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Another version of the narration regarding Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) being instilled with the qualities of other Ambiya

Question

Is this Hadith authentic and suitable to quote, regarding the birth of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) which is found in Al Khasaisul Kubra, page 118)?

قالت: رأيت سحابة عظيمة لها نور، أسمع فيها صهيل الخيل، وخفقان الأجنحة، كلام الرجال، حتى غشيته وغيب عني، فسمعت منادياً ينادي: طوفوا بمحمد جميع الأرض، واعرضوه على كل روحاني من الجن، والأنس، والملائكة، والطير، والوحوش؛ وأعطوه خلق آدم، ومعرفة شيث، وشجاعة نوح، وخلة إبراهيم، ولسان إسماعيل، ورضا إسحاق وفصاحة صالح، وحكمة لوط، وبشرى يعقوب، وشدّة موسى وصبر أيوب, وطاعة يونس، وجهاد يوشع، وصوت داود، وحب دانيال، ووقار إلياس وعصمة يحيى، وزهد عيسى؛ واغمسوه في أخلاق النبيين

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A narration regarding haram wealth

Question

What is status of following narration?

لو أن أصحاب المال الحرام استشهدوا في سبيل الله تعالى سبعين مرة لم تكن الشهادة لهم توبة، وتوبة الحرام ردّه إلى أربابه، والاستحلال منهم

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An unreliable virtue of a youngster who grows up in ‘ibadah

Question

Is this narration authentic:

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No young person grows up worshipping Allah and then encounters death except that Allah grants him the reward of ninety two/ninety nine Siddiqs [truthful servants].”

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Do not forsake supper even if it is a handful of dates

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Jabir (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Do not forsake eating at night (supper) even though it may be a handful of dates because forsaking the night meal brings on old age.’

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3355) Read More »

Dreams seen during the last portion of the night

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Kindly provide me with the grading of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: The truest of dreams are [those that are seen] in the last portions of the night [i.e. very early in the morning just before true dawn].

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2274, Sahih Ibn Hibban, Hadith: 4528, and Mustadrak Hakim, vol. 4 pg. 392)

 

Some scholars have said that the Hadith is weak while others like Imams Ibn Hibban, Hakim, and Dhahabi (rahimahumullah) have all graded it authentic. Read More »

Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadiths:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have mentioned that: “The reward of 700 years of worship will be recorded for that person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the sacred months [of Rajab, Zil Qa’dah, Zil Hajjah and Muharram.]

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is also reported to have mentioned that a reward equal to two years of worship will be recorded for that person for each of the three days (i.e. Thursday, Friday and Saturday) of fasting during these sacred months. Read More »