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‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)’s advice to a murderer

Question

Is the following incident authentic?

A person once asked Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) that he was in love with a girl but his proposal was rejected. When somebody else’s proposal was accepted, he became angry and killed the girl. He asked whether there was any way he would be forgiven. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) asked him if his mother was alive. He replied in the negative. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) then told him: Make sincere tawbah. When he left the ‘Ulama in the majlis asked ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) why he had asked the youngster regarding his mother. Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied that he had not found any higher position than the mother’s position. He had hope if he served his mother he would be forgiven.

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A lengthy discussion between Nabi (sallallahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and a traveller

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What is the authenticity of the following dialogue between a traveler and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):
Traveler: I do not want ‘adhab to be written in my account.
The Holy Prophet: behave well with your parents

Traveler: I want to be known among people as an intelligent person.
The Holy Prophet: fear Allah always.

Traveler: I want to be counted among Allah’s favorites.
The Holy Prophet: recite Quran every morning and evening.

Traveler: I want my heart to always be enlightened.
The Holy Prophet: never forget death

Traveler: I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
The Holy Prophet: always treat fellow creatures well.

Traveler : I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
The Holy Prophet: always have faith in only Allah.

Traveler: I never want to be humiliated.
The Holy Prophet: be careful of your actions…..

 

The narration goes on to mention approximately eighteen advises in total.

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Reciting a du’a and sending the reward to one’s parents

Question

Kindly verify the authenticity of the following narration:

Whosoever recites the following du’a once, and then requests Allah Ta’ala to transfer the reward earned thereby to the credit of his parents, is like one having fulfilled his obligations to them:

الْحَمْدُ لِلَّهِ رَبِّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، وَلَهُ الْكِبْرِيَاءُ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ ، لِلَّهِ الْحَمْدُ رَبِّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، وَلَهُ الْعَظَمَةُ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ ، لِلَّهِ الْمُلْكُ رَبِّ السَّمَوَاتِ وَرَبِّ الأَرْضِ وَرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ ، وَلَهُ النُّورُ فِي السَّمَوَاتِ وَالأَرْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَزِيزُ الْحَكِيمُ

All praise be to the Sustainer of the worlds, the Rabb of the heavens and the earth, to Him alone belongs the true greatness in the heavens and in the earth and He alone has Supremacy and is Wise. All praise be to Allah, the Rabb of the Heavens and the Rabb of the earth, the Sustainer of the Worlds, to Him alone belongs majesty in the heavens and in the earth, and He is Supreme and Wise; He alone is the Sovereign, Rabb of the heavens and the earth and the Sustainer of the Worlds; to Him alone belongs the celestial light (nur) of the heavens and the earth and He is the Majestic, the Wise.

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The best names for children

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Is the following narration authentic and suitable to quote?

 عبد الله بن جراد قال: صحبني رجل من مؤتة فأتى النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام وأنا معه فقال: يارسول الله ! ولد لى مولود فما اخير الاسماء ؟ قال: ان خير اسمائكم الحارث وهمام ونعم الاسم عبد الله وعبد الرحمن وسموا بأسماء الانبياء ولا تسموا بأسماء الملائكة، قال: وباسمك ؟ قال: وباسمى ولا تكنوا بكنيتي

Jazakallahu khayran

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A virtue of teaching one’s child the Holy Quran?

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What is the status of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever teaches the reading of Quran to his son (without memorising it), all his past and future sins will be forgiven and whoever makes his child memorise the Quran will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the semblance of a full moon and his son will be asked to start reciting, and for every ayah read by the child, the status of the parent will be raised to the next higher grade of Jannah, till the recitation of the Holy Quran is completed.”

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Seven splendid advices to Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Kindly provide the reference of the following Hadith and verify the translation.

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) said:

“My close friend (i.e. Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered me with seven things:

1) To love the poor and to be close to them

2) To look to those who are less [fortunate] than me and not to those who are above me

3) To maintain the ties of kinship even if they break them off

4) To not ask anyone for anything (i.e. to abstain from begging)

5) To say the truth even if it is unpleasant

6) To not fear the censure of the critics

7) To increase in saying: ‘La hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’ (There is no might nor power except with Allah), as it is from the treasures that are underneath the Throne.”

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Being compassionate to one’s family

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Is this Hadith found in Tirmidhi and is it acceptable to quote?

Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed among the believers with the most complete faith is the one who is the best in conduct, and the most kind to his family.”

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