Chapter on the Style of the Jokes of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam

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باب ما جاء في صفة مزاح رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

  !عن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه قال: قالوا: يا رسول الله إنك تداعبنا

قال: نعم غير أني لا أقول  إلا حقًا

(حديث حسن صحيح)

Chapter on the Style of the Jokes of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

 Abu Hurayrah radhiallahu ‘anh said: it was said to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, “Oh Messenger of Allah, do you (really) joke with us?” He replied, “Yes, except I don’t say anything but the truth.”

1- The “truth” here refers to honest speech. Refraining from lying, backbiting, exaggerating, mimicking and breaking bounds when joking was the Prophet’s guidance on joking. These may seem like a lot of rules but they are ignoble characteristics that a Muslim has to refrain from. 

2- Jokes that cause malice and denote foolishness and stupidity are discouraged and denounced in Islam. There’s no point in saying something hurtful about someone and then try to patch it up by throwing your hands up in the air exclaiming, “But I was just joking!” or even worse, getting offended at their taking offence! Joking that causes sadness and separates people isn’t what Islam condones. 

3- It’s super important to watch what you’re saying when you feel humorous because there are times when people let their tongues slip blasphemous or disrespectful words out of ignorance that are very heavy and consequential in actuality. An example of this is in this hadith: 

`Abdullah bin `Umar said, “During the battle of Tabuk, a man was sitting in a gathering and said, “I have never seen anyone like these reciters of ours! They have the hungriest stomachs (they are gluttonous), lying tongues and are the most cowardly in battle.” A man in the Masjid said, “You lie. You are a hypocrite, and I will surely inform the Messenger of Allah.” This statement was conveyed to the Messenger of Allah and also a part of the Quran was revealed about it. ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar said, “I saw that man afterwards holding onto the reigns of the Messenger’s camel while stones and dust were falling on him, declaring, “O Allah’s Messenger! We were only engaged in idle talk and jesting,” while the Messenger of Allah was reciting,

 وَلَئِن سَأَلْتَهُمْ لَيَقُولُنَّ إِنَّمَا كُنَّا نَخُوضُ وَنَلْعَبُ قُلْ أَبِاللَّهِ وَآيَاتِهِ وَرَسُولِهِ كُنتُمْ تَسْتَهْزِؤُونَ
 (65)

لاَ تَعْتَذِرُواْ قَدْ كَفَرْتُم بَعْدَ إِيمَانِكُمْ إِن نَّعْفُ عَن طَآئِفَةٍ مِّنكُمْ نُعَذِّبْ طَآئِفَةً بِأَنَّهُمْ كَانُواْ مُجْرِمِينَ
 (66)

“Was it Allah, and His Ayat and His Messenger that you were mocking? Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed, if We pardon some of you, We will punish others among you for not all of you will be forgiven, some will have to taste the torment” [Tafsir Ibn Kathir]

:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)

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Chapter on the Speech of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam

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باب كيف كان كلام رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت: ما كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم يسرد كسردكم هذا و لكنه كان يتكلم بكلام بين فصل يحفظه من جلس إليه

(حديث صحيح)

Chapter on the Speech of Rasulallah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

‘Aishah radhiallahu ‘anha is reported to have said: “The speech of Rasulallah salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam was not quick and continuous like yours. He spoke clearly, word for word. Those who sat with him remembered (literally: memorized) what he said.” (Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud in the Book of Knowledge)

Benefits from the hadith:

1- The Arabic word يسرد here means to speak continuously without a pause between sentences and words. 

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Chapter on the Reclining of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam

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باب ما جاء في تكأة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

:عن أبي جحيفة وهب بن عبد الله رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم 

لا آكل متكئا

(رواه البخاري)

Chapter on the Reclining of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

Abu Juhayfah radhiallahu ‘anh reported that Rasulallahu sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “I do not eat reclining (against something). (Bukhari)

Benefits from the hadith:

1- This hadith usually gets categorized in the etiquette of eating, which is where it shows up in Saheeh Bukhari. 

2- It is undesirable to lean against a pillow or any other support while eating.

:قال عمرو بن العاص

ما كان أحد أحب إلي من رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم و لا أحلى في عيني منه و ما كنت أطيق أن أملأ عيني منه إجلالا له  و لو قيل لي صفه لما إستطعت أن أصفه لأني لم أكن أملأ عيني منه

‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas radhiAllahu ‘anhu used to say: I could not look him in the eye because of awe. If I were to be asked to describe him I would not be able to, because I could not look him in the eye. (Saheeh Muslim)

بأبي أنت و أمي يا رسول الله.. صلى الله عليه و على آله و صحبه و سلم

May my mother and father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alahi wa salam)

 – The Sahara Bloggers (Umm Saifullah)

Chapter on the Clothing of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam

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باب ما جاء في لباس رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

عن أبي سعيد الخضري رضي الله عنه قال: كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم إذا استجد ثوبا سماه باسمه، عمامة أو قميصا أو رداء، ثم يقول

((اللهم لك الحمد كما كسوتنيه، أسألك خيره وخير ما صنع له، وأعوذ بك من شره وشر ما صنع له))

(حديث صحيح)

Chapter on the Clothing of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

Abu Sa’id Al-Khudri Radi Allahu ‘Anhu reported that when the Messenger of Allah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam wore a new garment, he would name it: a turban, or a shirt or a cloak, and then he would supplicate: “Oh Allah, all praise is for You that You have granted it to me (literally: clothed me with it), I ask You for it’s goodness and the goodness for which it was created, and I seek Your protection from it’s harm and the harm for which it was created.” 

*Abu Dawud, in the Chapter of Dress 

*According to Tirmidhi the hadith is Hasan Ghareeb Saheeh, likewise Ibn Hiban, Ahmad, Ibn Sa’d and Abu Al Shaikh. According to Abu Dawud, when the Companions of Rasulallah sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam would wear a new garment it would be said to him: 

تبلي و يخلف الله تعالى 

May you wear it until it gets old and used, and may Allah replace it for you thereafter.

*According to Albaani the chain of narrators is strong. 

Benefits from the hadith:

1- The Arabic word استجد means to acquire something new. In this case, a new garment.

2- According to Imam Al Nawawi, this dua’a should be recited even in the case of shoes or socks, or something similar to that.

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Chapter on the Kohl of the Prophet sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam

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باب ما جاء في كحل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم

عن ابن عباس رضي الله عنه قال: قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم: إن خير أكحالكم الإثمد، يجلو البصر وينبت الشعر

(حديث صحيح)

Chapter on the Kohl of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam

Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu ‘Anhuma related from the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa salam) that he said:

“The best of your Kohl is Ithmid (antimony), because it clears the sight and causes the eyelashes to grow.”

(Hadith Saheeh)

Benefits from the hadith:

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