1,001 Sayings and Deeds of the Prophet

Bible Stories

Sayings and Deeds of the ProphetMuhammad's recollections of past events could be considered apocryphal tales (stories of doubtful authenticity) told around a campfire, with his remembrances of events the Bible mostly left out the most deserving of scepticism, some of it the results of visions into the past and from ethereal conversations he had with the angel Gabriel.

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

The Prophet once came to us and said, "All the nations were displayed in front of me, and I saw a large multitude of people covering the horizon. Somebody said, 'This is Moses and his followers.' "

Bukhari 55.622


Abraham was a skyscraper of a man.

Narrated Samura:

Allah's Apostle said, "Two persons came to me at night (in [a]dream) (and took me along with them). We passed by a tall man who was so tall that I was not able to see his head and that person was Abraham."

Bukhari 55.573

On two separate occasions in the Koran, Abraham's people attempt to burn him to a crisp, and both times the Patriarch of Muslims and Jews walks out of the fire without even a hair being singed. The second time, Abraham has had enough and asks Allah to give him a new people to lead. We don't know if Allah acquiesced to the Patriarch's request; what we do know from the hadiths is that Muhammad took revenge on the species of lizard that supplied the fire with which Abraham’s kin tried to incinerate him.

Narrated Um Sharik:

Allah's Apostle ordered that the salamander should be killed and said, "It (i.e. the salamander) blew (the fire) on Abraham."

Bukhari 55.579


There is no reliable record of written Hebrew before the tenth century B.C. the principal language of the Hebrew Bible. That is well after the resettlement of the Israelis in Canaan after their escape from Egypt … this means that the supposedly historical stories of at least the first books of the Bible were preserved originally not as written text but as oral tradition, beginning with the wonderings of Abraham and ending with the resettlement of Canaan under Joshua. What we are reading are oral tales, collected and edited for the first (but not the last time) in the tenth century during and after the kingship of David.

Thomas Cahill, The Gifts of the Jew, Anchor Books, 1998

The oral histories of the Jewish people, modified and adapted to fit Allah’s narrative are the scriptural history of the Koran. Adding to that history is Muhammad’s own recollections of stories from the Bible.

Like his Mentor, God's spokesperson reveals previously unknown details which are meant to correct errors in or add to the Biblical accounts. The story of Abraham’s visit to the land ruled by Abimelek, an anonymous king or tyrant in Muhammad’s account where Abraham pretends that Sarah is his sister, prompting the king to take her as his wife is one of those Muhammad-enhanced narratives. The “Apostle” in Sarah’s declaration of “O Allah! If I have believed in You and Your Apostle” in the following can only be Muhammad. This is not that unusual.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The Prophet Abraham emigrated with Sarah and entered a village where there was a king or a tyrant. (The king) was told that Abraham had entered (the village) accompanied by a woman who was one of the most charming women. So, the king sent for Abraham and asked, 'O Abraham! Who is this lady accompanying you?'

Abraham replied, 'She is my sister (i.e. in religion).'

Then Abraham returned to her and said, 'Do not contradict my statement, for I have informed them that you are my sister. By Allah, there are no true believers on this land except you and I.'

Then Abraham sent her to the king.

When the king got to her, she got up and performed ablution, prayed and said, 'O Allah! If I have believed in You and Your Apostle, and have saved my private parts from everybody except my husband, then please do not let this pagan overpower me.'

On that the king fell in a mood of agitation and started moving his legs. Seeing the condition of the king, Sarah said, 'O Allah! If he should die, the people will say that I have killed him.'

The king regained his power, and proceeded towards her but she got up again and performed ablution, prayed and said, 'O Allah! If I have believed in You and Your Apostle and have kept my private parts safe from all except my husband, then please do not let this pagan overpower me.'

The king again fell in a mood of agitation and started moving his legs.

On seeing that state of the king, Sarah said, 'O Allah! If he should die, the people will say that I have killed him.'

The king got either two or three attacks, and after recovering from the last attack he said, 'By Allah! You have sent a Satan to me. Take her to Abraham and give her Ajar.'

So she came back to Abraham and said, 'Allah humiliated the pagan and gave us a slave-girl for service.’"

Bukhari 34.420

 In a second-hand narration of what Muhammad revealed, it is not wobbly legs but a paralyzed hand that stops the king/tyrant from having his way with Sarah, and the slave he gives her for the inconvenience is none other than Hagar, the mother of the Arabs.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Abraham did not tell a lie except on three occasions. Twice for the Sake of Allah when he said, "I am sick," and he said, "(I have not done this but) the big idol has done it (Koran 21:63)." The (third was) that while Abraham and Sarah (his wife) were going (on a journey) they passed by (the territory of) a tyrant. Someone said to the tyrant, "This man (i.e. Abraham) is accompanied by a very charming lady." So, he sent for Abraham and asked him about Sarah saying, "Who is this lady?"

Abraham said, "She is my sister."

Abraham went to Sarah and said, "O Sarah! There are no believers on the surface of the earth except you and I. This man asked me about you and I have told him that you are my sister, so don't contradict my statement."

The tyrant then called Sarah and when she went to him, he tried to take hold of her with his hand, but (his hand got stiff and) he was confounded. He asked Sarah. "Pray to Allah for me, and I shall not harm you."

So Sarah asked Allah to cure him and he got cured.

He tried to take hold of her for the second time, but (his hand got as stiff as or stiffer than before and) was more confounded. He again requested Sarah, "Pray to Allah for me, and I will not harm you."

Sarah asked Allah again and he became alright. He then called one of his guards (who had brought her) and said, "You have not brought me a human being but have brought me a devil."

The tyrant then gave Hajar as a girl-servant to Sarah. Sarah came back (to Abraham) while he was praying. Abraham, gesturing with his hand, asked, "What has happened?"

She replied, "Allah has spoiled the evil plot of the infidel (or immoral person) and gave me Hajar for service."

(Abu Huraira then addressed his listeners saying, "That (Hajar) was your mother, O Bani Ma-is-Sama (i.e. the Arabs, the descendants of Ishmael, Hajar's son)."

Bukhari 55.578

Muhammad, in another, shorter recollection, makes it clear it was a leg issue that impeded the king/tyrant from acting on his intentions.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "(The Prophet) Abraham migrated with his wife Sarah till he reached a town where there was a king or a tyrant who sent a message, to Abraham, ordering him to send Sarah to him. So when Abraham had sent Sarah, the tyrant got up, intending to do evil with her, but she got up and performed ablution and prayed and said, 'O Allah! If I have believed in You and in Your Apostle, then do not empower this oppressor over me.' So he (the king) had an epileptic fit and started moving his legs violently."

Bukhari 85.82


Muslims believe that after Abraham’s wife Sarah became pregnant, he was told by Allah to take Hagar and their son Ishmael—Muslims consider Hagar a legitimate wife of Abraham and Ishmael, not Isaac, the Patriarchs’ first born son—from their home in Palestine to the desert wilderness of Arabia and to leave them there. When their water ran out, Hagar ran frantically between the hills of Safa and Marwa until she collapsed next to her son, who struck his foot on the ground and caused a spring to gush forth, the famous well of Zam Zam. Muhammad explained why this spring is not a stream today: it is Hagar’s fault, and he hopes Allah will forgive the mother of the Arabs for her actions.

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The Prophet said, "May Allah be merciful to the mother of Ishmael! If she had left the water of Zam-Zam (fountain) as it was, (without constructing a basin for keeping the water), (or said, "If she had not taken handfuls of its water"), it would have been a flowing stream.

Jurhum (an Arab tribe) came and asked her, 'May we settle at your dwelling?'

She said, 'Yes, but you have no right to possess the water.'

They agreed."

Bukhari 40.556


Poor omnipotent Allah; the abuse He suffers to this day started with the son, or more accurately, the sons of Adam.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Allah said, 'The son of Adam hurts me for he abuses Time though I am Time: in My Hands are all things, and I cause the revolution of day and night.'"

Bukhari 60.351

The son(s) of Adam lie about and abuse Allah.

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

The Prophet said, "Allah said, 'The son of Adam tells a lie against me though he has no right to do so, and he abuses Me though he has no right to do so. As for his telling a lie against Me, it is that he claims that I cannot recreate him as I created him before; and as for his abusing Me, it is his statement that I have offspring. No! Glorified be Me! I am far from taking a wife or offspring.'"

Bukhari 60.9

The son(s) of Adam are an avaricious bunch indeed!

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd:

I heard Ibn Az-Zubair who was on the pulpit at Mecca, delivering a sermon, saying, "O men! The Prophet used to say, 'If the son of Adam were given a valley full of gold, he would love to have a second one; and if he were given the second one, he would love to have a third, for nothing fills the belly of Adam's son except dust. And Allah forgives he who repents to Him.'"

Ubai said, "We considered this as a saying from the Qur'an till the Sura (beginning with) 'The mutual rivalry for piling up of worldly things diverts you..' (102:1) was revealed."

Bukhari 76.446

Allah controls how the son(s) of Adam, whose destiny He has pre-ordained, spend some of their wealth.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said (that Allah said), "Vowing does not bring to the son of Adam anything I have not already written in his fate, but vowing is imposed on him by way of fore ordainment. Through vowing I make a miser spend of his wealth."

Bukhari 77.606

Like in the Old Testament, adultery is more than just the act. In the hadiths it is your private parts, which Muhammad may have literally believed had a mind of their own, that ultimately decide whether you actually engage in adultery. 

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

I did not see anything so resembling minor sins as what Abu Huraira said from the Prophet, who said, "Allah has written for the son of Adam his inevitable share of adultery whether he is aware of it or not: The adultery of the eye is the looking (at something which is sinful to look at), and the adultery of the tongue is to utter (what it is unlawful to utter), and the inner self wishes and longs for (adultery) and the private parts turn that into reality or refrain from submitting to the temptation."

Bukhari 77.609

Allah also revealed what has been ordained for the daughters of Adam.

Narrated Al-Qasim:

Aisha said, "We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah's Apostle came to me while I was weeping.

He said, 'What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?'

I replied, 'Yes.'

He said, 'This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka'ba."

Aisha added, "Allah's Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives."

Bukhari 6.293


It was of course Cain who started what became a tradition of unjustified homicides, i.e., murders not sanctioned by Allah.

Narrated Abdullah:

Allah's Apostle said, "Whenever a person is murdered unjustly, there is a share from the burden of the crime on the first son of Adam for he was the first to start the tradition of murdering."

Bukhari 55.552


How David got anything done at all is a mystery!

Narrated Abdullah bin Amr:

Allah's Apostle said to me, "The most beloved fasting to Allah was the fasting of (the Prophet) David who used to fast on alternate days. And the most beloved prayer to Allah was the prayer of David who used to sleep for (the first) half of the night and pray for 1/3 of it and (again) sleep for a sixth of it."

Bukhari 55.631

It must have been difficult for King David—due to his weakened state brought on by fasting half the time, a lack of sleep, and time spent at prayer—to work enough hours as a manual labourer to feed his seven wives and twenty-one children.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "The reciting of the Zabur (i.e. Psalms) was made easy for David. He used to order that his riding animals be saddled, and would finish reciting the Zabur before they were saddled. And he would never eat except from the earnings of his manual work."

Bukhari 55.628

Eve's burden:

If it wasn’t for the Jews, we would have no need of refrigerators to keep meat from spoiling; and it is Eve's fault when women are cruelly stoned to death for adultery.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Were it not for Bani (children of) Israel, meat would not decay; and were it not for Eve, no woman would ever betray her husband."

Bukhari 55.611


Jesus was the next-to-last Prophet of Allah, Muhammad being the last. If all Prophets are paternal brothers, meaning they share the same father, then who is the daddy of them all?

Narrated Abu Huraira:

I heard Allah's Apostle saying, "I am the nearest of all the people to the son of Mary, and all the prophets are paternal brothers, and there has been no prophet between me and him (i.e. Jesus)."

Bukhari 55.651

Jesus was a hard Prophet to fool.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Jesus, seeing a man stealing, asked him, 'Did you steal?'

He said, 'No, by Allah, except Whom there is None who has the right to be worshipped.'

Jesus said, 'I believe in Allah and suspect my eyes.'"

Bukhari 55.653

Almost like in the Bible, Jesus, during the End Times, is to lead the forces of good—in this instance, the Muslims—against those of evil, and you can guess who those will be.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "By Him in Whose Hands my soul is, surely (Jesus,) the son of Mary will soon descend amongst you and will judge mankind justly (as a Just Ruler); he will break the Cross and kill the pigs and there will be no Jizya (i.e. taxation taken from non Muslims). Money will be in abundance so that nobody will accept it, and a single prostration to Allah (in prayer) will be better than the whole world and whatever is in it."

Abu Huraira added, "If you wish, you can recite (this verse of the Holy Book): 'And there is none Of the people of the Scriptures (Jews and Christians) But must believe in him (i.e. Jesus as an Apostle of Allah and a human being) Before his death. And on the Day of Judgment He will be a witness Against them.'(4:159)"

Bukhari 55.657

Jesus told his brethren to love their fellow Jews as they loved themselves. Over time, his message has evolved to become all-inclusive. It may be too much to hope that a comparable message from Muhammad will ever experience the same transformation into an expression of universal love for one another. 

Narrated Anas:

The Prophet said, "None of you will have faith till he wishes for his (Muslim) brother what he likes for himself."

Bukhari 2.12


Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "While Job was naked, taking a bath, a swarm of gold locusts fell on him and he started collecting them in his garment. His Lord called him, 'O Job! Have I not made you rich enough to need what you see?'

He said, 'Yes, O Lord! But I cannot dispense with your Blessing."'

Bukhari 55.604


In the Bible, God is angry at the Israelites because after He has stopped the sun at Jericho so that they may complete the extermination of every man, woman and child in the city, one of them has disobeyed Joshua’s order that everything found in Jericho must be destroyed, except “for all the silver and gold, and the articles of bronze and iron, [which] are dedicated to the Lord and must go into the Lord’s treasury.”

The culprit, at Joshua’s insistence, confesses and he and his family are put to death, and God is appeased.

The Koran is in agreement that a prophet, assumed to be Joshua, stopped the sun in its tracks and was victorious and that someone stole what God expected to be destroyed, i.e., burnt. In the Koran, however, no one is put to death, and the theft causes Allah to have a change of heart about plunder: that it rightfully belongs to the believers for it can only make them stronger, and that is good thing. 

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "A prophet amongst the prophets carried out a holy military expedition, so he said to his followers, 'Anyone who has married a woman and wants to consummate the marriage, and has not done so yet, should not accompany me; nor should a man who has built a house but has not completed its roof; nor a man who has sheep or she-camels and is waiting for the birth of their young ones.'

So, the prophet carried out the expedition and when he reached that town at the time or nearly at the time of the 'Asr prayer, he said to the sun, 'O sun! You are under Allah's Order and I am under Allah's Order. O Allah! Stop it (i.e. the sun) from setting.'

It was stopped till Allah made him victorious. Then he collected the booty and the fire came to burn it, but it did not burn it. He said (to his men), 'Some of you have stolen something from the booty. So one man from every tribe should give me a pledge of allegiance by shaking hands with me.' (They did so and) the hand of a man got stuck over the hand of their prophet.

Then that prophet said (to the man), 'The theft has been committed by your people. So all the persons of your tribe should give me the pledge of allegiance by shaking hands with me.' The hands of two or three men got stuck over the hand of their prophet and he said, 'You have committed the theft.'

Then they brought a head of gold like the head of a cow and put it there, and the fire came and consumed the booty.

The Prophet added: 'Then Allah saw our weakness and disability, so he made booty legal for us.'"

Bukhari 53.353


Of all the prophets from the Old Testament, Moses was Muhammad’s favourite. He saw himself very much as the Moses of the Arabs, to the extent that he claimed him for the believers.

Narrated Ibn Abbas:

The Prophet came to Medina and saw the Jews fasting on the day of Ashura. He asked them about that. They replied, "This is a good day, the day on which Allah rescued Bani Israel from their enemy. So, Moses fasted this day."

The Prophet said, "We have more claim over Moses than you."

So, the Prophet fasted on that day and ordered (the Muslims) to fast (on that day).

Bukhari 31.222

Moses had curly hair, a brown complexion, and he rode a red camel.

Narrated Mujahid:

That when the people mentioned before Ibn Abbas that the Dajjal (false messiah) would have the word Kafir, (i.e. unbeliever) or the letters Kafir (the root of the Arabic verb 'disbelieve') written on his forehead.

I heard Ibn Abbas saying, "I did not hear this, but the Prophet said, 'If you want to see Abraham, then look at your companion (i.e. the Prophet) but Moses was a curly-haired, brown man (who used to ride) a red camel, the reins of which was made of fires of date-palms. As if I were now looking down a valley."

Bukhari 55.574

Moses was ostensibly a shy leader of men. The children of Israel suspected that this shyness, which was characterised by a reluctance to be seen naked, was that their leader had some kind of physical defect. This was until Allah found a way to prove them wrong so bizarre that it should have made it into the Torah. 

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "(The Prophet) Moses was a shy person and used to cover his body completely because of his extensive shyness.

One of the children of Israel hurt him by saying, 'He covers his body in this way only because of some defect in his skin, either leprosy or scrotal hernia, or he has some other defect.'

Allah wished to clear Moses of what they said about him, so one day while Moses was in seclusion, he took off his clothes and put them on a stone and started taking a bath. When he had finished the bath, he moved towards his clothes so as to take them, but the stone took his clothes and fled; Moses picked up his stick and ran after the stone saying, 'O stone! Give me my garment!' Till he reached a group of Bani (Children of) Israel who saw him naked then, and found him the best of what Allah had created, and Allah cleared him of what they had accused him of.

The stone stopped there and Moses took and put his garment on and started hitting the stone with his stick.

By Allah, the stone still has some traces of the hitting, three, four or five marks. This was what Allah refers to in His Saying: 'O you who believe! Be you not like those Who annoyed Moses, But Allah proved his innocence of that which they alleged, And he was honorable In Allah's Sight.' (33:69)"

Bukhari 55.616

Often, when Muhammad was annoyed at his followers questioning the way he did things, such as distribution of the booty—he would take comfort in remembering what they did to Moses.

Narrated Abdullah:

Once the Prophet distributed something (among his followers. A man said, "This distribution has not been done (with justice) seeking Allah's Countenance."

I went to the Prophet and told him (of that).

He became so angry that I saw the signs of anger on his face. Then he said, "May Allah bestow His Mercy on Moses, for he was harmed more (in a worse manner) than this; yet he endured patiently."

Bukhari 55.617

Where might one expect to find Moses on Judgement Day?

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Two persons, a Muslim and a Jew, quarreled. The Muslim said, "By Him Who gave Muhammad superiority over all the people!"

The Jew said, "By Him Who gave Moses superiority over all the people!"

At that the Muslim raised his hand and slapped the Jew on the face.

The Jew went to the Prophet and informed him of what had happened between him and the Muslim. The Prophet sent for the Muslim and asked him about it. The Muslim informed him of the event.

The Prophet said, "Do not give me superiority over Moses, for on the Day of Resurrection all the people will fall unconscious and I will be one of them, but I will be the first to gain consciousness, and will see Moses standing and holding the side of the Throne (of Allah). I will not know whether (Moses) has also fallen unconscious and got up before me, or Allah has exempted him from that stroke."

Bukhari 41.594

Where Moses is buried:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Angel of Death was sent to Moses when he came to Moses, Moses slapped him on the eye. The angel returned to his Lord and said, "You have sent me to a slave who does not want to die."

Allah said, "Return to him and tell him to put his hand on the back of an ox and for every hair that will come under it, he will be granted one year of life."

Moses said, "O Lord! What will happen after that?"

Allah replied, "Then death."

Moses said, "Let it come now."

Moses then requested Allah to let him die close to the Sacred Land so much so that he would be at a distance of a stone's throw from it.

Abu Huraira added, "Allah's Apostle said, 'If I were there, I would show you his grave below the red sand hill on the side of the road.'"

Bukhari 55.619

Moses and Adam Together

Muhammad did not shy away from telling the same story over and over, with slight variations in each retelling. The use of the same narrator, as below, is a good indication that the same story was told several times. On at least three separate occasions, Abu Huraira must have heard God’s spokesperson tell the tale of how Adam and Moses settled a disagreement as to who is most responsible for mankind’s miserable existence.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam. 'You are Adam whose mistake expelled you from Paradise.'

Adam said to him, 'You are Moses whom Allah selected as His Messenger and as the one to whom He spoke directly; yet you blame me for a thing which had already been written in my fate before my creation?"'

Allah's Apostle said twice, "So, Adam overpowered Moses."

Bukhari 55.621

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Moses argued with Adam and said to him (Adam), 'You are the one who got the people out of Paradise by your sin, and thus made them miserable.'

Adam replied, 'O Moses! You are the one whom Allah selected for His Message and for His direct talk. Yet you blame me for a thing which Allah had ordained for me before He created me.'"

Allah's Apostle further said, "So Adam overcame Moses by this Argument."

Bukhari 60.262

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, "Adam and Moses argued with each other. Moses said to Adam. 'O Adam! You are our father who disappointed us and turned us out of Paradise.'

Then Adam said to him, 'O Moses! Allah favored you with His talk (talked to you directly) and He wrote (the Torah) for you with His Own Hand. Do you blame me for action which Allah had written in my fate forty years before my creation?'

So Adam confuted Moses, Adam confuted Moses."

The Prophet added, repeating the Statement three times.

Bukhari 77.611


Muhammad will vouch for Noah on Judgement Day.

Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:

Allah's Apostle said, "Noah will be brought (before Allah) on the Day of Resurrection, and will be asked, 'Did you convey the message of Allah?'

He will reply, 'Yes, O Lord.'

And then Noah's nation will be asked, 'Did he (Noah) convey Allah's message to you?'

They will reply, 'No warner came to us.'

Then Noah will be asked, 'Who are your witnesses?'

He will reply. '(My witnesses are) Muhammad and his followers.'

Thereupon you (Muslims) will be brought and you will bear witness."

Then the Prophet recited: "And thus We have made of you (Muslims) a just and the best nation, that you might be witness over the nations, and the Apostle a witness over you." (2:143)

Bukhari 92.448

Noah, like other prophets before and after him—including the Prophet Muhammad—warned his people about the one-eyed false messiah.

Narrated Ibn Umar:

Once Allah's Apostle stood amongst the people, glorified and praised Allah as He deserved and then mentioned the Dajjal saying, "l warn you against him (i.e. the Dajjal) and there was no prophet but warned his nation against him. No doubt, Noah warned his nation against him but I tell you about him something of which no prophet told his nation before me. You should know that he is one-eyed, and Allah is not one-eyed."

Bukhari 55.553


Solomon ruled between two women who both claim to be a child’s mother. In the Bible, one of the women accidentally smothered her infant son; in Muhammad's account, the child was taken by a wolf. Before the women visit Solomon, they drop in on David, who rules the child belongs to the wrong woman—this necessitates an appeal to Solomon, who gets it right.

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "My example and the example of the people is like that of a person who lit a fire and let the moths, butterflies and these insects fall in it."

He also said, "There were two women, each of whom had a child with her. A wolf came and took away the child of one of them, whereupon the other said, 'It has taken your child.'

The first said, 'But it has taken your child.'

So they both carried the case before David who judged that the living child be given to the elder lady.

So both of them went to Solomon and David informed him (of the case).

He said, 'Bring me a knife so as to cut the child into two pieces and distribute it between them.'

The younger lady said, 'May Allah be merciful to you! Don't do that, for it is her (i.e. the other lady's) child.' So he gave the child to the younger lady."

Bukhari 55.637

The night Solomon had sex with perhaps one hundred women:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

Allah's Apostle said, "Once Solomon, son of David said, '(By Allah) tonight I will have sexual intercourse with one hundred (or ninety-nine) women each of whom will give birth to a knight who will fight in Allah's Cause.'

On that a (i.e. if Allah wills) but he did not say, 'Allah willing.' Therefore only one of those women conceived and gave birth to a half-man.

By Him in Whose Hands Muhammad's life is, if he had said, 'Allah willing', (he would have begotten sons) all of whom would have been knights striving in Allah's Cause."

Bukhari 52.74