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When Bismillah was revealed

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Is this Hadith suitable to quote?

Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was reported to have said:

“When ‘Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim’ [In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful] was revealed, the clouds gave way by moving to the East, the winds ceased blowing, the oceans became calm, the creatures prepared themselves to listen, the shayatin were pelted [with fire from the heavens] and Allah, swearing an oath by His honour, declared: ‘Anyone who says this name of mine upon anything, I will surely impart barakah in that thing.'”

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Staying away from evil leaders

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Is this narration authentic?

ليأتين عليكم أمراء يقربون شرار الناس ويؤخرون الصلاة عن مواقيتها فمن أدرك ذلك منكم فلا يكونن عريفا ولا شرطيا ولا جابيا ولا خازنا

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The punishment for concealing knowledge

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I wanted to know the reference and authenticity of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever is asked about some knowledge [that he knows] and he conceals it, he will be bridled on the Day of Qiyamah with a bridle of fire.”

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The characteristics of the inhabitants of Jannah and Jahannam

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Harithah ibn Wahb (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates, I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying:

“Should I not inform you of the people of Jannah? Every weak person who is considered [by people] to be weak and humble. If such a person were to take an oath, Allah would fulfil it. Shall I tell you who are the people of Jahannam? Every harsh, haughty and arrogant person.’

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Giving due where it’s due

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Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr entered the presence of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and sat near him. Thereafter, `Ali ibn Abi Talib requested permission [to enter], and then he [too] entered.

When Abu Bakr saw him, he moved [out of respect] for him.

Upon seeing this, the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said to him, “Why did you do this, O Abu Bakr?”

He said, “Out of honour and respect for him, O Messenger of Allah.”

He said, “Only virtuous people recognize other virtuous people.”

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The virtue of spending Ramadan in Makkah

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Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) said, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever is in Makkah when Ramadan comes, and he fasts and prays qiyam as much as he can, Allah will write for him the reward of a hundred thousand Ramadans observed elsewhere, and for every day Allah will write for him the reward of manumitting a slave, and for every night the reward of manumitting a slave, and for every day the reward of providing mounts for two fighters in Allah’s cause, and for every day a good deed, and for every night a good deed.”
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A difficult ascent lies ahead

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I wanted to know the authenticity and meaning of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “In front of you is a difficult ascent, which those who are heavily laden cannot get over.” Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then said, “I therefore wish to lighten up for that ascent”

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