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An unreliable narration regarding Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) being a source of guidance

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Is this narration authentic?

When the verse was revealed ‘You [O Muhammad sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam] are but a warner and every nation has a guide’ [Surah Ra’d, Verse: 7], Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed his hand on his chest and said, ‘I am the warner and every nation has a guide’. He then indicated to the shoulder of ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and said, ‘You are the guide O ‘Ali, The rightly guided will be guided through you after my demise’

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Wealth is a cause of destruction

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Certainly gold and silver coins destroyed those before you and they will also be a cause of your ruin”

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The example of those who seek knowledge, benefit from it and convey it to others

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What is the authenticity of the following narration?

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

“The example of the guidance and knowledge which Allah has sent me with is like torrential rain which fell on a land. A fertile portion of it absorbed the water and caused abundant grass and vegetation to grow.

[The second type of land] was a portion of ground which was hard and rocky which retained the water [and did not absorb it], through which Allah Ta’ala caused others to benefit. They drank from it, gave their animals water and irrigated their crops.

[The third type of land] was barren; it could neither retain the water nor cause the crops to grow.

[The first type of land] is the example of the person who gained an understanding in the Din of Allah and benefits from that with which Allah has sent me. He acquires knowledge and teaches others. [The third type of land] is the example of the person who pays no attention [shows no regard/importance] to [the knowledge of Din] nor did he accept the guidance of Allah which I have been sent with”

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The ‘Ulama are like stars

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What is the authenticity of the following narration:

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

“Certainly the example of the ‘Ulama in the world is like the example of the stars through which guidance is obtained in the darkness of the land and sea. When the stars disappear, it is very likely that the rightly guided can be misled from the right path.”

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Is satellite communication a sign of Qiyamah?

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A lecturer quoted a narration that suggests Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentioned ‘satellite dishes that communicate’ as a sign of Qiyamah. He says the Hadith refers to people watching television and not maintaining family ties.

I don’t know Arabic or the Hadith but he says the Hadith is reported by Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu).

Do you know this Hadith? Is it authentic and is the translation he provided correct?

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The virtue of offering Salah in Masjidul Aqsa

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I have come across a Scholar who quotes a Hadith wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah for three favours. The third favour was that anyone who leaves his home with the sole intention of performing Salah in Masjidul Aqsa then all his sins will be forgiven. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, “We hope that Allah accepted this du’a of his.”

What is the source and authenticity of this Hadith?

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Remembering Allah, The best deed and highest in rank

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Should I not inform you of the best of your deeds which are the purest in the sight of your Rabb, the highest in ranks, which is better for you than spending gold and silver in charity and which is better for you than meeting the enemy, you striking their necks and they striking your necks?” They said, ‘Certainly’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: ‘It is the remembrance of Allah Ta’ala'”

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