Salah

The status of ‘salatur raghaib’ in Rajab

Question

Could you please shed some light on the following: Laylat ar-raghaib, ‘the Sacred Night of Desires’.

It is one of the most important nights in Islamic history for all human beings. It is the night that the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) was transferred from his father to his mother’s womb. It falls on the first Friday of Rajab. All that you wish for on this night, God gives you for the sake of His beloved Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam).

In Islamic countries they celebrate this night with praising of the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam), remembrance of his life, remembrance of Allah in their hearts, salatur raghaib and visits to mosques, which stay open throughout the night until dawn. They do not sleep.

Unfortunately, in this country, no one knows especially Muslims that this most precious night is coming.

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Virtue of reciting two rakats after Maghrib salah

Question

What is the status of the following hadith?

“The person who loves that Allah Ta’ala protect his Iman until he meets Allah Ta’ala on the day of Qiyamah, should perform every evening two optional rakats after the two Sunnats of Maghrib before talking to anyone. He should read in each rakat  Surah Fatiha, Sura Falaq and Surah Naas. Verily Allah will safeguard his Iman until he meets Allah on the Day of Qiyaamah.”

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Proof for placing the hands below the navel in Salah

Question

Is the following narration Sahih with the extra wording ‘under the navel’:

Sayyiduna Wa’il ibn Hujr (radiyallahu’anhu) reports:

“I saw the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) placing his right hand over his left hand in Salah, below the Navel.”

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah)

How many manuscripts have the additional wording and how many do not? Barakallu feek

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Hadith on reward of a complete Hajj and Umrah

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration? Is it suitable to quote?

 “Whoever offers his Fajr salah in congregation, and then remains seated making the dhikr (remembrance) of Allah until (approximately 15 mins after) sunrise after which he offers two rak’ats of salah (Ishraq), will receive the reward of one complete Hajj and one complete ‘Umrah’

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