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When to recite Surah Waqi’ah?

Question

I have been reading that the Hadiths regarding the benefits of Surah Waqi’ah increasing sustenance maybe weak.
What is the authenticity and when should we recite it?

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Who killed Abu Jahl?

Question

Who killed Abu Jahl apart from Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

 عَنْ صَالِحِ بْنِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، قَالَ بَيْنَا أَنَا وَاقِفٌ، فِي الصَّفِّ يَوْمَ بَدْرٍ فَنَظَرْتُ عَنْ يَمِينِي، وَشِمَالِي، فَإِذَا أَنَا بِغُلاَمَيْنِ، مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ حَدِيثَةٍ أَسْنَانُهُمَا، تَمَنَّيْتُ أَنْ أَكُونَ بَيْنَ أَضْلَعَ مِنْهُمَا، فَغَمَزَنِي أَحَدُهُمَا فَقَالَ يَا عَمِّ، هَلْ تَعْرِفُ أَبَا جَهْلٍ قُلْتُ نَعَمْ، مَا حَاجَتُكَ إِلَيْهِ يَا ابْنَ أَخِي قَالَ أُخْبِرْتُ أَنَّهُ يَسُبُّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم، وَالَّذِي نَفْسِي بِيَدِهِ لَئِنْ رَأَيْتُهُ لاَ يُفَارِقُ سَوَادِي سَوَادَهُ حَتَّى يَمُوتَ الأَعْجَلُ مِنَّا‏.‏ فَتَعَجَّبْتُ لِذَلِكَ، فَغَمَزَنِي الآخَرُ فَقَالَ لِي مِثْلَهَا، فَلَمْ أَنْشَبْ أَنْ نَظَرْتُ إِلَى أَبِي جَهْلٍ يَجُولُ فِي النَّاسِ، قُلْتُ أَلاَ إِنَّ هَذَا صَاحِبُكُمَا الَّذِي سَأَلْتُمَانِي‏.‏ فَابْتَدَرَاهُ بِسَيْفَيْهِمَا فَضَرَبَاهُ حَتَّى قَتَلاَهُ، ثُمَّ انْصَرَفَا إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهُ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَأَخْبَرَاهُ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ أَيُّكُمَا قَتَلَهُ ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالَ كُلُّ وَاحِدٍ مِنْهُمَا أَنَا قَتَلْتُهُ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ هَلْ مَسَحْتُمَا سَيْفَيْكُمَا ‏”‏‏.‏ قَالاَ لاَ‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ فِي السَّيْفَيْنِ فَقَالَ ‏”‏ كِلاَكُمَا قَتَلَهُ ‏”‏‏.‏ سَلَبُهُ لِمُعَاذِ بْنِ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْجَمُوحِ‏.‏ وَكَانَا مُعَاذَ ابْنَ عَفْرَاءَ وَمُعَاذَ بْنَ عَمْرِو بْنِ الْجَمُوحِ‏

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Explanation of the Hadith on practicing on a tenth only

Question

What is the meaning of one tenth in this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“Verily, you are in a time in which whoever among you leaves a tenth of what he has been commanded will be ruined. Then there will come a time in which whoever among you practices a tenth of what he has been commanded will be saved.”

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Beware of exceeding the bounds with regards to issues of Din

Question

Is this narration suitable to quote and what is meant by ‘guluw’?

إياكم والغلو في الدين فإنه أهلك من كان قبلكم الغلو في الدين

‘Beware of exaggeration/exceeding the bounds with regards to issues of Din for certainly exceeding the bounds destroyed those before you’

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The harms of ignorance and love for worldly comforts

Question

Is this narration reliable and what is the explanation

 

:عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَل رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ

 إِنَّكُمْ عَلَى بَيِّنَةٍ مِنْ رَبِّكُمْ مَا لَمْ تَظْهَرْ فِيكُمْ سَكْرَتَانِ، سَكْرَةُ الْجَهْلِ وَسَكْرَةُ حُبِّ الْعَيْشِ وَأَنْتُمْ تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَتَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ وَتُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ فَإِذَا ظَهَرَ فِيكُمْ حُبُّ الدُّنْيَا فَلا تَأْمُرُونَ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ  وَلا تَنْهَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  وَلا تُجَاهِدُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ  الْقَائِلُونَ يَوْمَئِذٍ بِالْكِتَابِ  وَالسُّنَّةِ كَالسَّابِقِينَ الأَوَّلِينَ مِنَ الْمُهَاجِرِينَ  وَالأَنْصَارِ
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Clarification regarding the Hadith ‘Whoever initiates a sin is also sinful when others follow’

Question

1) Are these Hadiths authentic?

2) After reading these Hadiths, is it safe to conclude that if a person initiates a sin and others follow him, he will get a share of this sin?

 

Hadith 1: Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No soul is killed unlawfully, but there is a share of the sin on the first son of Adam, because he was the first one to set the precedent of killing”

 

Hadith 2: Jarir ibn ‘Abdillah Al Bajali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“The Messenger of Allah said: ‘Whoever starts a good thing and is followed by others, will have his own reward and a reward equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their reward in any way. Whoever starts a bad thing and is followed by others, will bear the burden of his own sin and a burden equal to that of those who follow him, without it detracting from their burden in any way.”

 

There is a similar narrations in Sahih Muslim

Hadith 3: Jarir ibn Abdillah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that some extremely poor people clad in woolen clothes came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He saw them in sad plight as they had been hard pressed by need. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) exhorted people to give charity. A person from the Ansar came with a purse containing silver. Then came another person and then other persons followed them in succession until signs of happiness could be seen on his face. Thereupon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“He who introduced some good practice in Islam which was followed after him [by people] he would be assured of reward like one who followed it, without their rewards being diminished in any respect. And he who introduced some evil practice in Islam which had been followed subsequently [by others] he would be required to bear the burden like that of one who followed this [evil practice] without their’s being diminished in any respect.

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The illegitimate child is not to blame for the sins of his parents

Question

What is the authenticity and explanation of the below?

1.

لا يدخل الجنة ولد زنية

“The child of illicit sexual intercourse will not enter Jannah”

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2.

 وولد الزنية ليس عليهم من أوزار آبائهم وأمهاتهم شيء

“The child of zina will not be taken to account for the sin of his parents”.

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