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Reciting Durud, an alternative to giving sadaqah (charity)

Question

What is the authenticity of the following narration?

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

That person who is not able to give sadaqah should say the following durud in his du’a:

اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ عَلَى مُحَمَّدٍ عَبْدِكَ وَرَسُولِكَ وَصَلِّ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ وَالْمُؤْمِنَاتِ وَالْمُسْلِمِينَ وَالْمُسْلِمَاتِ

‘Allahumma salli ‘ala Muhammadin ‘abdika wa rasulika wa salli ‘alal mu’minina  wal mu’minat wal muslimina wal muslimat’

and this would become his Sadaqah’ (charity)

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) also said:

‘A Believer is never satisfied from doing (never tires from doing) good until he reaches Jannah’

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Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s advice to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)

Question

Can you please tell me if this Hadith is found in any of the Hadith books. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said to Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu):

“O ‘Ali, Give four thousand dinar in sadaqah daily, read a whole Quran daily, pay the price of Jannah daily, make peace between two fighting persons daily.

Sayyiduna  ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said, ‘O Rasulullah, that is difficult for me. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) told him, recite Surah Fatihah four times before sleeping, you will get the reward of giving four thousand dinar in sadaqah, recite Surah Ikhlas thrice before sleeping, you will receive the reward of reading the entire Quran, recite ‘La ilaha ill-Allah wahdahu la sharika lah lahul mulku wa lahul hamd yuhyi wa yumit wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadir ten times before sleeping, You have secured your place in Jannah. Recite Astaghfirullah ten times before sleeping, you will be rewarded for making peace between two fighting persons.

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Signs of Qiyamah

Question

What is the status of this narration?

Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

  1. When public money is passed around like own money
  2. Trust is taken as booty (i.e. intention is to use it and refuse to return it)
  3. Zakah is seen as a tax
  4. Knowledge of Din is acquired for reasons other than spreading the Din
  5. A man obeys his wife and disobeys his mother
  6. Draws his friends close and distances his father
  7. Voices are raised in the Masajid
  8. Tribes are led by their wicked
  9. The leader of the community is the most despicable among them
  10. A person is respected for fear of his reprisals
  11. Singing girls and musical instruments become widespread
  12. Intoxicants are consumed
  13. The latter of this Ummah will curse their former

Then anticipate dangerous hurricanes, earthquakes, collapsing of the earth, disfigurement of bodies and faces, raining of stones, and such signs that follow in succession like beads of a necklace when the string is cut and so they (the beads) fall in succession.

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Virtues of reciting Subhanallah and Alhamdulillah

Question

Are the following authentic?

1. Whoever reads Subhanallah 100 times in the morning and 100 times in the evening, will get the reward equal to that person who has performed 100 Hajj.

2. Whoever reads Alhamdulillah 100 times -will be rewarded as though he has participated in 100 Jihads.

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