Hadith Khutbah Al-Hajah: How the Prophet would begin his sermons, and the conversion of the people of Dimad to Islam

Ibn Abbas reported: Dimad came to Mecca and he belonged to the tribe of Azd Shanu’a, and he used to protect the person who was under the influence of charms. He heard the foolish people of Mecca say that Muhammad was under the spell. Upon this he said, “If I were to come across this man, Allah might cure him at my hand.” He met him and said, “Muhammad, I can protect someone who is under the influence of charms, and Allah cures one whom He so desires at my hand. Do you want this?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “All praise is due to Allah, we praise him, ask his help, and he whom Allah guides there is none to lead him astray, and he who is led astray there is none to guide him. I bear witness there is no god but Allah, alone having no partner, and that Muhammad is his servant and messenger. To proceed…” Now after this Dimad said, “Repeat these words of yours before me,” and the Prophet repeated these to him three times. He said, “I have heard the words of soothsayers, magicians, and poets, but I have never heard such words as yours, and they reach the depth of eloquence. Bring forth your hand so I can take an oath of loyalty to you and Islam.” So he took an oath of allegiance to him. The Prophet said, “And on behalf of your people.” He said, “On behalf of my people.” The Messenger of Allah sent an expedition that passed by his people. The leader of the expedition said to the army, “Did you find anything from these people?” One of them said, “I found a basin for water.” So the leader said, “Return it, for these are the people of Dimad.”

Source: Sahih Muslim 868

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ  أَنَّ ضِمَادًا قَدِمَ مَكَّةَ وَكَانَ مِنْ أَزْدِ شَنُوءَةَ وَكَانَ يَرْقِي مِنْ هَذِهِ الرِّيحِ فَسَمِعَ سُفَهَاءَ مِنْ أَهْلِ مَكَّةَ يَقُولُونَ إِنَّ مُحَمَّدًا مَجْنُونٌ فَقَالَ لَوْ أَنِّي رَأَيْتُ هَذَا الرَّجُلَ لَعَلَّ اللَّهَ يَشْفِيهِ عَلَى يَدَيَّ قَالَ فَلَقِيَهُ فَقَالَ يَا مُحَمَّدُ إِنِّي أَرْقِي مِنْ هَذِهِ الرِّيحِ وَإِنَّ اللَّهَ يَشْفِي عَلَى يَدِي مَنْ شَاءَ فَهَلْ لَكَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ إِنَّ الْحَمْدَ لِلَّهِ نَحْمَدُهُ وَنَسْتَعِينُهُ مَنْ يَهْدِهِ اللَّهُ فَلَا مُضِلَّ لَهُ وَمَنْ يُضْلِلْ فَلَا هَادِيَ لَهُ وَأَشْهَدُ أَنْ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ وَأَنَّ مُحَمَّدًا عَبْدُهُ وَرَسُولُهُ أَمَّا بَعْدُ قَالَ فَقَالَ أَعِدْ عَلَيَّ كَلِمَاتِكَ هَؤُلَاءِ فَأَعَادَهُنَّ عَلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ ثَلَاثَ مَرَّاتٍ قَالَ فَقَالَ لَقَدْ سَمِعْتُ قَوْلَ الْكَهَنَةِ وَقَوْلَ السَّحَرَةِ وَقَوْلَ الشُّعَرَاءِ فَمَا سَمِعْتُ مِثْلَ كَلِمَاتِكَ هَؤُلَاءِ وَلَقَدْ بَلَغْنَ نَاعُوسَ الْبَحْرِ قَالَ فَقَالَ هَاتِ يَدَكَ أُبَايِعْكَ عَلَى الْإِسْلَامِ قَالَ فَبَايَعَهُ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَعَلَى قَوْمِكَ قَالَ وَعَلَى قَوْمِي قَالَ فَبَعَثَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ سَرِيَّةً فَمَرُّوا بِقَوْمِهِ فَقَالَ صَاحِبُ السَّرِيَّةِ لِلْجَيْشِ هَلْ أَصَبْتُمْ مِنْ هَؤُلَاءِ شَيْئًا فَقَالَ رَجُلٌ مِنْ الْقَوْمِ أَصَبْتُ مِنْهُمْ مِطْهَرَةً فَقَالَ رُدُّوهَا فَإِنَّ هَؤُلَاءِ قَوْمُ ضِمَادٍ

868 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْجُمُعَةِ وكل بدعة ضلالة ثم يقول أنا أولى بكل مؤمن من نفسه من ترك مالا فلأهله ومن ترك دينا أو ضياعا فإلي وعلي