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Reciting Quran aloud with a beautiful voice

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What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed, Allah Ta’ala listens more attentively to a man who recites the Qur’an loudly with a beautiful voice than the owner of a songstress listens to her [singing].”

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Food eaten at sehri

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Is there a Hadith which states that a person who eats suhur/sehri, will not be asked about that bounty/will not be held accountable for that food?

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The value of two rak’ahs of Salah

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once passed a grave and asked, ‘Who is buried here?’ The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) replied, ‘So and so person.’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) thereupon said, ‘Offering two rak’ahs of Salah is more beloved to him than your entire world.’

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A narration regarding the stars before Qiyamah

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‘Allamah Qurtubi (rahimahullah) has mentioned this narration in his Tafsir. Is it authentic and does this mean that the stars will fall on the Earth?

عن ابن عباس قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لا يبقى في السماء يومئذ نجم إلا سقط في الأرض، حتى يفزع أهل الأرض السابعة مما لقيت وأصاب العليا، يعني الأرض

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Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would sit in the graveyard

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Can you mention the reference and arabic for this?

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to sit next to graves and when he was asked about this, he replied, “I am sitting amongst those people who remind me of the hereafter and when I leave, they will not backbite me.”

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A narration regarding Hudhayfah’s ibn Al Yaman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) Suhur

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

عن زر بن حبيش قال: تسحرت ثم انطلقت إلى المسجد، فمررت بمنزل حذيفة بن اليمان فدخلت عليه، فأمر بلقحة فحلبت، وبقدر فسخنت، ثم قال:  ادن فكل ، فقلت: إني أريد الصوم، فقال:  وأنا أريد الصوم، فأكلنا وشربنا، ثم أتينا المسجد، فأقيمت الصلاة، ثم قال حذيفة:  هكذا فعل بي رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، قلت: أبعد الصبح؟ قال:  نعم، هو الصبح غير أن لم تطلع الشمس

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A virtue of Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyidah Safiyyah (radiyallahu ‘anha), the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to know that Sayyidah Hafsah (radiyallahu ‘anha) had said about her that she is the daughter of a Jew. When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met her, she was weeping. So he asked, ‘Why are you weeping?’ She replied, ‘Hafsah said that I am the daughter of a Jew.’

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: You are the daughter of a Prophet [Harun ‘alayhis salam], and your uncle was a Prophet as well [Musa ‘alayhis salam] and you are the wife of a Prophet, so what is she boasting about?’ Then Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa salam) told Hafsah, ‘O Hafsah! Fear of Allah!’

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Giving water to drink

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Giving water to drink where water is available is equal to freeing a slave and where water isn’t available it is equal to reviving a dead

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