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When to recite Surah Waqi’ah?

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I have been reading that the Hadiths regarding the benefits of Surah Waqi’ah increasing sustenance maybe weak.
What is the authenticity and when should we recite it?

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Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), The Jurist

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith and the source?

Ibn Abi Mulaykah said, “Somebody said to ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), ‘Will you speak to leader of the believers Mu’awiyah? He only prays one rak’ah of Witr.’ Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) answered, ‘He is a faqih'” [a Jurist]

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Islam consists of eight portions

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

“Islam consists of eight portions; Islam, Salah, Zakah, Fasting, Hajj, Enjoining good, Prohibiting evil and Jihad in the path of Allah. Certainly one who does not [hold on] to one share is at a loss”

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A du’a seeking protection from poverty, humiliation and oppression

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What is the authenticity of this du’a?

اللهمَّ إني أعوذُ بكَ مِن الفَقرِ، والقِلَّة، والذِّلَّة، وأعوذُ بكَ مِن أن أَظْلِمَ أو أُظلَمَ

Allahumma inni a’udhu bika minal faqri wal qillati wadh dhillati wa a’udhu bika min an azlima aw uzlama

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A man’s family will lead him to destruction

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What is the status of this narration?

يأتي على الناس زمان يكون هلاك الرجل على يد زوجته وأبويه وولده ، يعيرونه بالفقر ويكلفونه ما لا يطيق ! فيدخل المداخل التي يذهب فيها دينه فيهلك

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) offering two rak’ahs after ‘Asr

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Please confirm whether the following Hadith is authentic and the source:

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports,

“By Allah, Who took away the Prophet, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never missed them [the two rak’ahs after the ‘Asr Salah] till he met Allah and he did not meet Allah till it became difficult for him to pray while standing so he used to offer most of the prayers while sitting. [She meant the two rak’ahs after ‘Asr]. He used to pray them in the house and never prayed them in the Masjid lest it be difficult on his ummah and he loved what was easy for them”

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The virtues of knowledge and the remembrance of Allah

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What is the authenticity of this narration:

Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“The entire world is cursed and whatever it contains is also cursed except for the dhikr of Allah Ta’ala and what is joined to it, and except for the ‘Alim and the muta’allim.”

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An incident regarding Jibril (‘alayhis salam) and Fir’awn’s repentance

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Please can you provide me the authenticity of the following Hadith.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“When Allah drowned Fir’awn, he said [while drowning], ‘I believe that there is no Deity but He in whom the Children of Israel believe.’ Jibril (‘alayhis salam) said to me, ‘O Muhammad! If you could have seen me when I took the mud from the sea and shoved it into his mouth, fearing that the mercy of Allah might save him.”

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