CHAPTER: EXCELLENCE OF SPENDING THE NIGHT AT DHI TUWA FOR ENTERING MECCA (FOR H. Ajj) AND GETTING l@TO IT AFTER A BATH AND ENTERING DURING THE DAY
Ibn Umar (Allaah be pleased with him) reported that Allaah's Messenger sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) spent the night at Dhi Tuwa till it was dawn and then entered Mecca. 'Abdullah (b. 'Umar) himself did like it. And in the narration transmitted by Ibn Sa'ld (the words are): Until he obrerved the dawn prayer. Yahya (another narrator) said: Until it was dawn.
Nafi' reported that Ibn Umar (Allaah be pleased with them) did not enter Mecca without spending the night at Dhi Tawu until it was dawn, when he took a bath, and then entered Mecca in the morning, and made a mention that Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) did that.
Abdullah (b. 'Umar) reported that whenever Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) entered Mecca, he got down at Dhi Tuwa and spend the night there until he observed the dawn prayer. And Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) observed this prayer on a rough hillock, and not in the mosque which had been then built there, but to the lower side of it (the mosque) on a hillock.
Nafi' reported that Abdullah (b. 'Umar) informed him that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) turned his face to the two hillocks which intervened between him and the long mountain by the side of the Ka'ba, and the mosque which had been built there was thus on the left of the hillock. Allaah's Messenger's (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) place of prayer was lower than the black hillock, at a distance of ten cubits or near it. He (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) would then observe prayer facing these two hillocks of the long mountain that is intervening between you and the Ka'ba.