Saturday, February 26, 2011

Thulaathiyyaat, Hadeeth #5

حد ثنا سفيان عن عبد الله بن دينار, عن ابن عمر(رضي الله عنهما) عن النبي (صلى الله عليه و سلم) قا: اذا كنتم ثلا ثة, فلا يتناج اثنان دون الثالث, و قال مرة: ان النبي (صلى الله عليه و سلم) نهى أن يتنا جى الر جلا ن دون الثالثو اذا كانو ثلا ثة

Sufyaan (ibn 'uyaynah) narrated to us from 'Abdullah ibn Deenaar from Abdullah ibn 'Umar (radhiAllahu 'anhumma) that the Prophet (allayhis salat wassalam) said, " If you are a group of three, two of you should not engage in a private conversation, leaving out the third." On another occasion, Ibn 'Umar said that the Prophet (allayhis salat wassalam) forbade two men in a group of three from conducting a private conversation, leaving out the third. 1

(Musnad Ahmad, Vol. 2, p.9. The isnaad of this hadeeth is saheeh according to the conditions set by al-Bukhaaree and Muslim.)

1) In al-Muwwatta`, Imaam Maalik reports a similar hadeeth on the authority of 'Abdullah ibn Deenar who said that he was with 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar at the house of Khaalid ibn 'Uqbah when a man came and wanted to speak to 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar. 'Abdullah ibn Deenaar was the only person present, so 'Abdullah ibn 'Umar called another man so that they were four and said to 'Abdullah ibn Deenaar and the other man whom he had called, "Go a little way off together, because i heard the Messenger of Allah (allayhis salat wassalam) say, 'Two individuals must not hold a private conversation to the exclusion of another.'" The Qur`an also says in this respect, "Secret counsels are only inspired by Satan in order that he may cause grief to the believers." (Surat al-Mujaadilah, 58:10)

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