Hadith on Hazrat Umar’s generosity towards the wives of the Prophet (SAW)

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Answered by: Maulana Imran Mughal


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

Is the chain for this narration sahih?

Hazrat Aslam (rahimahullah), the slave of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahuanhu), reports that Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahuanhu) had nine special platters reserved for sending gifts to the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat (respected wives of Rasulullah (sallallahualaihi wasallam) and mothers of the ummah).

Hazrat Aslam (rahimahullah) mentioned that whenever any delicacy, fruit or meat would come to Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahuanhu), then he would make nine shares, place them on the nine platters and respectfully send them to the Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat. He would first send the platters to the other Azwaaj-e-Mutahharaat and would send the platter of his beloved daughter, Hazrat Hafsah (radhiyallahuanha), last. At times, if there was a slight shortage in any platter, he would send this platter to his beloved daughter, Hazrat Hafsah (radhiyallahuanha), and ensure that the other wives of Rasulullah (sallallahualaihi wasallam) received the full platters.

In this way, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahuanhu) honoured the family of Rasulullah (sallallahualaihi wasallam) by giving them the gifts that he received from people, and he gave preference to the other wives of Rasulullah (sallallahualaihi wasallam) over his beloved daughter and family. (Muwatta Imaam Muhammed pg. 405)

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم


Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah

The chain for this narration is authentic and it is narrated in Imam Malik’s Muwatta.[1]


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Written by Maulana Imran Mughal

Checked and approved by Ustadha Sabrina

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[1] Imam Malik, Al-Muwatta (Beirut: Dar Ibn Hazm, 2005), 177 Hadith 804.

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