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‏الآداب (The Book of Manners)
CHAPTER: THE EXCELLENCE OF TAHNIK OF THE NEW-BORN CHILD AT THE TIME OF ITS BIRTH. AND, OF CARRYING IT TO A PIOUS PERSON SO THAT HE MAY SOVTEN SOME DATES AND RUB ITS PALATE WITH THEM, AND PERMISSIBILITY OF GIVING THE NAME ON THE DAY OF ITS BIRTH AND THE EXCELLENCE OF SUCH NAMES AS 'ABDULLAH, IBRAHIM AND THE NAMES OF ALL THE APOSTLES OF ALLAAH (PEACE BE UPON THEM)  

No. 5340

Anas b. Malik reported: I took 'Abdullah b. Abi Talha Ansari to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) at the time of his birth. Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) was at that time wearing a woollen cloak and besmearing the camels with tar. He said: Have you got with you the dates? I said: Yes. He took hold of the dates and put them in his mouth and softened them, then opened the mouth of the infant and put that in it and the child began to lick it. Thereupon Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) said: The Ansar have a liking for the dates, and he (the Prophet) gave him the name of 'Abdullah.

No. 5341

Anas b. Malik reported that the son of Abu Talha had been ailing. Abu Talha set out (on a journey) and his son breathed his last (in his absence). When Abu Talha came back, he said (to his wife): What about my child? Umm Sulaim (the wife of Abu Talha) said: He is now in a more comfortable state than before. She served him the evening meal and he took it. He then came to her (and had sexual intercourse with her) and when it was all over she said: Make arrangements for the burial of the child. When it was morning. Abu Talha came to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and informed him, whereupon he said: Did you spend the night with her. He said: Yes. He (the Prophet) then said: O Allaah, bless both of them (and as a result of blessing) she gave birth to a child. Abu Talha said to me (Anas b. Malik) to take the child, (so I took him) and came to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). She (Umm Sulaim) also had sent some dates (along with the child). Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) took him (the child) (in his lap) and said: Is there anything with you (for Tahnik). They (the Companions) said: Yes. Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) took hold of them (dates and chewed them). He then put them (the chewed dates) in the mouth of the child and then rubbed his palate and gave him the name of 'Abdullah.

No. 5342

This hadith has been reported on the authority of Anas through another chain of transmit ters.

No. 5343

Abu Musa reported: A child was born in my house and I brought him to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and he gave him the name of Ibrahim and he rubbed his palate with dates.

No. 5344

'Urwa b. Zubair and Fatima daughter of Mandhir b. Zubair, reported that Asma' daughter of Abu Bakr was at the time of migration in the family way with 'Abdullah b. Zubair (in her womb). She came to Quba' and gave birth to 'Abdullah at that place and then sent him to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) so that he should rub his palate with chewed dates. Allaah's Messenger (may peace he upon him) took hold of him (the child) and he placed him in his lap and then called for dates. 'A'isha said: Some time was spent before we were able to find them. He (the Prophet) chewed them and then put his saliva in his mouth. The first thing that entered his stomach, was the saliva of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). Asma' said: He then rubbed him and blessed him and gave him the name of Abdullah. He ('Abdullah) went to him (the Prophet) when he had attained the age of seven or eight years in order to pledge allegiance to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) as Zubair had commanded him to do. Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) smiled when he saw him coming towards him and then accepted his allegiance.

No. 5345

Asma' reported that she had become pregnant at Mecca with Abdullah b. Zubair (in her womt) and she (further) said: I set out (for migration to Medina) as I was in the advanced stage of pregnancy. I came to Medina and got down at the place known as Quba' and gave birth to a child there. Then I came to Allaah's Messenger (may peace he upon him). He placed him (the child) in his lap and then commanded for the dates to be brought. He chewed them and then put the saliva in his mouth. The first thing which went into his stomach was the saliva of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). He then rubbed his palate with dates and then invoked blessings for him and blessed him. He was the first child who was born in Islam (after Migration).

No. 5346

Asma', daughter of Abu Bakr, reported that when she migrated to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) in Medina she was in the family way with Abdullah b. Zubair in her womb.

No. 5347

'A'isha reported that the new-born infants were brought to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam). He blessed them and rubbed their palates with dates.

No. 5348

'A'isha reported: We took 'Abdullah b. Zubair to Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) so that he should put saliva in his mouth and we had to make a good deal of effort in order to procure them.

No. 5349

Sahl b. Sa'd reported that Mundhir b. Aba Usaid was brought to Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) at the time of his birth Allaah's. Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) placed him on his thigh and Abfi Usaid kept sitting there. Allaah's Prophet (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) had been occupied with something else before him. Abu Usaid commanded his child to be lifted from the lap of Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) and so he was lifted. When Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) had finished the work he said: Where is the child? Abd Usaid said: Allaah's Messenger, we took him away. He said: What is his name? He said; Allaah's Messenger, it is so and so, whereupon he (the Prophet) said: Nay, his name is Mundhir, and named him Mundhir on that day.

No. 5350

Anas b. Malik reported that Allaah's Messenger (sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam) had the sublimest character among mankind. I had a brother who was called Abd 'Umair. I think he was weaned. When Allaah's Messenger (may peace he upon him) came to our house he saw him, and said: Abu 'Umair, what has the sparrow done? He (Anas) said that he had been playing with that.




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