I just recieved an email which i am attaching and i wanted to know how authentic are the contents
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I just recieved an email which i am attaching and i wanted to know how authentic are the contents:
Three important and beneficial things
1) Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w.(PBUH) says that
"if a person recites " Ayatal Kursi" after every Farz Namaz then there will be nothing between him and Heaven except Death"
2) There is a Hadith that says
"La Haula Wala Quuata illa billahil aliyul azeem" is such a great medicine that it cures every disease and the most minor disease it cures is "Sorrow" (Gham).
3) Another Hadith says
"if a person recite surah ikhlaas (Khul huwallahu ahad...10 times in a day then Allah build a palace for him in the Heaven. (Subhaan Allah)"
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Hadith authentic or not
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Q-1: Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w.(PBUH) says that "if a person recites " Ayatal Kursi" after every Farz Namaz then there will be nothing between him and Heaven except Death"
Abu Umamah reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "For whoever recites the Ayat ul-Kursi (Baqarah:255) at the end of every prayer, nothing will prevent him from entering Paradise except that (he must) die (first)."
Related by an-Nasa'i and at-Tabarani.
Dear and beloved sister in Islam, the hadith you have quoted does indeed find mention in the collection of authentic hadeeths by the eminent and respected scholars An-Nisai and At-Tabarani.
Beloved sister, whenever one studies such hadeeths whereby the Messenger of Allah (saws) has given the believers glad tidings of Paradise for doing an individual act; one must understand that the guidance of this hadith cannot be taken in isolation of the other guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
If one simply recites the Aayat-ul-Kursi five times a day, but is negligent in fulfilling all the other obligatory duties in Islam like prayers, fasting, zakat, obedience to parents, abstinence from what has been declared haraam, etc.it is only obvious that the recitation of the Aayat-ul-Kursi alone would not be sufficient for one to enter Paradise.
But if one sincerely fears Allah, fulfills all the obligatory duties laid unto him/her in Islam, and in addition to that earnestly conforms to the guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) and recites the Aayat-ul-Kursi after each obligatory prayer..he/she will indeed have their due and full rewards from their Lord Most Gracious.
Q-2: There is a Hadith that says "La Haula Wala Quuata illa billahil aliyul azeem" is such a great medicine that it cures every disease and the most minor disease it cures is "Sorrow" (Gham).
Anas reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "When one of you leaves ones house he should say, 'In the name of Allah, I put my trust in Allah. There is no Power or Strength except with Allah.' To him is said, 'This is sufficient for you. You are protected, saved, and guided.' The Shaytaan leaves him alone, saying to another Shaytaan, 'How can you tackle a man who is guided, saved, and well protected'.' Related by Abu Daw'ud.
Anas reported, "The Prophet (saws) said, 'If for every blessing bestowed by Allah upon his servant in his family and his property, the servant says, "Allah's Will be done! There is no Power but with Allah," he will witness no misfortune concerning them except that of death'."
Reported by Ibn As-Sinni.
Beloved Sister, although several benefits and merits for one who believes and declares La hawla wala quwwata illa billah are related in the authentic collections of hadeeths, to the best of our knowledge we have not come across an authentic hadeeth whereby it is declared that the saying of this magnificent phrase is a great medicine as stated in your quotation. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
Q-3: Another Hadith says "if a person recite surah ikhlaas (Khul huwallahu ahad...10 times in a day then Allah build a palace for him in the Heaven.
Abu Sa'id reported that the Prophet (saws) asked, "Can anyone of you recite a third of the Qur'an during the night?" The Companions considered this rather difficult and they said, "Who among us can do so, O Prophet of Allah (saws)?" Thereupon the Prophet (saws) said, "Say: He is Allah, the One and Only (The reference here is to recitation of Surah 112 (Suratul Ikhlas), which the Prophet (saws) described as equivalent to reciting one-third of the Qur'an.
Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Nasa'i.
Abdallah b. Habib reported that the Prophet (saws) said, "Speak." I asked, "O Messenger of Allah (saws), what should I say?" He (saws) replied, "Recite Surat al-Ikhlas, and the two last surahs (of the Qur'an), i.e. Surat al-Falaq and Surat an-Nas, in the morning and evening three times, and it will suffice you for everything."
Beloved Sister, although there are authentic narrations to the effect that the recitation of Surah Ikhlaas is equivalent to reciting 1/3 of the Glorious Quran, and the recitation of Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq, and Surah Naas three times each in the morning and the evening will suffice for everything; to the best of our knowledge we have not come across an authentic narration which states that one who recites Surah Ikhlaas 10 times a day will have a house built for him in Paradise. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
The authentic hadiths whereby the deeds or acts are stated for which the Lord Most High builds a house for His slave in Paradise are:
Uthman reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Whoever builds for Allah a mosque (on this earth), seeking by it Allah's Grace, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise."
Related by al-Bukhari and Muslim.
Ibn 'Abbas reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Whoever builds for Allah a mosque (on this earth), even if it be tiny, like a bird's nest, Allah will build for him a house in Paradise."
Related by Ahmad, Ibn Hibban, and al-Bazzar.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 926 Narrated by Abu Musa
The Prophet (saws) said: When a child of a servant of Allah dies, Allah inquires from His Angels (although He is All-Knowing and Well-Aware): Have you taken into custody the soul of the child of My servant? They answer: Yes. Then He inquires: Have you taken into custody the soul of the flower of his heart? They answer: Yes. Then He inquires: Then what did My servant say? They answer: He praised Thee and affirmed: To Allah we belong and to Him we shall and return. Thereupon Allah, High and Exalted is He, Says: Build for My servant a mansion in Paradise, and name it `Al-Bayt al-Hamd (The House of Praise).'
Transmitted by Tirmidhi.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1174 Narrated by Aisha
Allah's Messenger (saws) said: He who observes twenty (voluntary) rak'ahs after the sunset (magrib) prayer, Allah will build a house for him in Paradise.
Transmitted by Tirmidhi.
Beloved sister in Islam, we reiterate again, that whenever one studies a hadith of the Messenger of Allah (saws) whereby a specific reward is declared for doing a specific deed; one should be careful not to take these glad tidings in isolation of the other guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws). It is only obvious that one would only derive the full and due benefits of all voluntary deeds, only after one strives to fulfill the obligatory duties laid upon them by their Lord in Islam.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,