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Hadith : Bukhari Vol 4
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 51:
Wills and Testaments
(Wasaayaa)
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 1:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar: Allah's Apostle
said, "It is not permissible for any Muslim who
has something to will to stay for two nights

without having his last will and testament written

and kept ready with him."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 2:
Narrated Amr bin Al-Harith:
(The brother of the wife of Allah's Apostle.
Juwaira bint Al-Harith) When Allah's Apostle
died, he did not leave any Dirham or Dinar (i.e.
money), a slave or a slave woman or anything
else except his white mule, his arms and a piece
of land which he had given in charity .
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 3:
Narrated Talha bin Musarrif:
I asked 'Abdullah bin Abu Aufa "Did the Prophet
make a will?" He replied, "No," I asked him,

"How is it then that the making of a will has been

enjoined on people, (or that they are ordered to
make a will)?" He replied, "The Prophet
bequeathed Allah's Book (i.e. Quran)."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 4:
Narrated Al-Aswad:
In the presence of 'Aisha some people mentioned

that the Prophet had appointed 'Ali by will as his

successor. 'Aisha said, "When did he appoint him
by will? Verily when he died he was resting
against my chest (or said: in my lap) and he
asked for a wash-basin and then collapsed while
in that state, and I could not even perceive that
he had died, so when did he appoint him by
will?"
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 5:
Narrated Sad bin Abu Waqqas:
The Prophet came visiting me while I was (sick)
in Mecca, ('Amir the sub-narrator said, and he

disliked to die in the land, whence he had already

migrated). He (i.e. the Prophet) said, "May Allah
bestow His Mercy on Ibn Afra (Sad bin
Khaula)." I said, "O Allah's Apostle! May I will
all my property (in charity)?" He said, "No." I

said, "Then may I will half of it?" He said, "No". I

said, "One third?" He said: "Yes, one third, yet

even one third is too much. It is better for you to

leave your inheritors wealthy than to leave them
poor begging others, and whatever you spend for
Allah's sake will be considered as a charitable
deed even the handful of food you put in your
wife's mouth. Allah may lengthen your age so that
some people may benefit by you, and some
others be harmed by you." At that time Sad had
only one daughter.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 6:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
I recommend that people reduce the proportion

of what they bequeath by will to the fourth (of the

whole legacy), for Allah's Apostle said,
"One-third, yet even one third is too much."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 7:
Narrated Sad:

I fell sick and the Prophet paid me a visit. I said

to him, "O Allah's Apostle! I invoke Allah that
He may not let me expire in the land whence I
migrated (i.e. Mecca)." He said, "May Allah give
you health and let the people benefit by you." I

said, "I want to will my property, and I have only

one daughter and I want to will half of my

property (to be given in charity)." He said," Half

is too much." I said, "Then I will one third." He

said, "One-third, yet even one-third is too much."

(The narrator added, "So the people started to
will one third of their property and that was
Permitted for them.")
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 8:
Narrated 'Aisha:
(the wife of the Prophet) Utba bin Abi Waqqas
entrusted (his son) to his brother Sad bin Abi
Waqqas saying, "The son of the slave-girl of
Zam'a is my (illegal) son, take him into your
custody." So during the year of the Conquest (of
Mecca) Sad took the boy and said, "This is my
brother's son whom my brother entrusted to me."
'Abu bin Zam's got up and said, "He is my

brother and the son of the slave girl of my father

and was born on my father's bed." Then both of
them came to Allah's Apostle and Sad said, "O
Allah's Apostle! This is my brother's son whom
my brother entrusted to me."
Then 'Abu bin Zam'a got up and said, "This is my
brother and the son of the slave-girl of my
father." Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu bin Zam'a!
This boy is for you as the boy belongs to the bed
(where he was born), and for the adulterer is the

stone (i.e. deprivation)." Then the Prophet said to

his wife Sauda bint Zam'a, "Screen yourself from
this boy," when he saw the boy's resemblance to
'Utba. Since then the boy did not see Sauda till
he died.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 9:
Narrated Anas:
A Jew crushed the head of a girl between two
stones. She was asked, "Who has done so to
you, so-and-so? So-and-so?" Till the name of
the Jew was mentioned, whereupon she nodded
(in agreement). So the Jew was brought and was
questioned till he confessed. The Prophet then
ordered that his head be crushed with stones.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 10:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The custom (in old days) was that the property
of the deceased would be inherited by his
offspring; as for the parents (of the deceased),
they would inherit by the will of the deceased.
Then Allah cancelled from that custom whatever
He wished and fixed for the male double the
amount inherited by the female, and for each
parent a sixth (of the whole legacy) and for the
wife an eighth or a fourth and for the husband a
half or a fourth.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 11:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man asked the Prophet, "O Allah's Apostle!

What kind of charity is the best?" He replied. "To

give in charity when you are healthy and greedy
hoping to be wealthy and afraid of becoming
poor. Don't delay giving in charity till the time
when you are on the death bed when you say,
'Give so much to so-and-so and so much to
so-and so,' and at that time the property is not
yours but it belongs to so-and-so (i.e. your
inheritors)."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 12:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The signs of a hypocrite are
three: Whenever he speaks he tells a lie;
whenever he is entrusted he proves dishonest;
whenever he promises he breaks his promise."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 13:
Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair: Hakim bin Hizam
said, "I asked Allah's Apostle for something, and
he gave me, and I asked him again and he gave
me and said, 'O Hakim! This wealth is green and
sweet (i.e. as tempting as fruits), and whoever
takes it with
The upper (i.e. giving) hand is better than the
lower (i.e. taking) hand." Hakim added, "I said,
O Allah's Apostle! By Him Who has sent you
with the Truth I will never demand anything from
anybody after you till I die." Afterwards Abu
Bakr used to call Hakim to give him something
but he refused to accept anything from him. Then
'Umar called him to give him (something) but he
refused. Then 'Umar said, "O Muslims! I offered
to him (i.e. Hakim) his share which Allah has
ordained for him from this booty and he refuses
to take it." Thus Hakim did not ask anybody for

anything after the Prophet, till he died--may Allah

bestow His mercy upon him.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 14:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "All of you are
guardians and responsible for your charges: the
Ruler (i.e. Imam) is a guardian and responsible
for his subjects; and a man is a guardian of his
family and is responsible for his charges; and a
lady is a guardian in the house of her husband

and is responsible for her charge; and a servant is

a guardian of the property of his master and is

responsible for his charge." I think he also said,

"And a man is a guardian of the property of his
father."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 15:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said to Abu Talha, "I recommend
that you divide (this garden) amongst your
relatives." Abu Talha said, "O Allah's Apostle! I
will do the same." So Abu Talha divided it
among his relatives and cousins.
Ibn 'Abbes said, "When the Qur'anic Verse:
"Warn your nearest kinsmen." (26.214)
Was revealed, the Prophet started calling the
various big families of Quraish, "O Bani Fihr! O
Bani Adi!".
Abu Huraira said, "When the Verse: "Warn your
nearest kinsmen" was revealed, the Prophet said
(in a loud voice), "O people of Quraish!"
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 16:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
When Allah revealed the Verse: "Warn your
nearest kinsmen," Allah's Apostle got up and
said, "O people of Quraish (or said similar
words)! Buy (i.e. save) yourselves (from the
Hellfire) as I cannot save you from Allah's
Punishment; O Bani Abd Manaf! I cannot save
you from Allah's Punishment, O Safiya, the Aunt
of Allah's Apostle! I cannot save you from
Allah's Punishment; O Fatima bint Muhammad!
Ask me anything from my wealth, but I cannot
save you from Allah's Punishment."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 17:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet saw a man driving a Badana (i.e.

camel for sacrifice) and said to him, "Ride on it."

The man said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is a
Bandana." (The Prophet repeated his order) and

on the third or fourth time he said, "Ride it, (woe

to you" or said: "May Allah be merciful to you)."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 18:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle saw a man driving a Badana and
said to him, "Ride on it," and on the second or
the third time he added, "Woe to you."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 19:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The mother of Sad bin 'Ubada died in his
absence. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! My
mother died in my absence; will it be of any
benefit for her if I give Sadaqa on her behalf?"
The Prophet said, "Yes," Sad said, "I make you
a witness that I gave my garden called Al
Makhraf in charity on her behalf."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 20:
Narrated Kab bin Malik:
I said, "O Allah's Apostle! For the acceptance of
my repentance I wish to give all my property in

charity for Allah's sake through His Apostle ." He

said, "It is better for you to keep some of the
property for yourself." I said, "Then I will keep
my share in Khaibar."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 21:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Some people claim that the order in the above

Verse is cancelled, by Allah, it is not cancelled,

but the people have stopped acting on it. There
are two kinds of guardians (who are in charge of

the inheritance): One is that who inherits; such a

person should give (of what he inherits to the
relatives, the orphans and the needy, etc.), the
other is that who does not inherit (e.g. the
guardian of the orphans): such a person should
speak kindly and say (to those who are present

at the time of distribution), "I can not give it to

you (as the wealth belongs to the orphans)."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 22:
Narrated 'Aisha:
A man said to the Prophet, "My mother died

suddenly, and I think that if she could speak, she

would have given in charity. May I give in charity

on her behalf?" He said, "Yes! Give in charity on
her behalf."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 23:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Sad bin Ubada consulted Allah's Apostle saying,
"My mother died and she had an unfulfilled vow."
The Prophet said, "Fulfill it on her behalf."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 24:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
That the mother of Sad bin Ubada the brother of
Bani Saida died in Sad's absence, so he came to
the Prophet saying, "O Allah's Apostle! My

mother died in my absence, will it benefit her if I

give in charity on her behalf?" The Prophet said,
"Yes." Sad said, "I take you as my witness that I
give my garden Al-Makhraf in charity on her
behalf."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 25:
Narrated Az-Zuhri:
Urwa bin Az-Zubair said that he asked 'Aisha
about the meaning of the Quranic Verse:--

"And if you fear that you will not deal fairly with

the orphan girls then marry (other) women of
your choice." (4.2-3)

Aisha said, "It is about a female orphan under the

guardianship of her guardian who is inclined
towards her because of her beauty and wealth,
and likes to marry her with a Mahr less than what
is given to women of her standard. So they (i.e.
guardians) were forbidden to marry the orphans
unless they paid them a full appropriate Mahr
(otherwise) they were ordered to marry other
women instead of them. Later on the people
asked Allah's Apostle about it. So Allah revealed
the following Verse:--
"They ask your instruction (O Muhammad!)
regarding women. Say: Allah instructs you
regarding them..." (4.127)
and in this Verse Allah indicated that if the
orphan girl was beautiful and wealthy, her
guardian would have the desire to marry her
without giving her an appropriate Mahr equal to
what her peers could get, but if she was
undesirable for lack of beauty or wealth, then he
would not marry her, but seek to marry some
other woman instead of her. So, since he did not
marry her when he had no inclination towards
her, he had not the right to marry her when he

had an interest in her, unless he treated her justly

by giving her a full Mahr and securing all her
rights.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 26:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
In the lifetime of Allah's Apostle , Umar gave in
charity some of his property, a garden of
date-palms called Thamgh. 'Umar said, "O
Allah's Apostle! I have some property which I

prize highly and I want to give it in charity." The

Prophet; said, "Give it in charity (i.e. as an
endowment) with its land and trees on the
condition that the land and trees will neither be
sold nor given as a present, nor bequeathed, but
the fruits are to be spent in charity." So 'Umar
gave it in charity, and it was for Allah's Cause,
the emancipation of slaves, for the poor, for
guests, for travelers, and for kinsmen. The
person acting as its administrator could eat from

it reasonably and fairly, and could let a friend of

his eat from it provided he had no intention of
becoming wealthy by its means.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 27:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The following Verse:--
"If a guardian is well-off, let him claim no
remuneration (i.e. wages), but if he is poor, let

him have for himself what is just and reasonable."

(4.6)
was revealed in connection with the guardian of
an orphan, and it means that if he is poor he can
have for himself (from the orphan's wealth) what
is just and reasonable according to the orphan's
share of the inheritance.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 28:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Avoid the seven great
destructive sins." The people enquire, "O Allah's
Apostle! What are they? "He said, "To join
others in worship along with Allah, to practice

sorcery, to kill the life which Allah has forbidden

except for a just cause, (according to Islamic
law), to eat up Riba (usury), to eat up an
orphan's wealth, to give back to the enemy and

fleeing from the battlefield at the time of fighting,

and to accuse, chaste women, who never even
think of anything touching chastity and are good
believers.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 29:
Narrated Anas:
When Allah's Apostle came to Medina; he did
not have any servant. Abu Talha (Anas'
step-father) took me to Allah's Apostle and said,
"O Allah's Apostle! Anas is a wise boy, so let
him serve you." So, I served him at home and on
journeys. If I did anything, he never asked me
why I did it, and if I refrained from doing
anything, he never asked me why I refrained
from doing it.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 30:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Abu Talha had the greatest wealth of date-palms
amongst the Ansar in Medina, and he prized
above all his wealth (his garden) Bairuha', which
was situated opposite the Mosque (of the
Prophet ). The Prophet used to enter It and drink
from its fresh water. When the following Divine
Verse came:--
"By no means shall you attain piety until you
spend of what you love," (3.92)
Abu Talha got up saying. "O Allah's Apostle!
Allah says, 'You will not attain piety until you
spend of what you love,' and I prize above al I
my wealth, Bairuha' which I want to give in
charity for Allah's Sake, hoping for its reward
from Allah. So you can use it as Allah directs
you." On that the Prophet said, "Bravo! It is a
profitable (or perishable) property. (Ibn
Maslama is not sure as to which word is right,
i.e. profitable or perishable.) I have heard what
you have said, and I recommend that you
distribute this amongst your relatives." On that
Abu Talha said, "O Allah's Apostle! I will do (as
you have suggested)." So, Abu Talha distributed
that garden amongst his relatives and cousins.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 31:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
A man said to Allah's Apostle , "My mother

died, will it benefit her if I give in charity on her

behalf?" The Prophet replied in the affirmative.
The man said, "I have a garden and I make you a
witness that I give it in charity on her behalf."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 32:
Narrated Anas:
When the Prophet ordered that the mosque be
built, he said, "O Bani An-Najjar! Suggest to me
a price for this garden of yours." They replied,
"By Allah! We will demand its price from none
but Allah."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 33:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
When 'Umar got a piece of land in Khaibar, he
came to the Prophet saying, "I have got a piece
of land, better than which I have never got. So
what do you advise me regarding it?" The
Prophet said, "If you wish you can keep it as an
endowment to be used for charitable purposes."
So, 'Umar gave the land in charity (i.e. as an
endowments on the condition that the land would
neither be sold nor given as a present, nor
bequeathed, (and its yield) would be used for the
poor, the kinsmen, the emancipation of slaves,
Jihad, and for guests and travelers; and its
administrator could eat in a reasonable just
manner, and he also could feed his friends
without intending to be wealthy by its means."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 34:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Umar got some property in Khaibar and he came
to the Prophet and informed him about it. The
Prophet said to him, "If you wish you can give it

in charity." So 'Umar gave it in charity (i.e. as an

endowment) the yield of which was to be used
for the good of the poor, the needy, the kinsmen
and the guests.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 35:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When Allah's Apostle came to Medina, he
ordered that a mosque be built. He said, "O Bani
An-Najjar! Suggest me a price for the garden of
yours." They replied, "By Allah, we will not ask
its price except from Allah."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 36:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Once 'Umar gave a horse in charity to be used in

holy fighting. It had been given to him by Allah's

Apostle . 'Umar gave it to another man to ride.
Then 'Umar was informed that the man put the
horse for sale, so he asked Allah's Apostle
whether he could buy it. Allah's Apostle replied,
"You should not buy it, for you should not take
back what you have given in charity."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 37:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "My heirs will not inherit a

Dinar or a Dirham (i.e. money), for whatever I
leave (excluding the adequate support of my
wives and the wages of my employees) is given
in charity."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 38:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
When 'Umar founded an endowment he

stipulated that its administrator could eat from it

and also feed his friend on the condition that he
would not store anything for himself from it.
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 39:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said (at the time of building the
Mosque), "O Ban, An-Najjar! Suggest to me a
price for your garden." They replied, "We do not
ask its price except from Allah."
Volume 4, Book 51, Number 40:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari:
My father was martyred on the day (of the
Ghazwa) of Uhud and left six daughters and
some debts to be paid. When the time of
plucking the date-fruits came, I went to Allah's
Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! you know
that my father was martyred on Uhud's day and
owed much debt, and I wish that the creditors
would see you." The Prophet said, "Go and
collect the various kinds of dates and place them

separately in heaps"' I did accordingly and called

him. On seeing him, the creditors started claiming

their rights pressingly at that time. When the
Prophet saw how they behaved, he went round
the biggest heap for three times and sat over it
and said, "Call your companions (i.e. the
creditors)." Then he kept on measuring and
giving them, till Allah cleared all my father's
debts. By Allah, it would have pleased me that
Allah would clear the debts of my father even

though I had not taken a single date to my sisters.

But by Allah, all the heaps were complete, (as
they were) and I looked at the heap where

Allah's Apostle was sitting and noticed as if not a

single date had been taken thereof.
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52:
Fighting for the Cause of
Allah (Jihaad)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 41:
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle!
What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the

prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked,

"What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be
good and dutiful to your parents." I further
asked, what is next in goodness?" He replied,
"To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." I did
not ask Allah's Apostle anymore and if I had
asked him more, he would have told me more.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 42:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said, "There is no Hijra (i.e.
migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the
Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good
intention remain; and if you are called (by the
Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 43:
Narrated 'Aisha:
(That she said), "O Allah's Apostle! We consider
Jihad as the best deed. Should we not fight in
Allah's Cause?" He said, "The best Jihad (for
women) is Hajj-Mabrur (i.e. Hajj which is done
according to the Prophet's tradition and is
accepted by Allah)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 44:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man came to Allah's Apostle and said,

"Instruct me as to such a deed as equals Jihad (in

reward)." He replied, "I do not find such a deed."

Then he added, "Can you, while the Muslim

fighter is in the battle-field, enter your mosque to

perform prayers without cease and fast and
never break your fast?" The man said, "But who
can do that?" Abu- Huraira added, "The Mujahid
(i.e. Muslim fighter) is rewarded even for the
footsteps of his horse while it wanders bout (for
grazing) tied in a long rope."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 45:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Somebody asked, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is
the best among the people?" Allah's Apostle
replied "A believer who strives his utmost in
Allah's Cause with his life and property." They
asked, "Who is next?" He replied, "A believer
who stays in one of the mountain paths
worshipping Allah and leaving the people secure
from his mischief."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 46:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The example of a
Mujahid in Allah's Cause-- and Allah knows

better who really strives in His Cause----is like a

person who fasts and prays continuously. Allah
guarantees that He will admit the Mujahid in His
Cause into Paradise if he is killed, otherwise He
will return him to his home safely with rewards
and war booty."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 47:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle used to visit Um Haran bint
Milhan, who would offer him reals. Um-Haram
was the wife of Ubada bin As-Samit. Allah's
Apostle, once visited her and she provided him

with food and started looking for lice in his head.

Then Allah's Apostle slept, and afterwards woke
up smiling. Um Haran asked, "What causes you
to smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He said. "Some of
my followers who (in a dream) were presented
before me as fighters in Allah's Cause (on board
a ship) amidst this sea cause me to smile; they

were as kings on the thrones (or like kings on the

thrones)." (Ishaq, a sub-narrator is not sure as to

which expression the Prophet used.) Um-Haram
said, "O Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah that he
makes me one of them. Allah's Apostle invoked
Allah for her and slept again and woke up
smiling. Once again Um Haram asked, "What
makes you smile, O Allah's Apostle?" He
replied, "Some of my followers were presented

to me as fighters in Allah's Cause," repeating the

same dream. Um-Haram said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Invoke Allah that He makes me one of
them." He said, "You are amongst the first ones."
It happened that she sailed on the sea during the
Caliphate of Mu'awlya bin Abi Sufyan, and after
she disembarked, she fell down from her riding
animal and died.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 48:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Whoever believes in Allah
and His Apostle, offer prayer perfectly and fasts
the month of Ramadan, will rightfully be granted
Paradise by Allah, no matter whether he fights in
Allah's Cause or remains in the land where he is
born." The people said, "O Allah's Apostle !
Shall we acquaint the people with the is good
news?" He said, "Paradise has one-hundred
grades which Allah has reserved for the
Mujahidin who fight in His Cause, and the
distance between each of two grades is like the
distance between the Heaven and the Earth. So,
when you ask Allah (for something), ask for
Al-firdaus which is the best and highest part of
Paradise." (i.e. The sub-narrator added, "I think

the Prophet also said, 'Above it (i.e. Al-Firdaus)

is the Throne of Beneficent (i.e. Allah), and from

it originate the rivers of Paradise.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 49:
Narrated Samura:
The Prophet said, "Last night two men came to
me (in a dream) and made me ascend a tree and
then admitted me into a better and superior
house, better of which I have never seen. One of
them said, 'This house is the house of martyrs."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 50:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet said, "A single endeavor (of fighting)

in Allah's Cause in the forenoon or in the
afternoon is better than the world and whatever
is in it."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 51:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A place in Paradise as small
as a bow is better than all that on which the sun

rises and sets (i.e. all the world)." He also said,

"A single endeavor in Allah's Cause in the

afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all that

on which the sun rises and sets."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 52:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
The Prophet said, "A single endeavor in Allah's
Cause in the afternoon and in the forenoon is
better than the world and whatever is in it."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 53:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Nobody who dies and finds
good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to
come back to this world even if he were given
the whole world and whatever is in it, except the
martyr who, on seeing the superiority of
martyrdom, would like to come back to the
world and get killed again (in Allah's Cause)."
Narrated Anas: The Prophet said, "A single
endeavor (of fighting) in Allah's Cause in the

afternoon or in the forenoon is better than all the

world and whatever is in it. A place in Paradise
as small as the bow or lash of one of you is
better than all the world and whatever is in it.
And if a houri from Paradise appeared to the
people of the earth, she would fill the space
between Heaven and the Earth with light and
pleasant scent and her head cover is better than
the world and whatever is in it."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 54:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "By Him in Whose Hands my
life is! Were it not for some men amongst the
believers who dislike to be left behind me and
whom I cannot provide with means of
conveyance, I would certainly never remain
behind any Sariya' (army-unit) setting out in
Allah's Cause. By Him in Whose Hands my life
is! I would love to be martyred in Al1ah's Cause
and then get resurrected and then get martyred,
and then get resurrected again and then get
martyred and then get resurrected again and then
get martyred.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 55:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet delivered a sermon and said, "Zaid
took the flag and was martyred, and then Ja'far
took the flag and was martyred, and then
'Abdullah bin Rawaha took the flag and was
martyred too, and then Khalid bin Al-Walid took
the flag though he was not appointed as a
commander and Allah made him victorious." The
Prophet further added, "It would not please us to
have them with us." Aiyub, a sub-narrator,
added, "Or the Prophet, shedding tears, said, 'It
would not p ease them to be with us."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 56:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Um Haram said, "Once the Prophet slept in my
house near to me and got up smiling. I said,
'What makes you smile?' He replied, 'Some of
my followers who (i.e. in a dream) were
presented to me sailing on this green sea like
kings on thrones.' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle!
Invoke Allah to make me one of them." So the
Prophet invoked Allah for her and went to sleep
again. He did the same (i.e. got up and told his
dream) and Um Haran repeated her question and
he gave the same reply. She said, "Invoke Allah
to make me one of them." He said, "You are
among the first batch." Later on it happened that
she went out in the company of her husband
'Ubada bin As-Samit who went for Jihad and it
was the first time the Muslims undertook a naval
expedition led by Mu awiya. When the
expedition came to an end and they were
returning to Sham, a riding animal was presented

to her to ride, but the animal let her fall and thus

she died.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 57:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet sent seventy men from the tribe of
Bani Salim to the tribe of Bani Amir. When they
reached there, my maternal uncle said to them, "I
will go ahead of you, and if they allow me to
convey the message of Allah's Apostle (it will be

all right); otherwise you will remain close to me."

So he went ahead of them and the pagans
granted him security But while he was reporting
the message of the Prophet , they beckoned to
one of their men who stabbed him to death. My
maternal uncle said, "Allah is Greater! By the
Lord of the Kaba, I am successful." After that

they attached the rest of the party and killed them

all except a lame man who went up to the top of
the mountain. (Hammam, a sub-narrator said, "I
think another man was saved along with him)."
Gabriel informed the Prophet that they (i.e the
martyrs) met their Lord, and He was pleased
with them and made them pleased. We used to
recite, "Inform our people that we have met our
Lord, He is pleased with us and He has made us
pleased " Later on this Quranic Verse was
cancelled. The Prophet invoked Allah for forty

days to curse the murderers from the tribe of Ral,

Dhakwan, Bani Lihyan and Bam Usaiya who
disobeyed Allah and his Apostle
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 58:
Narrated Jundab bin Sufyan:
In one of the holy Battles a finger of Allah's
Apostle (got wounded and) bled. He said, "You

are just a finger that bled, and what you got is in

Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 59:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands
my soul is! Whoever is wounded in Allah's
Cause....and Allah knows well who gets
wounded in His Cause....will come on the Day of
Resurrection with his wound having the color of
blood but the scent of musk."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 60:
Narrated Abdullah bin Abbas:
That Abu Sufyan told him that Heraclius said to
him, "I asked you about the outcome of your
battles with him (i.e. the Prophet ) and you told
me that you fought each other with alternate
success. So the Apostles are tested in this way
but the ultimate victory is always theirs.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 61:
Narrated Anas:
My uncle Anas bin An-Nadr was absent from

the Battle of Badr. He said, "O Allah's Apostle! I

was absent from the first battle you fought against

the pagans. (By Allah) if Allah gives me a chance
to fight the pagans, no doubt. Allah will see how
(bravely) I will fight." On the day of Uhud when
the Muslims turned their backs and fled, he said,
"O Allah! I apologize to You for what these (i.e.
his companions) have done, and I denounce
what these (i.e. the pagans) have done." Then he
advanced and Sad bin Muadh met him. He said
"O Sad bin Muadh ! By the Lord of An-Nadr,
Paradise! I am smelling its aroma coming from
before (the mountain of) Uhud," Later on Sad
said, "O Allah's Apostle! I cannot achieve or do
what he (i.e. Anas bin An-Nadr) did. We found
more than eighty wounds by swords and arrows
on his body. We found him dead and his body

was mutilated so badly that none except his sister

could recognize him by his fingers." We used to
think that the following Verse was revealed
concerning him and other men of his sort:
"Among the believers are men who have been

true to their covenant with Allah.........." (33.23)

His sister Ar-Rubbaya' broke a front tooth of a
woman and Allah's Apostle ordered for
retaliation. On that Anas (bin An-Nadr) said, "O
Allah's Apostle! By Him Who has sent you with

the Truth, my sister's tooth shall not be broken."

Then the opponents of Anas's sister accepted the
compensation and gave up the claim of
retaliation. So Allah's Apostle said, "There are
some people amongst Allah's slaves whose oaths
are fulfilled by Allah when they take them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 62:
Narrated Kharija bin Zaid:
Zaid bin Thabit said, "When the Quran was
compiled from various written manuscripts, one
of the Verses of Surat Al-Ahzab was missing
which I used to hear Allah's Apostle reciting. I
could not find it except with Khuzaima bin Thabjt
Al-Ansari, whose witness Allah's Apostle
regarded as equal to the witness of two men.
And the Verse was:-- "Among the believers are
men who have been true to what they
covenanted with Allah." (33.23)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 63:
Narrated Al-Bara:
A man whose face was covered with an iron
mask (i.e. clad in armor) came to the Prophet
and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall I fight or
embrace Islam first? "The Prophet said,
"Embrace Islam first and then fight." So he
embraced Islam, and was martyred. Allah's
Apostle said, A Little work, but a great reward.
"(He did very little (after embracing Islam), but
he will be rewarded in abundance)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 64:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Um Ar-Rubai'bint Al-Bara', the mother of
Hartha bin Suraqa came to the Prophet and said,
"O Allah's Prophet! Will you tell me about
Hartha?" Hartha has been killed (i.e. martyred)
on the day of Badr with an arrow thrown by an
unidentified person. She added, "If he is in

Paradise, I will be patient; otherwise, I will weep

bitterly for him." He said, "O mother of Hartha!
There are Gardens in Paradise and your son got
the Firdausal-ala (i.e. the best place in
Paradise)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 65:
Narrated Abu Musa:
A man came to the Prophet and asked, "A man
fights for war booty; another fights for fame and

a third fights for showing off; which of them fights

in Allah's Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who
fights that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be
superior, fights in Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 66:
Narrated Abu Abs:
(who is 'Abdur-Rahman bin Jabir) Allah's
Apostle said," Anyone whose both feet get
covered with dust in Allah's Cause will not be
touched by the (Hell) fire."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 67:
Narrated 'Ikrima:

that Ibn 'Abbas told him and 'Ali bin 'Abdullah to

go to Abu Said and listen to some of his
narrations; So they both went (and saw) Abu

Said and his brother irrigating a garden belonging

to them. When he saw them, he came up to them
and sat down with his legs drawn up and
wrapped in his garment and said, "(During the
construction of the mosque of the Prophet) we
carried the adobe of the mosque, one brick at a
time while 'Ammar used to carry two at a time.
The Prophet passed by 'Ammar and removed
the dust off his head and said, "May Allah be
merciful to 'Ammar. He will be killed by a
rebellious aggressive group. 'Ammar will invite
them to (obey) Allah and they will invite him to
the (Hell) fire."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 68:
Narrated 'Aisha:
When Allah's Apostle returned on the day (of the
battle) of Al-Khandaq (i.e. Trench), he put down
his arms and took a bath. Then Gabriel whose
head was covered with dust, came to him saying,
"You have put down your arms! By Allah, I have
not put down my arms yet." Allah's Apostle said,
"Where (to go now)?" Gabriel said, "This way,"
pointing towards the tribe of Bani Quraiza. So
Allah's Apostle went out towards them .
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 69:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
For thirty days Allah's Apostle invoked Allah to
curse those who had killed the companions of
Bir-Mauna; he invoked evil upon the tribes of
Ral, Dhakwan, and Usaiya who disobeyed Allah
and His Apostle. There was reveled about those
who were killed at Bir-Mauna a Quranic Verse
we used to recite, but it was cancelled later on.
The Verse was:
"Inform our people that we have met our Lord.
He is pleased with us and He has made us
pleased"
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 70:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
"Some people drank alcohol in the morning of
the day (of the battle) of Uhud and were
martyred (on the same day)." Sufyan was asked,
"(Were they martyred) in the last part of the
day?)" He replied, "Such information does not
occur in the narration."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 71:
Narrated Jabir:
My father's mutilated body was brought to the
Prophet and was placed in front of him. I went to
uncover his face but my companions forbade me.
Then mourning cries of a lady were heard, and it
was said that she was either the daughter or the
sister of Amr. The Prophet said, "Why is she
crying?" Or said, "Do not cry, for the angels are
still shading him with their wings." (Al-Bukhari
asked Sadqa, a sub-narrator, "Does the
narration include the expression: 'Till he was

lifted?' " The latter replied, "Jabir may have said

it.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 72:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Nobody who enters Paradise
likes to go back to the world even if he got
everything on the earth, except a Mujahid who
wishes to return to the world so that he may be
martyred ten times because of the dignity he
receives (from Allah)."
Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: Our Prophet
told us about the message of our Lord that
"Whoever amongst us is killed will go to
Paradise." Umar asked the Prophet, "Is it not
true that our men who are killed will go to
Paradise and their's (i.e. those of the Pagan's)
will go to the (Hell) fire?" The Prophet said,
"Yes."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 73:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa:
Allah's Apostle said, "Know that Paradise is
under the shades of swords."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 74i:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Once Solomon, son of

David said, '(By Allah) Tonight I will have sexual

intercourse with one hundred (or ninety-nine)
women each of whom will give birth to a knight

who will fight in Allah's Cause.' On that a (i.e. if

Allah wills) but he did not say, 'Allah willing.'
Therefore only one of those women conceived
and gave birth to a half-man. By Him in Whose
Hands Muhammad's life is, if he had said, "Allah
willing', (he would have begotten sons) all of
whom would have been knights striving in Allah's
Cause."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 74n:
Narrated Anas: The Prophet was the best, the
bravest and the most generous of all the people.
Once when the people of Medina got frightened,
the Prophet rode a horse and went ahead of
them and said, "We found this horse very fast."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 75:
Narrated Muhammad bin Jubair:

Jubair bin Mut'im told me that while he was in the

company of Allah's Apostle with the people
returning from Hunain, some people (bedouins)
caught hold of the Prophet and started begging of
him so much so that he had to stand under a
(kind of thorny tree (i.e. Samurah) and his cloak
was snatched away. The Prophet stopped and
said, "Give me my cloak. If I had as many camels
as these thorny trees, I would have distributed
them amongst you and you will not find me a
miser or a liar or a coward."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 76:
Narrated 'Amr bin Maimun Al-Audi:
Sad used to teach his sons the following words
as a teacher teaches his students the skill of
writing and used to say that Allah's Apostle used
to seek Refuge with Allah from them (i.e. the
evils) at the end of every prayer. The words are:
'O Allah! I seek refuge with You from
cowardice, and seek refuge with You from being
brought back to a bad stage of old life and seek

refuge with You from the afflictions of the world,

and seek refuge with You from the punishments
in the grave.'
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 77:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet used to say, "O Allah! I seek refuge
with You from helplessness, laziness, cowardice
and feeble old age; I seek refuge with You from

afflictions of life and death and seek refuge with

You from the punishment in the grave."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 78:
Narrated As-Sa'-ib bin Yazid:
I was in the company of Talha bin 'Ubaidullah,
Sad, Al-Miqdad bin Al-Aswad and 'Abdur
Rahman bin 'Auf and I heard none of them
narrating anything from Allah's Apostle but Talha

was talking about the day (of the battle) of Uhud.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 79:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
On the day of the Conquest (of Mecca) the
Prophet said, "There is no emigration after the
Conquest but Jihad and intentions. When you are

called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth

immediately." (See Hadith No. 42)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 80i:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah welcomes two men
with a smile; one of whom kills the other and

both of them enter Paradise. One fights in Allah's

Cause and gets killed. Later on Allah forgives the

'killer who also get martyred (In Allah's Cause)."

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 80n:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I went to Allah's Apostle while he was at

Khaibar after it had fallen in the Muslims' hands.

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Give me a share (from
the land of Khaibar)."
One of the sons of Sa'id bin Al-'As said, "O

Allah's Apostle! Do not give him a share." I said,

"This is the murderer of Ibn Qauqal." The son of
Said bin Al-As said, "Strange! A Wabr (i.e.
guinea pig) who has come down to us from the
mountain of Qaduim (i.e. grazing place of sheep)
blames me for killing a Muslim who was given
superiority by Allah because of me, and Allah did
not disgrace me at his hands (i.e. was not killed
as an infidel)." (The sub-narrator said "I do not
know whether the Prophet gave him a share or
not.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 81:
Narrated Anas bin Malik

In the life-time of the Prophet, Abu Talha did not

fast because of the Jihad, but after the Prophet
died I never saw him without fasting except on
'Id-ul-Fitr and 'Id-ul-Aclha.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 82:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Five are regarded as
martyrs: They are those who die because of
plague, abdominal disease, drowning or a falling
building etc., and the martyrs in Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 83:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Plauge is the cause of
martyrdom of every Muslim (who dies because
of it)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 84:
Narrated Al-Bara:
When the Divine Inspiration: "Those of the
believers who sit (at home), was revealed the
Prophet sent for Zaid (bin Thabit) who came
with a shoulder-blade and wrote on it. Ibn
Um-Maktum complained about his blindness and
on that the following revelation came: "Not equal
are those believers who sit (at home) except

those who are disabled (by injury, or are blind or

lame etc.) and those who strive hard and fight in
the Way of Allah with their wealth and lives)."
(4.95)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 85:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa'idi:
I saw Marwan bin Al-Hakam sitting in the
Mosque. So I came forward and sat by his side.
He told us that Zaid bin Thabit had told him that
Allah's Apostle had dictated to him the Divine
Verse:
"Not equal are those believers who sit (at home)
and those who strive hard and fight in the Cause
of Allah with their wealth and lives.' (4.95)
Zaid said, "Ibn-Maktum came to the Prophet
while he was dictating to me that very Verse. On
that Ibn Um Maktum said, "O Allah's Apostle! If
I had power, I would surely take part in Jihad."
He was a blind man. So Allah sent down
revelation to His Apostle while his thigh was on
mine and it became so heavy for me that I feared
that my thigh would be broken. Then that state of
the Prophet was over after Allah revealed
"...except those who are disabled (by injury or
are blind or lame etc.) (4.95)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 86:
Narrated Salim Abu-An-Nadr:
'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote and I read what he
wrote that Allah's Apostle said, "When you face
them ( i.e. your enemy) then be patient."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 87:
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle went towards the Khandaq (i.e.
Trench) and saw the Emigrants and the Ansar
digging in a very cold morning as they did not
have slaves to do that for them. When he noticed
their fatigue and hunger he said, "O Allah! The
real life is that of the Here-after, (so please)

forgive the Ansar and the Emigrants." In its reply

the Emigrants and the Ansar said, "We are those
who have given a pledge of allegiance to
Muhammad that we will carry on Jihad as long as
we live."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 88:
Narrated Anas:
The Emigrants and the Ansar started digging the
trench around Medina carrying the earth on their
backs and saying, "We are those who have given
a pledge of allegiance to Muhammad that we will
I carry on Jihad as long as we live." The Prophet
kept on replying, "O Allah, there is no good
except the good of the Hereafter; so confer Your
Blessings on the Ansar and the Emigrants."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 89:
Narrated Al-Bara:
The Prophet went on carrying (i.e. the earth) and
saying, "Without You (O Allah!) we would have
got no guidance."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 90:
Narrated Al-Bara:
On the day (of the battle) of Al-Ahzab (i.e.
clans) I saw the Prophet carrying earth, and the
earth was covering the whiteness of his
abdomen. And he was saying, "Without You (O
Allah!) we would have got no guidance, nor
given in charity, nor prayed. So please bless us
with tranquility and make firm our feet when we
meet our enemies.
Indeed (these) people have rebelled against

(oppressed) us but never shall we yield if they try

to bring affliction upon us."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 91:
Narrated Anas:
We returned from the Ghazwa of Tabuk along
with the Prophet. (See Hadith No. 92 below) .
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 92:
Narrated Anas:
While the Prophet was in a Ghazwa he said,
"Some people have remained behind us in
Medina and we never crossed a mountain path

or a valley, but they were with us (i.e. sharing the

reward with us), as they have been held back by
a (legal) excuse. "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 93:
Narrated Abu Said:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Indeed, anyone who

fasts for one day for Allah's Pleasure, Allah will

keep his face away from the (Hell) fire for (a
distance covered by a journey of) seventy years."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 94:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Whoever spends two things
in Allah's Cause, will be called by all the
gate-keepers of Paradise who will be saying, 'O
so-and-so! Come here.' " Abu Bakr said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Such persons will never be
destroyed." The Prophet said, "I hope you will
be one of them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 95:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Allah's Apostle ascended the pulpit and said,
"Nothing worries me as to what will happen to
you after me, except the temptation of worldly
blessings which will be conferred on you." Then
he mentioned the worldly pleasures. He started
with the one (i.e. the blessings) and took up the
other (i.e. the pleasures). A man got up saying,
"O Allah's Apostle! Can the good bring about
evil?" The Prophet remained silent and we

thought that he was being inspired divinely, so all

the people kept silent with awe. Then the
Prophet wiped the sweat off his face and asked,
"Where is the present questioner?" "Do you think
wealth is good?" he repeated thrice, adding, "No
doubt, good produces nothing but good. Indeed
it is like what grows on the banks of a stream
which either kills or nearly kills the grazing
animals because of gluttony except the
vegetation-eating animal which eats till both its

flanks are full (i.e. till it gets satisfied) and then

stands in the sun and defecates and urinates and
again starts grazing. This worldly property is
sweet vegetation. How excellent the wealth of
the Muslim is, if it is collected through legal
means and is spent in Allah's Cause and on
orphans, poor people and travelers. But he who
does not take it legally is like an eater who is
never satisfied and his wealth will be a witness
against him on the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 96:
Narrated Zaid bin Khalid:
Allah's Apostle said, " He who pre pares a Ghazi
going in Allah's Cause is given a reward equal to
that of) a Ghazi; and he who looks after properly
the dependents of a Ghazi going in Allah's Cause
is (given a reward equal to that of) Ghazi."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 97:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet used not to enter any house in
Medina except the house of Um Sulaim besides
those of his wives when he was asked why, he

said, "I take pity on her as her brother was killed

in my company. "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 98:
Narrated Ibn Aun:
Once Musa bin Anas while describing the battle
of Yamama, said, "Anas bin Malik went to
Thabit bin Qais, who had lifted his clothes from
his thighs and was applying Hunut to his body.
Anas asked, 'O Uncle! What is holding you back
(from the battle)?' He replied, 'O my nephew! I
am coming just now,' and went on perfuming
himself with Hunut, then he came and sat (in the
row). Anas then mentioned that the people fled

from the battle-field. On that Thabit said, 'Clear

the way for me to fight the enemy. We would
never do so (i.e. flee) in the company of Allah's
Apostle. How bad the habits you have acquired
from your enemies!"
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 99:
Narrated Jabir:
The Prophet said, "Who will bring me the
information about the enemy on the day (of the
battle) of Al-Ahzab (i.e. Clans)?" Az-Zubair
said, "I will." The Prophet said again, "Who will
bring me the information about the enemy?"
Az-Zubair said again, "I will." The Prophet said,
"Every prophet had a disciple and my disciple is
Az-Zubair. "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 100:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
When the Prophet called the people (Sadqa, a
sub-narrator, said, 'Most probably that
happened on the day of Al-Khandaq) Az-Zubair
responded to the call (i.e. to act as a
reconnoiter). The Prophet) called the people
again and Az-Zubair responded to the call. The
Prophet then said, "Every prophet had a disciple
and my disciple is Zubair bin Al-'Awwam."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 101:
Narrated Malik bin Al-Huwairith:
On my departure from the Prophet he said to me
and to a friend of mine, "You two, pronounce the
Adhan and the Iqama for the prayer and let the
elder of you lead the prayer."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 102:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Good will remain (as a

permanent quality) in the foreheads of horses till

the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 103:
Narrated Ursa bin ALGA:
The Prophet said, "Good will remain (as a

permanent quality) in the foreheads of horses till

the Day of Resurrection."
And narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle
said, "There is a blessing in the fore-heads of
horses."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 104:
Narrated 'Urwa Al-Bariqi:
The Prophet said, "Good will remain (as a

permanent quality) in the foreheads of horses (for

Jihad) till the Day of Resurrection, for they bring

about either a reward (in the Hereafter) or booty
(in this world."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 105:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "If somebody keeps a horse in
Allah's Cause motivated by his faith in Allah and
his belief in His Promise, then he will be
rewarded on the Day of Resurrection for what
the horse has eaten or drunk and for its dung and
urine."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 106:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Qatada:
(from his father) Abu Qatada went out (on a
journey) with Allah's Apostle but he was left
behind with some of his companions who were in

the state of Ihram. He himself was not in the state

of Ihram. They saw an opener before he could
see it. When they saw the opener, they did not
speak anything till Abu Qatada saw it. So, he
rode over his horse called Al-Jarada and
requested them to give him his lash, but they
refused. So, he himself took it and then attacked
the opener and slaughtered it. He ate of its meat
and his companions ate, too, but they regretted
their eating. When they met the Prophet (they
asked him about it) and he asked, "Have you
some of its meat (left) with you?" Abu Qatada
replied, "Yes, we have its leg with us." So, the
Prophet took and ate it.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 107:
Narrated Sahl:
In our garden there was a horse belonging to the
Prophet called Al-Luhaif or Al-Lakhif.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 108:
Narrated Mu'adh:
I was a companion rider of the Prophet on a
donkey called 'Ufair. The Prophet asked, "O
Mu'adh! Do you know what Allah's right on His

slaves is, and what the right of His slaves on Him

is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know
better." He said, "Allah's right on His slaves is
that they should worship Him (Alone) and should
not worship any besides Him. And slave's right
on Allah is that He should not punish him who
worships none besides Him." I said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Should I not inform the people of this
good news?" He said, "Do not inform them of it,
lest they should depend on it (absolutely)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 109:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Once there was a feeling of fright in Medina, so
the Prophet borrowed a horse belonging to us
called Mandub (and he rode away on it). (When
the Prophet returned) he said, "I have not seen

anything of fright and I found it (i.e. this horse)

very fast."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 110:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

I heard the Prophet saying. "Evil omen is in three

things: The horse, the woman and the house."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 111:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad Saidi:

Allah's Apostle said "If there is any evil omen in

anything, then it is in the woman, the horse and
the house."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 112:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, " Horses are kept for one of

three purposes; for some people they are a
source of reward, for some others they are a
means of shelter and for some others they are a
source of sins. The one for whom they are a
source of reward, is he who keeps a horse for
Allah's Cause (i.e. Jihad) tying it with a long
tether on a meadow or in a garden with the result
that whatever it eats from the area of the
meadow or the garden where it is tied will be
counted as good deeds for his benefit, and if it
should break its rope and jump over one or two

hillocks then all its dung and its foot marks will be

written as good deeds for him; and if it passes by

a river and drinks water from it even though he

had no intention of watering it, even then he will

get the reward for its drinking. As for the man for

whom horses are a source of sins, he is the one
who keeps a horse for the sake of pride and
pretense and showing enmity for Muslims: such a
horse will be a source of sins for him. When
Allah's Apostle was asked about donkeys, he
replied, "Nothing has been revealed to me about
them except this unique, comprehensive Verse:
"Then anyone who does an atom's (or a small
ant's) weight of good shall see it; And anyone
who does an atom's (or a small ant's) weight of
evil, shall see it.' (101.7-8)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 113:
Narrated Muslim from Abu Aqil from Abu
Al-Mutawakkil An-Naji:

I called on Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari and said

to him, "Relate to me what you have heard from
Allah's Apostle ." He said, "I accompanied him

on one of the journeys." (Abu Aqil said, "I do not

know whether that journey was for the purpose
of Jihad or 'Umra.") "When we were returning,"
Jabir continued, "the Prophet said, 'Whoever

wants to return earlier to his family, should hurry

up.' We set off and I was on a black red tainted
camel having no defect, and the people were
behind me. While I was in that state the camel
stopped suddenly (because of exhaustion). On

that the Prophet said to me, 'O Jabir, wait!' Then

he hit it once with his lash and it started moving

on a fast pace. He then said, 'Will you sell the
camel?' I replied in the affirmative when we
reached Medina, and the Prophet went to the
Mosque along with his companions. I, too, went
to him after tying the camel on the pavement at
the Mosque gate. Then I said to him, 'This is
your camel.' He came out and started examining
the camel and saying, 'The camel is ours.' Then
the Prophet sent some Awaq (i.e. an amount) of
gold saying, 'Give it to Jabir.' Then he asked,
'Have you taken the full price (of the camel)?' I

replied in the affirmative. He said, 'Both the price

and the camel are for you.' ''
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 114:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
There was a feeling of fright in Medina, so the
Prophet borrowed a horse called Mandub
belonging 'to Abu Talha and mounted it. (On his

return), he said, "I did not see anything of fright

and I found this horse very fast."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 115:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle fixed two shares for the horse
and one share for its rider (from the war booty).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 116:
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
Somebody asked Al-Bar-a bin 'Azib, "Did you

flee deserting Allah's Apostle during the battle of

Hunain?" Al-Bara replied, "But Allah's Apostle
did not flee. The people of the Tribe of Hawazin
were good archers. When we met them, we
attacked them, and they fled. When the Muslims
started collecting the war booty, the pagans
faced us with arrows, but Allah's Apostle did not
flee. No doubt, I saw him on his white mule and
Abu Sufyan was holding its reins and the Prophet
was saying, 'I am the Prophet in truth: I am the
son of 'Abdul Muttalib.' "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 117:
Narrated Ibn'Umar:
When the Prophet put his feet in the stirrup and
the she-camel got up carrying him he would start
reciting Talbiya at the mosque of Dhul-Hulaifa.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 118:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet met them (i.e. the people) while he
was riding an unsaddled horse with his sword
slung over his shoulder.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 119:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Once the people of Medina were frightened, so
the Prophet rode a horse belonging to Abu Talha
and it ran slowly, or was of narrow paces. When
he returned, he said, "I found your (i.e. Abu
Talha's) horse very fast. After that the horse
could not be surpassed in running..'
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 120:
Narrated ('Abdullah) bin 'Umar:
The Prophet arranged for a horse race amongst
the horses that had been made lean to take place
between Al-Hafya'' and Thaniyat Al-Wada' (i.e.
names of two places) and the horses which had
not been mad.? lean from Ath-Thaniyat to the
mosque of Bani Zuraiq. I was also amongst those
who took part in that horse race. Sufyan, a
sub-narrator, said, "The distance between
Al-Hafya and Thaniya Al-Wada' is five or six
miles; and between Thaniya and the mosque of
Bani Zuraiq is one mile."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 121:
Narrated Abdullah:
The Prophet arranged for a horse race of the
horses which had not been made lean; the area
of the race was from Ath-Thaniya to the mosque
of Bani Zuraiq. (The sub-narrator said,
"'Abdullah bin 'Umar was amongst those who
participated in that horse race.").
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 122:
Narrated Abu Ishaq from Musa bin 'Uqba from
Mafia from Ibn 'Umar who said:
"Allah's Apostle arranged a horse race amongst
the horses that had been made lean, letting them
start from Al-Hafya' and their limit (distance of
running) was up to Thaniyat-al-Wada'. I asked
Musa, 'What was the distance between the two
places?' Musa replied, 'Six or seven miles. He
arranged a race of the horses which had not been
made lean sending them from Thaniyat-al-Wada',
and their limit was up to the mosque of Bani
Zuraiq.' I asked, 'What was the distance
between those two places?' He replied 'One mile
or so.' Ibn 'Umar was amongst those who
participated in that horse race."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 123:
Narrated Anas:
The she camel of the Prophet was called
Al-Adba.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 124:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet had a she camel called Al Adba
which could not be excelled in a race. (Humaid,
a sub-narrator said, "Or could hardly be
excelled.") Once a bedouin came riding a camel
below six years of age which surpasses it (i.e.
Al'Adba) in the race. The Muslims felt it so much
that the Prophet noticed their distress. He then
said, "It is Allah's Law that He brings down
whatever rises high in the world."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 125:
Narrated 'Amr bin Al-Harith:
The Prophet did not leave anything behind him
after his death except a white mule, his arms and
a piece of land which he left to be given in
charity.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 126:
Narrated Al-Bara:
that a man asked him. "O Abu 'Umara! Did you
flee on the day (of the battle) of Hunain?" He
replied, "No, by Allah, the Prophet did not flee
but the hasty people fled and the people of the
Tribe of Hawazin attacked them with arrows,
while the Prophet was riding his white mule and
Abu Sufyan bin Al-Harith was holding its reins,
and the Prophet was saying, 'I am the Prophet in
truth, I am the son of 'Abdul Muttalib.' "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 127:
Narrated 'Aisha:
the mother of the faithful believers, I requested

the Prophet permit me to participate in Jihad, but

he said, "Your Jihad is the performance of Hajj."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 128:
Narrated 'Aisha:
the mother of the faithful believers: The Prophet
was asked by his wives about the Jihad and he
replied, "The best Jihad (for you) is (the
performance of) Hajj."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 129:
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle went to the daughter of Milhan
and reclined there (and slept) and then (woke
up) smiling. She asked, "O Allah's Apostle!
What makes you smile?" He replied, (I dreamt
that) some people amongst my followers were
sailing on the green sea in Allah's Cause,
resembling kings on thrones." She said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me one of
them." He said, "O Allah! Let her be one of
them." Then he (slept again and woke up and)
smiled. She asked him the same question and he
gave the same reply. She said, "Invoke Allah to
make me one of them." He replied, ''You will be
amongst the first group of them; you will not be
amongst the last." Later on she married 'Ubada
bin As-Samit and then she sailed on the sea with
bint Qaraza, Mu'awiya's wife (for Jihad). On her
return, she mounted her riding animal, which
threw her down breaking her neck, and she died
on falling down.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 130:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Whenever the Prophet intended to proceed on a
journey, he used to draw lots amongst his wives
and would take the one upon whom the lot fell.
Once, before setting out for Jihad, he drew lots
amongst us and the lot came to me; so I went
with the Prophet; and that happened after the
revelation of the Verse Hijab (i.e. veiling).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 131:
Narrated Anas:
On the day (of the battle) of Uhad when (some)
people retreated and left the Prophet, I saw
'Aisha bint Abu Bakr and Um Sulaim, with their
robes tucked up so that the bangles around their

ankles were visible hurrying with their water skins

(in another narration it is said, "carrying the water

skins on their backs"). Then they would pour the
water in the mouths of the people, and return to
fill the water skins again and came back again to
pour water in the mouths of the people.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 132:
Narrated Tha'laba bin Abi Malik:
'Umar bin Al-Khattab distributed some garments
amongst the women of Medina. One good
garment remained, and one of those present with
him said, "O chief of the believers! Give this
garment to your wife, the (grand) daughter of
Allah's Apostle." They meant Um Kulthum, the
daughter of 'Ali. 'Umar said, Um Salit has more
right (to have it)." Um Salit was amongst those
Ansari women who had given the pledge of
allegiance to Allah's Apostle.' 'Umar said, "She
(i.e. Um Salit) used to carry the water skins for
us on the day of Uhud."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 133:
Narrated Ar-Rubayyi 'bint Mu'auwidh:
We were in the company of the Prophet
providing the wounded with water and treating
them and bringing the killed to Medina (from the
battle field) .
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 134:
Narrated Ar-Rabi'bint Mu'auwidh:
We used to take part in holy battles with the
Prophet by providing the people with water and
serving them and bringing the killed and the
wounded back to Medina.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 135:
Narrated Abu Musa:
Abu 'Amir was hit with an arrow in his knee, so I
went to him and he asked me to remove the
arrow. When I removed it, the water started
dribbling from it. Then I went to the Prophet and
told him about it. He said, "O Allah! Forgive
'Ubaid Abu 'Amir."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 136:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet was vigilant one night and when he
reached Medina, he said, "Would that a pious
man from my companions guard me tonight!"
Suddenly we heard the clatter of arms. He said,
"Who is that? " He (The new comer) replied, " I
am Sad bin Abi Waqqas and have come to
guard you." So, the Prophet slept (that night).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 137:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Let the slave of Dinar and
Dirham of Quantify and Khamisa (i.e. money and

luxurious clothes) perish for he is pleased if these

things are given to him, and if not, he is
displeased!"
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, " Let
the slave of Dinar and Dirham, of Quantify and
Khamisa perish as he is pleased if these things

are given to him, and if not, he is displeased. Let

such a person perish and relapse, and if he is
pierced with a thorn, let him not find anyone to

take it out for him. Paradise is for him who holds

the reins of his horse to strive in Allah's Cause,

with his hair unkempt and feet covered with dust:

if he is appointed in the vanguard, he is perfectly

satisfied with his post of guarding, and if he is
appointed in the rearward, he accepts his post
with satisfaction; (he is so simple and
unambiguous that) if he asks for permission he is
not permitted, and if he intercedes, his
intercession is not accepted."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 138:
Narrated Anas:
I was in the company of Jabir bin 'Abdullah on a
journey and he used to serve me though he was

older than I. Jarir said, "I saw the Ansar doing a

thing (i.e. showing great reverence to the Prophet

) for which I have vowed that whenever I meet
any of them, I will serve him."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 139:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
I went along with the Prophet to Khaibar so as
to serve him. (Later on) when the Prophet
returned he, on seeing the Uhud mountain, said,
"This is a mountain that loves us andis loved by
us." Then he pointed to Medina with his hand
saying, "O Allah! I make the area which is in
between Medina's two mountains a sanctuary, as
Abraham made Mecca a sanctuary. O Allah!
Bless us in our Sa and Mudd (i.e. units of
measuring)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 140:
Narrated Anas:
We were with the Prophet (on a journey) and the
only shade one could have was the shade made
by one's own garment. Those who fasted did not
do any work and those who did not fast served
the camels and brought the water on them and
treated the sick and (wounded). So, the Prophet
said, "Today, those who were not fasting took
(all) the reward."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 141:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Charity is obligatory everyday
on every joint of a human being. If one helps a
person in matters concerning his riding animal by

helping him to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to

it, all this will be regarded charity. A good word,

and every step one takes to offer the compulsory
Congregational prayer, is regarded as charity;
and guiding somebody on the road is regarded as
charity."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 142:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa'di :
Allah's Apostle said, "To guard Muslims from

infidels in Allah's Cause for one day is better than

the world and whatever is on its surface, and a

place in Paradise as small as that occupied by the

whip of one of you is better than the world and
whatever is on its surface; and a morning's or an
evening's journey which a slave (person) travels
in Allah's Cause is better than the world and
whatever is on its surface."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 143:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said to Abu Talha, "Choose one of
your boy servants to serve me in my expedition
to Khaibar." So, Abu Talha took me letting me
ride behind him while I was a boy nearing the age
of puberty. I used to serve Allah's Apostle when
he stopped to rest. I heard him saying
repeatedly, "O Allah! I seek refuge with You
from distress and sorrow, from helplessness and
laziness, from miserliness and cowardice, from
being heavily in debt and from being overcome
by men." Then we reached Khaibar; and when
Allah enabled him to conquer the Fort (of
Khaibar), the beauty of Safiya bint Huyai bin
Akhtab was described to him. Her husband had
been killed while she was a bride. So Allah's
Apostle selected her for himself and took her
along with him till we reached a place called
Sad-AsSahba,' where her menses were over and
he took her for his wife. Haris (a kind of dish)
was served on a small leather sheet. Then Allah's
Apostle told me to call those who were around
me. So, that was the marriage banquet of Allah's
Apostle and Safiya. Then we left for Medina. I
saw Allah's Apostle folding a cloak round the
hump of the camel so as to make a wide space

for Safiya (to sit on behind him) He sat beside his

camel letting his knees for Safiya to put her feet

on so as to mount the camel. Then, we
proceeded till we approached Medina; he
looked at Uhud (mountain) and said, "This is a
mountain which loves us and is loved by us."
Then he looked at Medina and said, "O Allah! I
make the area between its (i.e. Medina's) two
mountains a sanctuary as Abraham made Mecca
a sanctuary. O Allah! Bless them (i.e. the people
of Medina) in their Mudd and Sa (i.e.
measures)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 144:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Um Haram told me that the Prophet one day
took a midday nap in her house. Then he woke
up smiling. Um Haram asked, "O Allah's
Apostle! What makes you smile?" He replied "I
was astonished to see (in my dream) some
people amongst my followers on a sea-voyage
looking like kings on the thrones." She said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me one of
them." He replied, "You are amongst them." He
slept again and then woke up smiling and said the
same as before twice or thrice. And she said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Invoke Allah to make me one of
them." And he said, "You are amongst the first
batch." 'Ubada bin As-Samit married her (i.e.
Um Haram) and then he took her for Jihad.
When she returned, an animal was presented to
her to ride, but she fell down and her neck was
broken.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 145:
Narrated Mus'ab bin Sad:
Once Sad (bin Abi Waqqas) thought that he was
superior to those who were below him in rank.
On that the Prophet said, "You gain no victory or
livelihood except through (the blessings and
invocations of) the poor amongst you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 146:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri
The Prophet said, "A time will come when
groups of people will go for Jihad and it will be
asked, 'Is there anyone amongst you who has
enjoyed the company of the Prophet?' The
answer will be, 'Yes.' Then they will be given
victory (by Allah) (because of him). Then a time
will come when it will be asked. 'Is there anyone
amongst you who has enjoyed the company of
the companions of the Prophet?' It will be said,
'Yes,' and they will be given victory (by Allah).
Then a time will come when it will be said. 'Is
there anyone amongst you who has enjoyed the
company of the companions of the companions
of the Prophet?' It will be said, 'Yes,' and they
will be given victory (by Allah)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 147:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad As-Sa'idi:
Allah's Apostle and the pagans faced each other
and started fighting. When Allah's Apostle
returned to his camp and when the pagans
returned to their camp, somebody talked about a
man amongst the companions of Allah's Apostle
who would follow and kill with his sword any
pagan going alone. He said, "Nobody did his job
(i.e. fighting) so properly today as that man."
Allah's Apostle said, "Indeed, he is amongst the
people of the (Hell) Fire." A man amongst the
people said, "I shall accompany him (to watch
what he does)" Thus he accompanied him, and
wherever he stood, he would stand with him, and
wherever he ran, he would run with him.
Then the (brave) man got wounded seriously and
he decided to bring about his death quickly. He
planted the blade of the sword in the ground
directing its sharp end towards his chest between
his two breasts. Then he leaned on the sword
and killed himself. The other man came to Allah's
Apostle and said, "I testify that you are Allah's
Apostle." The Prophet asked, "What has
happened?" He replied, "(It is about) the man
whom you had described as one of the people of
the (Hell) Fire. The people were greatly

surprised at what you said, and I said, 'I will find

out his reality for you.' So, I came out seeking
him. He got severely wounded, and hastened to
die by slanting the blade of his sword in the
ground directing its sharp end towards his chest
between his two breasts. Then he eased on his
sword and killed himself." when Allah's Apostle
said, "A man may seem to the people as if he
were practising the deeds of the people of

Paradise while in fact he is from the people of the

Hell) Fire, another may seem to the people as if
he were practicing the deeds of the people of

Hell (Fire), while in fact he is from the people of

Paradise."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 148:
Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa:
The Prophet passed by some people of the tribe
of Bani Aslam who were practicing archery. The
Prophet said, "O Bani Ismail ! Practice archery
as your father Isma'il was a great archer. Keep
on throwing arrows and I am with Bani
so-and-so." So one of the parties ceased
throwing. Allah's Apostle said, "Why do you not
throw?" They replied, "How should we throw
while you are with them (i.e. on their side)?" On
that the Prophet said, "Throw, and I am with all
of you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 149:
Narrated Abu Usaid:
On the day (of the battle) of Badr when we
stood in rows against (the army of) Quraish and
they stood in rows against us, the Prophet said,
"When they do come near you, throw arrows at
them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 150:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
While some Ethiopians were playing in the
presence of the Prophet, 'Umar came in, picked
up a stone and hit them with it. On that the
Prophet said, "O 'Umar! Allow them (to play)."
Ma'mar (the sub-narrator) added that they were
playing in the Mosque.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 151:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Abu Talha and the Prophet used to shield
themselves with one shield. Abu Talha was a
good archer, and when he threw (his arrows) the
Prophet would look at the target of his arrows.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 152:
Narrated Sahl:
When the helmet of the Prophet was smashed on
his head and blood covered his face and one of

his front teeth got broken, 'Ali brought the water

in his shield and Fatima the Prophet's daughter)
washed him. But when she saw that the bleeding
increased more by the water, she took a mat,
burnt it, and placed the ashes on the wound of
the Prophet and so the blood stopped oozing
out.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 153:
Narrated 'Umar:
The properties of Bani An-Nadir which Allah
had transferred to His Apostle as Fai Booty
were not gained by the Muslims with their horses
and camels. The properties therefore, belonged

especially to Allah's Apostle who used to give his

family their yearly expenditure and spend what
remained thereof on arms and horses to be used
in Allah's Cause.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 154:
Narrated Ali:
I never saw the Prophet saying, "Let my parents
sacrifice their lives for you," to any man after
Sad. I heard him saying (to him), "Throw (the
arrows)! Let my parents sacrifice their lives for
you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 155:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Allah's Apostle came to my house while two girls
were singing beside me the songs of Bu'ath (a
story about the war between the two tribes of the
Ansar, i.e. Khazraj and Aus, before Islam.) The
Prophet reclined on the bed and turned his face
to the other side. Abu Bakr came and scolded
me and said protestingly, "Instrument of Satan in
the presence of Allah's Apostle?" Allah's Apostle
turned his face towards him and said, "Leave
them." When Abu Bakr became inattentive, I
waved the two girls to go away and they left. It
was the day of 'Id when negroes used to play
with leather shields and spears. Either I
requested Allah's Apostle or he himself asked me

whether I would like to see the display. I replied

in the affirmative. Then he let me stand behind
him and my cheek was touching his cheek and he
was saying, "Carry on, O Bani Arfida (i.e.
negroes)!" When I got tired, he asked me if that
was enough. I replied in the affirmative and he
told me to leave.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 156:
Narrated Anas:
The 'Prophet was the best and the bravest
amongst the people. Once the people of Medina

got terrified at night, so they went in the direction

of the noise (that terrified them). The Prophet
met them (on his way back) after he had found
out the truth. He was riding an unsaddled horse
belonging to Abu Talha and a sword was hanging
by his neck, and he was saying, "Don't be afraid!

Don't be afraid!" He further said, "I found it (i.e.

the horse) very fast," or said, "This horse is very

fast." (Qastala-ni)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 157:
Narrated Abu Umama:
Some people conquered many countries and
their swords were decorated neither with gold
nor silver, but they were decorated with leather,
lead and iron.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 158:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
That he proceeded in the company of Allah's
Apostle towards Najd to participate in a
Ghazwa. (Holy-battle) When Allah's Apostle
returned, he too returned with him. Midday came
upon them while they were in a valley having
many thorny trees. Allah's Apostle and the
people dismounted and dispersed to rest in the

shade of the trees. Allah's Apostle rested under a

tree and hung his sword on it. We all took a nap
and suddenly we heard Allah's Apostle calling us.
(We woke up) to see a bedouin with him. The
Prophet said, "This bedouin took out my sword
while I was sleeping and when I woke up, I
found the unsheathed sword in his hand and he
challenged me saying, 'Who will save you from
me?' I said thrice, 'Allah.' The Prophet did not
punish him but sat down.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 159:
Narrated Sahl:
That he was asked about the wound of the
Prophet on the day (of the battle) of Uhud. He
said, "The face of the Prophet as wounded and
one of his front teeth as broken and the helmet
over his head was smashed. Fatima washed of
the blood while Ali held water. When she saw
that bleeding was increasing continuously, she

burnt a mat (of date-palm leaves) till it turned into

ashes which she put over the wound and thus the
bleeding ceased."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 160:
Narrated 'Amr bin Al-Harith:
The Prophet did not leave behind him after his
death, anything except his arms, his white mule,

and a piece of land at Khaibar which he left to be

given in charity .
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 161:
Narrated Jabir:
as above (Hadith No. 158).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 162:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
That he participated in a Ghazwa (Holy-Battle) in
the company of Allah's Apostle. Midday came
upon them while they were in a valley having
many thorny trees. The people dispersed to rest
in the shade of the trees. The Prophet rested

under a tree, hung his sword on it, and then slept.

Then he woke up to find near to him, a man
whose presence he had not noticed before. The
Prophet said, "This (man) took my sword (out of
its scabbard) and said, 'Who will save you from

me.' I replied, 'Allah.' So, he put the sword back

into its scabbard, and you see him sitting here."
Anyhow, the Prophet did not punish him. (See
Hadith No. 158)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 163:
Narrated Abu Qatada:
That he was in the company of Allah's Apostle
and when they had covered a portion of the road
to Mecca, he and some of the companions
lagged behind. The latter were in a state of
Ihram, while he was not. He saw an onager and
rode his horse and requested his companions to
give him his lash but they refused. Then he asked

them to give him his spear but they refused, so he

took it himself, attacked the onager, and killed it.

Some of the companions of the Prophet ate of it
while some others refused to eat. When they
caught up with Allah's Apostle they asked him
about that, and he said, "That was a meal Allah

fed you with." (It is also said that Allah's Apostle

asked, "Have you got something of its meat?")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 164:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet , while in a tent (on the day of the
battle of Badr) said, "O Allah! I ask you the
fulfillment of Your Covenant and Promise. O
Allah! If You wish (to destroy the believers) You
will never be worshipped after today." Abu Bakr
caught him by the hand and said, "This is
sufficient, O Allah's Apostle! You have asked
Allah pressingly." The Prophet was clad in his
armor at that time. He went out, saying to me:

"There multitude will be put to flight and they will

show their backs. Nay, but the Hour is their
appointed time (for their full recompense) and
that Hour will be more grievous and more bitter
(than their worldly failure)." (54.45-46) Khalid
said that was on the day of the battle of Badr.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 165:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Allah's Apostle died while his (iron) armor was
mortgaged to a Jew for thirty Sas of barley.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 166:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The example of a miser and
the one who gives in charity, is like the example
of two men wearing iron cloaks so tightly that
their arms are raised forcibly towards their
collar-bones. So, whenever a charitable person
wants to give in charity, his cloak spreads over
his body so much so that it wipes out his traces,
but whenever the miser wants to give in charity,
the rings (of the iron cloak) come closer to each
other and press over his body, and his hands gets
connected to his collar-bones. Abu Huraira

heard the Prophet saying. "The miser then tries to

widen it but in vain."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 167:
Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba:
Allah's Apostle went out to answer the call of
nature and on his return I brought some water to
him. He performed the ablution while he was
wearing a Sha'mi cloak. He rinsed his mouth and
washed his nose by putting water in it and then
blowing it out, and washed his face. Then he

tried to take out his hands through his sleeves but

they were tight, so he took them out from
underneath, washed them and passed wet hands
over his head and over his leather socks.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 168:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet allowed 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf
and Az-Zubair to wear silken shirts because they
had a skin disease causing itching.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 169:
Narrated Anas:
as above.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 170:
Narrated Anas:
Abdur Rahman bin 'Auf and Az-Zubair
complained to the Prophet, i.e. about the lice
(that caused itching) so he allowed them to wear

silken clothes. I saw them wearing such clothes in

a holy battle.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 171:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet allowed 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf
and Az-Zubair bin Al-'Awwam to wear silk.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 172:
Narrated Anas:
(Wearing of silk) was allowed to them (i.e.
'AbdurRahman and Az-Zubair) because of the
itching they suffered from.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 173:
Narrated Umaiya Ad-Damri:
I saw the Prophet eating of a shoulder (of a
sheep) by cutting from it and then he was called
to prayer and he prayed without repeating his
ablution.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 174:
Narrated Az-Zuhri:
as above (Hadith No. 173...) and added that the
Prophet put the knife down.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 175:
Narrated Khalid bin Madan:
That 'Umair bin Al-Aswad Al-Anasi told him that
he went to 'Ubada bin As-Samit while he was

staying in his house at the sea-shore of Hims with

(his wife) Um Haram. 'Umair said. Um Haram
informed us that she heard the Prophet saying,
"Paradise is granted to the first batch of my
followers who will undertake a naval expedition."
Um Haram added, I said, 'O Allah's Apostle!
Will I be amongst them?' He replied, 'You are
amongst them.' The Prophet then said, 'The first
army amongst' my followers who will invade

Caesar's City will be forgiven their sins.' I asked,

'Will I be one of them, O Allah's Apostle?' He
replied in the negative."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "You (i.e. Muslims) will
fight wi the Jews till some of them will hide
behind stones. The stones will (betray them)

saying, 'O 'Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is

a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.' "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be

established until you fight with the Jews, and the

stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say.
"O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so
kill him."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 178:
Narrated 'Amr bin Taghlib:
The Prophet said, "One of the portents of the
Hour is that you will fight with people wearing
shoes made of hair; and one of the portents of
the Hour is that you will fight with broad-faced
people whose faces will look like shields coated
with leather."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 179:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be

established until you fight with the Turks; people

with small eyes, red faces, and flat noses. Their
faces will look like shields coated with leather.

The Hour will not be established till you fight with

people whose shoes are made of hair."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 180:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be
established till you fight with people wearing
shoes made of hair. And the Hour will not be

established till you fight with people whose faces

look like shields coated with leather. " (Abu
Huraira added, "They will be) small-eyed, flat
nosed, and their faces will look like shields
coated with leather.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 181:
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
A man asked Al-Bara', "O Abu 'Umara! Did you

all flee on the day (of the battle) of Hunain?" He

replied, "No, by Allah! Allah's Apostle did not
flee, but his young unarmed companions passed
by the archers of the tribe of Hawazin and Bani
Nasr whose arrows hardly missed a target, and
they threw arrows at them hardly missing a shot.
So the Muslims retreated towards the Prophet
while he was riding his white mule which was
being led by his cousin Abu Sufyan bin Al-Harith
bin 'Abdul Muttalib. The Prophet dismounted

and invoked Allah for victory; then he said, 'I am

the Prophet, without a lie; I am the son of 'Abdul

Muttalib, and then he arranged his companions in
rows."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 182:
Narrated 'Ali:
When it was the day of the battle of Al-Ahzab
(i.e. the clans), Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah!

Fill their (i.e. the infidels') houses and graves with

fire as they busied us so much that we did not
perform the prayer (i.e. 'Asr) till the sun set."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 183:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet used to recite the following
invocations during Qunut: "O Allah! Save Salama
bin Hisham. O Allah! Save Al-Walid bin
Al-Walid. O Allah! Save 'Aiyash bin Rabi'a O
Allah ! Save the weak Muslims. O Allah! Be
very hard on Mudar tribe. O Allah! Afflict them
with years (of famine) similar to the (famine)
years of the time of Prophet Joseph."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 184:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa:
Allah's Apostle invoked evil upon the pagans on
the ay (of the battle) of Al-Ahzab, saying, "O
Allah! The Revealer of the Holy Book, the
Swift-Taker of Accounts, O Allah, defeat
Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans), O Allah, defeat them
and shake them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 185:
Narrated Abdullah:
Once the Prophet was offering the prayer in the
shade of the Ka'ba. Abu Jahl and some Quraishi
men sent somebody to bring the abdominal
contents of a shecamel which had been
slaughtered somewhere in Mecca, and when he
brought them, they put them over the Prophet
Then Fatima (i.e. the Prophet's daughter) came
and threw them away from him, and he said, "O
Allah! Destroy (the pagans of) Quraish; O Allah!
Destroy Quraish; O Allah Destroy Quraish,"
naming especially Abu Jahl bin Hisham, 'Utba bin
Rabi'a, Shaiba bin Rabi'a, Al Walid bin 'Utba,
Ubai bin Khalaf and 'Uqba bin Abi Mitt. (The
narrator, 'Abdullah added, "I saw them all killed
and thrown in the Badr well).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 186:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Once the Jews came to the Prophet and said,
"Death be upon you." So I cursed them. The
Prophet said, "What is the matter?" I said, "Have
you not heard what they said?" The Prophet said,
"Have you not heard what I replied (to them)? (I
said), ('The same is upon you.')"
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 187:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abbas:
Allah's Apostle wrote a letter to Caesar saying,
"If you reject Islam, you will be responsible for
the sins of the peasants (i.e. your people)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 188:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Tufail bin 'Amr Ad-Dausi and his companions
came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's
Apostle! The people of the tribe of Daus
disobeyed and refused to follow you; so invoke
Allah against them." The people said, "The tribe
of Daus is ruined." The Prophet said, "O Allah!
Give guidance to the people of Daus, and let
them embrace Islam."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 189:
Narrated Anas:
When the Prophet intended to write a letter to

the ruler of the Byzantines, he was told that those

people did not read any letter unless it was
stamped with a seal. So, the Prophet got a silver

ring-- as if I were just looking at its white glitter

on his hand ---- and stamped on it the
expression "Muhammad, Apostle of Allah".
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 190:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle sent his letter to Khusrau and
ordered his messenger to hand it over to the
Governor of Bahrain who was to hand it over to
Khusrau. So, when Khusrau read the letter he
tore it. Said bin Al-Musaiyab said, "The Prophet
then invoked Allah to disperse them with full
dispersion, (destroy them (i.e. Khusrau and his
followers) severely)".
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 191:
Narrated Abdullah bin Abbas:
Allah's Apostle wrote to Caesar and invited him
to Islam and sent him his letter with Dihya
Al-Kalbi whom Allah's Apostle ordered to hand
it over to the Governor of Busra who would
forward it to Caesar. Caesar as a sign of
gratitude to Allah, had walked from Hims to Ilya
(i.e. Jerusalem) when Allah had granted Him
victory over the Persian forces. So, when the
letter of Allah's Apostle reached Caesar, he said
after reading t, 'Seek for me any one of his
people! (Arabs of Quraish tribe) if present here,

in order to ask him about Allah's Apostle. At that

time Abu Sufyan bin Harb was in Sham with
some men frown Quraish who had come (to
Sham) as merchants during the truce that had
been concluded between Allah's Apostle; and
the infidels of Quraish. Abu Sufyan said,
Caesar's messenger found us somewhere in
Sham so he took me and my companions to Ilya
and we were admitted into Ceasar's court to find

him sitting in his royal court wearing a crown and

surrounded by the senior dignitaries of the
Byzantine. He said to his translator. 'Ask them
who amongst them is a close relation to the man
who claims to be a prophet." Abu Sufyan added,

"I replied, 'I am the nearest relative to him.' He

asked, 'What degree of relationship do you have

with him?' I replied, 'He is my cousin,' and there

was none of Bani Abu Manaf in the caravan
except myself. Caesar said, 'Let him come
nearer.' He then ordered that my companions
stand behind me near my shoulder and said to his

translator, 'Tell his companions that I am going to

ask this man about the man who claims to be a

prophet. If he tells a lie, they should contradict

him immediately." Abu Sufyan added, "By Allah !
Had it not been shameful that my companions

label me a liar, I would not have spoken the truth

about him when he asked me. But I considered it
shameful to be called a liar by my companions.

So I told the truth. He then said to his translator,

'Ask him what kind of family does he belong to.'
I replied, 'He belongs to a noble family amongst
us.' He said, 'Have anybody else amongst you
ever claimed the same before him? 'I replied,
'No.' He said, 'Had you ever blamed him for

telling lies before he claimed what he claimed? ' I

replied, 'No.' He said, 'Was anybody amongst
his ancestors a king?' I replied, 'No.' He said,
"Do the noble or the poor follow him?' I replied,

'It is the poor who follow him.' He said, 'Are they

increasing or decreasing (day by day)?' I replied,'

They are increasing.' He said, 'Does anybody
amongst those who embrace his (the Prophet's)
Religion become displeased and then discard his
Religion?'. I replied, 'No. ' He said, 'Does he
break his promises? I replied, 'No, but we are
now at truce with him and we are afraid that he
may betray us." Abu Sufyan added, "Other than

the last sentence, I could not say anything against

him. Caesar then asked, 'Have you ever had a
war with him?' I replied, 'Yes.' He said, 'What
was the outcome of your battles with him?' I
replied, 'The result was unstable; sometimes he
was victorious and sometimes we.' He said,
'What does he order you to do?' I said, 'He tells
us to worship Allah alone, and not to worship
others along with Him, and to leave all that our
fore-fathers used to worship. He orders us to
pray, give in charity, be chaste, keep promises
and return what is entrusted to us.' When I had
said that, Caesar said to his translator, 'Say to
him: I ask you about his lineage and your reply
was that he belonged to a noble family. In fact,
all the apostles came from the noblest lineage of
their nations. Then I questioned you whether
anybody else amongst you had claimed such a
thing, and your reply was in the negative. If the
answer had been in the affirmative, I would have
thought that this man was following a claim that
had been said before him. When I asked you
whether he was ever blamed for telling lies, your

reply was in the negative, so I took it for granted

that a person who did not tell a lie about (others)

the people could never tell a lie about Allah.
Then I asked you whether any of his ancestors

was a king. Your reply was in the negative, and if

it had been in the affirmative, I would have
thought that this man wanted to take back his
ancestral kingdom. When I asked you whether
the rich or the poor people followed him, you
replied that it was the poor who followed him. In

fact, such are the followers of the apostles. Then

I asked you whether his followers were
increasing or decreasing. You replied that they

were increasing. In fact, this is the result of true

faith till it is complete (in all respects). I asked

you whether there was anybody who, after
embracing his religion, became displeased and
discarded his religion; your reply was in the

negative. In fact, this is the sign of true faith, for

when its cheerfulness enters and mixes in the
hearts completely, nobody will be displeased
with it. I asked you whether he had ever broken
his promise. You replied in the negative. And
such are the apostles; they never break their
promises. When I asked you whether you fought
with him and he fought with you, you replied that
he did, and that sometimes he was victorious and
sometimes you. Indeed, such are the apostles;
they are put to trials and the final victory is
always theirs. Then I asked you what he ordered
you. You replied that he ordered you to worship
Allah alone and not to worship others along with
Him, to leave all that your fore-fathers used to
worship, to offer prayers, to speak the truth, to
be chaste, to keep promises, and to return what

is entrusted to you. These are really the qualities

of a prophet who, I knew (from the previous
Scriptures) would appear, but I did not know
that he would be from amongst you. If what you
say should be true, he will very soon occupy the
earth under my feet, and if I knew that I would
reach him definitely, I would go immediately to
meet Him; and were I with him, then I would
certainly wash his feet.' " Abu Sufyan added,
"Caesar then asked for the letter of Allah's
Apostle and it was read. Its contents were:--
"In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the
most Merciful (This letter is) from Muhammad,
the slave of Allah, and His Apostle, to
Heraculius, the Ruler of the Byzantine. Peace be
upon the followers of guidance. Now then, I
invite you to Islam (i.e. surrender to Allah),
embrace Islam and you will be safe; embrace
Islam and Allah will bestow on you a double

reward. But if you reject this invitation of Islam,

you shall be responsible for misguiding the
peasants (i.e. your nation). O people of the
Scriptures! Come to a word common to you and
us and you, that we worship. None but Allah,
and that we associate nothing in worship with
Him; and that none of us shall take others as
Lords besides Allah. Then if they turn away, say:
Bear witness that we are (they who have
surrendered (unto Him)..(3.64)
Abu Sufyan added, "When Heraclius had

finished his speech, there was a great hue and cry

caused by the Byzantine Royalties surrounding
him, and there was so much noise that I did not
understand what they said. So, we were turned
out of the court. When I went out with my
companions and we were alone, I said to them,
'Verily, Ibn Abi Kabsha's (i.e. the Prophet's)
affair has gained power. This is the King of Bani
Al-Asfar fearing him." Abu Sufyan added, "By
Allah, I remained low and was sure that his
religion would be victorious till Allah converted
me to Islam, though I disliked it "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 192:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
That he heard the Prophet on the day (of the

battle) of Khaibar saying, "I will give the flag to a

person at whose hands Allah will grant victory."
So, the companions of the Prophet got up,
wishing eagerly to see to whom the flag will be
given, and everyone of them wished to be given
the flag. But the Prophet asked for 'Ali. Someone
informed him that he was suffering from
eye-trouble. So, he ordered them to bring 'Ali in
front of him. Then the Prophet spat in his eyes
and his eyes were cured immediately as if he had
never any eye-trouble. 'Ali said, "We will fight

with them (i.e. infidels) till they become like us

(i.e. Muslims)." The Prophet said, "Be patient, till

you face them and invite them to Islam and
inform them of what Allah has enjoined upon
them. By Allah! If a single person embraces
Islam at your hands (i.e. through you), that will
be better for you than the red camels."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 193:
Narrated Anas:
Whenever Allah's Apostle attacked some
people, he would never attack them till it was

dawn. If he heard the Adhan (i.e. call for prayer)

he would delay the fight, and if he did not hear
the Adhan, he would attack them immediately
after dawn. We reached Khaibar at night.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 194:
Narrated Anas: as Hadith No. 193 above.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 195:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet set out for Khaibar and reached it
at night. He used not to attack if he reached the
people at night, till the day broke. So, when the
day dawned, the Jews came out with their bags
and spades. When they saw the Prophet; they
said, "Muhammad and his army!" The Prophet
said, Allahu--Akbar! (Allah is Greater) and
Khaibar is ruined, for whenever we approach a
nation (i.e. enemy to fight) then it will be a
miserable morning for those who have been
warned."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 196:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah 's Apostle said, " I have been ordered to

fight with the people till they say, 'None has the

right to be worshipped but Allah,' and whoever
says, 'None has the right to be worshipped but
Allah,' his life and property will be saved by me
except for Islamic law, and his accounts will be
with Allah, (either to punish him or to forgive
him.)"
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 197:
Narrated Ka'b bin Malik:
Whenever Allah's Apostle intended to lead a
Ghazwa, he would use an equivocation from
which one would understand that he was going to
a different destination .
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 198:
Narrated Ka'b bin Malik:
Whenever Allah's Apostle intended to carry out
a Ghazwa, he would use an equivocation to

conceal his real destination till it was the Ghazwa

of Tabuk which Allah's Apostle carried out in
very hot weather. As he was going to face a very
long journey through a wasteland and was to
meet and attack a large number of enemies. So,

he made the situation clear to the Muslims so that

they might prepare themselves accordingly and
get ready to conquer their enemy. The Prophet
informed them of the destination he was heading
for (Ka'b bin Malik used to say, "Scarcely did
Allah's Apostle set out for a journey on a day
other than Thursday.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 199:
Narrated Ka'b bin Malik:
The Prophet set out on Thursday for the Ghazwa
of Tabuk and he used to prefer to set out (i.e.
travel) on Thursdays.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 200:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet offered a four-Rak'at Zuhr prayer at
Medina and then offered a two Rak'at 'Asr
prayer at Dhul-Hulaifa and I heard the
companions of the Prophet reciting Talbiya aloud
(for Hajj and 'Umra) altogether.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 201:
Narrated 'Aisha:
We set out in the company of Allah's Apostle
five days before the end of Dhul Qa'da intending
to perform Hajj only. When we approached
Mecca Allah's Apostle ordered those who did
not have the Hadi (i.e. an animal for sacrifice)
with them, to perform the Tawaf around the
Ka'ba, and between Safa and Marwa and then
finish their Ihram. Beef was brought to us on the

day of (i.e. the days of slaughtering) and I asked,

"What is this?" Somebody said, Allah's Apostle
has slaughtered (a cow) on behalf of his wives."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 202:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Once the Prophet set out in the month of
Ramadan. He observed fasting till he reached a
place called Kadid where he broke his fast.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 203:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The 'Prophet said, "It is obligatory for one to

listen to and obey (the ruler's orders) unless these

orders involve one disobedience (to Allah); but if

an act of disobedience (to Allah) is imposed, he
should not listen to or obey it."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 204:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
That heard Allah's Apostle saying, "We are the

last but will be the foremost to enter Paradise)."

The Prophet added, "He who obeys me, obeys
Allah, and he who disobeys me, disobeys Allah.
He who obeys the chief, obeys me, and he who
disobeys the chief, disobeys me. The Imam is
like a shelter for whose safety the Muslims
should fight and where they should seek
protection. If the Imam orders people with
righteousness and rules justly, then he will be
rewarded for that, and if he does the opposite,
he will be responsible for that."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 205:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
When we reached (Hudaibiya) in the next year
(of the treaty of Hudaibiya), not even two men
amongst us agreed unanimously as to which was
the tree under which we had given the pledge of
allegiance, and that was out of Allah's Mercy.
(The sub narrator asked Naf'i, "For what did the

Prophet take their pledge of allegiance, was it for

death?" Naf'i replied "No, but he took their
pledge of allegiance for patience.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 206:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Zaid:
that in the time (of the battle) of Al-Harra a
person came to him and said, "Ibn Hanzala is
taking the pledge of allegiance from the people

for death." He said, "I will never give a pledge of

allegiance for such a thing to anyone after Allah's

Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 207:
Narrated Yazid bin Ubaid:
Salama said, "I gave the Pledge of allegiance
(Al-Ridwan) to Allah's Apostle and then I moved
to the shade of a tree. When the number of
people around the Prophet diminished, he said,
'O Ibn Al-Akwa ! Will you not give to me the
pledge of Allegiance?' I replied, 'O Allah's
Apostle! I have already given to you the pledge
of Allegiance.' He said, 'Do it again.' So I gave
the pledge of allegiance for the second time." I
asked 'O Abu Muslim! For what did you give he
pledge of Allegiance on that day?" He replied,
"We gave the pledge of Allegiance for death."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 208:
Narrated Anas:
On the day (of the battle) of the Trench, the
Ansar were saying, "We are those who have
sworn allegiance to Muhammad for Jihaid (for
ever) as long as we live." The Prophet replied to

them, "O Allah! There is no life except the life of

the Hereafter. So honor the Ansar and emigrants
with Your Generosity."
And Narrated Mujashi: My brother and I came
to the Prophet and I requested him to take the
pledge of allegiance from us for migration. He
said, "Migration has passed away with its
people." I asked, "For what will you take the
pledge of allegiance from us then?" He said, "I
will take (the pledge) for Islam and Jihad."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 209:
Narrated Abdullah:
Today a man came to me and asked me a
question which I did not know how to answer.
He said, "Tell me, if a wealthy active man,
well-equipped with arms, goes out on military
expeditions with our chiefs, and orders us to do
such things as we cannot do (should we obey
him?)" I replied, "By Allah, I do not know what
to reply you, except that we, were in the
company of the Prophet and he used to order us

to do a thing once only till we finished it. And no

doubt, everyone among you will remain in a good

state as long as he obeys Allah. If one is in doubt

as to the legality of something, he should ask
somebody who would satisfy him, but soon will
come a time when you will not find such a man.
By Him, except Whom none has the right to be
worshipped. I see that the example of what has

passed of this life (to what remains thereof) is like

a pond whose fresh water has been used up and
nothing remains but muddy water."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 210:
Narrated Salim Abu An-Nadr:
The freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah who
was 'Umar's clerk: 'Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote
him (i.e. 'Umar) a letter that contained the
following:--
"Once Allah's Apostle (during a holy battle),
waited till the sun had declined and then he got
up among the people and said, "O people! Do
not wish to face the enemy (in a battle) and ask
Allah to save you (from calamities) but if you
should face the enemy, then be patient and let it
be known to you that Paradise is under the
shades of swords." He then said,, "O Allah! The
Revealer of the (Holy) Book, the Mover of the
clouds, and Defeater of Al-Ahzab (i.e. the clans
of infidels), defeat them infidels and bestow
victory upon us."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 211:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
I participated in a Ghazwa along with Allah's
Apostle The Prophet met me (on the way) while
I was riding a camel of ours used for irrigation

and it had got so tired that it could hardly walk.

The Prophet asked me, "What is wrong with the

camel?" I replied, "It has got tired." So. Allah's

Apostle came from behind it and rebuked it and
prayed for it so it started surpassing the other
camels and going ahead of them. Then he asked
me, "How do you find your camel (now)?" I
replied, "I find it quite well, now as it has

received your blessings." He said, "Will you sell it

to me?" I felt shy (to refuse his offer) though it

was the only camel for irrigation we had. So, I

said, "Yes." He said, "Sell it to me then." I sold it

to him on the condition that I should keep on
riding it till I reached Medina. Then I said, "O
Allah's Apostle! I am a bridegroom," and
requested him to allow me to go home. He
allowed me, and I set out for Medina before the
people till I reached Medina, where I met my
uncle, who asked me about the camel and I
informed him all about it and he blamed me for
that. When I took the permission of Allah's
Apostle he asked me whether I had married a
virgin or a matron and I replied that I had
married a matron. He said, "Why hadn't you
married a virgin who would have played with
you, and you would have played with her?" I
replied, "O Allah's Apostle! My father died (or
was martyred) and I have some young sisters, so

I felt it not proper that I should marry a young girl

like them who would neither teach them manners
nor serve them. So, I have married a matron so
that she may serve them and teach them
manners." When Allah's Apostle arrived in
Medina, I took the camel to him the next morning
and he gave me its price and gave me the camel
itself as well.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 212:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Once there was a feeling of fright at Medina, so
Allah's Apostle rode a horse belonging to Abu
Talha and (on his return) he said, "We have not
seen anything (fearful), but we found this horse
very fast."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 213:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Once the people got frightened, so Allah's
Apostle rode a slow horse belonging to Abu
Talha, and he set out all alone, making the horse
gallop. Then the people rode, making their
horses gallop after him. On his return he said,

"Don't be afraid (there is nothing to be afraid of)

(and I have found) this horse a very fast one."
That horse was never excelled in running hence
forward. (Qastalani Vol. 5)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 214:
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
I gave a horse to be used in Allah's Cause, but
later on I saw it being sold. I asked the Prophet

whether I could buy it. He said, "Don't buy it and

don't take back your gift of charity."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 215:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
'Umar gave a horse to be used in Allah's Cause,
but later on he found it being sold. So, he
intended to buy it and asked Allah's Apostle who
said, "Don't buy it and don't take back your gift
of charity."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 216:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Were it not for the fear that

it would be difficult for my followers, I would not

have remained behind any Sariya, (army-unit) but
I don't have riding camels and have no other
means of conveyance to carry them on, and it is
hard for me that my companions should remain
behind me. No doubt I wish I could fight in
Allah's Cause and be martyred and come to life
again to be martyred and come to life once
more."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 217:
Narrated Yali:
I participated in the Ghazwa of Tabuk along with
Allah's Apostle and I gave a young camel to be
ridden in Jihad and that was, to me, one of my
best deeds. Then I employed a laborer who
quarrelled with another person. One of them bit

the hand of the other and the latter drew his hand

from the mouth of the former pulling out his front

tooth. Then the former instituted a suit against the

latter before the Prophet who rejected that suit
saying, "Do you expect him to put out his hand
for you to snap as a male camel snaps
(vegetation)?"
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 218:
Narrated Tha'laba bin Abi Malik Al-Qurazi:
When Qais bin Sad Al-Ansari, who used to

carry the flag of the Prophet, intended to perform

Hajj, he combed his hair.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 219c:
Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa:
Ali remained behind the Prophet during the battle
of Khaibar as he way suffering from some eye
trouble but then he said, "How should I stay
behind Allah's Apostle?" So, he set out till he
joined the Prophet. On the eve of the day of the
conquest of Khaibar, Allah's Apostle said, "(No
doubt) I will give the flag or, tomorrow, a man
whom Allah and His Apostle love or who loves

Allah and His apostle will take the flag. Allah will

bestow victory upon him." Suddenly 'Ali joined
us though we were not expecting him. The
people said, "Here is 'Ali. "So, Allah's Apostle
gave the flag to him and Allah bestowed victory
upon him.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 219n:
Narrated Nafi bin Jubair:
I heard Al Abbas telling Az-Zubair, "The
Prophet ordered you to fix the flag here."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 220:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent with the
shortest expressions bearing the widest
meanings, and I have been made victorious with

terror (cast in the hearts of the enemy), and while

I was sleeping, the keys of the treasures of the
world were brought to me and put in my hand."
Abu Huraira added: Allah's Apostle has left the
world and now you, people, are bringing out
those treasures (i.e. the Prophet did not benefit
by them).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 221:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Abu Sufyan said, "Heraclius sent for me when I
was in 'llya' (i.e. Jerusalem). Then he asked for
the letter of Allah's Apostle and when he had

finished its reading there was a great hue and cry

around him and the voices grew louder and we
were asked to quit the place. When we were
turned out, I said to my companions, 'The cause
of Ibn Abi Kabsha has become conspicuous as
the King of Bani Al-Asfar is afraid of him.' "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 222:
Narrated Asma:
I prepared the journey-food for Allah's Apostle
in Abu Bakr's house when he intended to
emigrate to Medina. I could not find anything to
tie the food-container and the water skin with.
So, I said to Abu Bakr, "By Allah, I do not find

anything to tie (these things) with except my waist

belt." He said, "Cut it into two pieces and tie the

water-skin with one piece and the food-container
with the other (the sub-narrator added, "She did
accordingly and that was the reason for calling
her Dhatun-Nitaqain (i.e. two-belted woman))."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 223:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
During the life-time of the Prophet we used to
take the meat of sacrificed animals (as journey
food) to Medina. (See Hadith No. 474 Vol. 7)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 224:
Narrated Suwaid bin An-Nu'man:
That he went out in the company o; the Prophet
during the year of Khaibar (campaign till they
reached a place called As-Sahba', the lower part
of Khaibar. They offered the 'Asr prayer (there)
and the Prophet asked for the food. Nothing but
Sawiq was brought to the Prophet. So, they
chewed it and ate it and drank water. After that
the Prophet got up, washed his mouth, and they
too washed their mouths and then offered the
prayer.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 225:
Narrated Salama:
Once the journey-food of the people ran short
and they were in great need. So, they came to
the Prophet to take his permission for
slaughtering their camels, and he permitted them.
Then 'Umar met them and they informed him
about it. He said, "What will sustain you after
your camels (are finished)?" Then 'Umar went to
the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! What
will sustain them after their camels (are
finished)?" Allah's Apostle said, "Make an
announcement amongst the people that they
should bring all their remaining food (to me)."
(They brought it and) the Prophet invoked Allah
and asked for His Blessings for it. Then he asked
them to bring their food utensils and the people

started filling their food utensils with their hands

till they were satisfied. Allah's Apostle then said,

"I testify that None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah, and I am His Apostle. "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 226:
Narrated Wahb bin Kaisan:
Jabir bin 'Abdullah said, "We set out, and we
were three-hundred men carrying our
journey-food on our shoulders. Then we began
to eat a single date each per day." A man asked
(Jabir), "O Abu 'Abdullah! How could a person
be satisfied with a single date?" Jabir replied,
"We realized the value of that one date when we
could not even have that much till we reached the
sea-shore, when all of a sudden we saw a huge
fish cast by the sea. So, we ate of it as much as
we wished for eighteen days."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 227:
Narrated Aisha:
That she said, "O Allah's Apostle! Your
companions are returning with the reward of both
Hajj and 'Umra, while I am returning with (the
reward of) Hajj only." He said to her, "Go, and
let 'Abdur-Rahman (i.e. your brother) make you
sit behind him (on the animal)." So, he ordered
'AbdurRahman to let her perform 'Umra from
Al-Tan'im. Then the Prophet waited for her at
the higher region of Mecca till she returned.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 228:
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr
As-Siddiq:
The Prophet ordered me to let 'Aisha sit behind
me (on the animal) and to let her perform 'Umra
from At-Tan'im.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 229:
Narrated Anas:
I was riding behind Abu Talha (on the same)
riding animal) and (the Prophet's companions)
were reciting Talbiya aloud for both Hajj and
'Umra.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 230:
Narrated 'Urwa from Usama bin Zaid:
Allah's Apostle rode a donkey on which there
was a saddle covered by a velvet sheet and let
Usama ride behind him (on the donkey).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 231:
Narrated Nafi from 'Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle came to Mecca through its higher
region on the day of the Conquest (of Mecca)
riding his she-camel on which Usama was riding
behind him. Bilal and 'Uthman bin Talha, one of
the servants of the Ka'ba, were also
accompanying him till he made his camel kneel in
the mosque and ordered the latter to bring the
key of the Ka'ba. He opened the door of the
Ka'ba and Allah's Apostle entered in the
company of Usama, Bilal and 'Uthman, and
stayed in it for a long period. When he came out,
the people rushed to it, and 'Abdullah bin 'Umar

was the first to enter it and found Bilal standing

behind the door. He asked Bilal, "Where did the
Prophet offer his prayer?" He pointed to the
place where he had offered his prayer. 'Abdullah
said, "I forgot to ask him how many Rakat he
had performed."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 232:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "There is a (compulsory)

Sadaqa (charity) to be given for every joint of the

human body (as a sign of gratitude to Allah)
everyday the sun rises. To judge justly between
two persons is regarded as Sadaqa, and to help
a man concerning his riding animal by helping him

to ride it or by lifting his luggage on to it, is also

regarded as Sadaqa, and (saying) a good word
is also Sadaqa, and every step taken on one's
way to offer the compulsory prayer (in the
mosque) is also Sadaqa and to remove a harmful
thing from the way is also Sadaqa."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 233:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle forbade the people to travel to a
hostile country carrying (copies of) the Quran.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 234:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet reached Khaibar in the morning,
while the people were coming out carrying their
spades over their shoulders. When they saw him
they said, "This is Muhammad and his army!
Muhammad and his army!" So, they took refuge

in the fort. The Prophet raised both his hands and

said, "Allahu Akbar, Khaibar is ruined, for when
we approach a nation (i.e. enemy to fight) then
miserable is the morning of the warned ones."
Then we found some donkeys which we (killed
and) cooked: The announcer of the Prophet
announced: "Allah and His Apostle forbid you to
eat donkey's meat." So, all the pots including
their contents were turned upside down.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 235:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
We were in the company of Allah's Apostle
(during Hajj). Whenever we went up a high place
we used to say: "None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah, and Allah is Greater," and
our voices used to rise, so the Prophet said, "O

people! Be merciful to yourselves (i.e. don't raise

your voice), for you are not calling a deaf or an
absent one, but One Who is with you, no doubt
He is All-Hearer, ever Near (to all things)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 236:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
Whenever we went up a place we would say,
"Allahu--Akbar (i.e. Allah is Greater)", and
whenever we went down a place we would say,
"Subhan Allah."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 237:
Narrated Jabir:
Whenever we went up a place we would say
Takbir, and whenever we went down we would
say, "Subhan Allah."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 238:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
Whenever the Prophet returned from the Hajj or
the 'Umra or a Ghazwa, he would say Takbir
thrice. Whenever he came upon a mountain path
or wasteland, and then he would say, "None has
the right to be worshipped but Allah, Alone Who
has no partner. All the Kingdom belongs to Him
and all the praises are for Him and He is
Omnipotent. We are returning with repentance,
worshipping, prostrating ourselves and praising
our Lord. Allah fulfilled His Promise, granted
victory to His slave and He Alone defeated all
the clans."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 239:
Narrated Ibrahim Abu Isma'il As-Saksaki:
I heard Abu Burda who accompanied Yazid bin
Abi Kabsha on a journey. Yazid used to observe
fasting on journeys. Abu Burda said to him, "I
heard Abu Musa several times saying that Allah's
Apostle said, 'When a slave falls ill or travels,

then he will get reward similar to that he gets for

good deeds practiced at home when in good
health."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 240:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
On the day of the battle of the Trench, the
Prophet wanted somebody from amongst the
people to volunteer to be a reconnoitre.
Az-Zubair volunteered. He demanded the same
again and Az-Zubair volunteered again. Then he
repeated the same demand (thrice) and AzZubair
volunteered once more. The Prophet then said, "
Every prophet has a disciple and my disciple is
Az-Zubair."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 241:
Narrated Ibn' Umar:
from the Prophet the following Hadith (No. 242).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 242:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet said, "If the people knew what I
know about traveling alone, then nobody would
travel alone at night."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 243:
Narrated Hisham's father:
Usama bin Zaid was asked at what pace the
Prophet rode during Hajjat-ul-Wada' "He rode
at a medium pace, but when he came upon an
open way he would go at full pace."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 244:
Narrated Aslam:
While I was in the company of 'Abdullah bin
'Umar on the way to Mecca, he received the
news of the severe illness of Safiya bint Abi
Ubaid (i.e. his wife), so he proceeded at greater
speed, and when the twilight disappeared, he
dismounted and offered the Maghrib and 'Isha
'prayers together and said, " I saw the Prophet

delaying the Maghrib prayer to offer it along with

the 'Isha' when he was in a hurry on a journey."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 245:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Journey is a piece of
torture, for it disturbs one's sleep, eating and
drinking. So, when you fulfill your job, you
should hurry up to your family."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 246:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Umar bin Al-Khattab gave a horse to be ridden
in Allah's Cause and then he found it being sold.
He intended to purchase it. So, he consulted
Allah's Apostle who said, "Don't buy it and don't
take back your gift of charity."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 247:
Narrated Aslam:
I heard 'Umar bin Al-Khattab saying, "I gave a
horse to be ridden in Allah's Cause and the

person who got it intended to sell it or neglected

it. So, I wanted to buy it as I thought he would
sell it cheap. I consulted the Prophet who said,
"Do not buy it even if for one Dirham, because
he who takes back his gift is like a dog
swallowing its vomit."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 248:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
A man came to the Prophet asking his permission
to take part in Jihad. The Prophet asked him,
"Are your parents alive?" He replied in the
affirmative. The Prophet said to him, "Then exert
yourself in their service."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 249:
Narrated Abu Bashir Al-Ansari:
That he was in the company of Allah's Apostle
on some of his journeys. (The sub-narrator
'Abdullah adds, "I think that Abu Bashir also
said, 'And the people were at their sleeping
places.") Allah's Apostle sent a messenger
ordering: "There shall not remain any necklace of
string or any other kind of necklace round the
necks of camels except it is cut off."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 250:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
That he heard the Prophet saying, "It is not
permissible for a man to be alone with a woman,
and no lady should travel except with a Muhram
(i.e. her husband or a person whom she cannot
marry in any case for ever; e.g. her father,
brother, etc.)." Then a man got up and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! I have enlisted in the army for
such-and-such Ghazwa and my wife is
proceeding for Hajj." Allah's Apostle said, "Go,
and perform the Hajj with your wife."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 251:
Narrated 'Ubaidullah bin Abi Rafi:
I heard 'Ali saying, "Allah's Apostle sent me,
Az-Zubair and Al-Miqdad somewhere saying,
'Proceed till you reach Rawdat Khakh. There

you will find a lady with a letter. Take the letter

from her.' " So, we set out and our horses ran at
full pace till we got at Ar-Rawda where we
found the lady and said (to her). "Take out the
letter." She replied, "I have no letter with me."
We said, "Either you take out the letter or else

we will take off your clothes." So, she took it out

of her braid. We brought the letter to Allah's
Apostle and it contained a statement from Hatib
bin Abi Balta a to some of the Meccan pagans
informing them of some of the intentions of
Allah's Apostle. Then Allah's Apostle said, "O
Hatib! What is this?" Hatib replied, "O Allah's
Apostle! Don't hasten to give your judgment
about me. I was a man closely connected with
the Quraish, but I did not belong to this tribe,
while the other emigrants with you, had their
relatives in Mecca who would protect their
dependents and property . So, I wanted to
recompense for my lacking blood relation to
them by doing them a favor so that they might
protect my dependents. I did this neither because
of disbelief not apostasy nor out of preferring

Kufr (disbelief) to Islam." Allah's Apostle, said,

"Hatib has told you the truth." Umar said, O
Allah's Apostle! Allow me to chop off the head
of this hypocrite." Allah's Apostle said, "Hatib
participated in the battle of Badr, and who
knows, perhaps Allah has already looked at the
Badr warriors and said, 'Do whatever you like,
for I have forgiven you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 252:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
When it was the day (of the battle) of Badr,
prisoners of war were brought including
Al-Abbas who was undressed. The Prophet
looked for a shirt for him. It was found that the
shirt of 'Abdullah bin Ubai would do, so the
Prophet let him wear it. That was the reason why
the Prophet took off and gave his own shirt to
'Abdullah. (The narrator adds, "He had done the
Prophet some favor for which the Prophet liked
to reward him.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 253:
Narrated Sahl:
On the day (of the battle) of Khaibar the Prophet
said, "Tomorrow I will give the flag to somebody
who will be given victory (by Allah) and who
loves Allah and His Apostle and is loved by
Allah and His Apostle." So, the people
wondered all that night as to who would receive
the flag and in the morning everyone hoped that
he would be that person. Allah's Apostle asked,
"Where is 'Ali?" He was told that 'Ali was

suffering from eye-trouble, so he applied saliva to

his eyes and invoked Allah to cure him. He at
once got cured as if he had no ailment. The
Prophet gave him the flag. 'Ali said, "Should I

fight them till they become like us (i.e. Muslim)?"

The Prophet said, "Go to them patiently and

calmly till you enter the land. Then, invite them to

Islam, and inform them what is enjoined upon
them, for, by Allah, if Allah gives guidance to
somebody through you, it is better for you than
possessing red camels."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 254:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah wonders at those
people who will enter Paradise in chains."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 255:
Narrated Abu Burda's father:
The Prophet said, "Three persons will get their
reward twice. (One is) a person who has a slave
girl and he educates her properly and teaches her
good manners properly (without violence) and
then manumits and marries her. Such a person
will get a double reward. (Another is) a believer
from the people of the scriptures who has been a
true believer and then he believes in the Prophet
(Muhammad). Such a person will get a double
reward. (The third is) a slave who observes
Allah's Rights and Obligations and is sincere to
his master."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 256:
Narrated As-Sab bin Jaththama:
The Prophet passed by me at a place called
Al-Abwa or Waddan, and was asked whether it
was permissible to attack the pagan warriors at
night with the probability of exposing their
women and children to danger. The Prophet
replied, "They (i.e. women and children) are from
them (i.e. pagans)." I also heard the Prophet

saying, "The institution of Hima is invalid except

for Allah and His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 257:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
During some of the Ghazawat of the Prophet a
woman was found killed. Allah's Apostle
disapproved the killing of women and children.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 258:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
During some of the Ghazawat of Allah's Apostle
a woman was found killed, so Allah's Apostle
forbade the killing of women and children.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 259:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle sent us in a mission (i.e. am
army-unit) and said, "If you find so-and-so and
so-and-so, burn both of them with fire." When
we intended to depart, Allah's Apostle said, "I
have ordered you to burn so-and-so and
so-and-so, and it is none but Allah Who punishes
with fire, so, if you find them, kill them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 260:
Narrated Ikrima:
Ali burnt some people and this news reached Ibn
'Abbas, who said, "Had I been in his place I
would not have burnt them, as the Prophet said,
'Don't punish (anybody) with Allah's Punishment.'
No doubt, I would have killed them, for the
Prophet said, 'If somebody (a Muslim) discards
his religion, kill him.' "
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 261:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A group of eight men from the tribe of 'Ukil came
to the Prophet and then they found the climate of
Medina unsuitable for them. So, they said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Provide us with some milk."
Allah's Apostle said, "I recommend that you
should join the herd of camels." So they went
and drank the urine and the milk of the camels
(as a medicine) till they became healthy and fat.
Then they killed the shepherd and drove away
the camels, and they became unbelievers after
whey were Muslims. When the Prophet was
informed by a shouter for help, he sent some men

in their pursuit, and before the sun rose high, they

were brought, and he had their hands and feet
cut off. Then he ordered for nails which were
heated and passed over their eyes, and whey

were left in the Harra (i.e. rocky land in Medina).

They asked for water, and nobody provided
them with water till they died (Abu Qilaba, a
sub-narrator said, "They committed murder and
theft and fought against Allah and His Apostle,
and spread evil in the land.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 262:
Narrated Jarir:
Allah's Apostles said to me, "Will you relieve me
from Dhul-Khalasa? Dhul-Khalasa was a house
(of an idol) belonging to the tribe of Khath'am
called Al-Ka'ba Al-Yama-niya. So, I proceeded
with one hundred and fifty cavalry men from the
tribe of Ahmas, who were excellent knights. It
happened that I could not sit firm on horses, so
the Prophet , stroke me over my chest till I saw
his finger-marks over my chest, he said, 'O
Allah! Make him firm and make him a guiding
and rightly guided man.' " Jarir proceeded
towards that house, and dismantled and burnt it.
Then he sent a messenger to Allah's Apostle

informing him of that. Jarir's messenger said, "By

Him Who has sent you with the Truth, I did not

come to you till I had left it like an emancipated

or gabby camel (i.e. completely marred and
spoilt)." Jarir added, "The Prophet asked for
Allah's Blessings for the horses and the men of
Ahmas five times."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 263:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet burnt the date-palms of Bani
An-Nadir.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 264:
Narrated Al-Bara bin Azib:

Allah's Apostle sent a group of Ansari men to kill

Abu-Rafi. One of them set out and entered their
(i.e. the enemies) fort. That man said, "I hid
myself in a stable for their animals. They closed

the fort gate. Later they lost a donkey of theirs,

so they went out in its search. I, too, went out
along with them, pretending to look for it. They
found the donkey and entered their fort. And I,
too, entered along with them. They closed the
gate of the fort at night, and kept its keys in a
small window where I could see them. When
those people slept, I took the keys and opened
the gate of the fort and came upon Abu Rafi and
said, 'O Abu Rafi. When he replied me, I
proceeded towards the voice and hit him. He
shouted and I came out to come back,
pretending to be a helper. I said, 'O Abu Rafi,
changing the tone of my voice. He asked me,
'What do you want; woe to your mother?' I
asked him, 'What has happened to you?' He
said, 'I don't know who came to me and hit me.'
Then I drove my sword into his belly and pushed
it forcibly till it touched the bone. Then I came
out, filled with puzzlement and went towards a
ladder of theirs in order to get down but I fell
down and sprained my foot. I came to my

companions and said, 'I will not leave till I hear

the wailing of the women.' So, I did not leave till

I heard the women bewailing Abu Rafi, the
merchant pf Hijaz. Then I got up, feeling no
ailment, (and we proceeded) till we came upon
the Prophet and informed him."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 265:
Narrated Al-Bara bin Azib:
Allah's Apostle sent a group of the Ansar to Abu

Rafi. Abdullah bin Atik entered his house at night

and killed him while he was sleeping.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 266l:
Narrated Salim Abu An-Nadr:
(the freed slave of 'Umar bin 'Ubaidullah) I was
Umar's clerk. Once Abdullah bin Abi Aufa wrote
a letter to 'Umar when he proceeded to
Al-Haruriya. I read in it that Allah's Apostle in

one of his military expeditions against the enemy,

waited till the sun declined and then he got up
amongst the people saying, "O people! Do not
wish to meet the enemy, and ask Allah for safety,
but when you face the enemy, be patient, and
remember that Paradise is under the shades of
swords." Then he said, "O Allah, the Revealer of
the Holy Book, and the Mover of the clouds and
the Defeater of the clans, defeat them, and grant
us victory over them."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 266c:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said: "Do not wish to meet the
enemy, but when you meet face) the enemy, be
patient."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 267:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Khosrau will be ruined, and
there will be no Khosrau after him, and Caesar
will surely be ruined and there will be no Caesar
after him, and you will spend their treasures in
Allah's Cause." He called, "War is deceit'.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 268:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle called,: "War is deceit".
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 269:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "War is deceit."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 270:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin
Al-Ashraf who has really hurt Allah and His
Apostle?" Muhammad bin Maslama said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Do you like me to kill him?" He
replied in the affirmative. So, Muhammad bin
Maslama went to him (i.e. Ka'b) and said, "This
person (i.e. the Prophet) has put us to task and
asked us for charity." Ka'b replied, "By Allah,
you will get tired of him." Muhammad said to
him, "We have followed him, so we dislike to
leave him till we see the end of his affair."
Muhammad bin Maslama went on talking to him
in this way till he got the chance to kill him.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 271:
Narrated Jabir:
The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka'b bin
Ashraf (i.e. a Jew)." Muhammad bin Maslama
replied, "Do you like me to kill him?" The
Prophet replied in the affirmative. Muhammad
bin Maslama said, "Then allow me to say what I

like." The Prophet replied, "I do (i.e. allow you)."

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 272:
Narrated Al-Bara:

I saw Allah's Apostle on the day (of the battle) of

the Trench carrying earth till the hair of his chest

were covered with dust and he was a hairy man.
He was reciting the following verses of 'Abdullah
(bin Rawaha): "O Allah, were it not for You, We
would not have been guided, Nor would we
have given in charity, nor prayed. So, bestow on
us calmness, and when we meet the enemy. Then
make our feet firm, for indeed, Yet if they want

to put us in affliction, (i.e. want to fight against us)

we would not (flee but withstand them)." The
Prophet used to raise his voice while reciting
these verses. (See Hadith No. 432, Vol. 5).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 273:
Narrated Jarir:
Allah's Apostle did not screen himself from me
since my embracing Islam, and whenever he saw
me he would receive me with a smile. Once I
told him that I could not sit firm on horses. He
stroke me on the chest with his hand and said,
"O Allah! Make him firm and make him a guiding
and a rightly-guided man."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 274:
Narrated Abu Hazim:
The people asked Sahl bin Sad As-Sa' idi "With
what thing (medicine) was the wound of Allah's
Apostle treated?" He replied, "There is none left
(living) amongst the people who knows it better
than. 'Ali used to bring water in his shield and
Fatima (i.e. the Prophet's daughter) used to wash
the blood off his face. Then a mat (of palm
leaves) was burnt and its ash was inserted in the
wound of Allah's Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 275:
Narrated Abu Burda:
That his father said, "The Prophet sent Mu'adh
and Abu Musa to Yemen telling them. 'Treat the
people with ease and don't be hard on them; give
them glad tidings and don't fill them with
aversion; and love each other, and don't differ."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 276:
Narrated Al-Bara bin Azib:
The Prophet appointed 'Abdullah bin Jubair as
the commander of the infantry men (archers) who
were fifty on the day (of the battle) of Uhud. He
instructed them, "Stick to your place, and don't

leave it even if you see birds snatching us, till I

send for you; and if you see that we have
defeated the infidels and made them flee, even
then you should not leave your place till I send
for you." Then the infidels were defeated. By
Allah, I saw the women fleeing lifting up their

clothes revealing their leg-bangles and their legs.

So, the companions of 'Abdullah bin Jubair said,
"The booty! O people, the booty ! Your
companions have become victorious, what are
you waiting for now?" 'Abdullah bin Jubair said,
"Have you forgotten what Allah's Apostle said to
you?" They replied, "By Allah! We will go to the
people (i.e. the enemy) and collect our share
from the war booty." But when they went to
them, they were forced to turn back defeated. At

that time Allah's Apostle in their rear was calling

them back. Only twelve men remained with the
Prophet and the infidels martyred seventy men
from us.
On the day (of the battle) of Badr, the Prophet
and his companions had caused the 'Pagans to
lose 140 men, seventy of whom were captured
and seventy were killed. Then Abu Sufyan asked
thrice, "Is Muhammad present amongst these
people?" The Prophet ordered his companions
not to answer him. Then he asked thrice, "Is the
son of Abu Quhafa present amongst these
people?" He asked again thrice, "Is the son of
Al-Khattab present amongst these people?" He
then returned to his companions and said, "As for
these (men), they have been killed." 'Umar could
not control himself and said (to Abu Sufyan),
"You told a lie, by Allah! O enemy of Allah! All
those you have mentioned are alive, and the thing
which will make you unhappy is still there." Abu
Sufyan said, "Our victory today is a
counterbalance to yours in the battle of Badr,
and in war (the victory) is always undecided and

is shared in turns by the belligerents, and you will

find some of your (killed) men mutilated, but I
did not urge my men to do so, yet I do not feel

sorry for their deed" After that he started reciting

cheerfully, "O Hubal, be high! (1) On that the
Prophet said (to his companions), "Why don't
you answer him back?" They said, "O Allah's
Apostle What shall we say?" He said, "Say,
Allah is Higher and more Sublime." (Then) Abu
Sufyan said, "We have the (idol) Al Uzza, and
you have no Uzza." The Prophet said (to his
companions), "Why don't you answer him
back?" They asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What
shall we say?" He said, "Says Allah is our Helper
and you have no helper."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 277:
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle was the (most handsome), most
generous and the bravest of all the people. Once
the people of Medina got frightened having heard
an uproar at night. So, the Prophet met the
people while he was riding an unsaddled horse
belonging to Abu Talha and carrying his sword
(slung over his shoulder). He said (to them),
"Don't get scared, don't get scared." Then he
added, "I found it (i.e the horse) very fast."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 278:
Narrated Salama:
I went out of Medina towards Al-Ghaba. When
I reached the mountain path of Al-Ghaba, a slave
of 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf met me. I said to
him, "Woe to you! What brought you here?" He
replied, "The she-camels of the Prophet have
been taken away." I said, "Who took them?" He
said, "Ghatafan and Fazara." So, I sent three
cries, "O Sabaha-h ! O Sabahah !" so loudly that
made the people in between its (i.e. Medina's)
two mountains hear me. Then I rushed till I met
them after they had taken the camels away. I
started throwing arrows at them saying, "I am the
son of Al-Akwa"; and today perish the mean
people!" So, I saved the she-camels from them
before they (i.e. the robbers) could drink water.
When I returned driving the camels, the Prophet
met me, I said, "O Allah's Apostle Those people
are thirsty and I have prevented them from
drinking water, so send some people to chase
them." The Prophet said, "O son of Al-Akwa',
you have gained power (over your enemy), so
forgive (them). (Besides) those people are now
being entertained by their folk."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 279:
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
A man asked Al-Bara "O Abu 'Umara! Did you
flee on the day (of the battle) of Hunain?"
Al-Bara replied while I was listening, "As for
Allah's Apostle he did not flee on that day. Abu
Sufyan bin Al-Harith was holding the reins of his
mule and when the pagans attacked him, he
dismounted and started saying, 'I am the

Prophet, and there is no lie about it; I am the son

of 'Abdul Muttalib.' On that day nobody was
seen braver than the Prophet
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 280:
Narrated Abu Sa'id Al-Khudri:
When the tribe of Bani Quraiza was ready to
accept Sad's judgment, Allah's Apostle sent for
Sad who was near to him. Sad came, riding a
donkey and when he came near, Allah's Apostle
said (to the Ansar), "Stand up for your leader."
Then Sad came and sat beside Allah's Apostle
who said to him. "These people are ready to
accept your judgment." Sad said, "I give the
judgment that their warriors should be killed and
their children and women should be taken as
prisoners." The Prophet then remarked, "O Sad!
You have judged amongst them with (or similar
to) the judgment of the King Allah."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 281:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle sent a Sariya of ten men as spies
under the leadership of 'Asim bin Thabit
al-Ansari, the grandfather of 'Asim bin Umar
Al-Khattab. They proceeded till they reached
Hadaa, a place between 'Usfan, and Mecca, and
their news reached a branch of the tribe of
Hudhail called Bani Lihyan. About two-hundred

men, who were all archers, hurried to follow their

tracks till they found the place where they had
eaten dates they had brought with them from
Medina. They said, "These are the dates of
Yathrib (i.e. Medina), "and continued following
their tracks When 'Asim and his companions saw
their pursuers, they went up a high place and the
infidels circled them. The infidels said to them,
"Come down and surrender, and we promise

and guarantee you that we will not kill any one of

you" 'Asim bin Thabit; the leader of the Sariya
said, "By Allah! I will not come down to be
under the protection of infidels. O Allah! Convey
our news to Your Prophet. Then the infidels
threw arrows at them till they martyred 'Asim
along with six other men, and three men came
down accepting their promise and convention,
and they were Khubaib-al-Ansari and Ibn
Dathina and another man So, when the infidels
captured them, they undid the strings of their
bows and tied them. Then the third (of the
captives) said, "This is the first betrayal. By
Allah! I will not go with you. No doubt these,
namely the martyred, have set a good example to
us." So, they dragged him and tried to compel
him to accompany them, but as he refused, they
killed him. They took Khubaid and Ibn Dathina
with them and sold them (as slaves) in Mecca

(and all that took place) after the battle of Badr.

Khubaib was bought by the sons of Al-Harith bin
'Amir bin Naufal bin 'Abd Manaf. It was
Khubaib who had killed Al-Harith bin 'Amir on
the day (of the battle of) Badr. So, Khubaib
remained a prisoner with those people.
Narrated Az-Zuhri: 'Ubaidullah bin 'Iyyad said
that the daughter of Al-Harith had told him,
"When those people gathered (to kill Khubaib)
he borrowed a razor from me to shave his pubes
and I gave it to him. Then he took a son of mine
while I was unaware when he came upon him. I
saw him placing my son on his thigh and the razor
was in his hand. I got scared so much that
Khubaib noticed the agitation on my face and

said, 'Are you afraid that I will kill him? No, I will

never do so.' By Allah, I never saw a prisoner
better than Khubaib. By Allah, one day I saw
him eating of a bunch of grapes in his hand while

he was chained in irons, and there was no fruit at

that time in Mecca." The daughter of Al-Harith
used to say, "It was a boon Allah bestowed upon
Khubaib." When they took him out of the
Sanctuary (of Mecca) to kill him outside its
boundaries, Khubaib requested them to let him
offer two Rakat (prayer). They allowed him and
he offered Two Rakat and then said, "Hadn't I

been afraid that you would think that I was afraid

(of being killed), I would have prolonged the

prayer. O Allah, kill them all with no exception."

(He then recited the poetic verse):-- "I being
martyred as a Muslim, Do not mind how I am
killed in Allah's Cause, For my killing is for
Allah's Sake, And if Allah wishes, He will bless
the amputated parts of a torn body" Then the son
of Al Harith killed him. So, it was Khubaib who
set the tradition for any Muslim sentenced to
death in captivity, to offer a two-Rak'at prayer

(before being killed). Allah fulfilled the invocation

of Asim bin Thabit on that very day on which he
was martyred. The Prophet informed his
companions of their news and what had
happened to them. Later on when some infidels
from Quraish were informed that Asim had been
killed, they sent some people to fetch a part of
his body (i.e. his head) by which he would be
recognized. (That was because) 'Asim had killed
one of their chiefs on the day (of the battle) of
Badr. So, a swarm of wasps, resembling a shady
cloud, were sent to hover over Asim and protect
him from their messenger and thus they could not
cut off anything from his flesh.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 282:
Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said, "Free the captives, feed the
hungry and pay a visit to the sick."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 283:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
I asked Ali, "Do you have the knowledge of any
Divine Inspiration besides what is in Allah's
Book?" 'Ali replied, "No, by Him Who splits the
grain of corn and creates the soul. I don't think
we have such knowledge, but we have the ability
of understanding which Allah may endow a
person with, so that he may understand the
Qur'an, and we have what is written in this paper

as well." I asked, "What is written in this paper?"

He replied, "(The regulations of) blood-money,
the freeing of captives, and the judgment that no
Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 284:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Some Ansari men asked permission from Allah's
Apostle saying, "O Allah's Apostle! Allow us not
to take the ransom of our nephew Al Abbas. The
Prophet replied, "Do not leave a single Dirham
thereof."
(In another narration) Anas said, "Some wealth
was brought to the Prophet from Bahrain. Al
Abbas came to him and said, 'O Allah's Apostle!
Give me (some of it), as I have paid my and
'Aqil's ransom.' The Prophet said, 'Take,' and
gave him in his garment."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 285:
Narrated Jubair:
(who was among the captives of the Battle of
Badr) I heard the Prophet reciting 'Surat-at-Tur'
in the Maghrib prayer.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 286:
Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa:
"An infidel spy came to the Prophet while he was
on a journey. The spy sat with the companions of
the Prophet and started talking and then went
away. The Prophet said (to his companions),
'Chase and kill him.' So, I killed him." The
Prophet then gave him the belongings of the
killed spy (in addition to his share of the war
booty).
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 287:
Narrated 'Amr bin Maimun:
Umar (after he was stabbed), instructed (his
would-be-successor) saying, "I urge him (i.e. the
new Caliph) to take care of those non-Muslims
who are under the protection of Allah and His
Apostle in that he should observe the convention
agreed upon with them, and fight on their behalf
(to secure their safety) and he should not
over-tax them beyond their capability."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 288:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
Ibn 'Abbas said, "Thursday! What (great thing)
took place on Thursday!" Then he started
weeping till his tears wetted the gravels of the
ground . Then he said, "On Thursday the illness
of Allah's Apostle was aggravated and he said,
"Fetch me writing materials so that I may have
something written to you after which you will
never go astray." The people (present there)
differed in this matter and people should not
differ before a prophet. They said, "Allah's

Apostle is seriously sick.' The Prophet said, "Let

me alone, as the state in which I am now, is
better than what you are calling me for." The
Prophet on his death-bed, gave three orders
saying, "Expel the pagans from the Arabian
Peninsula, respect and give gifts to the foreign
delegates as you have seen me dealing with
them." I forgot the third (order)" (Ya'qub bin
Muhammad said, "I asked Al-Mughira bin
'Abdur-Rahman about the Arabian Peninsula and
he said, 'It comprises Mecca, Medina,
Al-Yama-ma and Yemen." Ya'qub added, "And
Al-Arj, the beginning of Tihama.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 289:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
'Umar saw a silken cloak being sold in the
market and he brought it to Allah's Apostle and
said, "O Allah's Apostle! Buy this cloak and

adorn yourself with it on the 'Id festivals and on

meeting the delegations." Allah's Apostle replied,

"This is the dress for the one who will have no
share in the Hereafter (or, this is worn by one
who will have no share in the Hereafter)." After
sometime had passed, Allah's Apostle sent a
silken cloak to 'Umar. 'Umar took it and brought
it to Allah's Apostle and said, "O Allah's
Apostle! You have said that this is the dress of
that who will have no share in the Hereafter (or,
this is worn by one who will have no share in the
Hereafter), yet you have sent me this!" The

Prophet said," I have sent it) so that you may sell

it or fulfill with it some of your needs."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 290d:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Umar and a group of the companions of the
Prophet set out with the Prophet to Ibn Saiyad.
He found him playing with some boys near the
hillocks of Bani Maghala. Ibn Saiyad at that time
was nearing his puberty. He did not notice (the
Prophet's presence) till the Prophet stroked him
on the back with his hand and said, "Ibn Saiyad!
Do you testify that I am Allah's Apostle?" Ibn

Saiyad looked at him and said, "I testify that you

are the Apostle of the illiterates."
Then Ibn Saiyad asked the Prophet. "Do you
testify that I am the apostle of Allah?" The
Prophet said to him, "I believe in Allah and His
Apostles." Then the Prophet said (to Ibn
Saiyad). "What do you see?" Ibn Saiyad replied,
"True people and false ones visit me." The
Prophet said, "Your mind is confused as to this
matter." The Prophet added, " I have kept
something (in my mind) for you." Ibn Saiyad said,
"It is Ad-Dukh." The Prophet said (to him),
"Shame be on you! You cannot cross your
limits." On that 'Umar said, "O Allah's Apostle!
Allow me to chop his head off." The Prophet
said, "If he should be him (i.e. Ad-Dajjal) then
you cannot overpower him, and should he not be
him, then you are not going to benefit by
murdering him."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 290:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
(Later on) Allah's Apostle (once again) went
along with Ubai bin Ka'b to the garden of
date-palms where Ibn Saiyad was staying. When
the Prophet entered the garden, he started hiding
himself behind the trunks of the date-palms as he
wanted to hear something from the Ibn Saiyad
before the latter could see him. Ibn Saiyad was

lying in his bed, covered with a velvet sheet from

where his murmurs were heard. Ibn Saiyad's
mother saw the Prophet while he was hiding
himself behind the trunks of the date-palms. She
addressed Ibn Saiyad, "O Saf!" (And this was
his name). Ibn Saiyad got up. The Prophet said,
"Had this woman let him to himself, he would
have revealed the reality of his case." Then the
Prophet got up amongst the people, glorifying
Allah as He deserves, he mentioned Ad-Dajjal,
saying, "I warn you about him (i.e. Ad-Dajjal)
and there is no prophet who did not warn his
nation about him, and Noah warned his nation
about him, but I tell you a statement which no
prophet informed his nation of. You should
understand that he is a one-eyed man and Allah
is not one-eyed."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 291:
Narrated Usama bin Zaid:
I asked the Prophet during his Hajj, "O Allah's
Apostle! Where will you stay tomorrow?" He
said, "Has Aqil left for us any house?" He then
added, "Tomorrow we will stay at Khaif Bani
Kinana, i.e. Al-Muhassab, where (the Pagans of)
Quraish took an oath of Kufr (i.e. to be loyal to
heathenism) in that Bani Kinana got allied with
Quraish against Bani Hashim on the terms that
they would not deal with the members of the is

tribe or give them shelter." (Az-Zuhri said, "Khaif

means valley.") (See Hadith No. 659, Vol. 2)
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 292:
Narrated Aslam:
Umar bin Al-Khattab appointed a freed slave of
his, called Hunai, manager of the Hima (i.e. a
pasture devoted for grazing the animals of the

Zakat or other specified animals). He said to him,

"O Hunai! Don't oppress the Muslims and ward
off their curse (invocations against you) for the
invocation of the oppressed is responded to (by
Allah); and allow the shepherd having a few
camels and those having a few sheep (to graze
their animals), and take care not to allow the
livestock of 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf and the
livestock of ('Uthman) bin 'Affan, for if their
livestock should perish, then they have their
farms and gardens, while those who own a few
camels and those who own a few sheep, if their
livestock should perish, would bring their
dependents to me and appeal for help saying, 'O

chief of the believers! O chief of the believers!'

Would I then neglect them? (No, of course). So,
I find it easier to let them have water and grass

rather than to give them gold and silver (from the

Muslims' treasury). By Allah, these people think

that I have been unjust to them. This is their land,

and during the pre-lslamic period, they fought for

it and they embraced Islam (willingly) while it
was in their possession. By Him in Whose Hand
my life is! Were it not for the animals (in my

custody) which I give to be ridden for striving in

Allah's Cause, I would not have turned even a
span of their land into a Hima."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 293:
Narrated Hudhaifa:
The Prophet said (to us), " List the names of
those people who have announced that they are
Muslims." So, we listed one thousand and five
hundred men. Then we wondered, "Should we
be afraid (of infidels) although we are one
thousand and five hundred in number?" No
doubt, we witnessed ourselves being afflicted
with such bad trials that one would have to offer
the prayer alone in fear.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 294:
Narrated Al-Amash:
"We (listed the Muslims and) found them five
hundred." And Abu Muawiya said, "Between
six-hundred to seven-hundred."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 295:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
A man came to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's
Apostle! I have enlisted in the army for
such-and-such Ghazwa, and my wife is leaving
for Hajj." Allah's Apostle said, "Go back and
perform Hajj with your wife."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 296:
Narrated Az-Zuhri:
as follows in Hadith 297.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 297:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
We were in the company of Allah's Apostle in a
Ghazwa, and he remarked about a man who
claimed to be a Muslim, saying, "This (man) is
from the people of the (Hell) Fire." When the

battle started, the man fought violently till he got

wounded. Somebody said, "O Allah's Apostle!
The man whom you described as being from the
people of the (Hell) Fire fought violently today
and died." The Prophet said, "He will go to the
(Hell) Fire." Some people were on the point of
doubting (the truth of what the Prophet had said)
while they were in this state, suddenly someone

said that he was still alive but severely wounded.

When night fell, he lost patience and committed
suicide. The Prophet was informed of that, and
he said, "Allah is Greater! I testify that I am
Allah's Slave and His Apostle." Then he ordered
Bilal to announce amongst the people: 'None will
enter Paradise but a Muslim, and Allah may
support this religion (i.e. Islam) even with a
disobedient man.'
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 298:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle delivered a sermon and said,
"Zaid received the flag and was martyred, then
Ja'far took it and was martyred, then 'Abdullah
bin Rawaha took it and was martyred, and then
Khalid bin Al-Walid took it without being
appointed, and Allah gave him victory." The
Prophet added, "I am not pleased (or they will
not be pleased) that they should remain (alive)
with us," while his eyes were shedding tears.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 299:
Narrated Anas:
The people of the tribes of Ril, Dhakwan, 'Usiya
and Bani Lihyan came to the Prophet and
claimed that they had embraced Islam, and they
requested him to support them with some men to
fight their own people. The Prophet supported
them with seventy men from the Ansar whom we
used to call Al-Qurra'(i.e. Scholars) who (out of
piety) used to cut wood during the day and pray

all the night. So, those people took the (seventy)

men till they reached a place called Bi'r-Ma'ana
where they betrayed and martyred them. So, the
Prophet invoked evil on the tribe of Ril,
Dhakwan and Bani Lihyan for one month in the
prayer.
Narrated Qatada: Anas told us that they (i.e.
Muslims) used to recite a Quranic Verse
concerning those martyrs which was:-- "O Allah!
Let our people be informed on our behalf that we
have met our Lord Who has got pleased with us
and made us pleased." Then the Verse was
cancelled.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 300:
Narrated Abu Talha:
Whenever the Prophet conquered some people,
he would stay in their town for three days.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 301:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet performed 'Umra, setting out from
Al-Jarana where he distributed the war booty of
Hunain.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 302:
Narrated Nafi:
Once a slave of Ibn 'Umar fled and joined the
Byzantine. Khalid bin Al-Walid got him back and
returned him to 'Abdullah (bin 'Umar). Once a
horse of Ibn 'Umar also ran away and followed
the Byzantines, and he (i.e. Khalid) got it back
and returned it to 'Abdullah.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 303:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
That he was riding a horse on the day, the
Muslims fought (against the Byzantines), and the
commander of the Muslim army was Khalid bin
Al-Walid who had been appointed by Abu Bakr.
The enemy took the horse away, and when the
enemy was defeated, Khalid returned the horse
to him.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 304:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
I said, "O Allah's Apostle! We have slaughtered
a young sheep of ours and have ground one Sa
of barley. So, I invite you along with some
persons." So, the Prophet said in a loud voice,
"O the people of the Trench! Jabir had prepared
"Sur" so come along."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 305:
Narrated Um Khalid:
(the daughter of Khalid bin Said) I went to
Allah's Apostle with my father and I was Nearing
a yellow shirt. Allah's Apostle said, "Sanah,

Sanah!" ('Abdullah, the narrator, said that 'Sanah'

meant 'good' in the Ethiopian language). I then
started playing with the seal of Prophethood (in
between the Prophet's shoulders) and my father

rebuked me harshly for that. Allah's Apostle said.

"Leave her," and then Allah's Apostle (invoked

Allah to grant me a long life) by saying (thrice),

"Wear this dress till it is worn out and then wear

it till it is worn out, and then wear it till it is worn

out." (The narrator adds, "It is said that she lived

for a long period, wearing that (yellow) dress till

its color became dark because of long wear.")
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 306:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Al-Hasan bin 'All took a date from the dates of
the Sadaqa and put it in his mouth. The Prophet

said (to him) in Persian, "Kakh, kakh! (i.e. Don't

you know that we do not eat the Sadaqa (i.e.

what is given in charity) (charity is the dirt of the

people))."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 307:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet got up amongst us and mentioned
Al Ghulul, emphasized its magnitude and
declared that it was a great sin saying, "Don't
commit Ghulul for I should not like to see anyone
amongst you on the Day of Ressurection,
carrying over his neck a sheep that will be
bleating, or carrying over his neck a horse that
will be neighing. Such a man will be saying: 'O
Allah's Apostle! Intercede with Allah for me,'
and I will reply, 'I can't help you, for I have
conveyed Allah's Message to you Nor should I
like to see a man carrying over his neck, a camel
that will be grunting. Such a man will say, 'O
Allah's Apostle! Intercede with Allah for me, and
I will say, 'I can't help you for I have conveyed
Allah's Message to you,' or one carrying over his
neck gold and silver and saying, 'O Allah's
Apostle! Intercede with Allah for me,' and I will

say, 'I can't help you for I have conveyed Allah's

Message to you,' or one carrying clothes that will

be fluttering, and the man will say, 'O Allah's
Apostle! Intercede with Allah for me.' And I will

say, 'I can't help you, for I have conveyed Allah's

Message to you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 308:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
There was a man who looked after the family
and the belongings of the Prophet and he was
called Karkara. The man died and Allah's
Apostle said, "He is in the '(Hell) Fire." The
people then went to look at him and found in his
place, a cloak he had stolen from the war booty.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 309:
Narrated Abaya bin Rifaa:
My grandfather, Rafi said, "We were in the
company of the Prophet at DhulHulaifa, and the
people suffered from hunger. We got some
camels and sheep (as booty) and the Prophet
was still behind the people. They hurried and put
the cooking pots on the fire. (When he came) he
ordered that the cooking pots should be upset
and then he distributed the booty (amongst the
people) regarding ten sheep as equal to one
camel then a camel fled and the people chased it

till they got tired, as they had a few horses (for

chasing it). So a man threw an arrow at it and
caused it to stop (with Allah's Permission). On
that the Prophet said, 'Some of these animals
behave like wild beasts, so, if any animal flee
from you, deal with it in the same way." My
grandfather asked (the Prophet ), "We hope (or
are afraid) that we may meet the enemy
tomorrow and we have no knives. Can we
slaughter our animals with canes?" Allah's

Apostle replied, "If the instrument used for killing

causes the animal to bleed profusely and if
Allah's Name is mentioned on killing it, then eat

its meat (i.e. it is lawful) but won't use a tooth or

a nail and I am telling you the reason: A tooth is a

bone (and slaughtering with a bone is forbidden

), and a nail is the slaughtering instrument of the

Ethiopians."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 310:
Narrated Qais:
Jarir bin 'Abdullah said to me, "Allah's Apostle
said to me, 'Won't you relieve me from
Dhul-Khalasa?' Dhul-Khalasa was a house
where the tribe of Khatham used to stay, and it
used to be called Ka'bat-ul Yamaniya. So I
proceeded with one hundred-and-fifty (men)
from the tribe of Ahmas who were good cavalry.

I informed the Prophet that I could not sit firm on

horses, so he stroke me on the chest with his
hand and I noticed his finger marks on my chest.
He invoked, 'O Allah! Make him firm and a
guiding and rightly-guided man." Jarir set out
towards that place, dismantled and burnt it, and
then sent the good news to Allah's Apostle . The
messenger of Jarir said to Allah's Apostle. "O
Allah's Apostle! By Him Who has sent you with

the Truth, I did not come to you till it (i.e. the

house) had been turned (black) like a scabby
camel (covered with tar)." So the Prophet
invokes Allah to Bless the horses of the men of
Ahmas five times.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 311:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, on the day of the Conquest of
Mecca, "There is no migration (after the
Conquest), but Jihad and good intentions, and
when you are called for Jihad, you should
immediately respond to the call."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 312:
Narrated Abu Uthman An-Nahdi:
Mujashi (bin Mas'ud) took his brother Mujalid
bin Musud to the Prophet and said, "This is

Mujalid and he will give a pledge of allegiance to

you for migration." The Prophet said, "There is
no migration after the Conquest of Mecca, but I
will take his pledge of allegiance for Islam."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 313:
Narrated 'Ata':
I and 'Ubai bin 'Umar went to 'Aisha while she
was staying near Thabir (i.e. a mountain). She
said, "There is no Migration after Allah gave His
Prophet victory over Mecca."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 314:
Narrated Sad bin 'Ubaida:
Abu Abdur-Rahman who was one of the
supporters of Uthman said to Abu Talha who
was one of the supporters of Ali, "I perfectly
know what encouraged your leader (i.e. 'Ali) to
shed blood. I heard him saying: Once the
Prophet sent me and Az-Zubair saying, 'Proceed
to such-and-such Ar-Roudah (place) where you

will find a lady whom Hatib has given a letter. So

when we arrived at Ar-Roudah, we requested
the lady to hand over the letter to us. She said,
'Hatib has not given me any letter.' We said to

her. 'Take out the letter or else we will strip off

your clothes.' So she took it out of her braid. So

the Prophet sent for Hatib, (who came) and said,
'Don't hurry in judging me, for, by Allah, I have
not become a disbeliever, and my love to Islam is

increasing. (The reason for writing this letter was)

that there is none of your companions but has
relatives in Mecca who look after their families
and property, while I have nobody there, so I
wanted to do them some favor (so that they
might look after my family and property).' The
Prophet believed him. 'Umar said, 'Allow me to
chop off his (i.e. Hatib's) neck as he has done
hypocrisy.' The Prophet said, (to 'Umar), 'Who
knows, perhaps Allah has looked at the warriors
of Badr and said (to them), 'Do whatever you
like, for I have forgiven you.' " 'Abdur-Rahman
added, "So this is what encouraged him (i.e.
Ali)."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 315:
Narrated Ibn Abi Mulaika:
Ibn Az-Zubair said to Ibn Ja'far "Do you
remember when I, you and Ibn 'Abbas went out

to receive Allah's Apostle?" Ibn Ja'far replied in

the affirmative. Ibn Az-Zubair added, "And
Allah's Apostle made us (i.e. I and Ibn 'Abbas)
ride along with him and left you."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 316:
Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid:
I along with some boys went out to receive
Allah's Apostle at Thaniyatal-Wada'.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 317:
Narrated Abdullah:
When the Prophet returned (from Jihad), he
would say Takbir thrice and add, "We are
returning, if Allah wishes, with repentance and
worshipping and praising (our Lord) and
prostrating ourselves before our Lord. Allah
fulfilled His Promise and helped His Slave, and
He Alone defeated the (infidel) clans."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 318:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
We were in the company of the Prophet while
returning from 'Usfan, and Allah's Apostle was
riding his she-camel keeping Safiya bint Huyay
riding behind him. His she-camel slipped and
both of them fell down. Abu Talha jumped from
his camel and said, "O Allah's Apostle! May
Allah sacrifice me for you." The Prophet said,
"Take care of the lady." So, Abu Talha covered
his face with a garment and went to Safiya and
covered her with it, and then he set right the
condition of their shecamel so that both of them
rode, and we were encircling Allah's Apostle like
a cover. When we approached Medina, the
Prophet said, "We are returning with repentance
and worshipping and praising our Lord." He kept
on saying this till he entered Medina.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 319:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
That he and Abu Talha came in the company of
the Prophet and Safiya was accompanying the
Prophet, who let her ride behind him on his
she-camel. During the journey, the she-camel
slipped and both the Prophet and (his) wife fell
down. Abu Talha (the sub-narrator thinks that
Anas said that Abu Talha jumped from his camel
quickly) said, "O Allah's Apostle! May Allah
sacrifice me for your sake! Did you get hurt?"
The Prophet replied,"No, but take care of the
lady." Abu Talha covered his face with his
garment and proceeded towards her and
covered her with his garment, and she got up. He

then set right the condition of their she-camel and

both of them (i.e. the Prophet and his wife) rode
and proceeded till they approached Medina. The
Prophet said, "We are returning with repentance
and worshipping and praising our Lord." The
Prophet kept on saying this statement till he
entered Medina.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 320:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
I was on a journey in the company of the
Prophet and when we reached Medina, he said
to me, "Enter the Mosque and offer two Rakat."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 321:
Narrated Ka'b:
Whenever the Prophet returned from a journey in
the forenoon, he would enter the Mosque and
offer two Rakat before sitting.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 322:
Narrated Muharib bin Dithar:
Jabir bin 'Abdullah said, "When Allah's Apostle
arrived at Medina, he slaughtered a camel or a
cow." Jabir added, "The Prophet bought a camel
from me for two Uqiyas (of gold) and one or two
Dirhams. When he reached Sirar, he ordered
that a cow be slaughtered and they ate its meat.
When he arrived at Medina, he ordered me to go
to the Mosque and offer two Rakat, and
weighed (and gave) me the price of the camel."
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 323:
Narrated Jabir:
Once I returned from a journey and the Prophet
said (to me) "Offer two Rakat." (Sirar is a place
near Medina).
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 53:
One-fifth of Booty to the
Cause of Allah (Khumus)
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 324:
Narrated Ali:
I got a she-camel in my share of the war booty
on the day (of the battle) of Badr, and the
Prophet had given me a she-camel from the
Khumus. When I intended to marry Fatima, the
daughter of Allah's Apostle, I had an
appointment with a goldsmith from the tribe of

Bani Qainuqa' to go with me to bring Idhkhir (i.e.

grass of pleasant smell) and sell it to the
goldsmiths and spend its price on my wedding
party. I was collecting for my she-camels
equipment of saddles, sacks and ropes while my
two she-camels were kneeling down beside the

room of an Ansari man. I returned after collecting

whatever I collected, to see the humps of my two
she-camels cut off and their flanks cut open and
some portion of their livers was taken out. When
I saw that state of my two she-camels, I could
not help weeping. I asked, "Who has done this?"
The people replied, "Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib
who is staying with some Ansari drunks in this
house." I went away till I reached the Prophet
and Zaid bin Haritha was with him. The Prophet
noticed on my face the effect of what I had
suffered, so the Prophet asked. "What is wrong
with you." I replied, "O Allah's Apostle! I have
never seen such a day as today. Hamza attacked
my two she-camels, cut off their humps, and

ripped open their flanks, and he is sitting there in

a house in the company of some drunks." The
Prophet then asked for his covering sheet, put it
on, and set out walking followed by me and Zaid
bin Haritha till he came to the house where
Hamza was. He asked permission to enter, and
they allowed him, and they were drunk. Allah's
Apostle started rebuking Hamza for what he had
done, but Hamza was drunk and his eyes were
red. Hamza looked at Allah's Apostle and then
he raised his eyes, looking at his knees, then he
raised up his eyes looking at his umbilicus, and
again he raised up his eyes look in at his face.
Hamza then said, "Aren't you but the slaves of
my father?" Allah's Apostle realized that he was
drunk, so Allah's Apostle retreated, and we went
out with him.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 325:
Narrated 'Aisha:

(mother of the believers) After the death of Allah

's Apostle Fatima the daughter of Allah's Apostle
asked Abu Bakr As-Siddiq to give her, her share
of inheritance from what Allah's Apostle had left
of the Fai (i.e. booty gained without fighting)
which Allah had given him. Abu Bakr said to her,
"Allah's Apostle said, 'Our property will not be
inherited, whatever we (i.e. prophets) leave is
Sadaqa (to be used for charity)." Fatima, the
daughter of Allah's Apostle got angry and
stopped speaking to Abu Bakr, and continued
assuming that attitude till she died. Fatima
remained alive for six months after the death of
Allah's Apostle.
She used to ask Abu Bakr for her share from the
property of Allah's Apostle which he left at
Khaibar, and Fadak, and his property at Medina
(devoted for charity). Abu Bakr refused to give
her that property and said, "I will not leave
anything Allah's Apostle used to do, because I
am afraid that if I left something from the
Prophet's tradition, then I would go astray."
(Later on) Umar gave the Prophet's property (of
Sadaqa) at Medina to 'Ali and 'Abbas, but he
withheld the properties of Khaibar and Fadak in
his custody and said, "These two properties are
the Sadaqa which Allah's Apostle used to use for
his expenditures and urgent needs. Now their
management is to be entrusted to the ruler."
(Az-Zuhrl said, "They have been managed in this
way till today.")
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 326:
Narrated Malik bin Aus:
While I was at home, the sun rose high and it got
hot. Suddenly the messenger of 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab came to me and said, "The chief of
the believers has sent for you." So, I went along
with him till I entered the place where 'Umar was
sitting on a bedstead made of date-palm leaves
and covered with no mattress, and he was
leaning over a leather pillow. I greeted him and
sat down. He said, "O Malik! Some persons of
your people who have families came to me and I
have ordered that a gift should be given to them,
so take it and distribute it among them." I said,
"O chief of the believers! I wish that you order
someone else to do it." He said, "O man! Take
it." While I was sitting there with him, his
doorman Yarfa' came saying, "'Uthman,
'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf, Az-Zubair and Sad bin
Abi Waqqas are asking your permission (to see
you); may I admit them?" 'Umar said, "Yes", So
they were admitted and they came in, greeted
him, and sat down. After a while Yarfa' came
again and said, "May I admit 'Ali and 'Abbas?"
'Umar said, "yes." So, they were admitted and
they came in and greeted (him) and sat down.
Then 'Abbas said, "O chief of the believers!
Judge between me and this (i.e. 'Ali)." They had
a dispute regarding the property of Bani
An-Nadir which Allah had given to His Apostle
as Fai. The group (i.e. 'Uthman and his
companions) said, "O chief of the believers!
Judge between them and relieve both of them
front each other." 'Umar said, "Be patient! I
beseech you by Allah by Whose Permission the
Heaven and the Earth exist, do you know that
Allah's Apostle said, 'Our (i.e. prophets')
property will not be inherited, and whatever we
leave, is Sadaqa (to be used for charity),' and
Allah's Apostle meant himself (by saying "we'')?"
The group said, "He said so." 'Umar then turned
to 'Ali and 'Abbas and said, "I beseech you by
Allah, do you know that Allah's Apostle said
so?" They replied, " He said so." 'Umar then
said, "So, I will talk to you about this matter.
Allah bestowed on His Apostle with a special
favor of something of this Fai (booty) which he
gave to nobody else." 'Umar then recited the
Holy Verses: "What Allah bestowed as (Fai)
Booty on his Apostle (Muhammad) from them
--- for this you made no expedition with either
cavalry or camelry: But Allah gives power to His
Apostles over whomever He will 'And Allah is
able to do all things." 9:6)
'Umar added "So this property was especially
given to Allah's Apostle, but, by Allah, neither
did he take possession of it and leave your, nor

did he favor himself with it to your exclusion, but

he gave it to all of you and distributed it amongst

you till this property remained out of it. Allah's

Apostle used to spend the yearly expenses of his
family out of this property and used to keep the

rest of its revenue to be spent on Allah 's Cause.

Allah 's Apostle kept on doing this during all his

lifetime. I ask you by Allah do you know this?"

They replies in the affirmative. 'Umar then said to

'Ali and 'Abbas. "I ask you by Allah, do you
know this?" 'Umar added, "When Allah had
taken His Prophet unto Him, 'Abu Bakr said, 'I
am the successor of Allah's Apostle so, Abu
Bakr took over that property and managed it in
the same way as Allah's Apostle used to do, and
Allah knows that he was true, pious and
rightly-guided, and he was a follower of what
was right. Then Allah took Abu Bakr unto Him
and I became Abu Bakr's successor, and I kept
that property in my possession for the first two
years of my Caliphate, managing it in the same
way as Allah's Apostle used to do and as Abu
Bakr used to do, and Allah knows that I have

been true, pious, rightly guided, and a follower of

what is right. Now you both (i.e. 'Ah and
'Abbas) came to talk to me, bearing the same
claim and presenting the same case; you, 'Abbas,
came to me asking for your share from your
nephew's property, and this man, i.e. 'Ali, came

to me asking for his wife's share from her father's

property. I told you both that Allah's Apostle
said, 'Our (prophets') properties are not to be
inherited, but what we leave is Sadaqa (to be

used for charity).' When I thought it right that I

should hand over this property to you, I said to
you, 'I am ready to hand over this property to
you if you wish, on the condition that you would
take Allah's Pledge and Convention that you
would manage it in the same way as Allah's
Apostle used to, and as Abu Bakr used to do,
and as I have done since I was in charge of it.'

So, both of you said (to me), 'Hand it over to us,'

and on that condition I handed it over to you. So,

I ask you by Allah, did I hand it over to them on
this condition?" The group aid, "Yes." Then
'Umar faced 'Ali and Abbas saying, "I ask you
by Allah, did I hand it over to you on this
condition?" They said, "Yes. " He said, " Do you
want now to give a different decision? By Allah,
by Whose Leave both the Heaven and the Earth
exist, I will never give any decision other than

that (I have already given). And if you are unable

to manage it, then return it to me, and I will do
the job on your behalf."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 327:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The delegates of the tribe of 'Abdul-Qais came
and said, "O Allah's Apostle! We are from the
tribe of Rabi'a, and there is the infidels of the
tribe of Mudar intervening between you and us,
so we cannot come to you except in the Sacred
Months. So please order us some instructions
that we may apply it to ourselves and also invite
our people whom we left behind us to observe as

well." The Prophet said, "I order you (to do) four

(things) and forbid you (to do) four: I order you

to believe in Allah, that is, to testify that None

has the right to be worshipped but Allah (the
Prophet pointed with his hand); to offer prayers
perfectly; to pay Zakat; to fast the month of
Ramadan, and to pay the Khumus (i.e. one-fifth)
of the war booty to Allah and I forbid you to use
Ad-dubba', An-Naqir, Al-Hantam and
Al-Muzaffat (i.e. utensils used for preparing
alcoholic drinks)." (See Hadith No. 50, Vol. 1).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 328:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "My heirs should not take
even a single Dinar (i.e. anything from my
property), and whatever I leave, excluding the
expenditure of my wives and my laborers, will be
Sadaqa (i.e. be used for charity)."'
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 329:
Narrated Aisha:
Allah's Apostle died, and there was nothing in my
house that a living being could eat, except some

barley Lying on a shelf. So, I ate of it for a long

period and measured it, and (after a short
period) it was consumed.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 330:
Narrated 'Amr bin Al-Harith:
The Prophet did not leave anything (after his
death) except his arms, a white mule, and a
(piece of) land which he had given as Sadaqa.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 331:
Narrated 'Aisha:
(the wife of the Prophet) When the sickness of
Allah's Apostle got aggravated, he asked the
permission of his wives that he should be treated
in my house, and they permitted him.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 332:
Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika:
'Aisha said, "The Prophet died in my house on
the day of my turn while he was leaning on my
chest closer to my neck, and Allah made my
saliva mix with his Saliva." 'Aisha added,
"'AbdurRahman came with a Siwak and the
Prophet was too weak to use it so I took it,
chewed it and then (gave it to him and he)
cleaned his teeth with it."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 333:
Narrated Safiya:
(the wife of the Prophet) That she came to visit
Allah's Apostle while he was in Itikaf(i.e.
seclusion in the Mosque during the last ten days
of Ramadan. When she got up to return, Allah's
Apostle got up with her and accompanied her,
and when he reached near the gate of the
Mosque close to the door (of the house) of Um
Salama, the wife of the Prophet, two Ansari men
passed by them and greeted Allah's Apostle and
then went away. Allah's Apostle addressed them
saying, "Don't hurry! (She is my wife)," They
said, "Glorified be Allah! O Allah's Apostle (You
are far away from any suspicion)," and his saying
was hard on them. Allah's Apostle said, "Satan
circulates in the mind of a person as blood does
(in his body). I was afraid that Satan might put
some (evil) thoughts in your minds."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 334:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Once I went upstairs in Hafsa's house and saw
the Prophet answering the call of nature with his
back towards the Qibla and facing Sham.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 335:
Narrated Aisha:

That Allah's Apostle used to offer the 'Asr prayer

while the sun was still shining in her Hujra (i.e.

her dwelling place).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 336:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
The Prophet stood up and delivered a sermon,
and pointing to 'Aisha's house (i.e. eastwards),
he said thrice, "Affliction (will appear from)
here," and, "from where the side of the Satan's
head comes out (i.e. from the East)."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 337:
Narrated 'Amra bint Abdur-Rahman:

'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet told her that once

Allah's Apostle was with her and she heard
somebody asking permission to enter Hafsa's
house. She said, "O Allah's Apostle! This man is
asking permission to enter your house." Allah's
Apostle replied, "I think he is so-and-so
(meaning the foster uncle of Hafsa). What is
rendered illegal because of blood relations, is
also rendered illegal because of the
corresponding foster-relations."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 338:
Narrated Anas:
That when Abu Bakr became the Caliph, he sent
him to Bahrain and wrote this letter for him, and
stamped it with the Ring of the Prophet. Three
lines were engraved on the Ring, (the word)
'Muhammad' was in a line, 'Apostle' was in
another line, and 'Allah' in a third.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 339:
Narrated 'Isa bin Tahman:
Anas brought out to us two worn out leather
shoes without hair and with pieces of leather
straps. Later on Thabit Al-Banani told me that
Anas said that they were the shoes of the
Prophet.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 340:
Narrated Abu Burda:
'Aisha brought out to us a patched wool Len

garment, and she said, "(It chanced that) the soul

of Allah's Apostle was taken away while he was
wearing this." Abu-Burda added, "Aisha brought
out to us a thick waist sheet like the ones made
by the Yemenites, and also a garment of the type
called Al-Mulabbada."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 341:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When the cup of Allah's Apostle got broken, he
fixed it with a silver wire at the crack. (The
sub-narrator, 'Asim said, "I saw the cup and
drank (water) in it.")
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 342:
Narrated 'Ali bin Al-Husain:
That when they reached Medina after returning
from Yazid bin Mu'awaiya after the martyrdom
of Husain bin 'Ali (may Allah bestow His Mercy
upon him), Al-Miswar bin Makhrama met him
and said to him, "Do you have any need you may
order me to satisfy?" 'Ali said, "No." Al-Miswar
said, Will you give me the sword of Allah's
Apostle for I am afraid that people may take it

from you by force? By Allah, if you give it to me,

they will never be able to take it till I die." When

Ali bin Abu Talib demanded the hand of the
daughter of Abi Jahal to be his wife besides
Fatima, I heard Allah's Apostle on his pulpit
delivering a sermon in this connection before the
people, and I had then attained my age of
puberty. Allah's Apostle said, "Fatima is from

me, and I am afraid she will be subjected to trials

in her religion (because of jealousy)." The
Prophet then mentioned one of his son-in-law
who was from the tribe of 'Abu Shams, and he
praised him as a good son-in-law, saying,
"Whatever he said was the truth, and he
promised me and fulfilled his promise. I do not

make a legal thing illegal, nor do I make an illegal

thing legal, but by Allah, the daughter of Allah's

Apostle and the daughter of the enemy of Allah,
(i.e. Abu Jahl) can never get together (as the
wives of one man) (See Hadith No. 76, Vo. 5).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 343:
Narrated Ibn Al-Hanafiya:
If Ali had spoken anything bad about 'Uthman
then he would have mentioned the day when
some persons came to him and complained
about the Zakat officials of 'Uthman. 'Ali then
said to me, "Go to 'Uthman and say to him, 'This
document contains the regulations of spending
the Sadaqa of Allah's Apostle so order your
Zakat officials to act accordingly." I took the
document to 'Uthman. 'Uthman said, "Take it

away, for we are not in need of it." I returned to

'Ali with it and informed him of that. He said,
"Put it whence you took it."
Narrated Muhammad bin Suqa: I heard Mundhir
At-Tuzi reporting Ibn Hanafiya who said, "My

father sent me saying, 'Take this letter to 'Uthman

for it contains the orders of the Prophet
concerning the Sadaqa.' "
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 344:
Narrated 'Ali:
Fatima complained of what she suffered from the
hand mill and from grinding, when she got the
news that some slave girls of the booty had been
brought to Allah's Apostle. She went to him to
ask for a maid-servant, but she could not find
him, and told 'Aisha of her need. When the
Prophet came, Aisha informed him of that. The
Prophet came to our house when we had gone to
our beds. (On seeing the Prophet) we were
going to get up, but he said, 'Keep at your

places,' I felt the coolness of the Prophet's feet

on my chest. Then he said, "Shall I tell you a
thing which is better than what you asked me
for? When you go to your beds, say: 'Allahu
Akbar (i.e. Allah is Greater)' for 34 times, and

'Alhamdu Lillah (i.e. all the praises are for Allah)'

for 33 times, and Subhan Allah (i.e. Glorified be
Allah) for 33 times. This is better for you than
what you have requested."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 345:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari:
A man amongst us begot a boy whom he named
Al-Qasim. On that the Ansar said, (to the man),
"We will never call you Abu-al-Qasim and will
never please you with this blessed title." So, he
went to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's
Apostle! I have begotten a boy whom I named
Al-Qasim and the Ansar said, 'We will never call
you Abu-al-Qasim, nor will we please you with
this title.' " The Prophet said, "The Ansar have
done well. Name by my name, but do not name
by my Kunya, for I am Qasim."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 346:
Narrated Muawiya:
Allah's Apostle said, "If Allah wants to do good
for somebody, he makes him comprehend the

Religion (i.e. Islam), and Allah is the Giver and I

am Al-Qasim (i.e. the distributor), and this
(Muslim) nation will remain victorious over their
opponents, till Allah's Order comes and they will
still be victorious "
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said,
"Neither do I give you (anything) nor withhold
(anything) from you, but I am just a distributor
(i.e. Qasim), and I give as I am ordered."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 347:
Narrated Khaula Al-Ansariya:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Some people
spend Allah's Wealth (i.e. Muslim's wealth) in an
unjust manner; such people will be put in the
(Hell) Fire on the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 348:
Narrated 'Urwa-al-Bariqi:
The Prophet said, "Horses are always the source
of good, namely, rewards (in the Hereafter) and
booty, till the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 349:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When Khosrau is ruined,
there will be no Khosrau after him; and when
Caesar is ruined, there will be no Caesar after
him. By Him in Whose Hands my life is, you will
spend their treasures in Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 350:
Narrated Jabir bin Samura:
Allah's Apostle said, "When Khosrau is ruined,
there will be no Khosrau after him; and when
Caesar is ruined, their will be no Caesar after
him. By Him in Whose Hands my life is, you will
spend their treasures in Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 351:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle said, "Booty has been made legal
for me."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 352:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah guarantees him who
strives in His Cause and whose motivation for
going out is nothing but Jihad in His Cause and
belief in His Word, that He will admit him into
Paradise (if martyred) or bring him back to his
dwelling place, whence he has come out, with
what he gains of reward and booty."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 353:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A prophet amongst the
prophets carried out a holy military expedition,
so he said to his followers, 'Anyone who has
married a woman and wants to consummate the
marriage, and has not done so yet, should not
accompany me; nor should a man who has built a
house but has not completed its roof; nor a man
who has sheep or shecamels and is waiting for
the birth of their young ones.' So, the prophet
carried out the expedition and when he reached

that town at the time or nearly at the time of the

'Asr prayer, he said to the sun, 'O sun! You are
under Allah's Order and I am under Allah's

Order O Allah! Stop it (i.e. the sun) from setting.'

It was stopped till Allah made him victorious.
Then he collected the booty and the fire came to
burn it, but it did not burn it. He said (to his
men), 'Some of you have stolen something from
the booty. So one man from every tribe should
give me a pledge of allegiance by shaking hands
with me.' (They did so and) the hand of a man
got stuck over the hand of their prophet. Then
that prophet said (to the man), 'The theft has
been committed by your people. So all the
persons of your tribe should give me the pledge
of allegiance by shaking hands with me.' The
hands of two or three men got stuck over the
hand of their prophet and he said, "You have
committed the theft.' Then they brought a head of
gold like the head of a cow and put it there, and
the fire came and consumed the booty. The
Prophet added: Then Allah saw our weakness
and disability, so he made booty legal for us."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 354:
Narrated Aslam:
'Umar said, "Were it not for those Muslims who
have not come to existence yet, I would have
distributed (the land of) every town I conquer
among the fighters as the Prophet distributed the
land of Khaibar."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 355:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
A bedouin asked the Prophet, "A man may fight
for the sake of booty, and another may fight so
that he may be mentioned by the people, and a

third may fight to show his position (i.e. bravery);

which of these regarded as fighting in Allah's
Cause?" The Prophet said, "He who fights so

that Allah's Word (i.e. Islam) should be superior,

fights for Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 356:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Mulaika:
Some silken cloaks with golden buttons were
presented to the Prophet. He distributed them
amongst his companions and kept one for
Makhrama, bin Naufal. Later on Makhrama
came along with his son Al-Miswar bin
Makhrama, and stood up at the gate and said (to

his son). "Call him (i.e. the Prophet) to me." The

Prophet heard his voice, took a silken cloak and

brought it to him, placing those golden buttons in

front of him saying, "O Abu-al-Miswar! I have
kept this aside for you! O Abu-al Miswar! I have
kept this aside for you!" Makhrama was a
bad-tempered man.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 357:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
People used to give some of their datepalms to
the Prophet (as a gift), till he conquered Bani
Quraiza and Bani An-Nadir, whereupon he
started returning their favors.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 358:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair:
When Az-Zubair got up during the battle of
Al-Jamal, he called me and I stood up beside
him, and he said to me, "O my son! Today one
will be killed either as an oppressor or as an
oppressed one. I see that I will be killed as an
oppressed one. My biggest worry is my debts.
Do you think, if we pay the debts, there will be
something left for us from our money?"
Az-Zubair added, "O my son! Sell our property
and pay my debts." Az-Zubair then willed
one-third of his property and willed one-third of

that portion to his sons; namely, 'Abdullah's sons.

He said, "One-third of the one third. If any
property is left after the payment of the debts,

one-third (of the one-third of what is left) is to be

given to your sons." (Hisham, a sub-narrator
added, "Some of the sons of 'Abdullah were
equal in age to the sons of Az-Zubair e.g.
Khubaib and 'Abbas. 'Abdullah had nine sons
and nine daughters at that time." (The narrator
'Abdullah added:) My father (Az-Zubair) went
on drawing my attention to his debts saying, "If

you should fail to pay part of the debts, appeal to

my Master to help you." By Allah! I could not
understand what he meant till I asked, "O father!
Who is your Master?" He replied, "Allah (is my
Master)." By Allah, whenever I had any difficulty
regarding his debts, I would say, "Master of
Az-Zubair! Pay his debts on his behalf ." and
Allah would (help me to) pay it. Az-Zubair was
martyred leaving no Dinar or Dirham but two
pieces of land, one of which was (called)
Al-Ghaba, and eleven houses in Medina, two in
Basra, one in Kufa and one in Egypt. In fact, the
source of the debt which he owed was, that if
somebody brought some money to deposit with
him. Az Zubair would say, "No, (i won't keep it

as a trust), but I take it as a debt, for I am afraid

it might be lost." Az-Zubair was never appointed
governor or collector of the tax of Kharaj or any
other similar thing, but he collected his wealth
(from the war booty he gained) during the holy
battles he took part in, in the company of the
Prophet, Abu Bakr, 'Umar, and 'Uthman.
('Abdullah bin Az-Zubair added:) When I
counted his debt, it turned to be two million and
two hundred thousand. (The sub-narrator
added:) Hakim bin Hizam met Abdullah bin
Zubair and asked, "O my nephew! How much is
the debt of my brother?" 'Abdullah kept it as a
secret and said, "One hundred thousand," Hakim
said, "By Allah! I don't think your property will

cover it." On that 'Abdullah said to him, "What if

it is two million and two hundred thousand?"
Hakim said, "I don't think you can pay it; so if

you are unable to pay all of it, I will help you."

Az-Zubair had already bought Al-Ghaba for one
hundred and seventy thousand. 'Abdullah sold it
for one million and six hundred thousand. Then
he called the people saying, "Any person who
has any money claim on Az-Zubair should come
to us in Al-Ghaba." There came to him 'Abdullah
bin Ja'far whom Az-Zubair owed four hundred
thousand. He said to 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair, "If
you wish I will forgive you the debt." 'Abdullah
(bin Az-Zubair) said, "No." Then Ibn Ja'far said,
"If you wish you can defer the payment if you
should defer the payment of any debt." Ibn
Az-Zubair said, "No." 'Abdullah bin Ja'far said,
"Give me a piece of the land." 'Abdullah bin
AzZubair said (to him), "Yours is the land
extending from this place to this place." So,
'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair sold some of the
property (including the houses) and paid his debt

perfectly, retaining four and a half shares from the

land (i.e. Al-Ghaba). He then went to Mu'awlya
while 'Amr bin 'Uthman, Al-Mundhir bin
Az-Zubair and Ibn Zam'a were sitting with him.
Mu'awiya asked, "At what price have you
appraised Al-Ghaba?" He said, "One hundred
thousand for each share," Muawiya asked, "How
many shares have been left?" 'Abdullah replied,
"Four and a half shares." Al-Mundhir bin
Az-Zubair said, "I would like to buy one share
for one hundred thousand." 'Amr bin 'Uthman
said, "I would like to buy one share for one
hundred thousand." Ibn Zam'a said, "I would like
to buy one share for one hundred thousand."
Muawiya said, "How much is left now?"
'Abdullah replied, "One share and a half."
Muawiya said, "I would like to buy it for one
hundred and fifty thousand." 'Abdullah also sold
his part to Muawiya six hundred thousand. When
Ibn AzZubair had paid all the debts. Az-Zubair's
sons said to him, "Distribute our inheritance
among us." He said, "No, by Allah, I will not
distribute it among you till I announce in four
successive Hajj seasons, 'Would those who have
money claims on Az-Zubair come so that we
may pay them their debt." So, he started to
announce that in public in every Hajj season, and
when four years had elapsed, he distributed the
inheritance among the inheritors. Az-Zubair had

four wives, and after the one-third of his property

was excluded (according to the will), each of his
wives received one million and two hundred
thousand. So the total amount of his property
was fifty million and two hundred thousand.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 359:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
'Uthman did not join the Badr battle because he
was married to one of the daughters of Allah's
Apostle and she was ill. So, the Prophet said to
him. "You will get a reward and a share (from the
war booty) similar to the reward and the share of
one who has taken part in the Badr battle."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 360:
Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakim and Miswar bin
Makhrama:
When the Hawazin delegation came to Allah's
Apostle after they had embraced Islam and
requested him to return their properties and war
prisoners to them, Allah's Apostle said, "To me
the best talk is the truest, so you may choose
either of two things; the war prisoners or the
wealth, for I have delayed their distribution."
Allah's Apostle had waited for them for over ten
days when he returned from Ta'if. So, when
those people came to know that Allah's Apostle
was not going to return to them except one of the
two things the said, "We choose our war
Prisoners 'Allah's Apostle stood up amongst the
Muslims, and after glorifying Allah as He
deserved, he said, "Now then, these brothers of
yours have come to us with repentance, and I

see it logical that I should return their captives to

them, so whoever of you likes to do that as a
favor then he can do it, and whoever amongst

you likes to stick to his share, let him give up his

prisoners and we will compensate him from the
very first Fai' (i.e. war booty received without

fight) which Allah will give us." On that, all the

people said. 'O Allah's Apostles We have agreed
willingly to do so (return the captives)" Then
Allah's Apostle said to them "I do not know who
amongst you has agreed to this and who has not.
You should return and let your leaders inform me
of your agreement." The people returned and
their leaders spoke to them, and then came to
Allah's Apostle and said, "All the people have
agreed willingly to do so and have given the
permission to return the war prisoners (without
Compensation)" (Az-Zuhri, the sub-narrator
states) This is what has been related to us about
the captives of Hawazin.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 361:
Narrated Zahdam:
Once we were in the house of Abu Musa who
presented a meal containing cooked chicken. A
man from the tribe of Bani Taim Allah with red
complexion as if he were from the Byzantine war
prisoners, was present. Abu Musa invited him to
share the meal but he (apologised) saying. "I saw
chickens eating dirty things and so I have had a
strong aversion to eating them, and have taken an

oath that I will not eat chickens." Abu Musa said,

"Come along, I will tell you about this matter (i.e.

how to cancel one's oat ). I went to the Prophet
in the company of a group of Al-Ashariyin,
asked him to provide us with means of
conveyance. He said, 'By Allah, I will not
provide you with any means of conveyance and I
have nothing to make you ride on.' Then some
camels as booty were brought to Allah's Apostle
and he asked for us saying. 'Where are the group
of Al-Ash'ariyun?' Then he ordered that we
should be given five camels with white humps.
When we set out we said, 'What have we done?
We will never be blessed (with what we have
been given).' So, we returned to the Prophet and
said, 'We asked you to provide us with means of
conveyance, but you took an oath that you
would not provide us with any means of
conveyance. Did you forget (your oath when you
gave us the camels)? He replied. 'I have not
provided you with means of conveyance, but
Allah has provided you with it, and by Allah,
Allah willing, if ever I take an oath to do
something, and later on I find that it is more

beneficial to do something different, I will do the

thing which is better, and give expiation for my
oath."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 362:
Narrated Nafi from Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle sent a Sariya towards Najd, and
Abdullah bin 'Umar was in the Sariya. They
gained a great number of camels as war booty.
The share of each one of them was twelve or
eleven camels, and they were given an extra
camel each.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 363:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle used to give extra share to some
of the members of the Sariya he used to send, in
addition to the shares they shared with the army
in general.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 364:
Narrated Abu Musa:
We got the news of the migration of the Prophet
while we were in Yemen, so we set out migrating
to him. We were, I and my two brothers, I being
the youngest, and one of my brothers was Abu
Burda and the other was Abu Ruhm. We were
over fifty (or fifty-three or fifty two) men from
our people. We got on board a ship which took
us to An-Najashi in Ethiopia, and there we found
Ja'far bin Abu Talib and his companions with

An-Najaishi. Ja'far said (to us), "Allah's Apostle

has sent us here and ordered us to stay here, so

you too, stay with us." We stayed with him till we

all left (Ethiopia) and met the Prophet at the time

when he had conquered Khaibar. He gave us a
share from its booty (or gave us from its booty).
He gave only to those who had taken part in the
Ghazwa with him. but he did not give any share
to any person who had not participated in
Khaibar's conquest except the people of our
ship, besides Ja'far and his companions, whom

he gave a share as he did them (i.e. the people of

the ship).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 365:
Narrated Jabir:
Allah's Apostle said (to me), "If the property of
Bahrain had come to us, I would have given you
so much and so much." But the Bahrain property
did not come till the Prophet had died. When the
Bahrain property came. Abu Bakr ordered
somebody to announce, "Any person who has
money claim on Allah's Apostle or whom Allah's
Apostle had promised something, should come
to us." So, I went to him and said, "Allah's
Apostle had promised to give me so much an so
much." Abu Bakr scooped up money with both
hands thrice for me." (The sub-narrator Sufyan
illustrated this action by scooping up with both
hands and said, "Ibn Munkadir, another

sub-narrator, used to illustrate it in this way.")

Narrated Jabir: Once I went to Abu Bakr and
asked for the money but he did not give me, and
I went to him again, but he did not give me, so I
went to him for the third time and said, "I asked
you, but you did not give me; then I asked you
(for the second time) and you did not give me;
then I asked you (for the third time) but you did
not give me. You should either give me or allow
yourself to be considered a miser regarding my
case." Abu Bakr said, "You tell me that I am a
miser with regard to you. But really, whenever I

rejected your request, I had the inclination to give

you."
(In another narration Jabir added:) So, Abu Bakr
scooped up money with both hands for me and

asked me to count it. I found out that It was five

hundred. Abu Bakr told me to take twice that
amount.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 366:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
While Allah's Apostle was distributing the booty
at Al-Ja'rana, somebody said to him "Be just (in

your distribution)." The Prophet replied, "Verily I

would be miserable if I did not act justly."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 367:
Narrated Jubair bin Mutim:
The Prophet talked about war prisoners of Badr
saying, "Had Al-Mutim bin Adi been alive and
interceded with me for these mean people, I
would have freed them for his sake."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 368:
Narrated Jubair bin Mutim:
I and 'Uthman bin 'Affan went to Allah's Apostle
and said, "O Allah's Apostle! You have given to
Bani Al-Muttalib and left us although they and
we are of the same kinship to you." Allah's
Apostle said, "Bani Muttalib and Bani Hashim
are one and the same." The Prophet did not give
a share to Bani Abd Shams and Bani Naufai.
(Ibn Ishaq said, "Abd Shams and Hashim and
Al-Muttalib were maternal brothers and their
mother was 'Atika bint Murra and Naufal was
their paternal brother.)
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 369:
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf:
While I was standing in the row on the day (of
the battle) of Badr, I looked to my right and my
left and saw two young Ansari boys, and I
wished I had been stronger than they. One of
them called my attention saying, "O Uncle! Do
you know Abu Jahl?" I said, "Yes, What do you
want from him, O my nephew?" He said, "I have
been informed that he abuses Allah's Apostle. By
Him in Whose Hands my life is, if I should see
him, then my body will not leave his body till
either of us meet his fate." I was astonished at
that talk. Then the other boy called my attention
saying the same as the other had said. After a
while I saw Abu Jahl walking amongst the
people. I said (to the boys), "Look! This is the
man you asked me about." So, both of them
attacked him with their swords and struck him to
death and returned to Allah'S Apostle to inform
him of that. Allah's Apostle asked, "Which of you

has killed him?" Each of them said, "I Have killed

him." Allah's Apostle asked, "Have you cleaned
your swords?" They said, "No. " He then looked
at their swords and said, "No doubt, you both
have killed him and the spoils of the deceased
will be given to Muadh bin Amr bin Al-Jamuh."
The two boys were Muadh bin 'Afra and Muadh
bin Amr bin Al-Jamuh.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 370:
Narrated Abu Qatada:
We set out in the company of Allah's Apostle on
the day (of the battle) of Hunain. When we faced
the enemy, the Muslims retreated and I saw a
pagan throwing himself over a Muslim. I turned
around and came upon him from behind and hit
him on the shoulder with the sword He (i.e. the
pagan) came towards me and seized me so

violently that I felt as if it were death itself, but

death overtook him and he released me. I
followed 'Umar bin Al Khattab and asked (him),
"What is wrong with the people (fleeing)?" He
replied, "This is the Will of Allah," After the
people returned, the Prophet sat and said,
"Anyone who has killed an enemy and has a

proof of that, will posses his spoils." I got up and

said, "Who will be a witness for me?" and then
sat down. The Prophet again said, "Anyone who
has killed an enemy and has proof of that, will
possess his spoils." I (again) got up and said,
"Who will be a witness for me?" and sat down.

Then the Prophet said the same for the third time.

I again got up, and Allah's Apostle said, "O Abu
Qatada! What is your story?" Then I narrated the
whole story to him. A man (got up and) said, "O

Allah's Apostle! He is speaking the truth, and the

spoils of the killed man are with me. So please
compensate him on my behalf." On that Abu
Bakr As-Siddiq said, "No, by Allah, he (i.e.
Allah's Apostle ) will not agree to give you the
spoils gained by one of Allah's Lions who fights
on the behalf of Allah and His Apostle." The
Prophet said, "Abu Bakr has spoken the truth."
So, Allah's Apostle gave the spoils to me. I sold
that armor (i.e. the spoils) and with its price I
bought a garden at Bani Salima, and this was my
first property which I gained after my conversion
to Islam.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 371:
Narrated Urwa bin Az-Zubair:
Hakim bin Hizam said, "I asked Allah's Apostle
for something, and he gave me. I asked him
again, and he gave me, and said to me. 'O

Hakim! This wealth is like green sweet (i.e. fruit),

and if one takes it without greed, then one is

blessed in it, and if one takes it with greediness,

then one is not blessed in it, and will be like the

one who eats without satisfaction. And an upper
(i.e. giving) hand is better than a lower (i.e.
taking) hand,' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! By Him
Who has sent you with the Truth. I will not ask
anyone for anything after you till I leave this
world." So, when Abu Bakr during his Caliphate,
called Hakim to give him (some money), Hakim
refused to accept anything from him. Once 'Umar

called him (during his Caliphate) in order to give

him something, but Hakim refused to accept it,
whereupon 'Umar said, "O Muslims! I give him

(i.e. Haklm) his right which Allah has assigned to

him) from this Fai '(booty), but he refuses to take

it." So Haklm never took anything from anybody
after the Prophet till he died.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 372:
Narrated Nafi:
'Umar bin Al-Khattab said, "O Allah's Apostle! I
vowed to observe Itikaf for one day during the
Pre-lslamic period." The Prophet ordered him to
fulfill his vow. 'Umar gained two lady captives
from the war prisoners of Hunain and he left
them in some of the houses at Mecca. When
Allah's Apostle freed the captives of Hunain
without ransom, they came out walking in the
streets. 'Umar said (to his son), "O Abdullah!
See what is the matter." 'Abdullah replied,
"Allah's Apostle has freed the captives without
ransom." He said (to him), "Go and set free those
two slave girls." (Nafi added:) Allah's Apostle
did not perform the 'Umra from Al-Jarana, and if
he had performed the 'Umra, it would not have
been hidden from 'Abdullah.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 373:
Narrated 'Amr bin Taghlib:

Allah's Apostle gave (gifts) to some people to the

exclusion of some others. The latter seemed to
be displeased by that. The Prophet said, "I give
to some people, lest they should deviate from
True Faith or lose patience, while I refer other
people to the goodness and contentment which

Allah has put in their hearts, and 'Amr bin Taghlib

is amongst them." 'Amr bin Taghlib said, "The
statement of Allah's Apostle is dearer to me than
red camels."
Narrated Al-Hasan: 'Amr bin Taghlib told us that
Allah's Apostle got some property or some war
prisoners and he distributed them in the above
way (i.e. giving to some people to the exclusion
of others) .
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 374:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, "I give to Quraish people in
order to let them adhere to Islam, for they are
near to their life of Ignorance (i.e. they have

newly embraced Islam and it is still not strong in

their hearts."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 375:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When Allah favored His Apostle with the
properties of Hawazin tribe as Fai (booty), he
started giving to some Quarries men even up to
one-hundred camels each, whereupon some
Ansari men said about Allah's Apostle, "May
Allah forgive His Apostle! He is giving to (men

of) Quraish and leaves us, in spite of the fact that

our swords are still dropping blood (of the
infidels)" When Allah's Apostle was informed of
what they had said, he called the Ansar and
gathered them in a leather tent and did not call
anybody else along, with them. When they
gathered, Allah's Apostle came to them and said,
"What is the statement which, I have been
informed, and that which you have said?" The
learned ones among them replied," O Allah's
Apostle! The wise ones amongst us did not say
anything, but the youngsters amongst us said,
'May Allah forgive His Apostle; he gives the

Quarish and leaves the Ansar, in spite of the fact

that our swords are still dribbling (wet) with the

blood of the infidels.' " Allah's Apostle replied, I

give to such people as are still close to the period

of Infidelity (i.e. they have recently embraced
Islam and Faith is still weak in their hearts).
Won't you be pleased to see people go with
fortune, while you return with Allah's Apostle to
your houses? By Allah, what you will return with,
is better than what they are returning with." The
Ansar replied, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle, we are
satisfied' Then the Prophet said to them." You

will find after me, others being preferred to you.

Then be patient till you meet Allah and meet His

Apostle at Al-Kauthar (i.e. a fount in Paradise)."

(Anas added:) But we did not remain patient.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 376:
Narrated Jubair bin Mutim:
That while he was with Allah's Apostle who was
accompanied by the people on their way back
from Hunain, the bedouins started begging things
of Allah's Apostle so much so that they forced
him to go under a Samura tree where his loose
outer garment was snatched away. On that,
Allah's Apostle stood up and said to them,
"Return my garment to me. If I had as many
camels as these trees, I would have distributed
them amongst you; and you will not find me a
miser or a liar or a coward."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 377:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
While I was walking with the Prophet who was
wearing a Najrani outer garment with a thick
hem, a bedouin came upon the Prophet and
pulled his garment so violently that I could
recognize the impress of the hem of the garment
on his shoulder, caused by the violence of his
pull. Then the bedouin said, "Order for me
something from Allah's Fortune which you have."
The Prophet turned to him and smiled, and
ordered that a gift be given to him.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 378:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
On the day (of the battle) of Hunain, Allah's
Apostle favored some people in the distribution

of the booty (to the exclusion of others); he gave

Al-Aqra' bin Habis one-hundred camels and he
gave 'Uyaina the same amount, and also gave to
some of the eminent Arabs, giving them
preference in this regard. Then a person came

and said, "By Allah, in this distribution justice has

not been observed, nor has Allah's Pleasure been

aimed at." I said (to him), "By Allah, I will inform

the Prophet (of what you have said), "I went and
informed him, and he said, "If Allah and His
Apostle did not act justly, who else would act
justly. May Allah be merciful to Moses, for he
was harmed with more than this, yet he kept
patient."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 379:
Narrated Asma bint Abu Bakr:
I used to carry the date stones on my head from
the land of Az-Zubair which Allah's Apostle had

given to him, and it was at a distance of 2/3 of a

Farsakh from my house.
Narrated Hisham's father: The Prophet (gave
Az-Zubair a piece of land from the property of
Bani An-Nadir (gained as war booty).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 380:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Umar bin Al-Khattab expelled all the Jews and

Christians from the land of Hijaz. Allah's Apostle

after conquering Khaibar, thought of expelling the

Jews from the land which, after he conquered it
belonged to Allah, Allah's Apostle and the
Muslims. But the Jews requested Allah's Apostle
to leave them there on the condition that they

would do the labor and get half of the fruits (the

land would yield). Allah's Apostle said, "We shall

keep you on these terms as long as we wish."

Thus they stayed till the time of 'Umar's Caliphate

when he expelled them to Taima and Ariha.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 381:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal:
While we were besieging the fort of Khaibar, a
person threw a leather container containing fat,
and I ran to take it, but when I turned I saw the
Prophet (standing behind), so I felt embarrassed
in front of him.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 382:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
In our holy battles, we used to get honey and
grapes, as war booty which we would eat and
would not store.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 383:
Narrated Ibn Abi Aufa:
We were afflicted with hunger during the besiege
of Khaibar, and when it was the day of (the
battle of) Khaibar, we slaughtered the donkeys
and when the pots got boiling (with their meat).
Allah's Apostle made an announcement that all
the pots should be upset and that nobody should
eat anything of the meat of the donkeys. We
thought that the Prophet prohibited that because
the Khumus had not been taken out of the booty
(i.e. donkeys); other people said, "He prohibited
eating them for ever." The sub-narrator added, "I
asked Said bin Jubair who said, 'He has made
the eating of donkeys' meat illegal for ever.")
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 384:
Narrated 'Umar bin Dinar:
I was sitting with Jabir bin Zaid and 'Amr bin
Aus, and Bjalla was narrating to them in 70 A.H.
the year when Musab bin Az-Zubair was the
leader of the pilgrims of Basra. We were sitting
at the steps of Zam-zam well and Bajala said, "I
was the clerk of Juz bin Muawiya, Al-Ahnaf's
paternal uncle. A letter came from 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab one year before his death; and it was
read:-- "Cancel every marriage contracted
among the Magians between relatives of close
kinship (marriages that are regarded illegal in
Islam: a relative of this sort being called
Dhu-Mahram.)" 'Umar did not take the Jizya
from the Magian infidels till 'Abdur-Rahman bin
'Auf testified that Allah's Apostle had taken the
Jizya from the Magians of Hajar.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 385:
Narrated 'Amr bin 'Auf Al-Ansari:
(who was an ally of Bam 'Amr bin Lu'ai and one
of those who had taken part in (the Ghazwa of)
Badr): Allah's Apostle sent Abu 'Ubaida bin

Al-Jarreh to Bahrain to collect the Jizya. Allah's

Apostle had established peace with the people of
Bahrain and appointed Al-'Ala' bin Al-Hadrami
as their governor. When Abu 'Ubaida came from
Bahrain with the money, the Ansar heard of Abu

'Ubaida's arrival which coincided with the time of

the morning prayer with the Prophet. When
Allah's Apostle led them in the morning prayer
and finished, the Ansar approached him, and he
looked at them and smiled on seeing them and
said, "I feel that you have heard that Abu.
'Ubaida has brought something?" They said,
"Yes, O Allah's Apostle' He said, "Rejoice and
hope for what will please you! By Allah, I am not
afraid of your poverty but I am afraid that you
will lead a life of luxury as past nations did,
whereupon you will compete with each other for

it, as they competed for it, and it will destroy you

as it destroyed them."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 386:
Narrated Jubair bin Haiya:
'Umar sent the Muslims to the great countries to
fight the pagans. When Al-Hurmuzan embraced

Islam, 'Umar said to him. "I would like to consult

you regarding these countries which I intend to
invade." Al-Hurmuzan said, "Yes, the example of
these countries and their inhabitants who are the
enemies. of the Muslims, is like a bird with a
head, two wings and two legs; If one of its wings
got broken, it would get up over its two legs,
with one wing and the head; and if the other wing
got broken, it would get up with two legs and a
head, but if its head got destroyed, then the two
legs, two wings and the head would become
useless. The head stands for Khosrau, and one
wing stands for Caesar and the other wing stands
for Faris. So, order the Muslims to go towards
Khosrau." So, 'Umar sent us (to Khosrau)
appointing An-Numan bin Muqrin as our
commander. When we reached the land of the
enemy, the representative of Khosrau came out
with forty-thousand warriors, and an interpreter
got up saying, "Let one of you talk to me!"
Al-Mughira replied, "Ask whatever you wish."
The other asked, "Who are you?" Al-Mughira
replied, "We are some people from the Arabs;

we led a hard, miserable, disastrous life: we used

to suck the hides and the date stones from
hunger; we used to wear clothes made up of fur
of camels and hair of goats, and to worship trees
and stones. While we were in this state, the Lord
of the Heavens and the Earths, Elevated is His
Remembrance and Majestic is His Highness, sent
to us from among ourselves a Prophet whose
father and mother are known to us. Our Prophet,
the Messenger of our Lord, has ordered us to
fight you till you worship Allah Alone or give

Jizya (i.e. tribute); and our Prophet has informed

us that our Lord says:-- "Whoever amongst us is

killed (i.e. martyred), shall go to Paradise to lead

such a luxurious life as he has never seen, and
whoever amongst us remain alive, shall become
your master." (Al-Mughira, then blamed
An-Numan for delaying the attack and) An-Nu'
man said to Al-Mughira, "If you had participated
in a similar battle, in the company of Allah's
Apostle he would not have blamed you for
waiting, nor would he have disgraced you. But I
accompanied Allah's Apostle in many battles and

it was his custom that if he did not fight early by

daytime, he would wait till the wind had started
blowing and the time for the prayer was due (i.e.
after midday)."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 387:
Narrated Abu Humaid As-Saidi:
We accompanied the Prophet in the Ghazwa of
Tabuk and the king of 'Aila presented a white
mule and a cloak as a gift to the Prophet. And
the Prophet wrote to him a peace treaty allowing
him to keep authority over his country.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 388:
Narrated Juwairiya bin Qudama At-Tamimi:
We said to 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, Jo Chief of
the believers! Advise us." He said, "I advise you
to fulfill Allah's Convention (made with the
Dhimmis) as it is the convention of your Prophet
and the source of the livelihood of your
dependents (i.e. the taxes from the Dhimmis.) "
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 389:
Narrated Yahya bin Said:
Once the Prophet called the Ansar in order to
grant them part of the land of Bahrain. On that
they said, "No! By Allah, we will not accept it
unless you grant a similar thing to our Quarries

brothers as well." He said, "That will be their's if

Allah wishes." But when the Ansar persisted in
their request, he said, "After me you will see
others given preference over you in this respect
(in which case) you should be patient till you
meet me at the Tank (of Al-Kauthar)."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 390:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle once said to me, "If the revenue
of Bahrain came, I would give you this much and
this much." When Allah's Apostle had died, the
revenue of Bahrain came, and Abu Bakr
announced, " Let whoever was promised
something by Allah's Apostle come to me." So, I
went to Abu Bakr and said, "Allah's Apostle said
to me, 'If the revenue of Bahrain came, I would
give you this much and this. much." On that Abu
Bakr said to me, "Scoop (money) with both your
hands." I scooped money with both my hands
and Abu Bakr asked me to count it. I counted it
and it was five-hundred (gold pieces). The total
amount he gave me was one thousand and five
hundred (gold pieces.)
Narrated Anas: Money from Bahrain was
brought to the Prophet . He said, "Spread it in
the Mosque." It was the biggest amount that had
ever been brought to Allah's Apostle . In the
meantime Al-'Abbas came to him and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Give me, for I gave the ransom
of myself and Aqil." The Prophet said (to him),
"Take." He scooped money with both hands and

poured it in his garment and tried to lift it, but he

could not and appealed to the Prophet, "Will you
order someone to help me in lifting it?" The
Prophet said, "No." Then Al-'Abbas said, "Then
will you yourself help me carry it?" The Prophet
said, "No." Then Al 'Abbas threw away some of
the money, but even then he was not able to lift
it, and so he gain requested the Prophet "Will
you order someone to help me carry it?" The
Prophet said, "No." Then Al-'Abbas said, "Then
will you yourself yelp me carry it?" The Prophet
said, 'No." So, Al-'Abbas threw away some
more money and lifted it on his shoulder and
went away. The Prophet kept on looking at him
with astonishment at his greediness till he went
out of our sight. Allah's Apostle did not get up
from there till not a single Dirham remained from
that money.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 391:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet said, "Whoever killed a person
having a treaty with the Muslims, shall not smell

the smell of Paradise though its smell is perceived

from a distance of forty years."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 392:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
While we were in the Mosque, the Prophet came
out and said, "Let us go to the Jews" We went
out till we reached Bait-ul-Midras. He said to
them, "If you embrace Islam, you will be safe.
You should know that the earth belongs to Allah
and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from
this land. So, if anyone amongst you owns some

property, he is permitted to sell it, otherwise you

should know that the Earth belongs to Allah and
His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 393:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
that he heard Ibn 'Abbas saying, "Thursday! And
you know not what Thursday is? After that Ibn
'Abbas wept till the stones on the ground were
soaked with his tears. On that I asked Ibn
'Abbas, "What is (about) Thursday?" He said,
"When the condition (i.e. health) of Allah's
Apostle deteriorated, he said, 'Bring me a bone
of scapula, so that I may write something for you
after which you will never go astray.'The people

differed in their opinions although it was improper

to differ in front of a prophet, They said, 'What is

wrong with him? Do you think he is delirious?
Ask him (to understand). The Prophet replied,
'Leave me as I am in a better state than what you
are asking me to do.' Then the Prophet ordered
them to do three things saying, 'Turn out all the
pagans from the Arabian Peninsula, show respect

to all foreign delegates by giving them gifts as I

used to do.' " The sub-narrator added, "The third
order was something beneficial which either Ibn
'Abbas did not mention or he mentioned but I
forgot.'
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 394:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
When Khaibar was conquered, a roasted
poisoned sheep was presented to the Prophets
as a gift (by the Jews). The Prophet ordered,
"Let all the Jews who have been here, be
assembled before me." The Jews were collected
and the Prophet said (to them), "I am going to

ask you a question. Will you tell the truth?'' They

said, "Yes.' The Prophet asked, "Who is your
father?" They replied, "So-and-so." He said,
"You have told a ie; your father is so-and-so."
They said, "You are right." He siad, "Will you
now tell me the truth, if I ask you about
something?" They replied, "Yes, O
AbuAl-Qasim; and if we should tell a lie, you can
realize our lie as you have done regarding our
father." On that he asked, "Who are the people
of the (Hell) Fire?" They said, "We shall remain

in the (Hell) Fire for a short period, and after that

you will replace us." The Prophet said, "You may

be cursed and humiliated in it! By Allah, we shall

never replace you in it.'' Then he asked, "Will

you now tell me the truth if I ask you a question?"

They said, "Yes, O Ab Li-AI-Qasim." He asked,
"Have you poisoned this sheep?" They said,
"Yes." He asked, "What made you do so?" They
said, "We wanted to know if you were a liar in
which case we would get rid of you, and if you
are a prophet then the poison would not harm
you."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 395:
Narrated 'Asim:
I asked Anas about the Qunut (i.e. invocation in
the prayer). Anas said, "It should be recited
before bowing." I said, "So-and-so claims that
you say that it should be recited after bowing."
He replied, "He is mistaken." Then Anas narrated

to us that the Prophet invoked evil on the tribe of

Bani-Sulaim for one month after bowing. ' Anas
Further said, "The Prophet had sent 40 or 70
Qaris (i.e. men well versed in the knowledge of
the Qur'an) to some pagans, but the latter
struggled with them and martyred them, although
there was a peace pact between them and the
Prophet I had never seen the Prophet so sorry
and worried about anybody as he was about
them (i.e. the Qaris)."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 396:
Narrated Um Hani:
the daughter of Abu Talib: I went to Allah's
Apostle on the day of the conquest of Mecca
and found him taking a bath, and his daughter
Fatima was screening him. I greeted him and he
asked, "Who is that?" I said, "I, Um Hani bint
Abi Talib." He said, "Welcome, O Um Hani."
When he had finished his bath, he stood up and
offered eight Rakat while dressed in one
garment. I said, "O Allah's Apostle! My brother

'Ali has declared that he will kill a man to whom I

have granted asylum. The man is so and-so bin
Hubaira." Allah's Apostle said, "O Um Hani! We
will grant asylum to the one whom you have
granted asylum." (Um Hani said, "That (visit)
took place in the Duha (i.e. forenoon)).
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 397:
Narrated Ibrahim At-Tamimi's father:
'Ali delivered a sermon saying, "We have no
book to read except the Book of Allah and what
is written in this paper which contains verdicts

regarding (retaliation for) wounds, the ages of the

camels (given as Zakat or as blood money) and
the fact that Medina is a sanctuary in between
Air mountain to so-and-so (mountain). So,
whoever innovates in it an heresy or commits a

sin or gives shelter in it, to such an innovator will

incur the Curse of Allah, the angels and all the
people, and none of his compulsory or optional
good deeds of worship will be accepted. And
whoever (freed slave) takes as his master (i.e.
befriends) other than his real masters will incur
the same (Curse). And the asylum granted by
any Muslim is to be secured by all the other
Muslims, and whoever betrays a Muslim in this
respect will incur the same (Curse)."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 398:
Narrated Sahl bin Abi Hathma:
'Abdullah bin Sahl and Muhaiyisa bin Mas'ud bin
Zaid set out to Khaibar, the inhabitants of which
had a peace treaty with the Muslims at that time.
They parted and later on Muhaiyisa came upon
'Abdullah bin Sah! and found him murdered

agitating in his blood. He buried him and returned

to Medina. 'Abdur Rahman bin Sahl, Muhaiyisa
and Huwaiuisa, the sons of Mas'ud came to the
Prophet and 'Abdur Rahman intended to talk,
but the Prophet said (to him), "Let the eldest of
you speak." as 'Abdur-Rahman was the
youngest:. 'Abdur-Rahman kept silent and the
other two spoke. The Prophet said, "If you
swear as to who has committed the murder, you
will have the right to take your right from the
murderer." They said, "How should we swear if
we did not witness the murder or see the
murderer?" The Prophet said, "Then the Jews
can clear themselves from the charge by taking
Alaska (an oath taken by men that it was not
they who committed the murder)." The!y said,
"How should we believe in the oaths of infidels?"
So, the Prophet himself paid the blood money (of
'Abdullah). (See Hadith No. 36 Vol. 9.)
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 399:
Narrated ' Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
That Abu Sufyan bin Harb Informed him that
Heraclius called him and the members of a
caravan from Quraish who had gone to Sham as
traders, during the truce which Allah's Apostle
had concluded with Abu Sufyan and the Quraish
infidels.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 400:
Narrated Aisha:
Once the Prophet was bewitched so that he
began to imagine that he had done a thing which
in fact he had not done.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 401:
Narrated Auf bin Mali:
I went to the Prophet during the Ghazwa of
Tabuk while he was sitting in a leather tent. He
said, "Count six signs that indicate the approach
of the Hour: my death, the conquest of

Jerusalem, a plague that will afflict you (and kill

you in great numbers) as the plague that afflicts
sheep, the increase of wealth to such an extent
that even if one is given one hundred Dinars, he

will not be satisfied; then an affliction which no

Arab house will escape, and then a truce
between you and Bani Al-Asfar (i.e. the
Byzantines) who will betray you and attack you

under eighty flags. Under each flag will be twelve

thousand soldiers.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 402:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Abu Bakr, on the day of Nahr (i.e. slaughtering
of animals for sacrifice), sent me in the company
of others to make this announcement: "After this
year, no pagan will be allowed to perform the
Hajj, and none will be allowed to perform the
Tawaf of the Ka'ba undressed." And the day of
Al-Hajj-ul-Akbar is the day of Nahr, and it
called Al-Akbar because the people call the
'Umra Al-Hajj-ul-Asghar (i.e. the minor Hajj).
Abu Bakr threw back the pagans' covenant that
year, and therefore, no pagan performed the Hajj
in the year of Hajj-ul-Wada' of the Prophets.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 403:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whoever has (the
following) four characteristics will be a pure

hypocrite: "If he speaks, he tells a lie; if he gives a

promise, he breaks it, if he makes a covenant he
proves treacherous; and if he quarrels, he
behaves in a very imprudent evil insulting manner
(unjust). And whoever has one of these
characteristics, has one characteristic of a
hypocrite, unless he gives it us."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 404:
Narrated Ali:
We did not, write anything from the Prophet
except the Quran and what is written in this
paper, (wherein) the Prophet said, "Medina is a
sanctuary from (the mountain of) Air to so
and-so, therefore, whoever innovates (in it) an
heresy or commits a sin, or gives shelter to such
an innovator, will incur the Curse of Allah. the
angels and all the people; and none of his
compulsory or optional good deeds of worship
will be accepted And the asylum granted by any
Muslim Is to be secured by all the Muslims even

if it is granted by one of the lowest social status

among them. And whoever betrays a Muslim in
this respect will incur the Curse of Allah, the
angels and all the people, and his compulsory
and optional good deeds of worship will not be
accepted. And any freed slave will take as
masters (befriends) people other than his own
real masters who freed him without taking the
permission of the latter, will incur the Curse of
Allah, the angels and all the people, and his
compulsory and optional good deeds of worship
will not be accepted."
Narrated Said: Abu Huraira once said (to the
people), "What will your state be when you can
get no Dinar or Dirhan (i.e. taxes from the
Dhimmis)?" on that someone asked him, "What
makes you know that this state will take place, O
Abu- Hu raira?" He said, "By Him in Whose

Hands Abu Huraira's life is, I know it through the

statement of the true and truly inspired one (i.e.

the Prophet)." The people asked, "What does
the Statement say?" He replied, "Allah and His
Apostle's asylum granted to Dhimmis, i.e.
non-Muslims living in a Muslim territory) will be
outraged, and so Allah will make the hearts of
these Dhimmis so daring that they will refuse to
pay the Jizya they will be supposed to pay."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 405:
Narrated Al-Amash:
I asked Abu Wail, "Did you take part in the

battle of Siffin?" He said, 'Yes, and I heard Sahl

bin Hunaif (when he was blamed for lack of zeal
for fighting) saying, "You'd better blame your
wrong opinions. I wish you had seen me on the
day of Abu Jandal. If I had the courage to
disobey the Prophet's orders, I would have done
so. We had kept out swords on our necks and
shoulders, for a thing which frightened us. And

we did so, we found it easier for us, except in the

case of the above battle (of ours).' "
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 406:
Narrated Abu Wail:
We were in Siffin and Sahl bin Hunaif got up and
said, "O people! Blame yourselves! We were
with the Prophet on the day of Hudaibiya, and if
we had been called to fight, we would have
fought. But 'Umar bin Al Khatab came and said,

'O Allah's Apostle! Aren't we in the right and our

opponents in the wrongs' Allah's Apostle said,
'Yes.' 'Umar said, 'Aren't our killed persons in
Paradise and their's in Hell?' He said, 'Yes.'
'Umar said, 'Then why should we accept hard
terms in matters concerning our religion? Shall
we return before Allah judges between us and
them?' Allah's Apostle said, 'O Ibn Al-Khattab! I
am the Apostle of Allah and Allah will never
degrade me. Then 'Umar went to Abu Bakr and
told him the same as he had told the Prophet.
On that Abu Bakr said (to 'Umar). 'He is the
Apostle of Allah and Allah will never degrade
him.' Then Surat-al-Fath (i.e. Victory) was

revealed and Allah's Apostle recited it to the end

in front of 'Umar. On that 'Umar asked, 'O
Allah's Apostle! Was it (i.e. the Hudaibiya
Treaty) a victory?' Allah's Apostle said, "Yes"
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 407:
Narrated Asma 'bint Abi Bakr:
During the period of the peace treaty of Quraish
with Allah's Apostle, my mother, accompanied
by her father, came to visit me, and she was a
pagan. I consulted Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's
Apostle! My mother has come to me and she
desires to receive a reward from me, shall I keep
good relation with her?" He said, "Yes, keep
good relation with her."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 408:
Narrated Al-Bara:
When the Prophet intended to perform the 'Umra
he sent a person to the people of Mecca asking
their permission to enter Mecca. They stipulated
that he would not stay for more than three days
and would not enter it except with sheathed arms
and would not preach (Islam) to any of them. So
Ali bin Abi-Talib started writing the treaty
between them. He wrote, "This is what
Muhammad, Apostle of Allah has agreed to."
The (Meccans) said, "If we knew that you
(Muhammad) are the Apostle of Allah, then we
would not have prevented you and would have
followed you. But write, 'This is what
Muhammad bin 'Abdullah has agreed to..' " On
that Allah's Apostle said, "By Allah, I am
Muhammad bin 'Abdullah, and, by Allah, I am
Apostle of 'Allah." Allah's Apostle used not to

write; so he asked 'Ali to erase the expression of

Apostle of Allah. On that 'Ali said, "By Allah I

will never erase it." Allah's Apostle said (to 'Ali),

"Let me see the paper." When 'Ali showed him
the paper, the Prophet erased the expression
with his own hand. When Allah's Apostle had
entered Mecca and three days had elapsed, the
Meccans came to 'Ali and said, "Let your friend
(i.e. the Prophet) quit Mecca." Ali informed

Allah's Apostle about it and Allah's Apostle said,

"Yes," and then he departed.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 409:
Narrated 'Abdullah:

While the Prophet was in the state of prostration,

surrounded by a group of people from Quraish
pagans. 'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait came and brought
the intestines of a camel and threw them on the
back of the Prophet . The Prophet did not raise
his head from prostration till Fatima (i.e. his
daughter) came and removed those intestines
from his back, and invoked evil on whoever had
done (the evil deed). The Prophet said, "O Allah!
Destroy the chiefs of Quraish, O Allah! Destroy
Abu Jahl bin Hisham, 'Utba bin Rabi'a, Shaiba
bin Rabi'a. 'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait 'Umaiya bin

Khalaf (or Ubai bin Kalaf)." Later on I saw all of

them killed during the battle of Badr and their
bodies were thrown into a well except the body
of Umaiya or Ubai, because he was a fat person,
and when he was pulled, the parts of his body
got separated before he was thrown into the
well.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 410:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, ''Every betrayer will have a
flag on the Day of Resurrection" One of the two
sub-narrators said that the flag would be fixed,
and the other said that it would be shown on the
Day of Resurrection, so that the betrayer might
be recognized by it.
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 411:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet said, "Every betrayer will have a
flag which will be fixed on the Day of
Resurrection, and the flag's prominence will be
made in order to show the betrayal he
committed."
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 412:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said on the day of the conquest
of Mecca, "There is no migration now, but there
is Jihad (i.e.. holy battle) and good intentions.
And when you are called for Jihad, you should
come out at once" Allah's Apostle also said, on
the day of the conquest of Mecca, "Allah has
made this town a sanctuary since the day He
created the Heavens and the Earth. So, it is a
sanctuary by Allah's Decree till the Day of
Resurrection. Fighting in it was not legal for
anyone before me, and it was made legal for me

only for an hour by daytime. So, it (i.e. Mecca) is

a sanctuary by Allah's Decree till the Day of
Resurrection. Its thorny bushes should not be

cut, and its game should not be chased, its fallen

property (i.e. Luqata) should not be picked up
except by one who will announce it publicly; and
its grass should not be uprooted," On that
Al-'Abbas said, "O Allah's Apostle! Except the
Idhkhir, because it is used by the goldsmiths and
by the people for their houses." On that the
Prophet said, "Except the Idhkhir."
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 54:
Beginning of Creation
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 413:
Narrated 'Imran bin Husain:
Some people of Bani Tamim came to the
Prophet and he said (to them), "O Bani Tamim!
rejoice with glad tidings." They said, "You have
given us glad tidings, now give us something." On

hearing that the color of his face changed then the

people of Yemen came to him and he said, "O
people of Yemen ! Accept the good tidings, as
Bani Tamim has refused them." The Yemenites
said, "We accept them. Then the Prophet started
taking about the beginning of creation and about
Allah's Throne. In the mean time a man came
saying, "O 'Imran! Your she-camel has run
away!'' (I got up and went away), but l wish I

had not left that place (for I missed what Allah's

Apostle had said).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 414:
Narrated Imran bin Husain:
I went to the Prophet and tied my she-camel at
the gate. The people of Bani Tamim came to the
Prophet who said "O Bani Tamim! Accept the
good tidings." They said twice, 'You have given
us the good tidings, now give us something" Then
some Yemenites came to him and he said,
"Accept the good tidings, O people of Yemem,
for Bani Tamim refused them." They said, "We
accept it, O Allah's Apostle! We have come to
ask you about this matter (i.e. the start of
creations)." He said, "First of all, there was
nothing but Allah, and (then He created His
Throne). His throne was over the water, and He
wrote everything in the Book (in the Heaven) and
created the Heavens and the Earth." Then a man
shouted, "O Ibn Husain! Your she-camel has
gone away!" So, I went away and could not see
the she-camel because of the mirage. By Allah, I
wished I had left that she-camel (but not that
gathering).
Narrated 'Umar: One day the Prophet stood up
amongst us for a long period and informed us
about the beginning of creation (and talked about
everything in detail) till he mentioned how the

people of Paradise will enter their places and the

people of Hell will enter their places. Some
remembered what he had said, and some forgot
it.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 415:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah the Most Superior
said, "The son of Adam slights Me, and he
should not slight Me, and he disbelieves in Me,
and he ought not to do so. As for his slighting
Me, it is that he says that I have a son; and his
disbelief in Me is his statement that I shall not
recreate him as I have created (him) before."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 416:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When Allah completed the
creation, He wrote in His Book which is with
Him on His Throne, "My Mercy overpowers My
Anger."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 417:
Narrated Muhammad bin Ibrahim bin Al-Harith:
from Abu Salama bin 'Abdur-Rahman who had a
dispute with some people on a piece of land, and
so he went to 'Aisha and told her about it. She
said, "O Abu Salama, avoid the land, for Allah's
Apostle said, 'Any person who takes even a

span of land unjustly, his neck shall be encircled

with it down seven earths.' "
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 418:
Narrated Salim's father:
The Prophet said, "Any person who takes a
piece of land unjustly will sink down the seven
earths on the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 419:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
The Prophet said. "(The division of time has
turned to its original form which was current
when Allah created the Heavens and the Earths.
The year is of twelve months, out of which four
months are sacred: Three are in succession
Dhul-Qa' da, Dhul-Hijja and Muharram, and (the
fourth is) Rajab of (the tribe of) Mudar which
comes between Jumadi-ath-Thaniyah and Sha
ban."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 420:
Narrated Said bin Zaid bin Amr bin Nufail:
That Arwa sued him before Marwan for a right,
which she claimed, he had deprived her of. On
that Said said, "How should I deprive her of her

right? I testify that I heard Allah's Apostle saying,

'If anyone takes a span of land unjustly, his neck

will be encircled with it down seven earths on the

Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 421:
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet asked me at sunset, "Do you know
where the sun goes (at the time of sunset)?" I
replied, "Allah and His Apostle know better." He

said, "It goes (i.e. travels) till it prostrates Itself

underneath the Throne and takes the permission

to rise again, and it is permitted and then (a time

will come when) it will be about to prostrate itself

but its prostration will not be accepted, and it will

ask permission to go on its course but it will not

be permitted, but it will be ordered to return

whence it has come and so it will rise in the west.

And that is the interpretation of the Statement of

Allah: "And the sun Runs its fixed course For a
term (decreed). that is The Decree of (Allah) The
Exalted in Might, The All-Knowing." (36.38)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 422:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon will be
folded up (deprived of their light) on the Day of
Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 423:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon do not
eclipse because of someone's death or wife (i.e.
birth), but they are two signs amongst the Signs

of Allah. So, if you see them (i.e. eclipse) offer

the Prayer (of eclipse)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 424:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "The sun and the moon are
two signs amongst the Signs of Allah. They do
not eclipse because of someone's death or life.
So, if you see them (i.e. eclipse), celebrate the
Praises of Allah (i.e. pray)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 425:
Narrated 'Aisha:
On the day of a solar eclipse, Allah's Apostle

stood up (to offer the eclipse prayer). He recited

Takbir, recited a long recitation (of Holy
Verses), bowed a long bowing, and then he
raised h is head saying. "Allah hears him who
sends his praises to Him." Then he stayed
standing, recited a long recitation again, but
shorter than the former, bowed a long bowing,
but shorter than the first, performed a long
prostration and then performed the second Rak'a
in the same way as he had done the first. By the
time he had finished his prayer with Taslim, the
solar eclipse had been over. Then he addressed
the people referring to the solar and lunar
eclipses saying, "These are two signs amongst the
Signs of Allah, and they do not eclipse because
of anyone's death or life. So, if you see them,
hasten for the Prayer."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 426:
Narrated Abu Mas'ud:
The Prophet said, "the sun and the moon do not
eclipse because of the death or life of someone,
but they are two signs amongst the Signs of
Allah. So, if you see them, offer the Prayer (of
eclipse)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 427:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "I have been made victorious
with the Saba (i.e. easterly wind) and the people
of 'Ad were destroyed with the Dabur (i.e.
westerly wind) ."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 428:
Narrated Ata:

'Aisha said If the Prophet saw a cloud In the sky,

he would walk to and fro in agitation, go out and
come in, and the color of his face would change,

and if it rained, he would feel relaxed." So 'Aisha

knew that state of his. So the Prophet said, I
don't know (am afraid), it may be similar to what
happened to some people referred to in the Holy
Quran in the following Verse: -- "Then when they
saw it as a dense cloud coming towards their
valleys, they said, 'This is a cloud bringing us
rain!' Nay, but, it is that (torment) which you
were asking to be hastened a wind wherein is
severe torment." (46.24)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 429:
Narrated Malik bin Sasaa:
The Prophet said, "While I was at the House in a
state midway between sleep and wakefulness,
(an angel recognized me) as the man lying
between two men. A golden tray full of wisdom
and belief was brought to me and my body was
cut open from the throat to the lower part of the
abdomen and then my abdomen was washed
with Zam-zam water and (my heart was) filled
with wisdom and belief. Al-Buraq, a white
animal, smaller than a mule and bigger than a
donkey was brought to me and I set out with
Gabriel. When I reached the nearest heaven.
Gabriel said to the heaven gate-keeper, 'Open
the gate.' The gatekeeper asked, 'Who is it?' He
said, 'Gabriel.' The gate-keeper,' Who is
accompanying you?' Gabriel said, 'Muhammad.'
The gate-keeper said, 'Has he been called?'
Gabriel said, 'Yes.' Then it was said, 'He is
welcomed. What a wonderful visit his is!' Then I
met Adam and greeted him and he said, 'You are
welcomed O son and a Prophet.' Then we
ascended to the second heaven. It was asked,

'Who is it?' Gabriel said, 'Gabriel.' It was said,

'Who is with you?' He said, 'Muhammad' It was
asked, 'Has he been sent for?' He said, 'Yes.' It
was said, 'He is welcomed. What a wonderful
visit his is!" Then I met Jesus and Yahya (John)
who said, 'You are welcomed, O brother and a
Prophet.' Then we ascended to the third heaven.

It was asked, 'Who is it?' Gabriel said, 'Gabriel.'

It was asked, 'Who is with you? Gabriel said,
'Muhammad.' It was asked, 'Has he been sent
for?' 'Yes,' said Gabriel. 'He is welcomed. What
a wonderful visit his is!' (The Prophet added:).
There I met Joseph and greeted him, and he
replied, 'You are welcomed, O brother and a
Prophet!' Then we ascended to the 4th heaven
and again the same questions and answers were
exchanged as in the previous heavens. There I
met Idris and greeted him. He said, 'You are
welcomed O brother and Prophet.' Then we
ascended to the 5th heaven and again the same
questions and answers were exchanged as in
previous heavens. there I met and greeted Aaron
who said, 'You are welcomed O brother and a
Prophet". Then we ascended to the 6th heaven
and again the same questions and answers were
exchanged as in the previous heavens. There I
met and greeted Moses who said, 'You are
welcomed O brother and. a Prophet.' When I
proceeded on, he started weeping and on being
asked why he was weeping, he said, 'O Lord!
Followers of this youth who was sent after me
will enter Paradise in greater number than my
followers.' Then we ascended to the seventh
heaven and again the same questions and
answers were exchanged as in the previous
heavens. There I met and greeted Abraham who
said, 'You are welcomed o son and a Prophet.'
Then I was shown Al-Bait-al-Ma'mur (i.e.
Allah's House). I asked Gabriel about it and he
said, This is Al Bait-ul-Ma'mur where 70,000
angels perform prayers daily and when they leave
they never return to it (but always a fresh batch
comes into it daily).' Then I was shown
Sidrat-ul-Muntaha (i.e. a tree in the seventh
heaven) and I saw its Nabk fruits which
resembled the clay jugs of Hajr (i.e. a town in
Arabia), and its leaves were like the ears of

elephants, and four rivers originated at its root,

two of them were apparent and two were
hidden. I asked Gabriel about those rivers and he
said, 'The two hidden rivers are in Paradise, and
the apparent ones are the Nile and the
Euphrates.' Then fifty prayers were enjoined on
me. I descended till I met Moses who asked me,
'What have you done?' I said, 'Fifty prayers have
been enjoined on me.' He said, 'I know the
people better than you, because I had the
hardest experience to bring Bani Israel to
obedience. Your followers cannot put up with
such obligation. So, return to your Lord and
request Him (to reduce the number of prayers.' I
returned and requested Allah (for reduction) and
He made it forty. I returned and (met Moses)
and had a similar discussion, and then returned
again to Allah for reduction and He made it
thirty, then twenty, then ten, and then I came to
Moses who repeated the same advice. Ultimately
Allah reduced it to five. When I came to Moses
again, he said, 'What have you done?' I said,
'Allah has made it five only.' He repeated the
same advice but I said that I surrendered (to
Allah's Final Order)'" Allah's Apostle was
addressed by Allah, "I have decreed My
Obligation and have reduced the burden on My
slaves, and I shall reward a single good deed as
if it were ten good deeds."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 430:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mus'ud:

Allah's Apostle, the true and truly inspired said,

"(The matter of the Creation of) a human being is
put together in the womb of the mother in forty
days, and then he becomes a clot of thick blood

for a similar period, and then a piece of flesh for

a similar period. Then Allah sends an angel who
is ordered to write four things. He is ordered to
write down his (i.e. the new creature's) deeds,

his livelihood, his (date of) death, and whether he

will be blessed or wretched (in religion). Then the

soul is breathed into him. So, a man amongst you
may do (good deeds till there is only a cubit
between him and Paradise and then what has
been written for him decides his behavior and he
starts doing (evil) deeds characteristic of the
people of the (Hell) Fire. And similarly a man

amongst you may do (evil) deeds till there is only

a cubit between him and the (Hell) Fire, and then
what has been written for him decides his

behavior, and he starts doing deeds characteristic

of the people of Paradise."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 431:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "If Allah loves a person, He
calls Gabriel saying, 'Allah loves so and-so; O
Gabriel! Love him.' Gabriel would love him and
make an announcement amongst the inhabitants
of the Heaven. 'Allah loves so-and-so, therefore
you should love him also,' and so all the
inhabitants of the Heaven would love him, and
then he is granted the pleasure of the people on
the earth."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 432:
Narrated 'Aisha:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The angels
descend, the clouds and mention this or that
matter decreed in the Heaven. The devils listen
stealthily to such a matter, come down to inspire
the soothsayers with it, and the latter would add
to it one-hundred lies of their own."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 433:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "On every Friday the angels
take heir stand at every gate of the mosques to
write the names of the people chronologically

(i.e. according to the time of their arrival for the

Friday prayer and when the Imam sits (on the

pulpit) they fold up their scrolls and get ready to

listen to the sermon."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 434:
Narrated Sa'id bin Al-Musaiyab:
'Umar came to the Mosque while Hassan was
reciting a poem. ('Umar disapproved of that). On

that Hassan said, "I used to recite poetry in this

very Mosque in the presence of one (i.e. the
Prophet ) who was better than you." Then he
turned towards Abu Huraira and said (to him), "I
ask you by Allah, did you hear Allah's Apostle
saying (to me), "Retort on my behalf. O Allah!
Support him (i.e. Hassan) with the Holy Spirit?"
Abu Huraira said, "Yes."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 435:
Narrated Al Bara:
The Prophet said to Hassan, "Lampoon them
(i.e. the pagans) and Gabriel is with you."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 436:
Narrated Jarir:
as below (Hadith 437).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 437:
Narrated Humaid bin Hilal:
Anas bin Malik said, "As if I say a cloud of dust
swirling up in the lane of Bani Ghanim." Musa
added, "That was caused by the procession of
Gabriel."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 438:
Narrated Aisha:
Al Harith bin Hisham asked the Prophet, "How
does the divine inspiration come to you?" He
replied, "In all these ways: The Angel sometimes
comes to me with a voice which resembles the
sound of a ringing bell, and when this state
abandons me, I remember what the Angel has
said, and this type of Divine Inspiration is the
hardest on me; and sometimes the Angel comes
to me in the shape of a man and talks to me, and
I understand and remember what he says."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 439:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Who ever spends a

couple (of objects) in Allah's cause, will be called

by the Gatekeepers of Paradise who will say, "O
so-and-so, come on!" Abu Bakr said, "Such a
person will never perish or be miserable' The
Prophet said, "I hope you will be among such
person."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 440:
Narrated Abu Salama:
'Aisha said that the Prophet said to her "O
'Aisha' This is Gabriel and he sends his
(greetings) salutations to you." 'Aisha said,
"Salutations (Greetings) to him, and Allah's
Mercy and Blessings be on him," and addressing
the Prophet she said, "You see what I don't see."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 441:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Allah's Apostle asked Gabriel, "Why don't you
visit us more often than you do?" Then the
following Holy Verse was revealed (in this
respect):-- "And we (angels) descend not but by
the order of your Lord. To Him belong what is
before us and what is behind us, and what is
between those two and your Lord was never
forgetful." (19.64)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 442:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said, "Gabriel read the Qur'an to
me in one way (i.e. dialect) and I continued

asking him to read it in different ways till he read

it in seven different ways."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 443:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle was the most generous of all the
people, and he used to be more generous in the
month of Ramadan when Gabriel used to meet
him. Gabriel used to meet him every night in
Ramadan to study the Holy Quran carefully
together. Allah's Apostle used to become more
generous than the fast wind when he met Gabriel
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 444:
Narrated Ibn Shihab:
Once Umar bin Abdul Aziz delayed the 'Asr
prayer a little. 'Urwa said to him, "Gabriel
descended and led the prayer in front of the
Prophet " On that 'Umar said, "O Urwa! Be sure
of what you say." "Urwa, "I heard Bashir bin Abi
Masud narrating from Ibn Masud who heard
Allah's Apostle saying, 'Gabriel descended and
led me in prayer; and then prayed with him again,
and then prayed with him again, and then prayed
with him again, and then prayed with him again,
counting with his fingers five prayers."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 445:
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet said, "Gabriel said to me, 'Whoever
amongst your followers die without having
worshipped others besides Allah, will enter

Paradise (or will not enter the (Hell) Fire)." The

Prophet asked. "Even if he has committed illegal
sexual intercourse or theft?" He replied, "Even
then."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 446:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Angels keep on descending
from and ascending to the Heaven in turn, some
at night and some by daytime, and all of them

assemble together at the time of the Fajr and 'Asr

prayers. Then those who have stayed with you
over-night, ascent unto Allah Who asks them,
and He knows the answer better than they,
"How have you left My slaves?" They reply, "We
have left them praying as we found them
praying." If anyone of you says "Amin" (during
the Prayer at the end of the recitation of
Surat-al-Faitiha), and the angels in Heaven say
the same, and the two sayings coincide, all his
past sins will be forgiven."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 447:
Narrated 'Aisha:
I stuffed for the Prophet a pillow decorated with
pictures (of animals) which looked like a
Namruqa (i.e. a small cushion). He came and
stood among the people with excitement
apparent on his face. I said, "O Allah's Apostle!
What is wrong?" He said, "What is this pillow?" I

said, "I have prepared this pillow for you, so that

you may recline on it." He said, "Don't you know
that angels do not enter a house wherein there
are pictures; and whoever makes a picture will
be punished on the Day of Resurrection and will
be asked to give life to (what he has created)?"
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 448:
Narrated Abu Talha:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying; "Angels (of
Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a
dog or a picture of a living creature (a human
being or an animal)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 449:
Narrated Busr bin Said:
That Zaid bin Khalid Al-Juhani narrated to him
something in the presence of Said bin 'Ubaidullah
Al-Khaulani who was brought up in the house of
Maimuna the wife of the Prophet. Zaid narrated
to them that Abu Talha said that the Prophet
said, "The Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a
house wherein there is a picture." Busr said,

"Later on Zaid bin Khalid fell ill and we called on

him. To our surprise we saw a curtain decorated
with pictures in his house. I said to Ubaidullah
Al-Khaulani, "Didn't he (i.e. Zaid) tell us about
the (prohibition of) pictures?" He said, "But he
excepted the embroidery on garments. Didn't
you hear him?" I said, "No." He said, "Yes, he
did."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 450:
Narrated Salim's father:
Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (that he
would visit him, but Gabriel did not come) and
later on he said, "We, angels, do not enter a
house which contains a picture or a dog."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 451:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When the Imam, during the
prayer, says, "Allah hears him who praises Him',
say: 'O Allah! Our Lord! All the praises are for

You/, for if the saying of anyone of you coincides

with the saying of the angels, his past sins will be

forgiven."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 452:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "As long as any-one of you is
waiting for the prayer, he is considered to be

praying actually, and the angels say, 'O Allah! Be

merciful to him and forgive him', (and go on

saying so) unless he leaves his place of praying or

passes wind (i.e. breaks his ablution)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 453:
Narrated Yali:
I heard the Prophet reciting the following Verse
on the pulpit: "They will call: O Mali......' and
Sufyan said that 'Abdullah recited it: 'They will
call: O Mali..' (43.77)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 454:
Narrated 'Aisha:
That she asked the Prophet , 'Have you
encountered a day harder than the day of the
battle) of Uhud?" The Prophet replied, "Your
tribes have troubled me a lot, and the worse
trouble was the trouble on the day of 'Aqaba
when I presented myself to Ibn 'Abd-Yalail bin
'Abd-Kulal and he did not respond to my
demand. So I departed, overwhelmed with
excessive sorrow, and proceeded on, and could
not relax till I found myself at Qarnath-Tha-alib
where I lifted my head towards the sky to see a
cloud shading me unexpectedly. I looked up and

saw Gabriel in it. He called me saying, 'Allah has

heard your people's saying to you, and what they
have replied back to you, Allah has sent the
Angel of the Mountains to you so that you may
order him to do whatever you wish to these
people.' The Angel of the Mountains called and
greeted me, and then said, "O Muhammad!
Order what you wish. If you like, I will let
Al-Akh-Shabain (i.e. two mountains) fall on
them." The Prophet said, "No but I hope that
Allah will let them beget children who will
worship Allah Alone, and will worship None
besides Him."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 455:
Narrated Abu Ishaq-Ash-Shaibani:
I asked Zir bin Hubaish regarding the Statement
of Allah: "And was at a distance Of but two
bow-lengths Or (even) nearer; So did (Allah)
convey The Inspiration to His slave (Gabriel) and
then he (Gabriel) Conveyed (that to
Muhammad). (53.9-10) On that, Zir said, "Ibn
Mas'ud informed us that the Prophet had seen
Gabriel having 600 wings."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 456:
Narrated Abdullah:
Regarding the Verse: "Indeed he (Muhammad)
did see. Of the Signs of his Lord, The Greatest!"
(53.18) That the Prophet had seen a green
carpet spread all over the horizon of the sky.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 457:
Narrated Aisha:
Whoever claimed that (the Prophet) Muhammad
saw his Lord, is committing a great fault, for he
only saw Gabriel in his genuine shape in which he
was created covering the whole horizon.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 458:
Narrated Masruq:
I asked Aisha "What about His Statement:--
"Then he (Gabriel) approached And came
closer, And was at a distance Of but two
bow-lengths Or (even) nearer?" (53.8-9) She
replied, "It was Gabriel who used to come to the
Prophet in the figure of a man, but on that
occasion, he came in his actual and real figure
and (he was so huge) that he covered the whole
horizon."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 459:
Narrated Samura:
The Prophet said, "Last night I saw (in a dream)
two men coming to me. One of them said, "The
person who kindles the fire is Malik, the
gate-keeper of the (Hell) Fire, and I am Gabriel,
and this is Michael."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 460:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "If a husband calls his wife

to his bed (i.e. to have sexual relation) and she
refuses and causes him to sleep in anger, the
angels will curse her till morning."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 461:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
that he heard the Prophet saying, "The Divine
Inspiration was delayed for a short period but

suddenly, as I was walking. I heard a voice in the

sky, and when I looked up towards the sky, to
my surprise, I saw the angel who had come to
me in the Hira Cave, and he was sitting on a
chair in between the sky and the earth. I was so
frightened by him that I fell on the ground and
came to my family and said (to them), 'Cover
me! (with a blanket), cover me!' Then Allah sent
the Revelation: "O, You wrapped up (In a
blanket)! (Arise and warn! And your Lord
magnify And keep pure your garments, And
desert the idols." (74.1-5)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 462:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet said, "On the night of my Ascent to
the Heaven, I saw Moses who was a tall brown
curly-haired man as if he was one of the men of
Shan'awa tribe, and I saw Jesus, a man of
medium height and moderate complexion inclined
to the red and white colors and of lank hair. I
also saw Malik, the gate-keeper of the (Hell)
Fire and Ad-Dajjal amongst the signs which
Allah showed me." (The Prophet then recited the
Holy Verse): "So be not you in doubt of meeting
him' when you met Moses during the night of
Mi'raj over the heavens" (32.23)
Narrated Anas and Abu Bakra: "The Prophet
said, "The angels will guard Medina from
Ad-Dajjal (who will not be able to enter the city
of Medina)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 463:
Narrated Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "When anyone of you dies,
he will be shown his destination both in the
morning and in the evening, and if he belongs to
the people of Paradise, he will be shown his

place in Paradise, and if he is from the people of

Hell, he will be shown his place in Hell."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 464:
Narrated 'Imran bin Husain:
The Prophet said, "I looked at Paradise and
found poor people forming the majority of its

inhabitants; and I looked at Hell and saw that the

majority of its inhabitants were women."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 465:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
While we were in the company of the Prophet,
he said, "While I was asleep, I saw myself in
Paradise and there I beheld a woman making
ablution beside a palace, I asked, To whom does
this palace belong? 'They said, To 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab.' Then I remembered 'Umar's Ghaira
(concerning women), and so I quickly went away
from that palace." (When 'Umar heard this from
the Prophet), he wept and said, "Do you think it
is likely that I feel Ghaira because of you, O
Allah's Apostle?"
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 466:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Qais Al-Ashari:
The Prophet said, "A tent (in Paradise) is like a

hollow pearl which is thirty miles in height and on

every corner of the tent the believer will have a
family that cannot be seen by the others."
(Narrated Abu Imran in another narration, "(The
tent is) sixty miles (in height)")
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 467:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, "I have
prepared for My Pious slaves things which have
never been seen by an eye, or heard by an ear,
or imagined by a human being." If you wish, you
can recite this Verse from the Holy Quran:--"No
soul knows what is kept hidden for them, of joy
as a reward for what they used to do." (32.17)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 468:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The first group (of people)

who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the

moon when it is full. They will not spit or blow

their noses or relieve nature. Their utensils will be

of gold and their combs of gold and silver; in
their centers the aloe wood will be used, and
their sweat will smell like musk. Everyone of
them will have two wives; the marrow of the
bones of the wives' legs will be seen through the
flesh out of excessive beauty. They ( i.e. the
people of Paradise) will neither have differences
nor hatred amongst themselves; their hearts will

be as if one heart and they will be glorifying Allah

in the morning and in the evening."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 469:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "The first batch (of people)

who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a

full moon; and those who will enter next will be

(glittering) like the brightest star. Their hearts will

be as if the heart of a single man, for they will
have no enmity amongst themselves, and
everyone of them shall have two wives, each of
whom will be so beautiful, pure and transparent

that the marrow of the bones of their legs will be

seen through the flesh. They will be glorifying
Allah in the morning and evening, and will never

fall ill, and they will neither blow their noses, nor

spit. Their utensils will be of gold and silver, and

their combs will be of gold, and the fuel used in
their centers will be the aloes-wood, and their
sweat will smell like musk."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 470:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
The Prophet said, "Verily! 70,000 or 700,000 of
my followers will enter Paradise altogether; so

that the first and the last amongst them will enter

at the same time, and their faces will be glittering

like the bright full moon."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 471:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A silken cloak was presented to the Prophet and
he used to forbid the usage of silk (by men).
When the people were fascinated by the cloak.
he said, "By Allah in Whose Hands the life of
Muhammad is, the handkerchiefs of Sad bin
Mu'adh in Paradise are better than this."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 472:
Narrated Al-Bara bin Azib:
Allah's Apostle was given a silken garment, and
its beauty and delicacy astonished the people.
On that, Allah's Apostle said, "No doubt, the
handkerchiefs of Sad bin Muadh in Paradise are
better than this."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 473:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad Al-Saidi:
Allah's Apostle said, "A place in Paradise equal

to the size of a lash is better than the whole world

and whatever is in it."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 474:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "There is a tree in Paradise

(which is so big and huge that) if a rider travels in

its shade for one hundred years, he would not be
able to cross it."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 475:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said "There is a tree in Paradise
(which is so big and huge that) a rider could

travel in its shade for a hundred years. And if you

wish, you can recite:--'In shade long extended..'
(56. 30) and a place in Paradise equal to an
arrow bow of one of you, is better than (the
whole earth) on which the sun rises and sets."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 476:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The first batch (of people)

who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like the

full moon, and the batch next to them will be

(glittering) like the most brilliant star in the sky.

Their hearts will be as if the heart of a single man,

for they will have neither enmity nor jealousy
amongst themselves; everyone will have two
wives from the houris, (who will be so beautiful,
pure and transparent that) the marrow of the

bones of their legs will be seen through the bones

and the flesh."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 477:
Narrated Al-Bara (bin Azib):
The Prophet, after the death of his son Ibrahim,

said, "There is a wet-nurse for him (i.e. Ibrahim)

in Paradise."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 478:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "The people of Paradise will

look at the dwellers of the lofty mansions (i.e. a

superior place in Paradise) in the same way as

one looks at a brilliant star far away in the East

or in the West on the horizon; all that is because

of their superiority over one another (in
rewards)." On that the people said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Are these lofty mansions for the
prophets which nobody else can reach? The
Prophet replied," No! "By Allah in whose Hands
my life is, these are for the men who believed in
Allah and also believed in the Apostles."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 479:
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
The Prophet said, "Paradise has eight gates, and
one of them is called Ar-Raiyan through which
none will enter but those who observe fasting."
The Prophet also said, "If a person spends two
different kinds of something (for Allah's Cause),
he will be called from the gates of Paradise."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 480:
Narrated Abu Dhar:
While the Prophet was on a journey, he said
(regarding the performance of the Zuhr prayer),
"Wait till it (i.e. the weather) gets cooler." He

said the same again till the shade of the hillocks

extended. Then he said, "Delay the (Zuhr) Prayer

till it gets cooler, for the severity of heat is from

the increase in heat of Hell (fire)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 481:
Narrated Abu Sad: The Prophet said, "Delay the
(Zuhr) Prayer till it gets cooler, for t
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 482:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The (Hell) Fire complained
to its Lord saying, 'O my Lord! My different
parts eat up each other.' So, He allowed it to
take two breaths, one in the winter and the other
in summer, and this is the reason for the severe
heat and the bitter cold you find (in weather)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 483:
Narrated Abu Jamra Ad-Dabi:
I used to sit with Ibn 'Abbas in Mecca. Once I
had a fever and he said (to me), "Cool your fever

with Zam-zam water, for Allah's Apostle said: 'It,

(the Fever) is from the heat of the (Hell) Fire; so,

cool it with water (or Zam-zam water)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 484:
Narrated Rafi bin Khadij:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Fever is from the
heat of the (Hell) Fire; so cool it with water."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 485:
Narrated Aisha:
The Prophet said, "Fever is from the heat of the
(Hell) Fire, so cool it with water."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 486:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet said, "Fever is from the heat of the
(Hell) Fire; so abate fever with water."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 487:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Your (ordinary) fire is one

of 70 parts of the (Hell) Fire." Someone asked,
"O Allah's Apostle This (ordinary) fire would

have been sufficient (to torture the unbelievers),"

Allah's Apostle said, "The (Hell) Fire has 69
parts more than the ordinary (worldly) fire, each
part is as hot as this (worldly) fire."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 488:
Narrated Yali:
That he heard the Prophet on the pulpit
reciting:--
"They will cry: "O Malik!' (43.77) (Malik is the
gate-keeper (angel) of the (Hell) Fire.)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 489:
Narrated Abu Wail:
Somebody said to Usama, "Will you go to
so-and-so (i.e. 'Uthman) and talk to him (i.e.
advise him regarding ruling the country)?" He
said, "You see that I don't talk to him. Really I
talk to (advise) him secretly without opening a

gate (of affliction), for neither do I want to be the

first to open it (i.e. rebellion), nor will I say to a

man who is my ruler that he is the best of all the

people after I have heard something from Allah s
Apostle ." They said, What have you heard him
saying? He said, "I have heard him saying, "A
man will be brought on the Day of Resurrection

and thrown in the (Hell) Fire, so that his intestines

will come out, and he will go around like a
donkey goes around a millstone. The people of
(Hell) Fire will gather around him and say: O
so-and-so! What is wrong with you? Didn't you
use to order us to do good deeds and forbid us
to do bad deeds? He will reply: Yes, I used to
order you to do good deeds, but I did not do
them myself, and I used to forbid you to do bad
deeds, yet I used to do them myself."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 490:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Magic was worked on the Prophet so that he
began to fancy that he was doing a thing which
he was not actually doing. One day he invoked
(Allah) for a long period and then said, "I feel
that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself.
Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat,
one by my head and the other by my feet. One of

them asked the other, "What is the ailment of this

man?" The other replied, 'He has been
bewitched" The first asked, 'Who has bewitched
him?' The other replied, 'Lubaid bin Al-A'sam.'
The first one asked, 'What material has he used?'
The other replied, 'A comb, the hair gathered on
it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male
date-palm.' The first asked, 'Where is that?' The

other replied, 'It is in the well of Dharwan.' " So,

the Prophet went out towards the well and then
returned and said to me on his return, "Its
date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are
like the heads of the devils." I asked, "Did you
take out those things with which the magic was
worked?" He said, "No, for I have been cured
by Allah and I am afraid that this action may
spread evil amongst the people." Later on the
well was filled up with earth.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 491:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "During your sleep, Satan
knots three knots at the back of the head of each
of you, and he breathes the following words at
each knot, 'The night is, long, so keep on
sleeping,' If that person wakes up and celebrates

the praises of Allah, then one knot is undone, and

when he performs ablution the second knot is
undone, and when he prays, all the knots are
undone, and he gets up in the morning lively and
gay, otherwise he gets up dull and gloomy. "
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 492:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
It was mentioned before the Prophet that there
was a man who slept the night till morning (after
sunrise). The Prophet said, "He is a man in
whose ears (or ear) Satan had urinated."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 493:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "If anyone of you, when having

sexual relation with his wife, say: 'In the name of

Allah. O Allah! Protect us from Satan and
prevent Satan from approaching our offspring

you are going to give us,' and if he begets a child

(as a result of that relation) Satan will not harm

it."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 494:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "When the (upper) edge of
the sun appears (in the morning), don't perform a
prayer till the sun appears in full, and when the
lower edge of the sun sets, don't perform a

prayer till it sets completely. And you should not

seek to pray at sunrise or sunset for the sun rises

between two sides of the head of the devil (or
Satan)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 495:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "If while you are praying,
somebody intends to pass in front of you,
prevent him; and should he insist, prevent him

again; and if he insists again, fight with him (i.e.

prevent him violently e.g. pushing him violently),

because such a person is (like) a devil."
Narrated Muhammad bin Sirin: Abu Huraira
said, "Allah's Apostle put me in charge of the
Zakat of Ramadan (i.e. Zakat-ul-Fitr). Someone
came to me and started scooping some of the
foodstuff of (Zakat) with both hands. I caught
him and told him that I would take him to Allah's
Apostle." Then Abu Huraira told the whole
narration and added "He (i.e. the thief) said,
'Whenever you go to your bed, recite the Verse
of "Al-Kursi" (2.255) for then a guardian from
Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not
approach you till dawn.' " On that the Prophet

said, "He told you the truth, though he is a liar,

and he (the thief) himself was the Satan."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 496:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Satan comes to one of you
and says, 'Who created so-and-so? 'till he says,
'Who has created your Lord?' So, when he
inspires such a question, one should seek refuge
with Allah and give up such thoughts."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 497:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When the month of
Ramadan comes, the gates of Paradise are
opened and the gates of the (Hell) Fire are
closed, and the devils are chained."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 498:
Narrated Ubai bin Kab:
That he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "(The
prophet) Moses said to his attendant, "Bring us

our early meal' (18.62). The latter said, 'Did you

remember when we betook ourselves to the
rock? I indeed forgot the fish and none but Satan
made me forget to remember it." (18.63) Moses
did not feel tired till he had crossed the place
which Allah ordered him to go to."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 499:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I saw Allah's Apostle pointing towards the east

saying, "Lo! Afflictions will verily emerge hence;

afflictions will verily emerge hence where the
(side of the head of) Satan appears."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 500:
Narrated Jabir:
The Prophet said, "When nightfalls, then keep
your children close to you, for the devil spread

out then. An hour later you can let them free; and

close the gates of your house (at night), and
mention Allah's Name thereupon, and cover your
utensils, and mention Allah's Name thereupon,
(and if you don't have something to cover your
utensil) you may put across it something (e.g. a
piece of wood etc.)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 501:
Narrated Safiya bint Huyay:
While Allah's Apostle was in Itikaf, I called on

him at night and having had a talk with him, I got

up to depart. He got up also to accompany me
to my dwelling place, which was then in the
house of Usama bin Zaid. Two Ansari men
passed by, and when they saw the Prophet they
hastened away. The Prophet said (to them).
"Don't hurry! It is Safiya, the daughter of Huyay

(i.e. my wife)." They said, "Glorified be Allah! O

Allah's Apostle! (How dare we suspect you?)"
He said, "Satan circulates in the human mind as

blood circulates in it, and I was afraid that Satan

might throw an evil thought (or something) into
your hearts."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 502:
Narrated Sulaiman bin Surd:
While I was sitting in the company of the
Prophet, two men abused each other and the
face of one of them became red with anger, and

his jugular veins swelled (i.e. he became furious).

On that the Prophet said, "I know a word, the

saying of which will cause him to relax, if he does

say it. If he says: 'I seek Refuge with Allah from

Satan.' then all is anger will go away." Some
body said to him, "The Prophet has said, 'Seek
refuge with Allah from Satan."' The angry man
said, "Am I mad?"
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 503:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "If anyone of you, on having
sexual relation with his wife, says: 'O Allah!
Protect me from Satan, and prevent Satan from
approaching the offspring you are going to give
me,' and if it happens that the lady conceives a
child, Satan will neither harm it nor be given
power over it."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 504:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet offered a prayer, and (after
finishing) he said, "Satan came in front of me

trying persistently to divert my attention from the

prayer, but Allah gave me the strength to
over-power him."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 505:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "When the call for the prayer
is pronounced, Satan takes to his heels, passing
wind with noise, When the call for the prayer is
finished, he comes back. And when the Iqama is

pronounced, he again takes to his heels, and after

its completion, he returns again to interfere
between the (praying) person and his heart,

saying to him. 'Remember this or that thing.' till

the person forgets whether he has offered three
or four Rakat: so if one forgets whether he has
prayed three or four Rak'a-t, he should perform
two prostrations of Sahu (i.e. forgetfulness)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 506:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "When any human being is
born. Satan touches him at both sides of the
body with his two fingers, except Jesus, the son
of Mary, whom Satan tried to touch but failed,
for he touched the placenta-cover instead."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 507:
Narrated Alqama:
I went to Sham (and asked. "Who is here?"),
The people said, "Abu Ad-Darda." Abu Darda
said, "Is the person whom Allah has protected
against Satan, (as Allah's Apostle said) amongst
you". The sub-narrator, Mughira said that the
person who was given Allah's Refuge through the
tongue of the Prophet was 'Ammar (bin Yasir).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 508:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet said, "While the angels talk amidst
the clouds about things that are going to happen
on earth, the devils hear a word of what they say
and pour it in the ears of a soothsayer as one
pours something in a bottle, and they add one
hundred lies to that (one word)."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 509:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Yawning is from Satan and if
anyone of you yawns, he should check his
yawning as much as possible, for if anyone of
you (during the act of yawning) should say: 'Ha',
Satan will laugh at him."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 510:
Narrated 'Aisha:
On the day (of the battle) of Uhud when the
pagans were defeated, Satan shouted, "O slaves
of Allah! Beware of the forces at your back,"
and on that the Muslims of the front files fought
with the Muslims of the back files (thinking they
were pagans). Hudhaifa looked back to see his
father "Al-Yaman," (being attacked by the
Muslims). He shouted, "O Allah's Slaves! My

father! My father!" By Allah, they did not stop till

they killed him. Hudhaifa said, "May Allah
forgive you." 'Urwa said that Hudhaifa continued

to do good (invoking Allah to forgive the killer of

his father till he met Allah (i.e. died).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 511:
Narrated 'Aisha:
I asked the Prophet about one's looking here and
there during the prayer. He replied, "It is what
Satan steals from the prayer of any one of you."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 512:
Narrated Abu Qatada:
as below i.e. Hadith No. 513)
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 513:
Narrated Abu Qatada:
The Prophet said, "A good dream is from Allah,
and a bad or evil dream is from Satan; so if
anyone of you has a bad dream of which he gets

afraid, he should spit on his left side and should

seek Refuge with Allah from its evil, for then it
will not harm him."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 514:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If one says one-hundred
times in one day: "None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah, the Alone Who has no
partners, to Him belongs Dominion and to Him
belong all the Praises, and He has power over all

things (i.e. Omnipotent)", one will get the reward

of manumitting ten slaves, and one-hundred good
deeds will be written in his account, and
one-hundred bad deeds will be wiped off or
erased from his account, and on that day he will
be protected from the morning till evening from
Satan, and nobody will be superior to him except
one who has done more than that which he has
done."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 515:
Narrated Sad bin Abi Waqqas:
Once Umar asked the leave to see Allah's
Apostle in whose company there were some
Quraishi women who were talking to him and

asking him for more financial support raising their

voices. When 'Umar asked permission to enter
the women got up (quickly) hurrying to screen
themselves. When Allah's Apostle admitted
'Umar, Allah's Apostle was smiling, 'Umar
asked, "O Allah's Apostle! May Allah keep you
gay always." Allah's Apostle said, "I am
astonished at these women who were with me.
As soon as they heard your voice, they hastened
to screen themselves." 'Umar said, "O Allah's
Apostle! You have more right to be feared by
them." Then he addressed (those women) saying,
"O enemies of your own souls! Do you fear me
and not Allah's Apostle ?" They replied. "Yes,
for you are a fearful and fierce man as compared
with Allah's Apostle." On that Allah's Apostle
said (to 'Umar), "By Him in Whose Hands my

life is, whenever Satan sees you taking a path, he

follows a path other than yours."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 516:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "If anyone of you rouses from
sleep and performs the ablution, he should wash

his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it

out thrice, because Satan has stayed in the upper
part of his nose all the night."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 517:
Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abdullah bin
Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Sasaa Ansari:
That Abu Said Al-Khudri said to his father. "I
see you are fond of sheep and the desert, so
when you want to pronounce the Adhan, raise
your voice with it for whoever will hear the
Adhan whether a human being, or a Jinn, or
anything else, will bear witness, in favor on the
Day of Resurrection." Abu Said added, "I have
heard this from Allah's Apostle ."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 518:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
That he heard the Prophet delivering a sermon on
the pulpit saying, "Kill snakes and kill
Dhu-at-Tufyatain (i.e. a snake with two white
lines on its back) and ALBATROSS (i.e. a
snake with short or mutilated tail) for they
destroy the sight of one's eyes and bring about
abortion." ('Abdullah bin 'Umar further added):

Once while I was chasing a snake in order, to kill

it, Abu Lubaba called me saying: "Don't kill it," I

said. "Allah's Apostle ordered us to kill snakes."

He said, "But later on he prohibited the killing of

snakes living in the houses." (Az-Zubri said.
"Such snakes are called Al-Awamir.")
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 519:
Narrated Abu Said al-Khudri:
Allah's Apostle said, "There will come a time
when the best property of a man will be sheep
which he will graze on the tops of mountains and

the places where rain falls (i.e. pastures) escaping

to protect his religion from afflictions."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 520:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The main source of
disbelief is in the east. Pride and arrogance are
characteristics of the owners of horses and
camels, and those bedouins who are busy with
their camels and pay no attention to Religion;
while modesty and gentleness are the
characteristics of the owners of sheep."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 521:
Narrated 'Uqba bin 'Umar and Abu Mas'ud:
Allah's Apostle pointed with his hand towards
Yemen and said, "True Belief is Yemenite yonder
(i.e. the Yemenite, had True Belief and embraced
Islam readily), but sternness and mercilessness

are the qualities of those who are busy with their

camels and pay no attention to the Religion
where the two sides of the head of Satan will
appear. Such qualities belong to the tribe of
Rabi'a and Mudar."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 522:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "When you hear the crowing
of cocks, ask for Allah's Blessings for (their
crowing indicates that) they have seen an angel.
And when you hear the braying of donkeys, seek
Refuge with Allah from Satan for (their braying
indicates) that they have seen a Satan."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 523:
Narrated Jabir bin Abdullah:
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 524:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A group of Israelites were
lost. Nobody knows what they did. But I do not
see them except that they were cursed and
changed into rats, for if you put the milk of a

she-camel in front of a rat, it will not drink it, but

if the milk of a sheep is put in front of it, it will

drink it." I told this to Ka'b who asked me, "Did
you hear it from the Prophet ?" I said, "Yes."
Ka'b asked me the same question several times.;

I said to Ka'b. "Do I read the Torah? (i.e. I tell

you this from the Prophet.)"
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 525:
Narrated Aisha:
The Prophet called the Salamander, a
mischief-doer. I have not heard him ordering that
it should be killed. Sad bin Waqqas claims that
the Prophet ordered that it should be killed.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 526:
Narrated Um Sharik:
That the Prophet ordered her to kill
Salamanders.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 527:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet said, "Kill the snake with two white

lines on its back, for it blinds the on-looker and

causes abortion."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 528:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet ordered that a short-tailed or
mutilated-tailed snake (i.e. Abtar) should be
killed, for it blinds the on-looker and causes
abortion."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 529:
Narrated Abu Mulaika:
Ibn Umar used to kill snakes, but afterwards he
forbade their killing and said, "Once the Prophet
pulled down a wall and saw a cast-off skin of a
snake in it. He said, 'Look for the snake. 'They

found it and the Prophet said, "Kill it." For this

reason I used to kill snakes. Later on I met Abu
Lubaba who told me the Prophet said, 'Do not
kill snakes except the short-tailed or

mutilated-tailed snake with two white lines on its

back, for it causes abortion and makes one blind.
So kill it.' "
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 530:
Narrated Nafi:
Ibn 'Umar used to kill snakes but when Abu
Lubaba informed him that the Prophet had

forbidden the killing of snakes living in houses, he

gave up killing them.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 531:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet said, "Five kinds of animals are
mischief-doers and can be killed even in the

Sanctuary: They are the rat the scorpion, the kite,

the crow and the rabid dog."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 532:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:

Allah's Apostle said, "It is not sinful of a person

in the state of Ihram to kill any of these five

animals: The scorpion, the rat, the rabid dog, the

crow and the kite."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 533:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "Cover your utensils and tie
your water skins, and close your doors and keep
your children close to you at night, as the Jinns
spread out at such time and snatch things away.
When you go to bed, put out your lights, for the
mischief-doer (i.e. the rat) may drag away the
wick of the candle and burn the dwellers of the
house." Ata said, "The devils." (instead of the
Jinns).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 534:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
Once we were in the company of Allah's Apostle
in a cave. Surat-al-Mursalat (77) was revealed
there, and we were learning it from Allah's
Apostle . Suddenly a snake came out of its hole

and we rushed towards it to kill it, but it hastened

and entered its hole before we were able to

catch it. Allah's Apostle said," It has been saved

from your evil and you have been saved from its
evil."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 535:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet said, "A
woman entered the (Hell) Fire because of a cat
w
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 536:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Once while a prophet
amongst the prophets was taking a rest
underneath a tree, an ant bit him. He, therefore,
ordered that his luggage be taken away from
underneath that tree and then ordered that the
dwelling place of the ants should be set on fire.
Allah sent him a revelation:-- "Wouldn't it have

been sufficient to burn a single ant? (that bit you):

(See Page 162, chapter No. 153).
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 537:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said "If a house fly falls in the drink

of anyone of you, he should dip it (in the drink),

for one of its wings has a disease and the other
has the cure for the disease."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 538:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "A prostitute was forgiven
by Allah, because, passing by a panting dog near
a well and seeing that the dog was about to die

of thirst, she took off her shoe, and tying it with

her head-cover she drew out some water for it.
So, Allah forgave her because of that."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 539:
Narrated Abu Talha:
The Prophet said, "Angels do not enter a house
witch has either a dog or a picture in it."
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 540:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle ordered that the dogs should be
killed.
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 541:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody keeps a dog,
he loses one Qirat (of the reward) of his good
deeds everyday, except if he keeps it for the
purpose of agriculture or for the protection of
livestock. "
Volume 4, Book 54, Number 542:
Narrated Sufyan bin Abi Zuhair Ash-Shani:
That he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "If
somebody keeps a dog that is neither used for
farm work nor for guarding the livestock, he will
lose one Qirat (of the reward) of his good deeds
everyday."
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 55:
Prophets
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 543:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah created Adam, making
him 60 cubits tall. When He created him, He said
to him, "Go and greet that group of angels, and

listen to their reply, for it will be your greeting

(salutation) and the greeting (salutations of your

offspring." So, Adam said (to the angels),
As-Salamu Alaikum (i.e. Peace be upon you).
The angels said, "As-salamu Alaika wa
Rahmatu-l-lahi" (i.e. Peace and Allah's Mercy be
upon you). Thus the angels added to Adam's
salutation the expression, 'Wa Rahmatu-l-lahi,'
Any person who will enter Paradise will resemble
Adam (in appearance and figure). People have
been decreasing in stature since Adam's creation.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 544:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The first group of people

who will enter Paradise, will be glittering like the

full moon and those who will follow them, will

glitter like the most brilliant star in the sky. They

will not urinate, relieve nature, spit, or have any

nasal secretions. Their combs will be of gold, and

their sweat will smell like musk. The aloes-wood

will be used in their centers. Their wives will be

houris. All of them will look alike and will
resemble their father Adam (in statute), sixty
cubits tall."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 545:
Narrated Abu Salama:
Um Salama said, "Um Salaim said, 'O Allah's
Apostle! Allah does not refrain from saying the

truth! Is it obligatory for a woman to take a bath

after she gets nocturnal discharge?' He said,
'Yes, if she notices the water (i.e. discharge).'
Um Salama smiled and said, 'Does a woman get
discharge?' Allah's Apostle said. 'Then why does
a child resemble (its mother)?"
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 546:
Narrated Anas:
When 'Abdullah bin Salam heard the arrival of
the Prophet at Medina, he came to him and said,
"I am going to ask you about three things which
nobody knows except a prophet: What is the
first portent of the Hour? What will be the first
meal taken by the people of Paradise? Why does
a child resemble its father, and why does it

resemble its maternal uncle" Allah's Apostle said,

"Gabriel has just now told me of their answers."
'Abdullah said, "He (i.e. Gabriel), from amongst

all the angels, is the enemy of the Jews." Allah's

Apostle said, "The first portent of the Hour will

be a fire that will bring together the people from

the east to the west; the first meal of the people

of Paradise will be Extra-lobe (caudate lobe) of

fish-liver. As for the resemblance of the child to

its parents: If a man has sexual intercourse with
his wife and gets discharge first, the child will
resemble the father, and if the woman gets
discharge first, the child will resemble her." On

that 'Abdullah bin Salam said, "I testify that you

are the Apostle of Allah." 'Abdullah bin Salam
further said, "O Allah's Apostle! The Jews are
liars, and if they should come to know about my
conversion to Islam before you ask them (about
me), they would tell a lie about me." The Jews
came to Allah's Apostle and 'Abdullah went
inside the house. Allah's Apostle asked (the
Jews), "What kind of man is 'Abdullah bin Salam
amongst you?" They replied, "He is the most
learned person amongst us, and the best amongst
us, and the son of the best amongst us." Allah's
Apostle said, "What do you think if he embraces
Islam (will you do as he does)?" The Jews said,
"May Allah save him from it." Then 'Abdullah bin

Salam came out in front of them saying, "I testify

that None has the right to be worshipped but
Allah and that Muhammad is the Apostle of
Allah." Thereupon they said, "He is the evilest
among us, and the son of the evilest amongst us,"
and continued talking badly of him.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 547:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "But for the Israelis, meat
would not decay and but for Eve, wives would
never betray their husbands."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 548:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah 's Apostle said, "Treat women nicely, for a
women is created from a rib, and the most

curved portion of the rib is its upper portion, so,

if you should try to straighten it, it will break, but

if you leave it as it is, it will remain crooked. So

treat women nicely."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 549:
Narrated Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle, the true and truly inspired said,

"(as regards your creation), every one of you is
collected in the womb of his mother for the first
forty days, and then he becomes a clot for an

other forty days, and then a piece of flesh for an

other forty days. Then Allah sends an angel to

write four words: He writes his deeds, time of his

death, means of his livelihood, and whether he

will be wretched or blessed (in religion). Then the

soul is breathed into his body. So a man may do
deeds characteristic of the people of the (Hell)

Fire, so much so that there is only the distance of

a cubit between him and it, and then what has
been written (by the angel) surpasses, and so he

starts doing deeds characteristic of the people of

Paradise and enters Paradise. Similarly, a person
may do deeds characteristic of the people of
Paradise, so much so that there is only the
distance of a cubit between him and it, and then
what has been written (by the angel) surpasses,
and he starts doing deeds of the people of the
(Hell) Fire and enters the (Hell) Fire."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 550:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "Allah has appointed an angel
in the womb, and the angel says, 'O Lord! A

drop of discharge (i.e. of semen), O Lord! a clot,

O Lord! a piece of flesh.' And then, if Allah

wishes to complete the child's creation, the angel

will say. 'O Lord! A male or a female? O Lord!
wretched or blessed (in religion)? What will his
livelihood be? What will his age be?' The angel

writes all this while the child is in the womb of its

mother."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 551:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, "Allah will say to that person
of the (Hell) Fire who will receive the least
punishment, 'If you had everything on the earth,
would you give it as a ransom to free yourself

(i.e. save yourself from this Fire)?' He will say,

'Yes.' Then Allah will say, 'While you were in the

backbone of Adam, I asked you much less than
this, i.e. not to worship others besides Me, but
you insisted on worshipping others besides me.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 552:
Narrated Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle said, "Whenever a person is
murdered unjustly, there is a share from the
burden of the crime on the first son of Adam for
he was the first to start the tradition of
murdering."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 553:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Once Allah's Apostle stood amongst the people,
glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and
then mentioned the Dajjal saying, "l warn you
against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no
prophet but warned his nation against him. No
doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I
tell you about him something of which no prophet
told his nation before me. You should know that
he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 554:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Shall I not tell you about
the Dajjal a story of which no prophet told his
nation? The Dajjall is one-eyed and will bring
with him what will resemble Hell and Paradise,
and what he will call Paradise will be actually
Hell; so I warn you (against him) as Noah
warned his nation against him."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 555:
Narrated Abu Said:
Allah's Apostle said, "Noah and his nation will
come (on the Day of Resurrection and Allah will
ask (Noah), "Did you convey (the Message)?'
He will reply, 'Yes, O my Lord!' Then Allah will
ask Noah's nation, 'Did Noah convey My
Message to you?' They will reply, 'No, no
prophet came to us.' Then Allah will ask Noah,

'Who will stand a witness for you?' He will reply,

'Muhammad and his followers (will stand witness
for me).' So, I and my followers will stand as
witnesses for him (that he conveyed Allah's
Message)." That is, (the interpretation) of the
Statement of Allah: "Thus we have made you a
just and the best nation that you might be
witnesses Over mankind .." (2.143)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 556:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
We were in the company of the Prophet at a
banquet and a cooked (mutton) forearm was set
before him, and he used to like it. He ate a

morsel of it and said, "I will be the chief of all the

people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you
know how Allah will gather all the first and the
last (people) in one level place where an

observer will be able to see (all) of them and they

will be able to hear the announcer, and the sun
will come near to them. Some People will say:
Don't you see, in what condition you are and the
state to which you have reached? Why don't you
look for a person who can intercede for you with
your Lord? Some people will say: Appeal to
your father, Adam.' They will go to him and say:
'O Adam! You are the father of all mankind, and
Allah created you with His Own Hands, and
ordered the angels to prostrate for you, and
made you live in Paradise. Will you not intercede
for us with your Lord? Don't you see in what
(miserable) state we are, and to what condition
we have reached?' On that Adam will reply, 'My
Lord is so angry as He has never been before
and will never be in the future; (besides), He
forbade me (to eat from) the tree, but I
disobeyed (Him), (I am worried about) myself!
Myself! Go to somebody else; go to Noah.'
They will go to Noah and say; 'O Noah! You are
the first amongst the messengers of Allah to the
people of the earth, and Allah named you a
thankful slave. Don't you see in what a
(miserable) state we are and to what condition
we have reached? Will you not intercede for us
with your Lord? Noah will reply: 'Today my
Lord has become so angry as he had never been
before and will never be in the future Myself!
Myself! Go to the Prophet (Muhammad). The
people will come to me, and I will prostrate
myself underneath Allah's Throne. Then I will be
addressed: 'O Muhammad! Raise your head;

intercede, for your intercession will be accepted,

and ask (for anything). for you will be given. "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 557:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle recited the following Verse) in
the usual tone: 'Fahal-Min-Muddalkir.' (54.15)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 558:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "I have been made victorious
with As-Saba (i.e. an easterly wind) and the
people of 'Ad were destroyed by Ad-Dabur (i.e.
a westerly wind)." Narrated Abu Said: Ali sent a
piece of gold to the Prophet who distributed it
among four persons: Al-Aqra' bin Habis
Al-Hanzali from the tribe of Mujashi, 'Uyaina bin
Badr Al-Fazari, Zaid At-Ta'i who belonged to
(the tribe of) Bani Nahban, and 'Alqama bin
Ulatha Al-'Amir who belonged to (the tribe of)
Bani Kilab. So the Quraish and the Ansar
became angry and said, "He (i.e. the Prophet, )
gives the chief of Najd and does not give us."
The Prophet said, "I give them) so as to attract
their hearts (to Islam)." Then a man with sunken
eyes, prominent checks, a raised forehead, a
thick beard and a shaven head, came (in front of
the Prophet ) and said, "Be afraid of Allah, O
Muhammad!" The Prophet ' said "Who would
obey Allah if I disobeyed Him? (Is it fair that)

Allah has trusted all the people of the earth to me

while, you do not trust me?" Somebody who, I
think was Khalid bin Al-Walid, requested the
Prophet to let him chop that man's head off, but
he prevented him. When the man left, the
Prophet said, "Among the off-spring of this man
will be some who will recite the Qur'an but the
Qur'an will not reach beyond their throats (i.e.
they will recite like parrots and will not
understand it nor act on it), and they will
renegade from the religion as an arrow goes
through the game's body. They will kill the
Muslims but will not disturb the idolaters. If I

should live up to their time' I will kill them as the

people of 'Ad were killed (i.e. I will kill all of

them)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 559:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
I heard the Prophet reciting: "Fahal Min
Muddakir." (See Hadith No. 557)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 560:
Narrated Abdullah bin Zam'a:
I heard the Prophet while referring to the person
who had cut the legs of the she-camel (of the
Prophet Salih), saying, "The man who was
appointed for doing this job, was a man of honor
and power in his nation like Abu Zam'a,"
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 561:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
When Allah's Apostle landed at Al-Hijr during
the Ghazwa of Tabuk, he ordered his
companions not to drink water from its well or
reserve water from it. They said, "We have
already kneaded the dough with its water. and

also filled our bags with its water.'' On that, the

Prophet ordered them to throw away the dough
and pour out the water.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 562:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
The people landed at the land of Thamud called
Al-Hijr along with Allah's Apostle and they took
water from its well for drinking and kneading the
dough with it as well. (When Allah's Apostle
heard about it) he ordered them to pour out the
water they had taken from its wells and feed the
camels with the dough, and ordered them to take
water from the well whence the she-camel (of
Prophet Salih) used to drink.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 563:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
When the Prophet passed by (a place called) Al
Hijr, he said, "Do not enter the house of those
who were unjust to themselves, unless (you
enter) weeping, lest you should suffer the same
punishment as was inflicted upon them." After

that he covered his face with his sheet cloth while

he was on the camel-saddle.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 564:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Do not enter the ruined
dwellings of those who were unjust to themselves

unless (you enter) weeping, lest you should suffer

the same punishment as was inflicted upon them."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 565:
Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh:
That the Prophet once came to her in a state of
fear and said, "None has the right to be
worshipped but Allah. Woe unto the Arabs from
a danger that has come near. An opening has
been made in the wall of Gog and Magog like
this," making a circle with his thumb and index
finger. Zainab bint Jahsh said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Shall we be destroyed even though
there are pious persons among us?" He said,
"Yes, when the evil person will increase."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 566:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Allah has made an opening in
the wall of the Gog and Magog (people) like this,
and he made with his hand (with the help of his
fingers).
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 567:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Allah will say (on the Day of
Resurrection), 'O Adam.' Adam will reply,
'Labbaik wa Sa'daik', and all the good is in Your

Hand.' Allah will say: 'Bring out the people of the

fire.' Adam will say: 'O Allah! How many are the

people of the Fire?' Allah will reply: 'From every

one thousand, take out nine-hundred-and
ninety-nine.' At that time children will become
hoary headed, every pregnant female will have a
miscarriage, and one will see mankind as
drunken, yet they will not be drunken, but
dreadful will be the Wrath of Allah." The
companions of the Prophet asked, "O Allah's
Apostle! Who is that (excepted) one?" He said,
"Rejoice with glad tidings; one person will be
from you and one-thousand will be from Gog
and Magog."
The Prophet further said, "By Him in Whose

Hands my life is, hope that you will be one-fourth

of the people of Paradise." We shouted, "Allahu
Akbar!" He added, "I hope that you will be
one-third of the people of Paradise." We
shouted, "Allahu Akbar!" He said, "I hope that
you will be half of the people of Paradise." We
shouted, "Allahu Akbar!" He further said, "You
(Muslims) (compared with non Muslims) are like
a black hair in the skin of a white ox or like a
white hair in the skin of a black ox (i.e. your
number is very small as compared with theirs)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 568:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet said, "You will be gathered (on the
Day of Judgment), bare-footed, naked and not
circumcised." He then recited:--'As We began

the first creation, We, shall repeat it: A Promise

We have undertaken: Truly we shall do it.'
(21.104) He added, "The first to be dressed on
the Day of Resurrection, will be Abraham, and
some of my companions will be taken towards

the left side (i.e. to the (Hell) Fire), and I will say:

'My companions! My companions!' It will be
said: 'They renegade from Islam after you left

them.' Then I will say as the Pious slave of Allah

(i.e. Jesus) said. 'And I was a witness Over them
while I dwelt amongst them. When You took me
up You were the Watcher over them, And You
are a witness to all things. If You punish them.
They are Your slaves And if You forgive them,
Verily you, only You are the All-Mighty, the
All-Wise." (5.120-121)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 569:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "On the Day of Resurrection
Abraham will meet his father Azar whose face
will be dark and covered with dust.(The Prophet

Abraham will say to him): 'Didn't I tell you not to

disobey me?' His father will reply: 'Today I will
not disobey you.' 'Abraham will say: 'O Lord!
You promised me not to disgrace me on the Day
of Resurrection; and what will be more
disgraceful to me than cursing and dishonoring

my father?' Then Allah will say (to him):' 'I have

forbidden Paradise for the disbelievers." Then he
will be addressed, 'O Abraham! Look! What is
underneath your feet?' He will look and there he
will see a Dhabh (an animal,) blood-stained,
which will be caught by the legs and thrown in
the (Hell) Fire."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 570:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet entered the Ka'ba and found in it
the pictures of (Prophet) Abraham and Mary.
On that he said' "What is the matter with them (
i.e. Quraish)? They have already heard that
angels do not enter a house in which there are
pictures; yet this is the picture of Abraham. And
why is he depicted as practicing divination by
arrows?"
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 571:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
When the Prophet saw pictures in the Ka'ba, he

did not enter it till he ordered them to be erased.

When he saw (the pictures of Abraham and
Ishmael carrying the arrows of divination, he
said, "May Allah curse them (i.e. the Quraish)!
By Allah, neither Abraham nor Ishmael practiced
divination by arrows."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 572:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is the
most honorable amongst the people (in Allah's
Sight)?" He said, "The most righteous amongst
them." They said, "We do not ask you, about
this. " He said, "Then Joseph, Allah's Prophet,
the son of Allah's Prophet, The son of Allah's

Prophet the son of Allah's Khalil (i.e. Abraham)."

They said, "We do not want to ask about this,"
He said' "Then you want to ask about the
descent of the Arabs. Those who were the best

in the pre-lslamic period of ignorance will be the

best in Islam provided they comprehend the
religious knowledge."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 573:
Narrated Samura:
Allah's Apostle said, "Two persons came to me
at night (in dream) (and took me along with
them). We passed by a tall man who was so tall
that I was not able to see his head and that
person was Abraham."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 574:
Narrated Mujahid:
That when the people mentioned before Ibn
'Abbas that the Dajjal would have the word

Kafir, (i.e. unbeliever) or the letters Kafir (the

root of the Arabic verb 'disbelieve') written on
his forehead, I heard Ibn 'Abbas saying, "I did
not hear this, but the Prophet said, 'If you want
to see Abraham, then look at your companion
(i.e. the Prophet) but Moses was a curly-haired,
brown man (who used to ride) a red camel, the
reins of which was made of fires of date-palms.
As if I were now looking down a valley."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 575:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Abraham did his
circumcision with an adze at the age of eighty."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 576:
Narrated Abu Az-Zinad:
(as above in Hadith No. 575) With an adze.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 577:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Abraham did not tell a lie
except on three occasions."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 578:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Abraham did not tell a lie except on three
occasion. Twice for the Sake of Allah when he
said, "I am sick," and he said, "(I have not done

this but) the big idol has done it." The (third was)

that while Abraham and Sarah (his wife) were

going (on a journey) they passed by (the territory

of) a tyrant. Someone said to the tyrant, "This
man (i.e. Abraham) is accompanied by a very
charming lady." So, he sent for Abraham and
asked him about Sarah saying, "Who is this
lady?" Abraham said, "She is my sister."
Abraham went to Sarah and said, "O Sarah!

There are no believers on the surface of the earth

except you and I. This man asked me about you
and I have told him that you are my sister, so
don't contradict my statement." The tyrant then
called Sarah and when she went to him, he tried
to take hold of her with his hand, but (his hand
got stiff and) he was confounded. He asked

Sarah. "Pray to Allah for me, and I shall not harm

you." So Sarah asked Allah to cure him and he
got cured. He tried to take hold of her for the

second time, but (his hand got as stiff as or stiffer

than before and) was more confounded. He
again requested Sarah, "Pray to Allah for me,
and I will not harm you." Sarah asked Allah again
and he became alright. He then called one of his
guards (who had brought her) and said, "You
have not brought me a human being but have
brought me a devil." The tyrant then gave Hajar
as a girl-servant to Sarah. Sarah came back (to
Abraham) while he was praying. Abraham,
gesturing with his hand, asked, "What has
happened?" She replied, "Allah has spoiled the
evil plot of the infidel (or immoral person) and
gave me Hajar for service." (Abu Huraira then
addressed his listeners saying, "That (Hajar) was
your mother, O Bani Ma-is-Sama (i.e. the
Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael, Hajar's
son)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 579:
Narrated Um Sharik:
Allah's Apostle ordered that the salamander

should be killed and said, "It (i.e. the salamander)

blew (the fire) on Abraham."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 580:
Narrated Abdullah:
When the Verse:--"It is those who believe and
do not confuse their belief with wrong ( i.e.
joining others in worship with Allah" (6.83) was
revealed, we said, "O Allah's Apostle! Who is
there amongst us who has not done wrong to
himself?" He replied, "It is not as you say, for
'wrong' in the Verse and 'do not confuse their
belief, with wrong means 'SHIRK' (i.e. joining
others in worship with Allah). Haven't you heard
Luqman's saying to his son, 'O my son! Join not

others in worship with Allah, verily joining others

in worship with Allah is a great wrong indeed."
(31.13)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 581:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
One day some meat was given to the Prophet
and he said, "On the Day of Resurrection Allah

will gather all the first and the last (people) in one

plain, and the voice of the announcer will reach

all of them, and one will be able to see them all,

and the sun will come closer to them." (The
narrator then mentioned the narration of
intercession): "The people will go to Abraham
and say: 'You are Allah's Prophet and His Khalil
on the earth. Will you intercede for us with your
Lord?' Abraham will then remember his lies and
say: 'Myself! Myself! Go to Moses."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 582:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy
on the mother of Ishmael! Had she not hastened
(to fill her water-skin with water from the
Zam-zam well). Zam-zam would have been a
stream flowing on the surface of the earth." Ibn
'Abbas further added, "(The Prophet) Abraham
brought Ishmael and his mother (to Mecca) and
she was suckling Ishmael and she had a
water-skin with her.'
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 583:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The first lady to use a girdle was the mother of
Ishmael. She used a girdle so that she might hide
her tracks from Sarah. Abraham brought her and
her son Ishmael while she was suckling him, to a
place near the Ka'ba under a tree on the spot of
Zam-zam, at the highest place in the mosque.
During those days there was nobody in Mecca,
nor was there any water So he made them sit
over there and placed near them a leather bag
containing some dates, and a small water-skin
containing some water, and set out homeward.
Ishmael's mother followed him saying, "O
Abraham! Where are you going, leaving us in this
valley where there is no person whose company
we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?"
She repeated that to him many times, but he did
not look back at her Then she asked him, "Has
Allah ordered you to do so?" He said, "Yes."
She said, "Then He will not neglect us," and
returned while Abraham proceeded onwards,
and on reaching the Thaniya where they could
not see him, he faced the Ka'ba, and raising both
hands, invoked Allah saying the following
prayers:
'O our Lord! I have made some of my offspring
dwell in a valley without cultivation, by Your
Sacred House (Kaba at Mecca) in order, O our

Lord, that they may offer prayer perfectly. So fill

some hearts among men with love towards them,
and (O Allah) provide them with fruits, so that
they may give thanks.' (14.37) Ishmael's mother
went on suckling Ishmael and drinking from the
water (she had).
When the water in the water-skin had all been
used up, she became thirsty and her child also
became thirsty. She started looking at him (i.e.
Ishmael) tossing in agony; She left him, for she
could not endure looking at him, and found that
the mountain of Safa was the nearest mountain to
her on that land. She stood on it and started

looking at the valley keenly so that she might see

somebody, but she could not see anybody. Then
she descended from Safa and when she reached
the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the

valley like a person in distress and trouble, till she

crossed the valley and reached the Marwa
mountain where she stood and started looking,
expecting to see somebody, but she could not
see anybody. She repeated that (running
between Safa and Marwa) seven times."
The Prophet said, "This is the source of the
tradition of the walking of people between them
(i.e. Safa and Marwa). When she reached the
Marwa (for the last time) she heard a voice and
she asked herself to be quiet and listened
attentively. She heard the voice again and said,
'O, (whoever you may be)! You have made me
hear your voice; have you got something to help
me?" And behold! She saw an angel at the place
of Zam-zam, digging the earth with his heel (or
his wing), till water flowed from that place. She
started to make something like a basin around it,

using her hand in this way, and started filling her

water-skin with water with her hands, and the
water was flowing out after she had scooped
some of it."
The Prophet added, "May Allah bestow Mercy
on Ishmael's mother! Had she let the Zam-zam

(flow without trying to control it) (or had she not

scooped from that water) (to fill her water-skin),

Zam-zam would have been a stream flowing on
the surface of the earth." The Prophet further
added, "Then she drank (water) and suckled her
child. The angel said to her, 'Don't be afraid of
being neglected, for this is the House of Allah

which will be built by this boy and his father, and

Allah never neglects His people.' The House (i.e.
Kaba) at that time was on a high place
resembling a hillock, and when torrents came,

they flowed to its right and left. She lived in that

way till some people from the tribe of Jurhum or
a family from Jurhum passed by her and her
child, as they (i.e. the Jurhum people) were
coming through the way of Kada'. They landed in
the lower part of Mecca where they saw a bird
that had the habit of flying around water and not
leaving it. They said, 'This bird must be flying
around water, though we know that there is no
water in this valley.' They sent one or two
messengers who discovered the source of water,
and returned to inform them of the water. So,
they all came (towards the water)." The Prophet
added, "Ishmael's mother was sitting near the
water. They asked her, 'Do you allow us to stay
with you?" She replied, 'Yes, but you will have
no right to possess the water.' They agreed to

that." The Prophet further said, "Ishmael's mother

was pleased with the whole situation as she used
to love to enjoy the company of the people. So,

they settled there, and later on they sent for their

families who came and settled with them so that
some families became permanent residents there.
The child (i.e. Ishmael) grew up and learnt
Arabic from them and (his virtues) caused them
to love and admire him as he grew up, and when
he reached the age of puberty they made him
marry a woman from amongst them.
After Ishmael's mother had died, Abraham came

after Ishmael's marriage in order to see his family

that he had left before, but he did not find
Ishmael there. When he asked Ishmael's wife
about him, she replied, 'He has gone in search of
our livelihood.' Then he asked her about their

way of living and their condition, and she replied,

'We are living in misery; we are living in hardship

and destitution,' complaining to him. He said,
'When your husband returns, convey my
salutation to him and tell him to change the
threshold of the gate (of his house).' When
Ishmael came, he seemed to have felt something
unusual, so he asked his wife, 'Has anyone
visited you?' She replied, 'Yes, an old man of
so-and-so description came and asked me about
you and I informed him, and he asked about our

state of living, and I told him that we were living

in a hardship and poverty.' On that Ishmael said,
'Did he advise you anything?' She replied, 'Yes,
he told me to convey his salutation to you and to
tell you to change the threshold of your gate.'
Ishmael said, 'It was my father, and he has
ordered me to divorce you. Go back to your
family.' So, Ishmael divorced her and married
another woman from amongst them (i.e. Jurhum).
Then Abraham stayed away from them for a
period as long as Allah wished and called on
them again but did not find Ishmael. So he came
to Ishmael's wife and asked her about Ishmael.
She said, 'He has gone in search of our
livelihood.' Abraham asked her, 'How are you

getting on?' asking her about their sustenance and

living. She replied, 'We are prosperous and
well-off (i.e. we have everything in abundance).'
Then she thanked Allah' Abraham said, 'What
kind of food do you eat?' She said. 'Meat.' He
said, 'What do you drink?' She said, 'Water." He
said, "O Allah! Bless their meat and water." The
Prophet added, "At that time they did not have
grain, and if they had grain, he would have also

invoked Allah to bless it." The Prophet added, "If

somebody has only these two things as his
sustenance, his health and disposition will be
badly affected, unless he lives in Mecca." The
Prophet added," Then Abraham said Ishmael's
wife, "When your husband comes, give my
regards to him and tell him that he should keep
firm the threshold of his gate.' When Ishmael
came back, he asked his wife, 'Did anyone call
on you?' She replied, 'Yes, a good-looking old
man came to me,' so she praised him and added.
'He asked about you, and I informed him, and he
asked about our livelihood and I told him that we
were in a good condition.' Ishmael asked her,
'Did he give you any piece of advice?' She said,
'Yes, he told me to give his regards to you and
ordered that you should keep firm the threshold
of your gate.' On that Ishmael said, 'It was my
father, and you are the threshold (of the gate).
He has ordered me to keep you with me.'
Then Abraham stayed away from them for a
period as long as Allah wished, and called on
them afterwards. He saw Ishmael under a tree
near Zamzam, sharpening his arrows. When he
saw Abraham, he rose up to welcome him (and
they greeted each other as a father does with his
son or a son does with his father). Abraham said,
'O Ishmael! Allah has given me an order.'
Ishmael said, 'Do what your Lord has ordered
you to do.' Abraham asked, 'Will you help me?'
Ishmael said, 'I will help you.' Abraham said,
Allah has ordered me to build a house here,'
pointing to a hillock higher than the land
surrounding it." The Prophet added, "Then they
raised the foundations of the House (i.e. the
Ka'ba). Ishmael brought the stones and Abraham
was building, and when the walls became high,
Ishmael brought this stone and put it for
Abraham who stood over it and carried on
building, while Ishmael was handing him the
stones, and both of them were saying, 'O our
Lord! Accept (this service) from us, Verily, You
are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.' The
Prophet added, "Then both of them went on
building and going round the Ka'ba saying: O our
Lord ! Accept (this service) from us, Verily, You
are the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing." (2.127)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 584:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
When Abraham had differences with his wife),
(because of her jealousy of Hajar, Ishmael's
mother), he took Ishmael and his mother and
went away. They had a water-skin with them
containing some water, Ishmael's mother used to
drink water from the water-skin so that her milk
would increase for her child. When Abraham
reached Mecca, he made her sit under a tree and
afterwards returned home. Ishmael's mother
followed him, and when they reached Kada', she
called him from behind, 'O Abraham! To whom
are you leaving us?' He replied, '(I am leaving

you) to Allah's (Care).' She said, 'I am satisfied

to be with Allah.' She returned to her place and
started drinking water from the water-skin, and
her milk increased for her child. When the water
had all been used up, she said to herself, 'I'd
better go and look so that I may see somebody.'
She ascended the Safa mountain and looked,
hoping to see somebody, but in vain. When she
came down to the valley, she ran till she reached
the Marwa mountain. She ran to and fro
(between the two mountains) many times. They

she said to herself, 'i'd better go and see the state

of the child,' she went and found it in a state of

one on the point of dying. She could not endure

to watch it dying and said (to herself), 'If I go and

look, I may find somebody.' She went and
ascended the Safa mountain and looked for a
long while but could not find anybody. Thus she
completed seven rounds (of running) between
Safa and Marwa. Again she said (to herself), 'I'd

better go back and see the state of the child.' But

suddenly she heard a voice, and she said to that

strange voice, 'Help us if you can offer any help.'

Lo! It was Gabriel (who had made the voice).

Gabriel hit the earth with his heel like this (Ibn

'Abbas hit the earth with his heel to Illustrate it),

and so the water gushed out. Ishmael's mother
was astonished and started digging. (Abu

Al-Qasim) (i.e. the Prophet) said, "If she had left

the water, (flow naturally without her
intervention), it would have been flowing on the
surface of the earth.") Ishmael's mother started
drinking from the water and her milk increased
for her child . Afterwards some people of the
tribe of Jurhum, while passing through the bottom
of the valley, saw some birds, and that
astonished them, and they said, 'Birds can only
be found at a place where there is water.' They
sent a messenger who searched the place and
found the water, and returned to inform them
about it. Then they all went to her and said, 'O
ishmael's mother! Will you allow us to be with
you (or dwell with you)?' (And thus they stayed
there.) Later on her boy reached the age of
puberty and married a lady from them. Then an
idea occurred to Abraham which he disclosed to
his wife (Sarah), 'I want to call on my
dependents I left (at Mecca).' When he went
there, he greeted (Ishmael's wife) and said,
'Where is Ishmael?' She replied, 'He has gone
out hunting.' Abraham said (to her), 'When he
comes, tell him to change the threshold of his
gate.' When he came, she told him the same
whereupon Ishmael said to her, 'You are the
threshold, so go to your family (i.e. you are
divorced).' Again Abraham thought of visiting his
dependents whom he had left (at Mecca), and he
told his wife (Sarah) of his intentions. Abraham
came to Ishmael's house and asked. "Where is
Ishmael?" Ishmael's wife replied, "He has gone
out hunting," and added, "Will you stay (for some
time) and have something to eat and drink?'
Abraham asked, 'What is your food and what is
your drink?' She replied, 'Our food is meat and

our drink is water.' He said, 'O Allah! Bless their

meals and their drink." Abu Al-Qa-sim (i.e.
Prophet) said, "Because of Abraham's invocation
there are blessings (in Mecca)." Once more

Abraham thought of visiting his family he had left

(at Mecca), so he told his wife (Sarah) of his
decision. He went and found Ishmael behind the
Zam-zam well, mending his arrows. He said, "O
Ishmael, Your Lord has ordered me to build a
house for Him." Ishmael said, "Obey (the order
of) your Lord." Abraham said, "Allah has also
ordered me that you should help me therein."
Ishmael said, "Then I will do." So, both of them
rose and Abraham started building (the Ka'ba)
while Ishmael went on handing him the stones,
and both of them were saying, "O our Lord !

Accept (this service) from us, Verily, You are the

All-Hearing, the All-Knowing." (2.127). When
the building became high and the old man (i.e.
Abraham) could no longer lift the stones (to such
a high position), he stood over the stone of
Al-Maqam and Ishmael carried on handing him
the stones, and both of them were saying, 'O our
Lord! Accept (this service) from us, Verily You
are All-Hearing, All-Knowing." (2.127)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 585:
Narrated Abu Dhar:
I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was

first built on the surface of the earth?" He said,

"Al-Masjid-ul-,Haram (in Mecca)." I said,
"Which was built next?" He replied "The mosque
of Al-Aqsa ( in Jerusalem) ." I said, "What was
the period of construction between the two?" He
said, "Forty years." He added, "Wherever (you
may be, and) the prayer time becomes due,

perform the prayer there, for the best thing is to

do so (i.e. to offer the prayers in time)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 586:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When the mountain of Uhud came in the sight of
Allah's Apostle he said. "This is a mountain that
loves us and is loved by us. O Allah! Abraham
made Mecca a sanctuary, and I make (the area)
in between these two mountains (of Medina) a
sanctuary."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 587:
Narrated 'Aisha:

(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle said (to

her). "Don't you see that when your folk built the

Ka'ba, they did not build it on all the foundations

built by Abraham?" I said, "O Allah's Apostle!
Why don't we rebuild it on the foundations of
Abraham?" He said. "But for the fact that your
folk have recently given up infidelity (I would
have done so)."
Narrated Ibn Umar: Aisha must have heard this
from Allah's Apostle for I see that Allah's
Apostle used not to touch the two corners facing
Al-Hijr only because the House had not been
built on the foundations of Abraham''
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 588:
Narrated Abu Humaid As-Sa'idi:
The people asked, "O Allah's Apostle! How
shall we (ask Allah to) send blessings on you?"
Allah's Apostle replied, "Say: O Allah! Send
Your Mercy on Muhammad and on his wives
and on his off spring, as You sent Your Mercy
on Abraham's family; and send Your Blessings
on Muhammad and on his offspring, as You sent
Your Blessings on Abraham's family, for You are
the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 589:
Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Laila:
Ka'b bin Ujrah met me and said, "Shall I not give
you a present I got from the Prophet?"
'Abdur-Rahman said, "Yes, give it to me." I said,
"We asked Allah's Apostle saying, 'O Allah's
Apostle! How should one (ask Allah to) send
blessings on you, the members of the family, for
Allah has taught us how to salute you (in the
prayer)?' He said, 'Say: O Allah! Send Your
Mercy on Muhammad and on the family of
Muhammad, as You sent Your Mercy on
Abraham and on the family of Abraham, for You
are the Most Praise-worthy, the Most Glorious.
O Allah! Send Your Blessings on Muhammad
and the family of Muhammad, as You sent your
Blessings on Abraham and on the family of
Abraham, for You are the Most Praise-worthy,
the Most Glorious.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 590:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet used to seek Refuge with Allah for
Al-Hasan and Al-Husain and say: "Your
forefather (i.e. Abraham) used to seek Refuge
with Allah for Ishmael and Isaac by reciting the
following: 'O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your
Perfect Words from every devil and from
poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful,
envious eye.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 591:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "We are more liable to be in

doubt than Abraham when he said, 'My Lord!
Show me how You give life to the dead." . He

(i.e. Allah) slid: 'Don't you believe then?' He (i.e.

Abraham) said: "Yes, but (I ask) in order to be
stronger in Faith." (2.260) And may Allah send
His Mercy on Lot! He wished to have a
powerful support. If I were to stay in prison for
such a long time as Joseph did I would have
accepted the offer (of freedom without insisting
on having my guiltless less declared)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 592:
Narrated Salama bin Al-Akwa:
The Prophet passed by some persons of the tribe
of Aslam practicing archery (i.e. the throwing of
arrows) Allah's Apostle said, "O offspring of
Ishmael! Practice archery (i.e. arrow throwing)
as your father was a great archer (i.e.
arrow-thrower). I am with (on the side of) the
son of so-and-so-." Hearing that, one of the two
teams stopped throwing. Allah's Apostle asked
them, ' Why are you not throwing?" They replied,
"O Allah's Apostle! How shall we throw when
you are with the opposite team?" He said,
"Throw, for I am with you all."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 593:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Some people asked the Prophet: "Who is the
most honorable amongst the people?" He
replied, "The most honorable among them is the
one who is the most Allah-fearing." They said,
"O Allah's Prophet! We do not ask about this."
He said, "Then the most honorable person is
Joseph, Allah's Prophet, the son of Allah's
Prophet, the son of Allah's Prophet, the son of
Allah's Khalil." They said, "We do not ask about
this." He said, "Then you want to ask me about
the Arabs' descent?" They said, "Yes." He said,
"Those who were best in the pre-lslamic period,
are the best in Islam, if they comprehend (the
religious knowledge)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 594:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "May Allah forgive Lot: He
wanted to have a powerful support."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 595:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
The Prophet recited:-- 'Hal-min-Muddakir'
(54.15) (Is there any that will remember) (and
avoid evil).
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 596:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet said, "The honorable is the son of

the honorable, the son the honorable, i.e. Joseph,

the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of
Abraham,
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 597:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle was asked, "Who is the most
honorable amongst the people?" He replied, "The
most Allah fearing." The people said, "We do not
want to ask you about this." He said, "The most
honorable person is Joseph, Allah's Prophet, the
son of Allah's Prophet, the son of Allah's
Prophet, the son of Allah's Khalil" The people
said, 'We do not want to ask you about this." He
said," Then you want to ask me about the origins
of the Arabs? People are of various origins. The
best in the pre-lslamic period are the best in
Islam, provided they comprehend (the religious
knowledge)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 598:
Narrated 'Aisha:
That the Prophet said (to her). "Order Abu Bakr
to lead the people in prayer." She replied," Abu
Bakr is a soft-hearted person and when he

stands at your place, he will weep (so he will not

be able to lead the prayer)." The Prophet
repeated the same order and she gave the same
reply. The narrator, Shuba said that the Prophet
said on the third or fourth time. "You are (like)
the female companions of Joseph. Order Abu
Bakr to lead the prayer. "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 599:
Narrated Abu Musa:
When the Prophet fell ill, he said, "Order Abu
Bakr to lead the people in prayer." 'Aisha said,
"Abu Bakr is a soft-hearted person. The Prophet
gave the same order again and she again gave the
same reply. He again said, "Order Abu Bakr (to
lead the prayer)! You are (like) the female
companions of Joseph." Consequently Abu Bakr
led the people in prayer in the life-time of the
Prophet
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 600:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "O Allah! Save Aiyyash bin
Abi Rabia (from the unjust treatment of the
infidels). O Allah! Save Salama bin Hisham. O
Allah! Send your Punishment on (the tribe of)
Mudar. O Allah! Let them suffer from years (of
drought) similar to that inflicted during the
life-time of Joseph."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 601:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "May Allah bestow His
Mercy on Lot. He wanted to have a powerful

support. If I were to stay in prison (for a period

equal to) the stay of Joseph (prison) and then the

offer of freedom came to me, then I would have
accepted it." (See Hadith No. 591)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 602:
Narrated Masruq:
I asked Um Ruman, 'Aisha's mother about the
accusation forged against 'Aisha. She said,
"While I was sitting with 'Aisha, an Ansari
woman came to us and said, 'Let Allah condemn
such-and-such person.' I asked her, 'Why do
you say so?' She replied, 'For he has spread the
(slanderous) story.' 'Aisha said, 'What story?'
The woman then told her the story. 'Aisha asked,
'Have Abu Bakr and Allah's Apostle heard about
it ?' She said, 'Yes.' 'Aisha fell down senseless
(on hearing that), and when she came to her
senses, she got fever and shaking of the body.
The Prophet came and asked, 'What is wrong

with her?' I said, 'She has got fever because of a

story which has been rumored.' 'Aisha got up
and said, 'By Allah! Even if I took an oath, you
would not believe me, and if I put forward an
excuse, You would not excuse me. My example
and your example is just like that example of
Jacob and his sons. Against that which you
assert, it is Allah (Alone) Whose Help can be
sought.' (12.18) The Prophet left and then Allah
revealed the Verses (concerning the matter), and
on that 'Aisha said, 'Thanks to Allah (only) and
not to anybody else."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 603:
Narrated 'Urwa:
I asked 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet about the
meaning of the following Verse: -- "(Respite will
be granted) 'Until when the apostles give up hope
(of their people) and thought that they were
denied (by their people)..............."(12.110)
'Aisha replied, "Really, their nations did not
believe them." I said, "By Allah! They were

definite that their nations treated them as liars and

it was not a matter of suspecting." 'Aisha said, "O

'Uraiya (i.e. 'Urwa)! No doubt, they were quite
sure about it."
I said, "May the Verse be read in such a way as
to mean that the apostles thought that Allah did
not help them?" Aisha said, "Allah forbid!
(Impossible) The Apostles did not suspect their
Lord of such a thing. But this Verse is concerned

with the Apostles' followers who had faith in their

Lord and believed in their apostles and their
period of trials was long and Allah's Help was
delayed till the apostles gave up hope for the
conversion of the disbelievers amongst their
nation and suspected that even their followers
were shaken in their belief, Allah's Help then
came to them." Narrated Ibn 'Umar: The Prophet
said, "The honorable, the son of the honorable,
the son of the honorable, (was) Joseph, the son
of Jacob! the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 604:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "While Job was naked, taking

a bath, a swarm of gold locusts fell on him and he

started collecting them in his garment. His Lord
called him, 'O Job! Have I not made you rich
enough to need what you see? He said, 'Yes, O
Lord! But I cannot dispense with your Blessing."'
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 605:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet returned to Khadija while his heart
was beating rapidly. She took him to Waraqa bin
Naufal who was a Christian convert and used to
read the Gospels in Arabic Waraqa asked (the
Prophet), "What do you see?" When he told him,
Waraqa said, "That is the same angel whom
Allah sent to the Prophet) Moses. Should I live

till you receive the Divine Message, I will support

you strongly."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 606:
Narrated Malik bin Sasaa:
Allah's Apostle talked to his companions about
his Night Journey to the Heavens. When he
reached the fifth Heaven, he met Aaron. (Gabriel
said to the Prophet), "This is Aaron." The
Prophet said, "Gabriel greeted and so did I, and
he returned the greeting saying, 'Welcome, O
Pious Brother and Pious Prophet."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 607:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "On the night of my
Ascension to Heaven, I saw (the prophet)
Moses who was a thin person with lank hair,
looking like one of the men of the tribe of
Shanua; and I saw Jesus who was of average

height with red face as if he had just come out of

a bathroom. And I resemble prophet Abraham
more than any of his offspring does. Then I was
given two cups, one containing milk and the other
wine. Gabriel said, 'Drink whichever you like.' I
took the milk and drank it. Gabriel said, 'You

have accepted what is natural, (True Religion i.e.

Islam) and if you had taken the wine, your
followers would have gone astray.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 608:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "One should not say that I am
better than Jonah (i.e. Yunus) bin Matta." So, he
mentioned his father Matta. The Prophet
mentioned the night of his Ascension and said,
"The prophet Moses was brown, a tall person as
if from the people of the tribe of Shanu'a. Jesus
was a curly-haired man of moderate height." He
also mentioned Malik, the gate-keeper of the
(Hell) Fire, and Ad-Dajjal.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 609:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
When the Prophet came to Medina, he found
(the Jews) fasting on the day of 'Ashura' (i.e.
10th of Muharram). They used to say: "This is a
great day on which Allah saved Moses and
drowned the folk of Pharaoh. Moses observed
the fast on this day, as a sign of gratitude to
Allah." The Prophet said, "I am closer to Moses

than they." So, he observed the fast (on that day)

and ordered the Muslims to fast on it.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 610:
Narrated Abu Said:
The Prophet said, 'People will be struck
unconscious on the Day of Resurrection and I
will be the first to regain consciousness, and
behold! There I will see Moses holding one of
the pillars of Allah's Throne. I will wonder
whether he has become conscious before me of
he has been exempted, because of his
unconsciousness at the Tur (mountain) which he
received (on the earth)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 611:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Were it not for Bani Israel,
meat would not decay; and were it not for Eve,
no woman would ever betray her husband."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 612:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
That he differed with Al-Hur bin Qais Al-Fazari
regarding the companion of Moses. Ibn 'Abbas
said that he was Al-Khadir. Meanwhile Ubai bin
Ka'b passed by them and Ibn 'Abbas called him
saying, "My friend and I have differed regarding
Moses' companion whom Moses asked the way
to meet. Have you heard Allah's Apostle
mentioning something about him?" He said, "Yes,
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'While Moses
was sitting in the company of some Israelites, a
man came and asked (him), 'Do you know
anyone who is more learned than you?' Moses
replied, 'No.' So, Allah sent the Divine
Inspiration to Moses: 'Yes, Our slave, Khadir (is
more learned than you).' Moses asked how to
meet him (i.e. Khadir). So, the fish, was made,
as a sign for him, and he was told that when the

fish was lost, he should return and there he would

meet him. So, Moses went on looking for the
sign of the fish in the sea. The servant boy of
Moses said to him, 'Do you know that when we

were sitting by the side of the rock, I forgot the

fish, and t was only Satan who made me forget

to tell (you) about it.' Moses said, That was what

we were seeking after,' and both of them
returned, following their footmarks and found
Khadir; and what happened further to them, is
mentioned in Allah's Book."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 613:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
I said to Ibn Abbas, "Nauf Al-Bukah claims that
Moses, the companion of Al-Khadir was not

Moses (the prophet) of the children of Israel, but

some other Moses." Ibn 'Abbas said, "Allah's
enemy (i.e. Nauf) has told a lie. Ubai bin Ka'b
told us that the Prophet said, 'Once Moses stood
up and addressed Bani Israel. He was asked
who was the most learned man amongst the
people. He said, 'I.' Allah admonished him as he
did not attribute absolute knowledge to Him
(Allah). So, Allah said to him, 'Yes, at the
junction of the two seas there is a Slave of Mine
who is more learned than you.' Moses said, 'O
my Lord! How can I meet him?' Allah said,
'Take a fish and put it in a large basket and you

will find him at the place where you will lose the

fish.' Moses took a fish and put it in a basket and

proceeded along with his (servant) boy, Yusha
'bin Nun, till they reached the rock where they

laid their heads (i.e. lay down). Moses slept, and

the fish, moving out of the basket, fell into the

sea. It took its way into the sea (straight) as in a

tunnel. Allah stopped the flow of water over the
fish and it became like an arch (the Prophet
pointed out this arch with his hands). They
travelled the rest of the night, and the next day
Moses said to his boy (servant), 'Give us our
food, for indeed, we have suffered much fatigue

in this journey of ours.' Moses did not feel tired

till he crossed that place which Allah had ordered

him to seek after. His boy (servant) said to him,
'Do you know that when we were sitting near
that rock, I forgot the fish, and none but Satan

caused me to forget to tell (you) about it, and it

took its course into the sea in an amazing way?.'
So there was a path for the fish and that
astonished them. Moses said, 'That was what we
were seeking after.' So, both of them retraced
their footsteps till they reached the rock. There
they saw a man Lying covered with a garment.
Moses greeted him and he replied saying, 'How
do people greet each other in your land?' Moses
said, 'I am Moses.' The man asked, 'Moses of
Bani Israel?' Moses said, 'Yes, I have come to
you so that you may teach me from those things
which Allah has taught you.' He said, 'O Moses!
I have some of the Knowledge of Allah which
Allah has taught me, and which you do not
know, while you have some of the Knowledge of
Allah which Allah has taught you and which I do
not know.' Moses asked, 'May I follow you?' He
said, 'But you will not be able to remain patient
with me for how can you be patient about things
which you will not be able to understand?'
(Moses said, 'You will find me, if Allah so will,

truly patient, and I will not disobey you in aught.')

So, both of them set out walking along the
sea-shore, a boat passed by them and they
asked the crew of the boat to take them on
board. The crew recognized Al-Khadir and so
they took them on board without fare. When
they were on board the boat, a sparrow came
and stood on the edge of the boat and dipped its
beak once or twice into the sea. Al-Khadir said
to Moses, 'O Moses! My knowledge and your
knowledge have not decreased Allah's
Knowledge except as much as this sparrow has
decreased the water of the sea with its beak.'
Then suddenly Al-Khadir took an adze and
plucked a plank, and Moses did not notice it till
he had plucked a plank with the adze. Moses
said to him, 'What have you done? They took us
on board charging us nothing; yet you I have
intentionally made a hole in their boat so as to
drown its passengers. Verily, you have done a

dreadful thing.' Al-Khadir replied, 'Did I not tell

you that you would not be able to remain patient
with me?' Moses replied, 'Do not blame me for
what I have forgotten, and do not be hard upon
me for my fault.' So the first excuse of Moses
was that he had forgotten. When they had left the
sea, they passed by a boy playing with other
boys.
Al-Khadir took hold of the boys head and

plucked it with his hand like this. (Sufyan, the sub

narrator pointed with his fingertips as if he was
plucking some fruit.) Moses said to him, "Have
you killed an innocent person who has not killed
any person? You have really done a horrible
thing." Al-Khadir said, "Did I not tell you that
you could not remain patient with me?' Moses

said "If I ask you about anything after this, don't

accompany me. You have received an excuse
from me.' Then both of them went on till they
came to some people of a village, and they asked
its inhabitant for wood but they refused to
entertain them as guests. Then they saw therein a
wall which was just going to collapse (and Al
Khadir repaired it just by touching it with his
hands). (Sufyan, the sub-narrator, pointed with
his hands, illustrating how Al-Khadir passed his
hands over the wall upwards.) Moses said,
"These are the people whom we have called on,
but they neither gave us food, nor entertained us

as guests, yet you have repaired their wall. If you

had wished, you could have taken wages for it."
Al-Khadir said, "This is the parting between you
and me, and I shall tell you the explanation of
those things on which you could not remain
patient." The Prophet added, "We wished that
Moses could have remained patient by virtue of
which Allah might have told us more about their
story. (Sufyan the sub-narrator said that the
Prophet said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on
Moses! If he had remained patient, we would
have been told further about their case.")
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 614:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Al-Khadir was named so

because he sat over a barren white land, it turned

green with plantation after (his sitting over it."

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 615:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "It was said to Bani Israel,

Enter the gate (of the town) with humility
(prostrating yourselves) and saying:
"Repentance", but they changed the word and
entered the town crawling on their buttocks and
saying: "A wheat grain in the hair."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 616:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "(The Prophet) Moses was
a shy person and used to cover his body
completely because of his extensive shyness.
One of the children of Israel hurt him by saying,
'He covers his body in this way only because of

some defect in his skin, either leprosy or scrotal

hernia, or he has some other defect.' Allah
wished to clear Moses of what they said about
him, so one day while Moses was in seclusion,
he took off his clothes and put them on a stone
and started taking a bath. When he had finished
the bath, he moved towards his clothes so as to
take them, but the stone took his clothes and
fled; Moses picked up his stick and ran after the
stone saying, 'O stone! Give me my garment!' Till
he reached a group of Bani Israel who saw him
naked then, and found him the best of what Allah
had created, and Allah cleared him of what they
had accused him of. The stone stopped there and
Moses took and put his garment on and started

hitting the stone with his stick. By Allah, the stone

still has some traces of the hitting, three, four or

five marks. This was what Allah refers to in His
Saying:-- "O you who believe! Be you not like
those Who annoyed Moses, But Allah proved
his innocence of that which they alleged, And he
was honorable In Allah's Sight." (33.69)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 617:
Narrated Abdullah:
Once the Prophet distributed something (among
his followers. A man said, "This distribution has
not been done (with justice) seeking Allah's
Countenance." I went to the Prophet and told
him (of that). He became so angry that I saw the
signs of anger oh his face. Then he said, "May
Allah bestow His Mercy on Moses, for he was
harmed more (in a worse manner) than this; yet
he endured patiently."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 618:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
We were with Allah's Apostle picking the fruits
of the 'Arak trees, and Allah's Apostle said,
"Pick the black fruit, for it is the best." The
companions asked, "Were you a shepherd?" He
replied, "There was no prophet who was not a
shepherd."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 619:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Angel of Death was sent to Moses when he
came to Moses, Moses slapped him on the eye.
The angel returned to his Lord and said, "You
have sent me to a Slave who does not want to

die." Allah said, "Return to him and tell him to put

his hand on the back of an ox and for every hair
that will come under it, he will be granted one
year of life." Moses said, "O Lord! What will
happen after that?" Allah replied, "Then death."
Moses said, "Let it come now." Moses then

requested Allah to let him die close to the Sacred

Land so much so that he would be at a distance
of a stone's throw from it." Abu Huraira added,
"Allah's Apostle said, 'If I were there, I would
show you his grave below the red sand hill on the
side of the road."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 620:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A Muslim and a Jew quarreled. The Muslim
taking an oath, said, "By Him Who has preferred
Muhammad over all people...!" The Jew said,
"By Him Who has preferred Moses, over all
people." The Muslim raised his hand and slapped
the Jew who came to the Prophet to tell him
what had happened between him and the
Muslim. The Prophet said, "Don't give me
superiority over Moses, for the people will
become unconscious (on the Day of
Resurrection) and I will be the first to gain
consciousness to see Moses standing and holding

a side of Allah's Throne. I will not know if he has

been among those people who have become
unconscious; and that he has gained
consciousness before me, or he has been
amongst those whom Allah has exempted."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 621:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Adam and Moses argued
with each other. Moses said to Adam. 'You are
Adam whose mistake expelled you from
Paradise.' Adam said to him, 'You are Moses
whom Allah selected as His Messenger and as
the one to whom He spoke directly; yet you
blame me for a thing which had already been
written in my fate before my creation?"' Allah's
Apostle said twice, "So, Adam overpowered
Moses."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 622:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet once came to us and said, "All the
nations were displayed in front of me, and I saw
a large multitude of people covering the horizon.
Somebody said, 'This is Moses and his
followers.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 623:
Narrated Abu Musa:
Allah's Apostle said, "Many amongst men
reached (the level of) perfection but none
amongst the women reached this level except
Asia, Pharaoh's wife, and Mary, the daughter of

'Imran. And no doubt, the superiority of 'Aisha to

other women is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e.

a meat and bread dish) to other meals."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 624:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "None of you should say that I
am better than Yunus (i.e. Jonah)." Musadded
added, "Jonah bin Matta."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 625:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "No slave (of Allah) should
say that I am better than Yunus bin Matta." So
the Prophet mentioned his father's name with his
name.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 626:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Once while a Jew was selling something, he was
offered a price that he was not pleased with. So,
he said, "No, by Him Who gave Moses
superiority over all human beings!" Hearing him,
an Ansari man got up and slapped him on the
face and said, "You say: By Him Who Gave
Moses superiority over all human beings although
the Prophet (Muhammad) is present amongst
us!" The Jew went to the Prophet and said, "O
Abu-l-Qasim! I am under the assurance and
contract of security, so what right does
so-and-so have to slap me?" The Prophet asked
the other, "Why have you slapped". He told him
the whole story. The Prophet became angry, till
anger appeared on his face, and said, "Don't give
superiority to any prophet amongst Allah's
Prophets, for when the trumpet will be blown,
everyone on the earth and in the heavens will
become unconscious except those whom Allah
will exempt. The trumpet will be blown for the
second time and I will be the first to be
resurrected to see Moses holding Allah's Throne.
I will not know whether the unconsciousness
which Moses received on the Day of Tur has
been sufficient for him, or has he got up before
me. And I do not say that there is anybody who
is better than Yunus bin Matta."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 627:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "None should say that I am
better than Yunus bin Matta."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 628:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The reciting of the Zabur (i.e.

Psalms) was made easy for David. He used to
order that his riding animals be saddled, and
would finish reciting the Zabur before they were
saddled. And he would never eat except from
the earnings of his manual work."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 629:
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:
Allah's Apostle was informed that I have said:

"By Allah, I will fast all the days and pray all the

nights as long as I live." On that, Allah's Apostle

asked me. "Are you the one who says: 'I will fast
all the days and pray all the nights as long as I

live?' " I said, "Yes, I have said it." He said, "You

cannot do that. So fast (sometimes) and do not
fast (sometimes). Pray and sleep. Fast for three
days a month, for the reward of a good deed is

multiplied by ten time, and so the fasting of three

days a month equals the fasting of a year." I said,

"O Allah's Apostle! I can do (fast) more than

this." He said, "Fast on every third day. I said: I

can do (fast) more than that, He said: "Fast on
alternate days and this was the fasting of David
which is the most moderate sort of fasting." I
said, "O Allah's Apostle! I can do (fast) more

than that." He said, "There is nothing better than

that."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 630:
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As:
The Prophet said to me, "I have been informed
that you pray all the nights and observe fast all

the days; is this true?" I replied, "Yes." He said,

"If you do so, your eyes will become weak and
you will get bored. So fast three days a month,
for this will be the fasting of a whole year, or
equal to the fasting of a whole year." I said, "I

find myself able to fast more." He said, "Then fast

like the fasting of (the Prophet) David who used
to fast on alternate days and would not flee on
facing the enemy."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 631:
Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:
Allah's Apostle said to me, "The most beloved
fasting to Allah was the fasting of (the Prophet)
David who used to fast on alternate days. And
the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer

of David who used to sleep for (the first) half of

the night and pray for 1/3 of it and (again) sleep

for a sixth of it."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 632:
Narrated Mujahid:
I asked Ibn 'Abbas, "Should we perform a
prostration on reciting Surat-Sad?" He recited
(the Sura) including: 'And among his progeny,
David, Solomon..(up to)...so follow their
guidance (6.84-91) And then he said, "Your
Prophet is amongst those people who have been
ordered to follow them (i.e. the preceding
apostles).
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 633:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The prostration in Sura-Sad is not amongst the
compulsory prostrations, though I saw the
Prophet prostrating on reciting The Statement of
Allah:--and to David We gave Solomon (for a
son). How excellent (a) slave he was ever
oft-returning in repentance (to us) (38.30) And
His Statement:-- He said: My Lord Forgive me
and grant me a kingdom such as shall not belong
to any other after me.' (38.35) And His
Statement:-- 'And they followed what the Devils
gave out (falsely), of magic in the life-time of
Solomon.' (2.102)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 634:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A strong demon from the
Jinns came to me yesterday suddenly, so as to
spoil my prayer, but Allah enabled me to
overpower him, and so I caught him and
intended to tie him to one of the pillars of the
Mosque so that all of you might see him, but I
remembered the invocation of my brother
Solomon: 'And grant me a kingdom such as shall

not belong to any other after me.' (38.35) so I let

him go cursed."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 635:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Solomon (the son of) David

said, 'Tonight I will sleep with seventy ladies each

of whom will conceive a child who will be a

knight fighting for "Allah's Cause.' His companion

said, 'If Allah will.' But Solomon did not say so;

therefore none of those women got pregnant
except one who gave birth to a half child." The
Prophet further said, "If the Prophet Solomon
had said it (i.e. 'If Allah will') he would have
begotten children who would have fought in
Allah's Cause." Shuaib and Ibn Abi Az-Zinad
said, "Ninety (women) is more correct (than
seventy)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 636:
Narrated Abu Dhaar:
I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Which mosque was
built first?" He replied, "Al-Masjid-ul-Haram." I
asked, "Which (was built) next?" He replied,
"Al-Masjid-ul-Aqs-a (i.e. Jerusalem)." I asked,
"What was the period in between them?" He
replied, "Forty (years)." He then added,
"Wherever the time for the prayer comes upon
you, perform the prayer, for all the earth is a
place of worshipping for you."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 637:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "My example and the
example o the people is like that of a person who

lit a fire and let the moths, butterflies and these

insects fall in it." He also said, "There were two

women, each of whom had a child with her. A
wolf came and took away the child of one of
them, whereupon the other said, 'It has taken

your child.' The first said, 'But it has taken your

child.' So they both carried the case before

David who judged that the living child be given to

the elder lady. So both of them went to Solomon
bin David and informed him (of the case). He

said, 'Bring me a knife so as to cut the child into

two pieces and distribute it between them.' The
younger lady said, 'May Allah be merciful to you!

Don't do that, for it is her (i.e. the other lady's)

child.' So he gave the child to the younger lady."

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 638:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
When the Verse:-- 'Those who believe and mix
not their belief with wrong." was revealed, the
companions of the Prophet said, "Who amongst
us has not mixed his belief with wrong?" Then
Allah revealed: "Join none in worship with Allah,
Verily joining others in worship with Allah is a
great wrong indeed."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 639:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
When the Verse:-- 'Those who believe and mix
not their belief with wrong.' was revealed, the
Muslims felt it very hard on them and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Who amongst us does not do
wrong to himself?" He replied, "The Verse does
not mean this. But that (wrong) means to
associate others in worship to Allah: Don't you
listen to what Luqman said to his son when he
was advising him," O my son! Join not others in
worship with Allah. Verily joining others in
worship with Allah is a great wrong indeed."
(31.13)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 640:
Narrated Malik bin Sasaa:
That the Prophet talked to them about the night
of his Ascension to the Heavens. He said, "(Then
Gabriel took me) and ascended up till he reached
the second heaven where he asked for the gate
to be opened, but it was asked, 'Who is it?'
Gabriel replied, 'I am Gabriel.' It was asked,
'Who is accompanying you?' He replied,
'Muhammad.' It was asked, 'Has he been
called?' He said, 'Yes.' When we reached over
the second heaven, I saw Yahya (i.e. John) and
Jesus who were cousins. Gabriel said, 'These are
John (Yahya) and Jesus, so greet them.' I
greeted them and they returned the greeting
saying, 'Welcome, O Pious Brother and Pious
Prophet!;' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 641:
Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:
Abu Huraira said, "I heard Allah's Apostle
saying, 'There is none born among the off-spring
of Adam, but Satan touches it. A child therefore,
cries loudly at the time of birth because of the
touch of Satan, except Mary and her child." Then
Abu Huraira recited: "And I seek refuge with
You for her and for her offspring from the
outcast Satan" (3.36)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 642:
Narrated 'Ali:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Mary, the daughter
of 'Imran, was the best among the women (of the
world of her time) and Khadija is the best
amongst the women. (of this nation)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 643:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
The Prophet said, "The superiority of 'Aisha to

other ladies is like the superiority of Tharid (i.e.

meat and bread dish) to other meals. Many men
reached the level of perfection, but no woman
reached such a level except Mary, the daughter
of Imran and Asia, the wife of Pharaoh."
Narrated Abu Huraira: I heard Allah's Apostle
saying, "Amongst all those women who ride

camels (i.e. Arabs), the ladies of Quraish are the

best. They are merciful and kind to their
off-spring and the best guardians of their
husbands' properties.' Abu Huraira added,
"Mary the daughter of Imran never rode a
camel."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 644:
Narrated 'Ubada:
The Prophet said, "If anyone testifies that None
has the right to be worshipped but Allah Alone
Who has no partners, and that Muhammad is His
Slave and His Apostle, and that Jesus is Allah's
Slave and His Apostle and His Word which He
bestowed on Mary and a Spirit created by Him,

and that Paradise is true, and Hell is true, Allah

will admit him into Paradise with the deeds which
he had done even if those deeds were few."
(Junada, the sub-narrator said, " 'Ubada added,
'Such a person can enter Paradise through any of
its eight gates he likes.")
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 645:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "None spoke in cradle but
three: (The first was) Jesus, (the second was),
there a man from Bani Israel called Juraij. While
he was offering his prayers, his mother came and
called him. He said (to himself), 'Shall I answer
her or keep on praying?" (He went on praying)
and did not answer her, his mother said, "O

Allah! Do not let him die till he sees the faces of

prostitutes." So while he was in his hermitage, a
lady came and sought to seduce him, but he
refused. So she went to a shepherd and
presented herself to him to commit illegal sexual

intercourse with her and then later she gave birth

to a child and claimed that it belonged to Juraij.

The people, therefore, came to him and
dismantled his hermitage and expelled him out of
it and abused him. Juraij performed the ablution
and offered prayer, and then came to the child

and said, 'O child! Who is your father?' The child

replied, 'The shepherd.' (After hearing this) the
people said, 'We shall rebuild your hermitage of
gold,' but he said, 'No, of nothing but mud.'(The
third was the hero of the following story) A lady
from Bani Israel was nursing her child at her
breast when a handsome rider passed by her.
She said, 'O Allah ! Make my child like him.' On

that the child left her breast, and facing the rider

said, 'O Allah! Do not make me like him.' The
child then started to suck her breast again. (Abu

Huraira further said, "As if I were now looking at

the Prophet sucking his finger (in way of
demonstration.") After a while the people passed
by, with a lady slave and she (i.e. the child's
mother) said, 'O Allah! Do not make my child

like this (slave girl)!, On that the child left her

breast and said, 'O Allah! Make me like her.'
When she asked why, the child replied, 'The

rider is one of the tyrants while this slave girl is

falsely accused of theft and illegal sexual
intercourse."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 646:
Narrated Hisham:
from Ma'mar as below.
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 647:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "I met Moses on the night of
my Ascension to heaven." The Prophet then
described him saying, as I think, "He was a tall
person with lank hair as if he belonged to the
people of the tribe of Shanu's.' The Prophet
further said, "I met Jesus." The Prophet
described him saying, "He was one of moderate
height and was red-faced as if he had just come
out of a bathroom. I saw Abraham whom I
resembled more than any of his children did."
The Prophet further said, "(That night) I was

given two cups; one full of milk and the other full

of wine. I was asked to take either of them which

I liked, and I took the milk and drank it. On that

it was said to me, 'You have taken the right path
(religion). If you had taken the wine, your
(Muslim) nation would have gone astray."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 648:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet said, "I saw Moses, Jesus and
Abraham (on the night of my Ascension to the
heavens). Jesus was of red complexion, curly
hair and a broad chest. Moses was of brown

complexion, straight hair and tall stature as if he

was from the people of Az-Zutt."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 649:
Narrated Abdullah:
The Prophet mentioned the Massiah Ad-Dajjal in
front of the people saying, Allah is not one eyed
while Messsiah, Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right
eye and his eye looks like a bulging out grape.

While sleeping near the Ka'ba last night, I saw in

my dream a man of brown color the best one can
see amongst brown color and his hair was long
that it fell between his shoulders. His hair was
lank and water was dribbling from his head and
he was placing his hands on the shoulders of two
men while circumambulating the Kaba. I asked,

'Who is this?' They replied, 'This is Jesus, son of

Mary.' Behind him I saw a man who had very
curly hair and was blind in the right eye,
resembling Ibn Qatan (i.e. an infidel) in
appearance. He was placing his hands on the
shoulders of a person while performing Tawaf
around the Ka'ba. I asked, 'Who is this? 'They
replied, 'The Masih, Ad-Dajjal.' "
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 650:
Narrated Salim from his father:
No, By Allah, the Prophet did not tell that Jesus
was of red complexion but said, "While I was
asleep circumambulating the Ka'ba (in my
dream), suddenly I saw a man of brown
complexion and lank hair walking between two
men, and water was dropping from his head. I
asked, 'Who is this?' The people said, 'He is the
son of Mary.' Then I looked behind and I saw a
red-complexioned, fat, curly-haired man, blind in
the right eye which looked like a bulging out

grape. I asked, 'Who is this?' They replied, 'He is

Ad-Dajjal.' The one who resembled to him
among the people, was Ibn Qatar." (Az-Zuhri
said, "He (i.e. Ibn Qatan) was a man from the
tribe Khuza'a who died in the pre-lslamic
period.")
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 651:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "I am the nearest
of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the
prophets are paternal brothers, and there has
been no prophet between me and him (i.e.
Jesus)."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 652:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Both in this world and in
the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people
to Jesus, the son of Mary. The prophets are

paternal brothers; their mothers are different, but

their religion is one."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 653:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Jesus, seeing a man stealing,
asked him, 'Did you steal?, He said, 'No, by
Allah, except Whom there is None who has the
right to be worshipped' Jesus said, 'I believe in
Allah and suspect my eyes."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 654:
Narrated 'Umar:
I heard the Prophet saying, "Do not exaggerate in
praising me as the Christians praised the son of
Mary, for I am only a Slave. So, call me the
Slave of Allah and His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 655:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari:
Allah's Apostle said, "If a person teaches his
slave girl good manners properly, educates her
properly, and then manumits and marries her, he

will get a double reward. And if a man believes in

Jesus and then believes in me, he will get a

double reward. And if a slave fears his Lord (i.e.

Allah) and obeys his masters, he too will get a
double reward."
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 656:
Narrted Ibn Abbas:
Allah's Apostle said, "You will be resurrected
(and assembled) bare-footed, naked and
uncircumcised." The Prophet then recited the
Divine Verse:-- "As We began the first creation,
We shall repeat it: A promise We have
undertaken. Truly we shall do it." (21.104)
He added, "The first to be dressed will be
Abraham. Then some of my companions will

take to the right and to the left. I will say: 'My

companions! 'It will be said, 'They had been
renegades since you left them.' I will then say
what the Pious Slave Jesus, the son of Mary said:
'And I was a witness over them while I dwelt
amongst them; when You did take me up, You
were the Watcher over them, and You are a
Witness to all things. If You punish them, they
are Your slaves, and if you forgive them, You,
only You are the All-Mighty the All-Wise.' "
(5.117-118) Narrated Quaggas, "Those were
the apostates who renegade from Islam during
the Caliphate of Abu Bakr who fought them".
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 657:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands
my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will
soon descend amongst you and will judge

mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the

Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya

(i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money
will be in abundance so that nobody will accept

it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will

be better than the whole world and whatever is in
it." Abu Huraira added "If you wish, you can
recite (this verse of the Holy Book): -- 'And
there is none Of the people of the Scriptures

(Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e

Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being)
Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment
He will be a witness Against them." (4.159) (See
Fateh Al Bari, Page 302 Vol 7)
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 658:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said "How will you be when the
son of Mary (i.e. Jesus) descends amongst you
and he will judge people by the Law of the
Quran and not by the law of Gospel (Fateh-ul
Bari page 304 and 305 Vol 7)
Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 56:
Virtues and Merits of the
Prophet (pbuh) and his
Companions
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 659:
Narrated Rabi bin Hirash:
'Uqba bin 'Amr said to Hudhaifa, "Won't you
relate to us of what you have heard from Allah's
Apostle ?" He said, "I heard him saying, "When
Al-Dajjal appears, he will have fire and water
along with him. What the people will consider as

cold water, will be fire that will burn (things). So,

if anyone of you comes across this, he should fall

in the thing which will appear to him as fire, for in

reality, it will be fresh cold water." Hudhaifa
added, "I also heard him saying, 'From among
the people preceding your generation, there was
a man whom the angel of death visited to capture
his soul. (So his soul was captured) and he was
asked if he had done any good deed.' He
replied, 'I don't remember any good deed.' He
was asked to think it over. He said, 'I do not
remember, except that I used to trade with the
people in the world and I used to give a respite
to the rich and forgive the poor (among my
debtors). So Allah made him enter Paradise."
Hudhaifa further said, "I also heard him saying,
'Once there was a man on his death-bed, who,

losing every hope of surviving said to his family:

When I die, gather for me a large heap of wood
and make a fire (to burn me). When the fire eats
my meat and reaches my bones, and when the
bones burn, take and crush them into powder
and wait for a windy day to throw it (i.e. the
powder) over the sea. They did so, but Allah
collected his particles and asked him:
Why did you do so? He replied: For fear of You.
So Allah forgave him." 'Uqba bin 'Amr said, "I
heard him saying that the Israeli used to dig the
grave of the dead (to steal their shrouds)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 660:
Narrated 'Aisha and Ibn 'Abbas:
On his death-bed Allah's Apostle put a sheet
over his-face and when he felt hot, he would
remove it from his face. When in that state (of
putting and removing the sheet) he said, "May
Allah's Curse be on the Jews and the Christians
for they build places of worship at the graves of
their prophets." (By that) he intended to warn
(the Muslim) from what they (i.e. Jews and
Christians) had done.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 661:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Israelis used to be ruled
and guided by prophets: Whenever a prophet
died, another would take over his place. There
will be no prophet after me, but there will be
Caliphs who will increase in number." The people
asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What do you order
us (to do)?" He said, "Obey the one who will be

given the pledge of allegiance first. Fulfil their (i.e.

the Caliphs) rights, for Allah will ask them about

(any shortcoming) in ruling those Allah has put
under their guardianship."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 662:
Narrated Abu Said:
The Prophet said, "You will follow the wrong
ways, of your predecessors so completely and

literally that if they should go into the hole of a

mastigure, you too will go there." We said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Do you mean the Jews and the
Christians?" He replied, "Whom else?" (Meaning,
of course, the Jews and the Christians.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 663:
Narrated Anas:
The people mentioned the fire and the bell (as
means proposed for announcing the time of
prayer) and by such a suggestion they referred to
the Jews and the Christians. But Bilal was
ordered, "Pronounce the words of the Adhan
(i.e. call for the prayer) twice and the Iqama
once only."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 664:
Narrated 'Aisha:
That she used to hate that one should keep his
hands on his flanks while praying. She said that
the Jew used to do so.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 665:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Your period (i.e. the
Muslims' period) in comparison to the periods of
the previous nations, is like the period between
the 'Asr prayer and sunset. And your example in
comparison to the Jews and the Christians is like
the example of a person who employed some
laborers and asked them, 'Who will work for me
till midday for one Qirat each?' The Jews
worked for half a day for one Qirat each. The
person asked, 'Who will do the work for me
from midday to the time of the 'Asr (prayer) for
one Qirat each?' The Christians worked from
midday till the 'Asr prayer for one Qirat. Then
the person asked, 'Who will do the work for me
from the 'Asr till sunset for two Qirats each?' "
The Prophet added, "It is you (i.e. Muslims) who
are doing the work from the Asr till sunset, so
you will have a double reward. The Jews and the
Christians got angry and said, 'We have done
more work but got less wages.' Allah said, 'Have

I been unjust to you as regards your rights?' They

said, 'No.' So Allah said, 'Then it is My Blessing

which I bestow on whomever I like. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 666:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
I heard 'Umar saying, "May Allah Curse
so-and-so! Doesn't he know that the Prophet
said, 'May Allah curse the Jews for, though they

were forbidden (to eat) fat, they liquefied it and

sold it. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 667:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet said, "Convey (my teachings) to the

people even if it were a single sentence, and tell

others the stories of Bani Israel (which have been

taught to you), for it is not sinful to do so. And

whoever tells a lie on me intentionally, will surely

take his place in the (Hell) Fire."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 668:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Jews and the
Christians do not dye (their grey hair), so you
shall do the opposite of what they do (i.e. dye
your grey hair and beards)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 669:
Narrated Jundub:
Allah's Apostle said, "Amongst the nations
before you there was a man who got a wound,
and growing impatient (with its pain), he took a
knife and cut his hand with it and the blood did

not stop till he died. Allah said, 'My Slave hurried

to bring death upon himself so I have forbidden
him (to enter) Paradise.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 670:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
that he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Allah
willed to test three Israelis who were a Leper, a
blind man and a bald-headed man. So, he sent
them an angel who came to the leper and said,
'What thing do you like most?' He replied,
"Good color and good skin, for the people have
a strong aversion to me.' The angel touched him
and his illness was cured, and he was given a
good color and beautiful skin. The angel asked
him, 'What kind of property do you like best?'
He replied, 'Camels (or cows).' (The narrator is
in doubt, for either the leper or the bald-headed
man demanded camels and the other demanded
cows.) So he (i.e. the leper) was given a
pregnant she-camei, and the angel said (to him),
'May Allah bless you in it.'
The angel then went to the bald-headed man and
said, 'What thing do you like most?' He said, 'I
like good hair and wish to be cured of this

disease, for the people feel repulsion for me.' The

angel touched him and his illness was cured, and
he was given good hair. The angel asked (him),
'What kind of property do you like bests' He
replied, 'Cows,' The angel gave him a pregnant
cow and said, 'May Allah bless you in it.' The
angel went to the blind man and asked, 'What
thing do you like best?' He said, '(I like) that
Allah may restore my eye-sight to me so that I
may see the people.' The angel touched his eyes
and Allah gave him back his eye-sight. The angel
asked him, "What kind of property do you like
best?' He replied, 'Sheep.' The angel gave him a
pregnant sheep. Afterwards, all the three
pregnant animals gave birth to young ones, and
multiplied and brought forth so much that one of
the (three) men had a herd of camels filling a
valley, and one had a herd of cows filling a
valley, and one had a flock of sheep filling a

valley. Then the angel, disguised in the shape and

appearance of a leper, went to the leper and
said, I am a poor man, who has lost all means of

livelihood while on a journey. So none will satisfy

my need except Allah and then you. In the Name
of Him Who has given you such nice color and
beautiful skin, and so much property, I ask you
to give me a camel so that I may reach my
destination. The man replied, 'I have many
obligations (so I cannot give you).' The angel

said, 'I think I know you; were you not a leper to

whom the people had a strong aversion? Weren't
you a poor man, and then Allah gave you (all this

property).' He replied, '(This is all wrong), I got

this property through inheritance from my

fore-fathers' The angel said, 'If you are telling a

lie, then let Allah make you as you were before. '

Then the angel, disguised in the shape and
appearance of a bald man, went to the bald man

and said to him the same as he told the first one,

and he too answered the same as the first one

did. The angel said, 'If you are telling a lie, then

let Allah make you as you were before.'
The angel, disguised in the shape of a blind man,
went to the blind man and said, 'I am a poor man
and a traveler, whose means of livelihood have
been exhausted while on a journey. I have
nobody to help me except Allah, and after Him,
you yourself. I ask you in the Name of Him Who
has given you back your eye-sight to give me a
sheep, so that with its help, I may complete my
journey' The man said, 'No doubt, I was blind
and Allah gave me back my eye-sight; I was
poor and Allah made me rich; so take anything
you wish from my property. By Allah, I will not
stop you for taking anything (you need) of my
property which you may take for Allah's sake.'
The angel replied, 'Keep your property with you.
You (i.e 3 men) have been tested and Allah is
pleased with you and is angry with your two
companions."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 671:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "Once three persons (from
the previous nations) were traveling, and

suddenly it started raining and they took shelter in

a cave. The entrance of the cave got closed while
they were inside. They said to each other, 'O
you! Nothing can save you except the truth, so
each of you should ask Allah's Help by referring

to such a deed as he thinks he did sincerely (i.e.

just for gaining Allah's Pleasure).' So one of them

said, 'O Allah! You know that I had a laborer
who worked for me for one Faraq (i.e. three

Sas) of rice, but he departed, leaving it (i.e. his

wages). I sowed that Faraq of rice and with its
yield I bought cows (for him). Later on when he
came to me asking for his wages, I said (to him),
'Go to those cows and drive them away.' He said
to me, 'But you have to pay me only a Faraq of
rice,' I said to him, 'Go to those cows and take
them, for they are the product of that Faraq (of
rice).' So he drove them. O Allah! If you
consider that I did that for fear of You, then
please remove the rock.' The rock shifted a bit
from the mouth of the cave. The second one
said, 'O Allah, You know that I had old parents
whom I used to provide with the milk of my
sheep every night. One night I was delayed and
when I came, they had slept, while my wife and

children were crying with hunger. I used not to let

them (i.e. my family) drink unless my parents had
drunk first. So I disliked to wake them up and
also disliked that they should sleep without
drinking it, I kept on waiting (for them to wake)

till it dawned. O Allah! If You consider that I did

that for fear of you, then please remove the
rock.' So the rock shifted and they could see the
sky through it. The (third) one said, 'O Allah!
You know that I had a cousin (i.e. my paternal
uncle's daughter) who was most beloved to me
and I sought to seduce her, but she refused,
unless I paid her one-hundred Dinars (i.e. gold
pieces). So I collected the amount and brought it
to her, and she allowed me to sleep with her. But
when I sat between her legs, she said, 'Be afraid
of Allah, and do not deflower me but legally. 'I
got up and left the hundred Dinars (for her). O

Allah! If You consider that I did that for fear of

you than please remove the rock. So Allah saved
them and they came out (of the cave)." (This
Hadith indicates that one can only ask Allah for
help directly or through his performed good
deeds. But to ask Allah through dead or absent

prophets, saints, spirits, holy men, angels etc. is

absolutely forbidden in Islam and it is a kind of
disbelief.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 672:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
That he heard Allah's Apostle saying, "While a
lady was nursing her child, a rider passed by and

she said, 'O Allah! Don't let my child die till he

becomes like this (rider).' The child said, 'O
Allah! Don't make me like him,' and then

returned to her breast (sucking it). (After a while)

they passed by a lady who was being pulled and
teased (by the people). The child's mother said,
'O Allah! Do not make my child like her.' The
child said, 'O Allah! Make me like her.' Then he

said, 'As for the rider, he is an infidel, while the

lady is accused of illegal sexual intercourse

(falsely) and she says: Allah is sufficient for me

(He knows the truth)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 673:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "While a dog was going round
a well and was about to die of thirst, an Israeli
prostitute saw it and took off her shoe and
watered it. So Allah forgave her because of that
good deed."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 674:
Narrated Humaid bin 'Abdur-Rahman:
That he heard Muawiya bin Abi Sufyan (talking)
on the pulpit in the year when he performed the
Hajj. He took a tuft of hair that was in the hand
of an orderly and said, "O people of Medina!
Where are your learned men? I heard the

Prophet forbidding such a thing as this (i.e. false

hair) and he used to say, 'The Israelis were
destroyed when their ladies practiced this habit
(of using false hair to lengthen their locks)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 675:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Amongst the people
preceding you there used to be 'Muhaddithun'
(i.e. persons who can guess things that come true
later on, as if those persons have been inspired
by a divine power), and if there are any such
persons amongst my followers, it is 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 676:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Amongst the men of Bani
Israel there was a man who had murdered
ninety-nine persons. Then he set out asking
(whether his repentance could be accepted or
not). He came upon a monk and asked him if his
repentance could be accepted. The monk replied
in the negative and so the man killed him. He
kept on asking till a man advised to go to such
and such village. (So he left for it) but death
overtook him on the way. While dying, he turned
his chest towards that village (where he had
hoped his repentance would be accepted), and
so the angels of mercy and the angels of
punishment quarrelled amongst themselves
regarding him. Allah ordered the village (towards
which he was going) to come closer to him, and
ordered the village (whence he had come), to go
far away, and then He ordered the angels to
measure the distances between his body and the
two villages. So he was found to be one span

closer to the village (he was going to). So he was

forgiven."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 677:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Once Allah's Apostle; offered the morning prayer
and then faced the people and said, "While a
man was driving a cow, he suddenly rode over it
and beat it. The cow said, "We have not been
created for this, but we have been created for

sloughing." On that the people said astonishingly,

"Glorified be Allah! A cow speaks!" The Prophet
said, "I believe this, and Abu Bakr and 'Umar
too, believe it, although neither of them was
present there. While a person was amongst his
sheep, a wolf attacked and took one of the
sheep. The man chased the wolf till he saved it
from the wolf, where upon the wolf said, 'You
have saved it from me; but who will guard it on
the day of the wild beasts when there will be no
shepherd to guard them except me (because of
riots and afflictions)? ' " The people said

surprisingly, "Glorified be Allah! A wolf speaks!"

The Prophet said, "But I believe this, and Abu
Bakr and 'Umar too, believe this, although
neither of them was present there." (See the
Foot-note of page No. 10 Vol.5)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 678:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "A man bought a piece of
and from another man, and the buyer found an
earthenware jar filled with gold in the land. The
buyer said to the seller. 'Take your gold, as I
have bought only the land from you, but I have
not bought the gold from you.' The (former)
owner of the land said, "I have sold you the land

with everything in it.' So both of them took their

case before a man who asked, 'Do you have
children?' One of them said, "I have a boy.' The
other said, "I have a girl.' The man said, 'Marry
the girl to the boy and spend the money on both
of them and give the rest of it in charity.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 679:
Narrated Usama bin Zaid:
Allah's Apostle said, "Plague was a means of
torture sent on a group of Israelis (or on some
people before you). So if you hear of its spread
in a land, don't approach it, and if a plague
should appear in a land where you are present,
then don't leave that land in order to run away
from it (i.e. plague)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 680:
Narrated 'Aisha:
(the wife of the Prophet) I asked Allah's Apostle
about the plague. He told me that it was a
Punishment sent by Allah on whom he wished,
and Allah made it a source of mercy for the
believers, for if one in the time of an epidemic
plague stays in his country patiently hoping for
Allah's Reward and believing that nothing will
befall him except what Allah has written for him,
he will get the reward of a martyr."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 681:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The people of Quraish worried about the lady
from Bani Makhzum who had committed theft.
They asked, "Who will intercede for her with
Allah's Apostle?" Some said, "No one dare to do
so except Usama bin Zaid the beloved one to
Allah's Apostle ." When Usama spoke about that

to Allah's Apostle Allah's Apostle said, (to him),

"Do you try to intercede for somebody in a case
connected with Allah's Prescribed Punishments?"
Then he got up and delivered a sermon saying,
"What destroyed the nations preceding you, was
that if a noble amongst them stole, they would
forgive him, and if a poor person amongst them

stole, they would inflict Allah's Legal punishment

on him. By Allah, if Fatima, the daughter of
Muhammad stole, I would cut off her hand."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 682:
Narrated Ibn Mas'ud:
I heard a person reciting a (Quranic) Verse in a
certain way, and I had heard the Prophet reciting
the same Verse in a different way. So I took him
to the Prophet and informed him of that but I
noticed the sign of disapproval on his face, and
then he said, "Both of you are correct, so don't

differ, for the nations before you differed, so they

were destroyed."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 683:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
As if I saw the Prophet talking about one of the
prophets whose nation had beaten him and
caused him to bleed, while he was cleaning the
blood off his face and saying, "O Allah! Forgive
my nation, for they have no knowledge."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 684:
Narrated Abu Sa'id:
The Prophet said, "Amongst the people
preceding your age, there was a man whom
Allah had given a lot of money. While he was in
his death-bed, he called his sons and said, 'What
type of father have I been to you? They replied,
'You have been a good father.' He said, 'I have
never done a single good deed; so when I die,
burn me, crush my body, and scatter the resulting
ashes on a windy day.' His sons did accordingly,
but Allah gathered his particles and asked (him),
'What made you do so?' He replied, "Fear of
you.' So Allah bestowed His Mercy upon him.
(forgave him)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 685:
Narrated Ribi bin Hirash:
'Uqba said to Hudhaifa, "Won't you narrate to us
what you heard from Allah's Apostle ?" Hudhaifa
said, "I heard him saying, 'Death approached a
man and when he had no hope of surviving, he
said to his family, 'When I die, gather for me
much wood and build a fire (to burn me),. When
the fire has eaten my flesh and reached my
bones, take the bones and grind them and scatter
the resulting powder in the sea on a hot (or
windy) day.' (That was done.) But Allah
collected his particles and asked (him), 'Why did
you do so?' He replied, 'For fear of You.' So
Allah forgave him."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 686:
Narrated 'Abdu Malik:
as above, saying, "On a windy day."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 687:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "A man used to give loans
to the people and used to say to his servant, 'If

the debtor is poor, forgive him, so that Allah may

forgive us.' So when he met Allah (after his
death), Allah forgave him."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 688:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A man used to do sinful
deeds, and when death came to him, he said to
his sons, 'After my death, burn me and then crush
me, and scatter the powder in the air, for by
Allah, if Allah has control over me, He will give
me such a punishment as He has never given to
anyone else.' When he died, his sons did
accordingly. Allah ordered the earth saying,

'Collect what you hold of his particles.' It did so,

and behold! There he was (the man) standing.
Allah asked (him), 'What made you do what you
did?' He replied, 'O my Lord! I was afraid of
You.' So Allah forgave him. " Another narrator
said "The man said, Fear of You, O Lord!"
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 689:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "A lady was punished
because of a cat which she had imprisoned till it
died. She entered the (Hell) Fire because of it,
for she neither gave it food nor water as she had
imprisoned it, nor set it free to eat from the
vermin of the earth."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 690:
Narrated Abu Masud Uqba:
The Prophet said, "One of the sayings of the
prophets which the people have got, is. 'If you
do not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 691:
Narrated Abu Mus'ud:
The Prophet said, "One of the sayings of the
prophets which the people have got is, 'If you do
not feel ashamed, then do whatever you like."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 692:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet said, "While a man was walking,
dragging his dress with pride, he was caused to
be swallowed by the earth and will go on sinking
in it till the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 693:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "We are the last (to come) but
we will be the foremost on the Day of
Resurrection, nations were given the Book (i.e.
Scripture) before us, and we were given the Holy
Book after them. This (i.e. Friday) is the day
about which they differed. So the next day (i.e.
Saturday) was prescribed for the Jews and the

day after it (i.e. Sunday) for the Christians. It is

incumbent on every Muslim to wash his head and
body on a Day (i.e. Friday) (at least) in every
seven days."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 694:
Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:
When Muawiya bin Abu Sufyan came to Medina

for the last time, he delivered a sermon before us.

He took out a tuft of hair and said, "I never
thought that someone other than the Jews would

do such a thing (i.e. use false hair). The Prophet

named such a practice, 'Az-Zur' (i.e. falsehood),"

meaning the use of false hair.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 695:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Regarding the Verse: 'And (We) made you into
Shu'ub and Qabail-- (49.13) that Shu'uib means

the big Qabail (i.e. nations) while the Qabail (i.e.

tribes) means the branch tribes.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 696:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Once Allah's Apostle was asked, "Who is the
most honorable amongst the people?" He said,
"The most righteous (i.e. Allah-fearing) amongst
you." They said, "We do not ask you about this."
He said, "Then Joseph, the prophet of Allah."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 697:
Narrated Kulaib bin Wail:
I asked Zainab bint Abi Salama (i.e. daughter of
the wife of the Prophet, "Tell me about the
Prophet . Did he belong to the tribe of Mudar?"
She replied, "Yes, he belonged to the tribe of
Mudar and was from the offspring of An-Nadr
bin Kinana."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 698:
Narrated Kulaib:
I was told by the Rabiba (i.e. daughter of the
wife of the Prophet) who, I think, was Zainab,
that the Prophet (forbade the utensils (of wine
called) Ad-Dubba, Al-Hantam, Al-Muqaiyar
and Al-Muzaffat. I said to her, 'Tell me as to
which tribe the Prophet belonged; was he from
the tribe of Mudar?'' She replied, "He belonged
to the tribe of Mudar and was from the offspring
of An-Nadr bin Kinana. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 699:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "You see that the people
are of different natures. Those who were the best
in the pre-lslamic period, are also the best in
Islam if they comprehend religious knowledge.
You see that the best amongst the people in this
respect (i.e. ambition of ruling) are those who
hate it most. And you see that the worst among
people is the double faced (person) who appears
to these with one face and to the others with
another face (i.e a hypocrite)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 700:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The tribe of Quraish has
precedence over the people in this connection
(i.e the right of ruling). The Muslims follow the
Muslims amongst them, and the infidels follow

the infidels amongst them. People are of different

natures: The best amongst them in the pre-lslamic
period are the best in Islam provided they
comprehend the religious knowledge. You will
find that the best amongst the people in this

respect (i.e. of ruling) is he who hates it (i.e. the

idea of ruling) most, till he is given the pledge of

allegiance."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 701:
Narrated Tawus:
Ibn 'Abbas recited the Quranic Verse:--'Except
to be kind to me for my kin-ship to you--"
(42.23) Said bin Jubair said, "(The Verse
implies) the kinship of Muhammad." Ibn 'Abbas
said, "There was not a single house (i.e.
sub-tribe) of Quraish but had a kinship to the
Prophet and so the above Verse was revealed in
this connection, and its interpretation is: 'O
Quraish! You should keep good relation
between me (i.e. Muhammad) and you."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 702:
Narrated Abi Mas'ud:
The Prophet said, "From this side from the east,
afflictions will appear. Rudeness and lack of
mercy are characteristics of the rural bedouins
who are busy with their camels and cows (and

pay no attention to religion). Such are the tribes

of Rabi'a and Mudar."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 703:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Pride and
arrogance are characteristics of the rural
bedouins while calmness is found among the
owners of sheep. Belief is Yemenite, and wisdom
is also Yemenite i.e. the Yemenites are
well-known for their true belief and wisdom)."
Abu 'Abdullah (Al-Bukhari) said, "Yemen was

called so because it is situated to the right of the

Ka'ba, and Sham was called so because it is
situated to the left of the Ka'ba."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 704:
Narrated Muhammad bin Jubair bin Mut'im:
That while he was with a delegation from Quraish
to Muawiya, the latter heard the news that
'Abdullah bin 'Amr bin Al-'As said that there
would be a king from the tribe of Qahtan. On
that Muawiya became angry, got up and then
praised Allah as He deserved, and said, "Now
then, I have heard that some men amongst you
narrate things which are neither in the Holy
Book, nor have been told by Allah's Apostle.
Those men are the ignorant amongst you.
Beware of such hopes as make the people go
astray, for I heard Allah's Apostle saying,

'Authority of ruling will remain with Quraish, and

whoever bears hostility to them, Allah will
destroy him as long as they abide by the laws of
the religion.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 705:
Narrated Ibn Umar:

The Prophet said, "Authority of ruling will remain

with Quraish, even if only two of them remained."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 706:
Narrated Jubair bin Mut'im:
'Uthman bin Affan went (to the Prophet) and
said, "O Allah's Apostle! You gave property to
Bani Al-Muttalib and did not give us, although
we and they are of the same degree of
relationship to you." The Prophet said, "Only
Bani Hashim and Bani Al Muttalib are one thing
(as regards family status)."
Narrated Urwa bin Az-Zubair: 'Abdullah bin
Az-Zubair went with some women of the tribe of
Bani Zuhra to 'Aisha who used to treat them

nicely because of their relation to Allah's Apostle.

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 707:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The tribe of Quraish, the
Ansar, the (people of the tribe of) Julhaina,
Muzaina, Aslam, Ashja', and Ghifar are my
disciples and have no protectors except Allah
and His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 708:
Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair:
'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair was the most beloved
person to 'Aisha excluding the Prophet and Abu
Bakr, and he in his turn, was the most devoted to
her, 'Aisha used not to withhold the money given
to her by Allah, but she used to spend it in
charity. ('Abdullah) bin AzZubair said, " 'Aisha
should be stopped from doing so." (When 'Aisha
heard this), she said protestingly, "Shall I be
stopped from doing so? I vow that I will never
talk to 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair." On that, Ibn
Az-Zubair asked some people from Quraish and
particularly the two uncles of Allah's Apostle to
intercede with her, but she refused (to talk to
him). Az-Zuhriyun, the uncles of the Prophet,
including 'Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad bin
'Abd Yaghuth and Al-Miswar bin Makhrama
said to him, "When we ask for the permission to
visit her, enter her house along with us (without
taking her leave)." He did accordingly (and she
accepted their intercession). He sent her ten
slaves whom she manumitted as an expiation for
(not keeping) her vow. 'Aisha manumitted more
slaves for the same purpose till she manumitted
forty slaves. She said, "I wish I had specified
what I would have done in case of not fulfilling
my vow when I made the vow, so that I might
have done it easily."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 709:
Narrated Anas:
Uthman called Zaid bin Thabit, Abdullah bin
Az-Zubair, Said bin Al-'As and 'AbdurRahman
bin Al-Harith bin Hisham, and then they wrote
the manuscripts of the Holy Qur'an in the form of
book in several copies. 'Uthman said to the three
Quraishi persons. " If you differ with Zaid bin

Thabit on any point of the Quran, then write it in

the language of Quraish, as the Quran was
revealed in their language." So they acted
accordingly. (Said bin Thabit was an Ansari and
not from Quraish ).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 710:
Narrated Salama:
Allah's Apostle passed by some people from the
tribe of Aslam practicing archery. He said, "O
children of Ishmael! Throw (arrows), for your
father was an archer. I am on the side of Bani
so-and-so," meaning one of the two teams. The
other team stopped throwing, whereupon the
Prophet said, "What has happened to them?"
They replied, "How shall we throw while you are
with Bani so-and-so?" He said, "Throw for I am
with all of you."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 711:
Narrated Abu Dhar:
The Prophet said, "If somebody claims to be the
son of any other than his real father knowingly,
he but disbelieves in Allah, and if somebody
claims to belong to some folk to whom he does

not belong, let such a person take his place in the

(Hell) Fire."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 712:
Narrated Wathila bin Al-Asqa:
Allah's Apostle said, "Verily, one of the worst
lies is to claim falsely to be the son of someone
other than one's real father, or to claim to have
had a dream one has not had, or to attribute to
me what I have not said."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 713:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The delegates of 'Abd-ul-Qais came to Allah's
Apostle and said, "O Allah's Apostle! We are

from the tribe of Rabi'a and the infidels of Mudar

tribe stand between us and you, so that we
cannot come to you except in the Sacred
Months. Therefore we would like you to give us
some instructions which we may follow and
convey to our people staying behind us." The
Prophet said, "I order you to observe four things
and forbid you (to do) four things: (I order you)
to believe in Allah testifying that None has the
right to be worshipped except Allah; to offer the
prayer perfectly; to pay the Zakat; and to give
one-fifth of the war booty to Allah. And I forbid
you to use Ad-Dubba, Al-Hantam, An-Naqir
and Al-Muzaffat." (These are names of utensils in
which alcoholic drinks were served.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 714:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I heard Allah's Apostle on the pulpit saying,

"Verily, afflictions (will start) from here," pointing

towards the east, "whence the side of the head of
Satan comes out."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 715:
Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "The
tribes of Quraish, Al-Ansar, Juhaina, Muzaina,
Aslam, Ghifar and Ashja' are my helpers, and
they have no protector (i.e. Master) except Allah
and His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 716:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
While Allah's Apostle was on the pulpit, he said,
"May Allah give the tribe of Ghifar! And may
Allah save the tribe of Aslam! The tribe of
'Usaiya have disobeyed Allah and His Apostle."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 717:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "May Allah save the tribe of
Aslam, and may Allah forgive the tribe of
Ghifar!"
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 718:
Narrated Abu Bakra:

The Prophet said, "Do you think that the tribes of

Juhaina, Muzaina, Aslam and Ghifar are better
than the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Asad, Bam
'Abdullah bin Ghatafan and Bani Amir bin
Sasaa?" A man said, "They were unsuccessful
and losers." The Prophet added," (Yes), they are
better than the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Asad,
Bani Abdullah bin Ghatafan and Bani Amir bin
Sasaa."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 719:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
Al-Aqra' bin Habis said to the Prophet "Nobody
gave you the pledge of allegiance but the robbers
of the pilgrims (i.e. those who used to rob the
pilgrims) from the tribes of Aslam, Ghifar,
Muzaina." (Ibn Abi Ya'qub is in doubt whether
Al-Aqra' added. 'And Juhaina.') The Prophet
said, "Don't you think that the tribes of Aslam,
Ghifar, Muzaina (and also perhaps) Juhaina are
better than the tribes of Bani Tamim, Bani Amir,
Asad, and Ghatafan?" Somebody said, "They
were unsuccessful and losers!" The Prophet said,
"Yes, by Him in Whose Hands my life is, they
(i.e. the former) are better than they (i.e. the
latter)."
Abu Huraira said, "(The Prophet said), '(The
people of) Bani Aslam, Ghifar and some people
of Muzaina (or some people of Juhaina or
Muzaina) are better in Allah's Sight (or on the
Day of Resurrection) than the tribes of Asad,
Tamim, Hawazin and Ghatafan.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 720:
Narrated Jabir:
We were in the company of the Prophet in a
Ghazwa. A large number of emigrants joined him
and among the emigrants there was a person
who used to play jokes (or play with spears); so
he (jokingly) stroked an Ansari man on the hip.
The Ans-ari got so angry that both of them called
their people. The Ansari said, "Help, O Ansar!"
And the emigrant said "Help, O emigrants!" The
Prophet came out and said, "What is wrong with
the people (as they are calling) this call of the
period of Ignorance? "Then he said, "What is the
matter with them?" So he was told about the
stroke of the emigrant to the Ansari. The Prophet

said, "Stop this (i.e. appeal for help) for it is an

evil call. "Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul (a
hypocrite) said, "The emigrants have called and
(gathered against us); so when we return to
Medina, surely, the more honorable people will
expel therefrom the meaner," Upon that 'Umar
said, "O Allah's Prophet! Shall we not kill this
evil person (i.e. Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul) ?"
The Prophet) said, "(No), lest the people should
say that Muhammad used to kill his companions."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 721:
Narrated 'Abdullah (bin Mas'ud):
The Prophet said, "Who-ever slaps his face or

tears the bosom of his dress, or calls the calls of

the Period of Ignorance, is not from us."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 722:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "'Amr bin Luhai bin Qam'a
bin Khindif was the father of Khuza'a.'
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 723:
Narrated Said bin Al-Musaiyab:
Al-Bahira was an animal whose milk was spared
for the idols and other dieties, and so nobody
was allowed to milk it. As-Saiba was an animal
which they (i.e infidels) used to set free in the
names of their gods so that it would not be used
for carrying anything. Abu Huraira said, "The
Prophet said, 'I saw Amr bin 'Amir bin Luhai
Al-Khuzai dragging his intestines in the (Hell)
Fire, for he was the first man who started the

custom of releasing animals (for the sake of false

gods).' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 724:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
When the news of the advent of the Prophet
reached Abu Dhar, he said to his brother, "Ride
to this valley and bring me the news of this man
(i.e. the Prophet ) who claims to be a Prophet
receiving information from the Heaven. Listen to

him and then come to me." His brother set out till

he met the Prophet and listened to his speech
and returned to Abu Dhar and said to him, "I
have seen him exhorting people to virtues and his
speech was not like poetry." Abu Dhar said,
"You have not satisfied me as to what I wanted."
So, he took his journey-food and a water-skin
full of water and set out till he reached Mecca,
where he went to the Mosque looking for the
Prophet , whom he did not know, and he would
not like to ask someone about him. So, a portion
of the night had passed when 'Ali saw him and
realized that he was a stranger. Abu Dhar
followed him (to his house), but neither of them

asked the other about anything till it was morning,

when he carried his water-skin and food and
went to the Mosque. He spent that day without
being observed by the Prophet till it was night,

when he returned to his sleeping place. 'Ali again

passed by him and said, "Hasn't the man (i.e.
Abu Dhar) recognized his dwelling place yet?"
So, 'Ali let him get up and took him (to his
house), but neither of them asked the other about

anything, till it was the third day when 'Ali had the

same experience with him and Abu Dhar again
stayed with him. 'Ali then asked, "Won't you tell
me what has brought you here?" He replied, "If
you give me a promise and a convention that you

will guide me, then I will tell you." When 'Ali did,

Abu Dhar informed him (of his purpose). 'Ali
said, "It is the Truth, and he (i.e. Muhammad) is
the Apostle of Allah. So when the morning
comes, follow me, and if I should perceive any
danger threatening you, I will give you a hint by
pretending to go to the watercloset. But if I
carried on walking, follow me till you enter the
place that I will enter." Abu Dhur agreed and
followed 'Ali till he entered the place of the
Prophet and Abu Dhur entered with him. He then
listened to the speech of the Prophet and
embraced Islam on that very spot. The Prophet
said to him, "Go back to your people and inform

them (of this religion) till you receive my (further)

orders." Abu Dhur said, "By Him in Whose

Hands my life is! I will proclaim my conversion to

Islam publicly amongst them (i.e. infidels)." He
went out till he reached the Mosque and
announced as loudly as possible, "I testify that
None has the right to be worshipped but Allah
and that Muhammad is the Apostle of Allah."
The people then got up and beat him till they
knocked him down. Al-Abbas came and threw
himself over him (to protect him) saying, Woe to
you! Don't you know that he is from Ghifar and
there is the route (road) to your merchants
towards Sham (i.e. through the place where this
tribe dwells)?" Thus he saved him from them.
Abu Dhar did the same on the next day and the
people beat him again and Al-'Abbas drew
himself over him (to save him as before).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 725:
Narrated Abu Jamra:

Ibn 'Abbas said to us, "Shall I tell you the story

of Abu Dhar's conversion to Islam?" We said,
"Yes." He said, "Abu Dhar said: I was a man
from the tribe of Ghifar. We heard that a man
had appeared in Mecca, claiming to be a
Prophet. ! said to my brother, 'Go to that man
and talk to him and bring me his news.' He set
out, met him and returned. I asked him, 'What is
the news with you?' He said, 'By Allah, I saw a
man enjoining what is good and forbidding what

is evil.' I said to him, 'You have not satisfied me

with this little information.' So, I took a waterskin

and a stick and proceeded towards Mecca.
Neither did I know him (i.e. the Prophet ), nor
did I like to ask anyone about him. I Kept on
drinking Zam zam water and staying in the
Mosque. Then 'Ali passed by me and said, 'It
seems you are a stranger?' I said, 'Yes.' He
proceeded to his house and I accompanied him.

Neither did he ask me anything, nor did I tell him

anything. Next morning I went to the Mosque to
ask about the Prophet but no-one told me
anything about him. Ali passed by me again and
asked, 'Hasn't the man recognized his dwelling

place yet' I said, 'No.' He said, 'Come along with

me.' He asked me, 'What is your business? What
has brought you to this town?' I said to him, 'If
you keep my secret, I will tell you.' He said, 'I
will do,' I said to him, 'We have heard that a
person has appeared here, claiming to be a
Prophet. I sent my brother to speak to him and
when he returned, he did not bring a satisfactory
report; so I thought of meeting him personally.'
'Ali said (to Abu Dhar), 'You have reached your
goal; I am going to him just now, so follow me,
and wherever I enter, enter after me. If I should
see someone who may cause you trouble, I will
stand near a wall pretending to mend my shoes
(as a warning), and you should go away then.'
'Ali proceeded and I accompanied him till he
entered a place, and I entered with him to the
Prophet to whom I said, 'Present (the principles
of) Islam to me.' When he did, I embraced Islam
'immediately. He said to me, 'O Abu Dhar! Keep
your conversion as a secret and return to your
town; and when you hear of our victory, return to
us. ' I said, 'By H him Who has sent you with the
Truth, I will announce my conversion to Islam
publicly amongst them (i.e. the infidels),' Abu
Dhar went to the Mosque, where some people
from Quraish were present, and said, 'O folk of
Quraish ! I testify that None has the right to be

worshipped except Allah, and I (also) testify that

Muhammad is Allah's Slave and His Apostle.'

(Hearing that) the Quraishi men said, 'Get at this

Sabi (i.e. Muslim) !' They got up and beat me
nearly to death. Al 'Abbas saw me and threw
himself over me to protect me. He then faced
them and said, 'Woe to you! You want to kill a
man from the tribe of Ghifar, although your trade
and your communications are through the
territory of Ghifar?' They therefore left me. The
next morning I returned (to the Mosque) and said
the same as I have said on the previous day.

They again said, 'Get at this Sabi!' I was treated

in the same way as on the previous day, and
again Al-Abbas found me and threw himself over
me to protect me and told them the same as he
had said the day before.' So, that was the
conversion of Abu Dhar (may Allah be Merciful
to him) to Islam."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 726:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
If you wish to know about the ignorance of the
Arabs, refer to Surat-al-Anam after Verse No.
130:--Indeed lost are those who have killed their
children From folly without knowledge and have
forbidden that which Allah has provided for
them, inventing a lie against Allah. They have
indeed gone astray and were not guided.' (6.14)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 727:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
When the Verse:-- 'And warn your tribe of near
kindred.' (26.214) was revealed, the Prophet

started calling (the 'Arab tribes), "O Bani Fihr, O

Bani 'Adi" mentioning first the various branch
tribes of Quraish.
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: When the Verse:-- 'And
warn your tribe of near kindred' (26.214). was
revealed, the Prophet started calling every tribe
by its name.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 728:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "O Bani 'Abd Munaf! Buy
yourselves from Allah; O Bani 'Abdul-Muttalib!
Buy yourselves from Allah; O mother of
Az-Zubair bin Al-Awwam, the aunt of Allah's
Apostle, and O Fatima bint Muhammad! Buy
yourselves from Allah, for I cannot defend you
before Allah. You (both) can ask me from my
property as much as you like. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 729:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet sent for the Ansar (and when they
came), he asked, 'Is there any stranger amongst
you?" They said, "No except the son of our
sister." Allah's Apostle said, "The son of the
sister of some people belongs to them."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 730:
Narrated 'Aisha:
That during the Mina days, Abu Bakr came to

her, while there where two girls with her, beating

drums, and the Prophet was (lying) covering
himself with his garment. Abu Bakr rebuked the
two girls, but the Prophet uncovered his face and
said, "O Abu Bakr! Leave them, for these are
the days of Id (festival)." Those days were the
days of Mina-. 'Aisha added, "I was being
screened by the Prophet while I was watching
the Ethiopians playing in the Mosque. 'Umar
rebuked them, but the Prophet said, "Leave
them, O Bani Arfida! Play. (for) you are safe."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 731:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Once Hassan bin Thabit asked the permission of
the Prophet to lampoon (i.e. compose satirical
poetry defaming) the infidels. The Prophet said,
"What about the fact that I have common
descent with them?" Hassan replied, "I shall take
you out of them as a hair is taken out of dough."
Narrated 'Urwa: I started abusing Hassan in front
of 'Aisha, whereupon she said. "Don't abuse him,
for he used to defend the Prophet (with his
poetry)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 732:
Narrated Jubair bin Mutim:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have five names: I am
Muhammad and Ahmad; I am Al-Mahi through
whom Allah will eliminate infidelity; I am

Al-Hashir who will be the first to be resurrected,

the people being resurrected there after; and I
am also Al-'Aqib (i.e. There will be no prophet
after me)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 733:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "Doesn't it astonish you
how Allah protects me from the Quraish's
abusing and cursing? They abuse Mudhammam
and curse Mudhammam while I am Muhammad
(and not Mudhammam)"
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 734:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "My similitude in comparison
with the other prophets is that of a man who has
built a house completely and excellently except
for a place of one brick. When the people enter
the house, they admire its beauty and say: 'But
for the place of this brick (how splendid the
house will be)!"
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 735:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "My similitude in
comparison with the other prophets before me, is
that of a man who has built a house nicely and
beautifully, except for a place of one brick in a
corner. The people go about it and wonder at its
beauty, but say: 'Would that this brick be put in

its place!' So I am that brick, and I am the last of

the Prophets."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 736:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet died when he was sixty three years
old.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 737:
Narrated Anas:
While the Prophet was in the market, a man
called (somebody), "O Abu-l-Qasim!' The
Prophet turned to him and said "Name
yourselves after me but do not call yourselves by
my Kuniya."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 738:
Narrated Jabir:
The Prophet said, "Name yourselves after me,
but do not call yourselves by my Kuniya."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 739:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Abu-l-Qasim said, "Name yourselves after me,
but do not call yourselves by my Kuniya."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 740:
Narrated Al-Ju'aid bin 'Abdur Rahman:
I saw As-Sa'ib bin Yazid when he was

ninety-four years old, quite strong and of straight

figure. He said, "I know that I enjoyed my
hearing and seeing powers only because of the
invocation of Allah's Apostle . My aunt took me
to him and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! My nephew
is sick; will you invoke Allah for him?' So he
invoked (Allah) for me."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 741:
Narrated As- Scab bin Yazid:
My aunt took me to Allah's Apostle and said, "O
Allah's Apostle! My nephew is sick"' The
Prophet passed his hands over my head and
blessed me. Then he performed ablution and I
drank the remaining water, and standing behind
him. A saw the seal in between his shoulders."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 742:
Narrated 'Uqba bin Al-Harith:
(Once) Abu Bakr offered the 'Asr prayer and
then went out walking and saw Al-Hasan playing
with the boys. He lifted him on to his shoulders
and said, " Let my parents be sacrificed for your
sake! (You) resemble the Prophet and not 'Ali,"
while 'Ali was smiling.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 743:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
I saw the Prophet, and Al-Hasan resembled him.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 744:
Narrated Isma'il bin Abi Khalid:
I heard Abii Juhaifa saying, "I saw the Prophet,
and Al-Hasan bin 'Ali resembled him." I said to
Abu- Juhaifa, "Describe him for me." He said,
"He was white and his beard was black with
some white hair. He promised to give us 13
young she-camels, but he expired before we
could get them."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 745:
Narrated Wahb Abu Juhaifa As-Sawwai:
I saw the Prophet and saw some white hair
below his lower lip above the chin.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 746:
Narrated Hariz bin 'Uthman:
That he asked 'Abdullah bin Busr (i.e. the
companion of the Prophet), "Did you see the
Prophet when he was old?" He said, "He had a
few white hairs between the lower lip and the
chin."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 747:
Narrated Rabia bin Abi Abdur-Rahman:
I heard Anas bin Malik describing the Prophet
saying, "He was of medium height amongst the

people, neither tall nor short; he had a rosy color,

neither absolutely white nor deep brown; his hair
was neither completely curly nor quite lank.
Divine Inspiration was revealed to him when he
was forty years old. He stayed ten years in
Mecca receiving the Divine Inspiration, and
stayed in Medina for ten more years. When he

expired, he had scarcely twenty white hairs in his

head and beard." Rabi'a said, "I saw some of his
hairs and it was red. When I asked about that, I
was told that it turned red because of scent. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 748:
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle was neither very tall nor short,
neither absolutely white nor deep brown. His hair
was neither curly nor lank. Allah sent him (as an
Apostle) when he was forty years old.
Afterwards he resided in Mecca for ten years
and in Medina for ten more years. When Allah
took him unto Him, there was scarcely twenty
white hairs in his head and beard.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 749:
Narrated Al-Bara:
Allah's Apostle was the handsomest of all the
people, and had the best appearance. He was
neither very tall nor short.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 750:
Narrated Qatada:
I asked Anas, "Did the Prophet use to dye (his)
hair?" He said, "No, for there were only a few
white hairs on his temples."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 751:
Narrated Al-Bara:
The Prophet was of moderate height having
broad shoulders (long) hair reaching his
ear-lobes. Once I saw him in a red cloak and I
had never seen a more handsome than him."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 752:
Narrated Abu Ishaq:
Al-Bara' was asked, "Was the face of the
Prophet (as bright) as a sword?" He said, "No,
but (as bright) as a moon."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 753:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Once Allah's Apostle went to Al-Batha' at noon,
performed the ablution and offered' a two Rakat
Zuhr prayer and a two-Rak'at 'Asr prayer while
a spearheaded stick was planted before him and
the passersby were passing in front of it. (After
the prayer), the people got up and held the hands
of the Prophet and passed them on their faces. I
also took his hand and kept it on my face and

noticed that it was colder than ice, and its smell

was nicer than musk.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 754:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
The Prophet was the most generous of all the
people, and he used to become more generous in
Ramadan when Gabriel met him. Gabriel used to
meet him every night during Ramadan to revise
the Qur'an with him. Allah's Apostle then used to
be more generous than the fast wind.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 755:
Narrated 'Aisha:
That Allah's Apostle came to her in a happy
mood with his features glittering with joy, and
said, "Have you not heard what the Qaif has said
about Zaid and Us-ama? He saw their feet and
remarked. These belong to each other." (i.e.
They are father and son.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 756:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Ka'b:

I heard Ka'b bin Malik talking after his failure to

join (the Ghazwa of) Tabuk. He said, "When I
greeted Allah's Apostle whose face was glittering
with happiness, for whenever Allah's Apostle

was happy, his face used to glitter, as if it was a

piece of the moon, and we used to recognize it
(i.e. his happiness) from his face."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 757:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "I have been sent (as an
Apostle) in the best of all the generations of
Adam's offspring since their Creation."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 758:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle used to let his hair hang down
while the infidels used to part their hair. The

people of the Scriptures were used to letting their

hair hang down and Allah's Apostle liked to

follow the people of the Scriptures in the matters

about which he was not instructed otherwise.
Then Allah's Apostle parted his hair.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 759:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
The Prophet never used bad language neither a
"Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say "The
best amongst you are those who have the best
manners and character." (See Hadith No. 56 (B)
Vol. 8)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 760:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Whenever Allah's Apostle was given the choice
of one of two matters, he would choose the

easier of the two, as long as it was not sinful to

do so, but if it was sinful to do so, he would not

approach it. Allah's Apostle never took revenge
(over anybody) for his own sake but (he did)
only when Allah's Legal Bindings were outraged
in which case he would take revenge for Allah's
Sake.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 761:
Narrated Anas:

I have never touched silk or Dibaj (i.e. thick silk)

softer than the palm of the Prophet nor have I
smelt a perfume nicer than the sweat of the
Prophet
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 762:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet was shier than a veined virgin girl.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 763:
Narrated Shuba:

A similar Hadith (i e. No. 762) with this addition:

And if he (i.e. the Prophet) disliked something,
the sign of aversion would appear on his face.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 764:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet never criticized any food (presented

him), but he would eat it if he liked it; otherwise,

he would leave it (without expressing his dislike).

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 765:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Malik bin Buhaina
Al-Asdi:
When the Prophet prostrated, he used to keep
his arms so widely apart that we used to see his
armpits. (The sub-narrator, Ibn Bukair said, "The
whiteness of his armpits.")
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 766:
Narrated Anas:
Allah's Apostle did not use to raise his hands in

his invocations except in the Istisqa (i.e. invoking

Allah for the rain) in which he used to raise his
hands so high that one could see the whiteness of
his armpits. (Note: It may be that Anas did not
see the prophet (as) raising his hands but it has
been narrated that the Prophet (as) used to raise
his hands for invocations other than Istisqa. See
Hadith No. 612 Vol. 5. and Hadith No. 807 &
808 Vol 2.)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 767:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
By chance I went to the Prophet at noon while

he was at Al-Abtah (resting) in a tent. Bilal came

out (of the tent) and pronounced the Adhan for

the prayer, and entering again, he brought out the

water which was left after Allah's Apostle had
performed the ablution. The people rushed to
take some of the water. Bilal again went in and
brought out a spear-headed stick, and then
Allah's Apostle came out. As if I were now

looking at the whiteness of his leg. Bilal fixed the

stick and the Prophet offered a two-Rakat Zuhr
prayer and a two-Rak'at 'Asr prayer, while
women and donkeys were passing in front of the
Prophet (beyond the stick) .
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 768:
Narrated 'Aisha:
The Prophet used to talk so clearly that if
somebody wanted to count the number of his
words, he could do so. Narrated Urwa bin
Az-Zubair: 'Aisha said (to me), "Don't you
wonder at Abu so-and-so who came and sat by

my dwelling and started relating the traditions of

Allah's Apostle intending to let me hear that,
while I was performing an optional prayer. He
left before I finished my optional prayer. Had I
found him still there. I would have said to him,
'Allah's Apostle never talked so quickly and
vaguely as you do.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 769:
Narrated Abu Salama bin 'Abdur-Rahman:
That he asked 'Aisha "How was the prayer of
Allah's Apostle in the month of Ramadan?" She
replied, "He used not to pray more than eleven
Rakat whether in Ramadan or in any other
month. He used to offer four Rakat, let alone
their beauty and length, and then four Rakat, let
alone their beauty and length. Afterwards he
would offer three Rakat. I said, 'O Allah's
Apostle! Do you go to bed before offering the
Witr prayer?' He said, 'My eyes sleep, but my
heart does not sleep."'
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 770:
Narrated Sharik bin 'Abdullah bin Abi Namr:
I heard Anas bin Malik telling us about the night
when the Prophet was made to travel from the
Ka'ba Mosque. Three persons (i.e. angels) came
to the Prophet before he was divinely inspired
was an Aspostle), while he was sleeping in Al
Masjid-ul-Haram. The first (of the three angels)
said, "Which of them is he?" The second said,
"He is the best of them." That was all that
happened then, and he did not see them till they
came at another night and he perceived their
presence with his heart, for the eyes of the
Prophet were closed when he was asleep, but his
heart was not asleep (not unconscious). This is

characteristic of all the prophets: Their eyes sleep

but their hearts do not sleep. Then Gabriel took
charge of the Prophet and ascended along with
him to the Heaven.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 771:
Narrated Imran bin Husain:
That they were with the Prophet on a journey.
They travelled the whole night, and when dawn
approached, they took a rest and sleep
overwhelmed them till the sun rose high in the
sky. The first to get up was Abu Bakr. Allah's
Apostles used not to be awakened from his
sleep, but he would wake up by himself. 'Umar
woke up and then Abu Bakr sat by the side of
the Prophet's head and started saying:
Allahu-Akbar raising his voice till the Prophet
woke up, (and after traveling for a while) he
dismounted and led us in the morning prayer. A
man amongst the people failed to join us in the
prayer. When the Prophet had finished the
prayer, he asked (the man), "O so-and-so! What
prevented you from offering the prayer with us?"
He replied, "I am Junub," Alllah's Apostle
ordered him to perform Tayammam with clean
earth. The man then offered the prayer. Allah's
Apostle ordered me and a few others to go
ahead of him. We had become very thirsty.
While we were on our way (looking for water),
we came across a lady (riding an animal),
hanging her legs between two water-skins. We
asked her, "Where can we get water?" She
replied, "Oh ! There is no water." We asked,
"how far is your house from the water?" She

replied, "A distance of a day and a night travel."

We said, "Come on to Allah's Apostle, "She
asked, "What is Allah's Apostle ?" So we
brought her to Allah's Apostle against her will,
and she told him what she had told us before and
added that she was the mother of orphans. So
the Prophet ordered that her two water-skins be
brought and he rubbed the mouths of the
water-skins. As we were thirsty, we drank till we
quenched our thirst and we were forty men. We
also filled all our waterskins and other utensils
with water, but we did not water the camels. The
waterskin was so full that it was almost about to
burst. The Prophet then said, "Bring what
(foodstuff) you have." So some dates and pieces
of bread were collected for the lady, and when
she went to her people, she said, "I have met
either the greatest magician or a prophet as the
people claim." So Allah guided the people of that
village through that lady. She embraced Islam
and they all embraced Islam.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 772:
Narrated Anas:
A bowl of water was brought to the Prophet
while he was at Az-Zawra. He placed his hand in

it and the water started flowing among his fingers.

All the people performed ablution (with that
water). Qatada asked Anas, "How many people
were you?" Anas replied, "Three hundred or
nearly three-hundred."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 773:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
I saw Allah's Apostle at the 'time when the Asr
prayer was due. Then the people were searching

for water for ablution but they could not find any.

Then some water was brought to Allah's Apostle
and he placed his hand in the pot and ordered
the people to perform the ablution with the
water. I saw water flowing from underneath his
fingers and the people started performing the
ablution till all of them did it.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 774:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet went out on one of his journeys with
some of his companions. They went on walking
till the time of the prayer became due. They
could not find water to perform the ablution. One
of them went away and brought a little amount of
water in a pot. The Prophet took it and
performed the ablution, and then stretched his
four fingers on to the pot and said (to the
people), "Get up to perform the ablution." They

started performing the ablution till all of them did

it, and they were seventy or so persons.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 775:
Narrated Humaid:
Anas bin Malik said, "Once the time of the
prayer became due and the people whose
houses were close to the Mosque went to their
houses to perform ablution, while the others
remained (sitting there). A stone pot containing
water was brought to the Prophet, who wanted

to put his hand in it, but It was too small for him

to spread his hand in it, and so he had to bring

his fingers together before putting his hand in the

pot. Then all the people performed the ablution
(with that water)." I asked Anas, "How many
persons were they." He replied, "There were
eighty men."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 776:
Narrated Salim bin Abi Aj-Jad:
Jabir bin 'Abdullah said, "The people became
very thirsty on the day of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty).
A small pot containing some water was in front
of the Prophet and when he had finished the
ablution, the people rushed towards him. He
asked, 'What is wrong with you?' They replied,
'We have no water either for performing ablution

or for drinking except what is present in front of

you.' So he placed his hand in that pot and the
water started flowing among his fingers like
springs. We all drank and performed ablution
(from it)." I asked Jabir, "How many were you?"
he replied, "Even if we had been
one-hundred-thousand, it would have been
sufficient for us, but we were fifteen-hundred."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 777:
Narrated Al-Bara:
We were one-thousand-and-four-hundred
persons on the day of Al-Hudaibiya (Treaty),
and (at) Al-Hudaibiya (there) was a well. We

drew out its water not leaving even a single drop.

The Prophet sat at the edge of the well and
asked for some water with which he rinsed his
mouth and then he threw it out into the well. We
stayed for a short while and then drew water
from the well and quenched our thirst, and even
our riding animals drank water to their
satisfaction.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 778:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Abu Talha said to Um Sulaim, "I have noticed

feebleness in the voice of Allah's Apostle which I

think, is caused by hunger. Have you got any
food?" She said, "Yes." She brought out some
loaves of barley and took out a veil belonging to
her, and wrapped the bread in part of it and put
it under my arm and wrapped part of the veil
round me and sent me to Allah's Apostle. I went
carrying it and found Allah's Apostle in the
Mosque sitting with some people. When I stood
there, Allah's Apostle asked, "Has Abu Talha
sent you?" I said, "Yes". He asked, "With some
food? I said, "Yes" Allah's Apostle then said to
the men around him, "Get up!" He set out
(accompanied by them) and I went ahead of

them till I reached Abu Talha and told him (of the

Prophet's visit). Abu Talha said, "O Um Sulaim!
Allah's Apostle is coming with the people and we
have no food to feed them." She said, "Allah and
His Apostle know better." So Abu Talha went
out to receive Allah's Apostle. Allah's Apostle
came along with Abu Talha. Allah's Apostle said,
"O Um Sulaim! Bring whatever you have." She
brought the bread which Allah's Apostle ordered
to be broken into pieces. Um Sulaim poured on
them some butter from an oilskin. Then Allah's
Apostle recited what Allah wished him to recite,
and then said, "Let ten persons come (to share
the meal)." Ten persons were admitted, ate their

fill and went out. Then he again said, "Let another

ten do the same." They were admitted, ate their
fill and went out. Then he again said, '"'Let
another ten persons (do the same.)" They were

admitted, ate their fill and went out. Then he said,

"Let another ten persons come." In short, all of

them ate their fill, and they were seventy or eighty

men.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 779:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
We used to consider miracles as Allah's
Blessings, but you people consider them to be a
warning. Once we were with Allah's Apostle on
a journey, and we ran short of water. He said,
"Bring the water remaining with you." The people
brought a utensil containing a little water. He
placed his hand in it and said, "Come to the
blessed water, and the Blessing is from Allah." I
saw the water flowing from among the fingers of
Allah's Apostle , and no doubt, we heard the

meal glorifying Allah, when it was being eaten (by

him).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 780:
Narrated Jabir:
My father had died in debt. So I came to the
Prophet and said, "My father (died) leaving
unpaid debts, and I have nothing except the yield
of his date palms; and their yield for many years
will not cover his debts. So please come with
me, so that the creditors may not misbehave with
me." The Prophet went round one of the heaps
of dates and invoked (Allah), and then did the
same with another heap and sat on it and said,
"Measure (for them)." He paid them their rights
and what remained was as much as had been
paid to them.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 781:
Narrated Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr:
The companions of Suffa were poor people. The
Prophet once said, "Whoever has food enough
for two persons, should take a third one (from
among them), and whoever has food enough for
four persons, should take a fifth or a sixth (or
said something similar)." Abu Bakr brought three
persons while the Prophet took ten. And Abu
Bakr with his three family member (who were I,
my father and my mother) (the sub-narrator is in
doubt whether 'Abdur-Rahman said, "My wife
and my servant who was common for both my
house and Abu Bakr's house.") Abu Bakr took
his supper with the Prophet and stayed there till
he offered the 'Isha' prayers. He returned and

stayed till Allah's Apostle took his supper. After

a part of the night had passed, he returned to his

house. His wife said to him, "What has detained
you from your guests?" He said, "Have you
served supper to them?" She said, "They refused
to take supper) until you come. They (i.e. some
members of the household) presented the meal to
them but they refused (to eat)" I went to hide
myself and he said, "O Ghunthar!" He invoked
Allah to cause my ears to be cut and he rebuked
me. He then said (to them): Please eat!" and
added, I will never eat the meal." By Allah,
whenever we took a handful of the meal, the
meal grew from underneath more than that

handful till everybody ate to his satisfaction; yet

the remaining food was more than the original
meal. Abu Bakr saw that the food was as much
or more than the original amount. He called his
wife, "O sister of Bani Firas!" She said, "O
pleasure of my eyes. The food has been tripled in
quantity." Abu Bakr then started eating thereof
and said, "It (i.e. my oath not to eat) was

because of Sa all." He took a handful from it, and

carried the rest to the Prophet. SO that food was
with the Prophet . There was a treaty between us
and some people, and when the period of that
treaty had elapsed, he divided US into twelve
groups, each being headed by a man. Allah
knows how many men were under the command
of each leader. Anyhow, the Prophet surely sent
a leader with each group. Then all of them ate of
that meal.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 782:
Narrated Anas:
Once during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle, the
people of Medina suffered from drought. So
while the Prophet was delivering a sermon on a
Friday a man got up saying, "O Allah's Apostle!
The horses and sheep have perished. Will you
invoke Allah to bless us with rain?" The Prophet

lifted both his hands and invoked. The sky at that

time was as clear as glass. Suddenly a wind

blew, raising clouds that gathered together, and it

started raining heavily. We came out (of the
Mosque) wading through the flowing water till
we reached our homes. It went on raining till the
next Friday, when the same man or some other
man stood up and said, "O Allah's Apostle! The
houses have collapsed; please invoke Allah to
withhold the rain." On that the Prophet smiled

and said, "O Allah, (let it rain) around us and not

on us." I then looked at the clouds to see them
separating forming a sort of a crown round
Medina.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 783:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
The Prophet used to deliver his sermons while
standing beside a trunk of a datepalm. When he

had the pulpit made, he used it instead. The trunk

started crying and the Prophet went to it, rubbing

his hand over it (to stop its crying).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 784:
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
The Prophet used to stand by a tree or a
date-palm on Friday. Then an Ansari woman or
man said. "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we make a
pulpit for you?" He replied, "If you wish." So
they made a pulpit for him and when it was
Friday, he proceeded towards the pulpit (for
delivering the sermon). The date-palm cried like
a child! The Prophet descended (the pulpit) and
embraced it while it continued moaning like a
child being quietened. The Prophet said, "It was
crying for (missing) what it used to hear of
religious knowledge given near to it."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 785:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
That he heard Jabir bin 'Abdullah saying, "The
roof of the Mosque was built over trunks of
date-palms working as pillars. When the Prophet
delivered a sermon, he used to stand by one of

those trunks till the pulpit was made for him, and

he used it instead. Then we heard the trunk
sending a sound like of a pregnant she-camel till
the Prophet came to it, and put his hand over it,
then it became quiet."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 786:
Narrated Hudhaifa:
Once 'Umar bin Al-Khattab said, said, "Who
amongst you remembers the statement of Allah's
Apostle regarding the afflictions?" Hudhaifa
replied, "I remember what he said exactly."
'Umar said. "Tell (us), you are really a daring
man!'' Hudhaifa said, "Allah's Apostle said, 'A
man's afflictions (i.e. wrong deeds) concerning
his relation to his family, his property and his
neighbors are expiated by his prayers, giving in
charity and enjoining what is good and forbidding
what is evil.' " 'Umar said, "I don't mean these

afflictions but the afflictions that will be heaving

up and down like waves of the sea." Hudhaifa
replied, "O chief of the believers! You need not

fear those (afflictions) as there is a closed door

between you and them." 'Umar asked, "Will that
door be opened or broken?" Hudhaifa replied,
"No, it will be broken." 'Umar said, "Then it is

very likely that the door will not be closed again."

Later on the people asked Hudhaifa, "Did 'Umar
know what that door meant?" He said. "Yes,
'Umar knew it as everyone knows that there will
be night before the tomorrow morning. I narrated
to 'Umar an authentic narration, not lies." We
dared not ask Hudhaifa; therefore we requested
Masruq who asked him, "What does the door
stand for?" He said, "Umar."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 787:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be
established till you fight a nation wearing hairy

shoes, and till you fight the Turks, who will have

small eyes, red faces and flat noses; and their

faces will be like flat shields. And you will find

that the best people are those who hate

responsibility of ruling most of all till they are

chosen to be the rulers. And the people are of
different natures: The best in the pre-lslamic
period are the best in Islam. A time will come
when any of you will love to see me rather than
to have his family and property doubled."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 788:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be
established till you fight with the Khudh and the
Kirman from among the non-Arabs. They will be

of red faces, flat noses and small eyes; their faces

will look like flat shields, and their shoes will be

of hair."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 789:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
I enjoyed the company of Allah's Apostle for

three years, and during the other years of my life,

never was I so anxious to understand the

(Prophet's) traditions as I was during those three

years. I heard him saying, beckoning with his
hand in this way, "Before the Hour you will fight
with people who will have hairy shoes and live in
Al-Bariz." (Sufyan, the sub-narrator once said,
"And they are the people of Al-Bazir.")
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 790:
Narrated 'Umar bin Taghlib:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "Near the Hour
you will fight with people who will wear hairy
shoes; and you will also fight people with flat
faces like shields."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 791:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "The Jews will

fight with you, and you will be given victory over

them so that a stone will say, 'O Muslim! There is

a Jew behind me; kill him!' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 792:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "A time will come when the
people will wage holy war, and it will be asked,
'Is there any amongst you who has enjoyed the
company of Allah's Apostle?' They will say:
'Yes.' And then victory will be bestowed upon
them. They will wage holy war again, and it will
be asked: 'Is there any among you who has
enjoyed the company of the companions of
Allah's Apostle ?' They will say: 'Yes.' And then
victory will be bestowed on them."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 793:
Narrated 'Adi bin Hatim:
While I was in the city of the Prophet, a man
came and complained to him (the Prophet, ) of
destitution and poverty. Then another man came
and complained of robbery (by highwaymen).
The Prophet said, "Adi! Have you been to

Al-Hira?" I said, "I haven't been to it, but I was

informed about it." He said, "If you should live

for a long time, you will certainly see that a lady

in a Howdah traveling from Al-Hira will (safely
reach Mecca and) perform the Tawaf of the
Ka'ba, fearing none but Allah." I said to myself,
"What will happen to the robbers of the tribe of
Tai who have spread evil through out the
country?" The Prophet further said. "If you

should live long, the treasures of Khosrau will be

opened (and taken as spoils)." I asked, "You
mean Khosrau, son of Hurmuz?" He said,
"Khosrau, son of Hurmuz; and if you should live

long, you will see that one will carry a handful of

gold or silver and go out looking for a person to

accept it from him, but will find none to accept it

from him. And any of you, when meeting Allah,
will meet Him without needing an interpreter
between him and Allah to interpret for him, and
Allah will say to him: 'Didn't I send a messenger

to teach you?' He will say: 'Yes.' Allah will say:

'Didn't I give you wealth and do you favors?' He

will say: 'Yes.' Then he will look to his right and

see nothing but Hell, and look to his left and see

nothing but Hell."
'Adi further said: I heard the Prophet saying,

"Save yourself from the (Hell) Fire even with half

a date (to be given in charity) and if you do not

find a half date, then with a good pleasant word."

'Adi added: (later on) I saw a lady in a Howdah
traveling from Al-Hira till she performed the
Tawaf of the Ka'ba, fearing none but Allah. And
I was one of those who opened (conquered) the
treasures of Khosrau, son of Hurmuz. If you
should live long, you will see what the Prophet
Abu-l-Qasim had said: 'A person will come out
with a handful. of gold...etc.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 794:
Narrated 'Adi:
as above (i.e. Hadith No. 793).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 795:
Narrated 'Uqba bin 'Amr:
The Prophet once came out and offered the
funeral prayer for the martyrs of Uhud, and

proceeded to the pulpit and said, "I shall be your

predecessor and a witness on you, and I am
really looking at my sacred Fount now, and no
doubt, I have been given the keys of the
treasures of the world. By Allah, I am not afraid

that you will worship others along with Allah, but

I am afraid that you will envy and fight one
another for worldly fortunes."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 796:
Narrated Usama:
Once the Prophet stood on one of the high
buildings (of Medina) and said, "Do you see
what I see? I see affliction pouring among your
hours like raindrops."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 797:
Narrated Zainab bint Jahsh:
That the Prophet came to her in a state of fear
saying, "None has the right to be worshiped but
Allah! Woe to the Arabs because of evil that has
come near. Today a hole has been made in the
wall of Gog and Magog as large as this." pointing
with two of his fingers making a circle. Zainab
said, "I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Shall we be
destroyed though amongst us there are pious
people? ' He said, 'Yes, if evil increases."
Narrated Um Salama: The Prophet woke up and
said, "Glorified be Allah: What great (how many)
treasures have been sent down, and what great
(how many ) afflictions have been sent down!"
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 798:
Narrated Sasaa:
Abu Said Al-Khudr said to me, "I notice that you
like sheep and you keep them; so take care of
them and their food, for I have heard Allah's
Apostle saying, 'A time will come upon the
people when the best of a Muslim's property will
be sheep, which he will take to the tops of
mountains and to the places of rain-falls to run
away with his religion in order to save it from
afflictions.' "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 799:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "There will be afflictions

(and at the time) the sitting person will be better

than the standing one, and the standing one will
be better than the walking, and the walking will
be better than the running. And whoever will

look towards those afflictions, they will overtake

him, and whoever will find a refuge or a shelter,
should take refuge in it." The same narration is
reported by Abu Bakr, with the addition, "(The
Prophet said), 'Among the prayers there is a
prayer the missing of which will be to one like
losing one's family and property."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 800:
Narrated Ibn Mas'ud:
The Prophet said, "Soon others will be preferred

to you, and there will be things which you will not

like." The companions of the Prophet asked, "O
Allah's Apostle! What do you order us to do (in
this case)? " He said, "(I order you) to give the

rights that are on you and to ask your rights from

Allah."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 801:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "This branch from Quraish
will ruin the people." The companions of the
Prophet asked, "What do you order us to do
(then)?" He said, "I would suggest that the
people keep away from them.''
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 802:
Narrated Said Al-Umawi:
I was with Marwan and Abu Huraira and heard
Abu Huraira saying, "I heard the trustworthy,

truly inspired one (i.e. the Prophet ) saying, 'The

destruction of my followers will be brought about
by the hands of some youngsters from Quraish."
Marwan asked, "Youngsters?" Abu Huraira said,
"If you wish, I would name them: They are the
children of so-and-so and the children of
so-and-so."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 803:
Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman:
The people used to ask Allah's Apostle about
good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear

that it might overtake me. Once I said, "O Allah's

Apostle! We were in ignorance and in evil and
Allah has bestowed upon us the present good;
will there by any evil after this good?" He said,
"Yes." I asked, "Will there be good after that
evil?" He said, "Yes, but it would be tained with

Dakhan (i.e. Little evil)." I asked, "What will its

Dakhan be?" He said, "There will be some
people who will lead (people) according to
principles other than my tradition. You will see
their actions and disapprove of them." I said,

"Will there by any evil after that good?" He said,

"Yes, there will be some people who will invite
others to the doors of Hell, and whoever accepts

their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them)."

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! Describe those
people to us." He said, "They will belong to us
and speak our language" I asked, "What do you
order me to do if such a thing should take place
in my life?" He said, "Adhere to the group of
Muslims and their Chief." I asked, "If there is
neither a group (of Muslims) nor a chief (what
shall I do)?" He said, "Keep away from all those

different sects, even if you had to bite (i.e. eat)

the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you
are still in that state."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 804:
Narrated Hudhaifa:
My companions learned (something about) good
(through asking the Prophet while I learned
(something about) evil.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 805:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Day of (Judgment) will

not be established till there is a war between two

groups whose claims (or religion) will be the
same."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 806:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "The Hour will not be

established till there is a war between two groups

among whom there will be a great number of

casualties, though the claims (or religion) of both

of them will be one and the same. And the Hour
will not be established till there appear about

thirty liars, all of whom will be claiming to be the

messengers of Allah. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 807:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
While we were with Allah's Apostle who was
distributing (i.e. some property), there came
Dhu-l-Khuwaisira, a man from the tribe of Bani
Tamim and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Do Justice."
The Prophet said, "Woe to you! Who could do

justice if I did not? I would be a desperate loser

if I did not do justice." 'Umar said, "O Allah's
Apostle! Allow me to chop his head off." The
Prophet said, "Leave him, for he has companions
who pray and fast in such a way that you will
consider your fasting negligible in comparison to
theirs. They recite Qur'an but it does not go
beyond their throats (i.e. they do not act on it)
and they will desert Islam as an arrow goes
through a victim's body, so that the hunter, on
looking at the arrow's blade, would see nothing

on it; he would look at its Risaf and see nothing:

he would look at its Na,di and see nothing, and
he would look at its Qudhadh ( 1 ) and see
nothing (neither meat nor blood), for the arrow
has been too fast even for the blood and
excretions to smear. The sign by which they will
be recognized is that among them there will be a
black man, one of whose arms will resemble a
woman's breast or a lump of meat moving
loosely. Those people will appear when there will

be differences amongst the people." I testify that

I heard this narration from Allah's Apostle and I
testify that 'Ali bin Abi Talib fought with such
people, and I was in his company. He ordered
that the man (described by the Prophet ) should
be looked for. The man was brought and I
looked at him and noticed that he looked exactly
as the Prophet had described him.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 808:
Narrated 'Ali:
I relate the traditions of Allah's Apostle to you

for I would rather fall from the sky than attribute

something to him falsely. But when I tell you a
thing which is between you and me, then no
doubt, war is guile. I heard Allah's Apostle

saying, "In the last days of this world there will

appear some young foolish people who will use

(in their claim) the best speech of all people (i.e.

the Qur'an) and they will abandon Islam as an
arrow going through the game. Their belief will
not go beyond their throats (i.e. they will have
practically no belief), so wherever you meet

them, kill them, for he who kills them shall get a

reward on the Day of Resurrection."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 809:
Narrated Khabbab bin Al-Arat:
We complained to Allah's Apostle (of the

persecution inflicted on us by the infidels) while

he was sitting in the shade of the Ka'ba, leaning
over his Burd (i.e. covering sheet). We said to
him, "Would you seek help for us? Would you
pray to Allah for us?" He said, "Among the
nations before you a (believing) man would be
put in a ditch that was dug for him, and a saw
would be put over his head and he would be cut
into two pieces; yet that (torture) would not
make him give up his religion. His body would be
combed with iron combs that would remove his
flesh from the bones and nerves, yet that would
not make him abandon his religion. By Allah, this

religion (i.e. Islam) will prevail till a traveler from

Sana (in Yemen) to Hadrarmaut will fear none

but Allah, or a wolf as regards his sheep, but you

(people) are hasty.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 810:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet noticed the absence of Thabit bin
Qais. A man said, "O Allah's Apostle! I shall
bring you his news." So he went to him and saw

him sitting in his house drooping his head (sadly).

He asked Thabit, "What's the matter?" Thabit

replied, "An evil situation: A man used to raise his

voice over the voice of the Prophet and so all his

good deeds have been annulled and he is from
the people of Hell." The man went back and told
the Prophet that Thabit had said so-and-so. (The
sub-narrator, Musa bin Anas said, "The man
went to Thabit again with glad tidings)." The
Prophet said to him, "Go and say to Thabit: 'You
are not from the people of Fire, but from the
people of Paradise."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 811:
Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib:
A man recited Surat-al-Kahf (in his prayer) and

in the house there was a (riding) animal which got

frightened and started jumping. The man finished
his prayer with Taslim, but behold! A mist or a
cloud hovered over him. He informed the
Prophet of that and the Prophet said, "O
so-and-so! Recite, for this (mist or cloud) was a
sign of peace descending for the recitation of
Quran."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 812:
Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib:
Abu Bakr came to my father who was at home
and purchased a saddle from him. He said to
'Azib. "Tell your son to carry it with me." So I
carried it with him and my father followed us so
as to take the price (of the saddle). My father
said, "O Abu Bakr! Tell me what happened to
you on your night journey with Allah's Apostle
(during Migration)." He said, "Yes, we travelled

the whole night and also the next day till midday.

when nobody could be seen on the way (
because of the severe heat) . Then there
appeared a long rock having shade beneath it,
and the sunshine had not come to it yet. So we
dismounted there and I levelled a place and
covered it with an animal hide or dry grass for

the Prophet to sleep on (for a while). I then said,

'Sleep, O Allah's Apostle, and I will guard you.'
So he slept and I went out to guard him.
Suddenly I saw a shepherd coming with his
sheep to that rock with the same intention we
had when we came to it. I asked (him). 'To
whom do you belong, O boy?' He replied, 'I
belong to a man from Medina or Mecca.' I said,

'Do your sheep have milk?' He said, 'Yes.' I said,

'Will you milk for us?' He said, 'Yes.' He caught
hold of a sheep and I asked him to clean its teat
from dust, hairs and dirt. (The sub-narrator said
that he saw Al-Bara' striking one of his hands
with the other, demonstrating how the shepherd
removed the dust.) The shepherd milked a little
milk in a wooden container and I had a leather

container which I carried for the Prophet to drink

and perform the ablution from. I went to the
Prophet, hating to wake him up, but when I
reached there, the Prophet had already
awakened; so I poured water over the middle

part of the milk container, till the milk was cold.

Then I said, 'Drink, O Allah's Apostle!' He drank
till I was pleased. Then he asked, 'Has the time
for our departure come?' I said, 'Yes.' So we
departed after midday. Suraqa bin Malik
followed us and I said, 'We have been
discovered, O Allah's Apostle!' He said, Don't
grieve for Allah is with us.' The Prophet invoked
evil on him (i.e. Suraqa) and so the legs of his
horse sank into the earth up to its belly. (The
subnarrator, Zuhair is not sure whether Abu Bakr

said, "(It sank) into solid earth.") Suraqa said, 'I

see that you have invoked evil on me. Please
invoke good on me, and by Allah, I will cause
those who are seeking after you to return.' The
Prophet invoked good on him and he was saved.
Then, whenever he met somebody on the way,
he would say, 'I have looked for him here in
vain.' So he caused whomever he met to return.
Thus Suraqa fulfilled his promise."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 813:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet paid a visit to a sick bedouin. The
Prophet when visiting a patient used to say, "No
harm will befall you! May Allah cure you! May
Allah cure you!" So the Prophet said to the
bedouin. "No harm will befall you. May Allah
cure you!" The bedouin said, "You say, may

Allah cure me? No, for it is a fever which boils in

(the body of) an old man, and will lead him to the

grave." The Prophet said, "Yes, then may it be as
you say."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 814:
Narrated Anas:
There was a Christian who embraced Islam and
read Surat-al-Baqara and Al-Imran, and he used
to write (the revelations) for the Prophet. Later
on he returned to Christianity again and he used
to say: "Muhammad knows nothing but what I
have written for him." Then Allah caused him to
die, and the people buried him, but in the
morning they saw that the earth had thrown his
body out. They said, "This is the act of
Muhammad and his companions. They dug the
grave of our companion and took his body out of
it because he had run away from them." They
again dug the grave deeply for him, but in the
morning they again saw that the earth had thrown
his body out. They said, "This is an act of
Muhammad and his companions. They dug the
grave of our companion and threw his body
outside it, for he had run away from them." They
dug the grave for him as deep as they could, but
in the morning they again saw that the earth had
thrown his body out. So they believed that what
had befallen him was not done by human beings
and had to leave him thrown (on the ground).
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 815:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "When Khosrau perishes,
there will be no (more) Khosrau after him, and
when Caesar perishes, there will be no more
Caesar after him. By Him in Whose Hands
Muhammad's life is, you will spend the treasures
of both of them in Allah's Cause."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 816:
Narrated Jabir bin Samura:
The Prophet said, "When Khosrau perishes,
there will be no more Khosrau a after him, and
when Caesar perishes, there will be no more
Caesar after him," The Prophet also said, "You

will spend the treasures of both of them in Allah's

Cause."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 817:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Musailama-al-Kadhdhab (i.e. the liar) came in
the life-time of Allah's Apostle with many of his
people (to Medina) and said, "If Muhammad
makes me his successor, I will follow him."
Allah's Apostle went up to him with Thabit bin
Qais bin Shams; and Allah's Apostle was
carrying a piece of a date-palm leaf in his hand.
He stood before Musailama (and his
companions) and said, "If you asked me even

this piece (of a leaf), I would not give it to you.

You cannot avoid the fate you are destined to,
by Allah. If you reject Islam, Allah will destroy
you. I think that you are most probably the same
person whom I have seen in the dream." Abu

Huraira told me that Allah's Apostle; said, "While

I was sleeping, I saw (in a dream) two gold
bracelets round my arm, and that worried me too
much. Then I was instructed divinely in my
dream, to blow them off and so I blew them off,
and they flew away. I interpreted the two
bracelets as symbols of two liars who would
appear after me. And so one of them was
Al-Ansi and the other was Musailama
Al-Kadhdhab from Al-Yamama."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 818:
Narrated Abu Musa:
The Prophet said, "In a dream I saw myself
migrating from Mecca to a place having plenty of
date trees. I thought that it was Al-Yamama or
Hajar, but it came to be Medina i.e. Yathrib. In
the same dream I saw myself moving a sword
and its blade got broken. It came to symbolize
the defeat which the Muslims suffered from, on
the Day of Uhud. I moved the sword again, and
it became normal as before, and that was the
symbol of the victory Allah bestowed upon
Muslims and their gathering together. I saw cows
in my dream, and by Allah, that was a blessing,
and they symbolized the believers on the Day of
Uhud. And the blessing was the good Allah
bestowed upon us and the reward of true belief
which Allah gave us after the day of Badr.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 819:
Narrated 'Aisha:
Once Fatima came walking and her gait
resembled the gait of the Prophet . The Prophet
said, "Welcome, O my daughter!" Then he made

her sit on his right or on his left side, and then he

told her a secret and she started weeping. I
asked her, "Why are you weeping?" He again

told her a secret and she started laughing. I said,

"I never saw happiness so near to sadness as I
saw today." I asked her what the Prophet had
told her. She said, "I would never disclose the
secret of Allah's Apostle ." When the Prophet
died, I asked her about it. She replied. "The
Prophet said.) 'Every year Gabriel used to revise
the Qur'an with me once only, but this year he
has done so twice. I think this portends my
death, and you will be the first of my family to
follow me.' So I started weeping. Then he said.

'Don't you like to be the mistress of all the ladies

of Paradise or the mistress of all the lady
believers? So I laughed for that."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 820:
Narrated 'Aisha:

The Prophet in his fatal illness, called his daughter

Fatima and told her a secret because of which
she started weeping. Then he called her and told
her another secret, and she started laughing.
When I asked her about that, she replied, The
Prophet told me that he would die in his fatal
illness, and so I wept, but then he secretly told
me that from amongst his family, I would be the
first to join him, and so I laughed."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 821:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
About Ibn 'Abbas: 'Umar bin Al-Khattab used to
treat Ibn 'Abbas very favorably 'Abdur Rahman
bin 'Auf said to him. "We also have sons that are
equal to him (but you are partial to him.)" Umar
said, "It is because of his knowledge." Then
'Umar asked Ibn 'Abbas about the interpretation
of the Verse:- 'When come the Help of Allah and
the conquest (of Mecca) (110.1) Ibn 'Abbas
said. "It portended the death of Allah's Apostle,
which Allah had informed him of." 'Umar said, "I
do not know from this Verse but what you
know."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 822:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Allah's Apostle in his fatal illness came out,
wrapped with a sheet, and his head was
wrapped with an oiled bandage. He sat on the

pulpit, and praising and glorifying Allah, he said,

"Now then, people will increase but the Ansar
will decrease in number, so much so that they,
compared with the people, will be just like the
salt in the! meals. So, if any of you should take
over the authority by which he can either benefit
some people or harm some others, he should
accept the goodness of their good people (i.e.
Ansar) and excuse the faults of their
wrong-doers." That was the last gathering which
the Prophet attended.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 823:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
Once the Prophet brought out Al-Hasan and
took him up the pulpit along with him and said,
"This son of mine is a Saiyid (i.e. chief) and I
hope that Allah will help him bring about
reconciliation between two Muslim groups."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 824:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet had informed us of the death of
Ja'far and Zaid before the news of their death
reached us, and his eyes were shedding tears.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 825:
Narrated Jabir:
(Once) the Prophet said, "Have you got
carpets?" I replied, "Whence can we get
carpets?" He said, "But you shall soon have
carpets." I used to say to my wife, "Remove your
carpets from my sight," but she would say,
"Didn't the Prophet tell you that you would soon
have carpets?" So I would give up my request.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 826:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud:
Sa'd bin Mu'adh came to Mecca with the
intention of performing 'Umra, and stayed at the
house of Umaiya bin Khalaf Abi Safwan, for
Umaiya himself used to stay at Sa'd's house
when he passed by Medina on his way to Sham.
Umaiya said to Sad, "Will you wait till midday
when the people are (at their homes), then you
may go and perform the Tawaf round the
Ka'ba?" So, while Sad was going around the
Ka'ba, Abu Jahl came and asked, "Who is that
who is performing Tawaf?" Sad replied, "I am
Sad." Abu Jahl said, "Are you circumambulating
the Ka'ba safely although you have given refuge
to Muhammad and his companions?" Sad said,
"Yes," and they started quarreling. Umaiya said
to Sad, "Don't shout at Abi-l-Hakam (i.e. Abu
Jahl), for he is chief of the valley (of Mecca)."
Sad then said (to Abu Jahl). 'By Allah, if you
prevent me from performing the Tawaf of the
Ka'ba, I will spoil your trade with Sham."
Umaiya kept on saying to Sad, "Don't raise your
voice." and kept on taking hold of him. Sad
became furious and said, (to Umaiya), "Be away
from me, for I have heard Muhammad saying

that he will kill you." Umaiiya said, "Will he kill

me?" Sad said, "Yes,." Umaiya said, "By Allah!
When Muhammad says a thing, he never tells a

lie." Umaiya went to his wife and said to her, "Do

you know what my brother from Yathrib (i.e.
Medina) has said to me?" She said, "What has he
said?" He said, "He claims that he has heard
Muhammad claiming that he will kill me."
She said, By Allah! Muhammad never tells a lie."
So when the infidels started to proceed for Badr
(Battle) and declared war (against the Muslims),
his wife said to him, "Don't you remember what
your brother from Yathrib told you?" Umaiya
decided not to go but Abu Jahl said to him, "You
are from the nobles of the valley of Mecca), so
you should accompany us for a day or two." He
went with them and thus Allah got him killed.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 827:
Narrated Abu Uthman:
I got the news that Gabriel came to the Prophet
while Um Salama was present. Gabriel started

talking (to the Prophet and then left. The Prophet

said to Um Salama, "(Do you know) who it
was?" (or a similar question). She said, "It was
Dihya (a handsome person amongst the
companions of the Prophet )." Later on Um
Salama said, "By Allah! I thought he was none
but Dihya, till I heard the Prophet talking about
Gabriel in his sermon." (The Sub-narrator asked
Abu 'Uthman, "From where have you heard this
narration?" He replied, "From Usama bin Zaid.")
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 828:
Narrated 'Abdullah:
Allah's Apostle said, "I saw (in a dream) the
people assembled in a gathering, and then Abu
Bakr got up and drew one or two buckets of
water (from a well) but there was weakness in
his drawing. May Allah forgive him. Then 'Umar
took the bucket and in his hands it turned into a
very large bucket. I had never seen anyone
amongst: the people who could draw the water

as strongly as 'Umar till all the people drank their

fill and watered their camels that knelt down
there.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 829:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Umar:
The Jews came to Allah's Apostle and told him
that a man and a woman from amongst them had
committed illegal sexual intercourse. Allah's
Apostle said to them, "What do you find in the
Torah (old Testament) about the legal
punishment of Ar-Rajm (stoning)?" They replied,
(But) we announce their crime and lash them."
Abdullah bin Salam said, "You are telling a lie;
Torah contains the order of Rajm." They brought
and opened the Torah and one of them solaced
his hand on the Verse of Rajm and read the
verses preceding and following it. Abdullah bin
Salam said to him, "Lift your hand." When he
lifted his hand, the Verse of Rajm was written
there. They said, "Muhammad has told the truth;
the Torah has the Verse of Rajm. The Prophet
then gave the order that both of them should be
stoned to death. ('Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "I
saw the man leaning over the woman to shelter
her from the stones."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 830:
Narrated Abdullah bin Masud:
During the lifetime of the Prophet the moon was

split into two parts and on that the Prophet said,

"Bear witness (to thus)."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 831:
Narrated Anas:
That the Meccan people requested Allah's
Apostle to show them a miracle, and so he
showed them the splitting of the moon.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 832:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The moon was split into two parts during the
lifetime of the Prophet.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 833:
Narrated Anas:
Once two men from the companions of Allah's
Apostle went out of the house of the Prophet on
a very dark night. They were accompanied by
two things that resembled two lamps lighting the
way in front of them, and when they parted, each
of them was accompanied by one of those two
things (lamps) till they reached their homes.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 834:
Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba:
The Prophet said, "Some of my followers will

remain victorious (and on the right path) till the

Last Day comes, and they will still be victorious."

Volume 4, Book 56, Number 835:
Narrated Muawiya:
I heard the Prophet saying, "A group of people
amongst my followers will remain obedient to
Allah's orders and they will not be harmed by
anyone who will not help them or who will
oppose them, till Allah's Order (the Last Day)
comes upon them while they are still on the right
path."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 836:
Narrated 'Urwa:
That the Prophet gave him one Dinar so as to
buy a sheep for him. 'Urwa bought two sheep for
him with the money. Then he sold one of the
sheep for one Dinar, and brought one Dinar and
a sheep to the Prophet. On that, the Prophet
invoked Allah to bless him in his deals. So 'Urwa
used to gain (from any deal) even if he bought
dust. (In another narration) 'Urwa said, "I heard
Allah's Apostle saying, "There is always
goodness in horses till the Day of Resurrection."
(The subnarrator added, "I saw 70 horses in
'Urwa's house.') (Sufyan said, "The Prophet
asked 'Urwa to buy a sheep for him as a
sacrifice.")
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 837:
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Allah's Apostle said, "There is always goodness
in horses till the Day of Resurrection. "
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 838:
Narrated Anas:
The Prophet said, "There is always goodness in
horses.
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 839:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "A horse may be kept for one
of three purposes: for a man it may be a source
of reward; for another it may be a means of
living; and for a third it may be a burden (a
source of committing sins). As for the one for
whom it is a source of reward, he is the one who
keeps his horse for the sake of Jihad in Allah's

Cause; he ties it with a long rope on a pasture or

in a garden. So whatever its rope allows it to eat,

will be regarded as good rewardable deeds (for

its owner). And if it breaks off its rope and jumps

over one or two hillocks, even its dung will be
considered amongst his good deeds. And if it
passes by a river and drinks water from it, that
will be considered as good deeds for his benefit)
even if he has had no intention of watering it. A

horse is a shelter for the one who keeps it so that

he may earn his living honestly and takes it as a

refuge to keep him from following illegal ways (of

gaining money), and does not forget the rights of
Allah (i.e. paying the Zakat and allowing others
to use it for Allah's Sake). But a horse is a
burden (and a source of committing sins for him
who keeps it out of pride and pretense and with
the intention of harming the Muslims."
The Prophet was asked about donkeys. He
replied, "Nothing has been revealed to be
concerning them except this comprehensive
Verse (which covers everything) :--'Then
whosoever has done good equal to the weight of

an atom (or a small ant), Shall see it (its reward)

And whosoever has done evil equal to the weight
of an atom (or a small ) ant), Shall see it (Its
punishment)." (99.7-8)
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 840:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Allah's Apostle reached Khaibar in the early
morning and the people of Khaibar came out
with their spades, and when they saw the
Prophet they said, "Muhammad and his army!"

and returned hurriedly to take refuge in the fort.

The Prophet raised his hands and said, "Allah is
Greater! Khaibar is ruined ! If we approach a
nation, then miserable is the morning of those
who are warned."
Volume 4, Book 56, Number 841:
Narrated Abu Huraira:

I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I hear many narrations

from you but I forget them." He said, "Spread
your covering sheet." I spread my sheet and he
moved both his hands as if scooping something
and emptied them in the sheet and said, "Wrap
it." I wrapped it round my body, and since then I
have never forgotten a single Hadith.

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