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An incident regarding ‘Ali and ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) before demise of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)


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‘Abdullah bin ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrates: ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) came out of the house of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) during his fatal ailment. The people asked him, ‘O Abu Hasan! How is the health of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) this morning?’

‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘This morning he is better, with the grace of Allah.’ ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) held ‘Ali by the hand and said, ‘Don’t you see him (about to die)? By Allah, within three days you will be the slave of the stick (i.e. under the command of another ruler). By Allah, I think that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) will die of this illness. I recognise the faces of the Banu ‘Abdil Muttalib when they are dying. So let us go to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and ask him who will take over [the Caliphate]. If the authority is given to us, we will know it, and if it is for other than us, we will know it and he can advise him to look after us.’

‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘By Allah! If we ask Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for it and he refuses, then the people will never give it to us. Besides, I will never ask Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for it.'”

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Sayyiduna ‘Uthman’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) generosity and virtue


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جاء عثمان إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم بألف دينار – قال الحسن بن واقع: وكان في موضع آخر من كتابي، في كمه – حين جهز جيش العسرة فنثرها في حجره. قال عبد الرحمن: فرأيت النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم يقلبها في حجره ويقول:ما ضر عثمان ما عمل بعد اليوم مرتين

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Three parts of Salah


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عن أبي هريرة قال : قال رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم –  الصلاة ثلاثة أثلاث : الطهور ثلث ، والركوع ثلث ، والسجود ثلث ، فمن أداها بحقها قبلت منه وقبل منه سائر عمله ومن ردت عليه صلاته رد عليها سائر عمله

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One description of the latter generation


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‘Imran ibn Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The best of people are my generation, then those who follow them. Then, after them a people will come who increase in fatness, loving fatness. They will give testimony before they are even asked for it.”

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A Hadith regarding the inheritance of a hermaphrodite


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عن ابن عباس أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل عن مولود ولد له قبل وذكر: من أين يورث؟ فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: يورث من حيث يبول

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked regarding the inheritance of a hermaphrodite, [will he receive the share of a male or female?]. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘He will inherit based on which [private organ] he urinates from.’ [i.e. this is how the gender will be determined].

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