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Introduction to Hadith

This article is a brief introduction to hadith and its sciences for a Muslim beginner. It will discuss the following topics: 1. Why is the Sunnah Necessary? People who doubt the hadith and Sunnah are of different levels and types. This first section will respond to the beliefs of each of these different types. The …

Story of Adam (AS) Collected

Bismillah. This is a collection of the story of Adam (AS) directly from the the Quran and the Sahihayn with minimal tafsir unless noted in brackets. Everything is from the Quran unless a footnote specifies it to be from a hadith. When the Angels Were Told Allah told the angels, “I plan to make a …

Facing the Music: The Hadith of Instruments

I begin in the name of Allah who revealed the Quran so hearts would not fill with affection for anything else and appointed a Prophet so tongues would not fill with salawaat for anyone else. Music is a common topic of debate and discussion among Muslims today. The dominant legal position in Islamic history was …

Hadith of the Tailbone

Introduction Many common questions people have about Islam today are related to the perceived contradiction between some Islamic text and scientific knowledge. Dealing with these apparent contradictions requires a good understanding of scientific knowledge, observation, language, and hadith theory. An example of such a perceived contradiction is the statement attributed to the Prophet (SAW), “All …

Explanation of the Hadith ⟪Do not exaggerate in praising me⟫

1. Hadith and Its Explanation The Prophet (SAW) said: لاَ تُطْرُونِي كَمَا أَطْرَتِ النَّصَارَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ، فَإِنَّمَا أَنَا عَبْدُهُ، فَقُولُوا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولُهُ Do not exaggerate in praising me like the Christians exaggerated in praising (Jesus) Ibn Maryam, because I am only Allah’s slave, so call me: slave and messenger of Allah. Sahih Bukhari One …

Does the Quran approve of Paul?

Someone asked: You Muslims claim Paul was a deviated person who taught something other than Jesus’s message, but the Quran says ⟪And present to them an example: the people of the city, when the messengers came to it – When We sent to them two but they denied them, so We strengthened them with a …

Hadith Case Study: Does the Sun Set in a Muddy Spring?

The hadith by Abu Dharr al-Ghifaree about the sun setting is well-known, but there are a few variants. In general, the variants all show the Prophet (SAW) asking Abu Dharr during sunset whether he knew where the sun goes then telling him the answer of where it goes. All variants of the hadith note part …