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A Du’a asking for guidance and to be a source of good

Question

What is the source of this du’a?

Allahummahdina wahdi bina wa yassiril huda lana, waj ‘alna mafatiha lil khayri wa maghalika lish sharr

(O Allah! guide us and guide others through us, make guidance easy for us, and make us the source of good and a barrier/locks against evil)

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Praising Allah Ta’ala when one becomes ill and not complaining

Question

Could you confirm the source of this Hadith?

إذا مرض العبد بعث الله إليه ملكين، فيقول انظرا ماذا يقول لعواده؟ فإن هو إذا جاؤه حمد الله واثنى عليه رفعا ذلك إلى الله عز وجل وهو أعلم، فيقول لعبدي علي إن توفيته أن أدخله الجنة، وإن أنا شفيته أن أبدل له لحما خيرا من لحمه، ودما خيرا من دمه، وأن أكفر عنه سيئاته

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The benefits of offering tahajjud Salah

Question

What is the reference for this Hadith and can it be quoted?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Make it a point to observe Tahajjud prayer, for it was the practice of the pious before you. It is a means of gaining closeness to Allah, an expiation for sins and prevention from evil.”

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‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) dismisses a minister due to lack of compassion

Question

Please mention the reference of this incident?

استعمل عمر رضي الله عنه رجلا من بني أسد على عمل فدخل ليسلم عليه فأتى عمر ببعض ولده، فقبله فقال له الأسدي: أتقبل هذا يا أمير المؤمنين؟ فوالله ما قبلت ولدا لي قط، فقال عمر رضي الله عنه: فأنت والله بالناس أقل رحمة، لا تعمل لي عملا أبدا فرد عهده

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Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) frees his slave girl

Question

Could you mention the reference for this incident?

On one occasion, Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) was performing wudu while his slave girl was assisting him by pouring the water onto his limbs from a pitcher. As she was pouring the water, it so happened that the pitcher fell from her hand, striking Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) on his head and injuring him. On suffering the injury, Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) looked up at the slave girl (in anger).

The slave girl addressed him saying, “Allah Ta’ala mentions (while describing the people of taqwa):

وَالْكَاظِمِينَ الْغَيْظَ

“And those who suppress their anger”

As soon as he heard this, Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) responded, “I have suppressed my anger.”

The slave girl then continued reciting the verse,

“وَالْعَافِينَ عَنِ النَّاسِ”

“And those who forgive people”

Hearing this, Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) submitted, “(I have forgiven you), may Allah Ta’ala forgive you.”

Finally, the slave girl recited:

“وَاللَّـهُ يُحِبُّ الْمُحْسِنِينَ”

“And Allah Ta’ala loves those who do good.”

When he heard this, Zaynul ‘Aabidin (rahimahullah) replied, “Go, for I have set you free!”

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Surahs which paint the scene of Qiyamah

Question

Could you reference the narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever wishes to look at the Day of Qiyamah, as if it is in front of him, then he should recite the following Surahs [of the Quran]:

  1. Surah Takwir’ [Surah: 81]
  2. Surah Infitar [Surah: 82]
  3. Surah Inshiqaq [Surah: 84]”

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