Volume 3, Book 48, Number 805:
Narrated Urwa bin Al-Musayyab, Alqama bin Waqqas and Ubaidullah bin Abdullah:
About the story of 'Aisha and their narrations were similar attesting each other, when
the liars said what they invented about 'Aisha, and the Divine Inspiration was delayed,
Allah's Apostle sent for 'Ali and Usama to consult them in divorcing his wife (i.e.
'Aisha). Usama said, "Keep your wife, as we know nothing about her except good."
Buraira said, "I cannot accuse her of any defect except that she is still a young
girl who sleeps, neglecting her family's dough which the domestic goats come to eat (i.e.
she was too simpleminded to deceive her husband)." Allah's Apostle said, "Who
can help me to take revenge over the man who has harmed me by defaming the reputation of
my family? By Allah, I have not known about my family-anything except good, and they
mentioned (i.e. accused) a man about whom I did not know anything except good."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 806:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
Allah's Apostle and Ubai bin Kab Al-Ansari went to the garden where Ibn Saiyad used to
live. When Allah's Apostle entered (the garden), he (i.e. Allah's Apostle ) started hiding
himself behind the datepalms as he wanted to hear secretly the talk of Ibn Saiyad before
the latter saw him. Ibn Saiyad wrapped with a soft decorated sheet was lying on his bed
murmuring. Ibn Saiyad's mother saw the Prophet hiding behind the stems of the date-palms.
She addressed Ibn Saiyad saying, "O Saf, this is Muhammad." Hearing that Ibn
Saiyad stopped murmuring (or got cautious), the Prophet said, "If she had left him
undisturbed, he would have revealed his reality." (See Hadith No. 290, Vol 4 for
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 807:
The wife of Rifa'a Al-Qurazi came to the Prophet and said, "I was Rifa'a's wife,
but he divorced me and it was a final irrevocable divorce. Then I married AbdurRahman bin
Az-Zubair but he is impotent." The Prophet asked her 'Do you want to remarry Rifa'a?
You cannot unless you had a complete sexual relation with your present husband." Abu
Bakr was sitting with Allah's Apostle and Khalid bin Said bin Al-'As was at the door
waiting to be admitted. He said, "O Abu Bakr! Do you hear what this (woman) is
revealing frankly before the Prophet ?"
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 808:
Narrated Abdullah bin Abu Mulaika from 'Uqba bin Al-Harith:
Uqba married the daughter of Abu Ihab bin Aziz, and then a woman came and said, "I
suckled 'Uqba and his wife." 'Uqba said to her, "I do not know that you have
suckled me, and you did not inform me." He then sent someone to the house of Abu Ihab
to enquire about that but they did not know that she had suckled their daughter. Then
'Uqba went to the Prophet in Medina and asked him about it. The Prophet said to him,
"How (can you keep your wife) after it has been said (that both of you were suckled
by the same woman)?" So, he divorced her and she was married to another (husband).
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 809:
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
People were (sometimes) judged by the revealing of a Divine Inspiration during the
lifetime of Allah's Apostle but now there is no longer any more (new revelation). Now we
judge you by the deeds you practice publicly, so we will trust and favor the one who does
good deeds in front of us, and we will not call him to account about what he is really
doing in secret, for Allah will judge him for that; but we will not trust or believe the
one who presents to us with an evil deed even if he claims that his intentions were good.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 810:
A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet and the people praised the
deceased. The Prophet said, "It has been affirmed (Paradise)." Then another
funeral procession passed by and the people talked badly of the deceased. The Prophet
said, "It has been affirmed (Hell)." Allah's Apostle was asked, "O Allah's
Apostle! You said it has been affirmed for both?" The Prophet said, "The
testimony of the people (is accepted), (for) the believer are Allah's witnesses on the
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 811:
Narrated Abu Al-Aswad:
Once I went to Medina where there was an outbreak of disease and the people were dying
rapidly. I was sitting with 'Umar and a funeral procession passed by. The people praised
the deceased. 'Umar said, "It has been affirmed" (Paradise). Then another
funeral procession passed by. The people praised the deceased. 'Umar said, "It has
been affirmed." (Paradise). Then another funeral procession passed by. The people
praised the deceased. 'Umar said, "It has been affirmed (Paradise)." Then a
third funeral procession passed by and the people talked badly of the deceased. 'Umar
said, "It has been affirmed (Hell)." I asked Umar, "O chief of the
believers! What has been affirmed?" He said, "I have said what the Prophet said.
He said, 'Allah will admit into paradise any Muslim whose good character is attested by
four persons.' We asked the Prophet, 'If there were three witnesses only?' He said, 'Even
three.' We asked, 'If there were two only?' He said, 'Even two.' But we did not ask him
about one witness."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 812:
Aflah asked the permission to visit me but I did not allow him. He said, "Do you
veil yourself before me although I am your uncle?" 'Aisha said, "How is
that?" Aflah replied, "You were suckled by my brother's wife with my brother's
milk." I asked Allah's Apostle about it, and he said, "Allah is right, so permit
him to visit you."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 813:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said about Hamza's daughter, "I am not legally permitted to marry her,
as foster relations are treated like blood relations (in marital affairs). She is the
daughter of my foster brother."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 814:
Narrated Amra bint 'Abdur-Rahman:
That 'Aisha the wife of the Prophet told her uncle that once, while the Prophet was in
her house, she heard a man asking Hafsa's permission to enter her house. 'Aisha said,
"I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! I think the man is Hafsa's foster uncle.' " 'Aisha
added, "O Allah's Apostle! There is a man asking the permission to enter your
house." Allah's Apostle replied, "I think the man is Hafsa's foster uncle."
'Aisha said, "If so-and-so were living (i.e. her foster uncle) would he be allowed to
visit me?" Allah's Apostle said, "Yes, he would, as the foster relations are
treated like blood relations (in marital affairs)."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 815:
Once the Prophet came to me while a man was in my house. He said, "O 'Aisha! Who
is this (man)?" I replied, "My foster brothers" He said, "O 'Aisha! Be
sure about your foster brothers, as fostership is only valid if it takes place in the
suckling period (before two years of age)."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 816:
Narrated 'Urwa bin Az-Zubair:
A woman committed theft in the Ghazwa of the Conquest (of Mecca) and she was taken to
the Prophet who ordered her hand to be cut off. 'Aisha said, "Her repentance was
perfect and she was married (later) and used to come to me (after that) and I would
present her needs to Allah's Apostle."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 817:
Narrated Zaid bin Khalid:
Allah's Apostle ordered that an unmarried man who committed illegal sexual intercourse
be scourged one hundred lashes and sent into exile for one year.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 818:
Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:
My mother asked my father to present me a gift from his property; and he gave it to me
after some hesitation. My mother said that she would not be satisfied unless the Prophet
was made a witness to it. I being a young boy, my father held me by the hand and took me
to the Prophet . He said to the Prophet, "His mother, bint Rawaha, requested me to
give this boy a gift." The Prophet said, "Do you have other sons besides
him?" He said, "Yes." The Prophet said, "Do not make me a witness for
injustice." Narrated Ash-Shabi that the Prophet said, "I will not become a
witness for injustice."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 819:
Narrated Zahdam bin Mudrab:
I heard Imran bin Husain saying, "The Prophet said, 'The best people are those
living in my generation, then those coming after them, and then those coming after (the
second generation)." Imran said "I do not know whether the Prophet mentioned two
or three generations after your present generation. The Prophet added, 'There will be some
people after you, who will be dishonest and will not be trustworthy and will give witness
(evidences) without being asked to give witness, and will vow but will not fulfill their
vows, and fatness will appear among them."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 820:
The Prophet said, "The people of my generation are the best, then those who follow
them, and then whose who follow the latter. After that there will come some people whose
witness will go ahead of their oaths, and their oaths will go ahead of their
witness." Ibrahim (a sub-narrator) said, "We used to be beaten for taking oaths
by saying, 'I bear witness by the Name of Allah or by the Covenant of Allah."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 821:
The Prophet was asked about the great sins He said, "They are:--
(1 ) To join others in worship with Allah,
(2) To be undutiful to one's parents.
(3) To kill a person (which Allah has forbidden to kill) (i.e. to commit the crime of
(4) And to give a false witness."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 822:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
The Prophet said thrice, "Should I inform you out the greatest of the great
sins?" They said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle!" He said, "To join others
in worship with Allah and to be undutiful to one's parents." The Prophet then sat up
after he had been reclining (on a pillow) and said, "And I warn you against giving a
false witness, and he kept on saying that warning till we thought he would not stop. (See
Hadith No. 7, Vol. 8)
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 823:
The Prophet heard a man (reciting Quran) in the Mosque, and he said, "May Allah
bestow His Mercy upon him. No doubt, he made me remember such-and such Verses of
such-and-such Sura which I dropped (from my memory).
Narrated Aisha: The Prophet performed the Tahajjud prayer in my house, and then he
heard the voice of 'Abbas who was praying in the Mosque, and said, "O 'Aisha! Is this
'Abbad's voice?" I said, "Yes." He said, "O Allah! Be merciful to
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 824:
Narrated Abdullah bin Umar:
The Prophet said, "Bilal pronounces the Adhan when it is still night (before
dawn), so eat and drink till the next Adhan is pronounced (or till you hear Ibn Um
Maktum's Adhan)." Ibn Um Maktum was a blind man who would not pronounce the Adhan
till he was told that it was dawn.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 825:
Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:
Some outer garments were received the Prophet and my father (Makhrama) said to me,
"Let us go to the Prophet so that he may give us something from the garments."
So, my father stood at the door and spoke. The Prophet recognized his voice and came out
carrying a garment and telling Makhrama the good qualities of that garment, adding,
"I have kept this for you, I have sent this for you."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 826:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Isn't the witness of a woman equal to half of that of a
man?" The women said, "Yes." He said, "This is because of the
deficiency of a woman's mind."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 827:
Narrated Uqba bin Al-Harith:
That he had married Um Yahya bint Abu Ihab. He said. "A black slave-lady came and
said, 'I suckled you both.' I then mentioned that to the Prophet who turned his face
aside." Uqba further said, "I went to the other side and told the Prophet about
it. He said, 'How can you (keep her as your wife) when the lady has said that she suckled
both of you (i.e. you and your wife?)" So, the Prophet ordered him to divorce her.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 828:
Narrated 'Uqba bin Al-Harith:
I married a woman and later on a woman came and said, "I suckled you both."
So, I went to the Prophet (to ask him about it). He said, "How can you (keep her as a
wife) when it has been said (that you were foster brother and sister)? Leave (divorce)
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 829:
(the wife of the Prophet) "Whenever Allah's Apostle intended to go on a journey,
he would draw lots amongst his wives and would take with him the one upon whom the lot
fell. During a Ghazwa of his, he drew lots amongst us and the lot fell upon me, and I
proceeded with him after Allah had decreed the use of the veil by women. I was carried in
a Howdah (on the camel) and dismounted while still in it. When Allah's Apostle was through
with his Ghazwa and returned home, and we approached the city of Medina, Allah's Apostle
ordered us to proceed at night. When the order of setting off was given, I walked till I
was past the army to answer the call of nature. After finishing I returned (to the camp)
to depart (with the others) and suddenly realized that my necklace over my chest was
missing. So, I returned to look for it and was delayed because of that. The people who
used to carry me on the camel, came to my Howdah and put it on the back of the camel,
thinking that I was in it, as, at that time, women were light in weight, and thin and
lean, and did not use to eat much. So, those people did not feel the difference in the
heaviness of the Howdah while lifting it, and they put it over the camel. At that time I
was a young lady. They set the camel moving and proceeded on. I found my necklace after
the army had gone, and came to their camp to find nobody. So, I went to the place where I
used to stay, thinking that they would discover my absence and come back in my search.
While in that state, I felt sleepy and slept.
Safwan bin Mu'attal As-Sulami Adh-Dhakwani was behind the army and reached my abode in
the morning. When he saw a sleeping person, he came to me, and he used to see me before
veiling. So, I got up when I heard him saying, "Inna lil-lah-wa inn a ilaihi rajiun
(We are for Allah, and we will return to Him)." He made his camel knell down. He got
down from his camel, and put his leg on the front legs of the camel and then I rode and
sat over it. Safwan set out walking, leading the camel by the rope till we reached the
army who had halted to take rest at midday. Then whoever was meant for destruction, fell
into destruction, (some people accused me falsely) and the leader of the false accusers
was 'Abdullah bin Ubai bin Salul. After that we returned to Medina, and I became ill for
one month while the people were spreading the forged statements of the false accusers. I
was feeling during my ailment as if I were not receiving the usual kindness from the
Prophet which I used to receive from him when I got sick. But he would come, greet and
say, 'How is that (girl)?' I did not know anything of what was going on till I recovered
from my ailment and went out with Um Mistah to the Manasi where we used to answer the call
of nature, and we used not to go to answer the call of nature except from night to night
and that was before we had lavatories near to our houses. And this habit of ours was
similar to the habit of the old 'Arabs in the open country (or away from houses). So. I
and Um Mistah bint Ruhm went out walking. Um Mistah stumbled because of her long dress and
on that she said, 'Let Mistah be ruined.' I said, 'You are saying a bad word. Why are you
abusing a man who took part in (the battle of) Badr?' She said, 'O Hanata (you there)
didn't you hear what they said?' Then she told me the rumors of the false accusers.
My sickness was aggravated, and when I returned home, Allah's Apostle came to me, and
after greeting he said, 'How is that (girl)?' I requested him to allow me to go to my
parents. I wanted then to be sure of the news through them I Allah's Apostle allowed me,
and I went to my parents and asked my mother, 'What are the people talking about?' She
said, 'O my daughter! Don't worry much about this matter. By Allah, never is there a
charming woman loved by her husband who has other wives, but the women would forge false
news about her.' I said, 'Glorified be Allah! Are the people really taking of this
matter?' That night I kept on weeping and could not sleep till morning. In the morning
Allah's Apostle called Ali bin Abu Talib and Usama bin Zaid when he saw the Divine
Inspiration delayed, to consul them about divorcing his wife (i.e. 'Aisha). Usama bin Zaid
said what he knew of the good reputation of his wives and added, 'O Allah's Apostle! Keep
you wife, for, by Allah, we know nothing about her but good.' 'Ali bin Abu Talib said, 'O
Allah's Apostle! Allah has no imposed restrictions on you, and there are many women other
than she, yet you may ask the woman-servant who will tell you the truth.' On that Allah's
Apostle called Buraira and said, 'O Burair. Did you ever see anything which roused your
suspicions about her?' Buraira said, 'No, by Allah Who has sent you with the Truth, I have
never seen in her anything faulty except that she is a girl of immature age, who sometimes
sleeps and leaves the dough for the goats to eat.' On that day Allah's Apostle ascended
the pulpit and requested that somebody support him in punishing 'Abdullah bin Ubai bin
Salul. Allah's Apostle said, 'Who will support me to punish that person ('Abdullah bin
Ubai bin Salul) who has hurt me by slandering the reputation of my family? By Allah, I
know nothing about my family but good, and they have accused a person about whom I know
nothing except good, and he never entered my house except in my company.'
Sad bin Mu'adh got up and said, 'O Allah's Apostle! by Allah, I will relieve you from
him. If that man is from the tribe of the Aus, then we will chop his head off, and if he
is from our brothers, the Khazraj, then order us, and we will fulfill your order.' On that
Sad bin 'Ubada, the chief of the Khazraj and before this incident, he had been a pious
man, got up, motivated by his zeal for his tribe and said, 'By Allah, you have told a lie;
you cannot kill him, and you will never be able to kill him.' On that Usaid bin Al-Hadir
got up and said (to Sad bin 'Ubada), 'By Allah! you are a liar. By Allah, we will kill
him; and you are a hypocrite, defending the hypocrites.' On this the two tribes of Aus and
Khazraj got excited and were about to fight each other, while Allah's Apostle was standing
on the pulpit. He got down and quietened them till they became silent and he kept quiet.
On that day I kept on weeping so much so that neither did my tears stop, nor could I
In the morning my parents were with me and I had wept for two nights and a day, till I
thought my liver would burst from weeping. While they were sitting with me and I was
weeping, an Ansari woman asked my permission to enter, and I allowed her to come in. She
sat down and started weeping with me. While we were in this state, Allah's Apostle came
and sat down and he had never sat with me since the day they forged the accusation. No
revelation regarding my case came to him for a month. He recited Tashah-hud (i.e. None has
the right to be worshipped but Allah and Muhammad is His Apostle) and then said, 'O
'Aisha! I have been informed such-and-such about you; if you are innocent, then Allah will
soon reveal your innocence, and if you have committed a sin, then repent to Allah and ask
Him to forgive you, for when a person confesses his sin and asks Allah for forgiveness,
Allah accepts his repentance.' When Allah's Apostle finished his speech my tears ceased
completely and there remained not even a single drop of it. I requested my father to reply
to Allah's Apostle on my behalf. My father said, By Allah, I do not know what to say to
Allah's Apostle.' I said to my mother, 'Talk to Allah's Apostle on my behalf.' She said,
'By Allah, I do not know what to say to Allah's Apostle.
I was a young girl and did not have much knowledge of the Quran. I said. 'I know, by
Allah, that you have listened to what people are saying and that has been planted in your
minds and you have taken it as a truth. Now, if I told you that I am innocent and Allah
knows that I am innocent, you would not believe me and if I confessed to you falsely that
I am guilty, and Allah knows that I am innocent you would believe me. By Allah, I don't
compare my situation with you except to the situation of Joseph's father (i.e. Jacob) who
said, 'So (for me) patience is most fitting against that which you assert and it is Allah
(Alone) whose help can be sought.' Then I turned to the other side of my bed hoping that
Allah would prove my innocence. By Allah I never thought that Allah would reveal Divine
Inspiration in my case, as I considered myself too inferior to be talked of in the Holy
Qur'an. I had hoped that Allah's Apostle might have a dream in which Allah would prove my
innocence. By Allah, Allah's Apostle had not got up and nobody had left the house before
the Divine Inspiration came to Allah's Apostle. So, there overtook him the same state
which used to overtake him, (when he used to have, on being inspired divinely). He was
sweating so much so that the drops of the sweat were dropping like pearls though it was a
(cold) wintry day. When that state of Allah's Apostle was over, he was smiling and the
first word he said, 'Aisha! Thank Allah, for Allah has declared your innocence.' My mother
told me to go to Allah's Apostle . I replied, 'By Allah I will not go to him and will not
thank but Allah.' So Allah revealed: "Verily! They who spread the slander are a gang
among you . . ." (24.11)
When Allah gave the declaration of my Innocence, Abu Bakr, who used to provide for
Mistah bin Uthatha for he was his relative, said, 'By Allah, I will never provide Mistah
with anything because of what he said about Aisha.' But Allah later revealed: --
"And let not those who are good and wealthy among you swear not to help their
kinsmen, those in need and those who left their homes in Allah's Cause. Let them forgive
and overlook. Do you not wish that Allah should forgive you? Verily! Allah is
Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful." (24.22) After that Abu Bakr said, 'Yes ! By Allah! I
like that Allah should forgive me,' and resumed helping Mistah whom he used to help
Allah's Apostle also asked Zainab bint Jahsh (i.e. the Prophet's wife about me saying,
'What do you know and what did you see?' She replied, 'O Allah's Apostle! I refrain to
claim hearing or seeing what I have not heard or seen. By Allah, I know nothing except
goodness about Aisha." Aisha further added "Zainab was competing with me (in her
beauty and the Prophet's love), yet Allah protected her (from being malicious), for she
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 830:
Narrated Abu Bakra:
A man praised another man in front of the Prophet . The Prophet said to him, "Woe
to you, you have cut off your companion's neck, you have cut off your companion's
neck," repeating it several times and then added, "Whoever amongst you has to
praise his brother should say, 'I think that he is so and so, and Allah knows exactly the
truth, and I do not confirm anybody's good conduct before Allah, but I think him so and
so,' if he really knows what he says about him."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 831:
Narrated Abu Musa Al-Ashari:
The Prophet heard someone praising another and exaggerating in his praise. The Prophet
said, "You have ruined or cut the man's back (by praising him so much).
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 832:
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Allah's Apostle called me to present myself in front of him or the eve of the battle of
Uhud, while I was fourteen years of age at that time, and he did not allow me to take part
in that battle, but he called me in front of him on the eve of the battle of the Trench
when I was fifteen years old, and he allowed me (to join the battle)." Nafi' said,
"I went to 'Umar bin 'Abdul Aziz who was Caliph at that time and related the above
narration to him, He said, "This age (fifteen) is the limit between childhood and
manhood," and wrote to his governors to give salaries to those who reached the age of
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 833:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
The Prophet said, "Bath on Friday is compulsory for those who have attained the
age of puberty."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 834:
Allah's Apostle said, "If somebody takes a false oath in order to get the property
of a Muslim (unjustly) by that oath, then Allah will be angry with him when he will meet
Him." Al-Ash'ath informed me, "By Allah! This was said regarding me. There was a
dispute about a piece of land between me and a man from the Jews who denied my right. I
took him to the Prophet. Allah's Apostle asked me, 'Do you have an evidence?' I replied in
the negative. He said to the Jew, 'Take an oath.' I said, 'O Allah's Apostle! He will
surely take an oath and take my property unjustly." So, Allah revealed: "Verily!
Those who purchase a little gain at the cost of Allah's covenant and their oaths . . .
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 835:
Narrated Ibn Abu Mulaika:
Ibn 'Abbas wrote that the Prophet gave his verdict on the basis of the defendant's
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 836:
Narrated Abu Wail:
Abdullah (bin Mas'ud) said, "Whoever takes a (false) oath in order to grab some
property (unjustly), Allah will be angry with him when he will meet Him. Allah confirmed
that through His Divine Revelation: "Verily! Those who purchase a little gain at the
cost of Allah's covenant and their oaths . . . they will have a painful punishment."
Al-Ash'ath bin Qais came to us and asked, 'What is Abu Abdur-Rahman (i.e. 'Abdullah)
telling you? 'We told him what he was narrating to us. He said, 'He was telling the truth;
this Divine Verse was revealed in connection with me. There was a dispute between me and
another man about something and the case was filed before Allah's Apostle who said,
'Produce your two witnesses or else the defendant is to take an oath.' I said, The
defendant will surely take a (false) oath caring for nothing.' The Prophet said, 'Whoever
takes a false oath in order to grab (other's) property, then Allah will be angry with him
when he will meet Him.' Then Allah revealed its confirmation. Al-Ashath then recited the
above Divine Verse." (3.77)
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 837:
Narrated Ibn Abbas:
Hilal bin Umaiya accused his wife before the Prophet of committing illegal sexual
intercourse with Sharik bin Sahma.' The Prophet said, "Produce a proof, or else you
would get the legal punishment (by being lashed) on your back." Hilal said, "O
Allah's Apostle! If anyone of us saw another man over his wife, would he go to search for
a proof." The Prophet went on saying, "Produce a proof or else you would get the
legal punishment (by being lashed) on your back." The Prophet then mentioned the
narration of Lian (as in the Holy Book). (Surat-al-Nur: 24)
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 838:
Narrated Abu Huraira: Allah's Apostle said, "There are three persons whom Allah
will neither talk to nor look at, nor purify from (the sins), and they will have a painful
punishment. (They are):
(1) A man possessed superfluous water on a way and he withheld it from the travelers.
(2) a man who gives a pledge of allegiance to a Muslim ruler and gives it only for
worldly gains. If the ruler gives him what he wants, he remains obedient to It, otherwise
he does not abide by it, and
(3) a man bargains with another man after the Asr prayer and the latter takes a false
oath in the Name of Allah) claiming that he has been offered so much for the thing and the
former (believes him and) buys it."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 839:
Narrated Ibn Mas'ud:
The Prophet said, "Whoever takes a (false) oath in order to grab (others)
property, then Allah will be angry with him when he will meet Him."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 840:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet asked some people to take an oath, and they hurried for it. The Prophet
ordered that lots should be drawn amongst them as to who would take an oath first.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 841:
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Aufa:
A man displayed some goods in the market and took a false oath that he had been offered
so much for them though he was not offered that amount Then the following Divine Verse was
revealed:-- "Verily! Those who purchase a little gain at the cost of Allah's covenant
and their oaths . . . Will get painful punishment." (3.77) Ibn Abu Aufa added,
"Such person as described above is a treacherous Riba-eater (i.e. eater of usury).
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 842:
Narrated Abu Wail from Abdullah:
The Prophet said, "Whoever takes a false oath in order to grab another man's (or
his brother's) property, then Allah will be angry with him when he will meet him."
Then Allah confirmed this by revealing the Divine Verse: "Verily! Those who purchase
a little gain at the cost of Allah's Covenant and their oaths . . . Will get painful
punishment." (3.77) Al-Ash'ath met me and asked, "What did 'Abdullah tell you
today?" I said, "So and so." He said, "The Verse was revealed
regarding my case."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 843:
Narrated Talha bin 'Ubaidullah:
A man came to Allah's Apostle asking him about Islam, Allah's Apostle said, "You
have to offer five compulsory prayers in a day and a night (24 hours)." The man
asked, "Is there any more compulsory prayers for me?" Allah's Apostle said,
"No, unless you like to offer Nawafil (i.e. optional prayers)." Allah's Apostle
then added, "You have to observe fasts during the month of Ramadan." The man
said, "Am I to fast any other days?' Allah's Apostle said, "No, unless you wish
to observe the optional fast voluntarily." Then Allah's Apostle told him about the
compulsory Zakat. The man asked, "Do I have to give anything besides?" Allah's
Apostle said, "No, unless you wish to give in charity voluntarily." So, the man
departed saying, "By Allah I will neither do more nor less than that." Allah's
Apostle said, "If he has said the truth he will be successful."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 844:
The Prophet said, "Whoever has to take an oath should swear by Allah or remain
silent." (i.e. He should not swear by other than Allah.)
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 845:
Narrated Um Salama:
Once Allah's Apostle said, "You people present your cases to me and some of you
may be more eloquent and persuasive in presenting their argument. So, if I give some one's
right to another (wrongly) because of the latter's (tricky) presentation of the case, I am
really giving him a piece of fire; so he should not take it."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 846:
Narrated Abdullah bin Abbas:
Abu Sufyan told me that Heraclius said to him, "When I enquired you what he (i.e.
Muhammad) ordered you, you replied that he ordered you to establish the prayer, to speak
the truth, to be chaste, to keep promises and to pay back trusts." Then Heraclius
added, "These are really the qualities of a prophet."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 847:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The signs of a hypocrite are three:
(1) whenever he speaks, he tells a lie,
(2) whenever he is entrusted, he proves to be dishonest,
(3) whenever he promises, he breaks his promise.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 848:
Narrated Muhammad bin Ali:
Jabir bin Abdullah said, "When the Prophet died, Abu Bakr received some property
from Al-Ala bin Al-Hadrami. Abu Bakr said to the people, "Whoever has a money claim
on the Prophet, or was promised something by him, should come to us (so that we may pay
him his right)." Jabir added, "I said (to Abu Bakr), Allah's Apostle promised me
that he would give me this much, and this much, and this much (spreading his hands three
times)." Jabir added, "Abu Bakr counted for me and handed me five-hundred (gold
pieces), and then five-hundred, and then five-hundred."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 849:
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
A Jew from Hira asked me which one of the two periods Musa (i.e. Prophet Moses)
completed. I said, "I don't know, (but wait) till I see the most learned 'Arab and
enquire him about it." So, I went to Ibn 'Abbas and asked him. He replied,
"Moses completed the longer and better period." Ibn 'Abbas added, "No
doubt, an apostle of Allah always does what he says."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 850:
Narrated Ubaidullah bin Abdullah bin Utba:
Ibn Abbas said, "O Muslims? How do you ask the people of the Scriptures, though
your Book (i.e. the Quran) which was revealed to His Prophet is the most recent
information from Allah and you recite it, the Book that has not been distorted? Allah has
revealed to you that the people of the scriptures have changed with their own hands what
was revealed to them and they have said (as regards their changed Scriptures): This is
from Allah, in order to get some worldly benefit thereby." Ibn Abbas added:
"Isn't the knowledge revealed to you sufficient to prevent you from asking them? By
Allah I have never seen any one of them asking (Muslims) about what has been revealed to
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 851:
Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:
The Prophet said, "The example of the person abiding by Allah's orders and limits
(or the one who abides by the limits and regulations prescribed by Allah) in comparison to
the one who do wrong and violate Allah's limits and orders is like the example of people
drawing lots for seats in a boat. Some of them got seats in the upper part while the
others in the lower part ; those in the, lower part have to pass by those in the upper one
to get water, and that troubled the latter. One of them (i.e. the people in the lower
part) took an axe and started making a hole in the bottom of the boat. The people of the
upper part came and asked him, (saying), 'What is wrong with you?' He replied, "You
have been troubled much by my (coming up to you), and I have to get water.' Now if they
prevent him from doing that they will save him and themselves, but if they leave him (to
do what he wants), they will destroy him and themselves."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 852:
Narrated Um Al-Ala:
That when the Ansar drew lots as to which of the emigrants should dwell with which of
the Ansar, the name of Uthman bin Mazun came out (to be in their lot). Um Al-Ala further
said, "Uthman stayed with us, and we nursed him when he got sick, but he died. We
shrouded him in his clothes, and Allah's Apostle came to our house and I said, (addressing
the dead 'Uthman), 'O Abu As-Sa'ib! May Allah be merciful to you. I testify that Allah has
blessed you.' The Prophet said to me, "How do you know that Allah has blessed
him?" I replied, 'I do not know O Allah's Apostle! May my parents be sacrificed for
you.' Allah's Apostle said, 'As regards Uthman, by Allah he has died and I really wish him
every good, yet, by Allah, although I am Allah's Apostle, I do not know what will be done
to him.' Um Al-Ala added, 'By Allah I shall never attest the piety of anybody after him.
And what Allah's Apostles said made me sad." Um Al-Ala further said, "Once I
slept and saw in a dream, a flowing stream for Uthman. So I went to Allah's Apostle and
told him about it, he said, 'That is (the symbol of) his deeds."
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 853:
Whenever Allah's Apostle intended to go on a journey, he used to draw lots among his
wives and would take with him the one on whom the lot fell. He also used to fix for
everyone of his wives a day and a night, but Sauda bint Zam'a gave her day and night to
'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet intending thereby to please Allah's Apostle.
Volume 3, Book 48, Number 854:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "If the people knew what is the reward of making the call
(for the prayer) and (of being in) the first row (in the prayer), and if they found no
other way to get this privilege except by casting lots, they would certainly cast lots for
it. If they knew the reward of the noon prayer, they would race for it, and if they knew
the reward of the morning (i.e. Fajr) and Isha prayers, they would present themselves for
the prayer even if they had to crawl to reach there.