Clarification

The exact wording for the du’a before meals

Question

I saw a question on your site and became curious to other similar types of du’as which are still being taught to our kids. One of which is the du’a before meals; do the following words appear in the Hadith?

 bismillahi wa a’la barakatillah.

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The reward for donating one date

Question

Is there a Hadith – that if a person gives a date in the path of Allah, Allah will reward him with mountains in gold but if he gives mountains of gold for name and fame (i.e. without sincerity) Allah will take him to task on the Day of Qiyamah?

If so is it authentic?

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Reference for a Hadith on riba

Question

Is there a Hadith that says ”The rules Riba (interest) do not apply between a Muslim and a Harbi [A Non-Muslim waging war against Muslims]” and what is the status of the Hadith?

I heard that Imam Az Zayla’i said it’s extremely weak.

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Clarification on Hadiths regarding the permissibility/impermissibility of selling dogs

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narrations:

1) Imam Nasa’i reports from Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu),that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) forbade the price of dogs and cats, except for hunting dogs.

2) Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a man to pay forty dirhams for killing a hunting dog.

3) Rasulullah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered a person to pay a ram for having killed a watchdog.

How do we reconcile between the above Hadiths and the Hadith in Bukhari wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that the price of a dog is impure (khabith)?

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Exact wording of the du’a when leaving home

Question

The du’a that is read when leaving one’s home,

بِسْمِ اللهِ، تَوَكَّلْتُ عَلَى اللهِ، وَلَا حَوْلَ وَلَا قُوَّةَ إِلَّا بِاللهِ

bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallahi wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah

Is the wa before la hawla found in the books of Hadith or is it an addition made from the side of people?

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Hadith about ‘kaffarah’ for breaking the fast in Ramadan

Question

I read about the Fiqh of Ramadan on one website and it says if one violates the fast while eating he must fast for two consecutive months as kaffarah. It said one Sahabi ate in the day in Ramadan and the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) ordered him to expiate it by fasting as mentioned above. It said it was in Sunan Daraqutni. Is there a Hadith saying this? As I’m unsure of its authenticity.

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Saying JazakAllahu khayra

Question

When saying thanking someone should one say JazakAllah or should the addendum “Khayra” be added? Is there any narration that states or allows just the words “JazakAllah” without the addition of “Khayra” As I have heard that JazakAllah alone could possibly be a curse too, (i.e. may Allah extract retributive justice from you) and I was led to believe that this a vestige of the Khawarij?

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Hadith on giving the elders first

Question

Is there any Hadith which mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salaam) once gave some drink (after drinking some) to the Sahabi on his right and advised him to give it to the elder Sahabi after him.

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