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Hadith encouraging the recital of Tasbih, Tahlil and Taqdis

Question

What is the meaning of ‘taqdis‘ in the following Hadith?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Hold fast to At-Tasbih, At-Tahlil, and At-Taqdis, and count them upon the fingertips, for indeed they shall be questioned, and they will be made to speak. And do not become heedless, so that you forget about the Mercy (of Allah)’.

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Eternity in Jannah

Question

In the Hereafter a person either goes to Jannah or Jahannam or spends some time in Jahannam and then goes to Jannah, that life has no ending as if it’s eternal. My question is that eternity is an attribute which belongs to Allah Himself alone. How can we humans have that or any part of eternity?

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Status of children buried alive in Jahiliyyah

Question

What is the grade of the following Hadith and what does it mean?

 

Sayyiduna Salamah ibn Yazid Al Ju’fi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘My brother and I came to the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said that our mother had passed away during jahiliyyah, she use to honour her guests, upheld the ties of kinship, and did such and such good, but she had buried alive a sister of ours during jahiliyyah who had not reached the age of puberty.

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sllam) said:

‘The one who was buried and the one who buried her are in Jahannam, unless Islam reached the one who buried the child alive and she became a Muslim.’

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Will our pets come to Jannah?

Question

There is a Hadith quoted although I am not sure if it is authentic but it says that the animals will be resurrected and turned to dust.

If it is authentic what is the commentary?

Does it mean if we have animals as pets in this world they won’t be in Jannah with us?

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Hadith on accepting a decent proposal for marriage

Question

What’s the strength of this hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said,

“If someone proposes whose religion (piety) and character is pleasing then get him married. If you do not do so, there will be chaos on the earth.”

What is meant by chaos?

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Warning against degrading another Muslim

Question

Can you kindly explain the meaning of this hadith?

“Whoever eats a meal at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will feed him a like amount of Jahannam. Whoever clothes himself at the expense of a Muslim, then Allah will clothe him with a like amount of Hellfire. Whoever gains a position at the expense of a man and for the sake of showing off, Allah will place him among the show-offs on the Day of Resurrection.”

Al-Adab Al-Mufrad

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Hadiths of a sensitive nature

Question

What’s the meaning of this narration found in Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 3, Number 121:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) said: I have memorized two vessels of knowledge from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my throat would be cut.”

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Hastening to do good before trials and tribulations

Question

I humbly request if you could explain the following Hadith:

‘Hasten to perform good deeds before the emergence of trials like pieces of a dark night. A man will awake as a believer and end the day a disbeliever, or end the day a believer and wake as a disbeliever. He will sell his religion for the trivialities of this world’

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How to commence du'a

Question

My question is what is closer to the Sunnah: to praise Allah Ta’ala, then send salutations on the Prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam and make du’a or to send salutations before praising Allah Ta’ala?

Some people send salutations first, saying this is the practice of our elders. Please clarify.

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