Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram

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  Verification of Ahaadith on fasting in the month of Muharram   Q:Why mostly hanafi people, mostly their scholars spread moudoo hadith? Like fast in month of Muharam which is equal to a month? They quote this hadith: وعن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم من صام يوم عرفة كان له كفارة سنتين ومن صام يوما من المحرم فله بكل يوم ثلاثون يوما (مجمع الزوائد رقم 5244). Which is moudoo and they also tell to … [Read more...]

Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram

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Fasting on the 9th and 10th or 10th and 11th of Muharram     Q: I was recently informed by a friend that there is no need to fast on the 9th or 11th of Muharram together with the 10th in this era, as the element of tashabbuh (emulation) of the jews is no longer found. Is this correct? A: Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) commanded the ummah to fast on either the 9th and 10th or the 10th and 11th of Muharram, in order … [Read more...]

Aashura and Yazid

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Aashura and Yazid     Q: What is the Sunni view on Aashura, the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu, and the status of Yazid from a Sunni Muslims point of view? I have noticed Shia Muslims placing a large emphasis on the martyrdom of Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu. Also was the leadership of Yazid just? Was Hazrat Hussein radhiallahu anhu the rightful leader of the ummah at that time? A: The Sunni view of … [Read more...]

Buying House in Muharram

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Q: I started the procedure for buying a house in October but we are now in the Islamic month of Muharram. Is there anything in Islam about not engaging in activities of this sort in Muharram? A: There are many superstitions regarding the months of Muharram and Safar. These are merely superstitions and should not be followed. You may buy and sell in any month. Shari'ah does not prohibit one from this in any … [Read more...]


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Every soul shall taste of death. (Surah Aale Imraan, Aayah 185) Death is an inevitable event which no man can escape. It is accepted by both the believer and disbeliever. As far as a disbeliever is concerned he views death as a terminating factor which brings an abrupt end to his existence. As for a believer, he does not consider maut to be the end of life. Instead, he considers it to be the beginning of the second phase of the journey towards … [Read more...]

Leaving the Masjid after the Adhan has been Pronounced

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What is the Hukm related to hearing the azan. If you are passing a mosque and you hear the azan does it become fard for you to pray in the mosque. What if you are leaving a mosque and the azan goes do you have to stay and pray??? ANSWER In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, Sayyiduna Abu al-Sha’tha (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that: “We were sitting in the Masjid with Sayyiduna Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased … [Read more...]