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Hadith on accepting a decent proposal for marriage

Question

What’s the strength of this hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said,

“If someone proposes whose religion (piety) and character is pleasing then get him married. If you do not do so, there will be chaos on the earth.”

What is meant by chaos?

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Warning against degrading another Muslim

Question

Can you kindly explain the meaning of this hadith?

“Whoever eats a meal at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will feed him a like amount of Jahannam. Whoever clothes himself at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will clothe him with a like amount of Hellfire. Whoever gains a position at the expense of a man and for the sake of showing off, Allah will place him among the show-offs on the Day of Resurrection.”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad

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Hadiths of a sensitive nature

Question

What’s the meaning of this narration found in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 121:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) said: I have memorized two vessels of knowledge from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my throat would be cut.”

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Hastening to do good before trials and tribulations

Question

I humbly request if you could explain the following Hadith:

‘Hasten to perform good deeds before the emergence of trials like pieces of a dark night. A man will awake as a believer and end the day a disbeliever, or end the day a believer and wake as a disbeliever. He will sell his religion for the trivialities of this world’

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How to commence du'a

Question

My question is what is closer to the Sunnah: to praise Allah Ta’ala, then send salutations on the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam and make du’a or to send salutations before praising Allah Ta’ala?

Some people send salutations first, saying this is the practice of our elders. Please clarify.

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The famous du'a during wudu

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The famous du’a read whilst making wudu:

Allahummagh fir li Dhambi wa wassi’ lee fi dari wa barik li fi rizqi.

Is this in the Hadith or is it a du’a from the pious?

When should this du’a be recited? i.e whilst washing a specific limb or anytime whilst making wudu?

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Enjoining good even though one doesn't practice himself

Question

May Allah always keep you in good health with ‘Afiyah. May Allah increase your knowledge.

I would like to know a few Hadiths that encourage dawah to others even though one isn’t practicing on what he is preaching.
Also what is the stance of our ‘Ulama on this?

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Can we observe the six fasts of Shawwal later in the year?

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I am aware that the Hadith says if one fasts in Ramadan and 6 more in Shawwal, one receives the reward of fasting the entire year as 36 fasts will be multiplied by Allah Ta’ala 10 fold which then equals 365.

My question is: that Allah Ta’ala has promised (in Surah: Al-An’am, Ayah: 160) to multiply the rewards of all deeds by at least ten.

This is general and so it applies throughout the year. Hence if someone observes six more fasts in any other month besides Shawwal, he should be attaining the reward of those additional sixty days too. So why does the Hadith specify the month of Shawwal for these additional fasts?

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Eid gifts

Question

How did Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)  and his Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum)  celebrate eid?

Is there anything in the Hadith about giving “eidy” to our family and friends or is this an innovation (riwaaj).

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