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The Angels surround those who seek knowledge

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The Angels spread their wings and shade those who seek knowledge. They pursue each other reaching the sky [due to their large number] out of love for what he seeks”

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Benefit of repentance (tawbah)

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إذا تاب العبد عن ذنوبه أنسى الله حفظته ذنوبه ، وأنسى ذلك جوارحه ومعالمه من الأرض حتى يلقى الله يوم القيامة وليس عليه شاهد من الله بذنب

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The response of the souls to the call of Hajj

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Is this reliable?

“When Allah commanded Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) to announce to the people to perform Hajj, he stood up on the maqam and said: ‘O worshippers of Allah, answer the call of your Lord.’ So the [souls of the] people said: ‘We are here O Lord, we are here.’ So whoever from the creations performs Hajj, he is among those who answers the call of Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam).”

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Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) seeing off the army

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Is the following narration reliable?

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once walked with an army seeing them off. He said, ‘All praise belongs to Allah, our feet have become dusty in His path.’ Someone said, ‘We merely bade farewell [and walked a bit with them].’ Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘We equipped them, bade farewell and made du’a for them’

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The illegitimate child is not to blame for the sins of his parents

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What is the authenticity and explanation of the below?

1.

لا يدخل الجنة ولد زنية

“The child of illicit sexual intercourse will not enter Jannah”

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2.

 وولد الزنية ليس عليهم من أوزار آبائهم وأمهاتهم شيء

“The child of zina will not be taken to account for the sin of his parents”.

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Hadith on the duties of the ‘Ulama

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I came across a very interesting and beautiful Hadith:

The Messenger (salallahu alayhi wa sallam) said: “This sacred knowledge will be borne by the reliable authorities of each successive generation, who will [preserve it and] remove from it the alterations of the excessive, the interpolations of the corrupt, and the false interpretations of the ignorant.”

Is this Hadith authentic?

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A du’a for removing adversity

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What is the source of this du’a, and is it authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has said that once he went out with Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in a manner that his hand was Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s hands. He passed by a person who was disheveled and worried. He asked, ‘what brought you to this condition?’ That person said, ‘sickness and poverty have done this to me.’ He said, ‘I am going to tell you a few words. If you recite these, your sickness and poverty will go away. The words were:

Tawakkaltu ‘alal hayyilladhi la yamutu alhamdulillahil ladhi lam yattakhiz waladan walam yakun lahu sharikun fil mulki walam yakun lahu waliyyum minazzuli wa kabbir hu takbira

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Imparting knowledge to those undeserving

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

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

“Seeking knowledge is compulsory upon every Muslim. The one who imparts knowledge to those who are not worthy of it, is like one who places a necklace of jewels, pearls and gold around the neck of a swine.”

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