THE HADITH OF MUHAMMED
By Sahih Bukhari
Virtues of the Prayer Hall (Sutra of the Musalla)
1, Book 9, Number 472:
1, Book 9, Number 473:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Once I came riding a
she-ass when I had just attained the age of puberty. Allah's Apostle
was offering the prayer at Mina with no wall in front of him and I passed
in front of some of the row. There I dismounted and let my she-ass loose
to graze and entered the row and nobody objected to me about it.
1, Book 9, Number 474:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Whenever Allah's Apostle
came out on 'Id day, he used to order that a Harba (a short spear) to
be planted in front of him (as a Sutra for his prayer) and then he used
to pray facing it with the people behind him and used to do the same
while on a journey. After the Prophet , this practice was adopted by
the Muslim rulers (who followed his traditions).
1, Book 9, Number 475:
Narrated 'Aun bin Abi
I heard my father saying,
"The Prophet led us, and prayed a two-Rak'at Zuhr prayer and then a
two-Rak'at 'Asr prayer at Al-Batha' with an 'Anza (planted) in front
of him (as a Sutra) while women and donkeys were passing in front of
him (beyond that 'Anza)."
1, Book 9, Number 476:
Narrated Sahl (bin Sa'd):
The distance between
the Musalla of Allah's Apostle and the wall was just sufficient for
a sheep to pass through .
1, Book 9, Number 477:
The distance between
the wall of the mosque and the pulpit was hardly enough for a sheep
to pass through.
1, Book 9, Number 478:
The Prophet used to get
a Harba planted in front of him (as a Sutra) and pray behind it.
1, Book 9, Number 479:
Narrated 'Aun bin Abi
that he had heard his
father saying, "Allah's Apostle came to us at mid-day and water was
brought for his ablution. He performed ablution and led us in Zuhr and
'Asr prayers with an 'Anza planted in front of him (as a Sutra), while
women and donkeys were passing beyond it."
1, Book 9, Number 480:
Narrated Anas Ibn Malik:
Whenever the Prophet
went for answering the call of nature, I and another boy used to go
after him with a staff, a stick or an 'Anza and a tumbler of water and
when he finished from answering the call of nature we would hand that
tumbler of water to him.
1, Book 9, Number 481:
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Allah's Apostle came
out at midday and offered a two-Rak'at Zuhr and 'Asr prayers at Al-Batha
and an 'Anza was planted in front of him (as a Sutra). He performed
ablution and the people took the remaining water left after his ablution
and rubbed their bodies with it.
1, Book 9, Number 482:
Narrated Yazid bin Al
I used to accompany Salama
bin Al-Akwa' and he used to pray behind the pillar which was near the
place where the Quran's were kept I said, "O Abu Muslim! I see you always
seeking to pray behind this pillar." He replied, "I saw Allah's Apostle
always seeking to pray near that pillar."
1, Book 9, Number 483:
I saw the most famous
people amongst the companions of the Prophet hurrying towards the pillars
at the Maghrib prayer before the Prophet came for the prayer.
1, Book 9, Number 484:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet entered the
Ka'ba along with Usama bin Zaid, 'Uthman bin Talha and Bilal and remained
there for a long time. When they came out, I was the first man to enter
the Ka'ba. I asked Bilal "Where did the Prophet pray?" Bilal replied,
"Between the two front Pillars."
1, Book 9, Number 485:
'Abdullah bin 'Umar said,
"Allah's Apostle entered the Ka'ba along with Usama bin Zaid, Bilal
and 'Uthman bin Talha Al-Hajabi and closed the door and stayed there
for some time. I asked Bilal when he came out, 'What did the Prophet
do?' He replied, 'He offered prayer with one pillar to his left and
one to his right and three behind.' In those days the Ka'ba was supported
by six pillars." Malik said: "There were two pillars on his (the Prophet's)
1, Book 9, Number 486:
"The Prophet used to
make his she-camel sit across and he would pray facing it (as a Sutra)."
I asked, "What would the Prophet do if the she-camel was provoked and
moved?" He said, "He would take its camel-saddle and put it in front
of him and pray facing its back part (as a Sutra). And Ibn 'Umar used
to do the same." (This indicates that one should not pray except behind
1, Book 9, Number 487:
Do you make us (women)
equal to dogs and donkeys? While I used to lie in my bed, the Prophet
would come and pray facing the middle of the bed. I used to consider
it not good to stand in front of him in his prayers. So I used to slip
away slowly and quietly from the foot of the bed till I got out of my
1, Book 9, Number 488:
Narrated Abu Sa'id:
The Prophet said, (what
is ascribed to him in the following Hadith 488):
1, Book 9, Number 489:
Narrated Abu Salih As-Samman:
I saw Abu Said Al-Khudri
praying on a Friday, behind something which acted as a Sutra. A young
man from Bani Abi Mu'ait, wanted to pass in front of him, but Abu Said
repulsed him with a push on his chest. Finding no alternative he again
tried to pass but Abu Said pushed him with a greater force. The young
man abused Abu Said and went to Marwan and lodged a complaint against
Abu Said and Abu Said followed the young man to Marwan who asked him,
"O Abu Said! What has happened between you and the son of your brother?"
Abu Sa'id said to him, "I heard the Prophet saying, 'If anybody amongst
you is praying behind something as a Sutra and somebody tries to pass
in front of him, then he should repulse him and if he refuses, he should
use force against him for he is a satan.' "
1, Book 9, Number 490:
Narrated Busr bin Said:
that Zaid bin Khalid
sent him to Abi Juhaim to ask him what he had heard from Allah's Apostle
about a person passing in front of another person who was praying. Abu
Juhaim replied, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If the person who passes in
front of another person in prayer knew the magnitude of his sin he would
prefer to wait for 40 (days, months or years) rather than to pass in
front of him." Abu An-Nadr said, "I do not remember exactly whether
he said 40 days, months or years."
1, Book 9, Number 491:
The things which annul
the prayers were mentioned before me. They said, "Prayer is annulled
by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they pass in front of the praying
people)." I said, "You have made us (i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet
praying while I used to lie in my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever
I was in need of something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face
1, Book 9, Number 492:
The Prophet used to pray
while I was sleeping across in his bed in front of him. Whenever he
wanted to pray Witr, he would wake me up and I would pray Witr.
1, Book 9, Number 493:
the wife of the Prophet,
"I used to sleep in front of Allah's Apostle with my legs opposite his
Qibla (facing him); and whenever he prostrated, he pushed my feet and
I withdrew them and whenever he stood, I stretched them." 'Aisha added,
"In those days there were no lamps in the houses."
1, Book 9, Number 494:
The things which annual
prayer were mentioned before me (and those were): a dog, a donkey and
a woman. I said, "You have compared us (women) to donkeys and dogs.
By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in (my) bed
between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of something, I disliked
to sit and trouble the Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of
1, Book 9, Number 495:
(the wife of the Prophet)
Allah's Apostle used to get up at night and pray while I used to lie
across between him and the Qibla on his family's bed.
1, Book 9, Number 496:
Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Ansari:
Allah's Apostle was praying
and he was carrying Umama the daughters of Zainab, the daughter of Allah's
Apostle and she was the daughter of 'As bin Rabi'a bin 'AbduShams. When
he prostrated, he put her down and when he stood, he carried her (on
1, Book 9, Number 497:
Narrated Maimuna bint
My bed was beside the
praying place (Musalla) of the Prophet and sometimes his garment fell
on me while I used to lie in my bed.
1, Book 9, Number 498:
The Prophet used to pray
while I used to sleep beside him during my periods (menses) and in prostrations
his garment used to touch me.
1, Book 9, Number 499:
It is not good that you
people have made us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys. No doubt I saw
Allah's Apostle praying while I used to lie between him and the Qibla
and when he wanted to prostrate, he pushed my legs and I withdrew them.
Narrated 'Amr bin Maimuin:
'Abdullah bin Mas'ud
said, "While Allah's Apostle was praying beside the Ka'ba, there were
some Quraish people sitting in a gathering. One of them said, 'Don't
you see this (who does deeds just to show off)? Who amongst you can
go and bring the dung, blood and the abdominal contents (intestines,
etc). of the slaughtered camels of the family of so and so and then
wait till he prostrates and put that in between his shoulders?' The
most unfortunate amongst them ('Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait) went (and brought
them) and when Allah's Apostle prostrated, he put them between his shoulders.
The Prophet remained in prostration and they laughed so much so that
they fell on each other. A passerby went to Fatima, who was a young
girl in those days. She came running and the Prophet was still in prostration.
She removed them and cursed upon the Quraish on their faces. When Allah's
Apostle completed his prayer, he said, 'O Allah! Take revenge on Quraish.'
He said so thrice and added, 'O Allah! take revenge on 'Amr bin Hisham,
'Utba bin Rabia, Shaiba bin Rabi'a, Al-Walid bin'Utba, Umaiya bin Khalaf,
'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait and 'Umar a bin Al-Walid." Abdullah added, "By
Allah! I saw all of them dead in the battle field on the day of Badr
and they were dragged and thrown in the Qalib (a well) at Badr: Allah's
Apostle then said, 'Allah's curse has descended upon the people of the
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