Reference

The rewards and warnings for Fajr Salah

Question

Is there any reward mentioned in the Hadith for Fajr in congregation? Is there any warnings in the Hadith for not reading Fajr in congregation. I heard that in the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)’s time that even the hypocrites used to come to the masjid for Fajr. So will we be worse than the hypocrites if we do not go to masjid for Fajr?

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Attending a funeral after intercourse

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Is there a Hadith where our beloved Prophet (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said that if one had sexual intercourse in the night and the next day if there is a funeral he should not get into the grave with the dead body to help the burial

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Du’a for re-uniting couple

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A woman left her marital home to go and live with her married daughter The husband pleaded with her to return but to no avail. Her brothers also made attempts at reconciliation asking her for the reasons of leaving her marital home. She refuses to disclose any reason and says she will go with it to the Qabr. The husband also cannot find any valid reason for her behaviour saying that there used to be an occasional argument but nothing further than this. Is this behaviour justified in the light of Quran and Hadith She refuses to see any ‘Alim. Can you provide any du’a to recite?

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Iman is between fear and hope

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One often hears the statement, sometimes cited as a Hadith or saying of the Salaf:

‘Iman is between fear and hope’ or different wordings.

What is the source for this statement? And regardless of the source, is the principle correct?

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Is this Hadith really in Bukhari?

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Someone came to me and informed me of a sirah bayan he heard. In the bayan, the khatib mentioned a Hadith in which Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was resting on the thigh of Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu), and the time of Asr arrived. Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) didn’t get up to pray Asr for fear of waking Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). He used this to claim that hub un-Nabi (love for nabi sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is greater than Salah. He mentioned that this Hadith is mentioned in Sahih Bukhari.

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‘Shaytan is the Mentor for those who have no real Mentor’, correct?

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Please advise if the following statement is found in the hadith or is it the statement of some pious person. We would appreciate it if you could suggest any book where we could get more details. That statement is;

“Man la shaykha-lahu fa shaykhu-hu ash Shaytan”

‘Shaytan is the guide of the one who has no spiritual guide.’

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Clarification on the miraculous achievements of the ‘Ulama

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I find the book Fadail A’mal informative in its explaining themes through Quranic Ayah and Ahadith. However, I find some of the other material very strange. For example, in Fazail of salah, it says that Ibn Abidin (rahmihullah) prayed a thousand nafl rak’ah every day. How is this humanly possible in a 24 hour day (if each rak’ah took one and a half minutes on average, then he would be praying 25 hours a day of nafl salah!)? As unbelievable as this is, is such an act not against the shari’ah (which teaches moderation)? Where do these and other such statements come from? By no means do I wish to attack this work. I merely seek clarification and verification of the authenticity of such statements. Jazakallah

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Etiquettes of entering and leaving the home

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What should we say for protection when leaving the house? What are the adabs of leaving and entering one’s home? What is the du’a to stop Shaytan or Jinn from entering our house?

Is there a sahih Hadith that says that Allah will appoint 70,000 angels to protect a person, if they say; “Bismillahi tawakkaltu ‘alallah”, when leaving the house?

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Hot Food Has No Barakah

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Can you please give me the exact reference to the following Hadith. I have been searching for it for some time and was pleased that it was sent to me.

Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) says: “To allow the food to get cold before partaking of it, for hot food has no barakah.”

Elsewhere we learn hot food weakens the stomach.

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