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Statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding friends

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Is this statement authentic from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allah.’ Read More »

Ummu Ruman bintu ‘Amir

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Is this Hadith authentic?

“As she was being lowered into her grave, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Anyone who wants to see a Hur [a woman of Jannah], should look at Ummu Ruman.” [i.e. Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam gave glad tidings that she will be in Jannah].

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Four evil characteristics

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What is the status of the following narration?

أربعة من الشقاء: جمود العين، وقسوة القلب، وطول الأمل، والحرص على الدنيا

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Enjoining good and forbidding evil, are deeds to be done openly and not secretly

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What is the status of this narration?

حدثنا أبو خيثمة، قال: حدثنا محمد بن يزيد بن خنيس، قال: سمعت وهيب بن الورد بن أبي الورد، مولى بني مخزوم قال: لقي عالم عالما هو فوقه في العلم، فقال: يرحمك الله، ما الذي أخفي من عملي؟ قال: ما يظن بك أنك لم تعمل حسنة قط إلا أداء الفرائض، قال: يرحمك الله، فما الذي أعلن من عملي؟، قال: الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر؛ فإنه دين الله الذي بعث الله به أنبياءه إلى عباده، وقد اجتمع الفقهاء على قول نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: {وجعلني مباركا أين ما كنت} [مريم: 31] ما بركته تلك؟ قال: الأمر بالمعروف والنهي عن المنكر أينما كان

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The aunt is like the mother

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The maternal aunt is in the position of the mother” [i.e. when it comes to showing compassion and taking care of a child]

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Death due to the evil eye

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What is status of following narration ?

أَكْثرُ مَنْ يموتُ منْ أمتِي بعدَ قضاءِ اللهِ وقدَرِهِ بالعينِ

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Warnings against having improper motives

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What is the status of this Hadith

“Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘Seek refuge in Allah against the pit of grief.’

The Companions asked, ‘Allah’s Messenger, what is the pit of grief?’

He replied, ‘It is a river in Hell against which even Hell seeks refuge four hundred times a day.’

They again asked, ‘Allah’s Messenger, who will enter it?’

He remarked, ‘It has been prepared for reciters of the Quran desiring to show off their deeds. The most detestable of the reciters in the sight of Allah are those who frequently visit the rulers (for worldly ends).'”

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An untraceable Hadith on the virtue of hunger

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Is this Hadith authentic?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Keep knocking on the door of Jannah and the door will be opened. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) asked, ‘How do we keep knocking on the door of Jannah’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘By staying hungry and thirsty.’

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