Quran

A Hadith on the bounty of memorising the Quran

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

“If a person who has acquired knowledge of the Holy Quran considers another person who has been gifted with something else to be more fortunate than himself, he has shown disrespect to the blessing of Allah”

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The pride of my Ummah is the Quran

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Certainly there is always a thing in which people take pride. And that which is glory and pride for my Ummah is the Holy Quran.” (Hilyah)

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Keys of the treasure of the heavens and the earth

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What is the authenticity of the narration which states that Sayyiduna ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) regarding the explanation of the verse ‘The keys [control] of the heavens and the earth belong to him [Allah]’ (Surah Zumar Verse: 63).

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to him, ‘No one has asked me the explanation before you. The explanation is:

There is none worthy of worship except Allah, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the glorious and praiseworthy, I ask Allah for forgiveness, there is no power to do good and no strength to be saved from evil except with the grace of Allah, He is the First and the Last, He is the Apparent and the Hidden, in His hand lies all good, The Giver of life and death, He has ability over everything’

Whomsoever recites these words ten times every morning will be granted ten favours, among them are that he will be protected from Iblis, he will be married to a Hur [Damsel of Jannah], he will be given a huge amount of reward, he will be given the reward of ‘Umrah and Haj and he will die a martyr”

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What to recite when throwing soil in the grave

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I would like to know if Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and his Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) use to recite the verse:

Minha khalaqnakum wa fiha nu’edukum wa minha nukhrijukum taratan ukhra

at the time of throwing soil on the deceased person?

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Reciting certain Surahs at night

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من قرأ في ليلة : الم تنزيل السجدة، و يس واقتربت الساعة ، و تبارك الذي

بيده الملك كن له نورا، وحرزا من الشيطان، ورفع له في الدرجات يوم القيامة

Translation

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whomsoever recites in one night Surah Sajdah, Surah Yasin, Surah Qamar and Surah Mulk, these Surahs will be a light for him, a protection from Shaytan and a means of his ranks being raised on the Day of Qiyamah”

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A Tafsir of Hasan Al Basri (rahimahullah) regarding the beloved of Allah Ta’ala

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Is the following narration authentic?

عبد الرزاق عن معمر عن الحسن البصري أنه تلا هذه الآية ومن أحسن قولا ممن دعا إلى الله وعمل صالحا وقال إنني من المسلمين فقال هذا حبيب الله هذا ولي الله هذا صفوة الله هذا خيرة الله هذا أحب أهل الأرض إلى الله أجاب الله في دعوته ودعا الناس إلى ما أجاب الله فيه من دعوته وعمل صالحا في إجابته وقال إنني من المسلمين هذا خليفة الله

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Sahabah reciting Surah ‘Asr everytime they met

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Please provide a reference for the following incident regarding the sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum): “When two companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) met they wouldn’t part company until one of them recited Surah Asr to the other.

After doing so one of them of them would say “assalamu alaykum” to the other.’

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Reciting five Surahs with six Bismillahs before journey

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Is the following ‘amal proven from an authentic Hadith?

Recite:

1. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Kafirun

2. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nasr

3. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Ikhlas

4. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Falaq

5. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nas

6. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.

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The effect of saying the word: Ya Rabbi

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How many times should we recite: Ya Rabb?

1. ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “When the servant said,”O Lord! [Ya Rabb]” four times. Allah said, “I am listening to you, my servant. Ask and you will be granted.”

2. I have seen another narration of Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) where he said: “Whenever a servant said,”O Lord! O Lord!” Allah said,”I am listening to you, I am listening to you.”

3. And another where people complained to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) of the drought. He said, “Kneel down and say: “O Lord! O Lord!“. And the index rises skyward. Immediately, it rained so much that they wanted it to stop.”

4. Atam (114H) said: “Whenever a servant said, “O Lord! O Lord! O Lord! “Allah looks at him carefully [gives him his attention]. “We mentioned this to Hasan Basri said: “Do not you read the Quran?” Then he recited: (Surah Ali ‘Imran, verse: 191-195)

 

So my question is, should we say: Ya Rabb two times, three or four times?

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Incident of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) and the Jinn

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Is the following narration authentic?

‘Abdullah ibn Mas’ud narrated:  “A man from among the humans went out and was met by a man from among the jinn, who said: “Will you wrestle with me? If you throw me to the ground, I will teach you a verse which, if you recite it when you enter your house, no devil will enter.” So, he wrestled with him and threw him to the ground. He said: “I see that you are very small and your forearms are like the front paws of a dog. Are all the jinn like this, or only you?” He said: “I am strong amongst them. Let us wrestle again.” So, they wrestled again and the human threw him to the ground. So, the jinn said: “Recite Ayatul Kursi, for no one recites it when he enters his house except that Satan leaves, passing wind like a donkey.” It was said to Ibn Mas’ud: “Was that man ‘Umar?” He said: “Who else could it have been, other than ‘Umar?”

(Majma’uz Zawaid, vol.9 pg.71)

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An incident at the demise of ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma)

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Is the following narration authentic?

“Ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) passed away in Ta-if, and a bird the likes of which had never been seen before was seen at his funeral. The bird entered the hole in the ground where Ibn ‘Abbas was to be buried. So, we looked and waited to see if it would come out, and it didn’t. When his body was finally placed in the ground, we could hear the verse “O, the one in rest and satisfaction! Come back to your Rabb, Well-pleased and well-pleasing!” [Surah Fajr, Verse: 27-30] being recited from the edge of his grave, but we were unable to find out who had recited it.”

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