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

Question

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

Question

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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The virtue of ‘ibadah at times of trials

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Is this Hadith sahih?

Sayyiduna Ma’qil ibn Yasar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported:

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “The reward of worship performed at a time of trials is like emigration to me.”

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Explanation of ‘Spending some time in the morning in Allah’s path…’

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I heard an ‘Alim explain that:

“Spending some time in the morning or evening in path of Allah is better than the world and whatever it contains…”

Does not refer to being better than the things of the world because the world has no value in the sight of Allah, rather it refers to being better than all the good deeds taking place at that time in the world. The reason is that through spending time in the path of Allah, all other good actions come into existence.

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The virtue of taking a bath on Friday

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Is this Hadith reliable?

Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Taking bath on Friday takes out sins from the hair roots [i.e. removes minor sins completely].”

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The best gatherings are the most spacious

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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

خير المجالس أوسعها

The best gatherings are the most spacious

 

Have the commentators explained that it is better for the gathering to be more spacious and spread out rather than people being cramped and uncomfortable?

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A narration regarding Ramadan

Question

Is this narration authentic?

اتقوا شهر رمضان فإنه شهر الله جعل لكم أحد عشر شهرا تشبعون فيها وتروون وشهر رمضان شهر الله فاحفظوا فيه أنفسكم

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