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A woman from a previous ummah who was miraculously given food

Is this incident authentic? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports an incident from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) that from the people of the past there was a husband and wife who were extremely poor. On one occasion the husband arrived from a journey and entered his home suffering from pangs of hunger. He asked his wife ‘Do you …

Trial in wealth

Kindly translate the following Hadith: أخبرنا محمد بن أبي سعيد ، أبنا زاهر بن أحمد ، أبنا محمد بن معاذ ، ثنا الحسين بن الحسن ، ثنا عبد الوهاب الثقفي ، عن إسحاق بن سويد ، عن مطرف ، أن رجلا من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم حدثه ، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال …

Books that gather the statements/incidents of the Salaf

Are there any books that specifically gather the sayings and anecdotes of the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) Tabi’un in relation to encouraging good deeds, zuhd (asceticism) and riqaq (narrations that soften the heart)? Which are the best and most reliable books to use for this purpose?

Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) praised Allah while moving back to the saff (row)

Regarding the following Hadith, what was the reason for Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) raising his hands and saying takbir before moving back to the saff (row)? وعن سهل بن سعد الساعدى رضي الله عنه أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ذهب إلى بنى عمرو بن عوف ليصلح بينهم فحانت الصلاة فجاء المؤذن إلى أبى بكر فقال: أتصلى …