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An Analysis of the Hadīth “Whoever Assists a Mu’min in Distress, Allāh Will Grant Him Seventy-Three Rewards…”

An Analysis of the Hadīth “Whoever assists a Mu’min in distress, Allāh will grant him seventy-three rewards, one of which will suffice him in this world and the remaining will be saved for the Hereafter…” In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Abstract: The Hadīth in reference has been reported on the authority of two Sahābah with slight variations in the wording: Thawbān and...

An Analysis of the Hadith: “Whoever Begins His Meals with Salt Will Be Saved From Seventy Diseases”

An Analysis of the Hadīth: “Whoever Begins His Meals with Salt Will Be Saved From Seventy Diseases” By Muntasir Zaman   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. [Summary: This Hadīth has been reported Marfū‘an – from the Messenger of Allāh (peace and blessings be upon him) – on the authority of four Sahābah: ‘Alī, Anas, Sa‘d ibn Mu‘ādh and ‘Ā’ishah (Allāh be pleased with...

The Hadīth “To Ponder for a Moment is Greater Than Sixty Years of Worship”

An Analysis of the Hadīth “To Ponder for a Moment is Greater Than Sixty Years of Worship” By Muntasir Zaman   In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. [Summary: It is from the speech of al-Sarī ibn al-Mughallis al-Saqatī [d. approx. 250 AH][1]. A similar narration is recorded from Hasan al-Basrī, Ibn ‘Abbās and Abū al-Dardā’ (Allah be pleased with them). In any case, this...

The Incident of ‘Umar Burying his Daughter Alive

Once ‘Umar (Radhiyallahu ‘Anhu) was sitting with his companions when all of a sudden he started to laugh after which he began to cry. Those around him asked him, “What made you laugh after which you cried?” He replied,” During the days of Jāhiliyyah (ignorance), we used to make idols out of dates which we would worship and when we would get hungry we would eat them! Remembering this made me laugh...

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