Reference

Reciprocating a gift or praising the bestower

Question

Is this a Hadith?

If someone is given something, he should give a return for it provided he can afford if he cannot afford, he should praise him. He who praises him for it, thanks him, and he who conceals it is ungrateful to him

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Following the ways of the Banu Israil, handspan by handspan

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Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and explanation of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘You will most definitely follow the ways of those before you, handspan by handspan, arm’s length by arm’s length, so much so that if they were to enter a lizard’s hole, you would certainly enter it [as well].’

We asked: ‘O Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam], [Are you referring to] the Jews and Christians?

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The full narration regarding Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari

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Kindly answer the following questions regarding the incident of Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the thief:

1) Is it authentic and suitable to quote?

2) Can this be read with the intention of gaining the protection of Allah Ta’ala and is there any particular procedure to adopt?

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Another Hadith on respecting elders and showing mercy to children

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Kindly provide the reference, authenticity, and translation of the following narration:

عَنْ أَبِي أُمَامَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ: بَيْنَما رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَمَعَهُ أَبُو بَكْرٍ وَعُمَرُ وَأَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ بْنُ الْجَرَّاحِ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمْ فِي نَفَرٍ مِنْ أَصْحَابِهِ إِذْ أُتِيَ بِقَدَحٍ فِيهِ شَرَابٌ، فَنَاوَلَهُ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَبَا عُبَيْدَةَ، فَقَالَ أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ: أَنْتَ أَوْلَى بِهِ يَا نَبِيَّ اللهِ. قَالَ: خُذْ فَأَخَذَ أَبُو عُبَيْدَةَ الْقَدَحَ، ثُمَّ قَالَ لَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَشْرَبَ: خُذْ يَا نَبِيَّ اللهِ، قَالَ نَبِيُّ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم: «اشْرَبْ، فَإِنَّ الْبَرَكَةَ فِي أَكَابِرِنَا، فَمَنْ لَمْ يَرْحَمْ صَغِيرَنَا، وَيُجِلَّ كَبِيرَنَا فَلَيْسَ مِنَّا»

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