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An explanation of ‘Joining ties increases one’s lifespan’

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What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Abu Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) were once discussing family ties by Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So they said, ‘Whomsoever joins family ties, his lifespan will increase’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained, ‘A person’s lifespan will not be lengthened for Allah Ta’ala says, ‘When their appointed time comes, they will neither be able to delay it a moment nor advance it’ [Surah A’araf, verse: 34]. This refers to A person who leaves behind a pious progeny who will make du’a for him after his demise and this du’a will reach him. This is what is meant by ‘his lifespan will increase.’

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The warning for not performing Hajj if one has the means

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

“Whoever has the provisions and the means to convey him to Allah’s House and he does not perform Hajj, then it does not matter if he dies as a Jew or a Christian. That is because Allah Ta’ala said in His Book ‘And Hajj is a duty that mankind owes to Allah, for whomever is able to bear the journey”

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The three curses of Jibril and the Aamin of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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What is the sources and authenticity of this narration:

Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Come near the pulpit so we came close’. When He climbed the first step of the pulpit, He said ‘Amin’, When He climbed the second step, He said ‘Amin’, When He climbed the third step, He said ‘Amin’. When He came down, We said ‘O Rasulullah, today we have heard from you something which we had never heard before.’

Rasulullah said, ‘When I climbed the first step, Jibril (‘alayhis salam) appeared before me and said, ‘Destruction to the person who found the blessed month of Ramadan and let it pass by without gaining forgiveness’ then, I said ‘Amin.’

When I climbed the second step, he said, ‘Destruction to the person before whom your name is taken and he does not send durud [salutations] on you.’ I replied ‘Amin.’

When I climbed the third step, he said “Destruction on that person in whose lifetime both his parents or either one of them reaches old age, and he fails to enter Jannah [due to neglecting them and not serving them].’ I said ‘Amin.’

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Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), an inhabitant of Jannah

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Is this narration authentic?

‘Awf ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

‘Once whilst sleeping in a Masjid in Ariha, I awoke suddenly to notice a lion coming towards me.I lunged for my weapon. The lion addressed me saying that he had been sent to deliver a message. I inquired as to whom had sent him. The lion replied that Allah had sent him to instruct me to inform Mu’awiyah ibn Abi Sufyan (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he was of the people of Jannah.

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Seeking pardon through the name of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)

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I would like to know about the reliability of this Hadith:

It is written that when Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) was expelled from Jannah, he asked for forgiveness from Allah in the name of Nabi Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and Allah said to him, ‘Where do you know about Muhammad, while I had not created him yet? Nabi Adam (‘alayhis salam) said, ‘When you gave me life, and when I looked up and saw written on your ‘Arsh:

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A du’a attributed to Khidr (‘alayhis salam)

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Is the following incident authentic?

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

I entered the Tawaf one night, and found a man holding onto the cover of the Ka’bah, saying:

يَا مَنْ لَا يمنعه سَمْعٌ من سَمْعٍ يَا مَنْ لَا تَغْلَطُهُ الْمَسَائِلُ يَا مَنْ لَا يبرمه إِلْحَاح الْمُلِحِّينَ أَذِقْنِي بَرْدَ عَفْوِكَ وَحَلاوَةَ رَحْمَتِكَ

‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘I said to him, Repeat to me what you said. He said, ‘Did you hear that’? I said, ‘Yes’.

He said, ‘I take an oath in that Being in whose control lies the life of Khidr -and he himself was Khidr- none supplicates using these words after Salah except that Allah will forgive him even if his sins are equivalent to the foam of the ocean, the leaves of the trees and the number of the stars.’

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