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Four things contribute to happiness

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Where does the following Hadith appear and what is its authenticity?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Four things contribute to happiness/bliss:

1. A righteous wife
2. A spacious home
3. A righteous neighbour
4. A comfortable means of transport”

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Seeking forgiveness for the deceased after burial

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I want to know the authenticity of this Hadith:

“When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would finish the burial of the deceased, he would stay by the grave and say, ‘Seek forgiveness for your brother and beg steadfastness for him as he is now being questioned.'”

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A narration regarding two cursed sounds

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once took hold of my hand and we proceeded to visit his ailing son, Ibrahim. They found the infant in the throes of death, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed him on his lap until his soul left him. Then he put the child down and wept, whereupon I (‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked in astonishment, ‘You are weeping, O Messenger of Allah, while you prohibit crying!?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘I did not prohibit weeping but rather, I forbade two voices which are imbecilic and sinful; One, a voice to the accompaniment of musical amusement and Shaytan’s instruments, the other, a voice due to some calamity, accompanied by striking of the face and tearing of garments. But this [crying] stems from compassion, and whosoever does not show compassion will not receive it….”

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Another narration on contentment

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Is this Hadith reliable?

عن أبي ذر رضي الله عنه، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم أنه قال: يا أبا ذر، أترى كثرة المال هو الغنى؟ قلت: نعم. قال: وترى أن قلة المال هو الفقر؟ قلت: نعم يا رسول الله. قال:ليس كذلك إنما الغنى غنى القلب والفقر فقر القلب

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Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) explains the meaning of humility

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Please mention the Arabic text and reference for this narration:

Fudayl ibn ‘Iyad (rahimahullah) said:

“Humility is subjecting to what is right [the haqq] and submitting to/following it. If you hear it [haqq] from a child, you accept it, or even if you hear it from the most ignorant of people, you still accept it.” (Ibn Abid Dunya)

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‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice to one of his armies

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

عن زيد بن وهب، قال: أتاهم كتاب عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه وهم في بعض المغازي: بلغني أنكم في أرض تأكلون طعاما يقال له الجبن، فانظروا ما حلاله من حرامه، وتلبسون الفراء فانظروا ذكيه من ميته

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