CHAPTER: HE WHO GOES IN THE MOSQUE OR IN THE BAZAR OR A PLACE OF GATHERING LIKE IT WITH A WEAPON SHOULD SEE THAT THE SPEARHEAD DOES NOT HARM ANYONE
'Amr heard Jabir as saying: A person happened to come to the mosque with an arrow; thereupon Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said to him: Take hold of its pointed head.
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that a person happened to come to the mosque with arrows and their iron-ends were exposed, so he was commanded that he should grasp the pointed heads so that these might not do any harm to a Muslim.
Jabir reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) commanded a person who had been distributing arrows freely in the mosque that he should not move about in the mosque but by catching hold of their iron-heads. Ibn Rumh narrated this with a slight variation of wording.
Abd Musa reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: When any one of you happens to go to a meeting or the bazar with an arrow in his hand he must grasp its pointed head; then (he again said): He must grasp its pointed head. Abu Musa said: By Allaah, we did not court death until some of us had flung arrows upon the faces of one another.
Abu Musa reported Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) assaying: He who amongst you moves in the mosque or in the bazar and there is an arrow with him he should take hold of its iron-head in his palm, so that none amongst the Muslims should receive any injury from it, or he said, should catch its iron-head.