Book of Supplications

The Sahih Collection of al-Bukhari

by Imam Bukhari
Translated by: Ustadha Aisha Bewley

Chapter 83. Book of Supplications

The words of the Almighty, "And your Lord said, 'Call on Me and I will answer you. Those who who are too proud to worship Me will enter Hell abject.'" (40:60)

I. Every Prophet has a supplication which is answered

5945. Al-A'raj related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Every Prophet has a supplication which is answered. I want to keep my supplication as intercession for my community in the Next World."

5946. Anas related that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Every Prophet will ask for something," or he said, "Every Prophet has a supplication which he makes which will be answered. I have made my supplication intercession for my community on the Day of Rising."

II. The best way of asking  for forgiveness

The words of the Almighty, "Ask forgiveness of your Lord. Truly He is Endlessly Forgiving. He will send heaven down on you in abundant rain and reinforce you with more wealth and sons, and grant you gardens and grant you waterways." (71:10-12)

"Those who, when they act indecently or wrong themselves, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their bad actions – and who can forgive bad actions except Allah – and do not knowingly persist in what they were doing." (3:135)

5947. Bushayr ibn Ka'b al-'Adawi related from Shaddad ibn Aws that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The master of prayers for forgiveness is to say, 'O Allah, You are my Lord. There is no god but You, You created me and I am Your slave. I observe Your covenant and promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from the evil of what I have done, I acknowledge Your blessing to me and I acknowledge my wrong action to You, so forgive me. None forgives wrong actions but You.' Whoever says it in the day with certainty in it and dies on that day before the evening will be one of the people of the Garden. Whoever says it in the night with certainty in it and dies on that before morning will be one of the people of the Garden.'"

III. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asking forgiveness both day and night

5948. Abu Salama ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman related that Abu Hurayra heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "By Allah, I ask forgiveness of Allah and I turn in repentance to Him more than seventy times a day."

IV. Repentance

Qatada said, "Turn in sincere repentance to Allah" (66:8) means true and faithful.

5949. Al-Harith ibn Suwayd related: "'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud related two hadiths to me. One of them was from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and the other from himself. He said, 'A believer sees his wrong actions as if he were sitting under a mountain which he fears will fall on him. The impious person sees his wrong actions like flies passing over his nose and he does this. (Abu Shihab said with his hand in front of his nose.) Then he said, 'Allah is happier with the repentance of the slave than a man who camps in a place in which he might be killed. He has with him his camel with his food and water. He puts his head down and goes to sleep. He wakes up and his camel is gone. The heat and thirst are severe for him or whatever Allah wishes for him. He says, "I will go back to my place." He goes back and falls asleep and then lifts his head and his camel is with him.'"

Abu 'Awana corroborated it as did Jarir from al-A'mash.

'Umara related that he heard al-Harith...

It is related from Ibrahim at-Taymi from al-Harith ibn Suwayd.

It is related from 'Umara from al-Aswad from 'Abdullah. It is related from Ibrahim at-Taymi from al-Harith ibn Suwayd from 'Abdullah.

5950. Qatada related from Anas ibn Malik that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said...

Qatada related from Anas ibn Malik that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Allah is happier with repentance of His slave than one of you who loses his camel in the desert and then he comes on his camel."

V. Lying on the right side

5951. 'Urwa related from 'A'isha that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed eleven rak'ats every night. When dawn came, he prayed two quick rak'ats and the lay down on his right side until the mu'adhdhin came and gave the adhan.

VI. Going to sleep in wudu'

5952. Sa'd ibn 'Ubayd said that al-Bara' ibn 'Azib had related to him, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, told me, 'Whenever you go to bed, do wudu' as you do wudu' for the prayer and then lie down on your right side. Then say, "O Allah, I have surrendered myself to You, entrusted my affair to You and relied on You in hope and fear of You. There is no refuge nor rescue from You except in You. O Allah, I have believed in Your Book which You sent down and in Your Prophet whom You sent." If you die that night, then you will be in a state of pure human nature, i.e. Islam. Make that the last of the words that you utter.' I repeated this and when I reached, 'Your Messenger whom You sent' [instead of the Prophet], he said, 'No - "Your Prophet whom You sent."'"

VII. What one says when going to sleep

5953. Rib'i ibn Hirash related that Hudhayfa ibn al-Yaman said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to his bed, he said, 'In Your Name I die and live.' When he got up, he said, 'Praise be to Allah who gave us life after He made us die, and to Him is the resurrection.'"

"Nunshiruha" (2:259) means "We bring them out."

5954. Abu Ishaq related that he heard from al-Bara' ibn 'Azib that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, commanded a man...

Abu Ishaq al-Hamdani related that he heard from al-Bara' ibn 'Azib that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, commanded a man, "When you want to go bed, say, 'O Allah, I have surrendered my self to you and I have entrusted my affair to You. I have turned my face to You and I have sought refuge in You out of desire for You and terror of You. There is no refuge and no place of safety except to You. I have believed in Your Book which You sent down and Your Prophet whom You send.' If you die. you will die on the fitra (natural form)."

VIII. Putting the right hand under the right cheek

5955. Rib'i related that Hudhayfa said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to bed at night, he would place his hand under his cheek and then say, 'O Allah, in Your Name I die and live.' When he woke up, he would say, 'Praise be to Allah who gave us life after He made us die, and to Him is the resurrection.'"

IX. Sleeping on the right side

5956. It is related that al-Bara' ibn 'Azib said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to his bed, he lay down on his right side and then said, 'O Allah, I have surrendered my self to You, turned my face to You, entrusted my affair to You, and sought refuge in You in hope and fear of You. There is no refuge and no place of safety except to You. I have believed in Your Book which You sent down.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Whoever says and then dies that night, dies in the natural form."

"istarhabuhum" (7:116) comes from rahba. Malakut (6:75) means kingdom. An example is rahabut is better than rahamut, meaning "to inspire terror is better than being pitied."

X. Supplication when one wakes up at night

5957. Kurayb related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "I spent the night with Maymuna. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, got up and went for a call of nature and washed his hands and face and then went to sleep. Then he got up, went to the waterskin, opened its mouth and then did a quick but complete wudu', not using a lot of water while doing it properly. He prayed. I got up and stood straight? not wanting for him to see that I was observing him. I did wudu'. He stood up to pray and I stood to the left of him. He took hold of my ear and moved me to his right side. He prayed a full thirteen rak'ats and then lay down and slept until he blew air as he used to do when he slept. Bilal gave the adhan for the prayer. He prayed without doing wudu'. He used to say in his supplication, 'O Allah, put light in my heart and alight above me, a light behind me, a light in front of me and a light behind me. Appoint alight for me.'"

Kurayb said, "There were another seven words. I met a man from the descendants of al-'Abbas and he related them to me, mentioning, 'my sinews, my blood, my hair, and my skin and he mentioned two other things."

5958. Tawus related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, got up at night to perform tahajjud, he would say, 'O Allah, You have praise. You are the light of the heavens and the earth and everyone in them. Yours is the praise. You are the sustainer of the heavens and the earth and everyone in them. Yours is the praise. You are the Truth. Your promise is true. Your words are true. The meeting with You is true. The Garden is true and the Fire is true. The Prophets are true and Muhammad, may Allah bless him and grant him peace is true. The Hour is true. O Allah, I have submitted to You, I have put my trust in You and I have believed in You and to You I turn. I argue by You and take You as arbitrator. Forgive me my past and future wrong actions and what I keep secret and what I make known. You are the One who puts forward and defers. There is no god but You - or there is no god other than You.'"

XI. Saying the takbir and "Glory be to Allah" when going to sleep

5959. Ibn Abi Layla related from 'Ali that Fatima, peace be upon both of them, complained to what she got on her hands from the millstone. She went to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and asked him for a servant. She did not find him there and mentioned that to 'A'isha. When he came, she informed him. He said, "He came to us when we had gone to our bed. I went to stand and said, 'Stay where you are.' He sat between us so that I felt the coolness of his feet on my chest. He said, 'Shall I show you what is better for you than a servant? When you go to your bed or take to your beds, say the takbir 33 times, 'Glory be to Allah' 33 times and 'Praise be to Allah' 33 times. This is better for you than a servant.'

Ibn Sirin said, "'Glory be to Allah' is 34."

XII. Seeking refuge with Allah and recitation when going to bed

5960. 'Urwa related from 'A'isha that when the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to bed, he blew on his hands and recited the refuge verses and then wiped his body with them.

5961. Abu Sa'id al-Maqburi related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When one of you goes to his bed, he should dust off his bed with the inside of his waist-wrapper. He does not know what has been there after him. Then he should say, 'In my Lord, my Lord, I have laid down my side and by You I will lift it up. If you keep my self, have mercy on it. If You release it, then preserve it as You preserve Your righteous slaves."

Abu Damra and Isma'il ibn Zakariyya corroborated it from 'Ubaydullah. Yahya and Bishr related from 'Ubaydullah from Sa'id from Abu Hurayra from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Another isnad from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

XIII. Supplication in the middle of the night

5962. Abu Salama ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Every night, when a third of the night remains, Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, descends to the lowest heaven saying, 'Is there anyone calling on Me that I may answer him? Is there anyone asking anything of Me that I may give it to him? Is there anyone asking forgiveness of Me that I may forgive him?"

XIV. Supplication when going to the lavatory

5963. 'Abdu'l-'Aziz ibn Suhayb related that Anas ibn Malik said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, entered the lavatory, he would say, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the foul and foul things.'"

XV. What to say in the morning

5964. Bushayr ibn Ka'b related from Shaddad ibn Aws that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The master of asking forgiveness is to say, 'O Allah, You are my Lord. There is no god but You, You created me and I am Your slave. I observe Your covenant and promise as much as I can. I seek refuge with You from the evil of what I have done, I acknowledge Your blessing to me and I acknowledge my wrong action to You, so forgive me. None forgives wrong actions but You. I seek refuge with You from what I have done.' Whoever says it in the night and dies, will enter the Garden (or 'is one of the people of the Garden'.) Whoever says it the day and dies on that before night .. with the like."

5965. Rib'i ibn Hirash related that Hudhayfa said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to his bed, he said, 'In Your Name, O Allah, I die and live.' When he got up, he said, 'Praise be to Allah who gave us life after He made us die, and to Him is the resurrection.'"

5966. Kharasha ibn al-Hurr related that Abu Dharr said, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went to bed at night, he would say, 'O Allah, in Your Name I die and live.' When he got up, 'he said, 'Praise be to Allah who gave us life after He made us die, and to Him is the resurrection.'"

XVI. Supplication during the prayer

5967. 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar related that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "Teach me a supplication which I can make in my prayer." He said, "Say: 'O Allah, I have greatly wronged myself and none forgives wrong actions except You, so grant me Your forgiveness and be merciful to me. You are the Forgiving, the Merciful."

Another isnad.

5968. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said that "Neither say your prayer aloud, nor say it in a low tone" (17:110) was revealed about supplication.

5969. Abu Wa'il related that 'Abdullah said, "We used to say in the prayer, 'Peace be upon Allah. Peace be upon so-and-so.' The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,  said to us one day, 'Allah is Peace. When one of you sits in the prayer, he should say, "Greetings belong to Allah and good words and prayers. Peace be upon you, O Prophet and the mercy of Allah and His blessings. Peace be upon us and upon all the right-acting slaves of Allah.'" If he says that, it will cover every right-acting slave of Allah in the heavens and the earth. "I testify that there is no god but Allah and I testify that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger." Then he can choose any praise he likes.'"

XVII. Supplication after the prayer

5970. Abu Salih related that Abu Hurayra said, "They said, 'The rich people have gone off with the higher degrees and everlasting bliss.' He said, 'How is that?' They said, 'They pray as we pray and do jihad as we do jihad, They spend out of their excess wealth, but we do not have any property.' He said, 'Shall I tell you something which will enable you, if you take it on, to catch up with those who have gone ahead of you and no one will be able to bring the like of what you bring except someone who does the same thing? After every pray say 'Subhana'llah' ten times, 'praise be to Allah' ten times and the takbir ten times.'"

'Ubaydullah ibn 'Umar corroborated it from Sumayy.

Ibn 'Ajlan related it from Sumayy and Raja' ibn Haywa.

Jarir related it from 'Abdu'l-'Aziz ibn Rufay' from Abu Salih from Abu'd-Darda'.

Suhayl related it from his father from Abu Hurayra from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

5971. It is related that Warrad, the client of al-Mughira ibn Shu'ba said, "Al-Mughira wrote to Mu'awiya ibn Abi Sufyan that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say after the taslim of every prayer, 'There is no god but Allah alone with no partner. The kingdom and praise belong to Him and He has power over everything. O Allah, none can withhold what You give nor give what You withhold and the effort of someone who exerts himself is of no avail against You.'"

Shu'ba said that Mansur said, "I heard al-Musayyab..."

XVIII. The words of Allah Almighty, "Pray for them." (9:103) and the one who preferred to pray for his brother rather than for himself

Abu Musa said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "O Allah, forgive 'Ubayd Abi 'Amir. O Allah, forgive the wrong actions of 'Abdullah ibn Qays."

5972. Yazid ibn Abi 'Ubayd, the client of Salama, related that Salama ibn al-Akwa' said, "We went out to Khaybar with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. A man of the people said, ''Amir, won't you let us hear some of your verses?' He dismounted and started to chant for them, saying:

'O Allah, were it not for You, we would not have been guided ...

"He mentioned more poetry, but I do not remember it. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asked, 'Who is this driver?' They answered, ''Amir ibn al-Akwa'.' He said, 'May Allah have mercy on him!' A man among the people said, 'Messenger of Allah, would that you let us enjoy him longer!' When the people were formed in battle lines, they fought and 'Amir struck his leg with his own sword and died. in the evening, they lit many fires. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asked, 'What are these fires? For what are they being kindled?' They said, 'For (cooking) domestic donkeys.' He said, 'Pour them out and break them. 'A man said, 'O Messenger of Allah! Or can we pour out what is in them and wash them?' He said, 'Or that.'"

5973. 'Amr related, "I heard Ibn Abi Awfa say, "When a man brought sadaqa (i.e. zakat) to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, the Prophet would day, 'O Prophet, bless the family of so-and-so.' My father went to him and he said, 'O Allah, bless the family of Abu Awfa!'"

5974. Qays said, "I heard Jarir say, 'The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to me, 'Will you not relieve me from Dhu'l-Khalasa?' It was an idol which they used to worship which was called the Yamani Ka'ba. I said, 'Messenger of Allah, I am a man who cannot sit firmly on horseback.' He struck me in my chest and said, 'O Allah, make him firm and make him a guided guide.' " He said, 'I set out with fifty horsemen from Ahmas from my people. (Sufyan may I said, 'I went with a group of men from my people.') I went to it and burned it and then returned to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'Messenger of Allah, I did not come to you until I left it as if it was a scabby camel.' He made supplication for Ahmas and its horsemen."

5975. Qatada said, "I heard Anas say, "Umm Sulayman said to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, 'Anas is your servant.' He said, 'O Allah, increase his wealth and children and bless him in what You give him.'"

5976. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, heard a man reciting in the mosque and said, 'May Allah have mercy on him. He reminded me of such-an-such an ayat which I had omitted in such-and-such a sura.'"

5977. Abu Wa'il related that 'Abdullah said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made a distribution and a man said, 'This is a division by which the Face of Allah is not desired.' I told the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and he became so angry that I saw it in his face. He said, 'May Allah have mercy on Musa. He was injured by worse than this and was steadfast.'"

XIX. What is disliked of using rhymed prose (saj') in supplication

5978. 'Ikrima related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "Speak to the people once every week. If you will not, then three times. If you want to do it more, then only three times. Do not make people bored with this Qur'an. If you should happen to come to some people who are engaged in some conversation, I do not want you to preach to them and interrupt their conversation and thereby cause them to become bored. Rather you should be silent. When they ask you, then talk to them when they desire it. Look out for saj' in supplication and avoid it. I saw that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and his Companions did not do that." He meant that they only avoided doing that.

XX. Be firm in asking. None can force Him.

5979. 'Abdu'l-'Aziz related from Anas that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When one of you makes a supplication, he should be firm in asking and should not say, 'O Allah, if You wish, give to me.' No one can force him."

5980. Al-A'raj related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "None of you should say, 'O Allah, forgive me if You wish. O Allah, have mercy on me if You wish.' He should be firm in asking. None can force Him."

XXI. The slave's supplication is answered as long as he does not become impatient

5981. Abu 'Ubayd, the client of Ibn Azhar related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "A person will be answered as long as he does not become over-impatient, saying, 'I called on my Lord and He did not answer me.'"

XXII. Raising the hands in supplication

Abu Musa al-Ash'ari said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made supplication and then raised his hands and I could see the white of his armpits."

Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, raised his hands and said, 'O Allah, I am innocent of what Khalid has done.'"

Yahya ibn Sa'id and Sharik said that they heard Anas report about the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "He raised his hands until I could see the whiteness of his armpits."

XXIII. Supplication while not facing qibla

5982. Qatada related that Anas said, "While the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was giving a khutba on Friday, a man stood up and said, 'Messenger of Allah, pray to Allah to give us rain!' The sky became overcast and we had rain so that a man should barely reach his house. We continued to have rain until the following Friday. Then that man or another stood up and said, 'Pray to Allah to remove it from us. We have been inundated.' He said, 'O Allah, around us but not on us.' The clouds began to disperse and separated around Madina and the rain did not fall on the people of Madina."

XXIV. Supplication while facing qibla

5983. 'Abbad ibn Tamim related that 'Abdullah ibn Zayd said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, went out to this place of prayer and made supplication, praying for rain. Then he faced the qibla and reversed his cloak."

XXV. The supplication of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, for his servant to have a long life and great wealth

5984. Qatada related that Anas said, "My mother said, 'Messenger of Allah, Anas is your servant. Pray to Allah for him. He said, 'O Allah, make him have a lot of wealth and children, and bless him in what You give to him.'"

XXVI. Invocation in time of distress

5985. Abu'l-'Aliyya related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to make supplication in time of distress, saying, 'There is no god but Allah, the Immense the Forbearing. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, and Lord of the Mighty Throne.'"

5986. Abu'l-'Aliyya related that Ibn 'Abbas said, "During distress, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, 'There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the Immense Throne. There is no god but Allah, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the earth and the Lord of the Noble Throne.'"

The like of it is related from Qatada.

XXVII. Seeking refuge with Allah from the difficulty of affliction

5987. Abu Salih related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to seek refuge from the hardship of affliction, being overtaken by wretchedness, an evil final decree, and the gloating of enemies."

Sufyan said, "The hadith contained three and I added one, but I do not know which one it was."

XXVIII. The supplication of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "O Allah, the Highest Companion" (cf. 4:69)

5988. Ibn Shihab related from Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab and 'Urwa ibn az-Zubayr among the men of the people of knowledge that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say when he was healthy, ''No Prophet dies until he sees his seat in the Garden, and then is made to live or is given a choice.' When he was ill and near death and his head was on my thigh he fainted and when he recovered, his eyes were fixed on the roof of the house and then he said, 'O Allah, with the Highest Companion.' I said, 'Then he is not going to choose us!' and I knew that it was what he had said when he was healthy." She said, "Those were the last words he uttered: 'O Allah, with the Highest Companion.'"

XXIX. Supplication for death and life

5989. Isma'il related that Qays said, "I went to Khabbab when he had been cauterised seven times and he said, 'If it had not been that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade us to pray for death, I would have prayed for it.'"

Isma'il related that Qays said, "I went to Khabbab when he had been cauterised seven times on his abdomen and heard him say, 'If it had not been that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, forbade us to pray for death, I would have prayed for it.'"

5990. 'Abdu'l-'Aziz ibn Suhayb related from Anas £ that the Messenger of Allah* said, "None of you should wish for death because of some harm which befalls him. If he must wish for death, he should say, 'O Allah, make me live as long as life is good for you and make me die when death is better for you."

XXX. Supplication for blessings for children and stroking their heads

Abu Musa said, "A child was born to me and the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed for blessing for him."

5991. Al-Ja'd ibn 'Abdu'r-Rahman said, "I heard as-Sa'id ibn Yazid say, 'My aunt took me to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'Messenger of Allah, my nephew is ill.' He stoked my head and prayed for blessing for me. Then he did wudu' and I drank from his wudu' water. Then I stood behind his back and looked at his seal between his shoulders. It like a tent button."

5992. Sa'id ibn Abi Ayyub related from Abu 'Aqil that his grandfather, 'Abdullah ibn Hisham, used to take him from the market (or to the market). He would buy food. Ibn az-Zubayr and Ibn 'Umar met him and said, "Let us be partners with you. The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, prayed for blessing for you." He took them as partners. Sometimes he would gain an animal's load and send it to his house.

5993. Ibn Shihab reported from Mahmud ibn ar-Rabi', who is the one into whose face the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, spat with water from the well when he was a boy.

5994. 'Urwa reported that 'A'isha said, "Boys were brought to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and he made supplication for them. A boy was brought who urinated on his clothes. He called for water and poured it on the spot, but did not wash it."

5995. Az-Zuhri related from 'Abdullah ibn Tha'laba ibn Sughayr whose eye had been touched by the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, that he saw Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas perform the witr with one rak'at.

XXXI. The prayer on the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace

5996. Al-Hakam said that he heard 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn Abi Layla said, "Ka'b ibn 'Ujra met me and said, 'Shall I give you a present? Once the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came out to us and we said, "Messenger of Allah, we know how to greet you. How do we say the prayer on you?" He answered, "Say: '"O Allah, bless Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You blessed the family of Ibrahim. You are Praiseworthy, Glorious. O Allah, grant blessing to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You granted blessing to the family of Ibrahim. You are Praiseworthy, Glorious."'""

5997. 'Abdullah ibn Khabbab related that Abu Sa'id al-Khudri said, "We said, 'Messenger of Allah, this is the greeting to you. How do we say the prayer on you?' He answered, 'Say: 'O Allah, bless Muhammad, Your slave and Messenger as You blessed Ibrahim. Grant blessing to Muhammad and the family of Muhammad as You granted blessing to Ibrahim and the family of Ibrahim.'"

XXXII. Does one say the prayer on other than the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace?

The words of Allah Almighty, "And pray for them. Your prayers bring relief to them." (9:103)

5998. 'Amr ibn Murra reported that Ibn Abi Awfa said, "When a man brought his zakat to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, he would say, 'O Allah, bless him.' My father brought his zakat to him and he said, 'O Allah, bless the family of Abu Awfa.'"

5999. 'Amr ibn Sulaym az-Zuraqi related that Abu Humayd as-Sa'idi reported to him that they said, "Messenger of Allah, how do we say the prayer on you?" He answered, "Say: 'O Allah, bless Muhammad and his wives and offspring as You blessed the family of Ibrahim. Grant blessing to Muhammad, his wives and offspring as You granted blessing to the family of Ibrahim. You are Praiseworthy, Glorious.'"

XXXIII. The words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "If I hurt someone, make it purification and mercy for him."

6000. Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab reported that Abu Hurayra said that he heard the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, say, "O Allah, whenever I abuse a believer, make that a means of for him to draw near to You on the Day of Rising."

XXXIV. Seeking refuge with Allah from afflictions

6001. Qatada related that Anas said, "They asked the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, until they asked him so many questions that he became angry and went up on the minbar and said, 'If you ask me about anything today I will make it clear to you.' I began to look right and left and every man had covered his head in his garment and was weeping. There was a man who, when he quarrelled with people, used to be called by other than his father's name. He said, 'Messenger of Allah, who is my father?' "Hudhafa," he replied. Then 'Umar got up and said, 'We are pleased with Lord as our Lord, Islam as our deen, and Muhammad as a Messenger. We seek refuge with Allah from afflictions.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'I have never seen a day like today in good and evil. The Garden and the Fire were made to appear before me so that I saw them just beyond this wall.'"

When Qatada mentioned this hadith, he would mention this ayat: "O you who believe! Do not ask about matters which, if they were made known to you, would make things difficult for you." (5:101)

XXXV. Seeking refuge from being overpowered by men

6002. 'Amr ibn Abi 'Amr, the client of al-Muttalib ibn 'Abdullah ibn Hantab reported that he heard Anas ibn Malik say that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said to Abu Talha, "Look out one of your boys to serve us." [He said,] "Abu Talha brought me out riding behind him. I would serve the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, when he alighted. I would often hear him say, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with you from care and sorrow, incapacity and laziness, miserliness and cowardice, the burden of debt and being overcome by men.' I continued to serve him until we returned from Khaybar. He was brought Safiyya bint Huyayy from the booty. I saw him making a cushion of a mantle or garment behind him and then letting her ride behind him. When we reached as-Sahba', some hays was put on a small leather mat. Then he sent me to invite men who ate. That was his wedding feast with her. Then he proceeded until Uhud appeared and said, 'This is a mountain which loves us and we love it.' When he was looking over Madina, he said, 'O Allah, I make inviolable what is between its two lava beds as Ibrahim made Makka inviolable. O Allah, bless them in their sa' and mudd.'"

XXXVI. Seeking refuge from the punishment of the grave

6003. Musa ibn 'Uqba said, "I listened to Umm Khalid ibn Khalid and I did not listen to anyone who had listened to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, but her. She said, 'I heard the Prophet* seeking refuge from the punishment of the grave.'"

6004. Mus'ab reported that Sa'd used to command five, and mentioned that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to command them: "O Allah, I seek refuge with you from miserliness. I seek refuge with you from cowardice. I seek refuge with You from reverting to the basest stage of life. I seek refuge with you from the temptation of this world (meaning the trial of the Dajjal). I seek refuge with you from the punishment of the grave.'"

6005. Masruq related that 'A'isha said, "Two old women among the elderly Jewish women of Madina visited me and said to me, 'The people of the graves are being punished in their graves." I thought they were lying and did not believe them. They left and then the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came in to me and I said to him, 'Messenger of Allah, two old women...' and I told him. He said, 'They spoke the truth. They are being punished with a punishment which all animals hear.' Since then I saw him seeking refuge from the punishment of the graves in his prayer.'"

XXXVII. Seeking refuge from the trial of life and death

6006. It is related that Anas ibn Malik was heard to say, "The Prophet of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from powerlessness and laziness, cowardice and senility. I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. I seek refuge with You from the trial of life and death.'"

XXXVIII. Seeking refuge from sins and debts

6007. 'Urwa related from 'A'isha that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, "O Allah, I seek refuge with Allah from laziness and senility, sins and debts and from the trial of the grave and the punishment of the grave, and from the trial of the Fire and the punishment of the Fire, and from the evil of the trial of wealth. I seek refuge with You from the trial of poverty and I seek refuge with You from the trial of the False Messiah. O Allah, wash my errors from me with snow and hail. Cleanse my heart of errors as You cleanse the white garment of filth. Put a great distance between me and my errors as You put a distance between the east and the west."

XXXIX. Seeking refuge from cowardice and laziness

"Kusala" (lazy) (4:142). Kasala is singular.

6008. 'Amr ibn Abi 'Amr said that he heard Anas say, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, 'I seek refuge with you from care and worry, powerlessness and laziness, cowardice and miserliness, the burden of debt and being overcome by men."

XL. Seeking refuge from miserliness

Bukhl and bakhl mean the same, like huzn and hazan (sorrow).

6009. Mus'ab ibn Sa'd related that Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas used to command these five and said he related them from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace: "O Allah, I seek refuge with You from cowardice and I seek refuge with You from reverting to the basest stage of life and I seek refuge with You from the temptation of this world, and I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave.'"

XLI. Seeking refuge from the basest stage of life

"Aradhiluna" (11:27) means "base"..

6010. 'Abdu'l-'Aziz ibn Suhayb related that Anas ibn Malik said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to seek refuge, saying, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from laziness and I seek refuge with You from cowardice. I seek refuge with You from senility and I seek refuge with You from miserliness.'"

XLII. Supplication to remove epidemics and illness

6011. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'O Allah, make us love Madina as You made us love Makka or stronger still. Remove its fever to al-Juhfa. O Allah, bless us in our mudd and our sa'."

6012. 'Amir ibn Sa'd related that his father said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, visited me during the Farewell Hajj when I was suffering from an illness from which I expected to die. I said, 'Messenger of Allah, my illness has brought me to what you see. I have property and no heirs except one daughter. Shall I give two-thirds of my property away as sadaqa?' He said, 'No.' I said, 'A half?' He said, 'No.' He said, 'A third, and a third is great (or a lot). It is better to leave rich heirs than to leave them poor, begging from other people. There is nothing you spend, desiring by it the face of Allah, but that you will be rewarded, even for a morsel you put in your wife's mouth.' I said, 'Messenger of Allah, will I be left behind after my companions leave?' He said, 'You will not be left behind, for any virtuous actions you do will raise you in degree and elevation. And then you might be left behind so that some people will benefit from you and others harmed by you. O Allah, let My Companions' complete their emigration and do not let them turn back on their heels,' but poor Sa'd ibn Khawla [died]." Sa'd said, "The Messenger of Allah* was told of his death in Makka."

XLIII. Seeking refuge from the basest level of life, the trial of this world and the trial of the Fire

6013. Mus'ab ibn Sa'd related that his father said, "Seek refuge with words which the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to use, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the cowardice and I seek refuge with You from miserliness. I seek refuge with You from returning to the basest level of life and I seek refuge with You from the trial of this world and the punishment of the grave.'"

6014. 'Urwa related from 'A'isha that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, ""O Allah, I seek refuge with Allah from laziness and senility, debts and sins. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave and the trial of the Fire, from the trial of the grave and the punishment of the grave and the evil of the trial of wealth, the evil of the trial of poverty and from the evil of the trial of the False Messiah. O Allah, wash my errors from me with snow and hail. Cleanse my heart of errors as You cleanse the white garment of filth. Put a great distance between me and my errors and You put a distance between the east and the west."

XLIV. Seeking refuge from the trial of wealth

6015. 'Urwa related from his aunt ('A'isha) that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to seek refuge, saying, "O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the trial of the Fire and the punishment of the Fire. I seek refuge with You from the trial of the grave, I seek refuge with You from the punishment of the grave. I seek refuge with You from the trial of wealth and I seek refuge with You from the trial of poverty. I seek refuge with You from the trial of the False Messiah."

XLV. Seeking refuge from the trial of poverty

6016. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to say, 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the trial of the Fire and the punishment of the Fire, the trial of the grave and the punishment of the grave, and the evil of the trial of wealth and the evil of the trial of poverty. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil of the trial of the False Messiah. O Allah, wash my errors from me with snow and hail. Cleanse my heart of errors as You cleanse the white garment of filth. But a great distance between me and my errors and You put a distance between the east and the west. O Allah, I seek refuge with You from laziness, sins and debts.'"

XLVI. Supplication for a lot of wealth and children with blessing

6017. Qatada reported from Anas that Umm Sulaym said, "Messenger of Allah, Anas is your servant, so pray to Allah for him." He said, "O Allah, increase his wealth and children and bless him in what You give him."

Hisham ibn Zayd said that the heard the like of it from Anas ibn Malik.

XLVII. Supplication for a lot of children with blessing

6018. Qatada related that he heard Anas say, "Umm Sulaym said, 'Anas is your servant, so pray to Allah for him.' He said, 'O Allah, increase his wealth and children and bless him in what You give him.'"

XLVIII. Supplication in the Istikhara

6019. Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir related that Jabir said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to teach us the Istikhara, asking for the good in all matters, as he would teach us a sura of the Qur'an. He said, 'When one of you is intending to do something, he should pray two rak'ats and then say, 'O Allah, I ask You for the best by Your knowledge and I ask You for strength by Your power and I ask You for some of Your immense bounty. You have power and I do not. You know and I do not. You are the Knower of the Unseen worlds. O Allah, if You know that this matter is good for me in my deen and my livelihood and the end of my affair (or he said, 'my affair sooner and later'), then ordain it for me and make it easy for me and then bless me in it. If You know that this matter is bad for me in my deen and my livelihood and the end of my affair (or he said, 'my affair sooner and later'), then avert it from me and avert me from it and ordain something better for me wherever it may lie and make me content with it.' He added, 'Then he should name the thing he wants to do.'"

XLIX. Supplication when performing wudu'

6020. Abu Burda related that Abu Musa said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, called for water and did wudu' and then raised his hands and said, 'O Allah, forgive 'Ubayd Abu 'Amir!' I saw the whites of his armpits. he said, 'O Allah, place above many of the people You have created on the Day of Rising!'"

L. Supplication when ascending a slope

6021. Abu 'Uthman related that Abu Musa said, "We were with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on a journey and whenever we went up, we say, 'Allah is greater.' The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'O people! Be kind to yourselves! You are not calling someone who is deaf or absent. He is with you, near and hearing.' Then he came to me while I was saying to myself, 'There is no power nor strength except by Allah.' He said, ''Abdullah ibn Qays, say "There is no power nor strength except by Allah." It is one of the treasures of the Garden.' Or he said, 'Shall I direct you to an expression which is one of the treasures of the Garden? It is "There is no power nor strength except by Allah."'"

LI. Supplication when going down a valley

It contains the hadith of Jabir (2831).

LII. Supplication when one wants to travel or return

It contains Yahya ibn Abi Ishaq from Anas.

6022. Nafi' related from 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar, "When the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, returned from a raiding party, hajj or 'umra, he would say the takbir three times on every hilltop. Then he would say, 'There is no god but Allah alone with no partner. His is the kingdom and His the praise. He has power over everything. [We are] returning, repenting, worshipping, prostrating to our Lord, in praise. Allah has been true to His promise and helped His slave and alone defeated the parties.'"

LIII. Supplication for a man getting married

6023. Thabit related that Anas said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, saw the trace of yellow perfume on 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn 'Awf an said, "What is this?" He answered, "I have married a woman for gold the weight of a date-stone." He said, "May Allah bless you. Have a wedding feast, even with a sheep.'"

6024. 'Amr related that Jabir said, "My father died and left seven or nine girls. I married a woman. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, asked me, 'Jabir, have you married?' 'Yes,' I answered. He asked, 'A virgin or a woman previously married?' I replied, 'A woman previously married. He said, 'Why not a girl with whom you could play and she could play with you? You could make her laugh and she could make you laugh.' I said to him, ''My father has died and left seven or nine daughters and I disliked to come to them with someone of the same age as them, and so I married a woman who could look after them and take care of them.' He said, 'May Allah bless you.'"

Ibn 'Uyayna and Muhammad ibn Muslim did not say from 'Amr, "May Allah bless you."

LIV. What one should say when one approaches one's wife

6025. Kurayb related that Ibn 'Abbas said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If one of you wants to go to his wife, he should say, 'In the name of Allah. O Allah, protect us from Shaytan and protect any child You grant us from Shaytan,' and a child is decreed for them, Shaytan will not ever harm him."

LV. The words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "Our Lord, give us good in this world."

6026. 'Abdu'l-'Aziz related that Anas said, "The most frequent supplication of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was, 'O Allah, give us good in this world and good in the Next World and protect us from the punishment of the Fire.'"

LVI. Seeking refuge from the trial of this world

6027. Mus'ab ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas related that his father said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to teach us these words as the Book was taught: 'O Allah, I seek refuge with You from miserliness and I seek refuge with You from cowardice. I seek refuge with You from reverting to the basest stage of life. I seek refuge with you from the temptation of this world. I seek refuge with you from the punishment of the grave."

LVII. Repeating the supplication

6028. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was bewitched so that he would imagine that he had done a thing which he had not done it until one day he made supplication. Then he said, "Are you aware that Allah has informed me of what I asked Him about?" 'A'isha said, "What was that, Messenger of Allah?" he said, "Two men came to me and one of them sat at my head and the other and at my feet, and the one of them said to the other, 'What ails the man?' 'Bewitched,' he answered. He said, 'And who has bewitched him?' He replied, 'Labid ibn al-A'sam.' He said, 'Using what?' He replied, 'A comb and flax fibres.' 'A comb, flax and the husk of a male palm spathe.' He said, 'Where is it?' He said, 'In the well of Dharwan.'" Dharwan is a well in the Banu Zurayq. She said that the Messenger of Allah* went to it and then returned to her and said, "Its water was the colour of henna infusion and the date palms looks like the heads of devils. She said that the Messenger of Allah* came and told her about the well and she asked, "Messenger of Allah, did you not take it out?" He said, "Allah has cured me. I dislike to provoke evil against people."

'Isa ibn Yunus and al-Layth ibn Sa'd added from Hisham from his father that 'A'isha said, "The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was bewitched and made supplication and did so again..." The hadith continues.

LVIII. Supplication against the idolaters

Ibn Mas'ud said that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "O Allah, help me against them with seven like the seven of Yusuf."

He said, "O Allah, deal with Abu Jahl!"

Ibn 'Umar said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, invoked in the prayer, saying, "O Prophet, curse so-and-so and so-and-so" until Allah revealed, "You have no part in the affair." (3:128)

6029. Ibn Abi Khalid said, "I heard Ibn Abi Awfa say, 'The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, made supplication against the Parties and said, "O Allah, Revealer of the Book, Swift in the reckoning, defeat the parties. Defeat them and shake them."'"

6030. Abu Salama related from Abu Hurayra, "When the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Allah hears the one who praises Him' in the last rak'at of the 'Isha' prayer,' he recited the qunut prayer, saying, 'O Allah, rescue 'Ayyash ibn Abi Rabi'a! O Allah, rescue al-Walid ibn al-Walid! O Allah, rescue Salama ibn Hisham! O Allah, rescue all oppressed believers! O Allah, be hard on Mudar! O Allah, give them years of drought like the drought years of Yusuf!'"

6031. 'Asim related from Anas: "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sent out an expedition of those called 'the reciters' and they were killed. I have never seen the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,as affected over something as he was about them. He did the qunut for a month in the Fajr prayer, saying, ''Usayya disobeyed Allah and His Messenger.'"

6032. 'Urwa related that 'A'isha said, "The Jews used to greet the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, saying, 'as-Samu 'alaykum' (death be upon you).'" 'A'isha understood what they said and retorted, "And upon you be death and the curse!" The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Gently, 'A'isha. Allah loves kindness in all things." She said, "Prophet of Allah, did you not hear what they said?" He said, "And did you not hear that I answered them and said, 'And on you.'?"

6033. 'Abida related that 'Ali ibn Abi Talib said, "We were with the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, on the Day of the Ditch and he said, 'May Allah fill their graves and house with fire, as they have kept us busy past the middle prayer until the sun set." It was the 'Asr prayer.

LIX. Supplications for idolaters

6034. Al-A'raj related from Abu Hurayra, "At-Tufayl ibn 'Amr came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'Messenger of Allah, Daws has disobeyed and refused, so invoke Allah against them!' People thought that he would invoke against them and he said, 'O Allah, guide Daws and bring them (to us).'"

LX. The words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "O Allah, forgive me past and future errors."

6035. Ibn Abi Musa's son related that from this father that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to use this supplication, "O Lord, forgive me my errors and ignorance and my prodigality in all of my affair and what You know best of me in it. O Allah, forgive me my errors, what I do intentionally, my ignorance, and my jest. All of that is with me. O Allah, forgive my what I did in the past and what I may do in the future, what I conceal and what I make public, You are the One who advances matters and defers them. You have power over all things,'"

Another isnad from Abu Burda from Ibn Abi Musa's son from Abu Musa from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

6036. Abu Bakr ibn Abi Musa and Abu Burda (I think) related from Abu Musa al-Ash'ari that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to invoke, "O Lord, forgive me my errors and ignorance and my prodigality in my affair and what You know best of me in it. O Allah, forgive me what I do in jest and what I do seriously my errors, and what I do intentionally. All of that is with me."

LXI. Supplication in the time which exists in Friday.

6037. Muhammad related from Abu Hurayra, "Abu'l-Qasim, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "There is an hour in Friday such that if any Muslim is standing in prayer at that moment and he asks Allah for good, He will give it to him." He pointed with his hand. We said, "He is making it short."

LXII. The words of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "Our invocations against the Jews are answered, but their invocations against us are not."

6038. Ibn Abi Mulayka related from 'A'isha that the Jews came to the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and said, 'Death (as-sam) be upon you,' He replied, "And upon you." 'A'isha said, "Death be upon you, and may Allah curse you and be angry with you,' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Gently, 'A'isha. Be gentle and beware of harshness and coarseness." She said, "Did you not hear what they said?" He said, "And did you not hear what I said. I returned it to them, What I invoked against them will be answered and what they invoked against me will not be answered."

LXIII. Saying "Amen"

6039. Sa'id ibn al-Musayyab related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "When the Imam says 'Amen', say 'Amen'. If someone's 'Amen' coincides with that of the angels, he will be forgiven his past wrong actions."

LXIV. The excellence of "There is no god but Allah"

6040. Abu Salih related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Whoever says, 'There is no god but Allah alone with no partner. He has the kingdom and He has the praise and He has power over everything,' a hundred times a day has the equivalent of freeing ten slaves and a hundred good deeds are written for him and a hundred evil deeds are effaced from him, and he had protection from Shaytan on that day of his until evening. No more will bring better than what he has brought except someone who had done more than that."

6041. Abu Ishaq reported that 'Amr ibn Maymun said, "Whoever says it ten times is like someone who has freed a slave from the descendants of Isma'il.

Ash-Sha'bi related the like of it from Rabi' ibn Khuthaym. "I said to ar-Rabi', "Who did you hear it from?' He answered, 'From 'Amr ibn Maymun.' I went to 'Amr ibn Maymun and said, 'Who did you hear it from?' He said, 'From Ibn Abi Layla.' I went to Ibn Abi Layla and said, 'Who did you hear it from?' He said, 'From Abu Ayyub al-Ansari who related it from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.'"

Another isnad from 'Amr ibn Maymun from 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn Abi Layla from Abu Ayyub from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

Another isnad from 'Amir from 'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn Abi Layla from Abu Ayyub from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Isma'il said from Ash-Sha'bi from ar-Rabi'.

Another isnad from Hilal ibn Yasaf from ar-Rabi' ibn Khuthaym and 'Amr ibn Maymun from Ibn Mas'ud.

Al-A'mash and Husayn from Hilal from ar-Rabi' from 'Abdullah.

Abu Muhammad al-Hadrami related it from Abu Ayyub from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, "like someone who has freed a slave from the descendants of Isma'il."

Abu 'Abdullah said that the sound version is that of 'Amr.

LXV. The excellence of glorification (tasbih)

6042. Abu Salih related from Abu Hurayra £ that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "If someone says, 'Glory be to Allah and by His praise' a hundred times a day, his wrong actions will fall away, even if they are like the froth of the sea.'"

6043. Abu Zur'a related from Abu Hurayra that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "There are two which are light on the tongue and heavy in the balance and beloved to the All-Merciful: 'Glory be to Allah, the Immense' and 'Glory be to Allah and by His praise.'"

LXVI. The excellence of remembering Allah Almighty

6044. Abu Bursa related from Abu Musa that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "The likeness of someone who remembers his Lord and the likeness of someone who does not remember his Lord is like the living and the dead."

6045. Abu Salih related from Abu Hurayra that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "Allah has angels who travel the highways and by-ways seeking out the people of dhikr. When they find people remembering Allah, the Mighty and Majestic, they call out to one another, 'Come to what you hunger for!' and they enfold them with their wings stretching up to the lowest heaven. Their Lord - who knows best - asks them, 'What are My slaves saying?' They say, 'They are glorifying You, proclaiming Your greatness, praising You and magnifying You.' He says, 'Have they seen Me?' They say, 'No, by Allah, they have not seen You.' He says, 'How would it be if they were to see Me?' [extra 'He said's deleted] They say, 'If they were to see You, they would worship You even more intensely and magnify You even more intensely and glorify You even more intensely.' He says, 'What are they asking for?' They say, 'They are asking You for the Garden.' He says, 'Have they seen it?' They say, 'No, by Allah, O Lord, they have not seen it.'" He says, 'How would it be if they were to see it?' They say, 'If they were to see it, they would yearn for it even more strongly and seek it even more assiduously and would have an even greater desire for it.' He says, 'What are they seeking refuge from?' 'They are seeking refuge from the Fire.' He says, 'Have they seen it?' He says, 'How would it be if they were to see it?' They say, 'If they were to see it, they would flee from it even harder and have an even greater fear of it.' He says, 'I testify to you that I have forgiven them.' One of angels says, 'Among them is so-and-so who is not one of them. He came to get something he needed.' He says, 'They are sitting and the one sitting with them will not be disappointed.'"

Shu'ba related it from al-A'mash and does not have it marfu'.

Suhayl related it from his father from Abu Hurayra from the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.

LXVII. The words, "There is no power nor strength except by Allah"

6046. Abu 'Uthman related that Abü Musa al-Ash'ari said, "The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, started to go up a slope (or hill). When a man was on top of it, he shouted in a loud voice, 'There is no god but Allah! Allah is greater!' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was on his mule and said, 'You are not calling someone who is deaf or absent.' Then he said, 'Abu Musa (or 'Abdullah), Shall I direct you to a word which is one of the treasures of the Garden?' I said, 'Yes indeed!' He said, 'There is no power nor strength except by Allah.'"

LXVIII. Allah has ninety-names [lit. a hundred less one]

6047. Al-A'raj related from Abu Hurayra, "Allah has ninety-nine names, a hundred less one. Anyone who knows them all will enter the Garden. He is odd and loves the odd."

LXVIII. Admonishment at different times

6048. It is related that Shaqiq said, "We were waiting for 'Abdullah when Yazid ibn Mu'awiya came. We said, 'Will you not sit down?' 'No,' he said, 'but I go in and let your companion come out to you. Otherwise, I will come and sit.' 'Abdullah ,came out, holding the hand of Yazid and stood over and said, 'I have been informed that you are here. But what prevents me from coming out to you is that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, used to regularly preach to us, disliking for us to become bored.'"