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Adopt the Character of Allah

Question

 What is the authenticity of the following Hadith which is often found in Sufi texts?

Takhalluqu bi-akhlaq Allah

Translation: Adopt the character of Allah Ta’ala.

 

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‘The Scholars of this Ummah like the Ambiya of the Banu Israel’ a Hadith?

Question

The Hadith:

  علماء أمتي كأنبياء بني إسرائيل 

Translation: The scholars of my ummah are like the Prophets of Bani Israel

 

I have read this hadith is a fabrication (mawdu’), but some say its not such because Imam Shadhili (rahimahullah) had a dream in which he saw the Prophet (sall allahu alayhi wa sallam) along with other Prophets [alayhimus salam]. Sayyidina Musa (alayhis salam) said to the the the Prophet, Imam al Ambiya, the leader of the mankid and the Jinn (sall allahu alayhi wa sallam): “You have said that the scholars of my ummah are like the Prophets of Bani Israel”, so (please) show me one such scholar. The Prophet (sall allahu alayhi wa sallam) pointed towards Imam Ghazali (rahimahullah) and said “Him”

 

Please comment.

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Famous story of Abu Mi'laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu 'anhu)

Question

Is the following story authentic?

Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was travelling and was approached by an armed thief. The Sahabi requested the thief to allow him to read four rakats of Salah. The thief allowed him and the Sahabi read Salah then made a du’a. A horseman came and killed the thief.

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The famous virtue of Surah Waqi’ah

Question

I recently heard that the narration regarding Surah Waqi’ah being a safeguard against poverty is weak?

Are all narrations regarding this virtue of Surah Waqi’ah weak?

I understand we can practice on weak narrations for virtues of deeds, but I just wanted clarity on this particular virtue.

JazakAllahu khayran

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Authenticity of a dhikr to be recited after Fajr Salah

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The Hadith that states that if a person prays Fajr and recites the following dhikr one hundred times before bending his legs, he would be the best man to offer good deeds on earth that day, except those who did the same as he did or more than he did. The dhikr is

“لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد يحيي ويميت بيده الخير وهو على كل شيء قدير”

La ilaha illalahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuh yi wa yumitu biyadihil khayru wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadir

Is this Hadith authentic or not?

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Love the Arabs

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Love the Arabs for three reasons: Because I am an Arab, The Quran is in Arabic and the language of Jannah is Arabic’

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A sign that Allah Ta'ala has turned away his attention from a person

Question

I am looking for a Hadith, the gist of which, as related by one of the Scholars is,Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked:

‘What are the signs that Allah Ta’ala has turned away His glance of mercy from a person?” One of the signs mentioned is that that person is engaged in futile activities’.

I would appreciate the actual translation and reference.

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