Sunday, 16 June 2013

Keepers of the Nobel Sandals


Keepers of The Nobel Sandals



Among the matters of external appearance, the Prophet’s noble sandals received particular attention, perhaps because of what his followers felt of utmost love and humility for the person of their beloved Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), such that they saw themselves as less than his sandals.

The Companions and the Noble Sandals

The attention given to the noble sandals is not an innovated matter. Rather, the first generations, from the Companions of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), were the first to give them attention and importance, such that some of them were known to have distinguished themselves with serving the noble sandals.

It has been reported by Ibn Sa`d that Anas (Allah be well pleased with him) was the keeper of the sandals of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace).

And

Imam al-Sâlihî reported in his work, Subul al-Huda wa’l Rashâd (8:318) that `Abd Allâh ibn Mas`ûd (Allah be pleased with him) used to get up as soon as the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) sat down, and would take off the latter’s sandals, and place them under his own arms. Then, when the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) would get up, he would put them on him. Many other narrations have been transmitted from the Companions giving exact descriptions of the noble sandals of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

The Attention Given by the Imams and Scholars to the Noble Sandals

A number of Imams gave the noble sandals of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) particular attention, authoring complete works in describing and praising them, and gathering that which was transmitted regarding this.

Among them were:

 Imam Abu Ishâq Ibrahîm ibn Muhammad ibn Khalaf al-Sullamî, famous as Ibn al-Hâjj, who collected that which many poets and authors had written in praise of the sandals.

 Imam and hadith master Abû al-Yumn `Abd al-Samad ibn `Abd al-Wahhâb Ibn `Asâkir of Damascus (686 AH), who was buried in the Baqî` cemetery [in Madina], authored a treatise called A Sketch of the Sandal of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) (Timthâlu Na`l al-Nabiyy), which is published.

The great mujtahid Imam Sirâj al-Dîn `Umar ibn Raslân al-Bulqînî.

 Imam Shams al-Dîn Muhammad ibn `Îsa al-Muqri’, whose book was titled A Joy For Eyes By Verifying The Matter of The Sandals (Qurrat al-`Aynayn fî Tahqîq Amr al-Na`layn)

 Imam Abû al-`Abbâs al-Maqqarî of Tilmisân, who died in Egypt, wrote the most expansive work on the issue, An Opening From The Most High In Praising The Sandals (Fath al-Muta`âl fî Madh al-Ni`âl). This work is published, and has three abridgements. The first is by Radiyy al-Dîn Abu al-Khayr al-Qâdirî; the second by Abû al-Hasan al-Dimintî; and the third by Shaykh Yûsuf al-Nabahânî (Allah have mercy on them all).

 The author of the work Collected Pearls from the Bewildering Design and the Unique Exposition on the Characteristics of the Depiction of the Sandals of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) ( al-La’ali’ al-Majmû`a Min Bâhir al-Nizâm wa Bâri` al-Kalâm fî Sifat Mithâl Na`li Rasûl Allâh), who was one of the scholars of Cordoba, as mentioned by the historian Abû Sâlim al-`Ayyâshî in his famous travelogue.

The Place of the Depiction of the Noble Sandals and their Baraka

The depiction of the noble Prophetic sandals has had a special place in the hearts of Muslims since it points to one of the needs of their tremendous Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), and since it inspires in them the utmost humility towards his high rank (Allah bless him and give him peace). Because of this, they took care to record this depiction, and to draw it, and they sometimes even placed it under their turbans, to feel their complete subservience to the tremendousness of this most noble Messenger (Allah bless him and give him peace). They also hung this depiction in their houses, seeking baraka from it.

Writers and poets wrote eloquently in praise of the noble sandals and in describing the feelings of ecstatic love for their wearer (Allah bless him and give him peace). Imam Abû al-`Abbâs gathered a significant amount of these writing in his aforementioned work, as well as in his treatise Azhâr al-Riyâd
May the best of blessings and peace be upon the owner of these blessed sandals.



Honouring the Blessed Sandals as a Relic (Tabarruk)

Imam Nawawi states in his commentary of Sahih Muslim, "It is recommended to seek blessings through the relics of the righteous and their clothes (istihbab al-tabarruk bi aathaar al-salihin wa thiyabihim)." [Sharh Sahih Muslim, Book 37, Chapter 2, No. 10]

The Muslim Ummah has always been unparalleled in its love for our Leader and Beloved Prophet, since the time of the most honourable Companions, may Allah be pleased with them all. This devotion has resulted in the emulation of his practises, known as the Sunnah, and also extends to revering places, statements and items associated with him. Through these, we are reminded of his perfect example and from this remembrance, we derive great blessings.

Indeed regarding this remembrance, the Qur’an addresses the Beloved Prophet saying, Wara fa’na laka zikrak,” meaning,“And we exalted for you your remembrance.[Qur’an 94:4]

The Companion and Salaf  Honour the Blessed Sandals

Imam Qastalani and Imam Salihi, who was a student of Imam Jalaluddin Suyuti, both mention that Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Masud, may Allah be pleased with him, was one of the servants of the Beloved Prophet whose sandals he would cary. When the Prophet rose, Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Masud would put the blessed sandals on his sacred feet, and when the Prophet sat down, Sayyidina Abdullah ibn Masud would carry the blessed sandals in his arms until he rose again.
[Imam Qastalani’s Mawahib al-Laduniyya; Imam Salihi’s Subul al-Huda wal Rashad]

Also reported by Imam Qastalani that, Sayyidina Abu Ishaq al-Zuhri who was one of the Tabi’een, reports that Sayyidina Qasim ibn Muhammad (ibn Abu Bakr Siddiq) said, “Of the proven blessing of the likeness of the Prophet's sandal is that, whoever has it in his possession for tabarruk will be safeguarded by it from the sedition of rebels and the mastery of enemies, and it will be a barrier against every devil and the evil eye of the envious. If a pregnant woman holds it in her right hand during labour, her delivery will be easier by Allah's Power.”

Mulla Ali Qari mentions in his commentary on Shama’il Tirmidhi, that the great Imam Muhyuddin ibn Arabi said the sandals are part of the attire of Prophets. He also mentioned that one of the names of the Beloved Prophet in the ancient books is Sahib al-naalayn or "The Wearer of the Sandals."

Imam ibn Asakir wrote an entire volume on the image of the blessed sandals entitled Timthalu Naal al-Nabiyy or A Sketch of the Sandal of the Prophet.

Imam Jazuli, the author of the famous Dala’il al-Khayrat, includes the image of the blessed sandal in his Dala’il al-Khayrat out of reverence for it and as a means of seeking Allah’s blessings.

Out of this same love and devotion, Imam al-Zarqani states, “If possible, kiss the dust that has been touched by the sandals, otherwise, kiss an image of the sandals.[Sharh al-Zarqani ‘ala’l Mawahib, 5:48]

The above reports are all crystal clear demonstrations of love and submission from the Salaf towards the Beloved Prophet, may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, through honouring the depiction of his blessed Naalayn Paak.

Imam Qastalani narrates a beautiful verse in honour of the blessed sandals, composed by Imam Qurtubi who says: “I concentrated on the waves of light that emanated from the blessed sandals and as long as we bow down before them (in humility), we will be honoured. Hence, keep it above the head as it is in reality a crown, though apparently a sandal.” [al-Mawahib al-Ladunniya, 2:470]

The great Mujaddid, Imam Ahmad Raza Khan Barelwi, describes the status and honour achieved by one who is blessed by the Naalayn Paak in the following couplet:

Jisey Teri Saf-e-Niyal se miley do niwaley nawal se
Wo bana ke uske ugaal se bhari Saltanat ka udhaar hai

Meaning: The one who received two morsels from where you (O Prophet) leave your sandals,
Becomes so great, that an entire Kingdom would survive on his mere saliva!

Without a doubt, we are of the same Aqeeda (belief) with which Imam Yusuf Nabhani states:
“Verily I serve the image of the Sandal of Mustafa
So that I may live in both worlds under its protection.”


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Deobandi 

 “ Hakim al-Ummah Mawlana Thanwi wrote Nayl al-Shifa bi Ni’al al-Mustafa and it had an image of sandals. But Mawlana Thanwi made ruju after he had a discussion on this topic with Mufti Azam Hind Kifayat Allah Dahalwi via letters.

Mufti Hind writes in Kifayat al-Mufti that first of all it not even certain that these pictures are authentic and to treat a picture like a real thing is not proven from Shari’ah. Other wise what will stop others from making pictures of feet, hands, qamis, jubba, etc?

Mawlana Thanwi agreed with the points raised by Mufti Sahib that this can lead to ghuluw and fitna among laymen.

Mawlana Thanwi clearly mentioned that I retract from this booklet. Even if some scholars did treat these pictures with deep love then it was out of their immense love of Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) but then again it is not a proof (hujjah) in Shari’ah and can’t become a basis of any act. This discussion between the two is recorded in Kifayat al-Mufti and Imdad al-Fatawa.

As far as
Shaykh al-Hadith Mawlana Zakariyya then he was not aware of retraction of Mawlana Thanwi or he would not have included the image in Fazail Hajj. .

Islahi Khutbat of Mufti Taqi Usmani also had the image of sandals on authority of Hakim al-Ummah.

Mawlana Abd al-Qudus Tirmidhi, son of Mufti Abd al-Shakur Tirmidhi  wrote to the compiler of Islahi Khutbat with scans of Imdad al-Fatawa and suggested that it should be removed.

 Then Mufti Abd al-Shakur Tirmidhi himself talked to Mufti Taqi Usmani regarding this matter and on instructions of Mufti Taqi it was taken out from the next editions.

There is a
fatwa from Dar al-Ulum Deoband dated 11-25-1417 by Mufti Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri, Mufti Muhammad Zafir al-Din and Mufti Nizam al-Din that these pictures of sandals or to kiss these for blessings have no basis.

That is why ‘Allamah Qadi Mazhar Hussain (khalifa majaz of Shaykh al-Islam Mawlana Madani /may Allah have mercy on them) writes that it is not allowed for anyone who considers himself a Deobandi to publish images of sandals as Mawlana Thanwi had stopped from it.” Here

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Wahhabi/Salafi say:
“…touching the doors, walls, windows, etc, of al-Masjid al-Haraam or al-Masjid al-Nabawi is bid’ah (reprehensible innovation) for which there is no basis. This must not be done, because acts of worship are tawqeefi (not subject to personal opinion) and it is not permissible to do any acts of worship except those which are approved by sharee’ah.”


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In Today's era, the degraders of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) deny the shaf'at (Blessing) of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in different forms. Not only is the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) source of shaf'at himself, but also the relics associated with him (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) are Shaf'at for Ummah.  The Sahaba (R.A) during his (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) lifetime, and also after his passing away did things like washing his cloak to seek cure, wiping his Wudhu water over their faces and chests, even fighting over his left over wudhu water, considering his hair as most dear to everything that is in the world, touching his pulpit and seeking barakah, etc...

It was usual practice of the Companions to preserve relics of Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and to draw benefits and blessings out of them. This proves that they offered them to Allah as instruments of mediation when they needed His help and assistance. Allah Himself has made reference to the relics of the Prophets in the Holy Qur’ān.

Nobel Quran :

Translation: And (further) their Prophet said to them: "A Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ark of the covenant, with (an assurance) therein of security from your Lord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by angels. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed have faith." [Quran 2:248]

Tafsir al-Jalalayn: And their prophet said to them, after they had demanded a sign of his kingship: ‘The sign of his kingship is that there will come to you the Ark, a chest containing the images of the prophets, which God sent down to Adam, and which was handed down to them [sc. the Israelites], until the Amalekites seized it from them in battle. They used to commence fighting invoking it before their enemy and marching behind it, as well as experience peacefulness in its presence as God says: therein is a Spirit of Peace, reassurance for your hearts, from your Lord, and a remnant of what the folk of Moses and the folk of Aaron left behind, which were Moses’s pair of sandals and his staff, Aaron’s turban, a measure (qafīz) of the manna that used to come down on them, and the pieces of the broken tablets, the angels bearing it (tahmiluhu l-malā’ikatu, the circumstantial qualifier referring to the subject of the verb ya’tiyakum, ‘there will come to’). Surely in that shall be a sign for you, of his kingship, if you are believers’. The angels bore it between the earth and the sky while they gazed at it, until finally they placed it before Saul. They then acknowledged his kingship and hastened to enlist in the [holy] struggle, and he chose seventy thousand of their young men.

Nobel Quran

Translation: "Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father: he will come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me together with all your family." When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: "I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard." They said: "By Allah. truly thou art in thine old wandering mind." Then when the bearer of the good news came, He cast (the shirt) over his face, and he forthwith regained clear sight. He said: "Did I not say to you, 'I know from Allah that which ye know not?'" [Quran 12:93-96]

The NEARNESS OF ALLAH'S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM) TO THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM HIM (AND HIS POSSESSIONS)
 

Blessing Through Hair of Prophet صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم

Hadith

Narrated Ibn Sirrn:

I said to 'Ablda, "I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from his family." 'Abida replied. "No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it."


Reference:
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 171: Sahih Bukhari
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, volume 7, Page: 107, Hadith #13410


Anas reported: I saw when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) got his hair cut by the barber, his Companions came round him and they eagerly wanted that no hair should fall but in the hand of a person.

Reference:
Book 030, Number 5750: (Sahih Muslim)


Imam Muslim made a whole Baab (Chapter) with the name of


THE NEARNESS OF ALLAH'S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM) TO THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM HIM (AND HIS POSSESSIONS)


Sahi Muslim-Imam Muslim, Kitab Al Fadail, Chapter : THE NEARNESS OF ALLAH'S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM) TO THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM HIM (AND HIS POSSESSIONS), Volume 4, Page: 1812/4, Hadith No#2325
Musnad Ahmad Hambal, Volume 19, Page: 363, Hadith No#12363 And  Volume: 19 Page: 393, Hadith No#12400
Musnad 'Abd bin Humaid, Volume 1, Page: 380, Hadith No #1273
Mustakhraj Abu 'Awanah, Volume 2, Page: 312, Hadith No #3247
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume 7, Page: 108, Hadith No #13411


Similarly another tradition is attributed to Anas:

I saw that a barber was shaving the Prophet’s head and the Companions stood around him in the shape of a circle. They wished that each strand of hair falling off the Prophet’s head should fall into the hand of one of them (they did not wish it to fall on the ground)

References

Muslim narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of fadā’il (virtues) ch.19 (4:1812#2324)
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:133,137)
Ibn Sa‘d, at-Tabaqāt-ul-kubrā (1:431)
Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (7:68)
Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:140). 


Narrated IsraiI:

Uthman bin 'Abdullah bin Mauhab said, "My people sent me with a bowl of water to Um Salama." Isra'il approximated three fingers ('indicating the small size of the container in which there was some hair of the Prophet. 'Uthman added, "If any person suffered from evil eye or some other disease, he would send a vessel (containing water) to Um Salama. I looked into the container (that held the hair of the Prophet) and saw a few red hairs in it,"

Reference:
Book 72, Number 784: (Sahih Bukhari)


Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī says: “This tradition furnishes the proof that it is valid to draw divine blessings from the Prophet’s hair and confirms the permissibility of its acquisition.”

Reference:
Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī, Fath-ul-bārī (1:274) 
 
 

Khalid bin Walid fighting for the Blessed hair of Prophet(Peace be Upon him)

Hadrat Safiya (ra) narrates that the cap (helmet) of Khalid bin Walid contained some (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him), When that cap (helmet) fell in some battlefield, he started to search for it, when many Sahaba were martyred in that battle, the people strongly complained about (what he did). At this he replied: I did not try so to find just the cap, actually It contained the (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and I feared that It might get into the hands of Mushrikeen and I might lose the Barakah of it [Qadhi Iyaadh in Ash-Shifa, Volume No. 1, Page No. 619]  

The Small water bag of leather as a source of Blessing

‘Abd-ur-Rahmān bin Abū ‘Amrah has attributed it to his grandmother who heard it from Kabshah Ansāriyyah:

Allah’s Messenger (
صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) went over to see her and there was a small water bag of leather hanging there. He drank water from it while standing. Then she cut off the mouth of water bag on account of its blessing because the Prophet’s mouth had touched it.

References:

Ibn Mājah narrated it with a sound chain of transmission in his Sunan, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.21 (2:1132#3423)
Tirmidhī graded it hasan (fair) sahīh (sound) gharīb (rare or unfamiliar) in his al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, book of ashribah, ch.18 (4:306#1892), and in ash-Shamā’il-ul-Muhammadiyyah (p.178#203)
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (6:434)
Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:15#8)
Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah (11:379#3042)
Musnad Humaidhi, Volume: 1, Page: 348, Hadith No #357
Sahi Ibn e Hibban, Volume:12, Page: 138, Hadith No #5318
Shu'b Al Eman-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume: 8, Page: 148, Hadith No #5624
Musnad Shamiyyen-Imam Tabrani, Volume: 1, Page: 369, Hadith No #639
Ma'rifat As Sahabah-Abu Nu'ym, Volume: 6, Page: 3432, Hadith No #7821
 Hadith:


Umm Sulaym cut off the mouth of the water bag from which the Prophet (
صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had drunk water. Anas says:

That the Prophet (
صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) came over to see Umm Sulaym and there was a small leather bag (of water) hanging in the house. He drank (water) from this leather bag while standing. Anas says that Umm Sulaym cut off the mouth of the leather bag so it is (still) with us

References:

Tirmidhī, ash-Shamā’il-ul-Muhammadiyyah (p.179#205)
Related by Ahmad bin Hambal in his Musnad (3:119; 6:431)
Abū Dāwūd Tayālisī, Musnad (p.229#1650)
Tabarānī in al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:127#307) and in al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (1:379#658) 
Musnad Al Haarith-Imam Ibn e Abi Usamah, Volume: 2, Page: 586, Hadith No #543
Tabqaat Al Kubra-Imam Ibn e Sa'd, Volume 8, Page: 315
Sayyir Al A'lam An Nubala-Imam Zahabi, Volume 3, Page: 432 


Cure through the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Cloak
I went back to Asma' and informed her. whereupon she said: Here is the cloak of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). and she brought out to me that cloak made of Persian cloth with a hem of brocade, and its sleeves bordered with brocade and said: This was Allah's Messenger's cloak with 'A'isha until she died, and when she died. I got possession of it. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to wear that, and "WE WASHED IT FOR THE SICK AND SOUGHT CURE THEREBY"
Reference:
Sahih Muslim Hadith #5149
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume: 2, Page: 594, Hadith No #4210
Shu'b Al Eman-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume: 8, Page: 207
Sharh us Sunnah-Imam Baghwi, Volume: 12, Page: 33, Hadith No #3104
Al Muntaqa-Imam Suliman bin Half Al Baji, Volume: 7, Page: 222
Sharah At Taqreeb-Imam Zain ud Din Iraqi, Volume:3, Page: 234
Mirqat Al Mafateeh-Imam Mulla Ali Qari, Volume: 7, Page: 2770
Tohfatul Ahwazi-Allama Mubarakfuri, Volume: 5, Page: 318
Jami' Al Usool-Ibn e Al Atheer, Volume: 10, Page: 688, Hadith No: 8344


Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) confirming the act to be right
Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) came to the house of Umm Sulaim and slept in her bed while she was away from her house. On the other day too he slept in her bed. She came and it was said to her: It is Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) who is having siesta in your house, lying in your bed. She came and found him sweating and his sweat falling on the leather cloth spread on her bed. She opened her scent-bag and began to fill the bottles with it. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) was startled and woke up and said: Umm Sulaim, what are you doing? She said: Allah's Messenger, we seek blessings for our children through it. Thereupon he said: You have done something right.

Reference:
Book 030, Number 5762: Sahih Muslim

Notes:


Imam Muslim Narraed this Hadith under the chapter named as


 THE FRAGRANCE OF THE SACRED SWEAT OF ALLAH'S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM)AND GETTING BLESSINGS FROM IT.


References:

Sahi Muslim-Imam Muslim, Chapter:

THE FRAGRANCE OF THE SACRED SWEAT OF ALLAH'S APOSTLE (MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM)AND GETTING BLESSINGS FROM IT,
Volume:4, Page: 1815, Hadith No #2331

Al Musnad-Abu Dawud At Tayalsi, Volume: 3, Page: 551, Hadith No #2391
Al Musnad-Ahmad Bin hambal, Below are the details
Volume: 19, Page: 59, Hadith No #12000
Volume: 19, Page: 378, Hadith No #12396
Volume: 21, Page: 33, Hadith No #13310
Volume: 21, Page: 73, Hadith No #13366
Volume: 21, Page: 98, Hadith No #13409
Volume: 21, Page: 105, Hadith No #13423
Volume: 21, Page 447, Hadith No #14059

Al Musnad-'Abd bin Humaid, Volume:1 Page: 378, Hadith No #1268
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Nasai, Volume: 8, Page:465, Hadith No #9721
Sunan Nasai-Imam Nasai, Volume:8, Page: 218, Hadith No #5371
Al Musnad-Imam Abu Ya'la, Volume:6, Page: 409, Hadith No #3769
Sahi-Imam Ibn e khuzaimah, Volume:1, Page: 142, Hadith No #281
Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban, Volume:10, Page: 387, Hadith No #4528
Ma'jam Al Kabeer-Imam Tabrani, Volume:25, Page:119, Hadith No #289
Hilyat Al Awliya-Imam Abu Nu'ym,Volume:2, Page: 61
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:2, Page: 591, Hadith No #4198
Shu'b Al Iman-Imam Bayhaqi,Volume:3, Page: 23, Hadith No #1361
Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Abu Nu'ym, Volume:1, Page: 442, Hadith No #361
Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Bayhaqi,Volume:1, Page: 258
Fathul Bari-Imam Ibn e Hajr 'Asqalani, Volume:6, Page: 573
khasais Al Kubra-Imam Suyuti, Volume:1, Page: 114
Mawahib Al laduniya-Imam Qustulani, Volume: 2, Page:89
 

Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Perspiration
Umm Sulaim reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited her house and (took rest) and she spread a piece of cloth for him and he had had a siesta on it. And he sweated profusely and she collected his sweat and put it in a perfume and in bottles. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Umm Sulaim, what is this? She said: It is your sweat, which I put in my perfume. Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) sweated in cold weather when revelation descended upon him.

Reference:
Book 030, Number 5763: Sahih Muslim


It is narrated by Thumāmah through Anas: That Umm Sulaym used to spread a leather mattress for the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) where he enjoyed his midday nap. Anas relates that when the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) woke up, I collected his perspiration and his hair, put these into a bottle and blended them with perfume. Thumāmah relates that when Anas was on the brink of dying he willed that the scent be applied to his coffin. He relates that the scent was applied to his coffin.

Reference:
Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of isti’dhān (asking permission) ch.41 (5:2316#5925). 

Sahi-Imam Ibn e Khuzimah, Volume: 1, Page: 142, Hadith No #281
Sharah Mushkil Al Athaar-Imam Tahawi, Volume: 6, Page: 360, Hadith No #2531

Order Of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)

Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

Allah's Apostle came to us at noon and water for ablution was brought to him. After he had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). The Prophet offered two Rakat of the Zuhr prayer and then two Rakat of the 'Asr prayer while an 'Anza (spear-headed stick) was there (as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), "Drink from the tumbler and pour some of its water on your faces and chests."

Reference
Volume 1, Book 4, Number 187: Sahih Bukhari

Sahi Muslim-Imam Muslim, Volume:1, Page: 360, Hadith No #503

Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Nasai, Volume:1, Page: 126, Hadith No #135
Sunan Al Mujtaba(nasai)-Imam Nasai, Volume:1, Page: 78, Hadith No #137
 Al Musnad-Imam Ibn e Ja'd, Volume:1, Page:40, Hadith No #137
 Al Musnad-Imam Ahmad Bin Hambal,
Volume:31, Page:41, Hadith No #18744
Volume:31, Page:51, Hadith No #18757
Volume:31, Page: 54, Hadith No #18760
Volume:31, Page: 58, Hadith No #18767

 Al Musnad-Imam abu Ya'la, Volume:2, Page:190, Hadith No #891

As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban,
Volume:4, Page:82, Hadith No #1268
Volume:6, Page:143, Hadith No #2382
Ma'jam Al Kabeer-Imam Tabrani,
Volume:22, Page:101, Hadith No #247
Volume:22, Page:107, Hadith No #267
Volume:22, Page:110, Hadith No #278
Volume:22, Page:115, Hadith No #294
Volume:22, Page:120, Hadith No #307
Volume:22, Page:120, Hadith No #309
Volume:22, Page:121, Hadith No #311
Volume:22, Page:124, Hadith No #320


Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi,
Volume:1, Page:359, Hadith No #1117
Volume:2, Page:382, Hadith No #3463 


Blessing through Prophet's (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Ablution

Narrated Ibn Shihab:

Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi' who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a mouthful of water from his family's well while he was a boy, and 'Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, "Whenever the Prophet , performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water." 

Reference

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 188: Sahih Bukhari    
Al Musnad-Ahmad Bin Hambal, Volume:31, Page: 243, Hadith No: #18928
As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban, Volume:11, Page: 216, Hadith No: #4872
 Ma'jam Al Kabeer-Imam Tabrani, Volume:9, Page: 20, Hadith No: #13
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam bayhaqi, Volume:9, Page: 366, Hadith No: #18807
 Shu'n Al Iman-Imam Bahyaqi, Volume:3, Page: 104, Hadith No: #1434
Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:4, Page: 104
Mirqat Al Mafateeh-Mulla Ali qari,Volume:6, Page: 2614
Nayil Al Awtar-Shaukani, Volume:1, Page: 33
 Jami' Al Usool-Ibn al Atheer, Volume:8, Page: 286, Hadith No: #6108
 Jami' Al Masaneed Wal sunan-Hafiz Ibn e Katheer,Volume:7 , Page:  415
Al Bidayah Wan Nihayah-Hafiz Ibn e Katheer, Volume:4, Page: 199
 Taghleeq At Ta'leeq-Imam ibn e Hajr Asqalani, Volume:2, Page: 128
Khasais Al Kubra-Imam suyuti, Volume:1, Page: 400
Mawahib Al Laduniya-Imam Qusutulani, Volume:1, Page: 321
 Tareekh Damishq Al Kabeer-Ibn e Asakir, Volume:57, Page: 228
Sayyir Al A'lam An Nubala-Imam Zahabi, (Seerat) Volume:2, Page: 33
 Ma'jam As Shuyookh Al Kabeer-Imam Zahabi, Volume:1, Page: 73
 Tareekh Tabari-Imam Tabari, Volume:2, Page: 627
 Al Kaamil-Ibn Al Atheer, Volume:2, Page: 84


Narrated As-Sa'ib bin Yazid:

My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs." So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah's blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the "Zir-al-Hijla" (means the button of a small tent, but some said 'egg of a partridge.' etc.)

Reference:

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 189: Sahih Bukhari


Sahi Muslim-Imam Muslim, Volume:4, Page: 1823, Hadith No #2345
Sunan Tirmidhi-Imam Tirmidhi, Volume:5, Page: 602, Hadith No #3643
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Nasai, Volume:7, Page:64, Hadith No #7476
Ma'jam Al Kabeer-Imam Tabrani, Volume:7, Page: 156,Hadith No  #6680 And Volume:, Page:157/7,Hadith No #6682
Shamail e Muhammadiyah-Imam Tirmidhi, Volume:1, Page: 42, Hadith No #16
Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:1, Page: 259
Ma'rifat As Sahabah-Imam Abu Nu'ym,Volume:3, Page: 1376, Hadith No #3478, And Volume:6, Page: 3589, Hadith No #8088

Mirqat Al Mafateeh-Mulla Ali Qari, Volume:2, Page: 447, Hadith No #476
'Aun Al 'Abood Sharah Sunan Abu Dawud-Azeem Abadi, Volume:11, Page: 175
Al Badaya Wan Nihayah-Hafiz Ibn e Katheer-Volume:6, Page: 30
Jami' Al Masaneed Wa Sunan-Hafiz Ibn e Katheer, Volume:3, Page: 249
Taghleeq Al At Ta'leeq-Imam Ibn e Hajr Asqalani, Volume:4, Page: 48
Sayyir Al A'laam An Nubala-Imam Zahabi, (Seerat) Volume:2, Page: 368


Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

Allah's Apostle came out at midday and offered a two-Rak'at Zuhr and 'Asr prayers at Al-Batha and an 'Anza was planted in front of him (as a Sutra). He performed ablution and the people took the remaining water left after his ablution and rubbed their bodies with it.

Reference:
Volume 1, Book 9, Number 480: Sahih Bukhari

 

Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) himself distributing the Blessed hair
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased wish him) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to Mina; he went to the Jamra and threw pebbles at it, after which he went to his lodging in Mina, and sacrificed the animal. He then called for a barber and, turning his right side to him, let him shave him; after which he tiimed his left side. He then gave (these hair) to the people.
 

Reference:
Book 007, Number 2991: Sahih Muslim

 Sahi Muslim-Imam Muslim, Book: Al Hajj, Chapter :

IT IS A SUNNAH THAT ON THE DAY OF NAHR ONE SHOULD THROW PEBBLES, THEN SLAUGHTER ANIMAL THEN GET ONE'S HEAD SHAVED, AND ONE SHOULD START SHAVING ONE'S HEAD FROM THE RIGHT SIDE (56),
Volume: 2, Page: 947, Hadith No #1305
Sahi Bukhari-Imam Bukhari, Kitab Al Wudu,Volume:1, Page: 45, Hadith No#171
Sunan Abu Dawud-Imam Abu Dawud, Volume:2, Page: 203, Hadith No#1981
Sunan Tirmidhi-Imam Tirmdhi, Volume:3, Page: 246, Hadith No#912
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Nasai, Volume:4, Page: 194, Hadith No#4087 And Volume:4 , Page: 201, Hadith No#4102

Al Musnad-Imam Abu Ya'la,Volume:5, Page: 210, Hadith No#2827

Al Musnad-Imam humaidi, Volume:2, Page: 318, Hadith No#1254
Al Musnad-Imam Ahmad Bin Hambal,
Volume:19, Page:144, Hadith No#12092
Volume:20, Page:403, Hadith No#13164
Volume:20, Page:451, Hadith No#13242

 Al Musnad-Imam Abd bin Humaid, Volume:1, Page:366, Hadith No#1219

As Sahi-Imam ibn e Khuzaimah, Volume:4, Page:299, Hadith No#2928
As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban, Volume:9, Page:191, Hadith No#3879
 Al Mustadrak-Imam Haakim, Volume:1, Page:647, Hadith No#1743
Ma'jam Al Ausath-Imam Tabrani, Volume:4, Page:292, Hadith No#4234
Sunan As Sagheer-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:2, Page:191, Hadith No#1690
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi,
Volume:1, Page:39, Hadith No#91
Volume:2, Page:599, Hadith No#4232
Volume:2, Page:599, Hadith No#4233
Volume:5, Page:168, Hadith No#9400
Volume:5, Page:219, Hadith No#9580
Volume:7, Page:107, Hadith No#13409

 Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:1, Page:227, Volume:5, Page: 441


Hadith

Abu Bakr reported: (He called for) the barber and, pointing towards the right side of his head, said: (Start from) here, and then distributed his hair among those who were near him. He then pointed to the barber (to shave) the left side and he shaved it, and he gave (these hair) to Umm Sulaim (Allah be pleased with her). And in the narration of Abu Kuraib (the words are):" He started from the right half (of his head), and he distributed a hair or two among the people. and then (asked the barber) to shave the left side and he did similarly, and he (the Holy Prophet) said: Here is Abu Talha and he gave these (hair) to Abu Talha."

Reference : Book 007, Number 2992: Sahih Muslim

 

Hadith

Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) threw stones at Jamrat al-'Aqaba. He then want to his sacrificial animal and sacrificed it, and there was sitting the barber, and he pointed with his hand towards his head, and he shaved the right half of it, and he (the Holy Prophet) distributed them (the hair) among those who were near him. And he again said: Shave the other half, and said: Where is Abu Talha and gave it (the hair) to him.

Reference :
Book 007, Number 2993: Sahih Muslim

Hadith
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased with him) reported: When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had thrown pebbles at the Jamra and had sacrificed the animal, he turned (the right side) of his head towards the barber, and i. e shaved it. He then called Abu Talha al-Ansari and gave it to him. He then turned his left side and asked him (the barber) to shave. And he (the barber) shaved. and gave it to Abu Talha and told him to distribute it amongst the people.

Reference :
Book 007, Number 2994: Sahih Muslim

 

Shroud out of the clothes worn by the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)
Narrated Abu Hazim:

Sahl bin Sa'd said that a woman brought a Burda (sheet) to the Prophet. Sahl asked the people, "Do you know what is a Burda?" The people replied, "It is a 'Shamla', a sheet with a fringe." That woman said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have brought it so that you may wear it." So the Prophet took it because he was in need of it and wore it. A man among his companions, seeing him wearing it, said, "O Allah's Apostle! Please give it to me to wear." The Prophet said, "Yes." (and gave him that sheet). When the Prophet left, the man was blamed by his companions who said, "It was not nice on your part to ask the Prophet for it while you know that he took it because he was in need of it, and you also know that he (the Prophet) never turns down anybody's request that he might be asked for." That man said, "I just wanted to have its blessings as the Prophet had put it on, so l hoped that I might be shrouded in it."

Reference :Volume 8, Book 73, Number 62: Sahih Bukhari

 

Hadith

When Alī’s mother, Fātimah bint Asad died, her funeral rites were meticulously observed. After the bath, when it was time to dress her up in a shirt, the Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) handed his own shirt to the women and commanded them to dress her up in that shirt and then wrap the coffin round it.

References:

Tabarānī narrated it in al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (24:351-2#871) and al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (1:152-3#191)
Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī in al-Isābah fī tamyīz-is-sahābah (4:380).  
Ibn ‘Abd-ul-Barr, al-Istī‘āb fī ma‘rifat-il-ashāb (4:382)
Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (3:121)
Ibn-ul-Jawzī, al-‘Ilal-ul-mutanāhiyyah (1:268-9#433), Sifat-us-safwah (2:38); Ibn-ul-Athīr, Asad-ul-ghābah (7:213)
Samhūdī, Wafā’-ul-wafā (3:897-8)

Hadith

When the Prophet’s daughter, Zaynab or Umm Kalthūm died, he blessed her with his own trouser-sash to wrap the coffin.
 

References:
Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of janā’iz (funerals) ch.8, 17 (1:422-3,425#1195,1204)
Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of janā’iz, ch.12 (2:648#939)
Abū Dāwūd, Sunan, b. of janā’iz, (3:200#3157);
Nasā’ī, Sunan, b. of janā’iz (4:28-33)
Tirmidhī, al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, b. of janā’iz, ch.15 (3:315#990)
Ibn Mājah, Sunan, b. of janā’iz, ch.8 (1:468-9#1458)
Mālik bin Anas, al-Muwattā, b. of janā’iz, ch.1 (1:222#2)
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (5:84, 6:407)
Humaydī, Musnad (1:175-6#360)
Ibn Hibbān, as-Sahīh (7:302,304#3032-3)
Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:45-50#86,88-95,97-99). 

 

 

Blessings through the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Spittle
 
Part of the hadith

 “…Urwa then started looking at the Companions of the Prophet. By Allah, whenever Allah's Apostle spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e. the Prophet's companions) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them they would carry his orders immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water; and when they spoke to him, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect. Urwa returned to his people and said, "O people! By Allah, I have been to the kings and to Caesar, Khosrau and An-Najashi, yet I have never seen any of them respected by his courtiers as much as Muhammad is respected by his companions. By Allah, if he spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e. the Prophet's companions) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them, they would carry out his order immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water; and when they spoke, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect."

Reference : Volume 3, Book 50, Number 891: Sahih Bukhari    


Hadith

Asmā’ bint Abū Bakr says:

I (while in Makkah) was pregnant with ‘Abdullāh bin Zubayr (that is, he was in my belly). The period of pregnancy was near completion that I set out for Medina. I got down at Qubā’ and gave birth to my son (‘Abdullāh bin Zubayr) at Qubā’. Then I took him over to the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and placed him in his lap. He sent for a date and chewed it. Then he put his saliva into the child’s mouth, and the first thing that entered his stomach was the Prophet’s saliva. Then he applied the date to his palate, prayed for him and offered his congratulations

References

Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of fadā’il-us-sahābah (virtues of the Companions) ch.74 (3:1422-3#3697), b. of ‘aqīqah, ch.1 (5:2081#5152)
Muslim, as-Sahīh, b. of ādāb (good manners) ch.5 (3:1691#2146)
Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (6:93,347). 

 

Hadith

Anas narrates: When ‘Abdullāh, the son of Abū Talhah al-Ansārī, was born, I brought him to the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). At that time, he was wearing a shawl and rubbing oil on to a camel. He said: have you got any dates? I replied, yes. Then I gave him a few dates, he munched them with his teeth and then he put it into the child’s mouth by opening it. The child started sucking it. He said: the Muslims of Medina love the dates and then he named the child as ‘Abdullāh.

References

Muslim narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of ādāb (good manners) ch.5 (3:1689#2144)
Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (3:175,196,212)  


Hadith

‘Ā’ishah relates that the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to mention in the context of patients:

In the name of Allah, with the help of the soil of our land and
the saliva from the mouth of some of us, our patient shall recover by the will of our God.

References

Bukhārī transmitted it in his as-Sahīh, book of tibb (medicine) ch.37 (5:2168#5413)

Muslim, as-Sahīh, b. of salām (peace) ch.21 (4:1724#2194)

Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (6:93)

Hākim, al-Mustadrak (4:412)

Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah (5:224-5#1414).

Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī’s comments on the tradition are as follows:

“The Prophet’s words “from the saliva of some of us” prove that he used to apply his saliva while using a protective invocation (ruqyah) over something. Nawawī says: ‘the tradition means that the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) put his saliva on his forefinger and rubbed it on to the soil, then he froze it and applied it to the patient or the wound and while applying it, he recited the words of the tradition.’ Qurtubī says: ‘this tradition proves that it is valid to treat any disease by using a protective invocation over it, and it also makes it clear that it was a common and popular practice among them.’ He is also of the opinion that the Prophet’s placing of his forefinger on the soil and sprinkling it with earth justifies its relevance while blowing protective invocation through it… And, surely, it describes the mode of receiving blessings through the attributes of the Lord and the relics of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). Then blowing breath laden with protective invocation into something and a divinely inspired sense of purpose and determination have amazing implications which simply stun human reason.

Reference

Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī, Fath-ul-bārī (10:208)  


Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) hand wash

Abu Musa reported: I was in the company of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) as he had been sitting in Ji'rana (a place) between Mecca and Medina and Bilal was also there, that there came to Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) a desert Arab, and he said: Muhammad, fulfill your promise that you made with me. Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to him: Accept glad tidings. Thereupon the desert Arab said: You shower glad tidings upon me very much; then Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) turned towards Abu Musa and Bilal seemingly in a state of annoyance and said: Verily he has rejected glad tidings but you two should accept them. We said: Allah's Messenger, we have readily accepted them. Then Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) called for a cup of water and washed his hands in that and face too and put the saliva in it and then said: Drink out of it and pour it over your faces and over your chest and gladden yourselves. They took hold of the cup and did as Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had commanded them to do. Thereupon Umm Salama called from behind the veil: Spare some water in your vessel for your mother also, and they also gave some water which had been spared for her.

Reference : Book 031, Number 6091: Sahih Muslim

 

Hadith

Narrated Abu Juhaifa:

I came to the Prophet while he was inside a red leather tent, and I saw Bilal taking the remaining water of the ablution of the Prophet, and the people were taking of that water and rubbing it on their faces; and whoever could not get anything of it, would share the moisture of the hand of his companion (and then rub it on his face).

Reference : Volume 7, Book 72, Number 750: Sahih Bukhari   






Blessing through Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Sandel

Narrated 'Isa bin Tahman:

Anas brought out to us two worn out leather shoes without hair and with pieces of leather straps. Later on Thabit Al-Banani told me that Anas said that they were the shoes of the Prophet.

Reference:
Volume 4, Book 53, Number 339: Sahih Bukhari


Hadith

Narrated Isaa bin Tahman: Anas bin Malik brought out for us, two sandals having two straps. Thabit Al-Banani said, "These were the sandals of the Prophet.”

Reference : Volume 7, Book 72, Number 749: Sahih Bukhari

Respect(adaab) for Blessed sandals of Prophet(صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)

Qastallānī writes in his book al-Mawāhib-ul-laduniyyah (2:118-9) that ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd was one of the Prophet’s attendants and attended him with a pillow, a tooth-brush, a pair of sandals and water for ablution. When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) stood up, he helped him put on the sandals, and when he sat down, ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd picked up the sandals and tucked them under his arms.


 
Blessing through the Holy Goblet of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)

Abū Burdah narrates:

‘Abdullāh bin Salām said to me, “Shouldn’t I serve you (water) in the goblet from which the Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had drunk.

Reference

Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.29 (5:2134) 
 
Hadith
Narrated Anas bin Malik:

When the cup of Allah's Apostle got broken, he fixed it with a silver wire at the crack. (The sub-narrator, 'Asim said, "I saw the cup and drank (water) in it.")

Reference : Volume 4, Book 53, Number 341: Sahih Bukhair  
Hadith

Abū Hāzim from Sahl bin Sa‘d narrates:

One day the Companions had the pleasure of the Prophet’s company at Saqīfah banī Sā‘idah. Then he asked Sahl to get him (some water). Then I brought out this goblet for him and served him (water) in it. Abū Hāzim said: Sahl brought out that goblet for us and we also drank from it. Then ‘Umar bin ‘Abd-ul-‘Azīz requested that he should hand over the goblet to him and Sahl handed it over to him. And the tradition by Abū Bakr bin Ishāq says: he said, O Sahl, get me some water to drink.

Reference

Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.9 (3:1591#2007)
Bukhārī, as-Sahīh, book of ashribah, ch.29 (5:2134#5314)
 

Hadith

Hajjāj bin Hassān relates:
We were with Anas that he sent for a vessel, which had three female iron lizards and an iron ring in it. He took it out of a black cover, which was less than medium size and more than one-eighth of it, and at Anas’s order, water was brought in it for us. We had the water and poured some of it over our heads and faces and sent salutations on the Holy Prophet.

References
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:187)
Ibn Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:370)
 


Blessing through the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Blanket
 
Hadith
The Mother of Believers, ‘Ā’ishah lovingly guarded a blanket in which the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had passed away as is attributed to Abū Hurayrah that ‘Ā’ishah took out a thick blanket and showed it to us. She said:The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had breathed his last in this blanket

Reference
Related by Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of khumus (fifth part) ch.5 (3:1131#2941)   

Hadith

Narrated Abu Burda:

'Aisha brought out to us a patched wool Len garment, and she said, "(It chanced that) the soul of Allah's Apostle was taken away while he was wearing this." Abu-Burda added, "Aisha brought out to us a thick waist sheet like the ones made by the Yemenites, and also a garment of the type called Al-Mulabbada."

Reference: Volume 4, Book 53, Number 340: Sahih Bukhari
 


The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Ring
Hadith
 ‘Abdullāh bin ‘Umar has narrated:
The Messenger of Allah (
صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had a silver ring made for himself. It was in his hand, then it remained in Abū Bakr’s hand, then it remained in ‘Umar’s hand, then it remained in ‘Uthmān’s hand, then from his hand it fell into a well at Arīs. The following words were engraved on it: Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah

References

Related by Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of libās (dress) ch.48 (5:2204#5535)
Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of libās waz-zīnah (dress and embellishment) ch.12 (3:1656#2091)
Abū Dāwūd in Sunan, book of khātim (ring) 4:88 (#4215)
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Nasai, Volume:8, Page: 385, Hadith No#9476, Hadith No#9478
Sunan Al Mujtaba-Imam Nasai, Volume:8 , Page: 178, Hadith No#5217
Mustakhraj-Imam Abu 'Awanah, Volume:5, Page: 262, Hadith No#8655
As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban, Volume:12, Page: 307, Hadith No#5495
Ma'jam Al Ausath-Imam Tabrani, Volume:3, Page: 78, Hadith No#2545
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:2, Page: 595, Hadith No#4215
Shu'b Al Iman-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:8, Page: 351, Hadith No#5929
Al Musannaf-Imam Ibn e Abi Shaibah, Volume:5, Page: 193, Hadith No#25130
Al Musnad-Imam Ahmad Bin Hambal, Volume:8, Page:358, Hadith No#4734 And Volume:10, Page: 377,Hadith No #6271

Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Blessed nail
Hadith  
Muhammad bin ‘Abdullāh bin Zayd has reported it from his father:

The Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) had his hair cut in a piece of cloth and gave it to him, out of which he distributed some among the people, then he had his nails clipped and gave them to him.

This tradition has a sound chain of transmission and its narrators are men of credibility.

Reference
Related by Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (4:42) 
Al Musnad-Imam Ahmad, Volume:26,  Page: 395, Hadith No#16474
As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Khuzimah, Volume:4,  Page: 300, Hadith No#2931
Mustakhraj-Imam Abu 'Awanah, Volume:2,  Page: 312, Hadith No#3248
Al Mustadrak-Imam Haakim, Volume:1,  Page: 648, Hadith No#1744
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bahyaqi, Volume:1,  Page: 40, Hadith No#92
Shu'b Al Iman-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume:3,  Page: 111, Hadith No#1441
Hadith As Siraj-Imam Siraj, Volume:2,  Page: 200, Hadith No#830
Nayil Al Awtar-Allama Shaukani, Volume:1,  Page: 79
Majma' Az Zawaid-Imam Haithami, Volume:4,  Page: 19, Hadith No #5947
Tabqaat Al Kubra-Imam Ibn e sa'd, Volume:3,  Page: 537
Tareekh Damishq-Ibn e Asakir, Volume:4,  Page: 340
Sayyir Al A'lam An Nubala-Imam Zahabi, Volume:2,  Page: 198, And Volume:2, Page: 253


Blessings through the Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) hands and feet
Hadith

Anas bin Mālik relates:

After morning prayers, the servants of Medina brought their utensils full of water to the Messenger of Allah (
صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). He dipped his finger into every utensil. Often it happened in the mornings and he dipped his hand in it.

Reference:
Related by Muslim in his as-Sahīh, b. of fadā’il (virtues) ch.19 (4:1812#2324)
 

Hadith

Umm Abān bint Wazi‘ bin Zāri‘ has reported from her grandfather Zāri‘ who was a member of the ‘Abd-ul-Qays delegation. He said:

When we went to Medina, we hurried out of our vehicles and started kissing the hands and feet of the beloved Prophet

References:

Abū Dāwūd, Sunan, b. of adab (good manners) 4:357 (#5225)
Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (7:102) 
 

Hadith

Bukhārī has added the following words to the tradition narrated by Umm Abān. According to him, her grandfather said:

When we arrived (in Medina), we were told: over there is the Messenger of Allah (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). So we grasped his hands and feet and kissed them.

Reference:
Related by Bukhārī in his al-Adab-ul-mufrad (p.339#975)

Hadith

Safwān bin ‘Assāl has narrated:

A Jewish delegation kissed the hands and the feet of the Holy Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم).

References
Ibn Mājah narrated it in his Sunan, b. of adab (good manners) ch.16 (2:1221#3705)
Tirmidhī in al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, b. of isti’dhān (asking for permission) ch.33 (5:77#2733) and graded it hasan (fair) sahīh (sound)
Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (4:239)
Ibn Abū Shaybah, al-Musannaf (8:562#6258)
Abū Dāwūd Tayālisī, Musnad (p.160#1164)
Hākim in al-Mustadrak (1:9) labelled it as sahīh while Dhahabī endorsed him
Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (8:69-70#7396)
Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (5:97-8)
Bayhaqī, Dalā’il-un-nubuwwah (6:268).      


Blessing through the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Pulpit
 
Hadith
Sitting on the pulpit, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) taught religion to his Companions. The lovers of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) were extremely fond of this pulpit and preserved it like his other relics to draw blessings from it. Qādī ‘Iyād relates:
Ibn ‘Umar was often seen touching with his hand the part of the pulpit where the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) used to sit and then rubbing his hand all over his body.

Reference: Qādī ‘Iyād, ash-Shifā (2:620)

Blessing through the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) Staff
  
 ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs has reported it from his father:
When I called on the Prophet (
صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم, he said to me as he saw me: “The successful face (the successful man).” He says: I said to him: O Messenger of Allah, I have killed him (Khālid bin Sufyān). He said: You have spoken out the truth. Then the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) stood up beside me and went to his house and blessed me with his staff and said: O ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs! Keep it with you. When I came out carrying the staff, the people asked me: what is this (staff)? He replied: this has been given to me by the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and he has commanded me to keep it. The people said: won’t you return it to the Messenger (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)? Ask the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) about it. ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs says that I called on the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) and asked him: O Messenger of Allah! why have you given this staff to me? He replied: on the Day of Judgement this will serve as a mark of recognition between us when few people will cooperate with others. ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs tied the staff to his sword and always kept it with himself until he passed away. He had willed about the staff that it should be placed in his coffin, so we buried them together.
References
Ahmad bin hambal, Musnad (3:496)
Ibn Sa‘d, at-Tabaqāt-ul-kubrā (2:50-1)    

Al Musnad-Imam Ahmad Bin Hambal, Volume: 25, Page: 440, Hadith No#16047
As Sahi-Imam Ibn e Hibban, Volume:16, Page: 114, Hadith No#7160
Sunan Al Kubra-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume: 3, Page: 364/3, Hadith No#6024
Dalail An Nubuwwah-Imam Bayhaqi, Volume: 1, Page: 517, Hadith No#445
Umdatul Qari Sharah Sahi Bukhari-Imam badr ud Din 'Ayni, Volume: 7, Page: 298
Jami' Al Masaneed Was Sunan-Imam Ibn e katheer, Volume: 5, Page: 18, Hadith No #5966
Seerat An Nabwiyah-Imam Ibn e Katheer, Volume: 3, Page: 368
Al bidayah Wan Nihayah-Imam ibn e Katheer, Volume: 4, Page: 160
Majma' Az Zawaid-Imam Haithami, Volume: 6, Page: 203, Hadith No #10344
Khasais Al Kubra-Imam Suyuti, Volume: 1, Page: 390
Seerat Ibn e hishaam-Allama ibn e Hisham,Volume: 2, Page: 260
Tareekh Al Islam-Imam Zahabi, Volume: 2, Page: 199


Hadith

Anas bin Mālik has reported:

That he had a short stick given to him by the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم). When he died, it (the stick) was buried with him, between his shirt and the side of his body.
Reference: Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:368)

Qādī ‘Iyād relates in as-Shifā (2:621):
Jahjāhā al-Ghifārī snatched the Prophet’s staff from ‘Uthmān’s hand, placed it on his knee and made a sacrilegious effort to break it. But people stalled him in his tracks by protesting, but (he was punished by the unknown for this act), a boil broke out on his knee which turned into a running sore. As a result, his leg was amputated and he died the same year.

Imam Bukhari
Ibn Adee Narated and many other have quoted this " Imam Bukhari Completed his Book by sitting near the Blessed Grave of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم)"

[Muqadama Fathul Bari By Imam Hajr Asqalani page # 656]

"Imam Bukhari throught out his life, Used to keep the blessed hair of Prophet (صلى الله عليه و آله وسلم) in his clothes"

[Muqadama Fathul Bari By Imam Hajr Asqalani page 645]


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Paradise Jannah lies under the feet of our mothers, so what then of the treasures beneath the feet of Allah’s Beloved?

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Divine Throne

[...]

The Holy Prophet {S} continues his account:

“When I reached to the Divine Throne, I wished to remove my sandals, but the Throne spoke to me and said, 

‘Oh Beloved of Allah r, step upon me with your blessed sandal, so that I might rub the dust from it on my face, and take pride in the fact that the dust from the sandal of the Beloved of Allah r has fallen upon me.’

Again I tried to remove my sandals, but this time a call came to me from the Divine Person, saying,

‘Oh My Beloved, do not remove your sandals so that My Throne might be honored and blessed with the dust from the soles of your sandals.’

I then entreated my Lord, saying,

When You called the Prophet Musa to come to the mountain of Tur (Sina’i),

You ordered him to remove his sandals.’ 

Again this word came to me from the Divine Person, saying,

‘In My view, you are more cherished and honored than he; Musa was My Word (Kalimullah), whereas you are My Beloved (Habibullah). 

[...]

When the secret of that, which the mind is incapable of grasping, was revealed to the Holy Prophet {S} in this Holy Verse of the Quran:

He stood poised, being on the higher horizon, then drew near and suspended hung, two bows’-length away, or nearer, then revealed to His servant that He revealed. His heart lies not of what he saw; what, will you dispute with him what he sees?     

                                                                                (The Star, 6-12)

He, the Almighty, addressed him in the following words:

“Draw nearer to Me, oh you Best of all Mankind! Draw nigh, oh Ahmad, oh Muhammad, so that The Friend may be in intimate association with His friend!”

In this way, the Holy Prophet {S} was granted the unmediated vision of the Sublime Beauty of He who is beyond all space and time, free from all conditions or qualities, the Unmitigated Principal of all things.


This is the avowed preference of the Ahl as-Sunna wal-Jama’ah (People of the Sunnah of Prophet {S} and the Majority).



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