Hadith on Ikhtilaf: Companions interpret the Prophet’s order differently

Abdullah ibn Umar reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, made an announcement on the day he returned from the confederates, saying, “None will pray his noon prayer unless he is among the tribe of Qurayzah.” Some people were afraid that the time for prayer would expire, so they performed their prayers before reaching Qurayzah. Other people said, “We will not perform our prayer but where the Prophet has ordered us to pray, even if the time expires.” When the Prophet heard this, he did not blame anyone from the two groups.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 904, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1770

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ نَادَى فِينَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَوْمَ انْصَرَفَ عَنْ الْأَحْزَابِ أَنْ لَا يُصَلِّيَنَّ أَحَدٌ الظُّهْرَ إِلَّا فِي بَنِي قُرَيْظَةَ فَتَخَوَّفَ نَاسٌ فَوْتَ الْوَقْتِ فَصَلَّوْا دُونَ بَنِي قُرَيْظَةَ وَقَالَ آخَرُونَ لَا نُصَلِّي إِلَّا حَيْثُ أَمَرَنَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَإِنْ فَاتَنَا الْوَقْتُ قَالَ فَمَا عَنَّفَ وَاحِدًا مِنْ الْفَرِيقَيْنِ

904 صحيح البخاري كتاب صلاة الخوف باب صلاة الطالب والمطلوب راكبا وإيماء

1770 صحيح مسلم كتاب الجهاد والسير باب المبادرة بالغزو وتقديم أهم الأمرين المتعارضين