Moulana Suhail Motala

A river in Jannah called ‘Rajab’?

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

إن في الجنة نهرًا يقال له: رجب, أشد بياضًا من اللَّبن, وأحلى من العسل, مَن صام يومًا من رجب، سقاه الله من ذلك النهر

“Indeed, there is a river in Jannah that is called ‘Rajab’. It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasts a day in Rajab, Allah Ta’ala will provide him with the water of that river.”

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“Accompany the intelligent, and you will be regarded to be part of them”

Question

What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration? Also, who is it attributed to?

‘Abdullah said:

“My father said to me, ‘O my son, accompany the intelligent, and indeed you will be ascribed to them, even if you are not from them! And do not accompany the ignoramuses, lest you are ascribed to them, even if you are not from them!”

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Whoever fears Allah, will be feared

Question

Please confirm the reference of the following statement and if it is a Hadith or a statement of a Sahabi/the pious?

“The one who does not fear Allah, fears everything, and the one who fears Allah, everybody fears him.”

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The qualities and signs of an ostentatious person

Question

Could you kindly give a reference for this?

It is narrated that Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “There are four qualities of a show-off; He is lazy when alone, he is [only] active when among people, he [only] increases in deeds if he is praised and he decreases actions when admonished.”

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If someone insults you, do not retaliate

Question

Is this a Hadith?

“And if a person reviles you and dishonours you with what he knows of you then do not degrade him (back) with what you know of him for the curse (of abuse) will only be upon him.”

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Ibn Mas’ud’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding the origin of menstruation

Question

Is the following narration authentic and is the contents about the origin of menstruation correct?

It is narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that he said: “The men and women of the Banu Israil used to pray together. If a woman had a [male friend in the congregation], she would wear wooden shoes [that were elevated like stilts] in order to raise herself for her friend. Then, Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla inflicted them with menstruation.” Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to say: “Expel them [from the masjids] just as Allah has expelled them.”

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A query regarding the bazar du’a cited in Ihya ‘Ulumid Din

Question

What is the original reference for this Hadith in Imam Ghazali’s Revival of the Religious Sciences?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: If a man says after entering the market the following, There is no deity but Allah, the Single, there is no partner for Him, His is the kingdom and for Him is all praise, He gives life and takes life, He is eternal and will not die, in His hands, there is good and He is powerful over all things’, Allah will reward him with thousands of merits.

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