A lengthy discussion between Nabi (sallallahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and a traveller


What is the authenticity of the following dialogue between a traveler and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam):
Traveler: I do not want ‘adhab to be written in my account.
The Holy Prophet: behave well with your parents

Traveler: I want to be known among people as an intelligent person.
The Holy Prophet: fear Allah always.

Traveler: I want to be counted among Allah’s favorites.
The Holy Prophet: recite Quran every morning and evening.

Traveler: I want my heart to always be enlightened.
The Holy Prophet: never forget death

Traveler: I never want to be away from Allah’s blessing.
The Holy Prophet: always treat fellow creatures well.

Traveler : I never want to be harmed by my enemies.
The Holy Prophet: always have faith in only Allah.

Traveler: I never want to be humiliated.
The Holy Prophet: be careful of your actions…..


The narration goes on to mention approximately eighteen advises in total.

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A virtue of teaching one’s child the Holy Quran?


What is the status of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever teaches the reading of Quran to his son (without memorising it), all his past and future sins will be forgiven and whoever makes his child memorise the Quran will be raised on the Day of Judgement in the semblance of a full moon and his son will be asked to start reciting, and for every ayah read by the child, the status of the parent will be raised to the next higher grade of Jannah, till the recitation of the Holy Quran is completed.”

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Sayyiduna Abu Bakr, the forerunner of all good


Please cite the full narration wherein Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) praised Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud. Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) went to convey the glad tidings to ‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud, only to find that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr had already done so.

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar and the hypocrite who was not pleased with the decision of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)


Is the following incident authentic and suitable to quote?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) mentions that a hypocrite by the name of Bishr once had an argument with a Jew. In order to resolve the argument, the Jew suggested that they resort to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who would preside over their case and decide who was in the right. The hypocrite, on the other hand, suggested that they take the case to Ka’b ibn Ashraf, a Jewish leader. They eventually took the case to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) who passed judgement in favour of the Jew against the hypocrite. The hypocrite was unhappy with the decision and took the Jew to ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) for a “second opinion”. The Jew said to ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu), “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has already decided the case but he is not pleased with the decision of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked the hypocrite, “Is that so?” When he replied in the affirmative, ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) instructed them to stay where they were and that he would be with them soon. He then entered and brought his sword. As he emerged, he struck the neck of the hypocrite killing him. He then declared, “This is the decision I make for the one who is unhappy with the decision made by Allah Ta’ala and His Rasul (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).” It was on this occasion that the verse “Have you not seen those who claim that they believed in what was revealed to you and what was revealed before you? They want to take their disputes to the Taghut (i.e. Ka’b bin Ashraf), while they were ordered to reject him. Shaytan wants to mislead them to a remote wrong way” (Surah An Nisa, verse: 60) was revealed. According to some narrations, Jibril came down and said, “Umar has differentiated between truth and falsehood”

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