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Partial Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 41:

General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab)


Book 41, Number 4756:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

I served the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) at Medina for ten years. I was a boy. Every work that I did was not according to the desire of my master, but he never said to me: Fie, nor did he say to me: Why did you do this? or Why did you not do this?


Book 41, Number 4757:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to sit with us in meetings and talk to us. When he stood up we also used to stand up and see him entering the house of one of his wives. One day he talked to us and we stood up as he stood up and we saw that an Arabi (a nomadic Arab) caught hold of him and gave his cloak a violent tug making his neck red.

AbuHurayrah said: The cloak was coarse. He turned to him and the Arabi said to him: Load these two camels of mine, for you do not give me anything from your property or from your father's property.

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to him: No, I ask Allah's forgiveness; no, I ask Allah's forgiveness; no, I ask Allah's forgiveness. I shall not give you the camel-load until you make amends for the way in which you tugged at me.

Each time the Arabi said to him: I swear by Allah, I shall not do so.

He then mentioned the rest of the tradition. He (the Prophet), then called a man and said to him: Load these two camels of his: one camel with barley and the other with dates. He then turned to us and said: Go on your way with the blessing of Allah.


Book 41, Number 4758:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Good way, dignified good bearing and moderation are the twenty-fifth part of Prophecy.


Book 41, Number 4759:

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: if anyone suppresses anger when he is in a position to give vent to it, Allah, the Exalted, will call him on the Day of Resurrection over the heads of all creatures, and ask him to choose any of the bright and large eyed maidens he wishes.


Book 41, Number 4760:

Narrated Son of a Companion:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: He then mentioned a similar tradition described above. This version has: Allah will fill his heart with security and faith. He did not mention the words "Allah will call him". This version further adds: He who gives up wearing beautiful garments when he is able to do so (out of humility, as Bishr's version has) will be clothed by Allah with the robe of honour, and he who marries for Allah's sake will be crowned by Allah with the crown of Kingdom.


Book 41, Number 4762:

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal:

Two men reviled each other in the presence of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and one of them became excessively angry so much so that I thought that his nose will break up on account of excess of anger. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I know a phrase which, if he repeated, he could get rid of this angry feeling. They asked: What is it, Apostle of Allah? He replied: He should say: I seek refuge in Thee from the accursed devil. Mu'adh then began to ask him to do so, but he refused and persisted in quarrelling, and began to enhance his anger.


Book 41, Number 4764:

Narrated AbuDharr:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to us: When one of you becomes angry while standing, he should sit down. If the anger leaves him, well and good; otherwise he should lie down.


Book 41, Number 4766:

Narrated Atiyyah as-Sa'di:

AbuWa'il al-Qass said: We entered upon Urwah ibn Muhammad ibn as-Sa'di. A man spoke to him and made him angry. So he stood and performed ablution; he then returned and performed ablution, and said: My father told me on the authority of my grandfather Atiyyah who reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Anger comes from the devil, the devil was created of fire, and fire is extinguished only with water; so when one of you becomes angry, he should perform ablution.


Book 41, Number 4770:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was informed of anything of a certain man, he would not say: What is the matter with so and so that he says? But he would say: What is the matter with the people that they say such and such?


Book 41, Number 4771:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

A man who had the mark of yellowness on him came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). The apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) rarely mentioned anything of a man which he disliked before him. When he went out, he said: Would that you asked him to wash it from him.


Book 41, Number 4772:

Narrated AbuSalamah ; AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The believer is simple and generous, but the profligate is deceitful and ignoble.


Book 41, Number 4774:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

A man asked permission to see the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), and the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He is a bad member of the tribe. When he entered, the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) treated in a frank and friendly way and spoke to him. When he departed , I said: Apostle of Allah! When he asked permission, you said: He is a bad member of the tribe, but when he entered, you treated him in a frank and friendly way. The Apostle of Allah replied: Aisha! Allah does not like the one who is unseemly and lewd in his language.


Book 41, Number 4776:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

I never said that when any man brought his mouth to the ear of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and he withdrew his head until the man himself withdrew his head, and I never saw that when any man took him by his hand and he withdrew his hand, until the man himself withdrew his hand.


Book 41, Number 4780:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: By his good character a believer will attain the degree of one who prays during the night and fasts during the day.


Book 41, Number 4781:

Narrated AbudDarda':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is nothing heavier than good character put in the scale of a believer on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 41, Number 4782:

Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good.


Book 41, Number 4788:

Narrated Abdullah ibn ash-Shikhkhir:

I went with a deputation of Banu Amir to the apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and we said: You are our lord (sayyid). To this he replied: The lord is Allah, the Blessed and Exalted. Then we said: And the one of us most endowed with excellence and superiority. To this he replied: Say what you have to say, or part of what you have to say, and do not let the devil make you his agents.


Book 41, Number 4790:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Al-Miqdam ibn Shurayh, quoting his father, said: I asked Aisha about living in the desert. She said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to go to the desert to these rivulets. Once he intended to go to the desert and he sent to me a she-camel from the camel of sadaqah which had not been used for riding so far. He said to me: Aisha! show gentleness, for if gentleness is found in anything, it beautifies it and when it is taken out from anything it damages it.


Book 41, Number 4791:

Narrated Jarir:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who is deprived of gentleness is deprived of good.


Book 41, Number 4792:

Narrated Sa'd:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is hesitation in everything except in the actions of the next world.


Book 41, Number 4793:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who does not thank Allah does not thank people.


Book 41, Number 4794:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Immigrants (Muhajirun) said: Apostle of Allah! the Helpers (Ansar) got the entire reward. He said: no, so long as you pray to Allah for them and praise them.


Book 41, Number 4795:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If someone is given something, he should give a return for it provided he can afford; if he cannot afford, he should praise him. He who praises him for it, thanks him, and he who conceals it is ungrateful to him.


Book 41, Number 4796:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If someone is donated something, and he mentions it, he thanks for it, and if he conceals it, he is ungrateful for it.


Book 41, Number 4799:

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: the same occasion: Help the oppressed (sorrowful) and guide those who have lost their way.


Book 41, Number 4800:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

A woman came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah: I have some need with you. He said to her: Mother of so and so, sit in the corner of any street you wish and I shall sit with you. So she sat and the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) also sat with her till she fulfilled her need.


Book 41, Number 4802:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: The best places to sit are those which provide most room.


Book 41, Number 4803:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

AbulQasim (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you is in the sun (Shams)--Makhlad's version has "fay'"--and the shadow withdraws from him so that he is partly in sun and partly in shade, he should get up.


Book 41, Number 4804:

Narrated AbuHazim al-Bajali:

AbuHazim came when the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was addressing. He stood in the sun. He ordered him (to shift) and he shifted to the shade.


Book 41, Number 4807:

Narrated Jabir ibn Samurah:

When we came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), each one would sit down where there was room.


Book 41, Number 4808:

Narrated Hudhayfah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) cursed the one who sat in the middle of a circle.


Book 41, Number 4809:

Narrated AbuBakrah:

Sa'id ibn AbulHasan said: When AbuBakrah came to us to give some evidence, a man got up from his place, but he refused to sit in it saying: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade this, and the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade anyone to wipe his hand on the garment of anyone whose clothing he had not himself provided.


Book 41, Number 4810:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), another man got up from his place for him, and when he went to sit in it, the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) forbade him.


Book 41, Number 4811:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A believer who recites the Qur'an is like a citron whose fragrance is sweet and whose taste is sweet, a believer who does not recite the Qur'an is like a date which has no fragrance but has sweet taste, a profligate who recites the Qur'an is like basil whose fragrance is sweet but whose taste is bitter, and the profligate who does not recite the Qur'an is like the colocynth which has a bitter taste and has not fragrance. A good companion is like a man who has musk; if nothing of it goes to you, its fragrance will (certainly) go to you; and a bad companion is like a man who has bellows; if its (black) root does not go to you, its smoke will (certainly) go to you.


Book 41, Number 4814:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Associate only with a believer, and let only a God-fearing man eat your meals.


Book 41, Number 4815:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man follows the religion of his friend; so each one should consider whom he makes his friend.


Book 41, Number 4818:

Narrated As-Sa'ib:

I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). The people began to praise me and make a mention of me. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: I know you, that is, he knew him. I said: My father and mother be sacrificed for you! you were my partner and how good a partner ; you neither disputed nor quarrelled.


Book 41, Number 4819:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Salam:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sat talking (to the people), he would often raise his eyes to the sky.


Book 41, Number 4820:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) spoke in a distinct and leisurely manner.


Book 41, Number 4821:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) spoke in a distinct manner so that anyone who listened to him could understand it.


Book 41, Number 4822:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Every important matter which is not begun by an expression of praise to Allah is maimed.


Book 41, Number 4823:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Every sermon which does not contain a tashahhud is like a hand cut off.


Book 41, Number 4824:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Maymun ibn AbuShabib said: A beggar passed by Aisha and gave him a piece of bread. Another man who wore clothes and had good appearance passed by her, and she made her seated and he ate (with her). When she was asked about that, she replied: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: treat the people according to their ranks.


Book 41, Number 4825:

Narrated AbuMusa al-Ash'ari:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Glorifying Allah involves showing honour to a grey-haired Muslim and to one who can expound the Qur'an, but not to one who acts extravagantly regarding it, or turns away from it, and showing honour to a just ruler.


Book 41, Number 4826:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: One should not sit between two men except with their permission.


Book 41, Number 4827:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not lawful for a man to separate two persons except with their permission.


Book 41, Number 4828:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sat, he had his knees drawn up supported by his hands.


Book 41, Number 4829:

Narrated Qaylah daughter of Makhramah:

She saw the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) sitting with his arms round his legs. She said: When I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) in such humble condition in the sitting position (according to Musa's version), I trembled with fear.


Book 41, Number 4830:

Narrated Ash-Sharid ibn Suwayd:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came upon me when I was sitting thus: having my left hand behind my back and leaning on the fleshy part of it, and said: Are you sitting in the manner of those with whom Allah is angry?


Book 41, Number 4836:

Narrated AbudDarda':

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) would sit and we would also sit around him. If he got up intending to return, he would take off his sandals or something he was wearing, and his Companions recognising his purpose (that he would return) would stay where they were.


Book 41, Number 4837:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: People who get up from an assembly in which they did not remember Allah will be just as if they had got up from an ass's corpse, and it will be a cause of grief to them.


Book 41, Number 4838:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone sits at a place where he does not remember Allah, deprivation will descend on him from Allah; and if he lies at a place where he does not remember Allah, deprivation will descend on him from Allah.


Book 41, Number 4839:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

There are some expressions which a man utters three times when he gets up from an assembly he will be forgiven for what happened in the assembly; and no one utters them in an assembly held for a noble cause or for remembrance of Allah but that is stamped with them just as a document is stamped with a signet-ring. These expressions are: Glory be to Thee, O Allah, and I begin with praise of Thee, there is no god but thou; I ask Thy pardon, and return to Thee in repentance.


Book 41, Number 4841:

Narrated AbuBarzah al-Aslami:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) intended to get up from the assembly he used to say in the last. Glory be to Thee. O Allah, and I begin with praise of Thee, I testify that there is no god but Thou; I ask Thy pardon, and return to Thee in repentance. The man asked: Apostle of Allah! you utter the words now which you did not do in the past? He replied: (This is an) atonement for what takes place in the assembly.


Book 41, Number 4842:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: None of my Companions must tell me anything about anyone, for I like to come out to you with no ill-feelings.


Book 41, Number 4843:

Narrated Amr ibn al-Faghwa' al-Khuza'i:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) called me. He intended to send me with some goods to AbuSufyan to distribute among the Quraysh at Mecca after the conquest.

He said: Search for a companion. Then Amr ibn Umayyah ad-Damri came to me and said: I have been told that you are intending to make a journey and are seeking a companion.

I said: Yes. He said: I am your companion. I then went to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: I have found a companion.

He asked: Who is he? I replied: Amr ibn Umayyah ad-Damri. He said: When you come down to the territory of his people, be careful of him, for a maxim says: If one is your real brother, do not feel safe with him.

So we proceeded, and when I reached al-Abwa', he said to me: I have some work with my people at Waddan, so stay here till I come back. I said: Do not lose your way. When he turned his back, I recalled the words of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). So I rode my camel and galloped without stopping. When I reached al-Asafir, he was pursuing me with a group of men. So I galloped and forged ahead of him. When he saw me that I had outstripped him, they returned and he came to me.

He said to me: I had some work with my people. I said: Yes. We then went on until we reached Mecca, and I gave the goods to AbuSufyan.


Book 41, Number 4850:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man tells something and then departs, it is a trust.


Book 41, Number 4851:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Meetings are confidential except three: those for the purpose of shedding blood unlawfully, or committing fornication, or acquiring property unjustly.


Book 41, Number 4855:

Narrated Ammar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who is two-faced in this world will have two tongues of fire on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 41, Number 4857:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

I said to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him): It is enough for you in Safiyyah that she is such and such (the other version than Musaddad's has:) meaning that she was short-statured. He replied; You have said a word which would change the sea if it were mixed in it. She said: I imitated a man before him (out of disgrace). He said: I do not like that I imitate anyone even if I should get such and such.


Book 41, Number 4858:

Narrated Sa'id ibn Zayd:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The most prevalent kind of usury is going to lengths in talking unjustly against a Muslim's honour.


Book 41, Number 4859:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The gravest sin is going to lengths in talking unjustly against a Muslim's honour, and it is a major sin to abuse twice for abusing once.


Book 41, Number 4860:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When I was taken up to heaven I passed by people who had nails of copper and were scratching their faces and their breasts. I said: Who are these people, Gabriel? He replied: They are those who were given to back biting and who aspersed people's honour.


Book 41, Number 4862:

Narrated AbuBarzah al-Aslami:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: O community of people, who believed by their tongue, and belief did not enter their hearts, do not back-bite Muslims, and do not search for their faults, for if anyone searches for their faults, Allah will search for his fault, and if Allah searches for the fault of anyone, He disgraces him in his house.


Book 41, Number 4863:

Narrated Al-Mustawrid:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone eats once at the cost of a Muslim's honour, Allah will give him a like amount of Jahannam to eat; if anyone clothes himself with a garment at the cost of a Muslim's honour, Allah will clothe him with like amount of Jahannam; and if anyone puts himself in a position of reputation and show Allah will disgrace him with a place of reputation and show on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 41, Number 4865:

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Anas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone guards a believer from a hypocrite, Allah will send an angel who will guard his flesh on the Day of Resurrection from the fire of Jahannam; but if anyone attacks a Muslim saying something by which he wishes to disgrace him, he will be restrained by Allah on the bridge over Jahannam till he is acquitted of what he said.


Book 41, Number 4866:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah ; AbuTalhah ibn Sahl al-Ansari:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: No (Muslim) man will desert a man who is a Muslim in a place where his respect may be violated and his honour aspersed without Allah deserting him in a place here he wishes his help; and no (Muslim) man who will help a Muslim in a place where his honour may be aspersed and his respect violated without Allah helping him in a place where he wishes his help.


Book 41, Number 4867:

Narrated Jundub:

A desert Arab came and making his camel kneel and tethering it, entered the mosque and prayed behind the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). When The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had given the salutation, he went to his riding beast and, after untethering and riding it, he called out: O Allah, show mercy to me and to Muhammad and associate no one else in Thy mercy to us. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: Do you think that he or his camel is farther astray? Did you not listen to what he said? They replied: Certainly.


Book 41, Number 4868:

Narrated Qatadah:

Is one of you helpless to be like AbuDaygham or Damdam (Ibn Ubayd is doubtful) who would say when morning came: O Allah, I gave my honour as alms to Thy servants?


Book 41, Number 4870:

Narrated Mu'awiyah:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If you search for the faults of the people, you will corrupt them, or will nearly corrupt them. AbudDarda' said: These are the words which Mu'awiyah himself from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and Allah benefited him by them.


Book 41, Number 4871:

Narrated Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib ; AbuUmamah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a ruler seeks to make imputations against the people, he corrupts them.


Book 41, Number 4872:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

Zayd ibn Wahb said: A man was brought to Ibn Mas'ud. He was told: This is so and so, and wine was dropping from his beard. Abdullah thereupon said: We have been prohibited to seek out (faults). If anything becomes manifest to us, we shall seize it.


Book 41, Number 4873:

Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who sees something which should be kept hidden and conceals it will be like one who has brought to life a girl buried alive.


Book 41, Number 4874:

Narrated Uqbah ibn Amir:

AbulHaytham quoted Dukhayn, the scribe of Uqbah ibn Amir, saying: We had some neighbours who used to drink wine. I for them, but they did not stop.

I then said to Uqbah ibn Amir: These neighbours of ours drink wine, and I tried to prevent them but they did not stop, and I am going to call the police about them.

He said: Leave them.

I again came to Uqbah ibn Amir and said: Our neighbours have refused to refrain from drinking wine, and I am going to call the police for them.

He said: Woe to thee! Leave them alone. I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: he then mentioned the tradition to the same effect as recorded above on the authority of the narrator Muslim.


Book 41, Number 4877:

Narrated Iyad ibn Himar (al-Mujashi'i):

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah has revealed to me that you must be humble, so that no one oppresses another and boasts over another.


Book 41, Number 4878:

Narrated Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab:

While the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was sitting with some of his companions, a man reviled AbuBakr and insulted him. But AbuBakr remained silent. He insulted him twice, but AbuBakr controlled himself. He insulted him thrice and AbuBakr took revenge on him. Then the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) got up when AbuBakr took revenge.

AbuBakr said: Were you angry with me, Apostle of Allah?

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) replied: An angel came down from Heaven and he was rejecting what he had said to you. When you took revenge, a devil came down. I was not going to sit when the devil came down.


Book 41, Number 4880:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Ibn Awn said: I asked about the meaning of intisar (revenge) in the Qur'anic verse: "But indeed if any do help and defend themselves (intasara) after a wrong (done) to them, against them there is no cause of blame." Then Ali ibn Zayd ibn Jad'an told me on the authority of Umm Muhammad, the wife of his father.

Ibn Awn said: It was believed that she used to go to the Mother of the Faithful (i.e. Aisha). She said: The Mother of the Faithful said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came upon me while Zaynab, daughter of Jahsh, was with us. He began to do something with his hand. I signalled to him until I made him understand about her. So he stopped. Zaynab came on and began to abuse Aisha. She tried to prevent her but she did not stop.

So he (the Prophet) said to Aisha: Abuse her.

So she abused her and dominated her. Zaynab then went to Ali and said: Aisha abused you and did (such and such). Then Fatimah came (to the Prophet) and he said to her: She is the favourite of your father, by the Lord of the Ka'bah!

She then returned and said to them: I said to him such and such, and he said to me such and such. Then Ali came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and spoke to him about that.


Book 41, Number 4882:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Make a mention of the virtues of your dead, and refrain from (mentioning) their evils.


Book 41, Number 4883:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: There were two men among Banu Isra'il, who were striving for the same goal. One of them would commit sin and the other would strive to do his best in the world. The man who exerted himself in worship continued to see the other in sin.

He would say: Refrain from it. One day he found him in sin and said to him: Refrain from it.

He said: Leave me alone with my Lord. Have you been sent as a watchman over me? He said: I swear by Allah, Allah will not forgive you, nor will he admit you to Paradise. Then their souls were taken back (by Allah), and they met together with the Lord of the worlds.

He (Allah) said to this man who had striven hard in worship; Had you knowledge about Me or had you power over that which I had in My hand? He said to the man who sinned: Go and enter Paradise by My mercy. He said about the other: Take him to Hell.

AbuHurayrah said: By Him in Whose hand my soul is, he spoke a word by which this world and the next world of his were destroyed.


Book 41, Number 4884:

Narrated AbuBakrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There is no sin more fitted to have punishment meted out by Allah to its perpetrator in advance in this world along with what He stores up for him in the next world than oppression and severing ties of relationship.


Book 41, Number 4885:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Avoid envy, for envy devours good deeds just as fire devours fuel or (he said) "grass."


Book 41, Number 4886:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

Sahl ibn AbuUmamah said that he and his father (AbuUmamah) visited Anas ibn Malik at Medina during the time (rule) of Umar ibn AbdulAziz when he (Anas ibn Malik) was the governor of Medina. He was praying a very short prayer as if it were the prayer of a traveller or near it.

When he gave a greeting, my father said: May Allah have mercy on you! Tell me about this prayer: Is it obligatory or supererogatory?

He said: It is obligatory; it is the prayer performed by the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). I did not make a mistake except in one thing that I forgot.

He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to say: Do not impose austerities on yourselves so that austerities will be imposed on you, for people have imposed austerities on themselves and Allah imposed austerities on them. Their survivors are to be found in cells and monasteries. (Then he quoted:) "Monasticism, they invented it; we did not prescribe it for them."

Next day he went out in the morning and said: will you not go out for a ride, so that you may see something and take a lesson from it?

He said: Yes. Then all of them rode away and reached a land whose inhabitants had perished, passed away and died. The roofs of the town had fallen in.

He asked: Do you know this land? I said: Who acquainted me with it and its inhabitants? (Anas said:) This is the land of the people whom oppression and envy destroyed. Envy extinguishes the light of good deeds, and oppression confirms or falsifies it. The eye commits fornication, and the palm of the hand, the foot, body, tongue and private part of the body confirm it or deny it.


Book 41, Number 4888:

Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not invoke Allah's curse, Allah's anger, or Hell.


Book 41, Number 4890:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

A man cursed the wind. The narrator Muslim's version has: The wind snatched away a man's cloak during the time of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and he cursed it. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not curse it, for it is under command, and if anyone curses a thing undeservedly, the curse returns upon him.


Book 41, Number 4891:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Something of her was stolen, and she began to curse him (i.e. the thief). The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not lessen his sin.


Book 41, Number 4894:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not allowable for a believer to keep from a believer for more than three days. If three days pass, he should meet him and give him a salutation, and if he replies to it they will both have shared in the reward; but if he does not reply he will bear his sin (according to Ahmad's version) and the one who gives the salutation will have come forth from the sin of keeping apart.


Book 41, Number 4895:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not right for a Muslim to keep apart from another Muslim for more than three days. Then when he meets him and gives three salutations, receiving during that time no response, the other bears his sin.


Book 41, Number 4896:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not allowable for a Muslim to keep apart from his brother for more than three days, for one who does so and dies will enter Hell.


Book 41, Number 4897:

Narrated AbuKhirash as-Sulami:

AbuKhirash heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If one keeps apart from his brother for a year, it is like shedding his blood.


Book 41, Number 4900:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The believer is the believer's mirror, and the believer is the believer's brother who guards him against loss and protects him when he is absent.


Book 41, Number 4901:

Narrated AbudDarda':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Shall I not inform you of something more excellent in degree than fasting, prayer and almsgiving (sadaqah)? The people replied: Yes, Prophet of Allah! He said: It is putting things right between people, spoiling them is the shaver (destructive).


Book 41, Number 4902:

Narrated Umm Kulthum bint Uqbah al-Umawiyyah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who forged in order to put things right between two persons did not lie. The version by Ahmad ibn Muhammad and Musaddad has: The liar is not the one who puts things right between people, saying what is good and increasing good.


Book 41, Number 4905:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to Medina, the Abyssinians played for his coming out of joy; they played with spears.


Book 41, Number 4906:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

Nafi' said: Ibn Umar heard a pipe, put his fingers in his ears and went away from the road. He said to me: Are you hearing anything? I said: No. He said: He then took his fingers out of his ears and said: I was with the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), and he heard like this and he did like this. AbuAli al-Lu'lu said: I heard AbuDawud say: This is a rejected tradition.


Book 41, Number 4909:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

Salam ibn Miskin, quoting an old man who witnessed AbuWa'il in a wedding feast, said: They began to play, amuse and sing. He united the support of his hand round his knees that were drawn up, and said: I heard Abdullah (ibn Mas'ud) say: I heard the apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Singing produces hypocrisy in the heart.


Book 41, Number 4910:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

A hermaphrodite (mukhannath) who had dyed his hands and feet with henna was brought to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He asked: What is the matter with this man? He was told: Apostle of Allah! he affects women's get-up. So he ordered regarding him and he was banished to an-Naqi'. The people said: Apostle of Allah! should we not kill him? He said: I have been prohibited from killing people who pray. AbuUsamah said: Naqi' is a region near Medina and not a Baqi'.


Book 41, Number 4914:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) arrived after the expedition to Tabuk or Khaybar (the narrator is doubtful), the draught raised an end of a curtain which was hung in front of her store-room, revealing some dolls which belonged to her.

He asked: What is this? She replied: My dolls. Among them he saw a horse with wings made of rags, and asked: What is this I see among them? She replied: A horse. He asked: What is this that it has on it? She replied: Two wings. He asked: A horse with two wings? She replied: Have you not heard that Solomon had horses with wings? She said: Thereupon the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) laughed so heartily that I could see his molar teeth.


Book 41, Number 4915:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) married me when I was seven or six. When we came to Medina, some women came. according to Bishr's version: Umm Ruman came to me when I was swinging. They took me, made me prepared and decorated me. I was then brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and he took up cohabitation with me when I was nine. She halted me at the door, and I burst into laughter.


Book 41, Number 4916:

Narrated AbuUsamah:

The tradition mentioned above (No. 4915) has also been transmitted by AbuUsamah in a similar manner through a different chain of narrators.

This version has: "With good fortune. " She (Umm Ruman) entrusted me to them. They washed my head and redressed me. No one came to me suddenly except the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) in the forenoon. So they entrusted me to him.


Book 41, Number 4917:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

When we came to Medina, the women came to me when I was playing on the swing, and my hair were up to my ears. They brought me, prepared me, and decorated me. Then they brought me to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and he took up cohabitation with me, when I was nine.


Book 41, Number 4920:

Narrated AbuMusa al-Ash'ari:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who plays backgammon disobeys Allah and His Apostle.


Book 41, Number 4922:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saw a man pursuing a pigeon. He said: A devil is pursuing a female devil.


Book 41, Number 4923:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The Compassionate One has mercy on those who are merciful. If you show mercy to those who are on the earth, He Who is in the heaven will show mercy to you.


Book 41, Number 4924:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

I heard AbulQasim (peace_be_upon_him) who spoke the truth and whose word was verified say: Mercy is taken away only from him who is miserable.


Book 41, Number 4925:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Those who do not show mercy to our young ones and do not realise the right of our elders are not from us.


Book 41, Number 4927:

Narrated Jarir:

I swore allegiance to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) promising to hear and obey, and behave sincerely towards every Muslim. AbuZur'ah said: Whenever he sold and bought anything, he would say: What we took from you is dearer to us than what we gave you. So choose (as you like).


Book 41, Number 4930:

Narrated AbudDarda':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of Resurrection you will be called by your names and by your father's names, so give yourselves good names.


Book 41, Number 4932:

Narrated AbuWahb al-Jushami:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Call yourselves by the names of the Prophets. The names dearest to Allah are Abdullah and AbdurRahman, the truest are Harith and Hammam, and the worst are Harb and Murrah.


Book 41, Number 4936:

Narrated Usamah ibn Akhdari:

A man called Asram was among those who came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: What is your name? He replied: Asram. He said: No, you are Zur'ah.


Book 41, Number 4937:

Narrated Hani ibn Yazid:

When Hani went with his people in a deputation to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), he heard them calling him by his kunyah (surname), AbulHakam.

So the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) called him and said: Allah is the judge (al-Hakam), and to Him judgment belongs. Why are you given the kunyah AbulHakam?

He replied: When my people disagree about a matter, they come to me, and I decide between them, and both parties are satisfied with my decision.

He said: How good this is! What children have you? He replied: I have Shurayh, Muslim and Abdullah. He asked; Who is the oldest of them? I replied: Shurayh. He said: Then you are AbuShurayh.


Book 41, Number 4938:

Narrated AbuWahb, Hazn ibn AbuWahb:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) asked: What is your name? He replied: Hazn (rugged). He said: You are Sahl (smooth). He said: No, smooth is trodden upon and disgraced. Sa'id said: I then thought that ruggedness would remain among us after it. AbuDawud said: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) changed the names al-'As, Aziz, Atalah, Shaytan, al-Hakam, Ghurab, Hubab, and Shihab and called him Hisham. He changed the name Harb (war) and called him Silm (peace). He changed the name al-Munba'ith (one who lies) and called him al-Mudtaji' (one who stands up). He changed the name of a land Afrah (barren) and called it Khadrah (green). He changed the name Shi'b ad-Dalalah (the mountain path of a stray), the name of a mountain path and called it Shi'b al-Huda (mountain path of guidance). He changed the name Banu az-Zinyah (children of fornication) and called them Banu ar-Rushdah (children of those who are on the right path), and changed the name Banu Mughwiyah (children of a woman who allures and goes astray), and called them Banu Rushdah (children of a woman who is on the right path). AbuDawud said: I omitted the chains of these for the sake of brevity.


Book 41, Number 4939:

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

Masruq said: I met Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) who said: Who are you? I replied: Masruq ibn al-Ajda'. Umar then said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: al-Ajda' (mutilated) is a devil.


Book 41, Number 4942:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If I survive (God willing), I shall forbid my people to give the names Nafi' (beneficial), Aflah (successful) and Barakah (blessing). Al-A'mash said: I do not know whether he mentioned Nafi' or not. When a man comes and asks: Is there Barakah (blessing)? The people say: No.


Book 41, Number 4944:

Narrated AbuJubayrah ibn ad-Dahhak:

This verse was revealed about us, the Banu Salimah: "Nor call each other by (offensive) nicknames: ill-seeming is a name connoting wickedness (to be used of one) after he has believed." He said: When the apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to us, every one of us had two or three names. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) began to say: O so and so! But they would say: Keep silence, Apostle of Allah! He becomes angry by this name. So this verse was revealed: "Nor call each other by (offensive nicknames."


Book 41, Number 4945:

Narrated Umar ibn al-Khattab:

Zayd ibn Aslam quoted his father as saying: Umar ibn al-Khattab (Allah be pleased with him) struck one of his sons who was given the kunyah AbuIsa, and al-Mughirah ibn Shu'bah had the kunyah AbuIsa. Umar said to him: Is it not sufficient for you that you are called by the kunyah AbuAbdullah? He replied: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) gave me this kunyah. Thereupon he said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was forgiven all his sins, past and those followed. But we are among the people similar to us. Henceforth he was called by the kunyah AbuAbdullah until he died.


Book 41, Number 4945a:

Narrated AbuMas'ud or Hudhayfah:

AbuMas'ud asked Abdullah, or AbuAbdullah asked AbuMas'ud: What did you hear the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say about za'amu (they alleged, asserted, or it is said). He replied: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: It is a bad riding-beast for a man (to say) za'amu (they asserted).


Book 41, Number 4946:

Narrated A man:

AbulMalih reported on the authority of a man: I was riding on a mount behind the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). It stumbled. Thereupon I said: May the devil parish! He said: Do not say: May the devil perish! for if you say that , he will swell so much so that he will be like a house, and say: By my power. But say: In the name of Allah; for when you say that, he will diminish so much so that he will be like a fly.


Book 41, Number 4948:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone is called by my name, he must not be given my kunyah (surname), and if anyone uses my kunyah (surname), he must not be called by my name.


Book 41, Number 4949:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

I said: Apostle of Allah! tell me if a son is born to me after your death, may I give him your name and your kunyah? He replied: Yes.


Book 41, Number 4950:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

A woman came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! I have given birth to a boy, and call him Muhammad and AbulQasim as kunyah (surname), but I have been told that you disapproved of that. He replied: What is it which has made my name lawful and my kunyah unlawful, or what is it which has made my kunyah unlawful and my name lawful?


Book 41, Number 4952:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Aisha said: Apostle of Allah! All my fellow-wives have kunyahs? He said: Give yourself the kunyah by Abdullah, your son - that is to say, her nephew (her sister's son).

Musaddad said: Abdullah ibn az-Zubayr. She was called by the kunyah Umm Abdullah.


Book 41, Number 4953:

Narrated Sufyan ibn Asid al-Hadrami:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: It is great treachery that you should tell your brother something and have him believe you when you are lying.


Book 41, Number 4957:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: None of you must say: "My slave" (abdi) and "My slave-woman" (amati), and a slave must not say: "My lord" (rabbi or rabbati). The master (of a slave) should say: "My young man" (fataya) and "My young woman" (fatati), and a slave should say "My master" (sayyidi) and "My mistress" (sayyidati), for you are all (Allah's slave and the Lord is Allah, Most High.


Book 41, Number 4959:

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib:

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.


Book 41, Number 4962:

Narrated Hudhayfah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not say: "What Allah wills and so and so wills," but say: "What Allah wills and afterwards so and so wills.


Book 41, Number 4965:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When you hear....(Musa's version has): When a man says people have perished, he is the one who has suffered that fate most.


Book 41, Number 4967:

Narrated A man:

Salim ibn AbulJa'dah said: A man said: (Mis'ar said: I think he was from the tribe of Khuza'ah): would that I had prayed, and got comfort. The people objected to him for it. Thereupon he said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: O Bilal, call iqamah for prayer: give us comfort by it.


Book 41, Number 4968:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Muhammad ibn al-Hanafiyyah:

I and my father went to the house of my father-in-law from the Ansar to pay a sick visit to him. The time of prayer came. He said to someone of his relatives: O girl! bring me water for ablution so that I pray and get comfort. We objected to him for it. He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Get up, Bilal, and give us comfort by the prayer.


Book 41, Number 4969:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

I never heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) attributing anyone to anything except to religion.


Book 41, Number 4972:

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Jaydah al-Qushayri:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Woe to him who tells things, speaking falsely, to make people laugh thereby. Woe to him! Woe to him!.


Book 41, Number 4973:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amir:

My mother called me one day when the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was sitting in our house. She said: Come here and I shall give you something. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) asked her: What did you intend to give him? She replied: I intended to give him some dates. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you were not to give him anything, a lie would be recorded against you.


Book 41, Number 4974:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is enough falsehood for a man to relate everything he hears.


Book 41, Number 4975:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: To harbour good thoughts is a part of well-conducted worship. (This is according to Nasr's version).


Book 41, Number 4977:

Narrated Zayd ibn Arqam:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man makes a promise to his brother with the intention of fulfilling it and does not do so, and does not come at the appointed time, he is guilty of no sin.


Book 41, Number 4978:

Narrated Abdullah ibn AbulHamsa':

I bought something from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) before he received his Prophetic commission, and as there was something still due to him I promised him that I would bring it to him at his place, but I forgot. When I remembered three days later, I went to that place and found him there. He said: You have vexed me, young man. I have been here for three days waiting for you.


Book 41, Number 4980:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! give me a mount. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: We shall give you a she-camel's child to ride on. He said: What shall I do with a she-camel's child? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) replied: Do any others than she-camels give birth to camels?


Book 41, Number 4981:

Narrated An-Nu'man ibn Bashir:

When AbuBakr asked the permission of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) to come in, he heard Aisha speaking in a loud voice.

So when he entered, he caught hold of her in order to slap her, and said: Do I see you raising your voice to the Apostle of Allah? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) began to prevent him and AbuBakr went out angry. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said when AbuBakr went out: You see I rescued you from the man.

AbuBakr waited for some days, then asked permission of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) to enter, and found that they had made peace with each other. He said to them: Bring me into your peace as you brought me into your war.

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: We have done so: we have done so.


Book 41, Number 4984:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) addressed me as: O you with the two ears.


Book 41, Number 4985:

Narrated Abdullah ibn as-Sa'ib ibn Yazid:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: None of you should take the property of his brother in amusement (i.e. jest), nor in earnest. The narrator Sulayman said: Out of amusement and out of earnest. If anyone takes the staff of his brother, he should return it. The transmitter Ibn Bashshar did not say "Ibn Yazid, and he said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said.


Book 41, Number 4986:

Narrated AbdurRahman ibn AbuLayla:

The Companions of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) told us that they were travelling with the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). A man of them slept, and one of them went to the rope which he had with him. He took it, by which he was frightened. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not lawful for a Muslim that he frightens a Muslim.


Book 41, Number 4987:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah , the Exalted, hates the eloquent one among men who moves his tongue round (among his teeth), as cattle do.


Book 41, Number 4988:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of resurrection Allah will not accept repentance or ransom from him who learns excellence of speech to captivate thereby the hearts of men, or of people.


Book 41, Number 4990:

Narrated Amr ibn al-'As:

One day when a man got up and spoke at length Amr ibn al-'As said If he had been moderate in what he said: It would have been better for him. I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: I think (or, I have been commanded) that I should be brief in what I say, for brevity is better.


Book 41, Number 4993:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

A desert Arab came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and began to speak. Thereupon the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: In eloquence there is magic and in poetry there is wisdom.


Book 41, Number 4994:

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib:

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.


Book 41, Number 4995:

Narrated Hasan:

Sa'id said: Umar passed by Hassan when he was reciting verses in the mosque. He looked at him. Thereupon he said: I used to recite verses when there was present in it the one who was better than you (i.e. the Prophet).


Book 41, Number 4997:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to setup a pulpit in the mosque for Hassan who would stand on it and satirise those who spoke against the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) would say: The spirit of holiness (i.e. Gabriel) is with Hassan so long as he speaks in defence of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).


Book 41, Number 4999:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) finished the dawn prayer, he would ask: Did any of you have a dream last night? And he said: All that is left of Prophecy after me is a good vision.


Book 41, Number 5002:

Narrated AbuRazin:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The vision flutters over a man as long as it is not interpreted , but when it is interpreted, it settles. And I think he said: Tell it only to one who loves (i.e. friend) or one who has judgment.


Book 41, Number 5007:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: One night it seemed to me in a dream that we were in the house of Uqbah ibn Rafi' and were brought some of the fresh dates of Ibn tab. I interpreted it as meaning that to us is granted eminence (rif'ah) in this world, a blessed hereafter ('aqibah), and that our religion has been good (tabah).


Book 41, Number 5011:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sneezed, he placed his hand or a garment on his mouth, and lessened the noise. The transmitter Yahya is doubtful about the exact words khafada or ghadda (lessened).


Book 41, Number 5013:

Narrated Salim ibn Ubayd:

Hilal ibn Yasar said: We were with Salim ibn Ubayd when a man from among the people sneezed and said: Peace be upon you.

Salim said: And upon you and your mother. Later he said: Perhaps you found something (annoying) in what I said to you.

He said: I wished you would not mention my mother with good or evil. He said: I have just said to you what the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said. We were in the presence of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) when a man from among the people sneezed, saying: Peace be upon you!

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: And upon you and your mother. He then said: When one of you sneezes, he should praise Allah. He further mentioned some attributes (of Allah), saying: The one who is with him should say to him: Allah have mercy on you, and he should reply to them: Allah forgive us and you.


Book 41, Number 5014:

Narrated Salim ibn Ubayd al-Ashja'i:

The tradition mentioned above (No. 5013) has also been mentioned by Salim ibn Ubayd al-Ashja'i to the same effect from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) through a different chain of narrators.


Book 41, Number 5016:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Respond three times to your brother when he sneezes, and if he sneezes more often, he has a cold in his head.


Book 41, Number 5018:

Narrated Ubayd ibn Rifa'ah az-Zuraqi:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Invoke a blessing on one who sneezes three times; (and if he sneezes more often), then if you wish to invoke a blessing on him, you may invoke, and if you wish (to stop), then stop.


Book 41, Number 5020:

Narrated AbuBurdah:

The Jews used to try to sneezes in the presence of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) hoping that he would say to them: "Allah have mercy on you!" but he would say: May Allah guide you and grant you well-being!


Book 41, Number 5022:

Narrated Tikhfat al-Ghifari:

Ya'ish ibn Tikhfat al-Ghifari said: My father was one of the people in the Suffah.

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Come with us to the house of Aisha. So we went and he said: Give us food, Aisha. She brought hashishah and we ate. He then said: Give us food, Aisha. She then brought haysah as small in quantity as a pigeon and we ate. He then said: Give us something to drink, Aisha. So she brought a bowl of milk, and we drank. Again he said: Give us something to drink, Aisha. She then brought a small cup and we drank. He then said: If you wish, you may spend the night (here), or if you wish, you may go to the mosque.

He said: While I was lying on my stomach because of pain in the lung, a man began to shake me with his foot and then said: This is a method of lying which Allah hates. I looked and saw that he was the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).


Book 41, Number 5023:

Narrated Ali ibn Shayban:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone spends the night on the roof of a house with no stone palisade, Allah's responsibility to guard him no longer applies.


Book 41, Number 5024:

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Jabal:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If a Muslim sleeps while remembering Allah, in the state of purification, is alarmed while asleep at night, and asks Allah for good in this world and in the Hereafter. He surely gives it to him. Thabit al-Bunani said: AbuZabyah came to visit us and he transmitted this tradition to us from Mu'adh ibn Jabal from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). Thabit said: So and so said: I tried my best to utter these (prayers) when I got up, but I could not do.


Book 41, Number 5026:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

Some relative of Umm Salamah said: The bed of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) was set as a man is laid in his grave; the mosque was towards his head.


Book 41, Number 5027:

Narrated Hafsah, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) wanted to go to sleep, he put his right hand under his cheek and would then say three times: O Allah, guard me from Thy punishment on the day when Thou raisest up Thy servants.


Book 41, Number 5034:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to say when he lay down: O Allah, I seek refuge in Thy noble Person and in Thy perfect Words from the evil of what Thou seizest by its forelock; O Allah! Thou removest debt and sin; O Allah! thy troop's not routed, Thy promise is not broken and the riches of the rich do not avail against Thee. Glory and praise be unto Thee!.


Book 41, Number 5036:

Narrated AbulAzhar al-Anmari:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) went to his bed at night, he would say: in the name of Allah, I have laid down my side for Allah. O Allah! forgive me my sin, drive away my devil, free me from my responsibility, and place me in the highest assembly.


Book 41, Number 5037:

Narrated Nawfal:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to Nawfal: Say , O infidels! and then sleep at its end, for it is a declaration of freedom from polytheism.


Book 41, Number 5039:

Narrated Irbad ibn Sariyah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to recite al-Musabbihat before going to sleep, and say: They contain a verse which is better than a thousand verses.


Book 41, Number 5040:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) went to his bed, he would say: Praise be to Allah Who has given me sufficiency, has guarded me, given me food and drink, been most gracious to me, and given to me most lavishly. Praise be to Allah in every circumstance. O Allah! Lord and King of everything, God of everything, I seek refuge in Thee from Hell.


Book 41, Number 5041:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone lies on his side where he does not remember Allah, deprivation will descend on him on the Day of Resurrection; and if anyone sits in a place where he does not remember Allah, deprivation will descend on him on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 41, Number 5043:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) awake at night, he said: There is no god but thou, glory be to Thee, O Allah, I ask Thy pardon for my sin and I ask Thee for Thy mercy. O Allah! advance me in knowledge: do not cause my heart to deviate (from guidance) after Thou hast guided me, and grant me mercy from thyself; verily thou art the grantor.


Book 41, Number 5046:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The tradition (No 5045, about Tasbih Fatimah) has been transmitted by Ali to the same effect through a different chain of narrators.

This version adds: Ali said: I did not leave them (Tasbih Fatimah) since I heard them from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) except on the night of Siffin, for I remembered them towards the end of the night and then I uttered them.


Book 41, Number 5047:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: There are two qualities or characteristics which will not be returned by any Muslim without his entering Paradise. While they are easy, those who act upon them are few. One should say: "Glory be to Allah" ten times after every prayer, "Praise be to Allah" ten times and "Allah is Most Great" ten times. That is a hundred and fifty on the tongue, but one thousand and five hundred on the scale. When he goes to bed, he should say: "Allah is Most Great" thirty-four times, "Praise be to Allah" thirty-three times, and Glory be to Allah thirty-three times, for that is a hundred on the tongue and a thousand on the scale. (He said:) I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) counting them on his hand.

The people asked: Apostle of Allah! How is it that while they are easy, those who act upon them are few?

He replied: The Devil comes to one of you when he goes to bed and he makes him sleep, before he utters them, and he comes to him while he is engaged in prayer and calls a need to his mind before he utters them.


Book 41, Number 5049:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

AbuBakr as-Siddiq said: Apostle of Allah! command me something to say in the morning and in the evening. He said: Say "O Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Who knowest the unseen and the seen, Lord and Possessor of everything. I testify that there is no god but Thee; I seek refuge in Thee from the evil within myself, from the evil of the devil, and his (incitement to) attributing partners (to Allah)." He said: Say this in the morning.


Book 41, Number 5050:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to say in the morning: "O Allah, by Thee we come to the morning, by Thee we come to the evening, by Thee are we resurrected." In the evening he would say: "O Allah, by Thee we come to the evening, by Thee we die, and to Thee are we resurrected."


Book 41, Number 5051:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone says in the morning or in the evening: "O Allah! in the morning we call Thee, the bearers of Thy Throne, Thy angels and all Thy creatures to witness that thou art Allah (God) than Whom alone there is no god, and that Muhammad is Thy Servant and Apostle," Allah will emancipate his fourth from Hell; if anyone says twice, Allah will emancipate his half; if anyone says it thrice, Allah will emancipate three-fourth; and if he says four times, Allah will emancipate him from Hell.


Book 41, Number 5052:

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib:

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.


Book 41, Number 5054:

Narrated A man:

AbuSallam told that he was in the mosque of Hims. A man passed him and the people said about him that he served the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him).

He (AbuSallam) went to him and said: Tell me any tradition which you heard from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and there were no man between him and you. He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If anyone says in the morning and in the evening: "I am pleased with Allah as Lord, with Islam as religion, with Muhammad as Prophet," Allah will certainly please him.


Book 41, Number 5055:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Ghannam:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone says in the morning: "O Allah! whatever favour has come to me, it comes from Thee alone Who has no partner; to Thee praise is due and thanksgiving,'! he will have expressed full thanksgiving for the day; and if anyone says the same in the evening, he will have expressed full thanksgiving for the night.


Book 41, Number 5056:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) never failed to utter these supplications in the evening and in the morning: O Allah, I ask Thee for security in this world and in the Hereafter: O Allah! I ask Thee for forgiveness and security in my religion and my worldly affairs, in my family and my property; O Allah! conceal my fault or faults (according to Uthman's version), and keep me safe from the things which I fear; O Allah! guard me in front of me and behind me, on my right hand and on my left, and from above me: and I seek in Thy greatness from receiving unexpected harm from below me." AbuDawud said: Waki' said: That is to say, swallowing by the earth.


Book 41, Number 5057:

Narrated Daughter of the Prophet:

AbdulHamid, a client of Banu Hashim, said that his mother who served some of the daughters of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) told him that one of the daughters of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said that the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to teach her saying: Say in the morning: Glory be to Allah, and I begin with praise of Him; there is no power but in Allah ; what Allah wills comes to pass and what He does not will does not come to pass; I know that Allah is Omnipotent and that Allah has comprehended everything in knowledge" ; for whoever says it in the morning will be guarded till the evening, and whoever says it in the evening will be guarded till the morning.


Book 41, Number 5058:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone repeats in the morning: "So glory be to Allah in the evening and in the morning; to Him is the praise in the heavens and the earth, and in the late evening and at noon....thus shall you be brought forth, " he will get that day what he has missed; and if anyone repeats these words in the evening he will get that night what he has missed. Ar-Rabi' transmitted it from al-Layth.


Book 41, Number 5059:

Narrated AbuAyyash:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone says in the morning: "There is no god but Allah alone Who has no partner; to Him belong the dominions, to Him praise is due, and He is Omnipotent," he will have a reward equivalent to that for setting free a slave from among the descendants of Isma'il. He will have ten good deeds recorded for him, ten evil deeds deducted from him, he will be advanced ten degrees, and will be guarded from the Devil till the evening. If he says them in the evening, he will have a similar recompense till the morning.

The version of Hammad says: A man saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) in a dream and said: Apostle of Allah! AbuAyyash is relating such and such on your authority.

He said: AbuAyyash has spoken the truth.


Book 41, Number 5060:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone says in the morning: "O Allah! in the morning we call Thee, the bearers of Thy Throne, Thy angels, and all Thy creatures to witness that Thou art Allah than Whom there is no god, Thou being alone and without a partner, and that Muhammad is Thy servant and Thy Apostle," Allah will forgive him any sins that he commits that day; and if he repeats them in the evening. Allah will forgive him any sins he commits that night.


Book 41, Number 5061:

Narrated Muslim at-Tamimi:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) told him secretly: When you finish the sunset prayer, say: 'O Allah, protect me from Hell" seven times; for if you say that and die that night, protection from it would be recorded for you; and when you finish the dawn prayer, say it in a similar way, for if you die that day, protection from it would be recorded for you. AbuSa'id told me that al-Harith said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said this to us secretly, so we confine it to our brethren.


Book 41, Number 5062:

Narrated Muslim ibn al-Harith ibn Muslim at-Tamimi:

A similar tradition (to No. 5061) has been transmitted by Muslim ibn al-Harith ibn Muslim at-Tamimi on the authority of his father from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) through a different chain of narrators, up to "protection from it".

But this version says: "before speaking to anyone". In this version Ali ibn Sahl said that his father told him.

Ali and Ibn al-Musaffa said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent us on an expedition. When we reached the place of attack, I galloped my horse and outstripped my companions, and the people of that locality received me with a great noise.

I said to them: Say "There is no god but Allah," and you will be protected. They said this.

My companions blamed me, saying: You deprived us of the booty. When we came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), they told him what I had done.

So he called me, appreciating what I had done, and said: Allah has recorded for you so and so (a reward) for every man of them.

AbdurRahman said: I forgot the reward. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: I shall write a will for you after me. He did this and stamped it, and gave it to me, saying....He then mentioned the rest of the tradition to the same effect. Ibn al-Musaffa said: I heard al-Harith ibn Muslim ibn al-Harith at-Tamimi transmitting it from his father.


Book 41, Number 5064:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Khubayb:

We went out one rainy and intensely dark night to look for the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) to lead us in prayer, and when we found him, he asked: Have you prayed?, but I did not say anything. So he said: Say, but I did not say anything. He again said: Say, but I did not say anything. He then said: Say. So I said: What am I to say? He said: Say: "Say, He is Allah, One," and al-Mu'awwadhatan thirty three times in the morning and evening; they will serve you for every purpose.


Book 41, Number 5065:

Narrated AbuMalik:

The people asked: Tell us a word which we repeat in the morning, evening and when we rise.

So he commanded us to say: "O Allah! Creator of Heavens and Earth; Knower of all that is hidden and open; Thou art the Lord of everything; the angels testify that there is no god but Thee, for we seek refuge in Thee from the evil within ourselves, from the evil of the Devil accused and from the evil of his suggestion about partnership with Allah, and that we earn sin for ourselves or drag it to a Muslim."

AbuDawud said: And through the same chain of transmitters the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one rises in the morning, one should say: "We have reached the morning, and in the morning the dominion belongs to Allah, the Lord of the universe. O Allah! I ask Thee for the good this day contains, for conquest, victory, light, blessing and guidance during it; and I seek refuge in Thee from the evil it contains and the evil contained in what comes after it." In the evening he should say the equivalent.


Book 41, Number 5066:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Shariq al-Hawzani and I came to Aisha (Allah be pleased with her) and asked her: By which (prayer) the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) began when he woke up at night? She replied: You asked me about a thing which no one asked me before. When he woke up at night, he uttered: "Allah is Most Great" ten times, and uttered "Praise be to Allah" ten times, and said "Glory be to Allah and I begin with His praise" ten times, and said: "Glory be to the King, the Most Holy" ten times, and asked Allah's pardon ten times, and said: "There is no god but Allah" ten times, and then said: "O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee from the strait of the Day of resurrection," ten times. He then began the prayer.


Book 41, Number 5068:

Narrated AbuDharr:

If anyone says in the morning: "O Allah! whatever oath I take, whatever word I speak, and whatever vow I take, Thine will precedes all that: whatever Thou willeth, occurs, and whatever Thou dost not will, dost not occur. O Allah! pardon me and disregard me for it. O Allah! whomsoever Thou sendest thine blessing, to him my blessing is due, and whomsoever thou cursest, to him my curse is due, " exemption from it will be granted to him that day.


Book 41, Number 5069:

Narrated Uthman ibn Affan:

Aban ibn Uthman said: I heard Uthman ibn Affan (his father) say: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If anyone says three times: "In the name of Allah, when Whose name is mentioned nothing on Earth or in Heaven can cause harm, and He is the Hearer, the Knower" he will not suffer sudden affliction till the morning, and if anyone says this in the morning, he will not suffer sudden affliction till the evening.

Aban was afflicted by some paralysis and when a man who heard the tradition began to look at him, he said to him: Why are you looking at me? I swear by Allah, I did not tell a lie about Uthman, nor did Uthman tell a lie about the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), but that day when I was afflicted by it, I became angry and forgot to say them.


Book 41, Number 5071:

Narrated AbuBakrah:

AbdurRahman ibn AbuBakrah said that he told his father: O my father! I hear you supplicating every morning: "O Allah! Grant me health in my body. O Allah! Grant me good hearing. O Allah! Grant me good eyesight. There is no god but Thou." You repeat them three times in the morning and three times in the evening.

He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) using these words as a supplication and I like to follow his practice.

The transmitter, Abbas, said in this version: And you say: "O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee from infidelity and poverty. O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee from punishment in the grave. There is no god but Thee". You repeat them three times in the morning and three times in the evening, and use them as a supplication. I like to follow his practice.

He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The supplications to be used by one who is distressed are: "O Allah! Thy mercy is what I hope for. Do not abandon me to myself for an instant, but put all my affairs in good order for me. There is no god but Thou." Some transmitters added more than others.


Book 41, Number 5073:

Narrated Qatadah:

When the Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saw the new moon, he said: "a new moon of good and right guidance; a new moon of good and right guidance; a new moon of good and right guidance. I believe in Him Who created you" three times. He would then say: "Praise be to Allah Who has made such and such a month to pass and has brought such and such a month."


Book 41, Number 5074:

Narrated Qatadah:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saw the new moon, he turned away his face from it.


Book 41, Number 5075:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) never went out of my house without raising his eye to the sky and saying: "O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray, or slip or made to slip, or cause injustice, or suffer injustice, or do wrong, or have wrong done to me."


Book 41, Number 5076:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man goes out of his house and says: "In the name of Allah, I trust in Allah; there is no might and no power but in Allah," the following will be said to him at that time: "You are guided, defended and protected." The devils will go far from him and another devil will say: How can you deal with a man who has been guided, defended and protected?


Book 41, Number 5077:

Narrated AbuMalik Al-Ash'ari:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man goes into his house, he should say: "O Allah! I ask Thee for good both when entering and when going out; in the name of Allah we have entered, and in the name of Allah we have gone out, and in Allah or Lord do we trust." He should then greet his family.


Book 41, Number 5078:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: The wind comes from Allah's mercy.

Salamah's version has: It is Allah's mercy; it (sometimes) brings blessing and (sometimes) brings punishment. So when you see it, do not revile it, but ask Allah for some of its good, and seek refuge in Allah from its evil.


Book 41, Number 5080:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) saw a cloud formation in the sky, he left work, even if he were at prayer, and then would say: "O Allah! I seek refuge in Thee from its evil. " If it rained, he would say: "O Allah! send a beneficial downpour."


Book 41, Number 5082:

Narrated Zayd ibn Khalid:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not curse the cock, for it awakens for prayer.


Book 41, Number 5084:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When you hear the barking of dogs and the braying of asses at night, seek refuge in Allah, for they see which you do not see.


Book 41, Number 5085:

Narrated Ali ibn Umar ibn Husayn ibn Ali:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not go out much when there are few people about , for Allah the Exalted scatters abroad of His beasts in that hour (according to Ibn Marwan's version).

Ibn Marwan's version has: For Allah has creatures. He then mentioned the barking of dogs and braying of asses in a similar manner. He added in his version: Ibn al-Had said: Shurahbil ibn al-Hajib told me on the authority of Jabir ibn Abdullah from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) similar to it.


Book 41, Number 5086:

Narrated AbuRafi':

I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) uttering the call to prayer (Adhan) in the ear of al-Hasan ibn Ali when Fatimah gave birth to him.


Book 41, Number 5087:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Boys used to be brought to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and he would invoke blessings on them. Yusuf added: "and soften some dates and rub their palates with them". He did not mention "blessings".


Book 41, Number 5088:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to me: Have the mugharribun been seen (or some other word) among you? I asked: What do the mugharribun mean? He replied: They are those in whom is a strain of the jinn.


Book 41, Number 5089:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone asks (you) for refuge for the sake of Allah, give him refuge; and if anyone asks you (for something) for the pleasure of Allah, give him. Ubaydullah said: If anyone asks you for the sake of Allah.


Book 41, Number 5091:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

AbuZumayl said: I asked Ibn Abbas, saying: What is that I find in my breast? He asked: What is it? I replied: I swear by Allah, I cannot speak about it. He asked me: Is it something doubtful? and he laughed. He then said: No one could escape that, until Allah, the exalted, revealed: "If thou went in doubt as to what we have revealed unto thee, and ask those who have been reading the Book from before thee." He said: If you find something in your heart, say: He is the first and the Last, the Evident and the Immanent, and He has full knowledge of all things.


Book 41, Number 5093:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! one of us has thoughts of such nature that he would rather be reduced to charcoal than speak about them. He said: Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great, Allah is Most Great. Praise be to Allah Who has reduced the guile of the devil to evil prompting. Ibn Qudamah said "reduced his matter" instead of "reduced his guile".


Book 41, Number 5097:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah, Most High, has removed from you the pride of the pre-Islamic period and its boasting in ancestors. One is only a pious believer or a miserable sinner. You are sons of Adam, and Adam came from dust. Let the people cease to boast about their ancestors. They are merely fuel in Jahannam; or they will certainly be of less account with Allah than the beetle which rolls dung with its nose.


Book 41, Number 5098:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

If anyone helps his people in an unrighteous cause, he is like a camel which falls into a well and is pulled out by its tail.


Book 41, Number 5100:

Narrated Wathilah ibn al-Asqa':

I asked: Apostle of Allah! what is party spirit? He replied: That you should help your people in wrongdoing.


Book 41, Number 5101:

Narrated Suraqah ibn Malik ibn Ju'sham al-Mudlaji:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) gave us an address and said: The best of you is the one who defends his tribe, so long as he commits no sin.


Book 41, Number 5104:

Narrated AbuUqbah:

AbdurRahman ibn AbuUqbah quoted his father AbuUqbah who was a client from the people of Persia as saying: I was present at Uhud along with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and on smiting one of the polytheists I said: Take this from me who is the young Persian. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then turned to me and said: Why did you not say: Take this from me who is the young Ansari?


Book 41, Number 5105:

Narrated Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When a man loves his brother, he should tell him that he loves him.


Book 41, Number 5106:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

A man was with the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and a man passed by him and said: Apostle of Allah! I love this man. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then asked: Have you informed him? He replied: No. He said: Inform him. He then went to him and said: I love you for Allah's sake. He replied: May He for Whose sake you love me love you!


Book 41, Number 5109:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who is consulted is trustworthy.


Book 41, Number 5111:

Narrated AbudDarda':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Your love for a thing causes blindness and deafness.


Book 41, Number 5113:

Narrated Mu'awiyah:

Make intercession, you will be rewarded, for I purposely delay a matter so that you intercede and then you are rewarded. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: If you make intercession, you will be rewarded.


Book 41, Number 5115:

Narrated al-Ala' ibn al-Hadrami:

Some of the children of al-Ala' ibn al-Hadrami said: Al-Ala' ibn al-Hadrami was the governor of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) at al-Bahrayn, and when he wrote to him he began with his won name.


Book 41, Number 5117:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) wrote a letter to Heraclius: "From Muhammad, the Apostle of Allah, to Hiraql (Heraclius), Chief of the Byzantines. Peace be to those who follow the guidance." Ibn Yahya reported on the authority of Ibn Abbas that AbuSufyan said to him: We then came to see Hiraql (Heraclius) who seated us before him. He then called for the letter from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). Its contents were: "In the name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful, from Muhammad the Apostle of Allah, to Hiraql, chief of Byzantines. Peace be to those who follow the guidance. To proceed."


Book 41, Number 5119:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

A woman was my wife and I loved her, but Umar hated her. He said to me: Divorce her, but I refused. Umar then went to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and mentioned that to him. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Divorce her.


Book 41, Number 5120:

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Hayadah:

I said: Apostle of Allah! to whom should I show kindness? He replied: Your mother, next your mother, next your mother, and then comes your father, and then your relatives in order of relationship. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: If a man asks his slave whom he freed for giving him property which is surplus with him and he refuses to give it to him, the surplus property which he refused to give will be called on the Day of resurrection as a large bald snake.


Book 41, Number 5121:

Narrated Bakr ibn al-Harith al-Anmari:

Bakr went to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Apostle of Allah! to whom should I show kindness? He said: Your mother, your sister, your brother and the slave whom you set free and who is your relative, a due binding (on you), and a tie of relationship which should be joined.


Book 41, Number 5123:

Narrated AbuUsayd Malik ibn Rabi'ah as-Sa'idi:

While we were with the Apostle of Allah! (peace_be_upon_him) a man of Banu Salmah came to Him and said: Apostle of Allah is there any kindness left that I can do to my parents after their death? He replied: Yes, you can invoke blessings on them, forgiveness for them, carry out their final instructions after their death, join ties of relationship which are dependent on them, and honour their friends.


Book 41, Number 5125:

Narrated AbutTufayl:

I saw the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) distributing flesh at Ji'irranah, and I was a boy in those days bearing the bone of the camel, and when a woman who came forward approach the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), he spread out his cloak for her, and she sat on it. I asked: Who is she? The people said: She is his foster-mother.


Book 41, Number 5126:

Narrated Umar ibn as-Sa'ib:

One day when the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was sitting, his foster-father came forward. He spread out of a part of his garment and he sit on it. Then his mother came forward to him and he spread out the other side of his garment and she sat on it. Again , his foster-brother came forward. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) stood for him and seated him before himself.


Book 41, Number 5127:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone has a female child, and does not bury her alive, or slight her, or prefer his children (i.e. the male ones) to her, Allah will bring him into Paradise. Uthman did not mention "male children".


Book 41, Number 5128:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone cares for three daughters, disciplines them, marries them, and does good to them, he will go to Paradise.


Book 41, Number 5130:

Narrated Awf ibn Malik al-Ashja'i':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I and a woman whose cheeks have become black shall on the Day of Resurrection be like these two (pointing to the middle and forefinger), i.e. a woman of rank and beauty who has been bereft of her husband and devotes herself to her fatherless children till they go their separate ways or die.


Book 41, Number 5133:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

Mujahid said that Abdullah ibn Amr slaughtered a sheep and said: Have you presented a gift from it to my neighbour, the Jew, for I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Gabriel kept on commending the neighbour to me so that I thought he would make an heir?


Book 41, Number 5137:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The last words which the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) spoke were: Prayer, prayer; fear Allah about those whom your right hands possess.


Book 41, Number 5142:

Narrated AbuDharr:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Feed those of your slaves who please you from what you eat and clothe them with what you clothe yourselves, but sell those who do not please you and do not punish Allah's creatures.


Book 41, Number 5143:

Narrated Rafi' ibn Makith:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Treating those under one's authority will produce prosperity, but an evil nature produces evil fortune.


Book 41, Number 5144:

Narrated Rafi' ibn Makith:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Treating those under one's authority well produces prosperity, but an evil nature produces evil fortune.


Book 41, Number 5145:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and asked: Apostle of Allah! how often shall I forgive a servant? He gave no reply, so the man repeated what he had said, but he still kept silence. When he asked a third time, he replied: Forgive him seventy times daily.


Book 41, Number 5148:

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Suwayd ibn Muqarrin:

I slapped a freed slave of ours. My father called him and me and said: Take retaliation on him. We, the people of Banu Muqarrin, were seven during the time of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him),and we had only a female servant. A man of us slapped her. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Set her free. They said: We have no other servant than her. He said: She must serve them till they become well off. When they become well off, they should set her free.


Book 41, Number 5151:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone corrupts (instigates) the wife of a man or his slave (against him), he is not from us.


Book 41, Number 5153:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone peeps into the house of a people without their permission and he knocks out his eye, no responsibility is incurred for his eye.


Book 41, Number 5154:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one has a look into the house, then there is no (need of) permission.


Book 41, Number 5155:

Narrated Huzayl:

A man came. Uthman's version has: Sa'd ibn AbuWaqqas came. He stood at the door. Uthman's version has: (He stood) facing the door. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to him: Away from it, (stand) this side or that side. Asking permission is meant to escape from the look of an eye.


Book 41, Number 5157:

Narrated Kaladah ibn Hanbal:

Safwan ibn Umayyah sent him with some milk, a young gazelle and some small cucumbers to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) when he was in the upper part of Mecca. I entered but I did not give a salutation. He said: Go back and say: "Peace be upon you"! This happened after Safwan ibn Umayyah and embraced Islam. Amr said: Ibn Safwan told me all this on the authority of Kaladah ibn Hanbal, and he did not say: I heard it from him.


Book 41, Number 5158:

Narrated Rib'i:

A man of Banu Amir told that he asked the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) for permission (to enter the house) when he was in the house, saying: May I enter ? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to his servant: Go out to this (man) and teach him how to ask permission to enter the house, and say to him: "Say : Peace be upon you. May I enter?" The man heard it and said: Peace be upon you! May I enter ? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) permitted him and he entered.


Book 41, Number 5166:

Narrated Qays ibn Sa'd:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to visit us in our house, and said: "Peace and Allah's mercy be upon him you!


Book 41, Number 5166a:

Narrated Qays ibn Sa'd:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to visit us in our house, and said: Peace and Allah's mercy be upon you! Sa'd returned the greeting in a lower tone.

Qays said: I said: Do you not grant permission to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) to enter?

He said: Leave him, he will give us many greetings. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then said: Peace and Allah's mercy be upon you! Sa'd again responded in a lower tone. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) again said: Peace and Allah's mercy be upon you! So the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) went away.

Sa'd went after him and said: Apostle of Allah! I heard your greetings and responded in a lower tone so that you might give us many greetings. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) returned with him. Sa'd then offered to prepare bath-water for him, and he took a bath. He then gave him a long wrapper dyed with saffron or wars and he wrapped himself in it.

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then raised his hands and said: O Allah, bestow Thy blessings and mercy on the family of Sa'd ibn Ubadah! The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then shared their meals.

When he intended to return, Sa'd brought near him an ass which was covered with a blanket. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) mounted it.

Sa'd said: O Qays, accompany the Apostle of Allah. Qays said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to me: Ride. But I refused. He again said: Either ride or go away. He said: So I went away.

Hisham said: AbuMarwan (transmitted) from Muhammad ibn AbdurRahman ibn As'ad ibn Zurarah.


Book 41, Number 5167:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Busr:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to some people's door, he did not face it squarely, but faced the right or left corner, and said: Peace be upon you! peace be upon you! That was because there were no curtains on the doors of the house at that time.


Book 41, Number 5169:

Narrated Nafi' ibn AbdulHarith:

I went out with the (Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) until I entered a garden, he said: Keep on closing the door. The door was then closed. I then said: Who is there ? He then narrated the rest of the tradition.


Book 41, Number 5170:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man's messenger sent to another indicates his permission to enter.


Book 41, Number 5171:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you is invited to take meals and comes along with the messenger, that serves as permission for him to enter.


Book 41, Number 5173:

Narrated Abdullah Ibn Abbas:

Ikrimah said: A group of people from Iraq said: Ibn Abbas, what is your opinion about the verse in which we have been commanded whatever we have been commanded, but no one acts upon it? The word of Allah, Most High, reads: "O ye who believe! Let those whom your right hands possess, and the (children) among you, who have not come of age, ask your permission (before) they enter your presence on three occasions: before morning prayer, while you are undressing for the noonday heat, and after late-night prayer. These are your three times of undress; outside those times it is not wrong for you or for them to move about."

Al-Qa'nabi recited the verse up to "full of knowledge and wisdom".

Ibn Abbas said: Allah is Most Clement and Most Merciful to the believers. He loves concealment. The people had neither curtains nor curtained canopies in their houses. Sometimes a servant, a child or a female orphan of a man entered while the man was having sexual intercourse with his wife. So Allah commanded them to ask permission in those times of undress. Then Allah brought them curtains and all good things. But I did not see anyone following it after that.


Book 41, Number 5176:

Narrated Imran ibn Husayn:

A man came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Peace be upon you! He responded to his salutation. He then sat down. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Ten. Another man came and said: Peace and Allah's mercy be upon you! He responded to his salutation when he sat down. He said: Twenty. Another man came and said: Peace and Allah's mercy and blessings be upon you! He responded to him and said when he sat down: and blessings be upon you! He responded to him and said when he sat down: Thirty.


Book 41, Number 5177:

Narrated Mu'adh ibn Anas:

(This version is same as previous No 5176 from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), adding that): Afterwards another man came and said: Peace and Allah's mercy, blessings and forgiveness be upon you! whereupon he said: Forty. adding: Thus are excellent qualities rewarded.


Book 41, Number 5178:

Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Those who are nearest to Allah are they who are first to give a salutation.


Book 41, Number 5181:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

When one of you meets his brother, he should salute him, then if he meets him again after a tree, wall or stone has come between them, he should also salute him.


Book 41, Number 5182:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

Umar came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) when he was in his wooden oriel, and said to him: Peace be upon you. Apostle of Allah, peace be upon you! May Umar enter ?


Book 41, Number 5183:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to some children who were playing: He saluted them.


Book 41, Number 5184:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to us when I was a boy among the boys. He saluted us and took me by my hand. He then sent me with some message. He himself sat in the shadow of a wall, or he said: near a wall until I returned to him.


Book 41, Number 5186:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

Suhayl ibn AbuSalih said: I went out with my father to Syria. The people passed by the cloisters in which there were Christians and began to salute them. My father said: Do not give them salutation first, for AbuHurayrah reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not salute them (Jews and Christians) first, and when you meet them on the road, force them to go to the narrowest part of it.


Book 41, Number 5187:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of the Jews greets you saying: Death may come upon you, reply: The same to you.


Book 41, Number 5189:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you comes to an assembly, he should give a salutation and if he feels inclined to get up, he should give a salutation, for the former is not more of a duty than the latter.


Book 41, Number 5190:

Narrated AbuJurayy al-Hujaymi:

I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Upon you be peace, Apostle of Allah! He said: Do not say: Upon you be peace, for "Upon you be peace" is the salutation to the dead.


Book 41, Number 5191:

Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

AbuDawud said: Al-Hasan ibn Ali traced this tradition back to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him): When people are passing by, it is enough if one of them gives a salutation on their behalf, and that it is enough for those who are sitting if one of them replies.


Book 41, Number 5192:

Narrated Al-Bara' ibn Azib:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If two Muslims meet, shake hands, praise Allah, and ask Him for forgiveness, they will be forgiven.


Book 41, Number 5193:

Narrated Al-Bara' ibn Azib:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Two Muslims will not meet and shake hands having their sins forgiven them before they separate.


Book 41, Number 5194:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

When the people of the Yemen came, the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The people of the Yemen have come to you and they are first to shake hands.


Book 41, Number 5195:

Narrated AbuDharr:

Ayyub ibn Bushayr ibn Ka'b al-Adawi quoted a man of Anazah who said that he asked AbuDharr when he left Syria: I wish to ask you about a tradition of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). He said: I shall tell you except that it is something secret. Did the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) shake hands with you when you met him? He replied: I never met him without his shaking hands with me. One day he sent for me when I was not at home. When I came I was informed that he had sent for me. I came to him and found him on a couch. He embraced me and that was better and better.


Book 41, Number 5198:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

I never saw anyone more like the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) in respect of gravity, calm deportment, pleasant disposition - according to al-Hasan's version: in respect of talk and speech. Al-Hasan did not mention gravity, calm deportment, pleasant disposition - than Fatimah, may Allah honour her face. When she came to visit him (the Prophet) he got up to (welcome) her, took her by the hand, kissed her and made her sit where he was sitting; and when he went to visit her, she got up to (welcome) him, took him by the hand, kissed him, and made him sit where she was sitting.


Book 41, Number 5201:

Narrated Ash-Sha'bi:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) received Ja'far ibn AbuTalib, embraced him and kissed him between both of his eyes (forehead).


Book 41, Number 5202:

Narrated AbuNadrah:

Ilyas ibn Dighfal said: I saw AbuNadrah kissing on the cheek of al-Hasan.


Book 41, Number 5203:

Narrated Al-Bara' ibn Azib:

I went in with AbuBakr when he had newly come to Medina and he found his daughter Aisha lying down afflicted with fever. AbuBakr went to her, and saying: How are you, girlie? kissed her on the cheek.


Book 41, Number 5204:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

Ibn Umar told a story and said: We then came near the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and kissed his hand.


Book 41, Number 5205:

Narrated Usayd ibn Hudayr,:

AbdurRahman ibn AbuLayla, quoting Usayd ibn Hudayr, a man of the Ansar, said that while he was given to jesting and was talking to the people and making them laugh, the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) poked him under the ribs with a stick. He said: Let me take retaliation. He said: Take retaliation. He said: You are wearing a shirt but I am not. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) then raised his shirt and the man embraced him and began to kiss his side. Then he said: This is what I wanted, Apostle of Allah!


Book 41, Number 5206:

Narrated al-Wazi' ibn Zari':

Umm Aban, daughter of al-Wazi' ibn Zari', quoting his grandfather, who was a member of the deputation of AbdulQays, said: When we came to Medina, we raced to be first to dismount and kiss the hand and foot of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). But al-Mundhir al-Ashajj waited until he came to the bundle of his clothes. He put on his two garments and then he went to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him).

He said to him: You have two characteristics which Allah likes: gentleness and deliberation.

He asked: Have I acquired them or has Allah has created (them) my nature? He replied: No, Allah has created (them) in your nature.

He then said: Praise be to Allah Who has created in my nature two characteristics which Allah and His Apostle like.


Book 41, Number 5207:

Narrated AbuDharr:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) addressed me, saying: O AbuDharr! I replied: At thy service and at thy pleasure, Apostle of Allah! may I be ransom for thee.


Book 41, Number 5208:

Narrated Imran ibn Husayn:

In the pre-Islamic period we used to say: "May Allah make the eye happy for you," and "Good morning" but when Islam came, we were forbidden to say that. AbdurRazzaq said on the authority of Ma'mar: It is disapproved that a man should say: "May Allah make the eye happy for you," but there is no harm in saying: "May Allah make your eye happy.


Book 41, Number 5210:

Narrated Mu'awiyah:

AbuMijlaz said: Mu'awiyah went out to Ibn az-Zubayr and Ibn Amir. Ibn Amir got up and Ibn az-Zubayr remained sitting. Mu'awiyah said to Ibn Amir: Sit down, for I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: Let him who likes people to stand up before him prepare his place in Hell.


Book 41, Number 5211:

Narrated AbuUmamah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came out to us leaning on a stick. We stood up to show respect to him. He said: Do not stand up as foreigners do for showing respect to one another.


Book 41, Number 5212:

Narrated A man:

Ghalib said: When we were sitting at al-Hasan's door, a man came along. He said: My father told me on the authority of my grandfather, saying: My father sent me to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and said: Go to him and give him a greeting. So I went to him and said: My father sends you a greeting. He said: Upon you and upon your father be peace.


Book 41, Number 5214:

Narrated AbuAbdurRahman al-Fihri:

I was present with the Apostle of Allah at the battle of Hunayn. We travelled on a hot day when the heat was extreme. We halted under the shade of a tree. When the sun passed the meridian, I put on my coat of mail and rode on my horse. I came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) who was in a tent.

I said: Peace, Allah's mercy and His blessings be upon you! The time of departure has come.

He said: Yes. He then said: Rise, Bilal. He jumped out from beneath a gum-acacia tree and its shade was like that of a bird.

He said: I am at your service and at your pleasure, and I make myself a sacrifice for you.

He said: Put the saddle on the horse for me. He then took out a saddle, both sides of which were stuffed with palm-leaves; it showed no arrogance and pride. So he rode and we also rode. He then mentioned the rest of the tradition.


Book 41, Number 5215:

Narrated Abbas ibn Mirdas:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) laughed AbuBakr or Umar said to him: May Allah make your teeth laugh! He then mentioned the tradition.


Book 41, Number 5216:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came upon us when my mother and I were plastering a wall of mine. He asked: What is this, Abdullah ? I replied: It is something I am repairing. He said! The matter is quicker for you than that.


Book 41, Number 5218:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came out, and on seeing a high-domed building, he said: What is it?

His companions replied to him: It belongs to so and so, one of the Ansar.

He said: he said nothing but kept the matter in mind. When its owner came and gave him a greeting among the people, he turned away from him. When he had done this several times, the man realised that he was the cause of the anger and the rebuff.

So he complained about it to his companions, saying: I swear by Allah that I cannot understand the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).

They said: He went out and saw your domed building. So the man returned to it and demolished it, levelling it to the ground. One day the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came out and did not see it.

He asked: What has happened to the domed building?

They replied: Its owner complained to us about your rebuff, and when we informed him about it, he demolished it.

He said: Every building is a misfortune for its owner, except what cannot, except what cannot, meaning except that which is essential.


Book 41, Number 5219:

Narrated Dukayn ibn Sa'id al-Muzani:

We came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and asked him for some corn. He said: Go, Umar, and give them. He ascended with us a room upstairs, took a key from his apartment and opened it.


Book 41, Number 5220:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Habashi:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone cuts the lote-tree, Allah brings him headlong into Hell.


Book 41, Number 5221:

Narrated Hassan ibn Ibrahim:

I asked Hisham ibn Urwah about the cutting of a lote-tree when he was leaning against the house of Urwah. He said: Do you not see these doors and leaves? These were made of the lote-tree of Urwah which Urwah used to cut from his hand? He said: There is no harm in it.

Humayd's version adds: You have brought an innovation, O Iraqi! He said: The innovation is from you. I heard someone say at Mecca: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) cursed him who cuts a lote-tree. He then mentioned the rest of the tradition to the same effect.


Book 41, Number 5222:

Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib:

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.


Book 41, Number 5223:

Narrated AbuDharr:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: In the morning alms are due from every bone in man's fingers and toes. Salutation to everyone he meets is alms; enjoining good is alms; forbidding what is disreputable is alms; removing what is harmful from the road is alms; having sexual intercourse with his wife is alms. The people asked: He fulfils his desire, Apostle of Allah; is it alms? He replied: Tell me if he fulfilled his desire where he had no right, would he commit a sin ? He then said: Two rak'ahs which one prays in the forenoon serve instead of all that.


Book 41, Number 5225:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man never did a good deed but removed a thorny branch from the road; it was either in the tree and someone cut it and threw it on the road, or it was lying in it, he removed it. Allah accepted this good deed of his and brought him into Paradise.


Book 41, Number 5228:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: We have not made peace with them since we fought with them, so he who leaves any of them alone through fear does not belong to us.


Book 41, Number 5229:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Kill all the snakes, and he who fears their revenge does not belong to me.


Book 41, Number 5230:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who leaves the snakes along through fear of their pursuit, does not belong to us. We have not made peace with them since we have fought with them.


Book 41, Number 5231:

Narrated Al-Abbas ibn AbdulMuttalib:

Al-Abbas said to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him): We wish to sweep out Zamzam, but in it there are some of these Jinnan, meaning small snakes; so the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) ordered that they should be killed.


Book 41, Number 5236:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

Muhammad ibn AbuYahya said that his father told that he and his companion went to AbuSa'id al-Khudri to pay a sick visit to him. He said: Then we came out from him and met a companion of ours who wanted to go to him. We went ahead and sat in the mosque. He then came back and told us that he heard AbuSa'id al-Khudri say: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Some snakes are jinn; so when anyone sees one of them in his house, he should give it a warning three times. If it return (after that), he should kill it, for it is a devil.


Book 41, Number 5240:

Narrated AbdurRahman Ibn AbuLayla:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was asked about the house-snakes. He said: When you see one of them in your dwelling, say: I adjure you by the covenant which Noah made with you, and I adjure you by the covenant which Solomon made with you not to harm us. Then if they come back, kill them.


Book 41, Number 5241:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

Kill all the snakes except the little white one which looks like a silver wand.


Book 41, Number 5243:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone kills a gecko with the first blow, such and such number of good deeds will be recorded for him, if he kills it with the second blow, such and such number of good deeds will be recorded for him less than the former; and if he kills it with the third blow, such and such number of good deeds will be recorded for him, less than the former.


Book 41, Number 5244:

Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: For the first blow seventy good deeds will be recorded.


Book 41, Number 5247:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) prohibited to kill four creatures: ants, bees, hoopoes, and sparrow-hawks.


Book 41, Number 5249:

Narrated AbdurRahman ibn Uthman:

When a physician consulted the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) about putting frogs in medicine, he forbade him to kill them.


Book 41, Number 5251:

Narrated Umm Atiyyah al-Ansariyyah:

A woman used to perform circumcision in Medina. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to her: Do not cut severely as that is better for a woman and more desirable for a husband.


Book 41, Number 5252:

Narrated AbuUsayd al-Ansari:

AbuUsayd heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say when he was coming out of the mosque, and men and women were mingled in the road: Draw back, for you must not walk in the middle of the road; keep to the sides of the road. Then women were keeping so close to the wall that their garments were rubbing against it.


Book 41, Number 5253:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) prohibited that one, i.e. man, should walk between two women.