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A difficult ascent lies ahead

Question

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

Question

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

Question

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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Explanation of a passage in Abu Dawud

Question

What is the reason why he did not accept his testimony in the following:

و شهد عند عدي بن ارطاة على رؤيته الهلال فلم يجز شهادته

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitabul Adab, number 4788)

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Meaning of barakah of Wahy

Question

In the famous Hadith about the warnings of leaving out commanding good and forbidding wrong, what does the following part mean?

حرمت بركة الوحى

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Meaning of the Hadith of mercy

Question

What’s the meaning of “the One in the heavens” in the following Hadith, because we know that Allah is beyond having limits placed on Him.

ارْحَمُوا مَنْ فِي الْأَرْضِ يَرْحَمْكُمْ مَنْ فِي السَّمَاءِ

“Be merciful to those on the earth and the One in the heavens will have mercy upon you.”

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Eating food which is at the bottom of the pot

Question

What is the authenticity and the explanation of the following:

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was keen to eat the food which remained at the bottom of the pot.”

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