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The Recommendation of Having a Siwaak Next to You When You Sleep

On the authority of Ibn ‘Umar (may Allah be pleased with him): كَانَ لا يَنَامُ إِلا وَالسِّوَاكُ عِنْدَ رَأْسِهِ ، فَإِذَا اسْتَيْقَظَ بَدَأَ بِالسِّوَاكِ “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) did not sleep except the siwaak was at his head. When he woke up he would begin with the siwaak” [Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Nasr graded Hasan by Imam al-Albani…

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A Forgotten Sunnah: When the Mu’adhin says the Two Testimonies of Faith (in the Adhan), the listener says: “And I (too), and I (too)”

  A Forgotten Sunnah: When the Mu’adhin says the Two Testimonies of Faith (in the Adhan), the listener says: “And I (too), and I (too)” ‎عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ إِذَا سَمِعَ الْمُؤَذِّنَ يَتَشَهَّدُ قَالَ ‏ “‏ وَأَنَا وَأَنَا ‏ ‘A’ishah said that when the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) heard the Mu’adhain uttering the testimonties,…

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The Ruling on Emoticons – Umm Abdillah al-Waadi’iyyah

Umm Abdillah al-Wadi’yyah (may Allah have preserve her) wrote: “On the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: أَمَا يَخْشَى أَحَدُكُمْ ـ أَوْ لاَ يَخْشَى أَحَدُكُمْ ـ إِذَا رَفَعَ رَأْسَهُ قَبْلَ الإِمَامِ أَنْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ رَأْسَهُ رَأْسَ حِمَارٍ أَوْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ صُورَتَهُ صُورَةَ حِمَارٍ Isn’t he who raises his head before the…

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Is the Meaning of La ilaha illallah: (لا معبود بحق إلا الله) or (لا معبود حق إلاّ الله)? – Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen

Shaikh Ibn ul-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have mercy upon him) wrote: “(I bear witness): I affirm in my heart and profess on my tongue (That there is no Deity worthy of worship):  Deity means (مألوه), which is that which is worshiped with love and veneration. So La ilaha illallah means: “There is no Deity worthy of worship in truth except Allah,…

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Raising the Hands in the Qunoot an-Naazilah

Raising the hands in the Qunoot an-Naazilah is established from the Prophet (ﷺ). It comes on the authority of Anas ibn Malik (may Allah be pleased with him) that he said: ، فلقدْ رأيتُ رسولَ اللهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلم في صلاةِ الغَداةِ رفع يديهِ فدعا عليهم . وفي روايةٍ : يدعو عليهم I saw the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ)…

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Why Was the Sphinx of Egypt Not Destroyed by the Earlier Generations? – Shaikh Muqbil Ibn Haadi al-Wadi’ee

Shaikh Hussain al-Hatibi (may Allah preserve him) mentions that Shaikh Muqbil (may Allah have mercy upon him) said regarding the Sphinx: “It is a statue of a lion in Egypt from the time of Pharaoh. The issue regarding it is that generations passed over it, Egypt was conquered, and it was not destroyed despite the presence of the evidences for…

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Seeking Knowledge and Obeying Parents – Shaikh Kamal Ibn Thabit al-‘Adani

Shaikh Kamal ibn Thabit al-’Adani rahimahullah wrote: “Statements of the Scholars when Seeking Knowledge Contradicts Dutifulness to Parents Imam Ahmad rahimahullah said in Masaail Ibn Haani (2/164) when he was asked about a man who sought permission from his parents to go out to seek knowledge of Hadith which is beneficial. He answered rahimahullah saying: if it is good knowledge…

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