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ABU DAWUD
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1 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Al-Jariri through a different chain of narrators in a similar way.
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The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Jariri to the same effect though a different chain of narrators.

Abu Dawud said:

'Abd al-Wahhab al-Thaqafi did not mention the name of Abu Sa'id. Hammad b. Salamah said: From al-Jariri, from Abu al-'Ala', from the Prophet (Peach be upon him).

Abu Dawud said: The hearing of this tradition by Hammad b. Salamah and Thaqafi is of the same nature.
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3 Narrated Mu'adh ibn Anas:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: If anyone eats food and then says: "Praise be to Allah Who has fed me with this food and provided me with it through no might and power on my part," he will be forgiven his former and later sins. If anyone puts on a garment and says: "Praise be to Allah Who has clothed me with this and provided me with it through no might and power on my part," he will be forgiven his former and later sins.
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4 Narrated Umm Khalid, daughter of Sa'd b. al-'As:

Once the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) was brought some garments among which was a small cloak with a border and black stripes. He said: Whom do you think to be more deserving for it ? The people kept silence. He said: Bring Umm Khalid. The she was carried to him and he put it on her, saying: Wear it out and make it ragged twice. Then he went on looking at red or yellow marks on it, and said: This is sanah, sanah, Umm Khalid. It means "beautiful" in the language of the Abyssinians.
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5 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

The clothing which the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) liked best was shirt.
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6 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

No clothing was dearer to be Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) than shirt.
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7 Narrated Asma', daughter of Yazid,:

The sleeve of the shirt of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) came to the wrist.
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8 Narrated Al-Miswar b. Makhramah:

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

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) as saying: If anyone wears a garment for gaining fame, Allah will clothe him in a similar garment on the Day of Resurrection.
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10 Musaddad transmitted the tradition mentioned above from Abu 'Awanah saying:

Garment of disgrace.
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11 Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: He who copies any people is one of them.
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'Aishah said:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) went out one morning wearing a variegated garment of black goat hair.


Narrated Utbah ibn AbdusSulami:


I asked the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) to clothe me. He clothed me with two coarse clothes of linen.
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13 Narrated Abu Burdah:

My father said to me: My son, if you had seen us while we were with the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) and the rain had fallen on us, you would have thought that our smell was the smell of the sheep.
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14 Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The King Dhu Yazan presented to the apostle of Allah (Peach be upon him) a suit of clothes which he had purchased for thirty-three camels or thirty-three she-camels. He accepted it.
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15 Narrated Ishaq ibn Abdullah ibn al-Harith:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) purchased a suit of clothes for twenty she-camels and some more and he presented it to Dhu Yazan.
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16 Narrated Abu Burdah:

I entered upon 'Aishah, and she brought a coarse lower garment that was manufactured in the Yemen and a patched garment called mulabbadah. She swore by Allah that the spirit of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) was taken in these two clothes.
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17 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

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

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

Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Zumail is Sammak b. al-Walid al-Hanafi.
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18 Narrated Sa'd:

I saw a man riding on a white mule and he had a black turban of silk and wool. He said: The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) put it on me. This is the version of Uthman, and there is the word akhbara in his tradition.
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19 Narrated Abdur Rahman ibn Ghanam al-Ash'ari:

Abu Amir or Abu Malik told me--I swear by Allah another oath that he did not believe me that he heard the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) say: There will be among my community people who will make lawful (the use of) khazz and silk. Some of them will be transformed into apes and swine.

Abu Dawud said: Twenty Companions of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) or more put on khazz. Anas and al-Bara' b. 'Azib were among them.
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20 Narrated 'Abd Allaah b. 'Umar:

'Umar b. al-Khattab saw that a striped robe containing silk was being sold at the the gate of the mosque. He said: Messenger of Allah, would that you purchased it and wore it on Friday and when a delegation came to you. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said: Only he who has no portion in the next world wears this (silk). Then the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) came in possession of some robes made of silk and gave one of them to 'Umar b. al-Khattab. 'Umar said: Messenger of Allah, you are clothing me with it, but you said about the robe of 'Utarid what you said. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said: I did not give it to you so that you may wear it. So 'Umar al-Khattab gave it to his brother who was a polytheist in Mecca to wear it.
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21 The tradition mentioned above has also been narrated by 'Abd Allah b. 'Umar through a different chain of narrators. This version has:

He said: A robe of silk brocade. He then sent him a Jubbah of brocade and said: You may sell it and fulfill your need.
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22 Narrated Abu 'Uthman al-Nahdi:

'Umar wrote to 'Utbah b. Farqad that the Prophet (Peach be upon him) forbade (wearing) silk except so-and-so, and so-and-so, to the extent of two, three, or four fingers.
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23 Ali said:

A robe containing silk was presented to the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him). He then sent it to me. I wore it and came to him. I saw him looking angry in his face. He then said: I did not send it to you to wear. He ordered me and I divided it among my women.
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24 Narrated 'Ali bin Abi Talib:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade us to wear a Qassi garment, a garment dyed with safflower, gold rings, and reading the Qur'an while bowing.
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25 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by 'Ali b. Abi Talib from the Prophet (Peach be upon him) through a different chain of narrators. This version has:

(He forbade) reading the Qur'an while bowing and prostrating.
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26 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Ibrahim b. 'Abd Allah through a different chain of narrators. This version added:

I do not say that he had forbidden you.
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27 Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

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

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

Sa'id said: I think he said: They interpreted his tradition about perfume used by women as applying when she comes out. But when she is with her husband, she may use any perfume she wishes.
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29 Narrated Abul Husayn, that is al-Haytham ibn Shafi


I and a companion of mine called Abu 'Amir, a man from al-Ma'afir went to perform prayer in Bayt al-Maqdis (Jerusalem). Their preacher was a man of Azd called AbuRayhanah, who was a companion of the Prophet (Peach be upon him).

Abul Husayn said:

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


Abu Dawud said: The solitary point in this tradition (not supported by other traditions) is the report about the signet-ring.
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30 'Ali said:

It is forbidden to use purple saddle-clothes.
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31 Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade me to wear a gold ring, or a Qassi garment or the use purple saddle-cloths.
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32 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

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


Abu Dawud said: The name of Abu Jahm b. Hudhaifah from Banu 'Adi b. Ka'b b. Ghanam
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33 A similar tradition has also been transmitted by 'Aishah through a different chain of narrators. But the former is more perfect.
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34 Narrated Asma:

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

It is only a garment wholly made of silk which the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade, but there is no harm in the ornamented border and the wrap.
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36 Narrated Anas:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) gave license to 'Abd al-Rahman b. 'Awf and al-Zubair b. al-'Awwam to wear silk shirts during a journey because of an itch which they had.
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37 Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The Prophet of Allah (Peach be upon him) took silk and held it in his right hand, and took gold and held it in his left hand and said: both of these are prohibited to the males of my community.
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38 Anas b. Malik said that he saw a striped garment over Umm Kulthum, daughter of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him). He said:

The word "siyara" means striped with silk.
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39 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

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

We asked Anas b. Malik: Which cloth was dearer to the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) ? or Which cloth did the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) like best to wear ? He replied: The striped cloaks (hibrah).
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41 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Wear your white garments, for they are among your best garments, and shroud your dead in them. Among the best types of collyrium you use is antimony (ithmid) for it clears the vision and makes the hair sprout.
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42 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) paid visit to us, and saw a dishevelled man whose hair was disordered. He said: Could this man not find something to make his hair lie down? He saw another man wearing dirty clothes and said: Could this man not find something to wash his garments with.
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43 Abu al-Ahwas quoted his father saying:

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

Ibn Umar used to dye his beard with yellow colour so much so that his clothes were filled (dyed) with yellowness. He was asked: Why do you dye with yellow colour? He replied: I saw the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) dyeing with yellow colour, and nothing was dearer to him than it. He would dye all his clothes with it, even his turban.
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45 Narrated AbuRimthah:

I went with my father to the Prophet (Peach be upon him) and saw two green garments over him.
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46 Narrated 'Amr b. Suh'aib:

On his father's authority, said that his grandfather said: We came down with the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) from a turning of a valley. He turned his attention to me and I was wearing a garment dyed with a reddish yellow dye. He asked: What is this garment over you? I recognised what he disliked. I then came to my family who were burning their oven. I threw it (the garment) in it and came to him the next day. He asked: Abdullah, what have you done with the garment? I informed him about it. He said: Why did you not give it to one of your family to wear, for there is no harm in it for women.
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47 Hisham b. al-Ghaz said:

The word mudarrajah mentioned in the previous tradition means a colour which is neither crimson nor pink.
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48 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

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

Abu Dawud said: Thawr transmitted it from Khalid and said: "Pink (muwarrad)" while Tawus said: "Reddish yellow colour (mu'asfar)".
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49 Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

A man wearing two red garments passed the Prophet (Peach be upon him) and gave him a greeting, but he did not respond to his greeting.
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50 Narrated Rafi' ibn Khadij:

We went out with the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) on a journey, and we had on our saddles and camels garments consisting of red warp of wool. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said: Do I not see that red colour has dominated you. We then got up quickly on account of this saying of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) and some of our camels ran away. We then took the garments and withdrew them.
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51 Narrated Hurayth ibn al-Abajj as-Sulayhi:

That a woman of Banu Asad: One day I was with Zaynab, the wife of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him), and we were dyeing her clothes with red ochre. In the meantime the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) peeped us. When he saw the red ochre, he returned. When Zaynab saw this, she realised that the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) disapproved of what she had done. She then took and washed her clothes and concealed all redness. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) then returned and peeped, and when he did not see anything, he entered.
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52 Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) had hair which reached the lobes of his ears, and I saw him wearing red robe. I did not see anything more beautiful than it.
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53 Narrated Amir:

I saw the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) at Mina giving sermon on a mule and wearing a red garment, while Ali was announcing.
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54 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

I made a black cloak for the Prophet (Peach be upon him) and he put it on; but when he sweated in it and noticed the odour of the wool, he threw it away. The narrator said: I think he said: He liked good smell.
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55 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

When I came to the Prophet (Peach be upon him), he was sitting with his hands round his knees wearing the cloak the fringe of which was over his feet.
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56 Narrated Jabir:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) entered Mecca in the year of the Conquest while he had a black turben over him.
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57 'Amr b. Huraith quoting his father said:

I saw the Prophet (Peach be upon him) on the pulpit and he wore a black turban, and he let both the ends hang between his shoulders.
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58 Narrated Ali ibn Rukanah:

Ali quoting his father said: Rukanah wrestled with the Prophet (Peach be upon him) and the Prophet (Peach be upon him) threw him on the ground. Rukanah said: I heard the Prophet (Peach be upon him) say: The difference between us and the polytheists is that we wear turbans over caps.
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59 Narrated AbdurRahman ibn Awf:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) put a turban on me and let the ends hang in front of him and behind me.
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60 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

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

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade that a man should wrap himself completely in a garment with his hands hidden it, or sit in a single garment with his hands round his knees.
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62 Mu'awiyah b. Qurrah quoted his father as saying:

I came to the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) with a company of Muzainah and we swore allegiance to him. The buttons of his shirt were open. I swore allegiance to him and I put my hand inside the collar of his shirt and felt the seal.

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

We were seated in our house in the noonday heat. Someone said to Abu Bakr: Here is the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) coming to us shading his head at the hour when he would not generally come. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) then came; he asked for permission and he gave him permission and he entered.
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64 Narrated AbuJurayy Jabir ibn Salim al-Hujaymi:

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

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

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

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: If anyone trails his garment arrogantly, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection. Then Abu Bakr said: One of the sides of my lower garment trails, but still I remain careful about it. He said: You are not one of those who do so conceitedly.
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66 Narrated Abu Hurairah:

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

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) as saying: There are three to whom Allah will not speak and at whom He will not look on the Day of Resurrection, and whom He will not declare pure, and they will have a painful punishment. I asked: Who are they, Messenger of Allah, they are losers and disappointed ? He repeated it three times. I asked: Who are they. Messenger of Allah, they are losers and disappointed ? He replied: The one who wears a trailing robe, the one who takes account of what he gives, and the one who produces a ready sale of a commodity by false swearing.
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68 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Abu Dharr though a different chain of narrators, but the former is more perfect. This version has:

Mannan is the one takes account of anything he gives.
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69 Narrated Qays ibn Bishr at-Taghlibi:

My father told me that he was a companion of Abu Darda'. There was in Damascus a man from the companions of the Prophet (Peach be upon him), called Ibn al-Hanzaliyyah. He was a recluse and rarely met the people. He remained engaged in prayer. When he was not praying he was occupied in glorifying Allah and exalting Him until he went to his family. Once he passed us when we were with AbudDarda'.

AbudDarda' said to him: Tell us a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

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

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

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

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

AbudDarda' said to him: (Tell us) a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

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

AbudDarda' said to him: (Tell us) a word which benefits us and does no harm to you.

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

AbudDarda' said to him: (tell us) a word which benefits us and does not harm you.

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

Abu Dawud said: Similarly, Abu Nu'aim narrated from Hisham. He said: Until you will be like a mole among the people.
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70 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Allah Most High says: Pride is my cloak and majesty is my lower garment, and I shall throw him who view with me regarding one of them into Hell.
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71 Narrated 'Abd Allah (b. Mas'ud):

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: He who has in his heart as much pride as much pride as grain of mustard-seed will not enter paradise. And he who has in his heart as much faith as grain of mustard-seed will not enter Hell.

Abu Dawud said: Al-Qasmali has transmitted it from Al-A'mash in a similar way.
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72 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

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

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

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Hanging down is in lower garment, shirt and turban. If anyone trails any of them conceitedly, Allah will not look at him on the Day of Resurrection.
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75 Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

What the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said about lower garment also applies to shirt.
Abu Dawud | 3:4084
76 Ikrimah said that he saw Ibn Abbas putting on lower garment, letting the hem on the top of his foot and raising it behind. He said:

Why do you put on the lower garment in this way? He replied: It is how I saw the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) do it.
Abu Dawud | 3:4085
77 Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) cursed women who imitate men and men who imitate women.
Abu Dawud | 3:4086
78 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) cursed the man who dressed like a woman and the woman who dressed like a man.
Abu Dawud | 3:4087
79 Ibn AbuMulaykah told that when someone remarked to Aisha that a woman was wearing sandals, she replied:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) cursed mannish women.
Abu Dawud | 3:4088
80 Safiyyah, daughter of Shaybah, said that Aisha mentioned the women of Ansar, praised them and said good words about them. She then said:

When Surat an-Nur came down, they took the curtains, tore them and made head covers (veils) of them.
Abu Dawud | 3:4089
81 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

When the verse "That they should cast their outer garments over their persons" was revealed, the women of Ansar came out as if they had crows over their heads by wearing outer garments.
Abu Dawud | 3:4090
82 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

May Allah have mercy on the early immigrant women. When the verse "That they should draw their veils over their bosoms" was revealed, they tore their thick outer garments and made veils from them.
Abu Dawud | 3:4091
83
Ibn al-Sarh said:

I saw (this tradition) in the writing of my maternal uncle from 'Aqil, from Ibn Shihab through a different chain of narrators and to the same effect.
Abu Dawud | 3:4091b
84 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

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


Abu Dawud said: This is a mursal tradition (i.e. the narrator who transmitted it from 'Aishah is missing) Khalid b. Duraik did not see 'Aishah.
Abu Dawud | 3:4092
85 Narrated Jabir:

Umm Salamah asked the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) permission for getting herself cupped. He commanded Abu Tibah to cup her. The transmitter said: I think he was her foster-brother or a boy not yet of age.
Abu Dawud | 3:4093
86 Narrated Anas ibn Malik:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) brought Fatimah a slave which he donated to her. Fatimah wore a garment which, when she covered her head, did not reach her feet, and when she covered her feet by it, that garment did not reach her head. When the Prophet (Peach be upon him) saw her struggle, he said: There is no harm to you: Here is only your father and slave.
Abu Dawud | 3:4094
87 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

A mukhannath (eunuch) used to enter upon the wives of Prophet (Peach be upon him). They (the people) counted him among those who were free of physical needs. One day the Prophet (Peach be upon him) entered upon us when he was with one of his wives, and was describing the qualities of a woman, saying: When she comes forward, she comes forward with four (folds in her stomach), and when she goes backward, she goes backward with eight (folds in her stomach). The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Do I not see that this (man) knows what here lies. Then they (the wives) observed veil from him.
Abu Dawud | 3:4095
88 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by 'Aishah through a different chain of narrators to the same effect.
Abu Dawud | 3:4096
89 The tradition mentioned about has also been transmitted by 'Aishah through a different chain of narrators. This version has:

He (the Prophet) exiled him and he lived in a desert (outside Medina). He would come every Friday asking for food.
Abu Dawud | 3:4097
90 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Auza'i through a different chain of narrators. This version adds:

He was told: Messenger of Allah, in that case he will of starvation. So he allowed him to visit (the cit) twice a week so that he might ask for food and go back.
Abu Dawud | 3:4098
91 Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

The verse: "And say to the believing women that they should lower gaze was partly abrogated by the verse: "Such elderly women as are past the prospect of marriage."
Abu Dawud | 3:4099
92 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

I was with the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) while Maymunah was with him. Then Ibn Umm Maktum came. This happened when we were ordered to observe veil (purdah). The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Observe veil from him. We asked: Messenger of Allah! is he not blind? He can neither see us nor recognise us. The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Are both of you blind? Do you not see him? AbuDawud said: This was peculiar to the wives of the Prophet (Peach be upon him). Do you not see that Fatimah daughter of Qays passed her waiting period with Ibn Umm Maktum. The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said to Fatimah daughter of Qays: Pass your waiting period with Ibn Umm Maktum, for he is a blind man. You can put off your clothes with him.
Abu Dawud | 3:4100
93 Narrated 'Amr b. Suh'aib:

On his father's authority, said that his grandfather reported the Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: When one of you marries his male-slave to his slave-woman, he should not look at her private parts.
Abu Dawud | 3:4101
94 Narrated 'Amr b. Suh'aib:

On his father's authority, said that his grandfather reported the Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: When one of you marries his female servant to his slave or to his employee, he should not look at her private part below the navel and above the knees.

Abu Dawud said: The correct name is Sawwad b. Dawud al-Muzani al-Sairafi (and not Dawud b. Sawwad as mentioned in the chain). The narrator waki' misunderstood it.
Abu Dawud | 3:4102
95 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

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

Abu Dawud said: "Use one fold and not two" means: "Do not fold it like the turban of a man. Do not double it up manifolds."
Abu Dawud | 3:4103
96 Narrated Dihyah ibn Khalifah al-Kalbi:

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


Abu Dawud said: Yahya b. Ayyub transmitted it and said: 'Abbas b. 'Ubaid Allah b. 'Abbas
Abu Dawud | 3:4104
97 Safiyyah, daughter of AbuUbayd, said:

When the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) mentioned lower garment, Umm Salamah, wife of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him), asked him: And a woman, Messenger of Allah? He replied: She may hang down a span. Umm Salamah said: Still it (foot) will be uncovered. He said: Then a forearm's length, nor exceeding it.
Abu Dawud | 3:4105
98
The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Umm Salamah from the Prophet (Peach be upon him) through a different chain of narrators.

Abu Dawud said:

Ibn Ishaq and Ayyub b. Musa transmitted it from Nafi' from Safiyyah.
Abu Dawud | 3:4106
99 Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) gave licence to others of the believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet) to hang down their lower garment a span. Then they asked him to increase it, and he increased one span for them. They would send (the garment) to us and we would measure it one forearm's length for them.
Abu Dawud | 3:4107
100 Ibn 'Abbas said - (Musaddad and Wahb transmitted from Maimunah) Maimunah said:

A sheep was given in alms to a female client of ours, but it died. The Prophet (Peach be upon him) passed it and said: Why did you not tan its skin and get some good out of it ? They replied: Messenger of Allah, it died a natural death. He said: It is only the eating of it that is prohibited.
Abu Dawud | 3:4108
101 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by al-Zuhri who did not mention Maimunah. This version has:

He said: Why did you not make use of it ? He then mentioned the rest of the tradition to the same effect but did not mention tanning.
Abu Dawud | 3:4109
102
Ma'mar said:

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

Abu Dawud said: Al-Auza'i, Yunus and 'Uqail did not mention tanning. al-Zubaidi, Sa'id b. 'Abd al-Aziz and Hafs b. 'Abd al-'Aziz mentioned tanning.
Abu Dawud | 3:4110
103 Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

That he heard the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) say: When a skin is tanned, it is pure.
Abu Dawud | 3:4111
104 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) ordered that the skins of the animals which had died a natural death should be used when they are tanned.
Abu Dawud | 3:4112
105 Narrated Salamah ibn al-Muhabbaq:

On the expedition of Tabuk the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) came to a household and, seeing a bucket hanging, asked for water. They said: Messenger of Allah, the animal died a natural death. He replied; Its tanning is its purification.
Abu Dawud | 3:4113
106 Al-Aliyah, daughter of Subay', said:

I had some sheep at Uhud, and they began to die. I then entered upon Maymunah, wife of the Prophet (Peach be upon him), and mentioned it to her. Maymunah said to me: If you took their skins and made use of them, (that would be better for you). She asked: Is that lawful? She replied, Yes. Some people of the Quraysh passed by the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) dragging a sheep of theirs as big as an ass. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said to them: Would that you took its skin. They said: It died a natural death. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said: Water and leaves of the mimosa flava purify it.
Abu Dawud | 3:4114
107 Narrated Abdullah ibn Ukaym:

The letter of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) was read out to us in the territory of Juhaynah when I was a young boy: Do not make use of the skin or sinew of an animal which died a natural death.
Abu Dawud | 3:4115
108 Al-Hakam ibn Uyaynah said that he went along with some people to Abdullah ibn Ukaym, a man of Juhaynah. al-Hakam said:

They entered and I sat at the door. Then they came out and told me that Abdullah ibn Ukaym had informed them that the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) had written to Juhaynah one month before his death: Do not make use of the skin or sinew of an animal which died a natural death.

Abu Dawud said: Al-Nadr b. Shumail said: The skin is called ihab when it is not tanned and when it is tanned, it not called ihab but na,es shann and qirbah (tanned skin or leather).
Abu Dawud | 3:4116
109 Narrated Mu'awiyah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: Do not ride on silk stuff and panther skins. AbuSa'id said to us: AbuDawud said to us: The name of AbulMu'tamir is Yazid ibn Tahman. He lived in al-Hirah.
Abu Dawud | 3:4117
110 Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) as saying: The angels do not accompany those fellow travellers who have panther skin.
Abu Dawud | 3:4118
111 Khalid said:

Al-Miqdam ibn Ma'dikarib and a man of Banu Asad from the people of Qinnisrin went to Mu'awiyah ibn AbuSufyan.

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

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

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

He said: Do so. He said: I adjure you by Allah, did you hear the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbidding use to wear gold?

He replied: Yes. He said: I adjure you by Allah, do you know that the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) prohibited the wearing of silk?

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

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

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

Khalid said: Mu'awiyah then ordered to give him what he did not order to give to his two companions, and gave a stipend of two hundred (dirhams) to his son. Al-Miqdam then divided it among his companions, and the man of Banu Asad did not give anything to anyone from the property he received. When Mu'awiyah was informed about it, he said: Al-Miqdam is a generous man; he has an open hand (for generosity). The man of Banu Asad withholds his things in a good manner.
Abu Dawud | 3:4119
112
Abu al-Malih b. Usamah quoting his father said:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade (the use of) the skins of beasts of prey.
Abu Dawud | 3:4120
113 Narrated Jabir:

We were with the Prophet (Peach be upon him) on a journey. He said: Make a general practice of wearing sandals, for a man keeps riding as long as he wears sandals.
Abu Dawud | 3:4121
114 Narrated Anas:

The sandals of the Prophet (Peach be upon him) had two thongs.
Abu Dawud | 3:4122
115 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) forbade that a man should put on sandals while standing.
Abu Dawud | 3:4123
116 Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: None of you should walk with one sandal, but should wear a pair or should put off both of them.
Abu Dawud | 3:4124
117 Narrated Jabir:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: When the thong (of a sandal) of one of you is cut off, he should not walk with one sandal till he repairs his thongs. He should not walk with one shoe, or eat with his left hand.
Abu Dawud | 3:4125
118 Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas:

It is part of the Sunnah that when a man sits down, he should take off his sandals and place them at his side.
Abu Dawud | 3:4126
119 Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: When one of you puts on sandals, he should put on his right one first, and when he takes them off, he should take off the left one first ; so that the right one should be the first to be put on and the last to be taken off.
Abu Dawud | 3:4127
120 Narrated 'Aishah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) liked to begin with the right side as far as possible in all conditions: in his purification, and combing. The narrator Muslim added: "in using tooth-stick," and he did not mention "in all his conditions".

Abu Dawud said: Shu'bah transmitted it from Mu'adh, but did not mention "his tooth-stick."
Abu Dawud | 3:4128
121 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: When you put on (a garment) and when you perform ablution, you should begin with your right side.
Abu Dawud | 3:4129
122 Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) mentioned bedding and said: There should be bedding for a man, bedding for his wife, and third for a guest, but a fourth for the devil.
Abu Dawud | 3:4130
123 Narrated Jabir ibn Samurah:

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

Abu Dawud said: Ishaq b. Mansur transmitted it from Isra'il, also mentioning the words "on his left side".
Abu Dawud | 3:4131
124 Sa'id ibn Amr al-Qurashi quoting his father said:

Ibn Umar (once) saw some fellow travellers of the Yemen. They had their saddles (on camels) of leather. He said: If anyone likes to see the fellow travellers most resembling to the Companions of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him), he should see them.
Abu Dawud | 3:4132
125 Narrated Jabir:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) said to me: Have you made cushions ? I said: How can we afford cushions ? He said: Soon you will have cushions.
Abu Dawud | 3:4133
126 Narrated 'Aishah:

The pillow of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) on which he slept at night (according to the version on Ibn Mani') was of leather stuffed with palm fibre (according to the agreed version).
Abu Dawud | 3:4134
127 Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The bedding of the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) consisted of leather stuffed with palm fibre.
Abu Dawud | 3:4135
128 Narrated Umm Salamah, Ummul Mu'minin:

Her bedding was in front of the place of prayer of the Prophet (Peach be upon him).
Abu Dawud | 3:4136
129 Narrated Abdullah ibn Umar:

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

He asked: What is the matter with you? She replied: The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) came to me but did not enter (the house).

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

She said: Ask the Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) what he me to do about it.

He (the Prophet) said: Tell her that she must send it to so-and-so.
Abu Dawud | 3:4137
130 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted through a different chain of narrators by Ibn Fudail on his father's authority. This version has:

"The curtain was embellished."
Abu Dawud | 3:4138
131 Narrated 'Aishah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) never left in his house anything containing the figure of a cross without destroying it.
Abu Dawud | 3:4139
132 Narrated Ali ibn AbuTalib:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) said: The angels do not enter a house which contains a picture, a dog, or a man who is impure by sexual defilement.
Abu Dawud | 3:4140
133 Narrated Abu Talhat al-Ansari:

I heard the Prophet (Peach be upon him) say: The angels do not enter a house which contains a dog or a picture. Zaid b. Khalid al-Juhani said to Sa'id b. Yasar al-Ansari, the transmitter of this tradition: Go with me to 'Aishah, Mother of Faithful, so that we ask about it. So we went and said to her: Mother of Faithful, Abu Talhah has transmitted to us a tradition so-and-so. Have you heard the Prophet (Peach be upon him) mentioning that ? She replied: No but I tell what I saw him doing. The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) went on an expedition and I was waiting for his return. I got a carpet which I hung as a screen on a stick over the door. When he came I received him and said: Peace be upon you, Messenger of Allah, His mercy and His blessings. Praise to be Allah Who gave you dominance and respect. Then he looked at the house and saw the carpet; and he did not respond to me at all. I found (signs of) disapproval in his face. He then came to the carpet and tore it down. He then said: Allah has not commanded us to clothe stones and clay out of the sustenance He has given us. She said: I then cut it to pieces and made two pillows out of it and stuffed them with palm fibre, and he did not disapprove of it to me.
Abu Dawud | 3:4141
134 The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Suhail through a different chain of narrators like the previous one. This version has:

I said: Mother, he has told me that the Prophet (Peach be upon him) has said: He also said the words ; Sa'id b. yasir client of Banu al-Najjar.
Abu Dawud | 3:4142
135 Narrated Abu Talhah:

The Messenger of Allah (Peach be upon him) as saying: The angels do not enter the house which contains a picture. Busr (b. Sa'id), the transmitter of this tradition, said: Zaid (b. Khalid al-Juhani) then fell it and we paid him a sick visit. There was a curtain with a picture hanging at his door. I then said to 'Ubaid Allah al-Khawlani', the step-son of Maimunah, wife of the Prophet (Peach be upon him): Did Zaid not tell us about pictures on the first day ? 'Ubaid Allah said: Did you not hear him when he said: Except a figure on a garment.
Abu Dawud | 3:4143
136 Narrated Jabir ibn Abdullah:

The Prophet (Peach be upon him) ordered Umar ibn al-Khattab who was in al-Batha' at the time of the conquest (of Makkah) to visit the Ka'bah and obliterate all images in it. The Prophet (Peach be upon him) did not enter it until all the images were obliterated.
Abu Dawud | 3:4144
137 Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:

Maimunah, wife of the Prophet (Peach be upon him) reported him as saying: Gabriel (peace be upon him) promised to visit me last night, but he did not visit me. Then it occurred to him that there was a pup under his bed. So he ordered and it was turned out. He then got water in his hand and sprinkled it on its place. When Gabriel (Peach be upon him) met him, he said: We do not enter a house which contains a dog or a picture. When the morning came, the Prophet (Peach be upon him) ordered to kill dogs. He ordered to kill the dog which guarded a small orchard, and left the dog which guarded the big orchard.
Abu Dawud | 3:4145
138 Narrated AbuHurayrah:

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

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


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