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Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to do certain things

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Is this correct?

Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to host a guest, the first to trim his moustache, the first to trim nails and remove unwanted hair, the first to circumcise and the first who experienced white hair. He said, ‘O My Rabb! What is this?’ Allah Ta’ala said, ‘Dignity.’ Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) said, ‘O My Rabb, increase my dignity.’

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Jannah for those who offer Salah on time

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed by the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) and asked, ‘Do you know what your Rabb has said?’They replied, ‘Allah and His Messenger know best, thrice. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘[Allah Ta’ala said] I swear by My Might and Glory that I shall place in Jannah those who offer Salah on time. As for those who don’t offer Salah on time, it’s up to me to forgive them or punish them.'”

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A du’a to recite on ‘Eid?

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What is the status of the following Hadith?

كان دعاء النبي – صلى الله عليه وسلم – في العيدين: اللهم إنا نسألك عيشة تقية وميتة سوية ومردا غير مخز ولا فاضح، اللهم لا تهلكنا فجأة ولا تأخذنا بغتة ولا تعجلنا عن حق ولا وصية، اللهم إنا نسألك العفاف والغنى والتقى والهدى وحسن عاقبة الآخرة والدنيا، ونعوذ بك من الشك والشقاق والرياء والسمعة في دينك، يا مقلب القلوب لا تزغ قلوبنا بعد إذ هديتنا وهب لنا من لدنك رحمة إنك أنت الوهاب

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The importance of breast feeding and ensuring that one’s child does not starve

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “While I was sleeping two men (Angels) came to me, held my upper arms, and took me to a rocky mountain. They said, ‘Climb.’I said, I am unable to climb, they said, we will make it easy for you. So I ascended until I reached a high place in the mountain. I heard fierce cries and enquired what those cries were? They answered, that is the loud cry of the people of the fire… We moved on until I saw women with snakes biting their breasts. I asked ‘What is the matter with these?’ They answered, these are the women who deprive their children of their breast milk…”

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A disliked sitting posture

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Please advise regarding the authenticity and commentary of this Hadith:

‘Amr ibn ‘Al Sharid quoted his father Sharid as saying: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came upon me when I was sitting thus: having my left hand behind my back and leaning on the fleshy part of it, and said: ‘Are you sitting in the manner of those with whom Allah is angry?’

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Space your social visits

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‎Is this Hadith suitable for quoting?

زر غبا تزدد حبا‎

And could you clarify please why the Muhaddithun have such divergent views on this Hadith?

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An unauthentic description of Sayyidah Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says: “I asked my mother [to describe] Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). She said: ‘She was like a moon on its full night, or like the sun that parts the clouds and shines forth. She was fair with a touch of rose colour on her face, her hair was black and she resembled Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) more closely than anyone else.’ She then recited some couplets of poetry”

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An unauthentic virtue of Ayatul Kursi

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I heard the following narration regarding the virtue of Ayatul Kursi. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If one recites Ayatul Kursi, Allah Ta’ala will remove his soul personally [and not the Angel of death].”

Can this be verified?

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