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An unreliable virtue of a youngster who grows up in ‘ibadah

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Is this narration authentic:

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“No young person grows up worshipping Allah and then encounters death except that Allah grants him the reward of ninety two/ninety nine Siddiqs [truthful servants].”

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Fasting on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays during the sacred months

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Kindly provide the reference and authenticity of the following Hadiths:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is reported to have mentioned that: “The reward of 700 years of worship will be recorded for that person who fasts on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays of the sacred months [of Rajab, Zil Qa’dah, Zil Hajjah and Muharram.]

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is also reported to have mentioned that a reward equal to two years of worship will be recorded for that person for each of the three days (i.e. Thursday, Friday and Saturday) of fasting during these sacred months. Read More »

Entrance into Jannah is through the mercy of Allah

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Kindly provide the authenticity and translation of the following narration:

وَحَدَّثَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ، عُقْبَةَ ح وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَاتِمٍ، – وَاللَّفْظُ لَهُ – حَدَّثَنَا بَهْزٌ، حَدَّثَنَا وُهَيْبٌ، حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى، بْنُ عُقْبَةَ قَالَ سَمِعْتُ أَبَا سَلَمَةَ بْنَ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، زَوْجِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنَّهَا كَانَتْ تَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏:‏ سَدِّدُوا وَقَارِبُوا وَأَبْشِرُوا فَإِنَّهُ لَنْ يُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ أَحَدًا عَمَلُهُ ‏‏.‏ قَالُوا وَلاَ أَنْتَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ ‏: وَلاَ أَنَا إِلاَّ أَنْ يَتَغَمَّدَنِيَ اللَّهُ مِنْهُ بِرَحْمَةٍ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ أَحَبَّ الْعَمَلِ إِلَى اللَّهِ أَدْوَمُهُ وَإِنْ قَلَّ

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Charity on ‘Aashura

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One should ensure that he distributes charities on ‘Aashura, the 10th Muharram, because Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“Whoever gives charity on the 10th of Muharram will be rewarded for never ever rejecting a beggar.”

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Do the virtues of seeking knowledge apply to secular education?

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In the following Hadith:

من سلك طريقًا يلتمس فيه علمًا سهل الله له طريقًا إلى الجنة

Whosoever sets out in search of knowledge, Allah Ta’ala will ease the way to Jannah for him.

What is meant by ‘knowledge’ in this Hadith? Is it specifically the seekers of Islamic/Shar’i knowledge or is worldly knowledge also included in this like engineering for example? If not, is it possible for them to be included in this Hadith according to their intentions?

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Replying to the words of the Adhan

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Are there any Hadiths which mention the words that should be said after every line of Adhan? I did remember reading such a Hadith but would like to know the full Hadith with its source and authenticity. Read More »

The martyrs souls have been placed into green birds

Question

Is this authentic?

لما أصيب إخوانكم بأحد جعل الله أرواحهم في جوف طير خضر، ترد أنهار الجنة، تأكل من ثمارها، وتأوي إلى قناديل من ذهب معلقة في ظل العرش

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Removing the worries of the Dunya and Akhirah through salutations

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Please explain the famous Hadith of Sayyiduna Ubay ibn Ka’b (radiyallahu ‘anhu) regarding sending salutations on the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) the whole day to remove the worries of both the Dunya and Akhirah.

Does this apply to a person who recites it at least 100 times a day? Read More »

Durud for the assurance of the intercession of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Please inform me on the authenticity of the following:

Imam Ibn Abi ‘Asim (rahimahullah) has cited a narration in which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has mentioned that whoever recites the Salutation (durud) below, seven times on seven Fridays, then the intercession of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) is assured for the reciter on the Day of Judgement.

اللهم صل على محمد عبدك ورسولك النبي الأمي وعلى آل محمد، اللهم صل على محمد وعلى آل محمد صلاة تكون لك رضى وله جزاء ولحقه أدآء، وأعطه الوسيلة والفضيلة والمقام المحمود الذي وعدته واجزه عنا ما هو أهله واجزه أفضل ما جازيت نبيا عن قومه ورسولا عن أمته، وصل على جميع إخوانه من النبيين والصالحين يا أرحم الراحمين

I have come across many such narrations whereby one is promised the intercession of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam). Which one of these Hadiths are suitable to act upon? Read More »