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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) waits for three days

Question

Where is the following Hadith found and can it be quoted? If possible, what is the lesson from this Hadith?

Abdullah ibn Abil Hamsa was a companion who narrates:

“Prior to the commencement of the divine mission of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) [i.e. Nubuwwah], I dealt with him in a business transaction and there was still something due to him. I promised him that I will bring it there shortly. However, I forgot and remembered after three days. When I returned to the meeting place, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was still there. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said nothing more to me than, “You have subjected me to an inconvenience as I have been waiting for you for the past three days.”

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The virtue of farming and planting

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Is this Hadith authentic?

عن جابر، أنّ النّبيّ صلّى الله عليه وسلّم دخل على أمّ مبشّر الأنصاريّة في نخل لها، فقال لها النّبي صلّى الله عليه وسلّم: من غرس هذا النخل؟ أمسلم أم كافر؟ فقالت: بل مسلم، فقال: لا يغرس مسلم غرسا، ولا يزرع زرعا، فيأكل منه إنسان، ولا دابّة، ولا شيء، إلا كانت له صدقة.

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A narration regarding ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) not killing a polytheist who spat on him

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Is the following narration authentic and what is its reference?

This is just the gist of the narration:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was fighting a polytheist and was about to kill the polytheist when the polytheist spat in his face. Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) stopped and walked away. When asked he said that at first he was going to kill him for the sake of Allah, but after he spat at my face I was angry and was going to kill him out of personal anger so I didn’t.

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The death of a scholar

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What is the status of the following narration?

موت العالم مصيبة لا تجبر وثلمة لا تسد وهو نجمٌ طُمِس وموت قبيلة أيسر لي من موت عالم

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Truth saves and lies destroys

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What is the status of the following words which are commonly heard in the Khutbah of Jumu’ah:

عليكم بالصدق فإن الصدق ينجي والكذب يهلك

Hold on to [speaking] the truth for the truth will save and lies destroys

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A Hadith regarding Zakah

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

اعلموا أن من السنة شهرا تؤدون فيه الزكاة، فما حدث بعد ذلك فلا زكاة فيه حتى يجيء رأس السنة

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