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Virtue of propagating Hadith

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What is the grading of the following Hadith?

Our beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

اللهم ارحم خلفائي

(O Allah, have mercy on my vicegerents)

The Sahabah (radiyallah ‘anhum) asked:

و من خلفاؤك؟

(Who are they?)

Our beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied:

 اللذين يروون أحاديثي و سنتي ويعلمونها للناس

(Those who report my Hadith/Sunnah and teach it to the people)

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A narration on speaking in the Masjid

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Is the following narration authentic?

عن الحسن، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يأتي على الناس زمان يكون حديثهم في مساجدهم في أمر دنياهم، فلا تجالسوهم، فليس لله فيهم حاجة

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) gifts his granddaughter a necklace

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Is this narration reliable?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was once gifted an onyx necklace. He promised to give it to his most beloved family member. His wives expected him to give it to ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha), but he presented it to his granddaughter, Sayyidah Umamah the daughter of Zaynab (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) and made her wear it.

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Caution against discussing issues without having the required knowledge

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I have noticed that a lot of people are very easily giving fatawa these days without even realising or speaking about issues they are not qualified to speak about. Please inform me if this Hadith is authentic or not so that I can warn people away from the above practice.

It is narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Whoever gives a fatwa without knowledge, the Angels of Jannah and the earth curse him.”  Read More »

Authenticity of a du’a after Adhan for the fulfillment of one’s needs

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Is this du’a to recite after Adhan for the fulfillment of needs authentic?

اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّ هَذِهِ الدَّعْوَةِ الصَّادِقَةِ الْمُسْتَجَابَةِ الْمُسْتَجَاب لَهَا دَعْوَة الْحَقِّ، وَكَلِمَةِ التَّقْوَى، أَحْيِنَا عَلَيْهَا وَأَمِتْنَا عَلَيْهَا، وَابْعَثْنَا عَلَيْهَا، وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنْ خِيَارِ أَهْلِهَا أَحْيَاءً وَأَمْوَاتًا

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Recite abundant salutations [durud] on Friday

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

“The best of your days is Jumu’ah. On that day Adam (‘alayhis salam) was created, on that day he passed away, on that day the Trumpet will be blown and on that day all of creation will swoon. So send a great deal of salutations upon me [on a Friday], for your salutations are presented to me.” They said, “O Rasulullah, how will our salutations upon you be shown to you when you have turned to dust?” He said, “Allah has forbidden the Earth to consume the bodies of the Ambiya (‘alayhimus salam).

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The companion of Musa (‘alayhis salam) in Jannah

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Is this incident reliable?

“It was said that once Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked his Rabb to show him his companion in Jannah. Allah Ta’ala revealed to him, “O Musa! Go to such and such town and you shall see your companion in Jannah.” Musa (‘alayhis salam) set out and arrived at the town. He met a young man on the way, so Musa (‘alayhis salam) greeted him and said, “Peace be upon you. I am your guest tonight.” The young man said, “If you accept what I shall offer you, I shall welcome you in my house and show hospitality to you.” Musa (‘alayhis salam) said, “I accept what you offer me.”

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A person will be unable to move on the Day of Qiyamah until he is asked a few questions

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Barzah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The feet of the slave of Allah shall not move on the Day of Qiyamah until he is asked about four things, his body and what he did with it, about his life and what he did with it, about his wealth, how he earned it and where he spent it, and about his love of the Ahlu Bayt. It was said, ‘O Rasulullah! What is a sign that one loves [the Ahlu Bayt]?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed his hand on the shoulder of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu). [i.e. loving him is a sign that one loves the Ahlu Bayt].

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