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Authenticity of a Hadith about a river in Jannah


I was wondering about the authenticity of the following Hadith.

في الجنة نهر يقال له الريان عليه مدينة من مرجان لها سبعون الف باب من ذهب وفضة لحامل القرآن

Jannah has a river called ‘Rayyan’ which has a city of coral with 70 000 doors made of gold and silver. All of this is reserved for the Hafiz of the Quran.

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The famous incident of Bilal (radiyallahu'anhu) returning to Madinah & calling the adhan…


Please discuss the authenticity of the famous incident of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) returning to Madinah and calling the adhan long after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) after seeing Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in a dream.

Someone told me this story is not reliable and that we should not attribute it to Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu).

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Another du’a to be recited after eating


Is the following authentic?

If a person recites the following du’a after eating, he will not be questionable regarding the food:

الحمد لله الذي هو اشبعنا واروانا وانعم علينا وافضل

Translation: All praise belongs to Allah, the one who has satiated us, quenched as and has showered us with bounties.

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How many times to recite 'istighfar'?


There is a narration in Bukhari where Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says that:

I seek forgiveness more than 70 times a day

There are also narrations in Abu Dawood and Nasai’ which, if I am correct, asks for 100 times a day.

Please classify if the narrations in Abu Dawood and Nasai’ are also Sahih? 

I understand that we should do istighfar as many times as possible, but when wanting to practice on the above, which number should I adhere to?

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