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Merits of people & places

The most beloved to Allah

Question

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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The description of the inmates of Jannah

Question

What is the grade of the following narration?

“The people of Jannah will enter Jannah hairless (in their body), beardless, curly haired, with their eyes anointed with kuhl, aged thirty or thirty three years.”

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The complexion of the inmates of Jahannam

Question

Based on the following verse of the Holy Quran,  يوم تبيض وجوه و تسود وجوه فاما اللذين ابيضت وجوههم ففي رحمة الله, is it correct to say that the inmates of Jahannam will be dark skinned and the inmates of Jannah will be light skinned.

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Loving the Arabs is part of Iman

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘The love for the Arabs is faith and hatred for them is disbelief. One who loved the Arabs, loves me and one who hates the Arabs, hates me.’

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Hadith of Anas (radiyallahu’anhu) on sunnats

Question

What is the authenticity of the following Hadith ?

The Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said to Anas ibn Malik:

‘O my son! If you could possibly spend your morning and evening without bearing any malice and hatred towards any person then you should do the same because it’s my sunnah and Whoever gives life to my sunnah certainly loves me: and whoever loves me is with me in Paradise.’

(Sunan Tirmidhi)

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