In Light of the Quran
It was usual practice of the Companions to preserve relics of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and to draw benefits and blessings out of them. This proves that they offered them to Allah as instruments of mediation when they needed His help and assistance. Allah Himself has made reference to the relics of the Prophets in the Holy Qur’ān.
وَقَالَ لَهُمْ نِبِيُّهُمْ إِنَّ آيَةَ مُلْكِهِ أَن يَأْتِيَكُمُ ٱلتَّابُوتُ فِيهِ سَكِينَةٌ مِّن رَّبِّكُمْ وَبَقِيَّةٌ مِّمَّا تَرَكَ آلُ مُوسَىٰ وَآلُ هَارُونَ تَحْمِلُهُ ٱلْمَلاۤئِكَةُ إِنَّ فِي ذَلِكَ لآيَةً لَّكُمْ إِن كُنْتُم مُّؤْمِنِينَ
Translation: And (further) their Prophet said to them: “A Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Ark of the covenant, with (an assurance) therein of security from your Lord, and the relics left by the family of Moses and the family of Aaron, carried by angels. In this is a symbol for you if ye indeed have faith.” [Quran 2:248]
Tafsir al-Jalalayn: And their prophet said to them, after they had demanded a sign of his kingship: ‘The sign of his kingship is that there will come to you the Ark, a chest containing the images of the prophets,which God sent down to Adam, and which was handed down to them [sc. the Israelites], until the Amalekites seized it from them in battle. They used to commence fighting invoking it before their enemy and marching behind it, as well as experience peacefulness in its presence as God says: therein is a Spirit of Peace, reassurance for your hearts, from your Lord, and a remnant of what the folk of Moses and the folk of Aaron left behind, which were Moses’s pair of sandals and his staff, Aaron’s turban, a measure (qafīz) of the manna that used to come down on them, and the pieces of the broken tablets, the angels bearing it (tahmiluhu l-malā’ikatu, the circumstantial qualifier referring to the subject of the verb ya’tiyakum, ‘there will come to’). Surely in that shall be a sign for you, of his kingship, if you are believers’. The angels bore it between the earth and the sky while they gazed at it, until finally they placed it before Saul. They then acknowledged his kingship and hastened to enlist in the [holy] struggle, and he chose seventy thousand of their young men.
ٱذْهَبُواْ بِقَمِيصِي هَـٰذَا فَأَلْقُوهُ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِ أَبِي يَأْتِ بَصِيراً وَأْتُونِي بِأَهْلِكُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ وَلَمَّا فَصَلَتِ ٱلْعِيرُ قَالَ أَبُوهُمْ إِنِّي لأَجِدُ رِيحَ يُوسُفَ لَوْلاَ أَن تُفَنِّدُونِ
قَالُواْ تَٱللَّهِ إِنَّكَ لَفِي ضَلاَلِكَ ٱلْقَدِيمِ فَلَمَّآ أَن جَآءَ ٱلْبَشِيرُ أَلْقَاهُ عَلَىٰ وَجْهِهِ فَٱرْتَدَّ بَصِيراً قَالَ أَلَمْ أَقُلْ لَّكُمْ إِنِّيۤ أَعْلَمُ مِنَ ٱللَّهِ مَا لاَ تَعْلَمُونَ
Translation: “Go with this my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father: he will come to see (clearly). Then come ye (here) to me together with all your family.” When the caravan left (Egypt), their father said: “I do indeed scent the presence of Joseph: Nay, think me not a dotard.” They said: “By Allah. truly thou art in thine old wandering mind.” Then when the bearer of the good news came, He cast (the shirt) over his face, and he forthwith regained clear sight. He said: “Did I not say to you, ‘I know from Allah that which ye know not?'”[Quran 12:93-96]
The NEARNESS OF ALLAH’S APOSTLE(MAY PEACE BE UPON HIM) TO THE PEOPLE AND THEIR SEEKING BLESSINGS FROM HIM (AND HIS POSSESSIONS)
Blessing Through Hair of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
Narrated Ibn Sirrn:
I said to ‘Ablda, “I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from his family.” ‘Abida replied. “No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it.”
► Volume 1, Book 4, Number 171: Sahih Bukhari
Anas reported: I saw when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) got his hair cut by the barber, his Companions came round him and they eagerly wanted that no hair should fall but in the hand of a person.
►Book 030, Number 5750: (Sahih Muslim)
Similarly another tradition is attributed to Anas:
I saw that a barber was shaving the Prophet’s head and the Companions stood around him in the shape of a circle. They wished that each strand of hair falling off the Prophet’s head should fall into the hand of one of them (they did not wish it to fall on the ground)
►Muslim narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of fadā’il (virtues) ch.19 (4:1812#2324)
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:133,137)
►Ibn Sa‘d, at-Tabaqāt-ul-kubrā (1:431)
►Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (7:68)
►Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:140).
Uthman bin ‘Abdullah bin Mauhab said, “My people sent me with a bowl of water to Um Salama.” Isra’il approximated three fingers (‘indicating the small size of the container in which there was some hair of the Prophet. ‘Uthman added, “If any person suffered from evil eye or some other disease, he would send a vessel (containing water) to Um Salama. I looked into the container (that held the hair of the Prophet) and saw a few red hairs in it,”
►Volume 7, Book 72, Number 784: (Sahih Bukhari)
Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī says: “This tradition furnishes the proof that it is valid to draw divine blessings from the Prophet’s hair and confirms the permissibility of its acquisition.”
►Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī, Fath-ul-bārī (1:274)
Khalid bin Walid fighting for the Blessed hair of Prophet(Peace be Upon him)
و روي عن صفية بنت نجدة …
و كانت في قلنسوة خالد بن الوليد شعرات صلى الله عليه و سلم ، فسقطت قلنسوته في بعض حروبه ، فشد عليها شدة أنكر عليه أصحاب النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم كثرة من قتل فيها ، فقال : لم أفعلها بسبب القلنسوة ، بل لما تضمنه من شعره صلى الله عليه و سلم لئلا أسلب بركتها و تقع في أيدي المشركين .
Translation: Hadrat Safiya (ra) narrates that the cap (helmet) of Khalid bin Walid contained some (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him), When that cap (helmet) fell in some battlefield, he started to search for it, when many Sahaba were martyred in that battle, the people strongly complained about (what he did). At this he replied: I did not try so to find just the cap, actually It contained the (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and I feared that It might get into the hands of Mushrikeen and I might lose the Barakah of it [Qadhi Iyaadh in Ash-Shifa, Volume No. 1, Page No. 619]
The Small water bag of leather as a source of Blessing
‘Abd-ur-Rahmān bin Abū ‘Amrah has attributed it to his grandmother who heard it from Kabshah Ansāriyyah:
Allah’s Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) went over to see her and there was a small water bag of leather hanging there. He drank water from it while standing. Then she cut off the mouth of water bag on account of its blessing because the Prophet’s mouth had touched it.
►Ibn Mājah narrated it with a sound chain of transmission in his Sunan, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.21 (2:1132#3423)
►Tirmidhī graded it hasan (fair) sahīh (sound) gharīb (rare or unfamiliar) in his al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, book of ashribah, ch.18 (4:306#1892), and in ash-Shamā’il-ul-Muhammadiyyah (p.178#203)
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (6:434)
►Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:15#8)
►Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah (11:379#3042)
Umm Sulaym cut off the mouth of the water bag from which the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had drunk water. Anas says:
That the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) came over to see Umm Sulaym and there was a small leather bag (of water) hanging in the house. He drank (water) from this leather bag while standing. Anas says thatUmm Sulaym cut off the mouth of the leather bag so it is (still) with us
►Tirmidhī, ash-Shamā’il-ul-Muhammadiyyah (p.179#205)
►Related by Ahmad bin Hambal in his Musnad (3:119; 6:431)
►Abū Dāwūd Tayālisī, Musnad (p.229#1650)
►Tabarānī in al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:127#307) and in al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (1:379#658)
Cure through the Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Cloak
I went back to Asma’ and informed her. whereupon she said: Here is the cloak of Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him). and she brought out to me that cloak made of Persian cloth with a hem of brocade, and its sleeves bordered with brocade and said: This was Allah’s Messenger’s cloak with ‘A’isha until she died, and when she died. I got possession of it. The Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) used to wear that,and “WE WASHED IT FOR THE SICK AND SOUGHT CURE THEREBY”
►Sahih Muslim Hadith #5149
Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) confirming the act to be right
Anas b. Malik reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) came to the house of Umm Sulaim and slept in her bed while she was away from her house. On the other day too he slept in her bed. She came and it was said to her: It is Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) who is having siesta in your house, lying in your bed. She came and found him sweating and his sweat falling on the leather cloth spread on her bed. She opened her scent-bag and began to fill the bottles with it. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) was startled and woke up and said: Umm Sulaim, what are you doing? She said: Allah’s Messenger, we seek blessings for our children through it. Thereupon he said: You have done something right.
►Book 030, Number 5762: Sahih Muslim
Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Perspiration
Umm Sulaim reported that Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) visited her house and (took rest) and she spread a piece of cloth for him and he had had a siesta on it. And he sweated profusely and she collected his sweat and put it in a perfume and in bottles. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: Umm Sulaim, what is this? She said: It is your sweat, which I put in my perfume. Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) sweated in cold weather when revelation descended upon him.
►Book 030, Number 5763: Sahih Muslim
It is narrated by Thumāmah through Anas: That Umm Sulaym used to spread a leather mattress for the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) where he enjoyed his midday nap. Anas relates that when the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) woke up, I collected his perspiration and his hair, put these into a bottle and blended them with perfume. Thumāmah relates that when Anas was on the brink of dying he willed that the scent be applied to his coffin. He relates that the scent was applied to his coffin.
► Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of isti’dhān (asking permission) ch.41 (5:2316#5925).
Order Of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Allah’s Apostle came to us at noon and water for ablution was brought to him. After he had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). The Prophet offered two Rakat of the Zuhr prayer and then two Rakat of the ‘Asr prayer while an ‘Anza (spear-headed stick) was there (as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), “Drink from the tumbler and pour some of its water on your faces and chests.”
►Volume 1, Book 4, Number 187: Sahih Bukhari
Blessing through Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Ablution
Narrated Ibn Shihab:
Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi’ who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a mouthful of water from his family’s well while he was a boy, and ‘Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, “Whenever the Prophet , performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water.”
►Volume 1, Book 4, Number 188: Sahih Bukhari
Narrated As-Sa’ib bin Yazid:
My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, “O Allah’s Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs.” So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah’s blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water. I stood behind him and saw the seal of Prophethood between his shoulders, and it was like the “Zir-al-Hijla” (means the button of a small tent, but some said ‘egg of a partridge.’ etc.)
►Volume 1, Book 4, Number 189: Sahih Bukhari
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
Allah’s Apostle came out at midday and offered a two-Rak’at Zuhr and ‘Asr prayers at Al-Batha and an ‘Anza was planted in front of him (as a Sutra). He performed ablution and the people took the remaining water left after his ablution and rubbed their bodies with it.
►Volume 1, Book 9, Number 480: Sahih Bukhari
Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) himself distributing the Blessed hair
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased wish him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) came to Mina; he went to the Jamra and threw pebbles at it, after which he went to his lodging in Mina, and sacrificed the animal. He then called for a barber and, turning his right side to him, let him shave him; after which he tiimed his left side. He then gave (these hair) to the people.
►Book 007, Number 2991: Sahih Muslim
Abu Bakr reported: (He called for) the barber and, pointing towards the right side of his head, said: (Start from) here, and then distributed his hair among those who were near him. He then pointed to the barber (to shave) the left side and he shaved it, and he gave (these hair) to Umm Sulaim (Allah be pleased with her). And in the narration of Abu Kuraib (the words are):” He started from the right half (of his head), and he distributed a hair or two among the people. and then (asked the barber) to shave the left side and he did similarly, and he (the Holy Prophet) said: Here is Abu Talha and he gave these (hair) to Abu Talha.”
►Book 007, Number 2992: Sahih Muslim
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased with him) reported that Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) threw stones at Jamrat al-‘Aqaba. He then want to his sacrificial animal and sacrificed it, and there was sitting the barber, and he pointed with his hand towards his head, and he shaved the right half of it, and he (the Holy Prophet) distributed them (the hair) among those who were near him. And he again said: Shave the other half, and said: Where is Abu Talha and gave it (the hair) to him.
►Book 007, Number 2993: Sahih Muslim
Anas b. Malik (Allah be pleased with him) reported: When Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) had thrown pebbles at the Jamra and had sacrificed the animal, he turned (the right side) of his head towards the barber, and i. e shaved it. He then called Abu Talha al-Ansari and gave it to him. He then turned his left side and asked him (the barber) to shave. And he (the barber) shaved. and gave it to Abu Talha and told him to distribute it amongst the people.
►Book 007, Number 2994: Sahih Muslim
Shroud out of the clothes worn by the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
Narrated Abu Hazim:
Sahl bin Sa’d said that a woman brought a Burda (sheet) to the Prophet. Sahl asked the people, “Do you know what is a Burda?” The people replied, “It is a ‘Shamla’, a sheet with a fringe.” That woman said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I have brought it so that you may wear it.” So the Prophet took it because he was in need of it and wore it. A man among his companions, seeing him wearing it, said, “O Allah’s Apostle! Please give it to me to wear.” The Prophet said, “Yes.” (and gave him that sheet). When the Prophet left, the man was blamed by his companions who said, “It was not nice on your part to ask the Prophet for it while you know that he took it because he was in need of it, and you also know that he (the Prophet) never turns down anybody’s request that he might be asked for.” That man said, “I just wanted to have its blessings as the Prophet had put it on, so l hoped that I might be shrouded in it.”
►Volume 8, Book 73, Number 62: Sahih Bukhari
When Alī’s mother, Fātimah bint Asad died, her funeral rites were meticulously observed. After the bath, when it was time to dress her up in a shirt, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) handed his own shirt to the women and commanded them to dress her up in that shirt and then wrap the coffin round it.
►Tabarānī narrated it in al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (24:351-2#871) and al-Mu‘jam-ul-awsat (1:152-3#191)
►Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī in al-Isābah fī tamyīz-is-sahābah (4:380).
►Ibn ‘Abd-ul-Barr, al-Istī‘āb fī ma‘rifat-il-ashāb (4:382)
►Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (3:121)
► Ibn-ul-Jawzī, al-‘Ilal-ul-mutanāhiyyah (1:268-9#433), Sifat-us-safwah (2:38); Ibn-ul-Athīr, Asad-ul-ghābah (7:213)
► Samhūdī, Wafā’-ul-wafā (3:897-8)
When the Prophet’s daughter, Zaynab or Umm Kalthūm died, he blessed her with his own trouser-sash to wrap the coffin.
►Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of janā’iz (funerals) ch.8, 17 (1:422-3,425#1195,1204)
►Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of janā’iz, ch.12 (2:648#939)
►Abū Dāwūd, Sunan, b. of janā’iz, (3:200#3157);
►Nasā’ī, Sunan, b. of janā’iz (4:28-33)
►Tirmidhī, al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, b. of janā’iz, ch.15 (3:315#990)
►Ibn Mājah, Sunan, b. of janā’iz, ch.8 (1:468-9#1458)
►Mālik bin Anas, al-Muwattā, b. of janā’iz, ch.1 (1:222#2)
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (5:84, 6:407)
►Humaydī, Musnad (1:175-6#360)
►Ibn Hibbān, as-Sahīh (7:302,304#3032-3)
►Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (25:45-50#86,88-95,97-99).
Blessings through the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Spittle
Part of the hadith
Urwa then started looking at the Companions of the Prophet. By Allah, whenever Allah’s Apostle spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e. the Prophet’s companions) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them they would carry his orders immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water; and when they spoke to him, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect. Urwa returned to his people and said, “O people! By Allah, I have been to the kings and to Caesar, Khosrau and An-Najashi, yet I have never seen any of them respected by his courtiers as much as Muhammad is respected by his companions. By Allah, if he spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e. the Prophet’s companions) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them, they would carry out his order immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water; and when they spoke, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect.”
►Volume 3, Book 50, Number 891: Sahih Bukhari
Asmā’ bint Abū Bakr says:
I (while in Makkah) was pregnant with ‘Abdullāh bin Zubayr (that is, he was in my belly). The period of pregnancy was near completion that I set out for Medina. I got down at Qubā’ and gave birth to my son (‘Abdullāh bin Zubayr) at Qubā’. Then I took him over to the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and placed him in his lap. He sent for a date and chewed it. Then he put his saliva into the child’s mouth, and the first thing that entered his stomach was the Prophet’s saliva. Then he applied the date to his palate, prayed for him and offered his congratulations
►Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of fadā’il-us-sahābah (virtues of the Companions) ch.74 (3:1422-3#3697), b. of ‘aqīqah, ch.1 (5:2081#5152)
►Muslim, as-Sahīh, b. of ādāb (good manners) ch.5 (3:1691#2146)
►Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (6:93,347).
Anas narrates: When ‘Abdullāh, the son of Abū Talhah al-Ansārī, was born, I brought him to the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). At that time, he was wearing a shawl and rubbing oil on to a camel. He said: have you got any dates? I replied, yes. Then I gave him a few dates, he munched them with his teeth and then he put it into the child’s mouth by opening it. The child started sucking it. He said: the Muslims of Medina love the dates and then he named the child as ‘Abdullāh.
►Muslim narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of ādāb (good manners) ch.5 (3:1689#2144)
►Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (3:175,196,212)
‘Ā’ishah relates that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) used to mention in the context of patients:
In the name of Allah, with the help of the soil of our land and the saliva from the mouth of some of us, our patient shall recover by the will of our God.
►Bukhārī transmitted it in his as-Sahīh, book of tibb (medicine) ch.37 (5:2168#5413)
►Muslim, as-Sahīh, b. of salām (peace) ch.21 (4:1724#2194)
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (6:93)
►Hākim, al-Mustadrak (4:412)
►Baghawī in Sharh-us-sunnah (5:224-5#1414).
Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī’s comments on the tradition are as follows:
“The Prophet’s words “from the saliva of some of us” prove that he used to apply his saliva while using a protective invocation (ruqyah) over something. Nawawī says: ‘the tradition means that the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) put his saliva on his forefinger and rubbed it on to the soil, then he froze it and applied it to the patient or the wound and while applying it, he recited the words of the tradition.’ Qurtubīsays: ‘this tradition proves that it is valid to treat any disease by using a protective invocation over it, and it also makes it clear that it was a common and popular practice among them.’ He is also of the opinion that the Prophet’s placing of his forefinger on the soil and sprinkling it with earth justifies its relevance while blowing protective invocation through it… And, surely, it describes the mode of receiving blessings through the attributes of the Lord and the relics of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). Then blowing breath laden with protective invocation into something and a divinely inspired sense of purpose and determination have amazing implications which simply stun human reason.
►Ibn Hajar ‘Asqalānī, Fath-ul-bārī (10:208)
Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) handwash
Abu Musa reported: I was in the company of Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) as he had been sitting in Ji’rana (a place) between Mecca and Medina and Bilal was also there, that there came to Allah’s Apostle (may peace be upon him) a desert Arab, and he said: Muhammad, fulfill your promise that you made with me. Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said to him: Accept glad tidings. Thereupon the desert Arab said: You shower glad tidings upon me very much; then Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) turned towards Abu Musa and Bilal seemingly in a state of annoyance and said: Verily he has rejected glad tidings but you two should accept them. We said: Allah’s Messenger, we have readily accepted them. Then Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) called for a cup of water and washed his hands in that and face too and put the saliva in it and then said: Drink out of it and pour it over your faces and over your chest and gladden yourselves. They took hold of the cup and did as Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) had commanded them to do. Thereupon Umm Salama called from behind the veil: Spare some water in your vessel for your mother also, and they also gave some water which had been spared for her.
►Book 031, Number 6091: Sahih Muslim
Narrated Abu Juhaifa:
I came to the Prophet while he was inside a red leather tent, and I saw Bilal taking the remaining water of the ablution of the Prophet, and the people were taking of that water and rubbing it on their faces; and whoever could not get anything of it, would share the moisture of the hand of his companion (and then rub it on his face).
►Volume 7, Book 72, Number 750: Sahih Bukhari
Blessing through Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Sandel
Narrated ‘Isa bin Tahman:
Anas 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 said that they were the shoes of the Prophet.
►Volume 4, Book 53, Number 339: Sahih Bukhari
Narrated Isaa bin Tahman: Anas bin Malik brought out for us, two sandals having two straps. Thabit Al-Banani said, “These were the sandals of the Prophet .”
►Volume 7, Book 72, Number 749: Sahih Bukhari
Respect(adaab) for Blessed sandals of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
Qastallānī writes in his book al-Mawāhib-ul-laduniyyah (2:118-9) that ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd was one of the Prophet’s attendants and attended him with a pillow, a tooth-brush, a pair of sandals and water for ablution. When the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stood up, he helped him put on the sandals, and when he sat down, ‘Abdullāh bin Mas‘ūd picked up the sandals and tucked them under his arms.
Blessing through the Holy Goblet of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)
Abū Burdah narrates:
‘Abdullāh bin Salām said to me, “Shouldn’t I serve you (water) in the goblet from which the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had drunk.
►Bukhārī narrated it in his as-Sahīh, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.29 (5:2134)
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
When the cup of Allah’s Apostle 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.”)
►Volume 4, Book 53, Number 341: Sahih Bukhair
Abū Hāzim from Sahl bin Sa‘d narrates:
One day the Companions had the pleasure of the Prophet’s company at Saqīfah banī Sā‘idah. Then he asked Sahl to get him (some water). Then I brought out this goblet for him and served him (water) in it. Abū Hāzim said: Sahl brought out that goblet for us and we also drank from it. Then ‘Umar bin ‘Abd-ul-‘Azīz requested that he should hand over the goblet to him and Sahl handed it over to him. And the tradition by Abū Bakr bin Ishāq says: he said, O Sahl, get me some water to drink.
►Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of ashribah (drinks) ch.9 (3:1591#2007)
►Bukhārī, as-Sahīh, book of ashribah, ch.29 (5:2134#5314)
Hajjāj bin Hassān relates:
We were with Anas that he sent for a vessel, which had three female iron lizards and an iron ring in it. He took it out of a black cover, which was less than medium size and more than one-eighth of it, and at Anas’s order, water was brought in it for us. We had the water and poured some of it over our heads and faces and sent salutations on the Holy Prophet.
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (3:187)
►Ibn Kathīr, al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:370)
Blessing through the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Blanket
The Mother of Believers, ‘Ā’ishah lovingly guarded a blanket in which the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had passed away as is attributed to Abū Hurayrah that ‘Ā’ishah took out a thick blanket and showed it to us. She said:The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had breathed his last in this blanket
►Related by Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of khumus (fifth part) ch.5 (3:1131#2941)
Narrated Abu Burda:
‘Aisha brought out to us a patched wool Len garment, and she said, “(It chanced that) the soul of Allah’s Apostle was taken away while he was wearing this.” Abu-Burda added, “Aisha 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.”
►Volume 4, Book 53, Number 340: Sahih Bukhari
The Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) ring
‘Abdullāh bin ‘Umar has narrated:
The Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had a silver ring made for himself. It was in his hand, then it remained in Abū Bakr’s hand, then it remained in ‘Umar’s hand, then it remained in ‘Uthmān’s hand, then from his hand it fell into a well at Arīs. The following words were engraved on it: Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah
►Related by Bukhārī in his as-Sahīh, book of libās (dress) ch.48 (5:2204#5535)
►Muslim, as-Sahīh, book of libās waz-zīnah (dress and embellishment) ch.12 (3:1656#2091)
►Abū Dāwūd in Sunan, book of khātim (ring) 4:88 (#4215).
Blessing through the Holy Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Blessed nail
Muhammad bin ‘Abdullāh bin Zayd has reported it from his father:
The Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) had his hair cut in a piece of cloth and gave it to him, out of which he distributed some among the people, then he had his nails clipped and gave them to him.
This tradition has a sound chain of transmission and its narrators are men of credibility.
►Related by Ahmad bin Hambal in Musnad (4:42)
Blessings through the Prophet’s(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) hands and feet
Anas bin Mālik relates:
After morning prayers, the servants of Medina brought their utensils full of water to the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). He dipped his finger into every utensil. Often it happened in the mornings and he dipped his hand in it.
►Related by Muslim in his as-Sahīh, b. of fadā’il (virtues) ch.19 (4:1812#2324)
Umm Abān bint Wazi‘ bin Zāri‘ has reported from her grandfather Zāri‘ who was a member of the ‘Abd-ul-Qays delegation. He said:
When we went to Medina, we hurried out of our vehicles and started kissing the hands and feet of the beloved Prophet
►Abū Dāwūd, Sunan, b. of adab (good manners) 4:357 (#5225)
►Bayhaqī, as-Sunan-ul-kubrā (7:102)
Bukhārī has added the following words to the tradition narrated by Umm Abān. According to him, her grandfather said:
When we arrived (in Medina), we were told: over there is the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). So we grasped his hands and feet and kissed them.
►Related by Bukhārī in his al-Adab-ul-mufrad (p.339#975)
Safwān bin ‘Assāl has narrated:
A Jewish delegation kissed the hands and the feet of the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم).
►Ibn Mājah narrated it in his Sunan, b. of adab (good manners) ch.16 (2:1221#3705)
►Tirmidhī in al-Jāmi‘-us-sahīh, b. of isti’dhān (asking for permission) ch.33 (5:77#2733) and graded it hasan (fair) sahīh (sound)
►Ahmad bin Hambal, Musnad (4:239)
►Ibn Abū Shaybah, al-Musannaf (8:562#6258)
►Abū Dāwūd Tayālisī, Musnad (p.160#1164)
►Hākim in al-Mustadrak (1:9) labelled it as sahīh while Dhahabī endorsed him
►Tabarānī, al-Mu‘jam-ul-kabīr (8:69-70#7396)
►Abū Nu‘aym, Hilyat-ul-awliyā’ wa tabaqāt-ul-asfiyā’ (5:97-8)
►Bayhaqī, Dalā’il-un-nubuwwah (6:268).
Blessing through the Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Pulpit
Sitting on the pulpit, the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) taught religion to his Companions. The lovers of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) were extremely fond of this pulpit and preserved it like his other relics to draw blessings from it. Qādī ‘Iyād relates:
Ibn ‘Umar was often seen touching with his hand the part of the pulpit where the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) used to sit and then rubbing his hand all over his body.
►Qādī ‘Iyād, ash-Shifā (2:620)
Blessing through the Holy Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) Staff
‘Abdullāh bin Anīs has reported it from his father:
When I called on the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) , he said to me as he saw me: “The successful face (the successful man).” He says: I said to him: O Messenger of Allah, I have killed him (Khālid bin Sufyān). He said: You have spoken out the truth. Then the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) stood up beside me and went to his house and blessed me with his staff and said: O ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs! Keep it with you. When I came out carrying the staff, the people asked me: what is this (staff)? He replied: this has been given to me by the Messenger of Allah (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and he has commanded me to keep it. The people said: won’t you return it to the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)? Ask the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) about it. ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs says that I called on the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) and asked him: O Messenger of Allah! why have you given this staff to me? He replied: on the Day of Judgement this will serve as a mark of recognition between us when few people will cooperate with others. ‘Abdullāh bin Anīs tied the staff to his sword and always kept it with himself until he passed away. He had willed about the staff that it should be placed in his coffin, so we buried them together.
►Ahmad bin hambal, Musnad (3:496)
►Ibn Sa‘d, at-Tabaqāt-ul-kubrā (2:50-1)
Anas bin Mālik has reported:
That he had a short stick given to him by the Holy Prophet (صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم). When he died, it (the stick) was buried with him, between his shirt and the side of his body.
►Ibn Kathīr in al-Bidāyah wan-nihāyah (4:368)
Qādī ‘Iyād relates in as-Shifā (2:621):
Jahjāhā al-Ghifārī snatched the Prophet’s staff from ‘Uthmān’s hand, placed it on his knee and made a sacrilegious effort to break it. But people stalled him in his tracks by protesting, but (he was punished by the unknown for this act), a boil broke out on his knee which turned into a running sore. As a result, his leg was amputated and he died the same year.
Ibn Adee Narated and many other have quoted this ” Imam Bukhari Completed his Book by sitting near the Blessed Grave of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم)”
[Muqadama Fathul Bari By Imam Hajr Asqalani page # 656]
“Imam Bukhari throught out his life, Used to keep the blessed hair of Prophet(صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم) in his clothes”
[Muqadama Fathul Bari By Imam Hajr Asqalani page 645]