Reference

Proof for placing the hands below the navel in Salah

Question

Is the following narration Sahih with the extra wording ‘under the navel’:

Sayyiduna Wa’il ibn Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) reports:

“I saw the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) placing his right hand over his left hand in Salah, below the Navel.”

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)

How many manuscripts have the additional wording and how many do not? Barakallu feek

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Another du’a when wearing new clothes

Question

Is it Sunnah also to recite the following du’a for wearing new clothes?

The du’a is mentioned in Mishkat.

اللَّهُمَّ لَكَ الْحَمْدُ أَنْتَ كَسَوْتَنِيهِ أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ خَيْرِهِ وَخَيْرِ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ، وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ شَرِّهِ، وَشَرِّ مَا صُنِعَ لَهُ

Allahumma lakalhamdu anta kasawtanihi asaluka min khayrihi wa khayri ma suni’a lahu wa’audhubika min sharrihi wa sharri ma suni’a lahu

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Madinah Munawwarah is a sanctuary

Question

In which Hadith book does the following Hadith appear?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Madinah is a sanctuary from here to there. Its trees are not to be cut nor should any innovation be done in Madinah. The curse of Allah Ta’ala, the Angels and all people will be on anyone who innovates anything therein.’

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The du’a whilst eating

Question

Are there any du’as mentioned in the Hadith that are to be read whilst eating? For instance,

Allahumma Barik Lana Fima Razaqtana Wa Qina Adhaban Nar

and

Allahumma Lakal Hamdu Wa Lakash Shukr

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Hadiths on the polish for the heart

Question

Could you provide the exact translation and reference for the Hadith in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) explained that hearts rust like iron rusts. When asked: “How can they be polished?” He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Reciting Allah’s book and remembering Him much.”

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When to embrace?

Question

We find that many a time Muslims greet by hugging each other, thereafter shaking hands. Is this hugging each other when greeting mentioned anywhere in the Hadith, or should one simply shake hands when greeting (generally).

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