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A narration attributed to ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding the gaze

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Is this suitable to quote:

لَیْسَ فِی الْبَدَنِ‌ شَیءٌ اَقَلَّ شٌكراً مِنَ الْعَیْنِ فَلا تُعطوها سٌؤلَها فَتَشْغَلكُم عَنْ ذِكْرِ اللهِ‌ عَزَّ وَجَل

There is no [limb] in the body which shows less gratitude than the eye, so do not give it what it asks for, as it will occupy you from remembering Allah ‘Azza wa Jalla

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Unauthentic narration on protecting the gaze

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Can the following narration be quoted:

وَمَنْ أَصَابَ مِنَ امْرَأَةٍ نَظْرَةً حَرَامًا مَلَأَ اللَّهُ عَيْنَيْهِ نَارًا ثُمَّ أَمَرَ بِهِ إِلَى النَّارِ

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Meaning of ‘mujahir’

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What is the meaning of ‘mujahir’ in the following Hadith?

كل أمتي معافاة إلا المجاهرين وإن من الإجهار أن يعمل العبد بالليل عملا ثم يصبح قد ستره ربه فيقول: يا فلان قد عملت البارحة كذا وكذا وقد بات يستره ربه فيبيت يستره ربه ويصبح يكشف ستر الله عنه

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Explanation of the word ‘istidraj’

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Please provide the authenticity and commentary of the narration below:

In a Hadith narrated from Sayyiduna ‘Uqbah bin ‘Amir (radiyallahu ‘anhu), Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

إذا رأيت الله تعالى يعطي العبد من الدنيا ما يحب وهو مقيم على معاصيه فإنما ذلك منه استدراجا

“When you see that Allah Ta’ala gives a person (material) things of the worldly life which he desires whilst he remains persistent in sinning, then [know] that it is only Istidraj from Allah Ta’ala.

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Caution against hoarding food

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What is the authenticity of this Hadith?

“Whoever hoards food [and keeps it from] the Muslims, Allah will afflict him with leprosy and bankruptcy.”

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