Sahih Muslim | Book 28 - Poetry

Narrated by 'Amr b. Sharid
'Amr b. Sharid reported his father as saying: One day when I rode behind Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), he said (to me): Do you remember any Poetry of Umayya b. Abu Salt. I said: Yes. He said: Then go on. I recited a couplet, and he said: Go on. Then I again recited a couplet and he said: Go on. I recited one hundred couplets (of his poetry). This hadith has been reported on the authority of Sharid through another chain of transmitters but with a slight variation of wording.

Narrated by 'Amr b. Sharid
'Amr b. Sharid reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) asked him to recite poetry, the rest of the hadith is the same, out with this addition: "He (that is Umayya b. Abu Sharid was about to become a Muslim and in the hadith transmitted on the authority, of Ibn Mahdi (the words are) "He was almost a Muslim in his poetry.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The truest word spoken by an Arab (pre-Islamic) in poetry is this verse of Labid: "Behold! apart from Allah everything is vain.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The truest word uttered by a poet is this verse of Labid: "Behold ! apart from Allah everything is vain," and Umayya b. Abu Salt was almost a Muslim.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The truest verse recited by a poet is: Behold! apart from Allah everything is vain, and Ibn Abu Salt was almost a Muslim.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: The truest couplet recited by a poet is: "Behold ! apart from Allah everything is vain," and he made no addition to it.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The truest word which the poet stated is the word of Labid: "Behold ! apart from Allah everything is vain.

Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger(may peace be upon him)as saying: It is better for a man's belly to be stuffed with pus which corrodes it than to stuff) one's mind with frivolous poetry. Abd Bakr has reported it with a slight variation Of wording.

Narrated by Sa'd
Sa'd reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as saying: It is better for the belly of any one of you to be stuffed with pus rather than to stuff (one's mind) with poetry.

Narrated by Abd 'Sa'id Khudri
Abd 'Sa'id Khudri reported: We were going with Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). As we reached the place (known as) 'Arj there met (us) a poet who had been reciting a poem. Thereupon Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Catch the satan or detain the satan, for filling the belly of a person with pus is better than stuffing his brain with poetry.

Narrated by Buraida
Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his band with the flesh and blood of swine.