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Assalam o alaykum wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuh!

Mufti sahib,as you know, recently in Syria the body of Hajar bin Adi was recovered from his grave.I have some fiqhi questions about this,which I would be very thankful if you could answer.

1) Some people say that Hajar bin Adi was a sahabi,while some say he was not.What is the correct opinion?

2)The videos and photos of Hajar bin Adi are all over the internet.People say that looking at the face of a Sahabi is sawaab,hence they look at these photos often.I feel that since photos are haraam in Islam,hence it is sinful to look at photos of someone,especially a sahabi. Am I right?

3)In the photos,Hajar bin Adi has a very short beard,much shorter than a fist length.I have heard people commenting on the short length of the beard,and now I am very much afraid that people will try to justify their short beards by saying that this sahabi had such a short beard so trimming the beard cannot be sinful. What should I say to such people? (I myself have seen the photo and the beard looks like it has been trimmed and not naturally short,may Allah forgive me).

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Asked on September 8, 2014 3:51 pm
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1) Some Scholars are of the opinion that Hadhrat bin Adi (R.A) was a Sahabah; some Scholars say he was a Tabi'ee.
2) Like looking at a picture of the Kaabah, there is no Sawaab.
3) Whether this 'picture' is actually of the Sahabi in question cannot be proven. Any further discussion would be solely speculation. Islaam is not based on speculation. Proof lies with the living in the Qur'aan and Hadeeth.
Note: most 'stories' surrounding this particular Sahabah are manufactured by the Kuffaar.
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Answered on September 8, 2014 3:51 pm