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The best thing and worst thing a man can be given

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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

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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 »

An untraceable Hadith on the virtue of hunger

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Is this Hadith authentic?

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Keep knocking on the door of Jannah and the door will be opened. Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) asked, ‘How do we keep knocking on the door of Jannah’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘By staying hungry and thirsty.’

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If a person loves Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then he should be prepared for poverty

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Is this narration correct?

Once a man came to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and said, “By Allah, I love you.” Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Look at what you are saying.” The man said, “By Allah, I love you.” And he repeated this sentence three times. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “If you really love me, then prepare a shield against poverty [i.e. be prepared for poverty], for poverty rushes more rapidly towards a person who loves me, than a flood flows towards its end point.”

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An unreliable Hadith Qudsi

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Can this Hadith Qudsi be quoted?

قال الله يا ابن آدم لا يغرنك ذنب الناس عن ذنبك ولا تبعد الناس عن نعمة الله ولا تقنط الناس من رحمة الله وأنت ترجوها

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The grave of a believer squeezing him

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In Mishkat (pg 26, Pakistan copy, the first hadith of the third section) it is mentioned that the grave of Sa’d radiallahu anho was closed upon him. Is there any reason for this, or does this mean that everyones grave closes upon him

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Status of the hadith on the hearts becoming hard

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 I heard a hadith in which the Prophet (sallallahu’alaihi wasallam) mentions that the inability to weep is caused by the hardness of the heart which is caused by the multiplicity of sin which is caused by the love of this world which is caused by ambition which is caused by the forgetfulness of death. Can you please give me the exact wording?

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