Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) commanded Bilal that he should place his fingers in his ears and said: It makes the voice louder.
Transmitted by Ibn Majah.
Yahya related to me from Malik from Makhrama ibn Sulayman from Kurayb, the mawla of Ibn Abbas, that Abdullah ibn Abbas told him that he had spent a night at the house of Maimuna, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, who was also Ibn Abbas' mother's sister. Ibn Abbas said, "I lay down with my head on the breadth of the cushion, and the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his wife lay down with their heads on its length. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, slept, until, halfway through the night or a little before or after it, he awoke and sat up and wiped the sleep away from his face with his hand. Then he recited the last ten ayats of sura Ali Imran (Sura3). Then he got up and went over to a water-skin which was hanging up and did wudu from it, doing his wudu thoroughly, and then he stood in prayer."
Ibn Abbas continued, "I stood up and did the same and then went and stood by his side. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, put his right hand on my head and took my right ear and tweaked it. He prayed two rakas, then two rakas, then two rakas, then two rakas, then two rakas, then two rakas, and then prayed an odd raka. Then he lay down until the muadhdhin came to him, and then prayed two quick rakas, and went out and prayed subh ."
Allah's Apostle forbade 'Uthman bin Maz'un to abstain from marrying (and other pleasures) and if he had allowed him, we would have gotten ourselves castrated.
Yahya related to me from Malik from Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr from his father that Abdullah ibn Qays ibn Makhrama told him that Zayd ibn Khalid al-Juhani said one night that he was going to observe the prayer of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, "I rested my head on his threshold. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, got up and prayed two long, long, long rakas. Then he prayed two rakas which were slightly less long than the two before them. Then he prayed two rakas which were slightly less long than the two before them. Then he prayed two rakas which were slightly less long than the two before them. Then he prayed two rakas which were slightly less long than the two before them. Then he prayed two rakas which were slightly less long than the two before them. Then he prayed an odd raka, making thirteen rakas in all."
The Prophet prevented 'Uthman bin Mazun from that (not marrying), and had he allowed him, we would have got ourselves castrated.
We went out with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) from Mecca making for Medina. When we were near Azwara', he alighted, then raised his hands, and made supplication to Allah for a time, after which he prostrated himself, remaining a long time in prostration. Then he stood up and raised his hands for a time, after which he prostrated himself, remaining a long time in prostration. He then stood up and raised his hands for a time, after which he prostrated himself. Ahmad mentioned it three times. He then said: I begged my Lord and made intercession for my people, and He gave me a third of my people, so I prostrated myself in gratitude to my Lord. Then I raised my head and begged my Lord for my people, and He gave me a third of my people, so I prostrated myself in gratitude to my Lord. Then I raised my head and begged my Lord for my people and He gave me the remaining third, so I prostrated myself in gratitude to my Lord.
Sulayman ibn AbuAbdullah said: I saw Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas seized a man hunting in the sacred territory of Medina which the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) had declared to be sacred. He took away his clothes from him. His patrons came to him and spoke to him about it, but he replied: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) declared this territory to be sacred, saying: If anyone catches someone hunting in it he should take away from him his clothes. So I shall not return to you a provision which the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) has given me, but if you wish I shall pay you its price.
When the Prophet of Allah (peace be upon him0 undertook his journey by the way of al-Far', he shouted talbiyah when his mount stood up with him on its back. But when he travelled by the way of Uhud, he raised his voice in Talbiyah when he ascended the hill of al-Bayda'.
Once Sa'd, with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), visited a woman in front of whom were some date-stones or pebbles which she was using as a rosary to glorify Allah. He (the Prophet) said: I tell you something which would be easier (or more excellent) for you than that. He said (it consisted of saying): "Glory be to Allah" as many times as the number of that which He has created in Heaven; "Glory be to Allah" as many times as the number of that which He has created on Earth; "Glory be to Allah" as many times as the number of that which He has created between them; "Glory be to Allah" as many times as the number of that which He is creating; "Allah is most great" a similar number of times; "Praise (be to Allah)" a similar number of times; and "There is no god but Allah" a similar number of times; "There is no might and no power except in Allah" a similar number of times.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) passed by me while I was supplicating by pointing with two fingers of mine. He said: Point with one finger; point with one finger. He then himself pointed with the forefinger.
Ibn Sa'd said: My father (Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas) heard me say: O Allah, I ask Thee for Paradise, its blessings, its pleasure and such-and-such, and such-and-such; I seek refuge in Thee from Hell, from its chains, from its collars, and from such-and-such, and from such-and-such. He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say: There will be people who will exaggerate in supplication. You should not be one of them. If you are granted Paradise, you will be granted all what is good therein; if you are protected from Hell, you will be protected from what is evil therein.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: He who does not chant the Qur'an is not one of us. (Sub-narrator Qutaybah said: This Hadith according to my collection is on the authority of Sa'id ibn AbuSa'id.)
Zayd AbuAyyash asked Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas about the sale of the soft and white kind of wheat for barley. Sa'd said: Which of them is better? He replied: Soft and white kind of wheat. So he forbade him from it and said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) say, when he was asked about buying dry dates for fresh. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Are fresh dates diminished when they become dry? The (the people) replied: Yes. So the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade that.
The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade to sell fresh dates for dry dates when payment is made at a later date.
I asked: Apostle of Allah! tell me if someone enters my house and extends his hands to kill me (what should I do?) The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) replied: Be like the two sons of Adam. The narrator Yazid (ibn Khalid) then recited the verse: "If thou dost stretch they hand against me to slay me."
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: I hope my community will not fail to maintain their position in the sight of their Lord if He delays them half a day. Sa'd was asked: How long is half a day? He said: It is five hundred years.
On the day of the conquest of Mecca, Abdullah ibn Sa'd ibn AbuSarh hid himself with Uthman ibn Affan. He brought him and made him stand before the Prophet (peace be upon him), and said: Accept the allegiance of Abdullah, Apostle of Allah! He raised his head and looked at him three times, refusing him each time, but accepted his allegiance after the third time. Then turning to his companions, he said: Was not there a wise man among you who would stand up to him when he saw that I had withheld my hand from accepting his allegiance, and kill him? They said: We did not know what you had in your heart, Apostle of Allah! Why did you not give us a signal with your eye? He said: It is not advisable for a Prophet to play deceptive tricks with the eyes.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "It is a fine thing when a believer praises and thanks Allah if good comes to him, and praises Allah and shows endurance if smitten by affliction. The believer is rewarded for everything, even for the morsel he raises to his wife's mouth."
Bayhaqi transmitted it in Shu'ab al-Iman.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) visited me when I was ill and asked whether I had made my will. I replied that I had. He asked how much I had willed and when I told him I had willed all my property away to be devoted to Allah's path he asked how much I had left my children. I replied that they were rich and prosperous, whereupon he told me to will away a tenth; but I kept on telling him it was too little till he finally said, "Will away a third, but a third is a lot.
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Sa'id ibn al-Musayyib was heard saying: "Allah is Good and likes what is fragrant; he is Clean and likes cleanliness; he is Generous and likes generosity; he is Munificent and likes munificence. So clean (I think he said, your courtyards), and do not imitate the Jews." I mentioned that to Muhajir ibn Mismar and he said he had been told by Amir ibn Sa'd, on his father's authority, that the Prophet had said something similar, but he said, "Cleanse your courtyards."
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said, "The last hour will not arrive till people come forth who eat with their tongues as cows do."
Ahmad transmitted it.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "If as much of what is in Paradise as could be carried by a fingernail were to appear, the space between the cardinal points of the Heavens and the Earth would be adorned on account of it. If a man of the inhabitants of Paradise were to look down and his bracelets were to appear, his light would obliterate the light of the sun just as the sun obliterates the light of the stars."
Tirmidhi transmitted it, saying this is a gharib tradition.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said that day, i.e. the day of Uhud, "O Allah, strengthen his shooting and answer his supplication."
It is transmitted in Sharh as-Sunnah.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him and grant him pace) as saying, "O Allah, answer Sa'd when he supplicates Thee."
Tirmidhi transmitted it.
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: If anyone says on hearing the Mu'adhdhin: I testify that there is no god but Allah alone, Who has not partner, and that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger, (and that) I am satisfied with Allah as my Lord, with Muhammad as Messenger, and with Islam as din (code of life), his sins would be forgiven. In the narration transmitted by Ibn Rumh the words are: He who said on hearing the Mu'adhdhin 'and verify I testify.'" Qutaybah has not mentioned his words: " And I."
Amir ibn sa`d ibn AbuWaqqas told that Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas said during his illness of which he died: "Make a niche for me in the side of the grave and set up bricks over me as was done in case of Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him).
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) struck his hand against the other and (then with the gesture of his two hands) said: The month is thus, thus (two times). He then withdrew (one of) his fingers at the third turn.
Ghunaym ibn Qays said: I asked Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas (Allah be pleased with him) about Mut'ah, whereupon he said: We did that, and it was the day when he was an unbeliever living in (one of the) houses of Mecca.
Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: I have declared sacred the territory between the two lava plains of Medina, so its trees should not be cut down, or its game killed; and he also said: Medina is best for them if they knew. No one leaves it through dislike of it without Allah putting in it someone better than he in place of him; and no one will stay there in spite of its hardships and distress without my being an intercessor or witness on him on the Day of Resurrection.
Sa'd rode to his castle in al-Aqiq and found a slave cutting down the trees, or beating off their leaves, so he stripped him off his belongings. When Sa'd returned, there came to him the masters of the slave and negotiated with him asking him to return to their slave or to them what he had taken from their slave, whereupon he said: God forbid that I should return anything which Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) has given me as spoil, and refused to return anything to them.
Mus'ab ibn Sa'd said: My father took a sword from Khums and brought it to the Prophet (peace be upon him) and said: Grant it to me. He refused. At this Allah revealed (the Qur'anic verse): "They ask thee concerning the spoils of war. Say: The spoils of war are for Allah and the Apostle" (viii.1).
The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: The people of the West will continue to triumphantly follow the truth until the Hour is established.
Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) commanded the killing of geckos, and he called them little noxious creatures.
Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: It is better for the belly of any one of you to be stuffed with pus rather than to stuff (one's mind) with poetry.
This verse was revealed in relation to six persons and I and Ibn Mas'ud were amongst them. The polytheists said to him (the Prophet): Do not keep such persons near you. It was upon this that (this verse was revealed): "Drive not away those who call upon their Lord morning and evening desiring only His pleasure"
Sa'd had been in the company of Allah's apostle (peace be upon him) and he said: Is one amongst you powerless to get one thousand virtues every day. Amongst those who had been sitting there, one asked: How one amongst us can get one thousand virtues every day? He said: Say "Hallowed be Allah" one hundred times for (by reciting them) one thousand virtues are recorded (to your credit) and one thousand vices are blotted out.
One day Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) came from a high land. He passed by the mosque of Banu Mu'awiyah, went in and observed two rak'ahs there and we also observed prayer along with him and he made a long supplication to his Lord. He then came to us and said: I asked my Lord three things and He has granted me two but has withheld one. I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed because of famine and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that my Ummah should not be destroyed by drowning (by deluge) and He granted me this. And I begged my Lord that there should be no bloodshed among the people of my Ummah, but He did not grant it.
Sa'd was in the fold of his camels and his son Umar came to him. When Sa'd saw him he said: I seek refuge with Allah from the mischief of this rider. And as he got down he said to him: You are busy with your camels and your sheep and you have abandoned people who are contending with one another for kingdom. Sa'd struck his chest and said: Keep quite. I heard Allah's Apostle (peace be upon him) said: Allah loves the servant who is God-conscious and is free from want and is hidden (from the view of people).
A person came to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) and said: I do azl with my wife. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: Why do you do that? The person said: I fear harm to her child or her children. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said: If that were harmful it would harm the Persians and the Greeks.
My brother died leaving three hundred dinars and some young children, and I wanted to use them for their maintenance, but Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) said to me, "Your brother is imprisoned by his debt, so pay it on his behalf." I went and did so, and returned to tell Allah's Messenger that I had done it and that there remained only a woman who claimed two dinars but had no proof she could show. He replied, "Give them to her, for she is speaking the truth."
Ahmad transmitted it.
Ziyad ibn Sa'd ibn Dumayrah as-Sulami said on the authority of his father (Sa'd) and his grandfather (Dumayrah) (according to Musa's version) who were present in the battle of Hunayn with the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him): After the advent of Islam, Muhallam ibn Jaththamah al-Laythi killed a man of Ashja'. That was the first blood-money decided by the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) (for payment). Uyaynah spoke about the killing of al-Ashja'i, for he belonged to Ghatafan, and al-Aqra' ibn Habis spoke on behalf of Muhallam, for he belonged to Khunduf. The voices rose high, and the dispute and noise grew. So the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Do you not accept blood-money, Uyaynah? Uyaynah then said: No, I swear by Allah, until I cause his women to suffer the same fighting and grief as he caused my women to suffer. Again the voices rose high, and the dispute and noise grew. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Do you not accept the blood-money Uyaynah? Uyaynah gave the same reply as before, and a man of Banu Layth called Mukaytil stood up. He had a weapon and a skin shield in his hand. He said: I do not find in the beginning of Islam any illustration for what he has done except the one that "some sheep came on, and those in the front were shot; hence those in the rear ran away". (The other example is that) "make a law today and change it." The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: Fifty (camels) here immediately and fifty when we return to Medina. This happened during some of his journeys. Muhallam was a tall man of dark complexion. He was with the people. They continued (to make effort for him) until he was released. He sat before the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him), with his eyes flowing. He said: Apostle of Allah! I have done (the act) of which you have been informed. I repent to Allah, the Exalted, so ask Allah's forgiveness for me. Apostle of Allah! The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) then said: Did you kill him with your weapon at the beginning of Islam. O Allah! do not forgive Muhallam. He said these words loudly. AbuSalamah added: He (Muhallam) then got up while he was wiping his tears with the end of his garment. Ibn Ishaq said: His people alleged that the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) asked forgiveness for him after that.
Sa'd ibn Hisham ibn Amir decided to participate in the expedition for the sake of Allah, so he came to Medina. He decided to dispose of his property there and buy arms and horses instead in order to fight against the Romans to the end of his life. When he came to Medina he met the people of Medina. They dissuaded him from doing such a thing, and informed him that a group of six men had decided to do so during the lifetime of the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade them to do it. He had said: Is there not for you a model pattern in me? When they narrated this to him (Sa'd ibn Hisham), he returned to his wife, though he had divorced her and made (people) witness to his reconciliation. He then came to Ibn Abbas and asked him about the Witr of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). Ibn Abbas said: Should I not lead you to one who knows best amongst the people of the world about the Witr of the Messenger of Allah? He said: Who is it? (Ibn Abbas) said: It is Aisha. So go to her and ask her (about Witr) and then come to me and inform me of the answer that she gives you. So I came to Hakim ibn Aflah and requested him to take me to her. He said: I shall not go to her, for I forbade her to say anything (about the conflict) between the two groups, but she refused (to accept my advice) and went (to participate in the conflict). I (requested) him (Hakim) with an oath to lead me to her. So we went to Aisha and we begged permission to meet her. She granted us permission and we went in. She said: Are you Hakim? (She recognized him.) He replied: Yes. She said: Who is there with you? He said: He is Sa'd ibn Hisham. She said: Which Hisham? He said: He is Hisham ibn Amir. She blessed him (Amir) with mercy from Allah and spoke good of him (Qatadah said that he died as a martyr in Uhud). I said: Mother of the Faithful, tell me about the character of the Messenger of Allah. She said: Don't you read the Qur'an? I said: Yes. Upon this she said: The character of the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) was the Qur'an. He said: I felt inclined to stand up and not ask anything (further) until death. But then I changed my mind and said: Inform me about the observance (of the night prayer) of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) She said: Did you not recite: "O thou wrapped up"? He said: Yes. She said: Allah, the Exalted and the Glorious, made the observance of the night prayer at the beginning of this Surah obligatory. So the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) and his companions around him observed this (night prayer) for one year. Allah held back the concluding portion of this Surah for twelve months in Heaven until (at the end of this period) Allah revealed the concluding verses of this Surah, which lightened (the burden of this prayer), and the night prayer became a supererogatory prayer after being an obligatory one. I said: Mother of the Faithful, inform me about the Witr of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him). She said: I used to prepare a tooth-stick for him and water for his ablution, and Allah would rouse him to the extent He wished during the night. He would use the tooth stick, perform ablution, and would offer nine rak'ahs. He would only sit for the eighth one and would remember Allah, praise Him and supplicate Him, then he would stand up without uttering the salutation and pray the ninth rak'ah. He would then sit, remember Him, praise Him and supplicate Him and then utter a salutation loud enough for us to hear. He would then pray two rak'ahs sitting after uttering the salutation, and that made eleven rak'ahs. However, my son, when the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) grew old and put on flesh, he observed a Witr of seven, doing in two rak'ahs as he had done formerly, and that made nine. O my son, when the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) observed prayer, he liked to continue observing it, and when sleep or pain overpowered him and made it impossible (for him) to observe prayer at night, he prayed twelve rak'ahs during the day. I am not aware of Allah's Prophet (peace be upon him) having recited the whole Qur'an during one single night, or praying through the night till morning, or fasting a complete month, except Ramadan. He (narrator) said: I then went to Ibn Abbas and narrated to him the hadith (transmitted from her), and he said: She says the truth. If I went to her and were admitted into her presence, I should have listened to it orally from her. He said: If I had known that you did not go to her, I should not have transmitted this hadith to you, narrated by her.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There is no hamah, no infection and no evil omen; if there is in anything an evil omen, it is a house, a horse, and a woman.
One of the Ansar went to the Prophet and asked him to tell him about the good contained in Friday. He replied, "It has five distinguishing characteristics...." and he carried on to the end of the tradition as in No. 1363.
Ahmad transmitted it.
Sa'd asked: Apostle of Allah, Umm Sa'd has died; what form of sadaqah is best? He replied: Water (is best). He dug a well and said: It is for Umm Sa'd.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: No man recites the Qur'an, then forgets it, but will meet Allah on the Day of Judgment in a maimed condition (or empty-handed, or with no excuse).
Sa'id ibn Sa'd ibn Ubadah told that Sa'd ibn Ubadah brought the Prophet a sick man deficient in build, a member of the clan, who had been found in the act of having illicit intercourse with a slave woman of theirs. The Prophet said, "bring for him a stalk of the raceme of a palm-tree with a hundred twigs and strike him once."
It is transmitted in Sharh as-Sunnah; and there is something similar in Ibn Majah's version.