Abdullah bin Ubai, The Prophets Donkey Smell & The Teachings of Peace

Narrated Anas (raa): It was said to the Prophet (saws) "Would that you see Abdullah bin Ubai."

So, the Prophet (saws) went to him, riding a donkey, and the Muslims (raa) accompanied him, walking on salty barren land.

When the Prophet (saws) reached ‘Abdullah bin Ubai, the latter said, "Keep away from me! By Allah, the bad smell of your donkey has harmed me."

On that an Ansari man (raa) said (to ‘Abdullah), "By Allah! The smell of the donkey of Allah’s Apostle is better than your smell."

On that a man from ‘Abdullah’s tribe got angry for ‘Abdullah’s sake, and the two men abused each other which caused the friends of the two men to get angry, and the two groups started fighting with sticks, shoes and hands.

We were informed that the following Divine Verse was revealed (in this concern):– "And if two groups of Believers fall to fighting then, make peace between them." (49.9)

Peacemaking – Sahih Bukhari: Volume 3, Book 49, Number 856

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Gary Larocque

Born and raised in Canada of French/English heritage. Founder of TSP Muslim (The Straight Path Muslim). Accepted Islam September 12th, 2007 after years of study.

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