Merits of people & places

Translation of a Hadith encouraging the residents of Madinah Munawwarah to remain therein

Question

What is the translation of the word يبسون in the following Hadith?

عن سفيان بن أبي زهير رضي الله عنه، أنه قال: سمعت رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، يقول: تفتح اليمن، فيأتي قوم يبسون، فيتحملون بأهلهم ومن أطاعهم، والمدينة خير لهم لو كانوا يعلمون، وتفتح الشأم، فيأتي قوم يبسون، فيتحملون بأهليهم ومن أطاعهم، والمدينة خير لهم لو كانوا يعلمون، وتفتح العراق، فيأتي قوم يبسون، فيتحملون بأهليهم ومن أطاعهم، والمدينة خير لهم لو كانوا يعلمون

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Madinah is a respected place and even the weakest Muslim’s covenant should be honoured

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What is the meaning of the following words يسعى بها أدناهم، فمن أخفر مسلما in this Hadith:

المدينة حرم، فمن أحدث فيها حدثا، أو آوى محدثا، فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس أجمعين، لا يقبل منه يوم القيامة عدل، ولا صرف

وحدثنا أبو بكر بن النضر بن أبي النضر، حدثني أبو النضر، حدثني عبيد الله الأشجعي، عن سفيان، عن الأعمش، بهذا الإسناد مثله، ولم يقل: يوم القيامة وزاد: وذمة المسلمين واحدة يسعى بها أدناهم، فمن أخفر مسلما، فعليه لعنة الله والملائكة والناس أجمعين، لا يقبل منه يوم القيامة عدل، ولا صرف

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The death of a scholar

Question

What is the status of the following narration?

موت العالم مصيبة لا تجبر وثلمة لا تسد وهو نجمٌ طُمِس وموت قبيلة أيسر لي من موت عالم

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An army with black flags from the East

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

“When the black flags come from Khorasan go to them, even if you have to crawl on snow, for among them is the Khalifa from Allah, the Mahdi”

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Knowledge will be lifted through the demise of Scholars

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Is this Hadith authentic?

“Knowledge will be snatched away by the taking away of scholars along with their knowledge leaving behind ignorant people who will be asked to settle matters and they will do so on the basis of their personal views, thus being misguided and misguiding others.”

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What the Muslims consider as good is good in the court of Allah

Question

Kindly provide the reference, authentication, and Arabic wording of the following narration:

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: “Allah looked into the hearts of His slaves and found that the heart of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was the best of all His slaves’ hearts. So He chose him for Himself and sent him with His Message. Then He looked into the hearts of all His slaves after the heart of Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and He found that the hearts of his companions were the best of all His slaves’ hearts, so He made them the helpers of His Prophet, fighting for the sake of his religion. So what the Muslims think is good, is good before Allah, and whatever the Muslims think is bad, is bad before Allah.” Read More »

The mirror that symbolised Friday

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Can you authenticate this Hadith?

“Anas Bin Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated that once Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) with a white mirror on which there was a black dot. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked Jibril (‘alayhis salam) about the mirror, he explained that it [symbolises] the Day of Jumu’ah…”

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