The derivatives of the word “year” (sinet, sinin) are mentioned 19
times in the Quran. The solar and lunar calendars need correction
because of the leap year. When the world revolves around the sun 365
times, the moon revolves around the earth and itself 12 times. This
constitutes a year. But when the earth completes its revolution and
arrives at the starting point, the moon is behind schedule. It takes the
earth and the moon 19 years to meet at the same starting point. This
cycle of 19 years is called the Meton cycle. The lunar calendar, rearranged every 19 years, ends up with 7 leap years (355 days) and 12
full years (354 days) during this period. It is also another surprising
characteristic of the miracles that the singular year (sinet) is used 7
times, whereas the plural year (sinin) is used 12 times in the Quran.
And all the derivatives of the word “year” are used 19 times, an indication of the Meton cycle.
The word =Number of occurrences
In how many years does a
Meton cycle occur? =19
The earth lines up with the sun and the moon every 19 years. In
the Quran, the words “sun” and “moon” are used in the same verses
exactly 19 times; the same number that makes a “Meton cycle” corresponds to the number of times the word “year” is used in the
Quran. It is interesting to note that on the 19th time, these two words
are used together, we have the following verse:
9- And the sun and the moon are conjoined.
75-The Resurrection, 9
The overlapping of the meaning and of the mathematical concordance is a miracle. Now let us look at the table where the words “sun”
and “moon” are used together (In the 41st sura, verse 37, these words
are used twice).
Repetitions Suras Verses 1 6 96 2 7 54 3 10 5 4 12 4 5 13 2 6 14 33 7 16 12 8 21 33 9 22 18 10 29 61 11 31 29 12 35 13 13 36 40 14 39 5 15 41 37 16 41 37 17 55 5 18 71 16 19 75 9
If you add up the numbers of the suras and the verses in which
these words are used:
+9=1083 (19×57) and 57= the number 19×3.
Please keep in mind this concordance formed by the multiples of
19, and remember it, in the following chapters on the miraculous
number of 19.
The MMLC in the Quran shows itself both in the sura and verse
numbers. This proves that the Quran’s miraculous order covers even
the numbers of the suras and verses.
Twenty Sixth Hadith
Jumay’ ibn ‘Umayr at-Tamimi related,
“My aunt and I entered upon ‘Aishah,
Allah be pleased with her, and I asked,
‘Who was the most beloved person to
the Messenger of Allah, salallāhu ‘alayhi
wa ālihi wa sallam?’ She replied,
‘Fatimah.’ And it was further asked,
‘And from the men?’ She said, ‘Her
husband. That is if what I know is
accurate and precise.’” [Tirmidhī, Al Al-Hākim and Tabarānī]
Buraidah, Allah be
well pleased with
him, said, “The most
beloved woman to the
Messenger of Allah,
salallāhu ‘alayhi wa ālihi wa
sallam, was Fatimah and the
from the men, it was ‘Ali.” [Tirmidhī,
Nasā’i and Al-Hākim]
Twenty Eighth Hadith
‘Ali, Allah be well pleased with him,
said, “The Messenger of Allah, salallāhu
‘alayhi wa ālihi wa sallam, said, ‘I am the
abode of knowledge and ‘Ali is its
gate.’” [Tirmidhī, Ahmad and Abū
Twenty Ninth Hadith
Ibn Abbās, Allah be well please with
them both, related that the
Messenger of Allah,
salallāhu ‘alayhi wa ālihi
wa sallam, said, “I am
the city of knowledge
and Ali its gate, so
whoever seeks to
enter the city let him
go through the gate.”
In another narration it is
recorded that ‘Ali, Allah be well
pleased with him, said, “I swear by
Allah, there is no verse that was
revealed except that I know why it was
revealed, where it was revealed and
about who it was revealed. Indeed, my
Lord has given me an intelligent heart
In another narration it is
recorded that ‘Ali, Allah be well
pleased with him, said, “I swear by
Allah, there is no verse that was
revealed except that I know why it was
revealed, where it was revealed and
about who it was revealed. Indeed, my
Lord has given me an intelligent heart and fluent tongue.” [Abū Nu’aim in
Hilyat al-Awliyyah and Ibn S’ad in
Hanash said, “I saw ‘Ali, Allah be well
please with him, sacrificing two goats
and I asked him, ‘What is this?’ He
said, ‘The Messenger of Allah, salallāhu
‘alayhi wa ālihi wa sallam, requested me
to sacrifice on his behalf, and I sacrifice
for him always.’” [Abū
Dawud, Ahmad, Abū
Ya’la and Al-Hākim]
(242) Hadith Number 1.
Baraa Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports: “When Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam retired, he put his right hand under his right cheek, and recited this du’aa:
Rabbi qini adhaa-baka yauma tub-a-thu ‘ibaadaka
Translation. ‘O Allah, save me from Your punishment on the day of qiyaamah”,
It is stated in the Hisn Haseen that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam recited this du’aa thrice. This has also been reported by ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud Radiyallahu ‘Anhu in a narration. We find
that this was the general Practice of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam, which many Sahaabah Radiyallahu ‘Anhum had witnessed. Although Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam was sinless, he recited these types of.du’aas (supplications) to express his humbleness and bondmanship. It is proper that a devoted worshipper asks only his creator, or this was done to educate the ummah. It is clear, from this hadith that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam slept on his right side. This was his noble practice. Therefore it is mustahab to sleep on the right side. A special benefit may be derived from this. The heart is on the left side of the chest, and by sleeping on the right side, the heart remains on the top side. One will not have a deep sleep, but will sleep lightly. If one sleeps on the left side, the heart will be at the bottom, which will result in a deep slumber. Some physicians have for this reason said, that it is good to sleep on the left side, because if one has a deep sleep, the food digest better. This is a fact. But there is a harm too, which has not be taken into consideration. If the heart is at the bottom, the weight of the whole body will be on it and this will affect it. The heart is one of the main organs of the body. Putting a little pressure on it may cause many diseases. Therefore, medically speaking, if it is good to sleep on the left, then too it is detrimental, from which one should at all times take precaution. In this respect, from the medical point of view it is important to sleep on the right side. Besides, sleeping on the right side reminds one of the grave. We have been commanded to remember death regularly. Many worldly and religious benefits are derived by constantly remembering death. One should constantly remember the breaker of all pleasures. The fact is this, how can one forget a thing that every being will experience which is sure to come and it is not known when it shall take place?
(243) Hadith Number 2.
Hudhayfah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu says: “When Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam lay down on a bed, he recited:
Allahurmma bi-ith-mika a-mutu wa ahyaa
Translation: O Allah! In Thy name do I live and die’.
When he awakened he recited this du’aa:
Alhamdulillaahil ladhi ahyaanaa ba’da rnaa amaatana wa-ilayhin nushur
Translation: ‘Praise be to Allah Who restored unto us life, having caused us to die and unto Him shall be the Resurrection”‘.
Sleep is synonymous with death. That is why sleep has been linked to death, and waking with life. For this reason too one should sleep on the right side, as sleeping is an example of death. Because sleep is likened to death, and waking up is becoming alive again. The ‘ulama have written, it is a thing that should be pondered upon, that, after dying in this manner on the day of qiyaamah one will be given life again. In reality Allah ‘Ta’aala has made this world a little replica of the hereafter. An example of everything has been made in this world so that one may ponder and take heed of things to come. The life in this world is not more than a dream. A person is happy, affluent, possessing all types of luxuries and does not experience any sort of trouble. If this person sees in a dream that he is being taken to jail and flogged, and is experiencing all types of calamities, not realising that it is a dream, he is distressed, and crying too. Suddenly the eyes open and all the tranquility and happiness returns. The troubles of this dream does not remain nor are its effects felt. In the same manner, this is the state of a pious person. All the difficulties that are experienced in this world, are like,a dream. After opening the eyes when all the happiness is experienced, what effect shall the dream have? But imagine the opposite? If one is experiencing luxuries in a dream,.then on awakening one finds oneself in jail with all its punishments, what taste shall remain of a sweet dream? If a detainee that is sentenced to hard labour, sees in a dream that he has become king of the worlds, but after awakening finds himself chained in the dark dungeons, of what benefit will this kingmanship be to him? The Sahaabah Radiyallahu ‘Anhum understood this, they pleasantly endured all hardships, remembering that this life is but like a dream. May the Almighty Allah through His Infinite Mercy also grant us this valuable treasure. His Mercy is widespread.
(244) Hadith Number 3.
‘Aayeshah Radiyallahu ‘Anha narrates: “Every night before Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam slept on his bed, he put together his hands (as in the du’aa) and blew on it and recited (the surahs of) AI-Ikhlaas (Qul huwauahu ahad), AI-Falaq (Qul a’udhu birabbil falaq), and An-Naas (Qui a’udhu birabbin naas) and wiped those parts of the body that he could (wherever the hand could reach). He began with the head, then the face and then the front part of his body. This was done thrice”.
The ahaadith state that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam recited different du’aas before he went to bed. He also recited different surahs and aayaat of the Qur-aan. It is reported from Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam that if one recites a portion of the Qur-aan before sleeping, an angel is appointed to protect one till one awakens. From the above hadith it is found that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam himself recited the three surahs mentioned. Besides these, it has been narrated that he recited the musabbihaat. i.e. those surahs that begin with Sabbaha, Yusabbibu, Subhaana etc. He also regularly recited the Surahs of (Alif Laam) Sajdah and Surah Mulk (Tabaarak). The ahaadith state that he also recited the Aayatul Kursi and the last two aayahs of Suratul Baqarah. A sahabi reports that, Sayidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam Advised him to recite Suratul Kaafirun (Qul yaa ayyuhal kaafirun) before retiring to bed. Besides these, other du’aas have been narrated that were read by Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam before sleeping. -Fathul Baari.
(245) Hadith Number 4.
Ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu reports: “Once Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam slept and began snoring. It was, the nature of Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam that he snored, when he slept. Bilaal Radiyallahu ‘Anhu gave the call to prepare for salaah. Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam awakened and performed the salaah. He did not perform the wudu”. This hadith has a detailed incident.
It is a peculiarity of the Ambiyaa that their wudu does not become invalid by sleeping. For this reason Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam did not perform wudu. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam informed us of the reason. When the Ambiyaa sleep their hearts and minds do not sleep, only their eyes sleep. The dreams of the Ambiyaa are also revelations. They are protected from the influence of the shaytaan. The incident that Imaam Tirmidhi refers to took place at the House of the aunt of Sayyidina ibn ‘Abbaas Radiyallahu ‘Anhu. It will be discussed in the fifth hadith of the ensuing chapter. The subject was not relevant to this chapter, therefore the author omitted it here.
(246) Hadith Number 5.
Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu’Anhu says: “When Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam went to bed, he recited this du’aa:
Alhamdulillaahil ladhi at’a-manaa wa-saqaanaa wa-kafaanaa wa-aa-waa-naa-fa-kam mim-mal laa kaafiya lahu wa-laa mu-wiya
Translation: ‘Praise be to Allah Who gave us food and drink, provided us sufficiently, and gave us (a place for) shelter! How many there are who have neither a provider nor a shelterer!”‘
The law of Allah is that when one leaves one’s work to Allah, Allah Ta’aala also takes care and fulfils one’s work through an unknown source. And whosoever keepeth his duty to Allah, Allah will appoint a way out for him. -Surah Talaq, 3.
And this is certainly completed on Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. Therefore the sufficing is of a complete nature. Thereafter, the more one relies and has trust in Allah, so much more does Allah fulfil one’s needs. This has been mentioned in many ahaadith under different headinigs.
It is reported in a hadith: ‘To whom poverty reaches and that person asks the people for rescue from starvation, then the persons needs are not fulfilled. If one puts forward one’s request to Allah Ta’aala, then soon in someway or the other, that need is fulfilled’. In another hadith it is reported that Allah Ta’aala says: “O son of man. If you free yourself (from all things) for the sake of My worship. I will fulfil your needs and fill you with richness (from all wants). Otherwise I will fill your hearts with problems and I will not let your needs be fulfilled”. Those who wait for their material needs to be fulfilled, so that they can spend their time for religious activities, should take heed from this. The only way to fulfil religious needs is to make oneself free from material needs, and concentrate on the path of Allah. The du’aa of the above hadith has been mentioned by Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam so that one may be reminded to express gratitude to Allah. It is important that everyone thank Allah according to one’s capacity. The more one thanks Allah, the more one receives of His blessings. Allah Ta’aala says in the Qur-aan: “If ye give thanks, 1 will give you more;..” -Surah Ebrahim, 7.
Allah Ta’aala has also commanded that one should remember those who are less fortunate, so that thanks may emit from the heart. How many people are there in the world who have no food and are starving? They do not have someone to aid them in their difficulties. How great is Allah Ta’aala’s Mercy, that He has bestowed upon us such great bounties.
(247) Hadith Number 6.
Abu Qataadah Radiyallahu ‘Anhu relates: “If Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam made an early joumey-break in the last portion of the night on his travels, he slept on his right side. If he was staying there till before the morning, he lifted his right arm, put his head on it and slept”.
The reason being that if there was more time he lay flat and slept. His noble habit was to sleep on the right side. But if time was short, he lifted his arm and slept on it for a little while. In such circumstances he did not lie flat and sleep, as this might result in a deep slumber, and the time for the salaah would pass.
‘Aisha said, “We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah’s Apostle came to me while I was weeping. He said ‘What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka’ba.” ‘Aisha added, “Allah’s Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives.”
While in menses, I used to comb the hair of Allah’s Apostle .
A person asked me, “Can a woman in menses serve me? And can a Junub woman come close to me?” I replied, “All this is easy for me. All of them can serve me, and there is no harm for any other person to do the same. ‘Aisha told me that she used to comb the hair of Allah’s Apostle while she was in her menses, and he was in Itikaf (in the mosque). He would bring his head near her in her room and she would comb his hair, while she used to be in her menses.”
The Prophet used to lean on my lap and recite Qur’an while I was in menses.
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was laying with the Prophet under a single woolen sheet, I got the menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. He said, “Have you got “Nifas” (menses)?” I replied, “Yes.” He then called me and made me lie with him under the same sheet.
The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf, he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used to be in my periods (menses).
Narrated ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad:
(on the authority of his father) ‘Aisha said: “Whenever Allah’s Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her.” ‘Aisha added, “None of you could control his sexual desires as the Prophet could.”
When ever Allah’s Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives during the periods (menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar.
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”
We set out with the Prophet for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got my menses. When the Prophet came to me, I was weeping. He asked, “Why are you weeping?” I said, “I wish if I had not performed Hajj this year.” He asked, “May be that you got your menses?” I replied, “Yes.” He then said, “This is the thing which Allah has ordained for all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except that you do not perform the Tawaf round the Ka’ba till you are clean.”
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish said to Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! I do not become clean (from bleeding). Shall I give up my prayers?” Allah’s Apostle replied: “No, because it is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So when the real menses begins give up your prayers and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and offer your prayers.”
Narrated Asma’ bint Abi Bakr:
A woman asked Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with water and then pray in (with it).”
Whenever anyone of us got her menses, she, on becoming clean, used to take hold of the blood spot and rub the blood off her garment, and pour water over it and wash that portion thoroughly and sprinkle water over the rest of the garment. After that she would pray in (with) it.
Once one of the wives of the Prophet did Itikaf along with him and she was getting bleeding in between her periods. She used to see the blood (from her private parts) and she would perhaps put a dish under her for the blood. (The sub-narrator ‘Ikrima added, ‘Aisha once saw the liquid of safflower and said, “It looks like what so and so used to have.”)
“One of the wives of Allah’s Apostle joined him in l’tikaf and she noticed blood and yellowish discharge (from her private parts) and put a dish under her when she prayed.”
One of the mothers of the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet ) did l’tikaf while she was having bleeding in between her periods.
None of us had more than a single garment and we used to have our menses while wearing it. Whenever it got soiled with blood of menses we used to apply saliva to the blood spot and rub off the blood with our nails.
We were forbidden to mourn for a dead person for more than three days except in the case of a husband for whom mourning was allowed for four months and ten days. (During that time) we were not allowed to put ko,hl (Antimony eye power) in our eyes or to use perfumes or to put on colored clothes except a dress made of ‘Asb (a kind of Yemen cloth, very coarse and rough). We were allowed very light perfumes at the time of taking a bath after menses and also we were forbidden to go with the funeral procession .
A woman asked the Prophet about the bath which is take after finishing from the menses. The Prophet told her what to do and said, “Purify yourself with a piece of cloth scented with musk.” The woman asked, “How shall I purify myself with it” He said, “Subhan Allah! Purify yourself (with it).” I pulled her to myself and said, “Rub the place soiled with blood with it.”
An Ansari woman asked the Prophet how to take a bath after finishing from the menses. He replied, “Take a piece a cloth perfumed with musk and clean the private parts with it thrice.” The Prophet felt shy and turned his face. So pulled her to me and told her what the Prophet meant.
In the last Hajj of Allah’s Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah Apostle. I was one of those who intended Tamattu’ (to perform Hajj an ‘Umra) and did not take the Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night of ‘Arafa I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is the night of the day of ‘Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu’ with ‘Umra Allah’s Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb it and to postpone the ‘Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered ‘Abdur Rahman (‘Aisha’s brother) to take me to At-Tan’im to assume the lhram for’Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu’ which I had intended to perform.
On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of performing Hajj. Allah’s Apostle said, “Any one who likes to assume the Ihram for ‘Umra he can do so. Had I not brought the Hadi with me, I would have assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra. “Some of us assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I was one of those who assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra. I got menses and kept on menstruating until the day of ‘Arafat and complained of that to the Prophet . He told me to postpone my ‘Umra, undo and comb my hair, and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right of Hasba, he sent my brother ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to At-Tah’im, where I assumed the Ihram for’Umra in lieu of the previous one. Hisham said, “For that (‘Umra) no Hadi, fasting or alms were required.
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, “At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, ‘O Lord! A drop of semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of flesh.” Then if Allah wishes (to complete) its creation, the angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age be?’ So all that is written while the child is still in the mother’s womb.”
‘Aisha said, “We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some of us intended to perform ‘Umra while others Hajj. When we reached Mecca, Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Those who had assumed the lhram for’Umra and had not brought the Hadi should finish his lhram and whoever had assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra and brought the Hadi should not finish the Ihram till he has slaughtered his Hadi and whoever had assumed the lhram for Hajj should complete his Hajj.” ‘Aisha further said, “I got my periods (menses) and kept on menstruating till the day of ‘Arafat, and I had assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra only (Tamattu’). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my head hair and assume the lhram for Hajj only and leave the ‘Umra. I did the same till I completed the Hajj. Then the Prophet sent ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform ‘Umra from At-Tan’im in lieu of the missed ‘Umra.”
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish used to have bleeding in between the periods, so she asked the Prophet about it . He replied, “The bleeding is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So give up the prayers when the (real) menses begin and when it has finished, take a bath and start praying.”
A woman asked ‘Aisha, “Should I offer the prayers that which I did not offer because of menses” ‘Aisha said, “Are you from the Huraura’ (a town in Iraq?) We were with the Prophet and used to get our periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the Prayers missed during menses).” ‘Aisha perhaps said, “We did not offer them.”
Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama:
Um-Salama said, “I got my menses while I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet. So I slipped away, took the clothes for menses and put them on. Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ Then he called me and took me with him under the woolen sheet.” Um Salama further said, “The Prophet used to kiss me while he was fasting. The Prophet and I used to take the bath of Janaba from a single pot.”
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet, I got my menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. The Prophet said, “Have you got your menses?” I replied, “Yes.” He called me and I slept with him under the woolen sheet.
Hafsa said, ‘We used to forbid our young women to go out for the two ‘Id prayers. A woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and she narrated about her sister whose husband took part in twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was with her husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman’s sister) said, “We used to treat the wounded, look after the patients and once I asked the Prophet, ‘Is there any harm for any of us to stay at home if she doesn’t have a veil?’ He said, ‘She should cover herself with the veil of her companion and should participate in the good deeds and in the religious gathering of the Muslims.’ When Um ‘Atiya came I asked her whether she had heard it from the Prophet. She replied, “Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, ‘May my father be sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying, ‘The unmarried young virgins and the mature girl who stay often screened or the young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as the religious gathering of the faithful believers but the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla (praying place).’ ” Hafsa asked Um ‘Atiya surprisingly, “Do you say the menstruating women?” She replied, “Doesn’t a menstruating woman attend ‘Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?”
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish asked the Prophet, “I got persistent bleeding (in between the periods) and do not become clean. Shall I give up prayers?” He replied, “No, this is from a blood vessel. Give up the prayers only for the days on which you usually get the menses and then take a bath and offer your prayers.”
Narrated Um ‘Atiya:
We never considered yellowish discharge as a thing of importance (as menses).
(the wife of the Prophet) Um Habiba got bleeding in between the periods for seven years. She asked Allah’s Apostle about it. He ordered her to take a bath (after the termination of actual periods) and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she used to take a bath for every prayer.
(the wife of the Prophet) I told Allah’s Apostle that Safiya bint Huyai had got her menses. He said, “She will probably delay us. Did she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada) with you?” We replied, “Yes.” On that the Prophet told her to depart.
Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:
A woman is al lowed to leave (go back home) if she gets menses (after Tawaf-AlIfada). Ibn ‘Umar formerly used to say that she should not leave but later on I heard him saying, “She may leave, since Allah’s Apostle gave them the permission to leave (after Tawaf-AlIfada.”
The Prophet said to me, “Give up the prayer when your menses begin and when it has finished, wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and start praying.”
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet offered the funeral prayer for the dead body of a woman who died of (during) delivery (i.e. child birth) and he stood by the middle of her body.
(the wife of the Prophet) During my menses, I never prayed, but used to sit on the mat beside the mosque of Allah’s Apostle. He used to offer the prayer on his sheet and in prostration some of his clothes used to touch me.”