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Reciting Quran aloud with a beautiful voice

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What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed, Allah Ta’ala listens more attentively to a man who recites the Qur’an loudly with a beautiful voice than the owner of a songstress listens to her [singing].”

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Food eaten at sehri

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Is there a Hadith which states that a person who eats suhur/sehri, will not be asked about that bounty/will not be held accountable for that food?

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The value of two rak’ahs of Salah

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed a grave and asked, ‘Who is buried here?’ The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) replied, ‘So and so person.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) thereupon said, ‘Offering two rak’ahs of Salah is more beloved to him than your entire world.’

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Repenting after sinning is the trait of a Believer

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Who is this attributed to and please mention the reference?

سعيد الجريري، قال: قلت للحسن: يا أبا سعيد الرجل يذنب ثم يتوب، ثم يذنب ثم يتوب، ثم يذنب ثم يتوب حتى متى؟ قال: ما أعلم هذا إلا أخلاق المؤمنين

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A narration regarding the stars before Qiyamah

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‘Allamah Qurtubi (rahimahullah) has mentioned this narration in his Tafsir. Is it authentic and does this mean that the stars will fall on the Earth?

عن ابن عباس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يبقى في السماء يومئذ نجم إلا سقط في الأرض، حتى يفزع أهل الأرض السابعة مما لقيت وأصاب العليا، يعني الأرض

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sermon during Hajj

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I request your assistance in regard to the khutbah of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) at ‘Arafah. My understanding is that there are only various short narrations in the books of Hadith and in fact there was more than one khutbah.

I have not been able to trace an authentic Hadith reference in regards long composite sermons, such as the following:

After praising, and thanking Allah Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether, after this year I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and

TAKE THESE WORDS TO THOSE WHO COULD NOT BE PRESENT HERE TODAY.

O People, just as you regard this month, this day as Sacred, so regard the life and property of every Muslim as sacred trust. Return the goods entrusted to you to their rightful owners. Harm no one so that no one may harm you. Remember that you will indeed meet your Lord, and that He will indeed reckon your deeds.

Allah has forbidden you to take usury (Interest); therefore all Interest obligations shall henceforth be waived. Your capital, however, is yours to keep. You will neither inflict nor suffer inequality. Allah has judged that there shall be no interest and that all the interest due to Abbas ibn Abd’al Mutallib shall henceforth be waived.

Beware of Satan, for the safety of your religion. He lost all hope that he will ever be able to lead you astray in big things, so beware of following him in small things.

O People, it is true that you have certain rights with regards to your women, but they also have rights over you. Remember that you have taken them as your wives only under Allah’s trust and with His permission.

Do treat your women well and be kind to them for they are your partners and committed helpers. If they abide by your right then to them belongs the right to be fed and clothed in kindness. And it is your right that they do not make friends with any one of whom you do not approve, as well as never to be unchaste.

O people listen to me in earnest, worship Allah, perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give of your wealth the poor due (Zakah). Perform Hajj (pilgrimage) if you can afford to.

All mankind is from Adam, and an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white, except by piety and good action.

Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not sway from the path of righteousness, after I am gone.

O People, no Prophet or Messenger will come after me, and no new faith will be born. Reason well, therefore, O People, and understand the words which I convey to you. I leave behind me two things, the Quran and my example (the Sunnah) and if you follow these you will never go astray.

All those who listen to me shall pass on my words to others and those to others again; and may the last ones understand my words better than those who listen to me directly. Be my witness, O Allah, that I have conveyed my message to your people.”

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Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would sit in the graveyard

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Can you mention the reference and arabic for this?

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to sit next to graves and when he was asked about this, he replied, “I am sitting amongst those people who remind me of the hereafter and when I leave, they will not backbite me.”

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A narration regarding Hudhayfah’s ibn Al Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) Suhur

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

عن زر بن حبيش قال: تسحرت ثم انطلقت إلى المسجد، فمررت بمنزل حذيفة بن اليمان فدخلت عليه، فأمر بلقحة فحلبت، وبقدر فسخنت، ثم قال:  ادن فكل ، فقلت: إني أريد الصوم، فقال:  وأنا أريد الصوم، فأكلنا وشربنا، ثم أتينا المسجد، فأقيمت الصلاة، ثم قال حذيفة:  هكذا فعل بي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قلت: أبعد الصبح؟ قال:  نعم، هو الصبح غير أن لم تطلع الشمس

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A virtue of Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyidah Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to know that Sayyidah Hafsah (radiyallahu ‘anha) had said about her that she is the daughter of a Jew. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met her, she was weeping. So he asked, ‘Why are you weeping?’ She replied, ‘Hafsah said that I am the daughter of a Jew.’

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: You are the daughter of a Prophet [Harun ‘alayhis salam], and your uncle was a Prophet as well [Musa ‘alayhis salam] and you are the wife of a Prophet, so what is she boasting about?’ Then Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) told Hafsah, ‘O Hafsah! Fear of Allah!’

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