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The River of Baydakh

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Kindly provide the source and authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) has narrated: “Verily there is a river in Jannah (paradise) called Al-Baydakh. Upon it there are domes made of precious jewels, and beneath it there are maidens growing [like plants], singing the Quran.

The people of Jannah will say: Come with us to Al-Baydakh. When they reach, they will [begin to] examine those maidens. When one of them [i.e. the people of Jannah] then fancies a maiden, he will place his hand upon her wrist. She will then follow him and another will grow in her place [i.e. in place of her].” Read More »

An unauthentic virtue of reciting Surah Najm

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever recites Surah Najm (Surah: 53), Allah will give him ten good deeds, for each person who believed in Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and denied him in Makkah.”

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Falling asleep in Salah

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I have received the following hadith. Please may I be informed regarding its authenticity.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)‎‬ said:

“If one gets up to pray at night and his eyes are overtaken by sleep while in sajdah, Allah will say to his angels: ‘Look my angels! This is my slave! His soul is with Me and his body is before Me. Record his qiyam for him and count his sleep as a sadaqah from Me on him.”

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Another narration regarding the Iman of those after Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Is this Hadith authentic and what is the meaning of افضل?

عن عمر، رضي الله عنه قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم جالسا فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أتدرون أي أهل الإيمان أفضل إيمانا؟ قالوا يا رسول الله الملائكة؟ قال: هم كذلك ويحق ذلك لهم وما يمنعهم وقد أنزلهم الله المنزلة التي أنزلهم بها بل غيرهم قالوا: يا رسول الله فالأنبياء الذين أكرمهم الله تعالى بالنبوة والرسالة؟ قال: هم كذلك ويحق لهم ذلك وما يمنعهم وقد أنزلهم الله المنزلة التي أنزلهم بها بل غيرهم قال: قلنا: فمن هم يا رسول الله؟ قال: أقوام يأتون من بعدي في أصلاب الرجال فيؤمنون بي ولم يروني ويجدون الورق المعلق فيعملون بما فيه فهؤلاء أفضل أهل الإيمان إيمانا

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Hadithus Sur (The Hadith of the Trumpet)

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A narration has been circulating on social media, the gist of which describes how the Angel of death will eventually take his own life after taking the lives of the other prominent Angels, and then, after nothing remains, Allah Ta’ala calls out making an announcement demonstrating his authority and divinity. Is it really a Hadith, and what is its authenticity? Read More »

Another version of the Hadith regarding the Keys of the treasure of the heavens and the earth

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Is this suitable to quote and practise upon?

عن ابن عباس أن عثمان جاء إلى النبي صلّى الله عليه وسلم فقال له: أخبرني عن مقاليد السماوات والأرض فقال: سبحان الله والحمد لله ولا إله إلا الله والله أكبر ولا حول ولا قوة إلا بالله العلي العظيم الأول والآخر والظاهر والباطن بيده الخير يحيي ويميت وهو على كل شيء قدير من قالهن يا عثمان إذا أصبح عشر مرات وإذا أمسى أعطاه الله ست خصال. أما أولهن فيحرس من إبليس وجنوده. وأما الثانية فيعطى قنطارا من الأجر وأما الثالثة فيزوج من الحور العين. وأما الرابعة فيغفر له ذنوبه. وأما الخامسة فيكون مع إبراهيم الخليل في قبته. أما السادسة فيحضره اثنا عشر ملكا عند موته يبشرونه بالجنة ويزفونه من قبره إلى الموقف فإن أصابه شيء من أهاويل يوم القيامة قالوا لا تخف إنك من الآمنين ثم يحاسبه الله حسابا يسيرا ثم يؤمر به إلى الجنة يزفونه إلى الجنة من موقفه كما تزف العروس حتى يدخلونه الجنة بإذن الله تعالى والناس في شدة الحساب

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Practising medicine without having knowledge

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Is this Hadith authentic and can it be quoted?

من تطبب ولم يعلم منه طب قبل ذلك فهو ضامن

Whoever gives medical treatment and he is not known to be [a doctor/medical practitioner] then he is liable

 

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A Hadith which mentions tawassul in du’a

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Is this Hadith and du’a authentic?

‘Uthman ibn Hunayf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a blind man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “Supplicate to Allah to heal me.” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you wish I will supplicate for you, and if you wish, you can be patient, for that is better for you.” He said: “Then supplicate”. He said: “So he ordered him to perform wudu and to make his wudu complete, and to supplicate with this supplication: ‘O Allah, I ask You and turn towards You by Your Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy. Indeed, I have turned to my Rabb, by means of You, concerning this need of mine, so that it can be resolved, so O Allah so accept his intercession for me.”

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Ten noble traits of character

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Is the following narration suitable to quote?

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) has said that there are ten noble traits of character:

  1. Speaking the truth.
  2. [Having] True courage/strength when it comes to the obedience of Allah Ta’ala.
  3. Giving to the needy.
  4. Returning a good favor.
  5. Maintaining family ties.
  6. Taking care of and returning a trust [something kept by you for safekeeping].
  7. Being good to the neighbor [stand up for him and protect his dignity].
  8. Being good to the companion [stand up for him and protect his dignity].
  9. Hosting and looking after the guest well.
  10. And the best of them [i.e. these traits] is Modesty.

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A severe punishment for fornication

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Is the following narration suitable to quote?

قال: ثم مضيت هنيهة، فإذا أنا بنساء تعلقن بِثَدْيِهِنَّ، فَسَمِعَتْهُنَّ يَضْجِجْنَ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، قُلْتُ: يَا جِبْرِيلُ مَنْ هَؤُلَاءِ النِّسَاءُ؟ قَالَ: هَؤُلَاءِ الزُّنَاةُ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ.

He [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: Thereafter I proceeded for a little while, then suddenly I was by [a group of] women hung by their breasts. I heard them screeching out to Allah Ta’ala, honored and revered is He. I said [i.e. asked]: ‘O Jibril, who are these women?’

He replied: These are the fornicators amongst your Ummah [nation/followers]. Read More »