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Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) disapproval of a Sahabi reciting aloud behind the Imam in Salah

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What is the translation of the word ‘خالجنيها’ in the following Hadith:

عن عمران بن حصين، أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلى الظهر، فجعل رجل يقرأ خلفه بسبح اسم ربك الأعلى، فلما انصرف قال: أيكم قرأ – أو أيكم القارئ – فقال رجل أنا، فقال: قد ظننت أن بعضكم خالجنيها

 

Answer

Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded this Hadith.

خالجنيها means, ‘Disputing with me [with what I was reciting].

 

Sayyiduna ‘Imran ibn Husayn (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported: Once while Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was offering Zuhr Salah, a man started to recite ‘Sabbihisma Rabbikal A’ala’ (Surah: 87). After Salah, Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) asked, ‘Who recited?’ The man replied, ‘I’. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘I thought that one of you was disputing with me.’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 398)

 

‘Allamah Nawawi (rahimahullah) explains that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) disapproved of this Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reciting aloud in Salah [behind the Imam].

(Sahih Muslim with Al Minhaj, Hadith: 885)

 

Note: The above is merely an answer to your question regarding the meaning of the narration in question. This should therefore not be viewed as a Fiqh ruling/fatwa. Kindly contact a Mufti/Darul Ifta for a fatwa on this matter.

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

This answer was collected from HadithAnswers.com. The answers were either answered or checked by Moulana Haroon Abasoomar (rahimahullah) who was a Shaykhul Hadith in South Africa, or by his son, Moulana Muhammad Abasoomer (hafizahullah), who is a Hadith specialist. 

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