Sirah and History

The cloth of Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) which did not burn

Question

I heard a story in a bayan that Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) had a cloth. Whenever he desired to clean the cloth, he would throw it into the fire and it would come out clean. When asked about this, he said that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once used this cloth to wipe his face and therefore it does not burn.

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) praising the king of Abysinnia

Question

I read in a book that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to the Muslims when they were being persecuted in Makkah Mukarramah:

“If you want you may go take refuge in Abyssinia , for there reigns a king, where nobody is oppressed under his rule. Go there until Allah opens up a way and makes it easy”.

What is the reference for this statement ?

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Another Hadith on the blessings of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sayyiduna Anas (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used to perform Salah and prolong the qiyam (standing position). Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) once urinated in the well. There was no well in Madinah sweeter than this well. When people used to visit, I use to feed people from it. The well was called ‘Al-Barud’ (the cool well) in the Pre-Islamic era.

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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) love for Sayyidah Khadijah

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I’ve heard of a narration that ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) narrates that because the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) kept mentioning Khadija (radiyallahu ‘anha), she (‘Aaishah) made a remark about her, and the Prophet (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) then confessed that Allah Ta’ala did not give him (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) better than Khadija (radiyallahu ‘anha). Please quote source, text, and grading.

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Muhammad Al-Fatih

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My question is about the ahadith that supposedly speak of Muhammad al Faatih. The Ashaa’irah and Maturidiyyah (Ahl ul Sunnah) use this Hadith to show that contrary to the claim of the Salafiyyah, this Hadith proves that the Maturidi Aqeedah is sound because the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wal Sallam) said the leader of the army was blessed and so was its army. My question is, is there a consensus that this Hadith refers to Muhammad al Faatih and if not, who are the ulama that have said that this Hadith is in reference to Muhammad al Faatih?

Here is the Hadith in question:

Verily you shall conquer Constantinople. What a wonderful leader will her leader be, and what a wonderful army will that army be!”

(Musnad Ahmad)

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Sayyiduna Ibrahim, the son of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

Question

I’ve read a narration in ibn Majah reported by Abbas ibn Abdul Mutalib (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had a son later in life to a slave woman – Maria ibn Qibitiya (radiyallahu ‘anha). Can you confirm the narration, and it’s grading? And, a narration to how he passed away?

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s words to Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) when she was slandered

Question

There is a very beautiful Hadith I have heard in a khutbah showing Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s love and patience. Can you please provide the exact words and reference.

When the rumour about Sayyidatuna ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) spread, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) came to her and said; “O ‘Aaishah, if what they say is true than seek forgiveness and if what they say is false than Allah will make it apparent”.

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