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Book 27 – Clothing

by I Need Allah

Chapter 1502


Book 27, Number 4009:

Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri:

When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) put on a new garment he mentioned it by name, turban or shirt, and would then say: O Allah, praise be to Thee! as Thou hast clothed me with it, I ask Thee for its good and the good of that for which it was made, and I seek refuge in Thee from its evil and the evil of that for which it was made.

Abu Nadrah said: When any of the Companions of the Prophet (may peace be upon him) put on a new garment, he was told: May you wear it out and may Allah give you another in its place.


Book 27, Number 4010:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Jariri through a different chain of narrators in a similar way.


Book 27, Number 4011:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Jariri to the same effect through a different chain of narrators.

Abu Dawud said: ‘Abd al-Wahhib al-Thaqafi did not mention the name of Abu Sa’id. Hammad b. Salamah said: From al-Jariri, from Ab� al-‘Al�’, from the Prophet (may peace be upon him).

Abu Dawud said: The hearing of this tradition by Uammad b. Salamah and Thaqafi is of the same nature.


Book 27, Number 4012:

Narrated Mu’adh ibn Anas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: If anyone eats food and then says: “Praise be to Allah Who has fed me with this food and provided me with it through no might and power on my part,” he will be forgiven his former and later sins. If anyone puts on a garment and says: “Praise be to Allah Who has clothed me with this and provided me with it through no might and power on my part,” he will be forgiven his former and later sins.


Chapter 1503: PRAYER FOR A MAN WHO PUTS ON A NEW GARMENT


Book 27, Number 4013:

Umm Khalid, daughter of Sa’yd b. al-‘As, said: Once the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) was brought some garments among which was a small cloak with a. border and black stripes. He said: Whom do you think to be most deserving for it? The people kept silence. He said: Bring me Umm Khalid. Then she was carried to him and he put it . on her, saying: Wear it out and make it ragged, twice. Then he went on looking at red or yellow marks on it, and said: This is sanah, sanah, Umm Khalid. It means “beautiful” in. the language of the Abyssinians.


Chapter 1504: ON WEARING SHIRT


Book 27, Number 4014:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The clothing which the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) liked best was shirt.


Book 27, Number 4015:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

No clothing was dearer to be Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) than shirt.


Book 27, Number 4016:

Narrated Asma’, daughter of Yazid,:

The sleeve of the shirt of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to the wrist.


Chapter 1505: OUTER GARMENTS WITH FULL-LENGTH SLEEVES (QABA’)


Book 27, Number 4017:

Al-Miswar b. Makhramah said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) distributed outer garments with full-length sleeves but did not give Makhramah anything. Makhramah said: Go with us to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him). So I went with him and he said: Enter and call him for me. I then called him. He came out to him and he had an outer garment with full-length sleeves over him from those garments. He said: I kept it for you. He looked at it, meaning Makhramah according to the addition of Ibn Mawbab. The agreed version then says: He said: Makhramah was pleased. Ibn Qutaibah said: From Ibn Abi Mulaikah, but he did not name it.


Chapter 1506: WEARING CLOTHES FOR GAINING FAME


Book 27, Number 4018:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: If anyone wears a garment for gaining fame, Allah will clothe him in a similar garment on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 27, Number 4019:

Musaddad transmitted the tradition mentioned above from Abu ‘Awanah saying: Garment of disgrace.


Book 27, Number 4020:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: He who copies any people is one of them.


Chapter 1507: WEARING CLOTHES OF WOOL AND HAIR


Book 27, Number 4021:

‘A’ishah said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) went out one morning wearing a variegated garment of black goat hair.

‘Utbah b. ‘Abd al-Sulami said: I asked the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) to clothe me. He clothed me with two coarse clothes of linen.


Book 27, Number 4022:

Narrated Abu Musa al-Ash’ari:

Abu Burdah said: My father said to me: My son, if you had seen us while we were with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and the rain had fallen on us, you would have thought that our smell was the smell of the sheep.


Chapter 1508: WEARING CLOTHES OF SUPERIOR QUALITY


Book 27, Number 4023:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The King Dhu Yazan presented to the apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) a suit of clothes which he had purchased for thirty-three camels or thirty-three she-camels. He accepted it.


Book 27, Number 4024:

Narrated Ishaq ibn Abdullah ibn al-Harith:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) purchased a suit of clothes for twenty she-camels and some more and he presented it to Dhu Yazan.


Chapter 1509: WEARING COARSE CLOTHES


Book 27, Number 4025:

Abu Burdah said: I entered upon ‘Ai’shah, and she brought a coarse lower garment that was manufactured in the Yemen and a patched garment called mailabbadah. She swore by Allah that the spirit of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) was taken in these, two clothes.

Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Zumail is Samm� b. al-Walld al-Uanafi.


Book 27, Number 4026:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

When the Haruriyyah made a revolt, I came to Ali (may Allah be pleased with him). He said: Go to these people. I then put on the best suit of the Yemen.

Abu Zumayl (a transmitter) said: Ibn Abbas was handsome and of imposing countenance. Ibn Abbas said: I then came to them and they said: Welcome to you, Ibn Abbas! what is this suit of clothes? I said: Why are you objecting to me? I saw over the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) the best suit of clothes.

Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Zumail is Sammak b. al-Walid al-Hanafi.


Chapter 1510: WEARING CLOTHES MADE OF SILK AND WOOL (KHAZZ)


Book 27, Number 4027:

Narrated Sa’d:

I saw a man riding on a white mule and he had a black turban of silk and wool. He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) put it on me. This is the version of ‘Uthman, and there is the word akhbara in his tradition.


Book 27, Number 4028:

Narrated Abu Amir or Abu Malik:

Abdur Rahman ibn Ghanam al-Ash’ari said: Abu Amir or Abu Malik told me–I swear by Allah another oath that he did not believe me that he heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: There will be among my community people who will make lawful (the use of) khazz and silk. Some of them will be transformed into apes and swine.

Abu Dawud said: Twenty Companions of the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) or more put on khazz. Anas and al-Bara’ b. ‘Azib were among them.


Chapter 1511: WEARING SILK


Book 27, Number 4029:

‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar said: ‘Umar b. al-Khattab saw that a striped robe containing silk was being sold at the gate of the mosque. He said: Apostle of Allah, would that you purchased it and wore it on Friday and when a delegation came to you. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: Only he who has no portion in the next world wears this (silk): Then the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon. him) came in possession of some robes made of silk and gave one of them to Umar b. al-Khattab. ‘Umar said: Apostle of Allah, you are clothing me with it, but you said about the robe of ‘Utairid what you said. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said: I did not give it to you so that you may wear it. So ‘Umar b. al-Khattab gave it to his brother who was a polytheist in Mecca to wear it.


Book 27, Number 4030:

The tradition mentioned above has also been narrated by ‘Abd Allah b. ‘Umar through a different chain of narrators. This version has: He said: A robe of silk brocade. He then sent him a jubbah of brocade and said: You may sell it and fulfil your need.


Book 27, Number 4031:

Abu ‘Uthman al-Nahdi said: ‘Umar wrote to ‘Utbah b. Farqad that the Prophet (may peace be upon him) forbade (wearing) silk except so-and-so, and so-and-so, to the extent of two, three, or four fingers.


Book 27, Number 4032:

‘Ali said: A robe containing silk was presented to the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him). He then sent it to me. I wore it and came to him. I saw him looking angry in his face. He then said: I did not send it to you to wear. He ordered me and I divided it among my women.


Chapter 1512: THE VIEW THAT DISAPPROVES OF WEARING SILK


Book 27, Number 4033:

‘Ali b. Abi Talib (Allah be pleased with him) said: The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) forbade us to wear a Qassi garment, a garment dyed with safflower, gold rings, and reading the Qur’an while bowing.


Book 27, Number 4034:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by ‘Ali b. Abi Talib from the Prophet (may peace be upon him) through a different chain of nar-rators. This version has: (He forbade) reading the Qur’an while bowing and prostrating.


Book 27, Number 4035:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Ibrahim b. ‘Abd Allah through a different chain of narrators. This version added: I do not say that he had forbidden you.


Book 27, Number 4036:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The king of Rome presented a fur of silk brocade to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and he wore it. The scene that his hands were moving (while wearing the robe) is before my eyes. He then sent it to Ja’far who wore it and came to him. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I did not send it to you to wear. He asked: What should I do with it? He replied: Send it to your brother Negus.


Book 27, Number 4037:

Narrated Imran ibn Husayn:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: I do not ride on purple, or wear a garment dyed with saffron, or wear shirt hemmed with silk. Pointing to the collar of his shirt al-Hasan (al-Basri) said: The perfume used by men should have an odour but no colour, and the perfume used by women should have a colour but no odour.

Sa’id said: I think he said: They interpreted his tradition about perfume used by women as applying when she comes out. But when she is with her husband, she may use any perfume she wishes.


Book 27, Number 4038:

Narrated Abu Rayhanah:

Abu al-Husayn, al-Haytham ibn Shafi said: I and a companion of mine called Abu Amir, a man from al-Ma’afir went to perform prayer in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). Their preacher was a man of Azd called Abu Rayhanah, who was a companion of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him).

Abu al-Husayn said: my companion went to the mosque before me. I went there after him and sat beside him. He asked me: Did you hear the preaching of AbuRayhanah? I said: No. He said: I heard him say: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade ten things: Sharpening the ends of the teeth, tattooing, plucking hair, men sleeping together without an under garment, women sleeping together without an under-garment, men putting silk at the hem of their garments like the Persians, or putting silk on their shoulders like the Persians, plundering, riding on panther skins, wearing signet rings, except in the case of one in authority.


Book 27, Number 4039:

Ali said: It is forbidden to use purple saddle-clothes.


Book 27, Number 4040:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade me to wear a gold ring, or a Qassi garment or the use purple saddle-cloths.


Book 27, Number 4041:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) once prayed wearing a garment having marks. He looked at its marks. When he saluted, he said: Take this garment of mine to Abu Jahm, for it turned my attention just now in my prayer, and bring a simple garment without marks.


Book 27, Number 4042:

A similar tradition has also been transmitted by ‘A’ishah through a different chain of narrators. But the former is more perfect.


Chapter 1513: PERMISSION FOR WEARING A GARMENT WITH SILK AND A GARMENT WITH THE WARP OF SILK


Book 27, Number 4043:

Narrated Asma:

Abdullah AbuUmar, client of Asma’, daughter of Abu Bakr, said: I saw Ibn Umar buying a Syrian garment in the market. When he saw that it had red warp, he returned it. I then came to Asma’ and mentioned it to her. She said: Bring me, slave-girl, the mantle of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). She brought out a mantle of a course ornamented cloth, with its collar, sleeves, front, and back were hemmed with brocade.


Book 27, Number 4044:

Ibn ‘Abbas said: It is only a grament wholly made of silk which the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) forbade, but there is no harm in the ornamented border and the warp.


Chapter 1515: WEARING A GARMENT OF SILK FOR SOME EXCUSE


Book 27, Number 4045:

Anas said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) gave license to ‘Abd al-Rahman b. Al-Awf and al-Zubair b. al-Awwam to wear silk shirts during journey because of an itch which they had.


Chapter 1516: WEARING SILK BY WOMEN


Book 27, Number 4046:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

The Prophet of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) took silk and held it in his right hand, and took gold and held it in his left hand and said: both of these are prohibited to the males of my community.


Book 27, Number 4048:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

We used to take it away (i.e. silk) from boys, and leave it for girls. Mis’ar said: I asked Amr ibn Dinar about it, but he did not know it.


Chapter 1516: STRIPED CLOAKS OF THE YEMEN


Book 27, Number 4049:

Qatadah said: We asked Anas b. Malik: Which cloth was dearer to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him)? or which cloth did the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) like best to wear? He replied: The striped cloaks (hibrah).


Chapter 1517: WHITE GARMENTS


Book 27, Number 4050:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Wear your white garments, for they are among your best garments, and shroud your dead in them. Among the best types of collyrium you use is antimony (ithmid) for it clears the vision and makes the hair sprout.


Chapter 1518: WASHING THE CLOTHES, AND WEARING WORN-OUT AND DIRTY CLOTHES


Book 27, Number 4051:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) paid visit to us, and saw a dishevelled man whose hair was disordered. He said: Could this man not find something to make his hair lie down? He saw another man wearing dirty clothes and said: Could this man not find something to wash his garments with.


Book 27, Number 4052:

Narrated Abu al-Ahwas Awf ibn Malik:

I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) wearing a poor garment and he said (to me): Have you any property? He replied: Yes. He asked: What kind is it? He said: Allah has given me camels. Sheep, horses and slaves. He then said: When Allah gives you property, let the mark of Allah’s favour and honour to you be seen.


Chapter 1519: GARMENTS DYED WITH YELLOW COLOR


Book 27, Number 4053:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

Zayd ibn Aslam said: Ibn Umar used to dye his beard with yellow colour so much so that his clothes were filled (dyed) with yellowness. He was asked: Why do you dye with yellow colour? He replied: I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) dyeing with yellow colour, and nothing was dearer to him than it. He would dye all his clothes with it, even his turban.


Chapter 1520: GREEN COLOR


Book 27, Number 4054:

Narrated Abu Rimthah:

I went with my father to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and saw two green garments over him.


Chapter 1521: RED COLOR


Book 27, Number 4055:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

We came down with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) from a turning of a valley. He turned his attention to me and I was wearing a garment dyed with a reddish yellow dye. He asked: What is this garment over you? I recognised what he disliked. I then came to my family who were burning their oven. I threw it (the garment) in it and came to him the next day. He asked: Abdullah, what have you done with the garment? I informed him about it. He said: Why did you not give it to one of your family to wear, for there is no harm in it for women.


Book 27, Number 4056:

Narrated Hisham b. al-Ghaz:

The word mudarrajah mentioned in the previous tradition means a color which is neither crimson nor pink.


Book 27, Number 4057:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saw me. The version of Abu Ali al-Lula’ has: I think I wore a garment dyed with a reddish yellow colour. He asked: What is this? So I went and burnt it. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: What have you done with your garment? I replied: I burnt it. He said: Why did you not give it to one of your women to wear?

Abu Dawud said: Thawr transmitted it from Khalid and said: “Pink (muwarrad)” while Tawus said: “Reddish yellow color(mu’asfar).


Book 27, Number 4058:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

A man wearing two red garments passed the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and gave him a greeting, but he did not respond to his greeting.


Book 27, Number 4059:

Narrated Rafi’ ibn Khadij:

We went out with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) on a journey, and we had on our saddles and camels garments consisting of red warp of wool. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do I not see that red colour has dominated you. We then got up quickly on account of this saying of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) and some of our camels ran away. We then took the garments and withdrew them.


Book 27, Number 4060:

Narrated Zaynab:

Hurayth ibn al-Abajj as-Sulayhi said: that a woman of Banu Asad: One day I was with Zaynab, the wife of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), and we were dyeing her clothes with red ochre. In the meantime the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) peeped us. When he saw the red ochre, he returned. When Zaynab saw this, she realised that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) disapproved of what she had done. She then took and washed her clothes and concealed all redness. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then returned and peeped, and when he did not see anything, he entered.


Chapter 1522: CONCESSION IN WEARING RED CLOTHES


Book 27, Number 4061:

Al Bara’ (b. Azib) said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) had hair which reached the lobes of his ears, and I saw him wearing red robe. I did not see anything more beautiful than it.


Book 27, Number 4062:

Narrated Amir:

I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) at Mina giving sermon on a mule and wearing a red garment, while Ali was announcing.


Chapter 1523: WEARING BLACK CLOTHES


Book 27, Number 4063:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

I made a black cloak for the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and he put it on; but when he sweated in it and noticed the odour of the wool, he threw it away. The narrator said: I think he said: He liked good smell.


Chapter 1524: FRINGE OF CLOTHES


Book 27, Number 4064:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

When I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), he was sitting with his hands round his knees wearing the cloak the fringe of which was over his feet.


Chapter 1525: TURBANS


Book 27, Number 4065:

Narrated Jabir:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) entered Mecca in the year of Conquest while he had a black turban over him.


Book 27, Number 4066:

Narrated ‘Amr b. Huraith quoting his father:

I saw the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) on the pulpit and he wore a black turban, and he let bothe the ends hang between hid shoulders.


Book 27, Number 4067:

Narrated Ali ibn Rukanah:

Ali quoting his father said: Rukanah wrestled with the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) and the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) threw him on the ground. Rukanah said: I heard the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) say: The difference between us and the polytheists is that we wear turbans over caps.


Book 27, Number 4068:

Narrated Abdur Rahman ibn Awf:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) put a turban on me and let the ends hang in front of him and behind me.


Book 27, Number 4069:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade wearing clothes in two styles: that a man sits in a single garment with his hands round his knees and uncover his private parts towards heaven and that he wears his garment while one of his sides is uncovered, and puts the garment on his shoulders.


Book 27, Number 4070:

Narrated Jabir:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade that a man should wrap himself completely in a garment with his hands hidden in it, or sit in a single garment with his hands round his knees.


Chapter 1527: OPENING THE BUTTONS OF THE COLLAR


Book 27, Number 4071:

Narrated Qurrah ibn Iyas al-Muzani:

I came to the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) with a company of Muzaynah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal.

Urwah said: I always saw Mu’awiyah and his son opening their buttons of the collar during winter and summer. They never closed their buttons.


Chapter 1528: COVERING THE HEAD WITH A CLOTH


Book 27, Number 4072:

‘A’ishah said: We were seated in our house in the noonday heat. Someone said to Abu Bakr: Here is the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) comming to us shading his head at the hour when he would not generally come. The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) then came; he asked for permission and he gave him permission and he entered.


Chapter 1529: HANGING DOWN THE LOWER GARMENT BELOW THE ANKLES


Book 27, Number 4073:

Narrated Abu Jurayy Jabir ibn Salim al-Hujaymi:

I saw a man whose opinion was accepted by the people, and whatever he said they submitted to it. I asked: Who is he? They said: This is the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him). I said: On you be peace, Apostle of Allah, twice. He said: Do not say “On you be peace,” for “On you be peace” is a greeting for the dead, but say “Peace be upon you”.

I asked: You are the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon you)? He said: I am the Apostle of Allah Whom you call when a calamity befalls you and He removes it; when you suffer from drought and you call Him, He grows food for you; and when you are in a desolate land or in a desert and your she-camel strays and you call Him, He returns it to you.

I said: Give me some advice. He said: Do not abuse anyone. He said that he did not abuse a freeman, or a slave, or a camel or a sheep thenceforth. He said: Do not look down upon any good work, and when you speak to your brother, show him a cheerful face. This is a good work. Have your lower garment halfway down your shin; if you cannot do it, have it up to the ankles. Beware of trailing the lower garment, for it is conceit and Allah does not like conceit. And if a man abuses and shames you for something which he finds in you, then do not shame him for something which you find in him; he will bear the evil consequences for it.


Book 27, Number 4074:

Ibn ‘Umar reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: If anyone trails his garment arrogantly, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection. Then Abu Bakr said: One of the sides of my lower garment trails, but still I remain careful about it. He said: You are not one of those who do so conceitedly.


Book 27, Number 4075:

Abu Hurairah’ said: A man was praying with his lower garment hanging down. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to him: Go and perform ablution. He then went and performed ablution. He then came and he said: Go and perform ablution. Then a man said to him: Apostle of Allah, what is the matter with you that you commanded him to perform ablution and then you kept silence? He replied: He was praying while hanging down his lower garments, and Allah does not accept the prayer of a man who hangs down his lower garment.


Book 27, Number 4076:

Abu Dharr reported the Prophet (may peace be upon him) as saying : There are three to whom Allah will not speak and at whom He will not look on the Day of Resurrection, and whom He will not declare pure, and they will have a painful punish-ment. I asked: Who arc they, Apostle of Allah, they are losers and disappointed? He repeated it three times. I asked : Who are they, Apostle of Allah, they are losers and disappointed? He replied: The one who wears a trailing robe, the one who takes account of what he gives, and the one who produces a ready sale of a commodity by false swearing.


Book 27, Number 4077:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Abu Dharr through a different chain of narrators, but the former is more perfect. This version has: Mann�n is the one who takes account of anything he gives.


Book 27, Number 4078:

Narrated Sahl Ibn al-Hanzaliyyah:

Qays ibn Bishr at-Taghlibi said: My father told me that he was a companion of Abu al-Darda’. There was in Damascus a man from the companions of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), called Ibn al-Hanzaliyyah. He was a recluse and rarely met the people. He remained engaged in prayer. When he was not praying he was occupied in glorifying Allah and exalting Him until he went to his family. Once he passed us when we were with Abu al-Darda’.

Abu al-Darda’ said to him: Tell us a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sent out a contingent and it came back. One of the men came and sat in the place where the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to sit, and he said to a man beside him: Would that you saw us when we met the enemy and so-and-so attacked and cut through a lance.

He said: Take it from me and I am a boy of the tribe Ghifar. What do you think about his statement?

He replied: I think his reward was lost. Another man heard it and said: I do not think that there is any harm in it. They quarrelled until the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) heard it, and he said: Glory be to Allah! There is no harm if he is rewarded and praised. I saw that Abu al-Darda’ was pleased with it and began to raise his hand to him and say: Did you hear it from the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him)?

He said: Yes. He continued to repeat it to him so often that I thought he was going to kneel down. He said: On another day he again passed us.

Abu al-Darda’ said to him: (Tell us) a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to us: One who spends on (the maintenance of) horses (for jihad) is like the one who spreads his hand to give alms (sadaqah) and does not withhold it. He then passed us on another day.

Abu al-Darda’ said to him: (Tell us) a word which benefits us and does no harm to you.

He said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Khuraym al-Asadi would be a fine man were it not for the length of his hair, which reaches the shoulders, and the way he lets his lower garment hang down. When Khuraym heard that, he hurriedly, took a knife, cut his hair in line with his ears and raised his lower garment half way up his legs. He then passed us on another day.

Abu al-Darda’ said to him: (tell us) a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

He said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: You are coming to your brethren; so tidy your mounts and tidy your dress, until you are like a mole among the people. Allah does not like obscene words or deeds, or do intentional committing of obscenity.


Chapter 1530: PRIDE


Book 27, Number 4079:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Allah Most High says: Pride is my cloak and majesty is my lower garment, and I shall throw him who view with me regarding one of them into Hell.


Book 27, Number 4080:

Narrated ‘Abd Allah (b. Masud):

The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: He who has in his heart as much pride as a grain of mustard-seed will not enter Paradise, and he who has in his heart as much faith as a grain of mustard-seed will not enter hell.


Book 27, Number 4081:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

A man who was beautiful came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). He said: Apostle of Allah, I am a man who likes beauty, and I have been given some of it, as you see. And I do not like that anyone excels me (in respect of beauty). Perhaps he said: “even to the extent of thong of my sandal (shirak na’li)”, or he he said: “to the extent of strap of my sandal (shis’i na’li)”. Is it pride? He replied: No, pride is disdaining what is true and despising people.


Chapter 1531: UPTO WHAT EXTENT ONE SHOULD WEAR THE LOWER GARMENT?


Book 27, Number 4082:

Narrated Abu Sa’id al-Khudri:

AbdurRahman said: I asked Abu Sa’id al-Khudri about wearing lower garment. He said: You have come to the man who knows it very well. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: The way for a believer to wear a lower garment is to have it halfway down his legs and he is guilty of no sin if it comes halfway between that and the ankles, but what comes lower than the ankles is in Hell. On the day of Resurrection. Allah will not look at him who trails his lower garment conceitedly.


Book 27, Number 4083:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Hanging down is in lower garment, shirt and turban. If anyone trails any of them conceitedly, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.


Book 27, Number 4084:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

What the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said about lower garment also applies to shirt.


Book 27, Number 4085:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

Ikrimah said that he saw Ibn Abbas putting on lower garment, letting the hem on the top of his foot and raising it behind. He said: Why do you put on the lower garment in this way? He replied: It is how I saw the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) do it.


Chapter 1532: WOMEN’S DRESS


Book 27, Number 4086:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

The prophet (peace_be_upon_him) cursed the women who imitate men and the men who imitate women.


Book 27, Number 4087:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) cursed the man who dressed like a woman and the woman who dressed like a man.


Book 27, Number 4088:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Ibn AbuMulaykah told that when someone remarked to ‘A’ishah that a woman was wearing sandals, she replied: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) cursed mannish women.


Chapter 1533: ON THE MEANING OF THE QUR’ANIC VERSE: “THAT THEY SHOULD CAST THEIR OUTER GARMENTS OVER THEIR PERSONS”


Book 27, Number 4089:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Safiyyah, daughter of Shaybah, said that ‘A’ishah mentioned the women of Ansar, praised them and said good words about them. She then said: When Surat an-Nur came down, they took the curtains, tore them and made head covers (veils) of them.


Book 27, Number 4090:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

When the verse “That they should cast their outer garments over their persons” was revealed, the women of Ansar came out as if they had crows over their heads by wearing outer garments.


Chapter 1534: ON THE MEANING OF THE QUR’ANIC VERSE: “THAT THEY SHOULD DRAW THEIR VEILS OVER THEIR BOSOMS”


Book 27, Number 4091:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

May Allah have mercy on the early immigrant women. When the verse “That they should draw their veils over their bosoms” was revealed, they tore their thick outer garments and made veils from them.

Ibn al-Sarh said: I saw (this tradition) in the writing of my maternal uncle from ‘Aqil, from Ibn Shihab through a different chain of narrators and to the same effect.


Chapter 1535: HOW MUCH BEAUTY CAN A WOMAN DISPLAY?


Book 27, Number 4092:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Asma, daughter of Abu Bakr, entered upon the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) wearing thin clothes. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) turned his attention from her. He said: O Asma’, when a woman reaches the age of menstruation, it does not suit her that she displays her parts of body except this and this, and he pointed to her face and hands.


Chapter 1536: A SLAVE IS ALLOWED TO SEE THE UNVEILED HEAD (I.E. HEAR) OF HIS MISTRESS


Book 27, Number 4093:

Narrated Jabir:

Umm Salamah asked the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) permission for getting herself cupped. He commanded Abu Tibah to cup her. The translator said: I think he was her foster brother or a boy not yet of age.


Book 27, Number 4094:

Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) brought Fatimah a slave which he donated to her. Fatimah wore a garment which, when she covered her head, did not reach her feet, and when she covered her feet by it, that garment did not reach her head. When the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) saw her struggle, he said: There is no harm to you: Here is only your father and slave.


Chapter 1537: MEANING OF THE VERSE “…OR MALE SERVENTS FREE OF PHYSICAL NEEDS”


Book 27, Number 4095:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

A mukhannath (eunuch) used to enter upon the wives of Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). They (the people) counted him among those who were free of physical needs. One day the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) entered upon us when he was with one of his wives, and was describing the qualities of a woman, saying: When she comes forward, she comes forward with four (folds in her stomach), and when she goes backward, she goes backward with eight (folds in her stomach). The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do I not see that this (man) knows what here lies. Then they (the wives) observed veil from him.


Book 27, Number 4096:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by ‘A’ishah through a different chain of narrators to the same effect.


Book 27, Number 4097:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by ‘A’ishah through a different chain of narrators. This version has :He (the Prophet) exiled him and he lived in a desert (outside Medina). He would come every Friday asking for food.


Book 27, Number 4098:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Auza’i through a different chain of narrators. This version adds: He was told: Apostle of Allah, in that case he will die of starvation. So he allowed him to visit (the city) twice a week so that he might ask for food and go back.


Chapter 1538: ON THE MEANING OF THE QUR’ANIC VERSE: “AND SAY TO THE BELEIVING WOMAN THAT THEY SHOULD LOWER THEIR GAZE”


Book 27, Number 4099:

Ibn ‘Abbas said: The verse: “And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze” was partly abrogated by the verse: “Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage.”


Book 27, Number 4100:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

I was with the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) while Maymunah was with him. Then Ibn Umm Maktum came. This happened when we were ordered to observe veil (purdah). The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Observe veil from him. We asked: Apostle of Allah! is he not blind? He can neither see us nor recognise us. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Are both of you blind? Do you not see him?

Abu Dawud said: This was peculiar to the wives of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him). Do you not see that Fatimah daughter of Qays passed her waiting period with Ibn Umm Maktum. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said to Fatimah daughter of Qays: Pass your waiting period with Ibn Umm Maktum, for he is a blind man. You can put off your clothes with him.


Book 27, Number 4101:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you marries his male-slave to his slave-woman, he should not look at her private parts.


Book 27, Number 4102:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-‘As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When one of you marries his female servant to his slave or to his employee, he should not look at her private part below the navel and above the knees.


Chapter 1539: VEIL OF A WOMAN


Book 27, Number 4103:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) came to visit her when she was veiled, and said: use one fold and not two.


Chapter 1540: WEARING OF FINE LINEN BY WOMEN


Book 27, Number 4104:

Narrated Dihyah ibn Khalifah al-Kalbi:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was brought some pieces of fine Egyptian linen and he gave me one and said: Divide it into two; cut one of the pieces into a shirt and give the other to your wife for veil. Then when he turned away, he said: And order your wife to wear a garment below it and not show her figure.


Chapter 1541: HANGING DOWN OF LOWER GARMENT BY WOMEN


Book 27, Number 4105:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Safiyyah, daughter of Abu Ubayd, said: When the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) mentioned lower garment, Umm Salamah, wife of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), asked him: And a woman, Apostle of Allah? He replied: She may hang down a span. Umm Salamah said: Still it (foot) will be uncovered. He said: Then a forearm’s length, nor exceeding it.


Book 27, Number 4106:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Umm Salamah from the Prophet (peace be upon him) through a different chain of narrators.

Abu Dawud adds: Ibn Ishaq and Ayyub b. Musa transmitted it from Nafi’ from Safiyyah.


Book 27, Number 4107:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) gave licence to others of the believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet) to hang down their lower garment a span. Then they asked him to increase it, and he increased one span for them. They would send (the garment) to us and we would measure it one forearm’s length for them.


Chapter 1542: SKINS OF DEAD ANIMALS


Book 27, Number 4108:

Ibn ‘Abbas said-(Musaddad and Wahb transmitted from Maimunah). Maimunab said: A sheep was given in alms to a female client of ours, but it died. The Prophet (may peace be upon him) passed it and said: Why did you not tan its skin and get some good out of it? They replied: Apostle of Allah, it died a natural death. He said: It is only the eating of it that is prohibited.


Book 27, Number 4109:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Zuhri who did not mention Maimunah. This version has: He said: Why did you not make use of it? He then mentioned the rest of the tradition to the same effect but did not men-tion tanning.


Book 27, Number 4110:

Ma’mar said: Al-Zuhri used to deny tanning and say: Some good can be got out of it in any condition.

Abu Dawud said: Al-Auza’i, Yunus and ‘Uqail did not mention tanning in the tradition of tanning; al-Zubaidi, Sa’id b. ‘Abd al-‘Az’iz and Hafs b. ‘Abd al-‘Aziz mentioned tanning.


Book 27, Number 4111:

Ibn Abbas said, that he heard the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) say : When a skin is tanned, it is pure.


Book 27, Number 4112:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) ordered that the skins of the animals which had died a natural death should be used when they are tanned.


Book 27, Number 4113:

Narrated Salamah ibn al-Muhabbaq:

On the expedition of Tabuk the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to a household and, seeing a bucket hanging, asked for water. They said: Apostle of Allah, the animal died a natural eath. He replied; Its tanning is its purification.


Book 27, Number 4114:

Narrated Maymunah:

Al-Aliyah, daughter of Subay’, said: I had some sheep at Uhud, and they began to die. I then entered upon Maymunah, wife of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him), and mentioned it to her. Maymunah said to me: If you took their skins and made use of them, (that would be better for you). She asked: Is that lawful? She replied, Yes. Some people of the Quraysh passed by the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) dragging a sheep of theirs as big as an ass. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to them: Would that you took its skin. They said: It died a natural death. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Water and leaves of the mimosa flava purify it.


Chapter 1543: THE VIEW THAT SKINS OF DEAD ANIMALS SHOULD NOT BE MADE USE OF


Book 27, Number 4115:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Ukaym:

The letter of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) was read out to us in the territory of Juhaynah when I was a young boy: Do not make use of the skin or sinew of an animal which died a natural death.


Book 27, Number 4116:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Ukaym,:

Al-Hakam ibn Uyaynah said that he went along with some people to Abdullah ibn Ukaym, a man of Juhaynah. al-Hakam said: They entered and I sat at the door. Then they came out and told me that Abdullah ibn Ukaym had informed them that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had written to Juhaynah one month before his death: Do not make use of the skin or sinew of an animal which died a natural death.


Chapter 1544: SKINS OF LEOPARDS AND BEASTS OF PREY


Book 27, Number 4117:

Narrated Mu’awiyah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: Do not ride on silk stuff and panther skins. Abu Sa’id said to us: Abu Dawud said to us: The name of Abul Mu’tamir is Yazid ibn Tahman. He lived in al-Hirah.


Book 27, Number 4118:

Abu Hurairah reported the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying: The angels do not accompany those fellow travellers who have a panther skin.


Book 27, Number 4119:

Narrated Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib:

Khalid said: Al-Miqdam ibn Ma’dikarib and a man of Banu Asad from the people of Qinnisrin went to Mu’awiyah ibn Abu Sufyan.

Mu’awiyah said to al-Miqdam: Do you know that al-Hasan ibn Ali has died? Al-Miqdam recited the Qur’anic verse “We belong to Allah and to Him we shall return.”

A man asked him: Do you think it a calamity? He replied: Why should I not consider it a calamity when it is a fact that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) used to take him on his lap, saying: This belongs to me and Husayn belongs to Ali?

The man of Banu Asad said: (He was) a live coal which Allah has extinguished. Al-Miqdam said: Today I shall continue to make you angry and make you hear what you dislike. He then said: Mu’awiyah, if I speak the truth, declare me true, and if I tell a lie, declare me false.

He said: Do so. He said: I adjure you by Allah, did you hear the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbidding use to wear gold?

He replied: Yes. He said: I adjure you by Allah, do you know that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) prohibited the wearing of silk?

He replied: Yes. He said: I adjure you by Allah, do you know that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) prohibited the wearing of the skins of beasts of prey and riding on them?

He said: Yes. He said: I swear by Allah, I saw all this in your house, O Mu’awiyah.

Mu’awiyah said: I know that I cannot be saved from you, O Miqdam.

Khalid said: Mu’awiyah then ordered to give him what he did not order to give to his two companions, and gave a stipend of two hundred (dirhams) to his son. Al-Miqdam then divided it among his companions, and the man of Banu Asad did not give anything to anyone from the property he received. When Mu’awiyah was informed about it, he said: Al-Miqdam is a generous man; he has an open hand (for generosity). The man of Banu Asad withholds his things in a good manner.


Book 27, Number 4120:

Narrated Usamah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade (the use of) the skins of beasts of prey.


Chapter 1545: WEARING SANDALS


Book 27, Number 4121:

Jabir said: We were with the Prophet (may peace be upon him) on a journey. He said: Make a general practice of wearing sandals, for a man keeps riding as long as he wears sandals.


Book 27, Number 4122:

Anas said: The sandals of the Prophet (may peace be upon him) had two thongs.


Book 27, Number 4123:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade that a man should put on sandals while standing.


Book 27, Number 4124:

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: None of you should walk with one sandal, but should wear a pair or should put off both of them.


Book 27, Number 4125:

Jabir reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as saying: When the thong of one of you is cut off, he should not walk with one sandal till he repairs his thong ; he should not walk with one shoe, or ear with his left hand.


Book 27, Number 4126:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

It is part of the Sunnah that when a man sits down, he should take off his sandals and place them at his side.


Book 27, Number 4127:

Abu Hurairah reported the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: When one of you puts on sandals, he should put in the right one first, and when he takes them off, he should take off the left one first; so that the right one should be the first one to be put on and the last to be taken out.


Book 27, Number 4128:

‘A’ishah said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) liked to begin with the right side as far as possible in all his conditions: in his purification, and combing. The narrator Muslim added: “in using tooth-stick,” and he did not mention “in all his conditions.”

Abu Dawud said: Shu’bah transmitted it from Mu’adh, but did not mention “his tooth-stick.”


Book 27, Number 4129:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: When you put on (a garment) and when you perform ablution, you should begin with your right side.


Chapter 1546: BEDDING


Book 27, Number 4130:

Narrated Jabir b. Abd Allah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) mentioned bedding and said: There should be bedding for a man, bedding for his wife, and a third for a guest, but a forth for the devil.


Book 27, Number 4131:

Narrated Jabir ibn Samurah:

When I came to the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) in his house, I saw him sitting reclining on a pillow. The narrator Ibn al-Jarrah added: “on his left side”.


Book 27, Number 4132:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

Sa’id ibn Amr al-Qurashi quoting his father said: Ibn Umar (once) saw some fellow travellers of the Yemen. They had their saddles (on camels) of leather. He said: If anyone likes to see the fellow travellers most resembling to the Companions of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him), he should see them.


Book 27, Number 4133:

Jabir said: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to me: Have you made cushions? I said: How can we afford cushions? He said: Soon you will have cushions.


Book 27, Number 4134:

‘A’ishah said: The pillow of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) on which he slept at night (according to the version of Ibn Mani’) was of leather stuffed with palm fibre (according to the agreed version).


Book 27, Number 4135:

Narrated ‘A’ishah, Ummul Mu’minin:

The bedding of the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) consisted of leather stuffed with palm fibre.


Book 27, Number 4136:

Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu’minin:

Her bedding was in front of the place of prayer of the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him).


Chapter 1547: HANGING CURTAINS


Book 27, Number 4137:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to Fatimah and found a curtain hanging at her door, so he did not enter. Whenever he entered (the house), he would visit her first. Then Ali came and found that Fatimah was grieved.

He asked: What is the matter with you? She replied: The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) came to me but did not enter (the house).

Ali then came to him and said: Apostle of Allah, Fatimah felt it keenly that you came to visit her but did not go in. He replied: What have I to do with this world? What have I to do with prints and figures (on the curtain)? He (Ali) then went to Fatimah and informed her of what the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) had said.

She said: Ask the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) what he me to do about it.

He (the Prophet) said: Tell her that she must send it to so-and-so.


Book 27, Number 4138:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Suhail through a different chain of narrators by Ibn Fudail on his father’s authority. This version has: “The curtain was embellished.”


Chapter 1548: FIGURE OF A CROSS IN THE GARMENT


Book 27, Number 4139:

‘A’ishah said: The Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) never left in his house anything containing the figure of a cross without destroying it.


Chapter 1549: PICTURES


Book 27, Number 4140:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: The angels do not enter a house which contains a picture, a dog, or a man who is impure by sexual defilement.


Book 27, Number 4141:

Abu Talhah al Ansari said: I heard the Prophet (peace be upon him) say: The Angels do not enter a house which contains a dog or a picture. Zaid b. Khalid al-Juhani said to Sa’id b. Yasar al-Ansari, the transmitter of this tradition: Go with me to ‘A’ishah, Mother of the Faithful, so that we ask her about it. So we went to her: Mother of the Faithful, Abu Talhah has transmitted to us a tradition so-and-so. Have you beard the Prophet (may peace be upon him) mentioning that? She replied: No but I tell you what I saw him doing. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) went on an expedition and’I was waiting for his return. I got a carpet which I hung as a screen on a stick over the door. When he came I received him and said: Peace be upon you, Apostle of Allah, His mercy and His blessings. Praise be to Allah Who gave you dominance and respect. Then he looked at the house and saw the carpet; and he did not respond to me at all. I found (signs of) disapproval in his face. He then came to the carpet and tore it down. He then said : Allah has not commanded us to clothe stones and clay out of the sustenance He has given us. She said: I then cut it to pieces and made two pillows out of it and stuffed them with palm fibre, and he did not disapprove of it to me.


Book 27, Number 4142:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Suhail through a different chain of narrators like the previous one. This version has: I said: Mother, he has told me that the Prophet (peace be upon him) had said. He also said the words; Sa’id b. Yasar client of Banu al-Najjar.


Book 27, Number 4143:

Abu Talhah reported the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) as say-ing: The angels do not enter the house which contains a picture. Busr (b. Sa’id), the transmitter of this tradition, said : Zaid (b. Kh�lid al-Juhani) then fell ill and we paid him a sick visit. There was a curtain with a picture hanging at his door. I then said to ‘Ubaid Allah al-Khawlani, the step-son of Maimunah, wife of the Prophet (may peace be upon him): Did Zaid not tell us about pictures on the first day ?’Ubaid Allah said: Did you not hear him when he said: Except a figure on a garment.


Book 27, Number 4144:

Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) ordered Umar ibn al-Khattab who was in al-Batha’ at the time of the conquest (of Makkah) to visit the Ka’bah and obliterate all images in it. The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) did not enter it until all the images were obliterated.


Book 27, Number 4145:

Ibn ‘Abbas said: Maimunah, wife of the Prophet.(may peace be upon him), reported him as saying: Gabriel (peace be upon him) promised to visit me last night, but he did not visit me. Then it occurred to him that there was a pup under his bed. So he ordered and it was turned out. He then got water in his hand and sprinkled it on its place. When Gabriel (peace be upon him) met him, he said: We do not enter a house which contains a dog or a picture. When the morning came, the Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered to kill dogs. He ordered to kill the dog which guarded a small orchard, and left the dog which guarded the big orchard.


Book 27, Number 4146:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said: Gabriel (peace_be_upon_him) came to me and said: I came to you last night and was prevented from entering simply because there were images at the door, for there was a decorated curtain with images on it in the house, and there was a dog in the house. So order the head of the image which is in the house to be cut off so that it resembles the form of a tree; order the curtain to be cut up and made into two cushions spread out on which people may tread; and order the dog to be turned out.

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) then did so. The dog belonged to al-Hasan or al-Husayn and was under their couch. So he ordered it to be turned out.

Abu Dawud said: Al-Nadd means a thing on which clothes are placed like a couch.


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