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Ibn Shihab Az Zuhri would ensure that he fasted on ‘Aashura

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Can you mention the source for this please?

الليث: عن معاوية بن صالح، أن أبا جبلة حدثه، قال كنت مع ابن شهاب في سفر فصام يوم عاشوراء، فقيل له: تصوم يوم عاشوراء في السفر وأنت تفطر في رمضان؟ قال: إن رمضان له عدة من أيام أخر، وإن عاشوراء يفوت

سير أعلام النبلاء

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Visiting the sick on ‘Aashura

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Is this deed for ‘Aashura authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Visit the sick on the day of ‘Aashura, it will be as though you visited the sick of the entire children of Adam”

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was the most compassionate towards his family

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Could you verify this narration?

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “I never saw anyone who was more compassionate towards his family than Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). His son Ibrahim was in the care of a wet nurse in the hills around Madinah. He would go there, and we would go with him. He would enter the house, pick up his son, kiss him and then return. The house would be filled with smoke as the foster father was a blacksmith.

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Reference for the narration on the risks of associating with an innovator

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What is the reference for this narration on the risks of associating with an innovator?

Sufyan Thawri (rahimahullah) said:

“Whoever associates with an innovator puts himself at risk of one of three things:

1) That he cause trouble for others [his association with this person can be understood by others as his endorsement of incorrect actions or beliefs].

2) That one of these incorrect actions or beliefs would appeal to him, cause him to err, and lead him to Jahannam.

3) That he is driven to say, “I take an oath on Allah, I do not care what they [the righteous] are saying about him [the innovator with which he is keeping company]. I can take care of my own Din.”

Whoever relies on himself [instead of relying on Allah] to care of his Din will be stripped of it.”

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Making one’s parents happy

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What is the status of the following narration?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: نومك على السرير برا بوالديك تضحكهما، ويضحكانك أفضل من جهادك بالسيف في سبيل الله عز وجل

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