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Submitted by kalamazad (Canada), Nov 18, 2006 at 18:55

Hi:

Just a note about the translation given on Bukhari Volume 1, Book 11, Number 626 where Abu Huraira reports the Messenger of Allah saying:

"Certainly I decided to order the Mu'adh-dhin (call-maker) to pronounce Iqama and order a man to lead the prayer and then take a fire flame to burn all those who had not left their houses so far for the prayer along with their houses."
The correct VERB is "intended" not "decided".

What a big difference in meaning one word makes!

See: http://www.2muslims.com/directory/hadith/bukhari/3/602/

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