Ahlul Bayt & Sahaba

[Q-ID0423] Is the marriage between a Sunni and Shia valid?

QUESTION: What do the scholars of religion say regarding a Sunni man who has married a Shiah woman. Is their marriage valid? Questioner: A brother from UK ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator Most Sublime Who is Uncreated. The One and only worthy of worship. Everlasting peace and ceaseless blessings be upon our…

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[Q-ID0387] What is the ruling on narrating forged events of Karbala? Should the Sahabah be mentioned in these gatherings?

QUESTION: What is the ruling of Islamic scholars concerning the following: 1. Is it right and permissible for sunnis to narrate the events of karbalā in the manner of the rafiDīs [and purposefully] not mentioning the four rightful and guided khalifas and other Saĥābis who perished in karbalā? nor to mention abū bakr, úmar and…

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[Q-ID0318] Who was Imam Zayn al-Abideen?

QUESTION: Who was Imam Zayn al-Abideen, could you tell me about him please? ANSWER: All praises belong to Allāh, the Creator and Sustainer of all, the One who only wills to remove all impurity from the ahlu l-bayth and by cleansing them make them utterly pure. Peace and blessings be upon all Messengers of Allāh,…

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[Q-ID0282] Should we use عليه السلام (alaihis salaam) for other than a Prophet?

QUESTION: What do the scholars and muftis of the mighty Shar’ah say regarding this matter: should we say Mariam (alayhis salaam) or Mariam (radi Allahu anha)? ANSWER: There is a difference of opinion regarding the use of عليه السلام after those who are not Prophets or Angels. Some of the early ulama like Qādi Iyād…

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[Q-ID0277] Should we respect Sayyids who hold incorrect beliefs?

QUESTION: Is it compulsory to respect a deviant person who claims to be from the descendants of the Holy Prophet ﷺ (sayyids)? ANSWER: If that person’s deviance does not reach the limit of blasphemy, then one has to respect him. However, if his deviance does reach the limit of blasphemy, then he should not be…

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[Q-ID0119] What is the ruling on those who hold deviant views about Lady A’isha?

QUESTION: What should be our view towards those who make takfir of Hazrat Aisha (رضي الله عنها)? Can a layman Muslim make takfir of the person who does so?  ANSWER: The mother of the believers, Lady ʿĀ’isha Siddīqa (رضي الله عنها) is an inhabitant of Paradise [jannati] beyond all doubt, and verily is the beloved companion…

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[Q-ID0101] What are the names of the Prophet Muhammad’s (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) children?

QUESTION: What were the names of the children of the Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم)?  ANSWER: The Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وآله وصحبه وسلم) had three sons and four daughters. All the sons passed away in their infancy. The names of the three sons are: 1) Sayiduna Qasim bin Rasool (رضي…

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[Q-ID0046] Nara e Tahqeeq – what should the response be?

QUESTION: Which one is correct to say ‘Haq Chaar Yaar’ or ‘Haq Sab Yaar’ in response to the slogan ‘Nara e Tahqeeq’? Or are they both correct? What is the history of this slogan? ANSWER: A brief answer to the posed question would be that the correct and most preferred answer to the slogan ‘Nara…

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[Q-ID0019] What was the faith of Sayyidah Halimah whilst nursing the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ?

QUESTION: We know that Sayida Halimah Sa’diya (may Allah be pleased with her) died as a Muslimah and was buried in Jannat ul Baqi but whilst nursing our Prophet (peace be upon him), what was her faith then? ANSWER: Imam Ahl al-Sunnah Ahmad Rida Khan (رحمة الله عليه) says regarding Sayidah Halimah bint Abdullah bin Harith…

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