I used to go to the place of prayer on the day of the breaking of the fast, and on the day of sacrifice along with the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him). We would walk through a valley known as Batn Bathan till we came to the place of prayer. Then we would pray along with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and return through Batn Bathan to our house.
Allah's Apostle prayed facing Baitul-Maqdis for sixteen or seventeen months but he loved to face the Ka'ba (at Mecca) so Allah revealed: "Verily, We have seen the turning of your face to the heaven!" (2.144) So the Prophet faced the Ka'ba and the fools amongst the people namely "the Jews" said, "What has turned them from their Qibla (Baitul-Maqdis) which they formerly observed" (Allah revealed): "Say: 'To Allah belongs the East and the West. He guides whom he will to a straight path'." (2.142) A man prayed with the Prophet (facing the Ka'ba) and went out. He saw some of the Ansar praying the 'Asr prayer with their faces towards Baitul-Maqdis, he said, "I bear witness that I prayed with Allah's Apostle facing the Ka'ba." So all the people turned their faces towards the Ka'ba.
(Ibn Ubayd said in the version of his tradition that his name was not Bashir, but (it was) the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) (who had) named him Bashir) We said: (to the Apostle of Allah): The collectors of sadaqah collect more than is due; can we hide our property to that proportion? He replied: "No."
When Allah bestowed Khaybar on the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) as fay' (spoils of war without fighting), he divided the whole into thirty six lots. He put aside a half, i.e. eighteen lots, for the Muslims. Each lot comprised one hundred shares, and the Prophet (peace be upon him) was with them. He received a share like the share of one of them. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) separated eighteen lots, that is, half, for his future needs and whatever befell the Muslims. These were al-Watih, al-Kutaybah, as-Salalim and their colleagues. When all this property came in the possession of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and of the Muslims, they did not have sufficient labourers to work on it. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) called Jews and employed them on contract.
Bashir's name in pre-Islamic days was Zahm ibn Ma'bad. When he migrated to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him). He asked: What is your name? He replied: Zahm. He said: No, you are Bashir. He (Bashir) said: When I was walking with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) he passed by the graves of the polytheists. He said: They lived before (a period of) abundant good. He said this three times. He then passed by the graves of Muslims. He said: They received abundant good. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) suddenly saw a man walking in shoes between the graves. He said: O man, wearing the shoes! Woe to thee! Take off thy shoes. So the man looked (round), When he recognized the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), he took them off and threw them away.
A man from the Ansar called Basrah said: I married a virgin woman in her veil. When I entered upon her, I found her pregnant. (I mentioned this to the Prophet). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: She will get the dower, for you made her vagina lawful for you. The child will be your slave. When she has begotten (a child), flog her (according to the version of al-Hasan). The version of Ibn AbusSari has: You people, flog her, or said: inflict hard punishment on him.
Ziyadah al-Kindi reported on the authority of Bilal that he (Bilal) came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) to inform him about the dawn prayer. Aisha kept Bilal engaged in a matter which she asked him till the day was bright and it became fairly light. Bilal then stood up and called him to prayer and called him repeatedly. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) did not yet come out. When he came out, he led the people in prayer and he (Bilal) informed him that Aisha had kept him engaged in a matter which she asked him till it became fairly light; hence he became late in reaching him (in time). He (Bilal) said: Apostle of Allah, the dawn became fairly bright. He said: If the dawn became brighter than it is now, I would pray them (the two rak'ahs of the sunnah prayer), offer them well and in a more beautiful manner.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said to Bilal: Do not call adhan until the dawn appears clearly to you in this way, stretching his hand in latitude.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said to me: Don't pronounce these words, `Prayer is better than sleep ' in the call for prayer, but for the dawn prayer only.
Transmitted by Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "A man speaks a good word, not realising its worth, for which Allah records for him His good pleasure till the day he meets Him. A man also speaks an evil word not realising its importance for which Allah records for him His displeasure till the day he meets Him."
It is transmitted in Sharh as-Sunnah; and Malik, Tirmidhi and Ibn Majah transmitted something to the same effect.
I asked: Apostle of Allah, is the (command of) cancelling hajj meant exclusively for us, or for others too? He replied: No, this is meant exclusively for you.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: He who revived a Sunnah out of my Sunan, which has died after me, for him is the reward like the reward of those who acted upon it, without any decrease in that reward. He who introduced some evil innovation which Allah and His Messenger did not approve has (a burden of sin upon him) like the sins of one who acted according to it, without their sins being mitigated thereby in the least.
Transmitted by Tirmidhi.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: A man says something, not realising its import, which is pleasing to Allah, in consequence of which Allah decrees His pleasure for him till the day when he will meet Him. A man says something, not realising its import, which displeases Allah, in consequence of which Allah decrees His displeasure for him till the day when he will meet Him.
Transmitted by Malik and Tirmidhi.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) wiped over the socks and turban. In the hadith transmitted by Isa ibn Yunus the words are: 'Bilal narrated it to me."
Salim ibn Abdullah reported his father (Allah be pleased with him) saying: I saw Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) entering the Ka'bah, and Usamah ibn Zayd, Bilal and Uthman ibn Talhah were along with him, but none (else) entered therein along with them. Then the door was closed for them from within. Abdullah ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) said: Bilal or Uthman ibn Talhah informed me that Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) observed prayer in the interior of the Ka'bah between the two Yemenite pillars.
as above (No. 290) adding: The Prophet was reclining (leaning) and then he sat up saying, "And I warn you against giving a false statement." And he kept on saying that warning so much so that we said, "Would that he had stopped."
My father sought permission from the Prophet (peace be upon him). (When permission was granted and he came near him) he lifted his shirt, and began to kiss him and embrace him (out of love for him). He asked: Apostle of Allah, what is the thing which it is unlawful to refuse? He replied: Water. He again asked: Prophet of Allah, what is the thing which it is unlawful to refuse? He replied: Salt. He again asked: Prophet of Allah, what is the thing which it is unlawful to refuse? He said: To do good is better for you.
That Kuraib, the freed slave of Ibn Abbas told him that Ibn Abbas, 'Abdur-Rahman bin Azhar and Al-Miswar bin Makhrama sent him to 'Aisha saying, "Pay her our greetings and ask her about our offering of the two-Rak'at after 'Asr Prayer, and tell her that we have been informed that you offer these two Rakat while we have heard that the Prophet had forbidden their offering." Ibn 'Abbas said, "I and 'Umar used to beat the people for their offering them." Kuraib added, "I entered upon her and delivered their message to her. She said, 'Ask Um Salama.' So, I informed them (of 'Aisha's answer) and they sent me to Um Salama for the same purpose as they sent me to 'Aisha. Um Salama replied, 'I heard the Prophet forbidding the offering of these two Rakat. Once the Prophet offered the 'Asr prayer, and then came to me. And at that time some Ansari women from the Tribe of Banu Haram were with me. Then (the Prophet ) offered those two Rakat, and I sent my (lady) servant to him, saying, 'Stand beside him and say (to him): Um Salama says, "O Allah's Apostle! Didn't I hear you forbidding the offering of these two Rakat (after the Asr prayer yet I see you offering them?" And if he beckons to you with his hand, then wait behind.' So the lady slave did that and the Prophet beckoned her with his hand, and she stayed behind, and when the Prophet finished his prayer, he said, 'O the daughter of Abu Umaiya (i.e. Um Salama), you were asking me about these two Rakat after the 'Asr prayer. In fact, some people from the tribe of 'Abdul Qais came to me to embrace Islam and busied me so much that I did not offer the two Rakat which were offered after Zuhr compulsory prayer, and these two Rakat (you have seen me offering) make up for those.' "
The Prophet sent 'Ali to Khalid to bring the Khumus (of the booty) and I hated Ali, and 'Ali had taken a bath (after a sexual act with a slave-girl from the Khumus). I said to Khalid, "Don't you see this (i.e. Ali)?" When we reached the Prophet I mentioned that to him. He said, "O Buraida! Do you hate Ali?" I said, "Yes." He said, "Do you hate him, for he deserves more than that from the Khumus."
That he fought sixteen Ghazawat with Allah's Apostle.
When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the cause of Allah. Fight against those who do not believe in Allah. Wage a holy war: do not embezzle the spoils, do not break your pledge, do not mutilate (the dead) bodies and do not kill the children. When you meet enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and restrain yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhajirs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muslims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not receive any share from the spoils of war or Fay' except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the nonbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizyah. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold your hand. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah's help and fight them. When you lay siege to a fort and the besieged appeal to you for protection in the name of Allah and His Prophet, do not accord to them the guarantee of Allah and His Prophet, but accord to them your own guarantee and the guarantee of your companions. It is a lesser sin that the security given by you or your companions be disregarded than that the security granted in the name of Allah and His Prophet be violated. When you besiege a fort and the besieged want you to let them out in accordance with Allah's Command, do not let them come out in accordance with His Command, but do so at your (own) command, for you do not know whether or not you will be able to carry out Allah's behest with regard to them.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) appointed a sixth to a grandmother if no mother is left to inherit before her.
Someone asked the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) about the time of prayer. Upon this he said: Pray with us these two, meaning for two days. When the sun passed the meridian, he gave the command to Bilal who uttered the call to prayer, then he commanded him to pronounce the Iqamah for noon prayer. (Then at the time of the afternoon prayer) he again gave the command and the Iqamah for the afternoon prayer was pronounced when the sun was high, white and clear. He then commanded and Iqamah for the evening prayer was pronounced, when the sun had set. He then gave him the command and the Iqamah for the night prayer was pronounced when the twilight had disappeared. Later he gave him the command and the Iqamah for the morning prayer was pronounced when the dawn had appeared. When it was the next day, he commanded him to delay the noon prayer until the extreme heat had passed and he did so, and he allowed it to be delayed till the extreme heat had passed. He observed the afternoon prayer when the sun was high, delaying it beyond the time he had previously observed it. He observed the evening prayer before the twilight had vanished; he observed the night prayer when a third of the night had passed; and he observed the dawn prayer when there was clear daylight. He (the Holy Prophet) then said: Where is the man who inquired about the time of prayer? He (the inquirer) said: Messenger of Allah! Here I am. He (the Holy Prophet) said: The time for your prayer is within the limits of what you have seen.
Ma'iz ibn Malik came to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and said to him: Messenger of Allah, purify me. Thereupon he said: Woe to you, go back, ask forgiveness of Allah and turn to Him in repentance. He (the narrator) said that he went off a little way, then came and said: Messenger of Allah purify me. The Messenger of Allah said: Woe be upon you, go back and ask forgiveness of Allah and turn to Him in repentance. He (the narrator) said that he went off a little way, then he came and said: Allah's Messenger, purify me. Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said as he had said before. When it was the fourth time, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: From what am I to purify you? He said: From adultery. Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) asked if he had been mad. He was informed that he was not mad. He said: Has he drunk wine? someone stood up and smelt his breath but noticed no smell of wine. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace) be upon him) said: Have you committed adultery? He said: Yes. He made a pronouncement about him and he was stoned to death. The people had been (divided) into two groups about him (Ma'iz). One of them said: He has been undone for his sins have encompassed him, whereas another said: There is no repentance more excellent than the repentance of Ma'iz, for he came to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and placing his hand in his (in the Holy Prophet's) hand said: Kill me with stones. (This controversy about Ma'is) remained for two or three days. Then came Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) to them (his companions) as they were sitting. He greeted them with a salutation and then sat down and said: Ask forgiveness for Ma'iz ibn Malik. They said: May Allah forgive Ma'iz ibn Malik. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: He (Ma'iz) has made such a repentance that if that were to be divided among a people, it would have been enough for all of them. He (the narrator) said: Then a woman of Ghamid, a branch of Azd, came to him and said: Messenger of Allah, purify me. Thereupon he said: Woe to you; go back and beg forgiveness from Allah and turn to Him in repentance. She said: I find that you intend to send me back as you sent back Ma'iz ibn Malik. He (the Holy Prophet) said: What has happened to you? She said that she had become pregnant as a result of fornication. He (the Holy Prophet) said: Is it you (who has done that)? She said: Yes. He (the Holy Prophet) said to her: (You will not be punished) until you give birth to that which is there in your womb. One of the Ansar became responsible for her until she was delivered (of the child). He (that Ansar) came to Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) and said: The woman of Ghamid has given birth to a child. He (the Holy Prophet) said: In that case we shall not stone her and so leave her infant with none to breast-feed him. One of the Ansar got up and said: Allah's Apostle, let the responsibility of his nursing be upon me. She was then stoned to death.
A man of Khuza'ah died and his estate was brought to the Prophet (peace be upon him). He said: Look for his heir or some relative. But they found neither heir nor relative. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Give it to the leading man of Khuza'ah. The narrator Yahya said: Sometimes I heard him (al-Husayn ibn Aswad) say in this tradition: Look for the greatest man of Khuza'ah.
A man came to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and said: I have property left by a man of Azd. I do not find any man of Azd to give it to him. He said: Go and look for man of Azd for a year. He then came to him after one year and said: Apostle of Allah, I did not find any man of Azd to give it to him. He said: Look for a man of Khuza'ah whom you meet first and give it to him. When he turned away, he said; Call the man to me. When he came to him, he said: Look for the leading man of Khuza'ah and give it to him.
When a boy was born to one of us in the pre-Islamic period, we sacrificed a sheep and smeared his head with its blood; but when Allah brought Islam, we sacrificed a sheep, shaved his head and smeared his head with saffron.
While the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) was walking a man who had an ass came to him and said: Apostle of Allah, ride; and the man moved to the back of the animal. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: No, you have more right to ride in front on your animal than me unless you grant that right to me. He said: I grant it to you. So he mounted.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: to Ali: Do not give a second look, Ali, (because) while you are not to blame for the first, you have no right to the second.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) heard a man saying: O Allah, I ask Thee, I bear witness that there is no god but Thou, the One, He to Whom men repair, Who has not begotten, and has not been begotten, and to Whom no one is equal, and he said: You have supplicated Allah using His Greatest Name, when asked with this name He gives, and when supplicated by this name he answers.
I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: The witr is a duty, so he who does not observe it does not belong to us; the witr is a duty, so he who does not observe it does not belong to us; the witr is a duty, so he who does not observe it does not belong to us.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) delivered a speech to us; meanwhile al-Hasan and al-Husayn came upon there stumbling, wearing red shirts. He came down from the pulpit, took them and ascended it with them. He then said: Allah truly said: "Your property and your children are only trial" (Ixiv.15). I saw both of them, and I could not wait. Afterwards he resumed the speech.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) prohibited us to pray in a sheet of cloth without crossing both its ends, and he also prohibited us to pray in a wrapper without putting on a sheet.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Give good tidings to those who walk to the mosques in darkness for having a perfect light on the Day of Judgment.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: He who swears by Amanah (faithfulness) is not one of our number.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone takes an oath and says: I am free from Islam; now if he is a liar (in his oath), he will not return to Islam with soundness.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Judges are of three types, one of whom will go to Paradise and two to Hell. The one who will go to Paradise is a man who knows what is right and gives judgment accordingly; but a man who knows what is right and acts tyrannically in his judgment will go to Hell; and a man who gives judgment for people when he is ignorant will go to Hell.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: I forbade you three things, and now I command (permit) you for them. I forbade you to visit graves, now you may visit them, for in visiting them there is admonition. I forbade you drinks except from skin vessels, but now you may drink from any kind of vessels, but do not drink an intoxicant. I forbade you to eat the meat of sacrificial animals after three days, but now you may eat and enjoy it during your journeys.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not take omens from anything, but when he sent out an agent he asked about his name. If it pleased him, he was glad about it, and his cheerfulness on that account was visible in his face. If he disliked his name, his displeasure on that account was visible in his face. When he entered a village, he asked about its name, and if it pleased him, he was glad about it, and his cheerfulness on that account was visible in his face. But if he disliked its name, his displeasure on that account was visible in his face.
A man came to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and he was wearing a signet-ring of yellow copper. He said to him: How is it that I notice the odour of idols in you? So he threw it away, and came wearing an iron signet ring. He (the Prophet) said: What is it that I see you wearing the adornment of the inhabitants of Hell? So he threw it away. He asked: Apostle of Allah, what material I must use? He said: Make it of silver, but do not weigh it as much as a mithqal,
We, the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), used to talk mutually: Would that al-Ghamidiyyah and Ma'iz ibn Malik had withdrawn after their confession; or he said: Had they not withdrawn after their confession, he would not have pursued them (for punishment). He had them stoned after the fourth (confession).
A woman threw a stone at another woman and she aborted. The dispute was brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him). He gave judgment that five hundred sheep should be paid for her (unborn) child, and forbade throwing stones.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Do not call a hypocrite sayyid (master), for if he is a sayyid, you will displease your Lord, Most High.
I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: In eloquence there is magic, in knowledge ignorance, in poetry wisdom, and in speech heaviness. Sa'sa'ah ibn Suhan said: The Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him) spoke the truth. His statement "In eloquence there is magic" means: (For example), there is a right due from a man who is more eloquent in reasoning than the man who is demanding his right. He (the defendant) charms the people by his speech and takes away his right. His statement "In knowledge there is ignorance" means: A scholar brings to his knowledge what he does not know, and thus he becomes ignorant of that. His statement "In poetry there is wisdom" means: These are the sermons and examples by which people receive admonition. His statement "In speech there is heaviness" means: That you present your speech and your talk to a man who is not capable of understanding it, and who does not want it.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If anyone says in the morning or in the evening: "O Allah! Thou art my Lord; there is no god but Thee, Thou hast created me, and I am Thy servant and hold to Thy covenant and promise as much as I can; I seek refuge in Thee from the evil of what I have done: I acknowledge Thy favour to me, and I acknowledge my sin; pardon me, for none but Thee pardons sins, and dies during the daytime or during the night." he will go to Paradise.
I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: A human being has three hundred and sixty joints for each of which he must give alms. The people asked him: Who is capable of doing this ? He replied: It may be mucus in the mosque which you bury, and something which you remove from the road; but if you do not find such, two rak'ahs in the forenoon will be sufficient for you.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: The covenant that is between us and them is (on the basis of) prayer, so he who (abandons it, in fact shows) infidelity (to Allah).
Transmitted by Ahmad, Tirmidhi, Nasa'i and Ibn Majah.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: That which distinguishes us from the disbelievers and hypocrites is our commitment to Prayer. He who gives it up falls into disbelief.
Transmitted by Tirmidhi.
Buraydah told how one morning Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him), called Bilal and said, "What did you do to get to paradise before me? I have never entered paradise without hearing the rustling of your garments in front of me." He replied, "Messenger of Allah, I have never called the Adhan without praying two rak'ahs, and no impurity has ever happened to me without my performing ablution on the spot and thinking that I owed Allah two rak'ahs." Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "It is because of them."
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) did not go out on the day of the breaking of the fast till he had some food, but he did not take any food on the day of sacrifice till he had prayed.
Tirmidhi, Ibn Majah and Darimi transmitted it.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The believer dies with the sweat on his brow."
Tirmidhi, Nasa'i and Ibn Majah transmitted it.
Once when Bilal went in to visit Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) while he was having his morning meal he invited him to join him, and when Bilal replied that he was fasting, he said, "We are eating our provision and Bilal's superior provision is in Paradise. Did you know, Bilal, that the bones of one who fasts extol Allah and that the angels ask forgiveness for him as long as people eat beside him?"
Bayhaqi transmitted it in Shu'ab al-Iman.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "If anyone recites the Qur'an, seeking thereby to receive a living from people, he will come on the Day of Resurrection with his face as a fleshless bone."
Bayhaqi transmitted it in Shu'ab al-Iman.
Khalid ibn al-Walid complained to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) that he was afflicted by sleeplessness at night, and Allah's Prophet (peace be upon him) told him to say when he went to his bed, "O Allah, Lord of the seven heavens and what they overshadow, Lord of the earths and what they carry, Lord of the devils and what they lead astray, be a Protector to me from the evil of Thy entire creation lest any of them do evil or act wrongfully to me. Strong is Thy protection and glorious is Thy praise. There is no god other than Thee. There is no god but Thee."
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a tradition whose isnad is not strong, and the traditions of al-Hakam ibn Zuhayr, the transmitter, are abandoned by some traditionists.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) appointed a sixth to a grandmother if no mother were left to inherit before her.
AbuDawud transmitted it.
The Negus presented the Prophet with two plain black shoes and he wore them.
Ibn Majah transmitted it, and Tirmidhi added that he then performed ablution and wiped over them.
When a man asked Allah's Messenger whether there were any horses in Paradise, he replied, "If Allah brings you into Paradise you will not wish to be conveyed in it on a horse of red ruby which will fly with you in paradise wherever you wish without doing so." A man asked Allah's messenger whether there were any camels in paradise and he did not give him the same reply as he gave the other, but said, "If Allah brings you into Paradise you will have what your soul desires and your eye takes pleasure in."
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The inhabitants of Paradise will be in a hundred and twenty rows, eighty of them from this people and forty from the rest of the peoples."
Tirmidhi, Darimi and Bayhaqi, in Kitab al-Ba'th wan-Nushur, transmitted it.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "Not one of my companions will die in a land without being raised as a leader and a light for its people on the Day of Resurrection."
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a gharib tradition.
AbuBakr and Umar asked for Fatimah's hand in marriage, but Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "She is young." Then Ali asked for her hand in marriage and he married her to him.
Nasa'i transmitted it.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Allah, Who is Blessed and Exalted has commanded me to love four people, and He has informed me that He loves them." He was asked to name them and said, "Ali is one of them (saying that three times), also AbuDharr, al-Miqdad and Salman. He has commanded me to love them, and He has informed me that He loves them."
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a hasan gharib tradition.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) offered prayers with one ablution on the day of Conquest (of Mecca) and wiped over the socks. Umar said to him: You have today done something that you have not been accustomed to before. He (the Prophet) said: O Umar, I have done that on purpose.
A man cried out in the mosque saying: Who had called out for the red camel? Upon this the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: May it not be restored to you! The mosques are built for what they are meant.
When the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) had said prayer a man stood up and said: Who called for a red camel? (Upon this) the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: May it not be restored to you! The mosques are built for what they are meant.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Abdullah ibn Qays or al-Ash'ari has been gifted with a sweet melodious voice out of the voices of the family of David.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) used to teach them when they went out to the graveyard. One of the narrators used to say this in the narration transmitted on the authority of AbuBakr: "Peace be upon the inhabitants of the city (i.e. graveyard)". In the hadith transmitted by Zuhayr (the words are):"Peace be upon you, the inhabitants of the city, among the believers, and Muslims, and God willing we shall join you. I beg of Allah peace for us and for you.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: I forbade you to visit graves, but you may now visit them; I forbade you to eat the flesh of sacrificial animals after three days, but you may now keep it as along as you feel inclined; and I forbade you nabidh except in a water-skin, you may drink it from all kinds of water-skins, but you must not drink anything intoxicating.
When we were sitting with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him), a woman came to him and said: I had gifted to my mother a maid-servant, and now she (the mother) has died. Thereupon he (the Prophet) said: There is a definite reward for you and she (the maid servant) has been returned to you as an inheritance. She (that woman) again said: Fasts of a month( of Ramadan) are due upon her; should I observe them on her behalf? He (the Prophet) said: Observe fasts on her behalf. She (again) said: She did not perform Hajj; should I perform it on her behalf? He (the Prophet) said: Perform Hajj on her behalf.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) conducted nineteen military campaigns and he (actually) fought in eight of them.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The sanctity of the wives of Mujahids is like the sanctity of their mothers for those who sit at home (i.e. do not go out for Jihad). Anyone who stays behind looking after the family of a Mujahid and betrays his trust will be made to stand on the Day of Judgment before the Mujahid who will take away from his meritorious deeds whatever he likes. So what do you think (will he leave anything)?
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: I used to forbid you ......... The rest of the hadith is the same (as No 4866).
Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.
that Zaid bin Khalid sent him to Abi Juhaim to ask him what he had heard from Allah's Apostle about a person passing in front of another person who was praying. Abu Juhaim replied, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the person who passes in front of another person in prayer knew the magnitude of his sin he would prefer to wait for 40 (days, months or years) rather than to pass in front of him." Abu An-Nadr said, "I do not remember exactly whether he said 40 days, months or years."
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."