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My question was about this hadith who made it authentic? because i have read somewere that ahmed shakir and ibn hezm or hazm made it sahih is this correct

Found in: Prayer (Kitab Al-Salat): Details of Commencing Prayer
Hadith no: 747
Narrated: Abdullah bin Masud
Alqamah said: Abdullah ibn Masud said: Should I pray in the way the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had performed it? He said: He prayed, raising his hands only once.

because im having loot of trouble when i pray like the way sheikh albani rahimallah said or ibn baz said
my heart gets angry for some kind of reason i cant explain why. now that i have started praying with only doing the takbir once
i feel better can you please explain… beacuse alot of people say the way the hanafis pray is daef can you please sheed some light
my dear brother? very confused.


All praise is due to Allah. I hope you have a chance to listen to the lectures on . I think as your knowledge increases this whisper of the shaitan will go away from you. In Islam we have 4 madhabs, and in fact other views as well. All of the Ulema are following their shuyukh in a pathway going back to the Prophet sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. They are all correct.

In the Shafii and Hanbali school, the hands are raised in 4 places, the takbiratil ihram, before and after Ruku’ (bowing), and after standing up for the 3rd raka’ah.

In the Hanafi school, the hands are only raised in the beginning.

Whichever school one follows, the evidences are present, and there is no harm in following any of these ulema.

As for the hadith you mentioned, I am not aware of it and I would need the Arabic to search for it. In any case, it is a big mistake to make a judgement based on one hadith without looking at the commentary of the ulema. This is the classic mistake of the beginning student of knowledge. It is important not to be fanatical towards one particular school or ruling or scholar, but we must be balanced and study all of the schools and be willing to learn and understand other views. The deen is not only one view, rather Allah ta’ala willed that there would be more than one view on many issues.

Try to study comparative Fiqh, and humble yourself to the Ulema. There is a lot to learn. There are texts that support raising the hands in other places in the prayer, such as after Ruku’, and they have very strong chains of narration, such as in Bukhari. One should humble themselves to the Ulema and try not to be arrogant or argue with them. In this way knowledge will flow to us and it will be absorbed and we will benefit by it.

May Allah increase you much in knowledge and love and devotion to the ‘ilm.

Allah knows best.


What is the ruling on celebrating or sending good wishes in new year of lunar calendar?


Alhamdulillah, the Islamic calendar reminds us of our connection to our
Islamic history and identity. The Ulema did not reject the concept of
remembering the Islamic new year, but at the same time it is not
reported from the pious predecessors that they exchanged greetings on
this date. The preferred opinion is that one should return the
greetings of others on the Islamic New Year, but it is not legislated
to initiate such greetings since this ritual is not based on evidence.

Allah knows best.


is it haram to trick or treat


All praise is due to Allah.

May Allah reward you young sister for your noble question. You are doing the right thing by seeking knowledge. It is always good to get closer to our Ulema and love them very much. If you seek knowledge and follow Allah’s commandments, Allah will make you very happy in this world, and in the Paradise He will give you everything that your heart desires.

It is not allowed to celebrate halloween or trick-or-treat. Trick or treat and halloween are from the innovated or new customs that Allah did not give any permission for. Rather people who do not believe in Allah invented this custom. If we imitate them then we will be following a wrong path that will lead us away from Allah and towards the path of the Shaitan.

In Islam it is not permissable to dress up and imitate animals. Wearing costumes that have images on them is not allowed either, since only Allah can create living things.

Also, eating too much sugar can be bad for your teeth and make them fall out. Sometimes evil things happen during halloween. Many times youth damage property and steal things from the young kids.

By the way, Muslims are discouraged from begging from people, whether it is for money or candy or anything else, unless there is a real need. You can save your money or perhaps your parents can buy anything you need for you.

During these blessed days of Dhul Hijja we should remember our father Ibrahim, and the great sacrifice he made. He was ready to sacrifice his beloved son to answer Allah’s commandments. Should not we be ready to sacrifice the things we love also, such as candy and unIslamic customs, to please Allah?

If you give up these unislamic customs, Allah will give you something better.

The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said, ‘Whoever gives up something for the sake of Allah, Allah will grant him something better in return.’

May Allah reward you for your question.

And Allah knows best.


Can you please tell me a dua to read to try and have a baby boy? If there is one can you tell me when and how many times to read this? Can you tell me the dua in english and the meaning of the dua?


All praise are due to Allah.

Jazakumallahu khairan for your question. You have done the correct thing by turning to Allah ta’ala alone to answer your prayers. However, you should not be too insistent in asking only for a boy, since both male and female children are blessings from Allah, and are from His Decree.

Allah criticizes the pagan Arabs in the Qur’an for the dislike of having daughters, He Almighty says: “When one of them is given the good news of a baby girl, his face turns dark and he is enraged.”

There is a general dua for having righteous children:

“Rabanaa hablanaa min azwaajinaa wa dhuriaatina quraata ‘ayun, wa ja’alna lil mutaqeena imaamaa.”

“Our Lord! Grant us from our spouses and progeny what shall cool our eyes, and make us leaders for the righteous.”

Some of the righteous asked for a pious male child that would serve the deen of Allah, such as Zakariyya, and Hinna the mother of Maryam. If this is your intention then there is no harm in asking for a male child, while accepting and praising Allah for a female. Do you not see Allah’s wisdom in granting Hinna a baby girl?

Make your dua’ at times of acceptance, such as in the last third of the night, in sajdah, or between the adhan and iqaama, during rain, or just before tasleem in prayer. Remember to make sure your and your husband’s rizq is halal, for impure earnings will be a barrier between you and acceptance of your dua.

Finally, pray to Allah to guide your children, for whether male or female, what really counts is where they end up in the Afterlife. A parent’s greatest concern should be that their children do good deeds and that they learn from you, as they will be a Sadaqa jariyya for you after you have left this world.

May Allah guide you to all that is good.

And Allah knows best.


In which verse and sura ,the topic about the punishment at the Grave is written? Also can you mention any hadith related with that?


All praise is due to Allah.

Jazakumallahu khairan for your question. It is very nice to hear from you.

The Belief in the punishment of the grave is established in the Qur’an, Sunnah, and by the consensus of the Ulema.

Allah ta’ala says regarding the punishment that Firoun and his family are receiving while in their graves:

[النَّارُ يُعْرَضُونَ عَلَيْهَا غُدُوًّا وَعَشِيًّا وَيَوْمَ تَقُومُ السَّاعَةُ أَدْخِلُوا آلَ فِرْعَوْنَ أَشَدَّ الْعَذَابِ} [غافر : 46}

“Fire is exposed to their graves morning and evening, and on the Day of Resurrection, (it will be said:) ‘Enter Family of Firoun the Most Terrible Punishment!'”
[Surah Ghafir, Verse 46]

In the Sunnah, there are many texts that affirm the punishment in the grave. For example, the Prophet (may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) once passed by the graves of two people who were being punished. He said, “These two are being punished for something not big (in terms of action). Rather they are big (in the sight of Allah). As for the one, he spread slanderous tales amongst people. As for the other, he did not protect himself from urine.” Narrated by Bukhari.

The Prophet (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) also said, “Were I not afraid that you would not bury your dead, I would have asked Allah to allow you to hear their torment.” Narrated by Muslim.

In addition, the Prophet (may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him) used to ask for safety from the punishment of the grave at the end of each prayer before the tasleem, saying, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from the punishment of the grave.”

May Allah ta’ala grant us and all the believers safety on the Day we meet Him.

And may He bless you with beneficial knowledge.

Question: I have been trying to do Istikhara to decide what field of study is better for me and my family. I didn’t see any dreams. I know that we should go for what we feel is strong after doing Istikhara. Since I am generally not very sure about decisions, I get confused even after doing Istikhara. Some of my relatives suggested I make ‘lots’ about my options, make 2 raka’at salaat, make dua, say Bismillah and then pick up a lot and see what option is present.


Walaikum salam wrt wb dear respected brother,

Verily all praise is due to Allah.

It is very nice to hear from you brother.

It is not permissible to draw lots in order to make a decision about the future, because this is a type of divining arrows (azlaam) that is specifically prohibited in the Qur’an. Allah Most High says:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالْأَنْصَابُ وَالْأَزْلَامُ رِجْسٌ مِنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ [المائدة] : 90

“O you who believe, indeed intoxicants, gambling, alters, and divining arrows are filth from the actions of the devil so abandon them.”

It is not correct to draw analogy with what happened in the time of Yunus alayhi salam, because his Shariah is abrogated by the Islamic Shariah, and we have a specific prohibition of this practice in both the Qur’an and Sunnah.

The answer to your istikhara is that you will find, if the path you wish to make a decision about is good for you, Allah will make it easier for you to follow that path. You may find a certain degree of comfort in your heart, or see certain indications that Allah is guiding you towards the choice that is best for you. If it is not right for you, you may find some anxiety or experience some unforeseen difficulty or other indication that this is not best.

Also remember that Istikhara should be used in conjunctions with taking the normal means of decision making: weighing up the pros and cons, consulting experts in the field, and of course, Istikhara can only be made for something that is halal in the first place.

You may want to consider which field will enable you to get closer to the ulema and be in an Islamic environment, in addition to financial considerations.

Do not forgot to do your istikhara during the times of acceptance (since it is a dua), such as in the last third of the night, and make sure your rizq is from halal sources.

Finally, let me point out that it is important to refer to the people of knowledge when deriving rulings, and not go by the sayings of common people. The common people often make major mistakes in understanding the texts, and this comes under the heading of speaking about Allah without knowledge.

And Allah knows best.


How does one remove the effect of magic?


Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Magic has an adverse affect on one’s comprehension. One should
study the beneficial knowledge from our noble ulema to counteract
this evil affect. One should try their utmost to learn this knowledge,
and Allah willing it will remove the evil effect. One should try to
spend much time in the environments of ilm.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid


What is the ruling on using the name Pervais?


Verily the praises are to Allah, and may Allah’s peace and blessings be
upon prophet Muhammed.

Names that are forbidden are names that are exclusively names of Allah,
like “Rahman”, names that denote hostility like “harb” which means war,
and names that would express a bad trait like “jahl” which means ignorant.
If the name doesn’t fall into one of these categories, it would be allowed.
A person should stay on the name given to them by their parents.

And Allah knows. Shaikh Sajid.

Salam alaikum wrb,
I have a relative that passed away. He did not pray for many years.
Can I hire someone to pray on his behalf, and transfer the rewards
to him to make up for the prayers that he missed.

Praises are to Allah, and peace be upon prophet Muhammed.
Walaikum salam wrb,

There are a couple issues that come up from your question.

First, is your relative that passed away considered a believer that will
enter the jannah or not? The answer to that is if he heeded the
call of our noble ulema, shuyukh , and imams that called
to the belief only in Allah alone and nothing else, along with the beliefs
that follow along with it, like the belief in prophet Muhammed, may Allah’s
peace and blessings be upon him. Or on the other hand if he was averse
to them, and to the Islamic knowledge.

If the person was not praying for a long time, the person should have repented
by regretting having skipped the prayers and starting to pray before his
death. At the deathbed, one is encouraged to prompt the dying person to say
the kalimatain before his death. What will come out is what the dying
person did throughout his life.

It is unfortunate that even though the whole family may be devout muslims,
they cannot help their relative in regards to faith. Each person is
responsible for himself, and one cannot transfer faith from one person to

The second question, does a person make up the owed prayers of a
relative that passed away? The answer to that is no. The relatives only
make up a owed hajj, and owed days of some types of fasting. The
prayers are not made up.

The third question, can rewards be transferred to the deceased?
The ulema have said that the rewards pertaining to money are transferred,
like giving sadaqah on behalf of the deceased. Many of the ulema have
said that rewards pertaining to physical actions like prayer, fasting, etc.
are not transferred. Allah with His infinite bounty multiplies the rewards,
and the rewards are not at all diminished from any person. The sins, however,
cannot be erased from the deceased, or transferred from the deceased to
a living person.

The best things to do on behalf of the deceased is to supplicate for him,
and try to spread the beneficial knowledge through his behalf. This is because
there is a hadith that says that prophet Muhammad, may Allah’s peace and
blessings be upon him, said three things continue for the deceased after
death: sadaqah jariah; beneficial knowledge; and a righteous son that supplicates
for him.

The fourth question, can someone hire someone to do good deeds, and
then transfer the deeds? My shaikh, Atiya Muhammad Salim, may Allah have
mercy on him, says that if someone does these deeds because of getting paid,
he does not earn any reward because of the wrong intention, and therefore there
is nothing that would be transferred.

It is important for all of us to heed the call of our ulema, shuyukh,
and imams, before that time of death reaches us. We pray that our rewards
continue to grow for us greatly all the way to the day of judgement.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid


From John:
How can we change things to keep the rest of the world from dragging us
down with it. surely we have to stand up.


Hi John, thanks for your question, and I pray that Allah (God) guide
you and make better your condition.

The human being after birth starts out with no knowledge, and learns
as life goes on. Unfortunately many of the things humans learn are
wrong. These humans have to learn what is right, to correct
these wrong conceptions. The human would look at different ideas
to try to sort things out, make sense of things, and seek and
search for what is correct.

What is easier is if the human learns from Allah, Who sent the
scriptures to mankind to teach them and guide them to what is
correct. Most of these scriptures had been altered, however
the Quran remains in its original and authentic form, which
has been copied and spread throughout the world. Allah sent
the Quran for all mankind, and for all time, and as a guidance
and correction for the mistakes of mankind.

If humans follow Allah’s guidance, it will be beneficial for
them. Otherwise the world will be making the situation more
and more worse.

All humans have to devote themselves to the teachers of Allah’s
guidance, and not disregard it. They should not have an aversion
to it.

Thanks for posing your question, and it would be a pleasure
to hear from you again.

And Allah knows.

Shaikh Sajid

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