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A virtue of saying ‘La ilaha illallah’

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whosoever recites La ilaha illallah any time during the day or night, his sins are remitted from his account and virtues are written instead.”

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Three things that remove barakah

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Could you verify this narration?

“When there is wastage/extravagance, adultery [zina] and deception/treachery found in one’s home, then the blessings [barakah] will be removed”

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A Hadith regarding a woman fasting without her husband’s consent

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Is this narration authentic?

أيما امرأة صامت بغير إذن زوجها فأرادها على شيء فامتنعت عليه كتب الله عليها ثلاثا من الكبائر

Any woman who fasts [optional fasts] without her husband’s consent, and he wishes to fulfil his desires with her but she refuses [as she is keeping optional an fast], Allah Ta’ala will record three major sins for her.

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The virtue of ‘La ilaha illallah’

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Is this Hadith strong enough to quote?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“By Him in Whose hand is my soul, if the heavens and the earth and all that are in them and everything that is in between were brought and placed in one pan of the Balance, and the witnessing that there is no god but Allah were placed in the other, the latter would outweigh the former.”

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Hasten to do good deeds before seven things occur

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Is this narration authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Hasten to do good deeds before you are caught up by one of seven calamities awaiting you; Poverty which may impair your wisdom/ability to carry out good deeds, wealth which may mislead you, an ailment which may damage your health, old age which may harm your senses, a sudden death, the Dajjal (Antichrist), or Qiyamah which is indeed the hardest and most bitter.”

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The value and reward of one years Salah and fasting

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Talhah ibn ‘Ubaydillah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that two men came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who had accepted Islam at the same time. One of them used to strive more than the other, and so (one day) he fought in a battle and was martyred therein. The other remained for another year, and then he passed away.

Sayyiduna Talhah said, ‘I saw in my dream that I was at the door of Jannah when lo and behold, I was with both of them (the two men). Someone came out of Jannah and allowed the man who passed away later to enter first. Then he came out again and allowed the martyred one to enter. Then he returned and said to me, ‘Go back, for your time has not come yet.’

Talhah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) woke up and began to inform others about this and they were all surprised. This reached Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and when they informed him of it, he said:

‘What are you surprised about?’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allah! Out of them both, this one strove harder and was martyred but this other one was entered into Jannah before him.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Did he not remain after him for one year?’ They said, ‘Yes [he did].’ He said, ‘Did he not reach Ramadan, fast and pray with such and such number of prostrations in the year?’ They said, ‘Yes.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘So the difference between them is greater than what is between the heavens and the earth.’

 

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‘Ali’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) judgement

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Is the following narration authentic and can it be quoted?

Zirr ibn Hubaysh relates this story:

Two travellers sat together on the way to their destination to have a meal. One had five loaves of bread. The other had three. A third traveller was passing by and at the request of the two joined in the meal.

The travellers cut each of the loaf of bread in three equal parts. Each of the travellers ate eight broken pieces of the loaf.

At the time of leaving the third traveller took out eight dirhams and gave to the first two men who had offered him the meal, and went away. On receiving the money the two travellers started quarrelling as to who should have how much of the money.

The five loaf man demanded five dirhams. The three loaf man insisted on dividing the money in two equal parts.

The dispute was brought to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to be decided.

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) requested the person with three loaves to accept three dirhams, because the person with five loaves has been more than fair to you. The man with the three loaves refused. At this Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “You can have only one dirham.” You had eight loaves between yourselves. Each loaf was broken in three parts. Therefore, you had 24 equal parts. Your three loaves made nine parts out of which you have eaten eight portions, leaving just one to the third traveller. Your friend had five loaves which divided into three made fifteen pieces. He ate eight pieces and gave seven pieces to the guest. As such the guest shared one part from your loaves and seven from those of your friend. So you should get one dirham and your friend should receive seven dirhams.

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Make dhikr when hearing thunder

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Remember Allah Ta’ala [make dhikr] when hearing thunder for thunder will not harm the dhakir [the one remembering Allah]”

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