THE HADITH OF MUHAMMED
By Sahih Bukhari
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said, "Give food to the hungry, pay a visit to the sick and release
(set free) the one in captivity (by paying his ransom)."
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The family of
Muhammad did not eat their fill for three successive days till he died.
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Once while I
was in a state of fatigue (because of severe hunger), I met 'Umar bin
Al-Khattab, so I asked him to recite a verse from Allah's Book to me.
He entered his house and interpreted it to me. (Then I went out and)
after walking for a short distance, I fell on my face because of fatigue
and severe hunger. Suddenly I saw Allah's Apostle standing by my head.
He said, "O Abu Huraira!" I replied, "Labbaik, O Allah's Apostle, and
Sadaik!" Then he held me by the hand, and made me get up. Then he came
to know what I was suffering from. He took me to his house, and ordered
a big bowl of milk for me. I drank thereof and he said, "Drink more,
O Abu Hirr!" So I drank again, whereupon he again said, "Drink more."
So I drank more till my belly became full and looked like a bowl. Afterwards
I met 'Umar and mentioned to him what had happened to me, and said to
him, "Somebody, who had more right than you, O 'Umar, took over the
case. By Allah, I asked you to recite a Verse to me while I knew it
better than you." On that Umar said to me, "By Allah, if I admitted
and entertained you, it would have been dearer to me than having nice
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bin Abi Salama:
I was a boy
under the care of Allah's Apostle and my hand used to go around the
dish while I was eating. So Allah's Apostle said to me, 'O boy! Mention
the Name of Allah and eat with your right hand, and eat of the dish
what is nearer to you." Since then I have applied those instructions
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bin Al Salama:
Who was the
son of Um Salama, the wife of the Prophet:
Once I ate a
meal with Allah's Apostle and I was eating from all sides of the dish.
So Allah's Apostle said to me, "Eat of the dish what is nearer to you."
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bin Kaisan Abi Nu'aim:
A meal was brought
to Allah's Apostle while his step-son, 'Umar bin Abi Salama was with
him. Allah's Apostle said to him, "Mention the Name of Allah and eat
of the dish what is nearer to you."
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A tailor invited
Allah's Apostle to a meal which he had prepared. I went along with Allah's
Apostle and saw him seeking to eat the pieces of gourd from the various
sides of the dish. Since that day I have liked to eat gourd. 'Umar bin
Abi Salama said: The Prophet, said to me, "Eat with your right hand."
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used to love to start doing things from the right side whenever possible,
in performing ablution, putting on his shoes, and combing his hair.
(Al-Ash'ath said: The Prophet used to do so in all his affairs.)
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Abu Talha said
to Um Sulaim, "I have heard the voice of Allah's Apostle which was feeble,
and I think that he is hungry. Have you got something (to eat)?" She
took out some loaves of barley bread, then took her face-covering sheet
and wrapped the bread in part of it, and pushed it under my garment
and turned the rest of it around my body and sent me to Allah's Apostle
. I went with that, and found Allah's Apostle in the mosque with some
people. I stood up near them, and Allah's Apostle asked me, "Have you
been sent by Abu Talha?" I said, "Yes." He asked, "With some food (for
us)?" I said, "Yes." Then Allah's Apostle said to all those who were
with him, "Get up!" He set out (and all the people accompanied him)
and I proceeded ahead of them till I came to Abu Talha. Abu Talha then
said, "O Um Sulaim! Allah's Apostle has arrived along with the people,
and we do not have food enough to feed them all." She said, "Allah and
His Apostle know better." So Abu Talha went out till he met Allah's
Apostle. Then Abu Talha and Allah's Apostle came and entered the house.
Allah's Apostle said, "Um Sulaim ! Bring whatever you have." She brought
that very bread. The Prophet ordered that it be crushed into small pieces,
and Um Sulaim pressed a skin of butter on it. Then Allah's Apostle said
whatever Allah wished him to say (to bless the food) and then added,
"Admit ten (men)." So they were admitted, ate their fill and went out.
The Prophet then said, "Admit ten (more)." They were admitted, ate their
full, and went out. He then again said, "Admit ten more!" They were
admitted, ate their fill, and went out. He admitted ten more, and so
all those people ate their fill, and they were eighty men.
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bin Abu Bakr:
We were one
hundred and thirty men sitting with the Prophet. The Prophet said, "Have
anyone of you any food with him?" It happened that one man had one Sa
of wheat flour (or so) which was turned into dough then. After a while
a tall lanky pagan came, driving some sheep. The Prophet asked, 'Will
you sell us (a sheep), or give (it to) us as a gift?" The pagan said,
"No, but I will sell it " So the Prophet bought from him a sheep which
was slaughtered, and then the Prophet ordered that the liver, the kidneys,
lungs and heart, etc., of that sheep be roasted. By Allah, none of those
one hundred and thirty men but had his share of those things. The Prophet
gave to those who were present, and also kept a share for those who
were absent He then served that cooked sheep in two big trays and we
all ate together our fill; yet there remained a part of it in those
two trays which I carried on the camel.
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died when we had satisfied our hunger with the two black things, i.e.
dates and water.
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We went out
with Allah's Apostle to Khaibar, and when we were at As-Sahba', (Yahya,
a sub-narrator said, "As-Sahba' is a place at a distance of one day's
journey to Khaibar)." Allah's Apostle asked the people to bring their
food, but there was nothing with the people except Sawiq. So we all
chewed and ate of it. Then the Prophet asked for some water and he rinsed
his mouth, and we too, rinsed our mouths. Then he led us in the Maghrib
prayer without performing ablution (again).
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We were in the
company of Anas whose baker was with him. Anas said, The Prophet did
not eat thin bread, or a roasted sheep till he met Allah (died).
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To the best
of my knowledge, the Prophet did not take his meals in a big tray at
all, nor did he ever eat well-baked thin bread, nor did he ever eat
at a dining table.
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halted to consummate his marriage with Safiyya. I invited the Muslims
to his wedding banquet. He ordered that leather dining sheets be spread.
Then dates, dried yoghurt and butter were put on those sheets. Anas
added: The Prophet consummated his marriage with Safiyya (during a journey)
whereupon Hais (sweet dish) was served on a leather dining sheet.
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The People of
Sham taunted 'Abdullah bin Az-Zubair by calling him "The son of Dhatin-Nataqain"
(the woman who has two waist-belts). (His mother) (Asma, said to him,
"O my son! They taunt you with "Nataqain". Do you know what the Nataqain
were? That was my waist-belt which I divided in two parts. I tied the
water skin of Allah's Apostle with one part, and with the other part
I tied his food container."
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that his aunt,
Um Hufaid bint Al-Harith bin Hazn, presented to the Prophet butter,
dried yoghurt and mastigures. The Prophet invited the people to those
mastigures and they were eaten on his dining sheet, but the Prophet
did not eat of it, as if he disliked it. Nevertheless. if it was unlawful
to eat that, the people would not have eaten it on the dining sheet
of the Prophet nor would he have ordered that they be eaten.
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that while they
were with the Prophet at As-Sahba' which was at a distance of one day's
journey from Khaibar the prayer became due, and the Prophet asked the
people for food but there was nothing with the people except Sawiq.
He ate of it and we ate along with him, and then he asked for water
and rinsed his mouth (with it), and then offered the (Maghrib) prayer
and we too offered the prayer but the Prophet did not perform ablution
(again after eating the Sawiq.).
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That he went
with Allah's Apostle to the house of Maimuna, who was his and Ibn 'Abbas'
aunt. He found with her a roasted mastigure which her sister Hufaida
bint Al-Harith had brought from Najd. Maimuna presented the mastigure
before Allah's Apostle who rarely started eating any (unfamiliar) food
before it was described and named for him. (But that time) Allah's Apostle
stretched his hand towards the (meat of the) mastigure whereupon a lady
from among those who were present, said, "You should inform Allah's
Apostle of what you have presented to him. O Allah's Apostle! It is
the meat of a mastigure." (On learning that) Allah's Apostle withdrew
his hand from the meat of the mastigure. Khalid bin Al-Walid said, "O
Allah's Apostle! Is this unlawful to eat?" Allah's Apostle replied,
"No, but it is not found in the land of my people, so I do not like
it." Khalid said, "Then I pulled the mastigure (meat) towards me and
ate it while Allah's Apostle was looking at me.
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said, "The food for two persons is sufficient for three, and the food
of three persons is sufficient for four persons."
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Ibn 'Umar never
used to take his meal unless a poor man was called to eat with him.
One day I brought a poor man to eat with him, the man ate too much,
whereupon Ibn 'Umar said, "O Nafi'! Don't let this man enter my house,
for I heard the Prophet saying, "A believer eats in one intestine (is
satisfied with a little food), and a kafir (unbeliever) eats in seven
intestines (eats much food)."
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said, "A believer eats in one intestine (is satisfied with a little
food), and a kafir (unbeliever) or a hypocrite eats in seven intestines
(eats too much)."
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Abu Nahik was
avaricious eater. Ibn 'Umar said to him, "Allah's Apostle said, "A Kafir
(unbeliever) eats in seven intestines (eats much)." On that Abu Nahik
said, "But I believe in Allah and His Apostle ."
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said, "A Muslim eats in one intestine (i.e. he is satisfied with a little
food) while a Kafir (unbeliever) eats in seven intestines (eats much)."
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A man used to
eat much, but when he embraced Islam, he started eating less. That was
mentioned to the Prophet who then said, "A believer eats in one intestine
(is satisfied with a little food) and a Kafir eats in seven intestines
(eats much). "
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said, "I do not take my meals while leaning (against something).
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While I was
with the Prophet he said to a man who was with him, "I do not take my
meals while leaning."
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"A roasted mastigure
was brought to the Prophet who stretched his hand towards it to eat
it. But it was said to him, "It is a mastigure." So he withdrew his
hand. Khalid asked, "Is it unlawful to eat?" the Prophet said, "No,
but it is not found in the land of my people and that is why I do not
like eating it." So Khalid started eating (it) while Allah's Apostle
was looking at him. An-Nadr said: 'Al-Khazira' (is prepared) from bran
while 'Al-Harira' is prepared from milk.
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the Badr battle and was from the Ansar, that he came to the Prophet
and said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have lost my eyesight and I lead my
people in the prayer (as an Imam). When it rains, the valley which is
between me and my people, flows with water, and then I cannot go to
their mosque to lead them in the prayer. O Allah's Apostle! I wish that
you could come and pray in my house so that I may take it as a praying
place. The Prophet said, "Allah willing, I will do that." The next morning,
soon after the sun had risen, Allah's Apostle came with Abu Bakr. The
Prophet asked for the permission to enter and I admitted him. The Prophet
had not sat till he had entered the house and said to me, "Where do
you like me to pray in your house?" I pointed at a place in my house
whereupon he stood and said, "Allahu Akbar." We lined behind him and
he prayed two Rakat and finished it with Taslim. We then requested him
to stay for a special meal of Khazira which we had prepared. A large
number of men from the adjoining area gathered in the house. One of
them said, "Where is Malik bin Ad-Dukhshun?" Another man said, "He is
a hypocrite and does not love Allah and His Apostle." The Prophet said,
"Do not say so. Do you not think that he has said: "None has the right
to be worshipped but Allah," seeking Allah's pleasure? The man said,
"Allah and His Apostle know better, but we have always seen him mixing
with hypocrites and giving them advice." The Prophet said, "Allah has
forbidden the (Hell) Fire for those who testify that none has the right
to be worshipped but Allah, seeking Allah's pleasure. "
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My aunt presented
(roasted) mastigures, Iqt and milk to the Prophet . The mastigures were
put on his dining sheet, and if it was unlawful to eat, it would not
have been put there. The Prophet drank the milk and ate the Iqt only.
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We used to be
happy on Fridays, for there was an old lady who used to pull out the
roots of Silq and put it in a cooking pot with some barley. When we
had finished the prayer, we would visit her and she would present that
dish before us. So we used to be happy on Fridays because of that, and
we never used to take our meals or have a mid-day nap except after the
Friday prayer. By Allah, that meal contained no fat.
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ate of the meat of a shoulder (by cutting the meat with his teeth),
and then got up and offered the prayer without performing the ablution
anew. Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet took out a bone with meat on
it from a cooking pot and ate of it, and then offered the prayer without
performing ablution anew.
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We went out
towards Mecca with the Prophet.
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I was sitting with the companions of the Prophet at a station on the
road to Mecca and Allah's Apostle was stationing ahead of us and all
the people were assuming Ihram while I was not. My companion, saw an
onager while I was busy Mending my shoes. They did not Inform me of
the onager but they wished that I would see it Suddenly I looked and
saw the onager Then I headed towards my horse, saddled it and rode,
but I forgot to take the lash and the spear. So I said to them my companions),
"Give me the lash and the spear." But they said, "No, by Allah we will
not help you in any way to hunt it ' I got angry, dismounted, took it
the spear and the lash), rode (the horse chased the onager and wounded
it Then I brought it when it had dyed. My companions started eating
of its (cooked) meat, but they suspected that it might be unlawful to
eat of its meat while they were in a state of Ihram Then I proceeded
further and I kept one of its forelegs with me. When we met Allah's
Apostle we asked him about that. He said, "Have you some of its meat
with you?" I gave him that foreleg and he ate the meat till he stripped
the bone of its flesh although he was in a state of Ihram.
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that he saw
the Prophet holding a shoulder piece of mutton in his hand and cutting
part of it with a knife. Then he was called for the prayer whereupon
he put down the shoulder piece and the knife with which he was cutting
it, and then stood for prayer without performing ablution again.
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never criticized any food (he was invited to) but he used to eat if
he liked the food, and leave it if he disliked
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that he asked
Sahl, "Did you use white flour during the lifetime of the Prophet ?"
Sahl replied, "No. Hazim asked, "Did you use to sift barley flour?"
He said, "No, but we used to blow off the husk (of the barley)."
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Once the Prophet
distributed dates among his companions and gave each one seven dates.
He gave me seven dates too, one of which was dry and hard, but none
of the other dates was more liked by me than that one, for it prolonged
my chewing it.
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I was one of
(the first) seven (who had embraced Islam) with Allah's Apostle and
we had nothing to eat then, except the leaves of the Habala or Hubula
tree, so that our stool used to be similar to that of sheep. Now the
tribe of Bani Asad wants to teach me Islam; I would be a loser and all
my efforts would be in vain (if I learn Islam anew from them).
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I asked Sahl
bin Sad, "Did Allah's Apostle ever eat white flour?" Sahl said, "Allah's
Apostle never saw white flour since Allah sent him as an Apostle till
He took him unto Him." I asked, "Did the people have (use) sieves during
the lifetime of Allah's Apostle?" Sahl said, "Allah's Apostle never
saw (used) a sieve since Allah sent him as an Apostle until He took
him unto Him," I said, "How could you eat barley unsifted?" he said,
"We used to grind it and then blow off its husk, and after the husk
flew away, we used to prepare the dough (bake) and eat it."
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that he passed
by a group of people in front of whom there was a roasted sheep. They
invited him but he refused to eat and said, "Allah's Apostle left this
world without satisfying his hunger even with barley bread."
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never took his meals at a dining table, nor in small plates, and he
never ate thin well-baked bread. (The sub-narrator asked Qatada, "Over
what did they use to take their meals?" Qatada said, "On leather dining
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The family of
Muhammad had not eaten wheat bread to their satisfaction for three consecutive
days since his arrival at Medina till he died.
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(the wife of
the Prophet) that whenever one of her relatives died, the women assembled
and then dispersed (returned to their houses) except her relatives and
close friends. She would order that a pot of Talbina be cooked. Then
Tharid (a dish prepared from meat and bread) would be prepared and the
Talbina would be poured on it. 'Aisha would say (to the women),"Eat
of it, for I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'The Talbina soothes the
heart of the patient and relieves him from some of his sadness.' "
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said, "Many men reached perfection but none among the women reached
perfection except Mary, the daughter of ' Imran, and Asia, Pharoah's
wife. And the superiority of 'Aisha to other women is like the superiority
of Tharid to other kinds of food.
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said, "The superiority of 'Aisha to other women is like the superiority
of Tharid to other kinds of food . "
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I went along
with the Prophet to the house of a young tailor of his. The tailor presented
a dish of Tharid to the Prophet and resumed his work. The Prophet started
picking the pieces of gourd and I too, started picking them and putting
it before him. Since then I have always loved (to eat) gourd.
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We used to visit
Anas bin Malik while his baker was standing (and baking). Anas would
say, "Eat! I do not know that the Prophet had ever seen well-baked bread
till he met Allah, nor had he ever seen a roasted sheep with his own
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bin Umaiyay Ad-Damri:
I saw Allah's
Apostle cutting part of the shoulder of mutton with a knife. He ate
of it and then was called for prayer whereupon he got up and put down
the knife and offered the prayer without performing new ablution.
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I asked 'Aisha
"Did the Prophet forbid eating the meat of sacrifices offered on 'Id-ul-Adha
for more than three days" She said, "The Prophet did not do this except
in the year when the people were hungry, so he wanted the rich to feed
the poor. But later we used to store even a trotter of a sheep to eat
it fifteen days later." She was asked, "What compelled you to do so?"
She smiled and said, "The family of Muhammad did not eat to their satisfaction
white bread with meat soup for three successive days till he met Allah."
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We used to carry
the meat of the Hadis (sacrificed animals) to Medina during the life-time
of the Prophet .
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said to Abu Talha, "Seek one of your boys to serve me." Abu Talha mounted
me behind him (on his riding animal) and took me (to the Prophet ).
So I used to serve Allah's Apostle whenever he dismounted (to stay somewhere).
I used to hear him saying very often, "O Allah! I seek refuge with You
from, having worries sadness, helplessness, laziness, miserliness, cowardice,
from being heavily in debt and from being overpowered by other persons
unjustly." I kept on serving till we -returned from the battle of Khaibar.
The Prophet then brought Safiyya bint Huyai whom he had won from the
war booty. I saw him folding up a gown or a garment for her to sit on
behind him (on his she-camel). When he reached As-Sahba', he prepared
Hais and placed it on a dining sheet. Then he sent me to invite men,
who (came and) ate; and that was his and Safiyya's wedding banquet.
Then the Prophet proceeded, and when he saw (noticed) the mountain of
Uhud, he said, "This mountain loves us, and we love it." When we approached
Medina, he said, "O Allah! I make the area between its two mountains
a sanctuary as Abraham has made Mecca a sanctuary. O Allah! Bless their
Mudd and Sa (special kinds of measure)."
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bin Abi Laila:
We were sitting
in the company of Hudhaifa who asked for water and a Magian brought
him water. But when he placed the cup in his hand, he threw it at him
and said, "Had I not forbidden him to do so more than once or twice?"
He wanted to say, "I would not have done so," adding, "but I heard the
Prophet saying, "Do not wear silk or Dibaja, and do not drink in silver
or golden vessels, and do not eat in plates of such metals, for such
things are for the unbelievers in this worldly life and for us in the
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said, "The example of a Believer who recites the Quran, is that of a
citron which smells good and tastes good; And the example of a Believer
who does not recite the Quran, is that of a date which has no smell
but tastes sweet; and the example of a hypocrite who recites the Quran,
is that of an aromatic plant which smells good but tastes bitter; and
the example of a hypocrite who does not recite the Quran, is that of
a colocynth plant which has no smell and is bitter in taste."
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said, "The superiority of 'Aisha to other ladies is like the superiority
of Tharid to other kinds of food."
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said, "Traveling is a kind of torture, as it prevents one from sleeping
and eating! So when one has finished his job, he should return quickly
to his family."
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have been established because of Barira: 'Aisha intended to buy her
and set her free, but Barira's masters said, "Her wala' will be for
us." 'Aisha mentioned that to Allah's Apostle who said, "You could accept
their condition if you wished, for the wala is for the one who manumits
the slave." Barira was manumitted, then she was given the choice either
to stay with her husband or leave him; One day Allah's Apostle entered
'Aisha's house while there was a cooking pot of food boiling on the
fire. The Prophet asked for lunch, and he was presented with bread and
some extra food from the home-made Udm (e.g. soup). He asked, "Don't
I see meat (being cooked)?" They said, "Yes, O Allah's Apostle! But
it is the meat that has been given to Barira in charity and she has
given it to us as a present." He said, "For Barira it is alms, but for
us it is a present."
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used to love sweet edible things and honey.
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I used to accompany
Allah's Apostle to fill my stomach; and that was when I did not eat
baked bread, nor wear silk. Neither a male nor a female slave used to
serve me, and I used to bind stones over my belly and ask somebody to
recite a Quranic Verse for me though I knew it, so that he might take
me to his house and feed me. Ja'far bin Abi Talib was very kind to the
poor, and he used to take us and feed us with what ever was available
in his house, (and if nothing was available), he used to give us the
empty (honey or butter) skin which we would tear and lick whatever was
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went to (the house of) his slave tailor, and he was offered (a dish
of) gourd of which he started eating. I have loved to eat gourd since
I saw Allah's Apostle eating it.
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There was a
man called Abu Shu'aib, and he had a slave who was a butcher. He said
(to his slave), "Prepare a meal to which I may invite Allah's Apostle
along with four other men." So he invited Allah's Apostle and four other
men, but another man followed them whereupon the Prophet said, "You
have invited me as one of five guests, but now another man has followed
us. If you wish you can admit him, and if you wish you can refuse him."
On that the host said, "But I admit him." Narrated Muhammad bin Isma'il:
If guests are sitting at a dining table, they do not have the right
to carry food from other tables to theirs, but they can pass on food
from their own table to each other; otherwise they should leave it.
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I was a young
boy when I once was walking with Allah's Apostle . Allah's Apostle entered
the house of his slave tailor and the latter brought a dish filled with
food covered with pieces of gourd. Allah's Apostle started picking and
eating the gourd. When I saw that, I started collecting and placing
the gourd before him. Then the slave returned to his work. Anas added:
I have kept on loving gourd since I saw Allah's Apostle doing what he
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A tailor invited
the Prophet to a meal which he had prepared, and I went along with the
Prophet . The tailor presented barley bread and soup containing gourd
and cured meat. I saw the Prophet picking the pieces of gourd from around
the dish, and since then I have kept on liking gourd.
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I saw the Prophet
being served with soup and containing gourd and cured meat, and I saw
him picking and eating the pieces of gourd.
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did not do that (i.e., forbade the storage of the meat of sacrifices
for three days) except (he did so) so that the rich would feed the poor.
But later we used to keep even trotters to cook, fifteen days later.
The family of Muhammad did not eat wheat bread with meat or soup to
their satisfaction for three successive days.
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A tailor invited
Allah's Apostle to a meal which he had prepared. I went with Allah's
Apostle to that meal, and the tailor served the Prophet with barley
bread and soup of gourd and cured meat. I saw Allah's Apostle picking
the pieces of gourd from around the dish, and since then I have kept
on liking gourd.
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bin Ja'far bin Abi Talib:
I saw Allah's
Apostle eating fresh dates with snake cucumber.
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I was a guest
of Abu Huraira for seven days. Abu Huraira, his wife and his slave used
to get up and remain awake for one-third of the night by turns. Each
would offer the night prayer and then awaken the other. I heard Abu
Huraira saying, "Allah's Apostle distributed dates among his companions
and my share was seven dates, one of which was a Hashafa (a date which
dried on the tree before it was fully ripe).
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distributed dates among us, and my share was five dates, four of which
were good, and one was a ,Hashafa, and I found the Hashafa the hardest
for my teeth.
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There was a
Jew in Medina who used to lend me money up to the season of plucking
dates. (Jabir had a piece of land which was on the way to Ruma). That
year the land was not promising, so the payment of the debt was delayed
one year. The Jew came to me at the time of plucking, but gathered nothing
from my land. I asked him to give me one year respite, but he refused.
This news reached the Prophet whereupon he said to his companions, "Let
us go and ask the Jew for respite for Jabir." All of them came to me
in my garden, and the Prophet started speaking to the Jew, but he Jew
said, "O Abu Qasim! I will not grant him respite." When the Prophet
saw the Jew's attitude, he stood up and walked all around the garden
and came again and talked to the Jew, but the Jew refused his request.
I got up and brought some ripe fresh dates and put it in front of the
Prophet. He ate and then said to me, "Where is your hut, O Jabir?" I
informed him, and he said, "Spread out a bed for me in it." I spread
out a bed, and he entered and slept. When he woke up, I brought some
dates to him again and he ate of it and then got up and talked to the
Jew again, but the Jew again refused his request. Then the Prophet got
up for the second time amidst the palm trees loaded with fresh dates,
and said, "O Jabir! Pluck dates to repay your debt." The Jew remained
with me while I was plucking the dates, till I paid him all his right,
yet there remained extra quantity of dates. So I went out and proceeded
till I reached the Prophet and informed him of the good news, whereupon
he said, "I testify that I am Allah's Apostle."
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While we were
sitting with the Prophet a spadix of palm tree was brought to him. The
Prophet said, "There is a tree among the trees which is as blessed as
a Muslim" I thought that it was the date palm tree and intended to say,
"It is the date-palm tree, O Allah's Apostle!" but I looked behind to
see that I was the tenth and youngest of ten men present there, so I
kept quiet' Then the Prophet said, "It is the datepalm tree."
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said, "He who eats seven 'Ajwa dates every morning, will not be affected
by poison or magic on the day he eats them."
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 358:
At the time
of Ibn Az-Zubair, we were struck with famine, and he provided us with
dates for our food. 'Abdullah bin 'Umar used to pass by us while we
were eating, and say, "Do not eat two dates together at a time, for
the Prophet forbade the taking of two dates together at a time (in a
gathering)." Ibn 'Umar used to add, "Unless one takes the permission
of one's companions."
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I saw the Prophet
eating fresh dates with snake cucumbers.
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said, "There is a tree among the trees which is similar to a Muslim
(in goodness), and that is the date palm tree."
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 361:
I saw Allah's
Apostle eating fresh dates with snake cucumbers.
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 362:
My mother, Um
Sulaim, took a Mudd of barley grain, ground it and made porridge from
it, and pressed (over it), a butter skin she had with her. Then she
sent me to the Prophet, and I reached him while he was sitting with
his companions. I invited him, whereupon he said, "And those who are
with me?' I returned and said, "He says, 'And those who are with me?"
Abu Talha went out to him and said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is just a
meal prepared by Um Sulaim." The Prophet entered and the food was brought
to him. He said, "Let ten persons enter upon me." Those ten entered
and ate their fill. Again he said, 'Let ten (more) enter upon me." Those
ten entered and ate their fill. Then he said, "Let ten (more) enter
upon me." He called forty persons in all Then Allah's Apostle ate and
got up. I started looking (at the food) to see if it decreased or not.
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 363:
It was said
to Anas "What did you hear the Prophet saying about garlic?" Anas replied,
"Whoever has eaten (garlic) should not approach our mosque."
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said, "Whoever has eaten garlic or onion should keep away from us (or
should keep away from our mosque).'
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 365:
We were with
Allah's Apostle collecting Al-Kabath at Mar-Az-Zahran. The Prophet said,
"Collect the black ones, for they are better." Somebody said, (O Allah's
Apostle!) Have you ever shepherded sheep?" He said, "There has been
no prophet but has shepherded them. "
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bin An Nu'man:
We went out
with Allah's Apostle to Khaibar, and when we reached As-Sahba', the
Prophet asked for food, and he was offered nothing but Sawiq. We ate,
and then Allah's Apostle stood up for the prayer. He rinsed his mouth
with water, and we too, rinsed our mouths. Narrated Suwaid; We went
out with Allah's Apostle to Khaibar. and when we reached As-Sahba',
which (Yahya says) is one day' journey from Khaibar, the Prophet asked
for food, and he was offered nothing but Sawiq which we chewed and ate.
Then the Prophet asked for water and rinsed his mouth, and we too, rinsed
our mouths along with him. He then led us in the Maghrib prayer without
performing ablution again
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said, 'When you eat, do not wipe your hands till you have licked it,
or had it licked by somebody else."
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that he asked
Jabir bin 'Abdullah about performing ablution after taking a cooked
meal. He replied, "It is not essential," and added, "We never used to
get such kind of food during the lifetime of the Prophet except rarely;
and if at all we got such a dish, we did not have any handkerchiefs
to wipe our hands with except the palms of our hands, our forearms and
our feet. We would perform the prayer thereafter with-out performing
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dining sheet of the Prophet was taken away (i.e., whenever he finished
his meal), he used to say: "Al-hamdu lillah kathiran taiyiban mubarakan
fihi ghaira makfiy wala muwada' wala mustaghna'anhu Rabbuna."
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Prophet finished his meals (or when his dining sheet was taken away),
he used to say. "Praise be to Allah Who has satisfied our needs and
quenched our thirst. Your favor cannot by compensated or denied." Once
he said, upraise be to You, O our Lord! Your favor cannot be compensated,
nor can be left, nor can be dispensed with, O our Lord!"
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said, "When your servant brings your food to you, if you do not ask
him to join you, then at least ask him to take one or two handfuls,
for he has suffered from its heat (while cooking it) and has taken pains
to cook it nicely."
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There was an
Ansari man nicknamed, Abu Shu'aib, who had a slave who was a butcher.
He came to the Prophet while he was sitting with his companions and
noticed the signs of hunger on the face of the Prophet . So he went
to his butcher slave and said, "Prepare for me a meal sufficient for
five persons so that I may invite the Prophet along with four other
men." He had the meal prepared for him and invited him. A (sixth) man
followed them. The Prophet said, "O Abu Shu'aib! Another man has followed
us. If you wish, you may invite him; and if you wish, you may refuse
him." Abu Shu'aib said, "No, I will admit him."
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that he saw
Allah's Apostle cutting a piece of mutton from its shoulder part he
was carrying in his hand. When he was called for prayer, he put it down
and the knife with which he was cutting it. Then he stood up and offered
the prayer without performing new ablution
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said, If supper is served and the Iqama for (Isha) prayer is proclaimed,
start with you supper first."
Volume 7, Book 65, Number 374:
Once Ibn Umar
was taking his supper while he was listening to the recitation of (Quran
by) the Imam (in the Isha prayer).
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said, "If the Iqama for ('Isha') prayer is proclaimed and supper is
served, take your supper first "
I know (about)
the Hijab (the order of veiling of women) more than anybody else. Ubai
bin Ka'b used to ask me about it. Allah's Apostle became the bridegroom
of Zainab bint Jahsh whom he married at Medina. After the sun had risen
high in the sky, the Prophet invited the people to a meal. Allah's Apostle
remained sitting and some people remained sitting with him after the
other guests had left. Then Allah's Apostle got up and went away, and
I too, followed him till he reached the door of 'Aisha's room. Then
he thought that the people must have left the place by then, so he returned
and I also returned with him. Behold, the people were still sitting
at their places. So he went back again for the second time, and I went
along with him too. When we reached the door of 'Aisha's room, he returned
and I also returned with him to see that the people had left. Thereupon
the Prophet hung a curtain between me and him and the Verse regarding
the order for (veiling of women) Hijab was revealed.
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