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Shamaael Turmudi Translation with Arabic Text

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Selected Hadith from
Shama’el of Imam Turmudi
(Noble Features of Prophet (S.A.S)
English Translation by Mr. Muhammad Zakariyya
(with slight modifications)

With slight modifications by shaheedazhary@gmail.com


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Please Note
• Some repeated Hadith not included
• Reporters' name not inculded
• Some of the translator's comments omitted
• Slight modifications made to some translations
• Arabic words such as Sallallahu Alaihiwa Sallam, Radiyallahu Anhu,
Sayyidina are shortened
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as the authentic text

NOBLE FEATURES OF RASOOLULLAH


Anas ((R.A)) reports: "Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) was neither tall nor
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was he short (like a dwarf He was of medium stature). In
complexion, he was neither very white like lime, nor very dark, nor ' & # $%
brown which results in darkness (he was illuminant, more luminous ( #-. ( +, * ) * ( " % ' (
than even the full moon on the 14th night). The hair of Rasullullah & 0 ( && ' - /'
((S.A.S)) was neither very straight nor very curly (but slightly wavy).
Anas bin Malik (Radiallhu Anhu) reports, "Rasullullah ((S.A.S))
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was of a medium stature, he was neither very tall nor very short.
He was very handsome, of medium built and his hair was # 2/' 3 " % ' ( & 45 " #
neither very curly nor very straight (but was slightly wavy). He 67 2 " 2 & 2 (2 -2 / 2 8" !
had a wheat coloured complexion. When he walked, he leaned 9:!; $
forward slightly".
Baraa bin Aazib ((R.A)) relates that: "Rasullullah ((S.A.S)) was a
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man of a medium build, (slightly tall, as explained before); he
had broad shoulders (from which we may gather that he had a 2 2 -22 2 @ " A22/" # 2 2 2 $ 2%
wide chest); he had dense hair which reached his earlobes; he B" 2 ' 2 6 5 322 $22 7 5220 /' # 2C 2 !' '
wore a red striped lungi (a cloth worn around the legs) and ' 3 E&1 @ ? " > " 3 D5 3
shawl. I never saw anybody or anything more handsome than
him".
Baraa bin Aazib ((R.A)) reports: "I never seen 3 > " 3 5 3 FG 50 H6 ? " : 1 <= >" '
someone with long hair and red clothing more
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handsome than Rasullullah ((S.A.S)). His hair reached
his shoulders. The portion between his two shoulders & ( " % ' ! # !' '
was wide. He was neither very tall nor very short".
It is reported from Ali ((R.A)): "Rasullullah ((S.A.S) was neither
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very tall nor very short. The soles of both feet were very fleshed.
(This quality is praiseworthy in a man as it denotes strength and :!' M " % ' ( & #
courage but is not praiseworthy for a woman). He had a large & - "!' #NI '0" #NI - '
head. The joint of the bones was also large. There was a thin line E&3' 9! @OE:!; 9:!; $ 67 5 " '
of hair from the chest to the navel. When Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S))
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walked, it appeared that he was descending from a high place". Ali
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((R.A)) says: "I did not see anyone like him neither before him, nor #
after him.
It is related from Ebrahim bin Muhammad ((R.A)) who is from the sons (grand
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sons of Ali (R.A), that whenever Ali (R.A) described the nobel features of
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)), he used to say: "Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) was neither very #2 : 21 # $%
tall nor short, but of a medium stature among people. His hair was neither very 2 $% " !
curly nor very straight, but had a slight wave in it. He did not have a big body nor a (22 &22R0 ' 22 & # 22
round face, but his mubaarak face was slightly round (meaning he did not have a
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fully round face nor a fully elongated face, but in between the two). The
complexion of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) was white with redness in it. The mubaarak -22 /' 22! #22 # 22 ' 22
eyes of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) were extremely black. His eyelashes were long. 222! & 0 222 (222 &222& '
The joints of the body (e.g. elbows and knees etc.) were large, likewise the portion
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between the two shoulders was broad and fully fleshed. There was no hair (more
than normal) on his body. He had a thin line of hair running from the chest to the 2,/ FG ! #M'! ' (
navel. The hands and feet of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) were fully fleshed. When he S22 - J<" 2 ) 2 J" -22;
walked, he lifted his legs with vigour, as if he were descending to a low lying place. / " :' * <-T '
When he addressed a person he turned his whole body towards that person. (He
did not only turn his face towards the person he addressed, as this is considered 6 -"222/ -222;!' U 2 2 '
impolite, and sometimes, it even denotes pride. Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) faced the 2 2222:!' M222222 5 " 2 2222
person he spoke to, with his chest and body.). The seal of Prophethood was 222 9! $ 222 67 -222 '
situated between his shoulders. He was a last of all prophets. He was the most
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generous and the most truthful. He was the most kindhearted and came from a
most noble family. (It means his character, family background and everything else #; 2N :;! @ ?:;'
was of the best). Any person who saw him suddenly would become awe inspired. 2K #; 2 N 2 T V0 2 E
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) had such a great personality and dignity, that the person +-222% @"-222% 22 - 2 2/
who saw him for the first time, because of his awe inspiring personality, would be
overcome with a feeling of profound respect. Firstly, there is a ro`b (awe) for 45! " #, ' 45/,
physical beauty, with this when other Kamaalat are added what more could then 8W" 2 22 4V"' 222 #, "2222!
be said of the ro'b (awe). Besides, the special attributes and qualities granted to 222& N 222 222 T 45222, -
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) ro'b (awe) is also one of the special qualities granted to
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him). Anyone who came in close contact with him, and knew his excellent
character was smitten with the love of his excellent attributes. Anyone who $ 2 % 2 M 8-22 (22 2 1"
described his noble features can only say: "I have not seen anyone like #
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) neither before nor after him."

Hasan bin Ali ((R.A)) reported: "I inquired from my maternal uncle (Sayyiditina Fatimah : 21 XF2 2 23'
(R.A)'s step brother) Hind bin Abi Haalah ((R.A)) about the noble features of the
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Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)). He had often described the noble features of Rasoolulullah
((S.A.S)) in detail. I felt that I should hear from him personally, some of the noble 22 4G 220% 22! 522 T
features of Raulullah (Sallallahu alalihe wasallam), so that I could make his discription a 2 $ 2% 2 2 " 52 '3
proof and testimony for myself and also memorise them, and, if possible, try to F,;2' 2 #2
emulate and adopt them. (The age of Hasan ((R.A)) at the time of Rasoolulullah
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((S.A.S))'s death was seven years. In view of his age he did not have the opportunity to
realise fully the features of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)). The uncle described the noble 2 2! : 2 2 G 2 2 +222 ;
features by saying: "He had great qualities and attributes in him, others also held him in 2 2 $ 2% 2 "
high esteem. His mubarak face shone like the full moon. He was slightly taller than a
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man of middle height, but shorter than a tall person.
His mubarak head was moderately large. His mubarak hair was slightly twisted. If his 5222 "222 ' O222 'Y; 22,/
hair became parted naturally in the middle he left it so, otherwise he did not habitually Z 2 "' '& "- '
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make an effort to part his hair in the middle. (This is a more respected transaltion). # 2C <06 2 ' "%'1
A question may arise that Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) habitually parted his hair as stated in
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Ahadith. The Ulama say that this was in the early periods where Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S))
did not make an effort to do so. According to this humble servant, the answer to this is 2 ,10"G 2 ; ?221":'
bit difficult, because it was the principal of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) to oppose the ways 5 32 8" = / AG (7
of the non believers, and agree to the ways of Ahlul Kitab, he did not part his hair in the "2T= 8"2G T 67 6
middle. For this reason, according to some Ulama, the bets translation will be that he
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only parted his hair in the middle if it could be easily done, and when this could not be
done easily, and a comb etc. was needed to do it, then he did not part his hair in the "2 ] F2G ^ 2 </ 3'
middle. Occasionally he used to part his hair in the middle with a comb etc. When the 8L"-2 J+"2 , _ "1
hair of Rasoolulullah (Sallallalhu alaihe wasallallam) was abundant, it used to pass over
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his earlobes).
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) had a very luminous complexion (colour), and a wide forehead. #2 3 8 J"
He had dense and fine hair on his eye brows. Both eye brows were separate and did 52 3` La2! 0# '0 9;
not meet each other in the middle. There was a vein between them that used to #2:' \ I 0-N' ,
expand when he became angry. His nose was prominent and had a nur and lustre on it.
When one first looked at him, it seemed as if he had a large nose, but looking at it +22222 1- 2222 * S22222 ':
carefully showed that the lustre and beauty made it look large, otherwise in itself the -2 / 2 0 9! 5 " '
nose was not large." 5I22:' > :22% F22G 522 -
His beard was full and dense. The pupil of his eye was black. His cheeks were full and
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full of flesh. The mouth of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) was moderately wide. (He did not
have a small mouth). His teeth were thin and bright. The front teeth had a slight space &
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between them. There was a thin line of hair from the chest to the navel. His neck was "-0%222 ) "222 "-0%222
beautiful and thin, like the neck of a statue shaved clean, the colour of which was clear, 2 !' ' 2 2 -
shining and beautiful like silver. All the parts of his body were of moderate size, and
fully fleshed. His body was proportionately jointed. His chest and stomach were in line, " 222' - "2222!' #N222I
but his chest was broad and wide. The space between his shoulders was wide. The 2 2 2% -0"2 /; '
bones of his joints were strong and large (denoting strength). When he removed his H"2/ _" 2 V0"L 50
clothing, his body looked bright and had a lustre (or rather those parts of the body that
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were not covered by his clothing were also bright and shining, compared with those
parts of the body that were covered by his clothing. According to this humble servant 22 6 B 22 2 20 '& 2 2'
the latter translation is more appropriate). Between the chest and navel there was a "K62 222222222 " 2222222222'
thin line of hair. Besides this line neither the chest nor the stomach had other hair on it.
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Both sides, the shoulders and the upper portion of the chest had hair. His forearm was
long and palms were wide. The palms and both feet were fully fleshed. The fingers and <22223" -2222' 0= 222 &
toes were moderately long. The soles of his feet were a bit deep. His feet were 2 22:!' M2222 522223 0"
smooth, because of their cleanliness and smoothness the water did not remain there P "22'&* 2 -22 '
but flowed away quickly. When he walked, he lifted his legs with vigour, leaned slightly
forward and placed his feet softly on the ground. He walked at a quick pace and took P "2222'&* 2 22 : 2 221
rather a long step. He did not take small steps. When he walked it seemed as if he was b 22 %22 N* %22 N
descending to a lower place. When he looked at something he turned his whole body 222 ,' 222 ' -222 '
towards it. He always looked down. His sight was focused more to the ground than
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towards the sky (A question may arise here that it is reported in Abu Daawud that
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) usually looked towards the sky. Both are reconciled thus: His F 222 222@ :̀!; 222&N
habit was to look down towards the ground, but he also waited for the wahi 67 5 ' 2 ' \22 "6 2 4 T
(revelation), therefore while waiting he often looked towards the sky. Otherwise he < 2% E&3' 9! $
usually looked down towards the ground.
"Here the gaze of the killer hasn't lifted modestly. There the hand of the lover rest on @ / ?:;' ?:;' 67
the heart of the deceased" $22 7 8"22C P"22& )G 22N
His modest habit was to look at something with a light eye ,i.e. he looked at a thing,
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with modesty and bashfulness, hence he did not stare at anything. While walking he $2 7 8"2C '& )"*
asked the Sahabah ((R.A)m) to walk in front, and he himself walked behind. He made
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salaam to whomsoever he met"
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It is related from Jaabir ((R.A)) that he said: " I once saw
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Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) on the night of a full moon. On that night he
wore red clothing. At times I looked at the full moon and at times at > " 3 D5 3 _ 3'I7 5 FG #
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) . Ultimately I came to the conclusion that 3 H-' , G " ' $ 7 7 "C' ?' /G
Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) was more handsome, beautiful and more " '
radiant than the full moon."
Sa'eed Jariri ((R.A)) says: "I heard Abu Tufayl ((R.A)) say:
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"There is no one left on the face of this Earth, besides me who
had seen Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S))." I asked him to describe to me / $ F # $ % 0F ? "
the noble features of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)). He said: ) ! : 1 F :' % : ?'1 H" ] 8W" J-3 )"*
"Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) had a white complexion, which was @-0% @3
slightly reddish, and had a medium sized body."

THE SEAL OF PROPHETHOOD OF RASOOLULULLAH


Jaabir bin Samurah (Radhiallahu Anhu reports that: "I saw
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the Seal of Prophethood of Rasullullah (Sallallahu alaihi
wasallam) between his two shoulders, which was like a red 5 3' 5I M > " 3 4V0-] # $%
tumour (protruding flesh), the size of which was like that of a
pigeon's egg

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PROPHET'S HAIR
Anas R.A. reported: "The hair of Rasoolulullah (SAW)
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reached till half of his ears".
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Ayesha R.A. reported: Rasoolulullah (SAW) and I bathed in one


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utensil, and the mubarak hair of Rasoolulullah (SAW) was longer
than those that reached the ear lobes, and were less than those that J" ! -3 > 7 # $%
reached the shoulders". (It means that they were not very long nor V"'G ' - 50 /' + G
were they short, but of a medium length).

Baraa bin Aazib R.A. reports: "Rasoolulullah (SAW)


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was of average hight, and the portion between the
two shoulders was wide. His hair was till his ear 6 5 3 <"'I; ;0 / ? ! !' ' -
lobes".
Umme Haani bint Abi Taalib R.A. says:
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"Rasoolulullah (SAW) came to Makkah once after
the hijrah. His mubarak hair had four plaits". " -] \ " 45 -1 50!

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THE COMBING OF THE HAIR OF RASOOLULULLAH
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Aisha ((R.A)) says, "I used to comb the hair # $% " '" K/" ?' ! : ? 1 5
of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)), even when I was
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in the state of menstruation
Anas ((R.A)) reports, " Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) often rubbed # $% " !: 1
oil in his head and also often combed his beard. He put a
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cloth over his head, which became like an oil cloth due to the
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Abdullah Mughaffal ((R.A)) reports,
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"Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) prohibited the combing
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WHITE HAIR OF RASOOLULLAH
Anas bin Maalik R.A. reports: "I did not count (7 ; 3 # $% " '" FG ?-- : 1 _
more than fourteen white hair on the head
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and beard of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S))".
Jaabir bin Samurah R.A. was asked a question regarding "< -1 V" " /? : 1
the white hair of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)). He replied: "When
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Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) oiled his hair, it (white hair) did not
show. When he did not oil it, it showed". J>F ' F " T- # 67 J<
Ibne Abbas R.A. reports: "Abu Bakr R.A. once said, 'O Messenger of
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Allah, you have become old'. (What is the reason? Due to this mild
and soft temperament he ought to be young, and also according to his 5 1 ' J- T F ; 0 : 1 ? -1
age he could be still called young). Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) replied: 67 > ; 0# ?A " '
"The recitation of Surahs Hud, Waaqiah, Mursalat, Amma and ?"K !
Kuwwirah has made me old'".

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RASOOLULLAH USING DYE


Anas Radhiallahu 'Anhu says: "I saw that the @ IN # $% "" ? ": 1 _
hair of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had been dyed."
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KUHL OF RASOOLULLAH
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'Use kuhl : 1 # $%F0 0 _ 0
made of ithmid on the eye; it brightens the eyesight, and
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strengthens and increases the growth of the eye lashes'. (
Ibn'Abbaas (R.A) also used to say) 'Rasoolulullah Sallallahu 3;! D5 3! ? ! # $ % 0F 0
'Alayhi Wasallarn had a small container for keeping kuhl, from 86T FG 45MAM 86T FG 45MAM 5 0 ! ,'
which he applied kuhl in each eye three times every night"'.
Jaabir bin 'Abdullah (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) $% " 1: 1 - T _" /
said: 'Use the kuhl made from ithmid for the eyes. It
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brightens the vision and strengthens the growth of the
eye lashes'. "

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DRESSING OF RASLOOLULLAH
Ummul Mumineen, Ummi Salamah (R.A) relates: "Of all the
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clothing, Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) preferred wearing the qamis
(Thowb, kurtaa) the most". g ' # $%
Asmaa bint Yazeed Radhiyallahu 'Anha says:
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"The sleeve of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)'s qamis
reached to the wrists". ^ L"
Hadith Number 7 Abu Sa'eed Khudari (R.A) says, "When
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.W) put on a new garment, he would in
happiness mention that garment's name. For example, 'Allah @% 1 45 8 0 @ M 0-/; 67 #
Ta'aala gave me this qamis (thowb, kurtah), 'amaamah 9 ; ! ! - 3' 0#, : 0#M @> -"
(turban) sheet, etc" Then recited this du'aa: 'Allahumma lakal \ % K" 8K" 6 \ % " N 8" N
hamdu kama kasauwtanihi, asaluka khayrahu wakhayra
masuni'a lahu waa'udhu bika min sharrihi washarri masuni'a
lahu'.
Baraa bin 'Aazib (R.A) says: "I have vever
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seen anybody more handsome in red clothing
than Rasoolulullah (S.A.W). At that time, the !' @ "1 <"'I; ;0 / ? ! 7 # $% "
hair of Rasoolulullah (S.A.W) reached his
shoulders
Abu Rimthah Taymi (R.A) says,"I saw
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.W) covering himself in two
green coloured sheets."
Qaylah bin Makhramah (R.A) says: "I saw Rasoolulullah (S.A.W) in such a : ? 1 5 "N ?' 5 1 5
state that he was wearing two old lungis (sarong, waist wrap) that had been
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dyed a saffron colour but there was no sign of saffron left on it." There is a
lengthy story in this hadith also. _ ": = ; ! ;0
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) says that Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.W) used to say: " Choose white clothing,
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should be worn whilst living, and the dead
should be buried in white."
Mughirah bin Shu'bah (R.A) says:
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"Rasoolulullah (S.A.W) wore a rumi Jubbah
which had narrow sleeves."

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KHUFFA OF RASOOLULLAH
Buraydah ((R.A).) says, "Najaashi sent two :N # $%F
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simple black colored as a gift to
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). He wore these and
made mash over after performing wudu".

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SHOE OF RASOOLULLAH
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) reports that Raulullah QF M ( 1 # $% " !: 1 _ 0
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) shoe had two'double ,! "
straps'.
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Abu Hurayrah reports: Rasoolulullah


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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: One should not
wear one shoe and walk. Both shoes should @ / ,:3 @ / ,' ' V-3 _
be worn or both shoes should be removed
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) says that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said, "
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Whenever one amongst you puts on his shoes, he should
begin with the right, and when he removes his shoes the left ` '- 'G Z= 67 ' '- 'G #!-3 ;'
one should be removed first. The right should be first when Z=' ; T"NW '; ,0 ' !;'G
putting on and last when removing the shoes."

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RING OF RASOOLULLAH
Anas bin Maalik (R.A) says that the ring of Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) was ,made of silver and the gem stone was from
Abyssinia. d 3 L%G ! + _" #
It is related from Anas (R.A) that the inscription engraved on the " #; N U' !: 1
ring of Rasoolulullah sallallahu alayhe wasallam was 'Muhammad
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Rasullulah, of in the first line 'Muhammad' was engraved, in the
second line 'Rasul, and in the third line 'Allah'. J"'&
Anas bin Maalik (R.A) reports: "When
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) went to the toilet, he
removed his ring".
Ibn 'Umar (R.A) says. "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) kept his ring in his $% " 6N0; : 1 "
mubaarak hands (possession). Then it was kept by Abubakr (R.A),
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then by 'Umar (R.A). Thereafter by 'Uthmaan (R.A). In his
('Uthmaan (R.A)'s) time it fell in the Well of 'Arees. The inscription $0;3 M - FG ! 0#M " - "_ ! F
on this ring was 'Muhammadur Rasoolulullah"'. " J-0 3 : ' _ " " FG \1

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HOW RASOOLULLAH WORE THE RING
Ali bin Abi Taalib (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) wore his ring in the right hand".

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SWORD OF RASOOLULLAH
Anas (R.A) reports that the handle of the sword of # $% "P 5 1? !: 1 _
the Prophet of Allah (S.A.S) was made of silver.
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ARMOUR OF RASOOLULLAH
Zubair bin AlAwwaam (R.A) relates that the Prophet of Allah (S.A.S) wore $ ! : 1 #0 ' " L=
two suits of armour on his auspicious body in the Battle of Uhud (Dhaatul
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Fadl and Fiddah). The Prophet of Allah (S.A.S) intended climbing a hill but
(since it was huge and due to the heavy weight of the two armours and the \&; # G V"N0% $ 7 ), G "-
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difficulties he confronted causing his auspicious face to bleed, as a result) $%FL - % ;3; 53'& - '19G
he could not do so. He therefore requested Talhah (R.A) to sit and, with his
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aid, climbed the hill. Zubair (R.A) said, "I heard the Prophet of Allah (S.A.S)
say, "It has become wajib (Jannah or the intercession of the Prophet of # $ % 0F ?
Allah (S.A.S)) for Talhah." 53'& </ :

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HELMET OF RASOOLULLAH
Hadith 1 Anas (R.A) reports that, on the day when Makkah was conquered, the F 0 0 :
Prophet of Allah (S.A.S) wore a helmet when they entered the city. The Prophet of
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Allah (S.A.S) removed the helmet after being satisfied that everything was under
control). Someone came to the Prophet of Allah (S.A.S) and said, "O' Messenger of 6T : G "J :'R
Allah, this Ibn Khatl is holding the cover (black cloth) of the Ka'bah." The Propet of " ; 9 J+` ; _ &N
Allah (S.A.S) replied, "Kill him." 8 ;'1 : G 5 !'

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TURBON OF RASOOLULLAH
Jabir (R.A) reports that when Makkah was
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conquered, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) entered the city
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Ibn Umar (R.A)ma reports, "When Rasoolullah (S.A.S) fastened an
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amaamah (turban), he used to put the shamlah between his shoulers
(i.e. he used to put it on the back)." Nafi says, "I had seen Abdullah . :;! ; - 0#; 67 #
bin Umar (R.A)ma do it in the same manner." Ubaidullah, who is the 1 . 6 ': " ! : J\G 1
student of Nafi, says, "In my time the grandson of Abu Bakr (R.A), @ -0 3 # ' ? " : -
Qasim bin Muhammad and the grandson of Umar radiyallah anhu,
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Saalim bin Abdullah did the same."

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WRAPPER (LUNGI) OF RASOOLULLAH
Abu Burdah bin Musa AlAsh'ari (R.A) reports, "Aishah
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(R.A) showed us a patched sheet, and the thick coarse
lungi, then said, "When Rasoolullah (S.A.S) passed away, he $% "i ") 1:? G 4C ] @" =7
was wearing these clothes." 6T FG #
Salamah bin Akwa (R.A) says, "Uthman
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(R.A) wore his lungi till the middle of his shin
and said, "This is how my master Rasoolullah # $ %F
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(S.A.S) wore his lungi."
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WAKING OF RASOOLULLAH
Abu Hurairah (R.A) says, "I did not see anyone more handsome " 3 @ ? "( : 1 V" "T F
as Rasoolullah (S.A.S). It was as if the brightness of the sun had
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shone from his auspicious face. I did not see anyone walk faster
than him, as if the earth folded for him. A few moments ago he $% " ; ' FG Z" @-3 ? "
would be here, and then there. We found it difficult to keep pace :' -,/ 7 B '&; )"* 9! #
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when we walked with him, and he walked at his normal pace." a";! " R 7
Ebrahim bin Muhammad says: "When 'Ali (R.A) described
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), he used to say: Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) walked,
he lifted his leg with vigour. He did not drag his feet on the ground like $ % 0F P% 67 QF !: 1 < &
women do. When he walked, because of the speed and force of the 9! \ ; $ 67 !: 1 #
legs, it seemed as if he was descending from a high place". < % E&3'

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SITTING OF RASOOLULLAH
Qaylah bint Makhramah (R.A) reports: "I saw Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) in the masjid
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(in a very humble posture) sitting in a qarfasaa posture. Due to his awe-inspiring
personality, I began shivering'. $% "?"
The 'ulama differ in the explanation of the word 'qarfasaa'. The most commonly J- 1 T -/ ' FG #
known is, that while sitting on the ground, to lift both thighs in an upright position, ? " 0G : ? 1 > %G" '
and fold both arms around the legs. The reason for the awe was, that at this
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moment Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) was in some deep thought and worry. He never
worried over little things. He feared that perhaps a punishment or calamity might ?- " 5 '/' FG \` N; '
descend on the ummah +":'

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PILLOW OF RASOOLULLAH
Jaabir bin Samura (R.A) reports, "I observed @ !0; # $% "? ": 1 V" " /
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) lean on a pillow which was on
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his left side".
Abu Juhayafah (R.A) reports that:
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"Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'I do not lean
when I have meals.'" @ !0;

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RASOOLULULLAH LEANING ON SOMETHING OTHER THAN A PILLOW.
Anas (R.A) reports that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) became ill. For this
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reason he came out of his room With the support of Usaamah
(R.A), and led the Sahaaba in salaah. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) wore a QH"'&1 J< M - = 5 $ 90! ; ["NG
Yamaani printed shawl at that time. #, $ %G b ; -1
Fadl bin 'Abbaas (R.A) says: "I came to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) at the " $ ?'N- : 1 _ 0 'I:'
time of his last illness before he passed away. A yellow band was
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fastened around the mubaarak head of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). I
greeted him and after replying, he asked me to fasten the band : G ? G > "':% D5 % '" $
tightly around his mubaarak head. I carried out his request. 86, --' : 1 " 0 : ?'1 'IG
Thereafter Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) sat up, then stood up supporting :! \I G - 1 0#M ?' :G : 1 F '" 5 % '
himself on my shoulder, and entered the masjid". There is a
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detailed-incident in this hadith.
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DESCRIPTION OF THE EATING OF RASOOLULULLAH
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Kaa'b bin Maalik (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah


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Sallallabu 'Alayhi Wasallam licked his fingers
thrice (after eating)". @MAM %
Anas (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) used
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to lick his three fingers after having eaten".
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THE BREAD OF RASOOLULULLAH
Aayeshah (R.A) says: "Till the demise of
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), his family never ate a
full stomach of bread made of barley for two # $% " ) 1 $0;3 ;;
consecutive days".
Someone asked Sahl bin Sa'd (R.A) "Did Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) ever eat bread made of white (fine) flour?" He
replied: White flour may not have come before "B " :J , G B" 0 3' F j 0F #
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) till his last days". The questioner then $ ; 0 / 0= F $0;3 0F # $%
asked: "Did you people use sieved flour in the time of $% " -, $ N #! ? ! T : G
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)?" He replied: "No, it was not". The
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questioner then asked: "How was bread from barley
prepared?" (because it has more particles in it). Sahl (R.A) "& ' " & G N:' !: 1 j" %;
replied: "We used to blow into the flour and the big particles / 0#M
flew out. The rest was made into dough".
Anas (R.A) reports that... "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)
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never ate food from a table, nor from small plates,
nor was chapaati (a type of thin bread) ever made 86T $ : 1 j !'9 ! #A G : V- ; ?' G : 1 J+1" = N
for him. Yunus (R.A) says, I asked Qataadah: 'Then T V- ;1 B " H6 6T : _" -0 3 1 ":L
on what did Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) put and eat his P! f
food ?'. He replied: on this leather dastarkhaan'".
Masruq says. "I went to 'Aayeshah ((R.A)). She ordered' food for _# & F ? -G 5 $ ?'N- : 1 _+ "
me and began saying 'I never eat a stomach-full but feel like
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crying, then I do cry'. Masruq asked: 'Why do you feel like crying?'.
She replied: 'I remember that condition of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) on , +" G F; 3' "!6 : ? 1 j # ?'1 : 1
which he left us for the next world. I swear by Allah that, he never \ ' L- # $% "
filled his stomach twice in one day with meat or bread'". _# FG ;0" _#3 _= N

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DESCRIPTION OF THE CURRY OF RASOOLULULLAH
'Aayeshah (R.A) says:
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"Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) once said:
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Safeena (R.A) says: "I ate the meat of $% " \ ?'! : 1 8K-/ 5 : " # T" 7
Hubaa-raa with Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)".
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Abu Usayd (R.A) says. "Rasululah (S.A.S) said:
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'Use olive oil in eating and for rubbing (on the
body), for it is from a mubaarak (blessed) tree"' 5!" V"/
Anas bin Maalik (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) loved gourd, Once $ %F
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food - was presented to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) or he attended an invitation.
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(The narrator doubts on which occasion this took place) where gourd was - I9G 0 ;; ?' /G F -
served. I knew Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) loved it. I searched for pieces from
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the curry and presented it to him".
Anas bin. Maaik Radiyalahu 'Anhu says: "A tailor
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once invited Rasululluh (S.A.S). I also attended
the invitation with Rasululluh (S.A.S). He served " \ ? T6G : J 1 % _# & # $% "
Rasululluh (S.A.S) bread made of barley, and $% " $ 7 <0" G # & 6$7 # $%
gravy with meat and gourd (dubba-dodhi) in it. I ? "G : 1 J- -1 J> 0 - G 41" _" =@ N #
saw Rasululluh (S.A.S) look for pieces of gourd
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from all sides of the plate. From that time I also
began loving gourd". 6
'Ayeshah (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)
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loved hava and honey"
Abdullah bin Haarith (R.A) says... "We ate
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roasted meat with Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) in the
masjid. -/ ' FG
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) says: "Meat was sent to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) from
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someone. From it the forequarter was presented to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S).
He loved this portion (of the meat too). Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) tore the meat Z "K6 7 \G"G _#3 #
with his teeth and ate it". (He did not use a knife to cut it). ,' , G / ;? !
Abu 'Ubayd (R.A) says: "I cooked a pot (food) for Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S). Because Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) loved the dhiraa
(forequarter of a goat or sheep) a lot, I served him that portion. He ;' G Z "K6 / ! -1 @"-1 #
then ordered another one, I served the second one. He then 1 0#M ;' G Z "K6 F ' : 1 0#M Z "K6
ordered one again. I replied: 'Ya Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) the goat V #! " : ?' G Z "K6 F ' :
has only two dhiraa'. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) then said: 'I swear an
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oath by the Name of that Being in whose hands is my life, if you
kept quiet, you could have served me every time I requested ? - Z "K6 F ;'
one'".
Abdullah bin, Ja'far (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) said: "The best meat is that of the
back portion." ",C #3 #3 < '& 0 7 :
Abu Musa Ash’ari (R.A) says that Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, The virtues of Aishah
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((R.A)) over other women is the same as the virtue of thareed over other foods.
(From this hadith we learn the excellence and superiority of Aishah (R.A) over the # $ % KF
other women, and thareed over other foods. Thareed is a delicacy in which bread is $ 5 I
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mixed with gravy. Besides being tasty and nourishing, it digests quickly and easily, $ - "0M 'I:! > `
and has other benefits too. It is a custom in Arabia to eat this delicacy, and was
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counted amongst the best foods.)
Anas ibn Malik (R.A) reports, Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) celebrated the waleemah of Safiyyah
(R.A) with dates and saweeq (sattu). _+
Salma (R.A) says that Hasan, Abdullah ibn
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Abbas and Abdullah ibn Ja’far Sadiq (R.A)m came
to her and said, Cook for us the food that 0 $ ' ;0-/ XF - F M0-3 : 1 #
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) liked and ate with pleasure. F % : , G T ; _": / _ 0 XF 3'
She replied, O’ my children, you will not like it now. ! 3 # $% " </ ! 0 @ &
(It was only liked in times of hardships.) They
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replied, Of course, we will surely like it. She got up ? G : 1 % $ : 1 # ' ,;' ; ( 0F :? G
and took a bit of barley, (crushed it) and put it in a
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pot, and poured a little olive oil over it, then
crushed some chillies and spices and added it to ! 0 6T : ? G #, 7 ; 0" G 0; :':' ?1- ? =
the pot and served it, saying, This is what ! 3 # $% " </
RasoolullahS.A.S) loved (and ate with pleasure).
Umme Munzir (R.A) says, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) visited me.
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Ali (R.A) was with him. We had some bunches of dates
hanging. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) began eating from them. Ali " /G : ? 1 D5 _ - QF #
(R.A) also began eating with him. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) G !'9 QF !'9 # $%
stopped him saying, ‘You have just recovered from your eG LF : XF # $% "
illness and should not eat this.’
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He (Ali (R.A)) stopped and Rasoolullah (S.A.S) continued
eating. Umme Munzir (R.A) says, I then cooked some $%FL G @" 4 ' #, ?' /G : ? 1
barley and beetroot. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said to Ali (R.A), +G 6T 0 eG <%9G 6T : XF #
‘Eat this, it is suitable for you.
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WHAT RASOOLULLAH SAYS AFTER AND BEFORE FOOD
Abu Ayyub Ansaari (R.A) reports: "We were once present in
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the assembly of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). Food was brought to
him. 1 did not observe any food that had so much barakah at ! @ & " # G @ & <0" G @ #
the beginning and at the end of which there was no barakah left 8"NW FG 45!" 0 1 ( '! 0 ' 45!" #C
in the food. We therefore asked Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) reason?. # "!6 7 : 1 j 6T P ! " : '1
He replied: 'In the beginning we all recited 'Bismillah' before we
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began eating. Then someone in the end joined us, and did not
recite ''Bismillah'. The shayiaan ate with him'". & !9G
Aayeshah (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah Sallallahli 'Alayi
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Wasallam said: 'When one eats and has forgotten to recite
'Bismillah', then when one remembers while eating, one &$ $ ; "!6 F G #!-3 ! 67
should recite 'Bismillahi awwalahu wa aa-khirahu'". 8"NW 0 # : 'G
Umar bin Abi Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anbu came to Rasululah
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(S.A.S) while food had been served to him. Rasoolulullah
Saliallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "O my Son come near, recite 0F - : G J# & 8-' #
Bismillah, and eat with your right hand from that portion which is 0 ! ! $ ; K# G
in front of you".
Abu Sa'eed Khudari (R.A) says: "After eating Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)
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read this du'aa: Alhamdulillaahil-ladhi at-amanaa wa-saqaa-naa
wa-ja-a-lanaa muslimeen. - 3' : 1 & k"G 67 #
Translation... Praise be to Allah who fed us, and gave us drink and / '& H6
made us muslims".
Aayeshah (R.A) relates that while Rasoolulullah Saliallahu
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aIayhi Wasallam and six of the Sahaabah were having meals, a
badawi came. He ate all the food up in two bites. Rasoolulullah !9G QF " > /G 3% 50; FG # &
(S.A.S) said: "If he had read 'Bismillah' it should have been $0 :# $% " G ;'
sufficient for all." #! :!

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THE CUP OF RASOOLULULLAH
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Thaabit (R.A) relates that Anas (R.A) showed


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us a large wooden cup, which was lined with
metal, and said, O’ Thaabit, this is the cup of # $% " i-1 6T ? M : G
Rasoolullah (S.A.S)
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THE FRUITS EATEN BY RASOOLULULLAH
Abdullah ibn Jaafar (R.A) says, Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) ate Qith’thaa (cucumbers) with dates.
Aisha (R.A) reports that, Rasoolullah (S.A.S)
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ate watermelon with fresh dates.
Anas (R.A) says, I saw Rasoolullah (S.A.S) = "N' \/ # $% "? ": 1
eat together musk-melon and dates
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Abu Hurairah (R.A) reports, When the people saw (picked their) new fruit,
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they used to come and present it to Rasoolullah (S.A.S). Rasoolullah (S.A.S)
then recited this du’aa: 2 "$ 7 > / " 0M 0 "
Transliteration: Allahumma baarik lana fi thimaa-rina wa-baarik lanaa fi " 86N 6eG # $%
madinatinaa wa-baarik lanaa fi saa-'i-naa wa-fi muddinaa-Allahumma-inna 0#2, : 21 # $%
Ebraahima 'ab-duka wakha- li-luka wa-nabiy-yuka wa-inna ab-duka wa-
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nabiy-yuka wa-in-nahu da'aa-ka limakkata wa-inni ad'u-ka lil-madinati bi-
mith-li maa da'aaka bihi li-makkata wa-mithlahu ma'a-hu. F2G 2% F2G 2 " ; -
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our Saa’, and bless us in our Mudd’ (these are two measures used in
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Madinah to measure dates, etc.).
O Allah verily Ibrahim (A.S) is Your servant, friend and Nabi (since it was an 22 - F222` 7 52220! 22 - 22 7
occasion for humbleness Rasoolullah (S.A.S) did not mention here his being 522! 0 2 2 - 2 2 M 522 - '
the habib - beloved - of Alah.) And (whatever) he has supplicated to You for - "R% - 0#M : 1 M
(colonising) Makkah. (Which is mentioned in the aayah, ...so incline some
hearts of men that they may yearn towards them, and provide Thou them " M0 6 & G 8"
with fruits in order that they may be thankful. - Surah Ibrahim, 37) I
supplicate the same to You for Madinah.’ He then called a small child, to
whom he gave that fruit.
Rubayyi bint Mu’awwidh ibn Afraa (R.A) says, My uncle
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Mu’aadh ibn Afraa sent me with a plate of fresh dates,
which had small cucumbers on it, to Rasoolullah (S.A.S). LF ! <']= > 0M1 J"/ <&" _Z > "':
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) relished cucumbers. I took this to him. -1 D5 '3 8-' ; ;9G > M0 ' < L3 # $%
At that time some jewellery had been sent to Rasoolullah & 9G ,' 8- Y G "3 ' ? -1
(S.A.S) from Bahrain. He took a handful from it and gave it
to me.
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Description Of The Things Rasoolulullah Drank
Aisha (R.A) says, The drink most liked by '3' # $% "$7<" 0<3 ! : ? 1 5
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) was that which was sweet
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and cold.
Ibn Abbas (R.A) reports, Khalid ibn Waleed and I both accompanied $ % " \ ?'N- : 1 _ 0
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) to the house of Maymunah. (Ummul Mu’mineen,
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Maymunah (R.A) was the maternal aunt of both). She served milk in a
vessel. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) drank from it. I was on his right and Khalid " <" G _ > e ;> /G 5
ibn Waleed on his left. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said the right of drinking is
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now yours (as you are on the right). If you so wish you could give your $ # $%
right to Khalid. I replied that I would give no one preference from your
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left over. After that Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, Whenever Allah feeds one
something, this du’aa should be recited: "M * ?' ! : ?' G @- N , ?"MW ?
Allahumma baarik lanaa fihi wa-at’imanaa khayram minhu. $% " 1 0#M @-3 "O $
(Translation: O’ Allah grant us barakah in it, and feed us something : 'G @ & '& :#
better than it.)
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Whenever Allah gives someone milk to drink one should read:
Allahumma baarik lanaa fihi wa-zidnaa minhu. " 0#, : 'G 4 0 / 0= 8
(Translation: O’ Allah grant us barakah in it and increase it for us.) Ibn " 1 : 1 0#M ' -= G
Abbas (R.A) says that after having something Rasoolullah (S.A.S) made
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du’aa for something better than it. And after drinking milk he taught to
make du’aa for the increase of it, because Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, " ] <" # &
There is nothing that serves both as food and water excepting milk
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Hadith Describing The Manner Rasoolulullah Drank
Ibn Abbas (R.A) says, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) J# 1 T #= = <" # $ %F
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drank Zam-zam water while he was standing
Anas ibn Malik (R.A) relates that Rasoolullah (S.A.S) drank !:# $% F0 0
water in three breaths (i.e. in three gulps/sips) and used to
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say, It is more pleasing and satisfying in this manner.
Kabshah bint Thabit (R.A) narrates, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) visited my home. $ % F
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A leather water bag was hanging there, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) stood and
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drank water from the mouth of the water bag. I got up and cut out the
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ITR OF RASOOLULLAH
Anas (R.A) says: Rasoolullah (S.A.S) had a
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‘Sukkah’. He used a fragrance from it.
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Thumaamah bin Abdullah (R.A) reports, Anas bin Maalik did 0F 0 7:J 1 < `& L-" ( !: 1
not refuse itr(fragrance), and used to say that Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) never refused (the acceptance of) itr.
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) narrates: Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, The itr of a $% " 1: 1 V" "T F
male is the fragrance of which spreads and has less colour in it (i.e.
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rose, kewrah etc.), and the itr of a female is that, which has more
colour and less fragrance (hina, mendhi, za’faraan etc.). 3 " F:N ",C > `

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SPEECH OF RASOOLULLAH
Aisha (R.A) relates that the speech of Rasoolullah (S.A.S) # $% " ! :? 1 5
was not quick and continuous as that of yours. He spoke
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clearly, word for word. A person sitting in his company
remembered what he said. 7 / C:3
Anas ibn Maalik (R.A) says, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) (sometimes)
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repeated a word (as was necessary) thrice, so that his listeners
understood well what he was saying ' ; @MAM 5 !' - #
Imaam Hasan (R.A) says, I asked my (maternal) uncle Hind ibn Abi
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Haalah, who always described the noble features of Rasoolullah " +&' F P% : ?' G 4G 0% ! 5 T
(S.A.S) to describe to me the manner in which Rasoolullah (S.A.S)
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spoke. He replied that Rasoolullah (S.A.S) was always worried
(about the hereafter). And always busy thinking (about the ? V"!:' # - =3* % ; #
attributes of Allah and the betterment of the Ummah). Because of 5/ 3 " ] FG # !; ( ?!0 & D53 "
these things he was never free from thought and never rested (or # !; $ ; # ;N #A!' b;;':
because of worldly affairs he did not gain rest, but gained rest and
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contentment from religious well being. It is mentioned in the hadith
that the coolness of my eyes is in salaah). He always spoke clearly ?1- 7 5 ` #C̀ ,' ( FG /'
from beginning to end. (He did not speak in a manner where only ( 41 0 6 L#6 ! # " ] @ ,' L#6 (
half sentences are spoken and the other half remained in the mind
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of the speaker, as is prevalent among snobbish high-minded and
proud people). "%;' $0;3 J>F IR # # L+3' HK- ;
He spoke concisely, where the words are less and meaning more. :̀! " 67 , "%;' ( ': <I'R (
(Mulla Ali Qaari has collected forty such ahaadith in his , %0; a0-3; 67 , 1 <0/ ; 67 ,`!
commentary which are very short. Those who wish may refer to it
and memorise it). Every word was clearer than the previous one. 67 B" ' , 7 '& $ ' ;3 " <"I
There was no nonsensical talk, nor was there half-talks’ where the !3I L / G"& 0)] i"G 67 i )" <I]
meaning was not complete and could not be grasped. He was not # R' K<3 M L";': #L 0;
short-tempered, nor did he disgrace anyone. He always greatly
appreciated the blessings of Allah even though it might be very
minute, he did not criticize it.
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SMILING OF RASOOLULLAH
Abdullah ibn Haarith (R.A) reports, I did not see
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anyone who smiled more than Rasoolullah
(S.A.S). .# $%
Ali ibn Rabiah (R.A) says, I was present when a conveyance (A horse or d ?-, : 1 5 " KF
something) was brought to Ali (R.A) (in the period of his khilafah). He
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recited Bismillah and put his leg in the stirrup. After he had mounted he
said Alhamdulillah and recited this dua: $ B ; 0G # : 1 < !K"
Translation: Glorified be He Who hath sudued those unto us, and we were 3 : 1 0#M - 3' : 1 T",C
not capable (Of subduing them); And lo! Unto our Lord we are returning. 7 "' ! 6T "0N H6
(Surah Zukhruf 13-14) (The ulama say that a conveyance could be a
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means of death. Therefore subjugation of a conveyance with gratitude
towards Allah for His Mercy, and death are mentioned together. After all a F` 7 3 @MAM " ! @MAM
person has to return to Allah after death). Ali (R.A) then said Alhamdulillah ":'R ( eG F ":'] G F ': ? C
three times, Allahu Akbar three times, then recited:
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Translation: Glorified be Thou! Behold, I have wronged myself. So forgive
thou me. Indeed, non forgiveth sins but Thou. Then ( Ali (R.A)) laughed ? ": 1j O' " ?!3I >F
(smiled). I said to him, ‘What is the reason for laughing, O Ameerul !\ %# $% "
Mumineen?’ He replied, ‘Rasoolullah (S.A.S) also recited these duas in this ?!3I >F KH : ?' G 3I 0#M ? %
manner and thereafter laughed (smiled). I also inquired from Rasoolullah
(S.A.S) the reason for laughing (smiling) as you have asked me. </ 0" 0 7 : 1j "
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, ‘Allah Ta’ala becomes happy when His servants ( 7 F 6 F ":'] <
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say, ‘No one can forgive me save You.’ My servant knows that no one " ] < L6 ":'R
forgives sins besides me.
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Description Of The Joking Of Rasoolulullah


Anas ibn Maalik (R.A) relates, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) once told him $% F
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jokingly, Ya dhal udhu-nayn (O’ two eared one). 1 : J- 3 1 6* 6 : 1 #
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Anas (R.A) says, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) used to associate # $% " ! 7: 1
with us and joke. I had a younger brother. Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) said to him, ‘Aba Umayr, what happened to the
Nughayr?
Anas ibn Malik (R.A) relates that a person requested Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) that he be given a conveyance. Rasoolullah (S.A.S)
replied, The baby of a camel shall be given to you. The person 51 - $ 3 F` 7 : G #
said, What shall I do with the baby of a camel O’ Messenger of G j 51 - \ % " : G
Allah? (I want one for a conveyance). Rasoolullah (S.A.S) replied, . j + E (7 f - ; T : # $%
Every camel is the baby of a camel.
Anas ibn Malik (R.A) reports, A resident of the wilderness whose name was Zaahir A/" 0
(ibn Hiraam Al-Ashja’ee), whenever he visited Rasooluallah (S.A.S) he brought
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with him presents of the wilderness, vegetables etc., and presented it to
Rasoolullah (S.A.S). When he intended to leave Madinah, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) used $%F K $ 7 H-, !
to present him with provisions of the city. Once Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, ‘Zaahir is 5 - ' 450 -T #
our wilderness, and we are his city.’ Rasoolullah (S.A.S) was attached to him. $ % LF 8=K,/ G
Zaahir (R.A) was not very handsome. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) once approached him
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while he was selling his merchandise. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) caught him in between
the arms from the back in such a manner that he ( Zaahir (R.A)) could not see him. 0 7 : # $ % LF
Zaahir (R.A) said, ‘Who is this?, leave me.’ But when he saw with the corner of his 8 "I 3 3 ; - @"T =
eye that it was Rasoolullah (S.A.S), he straightened his back and began pressing it
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to the chest of Rasoolullah (S.A.S) (For as long as he gained this opportunity it
was better than a thousand gifts). Rasoolullah (S.A.S) then said, ‘Who will LF 8 ;9G @ - A/" !
purchase this slave?’ Zaahir (R.A) replied, ‘O’ Rasool of Allah, if you shall sell me, T @ # $%
you will be selling a defective thing, and will earn a very little sum.’ Rasoolullah :'N I;3 ; \
(S.A.S) said, ‘No, you are not defective in the sight of Allah, but very valuable.
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) coming and embracing him from the back and covering the j 6T : G 8"% ( T
eyes of Zaahir (R.A) was being humorous to him. This saying that who shall LF P" G ?:;' G F ' "
purchase him was also in joking. Because Zaahir (R.A) was not a slave but a free '9 ( /G # $%
man. Some of the commentators have written that this hadith is about joking, but
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in reality it is full of virtues and hidden benefits. When Rasoolullah (S.A.S) found
him engrossed in selling his merchandise. Rasoolullah (S.A.S) feared that because G" 3 #
he was too busy selling, it would keep him away from the remembrance of Allah. # $ % LF /G
Therefore Rasoolullah (S.A.S) took hold of him from behind, and the embrace - ' 6T H";' :
would be a means of returning him to the remembrance of Allah. As a reminder he
said, ‘Is there anyone who will purchase this slave?’, it is because the person who @67 " : G
is so engrossed in things other than the remembrance of Allah, is like a slave of $ % LF G @- ! F -/;
his own desires. The embrace of Rasoolullah (S.A.S) totally awakened his faculties -' ! :#
for the remembrance of Allah. This is why Rasoolullah (S.A.S) gave him the good
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news that his status in the eyes of Allah is not low but that of an elevated one
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Hasan Basri (R.A) says that an old woman came to Rasoolullah
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(S.A.S) and made a request, O’ Messenger of Allah make Dua that
Allah grants me entrance into Jannah. Z- " :? G #
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) replied, O’ Mother, an old woman cannot enter
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Jannah. That woman started crying and began to leave. Rasoolullah ( 5 /' 0 7 _ AG 0# : G 5 /' F N-
(S.A.S) said, Say to the woman that one will not enter in a state of
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old age, but Allah will make all the women of Jannah young virgins.
Allah Ta’aala says, Lo! We have created them a (new) creation and 7: $ ; 0 7 J= / FT , N-; ( ,
made them virgins, lovers, equal in age. (Surah Waaqi’ah, 35-37). @ "; @ " @" ! 0 T ' /G @> ' 7 0 T '9 '

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DESCRIPTION OF THE SAYING OF RASOOLULLAH
Description Of The Saying Of Rasoolulullah On Poetry Someone
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enquired from Aisha (R.A): Did Rasoolullah (S.A.S) recite poetry? She
replied, He sometimes as an example recited the poetry of Abdullah j " ` >F M0 ; # $%
ibn Rawahah (and sometimes of other poets). He sometimes recited 0M ; 53 " " 0M ; !:? 1
this couplet of Tarfah: ‘Sometimes that person brings news to you -0 =; # " N* ;'9 :
whom you have not compensated.
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reports that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: "The
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most truthful couplet recited by a poet is that of Labeed bin
Rabi'ah: 'verirly be aware, besides the Almighty everything else is ( : - 5 ! " , 1 5 ! +-% 0 7 : #
futile'. And Ummayyah bin Abis-Sault was about to accept F 50 - ! J & AN >F L !
Islaam". # ?'0%
Jundub bin Sufyaan (R.A) relates: "Once a stone hit the Mubaarak fingers of < % : 1 KF / ' ': <-' /
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and injured them, they became covered in blood.
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) thereupon recited this couplet: 'You are but a finger,
no damage has overcome you, besides covering you in blood. This is not ? - J\ % (7 ?' T : G ? -G
fruitless, for reward has been obtained in the path of Allah'". ? FG
Amr ibn Shareed (R.A) reports that his father said, I once
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accompanied Rasoolullah (S.A.S) and sat behind him on a
conveyance. I recited a hundred couplets of Umayyah ibn F 50 1 5 G 15 ;- ' 9G #
Sault to Rasoolullah (S.A.S). After reciting a couplet $ % LF F 1 @; ;- ' ! KF: M0 ?'0%
Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said ‘continue’ till I recited a hundred G @; F 45 ;- ' $0;3 T : #
couplets. In the end Rasoolullah (S.A.S) said, ‘He
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(Umayyah) was close to accepting Islam.
Aisha radiyallahu anha says, Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe
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Wasallam would place a mimbar (pulpit) in the Masjid for Hassaan
ibn Thaabit, so that he stands upon it and recites poetry on the # -/ ' FG "@ ' ? M 0 3 \I #
praises of, and on behalf of Rasoolullah Sallallahu alaihe wasallam, $% " "N : @ 1
or said that he used to defend Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe $% " bG : 1 #
wasallam (in reply to the accusation of the kuffar). Rasoolullah
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sallallahu alaihe wasallam would say, ‘May Allah assist Hassaan
with Ruhul Qudus till he defends, or praises, on behalf of " "N : bG - ' i " 0 3
Rasoolullah sallallahu alaihe wasallam. # $%

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STORY TELLING OF RASULULLAH AT NIGHT
Aisha (R.A) reports, Once, at night, Rasoolullah (S.A.S) related an
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event to his family members. One of the ladies said, this story is
just like the stories of Khuraafah. (The Arabs used the stories of : 0 ,' DV " ? G @M -3 8> 5 ?6 #
Khuraafah as proverbs). Rasoolullah (S.A.S) asked, Do you know j 5G "N "-; : G 5G "N a -3 a -3' 0 9!
what is the original story of Khuraafah? Khuraafah was a man FG L /' ;" V"6 A/" ! 5G "N 0 7
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from the tribe of Banu Udhrah, whom the jinns took away. They ' f $ 7 8 -L " 0#M @"T- #, G a! G 50 T /'
kept him for some time, then left him among the people. He
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related to the people strange things of his stay there. The people
were astonished. After that every amazing story is called 5G "N a -3 : G
Khuraafah
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The Sleeping Of Rasoolulullah
Baraa (R.A) reports: "When Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) retired, he
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put his right hand under his right cheek, and recited this
du'aa: Rabbi qini adhaabaka yauma tub-a-thu 'ibaadaka. K<" : 1 * 8K-N ?3; $ ' :! \I /'I 6N
Translation...O Allah, save me from Your punishment on the - a ;# 6 F 1
day of qiyaamah".

Hudhayfah (R.A) says: "When Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) lay down on a bed, he


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recited: Allahurmma bi-ith-mika a-mutu wa ahyaa. Translation... O Allah! In
Thy name do I live and die" When he awakened he recited this du'aa: : 1 "G $ 7 B 67 #
Alhamdulillaahil ladhi ahyaanaa ba'da rnaa amaatana wa-ilayhin nushur. 67 3 ? 0#,
Translation... 4 3 H6 - 3' : 1 C ;
'Praise be to Allah Who restored unto us life, having caused us to die and
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unto Him shall be the Resurrection"'.
'Aayeshah (R.A) narrates: "Every night before Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) slept on his bed, he put together his hands (as in the
du'aa) and blew on it and recited (the surahs of) AI-Ikhlaas (Qul a: G :! \ / 5 0 ! "G $ 7 B 67 #
huwauahu ahad), AI-Falaq (Qul a'udhu birabbil falaq), and An- K<" 6 1 J-3 T 1 : , G "1 , G
Naas (Qui a'udhu birabbin naas) and wiped those parts of the , b 0#M K<" 6 1 + :'
body that he could (wherever the hand could reach). He began
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with the head, then the face and then the front part of his body.
This was done thrice". ? 0" aAM 6 \ % 8- / '1

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WORSHIP OF RASOOLULLAH
Mughirah bin Shu'bah (R.A) reports that Rasuluilah (S.A.S) $ % "$%: 1 5 V" R '
performed such lengthy nafl prayers, that his mubaarak legs
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became swollen. The Sahaabah said : "You undergo such great
difficulties, where Allah had forgiven your past and the future sins. '6 #0- ; ":] -1 6T P !;;
"Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: "(When AllahTa'aala has blessed me so @" ! @- ! AG : 1 j "0N9;
much) should I not be a grateful servant?"
'Abdullah bin Mas'ud (R.A) reports: "Once at night I performed " \ 45 ? % : 1 - -
salaah with Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) stood for
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such a long time that I intended to commit an evil deed". Someone
asked him what deed did you intend to commit? He replied. "To sit - '1 ? T: 1j ? T : 1> " 9
down and leave Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) alone". # $ % 0F Z-

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Salaatut Duha (Chaast Prayers).
Mu'aadhah (R.A) says: "I asked 'Aayeshah, 'Did Rasoolulullah LF ! :5 ?'1 : ? 1 V6 ? : 1
(S.A.S) perform the salaatut duha (chaast prayers) ?" She replied:
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"Yes, he performed four rak'ahs (the least), and added to it the
amount Allah Ta'aala willed". 0 / 0= > - = ? !"
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Abdullah bin Shaqeeq Radhiyallahu 'Anhu reports: "I inquired from $% " # % FG > / <
'Aayeshah Radhiyallahu 'Anha regarding the (nafil) saum of Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S). She replied: 'At times Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) fasted continuously.
We used to say, he will keep on fasting (this month). At times he did not $% "# % 5 ?'9
fast, till we began thinking he will not fast (that month). Rasoolulullah $0;3 # % !:? 1 #
(S.A.S) did not fast for a month after he came to Madinah, besides the fasts "&'G -1 $0;3 "&': # % -1
of Ramadhaan'". (In this manner, the passing of the whole month without
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fasting was not observed. As mentioned in Abu Daawud. This practice of
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) will be mentioned in the commentary of hadith (7 5 - ' #-1 6' A ! @", #
number three in detail). I"
Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu anhu says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said:
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'Deeds are presented (before Allah subhanahu wata'allah) on
Mondays and Thursdays. I desire that my deeds be presented L<39G N' M( # * )" ; : 1
whilst I am fasting'". J# % F )"
Aayeshah (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) once came home, a
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woman was present at that time. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) inquired.
'Who is this woman?' I replied: 'This is a certain woman who does j 86T : G DV " H-' # $%
not sleep at night'. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'One should observe $% " G # ; ( 5 AG : ?'1
only that amount of nawaafil which one can bear. I swear an oath G &; * #! :#
that Allah Ta'aala does not fear the granting of rewards, till you
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begin to fear the observance of deeds'. 'Aayeshah (R.A) says: 'The
most beloved deed of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) were those that were 3% # - H6 # $%
practised continuously.
Abu Salih R.A. reports "I enquired from Aayeshah and Ummi
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Salamah Radhiyallahu anhuma that which act was the most
beloved by Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)?" # $% " $ 7 0<3 ! '
Both gave the reply "That deed which was practised continuously, 01 7 # - : ; 1j
even if it was a little".
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The Recital Of Rasoolulullah
Qataadah (R.A) narrates that Allah gave to every Nabi that He
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had sent a beautiful feature and beautiful voice. Your Nabi
(S.A.S) also had a beautiful feature and a beautiful voice. 3# $ % #!L ! ? 0% 3
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) did not recite in a melodious tone as \K/" ( ! ? 0% 3 / '
singers do
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The Weeping Of Rasoolulullah
'Abdullah bin Shikh-kheer (R.A) says: "I attended the
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noble assembly of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). He was
performing salaah. Because of his crying, such sound = =9! J= = G / F`% T # $% "
emmitted from his chest, like that of a boiling pot". >! ' /" '
'Abdullah bin Mas'ud (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) once asked me to recite
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the Qur-aan to him. (He might have said this because one might be able to
concentrate more when one is listens, or he may have said this for another $% "F 1
reason, which may include many reasons. For example, the hearing of the recital : ?' G 0F '"'1 : #
of the Qur-aan is regarded as a sunnah, as a result of this deed of Rasoolulullah "1 "
(S.A.S)) I said: ''O Messenger of Allah, should I recite it to you when it has been
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revealed to you?' ( ibn Mas'ud (R.A) may have thought this recital was for tabligh L<3 F` 7 : 1 ='
as a reminder) Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'I love to hear it from another person''
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Thereupon I began reciting Surah Nisaa (which begins from the last quarter of the
4th juz). When I reached this aayah: ''But how (will it be with them) when We >(OT $ / ?'R $0;3
bring of every people a witness, and We bring thee (O Muhammed) a witness F ? "G : 1 -@ ,
against these?''-(Surah Nisaa,41) I saw tears flowing from both eyes of A ,; "
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)."
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) reports that one of the daughters of Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) was on her death bed. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) picked her up and
put her before him. She passed away in his presence. Ummi Ayman , I;3 G FI' ; 45 #
(who was a slave girl of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)) began wailing aloud. - FT ?; G - , I G
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: "Are you crying before the Messenger of $ %F G L# ?3 %
Allah?" (because tears were also flowing from the eyes of Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S)). She said: 'Do I not see you cry?' Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) replied:
"This crying is not prohibited. It is a mercy of Allah". (He softens the F! ? F` 7 : 1 j F! ; " ?
hearts of His servants, and creates love and mercy in them). K ! $ _" N K ! O ' 0 7 D5 3" FT 7
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) then said: "A Muslim is at peace at all times. even
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when his soul is being taken out, he is busy uttering the hamd (praises)
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Narrations Of The Bed Of Rasoolulullah.
'Aayeshah (R.A) reports that the bed on which
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) slept was made of
leather, in which was filled coir of the palm tree. JP 8 ' 3 _#-

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HUMBLENESS OF RASOOLULLAH
'Umar (R.A) says: ''Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'Do not
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exceed in praising me as the Christians over-praised 'Esa
(A.S). (That they made him the son of God.) I am a B" % ?"'& ! F "'&; ( : # $%
bondsman of Allah, therefore, call me the bondsman of " - : G J- 7 # "
Allah and His Rasul'".
Anas (R.A) reports: A woman came to
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and said: I would like to
speak to you in private'. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) / ? 5 - ' + "& KH FG F / : G 45/ 3 7F 07:
replied: 'Sit on any street of Madinah and I will 7
come there and listen to you'".
Anas (R.A) reports: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) visited the sick,
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attended funerals, rode on donkeys, accepted the invitations
of slaves. On the day of the battle of Banu Qurayzah, he < / " 3' <!" = /' -,' ) "' -
rode on a donkey, the reigns of which were made of date _ 3 _# &N _" 3 $ 5C "1 F # ! - ' V -
palm leaves. On it was also a saddle made of date palm P JP !7 P
leaves".
Anas (R.A) reports: ''Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) accepted and attended
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invitations where bread made of barley, and stale fat a few days old
was served (Without hesitation he accepted these invitations). 5 Tf " = N$7$ - #
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had pawned his armour to a Jew. Till the end of -' JZ"- ! - < / G 5N 0
his life Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) did not possess a sufficient amount to
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release that armour'". ? $0;3 ,L!: -/ G XH- ,


Anas bin Maalik (R.A) reports: "No one was more
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beloved to the Sahaabah than Rasoolulullah (S.A.S).
When they saw him they did not stand up, knowing # 8 " 67 ! : 1 #
that he did not approve of it". 6 ;T "!
Anas (R.A) reports that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: "Even if I
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am given a foot of a goat as a present, I will accept it, and if I
am invited to partake of it, I will surely accept that invitation ? /* ? - ? JZ "! 0F 7 H-T : #
Anas (R.A) reports that a tailor invited Rasoolulullah # $% " - 4& 0 N A/" 0
(S.A.S). Thareed was served, in which dubbaa (dodhi -
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gourd) was added. As Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) loved
dubbaa (dodhi-gourd) he began eating it. Anas (R.A) @ ? G : J? M 1 > 0 L- L<3 ! > 0 L- 6N'9 #
says: "After that no food was prepared for me, \ % (7 > 0 - G \ % $ "-'1 J# & F \ % G :
wherein if gourd could be added, it was added".
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NOBLE CHARACTER OF RASOOLULLAH
Anas bin Maalik (R.A) says: "I remained in the service (of
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) for ten years. He never once told me
'Oof'. When I did something, he never asked me, why did >F 1 E&1 XP F 1 G "' #
you do so? When I did not do a certain task, he never asked ! j ;!"; # ;!"; >F ( ; %# ; %
me why I did not do it. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had the best ( 4 N 3 # $% "
character among all people. (and also possessed the most
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excellent features, so much so,) that I never felt a silk cloth,
nor pure silk, nor any other thing softer than the palm of @"'& ( E&1 @! ? ( # $%
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). Nor did I smell any musk or any other # $% " +" < '& !
fragrance, more sweet smelling than the sweat of
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)".
'Aayeshah (R.A) reports, that: "It was not the nature of
$% " ! # :? 1 , 5
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) to talk indecently, nor did he engage himself
in the use of obscene language. Nor did he shout and talk in the FG @ 0N% ( 4 K3:; ( 4 3 G #
bazaars (which is against dignity). He did not avenge a bad deed : ! 5 K0 5 K0 m=/ ( + *
with a bad one, but forgave it, and thereafter did not even mention it b:%
.
'Aayeshah (R.A) reports: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) did not
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hit anything with his mubaarak hands, besides the
time when he made jihaad in the Path of Allah. He did 4V " ( @ - N <"I ( FG -T / (7 E&1 @
not hit a servant nor a women (wife, slave girl etc.)".
Imaam Hasan (R.A) says, (my younger brother) Husayn said: "I asked my father ( 1 : 1 XF 3'
'Ali (R.A)) about the conduct of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) in his assemblies' He replied..
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'Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) was always happy and easy mannered. There was always a
smile and a sign of happiness on his blessed face. He was soft-natured and when FG # $ % KF
the people needed his approval, he easily gave consent. He did not speak in a harsh " ! : G /
tone nor was he stonehearted. He did not scream while speaking, nor was he rude # - # $%
or spoke indecently. He did not seek other's faults. He never over-praised anything
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nor exceeded in joking, nor was he a miser. He kept away from undesirable
language and did not make as if he did not hear anything. If he did not agree with C ] ( oC: < /'
the next person's wish he did not make that person feel disheartened, nor did he < 0 ( _U 03G ( < 0N% (
promise anything to that person. He completely kept himself away from three
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things: from arguments, pride and senseless utterances. He prohibited people from ( 0 G R; _i (
three things. He did not disgrace or insult anyone, nor look for the faults of others,
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he only spoke that from which thawaab and reward was attained. When he spoke,
those present bowed their heads in such a manner, as if birds were sitting on their :' "; -1 G <0 N (
heads. (They did not shift about, as birds will fly away on the slightest move). When " M!f > " ' : aAM
he completed his talks, the others would begin speaking. (No one would speak "; (
while Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) spoke. Whatever one wanted to say, it would be said
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after he had completed speaking). They did not argue before him regarding
anything. Whenever one spoke to him the other would keep quiet and listen till he ( ;" < '& (
would finish. The speech of every person was as if the first person was speaking. M /" G (7 # !;
(They gave attention to what every person said. It was not as is generally found that
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in the beginning people pay full attention, and if the talk is lengthened they became
bored, and begin to pay less attention). When all laughed for something, he would " & #, O" $ 9!
laugh too. The things that surprised the people, he would also show his surprise ( !; ?! 6eG
regarding that. (He would not sit quietly and keep himself aloof from everyone, but a -3' 8-' = ;
made himself part of the gathering). He exercised patience at the harshness and
indecent questions of a traveller. (Villagers usually ask irrelevant questions. They do $0;3 ;%' 8-' # !;
not show courtesy and ask all types of questions. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) did not a -3 8-' #,M -3 k"':
reprimand them but exercised patience). The Sahaabah would bring travellers to his !3'I 0 3'I #, 0
assemblies (so that they themselves could benefit from the various types of
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questions asked by these people, and also hear some questions regarding which
they themselves, due to etiquette, would not ask). Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)' would say: $ < "R' " % '
'When you see a person in need, then always 'help that person'. ;9 &' FG V ':/'
(If someone praised him, he would detest it). If someone, by way of thanks praised : 3% ! 7 $0;3
him, he would remain silent, (because it is necessary that one 'thank a person for a
good favour or good deed. It is like one fulfilling one's duty. Some of the 'ulama , '& 5/ 3 < & #; " 67
have translated this as: 'If one did not exceed in praising him, he would keep silent'. (7 > 0M ' ( 8 -G"9G
That means if he exceeded he would prohibit him). He did not interrupt someone -3 $ \&' ( _cG !
talking and did not begin speaking when someone else was busy speaking. If one
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exceeded the limits he would stop him or would get up and leave (so that that
person would stop)". _# 1 _F,
Jaabir (R.A) says. "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) never said 'No'
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to a request of a person".
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Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) was the most generous among ! : 1 _ 0
people in performing good deeds (No one could compare with him in generosity. He
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himself led a simple life, but in giving he would put a king to shame. At a time of
great need a woman presented him a sheet, and he wore it as he was in need of it. ! " N' - /
A person came to him, and asked him for it, he presented the sheet to that person. I " ", FG ! - /
Taking of loans and fulfilling the needs of others, when the creditors came, and if " / ;'9 G l ' $0;3
something had come from somewhere, he would pay the debts, and did not go
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home till everything was given to the needy. There exists many incidents of this
nature, so much so that it is not possible to enumerate them). Particularly in the " ! " /
month of Ramadaan, he would be more generous till the month ended. (His - / # $%
generosity in this month exceeded all the other months). In this month when Jibra-
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eel (A.S) came and recited the Qur-aan to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), at that time his
generosity exceeded the wind that brings forth heavy rains"
Anas (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah. (S.A.S) did not store anything for
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the next day".
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Modesty Of Rasoolulullah
Abu Sa'eed Khudari (R.A) says that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) was more LF ! : 1 KH"-N' - F aK-3
bashful than a virgin girl in her veil (purdah). When Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) did not like something, it could be seen on his face. (Because
of his excessive Modesty he did not mention it). ,/ FG 8 'G" @ 8"! 67 ! T"-N
'Aayeshah (R.A) reports: (because of the excessive modesty of $ 7 ?"C :5 ? 1: 1 5 $4
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)) "I did not have the courage to see the private
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parts of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), or that I never saw the private parts
of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)". E&1 # $% " ["G ? "

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Hajaamah (Cupping-Cautering) Of Rasoolulullah
Anas (R.A) was asked regarding the payment to a hajjaam (cupper).
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(Is it permissible or not?) Anas (R.A) replied: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)
took the treatment of cupping which was administered by Abu /3 # $% "
Taybah (R.A), he was given two saa' food (in a narration it is T # ! _# & % " 9G 5 &
mentioned that dates were given), and Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) I'G 0 7 : 1 / "N ' I G
interceded on his behalf to his master that the stipulated amount he
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was responsible for be made less. He also said this, that cupping is
the best of medicine". 5 /3'

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LIVING OF RASOOLULLAH
Ibn Seereen RA. says: "We were once in the company of Abu Hurayrah (R.A). He was E ?
wearing a lungi and a sheet, both of which were made of kataan (a fine type of cloth)
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and were dyed reddish in colour. He (Abu Hurayrah) cleaned his nose with one of these,
and said in surprise: 'Allah! Allah!, Abu Hurayrah is cleaning his nose today with a cloth j #; <" _# &
of kataan. There was a time when I was lying unconscious between the mimbar of $ % #!0 ? " -
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and the room of 'Aayeshah (R.A) because of severe hunger. -/ #
People trampled my neck thinking I had become mad, whereas I was not mad, but
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severe hunger was the cause of the condition'".
'Aayeshah (R.A) reports: "We the family of Muhammad (S.A.S) did 7 : ? 1 5 V " # T
not light a fire for months in our homes. We sustained ourselves on
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dates and water
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Abu Talhah (R.A) says: "We complained to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) about the $ 7 ! : 1 53'& F
severe pangs of hunger, and showed him the stones fastened on our stomachs.
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A stone was fastened on the stomach of every one of us due to severe hunger.
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) showed us two stones fastened onto his stomach". ( _"/3 & G" Z /'
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) experienced more hunger than we did, and he had spent a $% " \G"G
longer period than us since he had last eaten). "/3 '& #
Abu Hurayrah (R.A) reports: "Once Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) came out of his $ % " ["N : 1 V" "T F
house at such a time, that it was not his noble habit to do so at that time.
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Nor did anyone come to meet him at that time. At that moment Abubakr
(R.A) came to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). He asked: 'What brought you here, O _"! 8 ;9G J-3 , G 8 ' (
Abubakr?' Abubakr (R.A) replied: 'I came out to meet the Rasul of Allah, : 1 j _"! >/ : G
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and look at his noble face. A little while passed, when 'Umar (R.A) # $% " $ ' ?/"N
presented himself. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) asked him the reason of presenting
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himself at such an odd time. He replied: 'Because of hunger, O Messenger
of Allah'. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'I am also experiencing a bit of that'. All " >/ : G " >/ a '
then went to the house of Abul Haytham Ansaari (R.A). He was theowner $% 1 " Z /' : 1 j
of many date palms, trees and sheep, and he did not have any servants. 6) ?-/ -1 :#
(For this reason he did all the work himself). They did not find him there.
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They asked his wife, 'Where is your companion?' She replied: 'He has gone
to bring sweet water for us'. A little while had not passed, when Abul " M! A/" ! KH" %' * , 0;
Haytham (R.A) experiencing difficulty arrived carrying the water bag. He #G J#-N ! # > N
put it down. He then came and honoured Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), his noble
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guest, and was pleased by the honour of meeting Rasoolulullah (S.A.S),
(and proud of his good fortune, reciting and embracing him). O companion #G > ' <6 ; + &' : ? G
when my benevolent moments will come. Without invitation you will come , = 5 " #M ,' >/ M '
away to my home. and began to sacrifice on Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) his father $%F
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and mother. (i.e. He was saying, may my father and mother be sacrificed on
you). After that he requested them to come to his palm grove. He spread 0#M K 9 K-: #
out for them a mat, then went to a palm and brought a,whole bunch (which #, & G ; -3 $ 7 #, + &'
had ripe, half ripe etc. kinds of dates on it), and put it before them. _' > /G 5 N $ 7 + &' 0#M 4&
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'Why did you not only pick the ripe ones'. (rather
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than bringing the whole bunch). He (the host) said. 'Eat what pleases you
from it'. They ate from it, and drank water. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said there : Gj &" ? ; AG :
after, (of which every moment of his life was a means of Shamaa-il " ;N; ?-" F` 7 "
Muhammadiy. I swear an oath by the Being in whose hands lies my life, this !9G 8" &" "0 N;
is also included among those blessings of which one will be asked on the
day of qiyaamah, the cool shadow, good fresh dates, and cold water. $% G> ' 6 "
Thereafter the host started going to prepare meals, whereupon # 8- F ': H6 6T : #
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said to him, in happiness do not just slaughter any J-" Q C 5 ' # ' 9 ; H6
animal, but slaughter an animal that does not give milk. The host
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slaughtered for them a female or male young goat. (He quickly prepared
the food), and presented it before them. They partook of it' ( Rasoolulullah LF G @ & #, \ % #M ,'
(S.A.S) noticed that he was doing all the work by himself, and at the X"- ? 6 0 3 6; ( : # $%
beginning he had brought the sweet water himself too). Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) inquired: 'Have you not any servants?' He replied: 'No' Whereupon
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'When slaves shall arrive, remind us. Incidentally T:# $% G !9G
only two slaves were brought to Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). Abul Haytham (R.A) ; 6eG : 1 (: 1 j J#- N
came to remind Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) of his promise. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) $%F
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said: 'Choose any one of them'. (Where will such a Sahaabi who has
sacrificed himself for Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) put forward his own desire in 8 ;9G Ja M , '" #
the presence of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). Therefore,) He said: 'O Nabi of Allah, $%F
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you choose one for me'. (Besides piety, there could have been no other " : G ,' ";N : #
reason for liking and choosing a slave) Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'An
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adviser is trustworthy (and by me being the trustworthy person) I choose
this slave for you, as I had seen him perform his salaah. F` eG 6T 6N J ;O " ; ' 07
Remember my one advice, and that is to treat him well'.. Abul Haytham 4G " g ; F`% ; "
(R.A) went (happily home, that he had someone to help him in his chores) T" N9G ; " $ 7 #M ,' + &' G
to his wife, and told her what Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had said. His wife said:
"You will not be able to fulfil exactly that which Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had # $% "
commanded. It is difficult for us to truly carry out that noble advice, 1 0+3 _^ ?' : ;" ? G
therefore free him, for by this it will be possible to fulfil the commands of
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)'. The husband then said,. 'He is free'. (He did not care 9 (7 # $ % LF G
the least for his troubles and difficulties. When Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) came
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to know about this honourable sacrifice) Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'For
every nabi and his successors Allah Ta'aala creates two concealed advisers. ( d a # 07:#
One of which induces to do good and saves from committing evil. The 8" '9; D5 & : ; & (7 45: N
other advises not to care the least in ruining and destroying a person. The ( D5 & "!' ' 8 ,' ; P " '
one that is saved from this persons wickedness, is being saved from all ruin
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and destruction".
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Jubayr bin Mut'im (R.A) says: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said:
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'I have many names, I am Muhammad, I am Ahmad, I am Maahi
(the one who eraseseradicates) through whom Allah has @> F 07:# $% "
eradicated kufr. I am Haashir, whom Allah will raise first on the day F 3 H6 F3 ' -3 J-0 3
of qiyaamah, the whole ummah will be judged before my feet on F -1 $ " 3 H6 " 3' "':!'
the day of qiyaamah. I am 'Aaqib (the one who comes last), and
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that 'Aaqib, after whom there shall be no other nabi'".

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The Noble Age Of Rasoolulullah
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) reports: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) lived in Makkah
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for thirteen years. (In these thirteen years) Wahi was revealed (to
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). After this he made hijrah from Makkah), and 7 $3 45 V"' aAM 50! #
lived for ten years in Madinah. He passed away at the age of sixty K; aAM T FG̀ ; @"' 5 -'
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The Death Of Rasoolulullah
Anas (R.A) narrates: "The last glimpse I had of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) was at
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the time of his last illness on a Monday morning when he lifted the curtain of
his house (to take a look at his ummah performing the salaah). At that time $% " $ 7 ,;"C
his mubaarak face was shining and clear as if it was a page of the Mus-haf M( # V" ;K P' ! #
(Qur-aan). At that time the people were performing the (fajr) salaah behind P3% 51" 9! ,/ $ 7 ?"C G
Abubakr (R.A). The people began moving back (in happiness after seeing
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him, thinking that he would come to join them. Before this too on an
occasion when Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) became ill, Abubakr (R.A) led the $ 7 " 9G "&'I
salaah. When he was recovering he would come and join the congregational $ ' #,L O _"! ; M
prayer). Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) made a sign to the people to remain in their
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places. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) passed away on that day".
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'Aayeshah (R.A) relates that at the time of the death of
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), she gave him support with her chest, or
she said with her lap. He asked for a container to urinate in. He ? & -G H"/3 $ 7 : ? 1 H"-% $ 7 #
urinated therein. Thereafter he passed away ? G 0#M G
Qaasim bin Muhammad (R.A) reports that 'Aayeshah (R.A) said: "I $% "? ":? 1 , 5
had seen Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) at the time of his death, a cup of
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water was near him. He was putting his hands in the cup and
wiping his face with it. (At the time of intense heat and unrest it #
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calms one). Then he was reciting: 'O Allah help me in the ? "! $ : 1 ? "!' $ F` 0#, :
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difficulties of death'" ? '


'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anaha narrates: "After witnessing the
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difficulties experienced by Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), I do not
doubt that anyone does not experience difficulties at the time # $% " ? V0-
of death".
Ibn 'Abbaas (R.A) and 'Aayeshah (R.A) report: "After the death of
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Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), Abubakr Siddiqe (R.A) came and kissed the
forehead of Rasuluilah (S.A.S)". ? - #
'Aayeshah (R.A) says that: "After the death of Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S), Abubakr (R.A) entered, kissed him on his lower forehead
(between the eyes), and put his hands on the shoulders of \I G \I G ; G - #
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and said: 'Waa nabiyyaah', He lifted his head 8 :% , 8 : 1 - $ -
bent and kissed the forehead again and said: waa khalilaah.'" A N
Abi Salamah bin 'Abdurrahmaan bin 'Awf (R.A)
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said: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) passed away on a
Monday, and was buried on a Tuesday". > MALM # G- M( # #
Saalim bin 'Ubayd (R.A), a sahaabi narrates: "Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) became
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unconscious (many times) during his (last) illness. When he became conscious he
would ask: 'Is it already time for salaah?' When they replied yes, he would say: "$ F '] : 1 D5 3%
'Instruct Bilaal to call out the adhaan, and instruct Abubakr to lead the salaah'. This FG # $%
happened a few times.(He said this because he was too ill to go to the masjid. ?"I3 : G + G9G I"
Sayyidinia Abubakr (R.A) was naturally soft-natured. Many a time he would weep
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easily. Sayyiditina 'Aayesha (R.A) knew her fathers relationship with Rasoolulullah
(S.A.S) and that he would not be able to withstand the absence of Rasoolulullah " K6O 'G (A "
Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallain. Therefore 'Aayeshah (R.A) made a request. 'My father : 1 F`% _"!
has a soft heart. If he is going to stand on your place and lead the salaah, he will
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begin to weep, and will not be able to lead the salaah. Therefore, request someone
else to lead the salaah'. In this manner after 'Aayeshah (R.A) had made several j VA0% ?"I3 : G + G9G
requests;- Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) replied: 'Do you wish to become of those women (A " : G# : G
in the incident of Yusuf ((A.S)). Instruct Abubakr to lead the salaah'. Carrying out _"! " K6O 'G
the instructions of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), Abubakr (R.A) led the salaah. (He
performed seventeen salaahs till the death of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S). This incident 5 ? G K % 'G
which is mentioned above began on a Thursday evening. On Thursday the illness # 1 67 JP J /" F 07:
of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) became worse. All this took place at the time of 'eshaa \ &; AG $! # ' 6
on Friday night (Thursday night in common usage). From this salaah onwards
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Abubakr (R.A) began leading the prayers. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) passed away on a
Monday just before midday. Therefore the total number of salaah led by Abubakr " : G + G9G F ']
(R.A) till the death of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) is seventeen prayers, which Abubakr _"! " K6O 'G (A
(R.A) performed continuously. 0 ! eG K % 'G
Once during the illness, Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) felt a bit well during the time of
salaah. He asked if there was anyone who could support him till the masjid, P ? 3 % <3 %
Barirah and another person offered themselves, held him by his mubaarak hands " 60 9G J A " 9G : 1
and took him to the masjid. Abubakr (R.A) sensing the arrival of Rasoolulullah 0 7 0#M $ %G _"!
(S.A.S), thought of moving back. Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) signaled him to remain
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there. Abubakr (R.A) completed the salaah. After that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)
passed away. (He passed away on a Monday). F "C' : G 45:N -/
It is apparent what difficulties and hardships the Sahaabah (R.A)m experienced at V" " ?> /G c!0;
this time, also bearing in mind the mischief of the munaafiqeen hypocrites and
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enemies. The upkeep and safeguarding of the garden that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) g!' <T6 _"! 8W" 0 G
nurtured for twenty three years. Together with all this the passing away of the
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blessed and noble personality of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S), who was so beloved, for
whom the Sahaabah (R.A)m had sacrificed their homes, family and relatives. On . ;A% _"! $I1 $0;3
this morning it seemed he was recovering, actually he was sustaining it and not 2 2 $ 2 2% 22 2 2 " 0 7 0#22M
recovering. After the death of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) the news spread quickly, but
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many people could not believe it. Therefore, 'Umar (a respected and strong
hearted person with all the virtues, courage, tolerance etc. could not bear it, and in 0 "!622 @-2 3 \ 2 ( 2
this state unsheathed his sword and stood up and) began saying, "I swear by Allah # $% "
that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) has not passed away. The person saying Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) had passed away. I will severe that person's head with my sword". He
(Saalim) said, the people were ummis (unlettered-they did read or write), nor was #22 2K K 2 2 ! : 21
there a nabi among them before this, therefore all those present kept silent. They 2222 1 QF2222 #, 2222G 2222!
(the Sahaabah) said to Saalim go to the companion of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and 22 : 22 G 22 22 9G
call him. I went to Abubakr ((R.A)) in the state of shock and tears were flowing
from my eyes. At that time he was in the masjid. Upon seeing my state asked: 2 " <3 2% $ 7 + &' #
'Did Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) pass away? I conveyed the news to him and also said # 222 222 222 $ 222% 222
to him that 'Umar had said, if he heard anyone saying Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) has 2 T _"2! 2 ?22 ;9G 2 -G
died, he would cut off that person's head with that sword of his. Abubakr said,
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"Let's go". I went with him. He reached the house while the people were gathering
around Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)). He said: 'O people, make way for me'. The people ) 21 : 21 F W" 0 G 4 T-
made way for him. He gave a deep look at the mubaarak face of Rasoolulullah # $% "
(S.A.S) and kissed his forehead, then recited this aayah: "Lo! thou will die, and lo! \ (: " 0 7 : ?'1 j
they will die..." - Surah Zumur, 30. Then they (Sahaabah (R.A)m) asked: 'O
Companion (Abubakr (R.A)) of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) has Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) $ 2% 2 2 " 0 "!6 @-3
really passed away?' He replied: 'Yes'. Now they accepted. (After that they asked (2227 ) 2221 # 222 222 222
him other questions, because in every question there was a peculiarity.) They said: : F2 G 6T F: ; "I
'O Companion of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)), should janaazah salaah be performed for
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Rasoolulullah?' He replied: 'Yes'. They said: 'And how?' He said: 'A group at a time
enter the room and perform the janazah salaah individually without jamaa'ah, and "$ N- -1 T
return. In this manner all will perform this salaah'. They (the Sahaabah) asked. 'O # 22 22 2 2 $ 2 2% 2 2
Companion of Rasoolulullah ((S.A.S)) shall Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) be buried?' He
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replied: 'Yes' They inquired: 'Where?' He replied: 'At the spot where Allah had
taken his ruh. Verily'Allah Ta'aala has not taken his ruh but at a venerated place'. 0<2! $0;3 > /G /"'G9G F
They (Sahaabah) knew he said the truth (and became satisfied with all the J?2K 2 7: G 0
answers). Thereafter he instructed the family of his (Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)'s) father 2 : 21 0#2M 2;K #22, 7
to carry out the tajheez and takfeen. ( 'Ali, Fadl bin 'Abbaas, Usaamah and
Shaqraan,-the slave of Rasoolulullah (S.A.S)-(R.A)m carried out the tajheez and $% " <3 %
takfeen.) (And to safeguard Islaam and keep away differences and controversies, $ 2% 2 2 " ) 21 #
he suggested a person should be chosen, and all matters referred to him. In one #2 : 21 j # 2 2
narration it is stated that when 'Umar (R.A) unsheathed his sword and was saying,
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"The one who says that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) has passed away, I will cut off his
head". Abubakr (R.A) cautioned him and delivered a khutbah wherein he recited $% " <3 %
the aayah of the Qur-aan: "Muhammad is but a messenger, messengers (the like j 2 "$ $ % #
of whom) have passed away before him..." - Surah Aali 'Imraan, 144. Thereafter j P222 ! : 221 #222 : 221
he said the one who worshipped Muhammad (S.A.S) should know that
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) had passed away, the one who worships Allah, let him know "222K ! G J# 221 N-222 : 221
that Allah is living and will live for ever. When the people heard Abubakr (R.A) 0#2 2222M -222222 E%222222
delivering the khutbah, they all attentively turned their attention towards the J# 22221 N-2222 0#2222M 2 22/"N
mimbar. In a narration it is stated, that Abubakr Radiyallah 'Anhu said in this
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khutbah, it is now necessary to choose a person who shall keep up and guard the -22 E%22 "22K ! G
deen. Every person should give his view. The Muhaajireen got together and
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discussed the matter. They said: 'Lets go to our brothers from among the Ansaar
and include them in this matter. The Ansaar said: 'we shall have an amir, and the 2 2 " <3 2 % 2 : 21
Muhaajireen, shall have an amir (Upon that Abubakr (R.A) narrated the saying of G-22 #2 2 2 $ 2%
Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) that the amirs are from the Quraysh) 'Umar ibnul Khattaab # $% "
(R.A) said: 'Who is that person who in one instance possesses these three virtues
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Whom Allah Ta'aala has mentioned Qur-aan thus: "...(1) the second of two; when
they two were in the cave, (2) when he said unto his comrade: Grieve not. (3) Lo! G ) 1 H6 ! ' FG
Allah is with us..." - Surah Taubah40. Also other virtues. These three should also 3 ") ' # 0 eG 3 "
be such that they are of the highest order: (l.) To have unity and a close
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relationship with Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and have assisted him when he was alone.
(2.) Allah Ta'aala addresses him as the Companion of Rasululah (S.A.S)'. (3) Be in 'R #T" 0#M +-%
the company of Allah, as Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) has said to him that 'Allah is with "/ 2222, ' \2222 ;/ 2222
us'. At that time both Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) and Abubakr (R.A) were there, +222 &' : 22 G " 2 2;
regarding which Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: 'Allah is with us.' 'Umar (R.A) said: 'You
say, who are these two persons that are mentioned in the aayah. How great are " %22' * 22 22 N7 $22 7 22
these two personalities?' i.e. Who can be a greater personality than Rasoolulullah "22 * 622T F22G 2 #, N-22
(S.A.S) and Abubakr (R.A)? Besides this they discussed other matters too, which J"2 22 2 22 : " %2222' * ?2222 G
have been mentioned in the narrations. In one hadith it is stated 'Umar (R.A) said:
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'O Ansaar, do you know that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) instructed Abubakr to stand on
his musallaa (place of prayer)? During the time of his illness he instructed Abubakr aA0M2 86T M : < &N'
to lead the prayers? Who amongst you has the heart to remove such a person 67 " R' FG T 67 M F M
from the imaamah, whom Rasululllah (S.A.S) appointed as an Imaam'. 2 0 7 =23; ( 3 %2 2
The Ansaar said: 'We seek refuge in Allah. We cannot by pass Abubakr'
Thereafter 'Umar (R.A) offered him his hand and made bay'ah (allegiance). All the & 2 0#2M : 21 j 2 T 2
people (present at Saqifah whole heartedly and with eagerness) also made bay'ah 2 2 2 G 8-22
on the hands of Abubakr (R.A). 45 / 45 3 45

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LEGACY OF RASOOLULLAH
'Amr bin Al Haarith (R.A), the brother of Ummul Mumineen : 1 D5 3% 5 " / FN a" 3' "
Juwayriyyah (R.A) says that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) left in his
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assets only weapons, a mule which he used as a conveyance,
and some land, which he had declared sadaqah. 451-% , / 4I"
'Aayeshah (R.A) says that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said:
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"We have no heirs. What we (the ambiyaa) leave is
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The Seeing Of Rasoolulullah In A Dream.
'Abdullah bin Mas'ud (R.A) reports that Rasoolulullah
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(S.A.S) said: "The one that has seen me in one's dream,
has really seen me, as the shaytaan cannot impersonate F 0M ; ( & 0 eG F W" - G # ' FG F W"
me".
Anas (R.A) reports that Rasoolulullah (S.A.S) said: "The one who
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sees me in a dream has really seen me, because the shaytaan
cannot impersonate me". He also said: "A dream of a Muslim O" : 1 F 0 N; ( & 0 eG F W" - G # ' FG
(conveyed through an angel) is a portion from the forty six V0 E >@ =/ " 50; J>=/ O'
portions of nubuwwah
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