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Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) racing Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha)

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There is a beautiful Hadith where Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) raced his beloved wife Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) twice.

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Ummul Mu’minin Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radiyallahu ‘anha) says, ‘I was once on a journey with Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) and had a race with him. I outran Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam). [After some time] when I gained some weight, I raced him again and he beat me. Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, ‘This [win] is in exchange of that [defeat]’

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 2571, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 39. Declared authentic by Imam Ibn Hibban; Al Ihsan, Hadith: 4691. Also see Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, Hadith: 34274)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

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