Ibn Hajr continues, "by this [saying of al-Khattaabee] the weakness of the saying of ad-Daawodee is understood that Najd is in the direction of Iraaq [min Naahiya al-Iraaq] for he suggests that Najd is a specific place. This is not the case, rather everything that is elevated with respect to what adjoins it is called Najd and the lower area called Gawr." [Fath al-Baaree 13/58-59]
Al-Haafidh al-Mubaarakfooree endorses these words in his commentary to Sunan at-Tirmidhee (10/314 no.4212)
5. The hadeeth in Saheeh Muslim [4/1505 no.6943]
Saalim bin Abdullaah bin Umar said: O people of Iraaq, how strange is it that you ask about the minor sins but commit the major sins? [The killing of al-Husayn] I heard my father, Abdullaah bin Umar narrating that he heard the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, saying while pointing his hand to the east: "Indeed the turmoil would come from this side, from where appear the horns of Satan and you would strike the necks of one another
6. The variations in wording of the hadeeth of Najd that leave no doubt whatsoever as to what it refers to.
a) The hadeeth of ibn Umar Reported by Abu Nu`aym in
al-Hilya (6/133), "O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, and bestow
your blessings on our Mecca, and bestow your blessings on our Shaam, and bestow
your blessings on our Yemen, and bestow your blessings in our measuring (fee
saa`inaa wa muddinaa)." A person said, " O Messenger of Allaah and in our Iraaq"
and so he turned away from him and said, "there will occur earthquakes, trials
and tribulations and there will appear the horn of Satan."
Shu`ayb al-Arna`ut declares its isnaad to be saheeh as in his footnotes to Sharh as-Sunnah (14/206-207 fn. 2) and he too endorses the words of al-Khattaabee quoted above.
b) The hadeeth of ibn Umar reported in at-Tabaraanee in al-Awsat that the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam prayed Fajr and then faced the people and said, "O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Madeenah, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our measuring, O Allaah bestow your blessings in our Shaam and our Yemen." A person said, "And Iraaq O Messenger of Allaah?" He said, "from there arises the horn of Satan and the trials and tribulations would come like mounting waves."
al-Haythamee says in his Mujma az-Zawaa`id (3/305 chapter collection of
du`aas made for (Madeenah)): its narrators are trustworthy and precise.[This
hadeeth could possibly considered
to be the same as b) above, but I have included it separately due to the slight difference in wording. Allaah knows best.]
c) The hadeeth of ibn Abbaas reported by at-Tabaraanee in
al-Kabeer that the Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, supplicated and
said, "O Allaah bestow your blessings on our Shaam and Yemen." A person from
amongst the people said, "O Prophet of Allaah and Iraaq?" He said, "indeed there
is the Horn of Satan, and the trials and tribulations will come like mounting
waves, and indeed harshness/coarseness is in the east."
Al-Haythamee says: "its narrators are trustworthy and precise." (ibid.)
7. The virtues of Bani Tameem
Bani Tameem constitute the majority of the inhabitants of the Najd that is in Saudi Arabia.
a) The hadeeth of Saheeh Bukhaaree reported by Abu
Hurayra (RA): "I have loved the people of the tribe of Bani Tameem, ever since I
heard three things the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said
about them. I heard him saying, these people (of the tribe of Bani Tameem)
would stand firm against the Dajjaal. When the Saddaqat from that tribe came,
the Messenger of Allaah, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, "these are the
Saddaqat (charitable gifts) of our folk." Aa`ishah had a slave girl from that
tribe, and the Prophet , sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said to Aa`ishah,
manumit her as she is a descendant of Ismaa`eel, alayhis salaam."
[Hadeeth no. 2543, 4366 of al-Fath] Ibn Hajr al-Asqalaanee said, "this hadeeth also contains a clear mention of the excellence and superiority of Bani Tameem." [Fath 5/217]
b) The hadeeth of Ikrimah from one of the Companions
reported in the Musnad of Imaam Ahmad and in it occurs, "do not say of Bani
Tameem anything but good, for indeed they are the severest of people in
attacking the Dajjaal."
Al-Haythamee says: "its narrators are those of the Saheeh." [Mujma 10/48 chpt: What is reported concerning Bani Tameem]
It is not strange that Bani Tameem would be the most severe against the Dajjaal, because the tools required to combat him are none but a correct and firm belief and proper beneficial knowledge. Alhumdolillaah many of the scholars of Saudi are from the most noble and skilled scholars on the face of this earth today, firmly upon the way of our noble Messenger, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam.
This is what Allaah has allowed me to very quickly put together. And our Lord Most High Knows best.