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A Hadith Qudsi regarding sustenance

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Is this Hadith Qudsi authentic?

“O son of Adam! I created you to worship me so do not behave in a casual irresponsible way. I have already distributed your sustenance so do not over exert yourself. If you are happy and content with what I have allotted to you, your heart and body will be at ease and you will regarded as praiseworthy according to me. If you are not happy with what I have allotted to you, then I will shower the world upon you, you will run around like a wild animal in the desert but you will still only receive what I have allotted for you and you will be regarded as blameworthy”

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Virtue of an old aged Muslim

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I have heard people stating:

“Allah is shy to question a servant whose beard is white/grey regarding their sins.”

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Warning against killing animals for no reason

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever kills a small bird for no reason, it will beseech Allah on the Day of Qiyamah saying, ‘O my Rabb, so and so killed me for no reason. And he did not kill me for any beneficial purpose'”

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The virtue of a Scholar over a worshipper

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion mention was made of two people before Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), one was a worshipper [‘abid] and the other was a scholar. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The virtue of the scholar over a worshipper is like my virtue over the lowest among you”

Thereafter Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed Allah, His Angels and all those in the heavens and the earth continue to make du’a for the one who imparts good to the people, to the extent that even the ant in its hole and the fish make du’a.”

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A narration on saying Alhamdulillah thrice when one is blessed with a bounty

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Is the following authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When a servant of Allah is blessed with a bounty from Allah and he says ‘Alhamdulillah’  then the servant has fulfilled showing gratitude for that bounty. If he says ‘Alhamdulillah’ for a second time, Allah will renew the reward for him and if he says ‘Alhamdulillah’ three times then Allah will forgive all his sins”

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Who is regarded to be the most ascetic?

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Could you translate and mention the authenticity of this Hadith

أتى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم رجل فقال: يا رسول الله من أزهد الناس في الدنيا؟ فقال: من لم ينس المقابر والبلى وترك أفضل زينة الدنيا وآثر ما يبقى على ما يفنى ولم يعد غدا من أيامه وعد نفسه من الموتى

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The incident of Muhallim ibn Jath-thamah

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Is the story regarding Muhallim ibn Jath-thamah true?

He went out in jihad killed ‘Amir ibn Al Adbat (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Amir ibn Al Adbat had just accepted Islam but Muhallim (radiyallahu ‘anhu) still killed him. After the family members of ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted the blood money, Muhallim (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was brought to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) so that he may seek forgiveness on his behalf. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘O Allah! Do not forgive Muhallim.’

Muhallim (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away a few days later and was buried, however the earth didn’t accept him. This happened three times so they placed his body in a mountainous area and covered him with stones. His body was consumed by the animals.

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Well wishing; the highest deed

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What is the authenticity of this narration,

Allah Ta’ala says:

“The most beloved act with which my servant worships me is by being sympathetic to others/well wishing for my sake.”

قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ أَحَبُّ مَا تَعَبَّدَنِي بِهِ عَبْدِي إِلَيَّ النُّصْحُ لِي Read More »

Hypocrisy and the learned

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What is the reference and authenticity of this Hadith?

“Most of the Munafiqun of this Ummah are the reciters of the Quran [learned ones]”

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