كتاب الحج
15
The Book of Pilgrimage
(49)
Chapter: It is recommended to send the weak among women and others ahead from Al-Muzdalifah to Mina at the end of the night, before it gets crowded, but it is recommended for others to stay there until they have prayed Subh in Al-Muzdalifah
(49)
باب اسْتِحْبَابِ تَقْدِيمِ دَفْعِ الضَّعَفَةِ مِنَ النِّسَاءِ وَغَيْرِهِنَّ مِنْ مُزْدَلِفَةَ إِلَى مِنًى فِي أَوَاخِرِ اللَّيَالِي قَبْلَ زَحْمَةِ النَّاسِ وَاسْتِحْبَابِ الْمُكْثِ لِغَيْرِهِمْ حَتَّى يُصَلُّوا الصُّبْحَ بِمُزْدَلِفَةَ

'A'isha (Allah be pleased with her) reported:

Sauda (the wife of the Holy Prophet) who was bulky sought the permission of Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) on the night of Muzdalifa to move from (that place) ahead of him and before the multitude (set forth). He (Allah's Apostle) gave her the permission. So she set forth before his (Holy Prophet's) departure. But we stayed there until it was dawn and we moved on, when he departed. And if I were to seek the permission of Allah's Messenger. (ﷺ) as Sauda had sought permission, I could have also gone with his permission and it would have been better for me than that for which I was happy.
وَحَدَّثَنَا عَبْدُ اللَّهِ بْنُ مَسْلَمَةَ بْنِ قَعْنَبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا أَفْلَحُ، - يَعْنِي ابْنَ حُمَيْدٍ - عَنِ الْقَاسِمِ، عَنْ عَائِشَةَ، أَنَّهَا قَالَتِ اسْتَأْذَنَتْ سَوْدَةُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم لَيْلَةَ الْمُزْدَلِفَةِ تَدْفَعُ قَبْلَهُ وَقَبْلَ حَطْمَةِ النَّاسِ وَكَانَتِ امْرَأَةً ثَبِطَةً - يَقُولُ الْقَاسِمُ وَالثَّبِطَةُ الثَّقِيلَةُ - قَالَ فَأَذِنَ لَهَا فَخَرَجَتْ قَبْلَ دَفْعِهِ وَحَبَسَنَا حَتَّى أَصْبَحْنَا فَدَفَعْنَا بِدَفْعِهِ وَلأَنْ أَكُونَ اسْتَأْذَنْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم كَمَا اسْتَأْذَنَتْهُ سَوْدَةُ فَأَكُونَ أَدْفَعُ بِإِذْنِهِ أَحَبُّ إِلَىَّ مِنْ مَفْرُوحٍ بِهِ ‏.‏
Reference : Sahih Muslim 1290 a
In-book reference : Book 15, Hadith 322
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 7, Hadith 2958
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