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Continuous reward for wudu

Question

After making wudu if you pray Bismillahi Walhamdu Lillah the guarding angels (who record your deeds) will go on writing pious deeds to your credit.

Is this true?

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The mines of taqwa

Question

I have come across the following narration in the kitaab “Irshadul Muluk”. Please give me the reference for this and kindly confirm if the translation is correct:

Rasulullah (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

Everything has a mine. The mine of Taqwa is the hearts of the men of Ma’rifat (Allah’s recognition).

JazakAllah khayran.

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Dowry of Sayyidatuna Hawa (‘alayhas salam)

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Is the following hadith authentic?

Allah Ta’ala ordered Sayyiduna Adam (‘alayhis salam) to send salutations upon Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) as mahr (dowry) for Sayyidatuna Hawa (‘alayhas salam).

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Istighfar (seeking forgiveness) in Rajab

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I received the following message today regarding a particular Istighfar that should be read in Rajab and Sha’ban. It’s the first time I’ve heard of it. Is there any basis to it, is it authentic?

‘Whoever recites in Rajab or Sha’ban the following istighfar 7 times a day, Allah will send a message to the angels who write down his deeds, to tear apart his book of sins’

Astaghfirullahal azimil ladhi la ilaha illa huwal hayyul qayyumu wa atubu ilayhi tawbata ‘abdin zalimin linafsihi la yamliku li nafsihi mawtan wala hayatan wa la nushura

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Du’a before mashwarah (consultation)

Question

Is this mashwarah du’a authentic?

اللَّهُمَّ أَلْهِمْنِي رُشْدِي، وَأَعِذْنِي مِنْ شَرِّ نَفْسِي

 Allahumma alhimni rushdi wa a’idhni min shari nafsi

 O Allah! Inspire me with the correct guidance, and save me from the wiles of my own nafs.

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Hadith on what company to keep

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Is this a sahih Hadith?

“Which of our companions are best?” Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) replied: “One whose appearance reminds you of Allah Ta’ala, and whose speech increases you in knowledge, and whose actions remind you of the Hereafter.”

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Warning against oppressing a non Muslim living in a Muslim state

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith:

“He who oppresses any dhimmi (non Muslim living in an Islamic state), or defames and degrades him, or demands from him anything more than he can bear or do, I will stand against that person and make a demand in favour of the dhimmi on the Day of Qiyamah.”

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