THE TWENTY-FIFTH HADITH

** Selected by an-Nasa’i **

On the authority of Ka’b bin Murra, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said,

“I heard The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, say,

“Shoot! He whose arrows reaches the enemy, provided his arrow is shot in the way of Allah,

Allah will raise him one level in paradise.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-SIXTH HADITH

** Selected by at-Tabarani **

On the authority of Anas, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said,

“The messenger of Allah, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, said,

“Whoever shoots an arrow in the way of Allah, will receive the reward of freeing a slave; and this is his ransom from the fire.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-SEVENTH HADITH

** Selected by at-Tabarani in his book `Al-Awsat’ **

On the authority of Anas, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who said,

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

He who shoots an arrow in the way of Allah, whether it falls short or reaches its target, his reward for his arrow shall be as the reward for the freeing of four people of the sons of Isma’il, had he freed them.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-EIGHTH HADITH

** Selected by at-Tabarani in his book `al-Kabir’ **

On the authority of Muhammad Ibn-ul-Hanafiya, may Allah be well-pleased with him, who said,

“I saw Abu `Amru-al-Ansari, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, on the day of Siffin, and he had taken the pledge of allegiance at `Aqaba and fought in the Battles of Badr and Uhud ; now he was bent over from fasting and he said to his servant boy, “Give me cover with the shield!” and the servant boy gave him cover so that he was thereby protected from his enemy whilst he drew the bowstring, weakly until he was hit by three arrows, shooting which he did not return. Thereupon he said, “I heard the Messenger of Allah, may Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him, say,

“If a person shoots an arrow for the sake of Allah and His good pleasure, regardless of whether his arrow reaches or falls short of his enemy, that shot will be a light going ahead of him on the Day of Resurrection.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE TWENTY-NINTH HADITH

** Related by al-Bukhari **

On the authority of Abu Usayd as-Sa’idi, may Allah be well-pleased with him, on the authority of his father, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said, “The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings of Allah Almighty be upon him, said,

“On the days of Badr and Hunayn, we joined ranks against the Quraysh and they have joined ranks against us ; should they subdue you, go for your arrows.’”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE THIRTIETH HADITH

** Selected by at-Tabarani **

On the authority of Hussein Ibn as-Sa’ib Ibn Abi Lubaba, on the authority of his father, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said, “It was the eve of `Aqaba or the eve of the Battle of Badr when The Holy Prophet, on whom be blessings and peace of Allah Almighty, spoke to those of the Ansar and the Muhajirin who were with him,

“How will you fight the unbelievers on the morrow?”

And `Asim Ibn Abi-al-Aflah said in answer to this, “O Messenger of Allah, first of all we shall take up the bow and arrows; and if they have drawn close to us, up to two hundred cubits or around that distance, the shooting of a variety of bows begins ; and when they have drawn even closer, the shattering with stones, and when they have drawn yet closer within the reach of our lances, the play of lances begins until the lances are broken ; after that comes the contest of the swords, and this is the manner of battle, O Messenger of Allah.” Upon this The Holy Prophet, upon whom peace, said,

“Thus war is revealed to the people of faith.”

then he gave the command for it and said,

“He who engages in battle with the enemy, let him fight in the manner of Asim.”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE THIRTY-FIRST HADITH

* Upon which all (Traditions) are agreed *

On the authority of Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him, who said,

“The Messenger of Allah, may Allah Almighty bless him and grant him peace, supplied me with arrows on the day of Uhud and The Holy Prophet, peace and blessings from Allah Almighty be upon him, said to me,

“Shoot, oh Sa’ad, may my father and mother be your ransom!”

also on this authority, may allah almighty be well-pleased with him, he said, “The Messenger of Allah, may Allah Almighty bless him and grant him peace, did not join both his parents (in this turn of phrase) for anyone else before me, and I was the first to cast arrows at the unbelievers."

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

THE THIRTY-SECOND HADITH

** Related by Abu ash-Shaykh and al-Hakim **

On the authority of Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, may Allah Almighty be well-pleased with him,

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

said to me also on the day of Uhud,

“Oh Allah, guide his shot and grant his supplication”

and the Messenger of Allah has spoken truly

 

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