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The intentions that people will have when performing Hajj

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Soon the rich ones from among my Ummah will perform Haj for the sake of travel and holiday, the middle class will perform Haj for commercial purposes, the ‘Ulama/Qurra will perform Haj for the sake of show and fame and the poor will perform Haj for the purpose of begging”

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Loving the Arabs is part of Iman

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The love for the Arabs is faith and hatred for them is disbelief. One who loved the Arabs, loves me and one who hates the Arabs, hates me.’

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Hadith on the intercession of a Haji

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Musa Al Ash’ari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The Haji shall intercede on behalf of four hundred families or he said four hundred people from his family, and verily he returns from Hajj (sinless) as on the day his mother gave birth to him

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Every pomegranate has a seed from Jannah?

Question

I have recently read a Hadith about pomegranates. Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said,

“There is not a pomegranate which does not have a pip from one of the pomegranates of Jannah in it.” (Abu Nu’aym)

Is it authentic?

If so, how can we have a morsel of food from Jannah even if it is as small as a pip. I thought Jannah food was really good and only reserved for the people of Jannah.

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The virtues of kissing the black stone (Al Hajarul Aswad)

Question

Please explain the origin and action of the Black stone on the day of judgement?

I was told that it was a white stone in Jannah and was sent down with Adam (‘alayhis salam) to the earth. It turned black due to the sins of mankind and on the day of Qiyamah Allah will give it two eyes and a mouth.

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Saying salam at the rawdah-graveside of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

Question

I would like to ask a question regarding salam at the graveside of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) (the Rawdah).

Is there any reward or other special benefit in saying salam to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) at the rawdah?

I used to say salam every time whenever I go to madinah but a friend said to me that this is not important to say salam exactly at the rawdah. He also said this is bid’ah!

Please clarify.

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The reward for praying forty salah in Masjid Nabawi

Question

Is the following Hadith authentic?

Can these forty salah be nafl?

“The person who offers forty prayers consecutively in my Masjid, without missing a prayer in between, will secure immunity from the fire of Hell, and from other punishments and also from hypocrisy.”

 

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Virtues of reciting Subhanallah and Alhamdulillah

Question

Are the following authentic?

1. Whoever reads Subhanallah 100 times in the morning and 100 times in the evening, will get the reward equal to that person who has performed 100 Hajj.

2. Whoever reads Alhamdulillah 100 times -will be rewarded as though he has participated in 100 Jihads.

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