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Authentic or otherwise? Biting Words of ‘Umar’s Wife

Waqar Akbar Cheema A story is popularly quoted on social media and in the cyberspace in general mentioning how a person came to ‘Umar b. al-Khattab (d. 23/644) – may Allah be pleased with him – complaining of the attitude of his wife and as he came to the house of ‘Umar he heard ‘Umar’s wife shouting at him. When ... Read More »

Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) and the devil named al-Abyad

Waqar Akbar Cheema Some people refer to certain quotes from Islamic exegetical literature mentioning a devil named al-Abyad. Firstly, it needs to be clarified that mention of a devil named al-Abyad is very rare in the Islamic literature of all genres. A contemporary scholar noted: Al-Abyad does not seem ever to have become a major figure in Islamic literature – ... Read More »

Fact Check: The Prophet (ﷺ) and Talisman

Let’s us have a look at a report mentioned by a number of sites, mostly those critical of Islam, quoting al-Shifa of Qadi ‘Iyad: The Messenger of Allah used to have a talisman against the evil eye..Khadija asked him: “Shall I send someone to you to make a talisman for you?” He replied, “No, not now.” Qadi Iyad (d. 544/1149) ... Read More »

Hadith: “He whose two days are equal, is a loser”

Waqar Akbar Cheema … The title hadith is narrated in a number of ways. Here we shall discuss each of these ways separately. On the Authority of ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar Qadi Abu Bakr al-Ansari Qadi al-Maristan (d. 535/1141) narrates: عن ابن عمر قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: “من تساوى يوماه فهو مغبون  …” Ibn ‘Umar said the ... Read More »

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