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Hadith No. 226

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no. 225 is a repeat. Read it here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 226:

Narrated Abu Wail:

Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari used to lay great stress on the question of urination and he used to say, “If anyone from Bani Israel happened to soil his clothes with urine, he used to cut that portion away.” Hearing that, Hudhaifa said to Abu Wail, “I wish he (Abu Musa) didn’t (lay great stress on that matter).” Hudhaifa added, “Allah’s Apostle went to the dumps of some people and urinated while standing.”

Wassalam.

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The Age Limit (Hadith No. 223)

Salam,
Bismillah.

This is in reference to Hadith no. 222.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 223:

Narrated Um Qais bint Mihsin:

I brought my young son, who had not started eating (ordinary food) to Allah’s Apostle who took him and made him sit in his lap. The child urinated on the garment of the Prophet, so he asked for water and poured it over the soiled (area) and did not wash it.

The urine of a child (boy only) is not impure till a specific age. During the first few months, when he does not take anything except milk, his urine may be left unwashed if it touches anything other than his own garments. Sprinkling water over the soiled place is enough, just like the Prophet (SAW) did. But as soon as he starts eating, his urine has to be washed even if it’s a big mess.

Wassalam.

Got Infants Around? (Hadith No. 222)

Salam,
Bismillah.

Hadith no 220 and 221 are repeats. Read here.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 222:

Narrated ‘Aisha (the mother of faithful believers):

A child was brought to Allah’s Apostle and it urinated on the garment of the Prophet. The Prophet asked for water and poured it over the soiled place.

He did not panic, nor threw the child at someone, nor got angry. He was that awesome!

Now imagine what you’ll do if a kid urinates on your clothes. We’re repulsed by their pukes, let alone urine and feces.

Lesson: be more kind to kids and do not hate them for doing something they don’t have control over. :)

Wassalam.

Exceptions (Hadith No. 174)

Salam,
Bismillah.

You come across a lot of terms like Haram, Halal, Makrooh, Mubah, Mustahab etc. It seems like everything is predefined in our religion and everyone has to follow it, regardless of the conditions they live in. But it’s not exactly like that. Many things are predefined, but only generally. There is always room for exception. You gotta remember that.

Volume 1, Book 4, Number 174:

Narrated Abu Huraira:

The Prophet said, “A man saw a dog eating mud from (the severity of) thirst. So, that man took a shoe (and filled it) with water and kept on pouring the water for the dog till it quenched its thirst. So Allah approved of his deed and made him to enter Paradise.” And narrated Hamza bin ‘Abdullah: My father said. “During the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle, the dogs used to urinate, and pass through the mosques (come and go), nevertheless they never used to sprinkle water on it (urine of the dog.)”

It’s an amazing Hadith. Talks about the importance of small deeds. And it also talks about the exception.. Yesterday’s Hadith told us we needed to wash dog-licked seven times to make it pure. And today’s Hadith tells us dog’s urine need not be washed. Contradiction? No, it’s an exception..
At the time of the Prophet (SAW), the floors weren’t made of wood or concrete. It was all mud. And since dogs used to urinate anywhere, it wasn’t felt necessary to wash the place. Sprinkling water was enough. Reason being, mud absorbs the organic liquids and chemical reactions start taking place. The impure loses its impurity. And the mud is clean..
Would that apply to the floors of mosques of today? Of course not. All kinds of impurities will have to be washed away to clean the place. This is how we apply the rule of exception. Hope its understandable. :)

Wassalam.

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