The Hadith Book:

297 hadith found in 'General Behavior (Kitab Al-Adab)' of Sunan Abu-Dawud.


 Narrated Anas ibn Malik: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) addressed me as: O you with the two ears.  


 Narrated Abdullah ibn as-Sa'ib ibn Yazid: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: None of you should take the property of his brother in amusement (i.e. jest), nor in earnest. The narrator Sulayman said: Out of amusement and out of earnest. If anyone takes the staff of his brother, he should return it. The transmitter Ibn Bashshar did not say "Ibn Yazid, and he said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said.  


 Narrated AbdurRahman ibn AbuLayla: The Companions of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) told us that they were travelling with the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). A man of them slept, and one of them went to the rope which he had with him. He took it, by which he was frightened. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: It is not lawful for a Muslim that he frightens a Muslim.  


 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah , the Exalted, hates the eloquent one among men who moves his tongue round (among his teeth), as cattle do.  


 Narrated AbuHurayrah: The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: On the Day of resurrection Allah will not accept repentance or ransom from him who learns excellence of speech to captivate thereby the hearts of men, or of people.  


 Narrated Amr ibn al-'As: One day when a man got up and spoke at length Amr ibn al-'As said If he had been moderate in what he said: It would have been better for him. I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: I think (or, I have been commanded) that I should be brief in what I say, for brevity is better.  


 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: A desert Arab came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and began to speak. Thereupon the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: In eloquence there is magic and in poetry there is wisdom.  


 Narrated Buraydah ibn al-Hasib: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: In eloquence there is magic, in knowledge ignorance, in poetry wisdom, and in speech heaviness. Sa'sa'ah ibn Suhan said: The Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) spoke the truth. His statement "In eloquence there is magic" means: (For example), there is a right due from a man who is more eloquent in reasoning than the man who is demanding his right. He (the defendant) charms the people by his speech and takes away his right. His statement "In knowledge there is ignorance" means: A scholar brings to his knowledge what he does not know, and thus he becomes ignorant of that. His statement "In poetry there is wisdom" means: These are the sermons and examples by which people receive admonition. His statement "In speech there is heaviness" means: That you present your speech and your talk to a man who is not capable of understanding it, and who does not want it.  


 Narrated Hasan: Sa'id said: Umar passed by Hassan when he was reciting verses in the mosque. He looked at him. Thereupon he said: I used to recite verses when there was present in it the one who was better than you (i.e. the Prophet).  


 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to setup a pulpit in the mosque for Hassan who would stand on it and satirise those who spoke against the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) would say: The spirit of holiness (i.e. Gabriel) is with Hassan so long as he speaks in defence of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him).  

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