Ibn Hajar

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There is nothing equal to fasting in reward

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Is this authentic? The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘You must fast, for there is nothing equal to it in reward’   Answer Imam Nasai (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith on the authority of Sayyiduna Abu Umamah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), ‘Inform me of some deed which… read more »

It is best for women to offer salah at home

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Are there any authentic virtues in the Hadith for women to perform Salah at home? If yes could a few please be quoted?   Answer 1. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said to Umm Humayd (radiyallahu’anha) who expressed her desire to offer salah behind Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) [in the masjid]: ‘Your salah in the corner of your… read more »

‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu)’s statement regarding who was the best after Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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Can you confirm the grade of this Hadith and when did Sayyiduna ‘Ali (radiyallahu ‘anhu) make this statement? It was narrated that Muhammad ibn Al Hanafiyyah (who was the son of Sayyiduna ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib) said: I asked my father, ‘Who was the best of people after Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?’ He replied, ‘Abu… read more »

A du’a to be read when retiring to bed

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What is the authenticity of the following narration? ما من عبد يقول حين رد الله إليه روحه: لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، له الملك وله الحمد وهو على كل شيء قدير، إلا غفر الله له ذنوبه ولو كانت مثل زبد البحر Translation “Whoever reads the following du’a upon awakening, Allah will forgive… read more »

Another du’a for after meals

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‘When you eat food and say All praise is due to Allah who fed me and gave this to me without any strength or ability on my part, do all your past and future sins get forgiven.’ I got this Hadith from Sahih al Jami – Is this true,   Answer Sahih Al-Jami’ is not… read more »