Asim ibn Kulayb quoted his father's authority for the following statement by one of the Ansar: We went out with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) to a funeral, and I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) at the grave giving this instruction to the grave-digger: Make it wide on the side of his feet, and make it wide on the side of his head. When he came back, he was received by a man who conveyed an invitation from a woman. So he came (to her), to it food was brought, and he put his hand (i.e. took a morsel in his hand); the people did the same and they ate. Our fathers noticed that the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) was moving a morsel around his mouth. He then said: I find the flesh of a sheep which has been taken without its owner's permission. The woman sent a message to say: Apostle of Allah, I sent (someone) to an-Naqi' to have a sheep bought for me, but there was none; so I sent (a message) to my neighbour who had bought a sheep, asking him to send it to me for the price (he had paid), but he could not be found. I, therefore, sent (a message) to his wife and she sent it to me. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Give this food to the prisoners.
Al-Qasim, the client of AbdurRahman, quoted one of the Companion of the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying: We would eat a camel on an expedition without dividing it, and when we returned to our dwellings our saddle-bags would be full with its flesh.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Let the Abyssinians alone as long as they let you alone, and let the Turks alone as long as they leave you alone.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "Syria will be conquered, and when you are given your choice of places in which to settle go to a city called Damascus, for it will be the fortress of the Muslims to protect them in the wars during which it will be a place of assembly. In its neighbourhood there is some land called al-Ghutah."
Ahmad transmitted it.
When we were sitting together, Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) appeared with a trace of water on his head, and when we told him that he appeared to us to be in a happy frame of mind, he agreed. The people then began to discuss wealth and Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "There is no harm in wealth for him who fears Allah, Who is Great and Glorious, but for him who fears Allah health is better than wealth, and a happy frame of mind is one of Allah's favours."
Ahmad transmitted it.
Hunaydah ibn Khalid narrated from his wife on the authority of one of the wives of the Prophet (peace be upon him) who said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) used to fast the first nine days of Dhul-Hijjah, Ashura' and three days of every month, that is, the first Monday (of the month) and Thursday.