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Ahadith about Dajjal and Portents of the Hour

September 4, 2014
Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 370
Ahadith about Dajjal and Portents of the Hour

1808. An-Nawwas bin Sam`an (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: One morning the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) made a mention of Dajjal, and he described him to be insignificant and at the same time described him so significant that we thought he was on the date-palm trees (i.e., nearby). When we went to him (the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam)) in the evening, he perceived the sign of fear on our faces. He said, “What is the matter with you?” We said: “O Messenger of Allah, you talked about Dajjal this morning raising your voice and lowering it until we thought he was hiding in the palm-trees grove: He said: “Something other than Dajjal make worry about you. If he appears while I am with you, I will defend you against him. But if he appears after I die, then everyone of you is his own defender. Allah is the One Who remains after me to guide every Muslim. Dajjal will be a young man with very curly hair with one eye protruding (with which he cannot see). I compare (his appearance) to that of Al-`Uzza bin Qatan. He who amongst you survives to see him, should recite over him the opening Ayat of Surat Al-Kahf (i.e., Surat 18: Verses 1-8). He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq and will spread mischief right and left. O slaves of Allah! Remain adhered to the truth.” We asked: “O Messenger of Allah! How long will he stay on the earth?” He said, “For forty days. One day will be like a year, one day like a month, one day like a week and the rest of the days will be like your days.” We said: “O Messenger of Allah! Will one day’s Salat (prayer) suffice for the Salat of that day which will be equal to one year?” Thereupon he said, “No, but you must make an estimate of time and then offer Salat.” We said: “O Messenger of Allah! How quickly will he walk upon the earth?” Thereupon he said, “Like cloud driven by the wind (i.e., very quickly). He will come to the people and call them to his obedience and they will affirm their faith in him and respond to him. He will then give command to the sky and it will send its rain upon the earth and he will then send his command to the earth and it will grow vegetation. Then in the evening their pasturing animals will come to them with their humps very high and their udders full of milk and their flanks stretched. He will then come to another people and invite them, but they will reject him and he will leave them, in barren lands and without any goods and chattels! He would then walk through the waste land and say to it: `Bring forth your treasures’, and the treasures will come out and follow him like swarms of bees. He will then call a person brimming with youth and strike him with the sword and cut him into two pieces and make these pieces lie at a distance, which is generally between the archer and his target. He will then call that young man and he will come forward, laughing, with his face gleaming out of joy; and it will be at this very time that Allah will send `Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary) who will descend at the white minaret in the eastern side of Damascus, wearing two garments lightly dyed and placing his hands on the wings of two angels. When he will lower his head, there would fall drops of water from his head, and when he will raise it up, drops like pearls would scatter from it. Every disbeliever who will find his (i.e., `Isa’s) smell will die and his smell will reach as far as he will be able to see. He will then search for Dajjal until he will catch hold of him at the gate of Ludd (village near Jerusalem), and will kill him. Then the people, whom Allah will have protected, will come to `Isa son of Maryam, and he will wipe their faces and will inform them of their ranks in Jannah, and it will be under such conditions that Allah will reveal to `Isa these words: `I have brought forth from amongst my slaves such people against whom none will be able to fight, so take these people safely to the mountain.’ And then Allah will send Ya’juj and Ma’juj (Gog and Magog people) and they will sworn down from every slope. The first of them will pass the Lake Tabariyah (near the Dead Sea in Palestine) and drink all its water. And when the last of them will pass, he will say: `There was once water there.’ Prophet `Isa (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and his companions will then be so much hard-pressed that the head of an ox will be dearer to them than one hundred dinar, and `Isa along with his companions, will make supplication to Allah, Who will send insects which will attack their (Ya’juj and Ma’juj people) neck until they all will perish like a single person. Prophet, `¦sa and his companions will then come down and they will not find in the earth as much space as a single span which would not be filled with their corpses and their stench. Prophet `Isa and his companions will then again beseech Allah, Who will send birds whose necks will be like those of Bactrian camels, and they will carry them and throw them where Allah will desire. Then Allah will send down rain which will spare no house in the city or in the countryside. It would wash away the earth until it appears like a mirror. Then the earth will be told to bring forth its fruit and restore its blessings; and as a result of this, there will grow such a big pomegranate that a group of people will eat from it and seek shelter under its skin. Milk will be so blessed that the milk of one she-camel will suffice for a large company and the cow will give so much milk, that it will suffice for a whole tribe. The sheep will give so much milk that the whole family will be able to drink out of that, and at that time Allah will send a pleasant wind which will soothe people even under their armpits, and will take the life of every Muslim and true believer, and only the wicked will survive. They will commit adultery in public like asses and the Resurrection Day will be held.”
[Muslim].

1809. Rib`i bin Hirash (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I accompanied Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari to Hudaifah bin Al-Yaman (May Allah be pleased with them). Abu Mas`ud said to him: “Tell us what you heard from the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) about Dajjal (the Antichrist).” Hudaifah said: He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Dajjal will appear, and with him will be water and fire. That which people consider to be water will in fact be a burning fire, and that which people will consider to be fire will in fact be cool and sweet water. He who from amongst you happens to face him, should jump into that which he sees as fire for that will be nice and sweet water.” Abu Mas`ud said: “I have also heard this from the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1810. `Abdullah bin `Amr bin Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Dajjal (the Antichrist) will appear in my Ummah and he will stay in the world for forty. I do not know whether this will be forty days or forty months or forty years. Allah will then send (Prophet) `Isa (Jesus), son of Maryam (Mary). `Isa will pursue him and slaughter him. Then people will survive for seven years (i.e., after the demise of `Isa) in the state that there will be no rancour between two persons. Then Allah will send a cool breeze from the side of Ash-Sham. None will remain upon the face of the earth having the smallest particle of good or Faith in him but he will die, so much so that even if someone amongst you will enter the innermost part of a mountain, this breeze will reach that place also and will cause him to die. Only the wicked people will survive and they will be as fast as birds (i.e., to commit evil) and as ferocious towards one another as wild beasts. They will never appreciate the good, nor condemn evil. Then Shaitan (Satan) will come to them in the garb of a man and will say: `Will you not obey me?’ They will say: `What do you order us to do?’ He will command them to worship idols. They will have abundance of sustenance and will lead comfortable lives. Then the Trumpet will be blown. Every one hearing it, will turn his neck towards it and will raise it. The first one to hear that Trumpet will be a man who will be busy repairing the basin for his camels. He will become unconscious. Allah will send, or will cause to send, rain which will be like dew and there will grow out of it (like wild growth) the bodies of the people. Then the second Trumpet will be blown and they will stand up and begin to look around. Then it will be said: `O people! Go to your Rubb.’ Then there will be a command: `Make them stand there.’ After it they will be called to account. Then it will be said: `Separate from them the share of the Fire.’ It will be asked: `How much?’ It will be said: `Nine hundred and ninety-nine out of every thousand.’ That will be the Day which will make children hoary-headed men because of its terror and that will be the Day when the Shin will be uncovered.”
[Muslim].

1811. Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There will be no land which will not be trampled by Dajjal (the Antichrist) but Makkah and Al-Madinah; and there will be no passage leading to them which will not be guarded by the angels, arranged in rows. Dajjal will appear in a barren place adjacent to Al-Madinah and the city will be shaken three times. Allah will expel from it every disbeliever and hypocrite.
[Muslim].

1812. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Dajjal (the Antichrist) will be followed by seventy thousand Jews of Isfahan and will be dressed in robes of green coloured satin.”
[Muslim].

1813. Umm Sharik (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “People will run away from Dajjal (the Antichrist) seeking shelter in the mountains.
[Muslim].

1814. `Imran bin Hussain (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Between time of the creation of Adam and the Resurrection Day, there is nothing greater than the mischief of Dajjal (the Antichrist).
[Muslim].

1815. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Dajjal (the Antichrist) will come forth and a person from amongst the believers will go towards him and the armed watchmen of Dajjal will meet him and they will say to him: `Where do you intend to go?’ He will say: `I intend to go to this one who has appeared.’ They will say to him: `Don’t you believe in our lord (meaning Dajjal)?’ He will say: `There (i.e., we know Him to be Allah, Alone, without any partners) is nothing hidden about our Rubb.’ Some of them will say: `Let us kill him’, but some others will say: `Has your lord (Dajjal) not forbidden you to kill anyone without his consent?’ So they will take him to Dajjal. When the believer will see him, he will say: `O people! This is Dajjal about whom the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) has informed us.’ Dajjal will have him laid on his stomach and have his head. He will be struck on his back and on his stomach. Dajjal will ask him: `Don’t you believe in me?’ He will say: `You are the false Messiah.’ He will then give his order to have him sawn with a saw into two from the parting of his hair up to his legs. After that Dajjal will walk between the two halves and will say to him: `Stand up’, and he will stand on his feet. He will then say to him: `Don’t you believe in me?’ The person will say: `It has added to my insight that you are Dajjal’. He will add: `O people! He will not be able to behave with anyone amongst people in such a manner after me.’ Dajjal will try to kill him. The space between his neck and collarbone will turn into copper and he will find no way to kill him. So he will catch hold of him by his hand and feet and throw him into (what appears to be the fire). The people will think that he has been thrown into the fire whereas he will be thrown into Jannah.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “He will be the most eminent amongst the people with regard to martyrdom near the Rubb of the worlds.”
[Muslim]

1816. Al-Mughirah bin Shu`bah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: No one asked the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) more about Dajjal than I asked him. He said to me, “He will not harm you.” I said: “O Messenger of Allah, it is reported that he will have with him a mountain of bread and a river full of water.” Thereupon he said, “He (Dajjal) is far too worthless and insignificant near Allah (to let him deceive the believers).
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1817. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There has not been a Prophet who has not warned his Ummah of that one-eyed liar (Dajjal). Behold, he is blind in one eye and your Rubb (Allah) is not blind. On his forehead are the letters: (K.F.R.) (meaning Kafir- disbeliever).”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1818. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Let me tell you something about Dajjal (the Antichrist) which no Prophet had told his people. He is blind (in one eye) and will bring with him something like Jannah and Hell; but what he calls Jannah will be in fact Hell.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1819. `Abdullah bin `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: One day the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) mentioned Al-Masih Dajjal (the Antichrist) in the presence of the people and said, “Verily, Allah is not one-eyed but Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal is blind in the right eye which looks like a swollen grape.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1820. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah(sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The Last Hour will not come until the Muslims fight against the Jews, until a Jew will hide himself behind a stone or a tree, and the stone or the tree will say: `O Muslim, there is a Jew behind me. Come and kill him,’ but Al-Gharqad tree will not say so, for it is the tree of the Jews.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1821. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is, the world will not come to an end until a man passes by a grave and will lie over it saying, `Would that I were in this grave (i.e., dead)!’ Not he will say so because of religious reasons but because of widespread mischief and severe trials of this world.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1822. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The Hour will not come to pass before the River Euphrates dries up to unveil the mountain of gold, for which people will fight. Ninety-nine out of one hundred will die (in the fighting) and every man amongst them will say: `Perhaps I may be the only one to remain alive.”’

Another narration is: “The time is near when the River Euphrates will dry up to unveil a treasure of gold. Whosoever may be alive at that time, should not take anything of it.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1823. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “People will desert Al-Madinah in spite of it being in better condition except for wild beasts and birds. The Last Hour will happen upon two shepherds of the tribe of Muzainah. They will enter Al-Madinah driving their sheep but will find it full of wild beasts and would turn away. When they will arrive at the hill named Thaniyyat-ul-Wada` they will fall on their faces.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1824. Abu Sa`id Al-Khudri (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “From your caliphs there will be one in the Last Days who will distribute wealth without counting it.”
[Muslim].

1825. Abu Musa Al-Ash`ari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “A time will come when a man will go about with alms from his gold and will not find anyone to receive it. One man will be seen being followed by forty women dependant upon him on account of the scarcity of men and excess of women.
[Muslim].

1826. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “A man bought a piece of land from another man, and the buyer found a jar filled with gold in the land. The buyer said to the seller: `Take your gold, as I bought only the land from you and not the gold.’ The owner of the land said: `I sold you the land with everything in it.’ So both of them took their case before a third man who asked: `Have you any children?’ One of them said: `I have a boy.’ The other said, `I have a girl.’ The man said: `Marry the girl to the boy and spend the money on them; and whatever remains give it in charity.”’
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1827. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There were two women, each had her child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them. One woman said to her companion: `The wolf has taken your son.’ The other said: `It has taken your son.’ So both of them took the dispute to Prophet Dawud (David) (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) who judged that the boy should be given to the older lady. Then they went to Prophet Sulaiman (Solomon) (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) son of Dawud and put the case before him. Prophet Sulaiman said: `Give me a knife so that I may cut the child into two and give one half to each of you.’ The younger woman said: `Do not do so; may Allah bless you! He is her child.’ On that Prophet Sulaiman decided the case in favour of the younger woman.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1828. Mirdas Al-Aslami (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The pious men will depart one after another, the dregs of people, like the sediment of barley or dates will remain; Allah will not raise them in value and esteem.
[Al-Bukhari].

1829. Rifa`ah bin Rafi` Az-Zuraqi (May Allah be pleased with him) said: Jibril (Gabriel) came to the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) and asked him: “How do you estimate among you those who participated in the battle of Badr?” He replied, “They were the best of Muslims” (or he may have said something similar to that). Jibril said: “The same is the case with the angels who were at Badr.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1830. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “If Allah afflicts punishment upon a nation, it befalls the whole population indiscriminately and then they will be resurrected and judged according to their deeds.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1831. Jabir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: There was a trunk of a date-palm tree upon which the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to recline while delivering Khutbah (sermon). When a pulpit was placed in the mosque, we heard the trunk crying out like a pregnant she-camel. the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) came down from the pulpit and put his hand on the trunk and it became quiet.

Another narration is: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) used to stand by a tree or a date-palm on Friday (to give the Khutbah). Then an Ansari woman or man said, “O Messenger of Allah! Shall we make a pulpit for you?” He replied, “If you wish.” So they made a pulpit for him and when it was Friday, the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) sat on the pulpit [to deliver the Khutbah (sermon)] and the trunk of the date-palm on which he used to recline cried out as if it would split asunder.

 Another narration is: It cried like a child and the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) descended (from the pulpit) and embraced it while it continued moaning like a child being quietened. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “It was crying for (missing) what it used to hear of Dhikr near it.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1832. Abu Tha`labah Al-Khushani (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has laid down certain duties which you should not neglect, and has put certain limits which you should not transgress, and has kept silent about other matters out of mercy for you and not out of forgetfulness, so do not seek to investigate them.
[Ad-Daraqutni and others]

1833. `Abdullah bin Abu `Aufa (May Allah be pleased with them) said: We accompanied the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) in seven expeditions, and we ate locusts.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1834. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “A believer should not be stung twice from the same hole.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1835. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There are three (types of) people with whom Allah will neither speak on the Day of Resurrection nor purify them (from sins) and there will be a painful chastisement for them: A person who has spare water in a desert and he refuses to give it to the traveller; a person who sells a commodity to another person after the afternoon prayer and swears by Allah that he has bought it at such and such price, and the buyer pays him accordingly though in reality it was not true; and a person who pledges allegiance to an Imam (leader) just for some worldly benefit, and then if the Imam bestows on him (something out of that) he fulfills his allegiance, and if does not give him, he does not fulfill it.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1836. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Between the two Blowing of the Trumpet there will be an interval of forty.” The people said, “O Abu Hurairah! Do you mean forty days?” He said, “I cannot say anything.” They said, “Do you mean forty years?” He said, “I cannot say anything.” They said, “Do you mean forty months?” He said, “I cannot say anything. The Prophet added: `Everything of the human body will perish except the last coccyx bone (end part of the spinal cord), and from that bone Allah will reconstruct the whole body. Then Allah will send down water from the sky and people will grow like green vegetables‘.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1837.  Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: Once the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was speaking to us when, a bedouin came and asked him: “When will the Last Day be?” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) continued his talk. Some of those present thought that he had heard him but disliked the interruption and the other said that he had not hear him. When the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) concluded his speech he asked, “Where is the one who inquired about the Last Day?” The man replied: “Here I am.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) replied, “When the practice of honouring a trust is lost, expect the Last Day.” He asked: “How could it be lost?” He replied, “When the government is entrusted to the undeserving people, then wait for the Last Day.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1838. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Your leaders will lead you in Salat (prayer). If they conduct it properly, you and they will be rewarded; but if they make mistakes you will earn the reward and they will be held responsible (for the mistakes).”
[Al-Bukhari].

1839. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said in the interpretation of the Ayah reported: “You are the best of peoples ever raised up for (the benefit of) mankind…” (3:110): The best for mankind are those who bring them with chains round their necks till they embrace Islam (and thereby save them from the eternal punishment in the Hell-fire, and make them enter Jannah in the Hereafter).”
[Al-Bukhari].

1840.  Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Allah marvels at those people who enter Jannah in chains.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1841. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The dearest parts on the face of the earth near Allah are its mosques, and the most hated parts near Allah are its markets.”
[Muslim].

1842. Salman Al-Farisi (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Do not, if you can help, be the first to enter the market and the last to leave it because it is an arena of Satan and the standard of Satan is set there.
[Muslim].

There are other narrations with some variation in the wordings.

1843. `Asim Al-Ahwal said: `Abdullah bin Sarjis (May Allah be pleased with him) said to the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam): “O Messenger of Allah! May Allah forgive all your sins!” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “And yours also.” `Asim reported: I asked `Abdullah: “Did the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) seek forgiveness for you?” He replied: “Yes, and for you also.” Then he recited the Verse: “Seek forgiveness for your sins and for the believing men and the believing women.” (47:19)
[Muslim].

1844.  Abu Mas`ud Al-Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “One of the admonitions of the previous Prophets which has been conveyed to people is that if you have no modesty, you can do whatever you like.
[Al-Bukhari].

1845. Ibn Mas`ud (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “The first matter concerning which people will be judged on the Day of Resurrection will be the matter of blood.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1846. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Angels were created from light, jinns were created from a smokeless flame of fire, and `Adam was created from that which you have been told (i.e., sounding clay like the clay of pottery).”
[Muslim].

1847. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The conduct of the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was entirely according to the Qur’an.
[Muslim in a long Hadith].

1848. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) reported: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who loves to meet Allah, Allah loves to meet him; and he who dislikes to meet Allah, Allah abhors to meet him.” I (`Aishah) said: “O Messenger of Allah! So far as the feelings of aversion against death is concerned, we all have this feeling.” Thereupon he said, “I do not mean that. What I meant is that when a (true) believer is given the glad tidings of the Mercy of Allah, His Pleasures and His Jannah (at the time of death), he loves to meet Allah, and Allah also loves to meet him. When a disbeliever is given the news of the Torment of Allah and His Wrath (at the time of death), he dislikes to meet Allah and Allah also abhors to meet him.”
[Muslim].

1849. Safiyyah bint Huyai (May Allah be pleased with him), the Mother of the Believers, said: I came to visit the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) while he was in the state of I`tikaf [(seclusion) in the mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan]. After having talked to him, I got up to return. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) also got up with me and accompanied me a part of the way. At that moment two Ansari man passed by. When they saw him they quickened their pace. The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said to them, “Do not hurry. She is Safiyyah, daughter of Huyai, my wife.” They said: “Subhan Allah (Allah is free from imperfection)! O Messenger of Allah! (You are far away from any suspicion).” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Satan circulates in a person like blood (in the blood streams). I apprehended lest Satan should drop some evil thoughts in your minds.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1850. Al-`Abbas bin `Abdul-Muttalib (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I was in the company of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) on the day of (the battle of) Hunain. Abu Sufyan bin Al-Harith and I did not leave the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) throughout the battle. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) was riding on his white mule. When the Muslims had an encounter with the pagans, Muslims took to their heels. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) began to urge his mule towards the disbelievers, holding the bridle of his mule. I was trying to restrain it from going very fast, and Abu Sufyan was holding the stirrup of the mule of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam). The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “O Abbas! Call out the People of As-Samurah [i.e., those people who had made the covenant under the tree (i.e., Bai`ah Ridwan)].” `Abbas called out at the top of his voice: “Where are the People of As-Samurah.” `Abbas said: As soon as they heard my voice, they rushed towards the Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) like a cow turning towards her calf. They were shouting: “Here we are.” Soon they began to fight the infidels. Then there was a call for Ansar. Those who called out to them shouted: “O you the people of Ansar! O you the people of Ansar!” They ended their call at Banu Al-Harith bin Al-Khazraj. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) who was riding on his mule looked at their fight with his neck stretched forward and he said, “This is the time when the fight is raging hot.” Then the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) took pebbles and threw them in the face of the disbelievers. He said, “By the Rubb of Muhammad, the disbelievers will be defeated.” I continued to watch until I found that their force was subdued and they began to retreat.
[Muslim].

1851. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “O people! Allah is Pure and, therefore, accepts only that which is pure. Allah has commanded the believers as He has commanded His Messengers by saying: `O Messengers! Eat of the good things, and do good deeds.‘ (23:51) And He said: `O you who believe (in the Oneness of Allah – Islamic Monotheism)! Eat of the lawful things that We have provided you…”’ (2:172). Then he (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) made a mention of the person who travels for a long period of time, his hair are dishevelled and covered with dust. He lifts his hand towards the sky and thus makes the supplication: `My Rubb! My Rubb!’ But his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothes are unlawful and his nourishment is unlawful, how can, then his supplication be accepted?”
[Muslim].

1852. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There are three (types of) people whom Allah will neither speak to on the Day of Resurrection nor will He purify them (i.e., from their sins), nor will look upon them; and they will have a painful chastisement. These are: An old man who commits fornication; a king who is a great liar and a poor man who is proud.”
[Muslim]

1853. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Saihan (Oxus), Jaihan (Jaxartes), Al-Furat (Euphrates) and An-Nil (Nile) are all from the rivers of Jannah.
[Muslim].

1854. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) took hold of my hand and said, “Allah, the Exalted and Glorious, created the earth on Saturday, the mountains on Sunday, the trees on Monday, the things entailing labour on Tuesday, light on Wednesday, He spread out animals of all kinds on Thursday, and created Adam in the afternoon on Friday, and it was the last hour of Friday between the afternoon and the night.”
[Muslim].

1855. Abu Sulaiman Khalid bin Al-Walid (May Allah be pleased with him) said: In the battle of Mu’tah, seven swords were broken in my hand, and all that remained with me was a Yemeni sword.
[Al-Bukhari].

1856. `Amr bin `Al-`As (May Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “When a judge utilizes his skill of judgement and comes to a right decision, he will have a double reward, but when he uses his judgement and commits a mistake, he will have a single reward.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1857. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Fever comes from the vehement raging of Hell, so cool it with water.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1858. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “If a person dies without observing Saum (fasts), his Wali should make it up on his behalf.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1859. `Auf bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) said: `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) as told that `Abdullah bin Az-Zubair (May Allah be pleased with them) had said in respect of selling of a gift which was presented to her: “By Allah! If `Aishah does not stop this kind of thing, I will declare her incompetent to administer her property.” `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) asked: “Did He (`Abdullah bin Az-Zubair) say so?” The people said: “Yes.” `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “I vow it before Allah that I will never speak to Ibn Az-Zubair.” When this desertion lasted long, `Abdullah bin Az-Zubair sought intercession with her, but she said: “By Allah I will not accept the intercession of anyone for him, and I will not commit a sin of breaking my vow.” When this state of affairs was prolonged, Ibn Az-Zubair felt it hard on him. He said to Al-Miswar bin Makhramah and `Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad bin Yaghut: “I beseech you in the Name of Allah that you should take me to `Aishah because it is unlawful for her to vow to sever relations with me.” So Al-Miswar and `Abdur-Rahman took him with them. They sought her permission, saying: “As-salamu `alaika wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu!  Shall  we  come  in?” `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: “Come in,” They asked: “All of us?” She said: “All of you,” not knowing that Ibn Az-Zubair was also with them. So, when they entered, Ibn Az-Zubair entered the screened place and got hold of `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her), his aunt. He was requesting her to forgive him and wept. Al-Miswar and `Abdur-Rahman also pleaded on his behalf and requested her to speak to him and to accept his repentance. They said to her: “The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) forbade to cut off relationship because it is unlawful for any Muslim not to talk to his (Muslim) brother (or sister, for that matter) for more than three (days).” So when they persisted in urging and reminding her of the superiority of having good relation with kith and kin, she began to weep, saying: “I have made a vow which is a matter of very serious nature.” They persisted in their appeal till she spoke with `Abdullah bin Az-Zubair, and she freed forty slaves as an expiation for breaking her vow. Later on, whenever she remembered her vow, she would weep so much that her veil would become wet with tears.
[Al-Bukhari].

1860. `Uqbah bin `Amir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: One day the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) went out and asked Allah’s forgiveness for the martyrs of the battle of Uhud after eight years. It seemed that by so doing, he bid farewell to the living and the dead. He then came back, rose to the pulpit and said, “I shall be your precursor; I am a witness for you (before Allah), and I will be present before you at the River (Haud Al-Kauthar). By Allah I can see with my own eyes the Haud from this place. I am not afraid that you will associate anything with Allah in worship after (my demise), but I apprehend that you will vie with one another for the life of the world.” The narrator said: It was the last time that I saw the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

There are some more narrations with very minor changes in its wording.

1861. Abu Zaid `Amr bin Akhtab Al-Ansari (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) led us in the morning (Fajr) prayer and he ascended the pulpit and addressed us until it was the time for the Zuhr prayer. He then came down the pulpit and led us in Salat (prayer). Again he ascended the pulpit and addressed until it was the time for the `Asr prayer. He then again came down, led us in Salat and again ascended the pulpit and addressed us until sunset. He informed us of everything that lay hidden in the past and what will happen in the future; and the most learned amongst us is the one who has preserved it in his memory.
[Muslim].

1862. `Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who vows to obey Allah, should obey Him. But he who vows to disobey Allah, should not disobey Him.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1863. Umm Sharik (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) ordered me to kill chameleon. He also said, “It blew (fire) on Prophet Ibrahim.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1864. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “He who kills a chameleon at the first blow, such and such number of good deeds will be awarded to him; whoever kills it at the second blow, such and such number of merits will be recorded for him. And if he kills it at the third blow, he will get such and such merits.

Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “If anyone kills a chameleon with the first blow, a hundred good deeds will be recorded for him; less than that will be recorded for him if he kills it at the second blow, and still less rewards will be recorded for him if he kills it at the third blow.”
[Muslim].

1865. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said: “A man (from amongst the people before you) said: `Indeed! I will give in charity.’ So he took his Sadaqah out and placed it in a thief’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: `Sadaqah was given to a thief last night.’ The man said: `O Allah! Praise be to You. I have given Sadaqah to a thief. Indeed, I will give in charity!’ So he took his Sadaqah out and he placed it in a prostitute’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: `Sadaqah was given to a prostitute last night.’ On hearing this, the man said: `Praise be to You, O Allah! I gave Sadaqah to a prostitute. Indeed, I will give in charity!’ So he took his Sadaqah out and placed it in a rich man’s hand. In the morning the people were talking (about this incident) and saying: `Sadaqah was given to a rich man last night.’ The man said: `O Allah! Praise be to You (for helping me) give charity to a thief, a prostitute and a rich man.’ Then he had a dream in which he was told that his Sadaqah to the thief might result in his refraining from his theft, his Sadaqah to the prostitute might help her abstain from her immorality, and his Sadaqah to the rich man might help him pay heed and spend from what Allah had bestowed upon him.”
[Al-Bukhari].

1866. Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: We accompanied the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) to a banquet. The meat of the forearm was presented to him as he was very fond of it. The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) ate a morsel of it and said, “I will be the master of all the people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you know why? Allah will gather all human beings, past and present generations on the same ground so that the announcer may be able to make them all hear his voice and the onlookers may be able to see all of them. The sun will come very close to the people, they will suffer such distress and trouble as they will not be able to bear. Then the people will say: `Do you see our (miserable) condition? You should look for someone who can intercede for you with your Rubb.’ Some people will say to the others: `Go to your father, Adam.’ So they will go to Adam and say to him: `You are the father of mankind; Allah created you with His Own Hand, and breathed into you of His spirit, ordered the angels to prostrate before you and He made you dwell in Jannah. So (please) intercede for us with your Rubb. Do you not see our (miserable) condition?’ Adam will say: `Today my Rubb has become so angry as He has never been before, nor will He ever become angry after this. He forbade me to approach the tree, but I disobeyed Him. I am worried about myself. Go to someone else. Go to (Prophet) Nuh (Noah).’ They will come to Nuh and will say to him: `O Nuh! You are the first of Messenger of Allah to the people on the earth, and Allah has named you a grateful slave. Please intercede for us with your Rubb. Do you not see our (miserable) condition?’ He will say: `Today my Rubb his become so angry as He has never been before, nor will He become angry hereafter. I was granted the right to make one definitely accepted invocation. I availed of this opportunity and made it against my nation. I am worried about myself. Go to someone else. Go to (Prophet) Ibrahim (Abraham).’ They will go to Ibrahim and say to him: `O Ibrahim, you are Messenger of Allah and His Khalil (the intimate friend of Allah) from among the people of the earth; so please intercede for us with your Rubb. Don’t you see our (miserable) condition?’ He will say to them: `Today my Rubb has become so angry as He has never been before; nor will he ever be so hereafter. I had told three lies. I am worried about myself. Go to someone else. Go to (Prophet) Musa (Moses).’ The people will then go to Musa and say to him: `O Musa! You are Messenger of Allah and Allah gave you superiority above the others with His Message and with His direct Talk to you, so intercede for us with your Rubb. Do you not see our (miserable) condition?’ Musa will say: `Today my Rubb has become so angry as he has never been before, nor will He ever be hereafter. I killed a man whom I had not been ordered to kill. I am worried about myself. Go to someone else. Go to (Prophet) `Isa (Jesus).’ So they will go to `¦sa and say to him: `O `Isa! You are Messenger of Allah and His Word (i.e., “Be”-and he was) which he bestowed on Maryam (Mary) and a spirit created by Him; and you talked to the people while you were in the cradle. Please intercede for us with your Rubb. Do you not see our (miserable) condition?’ `¦sa will say: `Today my Rubb has become so angry as He has never been before, nor will He ever be like this hereafter.’ `Isa will not mention any sin, but will say: `I am worried about myself. Go to someone else. Go to Muhammad (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam).”’

 Another narration is: The Messenger of Allah said, “They will come to me and say: `O Muhammad! You are the Messenger of Allah and the Last of Prophets, and Allah has forgiven your past and future sins. Please intercede for us with your Rubb. Do you not see our (miserable) condition?”’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “Then I will proceed under Allah’s Throne and fall down in prostration before my Rubb. Then, He will bestow upon me knowledge of such praises and glorification to Him as He has never bestowed upon anybody else before me. Then I will be addressed: `O Muhammad! Raise your head. Ask, and your request will be granted. Intercede, and your intercession will be accepted.’ So I will raise my head and say: `My followers, O my Rubb! My followers, O my Rubb! My followers, O my Rubb!’ It will be said: `O Muhammad! Admit into Jannah such people as are not subjected to reckoning through the right gate of Jannah.’ The rest of them will be admitted along with the rest of mankind through the various gates of Jannah.” The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) further said, “By Him in Whose Hand my soul is! The distance between every two sides of the gates of Jannah is like the distance between Makkah and Hajar, or that between Makkah and Busra (Syria).
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

1867. Ibn `Abbas (May Allah be pleased with them) reported: Ibrahim (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) brought his wife and her son Isma`il (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam), while she was suckling him, to a place near the Ka`bah under a tree on the spot of Zamzam, at the highest place in the mosque. In those days, there was no human being in Makkah, nor was there any water. So he made them sit over there and placed near them a leather bag containing some dates, and a small water-skin containing some water, and set out homeward. Isma`il’s mother followed him saying: “O Ibrahim! Where are you going, leaving us in this valley where there is no person whose company we may enjoy, nor is there anything (to enjoy)?” She repeated that to him many times, but he did not look back at her. Then she asked him: “Has Allah commanded you to do so?” He said: “Yes.” She said: “Then He will not neglect us.” She returned while Ibrahim proceeded onwards. Having reached the Thaniya, where they could not see him, he faced Ka`bah, raised his both hands and supplicated: “O our Rubb! I have made some of my offspring to dwell in an uncultivable valley by Your Sacred House (the Ka`bah at Makkah) in order, O our Rubb, that they may perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat). So fill some hearts among men with love towards them, and (O Allah) provide them with fruits so that they may give thanks.” (14:37).

Isma`il’s mother went on suckling Isma`il and drinking from the water which she had. When the water in the water-skin had all been used up, she became thirsty and her child also became thirsty. She started looking at Isma`il, tossing in agony. She left him, for she could not endure looking at him, and found that the mountain of As-Safa was the nearest mountain to her on that land. She stood on it and started looking at the valley keenly so that she might see somebody, but she could not see anybody. Then she descended from As-Safa, and when she reached the valley, she tucked up her robe and ran in the valley like a person in distress and trouble till she crossed the valley and reached Al-Marwah mountain where she stood and started looking, expecting to see somebody, but she could not see anybody. She repeated that (running between As-Safa and Al-Marwah) seven times.” Ibn `Abbas further related: The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “This is the source of the tradition of the Sa`y – i.e., the going of people between the two mountains. When she reached Al-Marwah (for the last time), she heard a voice and she exclaimed: `Shshs!’ (Silencing herself) and listened attentively. She heard the voice again and said: `O (whoever you may be) You have made me hear your voice; have you any succour for me?’ And behold! She saw an angel at the place of Zamzam, digging the earth with his heel (or with his wing), till water flowed out from that place. She started to make something like of a basin around it, using her hands in this way and began to fill her water-skin with water with her hands, and the water was flowing out until she had scooped some of it.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) further said, “May Allah bestow mercy on Isma’il’s mother! Had she let the Zamzam flow without trying to control it (or had she not scooped in that water) while filling her water-skin, Zamzam would have been a stream flowing on the surface of the earth.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) further added, “Then she drank (water) and suckled her child. The angel said to her: `Do not be afraid of being neglected, for this is the site on which the House of Allah will be built by this boy and his father, and Allah will never let neglected His people.’ The House of Allah (the Ka`bah) at that time was on a high place resembling a hillock, and when torrents came, they flowed to its right and left. She continued living in that way till some people from the tribe of Jurhum passed by her and her child. As they were coming from through the way of Kada`, in the lower part of Makkah where they saw a bird that had a habit of flying around water and not leaving it. They said: `This bird must be flying over water, though we know that there is no water in this valley.’ They sent one or two messengers who discovered the source of water, and returned to inform them of the water. So, they all came towards the water.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “Isma`il’s mother was sitting near the water. They asked her: `Do you allow us to stay with you?’ She replied: `Yes, but you will have no right to possess the water.’ They agreed to that.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) further said, “Isma`il’s mother was pleased with the whole situation as she used to love the company of the people. So, they settled there, and later on they sent for their families who came and settled with them. The child (i.e., Isma`il) grew up and learnt Arabic from them (his virtues) caused them to love and admire him as he grew up, and when he reached the age of puberty, they gave him one of their daughters in marriage. After Isma`il’s mother had died, Ibrahim came after Isma`il’s marriage in order to see his family that he had left before, but he did not find Isma`il there. When he asked Isma`il’s wife about him, she replied: `He has gone in search of our livelihood.’ Then he asked her about their way of living and their condition, and she replied complaining to him: `We are living in hardship, misery and destitution.’ He said: `When your husband returns, convey my salutations to him and tell him to change the threshold of the door of his house.’ When Isma`il came, he seemed to have perceived something unusual. He asked his wife: `Did anyone visit you?’ She replied: `Yes, an old man of such and such description came and asked me about you and I informed him, and he asked about our state of living, and, I told him that we were living in hardship and poverty.’ Thereupon Isma`il said: `Did he advise you anything?’ She replied: `Yes, he told me to convey his salutations to you and to change the threshold of your door.’ Isma`il said: `That was my father, and he has ordered me to divorce you. Go back to your family.’ So Isma`il divorced her and married another woman from amongst them (Jurhum). Then Ibrahim stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished, and called on them again but did not find Isma`il. So he came to Isma`il’s wife and asked her about him. She said: `He has gone in search of our livelihood.’ Ibrahim asked her about their sustenance and living: `How are you getting on?’ She replied: `We are prosperous and well off.’ Then she praised Allah, the Exalted. Ibrahim asked: `What kind of food do you eat?’ She said: `Meat.’ He said: `What do you drink?’ She said: `Water.’ He said, `O Allah! Bless their meat and water!”’ The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “At that time they did not have grain, and if they had grain, he would have also invoked Allah to bless it.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) further said, “If somebody has only these two things as his sustenance, his health and disposition will be badly affected because these things do not suit him unless he lives in Makkah.” The Prophet (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “Then Ibrahim said to Isma`il’s wife, `When your husband comes, give my regards to him and tell him that he should keep firm the threshold of his door.’ When Isma`il came back, he asked his wife: `Did anyone call on you?’ She replied: `Yes, a good looking old man came to me.’ She praised him and added: `He asked about you, and I informed him, and he asked about our livelihood and I told him that we were in good condition.’ Isma`il asked her: `Did he give you a piece of advice?’ She said: `Yes, he told me to convey his regards to you and ordered that you should keep firm the threshold of your door.’ On that Isma`il said: `He was my father and you are the threshold of the door. He has ordered me to keep you with me.’ Then Ibrahim stayed away from them for a period as long as Allah wished and called on them afterwards. He saw Isma`il under a tree near Zamzam, sharpening his arrows. When he saw Ibrahim, he rose up to welcome him, and they greeted each other as a father does with his son or a son does with his father. Ibrahim said: `O Isma`il! Allah has given me an order.’ Isma`il said: `Do what your Rubb has commanded you to do.’ Ibrahim asked: `Will you help me?’ Isma`il said: `I will help you.’ Ibrahim said: `Allah has ordered me to build a house here, pointing to a hillock higher than the land surrounding it.”’ The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) added, “Then they raised the foundations of the House (i.e., Ka`bah). Isma`il brought the stones and Ibrahim was building (the house). When the walls became high, Isma`il brought stone and placed it for Ibrahim who stood over it and carried on building the House, while Isma`il was handing over the stones to him, both of them prayed: `O our Rubb! Accept this service from us! Verily, You are the All-Hearer and the All-Knower.”’
[Al-Bukhari].

There are some more narrations about this incident, some adding details and some with minor variations in the wordings.

1868.  Sa`id bin Zaid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I heard the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) saying, “Truffle (edible fungus) is a species of Al-Manna and their water cures eye diseases.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

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