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Partial Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 30:

Dialects and Readings of the Qur'an (Kitab Al-Huruf Wa Al-Qira'at)


Book 30, Number 3958:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the Qur'anic verse, "And take ye the Station of Abraham as a place of prayer.


Book 30, Number 3960:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The verse "And no Prophet could (ever) be false to his trust" was revealed about a red velvet. When it was found missing on the day of Badr, some people said; Perhaps the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) has taken it. So Allah, the Exalted, sent down "And no prophet could (ever) be false to his trust" to the end of the verse.


Book 30, Number 3962:

Narrated Laqit ibn Sabirah:

I came in the deputation of Banu al-Muntafiq to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). He then narrated the rest of the tradition. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: la tahsibanna (do not think) and did not say: la tahsabanna (do not think).


Book 30, Number 3964:

Narrated Zayd ibn Thabit:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to read: "Not equal are those believers who sit (at home) and receive no hurt (ghayru ulid-darari) but the narrator Sa'id did not say the words "used to read"


Book 30, Number 3965:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) red the verse: "eye for eye" (al-'aynu bil-'ayn).


Book 30, Number 3966:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the verse: "We ordained therein for them: Life for life and eye for eye (an-nafsa bin-nafsi wal-'aynu bil-'ayn).


Book 30, Number 3967:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

Atiyyah ibn Sa'd al-Awfi said: I recited to Abdullah ibn Umar the verse: "It is Allah Who created you in a state of (helplessness) weakness (min da'f)." He said: (Read) min du'f. I recited it to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as you recited it to me, and he gripped me as I gripped you.


Book 30, Number 3968:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the verse mentioned above, "min du'f."


Book 30, Number 3970:

Narrated Ibn Abzi:

Ubayy ibn Ka'b) said: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the verse: "Say: In the bounty of Allah and in His mercy--in that let you rejoice: that is better than the wealth you hoard."


Book 30, Number 3971:

Narrated Asma' daughter of Yazid:

She heard the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the verse: "He acted unrighteously." (innahu 'amila ghayra salih).


Book 30, Number 3972:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

Shahr ibn Hawshab said: I asked Umm Salamah: How did the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) read this verse: "For his conduct is unrighteous (innahu 'amalun ghayru salih". She replied: He read it: "He acted unrighteously" (innahu 'amila ghayra salih).


Book 30, Number 3973:

Narrated Ubayy ibn Ka'b::

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) prayed, he began with himself and said: May the mercy of Allah be upon us and upon Moses. If he had patience, he would have seen marvels from his Companion. But he said: "(Moses) said: If ever I ask thee about anything after this, keep me not in they company: then wouldst thou have received (full) excuse from my side". Hamzah lengthened it.


Book 30, Number 3974:

Narrated Ubayy ibn Ka'b:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read the Qur'anic verse: "Thou hast received (full) excuse from me (min ladunni)" and put tashdid (doubling of consonants) on nun (n).


Book 30, Number 3975:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

Ubayy ibn Ka'b made me read the following verse as the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) made him read: "in a spring of murky water" (fi 'aynin hami'atin) with short vowel a after h.


Book 30, Number 3976:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man from the Illiyyun will look downwards at the people of Paradise and Paradise will be glittering as if it were a brilliant star.

He (the narrator) said: In this way the word durri (brilliant) occurs in this tradition, i.e. the letter dal (d) has short vowel u and it has no hamzah ('). AbuBakr and Umar will be of them and will have some additional blessings.


Book 30, Number 3977:

Narrated Farwah ibn Musayk al-Ghutayfi:

I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He then narrated the rest of the tradition.

A man from the people said: "Apostle of Allah! tell us about Saba'; what is it: land or woman? He replied: It is neither land nor woman; it is a man to whom ten children of the Arabs were born: six of them lived in the Yemen and four lived in Syria.

The narrator Uthman said al-Ghatafani instead of al-Ghutayfi. He said: It has been transmitted to us by al-Hasan ibn al-Hakam an-Nakha'i.


Book 30, Number 3980:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) read: "(There is for him) Rest and satisfaction" (faruhun wa rayhan).


Book 30, Number 3982:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) made me read the verse "It is I who give (all) sustenance, Lord of power, steadfast (for ever).


Book 30, Number 3983:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Mas'ud:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) used to read the verse "Is there any that will receive admonition (muddakir)? " that is with doubling of consonant [(dal)(d)].


Book 30, Number 3984:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

I saw the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) reading the verse; "does he think that his wealth would make him last for ever?"


Book 30, Number 3987:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) related a tradition in which he mentioned the words "Jibril and Mikal" and he pronounced them "Jibra'ila wa Mika'ila."


Book 30, Number 3988:

Narrated AbuSa'id al-Khudri:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) mentioned the name of the one who will sound the trumpet (sahib as-sur) and said: On his right will be Jibra'il and on his left will be Mika'il.


Book 30, Number 3989:

Narrated Ibn al-Musayyab:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), AbuBakr, Umar and Uthman used to read "maliki yawmid-din (master of the Day of Judgment)". The first to read maliki yawmid-din was Marwan.


Book 30, Number 3990:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to recite: "In the name of Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds; most Gracious, most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment," breaking its recitation into verses, one after another.

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