In this world, Abu Daawood was created for [the knowledge of] hadeeth, and [as] for the Hereafter, [he was created] for Paradise.
The chain of narration is the weapon of the believer, so if he does not have a weapon, with what will he then fight?
I was asleep [by the Ka’bah] between the [Hajr al-Aswad] corner and the Maqaam [Ibraaheem], and I saw the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), and he said to me…
In some of the masaajid, every day – particularly after the ‘Asr prayer, one of the brothers reads a number of ahaadeeth from the book “Riyaadh as-Saaliheen”; so is this practice [considered to be] an innovation?
If ever we – the companions of Muhammad (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) – needed clarification regarding a hadeeth, we would ask ‘Aa.ishah (radhi-yAllaahu ‘anhaa) – and found that she had [inherited] knowledge from him.