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A Hadith regarding Jibril’s age

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Is this Hadith authentic and can it be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Jibril (‘alayhis salam): “O Jibril! How old are you?” Jibril replied: “O Messenger of Allah, I don’t know how old I am, but I do know that in the fourth heaven I saw a star shine once every 70 000 years, and I saw this 72 000 times.” Then Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “By the honour of Allah I was that star (Nur).”

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) passes judgement in favour of a jew

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Is this incident true?

أن عمر بن الخطاب اختصم إليه مسلم ويهودي فرأى عمر أن الحق لليهودي فقضى له فقال له اليهودي والله لقد قضيت بالحق. فضربه عمر بن الخطاب بالدرة ثم قال وما يدريك؟ فقال له اليهودي إنا نجد أنه ليس قاض يقضي بالحق إلا كان عن يمينه ملك وعن شماله ملك يسددانه ويوفقانه للحق ما دام مع الحق فإذا ترك الحق عرجا وتركاه

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Jibril travelling at full speed

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Is this an authentic narration?

One day Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked Jibril, “Have you ever traveled at full speed?”

Jibril said, “Yes, on four occasions.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) asked, “What were the four occasions?” Read More »

Sources of good; alleviating distress, concealing faults, seeking knowledge and gathering to recite Quran

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Is this Hadith authentic?

It is reported on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whosoever removes a worldly grief from a believer, Allah will remove from him one of the grievances of the Day of Qiyamah. Whosoever alleviates the needs a needy person, Allah will alleviate his needs in this world and the next. Whosoever conceals the faults of a Muslim, Allah will conceal his faults in this world and the next. Allah will aid a servant [of His] so long as the servant aids his brother. Whosoever follows a path to seek knowledge therein, Allah will make easy for him a path to Jannah. No people gather together in one of the houses of Allah, reciting the Book of Allah and studying it among themselves, except tranquility descends upon them, mercy envelopes them, the Angels surround them, and Allah makes mention of them among those who are with Him. Whosoever is slowed down by his actions will not be hastened forward by virtue of his lineage.”

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Authenticity of a statement of ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) once made a gesture to show that Sayyidah Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha) was short or she said that Sayyidah Safiyyah was short. In response to this, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘You have uttered such a statement, if it had to be mixed into the ocean it would have spoiled the ocean.’

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Seek a ruling from your heart

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Wabisah ibn Ma’bad (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I came close to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) until my knees touched his. He asked: ‘O Wabisah, should I inform you of what you came to ask or will you ask?’ I replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah, inform me.’ He said: ‘You came to ask me about righteousness and sin.’ I replied: ‘Yes.’ He combined three of his fingers and started to poke me with them in my chest and said, ‘O Wabisah, ask your heart, ask yourself.’ [He repeated it three times and then said:] ‘Righteousness is that which the heart feels at ease with and the soul is content with and sin is that which troubles the heart and causes doubts in the chest, even if people pass fatwa (of permissibility) for you and give you verdicts.”

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A woman should remain concealed

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Kindly verify this Hadith.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “A woman should remain concealed. When she leaves her home Shaytan stares at her [to misguide her and misguide others through her]/Shaytan beautifies her so that men will stare at her”

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Abu Sufyan’s meeting with Hiraql

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There is a famous Hadith where Abu Sufyan was essentially giving da’wah from a king after asking him a series of questions regarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

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“I have not been sent to sever ties”

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I have heard a Hadith wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told a Sahabi to kill his father. The Sahabi turned to go and kill his father, but Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called him back.

Please provide the reference and authenticity.

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