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The beauty of the Quran lies within it

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Could you provide a reference for this?

Whenever Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) saw a Mushaf [copy of the Quran] decorated with silver or gold he would say: ‘Do you tempt the thief when it’s beauty is in it’s inside’?

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Salah to assist in memorising the Quran

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There is a Hadith recorded by Imam Tirmidhi, Hadith: 3570 and others where Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates a Salah he learns from the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to ease his memorization of the Quran. There seems to be dispute by the Muhaddithun about the strength of this narration.

Is it of sufficient strength that we can act upon it?

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Reciting different Surahs after every Fard Salah

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Can you please verify the authenticity of this narration?

Whoever reads these five Surahs after each Salah ie. After Fajr, Surah Yasin, after Zuhr, Surah Fath, after Asr, Surah Naba, after Magrib, Surah Waqi’ah and after ‘Isha, Surah Mulk will be among the cup bearers of the pond of Kawthar.

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Hadiths on the polish for the heart

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Could you provide the exact translation and reference for the hadith in which Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) explained that hearts rust like iron rusts. When asked: “How can they be polished?” He (Sallallaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) replied, “Reciting Allah’s book and remembering Him much.”

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More merits of Ayatul-Kursi

Question

Could you clarify the authenticity of the following narrations on the virtues of Ayatul Kursi?

1)    Recite Ayatul Kursi at the time of leaving home, because 70 000 angels will protect a person from the right, left, front and back; and if he passes away before returning, he will receive the reward of seventy martyrs.

2)    Recite Ayatul Kursi forty times at the time of sunset daily, because its reciter will receive the reward of forty Hajj.

3)    Recite Ayatul Kursi every night before sleeping, as an angel is appointed to guard the person till the morning.

4)     Recite Ayatul Kursi after every ablution (wudu), as every word will elevate his status forty times.

5)    Recite Ayatul Kursi every time one returns home, for it repels poverty.

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