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ABU DAWUD
CHAPTER: 25 | VERSES: 28

1 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Abu al-Darda through a different chain of narrators to the same effect from the Holy Prophet(Peach be upon him)
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2 Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet (Peach be upon him) as saying:

If anyone pursues a path in search of knowledge, Allah will thereby make easy for him a path to paradise; and he who is made slow by his actions will not be speeded by his genealogy.
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3 Narrated AbuNamlah al-Ansari:

When he was sitting with the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) and a Jew was also with him, a funeral passed by him. He (the Jew) asked (Him): Muhammad, does this funeral speak? The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Allah has more knowledge. The Jew said: It speaks.

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said: Whatever the people of the Book tell you, do not verify them, nor falsify them, but say: We believe in Allah and His Apostle. If it is false, do not confirm it, and if it is right, do not falsify it.
Abu Dawud | 3:3637
4 Narrated Zayd ibn Thabit:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) ordered me (to learn the writing of the Jews), so I learnt for him the writing of the Jews. He said: I swear by Allah, I do not trust Jews in respect of writing for me. So I learnt it, and only a fortnight passed that . I mastered it. I would write for him when he wrote (to them), and read to him when something was written to him.
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5 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

I used to write everything which I heard from the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him). I intended (by it) to memorise it. The Quraysh prohibited me saying: Do you write everything that you hear from him while the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) is a human being: he speaks in anger and pleasure? So I stopped writing, and mentioned it to the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him). He signalled with his finger to him mouth and said: Write, by Him in Whose hand my soul lies, only right comes out from it.
Abu Dawud | 3:3639
6 Narrated Al-Muttalib bin 'Abd Allah bin Hantab:

Al-Muttalib ibn Abdullah ibn Hantab said: Zayd ibn Thabit entered upon Mu'awiyah and asked him about a tradition. He ordered a man to write it. Zayd said: The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) ordered us not to write any of his traditions. So he erased it.
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7 Abu Hurairah said:

When Mecca was conquered, the Holy Prophet peace be upon him stood up. He (Abu Hurairah)then mentioned the sermon of the Holy prophet (Peach be upon him). He said: A man of the Yemen , who was called Abu shah, go up and said ; Messenger of Allah! Write it for me. He said :Write for Abu shah.
Abu Dawud | 3:3641
8 It was narrated that Abu Saeed Al-Khudri said:

"We used not to write anything but the Tasha-hud and the Qur'an."
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9 Al-Walid said:

I asked Abu 'Amr : What are they writing ?He said :The sermon which he heard that day
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10 'Abd Allah bin al-Zubair said on the authority of the father:

I asked al-zubair : What prevents you from narrating traditions from the Apostle of allah (Peach be upon him) as his Companions narrate from him. But I heard him say: He who lies about me deliberately will certainly come to his abode in Hell.
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11 Narrated Jundub:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: If anyone interprets the Book of Allah in the light of his opinion even if he is right, he has erred.
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12 AbuSalam said on the authority of a man who served the Holy Prophet (Peach be upon him) that whenever he talked, he repeated it three times.
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13 'Urwah said:

Abu Hurairah sat beside the apartment of 'Aishah while she was praying. He then began to say: Listen , O lady of the apartment, saying twice. When she finish her prayer, she said: Are you not surprised at him and his narrate traditions from the Apostle of the Allah (Peach be upon him) gave a talk,a man could count it if he wished to count.
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14 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Are you not surprised at AbuHurayrah? He came and sat beside my apartment, and began to narrate traditions from the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) making me hear them. I am saying supererogatory prayer. He got up (and went away) before I finished my prayer. Had I found him, I would have replied to him. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) did not narrate traditions quickly one after another as you narrate quickly.
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15 Narrated Mu'awiyah:

The Holy Prophet (Peach be upon him) forbade the discussion of thorny questions.
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16 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: If anyone is given a legal decision ignorantly, the sin rests on the one who gave it. Sulayman al-Mahri added in his version: If anyone advises his brother, knowing that guidance lies in another direction, he has deceived him. These are the wordings of Sulayman.
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17 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: He who is asked something he knows and conceals it will have a bridle of fire put on him on the Day of Resurrection.
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18 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: You hear (from me), and others will hear from you; and people will hear from them who heard from you.
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19 Narrated Zayd ibn Thabit:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) say: May Allah brighten a man who hears a tradition from us, gets it by heart and passes it on to others. Many a bearer of knowledge conveys it to one who is more versed than he is; and many a bearer of knowledge is not versed in it.
Abu Dawud | 3:3652
20 Sahl b. Sa'd reported the prophet (Peach be upon him) as saying:

I swear on Allah, it will be better for you that Allah should give guidance to one man through your agency than that you should acquire the red ones among the camels.
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21 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: relate traditions from the children of Isra'il; there is no harm.
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22 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) used to relate to us traditions from the children of Isra'il till morning came; he would not get up except for obligatory prayer.
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23 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: If anyone acquires knowledge of things by which Allah's good pleasure is sought, but acquires it only to get some worldly advantage, he will not experience the arf, i.e. the odour, of Paradise.
Abu Dawud | 3:3656
24 Narrated Awf ibn Malik al-Ashja'i:

I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) say: Only a ruler, or one put in charge, or one who is presumptuous, gives instructions.
Abu Dawud | 3:3657
25 Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

I was sitting in the company of the poor members of the emigrants. Some of them were sitting together because of lack of clothing while a reader was reciting to us. All of a sudden the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) came along and stood beside us. When the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) stood, the reader stopped and greeted him.

He asked: What were you doing? We said: Messenger of Allah! We had a reader who was reciting to us and we were listening to the Book of Allah, the Exalted.

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) then said: Praise be to Allah Who has put among my people those with whom I have been ordered to stay. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) then sat among us so as to be like one of us, and when he had made a sign with his hand they sat in a circle with their faces turned towards him.

The narrator said: I think that the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) did not recognize any of them except me.

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) then said: Rejoice, you group of poor emigrants, in the announcement that you will have perfect light on the Day of Resurrection. You will enter Paradise half a day before the rich, and that is five hundred years.
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26 Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: That I sit in the company of the people who remember Allah the Exalted from morning prayer till the sun rises is dearer to me than that I emancipate four slaves from the children of Isra'il, and that I sit with the people who remember Allah from afternoon prayer till the sun sets is dearer to me than that I emancipate four slaves.
Abu Dawud | 3:3659
27 'Abd Allah (b. Mas'ud) said:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him)said to me: recite Surat al-Nisa'. I asked: Shail I recite to you what was sent down to you ? He replied : I like to here it from someone else. So I recite (it) until I reached this verse "How then shall it be when We bring from every people a witness ?". Then raised my head and saw tears falling from his eyes.
Abu Dawud | 3:3660
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