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Sahabah eagerly collecting the hair of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Is there a narration which states that the Sahabah (radiyallahu ‘anhum) would collect the hair of  Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) when he would have a haircut?


Imam Muslim (rahimahullah) has recorded the following narration:

Sayyiduna Anas ibn Malik (radiyallahu ‘anhu) says, ‘When the barber would cut Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)’s hair, the Sahabah would come around him so that his hair may fall into their hands’

(Sahih Muslim, Hadith: 2325)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar with the following note,

There are numerous other incidents too which show that the Sahabah (radiyallahu’anhum) would commonly use the blessed hair of Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) as a means of barakah.

Checked by: Moulana Haroon Abasoomar

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