Sahabah

Holding the hand of a fellow Muslim

Question

Narrated By ‘Abdullah ibn Hisham (radiyallahu ‘anhu) : We were with the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) and he was holding the hand of ‘Umar ibn Al Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anhu). ‘Umar said to Him,

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An untraceable Hadith on how honey gains sweetness

Question

Is the following narration authentic?

 

One day, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)  was on his way to Jihad with his Companions and after choosing a spot, he said to them “Eat whatever you want to eat here”. As they were about to commence eating, one of the Companions said: “Ya Rasullallah! There is nothing else to eat with bread”.

Then a Companion saw a honey bee zapping noisily nearby and asked the Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) “Why is this honey bee making such a noise ?” The Prophet replied “This bee is saying that all its fellow bees are uneasy because the Companions haven’t got anything to eat with bread and the bees have a honey comb nearby in the cave but they cannot bring it to the Companions”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) then stated “My beloved Ali, Follow this bee and bring the honey” Hence, Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) followed and returned with a bowl of honey which the Companions ate. As soon as they finished eating the bee returned again zapping about noisily. One of the Companions R.A. enquired “Ya Rasulallah ! Why is the bee making noises again ?”

Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied “I have asked this bee a question and it is merely answering it. I asked the honey bee about what its food is and its answer is that its food is the flowers in the hills and the forests”.

Nabi  (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) continued “I then asked the bee that flowers are also sour, bitter and unpleasant in taste. Then how do they transform into a crystal clean and impeccably sweet honey?”

The bee then replied “Ya Rasulallah ! Amongst our species, there lives a rich Queen. When we suck the juices of the flowers then our Queen sends her Salah and durud  (blessings and salutations) upon you and then all the other bees join in sending our durud to You hence all the sourness, bitterness and unpleasantness from the juices of flowers changes into a most sweet syrup and its because of the mercies from Allah Ta’aala.

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Unreliable Hadith on Milk

Question

Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said:

‘Milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, improved the brain, renews vision and drives away forgetfulness.’

Is this authentic?

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Objection on the famous story of Harith bin Malik (radiyallahu’anhu)

Question

In the daily Ta`lim, the narration was read from Muntakhab Ahadith regarding Harith ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) replying to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) that he is a true mu’min.

A brother asked in front of everyone about the authenticity of the narration after it was read. He said that the part of ‘turning oneself away from the world’ seemed doubtful (to him) because, in the more literal sense, that is not necessary in Islam.

Please (1) comment on the authenticity of the narration and (2) likewise give an explanation of the part referring to ‘turning away from the world’.

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The simplicity of Sahabah compared to our condition today

Question

Kindly translate of the following narration:

حدثني من سمع علي بن أبي طالب يقول: إنا لجلوس مع رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم- في المسجد إذ طلع مصعب بن عمير -رضي الله عنه- ما عليه إلا بردة له مرقوعة بفرو، فلما رآه رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم- بكى للذي كان فيه من النعمة والذي هو اليوم فيه، ثم قال رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم-: “كيف بكم إذا غدا أحدكم في حلة وراح في حلة، ووضعت بين يديه صحفة ورفعت أخرى، وسترتم بيوتكم كما تستر الكعبة”. قالوا: يا رسول الله: نحن يومئذ خير منا اليوم نتفرغ للعبادة ونكفى المؤنة. فقال رسول الله –صلى الله عليه وسلم-: لأنتم اليوم خير منكم يومئذ

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s advice to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Can you please tell me if this Hadith is found in any of the Hadith books. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“O ‘Ali, Give four thousand dinar in sadaqah daily, read a whole Quran daily, pay the price of Jannah daily, make peace between two fighting persons daily.

Sayyiduna  ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘O Rasulullah, that is difficult for me. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told him, recite Surah Fatihah four times before sleeping, you will get the reward of giving four thousand dinar in sadaqah, recite Surah Ikhlas thrice before sleeping, you will receive the reward of reading the entire Quran, recite ‘La ilaha ill-Allah wahdahu la sharika lah lahul mulku wa lahul hamd yuhyi wa yumit wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir ten times before sleeping, You have secured your place in Jannah. Recite Astaghfirullah ten times before sleeping, you will be rewarded for making peace between two fighting persons.

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