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Competing for worldly gain results in destruction

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following narration:

Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“By Allah, I do not fear poverty for you, but I fear that the world would be abundant for you as it has been for those before you, so you compete for it as they have competed for it, and it destroys you as it has destroyed them.”

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One good deed, three people rewarded

Question

Please provide the reference for the following Hadith:

“When a woman gives charity from her husband’s house, she will get the reward for it, her husband will also be rewarded, the one keeping the money also gets rewarded. The reward of each them will not be decreased at all by the reward of the other. The husband is rewarded since he earned the money and the wife is rewarded since she gave the charity.”

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Seven splendid advices to Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Kindly provide the reference of the following Hadith and verify the translation.

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said:

“My close friend (i.e. Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered me with seven things:

1) To love the poor and to be close to them

2) To look to those who are less [fortunate] than me and not to those who are above me

3) To maintain the ties of kinship even if they break them off

4) To not ask anyone for anything (i.e. to abstain from begging)

5) To say the truth even if it is unpleasant

6) To not fear the censure of the critics

7) To increase in saying: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no might nor power except with Allah), as it is from the treasures that are underneath the Throne.”

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Imam Abu Hanifah and Hadith

Question

‘Ulama claim that Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) has narrated some Hadiths. Can you mention some of the most well known amongst the Hadiths, along with the references.

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Salatul Istisqa (Salah seeking rain)

Question

Is there mention of Salatul Istisqa in the Hadith and did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) perform it? What is the procedure of performing it and is there a difference of opinion in the method of performing it?

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Words in the du’a to be recited when in need

Question

I need to ask two clarification regarding the du’a of salatul hajah.

1- In the du’a, after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem” in one place I see “Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin” and in another place I saw that “Alhamdulillahi rabbil ‘alamin” was not mentioned after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem” and it went directly to “As’aluka mujibat rahmatik..” after “Subhanallahi rabbi al-arsh’il azeem”.

Please clarify if there are different narrations. If so, which one should I use.

2- At the end of the du’a, in one place after “illa qadhay’taha” I saw “Ya Arhamar Rahimeen” and in another place after “illa qadhay’taha” I saw “Ya Rabbal A’lameen.”

I don’t know if these phrases are even part of du’a or not or just the ending phrases after conclusion of du’a. If these phrases are part of du’a, please clarify which one should I use.

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