29. Toilet (Clothes and Grooming)

1 The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said:

"Eat and drink and wear clothes and be charitable, not being extravagant or self- conceited."

(B. 77:1.)

2 Miswar said, I took up a heavy stone, and whilst I was going along (with it), my garment fell down. So the Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said to me: "Don on thy garment, and you should not walk naked."

(AD. 30:2.)

3 Abū 'Uthmān reported, A letter from 'Umar came to us that the Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, forbade us (wearing of) silk except this much, and he pointed with his two fingers that are next to the thumb. He said, According to our knowledge, he meant a'lām.

(B. 77:25.)

4 Anas said, The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, allowed the wearing of silk to Zubair and 'Abd al-Rahmān on account of itching.

(B. 77:29.)

5 Anas reported, He saw Umm Kulthūm, the daughter of the Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, wearing a striped garment of silk.

(B. 77:30.)

6 'Uqbah ibn 'Āmir said, A tunic of silk was presented to the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, and he wore it, and said his prayers while wearing it; then he pulled it off, doffing it severely, like one hating it. and said: "This is not fit for the righteous.5

(B. 8:16.)

7 Abū Hurairah reported on the authority of the Prophet, of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, That he forbade the wearing of a gold ring.

(B. 77:45.)

8 Anas said, When the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, intended to write to the Romans, it was said to him that they would not read his letter if it did not bear a seal. So he ordered a ring of silver to be made and its impress was Muhammad the Messenger of Allāh.

(B. 77:52 )

9 Ibn 'Abbās said, I bear witness regarding the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, went out and Bilāl was with him, and he thought that he had not made the women hear; so he exhorted them and ordered them to give in charity, and the women began to throw (their) earrings and rings, and Bilāl gathered them in a side of his garment.

(B. 3:32.)

10 Umm Salamah said, I used to wear ornaments of gold, so I said, "Is it hoarding up, O Messenger of Allāh?" He said: "What reaches the limit of zakāt, and zakāt is paid therefrom, it is not hoarding up."

(AD. 9:4.)

11 Abu Hurairah reported, Five things are according to nature: Circumcision, and the removal of superfluous hair,8 and the removal of hair in the armpit, and the paring of nails, and the clipping of the moustache.

(B. 77:63.)

12 Ibn 'Umar reported, The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said: "Oppose the polytheists--leave the beard to grow abundant and clip the moustaches."9 And when Ibn 'Umar performed the pilgrimage or the 'umrah, he used to grasp his beard with his hand; what exceeded, he had it cut off.

(B. 77:64.)

13 Ibn 'Abbās reported, The Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, used to let down his hair (on his forehead), the polytheists combing their hair into two parts throwing them on the two sides, while the followers of the Book used to let down their hair (on their foreheads). The Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, preferred agreement with the followers of the Book in matters in which he was not ordered (to follow) a particular course. Then (afterwards) the Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, combed his hair into two parts.'

(B. 61:21)

14 'Ā'ishah said, I used to comb the hair of the Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him.

(B. 6:2.)

15 'Ā'ishah reported, It was pleasing to the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, to begin on the right side, so far as he was able, in his combing (of the hair) and in his ablutions.

(B. 77:77.)

16 'Ā'ishah said, I used to perfume the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, with the best fragrant substance which he could find, so much so that I could discern the brightness of the fragrance in his head and in his beard.

(B. 77:74.)

17 Busr ibn Sa'id related, Zaid ibn Khālid spoke to him, while with Busr ibn Sa'id was 'Ubaid Allāh, that Abū Talhah related to him that the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said: "Angels do not enter a house in which is an image."12 Busr said, After this Zaid ibn Khālid fell ill and we paid a visit to him, and when we were in his house we saw a curtain on which were pictures. So I said to 'Ubaid Allāh, Did he not relate to us about pictures? He said, He had said, Except figures on a cloth; didst thou not hear him? I said, No. He said, Yea! He mentioned this.

(B. 59:7.)

18 Abd Allāh Ibn 'Umar ' reported, The Messenger of Allāh, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, said: "Those who make these images (suwar) will be punished on the day of resurrection it will be said to them,

Put life into what you made."

(B. 77:89.)

19 'Ā'ishah reported, The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, did not leave in his house anything on which were figures but he broke it.

(B. 77:90.)

20 Ibn 'Umar said, The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, came to the house of Fātimah but did not enter it. When 'Alī came, she mentioned it to him. He spoke about it to the Prophet, peace and blessings of Allāh be on him, and he (the Prophet) said: "I saw on her door a figured curtain." And he said: "I have nothing to do with (decorations of) this world." So 'Alī came to her and mentioned this to her. She said, Let him command me about it as he likes. He (the Prophet) said: "Send it to such and such people; they are in need."

(B. 51:27.)

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