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The Hadith that says four things should be done in abundance in Ramadan

Question

 In a recent bayan a Moulana stated It is reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

We must do four things in abundance in the month of Ramadhan:

1. Recite the first Kalimah as much as possible

2. Say – Istighfar (Seeking Forgiveness)

3. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to grant us Jannat.

4. Make Du’a – Asking Allah to save us from Jahannam.

Is this correct?

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The fasting person & Nabi Musa ('alayhis salam)

Question

Please verify the following: 

Once Moosa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah (Subhanahu wa ‘Ta’ala)

O  Allah! You have granted me the honour and privilege of talking to you directly, Have you given this privilege to any other person?

Allah Ta’ala replied, O Moosa! during the last period I am going to send an Ummat, who will be the Ummat of Muhammad (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) with dry lips, parched tongues, emaciated body with eyes sunken deep into their sockets, with livers dry and stomachs suffering the pangs of hunger. They will call out to me (in du’a) they will be much much closer to me than you.

O Moosa! while you speak to me there are 70000 veils between you and me but at the time of iftaar there will not be a single veil between me and the fasting Ummati of Mohammed (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) .

O Moosa! I have taken upon myself the responsibility that at the time of iftaar I will never refuse the du’a of a fasting person!

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What to recite at iftar

Question

A friend sent me the following. Could you please verify?

1. Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said: When the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) broke his fast, he would say:

ﺫَﻫَﺐَ ﺍﻟﻈَّﻤَﺄُ ﻭَﺍﺑْﺘَﻠَّﺖْ ﺍﻟْﻌُﺮُﻭﻕُ ﻭَﺛَﺒَﺖَ ﺍﻷ‌َﺟْﺮُ ﺇِﻥْ ﺷَﺎﺀَ ﺍﻟﻠَّﻪُ

Dhahabaz-zama-u, wabtallatil-‘uruqu wa thabatal-ajru insha Allah

(Thirst has gone, the veins are moist, and the reward is assured, if Allah wills).”

This is the reliable du’a.

2. Do not recite this famous Du’a while breaking the Fast:

“Allahumma Laka Sumtu Wa ‘Ala Rizqika Aftartu”

This narration is mentioned in Sunan Abu Dawud, Book of Fasting. The narrator of this narration, Mu’adh bin Zohra is weak.

This Du’a is not proven from the Sunnah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), not proven from the Sahih Hadith. Read More »

Is learning two Hadiths better than sixty years of worship?

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

من تعلم حديثين اثنين ينفع بهما نفسه أو يعلمهما غيره فينتفع بهما كان خيرا من عبادة ستين سنة

Translation: Whomsoever learns two Hadiths to benefit himself or to teach others so that they may take benefit, then this is better than sixty years of worship.

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The Du’a of a Haji

Question

People have been saying that when one returns home from having completed Haj or ‘Umrah, their dua’s are accepted for forty days. I have never come across this before and am questioning its authenticity. Please can you enlighten me on this matter?

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Hadiths prohibiting wine/alcohol

Question

Kindly verify the following Hadiths relating to wine:

1) Wine is the gatherer of sin

2) Wine is the route to indecency and is one of the major sins

3) …And do not take to drinking, for that is the mother of all evils

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Status of the famous du’a for Ramadan

Question

How authentic is the following du’a to be recited at the approach of Ramadan?

اَللّٰهُمَّ سَلّمْنِيْ لِرَمَضانَ وَسَلّمْ رَمَضانَ لِيْ وَسَلّمْه لِي مُتَقَبَّلا

Allahumma sallimni li Ramadana, wa sallim Ramadana li, wa sallimhu li mutaqabbala.

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