Merits of people & places

Virtue of the Quraysh


Is the following narration authentic?

Sayyiduna Rifa’ah ibn Rafi’ (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once instructed Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“Gather my people!” Sayyiduna ‘Umar gathered them outside the room of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and then went in and asked, “O Rasulullah, should I get them to enter or shall you be going out to them?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied,

“I shall rather go to them.” When Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) went to them, he asked “Is there anyone here who does not belong to you?” Yes, they replied. Amongst us are also our allies, the children of our sisters and our slaves”. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to them, “Our allies are part of us, the children of our sisters are part of us and our slaves are all part of us. Have you not heard (the Quranic verse) that it is only those with Taqwa who are Allah’s friends? If you are His (Allah’s) friends, then it is excellent. Otherwise, you should give the matter deep thought. It should not be that other people arrive on the day of Judgement with plenty of good deeds while you arrive there with sins, because of which I will have to turn away from you.”

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) then raised his hands and said, “O people! The Quraysh are trustworthy people. Allah will therefore grab by the nostrils the person who searches for their faults and throw him into the Fire of Jahannam.” Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) repeated this thrice.

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Will our pets come to Jannah?


There is a Hadith quoted although I am not sure if it is authentic but it says that the animals will be resurrected and turned to dust.

If it is authentic what is the commentary?

Does it mean if we have animals as pets in this world they won’t be in Jannah with us?

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Popular Hadith regarding Sham (Syria)


Is this Hadith authentic?

It is extensively shared on social media amongst the youth:

Salamah bin Nufail (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: While I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) a man came to him and said,

“O Messenger of Allah Horses are being humiliated (ignored), and weapons are being laid down and people are claiming there is no more Jihad and war has ended”

the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“They are lying! Fighting has just begun! Fighting has just begun! And a party of my Ummah will remain fighting on the true path and Allah will deviate the hearts of some men and Allah will provide the fighters from them until the final hour starts and the promise of Allah is fulfilled and good is on the foreheads of horses until the day of Judgement. It is being revealed to me that I will be departing you soon and you would follow me in groups while you are fighting each other and the house of the believers is in Sham (Syria)”

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The reward for praying forty salah in Masjid Nabawi


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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Hadiths of a sensitive nature


What’s the meaning of this narration found in Sahih Bukhari:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu’anhu) said: I have memorised two vessels of knowledge from Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my throat would be cut.”

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Love the Arabs


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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