Merits of people & places

Meaning of ‘Allah’s ‘Arsh shook’

Question

I pray that you are well. My question pertains to the Hadith that informs us that the throne of Allah shook at the death of Sa’d bin Mu’aadh (radiyallahu anhu).

I heard that the explanation for this was because Sa’d bin Mu’aadh was the one that gave the Prophet the nusrah (assistance) to establish the Khilafah in Madinah and hence for this great action and in reverence of it, Allah caused his throne to shake at his death.

Can you please confirm this with classical references or inform me of alternative explanations the ulama have given for this happening? Jazakallahu khayran dear ulama,

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The woman who used to comb the hair of the daughter of Fir’awn

Question

Is this story authentic?

When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was going for Mi’raj, he passed a place from where a fragrance was emanating. Upon inquiry, Jibrail (‘alayhis salam) told Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  that this was the woman who used to comb the hair of the daughter of Fir’awn (Pharaoh). She was burnt together with all of her children by Fir’awn when Fir’awn had found out that she believed in Allah Ta’ala.

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The hill of Rawha, its masjid and well.

Question

A famous well between Badr and Madinah by the name of Bir Rauha has been mentioned as a place where 70 Ambiyaa passed by. Is this authentic? Also, is there any significance to the water of this well from Hadith or Pious Predecessors?

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A glad tiding for Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“There is among you a person who will fight for the interpretation of the Quran just as I fought when it was revealed.”

The people around him raised their heads and cast inquisitive glances at Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) were also present.  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr inquired if he was that person and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied in the negative. Then Sayyiduna ‘Umar inquired if he was that person and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied ‘No’. He is the one who is repairing my shoes (i.e. Sayyiduna ‘Ali -radiyallahu ‘anhu-).”

Sayyiduna Abu Said Khudri (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: We went to Sayyiduna ‘Ali and conveyed the good news to him. He did not even raise his head and remained as busy as he was, as if he had already heard this from the Messenger of Allah

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Imam Shafi’i’s du’a for protection when summoned by the Khalifah

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following du’a of Imam Shafi’i (rahimahullah) as well as the incident behind the du’a.

شهد الله أنه لا إله إلا هو الآية… اللهم إني أعوذ بنور قدسك، وببركة طهارتك، وبعظمة جلالك، من كل عاهة وآفة، وطارق الجن والإنس، إلا طارقاً يطرق بخير منك يا رحمن. اللهم بك ملاذي فيك ألوذ. وبك غياثي فيك أغوث يا من ذلت له رقاب الفراعنة، وخضعت له مغاليظ الجبابرة، ذكرك شعاري وثناؤك دثاري، أنا في سرادقات حفظك، وقني واغنني بخير منك يا رحمن

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The description of the inhabitants 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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