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Difference between sunnah and adab

Question

What is the difference between sunnah and adab? Is sunnah something proven from hadith and adab not proven from hadith? What is the need for adab if we have the sunnah of Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

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Clarification on Hadiths regarding the permissibility/impermissibiity of selling dogs

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What is the authenticity of the following narrations:

1) Imam Nasa’i reports  from Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu),that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the price of dogs and cats, except for hunting dogs.

2) Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a man to pay forty dirhams for killing a hunting dog.

3) Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a person to pay a ram for having killed a watchdog.

How do we reconcile between the above Hadiths and the Hadith in Bukhari wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  said that the price of a dog is impure (khabith)?

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Saying JazakAllahukhayra

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When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum             ” Khaira ” be added. Is there any narration which states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khaira” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too,( i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe that this a vestige of the Khawaarij?

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Hadith on Sleeping after Fajr

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There is a Hadith that the sleeping of the morning decreases the rizq (sustenance). Does this refer to sleeping and missing the Fajr prayer or does it refer to sleeping after performing the Fajr prayer?

If someone sleeps after performing the Fajr prayer is he committing a sin and will he be punished for that?

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Authenticity of the du'a: O Turner of the Hearts (Ya Muqallibal Qulub)

Question:

I am interested in attaining the Arabic text and English translation of a hadith which mentions a du’a of the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam). It begins with “O Turner of hearts” and mentions keeping the heart firm in obedience. I would also like to know which hadith collections this du’a can be found in.

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The basis for the "Kalimahs"

Question :

would it be possible to tell me where the kalimas are derived from? you know the 7 kalimas that we are taught from young? I guess they are derived from the quraan and the hadith but what I’d like to know is who compiled them in that form and called them the kalimas? I mean why do we have 7 and not 8? is there any virtue in reciting for example the 5th kalima? I totally accept them and read them with conviction. I’m just curious to know how they came about in a systematic formation. your brother in islam.

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Hadith on killing lizards

Question

Assalaamu alaykum. In Sahih Muslim there is a Hadith in which we are told to kill lizards (gecko). what kind of lizard is this. are we allowed to kill only this kind of lizard or any lizard.

Shukran

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The meaning of Al Birr

Question

After listening to last Friday’s khutbah at our masjid here in Palmerston North, New Zealand, I am very curious to know about the word “Albirr” and its meaning and where and why Allah Ta’ala has used it in Quran. Your reply will enlighten our knowledge and will allow us to understand Quran more deeply. May Allah Ta’ala bless you for providing this service to the Ummah. Jazak Allah khayran

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The rewards and warnings for fajr salah

Question

Is there any reward mentioned in the Hadith for Fajr in congregation? Is there any warnings in the Hadith for not reading Fajr in congregation. I heard that in the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s time that even the hypocrites used to come to the masjid for Fajr. So will we be worse than the hypocrites if we do not go to masjid for Fajr?

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Attending a funeral after intercourse

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Is there a Hadith where our beloved Prophet (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said that if one had sexual intercourse in the night and the next day if there is a funeral he should not get into the grave with the dead body to help the burial

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