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Victory through the blessing of the hair of Nabi (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam)

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I request your help in telling us about the authenticity and correct translation of this narration and is it suitable to quote?

حَدَّثَنِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ عِيسَى ، أَنَا أَحْمَدُ بْنُ نَجْدَةَ ، ثَنَا سَعِيدُ بْنُ مَنْصُورٍ ، ثَنَا هُشَيْمٌ ، ثَنَا عَبْدُ الْحَمِيدِ بْنُ جَعْفَرٍ ، عَنْ أَبِيهِ ، أَنَّ خَالِدَ بْنَ الْوَلِيدِ ، فَقَدْ قَلَنْسُوَةً لَهُ يَوْمَ الْيَرْمُوكِ ، فَقَالَ : اطْلُبُوهَا فَلَمْ يَجِدُوهَا ، ثُمَّ طَلَبُوهَا فَوَجَدُوهَا ، وَإِذَا هِيَ قَلَنْسُوَةٌ خَلِقَةٌ ، فَقَالَ خَالِدٌ : ” اعْتَمَرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَآلِهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَحَلَقَ رَأْسَهُ ، وَابْتَدَرَ النَّاسُ جَوَانِبَ شَعْرِهِ ، فَسَبَقْتُهُمْ إِلَى نَاصِيَتِهِ فَجَعَلْتُهَا فِي هَذِهِ الْقَلَنْسُوَةِ ، فَلَمْ أَشْهَدْ قِتَالا وَهِيَ مَعِي إِلا رُزِقْتُ النَّصْرَ

 

Answer

The Tabi’i, Ja’far ibn ‘Abdillah reported that Sayyiduna Khalid ibn Walid (radiyallahu’anhu) had lost his hat during the battle of Yarmuk. He asked the people to search for it to no avail. After the second attempt it was found, but it was a worn out hat.

Sayyiduna Khalid (radiyallahu’anhu) then explained to the people:

‘When Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) performed ‘Umrah and shaved his hair, the people (Sahabah) rushed to take the strands from the side of his blessed head. I preceded them in taking strands from his forelock which I placed in this hat. I achieved victory in every battle in which I had this hat.’

(Al-Mu’jamul Kabir, Hadith: 3804, Musnad Abi Ya’la, Hadith: 7147, Mustadrak Hakim, vol.3 pg.299  and others.)

This narration is suitable to quote. Refer: Majma’uz zawaid, vol.9 pg.349, Mukhtasar Ithafus Sadah, Hadith: 7668 and Siyar A’lamin Nubala, vol.1 pg.374-375)

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best,

 

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar