Virtues of deeds

Reciting five Surahs with six Bismillahs before journey

Question

Is the following ‘amal proven from an authentic Hadith?

Recite:

1. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Kafirun

2. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nasr

3. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Ikhlas

4. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Falaq

5. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim, Surah Nas

6. Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim.

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A Hadith regarding the self possessiveness of women

Question

My question is about the following Hadith:

“Allah Ta’ala has decreed the quality of possessiveness for women and jihad for men, so whoever bears that with patience out of faith and in the hope of reward will have a reward like that of a martyr.”

Is this Hadith authentic and if so, can you also provide some commentary as well?

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A Hadith encouraging fulfilling the needs of a Muslim

Question

Kindly provide the reference for the following narration and please confirm if the translation is correct.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) related that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was asked,

“O Messenger of Allah, which of the people are most beloved to Allah, and which deeds are most beloved to Allah?”

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “The people most beloved to Allah are those who are most beneficial to the people; and the most beloved deed to Allah is to make a Muslim happy, or remove one of his troubles, or to fulfill his debt, or to satiate his hunger.

Walking to fulfill a need of my Muslim brother is more beloved to me than sitting in i’tikaf in a Masjid for two months. Whomsoever averts his anger, Allah will conceal his faults and whomsoever suppresses his anger while he is able to vent it, Allah will fill his heart with happiness. Whoever walks with his brother to fulfill his need and fulfills it for him, then Allah Ta’ala will make his footing firm [on the bridge] on the day when the footings are shaken. Evil character spoils one’s deeds just as vinegar spoils honey”

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Reward for reciting Surah Sajdah and Surah Mulk

Question

What is the status of the following Hadith?

من قرأ الم تنزیل و تبارك الذي بیده الملك في یوم ولیلة فكانما وافق لیلة القدر

Translation

Whomsoever recites [Surah Sajdah] and [Surah Mulk] on any day and night, it is as though he has recited it on Laylatul Qadr

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The virtue of controlling one’s anger

Question

What is the reference for the following Hadith?

“He who swallows his anger despite being able to vent it, Allah will call him in front of the entire creation on the Day of Qiyamah and allow him to choose whichever hur [maiden of Jannah] he desires”

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Hadith on the power of du’a

Question

What is the source of this tradition?

‘Nothing can change qada [al-mu’allaq]. Only du’a can change it; and only favours/goodness can lengthen one’s lifetime.”

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The reward of the custodians of the Quran

Question

Is the narration authentic?

Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

“The custodians of the Quran will be in the shade of Allah, in the company of the Prophets and other virtuous people on the day of Qiyamah”

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