Abu Dawud Book 27, Hadith Number 4137.

Chapter : Hanging curtains.

Narated By Abdullah ibn Umar : The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) came to Fatimah and found a curtain hanging at her door, so he did not enter. Whenever he entered (the house), he would visit her first. Then Ali came and found that Fatimah was grieved.

He asked: What is the matter with you? She replied: The Apostle of Allah (PBUH) came to me but did not enter (the house).

Ali then came to him and said: Apostle of Allah, Fatimah felt it keenly that you came to visit her but did not go in. He replied: What have I to do with this world? What have I to do with prints and figures (on the curtain)? He (Ali) then went to Fatimah and informed her of what the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) had said.

She said: Ask the Apostle of Allah (PBUH) what he me to do about it.

He (the Prophet) said: Tell her that she must send it to so-and-so.