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A narration on the qualities of the Abdals

Question

Kindly verify and provide the reference for the following Hadith regarding the Abdal:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“At all times in my Ummah, there will be five hundred chosen servants and forty Abdal. When anyone of these passes away then immediately he is succeeded by another.”

The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) inquired: “What are their exclusive deeds?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam replied: “They overlook the injustices of the transgressors, and they show kindness to those who ill-treat them, and from the sustenance provided for them by Allah, they engender sympathy and graciousness”

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A Du’a of ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Can you mention the reference of this du’a of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

“O Allah! I am indeed harsh, so make me gentle, I am weak, so make me strong, and I am miserly so make me generous.”

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Kindness to relatives wipes away sins

Question

Could you reference the narration?

A person came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, “I have committed a sin, how can I repent?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Is your mother alive?’ He replied, ‘She has passed on.’ Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘Is your khalah (maternal aunt) alive?’ When he replied in the affirmative, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘ Go and be kind to her.’

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Reciting ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’ when the lamp goes out

Question

Please provide the narration and its reference, wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’ when the light of the lamp went out, and his beloved wife, Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) then asked regarding why he (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said ‘inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un’.

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Seek an excuse for your brother

Question

Can you provide the reference for this narration?

Sayyiduna Ja’far ibn Muhammad As Sadiq (rahimahullah) said: “If something that you dislike reaches you about your brother then search for an excuse for him, up to seventy excuses. If it hits the mark, [then good]. If not, Then say, ‘Perhaps he has an excuse that I am not aware of.'”

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