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Our Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) generosity

Question

Is there a Hadith which states:

Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) received a garment from someone. When he wore it and came out, someone from the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) saw him and he asked Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) for it. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) immediately went to his house, wore his old clothes and gave the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) the new one. The Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) reprimanded the other Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) who asked for Nabi’s (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) new dress because Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would never deny someone’s request. The Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said that he had his own reason, to shroud himself in that piece of cloth when he passed away.

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The complexion of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

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When our Prophet (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) is described as having fair or white skin does this mean that it was literally white or would this indicate a light brown skin color? I have read in many narrations the word white but this does not make sense to me as the Arabs originally were a brown people ranging from light brown to dark brown or black. Read More »

Yellow dyeing of the beard

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Please provide the authenticity and explanation of the following narration:

Zayd ibn ‘Umar (rahimahullah) has reported that Ibn ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) used to dye his beard using the colour yellow [so profusely] until even his clothes became full [i.e became dyed] of yellowness. He was asked: “Why do you dye using the colour yellow?” He replied: “I saw Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) dyeing with it, and nothing was dearer to him than it.”

He would dye all his clothes with it, even his turban. Read More »

Composure of a Sahabiyyah at the time of calamity

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Please comment on the authenticity of this narration:

The son of Ummu Khallad (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) was martyred. When she heard about it she came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam) to enquire about his position and reward. Despite being afflicted by the great tragedy of losing her son, her face was still covered with a niqab (veil/purdah).

A Sahabi (radiyallahu ‘anhu) was quite astonished by this [level of composure] and he remarked: “You have come to enquire about your son [who was martyred] yet you [are so composed that you] have still covered your face [in this tragic moment]?”

She replied: “I may have lost my son, but I have not lost my modesty.”

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Folding clothes

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I’ve heard that it is Sunnah to fold the clothes and not to hang them. Is there any Hadith about this?

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Combing the hair while standing

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Is it established from authentic Hadith that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) predicted that problems and calamities would come at very fast rate for a person who combs hair while standing?

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‘Umar’s (radiyallahu ‘anhu) statement regarding a woman who has abundant garments

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Is this statement authentically attributed to Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu)?

“Sayyiduna ‘Umar (radiyallahu ‘anhu) said “Verily, when a woman has garments in abundance [more than she requires and more than what is the norm] and she loves adornment, then she will love khuruj [emergence from the home to prowl around in the public domain to show off her clothing].”

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Putting the Miswak on the ground

Question

Is this Hadith authentic?

Sa’id ibn Jubayr (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says:

‘By keeping the miswak on the ground if a person becomes mad [majnun], he should blame none other than himself.’

Is this why they say that it is recommended to keep the miswak standing instead of keeping it horizontal? Read More »