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A Great Scholar: Hazrat Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu)


[Sahih Bukhari : Volume 1, Book 3, Number 118]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu): People say that I have narrated many Hadiths (The Prophet’s (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) narrations). Had it not been for two verses in the Qur’an, I would not have narrated a single Hadith, and the verses are: “Verily those who conceal the clear sign and the guidance which We have sent down . . . (up to) Most Merciful.” (2:159-160). And no doubt our Muhajir (emigrant) brothers used to be busy in the market with their business (bargains) and our Ansari brothers used to be busy with their property (agriculture). But I (Abu Huraira) used to stick to Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) contented with what will fill my stomach and I used to attend that which they used not to attend and I used to memorize that which they used not to memorize.

[Sahih Bukhari : Volume 1, Book 3, Number 119]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu): I said to Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) “I hear many narrations (Hadiths) from you but I forget them.” Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam) said, “Spread your Rida’ (garment).” I did accordingly and then He moved his hands as if filling them with something (and emptied them in my Rida’) and then said, “Take and wrap this sheet over your body.” I did it and after that I never forgot any thing.

[Sahih Bukhari : Volume 1, Book 3, Number 121]

Narrated Abu Huraira (Radi Allah Anhu): I have memorized two kinds of knowledge from Allah’s Apostle (sal-allahu-alleihi-wasallam). I have propagated one of them to you and if I propagated the second, then my pharynx (throat) would be cut (i.e. killed).

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