Salah

The status of nafl salah in one’s home

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

“The superiority of the prayer of a man in his house over his prayer [in a place] that people can see him, is like the superiority of the obligatory prayer over the voluntary.” Read More »

The great reward for women if they are dutiful towards their husbands

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Where can I find the following Hadith and how sound is it?

“Muslim ibn ‘Ubayd related from Asma bint Yazid Al Ansariyyah that she went to Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) while he was seated with his Companions. She said,

“I came as an emissary to you from a group of women. Indeed Allah has sent you to both men and women, and we believe in you. Indeed, we women are limited and constrained, though we are the pillars of your houses, from us do you fulfill your desires, and we also carry your children. Indeed, you men have been favoured over us by the congregational Friday prayer and by all other congregational prayers, by visiting the sick, by attending funeral prayers, by performing pilgrimage after pilgrimage, and better than all of that – Jihad in the way of Allah. When men go out to perform Hajj, Umrah, or Jihad, we protect for them their wealth, spin for them their garments, and raise for them their children. Shall we not share with you in this recompense and reward?”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to his Companions and said, “Have you ever heard any speech of a woman that is more beautiful than this woman’s questioning regarding the affairs of her religion?” They said, “O Rasulullah, we never thought that a woman should be guided to something like this.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) turned to her and said, “Understand this, O woman, and teach this to those women whom you left behind: For a woman to be a good spouse to her husband, for her to seek his pleasure, for her to follow and cooperate with him, is equal to all of that (i.e. all of the rewards that men get for their toils or for the deeds mentioned above).”

She left and was making Tahlil and Takbir (i.e. she was saying ‘La ilaha illallah’ and ‘Allahu Akbar’) out of rejoice.”

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Du’a between Adhan and Iqamah

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What is the authenticity of this narration?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The du’a made between Adhan and Iqamah is not rejected.”

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A du’a to recite after Salah and before sleeping

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What is the authenticity of the following du’a?

Whoever says ‘Allah is the Greatest, the amount of even and odd (prayer), (the amount) of Allah’s complete, pure and blessed words. There is no god except Allah’, thrice after every salah and when he goes to sleep, it will be a means of light for him in his grave ,light on the plain of resurrection and light on the Sirat (bridge) until they (this du’a) see him into Jannah.

The Arabic text of the du’a is as follows:

 (x3) الله أكبر كبيرا عدد الشفع، والوتر، وكلمات الله التامات الطيبات المباركات

(x3) لا إله إلا الله

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Good deeds at the time of zawal

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What is the authenticity of the following?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would recite four rak’ahs after the sun moves from it’s zenith, before Zuhr and he said, “This is a time when the doors of the sky are opened, so I love that a righteous deed should be raised up for me in it.”

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The extreme poverty of the Ashabus Suffah

Question

Please translate and provide the reference for the following Hadith:

 أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم كان إذا صلى بالناس يخر رجال من قامتهم في الصلاة من الخصاصة وهم أصحاب الصفة حتى تقول الأعراب هؤلاء مجانين أو مجانون، فإذا صلى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم انصرف إليهم، فقال: لو تعلمون ما لكم عند الله لأحببتم أن تزدادوا فاقة وحاجة

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Four deeds that guarantee Jannah for a woman

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What is the authenticity of the following Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “When a woman performs her five daily Salah, fasts in Ramadan, guards her private parts and obeys her husband, then she will be allowed to enter through any gate of Jannah she wishes”

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The most beloved place and the most hated place to Allah

Question

What is the status of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The most beloved places to Allah are the Masjids, and the most hated places to Allah are the souks (market places).”

A man came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and asked: “O Rasulullah! Which cities are the vilest?” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “I do not know.” Later when Jibril (‘alayhis salam) appeared, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked: “O Jibril! Which are the vilest cities?” Jibril (‘alayhis salam) said: “I do not know, I have to ask my Rabb.” After some time, he returned, and said: “O Muhammad! Verily, you asked me: ‘Which are the vilest cities?’ I had said that ‘I do not know.’ I have asked my Rabb, He says: “The souks (market places)”

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