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Another narration regarding the Iman of those after Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Is this Hadith authentic and what is the meaning of افضل?

عن عمر، رضي الله عنه قال: كنت مع النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم جالسا فقال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: أتدرون أي أهل الإيمان أفضل إيمانا؟ قالوا يا رسول الله الملائكة؟ قال: هم كذلك ويحق ذلك لهم وما يمنعهم وقد أنزلهم الله المنزلة التي أنزلهم بها بل غيرهم قالوا: يا رسول الله فالأنبياء الذين أكرمهم الله تعالى بالنبوة والرسالة؟ قال: هم كذلك ويحق لهم ذلك وما يمنعهم وقد أنزلهم الله المنزلة التي أنزلهم بها بل غيرهم قال: قلنا: فمن هم يا رسول الله؟ قال: أقوام يأتون من بعدي في أصلاب الرجال فيؤمنون بي ولم يروني ويجدون الورق المعلق فيعملون بما فيه فهؤلاء أفضل أهل الإيمان إيمانا

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Whoever fears Allah, will be feared

Question

Please confirm the reference of the following statement and if it is a Hadith or a statement of a Sahabi/the pious?

“The one who does not fear Allah, fears everything, and the one who fears Allah, everybody fears him.”

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The insignificance of this world

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith:

عن أبي بن كعب أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إن مطعم بن آدم ضرب للدنيا مثلا بما خرج من بن آدم وإن قزحه وملحه فانظر ما يصير إليه

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Leading a simple life ensures safety in the Hereafter

Question

Kindly translate this Hadith that appears in Musnad Bazzar?

عن أبي الدرداء، رضي الله عنه، قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن بين أيديكم عقبة كئودا لا ينجو فيها إلا كل مخف

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Commentary of the narration regarding the intelligent person

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Please provide a brief commentary on the following Hadith:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has said: The intelligent person is the one who subjugates his soul/takes account of himself, and works for what is after death and the incapable is the one who follows his desires and thereafter entertains hopes in [the mercy of] Allah. Read More »

The best thing and worst thing a man can be given

Question

What is the reference for this narration and can it be quoted?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The best thing a believing man can be given is good character, and the worst thing a man can be given is an evil heart with a beautiful appearance.”

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Prepare for the grave

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What is the reference of this Hadith?

عن البراء قال كنا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم في جنازة فجلس على شفير القبر فبكى حتى بل الثرى ثم قال يا إخواني لمثل هذا فأعدوا

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Statement of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding friends

Question

Is this statement authentic from Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said:

‘Stick with your true brothers. You can live in comfort with them, as they are a delight in times of ease, and you can lean on them in times of hardship. Assume the best about your brother until he comes with something that should alarm you from him. Avoid your enemy, and beware of befriending anyone but the trustworthy, and there is no trust for the one who doesn’t fear Allah.’ Read More »