Virtues of deeds

Istighfar/Seeking forgiveness before sleeping

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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

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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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Another version of the Hadith regarding the reward of visiting the sick

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Can you mention the source of this Hadith?

‘Whoever comes to visit his Muslim brother (when he is sick), he is walking among the harvest of Jannah (Paradise) until he sits, then when he sits he is showered with mercy. If it is in the morning, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until the evening, and if it is in the evening, seventy thousand angels will send blessing upon him until the morning.”

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Teaching women to write

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There is a Hadith that says don’t teach women ‘kitabat’ (to write). (Al-Mishkat and Abu Dawud)

First of all what did Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) mean by ‘kitabat’? Is it the compilation of books? I read in the explanation of this Hadith in the book ‘Behnon ki Chadar’ by Abu Talha Muhammad Yunus that it means: Do not teach your women how to write.

So, I’d like to know why he said this when there is another Hadith saying the exact opposite, that ‘knowledge is compulsory for every male and female’. So what is the difference between ‘Ilm and ‘kitabat’? Read More »

Five categories of people whose safety is assured by Allah Ta’ala

Question

Please let me know if the following narration is correctly translated and provide the reference

Mu’adh ibn Jabal (radiyallahu ‘anhu) related that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “Whoever strives in the way of Allah, his safety is assured by Allah. Whoever visits a sick person, his safety is assured by Allah. Whoever visits the Masjid in the morning or evening, his safety is assured by Allah. Whoever enters upon a leader to honour him/assist him, his safety is assured by Allah. Whoever sits in his house and does not backbite any human being, his safety is assured by Allah.”

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