Authentication

Virtue of a woman whose first child is a daughter

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I wanted to ask the authenticity of the following Hadith:

من بركة المرأة ابتكارها بالأنثى

“Wathilah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrates that he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “Amongst the blessing of a woman is that the first born be a girl.”

Ibn Asakir.

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A virtue of Takbir, Tasbih and Istighfar

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Is the following narration authentic?

A woman once said, O Rasulullah! Inform me of a few words [which I may use for Dhikr] but don’t mention too many. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Say, ‘Allahu Akbar’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.

Say, ‘Subhanallah’ ten times, Allah says, ‘This is for me’.

Say ‘Allahummagh Firli’ [O Allah forgive me], Allah says, ‘I have done so’

you repeat the Istighfar ten times, and Allah says, I have done so’.

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A Hadith warning against adoring worldly possessions, not enjoining good and forbidding evil

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

It has been reported by Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah [radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said,

“When my followers will begin to adore the worldly benefits, their hearts will be deprived of the dignity and love of Islam; and when they stop the preaching of truth, and preventing transgression, they will be deprived of the blessings of the Revelation; and when they will abuse each other, they will fall from the esteem of Allah.”

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Allah bestows Din [Iman] only to those whom he loves

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

إِنَّ الله يُعْطِي الدُّنْيَا مَنْ يُحِبُّ وَمَنْ لاَ يُحِبُّ وَلاَ يُعْطِي الدِّينَ إِلاَّ لِمَنْ أَحَبَّ

Translation

Allah bestows the worldly possessions of this Dunya to those whom He loves as well as those whom He does not love, but He only bestows Din/Iman to whom He loves.

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Number of Hurs in Jannah

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Is this Hadith authentic?

“The ordinary inmate of paradise.. for him there will be seventy-two partners from Hurul ‘In besides his spouses from (the women of) this world.”

(Musnad Ahmad, Hadith 10874, Classified as Hasan by Ahmad Shakir)

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Allah personally re compensating the one who says a certain hamd [praise of Allah]

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What is the status of the following narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) informed them:

“Once a certain slave of Allah said ‘Ya Rabbi, Lakal hamdu kama yambaghi li jalali wajhika wa li ‘azimi sultanika’. (O Allah, All praise belongs to you, as befits the Glory of Your Countenance and the greatness of Your Might.)

The Angels were uncertain and did not know how to write down [the reward of this]. They ascended to the sky and said, ‘ O our Rabb, Your slave has uttered such a statement we are unsure how to write down [the reward]. Allah then said – and He knows best what His slave said -, ‘What did my slave say’?

The Angels reply, ‘He said  ‘Ya Rabbi, Lakal hamdu kama yambaghi li jalali wajhika wa li ‘azimi sultanika’.

Allah Ta’ala then said, ‘Write it down just as my servant has uttered it until he meets Me and I shall reward him for it.'”

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A Hadith on not forbidding evil

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What is the status of the following Hadith?

“So long as a person says “La ilaha illallah” (no one is worthy of worship but Allah), he receives spiritual benefits, and is saved from miseries and calamities, unless he neglects its rights.” His Companions said: “O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)! how are its rights neglected?”

He answered: “When sins are committed openly, and the person who recites the kalimah does not prevent the sinners from wrongdoings.”

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The Sahabah that resembled certain Ambiya in their appearance

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Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic. Can you cite the source as well.

It is narrated on the authority of Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

There appeared before me the Ambiya, and Musa was among men as if he was one of the people of Shanuah, and I saw ‘Isa (‘alayhis salam), son of Maryam and I saw nearest in resemblance with him was ‘Urwah ibn Mas’ud, and I saw Ibrahim (blessings of Allah be upon him) The one resembling him the most was your companion [ie. Nabi -sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam- himself] and I saw Jibril (‘alayhis salam). The closest person resembling him was Dihyah. (In the narration of Ibn Rumh, it is Dihyah ibn Khalifah)

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) describing a few Ambiya

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Can you confirm if the following narration is authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I met Musa on the night of my Ascension to heaven [Mi’raj].” The Prophet then described him saying, “He was a tall person with lank hair as if he belonged to the people of the tribe of Shanuah.’ The Prophet further said, “I met ‘Isa.” The Prophet described him saying, “He was one of moderate height and was red-faced as if he had just come out of a bathroom. I saw Ibrahim whom I resembled more than any of his children did.” The Prophet further said, “(That night) I was given two cups; one with milk and the other with wine. I was asked to take either of them which I liked, and I took the milk and drank it. On that it was said to me, ‘You have been guided to the right path (fitrah). If you had taken the wine, your nation would have gone astray.”

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Making a promise is a debt upon you

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What is the grade of the following Hadith?

“Making a promise is a debt upon you [ie. It has to be fulfilled], Woe to the one who promises and then goes contrary to his promise”

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