(24) CHAPTER. The washing of the parts thrice while performing ablution.
159. Narrated Humrãn, the slave of ‘Uthmãn : I saw ‘Uthmän bin ‘Affãn asking for a tumbler of water (and when it was brought), he poured water over his hands and washed them thrice and then put his right hand in the water container and rinsed his mouth, washed his nose by putting water in it and then blowing it out. Then he washed his face and forearms up to the elbows thrice, passed his (wet) hands over his head and washed his feet up to the ankles thrice. Then he said, “Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said, ‘If anyone performs ablution like that of mine and offers a two Rak’a Salat (prayer) during which he does not think of anything else then his past sins will be forgiven.’”
(19) CHAPTER. While passing urine one should not hold his penis with his right-hand.
154. Narrated Abu Qatada : The Prophet, peace be upon him, said “Whenever anyone of you urinates, he should neither hold- his penis with his right hand nor clean his private parts with his right hand. (And while drinking) one should not breathe in the drinking utensil.”
(11) CHAPTER. While urinating or defecating, never face the Qiblah except when you are screened by a building or a wall or something like that.
144. Narrated Abu Ayyub Al-Ansãri : Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, said, “If anyone of you goes to an open space for answering the call of nature he should neither face nor turn his back towards the Qiblah; he should either face the east or the west.”
(10) CHAPTER. Providing water at lavatories (for washing the private parts after answering the call of nature).
143. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbãs : Once the Prophet, peace be upon him, entered a lavatory and I placed water for his ablution. He asked, “Who placed it?” He was informed accordingly and so he said, “0 Allah! Make him (Ibn ‘Abbas) a learned scholar in religion (Islam) .”
(9) CHAPTER. What to say while going to the lavatory (water closet).
142. Narrated Anas : Whenever the Prophet, peace be upon him, went to answer the call of nature, he used to say, “Allãh-umma inni a ‘üdhu bika minal khubuthi wal khãba’ ith [i.e., 0 Allah, I seek refuge with You from devils- males and females (or all offensive and wicked things, evil deeds etc.)].”
(8) CHAPTER. To recite “In the Name of Allah,” during every action and on having sexual relations with one’s wife.
141. Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas: The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “If anyone of you on having sexual relations with his wife said (and he must say it before starting) ‘In the Name of Allah! 0 Allah! Protect us from Satan and also protect what You bestow upon us (i.e. the coming offspring) from Satan, and if it is destined that they should have a child then, Satan will never be able to harm that offspring.”
140. Narrated ‘Ata bin Yasar: Ibn ‘Abbas performed ablution and washed his face (in the following way): He ladled out a handful of water, rinsed his mouth and washed his nose with it by putting in water and then blowing it out. He, then, took another handful (of water) and did like this (gesturing) joining both hands, and washed his face, took another handful of water and washed his right forearm. He again took another handful of water and washed his left forearm, and passed (wet) hands over his head and took another handful of water and poured it over his right foot (up to his ankles) and washed it thoroughly and similarly took another handful of water and washed thoroughly his left foot (up to the ankles) and said, “I saw Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, performing ablution in this way.”
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