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bukhari:2465Muʿādh b. Faḍālah > Abū ʿUmar Ḥafṣ b. Maysarah > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Prophet ﷺ said, "Beware! Avoid sitting on he roads (ways)." The people said, "There is no way out of it as these are our sitting places where we have talks." The Prophet ﷺ said, "If you must sit there, then observe the rights of the way." They asked, "What are the rights of the way?" He said, "They are the lowering of your gazes (on seeing what is illegal to look at), refraining from harming people, returning greetings, advocating good and forbidding evil."  

البخاري:٢٤٦٥حَدَّثَنَا مُعَاذُ بْنُ فَضَالَةَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عُمَرَ حَفْصُ بْنُ مَيْسَرَةَ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ عَلَى الطُّرُقَاتِ فَقَالُوا مَا لَنَا بُدٌّ إِنَّمَا هِيَ مَجَالِسُنَا نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا قَالَ فَإِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلاَّ الْمَجَالِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهَا قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلاَمِ وَأَمْرٌ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَنَهْىٌ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  


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Collected by Bukhārī, Muslim, Abū Dāwūd, Aḥmad, Ibn Ḥibbān, Bayhaqī, Suyūṭī
bukhari:6229ʿAbdullāh b. Muḥammad > Abū ʿĀmir > Zuhayr > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

The Prophet ﷺ said, 'Beware! Avoid sitting on the roads." They (the people) said, "O Allah s Apostle! We can't help sitting (on the roads) as these are (our places) here we have talks." The Prophet ﷺ said, ' l f you refuse but to sit, then pay the road its right ' They said, "What is the right of the road, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, 'Lowering your gaze, refraining from harming others, returning greeting, and enjoining what is good, and forbidding what is evil."  

البخاري:٦٢٢٩حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ

عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا بُدٌّ نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا فَقَالَ إِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلاَّ الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلاَمِ وَالأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْىُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

muslim:2121cSūwayd b. Saʿīd > Ḥafṣ b. Maysarah > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting on the paths. They (the Companions) said: Messenger of Allah, we cannot help but holding our meetings (in these paths) and discuss matters (there). Thereupon Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: If you insist on holding meetings, then give the path its due right. They said: What are its due rights? Upon this he said: Lowering the gaze, refraining from doing harm, exchanging of greetings. commanding of good and forbidding from evil.  

مسلم:٢١٢١cحَدَّثَنَا سُوَيْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ حَدَّثَنَا حَفْصُ بْنُ مَيْسَرَةَ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا لَنَا بُدٌّ مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ إِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلاَّ الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّهُ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلاَمِ وَالأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْىُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

muslim:2121aSūwayd b. Saʿīd > Ḥafṣ b. Maysarah > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting on the paths. They (his Companions) said: Messenger of Allah, there is no other help to it (but to sit there as we) hold our meetings and discuss matters there. Thereupon Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: If you have to sit at all, then fulfil the rights, of the path. They said: What are their rights? Thereupon he said: Keeping the eye downward (so that you may not stare at the women), refraining from doing some harm to the other and exchanging mutual greetings (saying as-Salamu 'Alaikum to one another) and commanding the good and forbidding the evil.  

مسلم:٢١٢١aحَدَّثَنِي سُوَيْدُ بْنُ سَعِيدٍ حَدَّثَنِي حَفْصُ بْنُ مَيْسَرَةَ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ فِي الطُّرُقَاتِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا لَنَا بُدٌّ مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ فَإِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلاَّ الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّهُ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلاَمِ وَالأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْىُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

abudawud:4815ʿAbdullāh b. Maslamah > ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz / Ibn Muḥammad > Zayd / Ibn Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting in the roads. The people said: Apostle of Allah! We must have meeting places in which to converse. The apostle of Allah ﷺ said: If you insist on meeting, give the road its due. They asked: What is the due of roads, Apostle of Allah? He replied: Lowering the eyes, removing anything offensive, returning salutation, commanding what is reputable and forbidding what is disreputable.  

أبو داود:٤٨١٥حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ يَعْنِي ابْنَ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ زَيْدٍ يَعْنِي ابْنَ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا بُدٌّ لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ إِنْ أَبَيْتُمْ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلاَمِ وَالأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْىُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

ahmad:11586ʿAbd al-Razzāq > Maʿmar > Zayd b. Aslam > a manʿan Abū Saʿīd

[Machine] The Prophet ﷺ said, "Beware of sitting on the roads. Perhaps Ma'mar said on elevated platforms." They said, "O Messenger of Allah, we have to meet in our gatherings." He said, "Then fulfill its rights." They asked, "What are its rights?" He said, "Greet each other with peace, lower your gaze, guide the one who asks for directions, order what is good, and forbid what is evil."  

أحمد:١١٥٨٦حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّزَّاقِ أَخْبَرَنَا مَعْمَرٌ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ رَجُلٍعَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ عَلَى الطَّرِيقِ وَرُبَّمَا قَالَ مَعْمَرٌ عَلَى الصُّعُدَاتِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ لَا بُدَّ لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا قَالَ فَأَدُّوا حَقَّهَا قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّهَا؟ قَالَ رُدُّوا السَّلَامَ وَغُضُّوا الْبَصَرَ وَأَرْشِدُوا السَّائِلَ وَأْمُرُوا بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَانْهَوْا عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

ahmad:11436ʿAbd al-Malik > Hishām > Zayd > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting in the roads. The people said: Apostle of Allah! We must have meeting places in which to converse. The apostle of Allah ﷺ said: If you insist on meeting, give the road its due. They asked: What is the due of roads, Apostle of Allah? He replied: Lowering the eyes, removing anything offensive, returning salutation, commanding what is reputable and forbidding what is disreputable. (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4815)   

أحمد:١١٤٣٦حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الْمَلِكِ حَدَّثَنَا هِشَامٌ عَنْ زَيْدٍ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ مَا لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا بُدٌّ نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا؟ قَالَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهَا قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ؟ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى وَالْأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِوَالنَّهْيُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

ahmad:11309ʿAbd al-Raḥman > Zuhayr b. Muḥammad > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting in the roads. The people said: Apostle of Allah! We must have meeting places in which to converse. The apostle of Allah ﷺ said: If you insist on meeting, give the road its due. They asked: What is the due of roads, Apostle of Allah? He replied: Lowering the eyes, removing anything offensive, returning salutation, commanding what is reputable and forbidding what is disreputable. (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4815)   

أحمد:١١٣٠٩حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ قَالَ

قَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ فِي الطُّرُقَاتِ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ مَا لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا بُدٌّ نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا قَالَ فَأَمَّا إِذْ أَبَيْتُمْ إِلَّا الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ فَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ؟ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلَامِ وَالْأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْيُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

ibnhibban:595Aḥmad b. ʿAlī b. al-Muthanná > Abū Khaythamah > Abū ʿĀmir > Zuhayr b. Muḥammad > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī

Avoid sitting on the paths. They (his Companions) said: Messenger of Allah, there is no other help to it (but to sit there as we) hold our meetings and discuss matters there. Thereupon Messenger of Allah ﷺ said: If you have to sit at all, then fulfil the rights, of the path. They said: What are their rights? Thereupon he said: Keeping the eye downward (so that you may not stare at the women), refraining from doing some harm to the other and exchanging mutual greetings (saying as-Salamu 'Alaikum to one another) and commanding the good and forbidding the evil. (Using translation from Muslim 2121a)  

ابن حبّان:٥٩٥أَخْبَرَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ عَلِيِّ بْنِ الْمُثَنَّى قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو خَيْثَمَةَ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو عَامِرٍ عَنْ زُهَيْرِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ «إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ فِي الطُّرُقَاتِ» قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مَا لَنَا مِنْ مَجْلِسِنَا بُدٌّ نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا قَالَ «فَإِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلَّا الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ» قَالُوا مَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ؟ قَالَ «غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكُفُّ الْأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلَامِ وَالْأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْيُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ»  

bayhaqi:20205[Chain 1] Abū Ṭāhir al-Faqīh > Abū Ṭāhir al-Muḥammadābādhī > Abū Qilābah > Abū ʿĀmir > Zuhayr b. Muḥammad [Chain 2] Abū Ṭāhir al-Faqīh > Abū Bakr al-Faḥḥām > Muḥammad b. Yaḥyá > Mūsá b. Masʿūd > Zuhayr > Ibn Muḥammad > Zayd b. Aslam > ʿAṭāʾ b. Yasār > Abū Saʿīd al-Khudrī ؓ

The Prophet ﷺ said, 'Beware! Avoid sitting on the roads." They (the people) said, "O Allah s Apostle! We can't help sitting (on the roads) as these are (our places) here we have talks." The Prophet ﷺ said, ' l f you refuse but to sit, then pay the road its right ' They said, "What is the right of the road, O Allah's Apostle?" He said, 'Lowering your gaze, refraining from harming others, returning greeting, and enjoining what is good, and forbidding what is evil." (Using translation from Bukhārī 6229)   

البيهقي:٢٠٢٠٥أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْفَقِيهُ أنبأ أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْمُحَمَّدَآبَاذِيُّ ثنا أَبُو قِلَابَةَ ثنا أَبُو عَامِرٍ ثنا زُهَيْرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ ح وَأَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْفَقِيهُ أنبأ أَبُو بَكْرٍ الْفَحَّامُ ثنا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَحْيَى ثنا مُوسَى بْنُ مَسْعُودٍ ثنا زُهَيْرٌ هُوَ ابْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ

أَنَّ النَّبِيَّ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ مَا لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا بُدٌّ نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِذَا أَبَيْتُمْ إِلَّا الْمَجْلِسَ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ؟ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلَامِ وَالْأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْيُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

أَخْرَجَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ أَبِي عَامِرٍ وَأَخْرَجَاهُ مِنْ حَدِيثِ حَفْصِ بْنِ مَيْسَرَةَ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ
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Avoid sitting in the roads. The people said: Apostle of Allah! We must have meeting places in which to converse. The apostle of Allah ﷺ said: If you insist on meeting, give the road its due. They asked: What is the due of roads, Apostle of Allah? He replied: Lowering the eyes, removing anything offensive, returning salutation, commanding what is reputable and forbidding what is disreputable. (Using translation from Abū Dāʾūd 4815)   

البيهقي:١٣٥١٣أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَلِيٍّ الرُّوذْبَارِيُّ أنبأ أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ دَاسَةَ ثنا أَبُو دَاوُدَ ثنا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ ثنا عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ مُحَمَّدٍ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ عَنْ عَطَاءِ بْنِ يَسَارٍ عَنْ أَبِي سَعِيدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ ؓ

أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللهِ ﷺ قَالَ إِيَّاكُمْ وَالْجُلُوسَ بِالطُّرُقَاتِ فَقَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ مَا بُدٌّ لَنَا مِنْ مَجَالِسِنَا نَتَحَدَّثُ فِيهَا فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللهِ ﷺ إِنْ أَبَيْتُمْ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ قَالُوا وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ؟ قَالَ غَضُّ الْبَصَرِ وَكَفُّ الْأَذَى وَرَدُّ السَّلَامِ وَالْأَمْرُ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ وَالنَّهْيُ عَنِ الْمُنْكَرِ  

رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ فِي الصَّحِيحِ عَنْ يَحْيَى بْنِ يَحْيَى عَنْ عَبْدِ الْعَزِيزِ وَأَخْرَجَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ مِنْ وَجْهَيْنِ آخَرَيْنِ عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ
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السيوطي:٩٣٢٤a

"إِيَّاكُمْ والجُلُوسَ عَلَى الطُّرُقَاتِ فَإنْ أَبَيْتُمْ فَأعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهُ، غَضُّ البَصَرِ، وَكَفُّ الأَذَى وَردُّ السَّلَام، والأَمْرُ بالمَعْرُوفِ والنَّهْىُ عَنِ المنكَرِ وَإرْشَادُ السَّبيلِ ".  

[د] أبو داود عن أَبى هريرة
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السيوطي:٩٣٢٦a

"إِيَّاكُمْ والجُلُوس عَلَى الطُّرُقَاتِ، فَإِنَّ أبَيْتُمْ إِلَّا المَجَالِسِ فَأَعْطُوا الطَّرِيقَ حَقَّهَا، قَالُوا: وَمَا حَقُّ الطَّرِيقِ؟ قَالَ: غَضُ البَصَرِ، وَكَفُّ الأَذَى، وَرَدُّ السَّلَام، والأَمر بالمعْرُوفِ والنَّهْى عَن المنكَرِ ".  

[حم] أحمد وعبد بن حميد، [خ] البخاري [م] مسلم [حب] ابن حبّان عن أَبى سعيد ؓ