CHAPTER ON THE MUBARAK HAIR OF SAYYIDINA RASULULLAH (SAW)
There are many narrations on the length of the hair of Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW) as has been mentioned before. There is no contradiction as the hair is the thing that grows. If at one
time his hair reached the lobes of the ears, then another time it was longer. It also has been proved that Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW) shaved the hair of his head several times. A person who relates about his mubarak hair at an earlier time states he had short hair. The one that relates it at a time later than that, states he had longer hair. Some of the ulama have concluded that the mubarak hair of Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW), above the forehead used to reach till half his ears, and the hair of the middle of his mubarak head was longer than that, and the hair of
the back of the head reached till near his shoulders. Imaam Tirmidhi has related eight ahaadith in this chapter.
(23) Hadith Number 1.
R.A. reported: "The hair of Rasulullah (SAW) reached till half of
Ayesha R.A. reported: Rasulullah (SAW) and I bathed in one utensil, and the mubarak hair of Rasulullah (SAW) was longer than those that reached the ear lobes, and were less than those that reached the shoulders". (It means that they were not very long nor were they short, but of a medium length).
(25) Hadith Number 3.
Baraa bin Aazib R.A. reports: "Rasulullah (SAW) was of average hight, and the portion between the two shoulders was wide. His hair was till his ear lobes".
(26) Hadith Number 4.
bin Da'aamah As-Sadusi relates: "I asked Anas R.A., 'How was the
hair of Rasulullah (SAW)?'. He replied: 'It was not very twisted,
nor very straight. It had a slight twist and was a bit
(27) Hadith Number 5.
Haani bint Abi Taalib R.A. says: "Rasulullah (SAW) came to Makkah
once after the hijrah. His mubarak hair had four plaits".
(28) Hadith Number 6.
It is reported from Anas R.A. that the hair of Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW) reached till the middle of the ears.
(29) Hadith Number 7.
Abbas R.A. says: "Rasulullah (SAW) used to leave his hair the way
it naturally was, without making a path in the hair (parting hair).
The reason being that the mushrikeen
(30) Hadith Number 8.
Haani R.A. reports: "I saw Rasulullah (SAW) with four side
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