THE SEVENTEENTH HADITH

** Narrated by Abu ash-Shaykh **

On the authority of Abu Hurayra, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who recalled,

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

“The casting of arrows is a share and a characteristic of the shares of Islam.’”

and the Holy Prophet has spoken truly

THE EIGHTEENTH HADITH

** Reported by Abu ash-Shaykh **

On the authority of Abu Imama, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said, “The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said,

“Men have not drawn anything but that the bow had an advantage over it, and more.”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE NINETEENTH HADITH

** Chosen by at-Tabarani **

On the authority of Saiyidina Ali, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who relates, 
“On the morning of Ghadir Khumm The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, wound my turban and its end fell down upon my shoulder. Then he said,


“Verily, the Lord, exalted be His Majesty, assisted me on the day of the battle of Badr and on the day of the battle of Hunayn with angels, and they were with this turban wound in this manner.”

Then the Holy Prophet, may Allah Almighty send peace and blessings upon him, went on to say,

“Truly the turban is a barrier between the Muslims and the idolaters.”

Then he donned his armour and, while holding an Arabian bow in his blessed hand, his eye fell upon a man who had in his hand a Persian bow. The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, said to him,

“Put that away from your hand and take this Arabian bow and these spears of metal ; Allah in His exalted Majesty will then support your faith and make you firm in faith and establish you in the land.’”

THE TWENTIETH HADITH

** Narrated by al-Bayhaqi **

On the authority of Jabir bin Abdullah, may Allah be well-pleased with them both, on the authority of The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, who said,

“My love necessarily goes to whomever moves back and forth between the two points (the shooting place and the target of the archery field) with an Arabian bow, not with the bow of Chosroes (Persian kings).”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-FIRST HADITH

** Related by at-Tabarani **

On the authority of Abi Darda’, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, on the authority of The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, who said,

“Everyone who walks between the two points of the archery field, will have merited the reward for a good deed for every step he takes.”

and the Holy Prophet has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-SECOND HADITH

** Selected by Abu ash-Shaykh and ad-Daylami **

On the authority of Abi Darda’, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, on the authority of The Holy Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, who said,

“Whoever removes his wrap from his shoulders and walks between the two targets of the archery field, will receive the reward for the freeing of a believing slave for every single step.”

and the Holy Prophet has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-THIRD HADITH

** Selected by Ibn Abi ad-Dunya **

On the authority of Abdullah bin Jarad, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who said,

“The holy Prophet, may Allah bless him and give him peace, liked shooting arrows between the two targets, and he used to run along with his Companions.”

THE TWENTY-FOURTH HADITH

** Selected by ash-Shaykh **

On the authority of Anas bin Malik, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who said, “I saw The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, chewing a bowstring of sinew, and he firmly spliced the end of his bow with it while he was fasting on a day of Ramadan.”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

 

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