Salah

Sins fall off in ruku’ and sajdah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

“When a slave stands and prays, all his sins are brought and placed on his head and shoulders. Every time he bows or prostrates, they fall from him”

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Clarification on Hadiths regarding good/bad intentions

Question

1) The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “What I fear for you the most is the minor shirk, that is ar-riya. Allah will say on the Day of Judgement when He is rewarding the people for their actions: Go to those for whom you did riya for in the world then see if you find the reward with them.” Related by Musnad Ahmed (5/428, 429)

2) The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Shall I not inform you of what I fear for you more than the Masih ad-Dajjal? It is the hidden shirk. It is when a man stands up for prayer, then beautifies his prayer for another to look at.” Related by Ibn Majah (2604)

My question in relation to the meaning of these Hadith is: does it apply to people who performed worship or did good deeds for the sake of riya and/or does it also apply to people who performed worship and did good deeds for the sake of Allah, but then later on implemented the intentions/thoughts of riya. Please confirm what the Muhadithun say in regards to this. JazakAllah.

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A Hadith regarding interlocking the fingers

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What is the grade of the following Hadith?

إذا توضأ أحدكم، فأحسن وضوءه، ثم خرج عامدا إلى المسجد، فلا يشبكن يده، فإنه في صلاة

“When one of you performs ablution properly and then proceeds for Salah, then he should not interlock his fingers for [it is as though] he is in Salah”

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How should one begin du’a?

Question

Please provide the translation and reference of this narration

إِذَا صَلَّى أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَبْدَأْ بِتَحْمِيدِ اللَّهِ وَالثَّنَاءِ عَلَيْهِ ثُمَّ لِيُصَلِّ عَلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ لِيَدْعُ بَعْدُ بِمَا شَاءَ

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The famous du’a taught to Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

What is the source of this Hadith, and is it sahih?

Narrated Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) ‘I asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) to teach me an invocation so that I may invoke Allah with it in my Salah. He told me to say, ‘Allahumma inni zalamtu nafsi zulman kathira wala yaghfirudh dhunuba illa anta faghfirli maghfiratam min ‘indika war hamni innaka Antal Ghafurur Rahim.’

Also please provide the translation.

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Reciting Surah Ikhlas and other Surahs seven times after Jumu’ah

Question

Can please you inform me if the following narration is authentic or not and is it suitable for practice and also, what does being protected from one jumu’ah to the other mean?

من قرأ بعد الجمعة الحمد و المعوذتين و قل هو الله أحد سبعا سبعا حفظ إلى الجمعة الأخرى قال وكيع فجربناه فوجدناه كذلك

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