Volume 3, Book 47, Number 740
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "O Muslim women! None of you should look down upon
the gift sent by her she-neighbour even if it were the trotters of
the sheep (fleshless part of legs)."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 741
Aisha said to me, "O my nephew! We used to see the crescent, and
then the crescent and then the crescent in this way we saw three
crescents in two months and no fire (for cooking) used to be made in
the houses of Allah's Apostle. I said, "O my aunt! Then what use to
sustain you?" 'Aisha said, "The two black things: dates and water,
our neighbors from Ansar had some Manarh and they used to present
Allah's Apostle some of their milk and he used to make us drink."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 742
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "I shall accept the invitation even if I were
invited to a meal of a sheep's trotter, and I shall accept the gift
even if it were an arm or a trotter of a sheep."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 743
The Prophet sent for a woman from the emigrants and she had a slave
who was a carpenter. The Prophet said to her "Order your slave to
prepare the wood (pieces) for the pulpit." So, she ordered her slave
who went and cut the wood from the tamarisk and prepared the pulpit,
for the Prophet. When he finished the pulpit, the woman informed the
Prophet that it had been finished. The Prophet asked her to send
that pulpit to him, so they brought it. The Prophet lifted it and
placed it at the place in which you see now."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 744
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Abu Qatada Al-Aslami:
That his father said, "One day I was sitting with some of the
Prophet's companions on the way to Mecca. Allah's Apostle was ahead
of us. All of my companions were in the state of Ihram while I was a
non-Muhrim. They saw an onager while I was busy repairing my shoes,
so they did not tell me about it but they wished I had seen it. By
chance I looked up and saw it. So, I turned to the horse, saddled it
and rode on it, forgetting to take the spear and the whip. I asked
them if they could hand over to me the whip and the spear but they
said, 'No, by Allah, we shall not help you in that in any way.' I
became angry and got down from the horse, picked up both the things
and rode the horse again. I attacked the onager and slaughtered it,
and brought it (after it had been dead). They took it (cooked some
of it) and started eating it, but they doubted whether it was
allowed for them to eat it or not, as they were in the state of
Ihram. So, we proceeded and I hid with me one of its fore-legs. When
we met Allah's Apostle and asked him about the case, he asked, 'Do
you have a portion of it with you?' I replied in the affirmative and
gave him that fleshy fore-leg which he ate completely while he was
in the state of Ihram .
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 745
Once Allah's Apostle visited us in this house of ours and asked for
something to drink. We milked one of our sheep and mixed it with
water from this well of ours and gave it to him. Abu Bakr was
sitting on his left side and 'Umar in front of him and a bedouin on
his right side. When Allah's Apostle finished, 'Umar said to Allah's
Apostle "Here is Abu Bakr." But Allah's Apostle gave the remaining
milk to the bedouin and said twice, "The (persons on the) right
side! So, start from the right side." Anas added, "It is a Sunna
(the Prophet's traditions)" and repeated it thrice.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 746
We chased a rabbit at Mar-al-Zahran and the people ran after it but
were exhausted. I overpowered and caught it, and gave it to Abu
Talha who slaughtered it and sent its hip or two thighs to Allah's
Apostle. (The narrator confirms that he sent two thighs). The
Prophet accepted that. (The sub-narrator asked Anas, "Did the
Prophet; eat from it?" Anas replied, "He ate from it.")
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 747
Narrated As-Sa'b bin Jaththama:
An onager was presented to Allah's Apostle at the place called
Al-Abwa' or Waddan, but Allah's Apostle rejected it. When the
Prophet noticed the signs of sorrow on the giver's face he said, "We
have not rejected your gift, but we are in the state of Ihram."
(i.e. if we were not in a state of Ihram we would have accepted your
gift, Fateh-al-Bari page 130, Vol. 6)
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 748
The people used to look forward for the days of my ('Aisha's) turn
to send gifts to Allah's Apostle in order to please him.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 749
Narrated Said bin Jubair:
Ibn Abbas said: Um Hufaid, Ibn 'Abbas's aunt sent some dried yogurt
(butter free), ghee (butter) and a mastigar to the Prophet as a
gift. The Prophet ate the dried yogurt and butter but left the
mastigar because he disliked it. Ibn 'Abbas said, "The mastigar was
eaten at the table of Allah's Apostle and if it had been illegal to
eat, it could not have been eaten at the table of Allah's Apostle."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 750
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Whenever a meal was brought to Allah's Apostle, he would ask whether
it was a gift or Sadaqa (something given in charity). If he was told
that it was Sadaqa, he would tell his companions to eat it, but if
it was a gift, he would hurry to share it with them.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 751
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Some meat was brought to the Prophet and it was said that the meat
had been given in charity to Buraira. He said, "It was Sadaqa for
Buraira but a gift for us."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 752
I intended to buy Buraira but her masters stipulated that her Wala
should be for them. When the Prophet was told about it, he said to
me, "Buy and manumit her, as the Wala' is for the liberator." Once
Buraira was given some meat, and the Prophet asked, "What is this?"
I said, "It has been given to Buraira in charity." He said, "It is
sadaqa for her but a gift for us." Buraira was given the option (to
stay with her husband or to part with him). AbdurRahman (a
sub-narrator) wondered, "Was her husband a slave or a free man?"
Shu'ba (another sub-narrator) said, "I asked 'Abdur-Rahman whether
her husband was a slave or a free man. He replied that he did not
know whether he was a slave or a free man."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 753
Narrated Um 'Atiyya:
Once the Prophet went to 'Aisha and asked her whether she had
something (to eat). She said that she had nothing except the mutton
which Um 'Atiyya had sent to (Buraira) in charity. The Prophet said
that it had reached its destination (i.e. it is no longer an object
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 754
The people used to send gifts to the Prophet on the day of my turn.
Um Salama said: "My companions (the wives of the Prophet Other than
Aisha) gathered and they complained about it. So I informed the
Prophet about it on their behalf, but he remained silent.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 755
Narrated 'Urwa from 'Aisha:
The wives of Allah's Apostle were in two groups. One group consisted
of 'Aisha, Hafsa, Safiyya and Sauda; and the other group consisted
of Um Salama and the other wives of Allah's Apostle. The Muslims
knew that Allah's Apostle loved 'Aisha, so if any of them had a gift
and wished to give to Allah's Apostle, he would delay it, till
Allah's Apostle had come to 'Aisha's home and then he would send his
gift to Allah's Apostle in her home. The group of Um Salama
discussed the matter together and decided that Um Salama should
request Allah's Apostle to tell the people to send their gifts to
him in whatever wife's house he was. Um Salama told Allah's Apostle
of what they had said, but he did not reply. Then they (those wives)
asked Um Salama about it. She said, "He did not say anything to me."
They asked her to talk to him again. She talked to him again when
she met him on her day, but he gave no reply. When they asked her,
she replied that he had given no reply. They said to her, "Talk to
him till he gives you a reply." When it was her turn, she talked to
him again. He then said to her, "Do not hurt me regarding Aisha, as
the Divine Inspirations do not come to me on any of the beds except
that of Aisha." On that Um Salama said, "I repent to Allah for
hurting you." Then the group of Um Salama called Fatima, the
daughter of Allah's Apostle and sent her to Allah's Apostle to say
to him, "Your wives request to treat them and the daughter of Abu
Bakr on equal terms." Then Fatima conveyed the message to him. The
Prophet said, "O my daughter! Don't you love whom I love?" She
replied in the affirmative and returned and told them of the
situation. They requested her to go to him again but she refused.
They then sent Zainab bint Jahsh who went to him and used harsh
words saying, "Your wives request you to treat them and the daughter
of Ibn Abu Quhafa on equal terms." On that she raised her voice and
abused 'Aisha to her face so much so that Allah's Apostle looked at
'Aisha to see whether she would retort. 'Aisha started replying to
Zainab till she silenced her. The Prophet then looked at 'Aisha and
said, "She is really the daughter of Abu Bakr."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 756
Narrated 'Azra bin Thabit Al-Ansari:
When I went to Thumama bin 'Abdullah, he gave me some perfume and
said that Anas would not reject the gifts of perfume. Anas said: The
Prophet used not to reject the gifts of perfume.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 757
Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama and Marwan:
When the delegates of the tribe of Hawazin came to the Prophet he
stood up amongst the people, Glorified and Praised Allah as He
deserved, and said, "Then after: Your brethren have come to you with
repentance and I see it logical to return to them their captives; so
whoever amongst you likes to do that as a favor, then he can do it,
and whoever of you like to stick to his share till we give him his
right from the very first Fai (war booty) (1) which Allah will
bestow on us, then (he can do so)." The people replied, "We do that
(to return the captives) willingly as a favor for your sake."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 758
Allah's Apostles used to accept gifts and used to give something in
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 759
Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir:
that his father took him to Allah's Apostle and said, "I have given
this son of mine a slave." The Prophet asked, "Have you given all
your sons the like?" He replied in the negative. The Prophet said,
"Take back your gift then."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 760
I heard An-Nu'man bin Bashir on the pulpit saying, "My father gave
me a gift but 'Amra bint Rawaha (my mother) said that she would not
agree to it unless he made Allah's Apostle as a witness to it. So,
my father went to Allah's Apostle and said, 'I have given a gift to
my son from 'Amra bint Rawaha, but she ordered me to make you as a
witness to it, O Allah's Apostle!' Allah's Apostle asked, 'Have you
given (the like of it) to everyone of your sons?' He replied in the
negative. Allah's Apostle said, 'Be afraid of Allah, and be just to
your children.' My father then returned and took back his gift."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 761
Ubaidullah bin 'Abdullah told me that 'Aisha had said, "When the
Prophet became sick and his condition became serious, he requested
his wives to allow him to be treated in my house, and they allowed
him. He came out leaning on two men while his feet were dragging on
the ground. He was walking between Al-'Abbas and another man."
'Ubaidullah said, "When I informed Ibn 'Abbas of what 'Aisha had
said, he asked me whether I knew who was the second man whom 'Aisha
had not named. I replied in the negative. He said, 'He was 'Ali bin
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 762
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet said, "One who takes back his gift
(which he has already given) is like a dog that swallows its vomit."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 763
Once I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have no property except what has
been given to me by Az-Zubair (i.e. her husband). May I give in
charity?" The Prophet said, "Give in charity and do not withhold it;
otherwise Allah will withhold it back from you . "
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 764
Allah's Apostle said, "Give (in charity) and do not give reluctantly
lest Allah should give you in a limited amount; and do not withhold
your money lest Allah should withhold it from you."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 765
the freed slave of Ibn 'Abbas, that Maimuna bint Al-Harith told him
that she manumitted a slave-girl without taking the permission of
the Prophet. On the day when it was her turn to be with the Prophet,
she said, "Do you know, O Allah's Apostle, that I have manumitted my
slave-girl?" He said, "Have you really?" She replied in the
affirmative. He said, "You would have got more reward if you had
given her (i.e. the slave-girl) to one of your maternal uncles."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 766
Whenever Allah's Apostle wanted to go on a journey, he would draw
lots as to which of his wives would accompany him. He would take her
whose name came out. He used to fix for each of them a day and a
night. But Sauda bint Zam'a gave up her (turn) day and night to
'Aisha, the wife of the Prophet in order to seek the pleasure of
Allah's Apostle (by that action).
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 767
I said, "O Allah's Apostle! I have two neighbors; which of them
should I give a gift to?" The Prophet said, "(Give) to the one whose
door is nearer to you."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 768
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas:
That he heard As-Sa'b bin Jaththama Al-Laithi, who was one of the
companions of the Prophet, saying that he gave the meat of an onager
to Allah's Apostle while he was at a place called Al-Abwa' or
Waddan, and was in a state of Ihram. The Prophet did not accept it.
When the Prophet saw the signs of sorrow on As-Sa'b's face because
of not accepting his present, he said (to him), "We are not
returning your present, but we are in the state of Ihram." (See
Hadith No. 747)
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 769
Narrated Abu Humaid Al-Sa'idi:
The Prophet appointed a man from the tribe of Al-Azd, called Ibn
'Utbiyya for collecting the Zakat. When he returned he said, "This
(i.e. the Zakat) is for you and this has been given to my as a
present." The Prophet said, "Why hadn't he stayed in his father's or
mother's house to see whether he would be given presents or not? By
Him in Whose Hands my life is, whoever takes something from the
resources of the Zakat (unlawfully) will be carrying it on his neck
on the Day of Resurrection; if it be a camel, it will be grunting;
if a cow, it will be mooing; and if a sheep, it will be bleating."
The Prophet then raised his hands till we saw the whiteness of his
armpits, and he said thrice, "O Allah! Haven't I conveyed Your
Message (to them)?"
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 770
The Prophet said to me, "I will give you so much (the Prophet
pointed thrice with his hands) when funds of Bahrain will come to
me." But the Prophet died before the money reached him. (When it
came) Abu Bakr ordered an announcer to announce that whoever had a
money claim on the Prophet or was promised to be given something,
should come to Abu Bakr. I went to Abu Bakr and told him that the
Prophet had promised to give me so much. On that Abu Bakr gave me
three handfuls (of money).
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 771
Narrated Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:
Allah's Apostle distributed some cloaks but did not give anything
thereof to Makhrama. Makhrama said (to me), "O son! accompany me to
Allah's Apostle." When I went with him, he said, "Call him to me." I
called him (i.e. the Prophet ) for my father. He came out wearing
one of those cloaks and said, "We kept this (cloak) for you,
(Makhrama)." Makhrama looked at the cloak and said, "Makhrama is
pleased," (or the Prophet said), "Is Makhrama pleased?"
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 772
Narrated Abu Huraira:
A man came to Allah's Apostle and said, "I am ruined." The Prophet
asked, "What do you mean?" He said, "I had a sexual intercourse with
my wife during Ramadan (while fasting)." The Prophet asked him, "Can
you manumit a slave?" He replied in the negative. He then asked him,
"Can you fast for two successive months continuously" He replied in
the negative. The Prophet then asked him, "Can you feed sixty poor
persons?" He replied in the negative. In the meantime an Ansari came
with a basket full of dates. The Prophet said to the man, "Take it
and give it in charity (as an expiation of your sin)." The man said
"Should I give it to some people who are poorer than we O Allah's
Apostle? By Him Who has sent you with the Truth, there is no family
between Medina's two mountains poorer than we." Allah's Apostle told
him to take it and provide his family with it."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 773
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
My father was martyred on the day (of the battle) of Uhud and his
creditors demanded the debt back in a harsh manner. So I went to
Allah's Apostle and informed him of that, he asked them to accept
the fruits of my garden and excuse my father, but they refused. So,
Allah's Apostle did not give them the fruits, nor did he cut them
and distribute them among them, but said, "I will come to you
tomorrow morning." So, he came to us the next morning and walked
about in between the date-palms and invoked Allah to bless their
fruits. I plucked the fruits and gave back all the rights of the
creditors in full, and a lot of fruits were left for us. Then I went
to Allah's Apostle, who was sitting, and informed him about what
happened. Allah's Apostle told 'Umar, who was sitting there, to
listen to the story. 'Umar said, "Don't we know that you are Allah's
Apostle? By Allah! you are Allah's Apostle!"
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 774
Narrated Sahl bin Sad:
A drink (milk mixed with water) was brought to the Prophet who drank
some of it while a boy was sitting on his right and old men on his
left. The Prophet said to the boy, "If you permit me, I'll give (the
rest of the drink to) these old men first." The boy said, "I will
not give preference to any one over me as regards my share from you,
O Allah's Apostle!" The Prophet then put that container in the boy's
hand. (See Hadith No. 541).
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 775
Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah:
I sold a camel to the Prophet on one of the journeys. When we
reached Medina, he ordered me to go to the Mosque and offer two
Rakat. Then he weighed for me (the price of the camel in gold) and
gave an extra amount over it. A part of it remained with me till it
was taken by the army of Sham on the day of Harra."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 776
Narrated Shal bin Sad:
A drink (of milk and water) was brought to Allah's Apostle while a
boy was sitting on his right side and old men were sitting on his
left side. He asked the boy, "Will you allow me to give it to these
(people)?" The boy said, "No, by Allah, I will not allow anyone to
take my right from you." Then the Prophet put the bowl in the boy's
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 777
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle owed a man some debt (and that man demanded it very
harshly). The companions of the Prophet wanted to harm him, but the
Prophet said to them, "Leave him, as the creditor has the right to
speak harshly." He then added, "Buy (a camel) of the same age and
give it to him." They said, "We cannot get except a camel of an
older age than that of his." He said, "Buy it and give it to him, as
the best amongst you is he who pays back his debt in the most
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 778
Narrated Marwan bin Al-Hakam and Al-Miswar bin Makhrama:
When the delegates of the tribe of Hawazin came to the Prophet they
requested him to return their property and their captives. He said
to them, "This concerns also other people along with me as you see,
and the best statement to me is the true one, so you may choose one
of two alternatives; either the captives or the property and (I have
not distributed the booty for) I have been waiting for you."
When the Prophet had returned from Ta'if, he waited for them for
more than ten nights. When they came to know that the Prophet would
not return except one of the two, they chose their captives. The
Prophet then stood up amongst the Muslims, Glorified and Praised
Allah as He deserved, and then said, "Then after: These brothers of
yours have come to you with repentance and I see it proper to return
their captives, so whoever amongst you likes to do that as a favor,
then he can do it, and whoever of you wants to stick to his share
till we pay him from the very first Fai (i.e. war booty) which Allah
will give us, then he can do so." The people said, "We return (the
captives) to them willingly as a favor, O Allah's Apostle!" The
Prophet said, "I do not know who of you has given his consent and
who has not; so go back and your leaders may present your decision
to me." The people went away, and their leaders discussed the matter
with them, and then came to the Prophet to tell him that all of them
had given their consent (to return the captives) willingly.
(Az-Zuhn, the sub-narrator said, "This is what we know about the
captives, of Hawazin.")
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 779
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: That the people sitting with that person will
be his co-owners. But this report is not confirmed by an authentic
narration. (Refer to Hadith 778)
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 780
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet took a camel of special age from somebody on credit. Its
owner came and demanded it back (harshly). The Prophet said, "No
doubt, he who has a right, can demand it." Then the Prophet gave him
an older camel than his camel and said, "The best amongst you is he
who repays his debts in the most handsome way."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 781
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
That he was in the company of the Prophet on a journey, riding a
troublesome camel belonging to 'Umar. The camel used to go ahead of
the Prophet, so Ibn 'Umar's father would say, "O 'Abdullah! No one
should go ahead of the Prophet." The Prophet said to him, "Sell it
to me." 'Umar said to the Prophet "It is for you." So, he bought it
and said, "O 'Abdullah! It is for you, and you can do with it what
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 782
Narrated 'Abdullah bin Umar:
Umar bin Al-Khattab saw a silken dress (cloak) being sold at the
gate of the Mosque and said, "O Allah's Apostle! Would that you buy
it and wear it on Fridays and when the delegates come to you!"
Allah's Apostle said, "This is worn by the one who will have no
share in the Hereafter." Later on some silk dresses were brought and
Allah's Apostle sent one of them to 'Umar. 'Umar said, "How do you
give me this to wear while you said what you said about the dress of
'Utarid?" Allah's Apostle said, "I have not given it to you to
wear." So, 'Umar gave it to a pagan brother of his in Mecca.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 783
Narrated Ibn Umar:
Once the Prophet went to the house of Fatima but did not enter it.
'Ali came and she told him about that. When 'All asked the Prophet
about it, he said, "I saw a (multi-colored) decorated curtain on her
door. I am not interested in worldly things." 'Ali went to Fatima
and told her about it. Fatima said, "I am ready to dispense with it
in the way he suggests." The Prophet ordered her to send it to
such-and-such needy people. "
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 784
The Prophet gave me a silken dress as a gift and I wore it. When I
saw the signs of anger on his face, I cut it into pieces and
distributed it among my wives."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 785
A Jubba (i.e. cloak) made of thick silken cloth was presented to the
Prophet. The Prophet used to forbid people to wear silk. So, the
people were pleased to see it. The Prophet said, "By Him in Whose
Hands Muhammad's soul is, the handkerchiefs of Sad bin Mu'adh in
Paradise are better than this." Anas added, "The present was sent to
the Prophet by Ukaidir (a Christian) from Dauma."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 786
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
A Jewess brought a poisoned (cooked) sheep for the Prophet who ate
from it. She was brought to the Prophet and he was asked, "Shall we
kill her?" He said, "No." I continued to see the effect of the
poison on the palate of the mouth of Allah's Apostle .
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 787
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abu Bakr:
We were one-hundred and thirty persons accompanying the Prophet who
asked us whether anyone of us had food. There was a man who had
about a Sa of wheat which was mixed with water then. A very tall
pagan came driving sheep. The Prophet asked him, "Will you sell us
(a sheep) or give it as a present?" He said, "I will sell you (a
sheep)." The Prophet bought a sheep and it was slaughtered. The
Prophet ordered that its liver and other abdominal organs be
roasted. By Allah, the Prophet gave every person of the
one-hundred-and-thirty a piece of that; he gave all those of them
who were present; and kept the shares of those who were absent.The
Prophet then put its meat in two huge basins and all of them ate to
their fill, and even then more food was left in the two basins which
were carried on the camel (or said something like it).
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 788
Narrated Ibn 'Umar:
Umar saw a silken cloak over a man for sale and requested the
Prophet to buy it in order to wear it on Fridays and while meeting
delegates. The Prophet said, "This is worn by the one who will have
no share in the Hereafter." Later on Allah's Apostle got some silken
cloaks similar to that one, and he sent one to 'Umar. 'Umar said to
the Prophet "How can I wear it, while you said about it what you
said?" The Prophet said, "I have not given it to you to wear, but to
sell or to give to someone else." So, 'Umar sent it to his brother
at Mecca before he embraced Islam.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 789
Narrated Asma' bint Abu Bakr:
My mother came to me during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle and she
was a pagan. I said to Allah's Apostle (seeking his verdict), "My
mother has come to me and she desires to receive a reward from me,
shall I keep good relations with her?" The Prophet said, "Yes, keep
good relation with her. "
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 790
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "He who takes back his present is like him who
swallows his vomit."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 791
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
The Prophet said, "The bad example is not for us. He who takes back
his present is like a dog that swallows back its vomit."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 792
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab:
I gave a horse in Allah's Cause. The person to whom it was given,
did not look after it. I intended to buy it from him, thinking that
he would sell it cheap. When I asked the Prophet he said, "Don't buy
it, even if he gives it to you for one Dirham, as the person who
takes back what he has given in charity, is like a dog that swallows
back its vomit."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 793
Narrated Jabir: The Prophet gave the verdict that 'Umra is for the
one to whom it is presented.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 794
Narrated Abu Huraira:
The Prophet said, "Umra is permissible." Ata said, "Jabir narrated
the same to me from the Prophet."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 795
Once the people of Medina were frightened, so the Prophet borrowed a
horse from Abu Talha called Al-Mandub, and rode it. When he came
back he said, "We have not seen anything (to be afraid of), but the
horse was very fast (having an energy as inexhaustible as the water
of the sea)."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 796
I went to 'Aisha and she was wearing a coarse dress costing five
Dirhams. 'Aisha said, "Look up and see my slave-girl who refuses to
wear it in the house though during the lifetime of Allah's Apostle I
had a similar dress which no woman desiring to appear elegant
(before her husband) failed to borrow from me."
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 797
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle 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
Maniha is a good deed of charity.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 799
Narrated Ibn Shihab Az-Zuhri:
Anas bin Malik said, "When the emigrants came Medina, they had
nothing whereas the Ansar had land and property. The Ansar gave them
their land on condition that the emigrants would give them half the
yearly yield and work on the land and provide the necessaries for
cultivation." His (i.e. Anas's mother who was also the mother of
'Abdullah bin Abu Talha, gave some date-palms to Allah' Apostle who
gave them to his freed slave-girl (Um Aiman) who was also the mother
of Usama bin Zaid. When the Prophet finished from the fighting
against the people of Khaibar and returned to Medina, the emigrants
returned to the Ansar the fruit gifts which the Ansar had given
them. The Prophet also returned to Anas's mother the date-pallms.
Allah's Apostle gave Um Aiman other trees from his garden in lieu of
the old gift.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 800
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr:
That Allah's Apostle said, "There are forty virtuous deeds and the
best of them is the Maniha of a she-goat, and anyone who does one of
these virtuous deeds hoping for Allah's reward with firm confidence
that he will get it, then Allah will make him enter Paradise because
of Hassan (a sub-narrator) said, "We tried to count those good deeds
below the Maniha; we mentioned replying to the sneezer, removing
harmful things from the road, etc., but we failed to count even
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 801
Some men had superfluous land and they said that they would give it
to others to cultivate on the condition that they would get
one-third or one-fourth or one half of its yield. The Prophet said,
"Whoever has land should cultivate it himself or give it to his
brother or keep it uncultivated."
Narrated Abu Said: A bedouin came to the Prophet and asked him about
emigration. The Prophet said to him, "May Allah be merciful to you.
The matter of emigration is difficult. Have you got some camels?" He
replied in the affirmative. The Prophet asked him, "Do you pay their
Zakat?" He replied in the affirmative. He asked, "Do you lend them
so that their milk may be utilized by others?" The bedouin said,
"Yes." The Prophet asked, "Do you milk them on the day off watering
them?" He replied, "Yes." The Prophet said, "Do good deeds beyond
the merchants (or the sea) and Allah will never disregard any of
your deeds." (See Hadith No. 260, Vol. 5)
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 802
That he was told by the most learned one amongst them (i.e. Ibn
Abbas) that the Prophet went towards some land which was flourishing
with vegetation and asked to whom it belonged. He was told that such
and such a person took it on rent. The Prophet said, "It would have
been better (for the owner) if he had given it to him gratis rather
than charging him a fixed rent.
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 803
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Prophet Abraham migrated with Sarah. The
people (of the town where they migrated) gave her Ajar (i.e. Hajar).
Sarah returned and said to Abraham, "Do you know that Allah has
humiliated that pagan and he has given a slave-girl for my service?"
Volume 3, Book 47, Number 804
Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khatab:
Once I gave a horse (for riding) in Allah's Cause. Later I saw it
being sold. I asked Allah's Apostle (whether I could buy it). He
said, "Don't buy it, for you should not get back what you have given
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