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Merits of people & places

The virtue of Ghouta

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Is this an authentic Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abud Darda (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Indeed the place of refuge/stronghold of the Muslims on the day of massacre [during the fitnah of Dajjal etc.] is in Ghouta, near a city called Damascus, this from the best of the cities of Sham.”

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Meaning of a Hadith in Sahih Muslim

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In this famous Hadith, what is the correct meaning and explanation of the words ساعة و ساعة?

روى مسلم عن أبي عثمان النهدي عن حنظلة الأسيدي قال: وكان من كتاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لقيني أبو بكر  فقال كيف أنت يا حنظلة؟ قال: قلت: نافق حنظلة!  قال: سبحان الله، ما تقول؟ قال:  قلت: نكون عند رسول الله صلى عليه وسلم يذكرنا بالنار والجنة حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عند رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات فنسينا كثيراً. قال أبو بكر:  فوالله إنا لنلقى مثل هذا، فانطلقت أنا وأبو بكر  حتى دخلنا على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم، قلت: نافق حنظلة  يا رسول الله، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : “وما ذاك؟.”  قلت: يا رسول الله نكون عندك تذكرنا بالنار  والجنة، حتى كأنا رأي عين، فإذا خرجنا من عندك عافسنا الأزواج والأولاد والضيعات نسينا كثيراً، فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: ” والذي  نفسي بيده؛ إن لو تدومون على ما تكونون عندي وفي الذكر لصافحتكم الملائكة على فرشكم، وفي طرقكم، ولكن يا حنظلة ساعة وساعة ثلاث مرات.

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The virtue of the tribe, ‘Azd Shanu-ah’

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Is this narration authentic and what is meant?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Al Azd is Allah’s lion [i.e. Allah’s army] upon the earth. The people wish to lower them but Allah refuses except to raise them. A time will come upon the people where a man will say: “I wish my father was Azdi, I wish my mother was Azdi.”

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The most beloved to Allah

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

On the authority of Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The one most deserving of envy according to me is the one who has the least burden, who offers a [great deal] of Salah [and finds solace in Salah], worshipping his Rabb well, and obeys him[even] in private. He is unknown among the people [and is not paid any heed]. His provisions are only what is sufficient and he is patient/content with that.” Then he tapped with his fingers and said: “His death comes quickly, his mourners are few, and his inheritance is little.”

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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 hadiths which refer to Egypt as “Misr” at the time of our Prophet (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

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

“Be an ‘Alim, 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)

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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 (Radi Allahu Anhuma) that Sayyiduna Rasulullah (SallAllahu Alaihi wa Sallam) 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 dha’eef?

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