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Benefit of the du’a of the Angels

Question

Various Hadiths say that the Angels will make du’a for you (for example if you make du’a for a brother without him knowing or if you sleep the night in wudu). What is the significance of the Angels making d’ua for you?

Are the du’as of the Angels always accepted or do they have a higher chance of being accepted?

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Commentary on the optional salah between Maghrib and ‘Isha

Question

With reference to the virtue of offering additional six rak’ats after Maghrib salah (Awwabin);

I have read this post, in which the answer pertains more to the authenticity and not commentary.

My question is: Is the reward of twelve (12) years of worship here for each time you pray the prayer or is it the collective reward of having prayed it in your life? (ie – every time I pray the six (6) rakats, do I receive the reward of twelve (12) years of worship if it is accepted?)

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What does the ‘seal’ of rewards mean?

Question

My question is about this Hadith found in Mustadrak Hakim:

“…He who performs wudu and recites the following du’a, it will be recorded on a scroll and then sealed with a seal and it will not be broken till the day of Qiyamah:

Subhanakallahumma wa bihamdika la ilaha illa anta astaghfiruka wa atubu ilayh.

My question is, what is the authenticity of this Hadith and more relevantly, what does the latter part of this Hadith mean? What does the “seal” mean and what is the reward of this Hadith specifically as I cannot seem to understand how having an action written on a scroll and sealed up is any more meritorious than ordinary circumstances such as the angels writing the deed on their scrolls. Read More »

Wording of another du’a to be recited before sleeping

Question

1. Can you confirm the reference and reliability of this du’a?

2. I found two variations of the du’a. Which one is valid?

بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا / [ فَاغْفِرْ لَهَا]، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ

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The effect of saying the word: Ya Rabbi

Question

How many times should we recite: Ya Rabb?

1. ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “When the servant said,”O Lord! [Ya Rabb]” four times. Allah said, “I am listening to you, my servant. Ask and you will be granted.”

2. I have seen another narration of Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) where he said: “Whenever a servant said,”O Lord! O Lord!” Allah said,”I am listening to you, I am listening to you.”

3. And another where people complained to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) of the drought. He said, “Kneel down and say: “O Lord! O Lord!“. And the index rises skyward. Immediately, it rained so much that they wanted it to stop.”

4. Atam (114H) said: “Whenever a servant said, “O Lord! O Lord! O Lord! “Allah looks at him carefully [gives him his attention]. “We mentioned this to Hasan Basri said: “Do not you read the Quran?” Then he recited: (Surah Ali ‘Imran, verse: 191-195)

 

So my question is, should we say: Ya Rabb two times, three or four times?

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A Hadith regarding the self possessiveness of women

Question

My question is about the following Hadith:

“Allah Ta’ala has decreed the quality of possessiveness for women and jihad for men, so whoever bears that with patience out of faith and in the hope of reward will have a reward like that of a martyr.”

Is this Hadith authentic and if so, can you also provide some commentary as well?

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Become a key for good and a lock for evil

Question

Is the following narration authentic? What is its explanation?

Sahl ibn Sa’d (radiyallah ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Indeed, this ghayr is treasures and these treasures have keys. Glad tidings for a slave who Allah has made a key for good and a lock for evil; and woe to a slave who Allah has made a key for evil and a lock for good.” (Ibn Majah)

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