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Entering Jannah or Jahannam because of a fly

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

“A man entered Jannah because of a fly, while another entered Jahannam because of a fly. “Two men passed by a people who had an idol, which it was not permissible for anyone to pass without making a sacrifice to it. They [the people] said to the first man: “Sacrifice [something in the name of the idol]. He said: “I will not sacrifice anything unless it be to Allah so they struck his neck (and he died) and entered Jannah”

Then they said to the second man:  “Sacrifice [something].” He said: “I have nothing with which to do so.” They said: “Sacrifice something, even if it were only a fly,” and so he did so, and they allowed him to continue on his way and so he entered Jahannam”

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An unauthentic narration on appointing Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) as the first Khalifah

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

“Whoever wishes to live and die like me, and to reside in the Jannah, should acknowledge ‘Ali as leader after me, and take those after him as leaders as well, and should follow the Imams after me for they are my family and are created from my clay. They have been gifted with knowledge and understanding. Woe unto those who deny their virtues and those who disregard their relationship and affinity with me, for my intercession shall never reach them”

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The du’a of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) and his imprisonment

Question

Kindly provide the source of this narration:

 ان يوسف عليه السلام لما طال عليه الوقت في السجن قال: يارب جعلتني في السجن طويلاً ! فقال الله: أنت سألت السجن فأعطيناك ، ولو سألت العافية لعافيناك وقد ورد في القرآن على لسان يوسف عليه السلام: قال ربّ السجن أحبُّ إليّ مما يدعونني إليه

Translation

When Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had spent a long time in prison, he said: “O Allah! You have kept me imprisoned for a long time”. Allah replied: “You asked for imprisonment so I granted it to you, had you asked for ‘aafiyah [protection] I would have protected you”. [Referring to the verse wherein] Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had said: “O my Rabb! Imprisonment is more dear to me than [the haram] they are inviting me towards.”

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The meaning of the term: 'muttafaqun 'alayh' (agreed upon)

Question

When referencing a Hadith, the ‘Ulama sometimes mention the phrase: “muttafaqun ‘alayh” متفق عليه  (agreed upon)

Does it mean that Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim narrate that Hadith exactly word for word or does it mean they narrate it with similar wordings and not exact words? jazakallahu Khairan

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How to guide those gone astray

Question

We are today living in a period where many youngsters choose the wrong path. They are brainwashed and believe that is the right path. how can we explain with proof that they are following the deviated path?

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Reciting Durud, an alternative to giving sadaqah (charity)

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

That person who is not able to give sadaqah should say the following durud in his du’a:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

‘Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulika wa salli ‘alal mu’minina  wal mu’minat wal muslimina wal muslimat’

and this would become his Sadaqah’ (charity)

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:

‘A Believer is never satisfied from doing (never tires from doing) good until he reaches Jannah’

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Saying ‘La ilaha illAllah’ with madd (lengthening it)

Question

What is the status of following Hadith. Is it reliable to quote ?

من قال لا إله الله و مدھا ھدمت له اربعة آلاف ذنب من الکبائر

Translation

Whomsoever says ‘La ilaha illAllah’ and lengthens it (ie. recite it with a madd), four thousand major sins of his will be forgiven.

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