SNMC Heritage: Muslim Scholars: Al-Nasā’ī 

Abū `Abd ar-Raḥmān Aḥmad ibn Shu`ayb ibn Alī ibn Sīnān al-Nasā’ī, was a scholar of hadith of Persian the city of Nasa in Turkmenistan. He compiled the last of six hadith collections  of  Sunni  Muslims Al-Nasā’ī (214 – 303 AH; c. 829 – 915 CE., It contains roughly 5700 hadith (with repetitions) in 52 books. He also wrote 15 other books, 6 dealing with the science of hadith.

Nafi’ narrated that ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar used to say:

“When the Muslims arrived in Al-Madinah they used to gather and try to figure out the time for prayer, and no one gave the call to prayer. One day they spoke about that; some of them said: ‘Let us use a bell like the Christians do;’ others said, ‘No, a horn like the Jews have.’ ‘Umar, may, Allah be pleased with him, said: ‘Why don’t you send a man to announce the time of prayer?’ The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: ‘O Bilal, get up and give the call to prayer.'” Al-Nasai