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Reward for offering Salatul Ishraq

Question

1. Are two or four rakats for Ishraq substantiated from Hadith?

2. Regarding the rewards mentioned for Ishraq, it’s usually stated that for two rakats, one gets Nafl Haj and Umrah reward, and for a second two rakahs, one’s daily needs are fulfilled. Is this found in Hadith?

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Hadith promising huge reward for a menstruating woman

Question

 I received the following as a broadcasted message, and would just like to know what is its authenticity:

Menstruation in Ramadan. It is related in a Hadith that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said if a woman reads (at her time of haidh – menstruation).

Subhanaka astaghfirullahal lathi la ilaha illa huwal hayyul qayyum

70 times at the time of every Salah or any other istighfar even if it be astagfirullah only, then she will get the reward of reading 1000 rak’ahs of Salah, 70 of her sins are forgiven, her status is raised in the eyes of Allah and for every letter of istighfar, she gets a nur and for every vein in the body, one hajj and umrah is written!”

(Majalisul Abrar)

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The Du’a of a Haji

Question

People have been saying that when one returns home from having completed Haj or ‘Umrah, their dua’s are accepted for forty days. I have never come across this before and am questioning its authenticity. Please can you enlighten me on this matter?

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Reference for the story of the Bedouin who addressed Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in his grave

Question

In Ma’ariful Quran, under the Tafsir of Surash Nisa verse 64, Mufti Shafi (rahimullah) mentions a incident of a sahabi who went to the blessed grave of the Prophet (sallah alyhi wassalam) and asked him to pray for his forgiveness. Mufti saheb mentions Bahrul Muheet as the source of this report. Could you please let me know the authenticity of this report and also find the original source. Jazakllah

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Question about Zam Zam

Question

Could you please relate the Hadith with reference please, where it is said that

‘if Sayyidatuna Hajra (radiyallahu ‘anha) had not said “Zam Zam”, the water would have continued flowing’

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Hadith on reward of a complete Hajj and Umrah

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration? Is it suitable to quote?

 “Whoever offers his Fajr salah in congregation, and then remains seated making the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah until (approximately 15 mins after) sunrise after which he offers two rak’ats of salah (Ishraq), will receive the reward of one complete Hajj and one complete ‘Umrah’

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