Reference

The hill of Rawha, its masjid and well.

Question

A famous well between Badr and Madinah by the name of Bir Rauha has been mentioned as a place where 70 Ambiyaa passed by. Is this authentic? Also, is there any significance to the water of this well from Hadith or Pious Predecessors?

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Narrations on protecting the gaze

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

“When anyone’s eyes fall on the beauty of a woman and he immediately casts his gaze away from her, Allah grants him Divine guidance towards such ‘ibadah, the ecstasy of which he feels in himself”

Can you also provide other Hadiths on lowering and protecting the gaze.

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Imam Shafi’i’s du’a for protection when summoned by the Khalifah

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following du’a of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) as well as the incident behind the du’a.

شهد الله أنه لا إله إلا هو الآية… اللهم إني أعوذ بنور قدسك، وببركة طهارتك، وبعظمة جلالك، من كل عاهة وآفة، وطارق الجن والإنس، إلا طارقاً يطرق بخير منك يا رحمن. اللهم بك ملاذي فيك ألوذ. وبك غياثي فيك أغوث يا من ذلت له رقاب الفراعنة، وخضعت له مغاليظ الجبابرة، ذكرك شعاري وثناؤك دثاري، أنا في سرادقات حفظك، وقني واغنني بخير منك يا رحمن

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The du’a of Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) and his imprisonment

Question

Kindly provide the source of this narration:

 ان يوسف عليه السلام لما طال عليه الوقت في السجن قال: يارب جعلتني في السجن طويلاً ! فقال الله: أنت سألت السجن فأعطيناك ، ولو سألت العافية لعافيناك وقد ورد في القرآن على لسان يوسف عليه السلام: قال ربّ السجن أحبُّ إليّ مما يدعونني إليه

Translation

When Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had spent a long time in prison, he said: “O Allah! You have kept me imprisoned for a long time”. Allah replied: “You asked for imprisonment so I granted it to you, had you asked for ‘aafiyah [protection] I would have protected you”. [Referring to the verse wherein] Yusuf (‘alayhis salam) had said: “O my Rabb! Imprisonment is more dear to me than [the haram] they are inviting me towards.”

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