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How should one begin du’a?

Question

Please provide the translation and reference of this narration

إِذَا صَلَّى أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَبْدَأْ بِتَحْمِيدِ اللَّهِ وَالثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ لِيُصَلِّ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ لِيَدْعُ بَعْدُ بِمَا شَاءَ

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The famous du’a taught to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

What is the source of this Hadith, and is it sahih?

Narrated Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) ‘I asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to teach me an invocation so that I may invoke Allah with it in my Salah. He told me to say, ‘Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathira wala yaghfirudh dhunuba illa anta faghfirli maghfiratam min ‘indika war hamni innaka Antal Ghafurur Rahim.’

Also please provide the translation.

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Translation of a Hadith on the importance of Salah in congregation

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith in Sunan Darimi:

أخر رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلاة العشاء ذات ليلة حتى كاد أن يذهب ثلث الليل أو قريبه، فجاء وفي الناس رقود، وهم عزون، وهم حلق، فغضب فقال: ” لو أن رجلا نادى الناس إلى عرق أو مرماتين، لأجابوا إليه، وهم يتخلفون عن هذه الصلاة لهممت أن آمر رجلا يصلي بالناس ثم أتخلف على أهل هذه الدور الذين يتخلفون عن هذه الصلاة، فأضرمها عليهم بالنيران

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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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