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Explanation of the word ‘istidraj’

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Please provide the authenticity and commentary of the narration below:

In a Hadith narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

إذا رأيت الله تعالى يعطي العبد من الدنيا ما يحب وهو مقيم على معاصيه فإنما ذلك منه استدراجا

“When you see that Allah Ta’ala gives a person (material) things of the worldly life which he desires whilst he remains persistent in sinning, then [know] that it is only Istidraj from Allah Ta’ala.

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The belly is the pond of the body

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What is the status of the following Hadith?

المعدة حوض البدن، والعروق إليها واردة، فإذا صحت المعدة، صدرت العروق بالصحة، وإذا فسدت المعدة، صدرت العروق بالسقم

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Caution against hoarding food

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

“Whoever hoards food [and keeps it from] the Muslims, Allah will afflict him with leprosy and bankruptcy.”

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An unreliable narration on the virtue of visiting the graves of one’s parents

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Can you tell me the authenticity of this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who visits one of his parent’s grave or both parent’s graves with intention of rewards, gets the reward of one accepted Hajj and whoever visits their grave frequently, the angels will come to visit his grave [when he passes away].” Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 45544

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A query regarding the du’a Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite when distressed

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Is the following narration authentic?

كان الرسول ﷺ إن ضاقت دنياه يُردّد، يا حي يا قيوم برحمتك استغيث أصلح لي شأني كلّه ولا تكلني إلى نفسي طرفة عين

When Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) world became constricted, [i.e. when he was in distress], he would repeat, ‘Ya Hayyu Ya Qayyumu bi rahmatika astaghith, aslih li sha-ni kullah wa la takilni ila nafsi tarfata ‘ayn.’

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