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Respect bread


Respect bread. It is from the blessings of the skies and earth. Whoever eats fallen bread from the table cloth for him there is maghfirah [salvation].

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

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Du’a for knowledge, ‘amal, sustenance and cure


I want to know about supplications regarding ilm, rizq, amal etc.

I memorised one of them (no. 1) but I keep hearing different versions of it from scholars (see 2, 3 as examples, and I have heard more versions).

1- Allahumma inni asaluka ‘ilman nafi’an wa rizqan tayyiban wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan Ya arhamar rahimeen. (I had memorised this one).

2- Allahumma inni asaluka ilman nafi’a was rizqan wasi’a wa ‘amalan mutaqabbala [wa shifa-an min kulli da.]

3- Allahumma inna nasaluka ilman nafia’ wa amalan salihan muta’qabbala wa rizqan wasian halalan tayyiba

My question is; The “masnun” du’as that talk about ilm, rizq, amal etc, do we have multiple authentic narrations on it with different words? If so, on these du’as, is there one text that is more authentic/preferred that is better to use compared to others? Jazakumullahu khayran for this valuable service.

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) describing a few Ambiya


Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I met Musa on the night of my Ascension to heaven [Mi’raj].” The Prophet then described him saying, “He was a tall person with lank hair as if he belonged to the people of the tribe of Shanuah.’ The Prophet further said, “I met ‘Isa.” The Prophet described him saying, “He was one of moderate height and was red-faced as if he had just come out of a bathroom. I saw Ibrahim whom I resembled more than any of his children did.” The Prophet further said, “(That night) I was given two cups; one with milk and the other with wine. I was asked to take either of them which I liked, and I took the milk and drank it. On that it was said to me, ‘You have been guided to the right path (fitrah). If you had taken the wine, your nation would have gone astray.”

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An unauthentic virtue of consuming honey


Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once said:

“Eat honey. By Him in whose hand is my soul, the Angels seek forgiveness on behalf of the household that has honey. If a person drinks honey, a thousand remedies enter his stomach and a thousand diseases will come out. If a man dies and has honey in his belly, the fire will not touch his body.”

Is this authentic?

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Challenging the authenticity of a Hadith in Bukhari!


Is this Hadith Sahih considering its chains?

This is what I read about it:

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, ‘From among my followers there will be some people who will consider illegal sexual intercourse, the wearing of silk (clothes), the drinking of alcoholic drinks and the use of musical instruments, as lawful.’

Although this hadith is in Sahih Al-Bukhari, its chain of transmission is not connected to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing! s be upon him) and this invalidates its authenticity.

Ibn Hazam rejects it for that very reason.

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Wudu after eating something that was cooked on the fire


Kindly please revert back to me with the authenticity of the below Hadith.

As I have been rinsing my mouth after eating my meal whenever I am in wudu.

Abu Dawud (Purification (Kitab Al-Taharah) – 195)

Abu Sufyan ibn Sa’id ibn al-Mughirah reported that he entered upon Umm Habibah who presented him a glass of sawiq (a drink prepared with roasted flour and water) to drink. He called for water and rinsed his mouth. She said: O my cousin, don’t you perform ablution? The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

Perform ablution after eating anything cooked with fire, or he said: anything touched by fire.

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