Merits of people & places

Another narration regarding the last person to enter Jannah

Question

Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following narration:

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) has narrated that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Whilst he, i.e. the last person to enter Jannah, is walking therein, he will suddenly see a light and fall in prostration. It will then be said to him: “What is the matter with you [i.e. why are you prostrating]?”

He will then reply: “Is this not my Rabb that has manifested before me?”

All of a sudden, a man will be standing before him, and he [i.e. that man] will say: “No, [rather] this is [simply] one of your many castles! And I am [merely] one of your many butlers/stewards of which there are a thousand [others] like me!”

Thereafter, he [i.e. the owner of all these possessions] will walk forward and enter the closest of his castles; he won’t look out from any of them [i.e. his castles] except that he will [be able to] see the furthest portion of his kingdom [spanning] the distance of a hundred years.’ Read More »

Another version of the narration regarding ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) dismissing a minister due to lack of compassion

Question

Can you please provide the reference for this narration?

Abu ‘Uthman reported that ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wanted to appoint a man as governor. The governor said, “I have such and such a number of children and I have never kissed any of them.” Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Allah Almighty will only show mercy to the kindest of His slaves.”

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“Accompany the intelligent, and you will be regarded to be part of them”

Question

What is the reference and Arabic text for this narration? Also, who is it attributed to?

‘Abdullah said:

“My father said to me, ‘O my son, accompany the intelligent, and indeed you will be ascribed to them, even if you are not from them! And do not accompany the ignoramuses, lest you are ascribed to them, even if you are not from them!”

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Another version of the Hadith regarding what company to keep

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What is the reference for this Hadith?

حدثنا عباس بن محمد بن حاتم الدوري، حدثنا عبيد الله بن موسى، أنبأنا مبارك بن حسان، عن عطاء، عن ابن عباس، قال: قيل: ” يا رسول الله، أي جلسائنا خير؟ قال: من ذكركم بالآخرة عمله

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The scholar’s grave will be illuminated

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What is the status of the following narration?

“When a scholar (‘aalim) passes away, Allah gives his knowledge a form. That form becomes his friend and companion till the day of Qiyamah and repels the vermin and pests from him.” (Daylami)

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