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References for the names of the Khulafa in the Friday khutbah

Question

Respected Shaykh, I wanted to ask regarding a hadith that I always hear during the Friday khutbah, I wanted to know if it is an authentic hadith and if it should be read every week during the khutbah?

The Hadith is a long one that discusses the khulafa and other sahabah, but it starts of with ‘Arhamu Ummati Bi Ummati Abu Bakr Wa Ashadduhum Fi Amrillahi Umar Wa Asdaquhum Hayan-an Uthman…’ the Hadith continues to mention Ali, Hassan, Hussain, Fatimah, Hamzah and Abbas (radiyallahu’anhum).

Is this Hadith is authentic, and are the Khulafa mentioned in the hadith in order? Jazakallah for your time, May Allah bless you and your family.

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Do not hate the ‘Ulama

Question

Could you please let me know if the following is a Hadith and its reference.

“Be an ‘Alim (scholar), or one who strives to become one, or at least one who listens (to the ‘Ulama) or one who loves (them). Do not become the fifth (one who hates them) for you will be destroyed.”

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Authenticity of Hadiths on conquest of India

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What is the status of the following hadiths?

1) Thawban (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Two groups of my Ummah Allah has protected from the Hellfire, a group that will conquer India and a group that will be with ‘Isa son of Maryam (‘alayhimas salam)”

2) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “The Messenger of Allah (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) promised us the conquest of India. If I (Abu Hurayra) were to come across that I will spend my soul and wealth. If I am killed then I am among the best of martyrs. And if I return then I am Abu Hurayrah, the freed.”

3) Nu’aym ibn Hammad in Al-Fitan has recorded that Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that the Messenger of Allah, (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), mentioned India and said, “A group of you will conquer India, Allah Ta’ala will open for them [India] until they come with its kings chained, Allah Ta’ala having forgiven their sins. When they return [from India], they will find Sayyiduna ‘Isa ibn Maryam in Syria.”

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Do not delay in five things

Question

Please provide the correct translation and reference of the following:

Sayyiduan ‘Ali (radiyallahu’anhu) said that Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alaihi wasallam) advised haste in 5 matters: Establishing Salah, repentance before death, completing the funeral rites of the deceased, paying off debts, marriage when a suitable match is found. Jazakumullah.

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The ranks of a Shahid (martyr)

Question

Being a martyr can be through different forms , for example; passing away in an accident, passing away through an illness, passing away fighting for your deen etc.

Is the reward different for the martyrs? In short, are their rewards according to their ranks, or what?

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One virtue of replying to the Adhan

Question

Please verify if this is authentic:

‘When a person hears and replies to the adhan, then reads the du’a after adhan and radina billahi rabba…,he gets two million virtues. And if a lady in the home does this, she gets one million virtues’.

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