Applying henna on wounds, cuts and abrasions

Question

Is there any Hadith that states Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) used henna on a wound?

 

Answer

Yes, Imam Tirmidhi (rahimahullah) has recorded the following Hadith:

Sayyidah Salma (radiyallahu ‘anha), the servant of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) reported: “When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) had a wound [caused by a sword/knife] or a cut [caused by stone/thorn], he ordered me to apply henna on it.”

(Sunan Tirmidhi, Hadith: 2054. Refer: Tuhfatul Ahwadhi, Hadith: 2054)

 

The wording in Sunan Ibn Majah is as follows:

Sayyidah Salma, the freed slave of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) reported: “When Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) was afflicted with a wound or thorn he applied henna to it.”

(Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith: 3502)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar