Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 1 (143).

'Aayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam once said: 'What a nice curry vinegar is'".Commentary.The reason being there is not much trouble in it. Bread can easily be eaten with it. It is always easily available. It also keeps away formalities. Besides one lives in this world for a little while. Vinegar has many … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 1 (143).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 2 (144).

Nu'maan bin Bashir Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Are you not in the luxuries of eating and drinking. Whereas I have seen Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam not having ordinary types of dates to full his stomach".Commentary.The Sahaabi's intention is to persuade one to follow the simple life of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam and that one lives … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 2 (144).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 3 (145).

Jaabir bin 'Abdullah Radiyallabu 'Anhu relates that Rasullullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: "What a wonderful curry vinegar is?".Commentary.It is possible that when Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayihi Wasallam said this, both Sayyiditina'Aayishah Radiyallahu 'Anha and Sayyidina Jaabir Radiyallahu'Anhu were present. It is more correct that Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said this on different occasions.

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 4 (146).

Zahdam Al-Jarmi RA.says that we were present in the assembly of abu Musa Ash'ari Radiyallahu 'Anhu. Fowl meat was served for food. A, person from among those present, moved back. Abu Musa Radiyalahu 'Anhu asked him the reason (for doing so). He replied 'I had seen the fowl eat something (dirty) so I swore an … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 4 (146).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 5 (147).

Safeena Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "I ate the meat of Hubaa-raa with Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam".Commentary.Hubaa-raa is a type of a bird. The 'ulama differ on its meaning. Some say it is Ta'dha-ri. Some say it is Batera (quail), others say it is Sarkhaab. Some translations say it is Chaka Chakoi. It is written in the … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 5 (147).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 7 (149).

Abu Usayd Radiyallahu 'Anhu says. "Rasululah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam said: 'Use olive oil in eating and for rubbing (on the body), for it is from a mubaarak (blessed) tree"'.Commentary.The blessedness of this tree has been mentioned in the Qur-aan in the aayah "... from a blessed tree, an olive neither of the East nor of … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 7 (149).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 8 (150).

It is related from 'Umar Radiyallahu 'Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu Aayhi Wasallam said: "Use olive oil in cooking and rubbing (on the body) because it is from a mubaarak tree".Commentary.The reason for mentioning this hadith in the practices of Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam is, that if he encouraged the use of olives, he must have … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 8 (150).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 9 (151).

Anas bin Maalik Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam loved gourd (dubbaa-dodhi-kadu). Once food - was presented to Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam or he attended an invitation. (The narrator doubts on which occasion this took place) where gourd was served. I knew Rasulullah Sallallahu'Alayhi Wasallam loved it. I searched for pieces from the curry and … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 9 (151).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 10 (152).

Jaabir bin Taariq Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "I attended the assembly of Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. I observed, they were busy cutting a gourd into pieces. I inquired: 'What shall be made of this'. He replied: 'It will add to our food'".Commentary.The 'ulama have mentioned many benefits of gourd (dubba-dodhi- kadu). Its benefits are also mentioned … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 10 (152).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 11 (153).

Anas bin. Maaik Radiyalahu 'Anhu says: "A tailor once invited Rasululluh Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. I also attended the invitation with Rasululluh Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. He served Rasululluh Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam bread made of barley, and gravy with meat and gourd (dubba-dodhi) in it. I saw Rasululluh Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam look for pieces of gourd from … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 11 (153).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 12 (154).

'Ayeshah Radiyallahu 'Anha says: "Rasulullah SaIlallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam loved hava and honey".Commentary.Halva here apparently means anything sweet. Some are of the opinion that it is a special type of halva that is made of sweetmeats and ghee The first person to present halva to Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. was Sayyidina 'Uthman Radiyallahu. 'Anhu. Sayyidina … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 12 (154).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 13 (155).

Umm Salamah Radiyallahu 'Anha says "I presented a roasted side portion of meat to Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. He ate it and (thereafter) performed salaah, without performing wudu".Commentary.It is found in some ahaadith that things cooked on fire nullifies the wudhu. This was also the madh-hab of the 'ulama mutaqaddimeen. The madh-hab of the Khulafaa-rashideen, … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 13 (155).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 14 (156).

Abdullah bin Haarith Radiyallahu'Anhu says... "We ate roasted meat with Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam in the masjid".Commentary.From this we find that it is permissible to eat and drink in the masjid, on condition that the masjid does not become untidy, otherwise it is makruh to do so. It is possible that this was at the … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 14 (156).

Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 15 (157).

Mughirah bin Shu'bah Radiyallahu'Anhu says: "One night I became a guest with Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam. At the time of meals a roasted side portion of meat was served. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam cut pieces from it and gave me to eat. During this period Bilaal came and called out the adhaan. Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi … Continue reading Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 25, Hadith Number 15 (157).