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Prohibition of Leaving the Fire Burning

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 300
Prohibition of Leaving the Fire Burning

1652. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not keep the fire burning in your homes when you go to bed.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1653. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: A house in Al-Madinah was burnt with its occupants inside it one night. When this was reported to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) he said, “Fire is your enemy. So, put it out before going to bed.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1654. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Cover up the (kitchen) containers (i.e., pots, pans, etc.), tie up the mouth of the water-skin, lock up the doors and extinguish the lamps, because Satan can neither untie the water-skin nor open the door nor uncover the containers. If one can cover the cooking pot even by placing a piece of wood across it, and pronounce the Name of Allah on it, let him do it. A mouse can sometimes cause a house to burn along its dwellers.”

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