Sahih Muslim Hadith - 1409

Prev    Next   

We set out on an expedition along with Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) until we dismounted in a spacious valley. Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) went to relieve himself and I followed him with a bucket full of water but Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) looked about but he found no privacy except for two trees at the end of the valley. Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) went to one of them, took hold of one of its twigs and said: Be thou under my control by the permission of Allah; so it came under his control like the camel who has its nose-string in the hand of its rider. Then he came to the second tree and took hold of a twig and said: Be thou under my control with the permission of Allah; and it came under his control. When he stood between the two trees he joined together the two twigs and said: Join with the permission of Allah. Jabir said: I was afraid lest Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) should be aware of my presence and go still farther. Muhammad ibn Abbad used the word -----and I began to talk to myself. As I looked, I suddenly found Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) before me and the two trees were separated, each one of them standing in its place. I saw Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) standing for a short time, nodding his head right and left. Isma'il pointed towards the right and left with the help of his head (in order to demonstrate) how the Holy Prophet had pointed). Then he (the Holy Prophet) came to me and said: Jabir, did you see the place where I was standing? I said: Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him), Yes. He then said: Then you should go to those two trees and cut a twig from each of them. Then take then to the place where I was standing stand there where I was standing and place a twig on the right and a twig on the left. Jabir said: I set out and took hold of a stone, broke it and sharpened it, then I came to those trees and cut a twig from each one of them. I then brought them until I stood at the place where Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) had been standing and placed a twig on the right and a twig on the left. Then I met him and said: Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) I have done that, but (kindly) explain to me the reason for it. Thereupon he said: I passed by two graves the occupants of which had been undergoing torment. I liked to make intercession for them so that they might be relieved of the torment as long as these twigs remain fresh. Jabir said: We came back to the (camp of the) army and Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: Jabir, call the people to perform wudu. I cried: Come and perform wudu , come and perform wudu, come and perform wudu. I said: Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) there is not even a drop of water in the army camp. There was a person who used to cool the water for Allah's Apostle in the old water-skin which was hung on a branch twig. He asked me to go to a certain Ansari and ask him to see if there were. any water in that skin. I went to him and cast a glance in it but did not find anything but a drop in the mouth of that water-skin and if I were to draw that, the water-skin's dried part would suck it up. I came to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and said: Allah's Apostle, I have not found anything in it but a drop of water in the mouth of the water-skin and now if I were to draw that, it would be absorbed. He said: Go and bring that to me. I brought it to him. He took hold of it, began to utter something which I could not understand, then pressed it with his hand gave it to me and said: Jabir, announce the tub to be brought. So I announced the tub of the army (to be brought). It was brought accordingly and I placed it before him (the Holy Prophet). Thereupon Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) placed his hands in the tub like this, with his fingers outstretched, then he placed his fingers at the bottom of the tub and said: Jabir, take it (the water-skin) and pour water over me by reciting Bismillah. So I poured water and I said: Bismillah, and found water out between the fingers of Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him). Then that tub gushed forth until it was filled and the Apostle (peace be upon him) said: Jabir, make an announcement to the effect: He who needs water should take it. Jabir said: The people came and took water until they were all satisfied. I said: Is there anyone left who wants to take it? Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) then lifted his hand from that tub and it was still full. Then the people made a complaint to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) about hunger and he said: May Allah provide you with food! We came to the shore of the ocean; There was a heavy swell and it cast ashore a big animal we lit, a fire, cooked it and helped ourselves until we had eaten to our heart's content. Jabir said: About five people and myself entered its socket and nobody could see us until we had come out, and we took hold of one of its ribs and twisted it into a sort of arch. Then we called the tallest person in the army and the biggest camel of the army, with the the big saddle on its back, and it could easily pass through it without the rider needing to bend down.

PDF content
Tags 


No tags assigned yet.

Share your thoughts about this with others by posting a comment. Visit our FAQ for some ideas.

Comment Filters >>
Filter Comments  

search-icon
User Roles  
Groups  
NO ADVERTISEMENT OR PROMOTION, PLEASE.
Subscribe