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  • Sleeping On One's Stomach

    Posted by majid latif awan on April 22, 2021 at 4:28 am

    Is it really haram to sleep on ones stomach as explained by Engineer Mohammed Ali (video link below) along with some other restrictions mentioned in this video. I understand that scientifically its proven to be harmful for the back and neck too. He has provided some ahadeeth in this regard, but as explained by Ghamidi saab hadeeth can’t be the singular source of haram/halal.

    Whats Ghamidi Saab’s take on this ?

    https://youtu.be/CO1f9RYXkQA

    majid latif awan replied 3 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Sleeping On One's Stomach

  • Umer

    Moderator April 22, 2021 at 2:23 pm

    For comments of Ghamidi Sahab, please refer to the video below from 1:17:11 to 1:18:56

    https://youtu.be/pEfET6cqiIY?t=4631

    • majid latif awan

      Member April 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm

      Much thanks for taking the time to find this out but hassan bhai did not quote the ahadeeth mentioned by Eng Ali in this regard…

    • Umer

      Moderator April 22, 2021 at 2:32 pm

      Response was in the context of that Hadith.

    • majid latif awan

      Member April 22, 2021 at 2:38 pm

      Again, the question did not include the specific hadeeth and its words, for the health tips given by the prophet pbuh there is no warning of punishment if someone doesn’t follow it. But sleeping on ones stomach is mentioned to be an act of “na farmani” of Allah !

    • Umer

      Moderator April 22, 2021 at 4:24 pm

      Hadith words are not words of Prophet (sws) verbatim. They are words of prophet (sws) as understood by the narrator. Just because something is in Hadith, doesn’t necessarily make it a religious injunction. This hadith also falls within elderly advice by the Prophet (sws) in his capacity as an elder of the society and not in His capacity as a Prophet. Following points must be kept in mind while approaching hadith corpus:

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      Therefore, Ahadith always need to be understood within framework of whole Quran and Sunnah which are transferred in their purest form.

      Please watch to understand an introduction towards science behind Hadith Epistemology:

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      At the end, it all comes down to principles of understanding religion (Quran, Sunnah and Hadith). Without having an in-depth understanding how Farahi School approaches religion, these application matters will always present a great enigma in linking one with another. For that, please spare some hours in understanding the principles underlying in understanding each of these subject-matters and how they are interlinked with one another:

      Principles of Understanding Hadith:

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    • majid latif awan

      Member April 26, 2021 at 2:42 pm

      Thanks Umer, will look into this and hopefully find my answer, much thanks !

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