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Salutations (durud) to stop a plague

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Is the following correct and what is the reference?

‘Allamah Sakhawi (rahimahullah) has written: “Abundance of durud (salutations) upon Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) stops a plague”

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Do Hijrah and Hajj expiate major sins?

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Do Hijrah and Hajj have the same effect as accepting Islam as far as wiping out major sins are concerned?

عن ابن شماسة المهرى قال: حضرنا عمرو بن العاص رضي الله عنه وهو فى سياقة الموت. فبكى طويلا وحوّل وجهه إلى الجدار فجعل ابنه يقول يا أبتاه أما بشرك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بكذا أما بشرك رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بكذا قال: فأقبل بوجهه. فقال: إن أفضل ما نعد شهادة أن لا إله إلا الله وأن محمدا رسول الله إنى قد كنت على أطباق ثلاث لقد رأيتنى وما أحد أشد بغضا لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم منى ولا أحب إلىّ أن أكون قد استمكنت منه فقتلته فلو مت على تلك الحال لكنت من أهل النار فلما جعل الله الإسلام فى قلبى أتيت النبى صلى الله عليه وسلم فقلت: ابسط يمينك فلأبايعك. فبسط يمينه  قال: فقبضت يدى. قال: ما لك يا عمرو. قال: قلت: أردت أن أشترط.

قال: تشترط بماذا  قلت: أن يغفر لى. قال: أما علمت أن الإسلام يهدم ما كان قبله وأن الهجرة تهدم ما كان قبلها وأن الحج يهدم ما كان قبله. وما كان أحد أحب إلى من رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ولا أجل فى عينى منه وما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عينى منه إجلالا له ولو سئلت أن أصفه ما أطقت لأنى لم أكن أملأ عينى منه ولو مت على تلك الحال لرجوت أن أكون من أهل الجنة ثم ولينا أشياء ما أدرى ما حالى فيها فإذا أنا مت فلا تصحبنى نائحة ولا نار فإذا دفنتمونى فشنوا على التراب شنا ثم أقيموا حول قبرى قدر ما تنحر جزور ويقسم لحمها حتى أستأنس بكم وأنظر ماذا أراجع به رسل ربى

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An unreliable narration on the virtue of visiting the graves of one’s parents

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Can you tell me the authenticity of this narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Anyone who visits one of his parent’s grave or both parent’s graves with intention of rewards, gets the reward of one accepted Hajj and whoever visits their grave frequently, the angels will come to visit his grave [when he passes away].” Kanzul ‘Ummal, Hadith: 45544

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Authenticity of the narration regarding abandoning a Muslim and defending a Muslim’s honour

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Can you provide the authenticity of this Hadith?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Any Muslim who will desert/abandon a Muslim who is confronted with a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah Ta’ala will desert him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help. Any Muslim who will come to the aid/defence of a Muslim in a situation wherein his respect and honour is being violated, Allah will assist him in a situation when [he will be in need] of His help.”

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Allah averts punishment when children learn Quran

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What is the status of this narration?

ثابت بن عجلان الأنصاري قال: كان يقال: إن الله ليريد العذاب بأهل الأرض، فإذا سمع تعليم الصبيان الحكمة، صرف ذلك عنهم قال مروان: يعني بالحكمة: القرآن

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Remaining seated in one’s place after Fajr

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What is the reference for this?

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“He who remains seated in his place of Salah, after offering his Fajr Salah, till he offers two rak’ahs of forenoon Salah, saying nothing except what is good, his sins will be forgiven, even if they are more than the foam of the sea.”

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Explanation of the words: Children of Isma’il (ولد إسماعيل)

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I have come across this statement in a few Hadiths wherein Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mentions that the virtue of a certain action is like emancipating a slave from the children of Nabi Isma’il (‘alayhis salam).

For example, Imam Muslim narrates:

من قال: لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير، عشر مرار كان كمن أعتق أربعة أنفس من ولد إسماعيل

1. What exactly is the virtue or status of the children of Nabi Isma’il (‘alayhis salam) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) has made specific mention of them?

2. The virtue of freeing a slave is that Allah Ta’ala will free every limb of a person from Jahannam. Nowadays, achieving this reward is somewhat impossible as slavery does not really exist, hence if a person were to act upon the above Hadith and similar ones, would he be getting the same virtue as physically freeing a slave? Read More »

Deeds for Isal Thawab

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Kindly mentioned some Hadiths with authenticity and reference for Isal thawab, especially regarding dhikr like the first kalimah or other adhkar which are recited for Isal thawab.

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