone who recites Ayaatul-Kursee after each Salaah …”

Question 40: It is related on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said:  Anyone who recites Aayat-ul-Kursee (the Qur’aanic Verse of Allaah’s Chair, Soorah Al-Baqarah, 2:255) after each Salaah (Prayer) will have nothing to stand between them and entering Jannah (Paradise) except death.  Was this Hadeeth authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him)?

Answer: Al-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Hibbaan related on the authority of Aboo Umamah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who recites Aayat-ul-Kursee after each obligatory Salaah will have nothing to stand between them and entering Jannah except death. This Hadeeth was only narrated by Muhammad ibn Humayd in some point in the chain of narration… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “There is many a reciter of the Qur’aan whom the Qur’aan curses.”

Question 39: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said: “There is many a reciter of the Qur’an whom the Qur’an curses.”

I would like Your Eminence to explain the meaning of this honorable Hadeeth, as I conversed with a Muslim brother regarding it, and he told me that the people that are meant by the Hadeeth are those who read the Aayah (Qur’aanic verse) warning against Ribah (usury) and yet indulge in usurious dealings, or read the Aayah of showing dutifulness towards one’s parents, and yet they are undutiful to them, and many other cases. Is this what the honorable Aayah suggests? Or is it applicable to those who recite the Qur’aan without pondering over its meanings or Aayaat?I would like Your Eminence to elaborate on this matter.

Answer: This is an Athar (narration from a Companion) reported from Maymun ibn Mahran, not a Hadeeth attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). It warns Muslims who recite the Qur’aan against the neglect of acting according to its teachings. Some servants may recite the Qur’aan and pass over its prohibitions heedlessly. For example, they read the prohibitions of Ribah, injustice, and Gheebah (backbiting) and yet indulge in usurious dealings, injustice, and Gheebah, and so on… read more here.

What is the degree of authenticity of the Hadeeth, “Difference among my Ummah is a mercy”?

Question 38: There is a Hadeeth that reads: “Difference among my Ummah (nation based on one creed) is a mercy.” Is it an authentic Hadeeth or not? Most scholars say that difference among the Ummah means difference among Juristic Schools. Most preachers mention this Hadeeth on pulpits. What is your view on the authenticity of this Hadeeth and acting upon it? What about the scholars and preachers who mention it? Each one of them follows a different Juristic School and acts upon its views. They say they follow the view of their Juristic school.

Answer: The saying that is commonly used by people, i.e. (Difference among my Ummah is a mercy), has no origin. That is, it has no Isnaad (chain of narrations). So it is not permissible to ascribe this saying to the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him). Perhaps the first to relate it without Isnad was Al-Bayhaqy (may Allah be merciful to him) in (Al-Risaalah Al-Ash`ariyyah) as in (Taabiyeen Kadib Al-Muftaree) by Ibn `Asaakir (may Allaah be merciful to him) p.106. Many Hadeeth scholars held the same view… read more here.

What is the degree of authenticity of the Hadeeth, “To whom do You entrust me…”?

Question 37: What is the opinion of Hadeeth scholars on the following statement: “Rajab is the Month of Allaah, Sha`baan is my month, and Ramadaan is the month of my Ummah (nation based on one creed)”? Is the following Hadeeth authentic: “O Allaah, to You do I complain of my weakness, helplessness, and disregard of people towards me…”?

Answer: Firstly, the statement: “Rajab is the Month of Allaah, Sha`baan is my month, and Ramadaan is the month of my Ummah” is a Hadeeth Mawdoo` (fabricated Hadeeth). Its Sanad (chain of narrators) includes Aboo Bakr ibn Al-Hasan Al-Naqqash who is accused of fabrication, and Al-Kisa’ee who is unknown and his name was mentioned in Al-La’alee’ fee Al-Mawdu`at [reference book about fabricated Hadeeths]… read more here.

What is the authenticity of the Hadeeth “Believers are date-eaters”?

Question 36: It is reported that  A strong believer is better than a weak believer  Is this about physical or spiritual strength and is it the same with regard to wealth and poverty?

Answer: We do not know this to be a Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic). Al-`Ajloonee mentioned a statement with similar wording, popular among people: “Believers are sweet-eaters.” He ranked the report: “The believer is sweet and is a sweet-eater” as Mawdoo` (fabricated)… read more here.

Hadeeth, “There is no obedience in matters involving disobedience to Allaah”

Question 35: Is the following Hadeeth considered Saheeh (authentic): There is no obedience to a creature if it involves disobedience to the Creator.? Please mention the narrator and Sanad (chain of narrators) of this Hadeeth?

Answer: The Hadeeth in question is Saheeh and is stated in the well-known Books of Sunnah. It is worth mentioning that there are similar wordings of the same Hadeeth that all give the same meaning. However, the wording which is quoted above was related by Imaam Ahmad in his Musnad (Hadeeth compilation)… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Anyone who dies without knowing the Imaam of his time will die the death of Jaahiliyyah”

Question 32:  Anyone who dies without knowing the Imaam of his time will die the death of one belonging to Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islaamic time of ignorance).  What is the degree of authenticity of this Hadeeth?

Answer: The Hadeeth in this wording was fabricated by the Shiites and falsely ascribed to the Prophet (peace be upon him). The Shaykh of Islaam, Ibn Taymiyyah,wrote in his book Minhaj Al-Sunnah… read more here.

Hadeeth: “If a fly falls into the drink of any one of you…”

Question 34: Some people deny some authentically reported Hadeeth and claim that there are Da`eef (weak) and Munkar (rejected Hadeeth reported by a weak narrator whose narration conflicts with an authentic Hadeeth) Hadeeths in “Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree”. For example, they deny the Hadeeth narrated on the authority of Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) regarding the ruling in case a fly falls into a drink. They further contest the reliability of the narrator on the pretext that he was a poor person begging people for food.

Answer: First, it is not permissible for a Muslim to deny a Hadeeth judged to be Saheeh (authentic) by Hadeeth scholars, for believing in them is a fundamental part of Eemaan (faith)… read more here.

Do the books of Hadeeth explain the Qur’aan?

Question 31: Do the books of Hadeeth explain the Qur’aan? Is it true that there is no Sunnan (supererogatory acts of worship following the example of the Prophet) in Islaam and that a person has to adhere only to Fareedah (obligatory acts)? Is it correct that to be saved from punishment in the Hereafter we have to abandon Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) and rely only on the Qur’aan?

Answer: According to Ijmaa` (consensus of scholars), the purified Sunnah is the second source of evidence in Islaam. The Sunnah explains the Qur’aan… read more here.

Hadeeth, “Love Arabs for three reasons…”

Question 33: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Love Arabs for three reasons: I am an Arab, the inhabitants of Jannah (Paradise) speak Arabic, and the Glorious Qur’aan is revealed in Arabic.” Was this Hadeeth authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him)? What is its rank regarding authenticity. Is it Saheeh (authentic), Da`eef (weak), or Mawdoo` (fabricated)? In fact, some people are confused while others, finding support in the Hadeeth, claim that people who enter Jannah will speak Arabic.

Answer: The Hadeeth is fabricated and was not authentically reported from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) as pointed out by Hadeeth scholars…read more here.

What is meant by “Related by the three” and “Related by the five”?

Question 30: Some people claim that some of the Hadeeths in the books of Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) such as Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim and others contradict the Ever-Glorious Qur’aan. These Hadeeths include the Hadeeth on Al-Mahdee (a man named after the Prophet, who will appear as a sign of the Hour and rule according to Islaamic law), the descent of `Eesa (Jesus, peace be upon him), the Hadeeth on Shafaa`ah (intercession) and many others. What is your opinion concerning this issue?

Answer: The Shar`ee (Islaamic legal) texts are from One Who is All-Wise, All-Knower, and there could never be any contradiction or conflict between them. The claim that some of the Hadiths reported by Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim and others which are authentically attributed to the Prophet (peace be upon him)… read more here.

What is the meaning of “Agreed Upon”?

Question 29: What are the useful books other than the Qur’aan for those seeking Islaamic knowledge in the fields of Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan), Hadeeth, Fiqh (Islaamic jurisprudence), and the Arabic language? May Allaah safeguard and support you, Aaameeen.

Answer: The following are some of the important books of Tafseer: “Tafseer Ibn Jareer Al-Tabaaree,” “Tafseer Al-Baghawee,” and “Tafseer Ibn Katheer”… read more here.

What is the meaning of “Hadeeth Marfoo`”?

Question 28: What are the useful books other than the Qur’aan for those seeking Islaamic knowledge in the fields of Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan), Hadeeth, Fiqh (Islaamic jurisprudence), and the Arabic language? May Allaah safeguard and support you, Aaameeen.

Answer: The following are some of the important books of Tafseer: “Tafseer Ibn Jareer Al-Tabaaree,” “Tafseer Al-Baghawee,” and “Tafseer Ibn Katheer”… read more here.

Does some Hadeeth contradict with the Qur’aanic Aayaat?

Question 27: Is the book “Safwaat Al-Tafaaseer” authored by Shaykh Muhammad `Alee Al-Saboonee considered a good reference in Tafseer (exegesis of the meanings of the Qur’aan)?

Answer: It is not a good reference because of the points of criticism of the book which the scholars have pointed out… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Teach your sons swimming, archery, and horsemanship”

Question 26: Is this a Hadeeth or just a saying of one of the Sahaabah (Companions of the Prophet): “Teach your sons swimming, archery, and horsemanship”?

Answer: We have not found this Hadeeth in this wording, but some parts of it have corroborating reports showing that there is some basis to it, as mentioned in “Kashf Al-Khafaa'” by Al-‘Ajloonee and “Al-Jaami‘ Al-Sagheer” by Al-Suyyootee… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Cleanliness is part of Eemaan”

Question 25: What is the degree of authenticity of the following reports: “Love for one’s country is part of Eemaan (Faith),” “Cleanliness is part of Eemaan,” “Saving is half of subsistence,” and “Economy is half of subsistence,” and are they Hadeeth or just sayings?

Answer: The phrases you mentioned are not Hadeeth reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him); they are just sayings that people have become accustomed to using… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Love of one’s country is part of Eemaan (Faith)”

Question 24: What is the degree of authenticity of the following reports: “Love for one’s country is part of Eemaan (Faith),” “Cleanliness is part of Eemaan,” “Saving is half of subsistence,” and “Economy is half of subsistence,” and are they Hadeeth or just sayings?

Answer: The phrases you mentioned are not Hadeeth reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him); they are just sayings that people have become accustomed to using… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Saving is half of subsistence”

Question 23: What is the degree of authenticity of the following reports: “Love for one’s country is part of Eemaan (Faith),” “Cleanliness is part of Eemaan,” “Saving is half of subsistence,” and “Economy is half of subsistence,” and are they Hadeeth or just sayings?

Answer: The phrases you mentioned are not Hadeeth reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him); they are just sayings that people have become accustomed to using… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Economy is half of subsistence”

Question 22: What is the degree of authenticity of the following reports: “Love for one’s country is part of Eemaan (Faith),” “Cleanliness is part of Eemaan,” “Saving is half of subsistence,” and “Economy is half of subsistence,” and are they Hadeeth or just sayings?

Answer: The phrases you mentioned are not Hadeeth reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him); they are just sayings that people have become accustomed to using… read more here.

The Hadeeths: “Whoever performs Hajj to the House without visiting me…”

Question 21: Would you please tell us the degree of authenticity of the following Hadeeth:

The first one:  “Whoever performs Hajj to the House (the Ka‘bah) without visiting me (i.e. My grave) has shunned me.” 

The second:  “Whoever visits me after my death, it is as if he has visited me when I was still alive.” 

The third one:  “Whoever visits me in Madeenah, hopeful of Allaah’s reward, I will be an intercessor and a witness for him on the Day of Resurrection.”  These Hadeeth were cited in some books and triggered heated debates among people; for and against.

Answer: The first Hadeeth was narrated by Ibn ‘Adee and al-Daaraqootnee on the authority of `Abdullaah ibn `Umar from the Prophet (peace be upon him) with the following wording… read more here.

“When the ears of any of you buzz, let him remember me, invoke blessings upon me…’”

Question 20: What is the degree of authenticity of the following Hadeeth: “When the ears of any of you buzz, let him remember me, invoke blessings upon me and say: May Allaah remember whoever remembers me.” ?

Answer: This Hadeeth is not authentically reported from the Prophet (peace be upon him). So, it is a Da‘eef (weak) one… read more here.

“Every Du‘aa’ is held back until peace and blessings are invoked upon the Prophet.”

Question 19: There is a Hadeeth in Saheeh Al-Jaami‘ which says: “Every Du‘aa’ (supplication) is held back until peace and blessings are invoked upon the Prophet (peace be upon him).” Is the Du‘aa’ meant here the one which is made during Salaah (Prayer) or the usual supplications outside Salaah?

Answer: This Hadeeth is not Saheeh (authentic) as the author of Al-Jaami‘ Al-Sagheer emphasized its weakness… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “Anyone who prays forty consecutive Salaahs in my Masjid…”

Question 18: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said, “Anyone who prays forty Salaahs (Prayers) in my Masjid (mosque) without missing any of the obligatory Salaahs will have all their past sins forgiven by Allaah.”

Question 18. The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said, “Anyone who prays forty days in my Masjid without missing any of the obligatory Salaahs will be as released from their sins as when their mother gave birth to them.” Are the texts of these two Hadeeth Saheeh (authentic)?

Answer: The Hadeeth are Da‘eef (weak) and Mudtarib (a Hadeeth with disagreement over a transmitter or the text) due to disagreement in the Matn (texts of the Hadeeth) and Sanad (chains of narrators)… read more here.

The Hadeeth: “The most hateful of lawful things to Allaah is divorce.”

Question 17: What is the degree of authenticity of this Hadeeth: “The most hateful of lawful things to Allaah is divorce.” Some people class it as Da‘eef (weak) and say it is Hadeeth Mursal (a Hadeeth with no Companion of the Prophet in the chain of narration)? They also question the Matn (text of a Hadeeth) and ask how can Allaah make something that He hates lawful, when nothing can compel Allaah?

Answer: It is reported in “Mukhtasar Al-Sunan” by ‘Aboo Daawood on the authority of Muhaarib ibn Dithar on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

“Anyone who learns the language of some people will be safe against their deception.”

Question 16: My question is about the degree of authenticity of the following two transmitted sayings, which are commonly said by people: First: What is ascribed to the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) that he said after returning from one of his battles: “We have returned from the lesser Jihaad (striving in the Cause of Allaah) to the greater Jihaad (the inward spiritual struggle).” Second: What is also ascribed to him that he (peace be upon him) said: “Whoever learns the language of some people will be safe against their deception.”

Answer: As for the first Hadeeth reporting that the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said after returning from one of his battles… read more here.

Hadeeth: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.”

Question 15: Are the following Hadeeths Saheeh (authentic)?

(A): “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.”

(B) “Accursed! Accursed!” It was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The player of Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) and the listener to the reed pipe.”

Answer: (a), The Hadeeth: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.” is Saheeh, narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Al-Tirmidee, Al-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Maajah… read more here.

Listening to musical instruments

Question 14: Are the following Hadeeths Saheeh (authentic)?

(A): “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.”

(B) “Accursed! Accursed!” It was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The player of Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) and the listener to the reed pipe.”

Answer: (a), The Hadeeth: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.” is Saheeh, narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Al-Tirmidee, Al-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Maajah… read more here.

Beating Duff is just for Women on Wedding occasion

Question 13: Are the following Hadeeths Saheeh (authentic)?

(A): “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.”

(B) “Accursed! Accursed!” It was said, “Who are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He said, “The player of Duff (a tambourine-like instrument without bells) and the listener to the reed pipe.”

Answer: (a), The Hadeeth: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.” is Saheeh, narrated by Imaam Ahmad, Al-Bukhaaree, Muslim, Al-Tirmidee, Al-Nasaa’ee and Ibn Maajah… read more here.

“Three things should not be refused: milk, cushions, and incense.”

Question 12: “Three things should not be refused: milk, cushions, and incense.” Is this an authentically related Hadeeth from the Prophet (peace be upon him)?

Answer: This Hadeeth is related by al-Tirmidee in his Sunan (Hadeeth compilations classified by jurisprudential themes) on the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with them)… read more here.

Is this Hadeeth authentic: “There is no monasticism in Islaam”?

Question 11: Is the following Hadeeth that was related from the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) Saheeh (authentic): “There is no monasticism in Islaam.” ?

Answer: This Hadeeth is Saheeh… read more here.