Sacred Hair of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم), a precious collection!

February 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm 21 comments

Verily, anything related to Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) is a blessing and mercy from Allah as implied from the verse of Quran.

Those who understood it at the foremost were none but the companions of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) themselves. They had even competed each other to attain this significance. There are many Hadiths reported in authentic books explaining this fact and how much they loved, cared and collected all possible souvenirs from the Mercy to the universe Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Among the sacred mementos was the hairs distributed by Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) Himself to His companions.

Muslim narrated in his Sahih that Anas (رضي الله عنه) related, “The Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) came to Mina and threw stones and then he came to his tent in Mina after he made the sacrifice, and he told the barber ‘take my hair’ and he pointed first to his right, then to his left. Then he began to distribute the hair to the Sahaba.”

According to Muslim, in the same hadith, according to another narration by Hafs (رضي الله عنه), “the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) when he shaved his right side, began to distribute either one hair or two hairs to every Sahabi, then he did the same with the hairs from the left side.”

In Musnad, Imam Ahmad said, transmitted by Anas (رضي الله عنه), “when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) shaved his head in Mina, he gave me the hair of the right side and he said, ‘O Anas! take it to Ummu Salim.’ When the Sahaba saw what the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) gave us, they began to compete to take the hair from the left side, and everyone was getting a share from that.”

It is narrated by Bukhari in his Sahih in the Book of Clothes, under the chapter “What is mentioned about gray hair”, that Usman bin ‘Abdullah bin Mawhab (رضي الله عنه) said, “my family sent me to Ummu Salamah (رضي الله عنه) with a cup of water. And Ummu Salamah (رضي الله عنه) brought out a silver bottle which contained one of the hairs of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم), and it used to be that if anyone came under the evil eye or ill health they used to send her a cup of water through she would pass this hair [for drinking] and we used to look into the silver bottle: I saw some reddish hairs.”

Imam Hafiz ibn Hajar in Fath al-Baari, Volume 10, page 353, said, “they used to call the silver bottle in which the hair of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) was kept ‘jiljalan’ and that bottle was in the home of Ummu Salamah (رضي الله عنه).”

Imam al-‘Ayni said, “Ummu Salamah (رضي الله عنه) had some of the hairs of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) in a silver bottle, and when some people got ill, they used to go and obtain blessings from these hairs and they would be healed by means of its blessings. They used to take the hair of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and they used to pass it through a cup of water and they would immediately be healed. And this explanation of the hadith is mentioned in Bukhari.”

Companions Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) transferred many Sacred Hairs to next generations. Passing through generations to generations many Sacred Hairs have been reached our era which are preserved with utter dignity in many parts of the world.

In Abu Dhabi, capital of United Arab Emirates a family descended from Khasraj tribe of Ansars of Madinah al Munawwarah keeps an enviable collection belonging to Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Among it is a huge number of Sacred Hairs. One would be eclipsed by emotion upon seeing this.

This collection is exhibited to public occasionally. Shaikh Ahmad Muhammad Al Khazraji, current custodian of this sacred collection dips the hairs in water and presents the water it to the eager public. Many people lucky to be present in such an event held last year personally explained me about it.

There is nothing precious in the earth than this collection. Our beloved Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) had distributed it for the future generations to get His blessings.

Imam Ahmad in his Musnad said, “from Ibn Sireen from Ubaydah Salmani that he said, ‘O Allah! If only I would have a hair of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) which I could keep with me: that would be more precious to me than the white and the yellow and everything that is on the earth and what is inside it.'”

In ‘Umdat il-Qari, a section of Sharh Sahih al-Bukhari, “Khalid bin Waleed used to keep in his clothes some hairs of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) and for that reason he was always victorious.”

It is said in the same volume of the same book, “Khalid bin Waleed asked Abu Talhah to give him from the hair of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) when the Prophet (صلى الله عليه و سلم) distributed his hair among the Sahaba. And he asked to give him from the front side of the head. And Abu Talhah gave him from the front side. And that is the reason he was always in the front.”

Unfortunately there are some wicked people who are bit vary on paying esteem to belongings of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم). Though they boast themselves as ideologists or purists their stance is clear. They unplug their evil tongue and pen to disrespect Allah’s prime creation Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم).

Real believers who love Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) know that there were similar bands even during His time called hypocrites. So their love and respect to anything related to Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) will not fade by effect of ugly interference of these people, rather it will amplify further and farther.

Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) had told “Whoever held enmity towards one hair from me held enmity to me and whoever held enmity to me Allah has become enemy to him.”
[Kunz al-Ummal, Haakim, ibn Majah, Ibn Hibban, Ahmad: authenticated by others as well]

Allah have strongly warned those who annoy Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم)

I have posted before an article about the sensational ceremony held recently in a south Indian city to handover a Sacred Hair, Sacred Hair of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) in India. The lucky Imam who received this precious souvenir recently announced constructing a mammoth Masjid to host the Sacred Hair.

Another set of Sacred Hair in preserved in Imam Husain (رضي الله عنه) Masjid in Cairo as explained in Rare belongings of Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) in Masjid Imam Husain


Entry filed under: Islam.

Habib Ali Al-Jifry on the chapter Ad-Duha of the Quran Masjid Quba’ (مسجد قباء)

21 Comments Add your own

  • 1. shafiq saeed  |  February 23, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Jazak ALLAH,
    thanks for this post.i am very very lucky.because i have also one sacred MOO E MUBARAK shareef .and every year 12th,Rabee Ul Noor i celebrate too.with 120.liters of pure rose water.then i distribute to the peoples who love with RASOOL ALLH.
    shafiq saeed Lahore pakistan.

    • 2. Ne3matullah  |  February 23, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      Ma sha Allah! Brother Shafiq! The souvenir from Rasoolullah (صلى الله عليه و سلم) you have in ownership is really precious!

  • 3. prachaarakan  |  February 23, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Masha Allaah.. may Almighty Allah bless all of us with the Barkath of Sacred beloging of our Master Rasoolullah ..

    Thanks for posting this.

    i would like to add this link with this post .

    തിരുശേഷിപ്പുകളും ബർക്കത്തെടുക്കലും -ഇസ്‌ലാമിക അധ്യാപനം

  • 4. kungikka  |  February 23, 2011 at 6:44 am

    great effort. JAZAKALLAH.

  • 5. Harib  |  February 23, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Allahu akbar….Jazakalahu kairaa..These photos are very precious, since these photos proves that the sacred hair has been respected by muslims all over the world except Munafiqs like wahabee and maudoodi.

  • 6. faisal  |  February 23, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    جزاكم الله خير الجزاء واسكنا بدار النعيم المقيم جوار حبيبنا الكريم واسقنا كأسه امين

  • 7. منير  |  February 23, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    اللهم صل على محمد

  • 8. nachi muhammed  |  February 24, 2011 at 5:44 am

    masha allah….keep uploading stunning photos like this…..this would definetly envy all bidaees……..

  • 9. latheef tirunellikkal  |  March 7, 2011 at 6:26 am


  • 10. thajudheen  |  March 10, 2011 at 2:21 pm


  • 11. MOHAMED RAFEEQ  |  March 10, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    اللهم صل علي سيدنا محمد وعلي آله وصحبه وسلم

  • 12. Abdul Razaq Saqafi  |  March 12, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Al-hamdulillha jazakallahu kair

  • 13. abubacker  |  March 16, 2011 at 9:17 am

    alhamdulillah i am very proud about this site because in our region (kerala) also some wicked people wahabies who unplug their evil tonge and pen to disrespect the prophet (s) sacred hair this site may help the neutral peoples to understand the truth

  • 14. abdulrasheed india kerala  |  April 4, 2011 at 3:00 am


  • 15. nasar  |  May 29, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    al hamdulilla…. jazakumulla……this photos isliving evidence.

  • 16. Firos  |  June 12, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    but how its come very long hair…can u explan to me..

  • 17. Ne3matullah  |  June 13, 2011 at 3:05 am

    Brother Firos Please check this URL

  • 18. muhammed.  |  June 17, 2011 at 3:33 am

    becuse rasool(s) shved three time only his Sacred Hair after hijra(in madeena life. (imam navavi. mauoosathu ddifaaeell)1 hudayyibiya compramisw hijra6(it means there is long of hair six y).2umrathul khlau hijra7.(1y). 3hajjathul vadau hijra 10(3y)&shorted hair one time makka fathah when did umra via jieranath.

  • 19. ASASHAMEED  |  June 21, 2011 at 8:03 am

    جزاك الله الخير طول الله عمرك بيض الله وجهك

  • 20. Basheerazhuvalappil Pantharangadi  |  August 16, 2011 at 5:18 pm


  • 21. ckvkutty  |  December 11, 2012 at 11:57 am

    masha allah,thabarakkallah


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