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A follow up query regarding ‘Abdullah ibn Rawahah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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What is the reference and authenticity of the following Hadith regarding Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Rawahah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and is it suitable to quote? Is there a narration in which a different Sahabi is mentioned in this incident?

عن عائشة، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم جلس على المنبر يوم الجمعة، فلما جلس قال: اجلسوا ، فسمع عبد الله بن رواحة قول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: اجلسوا، فجلس في بني غنم، فقيل: يا رسول الله ذاك ابن رواحة جالس في بني غنم، سمعك وأنت تقول للناس: اجلسوا ، فجلس في مكانه

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An incident regarding a necklace of Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

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There’s a video going around about an incident about a Bedouin coming to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asking for some provisions. He was directed to the house of Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) who first opted to give him some animal skin but then gave him her necklace after he said he wont be able to eat the animal skin and he needs provisions as well as clothes to cover himself and a conveyance to return to his family. He went back with the necklace to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who became emotional over his daughters offering. Later on the necklace was sold to ‘Ammar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who compensated him for all his needs and gifted the necklace to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who then sent it with a slave to Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha) as a gift. She took her necklace and freed the boy who exclaimed how miraculous he necklace had been to have fulfilled so many needs.

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The last person to cross the sirat [bridge] and enter Jannah

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Kindly provide the authenticity of the narration recorded by Imam Ishaq ibn Rahuyah wherein Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related a Hadith to Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibnul Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding the last person to enter Jannah.

In this narration, it is said that the last person to cross the sirat [i.e. bridge, and enter Jannah] will open a door made of green emeralds, finding 70 more doors, each containing maidens, couches, and servants. He will then sit with his wife, after which she will hand him a goblet. Thereafter, she will say: “Ever since I handed you the goblet, you have most certainly become 70 times more handsome than you were!”

He will then reply: “And surely you, since the time you handed me the goblet, have [also] become 70 times more beautiful”

(Musnad Ishaq ibn Rahuyah; Ithaful Khiyaratil Maharah, Hadith: 7684, and Al-Matalibul ‘Aliyah, Hadith: 4539) Read More »

Imam Ahmad’s dream regarding the virtue of reciting of Quran

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Can this narration be quoted to prove the virtue of Quran?

سمعت عبد الله بن أحمد بن حنبل يقول: سمعت أبي – رحمة الله عليه – يقول: رأيت رب العزة في النوم فقلت: يا رب، ما أفضل ما يتقرب المتقربون به إليك؟ فقال: بكلامي يا أحمد، فقلت: يا رب بفهم أم بغير فهم؟ فقال: بفهم وبغير فهم

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A justification for leaving out congregational prayer?

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Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: ‘Verily there were [many] prophets belonging to Allah [Ta’ala]; all of them used to hunt or search for prey. Regarding congregational prayer, your love for [wanting to attend] the congregation as well as its people, and your love for the remembrance of Allah [Ta’ala] and its people will suffice you when you are absent in search of sustenance [i.e. due to having to provide for yourself as well as your family]. Seek that which is lawful [halal] for [both] yourself as well as your dependents/family, for indeed that is striving in the path of Allah. And know that the assistance of Allah [Ta’ala] lies in commerce which is upright and pure [full of honesty, righteousness, piety, etc.]. Read More »

Sha’ban, the month that people neglect

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Usamah ibn Zayd (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) reported:

I said, “O Messenger of Allah, I do not see you fasting any month as much as you fast during Sha’ban.” The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “It is a month people neglect between the months of Rajab and Ramadan. It is a month in which the deeds are raised to the Rabb of the worlds and I like for my deeds to be raised while I am fasting.”

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Not remembering Allah will be a cause of regret

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Is this Hadith authentic?

ما جلس قوم مجلسا لم يذكروا الله فيه إلا كان عليهم ترة، وما مشى أحد ممشى لم يذكر الله فيه إلا كان عليه ترة، وما أوى أحد إلى فراشه ولم يذكر الله فيه إلا كان عليه ترة

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Another narration regarding the last person to enter Jannah

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Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Whilst he, i.e. the last person to enter Jannah, is walking therein, he will suddenly see a light and fall in prostration. It will then be said to him: “What is the matter with you [i.e. why are you prostrating]?”

He will then reply: “Is this not my Rabb that has manifested before me?”

All of a sudden, a man will be standing before him, and he [i.e. that man] will say: “No, [rather] this is [simply] one of your many castles! And I am [merely] one of your many butlers/stewards of which there are a thousand [others] like me!”

Thereafter, he [i.e. the owner of all these possessions] will walk forward and enter the closest of his castles; he won’t look out from any of them [i.e. his castles] except that he will [be able to] see the furthest portion of his kingdom [spanning] the distance of a hundred years.’ Read More »