Chapter: The Statement of Allah Aza Wajal: “And indeed We sent Nuh to his people…”
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 553 :
Narrated by Ibn Umar (radiallaahu `anhu)
Once Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal saying, “l warn you against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no prophet but warned his nation against him. No doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I tell you about him something of which no prophet told his nation before me. You should know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed.”
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 554 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Shall I not tell you about the Dajjal a story of which no prophet told his nation? The Dajjall is one-eyed and will bring with him what will resemble Hell and Paradise, and what he will call Paradise will be actually Hell; so I warn you (against him) as Noah warned his nation against him.”
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 555 :
Narrated by Abu Said (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Noah and his nation will come (on the Day of Resurrection and Allah will ask (Noah), “Did you convey (the Message)?’ He will reply, ‘Yes, O my Lord!’ Then Allah will ask Noah’s nation, ‘Did Noah convey My Message to you?’ They will reply, ‘No, no prophet came to us.’ Then Allah will ask Noah, ‘Who will stand a witness for you?’ He will reply, ‘Muhammad and his followers (will stand witness for me).’ So, I and my followers will stand as witnesses for him (that he conveyed Allah’s Message).” That is, (the interpretation) of the Statement of Allah: “Thus we have made you a just and the best nation that you might be witnesses Over mankind ..” (2.143)
The ayah in Arabic:
وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 556 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
We were in the company of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) at a banquet and a cooked (mutton) forearm was set before him, and he used to like it. He ate a morsel of it and said, “I will be the chief of all the people on the Day of Resurrection. Do you know how Allah will gather all the first and the last (people) in one level place where an observer will be able to see (all) of them and they will be able to hear the announcer, and the sun will come near to them. Some People will say: Don’t you see, in what condition you are and the state to which you have reached? Why don’t you look for a person who can intercede for you with your Lord? Some people will say: Appeal to your father, Adam.’ They will go to him and say: ‘O Adam! You are the father of all mankind, and Allah created you with His Own Hands, and ordered the angels to prostrate for you, and made you live in Paradise. Will you not intercede for us with your Lord? Don’t you see in what (miserable) state we are, and to what condition we have reached?’ On that Adam will reply, ‘My Lord is so angry as He has never been before and will never be in the future; (besides), He forbade me (to eat from) the tree, but I disobeyed (Him), (I am worried about) myself! Myself! Go to somebody else; go to Noah.’ They will go to Noah and say; ‘O Noah! You are the first amongst the messengers of Allah to the people of the earth, and Allah named you a thankful slave. Don’t you see in what a (miserable) state we are and to what condition we have reached? Will you not intercede for us with your Lord? Noah will reply: ‘Today my Lord has become so angry as he had never been before and will never be in the future Myself! Myself! Go to the Prophet (Muhammad). The people will come to me, and I will prostrate myself underneath Allah’s Throne. Then I will be addressed: ‘O Muhammad! Raise your head; intercede, for your intercession will be accepted, and ask (for anything). for you will be given. “
Volume 4, Book 55, Number 557 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) recited the following Verse in the usual tone: ‘Fahal-Min-Muddalkir’. (54.15)
This verse is related to the story of Prophet Nuh. Allah says:
كَذَّبَتْ قَبْلَهُمْ قَوْمُ نُوحٍ فَكَذَّبُواْ عَبْدَنَا وَقَالُواْ مَجْنُونٌ وَازْدُجِرَ – فَدَعَا رَبَّهُ أَنُّى مَغْلُوبٌ فَانتَصِرْ – فَفَتَحْنَآ أَبْوَبَ السَّمَآءِ بِمَاءٍ مُّنْهَمِرٍ – وَفَجَّرْنَا الاٌّرْضَ عُيُوناً فَالْتَقَى المَآءُ عَلَى أَمْرٍ قَدْ قُدِرَ – وَحَمَلْنَاهُ عَلَى ذَاتِ أَلْوَحٍ وَدُسُرٍ – تَجْرِى بِأَعْيُنِنَا جَزَآءً لِّمَن كَانَ كُفِرَ – وَلَقَدْ تَّرَكْنَـهَا ءايَةً فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ-فَكَيْفَ كَانَ عَذَابِى وَنُذُرِ – وَلَقَدْ يَسَّرْنَا الْقُرْءَانَ لِلذِّكْرِ فَهَلْ مِن مُّدَّكِرٍ
The people of Noah denied before them, and they denied Our servant and said, “A madman,” and he was repelled. So he invoked his Lord, “Indeed, I am overpowered, so help.” Then We opened the gates of the heaven with rain pouring down and caused the earth to burst with springs, and the waters met for a matter already predestined. And We carried him on a [construction of] planks and nails, sailing under Our observation as reward for he who had been denied. And We left it as a sign, so is there any who will remember? And how [severe] were My punishment and warning. And We have certainly made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, so is there any who will remember? [Quran 54:9-17]
Read the full story as recorded by Ibn Kathir here.
Ahadith 2568 – 2570 (below) are repeats. See linked text for related posts.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 173 :
Narrated by Umaiya Ad-Damri (radiallaahu `anhu)
I saw the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) eating of a shoulder (of a sheep) by cutting from it and then he was called to prayer and he prayed without repeating his ablution.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 174 :
Narrated by Az-Zuhri (radiallaahu `anhu)
As above (Hadith No. 173) and added that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) put the knife down.
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 175 :
Narrated by Khalid bin Madan
That ‘Umair bin Al-Aswad Al-Anasi told him that he went to ‘Ubada bin As-Samit (radiallaahu `anhu) while he was staying in his house at the sea-shore of Hims with (his wife) Um Haram (radiallaahu `anhaa). ‘Umair said. Um Haram (radiallaahu `anhaa) informed us that she heard the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) saying, “Paradise is granted to the first batch of my followers who will undertake a naval expedition.” Um Haram (radiallaahu `anhaa) added, I said, ‘O Allah’s Apostle! Will I be amongst them?’ He replied, ‘You are amongst them.’ The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) then said, ‘The first army amongst’ my followers who will invade Caesar’s City will be forgiven their sins.’ I asked, ‘Will I be one of them, O Allah’s Apostle?’ He replied in the negative.”
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 176 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.’ “
Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. “O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him.”
Abu Umamah al-Bahili said, “The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) delivered a speech to us, most of which dealt with the Dajjal and warned us against him. He said, ‘No tribulation on earth since the creation of Adam will be worse than the tribulation of the Dajjal. Allah has never sent a Prophet who did not warn his Ummah against the Dajjal. I am the last of the Prophets, and you are the last Ummah. The Dajjal is emerging among you and it is inevitable. If he appears while I am still among you, I will contend with him on behalf of every Muslim. But if he appears after I am gone, then every person must contend with him on his own behalf. He will appear on the way between Syria and Iraq, and will spread disaster right and left. O servants of Allah adhere to the path of Truth. I shall describe him for you in a way that no Prophet has ever done before.
He will start by saying that he is a Prophet, but there will be no Prophet after me. Then he will say, “I am your Lord,” but you will never see your Lord until you die. The Dajjal is one-eyed, but your Lord, glorified be He, is not one-eyed. On his forehead will be written the word Kafir, which every Muslim, literate or illiterate, will be able to read. Among the trhewill bring will be the Paradise and Hell he will offer; but that which he calls Hell will be Paradise, and that which he calls Paradise will be Hell. Whoever enters his Hell, let him seek refuge with Allah and recite the opening Ayat of Surat al-Kahf, and it will become cool and peaceful for him, as the fire became cool and peaceful for Abraham.
“He will say to a Bedouin, What do you think if I bring your father and mother back to life for you? Will you bear witness that I am your lord? The Bedouin will say Yes, so two devils will assume the appearance of his father and mother, and will say, “O my son, follow him for he is your lord.”
“He will be given power over one person, whom he will kill and cut in two with a saw. Then he will say, ‘Look at this slave of mine, now I will resurrect him, but he will still claim that he has a Lord other than me. Allah will resurrect him, and this evil man (the Dajjal) will say to him, ‘Who is your Lord? The man will answer, ‘My Lord is Allah, and you are the enemy of Allah. You are the Dajjal. By Allah, I have never been more sure of this than I am today.”
Abu Said said, “The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, ‘That man will have the highest status among my Ummah in Paradise.”
Abu Said said, “By Allah, we never thought that that man would be any other than ‘Umar ibn al-Khattab, until he passed away.”
Al-Muharibi said: “Then we referred to the Hadith of Abu Rafii, which said, ‘Part of his Fitnah will be the fact that he will pass through an area whose people will deny him, and none of their livestock will remain alive. Then he will pass through a second area whose people will believe in him; he will order the sky to rain and the earth to bring forth crops, and their flocks will return from grazing fatter than they have ever been, with their flanks stretched, their udders full. He will pass through every place on earth – except Makkah and Madinah, which he will never enter, for there are angels guarding every gate of them with unsheathed swords – until he reaches al-Zarib al-Ahmar and camps at the edge of the salt-marsh. Madinah will be shaken by three tremors, after which every Munafiq (hypocrite) will leave it, and it will be cleansed of evil, as iron is cleansed of dross. That day will be called Yawm al-Khalas (The Day of Purification).”
Umm Sharik bint Abil-Akr said, “O Messenger of Allah, where will the Arabs be at that time?” He said, “At that time they will be few; most of them will be in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem), and their Imam will be a righteous man. Whilst their Imam is going forward to lead the people in praying Salat al-Subh (the morning prayer), Jesus son of Mary will descend. The Imam will step back, to let Jesus lead the people in prayer, but Jesus will place his hand between the mans shoulders and say, ‘Go forward and lead the prayer, for the Iqamah was made for you. So the Imam will lead the people in prayer, and afterwards Jesus (alayhe salam) will say, ‘Open the gate. The gate will be opened, and behind it will be the Dajjal and a thousand Jews, each of them bearing a sword and shield. When the Dajjal sees Jesus, he will begin to dissolve like salt in water, and will run away.
Jesus will say, ‘You will remain alive until I strike you with my sword. He will catch up with him at the eastern gate of Ludd* and will kill him. The Jews will be deflated with the help of Allah. There will be no place for them to hide; they will not be able to hide behind any stone, wall, animal or tree – except the boxthorn (al-Gharqarah) – without saying, ‘O Muslim servant of Allah! here is a Jew, come and kill him!” The Prophet (sallallahu alayhe wa sallam) said, “The time of the Dajjal will be forty years; one year like half a year, one year like a month, and one month like a week. The rest of his days will pass so quickly that if one of you were at one of the gates of Madinah, he would not reach the other gate before evening fell.”
[Taken from Ibn Kathir’s “The Signs before the Day of Judgment”]
Note: this hadith is found in Sunan Ibn Majah and graded weak, but other sahih ahadith confirm some of its parts.
Hadith no. 2216 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.
Volume 3, Book 46, Number 718:
Narrated Ibn Muhairiz:
I saw Abu Said (radiallaahu `anhu) and asked him about coitus interruptus. Abu Said (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “We went with Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), in the Ghazwa of Bani Al-Mustaliq and we captured some of the ‘Arabs as captives, and the long separation from our wives was pressing us hard and we wanted to practice coitus interruptus. We asked Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) (whether it was permissible). He said, “It is better for you not to do so. No soul, (that which Allah has) destined to exist, up to the Day of Resurrection, but will definitely come, into existence.”
Volume 3, Book 46, Number 719:
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):
I have loved the people of the tribe of Bani Tamim ever since I heard three things Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said about them. I heard him saying, “These people (of the tribe of Bani Tamim) would stand firm against Ad-Dajjal.”
When the Sadaqat (gifts of charity) from that tribe came, Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “These are the Sadaqat (i.e. charitable gifts) of our folk.”
‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) had a slave-girl from that tribe, and the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said to ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa), “Manumit her as she is a descendant of Ishmael (the Prophet).”
Allah says in the Quran:
وَرَبُّكَ يَخْلُقُ مَا يَشَاءُ وَيَخْتَارُ ۗ مَا كَانَ لَهُمُ الْخِيَرَةُ ۚ سُبْحَانَ اللَّهِ وَتَعَالَىٰ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ
And your Lord creates what He wills and chooses; not for them was the choice. Exalted is Allah and high above what they associate with Him. [Al-Qasas: 68]
Arabic reading practice (I’ll translate roughly):
هذه بعض الفضائل المختصرة في جمل بسيطة، من كتاب:
These are some of the virtues in simple sentences, taken from the book:
((فضائل بني تميم في السنة النبوية))
“Virtues of Banu Tameem in the Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)”
للشيخ الدكتور عبدالعزيز الفريح التيمي
الناشر : دار العبيكان .
يقع في 156 صفحة
وهذه خاتمة المؤلف:
By Shaykh Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Fareeh at-Taymi
And this is the author’s conclusion (pg. 156)
– اأن بني تميم أشد الأمة على الدجال .
1. Banu Tameem will stand firm against the Dajjal.
ب- أنهم أشد الناس قتالاً في المعارك والتحام الصفوف .
2. They are the strongest/best of people in battles and forming rows.
ج- ثباتهم على الحق وتمسكهم بسنة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم.
3. Their adherence to the Truth and Sunnah of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).
د- أنهم من بني إسماعيل بن إبراهيم عليهما السلام.
4. They are from the descendants of Isma`eel, son of Ibraheem (`alayhimussalaam).
ه- أن بني تميم هم قوم النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ، وقد شرفهم بإضافتهم إليه .
5. They are ‘the people of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam)’, as he honored them.
و- بقاء نسبهم ونسلهم إلى آخر الزمان وعدم انقطاعه .
6. Survival of their lineage and descendants till the end of times.
ز- مجيئهم بصدقاتهم إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم وإعجابهم بها .
7. Their coming to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) with gifts and his appreciation of them.
ح- ثبوت قدوم وفد بني تميم إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم.
8. Evidence of the arrival of Banu Tameem’s delegation to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).
ط- عدم ثبوت نداء بني تميم للنبي صلى الله عليه وسلم من وراء الحجرات .
9. Lack of evidence of them calling the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) from behind the dwellings.
ي- ورود النهي عن السب والشتم مطلقاً، ويتأكد هذا في حق بني تميم ، لقول النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: (لا تقل لبني تميم إلا خيراً )، وفهم السلف لذلك .
10. The absolute forbiddance of insults and verbal abuse, which proves beneficial in Banu Tameem’s case because of the saying of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam): “Do not say of Banu Tameem anything but good”, and its understanding of the pious predecessors.
ك- حث النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم على محبة بني تميم .
11. Prophet’s (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) love for Banu Tameem.
ل- محبة أبي هريرة لبني تميم ، وأنه لا يبغضهم أبداً .
12. Abu Hurairah’s (radiallaahu `anhu) love for Banu Tameem, and that he never hated/disliked them.
م- أن لغتهم من أفصح لغات العرب
13. That their language/dialect is of the most eloquent languages of Arabs.
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 103:
Narrated Abu Bakra (radiallaahu `anhu):
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The terror caused by Al-Masih Ad-Dajjal will not enter Medina and at that time Medina will have seven gates and there will be two angels at each gate guarding them.”
Commentary on this Hadith here.
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 104:
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “There are angels guarding the entrances (or roads) of Medina, neither plague nor Ad-Dajjal will be able to enter it.”
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 105:
Narrated Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu):
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “There will be no town which Ad-Dajjal will not enter except Mecca and Medina, and there will be no entrance (road) (of both Mecca and Medina) but the angels will be standing in rows guarding it against him, and then Medina will shake with its inhabitants thrice (i.e. three earth-quakes will take place) and Allah will expel all the nonbelievers and the hypocrites from it.”
Volume 3, Book 30, Number 106:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) told us a long narrative about Ad-Dajjal, and among the many things he mentioned, was his saying, “Ad-Dajjal will come and it will be forbidden for him to pass through the entrances of Medina. He will land in some of the salty barren areas (outside) Medina; on that day the best man or one of the best men will come up to him and say, ‘I testify that you are the same Dajjal whose description was given to us by Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).’ Ad-Dajjal will say to the people, ‘If I kill this man and bring him back to life again, will you doubt my claim?’ They will say, ‘No.’ Then Ad-Dajjal will kill that man and bring him back to life. That man will say, ‘Now I know your reality better than before.’ Ad-Dajjal will say, ‘I want to kill him but I cannot.’ “
The Dajjaal will emerge from the east, then he will travel throughout the earth and he will not leave any land but he will enter it, apart from Makkah and Madeenah, al-Masjid al-Aqsa and Masjid al-Toor (Sinai). This is what is stated in the saheeh ahaadeeth.
Conclusion: best places on this Earth to live are Makkah and Madinah. (y)
More on Dajjaal here.
I was in the company of Ibn Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu) and the people talked about Ad-Dajjal and said, “Ad-Dajjal will come with the word Kafir (non-believer) written in between his eyes.” On that Ibn Abbas (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “I have not heard this from the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) but I heard him saying, ‘As if I saw Moses (`alayhissalaam) just now entering the valley reciting Talbyia. ‘ “
There’s difference of opinion in the explanation of this Hadith. Several `Ulama have made statements regarding the last part, but the one that seems most closer to the truth is that of Muhallab (radiallaahu `anhu) who said that the narrator made a mistake here. In that, he took Musa (`alayhissalaam)’s name instead of taking `Eesa (`alayhissalaam)’s name.
And this opinion is strengthened by another narration in which we get to know that `Eesa (`alayhissalaam) will make Hajj, wearing Ihraam and reciting Talbiyah.. And Allah knows best.