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A du’a of Sa’id ibn Jubayr (rahimahullah)

Question

Is this du’a found in Hadith?

اللهم إني أسألك صدق التوكل عليك وحسن الظن بك

Allahumma inni as-aluka sidqat tawakkuli ‘alayka wa husnaz dhanni bika

O Allah! I ask You to grant me true reliance on You and good expectations of You.

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Al Masjidul Aqsa, the second Masjid whose foundations were laid

Question

Could you mention the reference of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Dharr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates, I asked “O Messenger of Allah, Which was the first Masjid built on the surface of the earth?” He replied, ‘Al Masjidul Haram [in Makkah].’ I then asked, ‘Which was built next?’ He said, Al Masjidul Aqsa.’ I asked, ‘What was [the period of construction] between the two?’ He said, ’40 years.’

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A Hadith regarding poetry

Question

A Hadith of Sahih Muslim quoted in Mishkat states that a person was reciting poetry and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) called him a Shaytan.

Can you mention the exact reference and what was the reason for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) calling him that?

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) advise on winter warmth

Question

Please provide the original source, and comment on the authenticity of this narration.

Sulaym ibn ‘Aamir narrates that when winter would come, Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) would be extra mindful of them and write to them, advising:

“Winter, which is an enemy, has come, so prepare for it with wool, leathers socks, and socks. Use wool as your under-clothing and outer-clothing, because the cold is an enemy that enters quickly but leaves slowly.”

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The eloquence of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Could you please provide the Arabic text and reference for the following:

Once when the sky was cloudy, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked the people if they had observed the towering [clouds] in the sky.

The people replied that the clouds looked extremely beautiful and well stacked, one on top of the other. He then asked them how they found the central point. They replied that it is splendid and firm. He then asked them how they found the black pieces. They said that they are marvellous and deep black in colour. He asked how the mill is turning. “Excellent” they replied. He asked how they found the lightning – is it light, shining or piercing? They said it was piercing. He said that this is fertility.

Thereupon a Sahabi said “O Messenger of Allah, how eloquent you are! We have not seen someone more knowledgeable in Arabic than you.”

He replied “It is my right. Indeed the Quran was revealed to me in eloquent Arabic.”

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