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The four characteristics of the Ambiya

Question

Is the following a Hadith?

“There are four characteristic of the Messengers; Modesty, using ‘itr [fragrance], using the Miswak, and marriage”

 

Answer

Yes. This is a Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) recorded by Imams Tirmidhi, Ahmad, Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shaybah and other Muhaddithun.

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 1080, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 5 pg. 421, Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 1813)

 

Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has declared the Hadith sound (hasan). Also see Shaykh Muhammad ‘Awwamah’s annotations on Ibn Abi Shaybah.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar