Haj & ‘Umrah

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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Love the Arabs

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

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

‘Love the Arabs for three reasons: Because I am an Arab, The Quran is in Arabic and the language of Jannah is Arabic’

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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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