Sahabah

Virtue of the first three generations of Islam

Question

1. Could you please tell us what is the status of the Hadith mentioned in “Tarih Dimashk” of Ibn Asakir?

خير القرونِ قرني ثمّ الذين يلونهم, ثمّ الذين يلونهم

2. Is Imam Ash’ari, Imam Maturidi, and Imam Tahawi (rahimahumullah) included in the virtue mentioned in this Hadith, since they lived during first three centuries of Hijrah?

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Benefit of Tasbih Fatimi

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Is there any Hadith which states that if one reads Tasbih Fatimi before sleeping one will feel energetic in the morning? JazakAllah Khayran

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The Hur (maiden of Jannah) of Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following:

It is said that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) did Isra’ Mi’raj and saw paradise, he saw a very shy Hur of dark skin. And he asked Jibril, whose Hur is that. Jibril answered that is a Hur for your best friend Umar ibn Khattab, When he read Quran about the beauty of Jannah he wished in his heart for a Hur of dark skin, with blue and red eyes, and very shy. Since your Sahabah always do Allah’s commands immediately, Allah manifests ‘Umar’s wishes immediately too.

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Being branded due to possessing Dinars and Dirhams

Question

Is the following authentic?

After a Sahabi from the Ashabus Suffah had passed away, one or two Dirhams ware found in his pocket. When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was informed he said this will be a means of branding him.

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Sayyiduna ‘Umar reading the Tawrah

Question

I’ve read that once Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was reciting the Tawrah, and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) was upset and said if Musa (‘alayhis salam) was alive today he’d have to abandon that law/revelation and follow him (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Please reference the source, text, and grading.

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Sayyiduna ‘Abbas ibn ‘Abdil Muttalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is this narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Amr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

‘Allah has taken me as a close friend (Khalil) as He took Ibrahim as a close friend. So my house and the house of Ibrahim will be opposite to one another in Jannah, and ‘Abbas will be in between us, a believer between two close friends.

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‘Umar’s (radiyallahu’anhu) Islam

Question

I came across the following Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:

I heard Sa`id bin Zaid bin `Amr bin Nufail saying in the mosque of Al-Kufa:

“By Allah, I have seen myself tied and forced by `Umar to leave Islam before `Umar himself embraced Islam…[..]”

My question is:

How does this fit with the well known story of Umar (radiyallahu’anhu)’s accepting Islam? In which, Umar (radiyallahu’anhu) isn’t aware about his sister and Sa’id (radiyallahu’anhu) being Muslims until he is told so by Na’im ibn Abdullah (radiyallahu’anhu), and the same day he accepts Islam so when would he have had time to tie up Sa’id (radiyallahu’anhu)?

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The most virtuous of people

Question

What is the source and the authenticity of this Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, “Once I was seated with Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he asked, ‘Do you know, of all those who have Iman, who has the best Iman’? The Sahabah replied, ‘O Rasulullah, the Angels. Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘They are rightfully like that but what prevents them [from having the best Iman] when Allah has awarded them with the rank that has awarded them?, Rather, [I did not intend the Angels]. The Sahabah then said, ‘The Ambiya, those who Allah has favored with Prophet hood’.   Nabi (sallalahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘They are rightfully like that but what prevents them [from having the best Iman] when Allah has awarded them with the rank that has awarded them?, Rather, [I did not intend the Ambiya].

The Sahabah then said, ‘Who are they O Rasulullah’?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘They are the people who will come after me, believe in me whilst they have not seen me, they are the ones who take their knowledge from the hanging books. They are the people with the best Iman.”

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Sayyiduna ‘Uthman ibn ‘Affan (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s dream before his death

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration and does it imply that the souls of the dead can return to this world?

Sayyiduna Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that when the enemy surrounded his house and stopped the household from receiving water, he was thirsty for many days. ‘Uthman (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: One day I saw Rasulullah, (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), give me some water from my window. Some days later my roof parted and Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) accompanied by Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Sayyiduna Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) entered and gave me some water to drink, and informed me that I will break my fast with them tomorrow.

(Tarikh Ibn Kathir)

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