Merits of people & places

Were the words of tashahhud recited during Mi’raj?

Question

On the night of Mi’raj when Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met Allah Ta’ala, he greeted by saying the first part of tashahhud. Then Allah Ta’ala replied with the second part, and Nabi (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said the third part and lastly the Angels completed it with Ash hadu alla ilaha ……

Could this be sourced please?

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When was Egypt referred to as "Misr"?

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Can you please help me in finding out when the first mention of Misr in regards to Egypt was recorded in Hadith literature. Are there any texts which refer to Egypt as Misr at the time of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) or was it named Misr after our Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) passed away?

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Do not hate the ‘Ulama

Question

Could you please let me know if the following is a Hadith and its reference.

“Be an ‘Alim (scholar), or one who strives to become one, or at least one who listens (to the ‘Ulama) or one who loves (them). Do not become the fifth (one who hates them) for you will be destroyed.”

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The ranks of a Shahid (martyr)

Question

Being a martyr can be through different forms , for example; passing away in an accident, passing away through an illness, passing away fighting for your deen etc.

Is the reward different for the martyrs? In short, are their rewards according to their ranks, or what?

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Virtues of Imam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah)

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Imam al-Harizmi reported from Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“Among my Ummah, there will come a man called Abu Hanifah. On the Day of Resurrection, he will be the light of my Ummah.”

Is this a Hadith? If it is, it is sahih or da’if?

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Will a Shahid (Martyr) be liable for his debts?

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Dear ‘Ulama, we often hear that one will not be forgiven for the debts that he fails to repay. Even the shahid (martyr) will not be forgiven for this.

Does this warning apply to all types of debtors?

or is there some detail to this?

What if one has a sincere intention to pay?

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