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Meaning of a Hadith in Sahih Muslim

Question

In this famous Hadith, what is the correct meaning and explanation of the words ساعة و ساعة?

روى مسلم عن أبي عثمان النهدي عن حنظلة الأسيدي قال: وكان من كتاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لقيني أبو بكر  فقال كيف أنت يا حنظلة؟ قال: قلت: نافق حنظلة!  قال: سبحان الله، ما تقول؟ قال:  قلت: نكون عند رسول الله صلى عليه وسلم يذكرنا بالنار والجنة حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات فنسينا كثيراً. قال أبو بكر:  فوالله إنا لنلقى مثل هذا، فانطلقت أنا وأبو بكر  حتى دخلنا على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قلت: نافق حنظلة  يا رسول الله، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : “وما ذاك؟.”  قلت: يا رسول الله نكون عندك تذكرنا بالنار  والجنة، حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عندك عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات نسينا كثيراً، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ” والذي  نفسي بيده؛ إن لو تدومون على ما تكونون عندي وفي الذكر لصافحتكم الملائكة على فرشكم، وفي طرقكم، ولكن يا حنظلة ساعة وساعة ثلاث مرات.

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The virtue of the tribe, ‘Azd Shanu-ah’

Question

Is this narration authentic and what is meant?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Al Azd is Allah’s lion [i.e. Allah’s army] upon the earth. The people wish to lower them but Allah refuses except to raise them. A time will come upon the people where a man will say: “I wish my father was Azdi, I wish my mother was Azdi.”

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How much really will the lowest Jannati receive?

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I read two Hadiths regarding the last person to enter Jannah or lowest ranking person to enter Jannah. One Hadith says that person will get “what equals the world and ten times as much.”

In the other Hadith, Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) asked Allah Ta’ala who will be the last person to enter Jannah, Allah Ta’ala said that person will get as much kingdom like that of a King of the world.

My question is why does one Hadith say that person will get as much as ten times the world but other Hadith says he will receive the like of a kingdom of a king?

Does Nabi Musa’s (‘alayhis salam) Hadith seems to say he will get less than the size of the world?

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Doing good with the intention of reward

Question

I know when we do good deeds like dhikr, salah etc we should be only doing them for Allah or to please Allah. What if your intention is to do good deeds to get rewards in Jannah?

Will Allah accept the good deeds if your doing to get rewards in Jannah?

Is there any Hadith about it.

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Warning against intermingling of the genders

Question

“Uqbah ibn ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said,

“Beware of intermingling with women (in isolation)” then a man from the Ansar said,

“O Rasulullah, what about the brother in law (and other male in laws)?”

He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “The in laws are death.” Read More »

A narration on the Last Hour

Question

What is the meaning of the following Hadith:

Sayyiduna Anas reported that a person asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) as to when the Last Hour would come. He had in his presence a young boy of the Ansar called Muhammad, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: If this young boy lives, he may not grow very old till (he would see) the Last Hour coming to you. Read More »