Virtues of deeds

Preferred Hadith on how to commence important matters

Question

Are both of the following narrations correct, or is one preferred over the other?

كل أمر ذي بال لا يبدأ فيه ببسم الله الرحمٰن الرحيم فهو أقطع رواه الرهاوي في الأربعين من حديث أبي هريرة

 

كل أمر ذي بال لا يبدأ فيه بحمد الله فهو أقطع وروى ابن حبان وأبو داود والنسائي من حديث أبي هريرة مرفوعا

 

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Question regarding Hadith numbers in Sahih Muslim

Question

I read the following Hadith in an email:

Sayyidatuna Asma bint Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anha) had a garment that belonged to Rasulullaah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam). Whenever anyone fell ill in Madinah, the garment would be washed, the water given to the ailing person to drink and the garment draped over his body. The person would then be cured.

[Sahih Muslim, Hadith number: 5409]

Please can you confirm this Hadith, as Sahih Muslim is said to end at number 3000 (approximately) and this is 5409.

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The virtues of dates and vinegar

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narrations?

1) A house which has dates will never suffer hunger.

2) A household which has vinegar is not short of gravy.

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References for writing the salutations

Question

I am seeking the references for these please. JazakAllah khayran.

1.) Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ʿanhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said : “For whoever writes Salutation on me in a book, the angels continue to pray for mercy on him for as long as my name remains in that book.”

2.) Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ʿanhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said : “Whosoever conveys in writing any facts of knowledge from me, and writes salutation on me, shall continue to receive its reward for as long as that book continues to be read.”

3.) Sayyiduna Ibn Abbas (radiyallahu ʿanhuma) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said : “Whoever writes salutation on me in a book shall continue to receive reward for as long as my name remains in that book.”

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