Narrated Maymunah, the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “During my menses, I never prayed, but used to sit on the mat beside the masjid of Allah’s Messenger. He used to offer the prayer on his sheet and in prostration some of his clothes used to touch me.”

Is this Hadith authentic?



Imam Bukhari (rahimahullah) has recorded this narration in his Sahih. The Hadith is therefore authentic.

The correct translation of the Hadith is as follows:

‘Abdullah ibn Shaddad (rahimahullah) says, “I heard my maternal aunt, Maymunah the wife of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) [say] that during her menses she would not offer Salah but used to sit beside where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would make sajdah and he would be on his prayer mat. When he would go into sajdah, some of his clothes would touch me.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith: 333)


Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has also recorded this Hadith with variation in the wording.

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 513)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.


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