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The earnings of one’s children

Question

What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Certainly your children are the most pure of your earnings so eat from what your children earn [as per your need]”

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An unauthentic virtue regarding the mujahid who carries a sword in the path of Allah

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Is this narration authentic?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: من تقلد سيفا في سبيل الله قلده الله وشاحا في الجنة، لا تقوم له الدنيا منذ يوم خلقها الله إلى يوم يفنيها، وإن الله عز وجل ليباهي بسيف الغازي ورمحه وسلاحه، وإذا باهى الله بعبد لم يعذبه أبدا

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The virtue of certain words of dhikr and ‘la hawla wa la quwwata illa billah’

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Is this statement of ‘Umar (radiyallahu anhu) authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibnul Khattab (radiyallahu anhu) says: ‘Subhanallah’ is the worship of the creation. ‘Alhamdulillah’ are the thanksgiving words. ‘La ilaha illallah’ are the words of sincerity and devotion. The blessings of the recitation of ‘Allahu Akbar’ fills up the heavens and earth. When a man recites ‘La haw la wa la quwwata illa billah’ , Allah says: ‘Aslama was taslama.’

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Do not swear or speak ill of the deceased

Question

What is the level of authenticity of this Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not swear/speak ill of the dead thereby causing harm to the living [i.e the relatives of the deceased].”

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Four things contribute to happiness

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Where does the following Hadith appear and what is its authenticity?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Four things contribute to happiness/bliss:

1. A righteous wife
2. A spacious home
3. A righteous neighbour
4. A comfortable means of transport”

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