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The Mufarridun; Those who remember Allah Ta’ala in abundance

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How authentic is this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The Mufarridun have gone ahead! Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) asked, ‘Who are the Mufarridun, O Rasulullah?’ He replied, ‘Those who are devoted intensively to the remembrance of Allah. Allah’s remembrance reduces their burdens. Hence, they will come with a little burden on the Day of Qiyamah.’

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Ghibah [backbiting] while fasting

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Two women were fasting. A man said, “O Messenger of Allah! There are two women who are fasting and they have nearly perished out of thirst.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) remained silent. The man returned midday and said, “O Prophet of Allah! They are near death.” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called for them and they came. A bowl was brought. The Prophet commanded one of the two women to vomit in the bowl. She vomited pus, blood and flesh until half the bowl filled. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then commanded the second to vomit in the bowl. She vomited pus, blood and flesh until the bowl was full. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, “These two have fasted from that which Allah has permitted for them and have indulged in that which Allah has forbidden upon them. They sat together feasting on the flesh of people [backbiting]”.

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Surah Yasin in the Tawrah

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Surah Yasin is called ‘Al Mu’immah’ in the Tawrah.”

It was enquired, ‘What is Al Mu’immah?’

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, “It contains for its reader the benefits of this world, it removes from him the dread of the next life, and it is called Al Mudafi’ah and Al Qadiyah, it repels all afflictions and fulfils the needs of the reciter. Whoever recites it, it will be made equal to twenty Hajj. Whoever shall listen to it, it will be as thousand dinars which he has given as charity in the path of Allah and whoever shall write it and then drink it, it will enter into his heart a thousand cures, a thousand radiant lights, a thousand times more increase in belief, a thousand mercies, a thousand blessings, a thousand times more increase in guidance, and will remove from him all malice and disease.'”

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A narration on optional Salah before the Fard of Maghrib

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Is this Hadith authentic?

عن عبد الله بن بريدة أن عبد الله المزني، حدثه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلى قبل المغرب ركعتين ثم قال صلوا قبل المغرب ركعتين ثم قال عند الثالثة لمن شاء خاف أن يحسبها الناس سنة

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A du’a to recite when leaving for the Masjid

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Kindly enlighten me on whether this is suitable for practice?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite the following du’a when going to the Masjid:

اللهم اجعلني أقرب من تقرب إليك وأوجه من توجه إليك وأنجح من سألك وطلب إليك

Allahummaj’alni aqraba man taqarraba ilayka wa awjaha man tawajjaha ilayka wa anjaha man sa-alaka wa talaba ilayka

Translation: O Allah! Make me [among] the closest from all those who seek Your closeness , the most focused from all those who turn their focus to You, the most successful of those who ask of You and search for You.

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The best and worst of people

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Is this narration authentic?

A man said: “O Messenger of Allah! Which of the people are the best?” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘He whose life is long and his deeds are good.’ He asked: ‘Then which of the people are the worst?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘He whose life is long and his deeds are evil.'”

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A narration regarding what happens when the sun sets

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What is the status of the following narration?

عن أبي ذر، قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على حمار وعليه برذعة أو قطيفة، قال: وذلك عند غروب الشمس، فقال لي: “يا أبا ذر، هل تدري أين تغيب هذه؟ ” قال: قلت: الله ورسوله أعلم. قال: “فإنها تغرب في عين حامئة، تنطلق حتى تخر لربها ساجدة تحت العرش، فإذا حان خروجها أذن الله لها فتخرج فتطلع، فإذا أراد أن يطلعها من حيث تغرب حبسها، فتقول: يا رب إن مسيري بعيد فيقول لها: اطلعي من حيث غبت، فذلك حين لا ينفع نفسا إيمانها

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Eating food which is at the bottom of the pot

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What is the authenticity and the explanation of the following:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was keen to eat the food which remained at the bottom of the pot.”

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