Authentication

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

Question

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’

Question

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

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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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Fasting whilst on journey

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Can you please verify and explain the following Hadith:

 قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ – صلى الله عليه وسلم -: “‏لَيْسَ مِنَ الْبِرِّ الصِّيَامُ فِي السَّفَرِ”‏

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Seeking forgiveness for the deceased after burial

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I want to know the authenticity of this Hadith:

“When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would finish the burial of the deceased, he would stay by the grave and say, ‘Seek forgiveness for your brother and beg steadfastness for him as he is now being questioned.'”

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A narration regarding two cursed sounds

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates: “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once took hold of my hand and we proceeded to visit his ailing son, Ibrahim. They found the infant in the throes of death, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) placed him on his lap until his soul left him. Then he put the child down and wept, whereupon I (‘Abdur Rahman ibn ‘Awf radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked in astonishment, ‘You are weeping, O Messenger of Allah, while you prohibit crying!?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘I did not prohibit weeping but rather, I forbade two voices which are imbecilic and sinful; One, a voice to the accompaniment of musical amusement and Shaytan’s instruments, the other, a voice due to some calamity, accompanied by striking of the face and tearing of garments. But this [crying] stems from compassion, and whosoever does not show compassion will not receive it….”

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