Nikah

The great reward for women if they are dutiful towards their husbands

Question

Where can I find the following Hadith and how sound is it?

“Muslim ibn ‘Ubayd related from Asma bint Yazid Al Ansariyyah that she went to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while he was seated with his Companions. She said,

“I came as an emissary to you from a group of women. Indeed Allah has sent you to both men and women, and we believe in you. Indeed, we women are limited and constrained, though we are the pillars of your houses, from us do you fulfill your desires, and we also carry your children. Indeed, you men have been favoured over us by the congregational Friday prayer and by all other congregational prayers, by visiting the sick, by attending funeral prayers, by performing pilgrimage after pilgrimage, and better than all of that – Jihad in the way of Allah. When men go out to perform Hajj, Umrah, or Jihad, we protect for them their wealth, spin for them their garments, and raise for them their children. Shall we not share with you in this recompense and reward?”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to his Companions and said, “Have you ever heard any speech of a woman that is more beautiful than this woman’s questioning regarding the affairs of her religion?” They said, “O Rasulullah, we never thought that a woman should be guided to something like this.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to her and said, “Understand this, O woman, and teach this to those women whom you left behind: For a woman to be a good spouse to her husband, for her to seek his pleasure, for her to follow and cooperate with him, is equal to all of that (i.e. all of the rewards that men get for their toils or for the deeds mentioned above).”

She left and was making Tahlil and Takbir (i.e. she was saying ‘La ilaha illallah’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’) out of rejoice.”

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Every child is born on ‘fitrah’

Question

What is status of following Hadith and can it be quoted?

كل إنسان تلده أمه على الفطرة وأبواه بعدُ يهودانه و ينصرانه ويمجسانه فإن كانا مسلمين فمسلم، كل إنسان تلده أمه يلكزه الشيطان في حضنيه  إلا مريم وابنها

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A Hadith regarding a cursed nikah

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith:

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) cursed the ‘muhill’ (the person marrying a woman to make her halal for her first husband) and the person who ‘halalah’ was done on behalf.

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A Hadith regarding the self possessiveness of women

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My question is about the following Hadith:

“Allah Ta’ala has decreed the quality of possessiveness for women and jihad for men, so whoever bears that with patience out of faith and in the hope of reward will have a reward like that of a martyr.”

Is this Hadith authentic and if so, can you also provide some commentary as well?

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The importance of being dutiful to the husband

Question

What is the authenticity

Husayn ibn Mihsan narrated that his aunt went to the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for some need. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked her, ‘Do you have a husband?’ She said, ‘Yes’. He asked ‘How are you with him?’ She replied, I am not negligent in obeying and serving him except for matters that I am not able to perform’. He (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then said, ‘Watch [how well you treat him] for indeed, he is your Jannah or your Jahannam’.

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Four deeds that guarantee Jannah for a woman

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When a woman performs her five daily Salah, fasts in Ramadan, guards her private parts and obeys her husband, then she will be allowed to enter through any gate of Jannah she wishes”

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‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)’s advice to a murderer

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Is the following incident authentic?

A person once asked Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) that he was in love with a girl but his proposal was rejected. When somebody else’s proposal was accepted, he became angry and killed the girl. He asked whether there was any way he would be forgiven. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) asked him if his mother was alive. He replied in the negative. ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) then told him: Make sincere tawbah. When he left the ‘Ulama in the majlis asked ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) why he had asked the youngster regarding his mother. Abdullah ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) replied that he had not found any higher position than the mother’s position. He had hope if he served his mother he would be forgiven.

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A few questions that a group of Jews posed to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

What is the grading of this Hadith:

“A group of Jews came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, `Talk to us about some things we will ask you and which only a Prophet would know.’ He said, `Ask me about whatever you wish. However, give your pledge to Allah, similar to the pledge that Ya’qub took from his children, that if I tell you something and you recognise it is truth, you will follow me in Islam.’ They said, `Agreed.’

The Prophet said, `Ask me about whatever you wish.’ They said, `Tell us about four matters:

1. What kinds of food did Isra’il prohibit for himself

2. What about the sexual discharge of the woman and the man, and what role does each play in producing male or female offspring

3. Tell us about the condition of the unlettered Prophet during sleep

4. And who is his Wali (supporter) among the angels’

The Prophet took their covenant that they will follow him if he answers these questions, and they agreed.

He said, `I ask you by He Who sent down the Tawrah to Musa, do you not know that Isra’il once became very ill When his illness was prolonged, he vowed to Allah that if He cures His illness, he would prohibit the best types of drink and food for himself. Was not the best food to him camel meat and the best drink camel milk’

They said, `Yes, by Allah.’

The Messenger said, `O Allah, be Witness against them.’

The Prophet then said, `I ask you by Allah, other than Whom there is no deity (worthy of worship), Who sent down the Tawrah to Musa, do you not know that man’s discharge is thick and white and woman’s is yellow and thin If any of these fluids becomes dominant, the offspring will take its sex and resemblance by Allah’s permission. Hence, if the man’s is more than the woman’s, the child will be male, by Allah’s permission. If the woman’s discharge is more than the man’s, then the child will be female, by Allah’s leave.’ They said, `Yes.’…

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The best names for children

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Is the following narration authentic and suitable to quote?

 عبد الله بن جراد قال: صحبني رجل من مؤتة فأتى النبي عليه الصلاة والسلام وأنا معه فقال: يارسول الله ! ولد لى مولود فما اخير الاسماء ؟ قال: ان خير اسمائكم الحارث وهمام ونعم الاسم عبد الله وعبد الرحمن وسموا بأسماء الانبياء ولا تسموا بأسماء الملائكة، قال: وباسمك ؟ قال: وباسمى ولا تكنوا بكنيتي

Jazakallahu khayran

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