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Hadith: The Jews were divided into seventy one groups

Question

A Shaykh said that the Hadith relating to that Jews were divided into seventy one groups and the Christians into seventy two and the Muslims into seventy three all in Jahannam except one

He states that this Hadith is questionable:

1. its sanad (chain of narrators) is questionable
2. its matn (text) is questionable for the Quran says “You are the best of Ummahs”

Kindly express the research on this Hadith

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Hadith: I am leaving behind two things

Question

Could you please inform what is the academic status of these two Hadiths:

1. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Sunnat

2. I am leaving behind two things: the Book of Allah and the Ahlu Bayt

Outwardly there seems to be a contradiction, please enlighten.

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Fadail A'mal mentions Kashf, is this shirk?

Question

In the book: Fada’il al-A’mal, first edition 1994 of the English translation. On the end of page 21  of Virtues of Salah, you will find the words ascribing kasha of  “seeing sins falling down from the limbs of the person performing wudu…” to Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah). Kashf means, in Khandhlawi’s own words, “divine manifestation of unseen things”(pg.128 of Virtues of Dhikr).

Muslims know that seeing the unseen (ghayb) is only possible to Allah, and the claim and lie that people are able to do such things is clear shirk. And on top of that it is a lie on Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah).

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Hadith on wigs

Question

Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said, “May the curse of Allah be on the women who joins (another person’s) hair (to her own) and the one who asks for tattoos. (Sahih Bukhari)

Some Muslims consider it permissible to buy false or animal hair and braid it into their own. Does the above Hadith apply in the stated case?

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Clarification of the Hadith that says some Sahabah drank wine

Question

I read a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari that mentions that Hamzah (radiyallahu’anhu) was drunk with some Ansar in an Ansari house. The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and his companions saw him and told him not to do that. Is this correct and how did the Sahabah consume wine?

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