Authentication

A clarification regarding offering two rak’ahs before Zuhr and the reward of offering the twelve rak’ahs of Sunnah Salah daily

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Someone shared the following saying that if one does this then Jannah becomes wajib.

Is this authentic and if so which two rak’ah is it speaking about before Zuhr Salah?

Narrated ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar: “I offered with Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) two rak’ahs prayer before the Zuhr prayer and two rak’ahs after Zuhr, two rak’ahs after Jumu’ah, two rak’ahs after Maghrib and two rak’ahs after ‘Isha.‏” Reference: Sahih al Bukhari

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An unreliable du’a; Al Jawshanul Kabir

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Please I would like to know the status and authenticity of the du’a called ‘Jawshan Al Kabir’ (الجوشن الكبير)

It is said that this du’a is very rewarding to be recited in the beginning of the month of Ramadan.

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The Ismul A’azam in two Verses

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Asma’ bint Yazid reported: The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The greatest name of Allah is in these two Verses: ‘Your God is one God, there is no God but Him, the Gracious, the Merciful’ (2:163). As well as the opening of Surah Alu ‘Imran: Allah, there is no God but Him, the Living, the Sustainer.'” (3:2)

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Following the ways of the Banu Israil, handspan by handspan

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Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and explanation of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘You will most definitely follow the ways of those before you, handspan by handspan, arm’s length by arm’s length, so much so that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would certainly enter it [as well].’

We asked: ‘O Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam], [Are you referring to] the Jews and Christians?

He replied: ‘Whom else?’ Read More »

Khalid’s ibn Ma’dan statement regarding spending five nights of the year in ‘ibadah

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I want to know the authenticity of this particular saying of Tabi’i Khalid ibn Ma’dan (rahimahullah) who said:

“There are five particular nights in a whole year, whosoever spends these nights in worship with intention of gaining virtues and believing [in its promised virtues], Allah will grant him entrance into Jannah

1. The first night of Rajab (worships in the night and fasts during the day for all)

2) The 15th night of Sha’ban

3 and 4) Both nights of ‘Eid (fasting the day preceding these nights or some versions state ‘Does not fast the next day’)

5. The night of ‘Ashura.’

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The virtue of wearing simple clothing

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Is this Hadith authentic?

من ترك اللباس وهوقادر عليه تواضعا لله دعاه الله على رؤوس الخلائق، حتى يخير في حلل الإيمان يلبس أيها شاء

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Another Hadith regarding the detrimental characteristics of women

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Kindly provide the correct Arabic wording and authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘The majority of those I saw therein [i.e. in the fire] were women who spread secrets when entrusted; when they are asked, they are stingy, and when they ask others, they do so in a demanding way.’

Husayn [ibn Muhammad, when narrating this Hadith] said [that Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam – also added]: ‘And when they are given something, they are not appreciative.’ Read More »

The full narration regarding Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari

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Kindly answer the following questions regarding the incident of Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the thief:

1) Is it authentic and suitable to quote?

2) Can this be read with the intention of gaining the protection of Allah Ta’ala and is there any particular procedure to adopt?

3) Please provide the full Arabic text and translation. Read More »