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 SUNAN AN-NASAI

 

VOLUME (1.11)

  

BOOK # 8 - MOSQUES

 كتاب المساجد

  

CHAPTER (1)

باب الْفَضْلِ فِي بِنَاءِ الْمَسَاجِدِ

The virtue of building mosques

 
أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عُثْمَانَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا بَقِيَّةُ، عَنْ بَحِيرٍ، عَنْ خَالِدِ بْنِ مَعْدَانَ، عَنْ كَثِيرِ بْنِ مُرَّةَ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ عَبَسَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ مَنْ بَنَى مَسْجِدًا يُذْكَرُ اللَّهُ فِيهِ بَنَى اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ لَهُ بَيْتًا فِي الْجَنَّةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from 'Amr bin 'Abasah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: "Whoever builds a Masjid in which Allah is remembered, Allah, (the Mighty and Sublime) will build for him a house in Paradise."

It was narrated from Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : One of the portents of the Hour will be that people will show off in building Masjids.

 

It was narrated that Ibrahim said : I used to recite Qur'an to my father on the road, and if I recited a verse in which prostration was required, he would prostrate. I said : 'O my father, do you prostrate on the street?' He said: 'I heard Abu Dharr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say: "I asked the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) : 'Which Masjid was built first?' He said: 'Al-Masjid Al-Haram (in Makka).'  I said : 'Then which?' He said : 'Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa (in Jerusalem).'  I said : 'How long was there between them?' He said: 'Forty years. And the earth is a Masjid (or a place of prostration) for you, so wherever you are when the time for prayer comes, pray.'
 
 

CHAPTER (4)

باب فَضْلِ الصَّلاَةِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ

The virtue of praying in Masjid al-Haram

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 4

It was narrated from Ibn 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that Ummul Momineen Maimunah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) said : "Whoever prays in the Masjid of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) (that is good), for I heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say : ' One prayer offered there is better than a thousand prayers offered elsewhere, except the Masjid of the Ka'ba.'"


It was narrated from Salim that his father said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) entered the House (the Ka'ba), with Usamah bin Zaid, Bilal and 'Uthman bin Talhah (), and they locked the door behind them. When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) opened it, I was the first one to enter. I met Bilal () and asked him: 'Did the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) pray inside?' He said : 'Yes, he prayed between the two Yemeni columns.'"
 
 

CHAPTER (6)

باب فَضْلِ الْمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى وَالصَّلاَةِ فِيهِ

The virtue of Masjid al-Aqsa and praying therein

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 6

It was narrated from 'Abdullah bin 'Amr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "When Sulaiman bin Dawud (عليه السلام) finished building Bait Al-Maqdis, he asked Allah for three things : Judgement that was in harmony with His judgement, and he was given that. And he asked Allah for a dominion that no one after him would have, and he was given that. And when he finished building the Masjid he asked Allah, the Mighty and Sublime, that no one should come to it, intending only to pray there, but he would come out free of sin as the day his mother bore him."

 

CHAPTER (7)

باب فَضْلِ مَسْجِدِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَالصَّلاَةِ فِيهِ

The virtue of Masjid an-Nabi (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and praying therein

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 7
أَخْبَرَنَا كَثِيرُ بْنُ عُبَيْدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ، عَنِ الزُّبَيْدِيِّ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ، وَأَبِي عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الأَغَرِّ، مَوْلَى الْجُهَنِيِّينَ وَكَانَا مِنْ أَصْحَابِ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّهُمَا سَمِعَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ يَقُولُ صَلاَةٌ فِي مَسْجِدِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَفْضَلُ مِنْ أَلْفِ صَلاَةٍ فِيمَا سِوَاهُ مِنَ الْمَسَاجِدِ إِلاَّ الْمَسْجِدَ الْحَرَامَ فَإِنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم آخِرُ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَمَسْجِدُهُ آخِرُ الْمَسَاجِدِ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَبُو سَلَمَةَ وَأَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ لَمْ نَشُكَّ أَنَّ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ كَانَ يَقُولُ عَنْ حَدِيثِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَمُنِعْنَا أَنْ نَسْتَثْبِتَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ فِي ذَلِكَ الْحَدِيثِ حَتَّى إِذَا تُوُفِّيَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ ذَكَرْنَا ذَلِكَ وَتَلاَوَمْنَا أَنْ لاَ نَكُونَ كَلَّمْنَا أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ فِي ذَلِكَ حَتَّى يُسْنِدَهُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِنْ كَانَ سَمِعَهُ مِنْهُ فَبَيْنَا نَحْنُ عَلَى ذَلِكَ جَالَسْنَا عَبْدَ اللَّهِ بْنَ إِبْرَاهِيمَ بْنِ قَارِظٍ فَذَكَرْنَا ذَلِكَ الْحَدِيثَ وَالَّذِي فَرَّطْنَا فِيهِ مِنْ نَصِّ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ فَقَالَ لَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ أَشْهَدُ أَنِّي سَمِعْتُ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ يَقُولُ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ فَإِنِّي آخِرُ الأَنْبِيَاءِ وَإِنَّهُ آخِرُ الْمَسَاجِدِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Abu Salamah bin 'Abdur-Rahman and Abu 'Abdullah Al-Agharr, the freed slave of the Juhanis - better of whom were companions of Abu Hurairah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) - that they heard Abu Huraira(رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ)  say: "One prayer in the Masjid of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) is better than one thousand prayers offered in other mosques, except Al-Masjid Al-Haram, for the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was the last of the Prophets and his Masjid was the last of the Masajid." Abu Salamah and Abu 'Abdullah said : "We do not doubt that Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was speaking on the basis of the Hadith of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), but we could not verify that Hadith with Abu Hurairah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) before he died. Then we remembered that and we blamed one another for not having spoken to Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) about that, so that he could attribute it to the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) if he had indeed heard it from him. While we were arguing, we went and sat down with 'Abdullah bin Ibrahim bin Qariz (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ), and we told him about the Hadith and how we had been negligent in not checking it with Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). 'Abdullah bin Ibrahim (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said to us: 'I bear witness that I heard Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say : The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : I am the last of the Prophets and it is the last of the Masajid.'

It was narrated that 'Abdullah bin Zaid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: 'The area between my house and my Minbar is one of the gardens of Paradise.'"

It was narrated from Ummul Momineen Umm Salama (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "The columns of this Minbar of mine will be in Paradise."
 
 

CHAPTER (8)

باب ذِكْرِ الْمَسْجِدِ الَّذِي أُسِّسَ عَلَى التَّقْوَى

The Masjid which was founded on piety

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 10
 
أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ عِمْرَانَ بْنِ أَبِي أَنَسٍ، عَنِ ابْنِ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، قَالَ تَمَارَى رَجُلاَنِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ الَّذِي أُسِّسَ عَلَى التَّقْوَى مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ هُوَ مَسْجِدُ قُبَاءٍ وَقَالَ الآخَرُ هُوَ مَسْجِدُ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ هُوَ مَسْجِدِي هَذَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated from Ibn Abi Sa'eed Al-Khudri that his father said : "Two men argued about - لَمَسْجِدٌ أُسِّسَ عَلَى التَّقْوَىٰ مِنْ أَوَّلِ يَوْمٍ [ the Masjid which was founded on piety from the first day] (At-Tauba - 108).  One man said that it was the Masjid of Quba' and the other said that it was the Masjid of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'It is this Masjid of mine.'"

 

CHAPTER (9)

باب فَضْلِ مَسْجِدِ قُبَاءٍ وَالصَّلاَةِ فِيهِ

The virtue of Quba Mosque and praying therein

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 11

It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to come to (the Mosque of) Quba' (about 3 miles from the Prophet's  mosque)  riding and walking."
 
 
Abu Umamah bin Sahl bin Hunaif said: "My father said : 'The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever goes out to his Masjid - the Masjid of Quba' and prays therein, the reward will be equivalent to an 'Umrah.'"
 
 

CHAPTER (10)

باب مَا تُشَدُّ الرِّحَالُ إِلَيْهِ مِنَ الْمَسَاجِدِ

To which Masjid should one travel

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 13
 
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، عَنِ الزُّهْرِيِّ، عَنْ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ لاَ تُشَدُّ الرِّحَالُ إِلاَّ إِلَى ثَلاَثَةِ مَسَاجِدَ مَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ وَمَسْجِدِي هَذَا وَمَسْجِدِ الأَقْصَى ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "Mounts are not saddled for except to (travel to) three Masajid : Al-Masjid Al-Haram, this Masjid of mine, and Al-Masjid Al-Aqsa."
 
 

CHAPTER (11)

باب اتِّخَاذِ الْبِيَعِ مَسَاجِدَ

Taking Churches as Mosques

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 14

أَخْبَرَنَا هَنَّادُ بْنُ السَّرِيِّ، عَنْ مُلاَزِمٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ بَدْرٍ، عَنْ قَيْسِ بْنِ طَلْقٍ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، طَلْقِ بْنِ عَلِيٍّ قَالَ خَرَجْنَا وَفْدًا إِلَى النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَبَايَعْنَاهُ وَصَلَّيْنَا مَعَهُ وَأَخْبَرْنَاهُ أَنَّ بِأَرْضِنَا بِيعَةً لَنَا فَاسْتَوْهَبْنَاهُ مِنْ فَضْلِ طَهُورِهِ فَدَعَا بِمَاءٍ فَتَوَضَّأَ وَتَمَضْمَضَ ثُمَّ صَبَّهُ فِي إِدَاوَةٍ وَأَمَرَنَا فَقَالَ ‏"‏ اخْرُجُوا فَإِذَا أَتَيْتُمْ أَرْضَكُمْ فَاكْسِرُوا بِيعَتَكُمْ وَانْضَحُوا مَكَانَهَا بِهَذَا الْمَاءِ وَاتَّخِذُوهَا مَسْجِدًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قُلْنَا إِنَّ الْبَلَدَ بَعِيدٌ وَالْحَرَّ شَدِيدٌ وَالْمَاءَ يَنْشَفُ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ مُدُّوهُ مِنَ الْمَاءِ فَإِنَّهُ لاَ يَزِيدُهُ إِلاَّ طِيبًا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَخَرَجْنَا حَتَّى قَدِمْنَا بَلَدَنَا فَكَسَرْنَا بِيعَتَنَا ثُمَّ نَضَحْنَا مَكَانَهَا وَاتَّخَذْنَاهَا مَسْجِدًا فَنَادَيْنَا فِيهِ بِالأَذَانِ ‏.‏ قَالَ وَالرَّاهِبُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ طَيِّئٍ فَلَمَّا سَمِعَ الأَذَانَ قَالَ دَعْوَةُ حَقٍّ ‏.‏ ثُمَّ اسْتَقْبَلَ تَلْعَةً مِنْ تِلاَعِنَا فَلَمْ نَرَهُ بَعْدُ ‏.‏

It was narrated that Talq bin 'Ali (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "We went out as a delegation to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم); we gave him our oath of allegiance and prayed with him. We told him that in our land there was a church that belonged to us. We asked him to give us the leftovers of his purification (Wudu' water). So he called for water, performed Wudu' and rinsed out his mouth, then he poured it into a vessel and said to us : 'Leave, and when you return to your land, demolish your church, and sprinkle this water on that place, and take it as a Masjid.' We said : 'Our land is far away and it is very hot; the water will dry up.' He said : 'Add more water to it, for that will only make it better.'  So we left and when we came to our land we demolished our church, then we sprinkled the water on that place and took it as a Masjid and we called the Adhan in it. The monk was a man from Tayy', and when he heard the Adhan, he said : 'It is a true call.' Then he headed towards one of the hills and we never saw him again."
 
 

CHAPTER (12)

باب نَبْشِ الْقُبُورِ وَاتِّخَاذِ أَرْضِهَا مَسْجِدًا

Digging up graves and using the land as Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 15
 
أَخْبَرَنَا عِمْرَانُ بْنُ مُوسَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْوَارِثِ، عَنْ أَبِي التَّيَّاحِ، عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ، قَالَ لَمَّا قَدِمَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَزَلَ فِي عُرْضِ الْمَدِينَةِ فِي حَىٍّ يُقَالُ لَهُمْ بَنُو عَمْرِو بْنِ عَوْفٍ فَأَقَامَ فِيهِمْ أَرْبَعَ عَشْرَةَ لَيْلَةً ثُمَّ أَرْسَلَ إِلَى مَلإٍ مِنْ بَنِي النَّجَّارِ فَجَاءُوا مُتَقَلِّدِي سُيُوفِهِمْ كَأَنِّي أَنْظُرُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَلَى رَاحِلَتِهِ وَأَبُو بَكْرٍ - رضى الله عنه - رَدِيفُهُ وَمَلأٌ مِنْ بَنِي النَّجَّارِ حَوْلَهُ حَتَّى أَلْقَى بِفِنَاءِ أَبِي أَيُّوبَ وَكَانَ يُصَلِّي حَيْثُ أَدْرَكَتْهُ الصَّلاَةُ فَيُصَلِّي فِي مَرَابِضِ الْغَنَمِ ثُمَّ أُمِرَ بِالْمَسْجِدِ فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَى مَلإٍ مِنْ بَنِي النَّجَّارِ فَجَاءُوا فَقَالَ ‏ "‏ يَا بَنِي النَّجَّارِ ثَامِنُونِي بِحَائِطِكُمْ هَذَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالُوا وَاللَّهُ لاَ نَطْلُبُ ثَمَنَهُ إِلاَّ إِلَى اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ ‏.‏ قَالَ أَنَسٌ وَكَانَتْ فِيهِ قُبُورُ الْمُشْرِكِينَ وَكَانَتْ فِيهِ خَرِبٌ وَكَانَ فِيهِ نَخْلٌ فَأَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم بِقُبُورِ الْمُشْرِكِينَ فَنُبِشَتْ وَبِالنَّخْلِ فَقُطِعَتْ وَبِالْخَرِبِ فَسُوِّيَتْ فَصَفُّوا النَّخْلَ قِبْلَةَ الْمَسْجِدِ وَجَعَلُوا عِضَادَتَيْهِ الْحِجَارَةَ وَجَعَلُوا يَنْقُلُونَ الصَّخْرَ وَهُمْ يَرْتَجِزُونَ وَرَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَعَهُمْ وَهُمْ يَقُولُونَ اللَّهُمَّ لاَ خَيْرَ إِلاَّ خَيْرُ الآخِرَةِ فَانْصُرِ الأَنْصَارَ وَالْمُهَاجِرَةَ
 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came to Madinah, he alighted in the upper part of Madinah among the tribe called Banu 'Amr bin 'Awf and he stayed with them for fourteen nights. Then he sent for the chiefs of Banu An-Najjar and they came with their swords by their sides. It is as if I can see the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) on his she-camel with Abu Bakr (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) riding behind him (on the same camel) and the chiefs of Banu An-Najjar around him, until he dismounted in the courtyard of Abu Ayyub (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to offer the prayer wherever he was when the time for prayer came, and he would pray even in sheepfolds. Then he ordered that the Masjid be built. He sent for the chiefs of Banu An-Najjar, and when they came, he said : 'O Banu An-Najjar, name me a price for this grove of yours.' They said : 'By Allah, we will not ask for its price except from Allah.'" Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said: "In (that grove) there were graves of idolators, ruins and date-palm trees. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ordered that the graves of the idolators be dug up, the ruins be leveled and the date-palm trees be cut down. The trunks of the trees were arranged so as to form the walls facing the Qibla. The stone pillars were built at the sides of its gate. They started to move the stones, reciting some lines of verse and the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was with them when they were saying : 'O Allah! There is no good except the good of the Hereafter. So bestow victory on the Ansar and the Muhajirin.'"

 
أَخْبَرَنَا سُوَيْدُ بْنُ نَصْرٍ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ الْمُبَارَكِ، عَنْ مَعْمَرٍ، وَيُونُسَ، قَالاَ قَالَ الزُّهْرِيُّ أَخْبَرَنِي عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، أَنَّ عَائِشَةَ، وَابْنَ، عَبَّاسٍ قَالاَ لَمَّا نُزِلَ بِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَطَفِقَ يَطْرَحُ خَمِيصَةً لَهُ عَلَى وَجْهِهِ فَإِذَا اغْتَمَّ كَشَفَهَا عَنْ وَجْهِهِ قَالَ وَهُوَ كَذَلِكَ ‏ "‏ لَعْنَةُ اللَّهِ عَلَى الْيَهُودِ وَالنَّصَارَى اتَّخَذُوا قُبُورَ أَنْبِيَائِهِمْ مَسَاجِدَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
'Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah reported that Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) and Ibn 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) was on his death bed, he had a Khamisah over his face. When his temperature rose, he would uncover his face. When his temperature rose, he would uncover his face. While he was like that he said : 'May Allah curse the Jews and Christians, for they took the graves of their Prophets as places of worship.'
 
 
 
أَخْبَرَنَا يَعْقُوبُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي أَبِي، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّ أُمَّ حَبِيبَةَ، وَأُمَّ سَلَمَةَ ذَكَرَتَا كَنِيسَةً رَأَتَاهَا بِالْحَبَشَةِ فِيهَا تَصَاوِيرُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِنَّ أُولَئِكَ إِذَا كَانَ فِيهِمُ الرَّجُلُ الصَّالِحُ فَمَاتَ بَنَوْا عَلَى قَبْرِهِ مَسْجِدًا وَصَوَّرُوا تِيكَ الصُّوَرَ أُولَئِكَ شِرَارُ الْخَلْقِ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated from Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that Ummahatul Momineen Umm Habiba and Umm Salamah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہم ) mentioned a church that they had seen in Ethiopia, in which there were images. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "Those people, if there was a righteous man among them, when he died they built a place of worship over his grave and made those images. They will be the most evil of creation before Allah on the Day of Resurrection."
 

Explanation

To understand the above two Ahadith, read my book titled "Misquoted Quranic verses and Ahadith by deviant sects"

 

CHAPTER (14)

باب الْفَضْلِ فِي إِتْيَانِ الْمَسَاجِدِ

The virtue of going to the Masjid

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 18
 
It was narrated from Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "When a man goes out of his house to the Masjid, one foot records a good deed and the other erases a bad deed."

 

CHAPTER (15)

باب النَّهْىِ عَنْ مَنْعِ النِّسَاءِ، مَنْ إِتْيَانِهِنَّ الْمَسَاجِدَ

The prohibition of preventing women going to the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 19
It was narrated from Salim that his father said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When the wife of any one of you asks for permission to go to the Masjid, do not stop her.'"

 

CHAPTER (16)

باب مَنْ يُمْنَعُ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ

Who should be prevented from the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 20

It was narrated that Jabir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Whoever eats of this plant' - the first time he said 'garlic' then he said, 'garlic, onions and leeks' - 'let him not approach us in our Masajid, for the angels are offended by that which offends mankind.'"
 
 
 

CHAPTER (17)

باب مَنْ يُخْرَجُ مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ

Who should be taken out of the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 21
 
أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا قَتَادَةُ، عَنْ سَالِمِ بْنِ أَبِي الْجَعْدِ، عَنْ مَعْدَانَ بْنِ أَبِي طَلْحَةَ، أَنَّ عُمَرَ بْنَ الْخَطَّابِ، قَالَ إِنَّكُمْ أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ تَأْكُلُونَ مِنْ شَجَرَتَيْنِ مَا أُرَاهُمَا إِلاَّ خَبِيثَتَيْنِ هَذَا الْبَصَلُ وَالثُّومُ وَلَقَدْ رَأَيْتُ نَبِيَّ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا وَجَدَ رِيحَهُمَا مِنَ الرَّجُلِ أَمَرَ بِهِ فَأُخْرِجَ إِلَى الْبَقِيعِ فَمَنْ أَكَلَهُمَا فَلْيُمِتْهُمَا طَبْخًا ‏.‏

It was narrated from Ma'dan bin Abi Talhah that 'Umar bin Al-Khattab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "O people, you eat of two plants which I do not think are anything but bad, this onion and garlic. I have seen the Prophet of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), if he noticed their smell coming from a man, ordering that he be taken out to Al-Baqi'.  Whoever eats them, let him cook them to death."
 
 

CHAPTER (18)

باب ضَرْبِ الْخِبَاءِ فِي الْمَسَاجِدِ

Pitching a Khiba (small tent) in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 22
 
أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو دَاوُدَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَعْلَى، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، عَنْ عَمْرَةَ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِذَا أَرَادَ أَنْ يَعْتَكِفَ صَلَّى الصُّبْحَ ثُمَّ دَخَلَ فِي الْمَكَانِ الَّذِي يُرِيدُ أَنْ يَعْتَكِفَ فِيهِ فَأَرَادَ أَنْ يَعْتَكِفَ الْعَشْرَ الأَوَاخِرَ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ فَأَمَرَ فَضُرِبَ لَهُ خِبَاءٌ وَأَمَرَتْ حَفْصَةُ فَضُرِبَ لَهَا خِبَاءٌ فَلَمَّا رَأَتْ زَيْنَبُ خِبَاءَهَا أَمَرَتْ فَضُرِبَ لَهَا خِبَاءٌ فَلَمَّا رَأَى ذَلِكَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ آلْبِرَّ تُرِدْنَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَلَمْ يَعْتَكِفْ فِي رَمَضَانَ وَاعْتَكَفَ عَشْرًا مِنْ شَوَّالٍ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) said: "When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) wanted to observe I'tikaf,  he would pray Fajr then enter the place where he wanted to observe I'tikaf. He wanted to observe I'tikaf during the last ten days of Ramadan, so he commanded that a Khiba' (tent) be pitched for him. Then Ummul Momineen Hafsa (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) ordered that a Khiba' be pitched for her, and when Ummul Momineen Zainab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) saw her tent she ordered that a Khiba' be pitched for her too. When the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw that,  he said : 'Is it righteousness that you seek?' And he did not observe I'tikaf in Ramadan, and observed I'tikaf for ten days in Shawwal (instead)."
 
 
 
أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ نُمَيْرٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامُ بْنُ عُرْوَةَ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، قَالَتْ أُصِيبَ سَعْدٌ يَوْمَ الْخَنْدَقِ رَمَاهُ رَجُلٌ مِنْ قُرَيْشٍ رَمْيَةً فِي الأَكْحَلِ فَضَرَبَ عَلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم خَيْمَةً فِي الْمَسْجِدِ لِيَعُودَهُ مِنْ قَرِيبٍ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Ummul Momineen Aisha (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) said : "Sa'd (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) was wounded on the day of (the battle of) Khandaq when a man of Quraish shot him in the medial arm vein. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) pitched a tent (Khaimah) for him in the Masjid so that he could visit him close at hand."
 
 
It was narrated from 'Amr bin Sulaim Az-Zuraqi that he heard Abu Qatadah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say : "While we were sitting in the Masjid, the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came out to us carrying Umamah bint Abi Al-'Aas bin Ar-Rabi' (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا), whose mother was Zainab (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا), the daughter of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). She was a little girl and he was carrying her. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prayed with her on his shoulder, putting her down when he bowed and picking her up again when he stood up, until he completed his prayer."
 
 

CHAPTER (20)

باب رَبْطِ الأَسِيرِ بِسَارِيَةِ الْمَسْجِدِ

Tying prisoners of war to a pillar in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 25
 
أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، حَدَّثَنَا اللَّيْثُ، عَنْ سَعِيدِ بْنِ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ، أَنَّهُ سَمِعَ أَبَا هُرَيْرَةَ، يَقُولُ بَعَثَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم خَيْلاً قِبَلَ نَجْدٍ فَجَاءَتْ بِرَجُلٍ مِنْ بَنِي حَنِيفَةَ يُقَالُ لَهُ ثُمَامَةُ بْنُ أُثَالٍ سَيِّدُ أَهْلِ الْيَمَامَةِ فَرُبِطَ بِسَارِيَةٍ مِنْ سَوَارِي الْمَسْجِدِ ‏.‏ مُخْتَصَرٌ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Sa'eed bin Abi Sa'eed that he heard Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sent some horsemen toward Najd, and they brought back a man from Banu Hanifah who was called Thumamah bin Uthal, the chief of the people of Al-Yamamah. Then he was tied to one of the pillars of the Masjid."
 
 

CHAPTER (21)

باب إِدْخَالِ الْبَعِيرِ الْمَسْجِدَ

Tying prisoners of war to a pillar in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 26
 
أَخْبَرَنَا سُلَيْمَانُ بْنُ دَاوُدَ، عَنِ ابْنِ وَهْبٍ، قَالَ أَخْبَرَنِي يُونُسُ، عَنِ ابْنِ شِهَابٍ، عَنْ عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم طَافَ فِي حَجَّةِ الْوَدَاعِ عَلَى بَعِيرٍ يَسْتَلِمُ الرُّكْنَ بِمِحْجَنٍ ‏.‏

It was narrated from 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) performed Tawaf during the Farewell Pilgrimage atop a camel, touching the Rukn (the corner of Ka'ba in which black stone is placed) with a stick that was bent at the top. 

 

CHAPTER (22)

باب النَّهْىِ عَنِ الْبَيْعِ، وَالشِّرَاءِ، فِي الْمَسْجِدِ وَعَنِ التَّحَلُّقِ، قَبْلَ صَلاَةِ الْجُمُعَةِ

The prohibition of buying and selling in the Mosque, and of sitting in circles before Salat al-Jum'a

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 27

It was narrated from 'Amr bin Shu'aib, from his father, from his grandfather, that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) forbade sitting in circles on Friday before Jumu'a prayer, and buying and selling in the Masjid.

 

CHAPTER (23)

باب النَّهْىِ عَنْ تَنَاشُدِ الأَشْعَارِ، فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

The prohibition of reciting (objectionable) Poetry in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 28

It was narrated from 'Amr bin Shu'aib, from his father, from his grandfather, that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) forbade reciting (worldly) poetry in the Masjid.

 

CHAPTER (24)

باب الرُّخْصَةِ فِي إِنْشَادِ الشِّعْرِ الْحَسَنِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

The concession of allowing the recitation of good poetry in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 29
It was narrated that Sa'eed bin Al-Musayyab said : "Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) passed by Hassan bin Thabit (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) while he was reciting poetry in the Masjid, and glared at him. He said : 'I recited poetry when there was someone better than you in the Masjid.' Then he turned to Abu Huraira (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and said : 'Did you not hear the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) when he said : "Answer back on my behalf. O Allah, help him with the Holy Spirit!' He said : 'Yes, by Allah.'"

أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ وَهْبٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ سَلَمَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي عَبْدِ الرَّحِيمِ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي زَيْدُ بْنُ أَبِي أُنَيْسَةَ، عَنْ أَبِي الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ جَابِرٍ، قَالَ جَاءَ رَجُلٌ يَنْشُدُ ضَالَّةً فِي الْمَسْجِدِ فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ لاَ وَجَدْتَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated that Jabir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said: "A man came making announcement of a lost camel in the Masjid, and the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'May you never find it!'"
 
Sufyan said : "I said to 'Amr : 'Did you hear Jabir (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) say: "A man passed through the Masjid carrying arrows, and the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said to him : 'Hold them by the blades.'? He said : 'Yes.'"

 

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باب تَشْبِيكِ الأَصَابِعِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Interlacing one's fingers in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 32

It was narrated that Al-Aswad said : "Alqamah and I went to 'Abdullah bin Mas'ud (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) and he said to us : 'Have these people prayed?' We said : 'No.' He said : 'Get up and pray.'  So we went to stand behind him, and he put one of us on his right and the other on his left, and he prayed with no Adhan and no Iqamah. When he bowed he interlaced his fingers and placed his hands between his knees, and he said : 'I saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) doing that.'"
 
 
أَخْبَرَنَا إِسْحَاقُ بْنُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا النَّضْرُ، قَالَ أَنْبَأَنَا شُعْبَةُ، عَنْ سُلَيْمَانَ، قَالَ سَمِعْتُ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ، وَالأَسْوَدِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، فَذَكَرَ نَحْوَهُ ‏.‏
 
It was narrated that Sulaiman said : "I heard Ibrahim (narrate) from 'Alqamah and Al-Aswad from 'Abdullah," and he narrated something similar.
 
 

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باب الاِسْتِلْقَاءِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Lying on one's back in the mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 34
 

It was narrated from 'Abbad bin Tamim, from his paternal uncle, that he saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) lying on his back in the Masjid, placing one leg on top of the other.

 

CHAPTER (29)

باب النَّوْمِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ

Sleeping in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 35

It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that when he was young and single, with no family, at the time of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) , he used to sleep in the Masjid of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).


It was narrated that Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'Spitting in the Masjid is a sin, and its expiation is to bury it.'"

 

CHAPTER (31)

باب النَّهْىِ عَنْ أَنْ يَتَنَخَّمَ الرَّجُلُ فِي قِبْلَةِ الْمَسْجِدِ

The prohibition of a man spitting towards Qibla in the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 37
It was narrated from Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some sputum on the wall of the mosque towards Qiblah. He scrapped it off then he turned to the people and said : "When any one of you is praying, let him not spit in front of him, for Allah is in front of him when he prays."

 

CHAPTER (32)

باب ذِكْرِ نَهْىِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنْ أَنْ يَبْصُقَ الرَّجُلُ بَيْنَ يَدَيْهِ أَوْ عَنْ يَمِينِهِ وَهُوَ فِي صَلاَتِهِ

The Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prohibition of a man spitting towards front of to his right when praying

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 38
It was narrated from Abu Sa'eed Al-Khudri (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some spittle towards the Qibla of the Masjid. He scratched it off with a pebble and forbade a man to spit to his front or to his right. He said : "Let him spit to his left or beneath his left foot."

 

CHAPTER (33)

باب الرُّخْصَةِ لِلْمُصَلِّي أَنْ يَبْصُقَ خَلْفَهُ أَوْ تِلْقَاءَ شِمَالِهِ

The concession allowing a persib to spit behind him or to his left during the prayer

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 39
أَخْبَرَنَا عُبَيْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنِي مَنْصُورٌ، عَنْ رِبْعِيٍّ، عَنْ طَارِقِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْمُحَارِبِيِّ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ إِذَا كُنْتَ تُصَلِّي فَلاَ تَبْزُقَنَّ بَيْنَ يَدَيْكَ وَلاَ عَنْ يَمِينِكَ وَابْصُقْ خَلْفَكَ أَوْ تِلْقَاءَ شِمَالِكَ إِنْ كَانَ فَارِغًا وَإِلاَّ فَهَكَذَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ وَبَزَقَ تَحْتَ رِجْلِهِ وَدَلَكَهُ ‏.‏

It was narrated that Tariq bin 'Abdullah Al-Muharibi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'When you are praying, do not spit to the front or to your right. Spit behind you or to your left if there is no one there, otherwise do this.' And he spat beneath his foot and rubbed it.'"

 

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باب بِأَىِّ الرِّجْلَيْنِ يَدْلُكُ بُصَاقَهُ

With which foot he should rub (his spittle)

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 40

It was narrated from Abu Al-'Ala' bin Ash-Shikhir that his father said : "I saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) spit and then rub it with his left foot."
 
It was narrated that Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said :"The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) saw some sputum in the Qibla (wall) of the Masjid, and he became so angry that his face turned red. Then a woman from the Ansar went and scratched it off, and put some perfume in its place. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said: 'How good this is.'"

 

CHAPTER (36)

باب الْقَوْلِ عِنْدَ دُخُولِ الْمَسْجِدِ وَعِنْدَ الْخُرُوجِ مِنْهُ

What to say when entering and exiting the Mosque

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 42

It was narrated that 'Abdul-Malik bin Sa'eed said : "I heard Abu Humaid and Abu Usaid (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہما) say: 'The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "When any one of you enters the Masjid, let him say -  اللَّهُمَّ افْتَحْ لِي أَبْوَابَ رَحْمَتِكَ [ O Allah, open to me the gates of your mercy]. And when he leaves let him say -  اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَسْأَلُكَ مِنْ فَضْلِكَ [ O Allah, I ask You of Your bounty].

أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكٌ، عَنْ عَامِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ الزُّبَيْرِ، عَنْ عَمْرِو بْنِ سُلَيْمِ، عَنْ أَبِي قَتَادَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ إِذَا دَخَلَ أَحَدُكُمُ الْمَسْجِدَ فَلْيَرْكَعْ رَكْعَتَيْنِ قَبْلَ أَنْ يَجْلِسَ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Abu Qatada (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "When any one of you enters the Masjid, let him pray two Rak'a before he sits down."

 

CHAPTER (38)

باب الرُّخْصَةِ فِي الْجُلُوسِ فِيهِ وَالْخُرُوجِ مِنْهُ بِغَيْرِ صَلاَةٍ

The concession in allowing one to sit down in the Mosque and to exist without praying

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 44

'Abdullah bin Ka'b said : "I heard Ka'b bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) telling the story of when he stayed behind from going out on the campaign of Tabuk with the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). He said : 'The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) came back in the morning, and when he came back from a journey he would go to the Masjid first and pray two Rak'a there, then he would sit to (meet with) people. When he did that, those who had stayed behind came to him and started giving their excuses, swearing by Allah. There were eighty-odd men, and the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) accepted what they declared and accepted their oaths of allegiance; he prayed for forgiveness for them and left whatever was in their hearts to Allah. Then when I came and greeted him, he smiled as one who is angry, then he said : 'Come here.' So I came and sat in front of him and he said : 'What kept you behind? Did you not buy a mount?' I said : 'O Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), if I were to sit before anyone other than you of those who hold high positions in this world, I would find a way to avoid his anger. I am an eloquent man but, by Allah, I know that if I were to tell you a lie today to make you pleased with me, Allah would soon make you angry with me, but if I tell you the truth, it will make you angry with me, but I will still have the hope that Allah may forgive me. I have never been in a better position, physically or financially, than the time when I stayed behind and did not join you.' The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'This man has spoken the truth. Go away until Allah decides concerning you.' So I got up and went away."
 
This is a brief version of a long narration.
 

It was narrated that Abu Sa'eed bin Al-Mu'alla (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "We used to go to the marketplace in the morning at the time of the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), and we would pass through the Masjid and pray there."
 
 

CHAPTER (40)

باب التَّرْغِيبِ فِي الْجُلُوسِ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ وَانْتِظَارِ الصَّلاَةِ

Encouragement to sit in the mosque and wait for the prayer

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 46
 
أَخْبَرَنَا قُتَيْبَةُ، عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ أَبِي الزِّنَادِ، عَنِ الأَعْرَجِ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏ "‏ إِنَّ الْمَلاَئِكَةَ تُصَلِّي عَلَى أَحَدِكُمْ مَا دَامَ فِي مُصَلاَّهُ الَّذِي صَلَّى فِيهِ مَا لَمْ يُحْدِثِ اللَّهُمَّ اغْفِرْ لَهُ اللَّهُمَّ ارْحَمْهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated from Abu Huraira  (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : "The angels send Salah (pray for forgiveness) upon any one of you so long as he is in the place where he prays, and so long as he does not invalidate his ablution, (saying) : 'O Allah, forgive him, O Allah, have mercy on him.'"

Sahl As-Sa'idi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said : "I heard the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) say : 'Whoever is in the Masjid waiting for the prayer, he is in a state of prayer.'"
 
 

CHAPTER (41)

باب ذِكْرِ نَهْىِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم عَنِ الصَّلاَةِ فِي أَعْطَانِ الإِبِلِ

The Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) prohibiting prayer in camel pens (places where camels kneel or/or drink water)

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 48

أَخْبَرَنَا عَمْرُو بْنُ عَلِيٍّ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، عَنْ أَشْعَثَ، عَنِ الْحَسَنِ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ مُغَفَّلٍ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم نَهَى عَنِ الصَّلاَةِ فِي أَعْطَانِ الإِبِلِ ‏.‏

It was narrated from 'Abdullah bin Mughaffal (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) forbade praying in the camel pens (places where camels kneel or  drink water).
 
 

CHAPTER (42)

باب الرُّخْصَةِ فِي ذَلِكَ

Concession regarding that (above)

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 49
 
أَخْبَرَنَا الْحَسَنُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ بْنِ سُلَيْمَانَ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ، قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا سَيَّارٌ، عَنْ يَزِيدَ الْفَقِيرِ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏ "‏ جُعِلَتْ لِيَ الأَرْضُ مَسْجِدًا وَطَهُورًا أَيْنَمَا أَدْرَكَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ أُمَّتِي الصَّلاَةَ صَلَّى ‏"‏ ‏.‏

It was narrated that Jabir bin 'Abdullah (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said: "The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) said : 'The earth has been made for me a place of prostration and a means of purification, so wherever a man of my Ummah is when the time for prayer comes, let him pray.'"

 

CHAPTER (43)

باب الصَّلاَةِ عَلَى الْحَصِيرِ

Praying on a reed mat

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 50

It was narrated from Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that Umm Sulaim (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) asked the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) to come to her house and pray there so that she could take (the place where he prayed) as a Musalla (prayer place). So he came to her and she went and got a reed mat and sprinkled it with water, and he prayed on it, and they prayed behind him.

 

CHAPTER (44)

باب الصَّلاَةِ عَلَى الْخُمْرَةِ

Praying on a  mat

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 51

It was narrated from Ummul Momineen Maimuna (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہا) that the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to pray on a mat.

 

CHAPTER (45)

باب الصَّلاَةِ عَلَى الْمِنْبَرِ

Praying on the minber

 
Sunan an-Nasai, Vol 1, Bk 8, Hadith # 52

Abu Hazim bin Dinar narrated that some men came to Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa'idi (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ). They were wondering what kind of wood the Minbar was made of, so they asked him about that. He said : "By Allah, I know what it is made of. I saw it the first day it was set up and the first day the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sat on it. The Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) sent word to so-and-so" - a woman whose name Sahl (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) mentioned - "telling her : 'Tell your carpenter slave to make me something of wood that I can sit on when I speak to the people.' So she told him, and he made it from tamarisk wood from Al-Ghabah (a place near Madinah). Then he brought it and it was sent to the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم), who commanded that it be set up here. Then I saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) ascend it and praying on it, and saying the Takbir while he was on top of it, then he bowed when he was on top of it, then he came down backward and prostrated at the base of the Minbar, then he went back. When he had finished he turned to face the people and said : 'O people, I only did this so that you can follow me in prayer and learn how I pray.'"
 

It was narrated that Ibn 'Umar (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said :"I saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) praying on (his mount) a donkey, when he was heading toward Khaibar."
 
 
It was narrated from Anas bin Malik (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) that he saw the Apostle of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) praying on (his mount) a donkey while he was riding, praying toward Khaibar with the Qiblah behind him.
 
Imam Abu 'Abdur-Rahman (An-Nasa'i) said : We do not know of anyone who reported anything to support what 'Amr bin Yahya (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہ) said about praying on a donkey. As for the Hadith of Yahya bin Sa'eed from Anas (رضئ اللہ تعالی عنہما), what is correct is,  that it is Mawquf.  And Allah (and His Apostle ﷺ) know best.
 
 
 
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