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Meaning of a Hadith in Sahih Muslim

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In this famous Hadith, what is the correct meaning and explanation of the words ساعة و ساعة?

روى مسلم عن أبي عثمان النهدي عن حنظلة الأسيدي قال: وكان من كتاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لقيني أبو بكر  فقال كيف أنت يا حنظلة؟ قال: قلت: نافق حنظلة!  قال: سبحان الله، ما تقول؟ قال:  قلت: نكون عند رسول الله صلى عليه وسلم يذكرنا بالنار والجنة حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات فنسينا كثيراً. قال أبو بكر:  فوالله إنا لنلقى مثل هذا، فانطلقت أنا وأبو بكر  حتى دخلنا على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قلت: نافق حنظلة  يا رسول الله، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : “وما ذاك؟.”  قلت: يا رسول الله نكون عندك تذكرنا بالنار  والجنة، حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عندك عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات نسينا كثيراً، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ” والذي  نفسي بيده؛ إن لو تدومون على ما تكونون عندي وفي الذكر لصافحتكم الملائكة على فرشكم، وفي طرقكم، ولكن يا حنظلة ساعة وساعة ثلاث مرات.

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The virtue of the tribe, ‘Azd Shanu-ah’

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Is this narration authentic and what is meant?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Al Azd is Allah’s lion [i.e. Allah’s army] upon the earth. The people wish to lower them but Allah refuses except to raise them. A time will come upon the people where a man will say: “I wish my father was Azdi, I wish my mother was Azdi.”

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Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu 'anhu) reading the Tawrah

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I have a query concerning the narration in which Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reads the Tawrah in the presence of Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) and the colour of the blessed face of Rasulullah (salallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) changes.

Is there any mention thereafter of the Ansar taking out their swords because of being angry with Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

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Time Travel

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My Beloved Shaykh, I read in one of your answers, that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) made du’a and the sun was returned to a previous position so Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) could pray ‘Asr. Could you please cite the complete Hadith? Does this Hadith mean time travel is some kind of way possible? I am referring to this answer: http://www.hadithanswers.com/hadith-really-bukhari/ JazakAllahu khayran.

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Is this Hadith really in Bukhari?

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Someone came to me and informed me of a sirah bayan he heard. In the bayan, the khatib mentioned a Hadith in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was resting on the thigh of Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu), and the time of Asr arrived. Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) didn’t get up to pray Asr for fear of waking Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He used this to claim that hub un-Nabi (love for nabi sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is greater than Salah. He mentioned that this Hadith is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari.

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Clarification on the miraculous achievements of the ‘Ulama

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I find the book Fadail A’mal informative in its explaining themes through Quranic Ayah and Ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange. For example, in Fazail of salah, it says that Ibn Abidin (rahmihullah) prayed a thousand nafl rak’ah every day. How is this humanly possible in a 24 hour day (if each rak’ah took one and a half minutes on average, then he would be praying 25 hours a day of nafl salah!)? As unbelievable as this is, is such an act not against the shari’ah (which teaches moderation)? Where do these and other such statements come from? By no means do I wish to attack this work. I merely seek clarification and verification of the authenticity of such statements. Jazakallah

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Hadith: I am leaving behind two things

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Could you please inform what is the academic status of these two hadiths:

1. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Sunnat

2. I am leaving behind two things :the book of Allah and the Ahlu Bait

Outwardly there seems to be a contradiction, please enlighten.

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Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

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In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr).

Muslims know that seeing the unseen (ghayb) is only possible to Allah, and the claim and lie that people are able to do such things is clear shirk. And on top of that it is a lie on Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah).

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