Salah

Virtues of salah in congregation

Question

I hear people saying

1. Salah in congregation in the Masjid earns  25-27  times more reward,

2. There is a narration in ibn Majah saying it’s 500 times.

Which, one is more authentic?

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Hadith.? ‘Recognizing Allah is my capital, intellect is the root of my faith…’

Question 

I want to enquire about the strength of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s narration found in Qadhi Iyadh’s renowned “Ash-Shifa’ Bi Ta’rif Huquqil Mustafa”.

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) asks Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) about his path and Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) responds with 17 short statements like “Love is my foundation”, “Trust is my treasure” and “Conviction is my sustenance etc.

Can you please cite the whole Hadith and elaborate on it’s strength?

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The famous du’a during wudu

Question

The famous du’a read whilst making wudu:

اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي، وَوَسِّعْ لِي فِي دَارِي، وَبَارِكْ لِي فِي رِزْقِي

Allahummagh fir li dhambi wa wassi’ li fi dari wa barik li fi rizqi.

Is this in the Hadith or is it a du’a from the pious? When should this du’a be recited? i.e whilst washing a specific limb or anytime whilst making wudu?

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Famous story of Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Is the following story authentic?

Abu Mi’laq Al Ansari (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was travelling and was approached by an armed thief. The Sahabi requested the thief to allow him to read four rakats of Salah. The thief allowed him and the Sahabi read Salah then made a du’a. A horseman came and killed the thief.

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Three people under the protection of Allah Ta’ala

Question

Please confirm if the following is a Hadith, and its reference:

‘There are three types of people who are in the security/care of Allah Ta’ala, A man who goes out to fight in the path of Allah, is in the care of Allah, until he is martyred and enters Jannah or until Allah returns him to his family with reward and booty and a man who goes to the masjid is in the security of Allah, and the third person in the care of Allah is a person who enters his home with salam’

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Hadith on shortening the Salah

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following Hadith:

When you lead the prayer, you should make it short, because among those offering Salah there may be some who are infirm, sick, and old..’

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Authenticity of a dhikr to be recited after Fajr Salah

Question

The Hadith that states that if a person prays Fajr and recites the following dhikr one hundred times before bending his legs, he would be the best man to offer good deeds on earth that day, except those who did the same as he did or more than he did. The dhikr is

“لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له له الملك وله الحمد يحيي ويميت بيده الخير وهو على كل شيء قدير”

La ilaha illalahu wahdahu la sharika lahu lahul mulku wa lahul hamdu yuh yi wa yumitu biyadihil khayru wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay in qadir

Is this Hadith authentic or not?

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Reward for offering Salatul Ishraq

Question

1. Are two or four rakats for Ishraq substantiated from Hadith?

2. Regarding the rewards mentioned for Ishraq, it’s usually stated that for two rakats, one gets Nafl Haj and Umrah reward, and for a second two rakahs, one’s daily needs are fulfilled. Is this found in Hadith?

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