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Who is ‘Ahlul Hadith’ referring to?

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Some Salafis say that their name Ahlul Hadith is found in Hadith. They quote a Hadith of Shu’abul Iman which states that Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) referred to the people of Hadith as ‘Ahlul Hadith’.

Please provide this narration and its authenticity.

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Explanation of the Hadith: ‘Every caller will be held to his call on the Day of Qiyamah’

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Kindly explain the following Hadith; does it mean that if ‘Ulama and du’at (those who invite to Allah Ta’ala) invited fussaq and fujjar to the path of din, then they will be gathered with them on the day of Qiyamah?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one who would invite people towards anything [or deed, good or bad] in the world, on the day of Qiyamah will remain firmly joined to those people whom he would invite, even though a person had invited just one person [he will still be made to stand with that person]” Read More »

Remaining steadfast on Sunnah at all times

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What is the authenticity and explanation of the following narration:

لكل عمل شرة ولكل شرة فترة فمن كانت فترته إلى سنتي فقد اهتدى ومن كانت فترته إلى غير ذلك فقد هلك

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What should one do when he sees a strange woman?

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What is the authenticity and meaning of this Hadith?

Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saw a woman so he entered upon Zaynab bint Jahsh and had intercourse with her. He then came out to his companions and said to them, A woman advances in the form of a devil [i.e. Just as Shaytan entices man, a man is naturally enticed and attracted to women], so when one of you gets excited by her, he should go to his wife and have intercourse with her for that will repel what he is feeling.”

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An explanation of ‘Joining ties increases one’s lifespan’

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What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Abu Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) were once discussing family ties by Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). So they said, ‘Whomsoever joins family ties, his lifespan will increase’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) explained, ‘A person’s lifespan will not be lengthened for Allah Ta’ala says, ‘When their appointed time comes, they will neither be able to delay it a moment nor advance it’ [Surah A’araf, verse: 34]. This refers to A person who leaves behind a pious progeny who will make du’a for him after his demise and this du’a will reach him. This is what is meant by ‘his lifespan will increase.’

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Explanation of a statement regarding the abrogated verses of the Quran

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Please confirm the original source of this Hadith and what did Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) mean when he says “Many verses have gone”?

Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reportedly said, “Let none of you say, ‘I have got the whole Quran,  how does he know what all of it is? Many verses have gone. Let him say instead, I have got what has survived.”

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How many times should the dhikr after salah be recited

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I would like to know about the Hadith mentioned below in Sahih Bukhari. I have read in other narrations that, the count should be 33, 33 and 34. Can I follow this narration and recite only 10 times after each fard salah. Reciting 10 times is quicker than 33 times.

Narrated by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu): The people said, “O Allah’s Apostle! The rich people have got the highest degrees of prestige and the permanent pleasures (in this life and the life to come in the Hereafter).” He said, “How is that?” They said, “The rich pray as we pray, and strive in Allah’s cause as we do, and spend from their surplus wealth in charity, while we have no wealth (to spend likewise).” He said, “Shall I not tell you a thing, by doing which, you will catch up with those who are ahead of you and supersede those who will come after you; and nobody will be able to do such a good deed as you do except the one who does the same (deed as you do). That deed is to recite Subhan Allah ten times, and Al Hamdulillah ten times, and AllahuAkbar ten times after every prayer.”
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Clarification on Hadiths regarding good/bad intentions

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1) The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “What I fear for you the most is the minor shirk, that is ar-riya. Allah will say on the Day of Judgement when He is rewarding the people for their actions: Go to those for whom you did riya for in the world then see if you find the reward with them.” Related by Musnad Ahmed (5/428, 429)

2) The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Shall I not inform you of what I fear for you more than the Masih ad-Dajjal? It is the hidden shirk. It is when a man stands up for prayer, then beautifies his prayer for another to look at.” Related by Ibn Majah (2604)

My question in relation to the meaning of these Hadith is: does it apply to people who performed worship or did good deeds for the sake of riya and/or does it also apply to people who performed worship and did good deeds for the sake of Allah, but then later on implemented the intentions/thoughts of riya. Please confirm what the Muhadithun say in regards to this. JazakAllah.

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