We find in Sahih Bukhari, 4/140, chapter Incidents of Prophets

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3358 – حَدَّثَنَا مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ مَحْبُوبٍ، حَدَّثَنَا حَمَّادُ [ص: 141] بْنُ زَيْدٍ، عَنْ أَيُّوبَ، عَنْ مُحَمَّدٍ، عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ، قَالَ: ” لَمْ يَكْذِبْ إِبْرَاهِيمُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلاَمُ إِلَّا ثَلاَثَ كَذَبَاتٍ، ثِنْتَيْنِ مِنْهُنَّ فِي ذَاتِ اللَّهِ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ، قَوْلُهُ {إِنِّي سَقِيمٌ} [الصافات: 89]. وَقَوْلُهُ: {بَلْ فَعَلَهُ كَبِيرُهُمْ هَذَا} [الأنبياء: 63]. وَقَالَ: بَيْنَا هُوَ ذَاتَ يَوْمٍ وَسَارَةُ، إِذْ أَتَى عَلَى جَبَّارٍ مِنَ الجَبَابِرَةِ، فَقِيلَ لَهُ: إِنَّ هَا هُنَا رَجُلًا مَعَهُ امْرَأَةٌ مِنْ أَحْسَنِ النَّاسِ، فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهِ فَسَأَلَهُ عَنْهَا، فَقَالَ: مَنْ هَذِهِ؟ قَالَ: أُخْتِي، فَأَتَى سَارَةَ قَالَ: يَا سَارَةُ: لَيْسَ عَلَى وَجْهِ الأَرْضِ مُؤْمِنٌ غَيْرِي وَغَيْرَكِ، وَإِنَّ هَذَا سَأَلَنِي فَأَخْبَرْتُهُ أَنَّكِ أُخْتِي، فَلاَ تُكَذِّبِينِي، فَأَرْسَلَ إِلَيْهَا فَلَمَّا دَخَلَتْ عَلَيْهِ ذَهَبَ يَتَنَاوَلُهَا بِيَدِهِ فَأُخِذَ، فَقَالَ: ادْعِي اللَّهَ لِي وَلاَ أَضُرُّكِ، فَدَعَتِ اللَّهَ فَأُطْلِقَ، ثُمَّ تَنَاوَلَهَا الثَّانِيَةَ فَأُخِذَ مِثْلَهَا أَوْ أَشَدَّ، فَقَالَ: ادْعِي اللَّهَ لِي وَلاَ أَضُرُّكِ، فَدَعَتْ فَأُطْلِقَ، فَدَعَا بَعْضَ حَجَبَتِهِ، فَقَالَ: إِنَّكُمْ لَمْ تَأْتُونِي بِإِنْسَانٍ، إِنَّمَا أَتَيْتُمُونِي بِشَيْطَانٍ، فَأَخْدَمَهَا هَاجَرَ، فَأَتَتْهُ وَهُوَ قَائِمٌ يُصَلِّي، فَأَوْمَأَ بِيَدِهِ: مَهْيَا، قَالَتْ: رَدَّ اللَّهُ كَيْدَ الكَافِرِ، أَوِ الفَاجِرِ، فِي نَحْرِهِ، وَأَخْدَمَ هَاجَرَ ” قَالَ أَبُو هُرَيْرَةَ تِلْكَ أُمُّكُمْ يَا بَنِي مَاءِ السَّمَاءِ

Online Translation says:-

Volume 4, Book 55, Number 578 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira
Abraham did not tell a lie except on three occasion. 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.” 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).”

This Narration is also present in other places too, in this book; like We find in 9/21 Chapter Named

بَابُ إِذَا اسْتُكْرِهَتِ المَرْأَةُ عَلَى الزِّنَا فَلاَ حَدَّ عَلَيْهَا

Chapter: When a Woman dislikes Zina/Adultery, there is no punishment on Her

And this Narration in slight form has been included in that.

Now,

Ibn Hajar al-A’sqalani, writes in his Fath-ul-Bari, 6/393

واختلف في السبب الذي حمل إبراهيم على هذه الوصية مع أن ذلك الظالم يريد اغتصابها على نفسها أختا كانت أو زوجة فقيل كان من دين ذلك الملك ان لا يتعرض الا لذوات الأزواج كذا قيل ويحتاج إلى تتمة وهو ان إبراهيم أراد دفع أعظم الضررين بارتكاب اخفهما وذلك أن اغتصاب الملك إياها واقع لا محالة لكن ان علم أن لها زوجا في الحياة حملته الغيرة على قتله واعدامه أو حبسه واضراره بخلاف ما إذا علم أن لها أخا فان الغيرة حينئذ تكون من قبل الأخ خاصة لا من قبل الملك فلا يبالي به

And there is dispute in regards to the reason why Ibrahim gave this order to be taken, alongwith the fact that the Tyrant had intended to rape her, (it didn’t matter to him) whether she was sister or wife(of Ibrahim a.s). And it is said that: it was the religion of the king to not touch married woman as has been said, and this (opinion) needs a complementary and that is that Ibrahim intended to remove the greater loss by committing minor one, and that was: it was inevitable that he would rape, but if he gets aware that she has a husband in life, jealousy would lead him to kill her husband, or hanging, or imprisoning and hurting, as opposed to if he gets to know that she has a brother, because the jealousy will only be from the side of the brother in particular and not from the king’s side so he would not care about it

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Respected readers to decide for themselves.

Taken from Arabic research of Brother Nasir Hussein.

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