Virtues of deeds

A great virtue of making wudu

Question

Kindly provide the reference and translation of the following narration:

عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم أتى المقبرة، فقال: السلام عليكم دار قوم مؤمنين، وإنا إن شاء الله بكم لاحقون، وددت أنا قد رأينا إخواننا قالوا: أولسنا إخوانك؟ يا رسول الله قال: أنتم أصحابي وإخواننا الذين لم يأتوا بعد فقالوا: كيف تعرف من لم يأت بعد من أمتك يا رسول الله؟ فقال: أرأيت لو أن رجلا له خيل غر محجلة بين ظهري خيل دهم بهم ألا يعرف خيله؟ قالوا: بلى يا رسول الله قال: فإنهم يأتون غرا محجلين من الوضوء، وأنا فرطهم على الحوض ألا ليذادن رجال عن حوضي كما يذاد البعير الضال أناديهم ألا هلم فيقال: إنهم قد بدلوا بعدك فأقول سحقا سحقا Read More »

An unreliable narration on the signs of Allah Ta’ala’s pleasure and anger

Question

There is a narration recorded by Imam Bayhaqi (rahimahullah) that goes something like the following, but I have neither the full Hadith nor the title of the text.

“When Allah is pleased with a people, he makes the rains come on time and the finances of government are held to a trustworthy person. When Allah is displeased with a people, Allah makes the rains fall out of season and the finances of government are held by an untrustworthy person.”

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A narration regarding safeguarding the Sunnah

Question

Is this narration authentic?

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من حفظ سنتي أكرمه الله بأربع خصال المحبة في قلوب البررة و الهيبة في قلوب الفجرة و السعة في الرزق و الثقة في الدين

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Practising on Sunnah when people abandon it

Question

Regarding the Hadith, “Whoever revives a Sunnah at the time of corruption of my Ummah, will get the reward of a hundred martyrs.”

Does this reward apply to general Sunnahs as well, e.g. by applying surma to the eyes before sleeping, or by reading the masnun du’a before wudu?

Please elaborate.

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Fear the fire, even by means of half a date

Question

Kindly provide the reference and translation of the following narration:

ما منكم أحد إلا سيكلمه ربه ليس بينه وبينه ترجمان، فينظر أيمن منه فلا يرى إلا ما قدم من عمله، وينظر أشأم منه فلا يرى إلا ما قدم، وينظر بين يديه فلا يرى إلا النار تلقاء وجهه، فاتقوا النار ولو بشق تمرة

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Charity by means of reciting Durud

Question

Is there any Hadith which mentions that a person who recites the following Durud (salutation):

Allahumma salli ‘ala Sayyidina Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulika wa salli ‘alal mu-minina wal mu-minati wal muslimina wal muslimati

will become excessively rich? Read More »

Istighfar/Seeking forgiveness before sleeping

Question

What is the status of this Hadith?

Narrated Abu Sa’id (radiyallahu ‘anhu) that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever says when he goes to bed thrice:

‘I seek the forgiveness of Allah, the one whom there’s none worthy of worship except for him the Living the Sustainer and I repent to him’

Allah shall forgive him his sins if they are like the foam of the sea, even if they were the number of leaves of the tree, even if they were the number of sand particles of ‘Alij and even if they were the number of the days of the world.'”
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Authenticity of the Hadith in Ibn Majah regarding the reward of visiting the sick

Question

What is the authenticity of the Hadith you have mentioned here:

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that he heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) say: “Whomsoever visits his ill Muslim brother, is walking among the harvest of Jannah until he sits. Once he sits, mercy envelopes him. [If he visits] in the morning, seventy thousand angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the evening. If it is in the evening, seventy thousand Angels make du’a of forgiveness for him till the morning.”

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