7. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Abu Sufyan bin Harb informed me that Heraclius had sent a messenger to him while he had been accompanying a caravan from Quraish. They were merchants doing business in Sham (Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan), at the time when Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, had truce with Abu Sufyan and Quraish non believers. So Abu Sufyan and his companions went to Heraclius at ‘Ilya (Jerusalem) . Heraclius called them in the court and he had all the senior Roman dignitaries around him. He called for his translator who, translating Heraclius’ question said to them, “Who amongst you is closely related to that man who claims to be a Prophet?” Abu Sufyan replied, “I am the nearest relative to him (amongst the group).” Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 1 – P.50
6. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, was the most generous of all the people, and he used to reach the peak in generosity in the month of Ramadan when Jibril (Gabriel) met him. Jibril (Gabriel) used to meet him every night of Ramadan to teach him the Qur’an.
Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, was the most generous person, even more generous than the fair winds [sent (by Allah) with glad tidings (rain), in readiness and haste to do charitable deeds].
5. Narrated Sa’id bin Jubair: Ibn ‘Abbas in the explanation of the Statement of Allah Ta’la: ‘Move not your tongue concerning (the Qur’an, O Muhammad, peace be upon him) to make haste therewith’ (Quran 75:16) said, “Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, used to bear the revelation with great stress and hardness, and used to move his lips (quickly with the Revelation).” Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 1 – P.49
4. Narrated Jabir bin `Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation, reported the speech of the Prophet, peace be upon him, “While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel, who had visited me at the cave of Hira, sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I got scared of him and came back home and said, ‘Wrap me (in blankets). And then Allah revealed the following Holy Verses (of the Quran) :
‘O you (Muhammad, peace be upon him) enveloped (in garments)! Arise and warn … (up to) … and keep away from Ar-Rujz (the idols)!’ (V .74 :1-5)
After this, the revelation started coming strongly and frequently in succession one after the other.
3. Narrated ‘Aishah, the Mother of the faithful believers: The commencement of the (Divine) Revelation to Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, was in the form of good righteous (true) dreams which came true like bright daylight, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira’ where he used to worship (Allah Alone) continuously for many nights before returning to (or his desire to see) his family. He, peace be upon him, used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food likewise again till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira’. The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet, peace be upon him, replied, “I do not know how to read.” Continue reading Sahih Bukhari – Volume 1 – Book 1 – P.46
(857) Anas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, one day led us in the prayer, and when he completed the prayer he turned his face towards us and said: O people, I am your Imam, so do not precede me in bowing and prostration and in standing and turning (faces, i.e. in pronouncing salutation), for I see you in front of me and behind me, and then said: By him in Whose hand is the life of Muhammad, if you could see what I see, you would have laughed little and wept much more. They said: What did you see, Messenger of Allah? He replied: (I saw) Paradise and Hell.
(813) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: When anyone amongst you utters Ameen in prayer and the angels in the sky also utter Ameen, and this (utterance of the one) synchronizes with (that of) the other, all his previous sins are pardoned.
(809) Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, said: When the Imam says: “Allah listens to him who praises Him.” You should say: “O Allah, Our Lord, for Thee is the praise.” For it what anyone says synchronizes with what the angels say, his past sins will be forgiven.
(803) Abdullah b Zaid – he who was shown the call (for prayer in a dream) – narrated it on the authority of Mas’ud al-Ansari who said: We were sitting in the company of Sa’d b Ubada when the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, came to us. Bashir b Sa’d said: Allah has commanded us to bless you1, Messenger of Allah! But how should we bless you? Continue reading Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXV – P.223
(800) Hattan b Abdullah al-Raqashi reported: I observed prayer with Abu Musa al-Ash’ari and when he was in the qa’dah, one among the people said: The prayer has been made obligatory along with piety and Zakat. He (the narrator) said: When Abu Musa had finished the prayer after salutation he turned (towards the people) and said: Who amongst you said such and such a thing? A hush fell on the people. He again said: Who amongst you said such and such a thing? A hush fell on the people. He (Abu Musa) said: Hattan, it is perhaps you that have uttered it. He (Hattan) said: Continue reading Sahih Muslim – Vol.1 – Book IV – Chapter CLXIV – P.221