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The Hadith are the traditions of deeds and words attributed to the Prophet Muhammad which, after the Qur'an, provide the basis of Islamic Law.

The Prophet used to sit with his Companions in a circle. His sayings and actions were carefully noted and memorized. Thousands of hadiths were collected dealing with topics such as religious faith, purification, fasting, pilgrimage, trading transactions, inheritance, punishment, warfare, animal sacrifice, food, clothing, manners, Paradise and Hell.

The Hadith were not collated until the Third Islamic Century. In the meantime many doubtful or spurious hadiths were generated. Before they authenticated them the muhadithun (students of hadith) minutely examined each text (matn) and each isnad (chain of transmitters). For example the isnad, Yahyah-Hammad-Hisham~'Urwah~A'isha shows that A'isha was the witness and passed it on to 'Urwah, who passed it on to Hisham, etc.

The three main divisions of hadith are sahih (sound), hasan (good) and daif (weak). We have only quoted "strongly authenticated hadith." We have also omitted the isnads.)

It may well be that a number of hadith which are accepted may be spurious but if this is taken to its logical conclusion, we would know nothing of Prophet Muhammad. The fundamentalists consider the sahih hadith to be literally true, so in order to combat fundamentalism the modernists must show them for what they are.


Muslim Chapter 17 The Prophet said: "None of you is a believer till I (Muhammad) am dearer to him than the members of his household (his child, his father) his wealth and the whole of mankind."

Muslim 32 The Prophet said: "When the slave runs away from his master, his prayer is not accepted"; he is an infidel.

 Muslim 71 The Prophet said: ". . . The Jew or Christian who hears about me but does not affirm his belief... shall be one of the denizens of Hell-fire."

 Muslim 97 The Prophet said: "When anyone awakes from sleep, he must clean his nose three times, for the devil spends the night in the interior of his nose."

 Also: "When anyone wipes his anus with pebbles he should do this an odd number of times."

Muslim 98 The Prophet said, after some people had hurried in to prayers: "Woe to dry heels because of Hell-fire. Make your ablution thorough."

 Muslim 100 The Prophet said: "He who performs ablutions well, his sins come out of his body, even from under his nails."

 Muslim 103 The Prophet said: "Five are the acts of Fitra: (male) circumcision, shaving the pubes, cutting the nails, shaving the hair under the armpits and clipping the moustache.

 Muslim 104 The Prophet said: "When answering the call of nature neither turn your face or back to Mecca." "After excretion the right hand is not to be used, nor is a bone to be used nor camel dung. "Nor should you hold your penis with your right hand while urinating. Nor should you breathe into the vessel from which you drink."

 Muslim 107 The common practice with the Holy Prophet was that he urinated in a sitting position. He then performed ablution and wiped his socks.

Muslim 110 The Prophet said: "When anyone wakes up from sleep, he should wash his hands three times before putting them in the utensil, for he does not know where his hand was during the night."

 Muslim 112 The Prophet said: "You should not urinate in stagnant water, then wash in it.

 Muslim 116 A'isha said: "I used to scrape the drop of semen off the Prophet's garment and he then went out to prayer in that garment."

Muslim 119 A'isha said: "When any of the Prophet's wives menstruated, the Messenger of Allah (would not have sexual intercourse with them but) would get them to wrap up their lower half and embrace them."

 Muslim 124 The Prophet said: "If a woman experiences orgasm in a dream she should take a bath."

 Muslim 156 The Prophet said: "When Satan hears the call to prayer, he runs 36 miles."


 Muslim 207 A'isha said: "The Apostle of Allah saw spittle, or snot or sputum sticking to the wall towards Mecca and scratched it off." The Prophet said: "When anyone of you is engaged in prayer, he is holding intimate conversation with Allah, so none of you must spit in front of him or towards his right side, but towards his left side under his left foot."

Muslim 211 The Prophet said: "He who eats of garlic should not enter our mosque, as the angels are harmed by the same things as man." Also:

"I saw in a dream that a cock pecked me twice, so I know my end is near."

Muslim 234 The Prophet said: "Then go to the persons who do not join the congregational prayer and order their homes to be burnt..."

Muslim 319 Drought gripped Arabia. The Prophet raised his arms and said three times: "O Allah send down rain upon us." It rained for a week and the animals were drowning. The Prophet had to supplicate Allah to stop the rain. The sun came out immediately.

Muslim 322 The day of the eclipse the Prophet saw Hell: "One inhabitant was a man with his intestines trailing in the fire." He robbed pilgrims. "Most of the inhabitants of Hell were women. They were there for their ingratitude to their husbands.

Muslim 330 The Prophet said: "The dead body is punished for the lamentations of his family."

Muslim 344 "Those who amass wealth, stones heated in the Fire of Hell will burn holes through their chests to their backs time and again."

Abu Dharr reported that he heard such from the Prophet.

Muslim 416 A'isha said: "The Messenger of Allah used to kiss his wives while fasting but he had great control over his desire."

Muslim 430 The Prophet said: "If anyone dies owing some fasts, his heir must fast on his behalf."

Muslim 497 The Prophet said: "Casting of pebbles at the Jamras (Stoning the Devil) is to be done by odd numbers (seven) and the number of circuits around the Ka'bah is also seven."


 Muslim 499 On the Day of Nahr one should throw pebbles, then slaughter the animal, then get one's head shaved starting from the right hand side.

 Muslim 506 The camel is to be fettered and sacrificed in a standing position.

 Muslim 514 One may perform Haj (the Pilgrimage) on behalf of the maimed, the old and the deceased.

 Muslim 540 The Prophet said that he saw a woman coming and going in the shape of a devil and she fascinated him. So he came to his wife, Zaynab as she was tanning leather and had sexual intercourse with her. That drove out what he felt in his heart.

Muslim 550 It is permissible to cast a glance at the face and the palms of a woman whom one intends to marry.

Muslim 557 The Jews used to say: "When a man has intercourse with his wife through her vagina but from behind, the child will have a squint." So Allah revealed the verse: "Your wives are your tilth; go then unto your tilth as you may desire." (2:223) "If he likes he may have intercourse being on the back or in front of her, but it should be through one opening, the vagina."

 Muslim 558 The Prophet said: "When a man calls his wife to his bed and she does not come, the husband spends the night being angry with her, and the angels curse her until morning. The One Who is in Heaven is displeased with her until the husband is pleased with her."

 Muslim 576 The Prophet said: "Woman has been created from a rib, and will in no way be straightened for you. Had it not been for the children of Israel, food would not have gone stale or bad; and had it not been for Eve, a woman would never have been unfaithful to her husband."

Muslim 577 It is forbidden to divorce a wife during her menstrual period. When she is pure he may divorce her, if he would so wish.

 Muslim 617 The Prophet forbade the hiring of a camel to cover a she camel.

Muslim 619 Selling a cat, selling a dog (unless it is a working dog) and the earnings of prostitutes (unless they are non-Muslims), fortunetellers and sorcerers are all forbidden.

 Muslim 619 The Messenger was fond of cats but he disliked dogs. At first he sent men to the corners of Medina that all dogs should be killed. Later he relented and allowed the possession of working dogs and guard dogs. However, he said: "It is your duty to kill the jet-black dog having two spots on the eyes, for it is a devil."

 Muslim 622 The sale of wine, carcass, swine and idols is forbidden. Lard is not to be used for coating boats, varnishing hides or for lighting purposes.

Muslim 623 The Prophet said: "It is not permissible to take the life of a Muslim except in one of the three cases: the married adulterer, a life for a life, and the deserter of Islam."

 Muslim 678 The Prophet said: "Let there be the curse of Allah upon the thief who steals an egg and his hand is cut off, and steals a rope and his hand is cut off..... (5:38 also)

 Muslim 680 The Prophet said: "When an unmarried couple fornicate they should receive one hundred lashes and banishment for one year. In the cases of a married male committing adultery with a married female, they shall receive one hundred lashes and be stoned to death. If one of the pair is unmarried, one hundred lashes and exile for a year.

 Muslim 682 The Prophet said: "Do not stone the adulteress who is pregnant until she has had her child." After the birth she was put into a ditch up to her chest and the Prophet commanded them to stone her. Khalid came forward with a stone which he threw at her head, and there spurted blood on the face of Khalid and he cursed her. The gentle Prophet prayed over her and she was buried.

 Muslim 685 For drinking wine the Prophet ordered forty stripes of two lashes.

 Muslim 767 The Prophet said that anyone who tries to disrupt the unity of the Muslims should be killed by the sword.

 Muslim 776 The Prophet said that a young man of fifteen was old enough to fight but a boy of fourteen was not.

 Muslim 777 The Prophet said: "Do not take the Qur'an on a journey with you, for I am afraid lest it should fall into the hands of the enemy who may quarrel with you over it."

 Muslim 780 The Prophet used to dislike the Shikal horse, that is one whose right back foot and left foot (or vice versa) are white.

 Muslim 781 The Prophet said that on the Day of Judgment those who had been wounded in Jihad would still weep the colour of blood but it would smell of musk.

 Muslim 786 Asked about (3:169) "Think not of those who are slain in Allah's way as dead. Nay, they are alive, finding their sustenance in the presence of the Lord..." The Prophet said: "The souls of the martyrs live in the bodies of green birds who have their nests in the chandeliers hung from the throne of the Almighty..."

 Muslim 813 A dead whale was found washed up on the beach. The Muslims were permitted to eat it.

 Muslim 814 et seq. The Prophet forbade the eating of meat of domestic asses for those are loathsome or impure. (But horses and wild asses are permitted as food) The Prophet would not eat lizard but did not make it unlawful (816) The Prophet ate locusts (817) and hares. (818)

 Muslim 842 The Prophet said: "None of you should drink while standing; and if anyone forgets, he must vomit."

 Muslim 843 It is reliably reported that the Prophet drank water from the Zamzam well while standing.

 Muslim 845 When a table of people were sharing a cup of milk the Prophet said that it was desirable to circulate it to the next person on the right.

 Muslim 846 The Prophet said: "The Satan is present with any one of you in everything he does; so if any one of you drops a mouthful he should remove anything dirty on it and eat it and not leave anything for the devil; and when he finishes eating he should lick his fingers, for he does not know in what portion of his food the blessing lies."

 Muslim 864 The Prophet forbade drinking in silver vessels for one who drinks in them in this world will not in the Hereafter. "Do not wear brocade or silk as these are meant for you in the Hereafter."

 Muslim 866 The Prophet forbade the wearing of clothes dyed in saffron (yellow). "Those are clothes usually worn by non-believers, so do not wear them. Burn them."

 Muslim 877 The Prophet said: "When one of you puts on sandals, he should first put on the right foot, and when he takes it off he should take off the left one first... None should walk in only one sandal."

 Muslim 878 The Prophet said that no man should eat with the left hand or wrap himself completely leaving no opening for the arms...

 Muslim 882 A'isha may have let a puppy into her house. The Prophet made her put it out. Gabriel came and said: "It was the dog in your house which prevented me from coming, for we angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture." The Prophet said: "Those who paint pictures would be punished on the Day of Resurrection and it would be said to them: 'Breathe soul into what you have created'". The commentator says that an artist wishes to rival the creator or to create something to worship? Even photographs or statues are not exempted from this stricture and yet we all have seen photographs of the Ayatollah and of martyrs in that most Islamic of countries, Iran.

Muslim 886 Mohawks beware.

 The Prophet forbade Qaz'a. This means having a part of a boy's head shaved and leaving a part unshaven.

 Muslim 888 The Prophet cursed the women who added false hair and to the women who asked for it. (One had lost it in an attack of small pox) The Children of Israel were ruined at the time when their women wore wigs. The Prophet called it cheating. He also cursed those women that had themselves tattooed and their eyebrows plucked.

Muslim 889 The Prophet said that women who appear naked even though they are dressed would be denizens of Hell. They incline to evil and make their husbands incline to it.

 Muslim 907 Sawdah needed to relieve herself and the Prophet was still eating his meal. He said to her: "Permission has been granted to you that you may go out into the field for your needs."

 Muslim 915 Once when Muhammad was sick Gabriel exorcised him from the influence of the evil eye. A scorpion sting was remedied by an incantation from the Qur'an. (921)

 Muslim 927 The Prophet said: "Nigella seed is a remedy for every disease except death." (Obtainable from Arthur Yates, Milperra, NSW)

 Muslim 935 The Prophet said: "Kill the snakes having stripes over them and short-tailed snakes for they cause miscarriage of a pregnant woman and adversely affect the eyesight." He forbade the killing of domestic snakes. This only applies to Medina where some of the jinns have embraced Islam and have taken the form of house snakes.

 Muslim 936 The Prophet commanded the killing of geckos (house lizards) for they are "noxious little creatures". There are ordained a hundred virtues for killing one on the first stroke.

 Muslim 938 The Prophet said: "A woman was punished in Hell because she had kept a cat tied up without food or water until it died."

 Muslim 946 The Prophet said: "He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine."

Muslim 953 The Prophet said: "I shall be pre-eminent amongst the descendants of Adam on the Day of Resurrection... and the first whose intercession will be accepted by Allah."

 Muslim 954 There was a shortage of water. A small quantity was brought to the Prophet and he placed his hand in it. Water spouted from his fingers enough for the 50 or 80 present to perform their ablutions.

Muslim 1140 The Prophet said: "The majority of those who entered the Fire of Hell was that of women." "So avoid the allurement of women." "Allah tests men by means of women but great is the harm done to men.

Muslim 1149 The Prophet said: "When it will be the Day of Resurrection Allah will deliver to every Muslim a Jew or a Christian and say:

"That is your rescue from Hell-Fire". The Muslim may have sins as heavy as a mountain but the wrong beliefs of the non-believers would save space in Paradise."

 Muslim 1153 There was a Muslim who used to transcribe for the Prophet but he ran away as a rebel and joined the People of the Book. (Jews or Christians?) Allah caused his death, so the unbelievers dug a grave and buried him. Three times they tried to bury him but each time the earth threw him out on to the surface. In the end they left him unburied.

 Muslim 1167 One night A'isha (wife No 3) was jealous of another wife. The Prophet said that she had a devil attached to her: everyone has a devil, the Prophet included except that Allah counters his.

 Muslim 1172 The Prophet said: "In Paradise there is a tree under the shadow of which a rider of a fine and swift-footed horse would travel for a hundred years without covering the distance completely."

 Muslim 1176 The Prophet said: "Every person in Paradise will have two wives." Also: He said: "Those who get into Paradise will have their faces as bright as stars in the sky". They will neither pass water, nor void excrement, nor will they suffer from catarrh, nor will they spit, and their combs would be made of gold, and their sweat will be musk, the fuel of their brazier will be aloes, and their wives will be large-eyed maidens and their form would be alike as one single person after the form of Adam sixty cubits tall."

 Muslim 1177 The Prophet said: "In Paradise there would be no dissension between the two wives and no enmity in their hearts." When questioned about what would happen to the food if there was no defecating, the Prophet said that their eating would be digested in the form of belching.

 Muslim 1178 The Prophet said: "In Paradise you should never fall ill; you live for ever. You would remain young and never grow old. You would always live in affluent circumstances and never become destitute."

 Muslim 1179 The Prophet Said: "In Paradise there would be a tent made of hollowed pearl, sixty miles in diameter so that in each corner, there would be a family of believers, out of sight of the others."

Muslim 1181 The Prophet said: "The hearts of those who enter Paradise would be like those of the hearts of birds." (The commentator says that the hearts of birds are free from jealousy or rancour. He has not seen our seagulls arguing amongst each other, picking on each other and vying for food from picnickers.)

 Muslim 1182 A group was with the Prophet when they heard a terrible sound. "That," said the Prophet, "is a rock which was thrown seventy years ago in Hell and it has been constantly slipping down and now reached the bottom." Also the Prophet said: "There will be some to whose ankles the fire will reach, some to whose knees, and to whose waists and some to whose collar-bone the fire will reach."

 Muslim 1183 The Prophet said: "There is no death for the inmates of Hell-fire and that increases their grief. The molar tooth or the canine tooth of an unbeliever will be like Mt Uhud and the thickness of his skin a three nights' journey." (The new body will be so gross and formidable to last Hell-Fire for ever.) The Prophet said: "The distance of the two shoulders of the non-believer in Hell will be a three-day journey for a swift rider." Talking of mischief, the Prophet said that one of them flogged his wife as if she was a slave-girl, another laughs when he breaks wind. "I saw Amr. bin Amir al-Khuyai dragging his intestines in fire and he was the one who devoted animals to deity." "In Hell are people, in the wrath of Allah, in whose hands are whips thick like the tail of an ox.

 Muslim 1184 The Prophet said: "On the Day of Resurrection the people would be assembled barefooted, naked and uncircumcised." A'isha asked whether males and females would be together and look at each other. The Prophet replied that the matter would be too serious for that.

 Muslim 1185 The Prophet said: "On that Day the perspiration would spread upon the earth up to their ears. 'The sun would draw so close to the people that there would be left only a distance of one mile." (At the moment it is a little over 92,000,000 miles)

 Muslim 1187 The Prophet said: "When the dead body is placed in the grave, he listens to the sound of the shoes as his friends and relatives walk after burying him." He heard a sound and said "It is the Jews who are being tormented in their graves." "The souls of unbelievers are cursed and have a foul smell. The dead bodies of the unbelievers at Badr were left unburied for three days and then thrown in the well." (Yuk!)

Muslim 1226 The Prophet said: "When you yawn, you should try to restrain it with your hand to prevent Satan entering therein."

 Muslim 1227 The Prophet said: "A group of the Children of Israel was lost. I think that they turned into the shape of rats."

 Hadith Malik 16:71 Omar passed urine in a street and then performed ablution and washed his face and hands and did the wiping over the head. He was then called to do a funeral prayer. When he entered the mosque he did the wiping of the shoes.

 Hadithn Malik 20:81 The Prophet said that if pre-coital fluid should ooze out of the male sexual organ, wash it and perform ablution as for prayer.

 Hadith Malik (21:84) Sa'id said that one should not stop praying even if pro-static fluid flows down one's thigh.

 Hadith Malik (25:99) A'isha said that when the fore part of the penis penetrated the vagina, bath becomes obligatory even if there is no emission. (Malik 26:105) He should not sleep first.

 HadithMalik 29:114 Omar used to say: "There is no harm if a man takes a bath after a woman provided she is not in a state of menstruation or impurity."

 Hadith Malik 33:123 A'isha said that a man can have intercourse with a wife in menses if he tied a skirt on the lower part of the body and had intercourse with that.

 Hadith Malik 324:1099 Marwan gave as a gift a slave-girl to his son but told him: "Do not cohabit with her for I saw her naked shins."

 Hadith Malik 330:1113 The Prophet said: "When anyone of you marries a woman or buys a slave-girl, he should hold her forehead and pray for bliss, and when you buy a camel, put your hand on its hump and seek refuge from the evil of the cursed Satan."

 Hadith Malik 361:1216 When the master or husband of a slave-girl dies, her iddah (period of waiting to remarry) is two months and five days.

 Hadith Malik 362:1221 Ibn Fahd said: "I have some slave girls who are better than my wives, but I do not desire that they should all become pregnant. Shall I do azl (withdrawal) with them?" Hajjaj said: "They are your fields of cultivation. If you wish to irrigate them then do so, if not keep them dry."

Hadith Malik 364:1234 If a woman suckles a baby she becomes its foster mother and her husband a foster father. If a man has two wives and one suckles a boy and the other a girl, the boy cannot marry the girl as the foster father of each is the same. (On the other hand purdah is not necessary with foster relations). (Some of the ulama say that that suckling ten times is needed to establish a foster-relationship.)

 Hadith Malik 364:1239 The rule pertaining to foster-relationship only applies to children under two years. Thus (Malik 365:1243) A grown up man fed with milk of a woman does not entail fostership.

 Hadith Malik 365:1245 A man said: "My wife has wilfully given my slavegirl with whom I used to cohabit her own milk to drink. What is my relationship to my slave-girl?" Omar said: "Punish your wife and go into your slave-girl."

 Hadith Malik 366:1246 The Prophet said: "I had intended to prohibit the father from going into the mother while she breast-feeds her infant, but I came to know that the people of Rome and Persia did so without it affecting the offspring."

 Hadith Malik 441:1413 A man from Syria found a man with his wife and killed them both. The judge decided: "If four witnesses (to the adultery) are not found, he should be beheaded."

 Hadith Malik 443:1416 A woman's husband died and she observed iddah for four months and ten days and then married another. Barely four and a half months later she delivered a fully developed child. The husband reported the matter to Umar who consulted an old midwife. She said that menstrual blood must have continued despite her pregnancy to her first husband. Umar dissolved the marriage and told the woman: "It is just as well that no evil report reached me about you and that the paternity of your first husband has been verified."

 Hadith Malik 486:1511 A slave-girl had used sorcery on Hafsah, wife of the Prophet. The slave-girl was sentenced and executed.

 Hadith Malik 493:1520 Ma'iz bin Malik came to Abu Bakr and said: "I am a base fellow for I have committed adultery."

Abu Bakr replied: "Repent before the Lord and tell no one else." The man still felt guilty and went to Umar who gave him the same reply. Still feeling guilty he went to the Prophet who asked if he was ill or mad, married or single. On hearing that Ma'iz was healthy and married, the Prophet ordered him to be stoned to death.

 Hadith Malik 493:1524 The Prophet was told: "My son was employed with this man; he committed adultery with his wife. I gave 100 sheep and a slave girl in compensation." The Prophet said: "Take back your sheep and your slave girl. Your son will receive 100 lashes and a year in exile. As the adulteress has confessed she will be stoned."

 Hadith Malik 493:1530 Ibn Shihab said that a man committing sodomy should be stoned whether he be married or unmarried.

 Hadith Malik 496:1539 Two men were abusing each other. A said to B: "My parents were not adulterers." Umar took this to mean that A was implying that B's parents were and sentenced A to 80 lashes.

 Hadith Malik 496:1540 A man went on a journey with the slave-girl of his wife and went into her. The envious wife reported it to Umar who said the husband would be stoned unless the slave girl was owned by him. The wife spoke out to save him: "I had given her as a gift."

 Hadith Malik 497:1541 The Prophet ordered the cutting of the hand for the theft of a shield worth three dirhams.

 Hadith Malik 497:1542 The Prophet said: "The theft of fruit hanging from a tree or of a sheep straying on the hillside will not entail the cutting of a hand. When the sheep comes home or the fruit are picked and cut and they are stolen the hand will be cut off provided the price is 3 dirhams or more.

 Hadith Malik 499:1549 Safwan fell asleep in the mosque with a sheet of cloth under his head. A thief stole the sheet but Safwan woke up, caught him and took him to the Prophet. When Muhammad ordered his hand to be cut off Safwan relented and tried to say that he had given the thief the cloth. The Prophet said that it was now too late to rescind the decision.

 Hadith Malik 500:1551 A stranger from Yemen who already had his right hand and foot cut off stole a necklace at Medina. Abu Bakr (the first caliph) ordered his remaining hand cut off.

 Hadith Malik 511:1588 The last statement that Muhammad made was: "O Lord, perish the Jews and Christians. They made churches of the graves of their prophets. There shall be no two faiths in Arabia." (During the caliphates of the first four Caliphs this edict was fully carried out and all non-believers were removed from Arabia.)

 Hadith Malik 539:1681 The Prophet used to wear a gold ring. One day he threw it away; the people also threw their gold rings away. He had a silver ring made for him. The people followed suit.

 Hadith Malik 542:1687 There was a child crying in the house and the Prophet was told that it was affected by the evil eye. He told them to exorcise it.

 Hadith Malik 544:1692 Uthman had an acute pain that brought him near death. The Prophet told him to pass his right hand over the seat of the pain seven times and chant "I seek refuge in the honour and power of Allah from the evil that has come upon me." Uthman did so and the pain vanished.

 Hadith Malik 554:1725-7 The Prophet said that he who played chess disobeyed Allah and His Messenger.

A'isha considered chess evil. Umar would beat people playing chess and break the pieces. Malik said that playing chess is repugnant.

 Hadith Malik56:1743 The Prophet was displeased when A'isha bought a pillow painted with pictures. He said: "The makers of pictures will suffer on the Judgment Day."

 Hadith Malik 564:1755 The Prophet said that if a mouse falls in the solid ghee (cooking oil) take it out throw off what is around it and use the rest.

 Hadith Malik 565:1757-8 The Prophet said: "There was evil in three things; a horse, a woman and a house. Leave a house, if you think it evil."

 Hadith Malik 568:1765 Ka'b said to Umar to go to Iraq. There are nine parts of magic out of ten, and all mischievous and evil genii are there and there is a disease that has no cure.

 Hadith Malik 569:1768 A young Muslim saw a snake coiled up on his bed. He speared the snake and felt giddy and died. The Prophet commented: "In Medina, the Jinn have become Muslims (and taken the form of house snakes) If you see one, warn him for three days. If he still appears, kill him, it is Satan."

 Hadith Malik 571:1773 The Prophet said: "It is not proper for a woman to journey except with her mahram." (her father, brother, husband or son)

 Hadith Malik 588:1812 The Prophet said that man's fires are only one seventieth the parts of Hell-fire.

 Hadith Malik 594:1831 The Prophet said that he was Mahi, destroyer of non-believers; "Allah will destroy infidels through me."

 Mishkat 19 The Prophet, explaining to some women why they might be inmates of Hell said:"... I have seen that you are lacking in wisdom and religion and rob even wise men of their senses. Your lack of reason is shown in that your evidence is only equal to half that of a man. Your deficiency in faith is shown in that you neither fast nor pray when in a period of menses."

 Mishkat 32 The Prophet said: "The best deed is love for the sake of Allah and hatred for the sake of Allah."

 Mishkat 42 The Prophet said that there would not remain on the surface of the earth a single abode but Allah would bring the honour and humiliation of Islam....

 Mishkat 61 The Prophet said: " do not refrain from using pressure on your children with the view to training them and inculcating in them the fear of Allah."

 Mishkat 65,66,75 The Prophet said: "Sometimes the Satan asks "But who created God?" ... Then you should spit on the left side three times and seek refuge from Satan, the accursed."

 Mishkat 70 The Prophet said: "The cry of an infant at the moment of birth is due to the prick of the Satan."

 Mishkat 79,80 The Prophet said: "Allah prescribed the Decrees of all creatures 50,000 years before He created the heavens and the earth. His throne was on water. Everything has been decreed even in prudence and shrewdness."

 Mishkat 84 A'isha, talking about a dead baby said it would certainly be among the sparrows in Paradise as it was too young to have committed any evil. The Prophet disagreed saying that Allah created some persons for Hell, right from when they were still in their father's loins.

 Mishkat 91 The Prophet said Allah does not sleep... If Allah were to remove his veil, the illumination of His face would burn all His creation as far as His glance would reach.

 Mishkat 94 The Prophet said: "The first thing which Allah created was the Pen. He commanded It to write. But It said: "What shall I write?" Allah said: "Write the decree", so It wrote what had happened and what would happen up to eternity."

 Mishkat 98 Some Muslims were arguing about the Divine Decree. Muhammad came up angry, his face as red as a pomegranate kernel and asked if that was the reason he had been sent to them: "Those who had gone before you were destroyed as they disputed about it."

 Mishkat 117 Khadijah asked Muhammad about her children who had died in the days of ignorance. He replied that they were in Hell fire. When he saw the disgust on his wife's face he said that if she were to see their station (sic?) she would hate them.

 Mishkat 122 It is narrated by Ubayy that the spirit of Jesus entered Mary by her mouth.

Mishkat 123 The Prophet remarked: "If you hear that a mountain has deviated from its place you may confirm it but if you hear of a person that his inborn disposition has changed, don't attest it. For a man always adheres to his inborn disposition."

 Mishkat 126,131 The Prophet said that hypocrites and unbelievers would be beaten with iron hammers in Hell. Such a sledgehammer that if the mountain were to be struck with it, it would become dust.

Mishkat 134 The Prophet said: "There dominate ninety-nine dragons over the unbeliever in the grave. They constantly bite him and sting him till there comes the Hour of Resurrection. These dragons are so poisonous that if one of them exhales in the earth, no vegetation would ever grow upon it."

 Mishkat 144 He who does not obey Muhammad, disobeys God.

 Mishkat 147 Muhammad told the people of Medina not to hand-pollinate their date palm trees. The yield of dates dropped and they muttered about it. Muhammad said: "If I command you about religion, accept it but if I command you about a secular thing bear in mind that I am a human being."

 Mishkat 171 The Prophet said that a community such as Israel or Islam only needed one person to fornicate openly with his mother and evil would beset it. If Israel was fragmented into 72 sects then Islam would be fragmented into seventy three sects all of which except one would be in Hell-fire.

Mishkat 194 Umar bought a copy of the Torah and started to read it. The Prophet's face changed several shades in anger. He said that if Moses were alive at that time he would follow the Qur'an.

 Mishkat 198 The Prophet said: "he who deliberately lies about me let him seek his abode in Hell."

 Mishkat 206 The Prophet said:" ..... Allah will cause extinction of knowledge by taking away the learned; so that when no learned man remains, the people would then take the illiterate as their leader..

Mishkat 306 The Prophet said that anyone feeling something in his intestines should not leave the mosque unless he hears the noise of windbreak or senses its smell.

 Mishkat 315,316 The Prophet said: "Ablution becomes necessary for one who has slept, for when one sleeps the leather straps of his anus are loosened."

 Mishkat 319 The Prophet said: "When anyone of you touches the sexual organ he must perform ablution."

 Mishkat 334 The Prophet said: "When you relieve yourself neither turn your face nor your back towards Mecca." (In a built up area or enclosure one is permitted to do so)

 Mishkat 339 The Prophet said not to relieve oneself in the paths of people or where they enjoy shade.

 Mishkat354 The Prophet said: "None of you should urinate in a hole." (A snake may come and bite that person or a harmless animal may be troubled by urination.)

 Mishkat 356,357 The Prophet said: "No two men should come to a privy exposing their parts and be busy in conversation as Allah hates it". One should say in the privy "I seek refuge with Allah from the impurity and evil spirits."

 Mishkat 362 Umaima, daughter of Ruqaifa reported that Muhammad had a bed pan of wood beneath his cot in which he passed urine at night.

 Mishkat 381 The Prophet said Miswak (toothbrush) is the purifier of the mouth and earns the pleasure of Allah.

 Mishkat 446 It is reliably reported that Muhammad used to wash his head with marsh-mallow after having sexual intercourse.

 Mishkat 454 The Prophet said: "When anyone has sexual intercourse with his wife and then intends to repeat it, he should first perform ablution."

 Mishkat 455 Anas reported that Muhammad used to have sexual intercourse with his wives with a single bath. (He simply performed ablution between each act and took a bath at the end.)

 But Mishkat 470 Abu Rafi, slave of Muhammad, reported that one day the Prophet went through his wives taking a bath after intercourse with each.

 Mishkat 489 Umar (the second caliph) said: "Do not take a bath in water exposed to the sun, for it results in leprosy."

 Mishkat 501 Husain bin Ali was sitting on the Prophet's lap and he pissed upon his garment. The Prophet said: "Washing of the garment is required in the case of the urine of a female child, but sprinkling (of water is enough) in the case of urine of a male child."

 Mishkat 503 The Prophet said: "When you tread with your shoes upon an impurity, it becomes pure since the dust acts as a purifier for that."

 Mishkat 520 The Prophet commanded that when traveling we should not take off our shoes for three days and three nights, except in the case of seminal emission and not to do so because of easing ourselves, urinating or sleeping.

 Mishkat 526,527 The Prophet said that if you find no water for ablution use dust instead, (The main purpose of ablution is a religious act and not a hygienic one. The ritual using dust is called Tayammum)

 Mishkat 531 Jabin reported that a person travelling with them was hit on the head with a stone and also had a wet dream. They did not allow him to perform Tayammum as water was available. The man took a bath and died. The Prophet said that they had killed him. He could have performed Tayammum, his head wound should have been bandaged and wiped over with water, and the whole of his body washed except his head.

 Mishkat 546,547 A'isha said: ... "I washed the Prophet's hair even in my state of menstruation. He would put his mouth where mine had been on the drinking vessel, and on the bone where I had been eating."

 Mishkat 553 The Prophet said: "When a person has sexual intercourse with his wife as she is menstruating, he should give half a dinar to charity for this act of transgression. (554) Half a dinar when the blood is somewhat yellow and one dinar if the blood is completely red."

 Mishkat 557 The woman who bleeds not because of menses or after child birth is called Mustahada. She can perform ablution and observe prayer when it is not her menstrual period.

 Abu Daoud & Tirmizi The Prophet said:" . and Allah will not remove his poverty on the Day of Judgment." (Is there still to be money and wealth in Paradise?)

 Bukhari & Muslim The Prophet said: "Among the signs of the last day are that knowledge will suffer complete extinction. Ignorance, adultery and drinking of wine will increase alarmingly. The number of males will fall (due to battles and wars) and the number of females will rise until there is only one man to look after 50 women."

 Mishkat (Alfahim 149) The Prophet said: "He who killed himself with a knife would be the inmate of Hell and would be pushing that into his stomach for ever and ever... He who killed himself by jumping from a cliff would fall constantly into the Fire of Hell."

 Bukhari & Muslim (Alfahim 151) The Prophet said: "A man will be thrown into Hell... and his intestines will come out of his belly and he will run around like a donkey on a mill holding his intestines..."

Bukhari & Muslim (Alfahim 153) The Prophet said: "Taking a bath on Friday is obligatory for every adult person."

 Bukhari & Muslim (Alfahim 169) The Prophet said: "Fever comes from the vehement raging of Hell, so cool it with water."

 Muslim (Alfahim 178) The Prophet said: "He who visits an astrologist and asks him about anything, his prayers will not be accepted by God for forty nights."

 Tirmizi (Alfahim 194) The Prophet said: ... (Nothing will happen to you) "except which Allah has determined for you. The pens have been set aside, and the writings of the book have become dry."

 Tirmizi (Alfahim) 199) The Prophet said:"... Heaven overflows (from a mass of angels) ... There is not a four inch space that is not occupied by an angel prostrating to Allah...

Hadees-e-Qudsi 5:11 (Muslim) The Prophet said: "A man had committed innumerable sins. When he was dying he asked his sons to burn his body, pulverize it into powder, throw half into the river and the rest into the air. Allah ordered all the elements to synthesize his body. He asked the man why he had done all that and the man replied that he had done it out of the fear of God. Allah forgave him."

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 8:7 (Tibrani) The Prophet said that if Allah deprives a man of his two eyes, he would be rewarded with a place in His own neighbourhood and honoured with the Divine Sight. The pious companions of the Prophet wept on hearing this glad tiding and all longed to be blind.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 8:10 (Anas) The Prophet stated that when Allah intends to forgive a man he first purifies him by sending him diseases and scarcity of food.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 10:3 (Ahmdd etal) The Prophet said that, on the Judgment Day, those who know their Qur'an will be asked to recite it slowly and steadily. At the end of each verse (6236 verses) he will rise higher in Paradise.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi (Ibne-Akaser) The Prophet said that a man used to take baby birds out of the nests. The bird complained to Allah about it.

Hadees-e-Qudsi 14:1 "Laa ilaha il-lallah wala haula wala guwwata illa billah."

The Prophet says that if a patient recites the above holy words during his sickness and dies, fire will not burn him.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 14:14 (Ibnisni) The Prophet said that Gabriel told him that when he sneezed he should recite a certain verse.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 16:5 The Prophet said that Allah had kept the souls of the martyrs of Uhud in the wombs of green birds. They enjoy the fruit of Paradise and rest in the chandeliers hanging from the Divine Throne...

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 16:14 The Prophet said that the martyrs will be sitting on seats of rubies very close to Allah's throne.

 Hadee's-e-Qudsi 19:5 (Ahmad) The Prophet said that Allah commanded him to destroy all the musical instruments, idols, crosses and all the trappings of ignorance. Allah said that if a man took even a mouthful of wine, He would make him drink the same quantity of pus of the wounds of the people in Hell.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 22:17 (Hakim) Allah revealed to Muhammad that He had 70 thousand men killed avenging on John the Baptist and that He would get seventy plus seventy thousand killed avenging on his grandson.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 26:1 (Tibrani) The Prophet stated that Allah says that sight is one of the poisonous arrows of the devil. Out of the fear of Allah a man may control it (by not looking at forbidden things).

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 27:1 (Muslim) The Prophet described Dajjal, the one-eyed impostor, anti-Christ. On his second coming Jesus would kill the followers of the impostor. He would kill the Anti-Christ at the place known as Lud.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 28:12 (Omama) The Prophet said that the last man to enter Paradise without going to Hell will roll and toss with his belly on the bridge of Hell like a child being beaten by his father.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 28:14 (Wailami) The Prophet said that Allah, on the Day of Judgment, will favor those who kept away from the devil's music.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 28:25 (Baiqahi) The Prophet said that a devotee of Allah had lived on an island, a distance of hundreds of miles on all sides. Allah had created a stream of sweet water on the hill. At the foot of the hill He provided a pomegranate tree which gave a fruit daily. For five hundred years he worshipped Allah continuously....

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 28:26 (Baiqahi et al) The Prophet said that on the Day of Judgment some people would be shown Paradise before being thrown into Hell. Allah will thus torture them to punish them.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 30:10 (Khateeb) The Prophet said that the horses in Paradise will not need to pass urine or dung. They will have wings.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 32:1-2 (Ahmed) The Prophet said, covering his nose, that when a Kafir dies the angel of death pulls the soul out and it smells of filth, like a rotten dead body. The doors of the heavens will not open for infidels and it is as difficult for them to enter Paradise as for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle. The soul of a believer smells like the best scent in the world.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 33:39 (Ibne Asakar) The Prophet said that Allah told Adam that He would not have created him if He had not intended to create Muhammad.

 Hadees-e-Qudsi 34:11 (Tibrani) The Prophet said that Allah told the devil that women are his snares...

 Sahih Bukhari Volume9, Book 88, Number 176 The Prophet said, "whoever disapproves of something done by his ruler then he should be patient; fir whoever disobeys the ruler even a little will die as those who died in the pre-Islamic Period of Ignorance. (1.e as rebellious Sinners and go to Hell)

Number 178 unless the ruler has Kufr (disbelief)

 Bukhari 9:89:219 when the Prophet heard the news that the people of Persia had made the daughter of Kosrau their ruler, he said, "Never will; succeed such a nation as makes a woman their ruler."

 Bukhari 8:81:765 An-Nu'man was brought to the Prophet on a charge of drunkenness So the Pro- ordered all the men present in the house to beat him


Bukhari 8:81:78 The Prop- said, "By Him in whose Hand my soul is! If Fatima (his daughter) stole aught I would cut off her hand."

 Bukhari 4:52:50 The Prophet said," To fight in Allah's cause is better than the world and whatever is in it"

 Bukhari 4:52:53 The Prophet said," Nobody who dies fighting and finds good from Allah (in the Hereafter) would wish to come back to this world .. except the martyr who, on seeing the superiority of martyrdom, would like to come back to the world and get killed again (in Allah’s cause)."

4:5t72... "except a Mujahid who wishes to return to the world so that he may be martyred ten times"'

 Bukhart 4:52:73 The Prophet said," Know that Paradise is under the shades of swords."

 Bukhari 4:52:801 The Prophet said, " Allah forgave the murderer who later died in Jihad (holy war)"

 Bukhari 4:52:192 Ali, his son-in-law, had eye trouble. The Prophet spat in his eyes and Ali was cured.

 Bukhari 4:52:196 Allah's Apostle said, "I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah."

 Bukhari 4:52:260 Ali burnt some people (Zanadiqa, atheists 9:84:57) although the Prophet had said, "Don’t punish anybody with Allah's punishment (Fire)" if a Muslim discards his religion, kill him"

 Bukhari 4:52:264 AI-Bara bin Azib said," Allah's Apostle sent a group of Ansari men to kill Abu-Rafi (a hundred year-old poet who mocked Muhammad) "1 drove my sword into his body and pushed it forcibly till it touched the bone."

 Bukhari 4:52:270 The Prophet said, "Who is ready to kill Ka’b bin AI-Ashraf who has really insulted Allah and His Apostle?" Muhammad bin Maslama was quick to volunteer.

 Bukhari 4:52:283 Ali said that no Muslim should be killed for killing an infidel (unbeliever).

 Bukhari 4:52:286 An infidel spy came to the Prophet while he was on a journey. Muhammad said to his companions, "Chase him and Kill him." The Prophet then gave them the possessions of the killed spy.

Bukhari 4:52:297 The Prophet said, "None will enter Paradise hut a Muslim."

 Bukhari 4:52:300 Whenever the Prophet conquered some pcople he would stay in their town for three days."

 Bukhari 4:52:308 A man called Karkara died and the Prophet said, "He is in Hell-Fire". When they looked in his place they found stolen war booty

 Bukhart 9:89:253 The Prophet said, "The matter of the caliphate will remain with the Quraish (Muhammad’s tribe) and none will rebel against them."

 Bukhari 9:89:271 A man embraced Islam and then reverted back to Judaism Mu'adh said: "I will not sit down unless you kill him as it is the verdict of Allah and His Apostle"

 Bukhari 9:89:280 A mart came to Allah's Apostle while he was in the mosque, saying, " O Muhammad I have committed illegal sexual intercourse." The Prophet turned his face the other way but when the man gave him four witnesses against himself the Prophet said to him, :Are you mad?" The man said, "No." So the Prophet said to his companions, "Take him away and stone him to death"

 Bukhan 9:89:282 The Prophet said, "Whoever has killed an unbeliever (in the battle of Hunain) and has proof or a witness of it, then his belongings will be for him".

 Bukhari 9:89:329 The Prophet said, "There will be twelve rulers of the Islamic world. All of them will be from the Quraish (Muhammad's tribe)".

 Bukhari 5:59:285 Zaid was asked, "How many Ghazwat (military expeditions) did the Prophet lead?" Zaid replied, "Nineteen."

Bukhari 5:59:297 On the day of Badr the Prophet faced Mecca and invoked evil on Shaiba, Utba, Al-Walid and Abu Jahl. They were all found dead, putrefied by the sun.

 Bukhari 5:59:362 The Prophet killed the men of the Jewish tribe Bani Quraiza (some 600 to 800 of them) and distributed their women, children and property among the Muslims All the other Jews of Medina were exiled.

 Bukhari 5:59:365 The Prophet had the date-palms of the Jewish tribe of Bani-Al- Nadir burnt and cut down. "It was with Allah’s permission" (Qur’an 59:5)

 Bukhari 5:59:428 During the digging of the Trench a kind woman prepared a small meal for the Prophet and one other person The Prophet called on the thousand diggers to come to the meal, spat in the cooking pot and invoked Allah's blessings. The thousand had ample to eat and the pot was still full.

 Bukhari 5:59:447 The Prophet said to Sa'd, :The Bani Quraiza have agreed to accept your verdict" Sa’d said, "Kill all their men and take their women and children as slaves" The Prophet replied, "You have judged according to God's Judgment"

 Bukhari 5:59:459 After the battle of Banu AI-Mustaliq the warriors wished to do coitus interruptus with the women captives, but the Prophet wanted them ransomed. He said, It is better for you not to go into them, for if any soul is pre-destined to exist, it will exist"

 Bukhari 5:59;55I The Prophet gave the land of Khaibar back to the Jews of Khaibar on condition that they would work on it and cultivate it and they would have half of its yield.

 Bukhart 5:59:590 The Prophet said in the year of the Conquest (of Meccah) "Allah and His Apostle have made the selling of alcohol unlawful".

 Bukhari 5:59:628 The Prophet sent Khalid to the tribe of Jadhima to "invite them to Islam" They were hesitant so Khalid killed some of them and gave each Muslim soldier a captive. The men refused to kill their captives when Khalid gave that order

 Bukhari S:59;637 Ali took a bath after sex with a slave girl (Quite lawful if she belongs to you)

 Bukhari &82:794 The Prophet ordered that the renegades’ eyes be branded with heated pieces of iron and that their cut hands and legs should not be cauterized (8:82:796) … and when they asked fir water to drink they were not given it."

 Bukhari 8:82:816 (Rajam is the stoning to death of a married adulterer The punishment in the Qur’an is 100 lashes and exile for a year). Umar said, "I am afraid that after a long time has passed, people may say, "We do not find the Verses of the Rajam in the Holy Book and consequently they may go astray by leaving an obligation that Allah has revealed "Surely Allah's Apostle carried out the penalty of Rajam, and so did we after him."

 Bukhari 9:84:64 The Prophet said,"There will appear some young foolish people who will say the best words hut their faith will not go beyond their throats So wherever you find them, kill them, for whoever kills them shall have reward on the Day of Resurrection"

 Aba Dawud Book 38, Number 4348 A blind man had a slave-mother who used to abuse the Prophet and disparage him. He took a dagger and killed her Judging him, the Prophet said, " Oh be a witness, no retaliation is payable for her blood." And similarly (38A349) "A Jewess used to abuse the Prophet. A man strangled her till she died The Apostle of Allah declared that no recompense was payable for her blood."

 Abu Dawud 38:4357 When the Apostle of Allah cut off the hands and feet of those who had stolen his camels and apostacised and had their eyes put out by fire, Allah reprimanded him and revealed: "The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Apostle and strive with might and main for rnischief through the land is execution or crucifixion." (38A359).. or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides or exile from the land" This was "revealed about polytheists and if any of them repent before they are arrested it does not prevent from inflicting on him the prescribed punishment which he deserves"

 Abu Dawud 38:4390 Attiyah al -Quran was among the captives of Banu Qurayza "They (the Companions) examined us and those who had begun to grow (pubic) hair were killed and those who had not were not killed. I was among those who had not grown hair."

Abu Dawud (38:4396) A thief was brought to the Prophet four times and his punishments were amputations of the right hand, the left foot, the left hand and then the right foot On the fifth occasion the Prophet had him killed "We then dragged him and cast him into a well and threw stones over him."

 Abu Dawud (38:4397) On another occasion, the Prophet ordered that the thief’s hand be hung on his neck

 Abu Dawud (38:4447) The Prophet said, " If you find anyone doing as Lot’s people did (sodomy), kill the one who does it, and the one to whom it is done."

 Abu Dawud (38:4449) If anyone has sexual intercourse with an animal, kill him and kill it along with him." Ibn Abbas asked the Prophet, "What offence can be atttributed to the animal?" The Prophet disapproved of its flesh being eaten when such a thing had been done to it

 Abu Dawud (38:4467) The Prophet said, "If they drink wine, flog them Again if they drink it, flog them. Again if they drink it kill them." But in (38:4469) they received three cautionary floggings before being killed on the fourth occasion