Hadith collection

Sunan Abu Dawud / Hadith 3171

Ahmad Hasan translation Dar-us-Salam reference USC-MSA web (English) reference
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Sunan Abu Dawud
Dar-us-Salam reference
Ahmad Hasan translation
USC-MSA web (English) reference

Narrated Thawban:

An animal was brought to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) while he was going with a funeral. He refused to ride on it. When the funeral was away, the animal was brought to him and he rode on it. He was asked about it. He said: The angels were on their feet. I was not to ride while they were walking. When they went away, I rode.

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ مُوسَى الْبَلْخِيُّ، أَخْبَرَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ، أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ، عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ أَبِي كَثِيرٍ، عَنْ أَبِي سَلَمَةَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنِ عَوْفٍ، عَنْ ثَوْبَانَ، أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أُتِيَ بِدَابَّةٍ وَهُوَ مَعَ الْجَنَازَةِ فَأَبَى أَنْ يَرْكَبَهَا فَلَمَّا انْصَرَفَ أُتِيَ بِدَابَّةٍ فَرَكِبَ فَقِيلَ لَهُ فَقَالَ ‏

"‏ إِنَّ الْمَلاَئِكَةَ كَانَتْ تَمْشِي فَلَمْ أَكُنْ لأَرْكَبَ وَهُمْ يَمْشُونَ فَلَمَّا ذَهَبُوا رَكِبْتُ ‏"

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