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Is the Hadith ‘I Am the City of Knowledge and ‘Ali Is Its Door’ Authentic?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Is the hadith ‘I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its door’ authentic? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, thank you for your question. The hadith, ‘I am the city of knowledge and ‘Ali is its door’ is reported in Al Hakim’s Mustadrak and other works. Scholars differed […]

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present

The Arba‘iniyyat Genre between Past and Present: Basis, Origin, and a Contemporary Example By Massoud Vahedi   This overview aims to analyze a number of topics pertaining to the arba’iniyyat genre, which refers to the centuries-old practices of compiling forty-hadith pamphlets. This will be achieved by briefly looking at a contemporary forty-hadith series on Prophetic […]

Shaykh Jamir Meah on Science and the Qur’an

Shaykh Jamir Meah recently answered a host of questions on seeming contradictions between science and the Qur’an. It is so good it needed to be featured here. Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I have had a lot of questions about some claimed scientific mistakes in the Qur’an that I haven’t had any answers […]

Fatima bint Saad al Khayr –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Fatima bint Saad al Khayr from the 6th century.   Fatima bint Saad al Khayr was born in China to a family originally from Valencia in Islamic […]

Karima bint Ahmad –15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Karima bint Ahmad from the 5th century. Karima bint Ahmad Karima, originally of Turkmenistani origin, travelled far and wide with her father. After going to Jerusalem, and […]

Amra bint Abdurrahman–15 Centuries of Female Scholarship

In this series, Shaykha Tamara Gray narrates the stories of great Muslim women through the centuries, who excelled in fields of Islamic knowledge, science, and philanthropy. This segment features Amra bint Abdurrahman, from the first century of Islam. Amra bint Abdurrahman was one of the closest students of our mother Aisha, wife of the Prophet […]

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Women of the Qur’an: The One Who Complained

One of the interesting stories that come to us in the Qur’an, is of the Woman Who Complained. It is the name of the 58th chapter of the Qur’an. It refers to the story of Khowla bint Tha’labah, a strong and brave woman who was a Companion of the Prophet Muhammad, Allah bless him and give him peace.

Content of Character #55: Setting Aside What Causes You Doubt

In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Mercy-Giving; and peaceful prayers and blessings be upon the Messenger of Allah, his Folk, his Companions and all who are faithful. Set Aside What Causes You Doubt Welcome to episode 55 of “The Content of Character” podcast. Today, we will be discussing the idea of setting aside […]

Who Were the ‘Unbelievers’ Referred to in the Hadith Concerning Sun Worshippers?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: In a Hadith from Fath al-Bari, there is a Hadith which prohibits praying between the times of sunrise and sunset as that’s when the ‘unbelievers’ prostrated to the sun. Who are these ‘unbelievers’? Did the Arabs also worship the celestial bodies in addition to their idols? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam. […]

Can I Publish Verses and Hadiths on Instagram?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I run an Instagram account on which I only upload Quranic Ayat and Sahih Hadith with the hope of them serving as reminders to the users on Instagram. I only post the English translation and I never comment. However, I try to make the post aesthetically pleasing. […]