Complete Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 25:

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

Chapter 1498:

Book 25, 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 25, Number 3959:

Narrated 'A'ishah:

A man got up (for prayer) at night, he read the Qur'an and raised his voice in reading. When the morning came, the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: May Allah have mercy in so-an-so! Last night he reminded me a number of verses which I was about to forget.

Book 25, 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.

Abu Dawud said: In the words yaghulla the letter ya has a short vowel a.

Book 25, Number 3961:

Narrated Anas b. Malik:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: O Allah, I seek refuge in Thee from niggardliness and old age.

Book 25, 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 25, Number 3963:

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The Muslims met a man with some sheep of his. He said: Peace be upon you. But they killed him and took those few sheep. Thereupon the following Qur'anic verse was revealed: "... And say not to anyone who offers you a salutaton: Thou art none of a beleiver, coveting the perishable goods of this life," meaning these few sheep.

Book 25, 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 25, Number 3965:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

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

Book 25, 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 25, 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'fin)." He said: (Read) min du'fin. 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 25, Number 3968:

Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

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

Book 25, Number 3969:

Narrated Ubayy b. Ka'b:

"Say. in the bounty of Allah, and in His mercy - in that let you rejoice"

Book 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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).

Abu Dawud said: This tradition has been transmitted by Harun al-Nahwi and Musa b. Khalaf from Thabit as reported by the narrator 'Abd al-'Aziz.

Book 25, 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 25, 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 25, 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 25, Number 3976:

Narrated Abu Sa'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 ('). Abu Bakr and 'Umar will be of them and will have some additional blessings.

Book 25, Number 3977:

Narrated Farwah ibn Musaik al-Ghutaifi:

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-Ghutaifi. He said: It has been transmitted to us by al-Hasan ibn al-Hakam an-Nakha'i.

Book 25, Number 3978:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said - the narrator Isma'il transmitted it from Abu Hurairah, and mentioned the tradition about the coming down of revealation-: "So far (is this the case) that when terror is removed from their hearts."

Book 25, Number 3979:

Narrated Umm Salamah, wife of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him):

The reading of the following verse by the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) goes: "Nay, but there came to thee (ja'atki) my signs, and thou didst reject them (fakadhdhabti biha); thou wast haughty (wastakbarti) and became one of those who rejected Faith (wa kunti)."

Abu Dawud said: This is a mursal tradition i.e. the link of the Companion has been omitted, for the narrator al-Rabi' did not meet Umm Salamah.

Book 25, Number 3980:

Narrated 'A'ishah, 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 25, Number 3981:

Narrated Safyan b. Ya'la quoting his father:

I heard the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) read on the pulpit the verse "They will cry: O Malik."

Abu Dawud said: That is, without shortening the name (Malik).

Book 25, 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 25, 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)].

Abu Dawud said: The word muddakir may be pronounced as mim (m) with short vowel u, (dal) (d) with a short vowel a and kaf (k) with a short vowel i.

Book 25, 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 25, Number 3985:

Narrated Abu Qilabah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) made a man read the verse: "For, that day His Chastisement will be such as none (else) can be chastised. And His bonds will be such as none (other) can be bound."

Abu Dawud said: According to some (scholars), there is a narrator between the narrator Khalid and Abu Qilabah.

Book 25, Number 3986:

Narrated Abu Qilabah:

A man whom the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) made the following verse read informed me, or he was informed by a man whom a man made the following verse read through a man whom the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) made the following verse read: "For, that day His chastisement will be such as none (else) can be inflicted (la yu'adhdhabu).

Abu Dawud said: 'Asim, al-A'mash, Talhan b. Musarrif, Abu Ja'far Yazid b. al-Qa'qa, Shihab b. Nassah, Nafi' b. 'Abd al-Rahman, 'Abd Allah b. Kathir al-Dari, Abu 'Amr b. al-'Ala, Hamzat al-Zayyat, 'Abd al-Rahman al-A'raj, Qatadah, al-Hasan al-Basri, Mujahid, Hamid al-A'raj, Abd Allah b. 'Abbas and 'Abd al-Rahman b. Abi Bakr recited: "For, that day His chastisement will be such as none (else) can inflict (la yu'adhdhibu), and His bonds will be such as none (other) can bind (wa la yathiqu), except the verse mentioned in this tradition from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). It has been read yu'adhdhabu with a short vowel a in a passive voice.

Book 25, Number 3987:

Narrated Abu Sa'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."

Abu Dawud said: Khalaf said: I did not put the pen aside from writing letters (huruf) for forty years; nothing tired me (or made me incapable of writing), even Jibril and Mika'il did not tire me.

Book 25, Number 3988:

Narrated Abu Sa'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 25, Number 3989:

Narrated Ibn al-Musayyab:

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

Abu Dawud said: This is sounder than the tradition transmitted by al-Zuhri from Anas, and al-Zuhri from Salim, from his father (Ibn Umar).

Book 25, 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.

Abu Dawud said: I heard Ahmad (b. Hanbal) say: The early reading is: Maliki yawmi'l-din.

Book 25, Number 3991:

Narrated Abu Dharr:

I was sitting behind the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) who was riding a donkey while the sun was setting. He asked: Do you know where it sets? I replied: Allah and his Apostle know best. He said: It sets in a spring of warm water (hamiyah).

Book 25, Number 3992:

Narrated Ibn al-Asqa':

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) came to them in the dwelling place of the immigrants and a man asked him: Which is the greatest verse of the Qur'an? The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) replied: "Allah, there is no god but He - the Living, the Self-Subsisting Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep."(Quran ii 255)

Book 25, Number 3993:

Narrated Shaqiq:

Ibn Mas'ud read the verse: "Now come, thou" (haita laka). Then Shaqiq said: We read it, "hi'tu laka" (I am prepared for thee). Ibn Mas'ud said: I read it as I have been taught; it is dearer to me.

Book 25, Number 3994:

Narrated Shaqiq:

'Abd Allah (b. Mas'ud) was told that the people had read this verse: "She said:Now come, thou" (hita laka). He said: I read it as I have been taught; it is dearer to me. It goes "wa qalat; haita laka" (Sha said: Now come thou).

Book 25, Number 3995:

Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah, the Exalted, said to the children of Israel: " ... but enter the gate with humility, in posture and in words, and you will be forgiven your faults (tughfar lakum)."

Book 25, Number 3996:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Hisham b. Sa'd with a diferent chain of narrators in a similar way.

Book 25, Number 3997:

Narrated 'A'ishah:

The revealation came down to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and he recited to us: "A surah which We have sent down and which We have ordained (faradnaha)(Quran ii. 58)"

Abu Dawud said: The letter ra (r) in the word faradnaha has a short vowel a (without doubling of consonant r), and then he reached the verses after this verse.