Sahabah

The marriage of Sa’d Al Aswad As Sulami (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Is this incident authentic?

Sa’d Al Aswad As Sulami (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who was not good looking wanted to get married. But none wanted to marry their daughter to him. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent him to a Sahabi and he also initially refused to marry his daughter to Sa’d As Sulami (radiyallahu ‘anhu). However his daughter said that this was the wish of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and married him. Sa’d As Sulami (radiyallahu ‘anhu) heard the call of jihad, bought a horse and a sword and went to fight and was martyred, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) looked at him smiled, cried and turned his face.

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The letter of Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) to the river Nile

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Is this incident authentic and suitable to quote:

Ibn Kathir (rahimahullah) said: It was narrated to us via Ibn Lahiy’ah from Qays ibn al-Hajjaj from someone who told him: When Egypt was conquered, its people came to ‘Amr ibnul ‘As (radiyallahu ‘anhu) and said to him: O Amir, this Nile of ours is used to something and cannot flow unless it is done. He said: What is that? They said: On the twelfth night of this month, we take a young girl from her parents, and we placate her parents, then we dress her in jewellery and the finest garments there can be, then we throw her into this Nile.  ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said to them: This is something that cannot happen in Islam, Islam erases that which came before it [of bad customs]. So they stayed for a while, during which the Nile did not flow at all, neither a little nor a lot, until they thought of leaving. Then ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) wrote to ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu), telling him about this. He wrote to him, saying: You did the right thing. I am sending you a piece of paper with my letter; throw it into the Nile. When his letter came, ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) took the piece of paper on which was written:

“From the slave of Allah, ‘Umar, Amirul Muminin, to the Nile of the people of Egypt. To proceed: If you only flow on your own initiative, then do not flow, for we have no need of you. But if you only flow on the command of Allah, the One, the Subduer, and He is the One Who causes you to flow, then we ask Allah, may He be exalted, to make you flow.”

He threw the paper in the Nile and by Saturday morning, Allah had caused the Nile to flow [to a depth or width of] sixteen cubits in one night, and Allah put an end to this particular custom of the people of Egypt until today. Read More »

The name Hanzalah

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I have heard that the name Hanzalah was the name of nearly twenty Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum). I would like to find out who are those Sahabah and more about them? Read More »

Sayyiduna ‘Ali praises Sayyiduna ‘Umar at his funeral

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Is this narration authentic?

Narrated by Ibn `Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma):

“While I was standing amongst the people who were invoking Allah for `Umar Ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who was lying (dead) on his bed, a man behind me rested his elbows on my shoulder and said, “O `Umar! May Allah bestow His Mercy on you. I always hoped that Allah will keep you with your two companions, for I often heard Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) saying, “I, Abu Bakr and `Umar were (somewhere). I, Abu Bakr and `Umar did (something). I, Abu Bakr and `Umar set out. So I hoped that Allah will keep you with both of them.” I turned back to see that the speaker was `Ali Ibn Abi Talib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Ummu Ayman (radiyallahu ‘anha) miraculously given water

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Is the following narration authentic?

Ummu Ayman (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrated: “When I was making Hijrah, I had no supplies or water with me, I was about to die of thirst. I was fasting, and when it was time to break my fast, I heard a noise above my head. So, I looked up, and saw a waterskin hanging above my head. I drank from it until I had quenched my thirst, and I was never thirsty again for the rest of my life.”

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The miracle of Sayyiduna Khubayb (radiyallahu’anhu)

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Is the following narration authentic?

Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated regarding’when Khubayb bin ‘Udayy (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was a prisoner of the Quraysh in Makkah:

“By Allah, one day, I saw him eating from a bunch of grapes in his hand while he was locked in a steel cage, and there were no crops growing in Makkah at the time.”

[Sahih Bukhari and Siyaru A’alamin Nubala]

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The miraculous feats of ‘Ala Al Hadrami (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

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Is the following narration authentic?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrated:

“When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) sent Al ‘Ala Al Hadrami on an expedition, I went with. I saw three amazing things, I am not sure which one is the most amazing.

We reached the shore of the ocean, and he [‘Ala Al Hadrami] said, ‘Take the name of Allah and enter.’ We did so and crossed the ocean and the hooves of our conveyance were not even wet.

While returning, we had no water. ‘Ala Al Hadrami said, ‘Perform two rak’ahs of Salah’. He then supplicated to Allah and suddenly there was a cloud and it began to rain.

When he passed away we buried him. We traveled a short distance and [we decided to move his body, fearing that an animal may consume him], but we did not find his body”

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The great reward for women if they are dutiful towards their husbands

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Where can I find the following Hadith and how sound is it?

“Muslim ibn ‘Ubayd related from Asma bint Yazid Al Ansariyyah that she went to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while he was seated with his Companions. She said,

“I came as an emissary to you from a group of women. Indeed Allah has sent you to both men and women, and we believe in you. Indeed, we women are limited and constrained, though we are the pillars of your houses, from us do you fulfill your desires, and we also carry your children. Indeed, you men have been favoured over us by the congregational Friday prayer and by all other congregational prayers, by visiting the sick, by attending funeral prayers, by performing pilgrimage after pilgrimage, and better than all of that – Jihad in the way of Allah. When men go out to perform Hajj, Umrah, or Jihad, we protect for them their wealth, spin for them their garments, and raise for them their children. Shall we not share with you in this recompense and reward?”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to his Companions and said, “Have you ever heard any speech of a woman that is more beautiful than this woman’s questioning regarding the affairs of her religion?” They said, “O Rasulullah, we never thought that a woman should be guided to something like this.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to her and said, “Understand this, O woman, and teach this to those women whom you left behind: For a woman to be a good spouse to her husband, for her to seek his pleasure, for her to follow and cooperate with him, is equal to all of that (i.e. all of the rewards that men get for their toils or for the deeds mentioned above).”

She left and was making Tahlil and Takbir (i.e. she was saying ‘La ilaha illallah’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’) out of rejoice.”

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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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