عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه «أن نبي الله صلى الله عليه وسلم رأى رجلا يَسُوقُ بَدَنَةً، فقال: اركبها، قال: إنها بَدَنَةٌ، قال اركبها، فرأيته رَاكِبَهَا، يُسَايِرُ النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ».
وفي لفظ: قال في الثانية، أو الثالثة: «اركبها وَيْلَكَ أو وَيْحَكَ».
[صحيح] - [متفق عليه]
Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) saw a man carrying a sacrificial camel, so he said: "Ride it." The man said: "It is a sacrificial camel!" He said: "Ride it." Then, I saw him riding it alongside the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him). According to another version: "He said on the second or third time: 'Ride it, woe to you!'"
Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]
When the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) saw a man carrying his sacrificial camel, which he needed to ride, he asked him to ride it. Since sacrificial animals were revered and not bothered in any way, the Companion inquired about its status as a sacrificial animal offered at the Sacred House. The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) asked him to ride it even if it was offered as a sacrifice at the Sacred House. He asked him three times and the third time he ordered him in a stern manner to clarify that it is permissible to ride it even if it was a sacrificial animal, then the man rode it.