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Luqman Al Hakim’s advice regarding the Scholars

Question

Could you provide a reference for this narration:

Luqman Al Hakim advised his son:

“O my son! Sit with the scholars, crowd them at the knees [sit close to them]! For indeed Allah Ta’ala revives hearts with the nur of words of wisdom just as he gives life to barren land after the downpour of rain”

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Seeking permission thrice

Question

Could you cite the Hadith regarding seeking permission thrice before entering times. If no permission is granted the person should return.

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Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), The Jurist

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith and the source?

Ibn Abi Mulaykah said, “Somebody said to ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma), ‘Will you speak to leader of the believers Mu’awiyah? He only prays one rak’ah of Witr.’ Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) answered, ‘He is a faqih'” [a Jurist]

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Hadiths on the Sirat / Pul Sirat

Question

Please advise if there is any mention of the Pul Sirat in the Hadith. There are people nowadays who question its existence saying there is no direct mention of it in Quran and Hadith and that the term pul is a Persian derivative therefore the concept is an innovation.

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