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Dhikr, one of the most beloved actions to Allah

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Is this Hadith correct? What time does  فارقت عليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم refer to?

أن مالك بن يخامر حدثهم، أن معاذ بن جبل قال لهم: إن آخر كلام فارقت عليه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أن قلت: أي الأعمال أحب إلى الله؟ قال: أن تموت ولسانك رطب من ذكر الله

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The flag of treachery on the Day of Qiyamah

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وعن أبي سعيد الخدري رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال ‏:‏ ‏لكل غادر لواء عند استه يوم القيامة يرفع له بقدر غدره، ألا لا غادر أعظم غدرًا من أمير عامة‏

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “Everyone who breaks a covenant will have a flag by his rear on the Day of Resurrection. It will be raised (higher) according to the nature of his breach. Behold! There will be none more treacherous than a ruler who breaks his covenant with the Muslim masses.”

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Meaning of the word ‘فراش’ in a Hadith of Sahih Muslim

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What is the meaning of فراش in the following Hadith in Sahih Muslim?

عن عبد الله، قال: لما أسري برسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، انتهي به إلى سدرة المنتهى، وهي في السماء السادسة، إليها ينتهي ما يعرج به من الأرض فيقبض منها، وإليها ينتهي ما يهبط به من فوقها فيقبض منها، قال: ” إذ يغشى [النجم: 16] السدرة ما يغشى “، قال: فراش من ذهب، قال: ” فأعطي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ثلاثا: أعطي الصلوات الخمس، وأعطي خواتيم سورة البقرة، وغفر لمن لم يشرك بالله من أمته شيئا، المقحمات

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A follow up question on the du’a to recite after Fajr and Maghrib for protection from Jahannam

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With regard to reading ‘Allahumma ajirni minan nar’ seven times after Fajr and Maghrib, I have two questions:

1. Is there any narration that mentions that this should be said before unfolding one’s legs?

2. If one was reading Salah in congregation and says ‘Allahumma ajirna minan nar’ so as to make the du’a for everyone present, would one still attain the virtue mentioned in the Hadith?

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Clarification on what to recite after ruku’

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Is there a contradiction between these narrations?

1) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “When we would read Salah behind Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and he would say ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah‘ then those behind would say, ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah.'” (Daraqutni)

2) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “When the Imam says ‘sami’allahu liman hamidah‘, say ‘Allahumma Rabbana lakal hamd‘”. (Sahih Bukhari, 796-3228)

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Are women prohibited from red clothing?

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Is this report correct?

1. ‘Aaisha (radiyallahu ‘anha) wore a dress that was dyed with ‘Usfur’ while she was in the state of Ihram. (Usfur, the red substance extracted from safflower)

If it is authenic, then it contradicts the following Hadith which prohibits women from wearing such garments:

2. “Woe unto women from the two reds: gold and safflower-dyed clothes”

This is used by shi’ah against our mother ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu’anha)

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