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Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak (rahimahullah)’s intention when drinking Zam Zam

Question

What is the source for the following Hadith and is it suitable to quote?

‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak (rahimahullah) went to the well of Zam Zam, quoted his chain of narrators to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who said, “The water of Zam Zam is [suitable] for whatever purpose it is drunk for”. ‘Abdullah ibn Al Mubarak then said, “I am drinking it [to be quenched from the] thirst of the Day of Qiyamah”

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Two detrimental characteristics of women

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the Hadith below

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O womenfolk, you should give charity and ask seek abundant forgiveness [as this will protect you from Jahannam] for I saw you in bulk among the dwellers of Jahannam. A woman among them said: ‘Why is it, Messenger of Allah, that our folk is in bulk in Jahannam’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘You curse too much and are ungrateful to your spouses.”

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‘Allamah Suyuti on the blessing and virtue of the four madhahib

Question

Can you source this statement of As Suyuti? In which book of his can I find it?

“The difference found in the four Schools of Islamic law (Hanafi, Shafi’i, Maliki and Hambali) is a huge blessing and an enormous virtue. It has a subtle hidden wisdom the intelligent are able to grasp, but the ignorant are blind of. I have even heard some of them say: ‘The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came with one law, so where did the four Madhabs come from?”

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A du’a asking Allah Ta’ala for protection from an evil day and an evil night

Question

Please provide the reference and authenticity of this du’a,

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ يَوْمِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ لَيْلَةِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ سَاعَةِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ صَاحِبِ السُّوءِ، وَمِنْ جَارِ السُّوءِ فِي دَارِ الْمُقَامَةِ

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How to correct one’s intention

Question

Is there any Hadith that advises us to check the sincerity of our intention before doing an action, while doing it, and to make tawbah afterwards if our intention was deficient in any way?

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Sin is a cause of forgetting knowledge

Question

What is the reference and authenticity of the statement of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) in which he says, “Committing sins causes a person to forget knowledge ”

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The best of you are those who are the best to their wives

Question

Please provide the reference for the following narration and confirm whether the translation should be ‘his wife’ or ‘their wives’:

“The best among the believers is he whose character is the best. And the best among you is the one who is best to his wife”

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A du’a for removing adversity

Question

What is the source of this du’a, and is it authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has said that once he went out with Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) in a manner that his hand was Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s hands. He passed by a person who was disheveled and worried. He asked, ‘what brought you to this condition?’ That person said, ‘sickness and poverty have done this to me.’ He said, ‘I am going to tell you a few words. If you recite these, your sickness and poverty will go away. The words were:

Tawakkaltu ‘alal hayyilladhi la yamutu alhamdulillahil ladhi lam yattakhiz waladan walam yakun lahu sharikun fil mulki walam yakun lahu waliyyum minazzuli wa kabbir hu takbira

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