CHAPTER: RECITATION OF THE QUR'AN LOUDLY IN THE' DAWN PRAYER
Ibn 'Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) neither recited the Qur'an to the Jinn nor did he see them. The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) went out with some of his Companions with the intention of going to the bazaar of 'Ukaz And there had been (at that time) obstructions between satans and the news from the Heaven, and there were flung flames upon them. So satan went back to their people and they said: What has happened to you? They said: There have been created obstructions between us and the news from the Heaven. And there have been flung upon us flames. They said: It cannot happen but for some (important) event. So traverse the eastern parts of the earth and the western parts and find out why is it that there have been created obstructions between us and the news from the Heaven. So they went forth and traversed the easts of the earth and its wests. Some of them proceeded towards Tihama and that is a nakhl towards the bazaar of 'Ukaz and he (the Prophet) was leading his Companions in the morning prayer. So when they heard the Qur'an. they listened to it attentively and said: It is this which has caused obstruction between us and news from the Heaven. They went back to their people and said: O our people, we have heard a strange Qur'an which directs us to the right path; so we affirm our faith in it and we would never associate anyone with our Lord. And Allaah, the Exalted and Glorious, revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam):" It has been revealed to me that a party of Jinn listened to it" (Qur'an, lxxii. 1).
Dawud reported from 'Amir who said: I asked 'Alqama if Ibn Mas'ud was present with the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) on the night of the Jinn (the night when the Prophet met them). He (Ibn Mas'uad) said: No, but we were in the company of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) one night and we missed him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and said. He has either been taken away (by jinn) or has been secretly killed. He (the narrator) said. We spent the worst night which people could ever spend. When it was dawn we saw him coming from the side of Hiri'. He (the narrator) reported. We said: Messenger of Allaah, we missed you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night which people could ever spend. He (the Prophet) said: There came to me an inviter on behalf of the Jinn and I went along with him and recited to them the Qur'an. He (the narrator) said: He then went along with us and showed us their traces and traces of their embers. They (the Jinn) asked him (the Prophet) about their provision and he said: Every bone on which the name of Allaah is recited is your provision. The time it will fall in your hand it would be covered with flesh, and the dung of (the camels) is fodder for your animals. The Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: Don't perform istinja with these (things) for these are the food of your brothers (Jinn).
This hadith has been reported by Dawud with the same chain of transmitters up to the word (s):" The traces of their embers." Sha'bi said: They (the Jinn) asked about their provision, and they were the Jinn of al-jazira, up to the end of the hadith, and the words of Sha'bi have been directly transmitted from the hadith of Abdullah.
This hadith has been narrated on the authority of 'Abdullah from the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) up to the words:" The traces of the embers," but he made no mention of what followed afterward.
- وَحَدَّثَنَاهُ أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ، حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ، عَنْ دَاوُدَ، عَنِ الشَّعْبِيِّ، عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلَى قَوْلِهِ وَآثَارَ نِيرَانِهِمْ . وَلَمْ يَذْكُرْ مَا بَعْدَهُ .
Abdullah (b. Mas'ud) said: I was not with the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) but I wish I were with him.
- حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، أَخْبَرَنَا خَالِدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، عَنْ خَالِدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي مَعْشَرٍ، عَنْ إِبْرَاهِيمَ، عَنْ عَلْقَمَةَ، عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ، قَالَ لَمْ أَكُنْ لَيْلَةَ الْجِنِّ مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم وَوَدِدْتُ أَنِّي كُنْتُ مَعَهُ .
Ma'n reported.. I heard it from my father who said: I asked Masruq who informed the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) about the night when they heard the Qur'an. He said: Your father, Ibn Mas'ud, narrated it to me that a tree informed him about that.