Allaah’s Messenger’s (peace be upon him) forgetfulness in worldly matters

Question 246: Was the Prophet (peace be upon him) liable to forgetfulness?

Answer: Yes, the Prophet (peace be upon him) was liable to forgetfulness. However, Allaah (Exalted be He) alerted him when the matter was related to the Sharee`ah. It was narrated in the Two Saheeh (authentic) Books of Hadeeth (i.e. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim) on the authority of Ibn Mas`ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) who reported Allaah’s Messenger as saying, I am a human being like you and liable to forget like you, so if I forget remind me. When he unintentionally missed some of the acts of `Asr Prayer… read more here.

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