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Visiting the sick with wudu

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Is this Hadith authentic?

عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: ‘مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ فَأَحْسَنَ الْوُضُوءَ وَعَادَ أَخَاهُ الْمُسْلِمَ مُحْتَسِبًا بُوعِدَ مِنْ جَهَنَّمَ مَسِيرَةَ سَبْعِينَ خَرِيفًا‏.‏’ قُلْتُ يَا أَبَا حَمْزَةَ وَمَا الْخَرِيفُ قَالَ الْعَامُ.‏

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The rights of the road/pathway

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What is the reference for this hadith and can it be quoted?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Beware of sitting in the roadways.” They said, ‘O Rasulullah!, we must have places where we can sit and talk together.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘If you must sit there, then give the road its rights.’ They asked, ‘What are the rights of the roadway?’ He said, ‘Lowering the gaze, refraining from causing harm, returning greeting, enjoining good and forbidding wrong.’

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A Hadith encouraging foreplay before intercourse

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“One of you should not fulfil one’s sexual need from one’s wife like an animal, rather there should be between them foreplay of kissing and words.”

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Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) explains how to ward off the punishment of Allah Ta’ala

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What is the level of authenticity of this narration?

Hasan Al  Basri (rahimahullah) said:

“The Oppression of Kings is from the Punishments of Allah Ta’ala. The Punishment of Allah Ta’ala cannot be warded off with swords. Verily, safety and warding it off are only by means of du’a, tawbah, turning to Allah Ta’ala in repentance, and by eliminating sins. Verily, when the Punishment of Allah is confronted by swords, it becomes worse.”

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An incident regarding Shaytan appearing before Imam Ahmad on his deathbed

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Is this narration suitable to quote:

قال لي عبد الله بن أحمد بن حنبل: حضرت أبي الوفاة فجلست عنده، وبيدي الخرقة، وهو في النزع؛ لأشد لحييه، فكان يغرق حتى نظن أن قد قضي، ثم يفيق، ويقول: لا بعد لا بعد بيده، ففعل هذا مرة، وثانية، فلما كان في الثالثة قلت له: يا أبت، إيش هذا الذي قد لهجت به في هذا الوقت فقال لي: يا بني ما تدري، فقلت: لا فقال: إبليس لعنه الله، قام بحذائي عاضا على أنامله يقول: يا أحمد فتني، وأنا أقول: لا بعد. حتى أموت

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Showing mercy to all of mankind

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Is this Hadith reliable?

والذي نفسي بيده، لا يضع الله رحمته إلا على رحيم، قالوا: يا رسول الله، كلنا يرحم، قال:ليس برحمة أحدكم صاحبه يرحم الناس كافة

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