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Maniha: A Good Gift (Ahadith 2295 – 2296)


Volume 3, Book 47, Number 797:
Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu):
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “What a good Maniha (the she-camel which has recently given birth and which gives profuse milk) is, and (what a good Maniha) (the sheep which gives profuse milk, a bowl in the morning and another in the evening) is!”

Volume 3, Book 47, Number 798:
Narrated Malik:
Maniha is a good deed of charity.

Maniha: a sort of gift in the form of a she-camel or a sheep which is given to somebody temporarily so that its milk may be used and then the animal is returned to its owner.

So it’s basically a very thoughtful and generous gift.. an example from today could be lending your car to someone with its tank full, or a printer along with hefty ink supply. I personally think we’re stingy when it comes to these things. We’d rather keep such benefits to ourselves than let others have any share in them. Definitely something to think about.

Animal Rights.. Again! (Hadith No. 2062)


Volume 3, Book 40, Number 565 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “One of the rights of a she-camel is that it should be milked at a place of water.”

Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) being the role model that he was, showed us and told us how to live our lives – how to worship Allah, how to behave, how to treat others, how to eat, sleep, drink etc. He even told us how to treat animals – being kind to them and showing mercy upon them. He said (authenticity of narration unknown):

“Fear God in regards to these animals who can not speak their will.  If you ride them, treat them accordingly (by making them strong and fit for that), and if you [plan to] eat them, treat them accordingly (by making them fat and healthy).” (Abu Dawud)

Returning an Animal (Ahadith 1853 – 1854)


Ahadith 1849 -1852 are repeats. Read them here and here.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 354 :
Narrated by Abu Said (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade the selling by Munabadha, i.e. to sell one’s garment by casting it to the buyer not allowing him to examine or see it. Similarly he forbade the selling by Mulamasa. Mulamasa is to buy a garment, for example, by merely touching it, not looking at it.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 355 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade two kinds of dressing; (one of them) is to sit with one’s legs drawn up while wrapped in one garment. (The other) is to lift that garment on one’s shoulders. And also forbade two kinds of sale: Al-Limas and An-Nibadh.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 356 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade selling by Mulamasa and Munabadha.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 357 :
Narrated by Abu Said (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade two kinds of dresses and two kinds of sale, i.e., Mulamasa and Munabadha.

Today’s Hadith:

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 358 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Don’t keep camels and sheep unmilked for a long time, for whoever buys such an animal has the option to milk it and then either to keep it or return it to the owner along with one Sa of dates.” Some narrated from Ibn Sirin (that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) had said), “One Sa of wheat, and he has the option for three days.” And some narrated from Ibn Sirin, ” … a Sa of dates,” not mentioning the option for three days. But a Sa of dates is mentioned in most narrations.

Volume 3, Book 34, Number 359 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin Mas’ud (radiallaahu `anhu)
Whoever buys a sheep which has not been milked for a long time, has the option of returning it along with one Sa of dates; and the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) forbade going to meet the seller on the way (as he has no knowledge of the market price and he may sell his goods at a low price).

You buy an animal (camel/sheep), you milk it, you find some flaw in it or don’t want to keep it for some reason, you still have the option to return it to the seller. Accompany it with a Sa` of dates/wheat and you’re good to go.

If you own an animal (camel/sheep etc.), don’t leave it un-milked for too long so it’s uncomfortable or unhealthy for the animal.

Milk Has Fat (Hadith No. 210)


Hadith no. 209 is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 210:

Narrated Ibn ‘Abbas:

Allah’s Apostle drank milk, rinsed his mouth and said, “It has fat.”

We all know that, right? But there’s another point to it. Prophet (SAW) is giving the reason for rinsing his mouth. It has fat. Get it?

So, the sunnah to be derived is: rinse your mouth before praying if you’ve eaten a fat-containing food. :)


Milk is Knowledge (Hadith No. 82)


Hadith no. 81 is a repeat with a little difference. Read it here.

Did you ever see milk in your dreams? It represents religious knowledge. Awesome, right?

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 82:

Narrated Ibn ‘Umar:

Allah’s Apostle said, “While I was sleeping, I saw that a cup full of milk was brought to me and I drank my fill till I noticed (the milk) its wetness coming out of my nails. Then I gave the remaining milk to ‘Umar Ibn Al-Khattab” The companions of the Prophet asked, “What have you interpreted (about this dream), O Allah’s Apostle!?” He replied, “(It is religious) knowledge.”

Got milk? Dream about it! :D


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