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An incident regarding a thief and ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Is this incident true?

A robber stole ‘Umar’s ibnul Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) turban in the marketplace and ran. ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) ran after him shouting: “I bear witness to Allah that I have given it to you, so say: “I accept it” so that the Hellfire doesn’t touch you!”

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The importance the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) attached to the Takbir Ula [initial takbir]

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What is the status of this narration?

عن أنس، قال: اجتمع أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فيهم حذيفة، قال رجل منهم: ما يسرني أني فاتتني التكبيرة الأولى مع الإمام وأن لي خمسين من الغنم. وقال الآخر: ما يسرني أنها فاتتني مع الإمام وأن لي مائة من الغنم. وقال الآخر: ما يسرني أنها فاتتني مع الإمام وأن لي ما طلعت عليه الشمس. وقال الآخر: ما يسرني أنها فاتتني مع الإمام وأني صليت من العشاء الآخرة إلى الفجر، ولو فعلت ما رأيت أني فعلت ما فاتتني.

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‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) love for Fatimah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

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I am looking for the proper grading of this Hadith:

عن عمر رضي الله عنه أنه دخل على فاطمة بنت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ، فقال: يا فاطمة، والله ما رأيت أحدا أحب إلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم منك، والله ما كان أحد من الناس بعد أبيك صلى الله عليه وسلم أحب إلي منك.

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) once visited Sayyidah Fatimah, the daughter of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said: “O Fatimah! I have not seen anyone more beloved to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) than you. By Allah, after your father, there is nobody more beloved to me than you.”

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A narration stating that a lion is submissive to ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

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I came across the following incident. Is it reliable and are the words attributed to Nabi (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) authentic?

A Lion is Submissive to Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu anhuma)

Wahb ibn Aban Al Qurashi reported that Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was travelling on a journey when they saw a crowd of people standing by the road. “What is the matter with those people?” Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) enquired. “There is a lion on the road frightening them,” came the reply. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) got off his animal, walked up to the lion and held its ears. He then twisted its ears, slapped its nape and moved it off the road. Thereafter, he said: “Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) did not lie to you. I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say, “Only that which man fears will be given the upper hand over him and if he fears none besides Allah, Allah will not allow anything else to gain the upper hand over him. Man is also handed over to that which he entertains hopes in and if he pins his hopes in none other than Allah, Allah will not hand him over to anyone else.”

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A narration describing the dwellings of Jannatu ‘Adn

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked regarding the Verse, “ومساكن طيبة في جنات عدن -The fine dwellings in the eternal Jannah.” He replied, “[These] palaces [are built] of pearls and in each building, there will be 70 rooms of red rubies and in each room 70 sub-rooms of green emeralds and in each sub-room there will be one throne and over each throne 70 beds of varied colours and on each bed a hur. There will be 70 table spreads in each room and 70 kinds of food in each table spread. There will be 70 maids in each room. Each believer will be given such strength in the morning as he can cohabit with each of them

(Al-Bayhaqi)

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