Sirah and History

Hadith on the blessings (Barakah) of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

Question

What is grade of this Hadith?

Ummu Ayman (radiyallahu ‘anha) reports:

‘The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayh wa sallam) had a wooden cup in which he used to urinate (during night). In the morning he would tell, O Ummu Ayman, throw away the water in the cup. [She said:] So one night I awoke and I was thirsty so I drank what was in it. He [sallallah ‘alayh wa sallam] said, “From this day, you’ll never complain of your stomach’.

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Musa (‘alayhis salam) seeking cure

Question

It is constantly heard in speeches the story of Nabi Musa (‘alayhis salam) where he has a sickness and is told by Allah to use the leaves of a tree and subsequently gets cured. Then later gets a similar sickness and goes back to those leaves without asking Allah and doesn’t find a cure. What is the veracity of this story?

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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

Question 

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

Question

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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