The Prophet's Prayer (saws)

Chapter 7 Footnotes


81 Baihaqi and Haakim, who declared it saheeh and it is as he said. It also has a strengthening hadeeth reported by ten of his Companions: transmitted by Ibn `Asaakir (17/202/2). See Irwaa' (354).

*NB: These two ahaadeeth show that the sunnah is to fix one's sight on the place of prostration on the ground, so the action of some worshippers of closing their eyes during Prayer is misdirected piety, for the best guidance is the guidance of Muhammad (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam).

82 ibid.

83 Abu Daawood & Ahmad with a saheeh isnaad (Irwaa', 1771); what is meant here by `the House' is the Ka'bah, as the context of this hadeeth shows.

84 Bukhaari & Abu Daawood.

85 Bukhaari, Muslim & Siraaj.

86 Tirmidhi & Haakim, who declared it saheeh, cf. Saheeh at-Targheeb (no. 353)

87 Bukhaari and Abu Daawood.

88 Transmitted by Abu Daawood and others. Ibn Khuzaimah and Ibn Hibbaan declared it saheeh. See Saheeh at-Targheeb (no.555)

89 Ahmad and Abu Ya`laa. See Saheeh at-Targheeb (no. 556).

90 Mukhlis in Ahaadeeth Muntaqaah, Tabaraani, Rooyaani, Diyaa' in al-Mukhtaarah, Ibn Maajah, Ahmad and Ibn `Asaakir. Haitami declared it saheeh in Asnaa al-Mataalib.

91 Muslim.

92 A woollen garment having marks.

93 A coarse garment without marks.

94 Bukhaari , Muslim & Maalik. It is given in Irwaa' (376).

95 "A small room embedded in the ground slightly, like a small chamber or cupboard" (Nihaayah).

96 Bukhaari , Muslim & Abu `Awaanah. The Messenger (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) did not order the wiping out or tearing of the pictures but only removed them because - and Allaah knows best - they were not pictures of things having souls. The evidence for this is that he (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) tore other pictures as proved by many narrations in Bukhaari and Muslim, and whoever wishes to explore this further should consult Fath al-Baari (10/321) and Ghaayah al-Maraam fi Takhreej Ahaadeeth al-Halaal wal-Haraam (nos. 131-145).

97 Bukhaari and Muslim.