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A du’a for settling debts

Question

I wanted to know the exact reference for the following narration and is it suitable to quote. Furthermore, is the translation correct?

“A man approached Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and declared, I am unable to pay my kitabah (money paid by a slave to his master to secure his freedom), so kindly assist me.

Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘Should I not teach you some words which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) taught me? If your debt were to be equivalent to Mount Sir/Sabir, Allah will remit it.’

Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘Recite

اَللّٰہُمَّ اكْفِنِىْ بِحَلَالِكَ عَنْ حَرَامِكَ وَ اَغْنِنِىْ بِفَضْلِكَ عَمَّنْ سِوَاكَ

 

O Allah! Make Your halal provision sufficient for me [so that I stay away] from haram. And by Your grace, make me independent of everyone besides You”

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A du’a for protection from major and minor shirk

Question

I would appreciate the correct translation of the following Hadith and the reference.

On one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “O Abu Bakr! Shirk [Pride/Arrogance] is more hidden than the crawling of an ant.” Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked: “Is not Shirk restricted to ascribing partners to Allah Ta’ala?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I take an oath in that Being in whose control lies my soul, Shirk is more hidden than the crawling of an ant, should I not show you such a supplication that if you recite it, you will be free from minor and major shirk.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) instructed him to say: “O Allah! I seek refuge in You from ascribing any partners to You knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness from that which I am unaware of.”

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Meaning of a du’a for creating love between a couple

Question

I came across this du’a provided by you on this website, ‘Allahumma aadim baynana’. Once when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was informed regarding a discord between two spouses, he recited the above du’a. (Musannaf ibn Abi Shaybah)

I request you to please provide me with the meaning of this du’a and the Arabic text.

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The extreme poverty of the Ashabus Suffah

Question

Please translate and provide the reference for the following Hadith:

 أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا صلى بالناس يخر رجال من قامتهم في الصلاة من الخصاصة وهم أصحاب الصفة حتى تقول الأعراب هؤلاء مجانين أو مجانون، فإذا صلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم انصرف إليهم، فقال: لو تعلمون ما لكم عند الله لأحببتم أن تزدادوا فاقة وحاجة

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A Hadith encouraging fulfilling the needs of a Muslim

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following narration and please confirm if the translation is correct.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) related that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked,

“O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are most beloved to Allah, and which deeds are most beloved to Allah?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people; and the most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or remove one of his troubles, or to fulfill his debt, or to satiate his hunger.

Walking to fulfill a need of my Muslim brother is more beloved to me than sitting in i’tikaf in a Masjid for two months. Whomsoever averts his anger, Allah will conceal his faults and whomsoever suppresses his anger while he is able to vent it, Allah will fill his heart with happiness. Whoever walks with his brother to fulfill his need and fulfills it for him, then Allah Ta’ala will make his footing firm [on the bridge] on the day when the footings are shaken. Evil character spoils one’s deeds just as vinegar spoils honey”

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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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Translation of a Hadith regarding being rewarded ten fold

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith

إِذَا هَمَّ رَجُلٌ بِحَسَنَةٍ فَعَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ عَشْرُ حَسَنَاتٍ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِحَسَنَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةٌ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِسَيِّئَةٍ فَعَمِلَهَا كُتِبَتْ عَلَيْهِ سَيِّئَةٌ ، وَإِذَا هَمَّ بِسَيِّئَةٍ فَلَمْ يَعْمَلْهَا كُتِبَتْ لَهُ حَسَنَةٌ لِتَرْكِهِ السَّيِّئَةَ ” الزهد لهناد بن السري

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The most beloved acts to Allah are those carried out with consistency

Question

Please provide the reference and verify the translation of the following narration.

“O people, you should do whatever [good] deeds you can, for Allah does not get tired [of giving reward] when you get tired. And the most beloved of good deeds to Allah are those deeds that are done with consistency, even if it is little. If the family of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would carry out an act, they would persist and carry it out with consistency.”

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Sayyiduna 'Ali praising Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu 'anhuma)

Question

Can you please translate and confirm the authenticity of the following narration

 كان علي إذا ذكر عنده أبو بكر قال: السباق يذكرون السباق قال: والذي نفسي بيده ما استبقنا إلى خير قط

إلا سبقنا إليه أبو بكر

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