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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) exemplary conduct

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What is the reference for this Hadith?

Abu Abdillah Al Jadali reports, I asked Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) about the character of the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) said, “The Prophet was not indecent, he was not obscene, he would not shout in the markets, and he would not respond to an evil deed with an evil deed, but rather he would pardon and overlook.”

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The person who supported Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in his final illness

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In Sahih Bukhari there are Hadiths narrated by Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) regarding the final illness of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam).

In those Hadiths when she mentions that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) would go to the masjid supported by two men one of them she mentions as Sayyiduna ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) while the other person (who was Ali radiyallahu ‘anhu) she does not mention his name. She just says “another person”.

What was the reason for this?

Was it that she just did not know who the other person was?

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The beginning of the Hijri calendar

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Is there any authentic Hadith which says the Islamic calendar started from when the first Wahi was revealed to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) or did it start after Hijra when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) reached Madinah.

Did the Islamic calendar start during the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) or during the time of the Sahabah?

Which calendar was used during the time of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam)?

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Muslims using miswak in a battle

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A very famous incident is always mentioned regarding the virtues of using miswak.

In a certain battle the Muslims were suffering some loss. So the leader pondered over the matter and came to the conclusion that this great sunnah was being left out. He then commanded the army to use the miswak. When the enemy saw this, they became afraid and fled thinking that the Muslims are sharpening their teeth to eat them.

Is this a true story? If yes then in which battle did it take place and who was the leader?

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Reference for the story of the Bedouin who addressed Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in his grave

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In Ma’ariful Quran, under the Tafsir of Surash Nisa verse 64, Mufti Shafi (rahimullah) mentions a incident of a sahabi who went to the blessed grave of the Prophet (sallah alyhi wassalam) and asked him to pray for his forgiveness. Mufti saheb mentions Bahrul Muheet as the source of this report. Could you please let me know the authenticity of this report and also find the original source. Jazakllah

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The famous incident of Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) returning to Madinah & calling the adhan…

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Please discuss the authenticity of the famous incident of Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu) returning to Madinah and calling the adhan long after the demise of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) after seeing Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) in a dream.

Someone told me this story is not reliable and that we should not attribute it to Sayyiduna Bilal (radiyallahu’anhu).

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