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An unreliable narration regarding a benefit of eating harisah

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Is this narration authentic?

According to Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once complained to Jibril (‘alayhis salam) that he could not have sexual intercourse often enough. “What?” replied the angel, “Why do you not eat harisah? There is the strength of forty men in this dish!” [harisah is a tasty meat dish or a sweet dish prepared with butter, flour and sugar]

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An unauthentic virtue of providing for one’s family

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Is this authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O Abu Kahil, whoever works and provides for his wife, children and slaves, enforcing the laws of Allah upon them and only provides halal, Allah Ta’ala will grant him the stage of the martyrs”

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Some miracles at the birth of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

‘Abdullah ibn Ja’far reports from Halimah Sa’diyyah, Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) wet nurse, who said, “…Amina said to me, ‘Something tremendous shall come of this son of mine; never did I bear a load that was lighter or filled with more blessings than him. As I was giving birth to him, I saw a light resembling a comet that shone from me and lit up the necks of the camels from Busra [Bostra] to the Levant, and when I bore him he did not come out as other newborns do, rather, he came out placing his hands on the ground and with his head raised upwards toward the heavens….'”

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Another unauthentic virtue of keeping the name Muhammad

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What is the status of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When a Muslim spends the night with his wife and makes the intention that if she falls pregnant, he will name the child Muhammad, then Allah Ta’ala will bless them with a male offspring. And Allah Ta’ala blesses the home in which there is someone named Muhammad”

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) choosing poverty

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It has been reported from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he said:

“My Rabb presented to me the opportunity that He make the valley of Makkah gold for me. I replied, ‘O my Rabb! But I [wish] to be satiated one day and hungry the next… When I am hungry, I humble myself before you and thank you. When I become satiated, I give thanks to you and praise you.’

Is this authentic?

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A Hadith on eating forgetfully when fasting

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“If anyone forgets that he is fasting and eats or drinks he should complete his fast [for the fast does not break], for it is only Allah Who has fed him and given him drink”

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