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The expiation for a quarrel

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I wanted to know the authenticity and explanation of the following Hadith:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Performing two rak’ahs of Salah is an expiation for any quarrel.”

Is this in general for any quarrel or specific to spouses? If one party offers this only will it suffice?

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The scales of Justice by Allah Ta’ala

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What is the explanation of the following part of the Hadith

و يرفع القسط و يخفضه

عن أبي موسى الأشعري عبدالله بن قيس: قامَ فِينا رَسولُ اللهِ صَلّى اللَّهُ عليه وسلَّمَ بأَرْبَعٍ: إنَّ اللَّهَ لا يَنامُ ولا يَنْبَغِي له أنْ يَنامَ، يَرْفَعُ القِسْطَ ويَخْفِضُهُ، ويُرْفَعُ إلَيْهِ عَمَلُ النَّهارِ باللَّيْلِ، وعَمَلُ اللَّيْلِ بالنَّهارِ.

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Zina of the other limbs of the body

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What is the explanation of the following words of the Hadith Sharif mentioned below

أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ لاَ مَحَالَةَ

حَدَّثَنَا الْحُمَيْدِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ ـ رضى الله عنهما ـ قَالَ لَمْ أَرَ شَيْئًا أَشْبَهَ بِاللَّمَمِ مِنْ قَوْلِ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ‏.‏ حَدَّثَنِي مَحْمُودٌ أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ عَنِ ابْنِ طَاوُسٍ عَنْ أَبِيهِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَالَ مَا رَأَيْتُ شَيْئًا أَشْبَهَ بِاللَّمَمِ مِمَّا قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم: “‏إِنَّ اللَّهَ كَتَبَ عَلَى ابْنِ آدَمَ حَظَّهُ مِنَ الزِّنَا، أَدْرَكَ ذَلِكَ لاَ مَحَالَةَ، فَزِنَا الْعَيْنِ النَّظَرُ، وَزِنَا اللِّسَانِ الْمَنْطِقُ، وَالنَّفْسُ تَمَنَّى وَتَشْتَهِي، وَالْفَرْجُ يُصَدِّقُ ذَلِكَ كُلَّهُ وَيُكَذِّبُهُ”‏‏‏

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The severity of missing Salah

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I wanted to know the authenticity and references of the following Hadith:

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: “The pledge between us and them is prayer, whosoever leaves it has rejected faith.”

Could you kindly provide commentary of few esteemed and noble scholars of the past on the part of “whosoever leaves it has rejected faith”.

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Missing three Jumu’ahs

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I wanted to know the status of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever neglects Jumu’ah [due to laziness and carelessness] three times without an excuse, then Allah sets a seal upon his heart.”

Could you also explain what does ‘seal’ mean and what is regarded as a valid excuse?

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The poor entering Jannah earlier than the rich

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Regarding the Hadith wherein the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The poor will enter Jannah five hundred years before the rich.”

Does this apply to all the rich people, even those that spend lavishly in charity?

Please can you give a commentary on this Hadith.

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The Importance of Salah in Congregation

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There is a Hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) got angry on those who didn’t come to pray in the masjid.

From this Hadith some scholars say it is obligatory to pray in congregation.

Even Imam Bukhari said obligatory. Imam Muslim said it is fard kifayah.

What is the answer to this?

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A difficult ascent lies ahead

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I wanted to know the authenticity and meaning of the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “In front of you is a difficult ascent, which those who are heavily laden cannot get over.” Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) then said, “I therefore wish to lighten up for that ascent”

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The harm of over-reacting in times of difficulty

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What is the explanation of انا بريء in the following Hadith:

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال انا برىء ممن حلق و سلق و خرق

(Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Iman, number 288 -104-)

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited the killing of four creatures/animals

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عن ابن عباس قال: إن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم نهى عن قتل أربع من الدواب النملة، والنحلة، والهدهد، والصرد

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) relates, “Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) prohibited killing four animals/creatures; Ants, bees, hoopoes and a [type of bird whose half body is white and the other half is black and has a lot of feathers].”

Does this mean that we are not allowed to kill ants that are in our homes?

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