A du’a Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recited when the first ten Verses of Surah Al Muminun were revealed


What is the authenticity of the following narration?

عن عبد الرحمن بن عبد القاري، قال: سمعت عمر بن الخطاب، يقول: كان النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا أنزل عليه الوحي سمع عند وجهه كدوي النحل فأنزل عليه يوما فمكثنا ساعة فسرّي عنه فاستقبل القبلة ورفع يديه وقال:اللهم زدنا ولا تنقصنا، وأكرمنا ولا تهنا، وأعطنا ولا تحرمنا، وآثرنا ولا تؤثر علينا، وارضنا وارض عنا، ثم قال صلى الله عليه وسلم:أنزل علي عشر آيات، من أقامهن دخل الجنة، ثم قرأ: {قد أفلح المؤمنون} [المؤمنون: 1] حتى ختم عشر آيات

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The verse that was revealed during the Farewell Hajj


Was the following verse revealed during the Farewell Hajj of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam):

“This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion.”

(Surah Maidah, Verse: 3)

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The Ismul A’azam in three Surahs


What is the reference and authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stated: “The Ismul A’azam [blessed Name of Allah Ta’ala which when taken, Allah responds] appears in three Surahs of the Quran; Surah Baqarah, Surah Aalu ‘Imran and Surah Taha.”

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says that he searched for it and found it in Ayatul Kursi, ‘Allahu la ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum’ (Verse: 255) of Surah Baqarah, ‘Alif Lam Mim Allahu la ilaha illa Huwal Hayyul Qayyum’ (Verse: 2) of Surah Aalu ‘Imran and ‘Wa ‘Anatil wujuhu lil Hayyil Qayyum’ (Verse: 111) of Surah Taha.'”

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Mu’awiyah ibn Mu’awiyah high rank due to continuously reciting Surah Ikhlas


I have found a Hadith in Tafsir Ibn Kathir regarding a virtue of Surah Ikhlas. Please verify the authenticity?

Angel Jibril (‘alayhis salam) came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) whilst he was in Tabuk and said: “O Muhammad! Witness/attend the funeral of Mu’awiyah Al-Muzani [radiyallahu ‘anhu].” The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) set out with his companions and Jibril [‘alayhis salam] descended among [i.e along with] 70,000 angels. Jibril [‘alayhis salam] then stretched his right wing over the mountains and they lowered themselves in humbleness, and he stretched his left wing over the earth and it lowered itself in humbleness to the point where we could see Makkah and Madinah. Then the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam), Jibril, and the angels offered prayer [Janazah Salah] on that companion. When he [i.e Nabi – sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) finished the prayer, he said: ‘O Jibril! What elevated Mu’awiyah ibn Mu’awiyah [enabling him] to reach this status?’ Angel Jibril replied: “By reciting Qul Huwallahu Ahad whilst sitting, walking and riding.'”

(Sunanul Kubra, vol. 4 pg. 50, Mizanul I’itidal, vol. 5 pgs. 39-40, number: 8628; Also see Ibn Kathir, preface of Surah Ikhlas) Read More »

Gaining two rewards while reciting the Quran


Regarding the following Hadith, is it correct to translate the word “أجران” as “double”? And is the Hadith implicating that the one who recites with difficulty receives a greater reward?

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: مثل الذي يقرأ القرآن وهو حافظ له مع السفرة الكرام ومثل الذي يقرأ القرآن وهو يتعاهده وهو عليه شديد فله أجران

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Commentary of the Hadith on the example of a believer who recites the Quran


Please provide a brief commentary on the following narration:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: ‘The example of a believer who recites the Quran is like that of a citron, it has a pleasant smell and a sweet taste. And the example of a believer who does not recite the Quran is like that of a date, it has no smell, though its taste is sweet. The example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran is that of a sweet-smelling flower, it has fragrance but has a bitter taste. The example of a hypocrite who does not read the Quran is like a wild gourd, it has a bitter taste and no smell.’ Read More »