CHAPTER: CONCERNING THE WORDS OF THE QUR'AN:" AND WHEN THEY SEE MERCHANDISE OR SPORT, THEY BREAK AWAY TO IT, AND LEAVE THEE STANDING" (lxii. 11)
Jabir b. Abdullah reported that the Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was delivering the sermon on Friday in a standing posture when a caravan from Syria arrived. The people flocked towards it till no one was left (with the Prophet) but twelve persons, and it was on this occasion that this verse in regard to Jumu'a was revealed." And when they see merchandise or sport. they break away to it and leave thee standing."
This hadith has been narrated by Husain with the same chain of transmitters but with this alteration that he did not make mention of the standing position.
Jabir b. Abdullah reported: I was along with the Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) on Friday when a caravan arrived. The people went to it, and none but twelve persons were left behind and I was one of them; and it was on this occasion that this verse was revealed:" And when they see merchandise or sport away to it, and leave thee standing" (lxii. 1 1). they break
Jabir b. Abdullah reported: While the Prophet of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was delivering (a sermon) on Friday, a caravan of merchandise came to Medina. The Companions of the Messenger of Allaah (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) rushed towards it till only twelve persons were left with him including Abu Bakr and 'Umar; and it was at this occasion that this verse was revealed." And when they see merchandise or sport, they break away to it."
Ka'b b. 'Ujra reported that he entered the mosque and saw Abd al-Rahman b. Umm Hakam delivering the sermon in a sitting posture. Upon this he said: Look at this wretched person; he delivers the sermon while sitting, whereas Allaah said:" And when they see merchandise or sport, they break away to it and leave thee standing."