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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was exclusively given five things

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic and suitable to qoute?

Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I have been given five things which were not given to any other Nabi before me. These are:

1. Allah made me victorious by awe (by His frightening my enemies) for a distance of one month’s journey.

2. The earth has been made for me (and for my followers) a place for praying and pure [to perform tayammum]. Therefore my followers can pray wherever the time of a prayer is due.

3. Booty has been made Halal (lawful) for me and was not made so for anyone else.

4. I have been given the right of intercession (on the Day of Qiyamah).

5. Every Nabi was sent to his nation exclusively but I have been sent to all mankind.

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The ant seeking rain in the era of Nabi Sulayman (‘alayhis salam)

Question

What is status of following narration ?

حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ مِسْعَرٍ، عَنْ زَيْدٍ الْعَمِّيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي الصِّدِّيقِ النَّاجِي: أَنَّ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنَ دَاوُدَ، خَرَجَ بِالنَّاسِ يَسْتَسْقِي، فَمَرَّ عَلَى نَمْلَةٍ مُسْتَلْقِيَةٍ عَلَى قَفَاهَا، رَافِعَةٍ قَوَائِمَهَا إِلَى السَّمَاءِ، وَهِيَ تَقُولُ: اللَّهُمَّ إِنَّا خَلْقٌ مِنْ خَلْقِكَ لَيْسَ لَنَا غِنًى عَنْ رِزْقِكَ، فَإِمَّا أَنْ تَسْقِيَنَا وَإِمَّا أَنْ تُهْلِكَنَا، فَقَالَ سُلَيْمَانُ لِلنَّاسِ: ارْجِعُوا فَقَدْ سُقِيتُمْ بِدَعْوَةِ غَيْرِكُمْ

 

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Sitting in circles around the speaker before the Jumu’ah Salah

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Could you please verify this post?

لا ينبغي القاء المواعظ و الدروس يوم الجمعة قبل الصلاة الجمعة فيه الحديث:عن عمرو بن شعيب عن ابيه عن جده ان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم نهي عن التحلق قبل الصلاة يوم الجمعة

It is not suitable to give speeches and lessons in Jumu’ah day (Friday), before Jumu’ah prayer, there is Hadith by authority of ‘Amr ibn Shua’yb by his father by his grandfather that Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) forbid atahalluqu (gathering of knowledge and revisions) before the Salah on the day of Jumu’ah.

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Consolatory letter to Mu’adh (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Kindly provide guidance as per the authenticity of the consolatory letter to Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which is quite famously quoted:

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَلِيٍّ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ، ثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْجَعْدِ، ثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ الْمُقْرِئُ، ثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْقُرَشِيُّ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ نَسِيٍّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ غَنْمٍ، قَالَ: شَهِدْتُ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ حِينَ أُصِيبَ بِوَلَدِهِ وَاشْتَدَّ وَجْدُهُ عَلَيْهِ، فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَكَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ : ” بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ، مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِلَى مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ: ” سَلَامٌ عَلَيْكَ، فَإِنِّي أَحْمَدُ إِلَيْكَ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ، أَمَّا بَعْدُ: فَعَظَّمَ اللهُ لَكَ الْأَجْرَ، وَأَلْهَمَكَ الصَّبْرَ، وَرَزَقَنَا وَإِيَّاكَ الشُّكْرَ، إِنَّ أَنْفُسَنَا وَأَهْلِينَا وَأَمْوَالَنَا وَأَوْلَادَنَا مِنْ مَوَاهِبِ اللهِ الْهَنِيئَةِ وَعَوَارِيهِ الْمُسْتَوْدَعَةِ، يُمَتِّعُ بِهَا إِلَى أَجَلٍ مَعْلُومٍ، وَيَقْبِضُ لِوَقْتٍ مَحْدُودٍ، ثُمَّ افْتَرَضَ عَلَيْنَا الشُّكْرَ إِذَا أَعْطَى، وَالصَّبْرَ إِذَا ابْتَلَى، وَكَانَ ابْنُكَ مِنْ مَوَاهِبِ اللهِ الْهَنِيئَةِ وَعَوَارِيهِ الْمُسْتَوْدَعَةِ، مَتَّعَكَ بِهِ فِي غِبْطَةٍ وَسُرُورٍ، وَقَبَضَهُ مِنْكَ بِأَجْرٍ كَبِيرٍ، الصَّلَاةُ وَالرَّحْمَةُ وَالْهُدَى، إِنْ صَبَرْتَ وَاحْتَسَبْتَ فَلَا تَجْمَعَنَّ عَلَيْكَ يَا مُعَاذُ خَصْلَتَيْنِ، فَيُحْبِطُ لَكَ أَجْرَكَ فَتَنْدَمَ عَلَى مَا فَاتَكَ، فَلَوْ قَدِمْتَ عَلَى ثَوَابِ مُصِيبَتِكَ عَلِمْتَ أَنَّ الْمُصِيبَةَ قَدْ قُصِرَتْ فِي جَنْبِ الثَّوَابِ، فَتُنْجِزَ مِنَ اللهِ تَعَالَى مَوْعُودَهُ، وَلْيُذْهِبْ أَسَفَكَ مَا هُوَ نَازِلٌ بِكَ، فَكَأَنْ قَدْ، وَالسَّلَامُ “

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَلِيٍّ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ الْحَسَنِ، ثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ الْجَعْدِ، ثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ عُمَرَ الْمُقْرِئُ، ثَنَا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ الْقُرَشِيُّ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ عُبَادَةَ بْنِ نَسِيٍّ، عَنْ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ غَنْمٍ، قَالَ: شَهِدْتُ مُعَاذَ بْنَ جَبَلٍ حِينَ أُصِيبَ بِوَلَدِهِ فَاشْتَدَّ وَجْدُهُ عَلَيْهِ، فَبَلَغَ ذَلِكَ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَكَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ: «بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ، مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِلَى مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ» الْحَدِيثَ.

حَدَّثَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ أَحْمَدَ، ثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى بْنِ خَالِدٍ، حَدَّثَنِي عَمْرُو بْنُ بَكْرِ بْنِ بَكَّارٍ الْقَعْنَبِيُّ، ثَنَا مُجَاشِعُ بْنُ عَمْرِو بْنِ حَسَّانَ، ثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ حَسَّانَ، ثَنَا اللَّيْثُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، عَنْ عَاصِمِ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ قَتَادَةَ، عَنْ مَحْمُودِ بْنِ لَبِيدٍ، عَنْ مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ، رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهُ، أَنَّهُ مَاتَ ابْنٌ لَهُ فَكَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُعَزِّيهِ بِابْنِهِ، فَكَتَبَ إِلَيْهِ: ” بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيمِ، مِنْ مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِلَى مُعَاذِ بْنِ جَبَلٍ: سَلَّامُ عَلَيْكَ، فَإِنِّي أَحْمَدُ إِلَيْكَ اللهَ الَّذِي لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا هُوَ “، فَذَكَرَ مِثْلَ حَدِيثِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَعِيدِ بْنِ عُبَادَةَ

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Saying ‘La ilaha illallah’, the most virtuous of good deeds

Question

Please can you provide a reference for this Hadith and comment on its authenticity.

عن أبي ذر قال: قلت: يا رسول الله، أوصني، قال: إذا عملت سيئة فأتبعها حسنة تمحها قال: قلت: يا رسول الله، أمن الحسنات لا إله إلا الله؟ قال: هي أفضل الحسنات

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Consulting the Jurists and pious

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) emphasised the importance of both; understanding and piety in his advice to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he asked, “O Messenger of Allah, if we were afflicted with a matter wherein there is no permissibility or prohibition, what do you instruct us to do? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied:

“Consult the jurist and the pious, and do not independently pass a judgement.”

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The etiquette of seeking permission before entering

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What is the authenticity of this?

Sayyiduna Kaladah ibn Hambal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

“I entered upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) without greeting or seeking permission. He said, ‘Go back and say: ‘As Salamu ‘alaykum, may I come in?'”

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Caution against having the incorrect intention when seeking knowledge

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What is the authenticity of this narration please:

Sayyiduna Ka’b ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever seeks knowledge in order to compete with the ‘Ulama, or to debate with the foolish, or to draw people’s attention, Allah will put him into Jahannam.”

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A narration regarding Safwan ibn Mu’attal (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Sayyiduna ‘Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “A woman came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while we were with him. She said: O Messenger of Allah, my husband, Safwan ibn al-Mu’attal, beats me when I pray, makes me break my fast when I keep a fast and he does not offer Fajr Salah until the sun rises.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Safwan (radiyallahu ‘anhu), who was present, about what she had said. He replied, ‘O Messenger of Allah, as for her statement ‘He beats me when I pray’, she recites two Surahs [in Salah] and I have prohibited her [to do so]. He (Nabi sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: If one surah is recited [in Salah], that is sufficient for the people.

(Safwan radiyallahu ‘anhu continued) As for her saying ‘He makes me break my fast’, she fasts; I am a young man, I cannot restrain myself. The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said on that day, ‘A woman should not fast except with the permission of her husband.’

(Safwan radiyallahu ‘anhu said), As for her statement that I do not offer Fajr Salah until the sun rises, we are a people belonging to a class, and that [our profession of supplying water throughout the entire night] is already known about us. We do not awake until the sun [almost]  rises. He said: When you awake, offer your prayer.

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