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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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Abud Darda’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) advice regarding hating the sin and not the sinner

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

عن أبي قلابة، أن أبا الدرداء مر على رجل قد أصاب ذنبا، فكانوا يسبونه، فقال: أرأيتم لو وجدتموه في قليب ألم تكونوا مستخرجيه؟ قالوا: بلى، قال: فلا تسبوا أخاكم واحمدوا الله الذي عافاكم ، قالوا: أفلا تبغضه؟ قال: إنما أبغض عمله، فإذا تركه فهو أخي Read More »

Meaning of the word Qinnin

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I would like to know the meaning of the word ‘Qinnin’, which is forbidden in a Hadith. Does this word have anything to do with gambling?

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Turning away one’s gaze from a strange woman

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What is the reference of this Hadith and can it be quoted?

Sayyiduna Jarir ibn ‘Abdillah Al Bajali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: “I asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding the sudden glance [on a strange woman]. He commanded me that I should turn away my gaze.”

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Sayyiduna Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu’anhu) leaving a Walimah due to music

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Is Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was invited to a walimah [marriage feast]. When he arrived at the house, he heard singing. He halted at the door. He was asked: ‘Why have you halted?’

He replied, I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) say:

‘He who increases the number of a crowd is of them. He who is pleased with an act of the people is a partner in its commission.’

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