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nasai-kubra:4413Muḥammad b. al-Muthanná > Khālid > Ḥumayd > Anas

"The Messenger of Allah had a she-camel called Al-'Adba' which could not be beaten. One day a Bedouin came on a riding-camel and beat her (in a race). The Muslims were upset by that, and when he saw the expressions on their faces they said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Al-'Adba' has been beaten.' He said: 'It is a right upon Allah that nothing is raised in this world except He lowers it.'" (Using translation from Nasāʾī 3588)  

الكبرى للنسائي:٤٤١٣أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى عَنْ خَالِدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا حُمَيْدٌ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ

كَانَتْ لِرَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ نَاقَةٌ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ قَالَ «إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ لَا يَرْتَفِعَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا شَيْءٌ إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ»  


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Collected by Bukhārī, Nasāʾī, Abū Dāwūd, Aḥmad, Bayhaqī, Aḥmad's Zuhd, Suyūṭī
bukhari:2872Mālik b. Ismāʿīl > Zuhayr > Ḥumayd > Anas

The Prophet ﷺ had a she camel called Al Adba which could not be excelled in a race. (Humaid, a subnarrator said, "Or could hardly be excelled.") Once a bedouin came riding a camel below six years of age which surpasses it (i.e. Al-ʿAdba') in the race. The Muslims felt it so much that the Prophet ﷺ noticed their distress. He then said, "It is Allah's Law that He brings down whatever rises high in the world."  

البخاري:٢٨٧٢حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ ؓ قَالَ

كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ ﷺ نَاقَةٌ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ لاَ تُسْبَقُ قَالَ حُمَيْدٌ أَوْ لاَ تَكَادُ تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ حَتَّى عَرَفَهُ فَقَالَ حَقٌّ عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ لاَ يَرْتَفِعَ شَىْءٌ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ وَضَعَهُ طَوَّلَهُ مُوسَى عَنْ حَمَّادٍ عَنْ ثَابِتٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ  

bukhari:6501Mālik b. Ismāʿīl > Zuhayr > Ḥumayd > Anas

The Prophet ﷺ had a she-camel called Al-ʿAdba' and it was too fast to surpass in speed. There came a bedouin riding a camel of his, and that camel outstripped it (i.e. Al-Aqba'). That result was hard on the Muslims who said sorrowfully, "Al- Adba has been outstripped." Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, "It is due from Allah that nothing would be raised high in this world except that He lowers or puts it down."  

البخاري:٦٥٠١حَدَّثَنَا مَالِكُ بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ حَدَّثَنَا زُهَيْرٌ حَدَّثَنَا حُمَيْدٌ

عَنْ أَنَسٍ ؓ كَانَ لِلنَّبِيِّ ﷺ نَاقَةٌ قَالَ وَحَدَّثَنِي مُحَمَّدٌ أَخْبَرَنَا الْفَزَارِيُّ وَأَبُو خَالِدٍ الأَحْمَرُ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ الطَّوِيلِ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ كَانَتْ نَاقَةٌ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ وَكَانَتْ لاَ تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ لَهُ فَسَبَقَهَا فَاشْتَدَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ وَقَالُوا سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ ﷺ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ لاَ يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ وَضَعَهُ  

nasai:3588Muḥammad b. al-Muthanná > Khālid > Ḥumayd > Anas

"The Messenger of Allah had a she-camel called Al-'Adba' which could not be beaten. One day a Bedouin came on a riding-camel and beat her (in a race). The Muslims were upset by that, and when he saw the expressions on their faces they said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Al-'Adba' has been beaten.' He said: 'It is a right upon Allah that nothing is raised in this world except He lowers it.'"  

النسائي:٣٥٨٨أَخْبَرَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ الْمُثَنَّى عَنْ خَالِدٍ قَالَ حَدَّثَنَا حُمَيْدٌ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ

كَانَتْ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ نَاقَةٌ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ لاَ تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ قَالَ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ أَنْ لاَ يَرْتَفِعَ مِنَ الدُّنْيَا شَىْءٌ إِلاَّ وَضَعَهُ  

abudawud:4802Mūsá b. Ismāʿīl > Ḥammād > Thābit > Anas

The she-camel of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ called al-Adba’ had not been outstripped by another, but an Aʿrabi (a nomadic Arab) came on a young riding camel of his and it outstripped it. That distressed the companions of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ, but he said: It is Allah’s right that nothing should become exalted in the world but he lowers it.  

أبو داود:٤٨٠٢حَدَّثَنَا مُوسَى بْنُ إِسْمَاعِيلَ حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادٌ عَنْ ثَابِتٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ

كَانَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ لاَ تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ لَهُ فَسَابَقَهَا فَسَبَقَهَا الأَعْرَابِيُّ فَكَأَنَّ ذَلِكَ شَقَّ عَلَى أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ فَقَالَ حَقٌّ عَلَى اللَّهِ ﷻ أَنْ لاَ يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلاَّ وَضَعَهُ  

ahmad:12010Ibn Abū ʿAdī > Ḥumayd > Anas

"The Messenger of Allah had a she-camel called Al-'Adba' which could not be beaten. One day a Bedouin came on a riding-camel and beat her (in a race). The Muslims were upset by that, and when he saw the expressions on their faces they said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Al-'Adba' has been beaten.' He said: 'It is a right upon Allah that nothing is raised in this world except He lowers it.'" (Using translation from Nasāʾī 3588)   

أحمد:١٢٠١٠حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ

كَانَتْ نَاقَةُ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ وَكَانَتْ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ فَقَالَ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ لَا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ  

bayhaqi:19799Abū ʿAbdullāh al-Ḥāfiẓ > Abū al-ʿAbbās Muḥammad b. Yaʿqūb > Muḥammad b. Isḥāq al-Ṣaghānī > ʿAbdullāh b. Bakr al-Sahmī > Ḥumayd > Anas b. Mālik > Kānat

[Machine] The camel of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ was named al-'Adba' and it used to never be overtaken. One day, an Arab man came riding on his horse and overtook the camel. This upset the Muslims greatly, and when the Prophet saw their expressions, they said, "O Messenger of Allah, al-'Adba' has been overtaken!" He replied, "Indeed, it is a right upon Allah that He does not elevate anything of this world except that He lowers it."  

البيهقي:١٩٧٩٩أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللهِ الْحَافِظُ ثنا أَبُو الْعَبَّاسِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ ثنا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِسْحَاقَ الصَّغَانِيُّ ثنا عَبْدُ اللهِ بْنُ بَكْرٍ السَّهْمِيُّ ثنا حُمَيْدٌ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ؓ قَالَ

كَانَتْ نَاقَةُ رَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ وَكَانَتْ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ لَهُ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ فَقَالَ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ لَا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ  

أَخْرَجَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ مِنْ أَوْجُهٍ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ وَقَدْ مَضَى فِي كِتَابِ الْحَجِّ عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللهِ ؓ فِي قِصَّةِ حَجِّ النَّبِيِّ ﷺ ثُمَّ رَكِبَ الْقَصْوَاءَ حَتَّى أَتَى الْمَوْقِفَ فَجَعَلَ بَطْنَ نَاقَتِهِ الْقَصْوَاءِ إِلَى الصَّخْرَاتِ
bayhaqi:19753Abū Ṭāhir al-Faqīh > Abū al-Faḍl ʿUbdūs b. al-Ḥusayn b. Manṣūr al-Naysābūrī > Abū Ḥātim Muḥammad b. Idrīs al-Rāzī > Muḥammad b. ʿAbdullāh al-Anṣārī > Ḥumayd al-Ṭawīl > Anas b. Mālik

"The Messenger of Allah had a she-camel called Al-'Adba' which could not be beaten. One day a Bedouin came on a riding-camel and beat her (in a race). The Muslims were upset by that, and when he saw the expressions on their faces they said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Al-'Adba' has been beaten.' He said: 'It is a right upon Allah that nothing is raised in this world except He lowers it.'" (Using translation from Nasāʾī 3588)   

البيهقي:١٩٧٥٣أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو طَاهِرٍ الْفَقِيهُ أنبأ أَبُو الْفَضْلِ عُبْدُوسُ بْنُ الْحُسَيْنِ بْنِ مَنْصُورٍ النَّيْسَابُورِيُّ ثنا أَبُو حَاتِمٍ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ إِدْرِيسَ الرَّازِيُّ ثنا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ الْأَنْصَارِيُّ حَدَّثَنِي حُمَيْدٌ الطَّوِيلُ عَنْ أَنَسِ بْنِ مَالِكٍ ؓ قَالَ

كَانَتْ لِرَسُولِ اللهِ ﷺ نَاقَةٌ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ لَهُ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ قَالَ إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللهِ أَنْ لَا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ  

أَخْرَجَهُ الْبُخَارِيُّ فِي الصَّحِيحِ مِنْ أَوْجُهٍ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ
ahmad-zuhd:204ʿAbdullāh > Bī > Muḥammad b. Abū ʿAdī > Ḥumayd > Anas

"The Messenger of Allah had a she-camel called Al-'Adba' which could not be beaten. One day a Bedouin came on a riding-camel and beat her (in a race). The Muslims were upset by that, and when he saw the expressions on their faces they said: 'O Messenger of Allah, Al-'Adba' has been beaten.' He said: 'It is a right upon Allah that nothing is raised in this world except He lowers it.'" (Using translation from Nasāʾī 3588)   

الزهد لأحمد:٢٠٤حَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ حَدَّثَنِي أبِي حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ أَبِي عَدِيٍّ عَنْ حُمَيْدٍ عَنْ أَنَسٍ قَالَ

كَانَتْ نَاقَةٌ لِرَسُولِ اللَّهِ ﷺ تُسَمَّى الْعَضْبَاءَ وَكَانَتْ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعْرَابِيٌّ عَلَى قَعُودٍ فَسَبَقَهَا فَشَقَّ ذَلِكَ عَلَى الْمُسْلِمِينَ فَلَمَّا رَأَى مَا فِي وُجُوهِهِمْ قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ سُبِقَتِ الْعَضْبَاءُ فَقَالَ «إِنَّ حَقًّا عَلَى اللَّهِ ﷻ أَنْ لَا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ»  

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السيوطي:١٣٥٣٥a

("حَقٌّ عَلَى اللَّه أَن لا يَرْفَعَ شَيْئًا مِنَ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا وَضَعَهُ".

قال أَنس بن مالك: كان للنبى ﷺ نَاقَةٌ تُسَمَّى العَضْبَاءَ لَا تُسْبَقُ فَجَاءَ أَعرابى على قَعُودٍ فسبقها، فَشَقَّ ذلك على المسلمين، فقال ذلك.  

[خ] البخاري [ن] النسائي [ع] أبو يعلى من حديث أَنس بن مالك)