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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 taubah 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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A du’a for beneficial rain

Question

Please provide the reference for this du’a to be recited when experiencing drought:

O Allah! Grant us rain which will replenish us, torrential, fertilizing and profitable, not injurious, granting it now without delay.

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The ill effect of insulting others

Question

Please provide a reference for the following and please confirm if the translation is in order:

On the Day of Judgment, a person’s book of deeds will be given into his hands [and he will not see therein any of the good deeds he did, for Allah’s sake]. He will ask the Allah: “Why are my good deeds not recorded in here?” and Allah Ta’ala will answer: “They have been given to the ones you hurt and insulted by talking against them.”

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