Hadith on Sitting: Companions in awe of the Prophet’s sitting

Qaylah bint Makhramah reported: She saw the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, sitting with his arms around his legs, “When I saw the Messenger of Allah, I was overcome with awe.”

Musa said, “Overcome with awe at his manner of sitting, meaning, I was trembling with anxiety.”

Source: Sunan Abī Dāwūd 4847

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Al-Arna’ut

قَالَ قَيْلَة بِنْتِ مَخْرَمَة أَنَّهَا رَأَتْ النَّبِيَّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَهُوَ قَاعِدٌ الْقُرْفُصَاءَ فَلَمَّا رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ الْمُخْتَشِعَ

وَقَالَ مُوسَى الْمُتَخَشِّعَ فِي الْجِلْسَةِ أُرْعِدْتُ مِنْ الْفَرَقِ

4847 سنن أبي داود كتاب الأدب باب في جلوس الرجل

4847 المحدث شعيب الأرناؤوط خلاصة حكم المحدث إسناده حسن في تخريج سنن أبي داود