Hadith on Muhammad: The Prophet’s way of wearing his hair

August 14, 2017

Ibn Abbas reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would let his hair hang down, while the idolaters would part their hair. The people of the Book would let their hair hang down and the Messenger of Allah liked to agree with the people of the Book in matters for which he received no divine command. Later, the Messenger of Allah parted his hair.

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3365, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2236

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كَانَ يَسْدِلُ شَعَرَهُ وَكَانَ الْمُشْرِكُونَ يَفْرُقُونَ رُءُوسَهُمْ فَكَانَ أَهْلُ الْكِتَابِ يَسْدِلُونَ رُءُوسَهُمْ وَكَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُحِبُّ مُوَافَقَةَ أَهْلِ الْكِتَابِ فِيمَا لَمْ يُؤْمَرْ فِيهِ بِشَيْءٍ ثُمَّ فَرَقَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ رَأْسَهُ

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