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 SUNAN ABU DAWOOD

 

VOLUME (1.12)

 

BOOK # 2 - PRAYER

كتاب الصلاة

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 485
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، وَأَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَمْرِو بْنِ السَّرْحِ، وَمُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، قَالُوا حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ وَهْبٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرٌو، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ الْحَارِثِ - عَنْ عُمَارَةَ بْنِ غَزِيَّةَ، عَنْ سُمَىٍّ، مَوْلَى أَبِي بَكْرٍ أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا صَالِحٍ، ذَكْوَانَ يُحَدِّثُ عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ أَقْرَبُ مَا يَكُونُ الْعَبْدُ مِنْ رَبِّهِ وَهُوَ سَاجِدٌ فَأَكْثِرُوا الدُّعَاءَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : The nearest a servant come to his Lord is when he is prostrating himself, so make supplication often.

حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ بْنِ سُحَيْمٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَعْبَدٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَشَفَ السِّتَارَةَ وَالنَّاسُ صُفُوفٌ خَلْفَ أَبِي بَكْرٍ فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ يَا أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ إِنَّهُ لَمْ يَبْقَ مِنْ مُبَشِّرَاتِ النُّبُوَّةِ إِلاَّ الرُّؤْيَا الصَّالِحَةُ يَرَاهَا الْمُسْلِمُ أَوْ تُرَى لَهُ وَإِنِّي نُهِيتُ أَنْ أَقْرَأَ رَاكِعًا أَوْ سَاجِدًا فَأَمَّا الرُّكُوعُ فَعَظِّمُوا الرَّبَّ فِيهِ وَأَمَّا السُّجُودُ فَاجْتَهِدُوا فِي الدُّعَاءِ فَقَمِنٌ أَنْ يُسْتَجَابَ لَكُمْ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) lifted the curtain (and saw that) the people were standing in rows (of prayers) behind Abu Bakr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). He said : O people, there remained nothing that gives good tidings from prophet-hood except a true dream which a Muslim has himself or which another Muslim has for him. I have been prohibited to recite the Qur’an while bowing or prostration. As regards bowing, exalt the Lord in it, and as to prostration, make supplication with tenderness of heart in it, that is worthy of being accepted.

 
 
Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) narrated that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) often, while bowing and prostrating, said - سُبْحَانَكَ اللَّهُمَّ رَبَّنَا وَبِحَمْدِكَ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي  [Glory be to You, O Allah, our Lord. And Praise be to You, O Allah, forgive me]. Thus interpreting the (command in the Qur’an).
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 488
 
 
Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to say when prostrating -  اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لِي ذَنْبِي كُلَّهُ دِقَّهُ وَجِلَّهُ وَأَوَّلَهُ وَآخِرَهُ   [ O Allah. Forgive me all my sins, small and great, first and last].  The narrator Ibn al-sarh added : 'open and secret'.
 
  
 
Ummul Momineen Aisha ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا)) narrated that one night I missed the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم),  and when I sought him on the spot of prayer, I found him in prostration with his feet raised, and he was saying -  أَعُوذُ بِرِضَاكَ مِنْ سَخَطِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِمُعَافَاتِكَ مِنْ عُقُوبَتِكَ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْكَ لاَ أُحْصِي ثَنَاءً عَلَيْكَ أَنْتَ كَمَا أَثْنَيْتَ عَلَى نَفْسِكَ [O Allah, I seek refuge in Your good pleasure from Your anger and in Your Mercy from Your Punishment, and I seek refuge from You in You; I am not able to praise You (the way that You deserve to be praised), for You are as You have praised Yourself].
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 490

حَدَّثَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عُثْمَانَ، حَدَّثَنَا بَقِيَّةُ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعَيْبٌ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ عُرْوَةَ، أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ، أَخْبَرَتْهُ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يَدْعُو فِي صَلاَتِهِ ‏"‏ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْمَأْثَمِ وَالْمَغْرَمِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ لَهُ قَائِلٌ مَا أَكْثَرَ مَا تَسْتَعِيذُ مِنَ الْمَغْرَمِ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ إِنَّ الرَّجُلَ إِذَا غَرِمَ حَدَّثَ فَكَذَبَ وَوَعَدَ فَأَخْلَفَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Ummul Momineen Aisha ((رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا)) narrated that one night I missed the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to make supplication during the prayer saying -  اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ عَذَابِ الْقَبْرِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَسِيحِ الدَّجَّالِ وَأَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنْ فِتْنَةِ الْمَحْيَا وَالْمَمَاتِ اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْمَأْثَمِ وَالْمَغْرَمِ  [O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the punishment of the grave; I seek refuge in You from the trial of the Antichrist; I seek refuge in You from the trial of life and the trial of death; O Allah, I seek refuge in You from sin and debt].  Someone said to him: How often you seek refuge from debt! He replied : When a man is in debt, he talks and tells lies, makes promises and breaks them.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 491

Abu Layla al-Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that he  prayed by the side of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in the supererogatory prayer and I heard him say  - أَعُوذُ بِاللَّهِ مِنَ النَّارِ وَيْلٌ لأَهْلِ النَّارِ  [ I seek refuge in Allah from the Hell Fire.   Woe to the inmates of the Hell-fire].

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 492
 
 
Abu Hurairah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that (one day) the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)  got up for the prayer and we also stood up along with him. During the prayer a Bedouin said - اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْنِي وَمُحَمَّدًا وَلاَ تَرْحَمْ مَعَنَا أَحَدًا [ O Allah, show mercy to me and to (Prophet) Mohammed (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and do not show mercy to anyone along with us].  When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) uttered the salutation, he said to the Bedouin; you narrowed down a vast (thing). By this he meant the mercy of Allah.
 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 493
 

Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) recited -  سَبِّحِ اسْمَ رَبِّكَ الأَعْلَى [Glorify the name of thy Lord, the Most High],  he would say - سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى  [Glory be to Allah, the most High].

Imam Abu Dawood said in this tradition the other narrators have differed from the narrator Waki. This has been narrated by Waki and Shu’bah from Abu Ishaq, from Sa’id b Jubair, from Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) as his own statement (and not from the Prophet  ).

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 494
 
حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ، حَدَّثَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ مُوسَى بْنِ أَبِي عَائِشَةَ، قَالَ كَانَ رَجُلٌ يُصَلِّي فَوْقَ بَيْتِهِ وَكَانَ إِذَا قَرَأَ ‏{‏ أَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَى أَنْ يُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى ‏}‏ قَالَ سُبْحَانَكَ فَبَلَى فَسَأَلُوهُ عَنْ ذَلِكَ فَقَالَ سَمِعْتُهُ مِنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ قَالَ أَحْمَدُ يُعْجِبُنِي فِي الْفَرِيضَةِ أَنْ يَدْعُوَ بِمَا فِي الْقُرْآنِ ‏.‏

Musa bin Abi Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that a man used to pray on the roof of his house. When he recited the verse - أَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَى أَنْ يُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى [Is not He able to bring the dead to life?] (Al-Qiyama - 42) he would say -  سُبْحَانَكَ فَبَلَى فَسَأَلُوهُ عَنْ ذَلِكَ  [Glory be to You, then, why not?]. They asked him about it, and he replied, he heard it from the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).

Imam Abu Dawood said, Ahmad bin Hanbal said : It is pleasing to me that one should recite in the obligatory prayer those supplications which are described in the Quran.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 495
 
حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، حَدَّثَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، حَدَّثَنَا سَعِيدٌ الْجُرَيْرِيُّ، عَنِ السَّعْدِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، أَوْ عَنْ عَمِّهِ، قَالَ رَمَقْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي صَلاَتِهِ فَكَانَ يَتَمَكَّنُ فِي رُكُوعِهِ وَسُجُودِهِ قَدْرَ مَا يَقُولُ ‏ "‏ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ ثَلاَثًا ‏.‏
 
Sa’d (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that he heard his father or his uncle say : I witnessed the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), while offering prayer, he used to stay in his bowing and his prostration as long as one utters the words -  سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَبِحَمْدِهِ  [Glory be to Allah and praise be to Him ] three times.


Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 496
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ بْنُ مَرْوَانَ الأَهْوَازِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ، وَأَبُو دَاوُدَ عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي ذِئْبٍ، عَنْ إِسْحَاقَ بْنِ يَزِيدَ الْهُذَلِيِّ، عَنْ عَوْنِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِذَا رَكَعَ أَحَدُكُمْ فَلْيَقُلْ ثَلاَثَ مَرَّاتٍ سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ وَذَلِكَ أَدْنَاهُ وَإِذَا سَجَدَ فَلْيَقُلْ سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى ثَلاَثًا وَذَلِكَ أَدْنَاهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ هَذَا مُرْسَلٌ عَوْنٌ لَمْ يُدْرِكْ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ ‏.‏

Awn narrated that Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : When one of you bows, he should say three time -  سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الْعَظِيمِ [Glory be to my mighty Lord] and when he prostrates, he should say  - سُبْحَانَ رَبِّيَ الأَعْلَى [Glory be to my most high Lord] three times. This is the minimum number.

Imam Abu Dawood said  the chain of this tradition is broken. The narrator Awn did not see Abdullah bin Mas'ud (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 497
 

Abu Hurayra (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the  Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : When one of you recites - وَالتِّينِ وَالزَّيْتُونِ [By the fig and the olive] (At-Teen - 1) and comes to its end -  أَلَيْسَ اللَّهُ بِأَحْكَمِ الْحَاكِمِينَ  [Is not Allah the best Judge?] (At-Teen - 8), he should say - بَلَى وَأَنَا عَلَى ذَلِكَ مِنَ الشَّاهِدِينَ [Certainly, and I am one of those who testify to that].  When one recites - لاَ أُقْسِمُ بِيَوْمِ الْقِيَامَةِ [ I do swear by the Day of Judgment.]  (Al-Qiyama - 1) and comes to -   أَلَيْسَ ذَلِكَ بِقَادِرٍ عَلَى أَنْ يُحْيِيَ الْمَوْتَى  [ (Then) Is not He Able to give life to the dead? ]  (Al-Qiyama - 40), he should say - بَلَى [Certainly].   And when one recites - وَالْمُرْسَلاَتِ  [By those (winds) sent forth in gusts.] (Al-Mursalaat - 1), and comes to  فَبِأَىِّ حَدِيثٍ بَعْدَهُ يُؤْمِنُونَ  [ So what message after this (the Quran) would they believe in?]  (Al-Mursalaat - 50), he should say - آمَنَّا بِاللَّهِ  [We believe in Allah].  

The narrator Isma'il (Ibn Umayyah) said (I heard this Hadith from a Bedouin) and I went to him again so that I could hear this Hadith from him and see may be he will not be able to repeat it to me.  When I went to him the Bedouin said : My nephew, do you think that I did not remember it? I performed sixty Hajj (pilgrimages) and there is no Hajj but I recognize the camel on which I performed it.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 498
 
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ، وَابْنُ، رَافِعٍ قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ عُمَرَ بْنِ كَيْسَانَ، حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، عَنْ وَهْبِ بْنِ مَانُوسٍ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ سَعِيدَ بْنَ جُبَيْرٍ، يَقُولُ سَمِعْتُ أَنَسَ بْنَ مَالِكٍ، يَقُولُ مَا صَلَّيْتُ وَرَاءَ أَحَدٍ بَعْدَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَشْبَهَ صَلاَةً بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مِنْ هَذَا الْفَتَى يَعْنِي عُمَرَ بْنَ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَحَزَرْنَا فِي رُكُوعِهِ عَشْرَ تَسْبِيحَاتٍ وَفِي سُجُودِهِ عَشْرَ تَسْبِيحَاتٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ قَالَ أَحْمَدُ بْنُ صَالِحٍ قُلْتُ لَهُ مَانُوسٌ أَوْ مَابُوسٌ قَالَ أَمَّا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ فَيَقُولُ مَابُوسٌ وَأَمَّا حِفْظِي فَمَانُوسٌ وَهَذَا لَفْظُ ابْنِ رَافِعٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَحْمَدُ عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ جُبَيْرٍ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ‏.‏

Anas ibn Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that he  did not offer behind anyone after the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) a prayer like the prayer offered by the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) than this youth, ie. Umar ibn Abdul Aziz. We estimated reciting glorification ten times in his bowing, and in his prostration ten times.

Imam Abu Dawood said,  Ahmad bin Salih said : I asked him (Abdullah) whether the name Manus is correct of Mabus. He replied : 'Abdur Razzaq used to say Mabus, but I remember Manus (the narrator Wahb bin Manus). These are the words of Ibn Rafi'. It has also been narrated by Ahmad from Sa'id bin Jubair on the authority of Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ).

 

 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 499
حَدَّثَنَا مُسَدَّدٌ، وَسُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، قَالاَ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ دِينَارٍ، عَنْ طَاوُسٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ أُمِرْتُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ حَمَّادٌ أُمِرَ نَبِيُّكُمْ صلى الله عليه وسلم - أَنْ يَسْجُدَ عَلَى سَبْعَةٍ وَلاَ يَكُفَّ شَعْرًا وَلاَ ثَوْبًا ‏.‏

Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : I have been commanded - according to the version of Hammad : Your Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was commanded - to prostrate on seven (bones), and not to fold back the hair or the clothing.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 500
 
 
Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : I have been commanded, and sometimes the narrator said : Your Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was commanded to prostrate on seven limbs.
 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 501
 
Abbas bin Abdul Muttalib (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said that he heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : when a servant (of Allah) prostrates, the seven limbs, ie, his face, his palms, his knees and his feet prostrate along with him.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 502
 
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ حَنْبَلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا إِسْمَاعِيلُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ - عَنْ أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، رَفَعَهُ قَالَ ‏ "‏ إِنَّ الْيَدَيْنِ تَسْجُدَانِ كَمَا يَسْجُدُ الْوَجْهُ فَإِذَا وَضَعَ أَحَدُكُمْ وَجْهَهُ فَلْيَضَعْ يَدَيْهِ وَإِذَا رَفَعَ فَلْيَرْفَعْهُمَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Abdullah Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Both hands prostrate as the face prostrates. When one of you puts his face (on the ground) he should put his hands too (on the ground). And when he raises it, he should raise them too.

 

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 503

حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى بْنِ فَارِسٍ، أَنَّ سَعِيدَ بْنَ الْحَكَمِ، حَدَّثَهُمْ أَخْبَرَنَا نَافِعُ بْنُ يَزِيدَ، حَدَّثَنِي يَحْيَى بْنُ أَبِي سُلَيْمَانَ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَبِي الْعَتَّابِ، وَابْنِ الْمَقْبُرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِذَا جِئْتُمْ إِلَى الصَّلاَةِ وَنَحْنُ سُجُودٌ فَاسْجُدُوا وَلاَ تَعُدُّوهَا شَيْئًا وَمَنْ أَدْرَكَ الرَّكْعَةَ فَقَدْ أَدْرَكَ الصَّلاَةَ ‏
 
Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : when you come to pray while we are prostrating, you must also prostrate but do not reckon it anything (rak’a) he has been present at the prayer.
 
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 504
 
حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، حَدَّثَنَا صَفْوَانُ بْنُ عِيسَى، حَدَّثَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم رُئِيَ عَلَى جَبْهَتِهِ وَعَلَى أَرْنَبَتِهِ أَثَرُ طِينٍ مِنْ صَلاَةٍ صَلاَّهَا بِالنَّاسِ ‏.‏
Abu sa’id al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the mark of earth was seen on the forehead and nose of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) due to the prayer in which he led the people.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 505
 
The above mentioned tradition has also been transmitted by Ma’mar through a different chain of narrators to the same effect.

 
حَدَّثَنَا الرَّبِيعُ بْنُ نَافِعٍ أَبُو تَوْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا شَرِيكٌ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، قَالَ وَصَفَ لَنَا الْبَرَاءُ بْنُ عَازِبٍ فَوَضَعَ يَدَيْهِ وَاعْتَمَدَ عَلَى رُكْبَتَيْهِ وَرَفَعَ عَجِيزَتَهُ وَقَالَ هَكَذَا كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَسْجُدُ ‏.‏

Abu Ishaq narrated that Al-Bara (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) described to us (the nature of prostration). He placed his hands (palms), reclined on his knees, and raised his hips; he said: This is how the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to prostrate.

 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 507
 
Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : Adopt a moderate position when prostrating yourselves and see that none of you stretches out his forearms (on the ground) like a dog.
 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 508
 
Ummul Momineen Maimuna (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا)  reported that when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prostrated, he kept his arms so far away from his sides that if a lamb had wanted to pass under his arms, it could have done so.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 509
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ النُّفَيْلِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ، حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو إِسْحَاقَ، عَنِ التَّمِيمِيِّ الَّذِي، يُحَدِّثُ بِالتَّفْسِيرِ عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، قَالَ أَتَيْتُ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مِنْ خَلْفِهِ فَرَأَيْتُ بَيَاضَ إِبْطَيْهِ وَهُوَ مُجَخٍّ قَدْ فَرَّجَ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ ‏.‏

Abdullah Ibn Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that he came to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) from behind. I saw the whiteness of his armpits and he kept his arms away from his sides and raised his stomach (from the ground).

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 510
 

Ahmar Ibn Jaz (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that when the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prostrated, he kept his arms far away from his sides so much so that we took pity on him.

 
 
Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : when any one of you prostrates, he should not stretch out his forearms ( on the ground) like a dog and he should join both of his thighs.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 512

حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنِ ابْنِ عَجْلاَنَ، عَنْ سُمَىٍّ، عَنْ أَبِي صَالِحٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، قَالَ اشْتَكَى أَصْحَابُ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَشَقَّةَ السُّجُودِ عَلَيْهِمْ إِذَا انْفَرَجُوا فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ اسْتَعِينُوا بِالرُّكَبِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

Abu Hurayrah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the Companions of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) complained to him about the hardship when they kept their forearms far away from their sides while prostrating. He said : Take help with the elbows (by spreading them on the ground and sticking them to the sides).

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 513

حَدَّثَنَا هَنَّادُ بْنُ السَّرِيِّ، عَنْ وَكِيعٍ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ، عَنْ زِيَادِ بْنِ صُبَيْحٍ الْحَنَفِيِّ، قَالَ صَلَّيْتُ إِلَى جَنْبِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ فَوَضَعْتُ يَدَىَّ عَلَى خَاصِرَتَىَّ فَلَمَّا صَلَّى قَالَ هَذَا الصَّلْبُ فِي الصَّلاَةِ وَكَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَنْهَى عَنْهُ ‏.‏

Sa'id Ibn Ziyad Ibn Subay al-Hanafi narrated that he prayed by the side of Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and he put his hands on his waist. When he finished his prayer, He (Ibn Umar - رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : This is a cross in prayer; the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to forbid it.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 514

حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ سَلاَّمٍ، حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ هَارُونَ - أَخْبَرَنَا حَمَّادٌ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَلَمَةَ - عَنْ ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ مُطَرِّفٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُصَلِّي وَفِي صَدْرِهِ أَزِيزٌ كَأَزِيزِ الرَّحَى مِنَ الْبُكَاءِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏

Mutarrif reported from his father that he said, he saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) praying and a sound came from his breast like the rumbling of a mill owing to weeping.

 

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باب كَرَاهِيَةِ الْوَسْوَسَةِ وَحَدِيثِ النَّفْسِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Evil promptings (Wasawis an-Nafs) are disliked during the prayer

 

 
حَدَّثَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ حَنْبَلٍ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ بْنُ عَمْرٍو، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَعْدٍ - عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ، عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ الْجُهَنِيِّ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ مَنْ تَوَضَّأَ فَأَحْسَنَ وُضُوءَهُ ثُمَّ صَلَّى رَكْعَتَيْنِ لاَ يَسْهُو فِيهِمَا غُفِرَ لَهُ مَا تَقَدَّمَ مِنْ ذَنْبِهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
Zaid bin Khalid al-Juhani (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : Anyone who performs ablution and performs his ablution well, and then he offers two rak’a of prayers in a way that he does not forget ( anything in it), will be forgiven all his past sins.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 516
 
 
Uqbah bin Amir al-Juhani (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : Any one performs ablution and performs the ablution perfectly and then offers two rak’a of prayers concentrating on them with his heart and face but paradise will necessarily fall to his lot.
 
 

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باب الْفَتْحِ عَلَى الإِمَامِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Correcting the Imam in the prayer

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 517
 

Al-Miswar Ibn Yazid al-Maliki (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) recited - Yahya (sub narrator) said : Sometimes al-Miswar said : I prayed along with the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and witnessed that he recited - the Qur'an during the prayer and omitted something (some verses inadvertently) which he did not recite.  A man said to him : Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), you omitted such-and-such verse. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: Why did you not remind me of it?  The narrator Sulaiman said in his version : He (the man) said : I thought that it (the verse) was repealed.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 518
 
حَدَّثَنَا يَزِيدُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ الدِّمَشْقِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ شُعَيْبٍ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الْعَلاَءِ بْنِ زَبْرٍ، عَنْ سَالِمِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عُمَرَ، أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ صلى الله عليه وسلم صَلَّى صَلاَةً فَقَرَأَ فِيهَا فَلُبِسَ عَلَيْهِ فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَ قَالَ لأُبَىٍّ ‏"‏ أَصَلَّيْتَ مَعَنَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ نَعَمْ ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ فَمَا مَنَعَكَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the  Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prayed and recited the Qur’an in it. He was then confused in it (in his recitation). When he finished (his prayer), he said to Ubay bin Ka’b (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) : Did you pray along with us? He said : Yes. He said : What prevented you (from reminding me)?
 
 
 

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باب النَّهْىِ عَنِ التَّلْقِينِ

The prohibition of correcting the Imam

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 519
 
حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَهَّابِ بْنُ نَجْدَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يُوسُفَ الْفِرْيَابِيُّ، عَنْ يُونُسَ بْنِ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنْ أَبِي إِسْحَاقَ، عَنِ الْحَارِثِ، عَنْ عَلِيٍّ، - رضى الله عنه - قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ يَا عَلِيُّ لاَ تَفْتَحْ عَلَى الإِمَامِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ أَبُو إِسْحَاقَ لَمْ يَسْمَعْ مِنَ الْحَارِثِ إِلاَّ أَرْبَعَةَ أَحَادِيثَ لَيْسَ هَذَا مِنْهَا ‏.‏

Abu Ishaq narrated from Al-Harith that Ali Ibn Abi Talib (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said :  the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), do not instruct the Imam during the prayer.

Imam Abu Dawood said, the narrator Abu Ishaq heard only four traditions from al-Harith and this tradition is not one of them.

 

 

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باب الاِلْتِفَاتِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Turning around in the prayer

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 520
 

Abu Dharr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Allah, the Most High, continues to turn favorably towards a servant while he is engaged in prayer as long as he does not look to the side (by turning the neck), but if he does so, He turns away from him.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 521
 
 
Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) reported that she asked the Apostle  of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) about looking to the sides during prayer. He said : It is something which the devil snatches from a servant’s prayers.
 
 

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باب السُّجُودِ عَلَى الأَنْفِ

Prostrating on the nose

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 522
 

Abu sa’id al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the mark of earth was seen on the forehead and nose of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who had led the people in prayer.

Abu Ali said : Imam Abu Dawood did not recite this tradition when he recited his collection (of sunan) for the fourth time.

 

 

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باب النَّظَرِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Looking (up) in the prayer

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 523

Jabir bin Samura (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) entered the mosque and saw some people praying raising their hand towards the heaven. He said : People must stop raising their eyes to the heaven. The narrator Musaddad said : During prayer, otherwise their sight will be taken away.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 524
 
 
Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : What is the matter that people raise their eyes (upwards) in prayer. He then said sternly : They should stop doing that, otherwise their sight will be snatched away.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 525
 
Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) reported that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) once prayed in cloak that had some designs on it.  He said the prints of this cloak distracted my attention.  Take it to Abu Jahm (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and bring me his plain cloak.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 526
 
 
The above mentioned tradition has also been narrated by Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) through a different chain of transmitters. This version adds : He (the Prophet ) took a kurdi which belonged to Abu Jahm (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). The people told him, Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), the (former) cloak was better than this plain cloak.
 
 
 

CHAPTER (170)

باب الرُّخْصَةِ فِي ذَلِكَ

Concession in this context

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 527
 
حَدَّثَنَا الرَّبِيعُ بْنُ نَافِعٍ، حَدَّثَنَا مُعَاوِيَةُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَلاَّمٍ - عَنْ زَيْدٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا سَلاَّمٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي السَّلُولِيُّ، - هُوَ أَبُو كَبْشَةَ - عَنْ سَهْلِ ابْنِ الْحَنْظَلِيَّةِ، قَالَ ثُوِّبَ بِالصَّلاَةِ - يَعْنِي صَلاَةَ الصُّبْحِ - فَجَعَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يُصَلِّي وَهُوَ يَلْتَفِتُ إِلَى الشِّعْبِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو دَاوُدَ وَكَانَ أَرْسَلَ فَارِسًا إِلَى الشِّعْبِ مِنَ اللَّيْلِ يَحْرُسُ ‏.‏

Sahl ibn al-Hanzaliyya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the Iqama for the morning prayer was pronounced. When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was about to offer the prayer, he glanced at the mountain-pass.

Imam Abu Dawood said,  the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had sent a horseman to the mountain-pass at night in order to keep watch.)

 

CHAPTER (171)

باب الْعَمَلِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Concession in this context

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 528

حَدَّثَنَا الْقَعْنَبِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ سُلَيْمٍ، عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَانَ يُصَلِّي وَهُوَ حَامِلٌ أُمَامَةَ بِنْتَ زَيْنَبَ بِنْتِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَإِذَا سَجَدَ وَضَعَهَا وَإِذَا قَامَ حَمَلَهَا ‏.‏

Abu Qatada (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was leading the people in prayer with Umama (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا), daughter of Zainab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا), the daughter of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) (in his lap). When he prostrated, he put her down and when he got up (after prostration) he lifted her up.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 529
حَدَّثَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ سَعِيدٍ - حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ سُلَيْمٍ الزُّرَقِيِّ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا قَتَادَةَ، يَقُولُ بَيْنَا نَحْنُ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ جُلُوسٌ خَرَجَ عَلَيْنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَحْمِلُ أُمَامَةَ بِنْتَ أَبِي الْعَاصِ بْنِ الرَّبِيعِ وَأُمُّهَا زَيْنَبُ بِنْتُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهِيَ صَبِيَّةٌ يَحْمِلُهَا عَلَى عَاتِقِهِ فَصَلَّى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَهِيَ عَلَى عَاتِقِهِ يَضَعُهَا إِذَا رَكَعَ وَيُعِيدُهَا إِذَا قَامَ حَتَّى قَضَى صَلاَتَهُ يَفْعَلُ ذَلِكَ بِهَا ‏.‏

Abu Qatada (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that they were sitting in the Mosque when the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came in the mosque carrying Umama (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) daughter of Abul A'as Ibn Ar-Rabi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). Her mother was Zainab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا), daughter of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). She was a child and he (the Prophet ) was carrying her on his shoulder.

The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) led (the people) in prayer while she was on his shoulder. When he bowed he put her down and took her up when he got up. He kept on doing so until he finished his prayer.

 

Abu Qatada al-Ansari (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that he saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) leading the people in prayer with Umama (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) daughter of Abul Aas Ibn Ar-Rabi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) on his neck (shoulder). When he prostrated, he put her down.

Imam Abu Dawood said : The narrator Makhramah did not hear from his father except one tradition.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 531
 
Abu Qatada (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), a Companion of the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), said : While we were waiting for the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) for the noon or afternoon prayer, and Bilal (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) had already called him for prayer, he came  with Umamah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) daughter of Abu al-Aas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and daughter of his daughter on his neck. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) stood at the place of prayer and we stood behind him and she (Umamah - رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا ) (all this time) was in her place. He uttered the takbir and we also uttered. When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) intended to bow, he took her and put her down, and then he bowed and prostrated till he finished his prostration. He then got up and took her and returned he to her place. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) kept on doing that in every rak’a until he finished his prayer. 
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 532

Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported that the  Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : Kill the two black things during prayer, the snake and scorpion.


 

Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) reported that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was praying with his door bolted. I came and asked to have the door opened. He walked and opened the door for me. He then returned to his place for prayer. He (the narrator Urwah) mentioned that the door faced the Qibla.

 

CHAPTER (172)

باب رَدِّ السَّلاَمِ فِي الصَّلاَةِ

Returning the salam during the prayer

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 534

Abdullah bin Mas’ud (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : We used to salute the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) while he was in prayer and he would respond to our salutation, but when we returned from the Negus, we saluted him and he did not respond to us. He said : Prayer demands one’s whole attention.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 535
 

Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated : We used to salute during prayer and talk about our needs. I came to the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and found him praying. I saluted him, but he did not respond to me. I recalled what happened to me in the past and in the present.

When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) finished his prayer, he said to me : Allah, the Almighty, creates new command as He wishes, and Allah, the Exalted, has sent a fresh command that you must not talk during prayer. He then returned my salutation.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 536
 

Suhaib (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that he  passed by the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) who was praying. I saluted him and he returned it by making a sign.  The narrator said : I do not know what he said : He made a sign with his finger. This is the version reported by Qutaybah.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 537
 
Jabir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : The Prophet of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sent me to Banu al-Mustaliq. When I returned to him, he was praying on his camel. I talked to him; he made a sign to me with his hand like this. I again talked to him; he made a sign to me with his hand like this. I was hearing him reciting the Qur’an and he was making a sign with his head. When he finished his prayer, he said : what did you do about the mission for which I had sent you.  Nothing prevented me from talking to you except that I was praying.
 
 
Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 538
 
حَدَّثَنَا الْحُسَيْنُ بْنُ عِيسَى الْخُرَاسَانِيُّ الدَّامَغَانِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا جَعْفَرُ بْنُ عَوْنٍ، حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ، حَدَّثَنَا نَافِعٌ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ عُمَرَ، يَقُولُ خَرَجَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلَى قُبَاءَ يُصَلِّي فِيهِ - قَالَ - فَجَاءَتْهُ الأَنْصَارُ فَسَلَّمُوا عَلَيْهِ وَهُوَ يُصَلِّي ‏.‏ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ لِبِلاَلٍ كَيْفَ رَأَيْتَ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم يَرُدُّ عَلَيْهِمْ حِينَ كَانُوا يُسَلِّمُونَ عَلَيْهِ وَهُوَ يُصَلِّي قَالَ يَقُولُ هَكَذَا وَبَسَطَ كَفَّهُ ‏.‏ وَبَسَطَ جَعْفَرُ بْنُ عَوْنٍ كَفَّهُ وَجَعَلَ بَطْنَهُ أَسْفَلَ وَجَعَلَ ظَهْرَهُ إِلَى فَوْقٍ ‏.‏

Abdullah Ibn Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) narrated that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) went to Quba to offer prayer. Then the Ansar came to him and gave him a salutation while he was in prayer.  I asked Bilal (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) : How did you find the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) responding to them when they gave him a salutation while he was engaged in prayer. He replied : In this way, and Ja'far ibn Awn (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) demonstrated by spreading his palm, and keeping its inner side below and its back side above.

 

Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 539
 
Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : There is no loss in prayer nor in salutation. Ahmad bin Hanbal said : This means, I think, that you do not salute nor you are saluted by others. The loss of a man in his prayer is that a man remains doubtful about it when he finishes it.
 
 
 Sunan Abu Dawood, Vol 1,  Bk 2, Hadith # 540

Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) reported the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) as saying : There is no loss in salutation and in prayer.

Imam Abu Dawood said, according to the version of Ibn Mahdi, this tradition has been narrated by Ibn Fudail as a statement of Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and not as a saying of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).