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Hadith 23: (What did Al-Nughair do?)

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129 2022/04/13

Narrated Anas bin Malik:

The Prophet (ﷺ) was the best of all the people in character. [He used to visit Umm Sulaym and she would prepare food to welcome him] I had a brother called Abu `Umair, who, I think, had been newly weaned. [The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) would play with him] Whenever he (that child) was brought to the Prophet (ﷺ) the Prophet (ﷺ) used to say, "O Abu `Umair! What did Al-Nughair (nightingale) (do)?" It was a nightingale with which he used to play. [One day the Prophet (ﷺ) came and he found him sad, so he asked: why is Abu ‘Umair sad?] They said: His pet bird with which he used to play passed. The Prophet used to say to him [kindly] "O Abu `Umari! What did Al-Nughair do?" "O Abu `Umair! What did Al-Nughair do?" [Perished by time?] Sometimes the time of the Prayer became due while he (the Prophet) was in our house. He would order that the carpet underneath him be swept and sprayed with water, and then he would stand up (for the prayer) and we would line up behind him, and he would lead us in prayer.

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