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Loving fellow believers and not taunting them

Question

Are the following narration sahih?

1. Sayyiduna Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Whoever taunts a brother (Muslim) with a sin (which the Muslim has committed), will not die until he (the taunter) commits the same sin.’

2. Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alyhi wasallam) said:

‘A Mu’min (Believer) is the repository of love. There is no goodness in a man who does not have love for anyone nor does anyone love him.’

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Benefits/harms of the mushroom

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said that mushroom is a good cure for the eyes; it also serves as a form of birth control and arrests paralysis.

Is this sound?

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Worshiping Allah for forty days sincerely

Question

How authentic is the following narration? Is there any essence to it?

من اخلص العبادة لله تعالى أربعين يوماً ظهرت ينابيع الحكمة على قلبه ولسانه

Whoever sincerely worships Allah Ta’ala for 40 days, will find springs of wisdom gushing from his heart and tongue.

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Drink water in sips, not gulps

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said the best drink in this world is water, when you are thirsty drink it by sips and not gulps, gulping produces sickness of the liver.

Is this reliable?

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Unreliable Hadith on Milk

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.’

Is this authentic?

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Importance of earning a lawful income

Question

Is this narration on earning reliable ?

‘Abdullah (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The seeking of a halal earning is the (next) Fardh (duty) after the Fardh (Salat).”

(Baihaqi).

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Objection on the famous story of Harith bin Malik (radiyallahu’anhu)

Question

In the daily Ta`lim, the narration was read from Muntakhab Ahadith regarding Harith ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replying to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he is a true mu’min.

A brother asked in front of everyone about the authenticity of the narration after it was read. He said that the part of ‘turning oneself away from the world’ seemed doubtful (to him) because, in the more literal sense, that is not necessary in Islam.

Please (1) comment on the authenticity of the narration and (2) likewise give an explanation of the part referring to ‘turning away from the world’.

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