|Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
State of the Khateeb, and What he Says (119)
| Jãbir bin `Abdillah said: The Messenger of Allah
was such that if he gave an address his eyes would redden, and his
voice would become louder, and his anger would increase. So much so
that he would be like the warner of an army saying: Sabbahakum
and he would say: I have been sent, myself and the Hour like these
two, and he would bring together his index and middle finger, and
he would say: 'Amma ba`d, fa'inna khayral hadeethi kitãbullãhi,
wa khayral hadyi hadyi muhammadin, wa sharral 'umoori muhdathãtuhã,
wa kulla bid`atin dhalãlah(140)
Then he would say I have greater right upon each believer than he
has upon himself. Whoever has left wealth then it will be for his
family, and whoever has left religion, or loss that is to me, and
Through another channel it is reported of Jãbir bin `Abdillãh
that he said: The Prophet 's
address on Friday was that he would praise Allah, and eulogize
Him, then after that he would say - whereupon his voice would
become louder - then he related the hadeeth.
From a third channel it is reported of Jãbir bin `Abdillãh
that he said: The Prophet
would address the people, praise Allah, and eulogize him with what
He is worthy of then he would say: Man yahdi 'allahu fahuwa 'al-muhtadee,
wa man yudhlil falã hãdiya lahu, wa khayra 'al-hadeethi
then he related the hadeeth to the likeness of the first.
(139) He has entered you upon
morning, and He has entered you upon evening.
(140) As for what follows [effectively
saying: To proceed], Verily the best of speech is the book of Allah,
and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the worst
of matters are the innovated ones, and every innovation is a stray
(*) We realize that the English
is not a direct transliteration of the Arabic in this case; there
probably has been an error in the original manuscript. This is is
how it appears in the book.
'Al-'Adawee said it was comely and that it was reported by Muslim,
page 153 of volume 6; Ibn Majah, #45; 'An-Nisa'i. page 188 of volume
3; and 'Ahmad ,119, 371/3; and others.
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