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Abul Qasim (Ahadith 2735 – 2743)


Ahadith 2725 – 2734 (below) are repeats. See linked text for related posts.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 328 :
Narrated by Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “My heirs should not take even a single Dinar (i.e. anything from my property), and whatever I leave, excluding the expenditure of my wives and my laborers, will be Sadaqa (i.e. be used for charity).”‘

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 329 :
Narrated by Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) died, and there was nothing in my house that a living being could eat, except some barley Lying on a shelf. So, I ate of it for a long period and measured it, and (after a short period) it was consumed.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 330 :
Narrated by ‘Amr bin Al-Harith (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) did not leave anything (after his death) except his arms, a white mule, and a (piece of) land which he had given as Sadaqa.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 331 :
Narrated by ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) (the wife of the Prophet)
When the sickness of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) got aggravated, he asked the permission of his wives that he should be treated in my house, and they permitted him.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 332 :
Narrated by Ibn Abu Mulaika
‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) said, “The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) died in my house on the day of my turn while he was leaning on my chest closer to my neck, and Allah made my saliva mix with his Saliva.” ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) added, “‘AbdurRahman came with a Siwak and the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was too weak to use it so I took it, chewed it and then (gave it to him and he) cleaned his teeth with it.”

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 333 :
Narrated by Safiya (radiallaahu `anhaa) (the wife of the Prophet)
That she came to visit Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) while he was in Itikaf (i.e. seclusion in the Mosque during the last ten days of Ramadan. When she got up to return, Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) got up with her and accompanied her, and when he reached near the gate of the Mosque close to the door (of the house) of Um Salama (radiallaahu `anhaa), the wife of the Prophet, two Ansari men passed by them and greeted Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and then went away. Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) addressed them saying, “Don’t hurry! (She is my wife),” They said, “Glorified be Allah! O Allah’s Apostle (You are far away from any suspicion),” and his saying was hard on them. Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Satan circulates in the mind of a person as blood does (in his body). I was afraid that Satan might put some (evil) thoughts in your minds.”

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 334 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radiallaahu `anhu)
Once I went upstairs in Hafsa’s house and saw the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) answering the call of nature with his back towards the Qibla and facing Sham.

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 335 :
Narrated by Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa)
That Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) used to offer the ‘Asr prayer while the sun was still shining in her Hujra (i.e. her dwelling place).

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 336 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah (radiallaahu `anhu)
The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) stood up and delivered a sermon, and pointing to ‘Aisha’s house (i.e. eastwards), he said thrice, “Affliction (will appear from) here,” and, “from where the side of the Satan’s head comes out (i.e. from the East).

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 337 :
Narrated by ‘Amra bint Abdur-Rahman
‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa), the wife of the Prophet told her that once Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was with her and she heard somebody asking permission to enter Hafsa’s (radiallaahu `anhaa) house. She said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This man is asking permission to enter your house.” Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) replied, “I think he is so-and-so (meaning the foster uncle of Hafsa). What is rendered illegal because of blood relations, is also rendered illegal because of the corresponding foster-relations.

Today’s Hadith:

Below is a list of ahadith that mention things belonging to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam), or things that came from him.. We’ve seen in this post already that none of these things exist today no matter how many claims you see or hear.

His Ring..

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 338 :
Narrated by Anas (radiallaahu `anhu)
That when Abu Bakr (radiallaahu `anhu) became the Caliph, he sent him to Bahrain and wrote this letter for him, and stamped it with the Ring of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam). Three lines were engraved on the Ring, (the word) ‘Muhammad’ was in a line, ‘Apostle’ was in another line, and ‘Allah’ in a third.


His Shoes

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 339 :
Narrated by ‘Isa bin Tahman
Anas (radiallaahu `anhu) brought out to us two worn out leather shoes without hair and with pieces of leather straps. Later on Thabit Al-Banani told me that Anas (radiallaahu `anhu) said that they were the shoes of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam).

His Clothes

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 340 :
Narrated by Abu Burda (radiallaahu `anhu)
‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) brought out to us a patched woollen garment, and she said, “(It chanced that) the soul of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) was taken away while he was wearing this.” Abu-Burda (radiallaahu `anhu) added, “Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) brought out to us a thick waist sheet like the ones made by the Yemenites, and also a garment of the type called Al-Mulabbada.”

His Cup

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 341 :
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu)
When the cup of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) got broken, he fixed it with a silver wire at the crack. (The sub-narrator, ‘Asim said, “I saw the cup and drank (water) in it.”)

His Sword

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 342 :
Narrated by ‘Ali bin Al-Husain
That when they reached Medina after returning from Yazid bin Mu’awaiya after the martyrdom of Husain bin ‘Ali (may Allah bestow His Mercy upon him), Al-Miswar bin Makhrama met him and said to him, “Do you have any need you may order me to satisfy?” ‘Ali said, “No.” Al-Miswar said, Will you give me the sword of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) for I am afraid that people may take it from you by force? By Allah, if you give it to me, they will never be able to take it till I die.” When Ali bin Abu Talib (radiallaahu `anhu) demanded the hand of the daughter of Abi Jahal to be his wife besides Fatima (radiallaahu `anhaa), I heard Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on his pulpit delivering a sermon in this connection before the people, and I had then attained my age of puberty. Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Fatima is from me, and I am afraid she will be subjected to trials in her religion (because of jealousy).” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) then mentioned one of his son-in-law who was from the tribe of ‘Abu Shams, and he praised him as a good son-in-law, saying, “Whatever he said was the truth, and he promised me and fulfilled his promise. I do not make a legal thing illegal, nor do I make an illegal thing legal, but by Allah, the daughter of Allah’s Apostle and the daughter of the enemy of Allah, (i.e. Abu Jahl) can never get together (as the wives of one man).

His Instructions

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 343 :
Narrated by Ibn Al-Hanafiya
If Ali (radiallaahu `anhu) had spoken anything bad about ‘Uthman (radiallaahu `anhu) then he would have mentioned the day when some persons came to him and complained about the Zakat officials of ‘Uthman (radiallaahu `anhu). ‘Ali (radiallaahu `anhu) then said to me, “Go to ‘Uthman and say to him, ‘This document contains the regulations of spending the Sadaqa of Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) so order your Zakat officials to act accordingly.” I took the document to ‘Uthman (radiallaahu `anhu). ‘Uthman (radiallaahu `anhu) said, “Take it away, for we are not in need of it.” I returned to ‘Ali with it and informed him of that. He said, “Put it whence you took it.” Narrated Muhammad bin Suqa: I heard Mundhir At-Tuzi reporting Ibn Hanafiya who said, “My father sent me saying, ‘Take this letter to ‘Uthman (radiallaahu `anhu) for it contains the orders of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) concerning the Sadaqa.’ “

His Advice

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 344 :
Narrated by ‘Ali (radiallaahu `anhu)
Fatima (radiallaahu `anhaa) complained of what she suffered from the hand mill and from grinding, when she got the news that some slave girls of the booty had been brought to Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam). She went to him to ask for a maid-servant, but she could not find him, and told ‘Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) of her need. When the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) came, Aisha (radiallaahu `anhaa) informed him of that. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) came to our house when we had gone to our beds. (On seeing the Prophet) we were going to get up, but he said, ‘Keep at your places,’ I felt the coolness of the Prophet’s feet on my chest. Then he said, “Shall I tell you a thing which is better than what you asked me for? When you go to your beds, say: ‘Allahu Akbar (i.e. Allah is Greater)’ for 34 times, and ‘Alhamdu Lillah (i.e. all the praises are for Allah)’ for 33 times, and Subhan Allah (i.e. Glorified be Allah) for 33 times. This is better for you than what you have requested.”

His Kunyah

A kunya is a term consisting of a term preceded by the word Abu or Umm. Often the name used is the bearers eldest child, but not necessarily so. It is recommended for a Muslim to have a kunya even without having offspring:

Aishah (RA) reported that she once said to the Prophet (SAW),

“O Allah’s Messenger, why do you not give me a kunya. He replied, ‘Take a kunya after your sister’s son Abdullah. So you are Umm Abdullah.’”

It is a mark of respect to address an individual by his/her kunya.

It is not permissible to bear the Prophet’s kunya, Abul-Qasim:

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 345 :
Narrated by Jabir bin ‘Abdullah Al-Ansari
A man amongst us begot a boy whom he named Al-Qasim. On that the Ansar said, (to the man), “We will never call you Abu-al-Qasim and will never please you with this blessed title.” So, he went to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have begotten a boy whom I named Al-Qasim and the Ansar said, ‘We will never call you Abu-al-Qasim, nor will we please you with this title.’ ” The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “The Ansar have done well. Name by my name, but do not name by my Kunya, for I am Qasim.”

Volume 4, Book 53, Number 346 :
Narrated by Muawiya (radiallaahu `anhu)
Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “If Allah wants to do good for somebody, he makes him comprehend the Religion (i.e. Islam), and Allah is the Giver and I am Al-Qasim (i.e. the distributor), and this (Muslim) nation will remain victorious over their opponents, till Allah’s Order comes and they will still be victorious ” Narrated Abu Huraira (radiallaahu `anhu): Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) said, “Neither do I give you (anything) nor withhold (anything) from you, but I am just a distributor (i.e. Qasim), and I give as I am ordered.”

Read more on the etiquette of naming a child here.


Naming Animals (Ahadith 2502 – 2504)


Hadith no. 2501 (below) is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 106 :
Narrated by ‘Abdullah bin Abi Qatada
(from his father) Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) went out (on a journey) with Allah’s Apostle (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) but he was left behind with some of his companions who were in the state of Ihram. He himself was not in the state of Ihram. They saw an opener before he could see it. When they saw the opener*, they did not speak anything till Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) saw it. So, he rode over his horse called Al-Jarada and requested them to give him his lash, but they refused. So, he himself took it and then attacked the opener and slaughtered it. He ate of its meat and his companions ate, too, but they regretted their eating. When they met the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) (they asked him about it) and he asked, “Have you some of its meat (left) with you?” Abu Qatada (radiallaahu `anhu) replied, “Yes, we have its leg with us.” So, the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) took and ate it.

*I honestly think this is a typo, unless “opener” really means wild donkey in some form of English. In the other version of this hadith (linked above), the word “onager” is used in translation – more appropriate in my opinion. I left the word be in case I’m wrong.

Secondly, this hadith is included in this chapter because it mentions the name of Abu Qatada’s (radiallaahu `anhu) horse: Al-Jaradah. It means “locust” in Arabic. Not sure why he named his horse “locust”. Something to do with his color or nature, I presume? :D

Today’s Ahadith:

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 107 :
Narrated by Sahl (radiallaahu `anhu)
In our garden there was a horse belonging to the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) called Al-Luhaif or Al-Lukhaif.

Not sure what “Al-Luhaif” or “Al-Lukhaif” means, but I love the sound of it! That horse must have had a personality.

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 108 :
Narrated by Mu’adh (radiallaahu `anhu)
I was a companion rider of the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) on a donkey called ‘Ufair. The Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) asked, “O Mu’adh! Do you know what Allah’s right on His slaves is, and what the right of His slaves on Him is?” I replied, “Allah and His Apostle know better.” He said, “Allah’s right on His slaves is that they should worship Him (Alone) and should not worship any besides Him. And slave’s right on Allah is that He should not punish him who worships none besides Him.” I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Should I not inform the people of this good news?” He said, “Do not inform them of it, lest they should depend on it (absolutely).”

‘Ufair.. hmm. I think it’s connected to the word “ifreet” (عِفْرِيتٌ) used in the Quran meaning “a strong one” [27:39]. They seem to have the same root word “ع ف ر”, and “‘Ufair” is a more endearing or a smaller version of the original due to its formation, like “Husayn” for “Hasan”, and “Umayr” for “Umar”. Grammar 101! You can totally skip this part. I just like doing the analysis for myself. :P

Volume 4, Book 52, Number 109 :
Narrated by Anas bin Malik (radiallaahu `anhu)
Once there was a feeling of fright in Medina, so the Prophet (sallallaahu `alayhi wasallam) borrowed a horse belonging to us called Mandub (and he rode away on it). (When the Prophet returned) he said, “I have not seen anything of fright and I found it (i.e. this horse) very fast.”

“Mandub” means “envoy/deputy/representative” in Arabic. Interesting name for a horse, eh?

So what I’m taking from this is, one, you can name animals; and two, give them good meaningful names while you’re at it.


Got a pet with an interesting name? Do share!

Keeping the Prophet (SAW)’s Name (Hadith No. 110)


Hadith no. 107, 108, 109 are repeated. Read it here.

In Pakistan, every other boy’s name starts with Muhammad. If one’s name is Jamal, for example, he’ll be called ‘Muhammad Jamal’. :)
But in some countries, keeping this name isn’t appreciated. These people think it’s dis-respectable to the Prophet (SAW). No one should be named after him.
Who’s right and who’s wrong? Let’s see what the Prophet (SAW) said about it himself..

Volume 1, Book 3, Number 110:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “Name yourselves with my name (use my name) but do not name yourselves with my Kunya name (i.e. Abu-l Qasim). And whoever sees me in a dream then surely he has seen me for Satan cannot impersonate me. And whoever tells a lie against me (intentionally), then (surely) let him occupy his seat in Hell-fire.”

So you may keep his name. But using his kunya name (Abul Qasim) isn’t allowed.

And if you see the Prophet (SAW) in your dream, you see the real him. So go on trying to dream about him! ;)


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