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None of you will be able able to see His Rabb in this world

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I wanted to know the authenticity and reference of the following Hadith, other than from Sunan Tirmidhi and Sunan ibn Majah.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said [in the context of Dajjal]:

“You must know that not one of you will ever see his Rabb except until after you die.”

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Shaytan’s promise to misguide and Allah’s promise to forgive

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What is authenticity of this?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Shaytan said to His Rabb, “By Your Majesty O Rabb! I will continue to misguide your servants as long as their souls are in their bodies.” Allah Ta’ala replied,”By My Honour and Grandeur, I will continue to forgive them as long as they seek forgiveness.”

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An incident of a Sahabi who buried his daughter in Jahiliyyah

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Once there was a Sahabi who was always depressed and sad when he would come by Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked him, ‘Why are you always sad?’ He replied, ‘O Rasulullah! I committed such a sin during the days of ignorance, I fear that Allah will not forgive me even after accepting Islam!’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked him about this sin, to which he replied:

“When I had not embraced Islam, a daughter was born to me. When I heard the news of her birth, I wanted to bury her as was expected of me. My ancestors had done the same because it was considered better to kill the girl at birth before she could run away with someone in youth and bring shame to the whole family. The culture and tradition demanded that I bury the daughter as soon as she was born, but my heart had already developed feelings for the child and I could not do so. Time went by, and she grew day by day. Every day, I felt an urge to kill her but every day the fatherly love wrestled with the thought and put it to rest. But when she came to the age of becoming a lady, the thoughts of her running away and bringing shame to the whole family started to haunt me every second of the day. It grew so unbearable that I could not rest; I could not sleep or eat. One day, I asked my wife to dress her in nice clothes and get her ready and tell her that I was going to take her out so she could play with her friends. Although my wife did the same, but somehow she sensed this was not what I intended to do. She kept on crying silently while she combed my daughter’s hair and dressed her. My daughter, on the other hand was delighted that I was going to take her out.

When she was finally done and I was about to leave, my wife mustered up enough courage to come up to me and whisper in my ears, “Don’t lose your trust!”

I rushed out of my house with my daughter and started on my way. I had no plan; my mind was in a state of confusion. Should I kill her or not? If I should, then how? Suddenly I saw an old deserted well that I knew was filled up with sharp stones. Should I throw my daughter in the well? My heart and mind were going in two opposite directions. My mind told me to kill her as she would bring shame to me one day while my heart kept on fighting but the fatherly love grew weaker and weaker. All this while, my daughter had been running around me, talking to me about things she would do with her friends oblivious to what a turmoil I was going through. I could not stand it no longer; I grabbed her and pushed in the well.

She must have been surprised, but all she could say was “Don’t lose your trust!” and this is what she kept on repeating until I could hear her no longer.

When the man finished his story, he looked up and saw Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) weeping. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, “If He had been allowed to punish a person for his crimes before embracing Islam, I would have punished you.”

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The form of salutation [durud] of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah)

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What is the authenticity of this salutation of Imam Shafi’i?

اللهم صل على محمد كلما ذكره الذاكرون وغفل عن ذكره الغافلون

Ibn Bunan Al Asbahani (rahimahullah) said, “I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) in my dream, and asked him, ‘Muhammad ibn Idris Ash Shafi’, your [distant] relative, have you benefitted him in any specific way?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘Yes, I have asked Allah not take his reckoning.’ I asked, ‘And why is that O Messenger of Allah?’ He replied, ‘Due to him reciting a salutation which no one else has recited.’ The salutation is اللهم صل على محمد كلما ذكره الذاكرون وغفل عن ذكره الغافلون.”

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The benefits of offering tahajjud Salah

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What is the reference for this Hadith and can it be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Make it a point to observe Tahajjud prayer, for it was the practice of the pious before you. It is a means of gaining closeness to Allah, an expiation for sins and prevention from evil.”

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Among Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) final advices

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Is this narration authentic?

Imam Ahmad (rahimahullah) narrates on the authority of Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) instructed me to bring him paper, so that he may write that by which his Ummah will not deviate after him.” ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “I feared that he will pass away, so I told him, “I will [rather] memorise and retain it.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “I advice you regarding Salah, Zakah, and that which your right hands possess.”

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