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The Famous Hadith on the benefit of salutations on Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

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The famous Hadith of Ubay ibn Ka’b on salawat on the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

عنه قال: قال رجل: يا رسول الله أرأيت إن جعلت صلواتي كلها عليك؟ قال: إذا يكفيك الله تبارك وتعالى ما أهمك من دنياك وآخرتك. قال المنذري: وإسناد هذه جيد. انتهى. قال القاري: وللحديث روايات كثيرة، وفي رواية قال: “إني أصلي من الليل” بدل “أكثر الصلاة عليك” فعلى هذا قوله فكم أجعل لك من صلاتي أي بدل صلاتي من الليل. انتهى.

1. I have seen this Hadith graded sahih, hasan, and even weak by different contemporary scholars which is a wide range of gradings. What is the grading of this Hadith bearing in mind that there are a number of shawahid that are similar as cited by Imam Sakhawi?

2. What is the response to those who consider this Hadith weak because of the narrator Muhammad ibn ‘Abdillah ibn ‘Aqil who apparently the majority say is weak?

3. When you look at the other chains without him having the same or almost similar wording is that a response to their claims? With all of the different chains wouldn’t it at the very least be hasan lighayrihi?

It is very important to know the accuracy of this Hadith in detail as it is the basis of the practice of many people in sending salawat for the relief of their worries.

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Allah has forgiven the evil promptings of the heart

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How authentic is this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Verily Allah has forgiven my ummah the evil promptings or desires of their hearts [i.e. the thought of carrying out a sin] as long as they do not act upon them or speak of them”

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Having honey three days a month

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Is this authentic?

“One should have a lick of honey on an empty stomach for the first three days of every month” It is a means of safety from all illnesses.

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An unreliable narration regarding intercession for those who love the progeny of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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What is authentic of this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“I will intercede for four people on the Day of Qiyamah; The person who honours my family, the person who sees to their needs, the person who makes an effort to fulfil their matters when they are in need and the person who truly loves them with his heart and [expresses it verbally as well].” Read More »

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) never howled with laughter

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates:

“I never saw the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) laughing in such a way that his uvula (i.e. the soft fleshy tissue hanging in the back of the throat) became visible. He used to merely smile.”

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No Surah like Surah Fatihah has ever been revealed

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said regarding Surah Fatihah:

“By the One in Whose Hand is my soul! The like of it has neither been revealed in the Tawrah, nor the Injil nor the Zabur, nor in the Furqan [Quran].”

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