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Another query about the Hadith on being two faced

Question

Regarding the Hadith:

من كان ذا وجهين في الدنيا كان له يوم القيامة لسانان من نار

In most copies of Zadut Talibin I have referred to, the Hadith has the word لسان (singular). The reference in Zadut Talibin is Abu Dawud and Darimi. When I referred to Abu Dawud and Darimi,  the Hadith appears with the word لسانان (dual).

I found a Pakistani print of Mishkatul Masabih wherein the Hadith appears with the word لسان (singular) whereas other prints of Mishkatul Masabih have the word لسانان (plural).

Is the word لسان in the Pakistani print of Mishkatul Masabih a printing error and since Zadut Talibin is compiled from Mishkatul Masabih, most prints of Zadut Talibin have the same error?

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Explanation regarding the Hadith pertaining to the heat and cold of Jahannam

Question

How would one explain the following Hadith keeping in mind that different parts of the world have summer and winter at different times?

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال:] قالتِ النّارُ: رَبِّ أَكَلَ بَعْضِي بَعْضًا، فَأْذَنْ لي أَتَنَفَّسْ، فَأْذِنْ لَها بنَفَسَيْنِ، نَفَسٍ في الشِّتاءِ، وَنَفَسٍ في الصَّيْفِ، فَما وَجَدْتُمْ مِن بَرْدٍ، أَوْ زَمْهَرِيرٍ فَمِنْ نَفَسِ جَهَنَّمَ، وَما وَجَدْتُمْ مِن حَرٍّ، أَوْ حَرُورٍ فَمِنْ نَفَسِ جَهَنَّمَ

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The warning sermon on Mount Safa

Question

Has this Hadith appeared with the following wording in any narration?

“From the mountain he [i.e. Rasulullah – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] asked the people of Makkah:

‘If I say on the other side of the mountain your enemy is there will you believe me?’

Everyone said: “if you say on the other side of the mountain there is the enemy, we will believe you. You are truthful to the people. We all know you to be truthful.”

He [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam] said: ‘I warn you of the punishment which will come! Whoever does not accept Allah to be one, a big punishment will come upon him! I warn you from this big punishment and call you to believe in one Allah.’ Read More »