Haj & ‘Umrah

Saying a durud (salutation) seventy times at the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

What is status of following Hadith and can it be quoted?

It is reported that when a person stands at the grave of Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) and recites the verse: إِنَّ اللَّهَ وَمَلَائِكَتَهُ يُصَلُّونَ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ  (Innallah Wa Mala-Ikatahu Yu Salluna ‘Alan Nabi), (Surah Al Ahzab, verse: 56) and then says seventy times ‘sallallahu ‘alayka Ya Muhammad’ An Angel says to him, “May Allah’s blessing be on you too, no need of yours will be left unfulfilled”

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An unauthentic narration regarding ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and the Hajarul Aswad

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What is the status of the lengthy narration wherein Sayyiduna Abu Sa’id Al Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that he once performed Haj with Sayyiduna ‘Umar and Sayyiduna ‘Umar was unaware of the fact that the Hajarul Aswad will be a means of benefit/harm to us. Sayyiduna ‘Ali rectified him, upon which Sayyiduna ‘Umar thanked him and said, ‘I ask Allah to protect me from living among any nation except if you are present’? Read More »

An amazing dream of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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What is the authenticity of the following?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdur Rahman ibn Samurah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that once Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came out to us and said:

“Last night I saw a marvelous dream. I saw a man from my Ummah and the Angel of Death approached him to take his soul, but the man’s obedience to his parents came and kept the Angel at bay.’ ‘Thereafter I saw a man from my Ummah subjected to the torment of the grave but then his ablution came and rescued him from it.’ ‘Then I saw a man from my Ummah surrounded by devils, then his remembrance of Allah came to him and delivered him from their midst.’ ‘Then I saw a man from my Ummah who was surrounded by the Angels of torment, but his Salah came to him and rescued him from their hands.’

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Will we acquire the promised virtue even without fulfilling the clauses?

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The virtues for certain A’mal are mentioned with certain clauses. If these clauses are not fulfilled does one receive the same virtue? eg Ishraq Salah earning a person the reward of Hajj and ‘Umrah has been mentioned as after sitting in same place making dhikr till Ishraq.

However if a person does not sit on his musallah and goes home gets involved in his necessities and later reads Ishraq when the time sets in, will he also get the same reward (ie of Hajj and ‘Umrah)?

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Hadith about one who passes away en route to Hajj

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A narration mentions that a person who passes away whilst on their way for Hajj or Umrah will receive the reward of performing Hajj / Umrah till the day of Qiyamah. Does this Hadith refer to a person who passes away whilst in Ihram only on the way to Makkah Mukarramah or it includes for instance a person before Hajj passes away in Madinah Munawwarah (as he went to Madinah Munawwarah before coming to Makkah Mukarramah for Hajj as is the case generally) or if a person passes away after arriving in Makkah Mukarramah completing the Umrah and is now out of Ihram waiting for the 8th of Zul Hijjah as well? (as the tragedy that occurred in the Haram prior to the days of Hajj this year)

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Another Hadith on the blessings of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to perform Salah and prolong the qiyam (standing position). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once urinated in the well. There was no well in Madinah sweeter than this well. When people used to visit, I use to feed people from it. The well was called ‘Al-Barud’ (the cool well) in the Pre-Islamic era.

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Du’a for knowledge, ‘amal, sustenance and cure

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I want to know about supplications regarding ilm, rizq, amal etc.

I memorised one of them (no. 1) but I keep hearing different versions of it from scholars (see 2, 3 as examples, and I have heard more versions).

1- Allahumma inni asaluka ‘ilman nafi’an wa rizqan tayyiban wa ‘amalan mutaqabbalan Ya arhamar rahimeen. (I had memorised this one).

2- Allahumma inni asaluka ilman nafi’a was rizqan wasi’a wa ‘amalan mutaqabbala [wa shifa-an min kulli da.]

3- Allahumma inna nasaluka ilman nafia’ wa amalan salihan muta’qabbala wa rizqan wasian halalan tayyiba

My question is; The “masnun” du’as that talk about ilm, rizq, amal etc, do we have multiple authentic narrations on it with different words? If so, on these du’as, is there one text that is more authentic/preferred that is better to use compared to others? Jazakumullahu khayran for this valuable service.

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The reward of making fifty Tawaf (Circumambulation of the Ka’bah)

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Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever performed Tawaf of the Ka’bah fifty times, he will be as free of his sins as the day his mother bore him [i.e. free of all minor sins].”

After citing the Hadith, Imam Tirmidhi says:

‏ ‏قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى حَدِيثُ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ حَدِيثٌ غَرِيبٌ ‏.‏ سَأَلْتُ مُحَمَّدًا عَنْ هَذَا الْحَدِيثِ فَقَالَ إِنَّمَا يُرْوَى هَذَا عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ قَوْلُهُ

Is the Hadith really weak? Can you advise what defect is in the Hadith or the chain of narrators which led to it being classified as weak, or is it a Hadith at all?

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