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The authenticity of the story of Rasullullah and a beggar

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Answered by: Maulana Mujahid Hussain


Asalawalaikum what is the authenticity and source of this story?


One day a beggar knocked on the door of the Prophet’s home. The beggar said: “I beggar want to ask for a charity from you Ya Rasulullah.” Rasulullah SAW said: “O Aisha, give me my shirt to the beggar.” Sayyidah Aisyah RA did the command of the Prophet.

With a very happy heart, the beggar received his gift of SAW, and immediately went to the market and cried out at the crowd in the market: “Who wants to buy the clothes of Rasulullah SAW?” So quickly gathered the people, and all the attendees wanted to buy it. There was a blind man listening to the call, then asked his servant to buy it at whatever price he asked, and he said to his slave: “If you’ve got it, then I’ll give it a try.” Finally the slave was able to get it. Then the garment was handed over to his blind master. By holding the shirt of the Messenger of Allah (SAW) that he found, the blind man then prayed and said:”Yaa Rabb, with the right of the Messenger of Allah and blessed with this holy shirt then give me a look.”

The next day, he went to Rasulullah SAW happily and said: “O Messenger of Allah … my view is back and I want to return your 

clothes as a gift from me.” Then Rasulullah SAW said to Sayyidah Aisyah RA: “Look at the shirt, Aishah, with his blessing, he has made the poor, heal the blind, freeing the slaves and coming back to us. “


بسم الله الرحمن الرحي

This is a fabricated story not found in  any hadith book.

These are the wordings in Arabic

روي أنه أهدي لرسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم عباءة، احتفظت بها السيدة عائشة رضي الله عنها.دق الباب سائل يسأل رسول الله صدقة فقال: يا عائشة أعطي السائل العباءة. أخذها السائل فرحا، وذهب إلى السوق وهو ينادي: من يشتري عباءة رسول الله …تجمع الناس حوله كل يريد شراءها. سمع النداء رجل أعمى، فقال لغلامه: اذهب وأحضر العباءة مهما غلا ثمنها، فإن فعلت فأنت حر لوجه الله. أحضر الغلام العباءة، فأمسكها الأعمى وقال: يا رب بحق الله عليك وبركة عباءته الطاهرة بين يدي أعد إلي بصري. فما لبث أن عاد بصره. خرج إلى رسول الله فرحاً وهو يقول: يا رسول الله عاد بصري، وإليك العباءة هدية مني، وقص عليه ما حدث. ضحك رسول الله حتى بانت نواجذه ثم قال: انظري ياعائشة إلى تلك العباءة، فقد أغنت فقيراً، وشفت مريضاً، وأعتقت عبداً، ثم عادت إلينا.

Amongst the scholars who classified this narration as fabricated are

Zaid bin Musfi Al-Bahri

Sheikh Nameeri Al-misri

Only Allah Knows best.

Written by Maulana Mujahid Hussain

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah 

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