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A Hadith which mentions tawassul in du’a

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Is this Hadith and du’a authentic?

‘Uthman ibn Hunayf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that a blind man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “Supplicate to Allah to heal me.” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “If you wish I will supplicate for you, and if you wish, you can be patient, for that is better for you.” He said: “Then supplicate”. He said: “So he ordered him to perform wudu and to make his wudu complete, and to supplicate with this supplication: ‘O Allah, I ask You and turn towards You by Your Prophet Muhammad, the Prophet of Mercy. Indeed, I have turned to my Rabb, by means of You, concerning this need of mine, so that it can be resolved, so O Allah so accept his intercession for me.”

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Ten noble traits of character

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Is the following narration suitable to quote?

Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) has said that there are ten noble traits of character:

  1. Speaking the truth.
  2. [Having] True courage/strength when it comes to the obedience of Allah Ta’ala.
  3. Giving to the needy.
  4. Returning a good favor.
  5. Maintaining family ties.
  6. Taking care of and returning a trust [something kept by you for safekeeping].
  7. Being good to the neighbor [stand up for him and protect his dignity].
  8. Being good to the companion [stand up for him and protect his dignity].
  9. Hosting and looking after the guest well.
  10. And the best of them [i.e. these traits] is Modesty.

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A severe punishment for fornication

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Is the following narration suitable to quote?

قال: ثم مضيت هنيهة، فإذا أنا بنساء تعلقن بِثَدْيِهِنَّ، فَسَمِعَتْهُنَّ يَضْجِجْنَ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، قُلْتُ: يَا جِبْرِيلُ مَنْ هَؤُلَاءِ النِّسَاءُ؟ قَالَ: هَؤُلَاءِ الزُّنَاةُ مِنْ أُمَّتِكَ.

He [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: Thereafter I proceeded for a little while, then suddenly I was by [a group of] women hung by their breasts. I heard them screeching out to Allah Ta’ala, honored and revered is He. I said [i.e. asked]: ‘O Jibril, who are these women?’

He replied: These are the fornicators amongst your Ummah [nation/followers]. Read More »

An incident before the demise of Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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What is the authenticity of this incident?

Makhul said, “When Mu’awiyah approached death he gathered his children around him and said to the mother of his sons, ‘Show me the consignment which I entrusted with you.’ She came back with a container that was sealed and locked. We thought it contained gems within it. He said, ‘I preserved this for the like of this day.’ He asked her to open it, she did so and found a sheet upon which lay three garments. He said, “This is the qamis (upper garment) of the Messenger of Allah that he gave to me and this is the rida (outer garment) of the Messenger of Allah that he gave to me when he returned from the Farewell Hajj. I remained for a long while and then I said, ‘O Messenger of Allah give me this izar (lower garment) that you are wearing.’

He replied, ‘When I go to my house I will send it to you O Mu’awiyah.’

Then the Messenger of Allah sent it to me. He then asked for the cupper (i.e. the one who cups blood) and he removed hair from his head and beard. So I said to him. ‘O Messenger of Allah, grant me these hairs.’

He said, ‘Take them O Mu’awiyah. The hairs are wrapped in the end of the rida.’ He then said, ‘When I die, enshroud me in the qamis of the Messenger of Allah, put on me his rida and then let me be dressed in his izar. Take the hairs of the Messenger of Allah and stuff some in the corners of my mouth and my nostrils, then scatter the rest upon my chest. And leave me to the mercy of my Lord, the Most Merciful.’

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Explanation of the narration regarding giving charity without delay

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I would like to know the level of this Hadith regarding sadaqah and charity repelling calamities. I would also like to know the meaning and any commentary.

باكروا بالصدقة فإن البلاء لا يتخطاها

“Give charity without delay, for indeed, calamity cannot overcome it” (Tirmidhi)

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Charity by means of reciting Durud

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Is there any Hadith which mentions that a person who recites the following Durud (salutation):

Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulika wa salli ‘alal mu-minina wal mu-minati wal muslimina wal muslimati

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A river in Jannah called ‘Rajab’?

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

إن في الجنة نهرًا يقال له: رجب, أشد بياضًا من اللَّبن, وأحلى من العسل, مَن صام يومًا من رجب، سقاه الله من ذلك النهر

“Indeed, there is a river in Jannah that is called ‘Rajab’. It is whiter than milk and sweeter than honey. Whoever fasts a day in Rajab, Allah Ta’ala will provide him with the water of that river.”

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Whoever fears Allah, will be feared

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Please confirm the reference of the following statement and if it is a Hadith or a statement of a Sahabi/the pious?

“The one who does not fear Allah, fears everything, and the one who fears Allah, everybody fears him.”

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