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Translation of a narration on announcing a lost item in the Masjid

Question

What is the translation of the following part of the Hadith?
من دعا إلى الجمل الأحمر

أن رجلا نشد في المسجد فقال من دعا إلى الجمل الأحمر فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لا وجدت إنما بنيت المساجد لما بنيت له

 

Answer

The translation is as follows:

“Has anyone found a red camel?”

(Refer: Hashiyatus Sindhi ‘Ala Sunan Ibn Majah)

 

Sayyiduna Buraydah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates, “A man once announced for his lost item in the Masjid. He called out ‘Has anyone found a red camel?’ Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘May you not find it, The Masajid are only built for the purpose they are built for [i.e. ‘ibadah/knowledge etc.].'”

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 569)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar