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A du’a to be read when retiring to bed

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

ما من عبد يقول حين رد الله إليه روحه: لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير، إلا غفر الله له ذنوبه ولو كانت مثل زبد البحر

Translation

“Whoever reads the following du’a upon awakening, Allah will forgive his sins, even if it be like the foam of the ocean,

La ilaha illallahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadir”

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Another du’a for after meals

Question

‘When you eat food and say

All praise is due to Allah who fed me and gave this to me without any strength or ability on my part,

do all your past and future sins get forgiven.’

I got this Hadith from Sahih al Jami – Is this true,

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Reciting Surah Ikhlas ten times after Fardh Salah

Question

What is the status of the following narration and can we practice on it?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whomsoever does the following three actions with Iman, will enter Jannah from whichever door he wishes and will be married to the Maidens of Jannah when he wishes,

1) Whoever forgives his murderer,

2) Fulfills a debt secretly

3) and recites Surah Ikhlas ten times after Fard Salah.

Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then asked, ‘What about doing one only’?. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Even if you do one only [you will attain this reward]’

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Authenticity of the six fasts of Shawwal

Question

What is status of this Hadith ?

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، وَقُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، وَعَلِيُّ بْنُ حُجْرٍ، جَمِيعًا عَنْ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، – قَالَ ابْنُ أَيُّوبَ حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، – أَخْبَرَنِي سَعْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ، عَنْ عُمَرَ، بْنِ ثَابِتِ بْنِ الْحَارِثِ الْخَزْرَجِيِّ عَنْ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، – رضى الله عنه – أَنَّهُ حَدَّثَهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ

‏ “‏ مَنْ صَامَ رَمَضَانَ ثُمَّ أَتْبَعَهُ سِتًّا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ كَانَ كَصِيَامِ الدَّهْرِ ‏”‏

Sahih Muslim , باب اسْتِحْبَابِ صَوْمِ سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ مِنْ شَوَّالٍ اتِّبَاعًا لِرَمَضَانَ ‏

and what is status of its narrator سَعْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدِ بْنِ قَيْسٍ ? Is he reliable ?

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Drinking water on an empty stomach

Question

I would like to know if there is a Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited that water be the first thing drunk in the morning on an empty stomach as this causes different types of illnesses. I received a message saying it is mentioned in Tabarani.

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Sayyiduna ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdil Muttalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Allah has taken me as a close friend (Khalil) as He took Ibrahim as a close friend. So my house and the house of Ibrahim will be opposite to one another in Jannah, and ‘Abbas will be in between us, a believer between two close friends.

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Honouring the noble ones

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

إذا أتاكم كريم قوم فأكرموه

Translation

When the noble ones of a certain nation come to you then honour them

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