Volume 1, Book 9, Number 472
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
Once I came riding a she-ass when I had just attained the age of
puberty. Allah's Apostle was offering the prayer at Mina with no
wall in front of him and I passed in front of some of the row. There
I dismounted and let my she-ass loose to graze and entered the row
and nobody objected to me about it.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 473
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Whenever Allah's Apostle came out on 'Id day, he used to order that
a Harba (a short spear) to be planted in front of him (as a Sutra
for his prayer) and then he used to pray facing it with the people
behind him and used to do the same while on a journey. After the
Prophet , this practice was adopted by the Muslim rulers (who
followed his traditions).
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 474
Narrated 'Aun bin Abi Juhaifa:
I heard my father saying, "The Prophet led us, and prayed a
two-Rak'at Zuhr prayer and then a two-Rak'at 'Asr prayer at
Al-Batha' with an 'Anza (planted) in front of him (as a Sutra) while
women and donkeys were passing in front of him (beyond that 'Anza)."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 475
Narrated Sahl (bin Sa'd):
The distance between the Musalla of Allah's Apostle and the wall was
just sufficient for a sheep to pass through .
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 476
The distance between the wall of the mosque and the pulpit was
hardly enough for a sheep to pass through.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 477
The Prophet used to get a Harba planted in front of him (as a Sutra)
and pray behind it.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 478
Narrated 'Aun bin Abi Juhaifa:
that he had heard his father saying, "Allah's Apostle came to us at
mid-day and water was brought for his ablution. He performed
ablution and led us in Zuhr and 'Asr prayers with an 'Anza planted
in front of him (as a Sutra), while women and donkeys were passing
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 479
Narrated Anas Ibn Malik:
Whenever the Prophet went for answering the call of nature, I and
another boy used to go after him with a staff, a stick or an 'Anza
and a tumbler of water and when he finished from answering the call
of nature we would hand that tumbler of water to him.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 480
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Allah's Apostle came out at midday and offered a two-Rak'at Zuhr and
'Asr prayers at Al-Batha and an 'Anza was planted in front of him
(as a Sutra). He performed ablution and the people took the
remaining water left after his ablution and rubbed their bodies with
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 481
Narrated Yazid bin Al 'Ubaid:
I used to accompany Salama bin Al-Akwa' and he used to pray behind
the pillar which was near the place where the Quran's were kept I
said, "O Abu Muslim! I see you always seeking to pray behind this
pillar." He replied, "I saw Allah's Apostle always seeking to pray
near that pillar."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 482
I saw the most famous people amongst the companions of the Prophet
hurrying towards the pillars at the Maghrib prayer before the
Prophet came for the prayer.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 483
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
The Prophet entered the Ka'ba along with Usama bin Zaid, 'Uthman bin
Talha and Bilal and remained there for a long time. When they came
out, I was the first man to enter the Ka'ba. I asked Bilal "Where
did the Prophet pray?" Bilal replied, "Between the two front Pillars."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 484
'Abdullah bin 'Umar said, "Allah's Apostle entered the Ka'ba along
with Usama bin Zaid, Bilal and 'Uthman bin Talha Al-Hajabi and
closed the door and stayed there for some time. I asked Bilal when
he came out, 'What did the Prophet do?' He replied, 'He offered
prayer with one pillar to his left and one to his right and three
behind.' In those days the Ka'ba was supported by six pillars."
Malik said: "There were two pillars on his (the Prophet's) right side."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 485
"The Prophet used to make his she-camel sit across and he would pray
facing it (as a Sutra)." I asked, "What would the Prophet do if the
she-camel was provoked and moved?" He said, "He would take its
camel-saddle and put it in front of him and pray facing its back
part (as a Sutra). And Ibn 'Umar used to do the same." (This
indicates that one should not pray except behind a Sutra).
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 486
Do you make us (women) equal to dogs and donkeys? While I used to
lie in my bed, the Prophet would come and pray facing the middle of
the bed. I used to consider it not good to stand in front of him in
his prayers. So I used to slip away slowly and quietly from the foot
of the bed till I got out of my guilt.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 487
Narrated Abu Sa'id:
The Prophet said, (what is ascribed to him in the following Hadith
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 488
Narrated Abu Salih As-Samman:
I saw Abu Said Al-Khudri praying on a Friday, behind something which
acted as a Sutra. A young man from Bani Abi Mu'ait, wanted to pass
in front of him, but Abu Said repulsed him with a push on his chest.
Finding no alternative he again tried to pass but Abu Said pushed
him with a greater force. The young man abused Abu Said and went to
Marwan and lodged a complaint against Abu Said and Abu Said followed
the young man to Marwan who asked him, "O Abu Said! What has
happened between you and the son of your brother?" Abu Sa'id said to
him, "I heard the Prophet saying, 'If anybody amongst you is praying
behind something as a Sutra and somebody tries to pass in front of
him, then he should repulse him and if he refuses, he should use
force against him for he is a satan.' "
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 489
Narrated Busr bin Said:
that Zaid bin Khalid sent him to Abi Juhaim to ask him what he had
heard from Allah's Apostle about a person passing in front of
another person who was praying. Abu Juhaim replied, "Allah's Apostle
said, 'If the person who passes in front of another person in prayer
knew the magnitude of his sin he would prefer to wait for 40 (days,
months or years) rather than to pass in front of him." Abu An-Nadr
said, "I do not remember exactly whether he said 40 days, months or
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 490
The things which annul the prayers were mentioned before me. They
said, "Prayer is annulled by a dog, a donkey and a woman (if they
pass in front of the praying people)." I said, "You have made us
(i.e. women) dogs. I saw the Prophet praying while I used to lie in
my bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever I was in need of
something, I would slip away. for I disliked to face him."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 491
The Prophet used to pray while I was sleeping across in his bed in
front of him. Whenever he wanted to pray Witr, he would wake me up
and I would pray Witr.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 492
the wife of the Prophet, "I used to sleep in front of Allah's
Apostle with my legs opposite his Qibla (facing him); and whenever
he prostrated, he pushed my feet and I withdrew them and whenever he
stood, I stretched them." 'Aisha added, "In those days there were no
lamps in the houses."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 493
The things which annual prayer were mentioned before me (and those
were): a dog, a donkey and a woman. I said, "You have compared us
(women) to donkeys and dogs. By Allah! I saw the Prophet praying
while I used to lie in (my) bed between him and the Qibla. Whenever
I was in need of something, I disliked to sit and trouble the
Prophet. So, I would slip away by the side of his feet."
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 494
(the wife of the Prophet) Allah's Apostle used to get up at night
and pray while I used to lie across between him and the Qibla on his
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 495
Narrated Abu Qatada Al-Ansari:
Allah's Apostle was praying and he was carrying Umama the daughters
of Zainab, the daughter of Allah's Apostle and she was the daughter
of 'As bin Rabi'a bin 'AbduShams. When he prostrated, he put her
down and when he stood, he carried her (on his neck).
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 496
Narrated Maimuna bint Al-Harith:
My bed was beside the praying place (Musalla) of the Prophet and
sometimes his garment fell on me while I used to lie in my bed.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 497
The Prophet used to pray while I used to sleep beside him during my
periods (menses) and in prostrations his garment used to touch me.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 498
It is not good that you people have made us (women) equal to dogs
and donkeys. No doubt I saw Allah's Apostle praying while I used to
lie between him and the Qibla and when he wanted to prostrate, he
pushed my legs and I withdrew them.
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 499
Narrated 'Amr bin Maimuin:
'Abdullah bin Mas'ud said, "While Allah's Apostle was praying beside
the Ka'ba, there were some Quraish people sitting in a gathering.
One of them said, 'Don't you see this (who does deeds just to show
off)? Who amongst you can go and bring the dung, blood and the
abdominal contents (intestines, etc). of the slaughtered camels of
the family of so and so and then wait till he prostrates and put
that in between his shoulders?' The most unfortunate amongst them
('Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait) went (and brought them) and when Allah's
Apostle prostrated, he put them between his shoulders. The Prophet
remained in prostration and they laughed so much so that they fell
on each other. A passerby went to Fatima, who was a young girl in
those days. She came running and the Prophet was still in
prostration. She removed them and cursed upon the Quraish on their
faces. When Allah's Apostle completed his prayer, he said, 'O Allah!
Take revenge on Quraish.' He said so thrice and added, 'O Allah!
take revenge on 'Amr bin Hisham, 'Utba bin Rabia, Shaiba bin Rabi'a,
Al-Walid bin'Utba, Umaiya bin Khalaf, 'Uqba bin Abi Mu'ait and 'Umar
a bin Al-Walid." Abdullah added, "By Allah! I saw all of them dead
in the battle field on the day of Badr and they were dragged and
thrown in the Qalib (a well) at Badr: Allah's Apostle then said,
'Allah's curse has descended upon the people of the Qalib (well).
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