Authentication

Being branded due to possessing Dinars and Dirhams

Question

Is the following authentic?

After a Sahabi from the Ashabus Suffah had passed away, one or two Dirhams ware found in his pocket. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was informed he said this will be a means of branding him.

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The believers being put to sleep in Jahannam

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What is status of following hadith? And can it be quoted?

“When Allah will admit the believers into Jahannam due to any of their sins, then Allah will give death to them, and when Allah wants to extract them from Jahannam, then Allah will punish them at that moment.”

Kanzul Ummal, Hadith: 240

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The ruku’ and sajdah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Kindly translate the following narration and provide the grading:

كَانَ النَّبِىُّ -صلى الله عليه وسلم- إِذَا رَكَعَ بَسَطَ ظَهْرَهُ ، وَإِذَا سَجَدَ وَجَّهَ أَصَابِعَهُ قِبَلَ الْقِبْلَةِ فَتَفَاج

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More benefits of using a miswak?

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Is the following narration authentic?

“Make miswak a must, do not be headless as there are twenty four benefits in miswak, the greatest benefit is that Allah Ta’ala, becomes pleased, there is increase in wealth, it freshens the breath, it strengthens the gums, it relieves headaches, it relieves toothache and due to the light from the face and teeth the Angels shake hands.”

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The origin of ‘Subhanallahi wal hamdulillahi’

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Is the following narration authentic? It has become very popular on social media

The third kalimah has a unique and very interesting story behind it. It all started before Allah Ta’ala created Adam (‘alayhis salam). The Angels were trying to move the ‘Arsh (Throne) of Allah Ta’ala but it was too heavy and wouldn’t budge. So they asked Almighty Allah for help. Allah told them to recite “Subhanallah.” The Angels did as they were told and found that it gave them power and strength and they were able to move the Arsh. They liked this so much that they began constantly hymning “Subhanallah.”- (Glory be to Allah)

Then Allah created Adam (‘alayhis salam). When Allah blew life into Adam, the first thing he did was sneeze and say “Alhamdulillah” (All praise be to Allah) The angels liked this act so much that they added this to their praise and glorification of Allah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah”

Hundreds of years passed and Nuh (‘alayhis salam) was now on earth. For nine hundred years he proclaimed the oneness of Allah with the words “La illaha illalah.” (There is none worthy of worhip The Angels loved this act so much that they added this to the kalimah. Thus, the kalimah now became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah.”

The Angels kept repeating this kalimah day and night. Many centuries passed and Ibrahim (alayhis salam) was asked by Almighty Allah to sacrifice his beloved son Isma’il (‘alayhis salam). He was about to slaughter his son and He needed something to give him the courage he needed to do this difficult deed. So he recited “Allahu Akbar.” (Allah is Great) The Angels loved this act so much that they added “Allahu Akbar” to the kalimah. Thus the kalimah became “Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar.” More centuries passed. It was the night of Mi’raj, when our Beloved Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ascended to the Heavens with Jibril (‘alayhis salam). There Jibril (‘alayhis salaam) told Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) the story and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) added the final part of the Kalimah “Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aliyil Azim.”

Thus the kalimah now became Subhanallah Walhamdulillah Wa La illaha illalah Allahu Akbar Wala Howla Wa La Quwata Illah Billah Hil Aliyil Azim” (There is no Power and Might except from Allah, The Most High, The Great)

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Sleeping after Fajr

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Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

”Sleeping early in the day leads to withholding of sustenance”

I have read the following regarding the authenticity of this narration:

Imam Suyuti says Sahih but Al-Albany says weak and Darussalam says fabricated.

Which verdict is correct?

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Benefits of using a miswak

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What is the status of the following narration?

“Use the miswak, for it purifies the mouth, pleases Allah Ta’ala, pleases the Angels, increases good deeds, it is Sunnah, sharpens the eyesight, cures scurvy [a disease affecting the gums], strengthens the gums, removes phlegm and fragrances the mouth”

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Reciting Surah Hashr before sleeping

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) advised to recite Surah Hashr [Surah: 59] before sleeping and said:

“If you pass away you pass away a martyr/ You will be from the people of Jannah”

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