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Severity of the Fitnah of the West

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Are the Hadiths that have been cited in the chapter of ‘The Fitnah from the Maghrib Region’ of Nu’aym ibn Hammad’s (rahimahullah) compilation authentic?

For example, the following narration wherein it is reported that:

Sayyiduna ‘Ismah ibn Qays (radiyallahu ‘anhu) used to seek refuge in Allah Ta’ala from the fitnah (trial) of the East. Someone then asked him: “What about the fitnah of the West (Maghrib)?”

He (i.e. Sayyiduna ‘Ismah – radiyallahu ‘anhu) then replied: “That (fitnah) will be even more catastrophic and devastating!”

(Kitabul Fitan, Hadith: 848) Read More »

Where is the valley of Marr Qanah?

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Regarding the following Hadith, where is the valley of مَرّ قَناة (Marr Qanah) located?

عن ابن عمر رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: يَنْزِلُ الدَّجَّالُ فِى هَذِهِ السَّبَخَةِ بِمَرِّ قَنَاةَ فَيَكُونُ أَكْثَرَ مَنْ يَخْرُجُ إِلَيْهِ النِّسَاءُ حَتَّى إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ لِيَرْجِعُ إِلَى حَمِيمِهِ وَإِلَى أُمِّهِ وَابْنَتِهِ وَأُخْتِهِ وَعَمَّتِهِ فَيُوثِقُهَا رِبَاطاً مَخَافَةَ أَنْ تَخْرُجَ إِلَيْهِ…

(Musnad Ahmad, vol. 2 pg. 67) Read More »

Trials that will occur before the coming of Dajjal

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Kindly provide the status of this narration:

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ عُثْمَانَ بْنِ سَعِيدٍ الْحِمْصِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو الْمُغِيرَةِ، حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَالِمٍ، حَدَّثَنِي الْعَلاَءُ بْنُ عُتْبَةَ، عَنْ عُمَيْرِ بْنِ هَانِئٍ الْعَنْسِيِّ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ، يَقُولُ كُنَّا قُعُودًا عِنْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَذَكَرَ الْفِتَنَ فَأَكْثَرَ فِي ذِكْرِهَا حَتَّى ذَكَرَ فِتْنَةَ الأَحْلاَسِ فَقَالَ قَائِلٌ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَمَا فِتْنَةُ الأَحْلاَسِ قَالَ ‏ “‏ هِيَ هَرَبٌ وَحَرْبٌ ثُمَّ فِتْنَةُ السَّرَّاءِ دَخَنُهَا مِنْ تَحْتِ قَدَمَىْ رَجُلٍ مِنْ أَهْلِ بَيْتِي يَزْعُمُ أَنَّهُ مِنِّي وَلَيْسَ مِنِّي وَإِنَّمَا أَوْلِيَائِيَ الْمُتَّقُونَ ثُمَّ يَصْطَلِحُ النَّاسُ عَلَى رَجُلٍ كَوَرِكٍ عَلَى ضِلَعٍ ثُمَّ فِتْنَةُ الدُّهَيْمَاءِ لاَ تَدَعُ أَحَدًا مِنْ هَذِهِ الأُمَّةِ إِلاَّ لَطَمَتْهُ لَطْمَةً فَإِذَا قِيلَ انْقَضَتْ تَمَادَتْ يُصْبِحُ الرَّجُلُ فِيهَا مُؤْمِنًا وَيُمْسِي كَافِرًا حَتَّى يَصِيرَ النَّاسُ إِلَى فُسْطَاطَيْنِ فُسْطَاطِ إِيمَانٍ لاَ نِفَاقَ فِيهِ وَفُسْطَاطِ نِفَاقٍ لاَ إِيمَانَ فِيهِ فَإِذَا كَانَ ذَاكُمْ فَانْتَظِرُوا الدَّجَّالَ مِنْ يَوْمِهِ أَوْ مِنْ غَدِهِ‏”‏ Read More »

Be concerned with yourself when four things occur

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Is there any Hadith together with its authenticity which says:

Start thinking about yourself and not people when four things happen to pass;

1) Widespread greed

2) People following their desire

3) People stubborn/proud about their view

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A Hadith regarding a time will come wherein a person’s only concern will be his belly

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What is the authenticity of the narration below? Is it suitable to quote?

قال أبو عبد الله السلمي: حدثنا محمد بن مالك التيمي بمرو ، حدثنا أبو منصور الرباطي ، حدثنا محمد بن نهشل بن حميد ، حدثنا عبد الله بن رجاء ، عن إسرائيل ، عن أبي إسحاق ، عن الحارث ، عن علي ، رفعه : أتي على الناس زمان همهم بطونهم ، شرفهم متاعهم ، قبلتهم نساؤهم ، ودينهم دراهمهم ودنانيرهم ، أولئك شر الخلق لا خلاق لهم عند الله

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Trial in wealth

Question

Kindly translate the following Hadith:

أخبرنا محمد بن أبي سعيد ، أبنا زاهر بن أحمد ، أبنا محمد بن معاذ ، ثنا الحسين بن الحسن ، ثنا عبد الوهاب الثقفي ، عن إسحاق بن سويد ، عن مطرف ، أن رجلا من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حدثه ، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال : إن إعطاء هذا المال فتنة ، وإمساكه فتنة

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The harm of over-reacting in times of difficulty

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What is the explanation of انا بريء in the following Hadith:

أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال انا برىء ممن حلق و سلق و خرق

(Sahih Muslim, Kitabul Iman, number 288 -104-)

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Shaytan is with humans like blood flows in the veins

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I am looking for the reference for the following Hadith:

“Shaytan flows in the veins like how blood flows in the body.”

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said this to a Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was walking with one of his wives, to remove any doubt. Read More »

Another version of the Hadith on ‘Allah Ta’ala testing his servant to raise his rank’

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Please authenticate this Hadith.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has said:

“Sometimes a high rank is decreed for a Mu’min which he could never have attained by virtue of his deeds, so Allah Ta’ala makes him experience some hardship, whether it be physical, material or concerning his children. Then, He makes him patient and lets him attain the position decreed for him by Allah ‘Azza Wa Jalla.’

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Stones aiding the Muslims in battle

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Is the following Hadith authentic?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“You will fight against the Jews and you will kill them until even a stone would say ‘come here, O Muslim, there is a Jew, so kill him'”

There are other versions as well, including one that mentions the Gharqad tree being a Jewish tree that will not say anything

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The reward of fifty Sahabah

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Please relate the Hadith wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) mentions a time, wherein a person who adheres to the Commandments of Allah Ta’ala will receive the reward of fifty Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum)

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