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Are the wordings of the intention at suhoor sunnah ?

  • Status : NO SOURCE

The following sentence is recited daily at suhoor time in Ramadhan in certain countries in order to make the intention of fasting :

Bi sawmi ghadin nawaytu min shahri ramadan –

‘I intend to keep the fast tomorrow for the month of ramadan’

This is an intention that was worded in Arabic by the scholars as a suggested format, but it never was it narrated in a hadith !

You can formulate niyyah for everything you do in your life, but just don’t think this specific formulation is sunnah or obligatory. making niyyah in your heart would be fine, just like before the prayers.

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Archangel Jibril [عليه السلام] travelled at full speed on which occasions ?

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There is no doubt Angels were sent to assist the Prophet ﷺ whenever Allah intended it, and we do not reject authentic miracles, however do we need baseless report like the following one :

One day Rasulullah ﷺ asked Jibreal عليه السلام, “Have you ever travelled at full speed?” Jibreal عليه السلام said, “Yes, on four occasions.” Rasulullah ﷺ asked, “What were the four occasions?” Jibreal عليه السلام said, “First time was when Ibrāheem عليه السلام was placed in Nimrud’s fire. At the time I was near the Arsh-Throne. Allāh ordered me to cool the fire. I left the Arsh and descended seven heavens in time.

Second time was when Ibrāheem عليه السلام was about to sacrifice his son Ishmael عليه السلام in Mina. Allāh ordered me to replace his son with a lamb, before Ibrāheem عليه السلام struck with his knife.

Third time was when, the brothers of Yusuf عليه السلام threw him into the well. Allāh ordered me to save Yusuf عليه السلام, I rushed and placed my wing underneath Yusuf عليه السلام before he reached the bottom of the well.

And the final time was when you, Ya Rasulallah ﷺ, injured your tooth at the battle of Uhud. Allāh Ta’ala ordered me to stop your blood reaching the ground, otherwise no plant or tree would grow, till the end of the world. Hearing this, I rushed and saved your blood with my wings.”

This particular hadith has simply got no source.

If you found a source post it, however scholars who devoted their lives to ilm and hadith did not.

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Is “loving one’s country part of faith” ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

A narration often brought by the qadiyani Kuffars, the modernists or ‘progressive liberal muslims’ (sic) says :

Hubbul Watan Min al Iman
Loving one’s homeland is part of Iman

There are several narrations which report Rasulullah [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s love and yearning for his birthplace, Makkatul Makarramah.

However, this particular Hadith has no basis according to the hadith specialists. ‘Allamah Saghani and Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (RA) have deemed this narration a fabrication (Mawdu’atus Saghani, hadith: 81 and Al Masnu’, hadith: 106)

Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) writes that IF this hadith were to be proven authentic, the correct meaning of ‘homeland’ would be Jannah or Makkah. He also offers other explanations for this narration (Al Asrarul Marfu’ah, pg. 190-191)

Note: Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) has not said that the Hadith is authentic, all he is saying is: “If per chance it was found to be authentic then the explanation would be..” (which hasn’t happened. No Muhaddith has proven these words as the words of Rasulullah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Therefore one cannot quote this as a Hadith.

If what your country does is clearly wrong (such as killing muslims like mosquitos), then you cannot love it nor its actions, even if they provide you luxuries of this world.

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Salt before meals, sunnah ?

  • Status : FABRICATED

Based on the following narration, some recommend taking salt before (and/or after) meals :

“O ‘Ali have salt before and after your meals, for it is a cure for 70 illnesses, the first of which are insanity, leprosy, vitiligo, toothache, sore throat and abdominal pain”

This has been deemed as a fabrication by the hadith masters and should not be quoted.

‘Allāmah Shihāb al-Dīn al-Būsīrī [d. 839 AH] writes: “This is a chain of consecutive weak transmitters”

‘Allāmah al-Hasan al-Saghānī [d. 650 AH] mentions: Among these (i.e. fabrications) are the advices of ‘Alī…Hammād ibn ‘Amr al-Nasībī is the one who forged them”

Commenting on this statement, Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattāh Abū Ghuddah writes: From the advices of ‘Alī (Allah be pleased with him) which Hammād ibn ‘Amr al-Nasībī is accused of forging, and al-Suyūtī mentions in al-La’ālī al-Masnū‘a, is the Hadīth which some jurists and Sūfīs frequently quote before eating. The Hadīth is as follows: “O ‘Alī, begin your meals with salt, and complete it with salt, as it is a cure for seventy diseases (…)

Abu ‘l-Faraj ibn al-Jawzī [d. 597 AH] writes: This Hadīth is not authentic (i.e. it is a fabrication) from the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings be upon him). The one accused of forging it is either ‘Abd Allāh ibn Ahmad ibn ‘Āmir or his father (i.e. Ahmad ibn ‘Āmir), as they would narrate a collection (falsely) ascribed to the Ahl al-Bayt filled with fabrications

Yes, some jurists (ie not hadith specialists) mentioned this but this seems in the end more of a medical prescription, may be linked to the toxicity of food in old times with salt being hyperosmolar (wallahu a’lam). But on the religious ground, this practice has no basis as mentioned by hadith specialists.

Tanzihush Shari’ah, vol. 2 pg.234,

Al Yawaqitul Ghaliyah, vol.2 pg.448

Shaykh ‘Abdul Fattah’s footnotes on Al-Masnu’ fi Ma‘rifa al-Hadīth al-Mawdū’, pg.236

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He who knows himself, knows Allah ?

  • Status : FABRICATED, but meaning OK

The following statement is spread as a hadith namely that :

“He who knows himself, knows Allah”

These words have been deemed as a fabrication, and not a Hadith of Rasulullah ﷺ by several Hadith masters like ‘Allamah Nawawi and Hafiz Ibn Taymiyyah (rahimahumullah)

These words are actually attributed to the famous Shaykh, Yahya ibn Mu’adh Ar- Razi (rahimahullah), and may be quoted as such.

Thus, the broader meaning is indeed correct, as one who ponders over the wisdoms of Allah Ta’ala’s creation, can definitely understand His Greatness. There are several such encouragements in the Quran for us to ponder over such. This however, does not warrant us attributing these words to Rasulullah ﷺ.

Al-La’âlil Manthûrah, hadith: 100,
Al-Maqâsidul Hasanah, hadith: 1149
Kashful Khafâ, hadith: 2532

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Did a jewish lady used to throw trash at the Prophetﷺ’s house ?

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Prophet Muhammad ﷺ had a Jewish neighbour and this person used to every morning throw his garbage at the door step of the Prophetﷺ’s home. The Prophet ﷺ would then pick it up and throw it in the disposal area along with his personal trash. One morning the Prophet ﷺ didn’t see any garbage on his door step and he didn’t really care much about it. The next morning same thing and so on, until a week passed by without any garbage being put on the Prophetﷺ’s door step. So our Prophet ﷺ went to that Jewish neighbor and paid him a visit to check on him. The Jewish neighbor was sick and he was in bed. Our Prophet ﷺ then started taking care of his Jewish neighbor and the Jewish very soon embraced Islam because of our beloved Prophet’s high morals.

The character of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] was indeed sublime, full of compassion towards muslims; he is even described by Allah Himself as a Mercy to all the worlds.

Unfortunately, there was more than one person who threw refuse and waste on the doorstep of the Holy Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم].

It appears the aforementioned story is widely circulated in order to illustrate the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s -genuine- gentleness. This story however has no basis. How could it be that the Sahabah would tolerate such a daily disrespect when they loved Him the most ?!

There is nonetheless a story narrated in Bukhari by Anas bin Malik about a Jewish boy who used to serve the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم], and he fell sick. The Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] came to visit him; he sat by his head and said, ‘Become Muslim.’ The boy looked at his father, who was present, and he (the father) said: ‘Obey Abu’l-Qaasim ﷺ.’ So he became Muslim, and the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم] left, saying, ‘Praise be to Allaah Who has saved him from the Fire.’”

Thus the story mentioned at the top has no reference cannot be qualified to be a hadith.

There are many true accounts of abuses which were followed by displays of the Prophet [صلى الله عليه وسلم]’s clemency and noble character and indeed, people’s hearts would change and they would come to faith.

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Is prayer the mi’raj of the believer ?

  • Status : NO SOURCE AS A HADITH

Among the many exhortations to motivate people for the prayer, the following narration (passed as a hadith) is often brought ie :

Prayer is the ascension of the believer
“As salâtu mi’râj-ul-mu’min”

There is no source in the hadith books for this statement and since the chain is untraceable, it will not be suitable to quote it as a hadith.

However, the meaning of the statement is generally supported by other references of the Quran and Hadith that salah is a means of communicating with Allah.

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