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Renew your Iman by repeating ‘La ilaha ilallah’

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Renew your Iman.’ It was said, ‘O Rasulullah! How should we renew our Iman?’ He replied, ‘Excessively repeat La ilaha illallah

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Not the face of a liar

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‘Not the face of a liar’

I heard that ‘Abdullah ibn Salam (radiyallahu ‘anhu) made this comment when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) entered Madinah for the first time.

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Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) competing to take care of an elderly woman

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What is the status of this incident?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would take care of a blind elderly woman on the outskirts of Madinah Munawwarah at night. He would make arrangements for her water and take care of her needs. When he would go to see to her needs he would find that someone already took care of it. He wanted to find out who this was, so he set out earlier than usual one evening waiting in anticipation. Suddenly he sees Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who was the Khalifah at the time being the one would come and take care of this woman. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) took an oath and said, ‘It is you!’

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Is ‘Hasbi rabbi’ authentic?

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Is it authentic?

Hasbi Rabbi jallallah ma fi qalbi ghayrullah Nuru Muhammad – sallallah, haqq, la ilaha illallah

Sufficient is for me my Rabb. Allah is Great. There is none in my heart besides [the love/belief of] Allah. Salutations of Allah be upon the light; Muhammad. Truly There is none worthy of worship but Allah. Read More »