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Authenticity of the Hadith in Ibn Majah regarding the reward of visiting the sick

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What is the authenticity of the Hadith you have mentioned here:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “Whomsoever visits his ill Muslim brother, is walking among the harvest of Jannah until he sits. Once he sits, mercy envelopes him. [If he visits] in the morning, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the evening. If it is in the evening, seventy thousand Angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the morning.”

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The scholar’s grave will be illuminated

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What is the status of the following narration?

“When a scholar (‘aalim) passes away, Allah gives his knowledge a form. That form becomes his friend and companion till the day of Qiyamah and repels the vermin and pests from him.” (Daylami)

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Severity of the Fitnah of the West

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Are the Hadiths that have been cited in the chapter of ‘The Fitnah from the Maghrib Region’ of Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s (rahimahullah) compilation authentic?

For example, the following narration wherein it is reported that:

Sayyiduna ‘Ismah ibn Qays (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to seek refuge in Allah Ta’ala from the fitnah (trial) of the East. Someone then asked him: “What about the fitnah of the West (Maghrib)?”

He (i.e. Sayyiduna ‘Ismah – radiyallahu ‘anhu) then replied: “That (fitnah) will be even more catastrophic and devastating!”

(Kitabul Fitan, Hadith: 848) Read More »

A description of Hatim’s Al Asamm Salah

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What is the authenticity and translation of this narration?

يروى عن حاتم الأصم رضي الله عنه أنه سئل عن صلاته فقال إذا حانت الصلاة أسبغت الوضوء وأتيت الموضع الذي أريد الصلاة فيه فأقعد فيه  حتى تجتمع جوارحي ثم أقوم إلى صلاتي فأجعل الكعبة بين حاجبي والصراط تحت قدمي والجنة عن يميني والنار عن يساري وملك الموت ورائي وأظنها آخر صلاتي ثم أقوم بين الرجاء والخوف وأكبر تكبيرا بتحنّن وأقرأ قراءة بترتيل وأركع ركوعا بتواضع وأسجد سجودا بتخشع وأقعد على الورك الأيسر وأفرش ظهر قدمها وأنصب القدم اليمنى على الإبهام وأتبعها الإخلاص ثم لا أدري أقبلت مني أم لا

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A narration regarding reciting certain Surahs on the eve of Friday

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Please clarify the authenticity of the following narration and can we act upon it:

Imam al-Sadiq was quoted as saying: “If one recites Tawasin (The three consecutive Surahs that start with طس, Surahs: 26, 27 and 28) on Friday Eve, he will be a friend of Allah, and will be adjacent to Him and under His grace and support. He will have no hardships in the world, and in the afterlife, he will be given as much of Jannah as he will be satisfied or even beyond his satisfaction, and Allah will marry one hundred Hurs to him.”

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The masnun method of shaking someone’s hand

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I was told that there exists a Hadith wherein mention is made that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) used to give a firm handshake whilst making Musafahah (i.e. shaking hands) [meaning to give it a wedge moving it up and down, as is normally observed in our daily interactions]. Would you be so kind as to please provide the reference? Read More »

Food provided to Hazrat Maryam

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Please provide the status of the following narration:

عن أبي أمامة الباهلي رضي الله عنه أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:   إن مريم بنت عمران سألت ربها أن يطعمها لحما لا دم فيه ، فأطعمها الجراد فقالت:  اللهم أعشه بغير رضاع وتابع بينه بغير شياع – يعني الصوت Read More »