Trials

Hadith: ‘A little showing off is polytheism…’

Question

What is the grade of the following Hadith?

Sayyiduna ‘Umar ibn Khattab (radiyallahu ‘anu) went out one day to the masjid of the Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and he found Sayyiduna Mu’adh ibn Jabal sitting by the grave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), weeping. He said: ‘Why are you weeping?’ Sayyiduna Mu’adh replied: ‘I am weeping because of something that I heard from the Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). I heard Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say:

‘A little showing off is polytheism (shirk) and whoever shows enmity towards a friend of Allah has declared war on Allah. Allah loves those who are righteous, pious and (outwardly) lowly -those who if they are absent, are not missed, and if they are present, are not acknowledged-. Their hearts are lamps of guidance and they come out from every dark place (ie. from every trial and tribulation)’

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Signs of Qiyamah

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What is the status of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

  1. When public money is passed around like own money
  2. Trust is taken as booty (i.e. intention is to use it and refuse to return it)
  3. Zakah is seen as a tax
  4. Knowledge of Din is acquired for reasons other than spreading the Din
  5. A man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother
  6. Draws his friends close and distances his father
  7. Voices are raised in the Masajid
  8. Tribes are led by their wicked
  9. The leader of the community is the most despicable among them
  10. A person is respected for fear of his reprisals
  11. Singing girls and musical instruments become widespread
  12. Intoxicants are consumed
  13. The latter of this Ummah will curse their former

Then anticipate dangerous hurricanes, earthquakes, collapsing of the earth, disfigurement of bodies and faces, raining of stones, and such signs that follow in succession like beads of a necklace when the string is cut and so they (the beads) fall in succession.

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Popular Hadith regarding Sham (Syria)

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Is this Hadith authentic?

It is extensively shared on social media amongst the youth:

Salamah bin Nufail (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said: While I was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) a man came to him and said,

“O Messenger of Allah Horses are being humiliated (ignored), and weapons are being laid down and people are claiming there is no more Jihad and war has ended”

the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said:

“They are lying! Fighting has just begun! Fighting has just begun! And a party of my Ummah will remain fighting on the true path and Allah will deviate the hearts of some men and Allah will provide the fighters from them until the final hour starts and the promise of Allah is fulfilled and good is on the foreheads of horses until the day of Judgement. It is being revealed to me that I will be departing you soon and you would follow me in groups while you are fighting each other and the house of the believers is in Sham (Syria)”

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Correct translation of the Hadith on the continuity of fitnah (trials)

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Kindly inform as to which is the correct translation to the following Hadith –

‘beads of a rosary’ or ‘pieces of a necklace’.

Rasulullah (Sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said, “…signs following one another like the pieces of a necklace falling one after the other, when its string is cut.” or is it: “…like beads of a rosary falling one after the other when its string is cut.”?

JazakAllah khayran

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Allah Ta’ala testing his servant to raise his rank in Jannah

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What is the original wording and authenticity of the following?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has mentioned that sometimes Allah Ta’ala wishes to elevate the rank of a certain person in Jannah, but this persons good deeds are not enough that he can reach this rank, therefore Allah Ta’ala puts him through some trial and tribulation, and then gives him the strength to make sabr, then through this sabr, Allah elevates his rank in Jannah.

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Hastening to do good before trials and tribulations

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I humbly request if you could explain the following Hadith:

‘Hasten to perform good deeds before the emergence of trials like pieces of a dark night. A man will awake as a believer and end the day a disbeliever, or end the day a believer and wake as a disbeliever. He will sell his religion for the trivialities of this world’

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A Hadith warning against the Shi’ah

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Kindly verify the authenticity of the following Hadith:

 يظهر في آخر الزمان قوم يسمون الرافضه يرفضون الاسلام

Translation: Towards the end of time a nation called the ‘Rafidah’ (a type of Shi’ah)  will appear, they will reject and abandon Islam.

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Hadith on black flags

Question

Can you please comment on the gradation of this narration?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

‘When you see the black flags, remain where you are and do not move your hands or your feet. Thereafter there shall appear a feeble folk to whom no concern is given. Their hearts will be like fragments of iron. They are the representatives of the State. They will fulfill neither covenant nor agreement. They will invite to the truth, though they are not from its people. Their names will be agnomens [i.e., Abu So-and-so], and their ascriptions will be to villages [i.e. al-dimashqi al-baghdadi ]. Their hair will be long like that of women. [They shall remain] till they differ among themselves, and then Allah will bring forth the truth from whomever He wills.’

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Verification of Hadith; Soon people will invite each other plotting against you"

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Is the following narration authentic?

The Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

Soon people will invite each other plotting against you like how a person eating invites others to share their dish. Someone asked: ‘Will that be because of our small numbers at that time’? Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: No, you will be many at that time, but you will be scum like that carried down by a flood, and Allah will take away the awe and fear of you from the chest of your enemy and cast ‘wahn’ into your hearts. Someone asked: ‘What is wahn’? Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) replied: ‘Love of the world and dislike of death’.

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