of the Prophet |
Jãbir bin `Abdillah said: The Messenger of Allah was
such that if he gave an address his eyes would redden, and his
voice would become louder, and his anger would increase. So
much so that he would be like the warner of an army saying:
Sabbahakum wa massãkum(139)
Through another channel it is reported of Jãbir bin `Abdillãh that he said: The Prophet 's address on Friday was that he would praise Allah, and eulogize Him, then after that he would say - whereupon his voice would become louder - then he related the hadeeth.
From a third channel it is reported of Jãbir bin `Abdillãh that
he said: The Prophet would address the people, praise Allah, and
eulogize him with what He is worthy of then he would say:
Man yahdi 'allahu fahuwa 'al-muhtadee, wa man yudhlil falã hãdiya
lahu, wa khayra 'al-hadeethi kitãbullãhi(*)
(139) He has entered you upon morning, and He has entered you upon evening.
(140) As for what follows [effectively saying: To proceed], Verily the best of speech is the book of Allah, and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad, and the worst of matters are the innovated ones, and every innovation is a stray going.
(*) We realize that the English is not a direct transliteration
of the Arabic in this case; there probably has been an error in the
original manuscript. This is is how it appears in the book.
'Al-'Adawee said it was comely and that it was reported by Muslim, page 153 of volume 6; Ibn Majah, #45; 'An-Nisa'i. page 188 of volume 3; and 'Ahmad ,119, 371/3; and others.
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