Clarification

Virtue of reciting two rakats after Maghrib salah

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What is the status of the following hadith?

“The person who loves that Allah Ta’ala protect his Iman until he meets Allah Ta’ala on the day of Qiyamah, should perform every evening two optional rakats after the two Sunnats of Maghrib before talking to anyone. He should read in each rakat  Surah Fatiha, Sura Falaq and Surah Naas. Verily Allah will safeguard his Iman until he meets Allah on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

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Query about the Hadith on being two faced

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Regarding the following Hadith

من كان ذا وجهين في الدنيا كان له يوم القيامه لسانان من نار

Is there a narration that has the word لسان (not dual) because I read that in a copy of Zadut Talibin.

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When was Egypt referred to as "Misr"?

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Can you please help me in finding out when the first mention of Misr in regards to Egypt was recorded in Hadith literature. Are there any texts which refer to Egypt as Misr at the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) or was it named Misr after our Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed away?

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Authenticity of Hadith: Allah will never unite my ummah upon misguidance

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Please provide the reference for the following hadith and kindly confirm the translation as well:

“Allah Ta’ala will never allow my Ummah to unite upon misguidance. Allah Ta’ala’s mercy, blessings and protection are with the largest group of Muslims. And he who deviates from this largest group of Muslims will be thrown into Hell”.

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References for the names of the Khulafa in the Friday khutbah

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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

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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 (sallallahu ‘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 (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) promised us the conquest of India. If I [Abu Hurayrah] 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, (sallallahu ‘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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