Are You From Harura’? (Hadith no. 318)


Hadith no. 316 is a repeat. Read it here. Hadith no. 317 is also a repeat. Get it here.

Volume 1, Book 6, Number 318:

Narrated Mu’adha:

A woman asked ‘Aisha, “Should I offer the prayers that which I did not offer because of menses” ‘Aisha said, “Are you from the Harura’ (a town in Iraq?) We were with the Prophet and used to get our periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the prayers missed during menses).” ‘Aisha perhaps said, “We did not offer them.”

It’s an exclamation. Like a rhetorical question. Means, where were you when Prophet (SAW) told us about such matters?

Anyway, so the lesson from the Hadith is: no need to offer the prayers missed due to menses. Consider it a relaxation (gift) from Allah. :)


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Posted on May 14, 2011, in iLook and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Asalamu Alaikum, when Aisha (radiallaahu anha) asked the women “are you from Harura?” It was not a rhetorical question. Harura was a town where the khawarij had moved to. The Khawarij opposed Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallaahu anhu). They opposed the other companions (radiallaahu anhum). In longer versions of the same hadeeth, you get more information. And the scholars of Islaam from the past and present have explained this matter. Aisha (radiallaahu anha) asked the women if she was from Harura and when she was satisfied that she was not, then she answered the question. This is because the people of Harura (i.e. the khawarij) were notorious for going up to the companions (radiallaahu anhum) and asking questions so that they could start arguing with the companions. Aisha (radiallaahu anha) was afraid that this women was from the khawarij and would start arguing with her.

    And what you have written is extremely disrespectful towards Aisha (radiallaahu anha), the mother of the believers. You have said that she intended insult with her question by implying, “where were you?” This is not the case at all and your comments are disgusting and disrespectful to the mother of the believers. Many people came after the companions from all over that were new to Islaam and they learned from the companions. Aisha (radiallaahu anha) taught people the Religion and she was soft in her teaching the Religion. She would never speak to a student in this manner.

    Retract your filthy statement against Aisha (radiallaahu anha) and do not speak ill of her by implying that she would speak this way to somebody seeking to learn the Religion of Islaam.

    • Ws. I had no intention of disrespect towards her at all. If you can provide the longer narrations with more information on this matter, it’ll help clear my doubts and misconception. Jzk khayr.

  2. Asalamu Alaikum. No problem. I actually heard the longer narration in a lecture that was posted on The lecture was given by Abul Abbas Musa Richardson. The lectures are available for free download. There are a total of twelve lectures in this series. But I do not remember exactly which of the twelve he covered this hadeeth in. He mentioned the longer narration. I normally listen to these lectures every year just before Ramadan. In order to point out the exact lecture and exact time point he mentions this hadeeth, I will have to listen to all the lectures again. The lectures are available at the following link for free:

    I apologize for not being able to point out the exact lecture and exact point the hadeeth is mentioned. But my guess is that it is lecture 08. The reason I say that it is lecture number 08 is because it is titled “The Menstruating/Post-Natal Bleeding Woman and the Rulings Concerning Fasting, Days were Fasting is Prohibited: The Two ‘Eeds, The Days of Tashreek, Fasting on Friday/Saturday.” Though I could be wrong and it might be in one of the other lectures.

    I just know that he covered that hadeeth in detail in those recordings. And I also heard other lectures in which the hadeeth was covered. I hope this helps.

  3. Also, in the following lecture posted on YouTube:
    Shaykh Muhammad bin Ramzan Al-Hajiri briefly speaks about how the Khawarij during the time of Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallaahu anhu) settled at Harura. The lecture is in arabic but you can see what is written in English at 32 seconds into the video. The khawarij caused a lot of problems at the time of the companions (radiallaahu anhum) and were even angry with Ali (radiallaahu anhu) because he did not declare Muawiyah (radiallaahu anhu) to be a kafir. And Muawiyah was a companion and his sister was married to Rasulullaah (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) and the khawarij wanted Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiallaahu anhu) to declare him to be a kafir.

    Also, a side note, I am using a different email address because I created a wordpress account with the email address I used earlier today, so it wants me to log in when I try to post with that email. I don’t want to post with that wordpress account that I just created. I’m mentioning this because you might think that I am a different person because of the separate email accounts I used to post. I am the same person who posted earlier in the day. Just in case you thought I was a different person posting with the same name and a different email address.

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