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How to determine the context of Quranic verses&Ahadith?

Question Most of the explanations given in your answers/articles are based on the rule and that is the CONTEXT of the verses of the Qur’an as well as the Hadith quoted is taken into consideration. My question is that how do you (or for that matter, someone else interested), find the authentic CONTEXT of a … Read more »

The connotation in the term ‘Sunnah’is used in Hadith

Question I was looking in the Hadith literature to find in what connotation did the Prophet (pbuh) and companions used the term Sunnah. I found that the companions of the Prophet (pbuh) and Muhadittin scholars have used Sunnah to include all the minor actions, details of the Prophet (pbuh).This means that term Sunnah as found … Read more »

Your approach towards Ahadith

Question You always refer to a “close examination” of the narrative “ascribed to the Prophet (PBUH)” in light of Qur’an, logic and historical facts. I respect your opinion about the ways of examination fully except one thing. I don’t think we can understand everything “ascribed to the Prophet” with logic. There are many Ahadith narrated … Read more »

Regarding Al-Kahf 18:86 – A Scientific Error?

Question My question is regarding the explanation of Ayah 86 of Surah Al Kahf with respect to the scientific point of view. i.e. thu al-Qarnain reaching the west and finding the sun is setting in a “black or muddy water”. Non-Muslims use this Ayah as a claim that there are scientific errors in the Qur’an… … Read more »

Where does the sunset?

Question Assalaamu alaikum Some critics of Islam use the following hadith to prove that the Quran teaches that the Sun sets in the murky water. Sunan Abu Dawud 3991—Abu Dharr said: I was sitting behind the Apostle of Allah who was riding a donkey while the sun was setting. He asked: Do you know where … Read more »

Hadith as an independent source

Question Question from one of your quote,  …yet there is absolutely no way of determining whether a particular saying was correctly perceived, correctly comprehended and subsequently correctly narrated by all the individuals in a chain of narrators. If there is absolutely no way of determining an authentic narration, then why do you try to determine … Read more »

Narrative regarding delaying of Zuhr prayer

روى أحد من الصحابة رضي الله عنهم: كنا مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم في سفر فأراد المؤذن أن يؤذن الظهر فقال له أبرد ثم أراد أن يؤذن ثم قال له أبرد ثم أراد أن يؤذن فقال له أبرد حتى ساوى الظل التلول فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إن شدة الحر من فيح جهنم … Read more »

Status of Hadith

Question To my understanding, Hadith cannot give us any teachings or laws which are not mentioned in the Qur’an and Sunnah. However in one of your articles regarding the hadith about delaying the Zuhr prayer, you mentioned that it is mentioned that Zuhr can be delayed under intense heat. So I was just wondering whether … Read more »

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