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Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to do certain things

Question

Is this correct?

Nabi Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) was the first to host a guest, the first to trim his moustache, the first to trim nails and remove unwanted hair, the first to circumcise and the first who experienced white hair. He said, ‘O My Rabb! What is this?’ Allah Ta’ala said, ‘Dignity.’ Ibrahim (‘alayhis salam) said, ‘O My Rabb, increase my dignity.’

 

Answer

Imam Abu Bakr Ibn Abi Shaybah (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration (mursalan). Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah (hafizahullah) has stated that the narrators are reliable. Imam Malik (rahimahullah) has recorded a shorter version of the Hadith.

(Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 26997; Refer footnotes of Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah. Also see: Fathul Bari, Hadith: 3349, vol. 6 pg. 390)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar