THE FIRST HADITH

** From the collection of Sahih Muslim **

On the authority of `Uqba bin `Amr, may Allah, exalted be He, be well-pleased with him, who said,

“I heard The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty upon him,

say while he was delivering a sermon from the pulpit – minbar,

“Prepare to meet them with as much strength as you can afford,
verily, strength lies in archery,
verily, strength lies in archery,
  verily, strength lies in archery.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken in Truth

THE SECOND HADITH

** From the collection of Sahih Muslim **

On the authority of `Uqba bin `Amr, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who said,

“I heard the Holy Prophet, Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, say

“Lands will be thrown open to you and Allah will suffice you against their evil,
but none of you should give up sporting with his arrows,
and you shall know.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken in Truth

THE THIRD HADITH

** Selected by at-Tabarani **

On the authority of Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah’s favor be upon him, who related,

“The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of the Almighty be upon him, said,

“You must use archery,
for it is good for him who engages in warfare.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE FOURTH HADITH

** Related by Abu ash-Shaykh and Ibn Abi Dunya **

On the authority of Abu Hurayra, Allah Almighty’s favor be upon him, from The Holy Prophet,

may Allah the Exalted bless him and give him peace, who said,

“Learn the throwing of arrows,
and do not be averse to it,
for the area between the two targets holds a garden of the gardens of paradise.”

and the Messenger has spoken truly

THE FIFTH HADITH

** Chosen by ad-Daylami in his Musnad **

On the authority of Abu Sa’id al-Khudri, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him,

who related that The Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said,

“Learn the casting of arrows and the Qur'an.”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE SIXTH HADITH

** Narrated by al-Bayhaqi the Sunan **

On the authority of Abu Rafi’, may Allah be pleased with him, who related, “I asked The Holy Prophet, may peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, `Do children have rights over us as we have rights?’ The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, replied,

“Yes, the father has the same legal obligations towards his son as the son towards him.”
And he said, “The rights of the son over his parent is that he should teach him writing, swimming,
and the casting of arrows, and that he should leave him in a good legal inheritance.’”


and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE SEVENTH HADITH

** Selected by ad-Daylami **

On the authority of Jabir, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who narrated,

“The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said,

“Teach your sons the shooting of arrows!’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE EIGHTH HADITH

** Selected by Abu ash-Shaykh **

On the authority of Abu Qilaba, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who narrated,

“The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, said,

“Teach your young boys both archery and swimming.’”

 

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