Chapter : It is good on the part of a leader to take the oath of allegiance from his forces when intending to fight, and an account of the allegiance of God’s pleasure under the tree.
It has been narrated on the authority of Sa’id b. Musayyab who said: My father was one of those who swore fealty to the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) near the tree. When we passed that way next year intending to perform the Hajj, the place of the tree was hidden to us. If you could point out clearly, you would (certainly) be knowing better.
It has also been narrated on the authority of Sa’id b. Musayyib who learnt from his father that they were with the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) in the year of the Tree (i.e. in the year of the fealty of God’s pleasure sworn under the tree at Hudaibiya), but next year they forgot the spot of the tree.