Merits of people & places

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s du’as for Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Are the following du’as that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) made for Sayyiduna Mu’awiyah authentic?

1) O Allah! Teach Mu’awiyah the Book and arithmetic, and protect him from the Punishment.

اللهم علم معاوية الكتاب والحساب وقه العذاب

2) O Allah! Teach him (Mu’awiyah) the Book and arithmetic, and grant him authority over cities and protect him from the Punishment.

اللهم علمه الكتاب والحساب ومكن له في البلاد وقه سوء العذاب

3) O Allah! Make him a guide, guided (to the right path), and guide (others) through him.

 اللهم اجعله هاديا مهديا و اهد به

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar and the hypocrite who was not pleased with the decision of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Is the following incident authentic and suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) mentions that a hypocrite by the name of Bishr once had an argument with a Jew. In order to resolve the argument, the Jew suggested that they resort to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who would preside over their case and decide who was in the right. The hypocrite, on the other hand, suggested that they take the case to Ka’b ibn Ashraf, a Jewish leader. They eventually took the case to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who passed judgement in favour of the Jew against the hypocrite. The hypocrite was unhappy with the decision and took the Jew to ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) for a “second opinion”. The Jew said to ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu), “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has already decided the case but he is not pleased with the decision of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked the hypocrite, “Is that so?” When he replied in the affirmative, ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed them to stay where they were and that he would be with them soon. He then entered and brought his sword. As he emerged, he struck the neck of the hypocrite killing him. He then declared, “This is the decision I make for the one who is unhappy with the decision made by Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” It was on this occasion that the verse “Have you not seen those who claim that they believed in what was revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They want to take their disputes to the Taghut (i.e. Ka’b bin Ashraf), while they were ordered to reject him. Shaytan wants to mislead them to a remote wrong way” (Surah An Nisa, verse: 60) was revealed. According to some narrations, Jibril came down and said, “Umar has differentiated between truth and falsehood”

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The modesty of Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was reclining in his house while his legs were uncovered. Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) sought permission to enter, so he permitted him to enter and he spoke to him. Then Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) sought permission to enter, so he was permitted likewise, and he spoke to him as well while he continued to recline. Then Sayyiduna ‘Uthman came and sought permission to enter, so Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sat up and straightened his garments. Sayyiduna ‘Uthman was then permitted to enter and he spoke to him.

When he left, Sayyidah  ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): ‘Abu Bakr came and you did not move, ‘Umar came and you did not move, but when ‘Uthman came you sat up and straightened your garments?’ He said:

“Should I not feel shy before a man whom the Angels feel shy of “?

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The Hur (maiden of Jannah) of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following:

It is said that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did Isra’ Mi’raj and saw paradise, he saw a very shy Hur of dark skin. And he asked Jibril, whose Hur is that. Jibril answered that is a Hur for your best friend Umar ibn Khattab, When he read Quran about the beauty of Jannah he wished in his heart for a Hur of dark skin, with blue and red eyes, and very shy. Since your Sahabah always do Allah’s commands immediately, Allah manifests ‘Umar’s wishes immediately too.

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Objection by a brother regarding leaving Madinah for propagating Islam

Question

A brother in the Path of Allah (Tabligh), after the bayan, narrated the virtues that praying in Masjidul Ḥaram has 100,000 times rewards and praying in Masjidun Nabawi has 50,000 times rewards, but the Sahabah still left Arabia to spread the Din.

In response, a brother raised the following question:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) migrated to Madinah, and even after conquering Makkah, returned to Madinah again. He also spent the rest of his life mostly in Madinah. We have to follow the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), so what should we do?

Please give us a brief explanation in light of the abovementioned facts.

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