Shama-il Tirmidhi Chapter 3, Hadith Number 5 (27).

Umme Haani bint Abi Taalib R.A. says: “Rasulullah (SAW) came to Makkah once after the hijrah. His mubarak hair had four plaits”.

According to well-known sources Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW) came to Makkah Mukarramah four times after the hijrah. The first, at the time of Umratul Qadhaa in the 7th year hijri, then at the time of Fathu Makkah in the 8th year hijri and in the same journey for Umratul Ja’iraanah. Lastly in the 10th year hijri for Hajj. The journey mentioned in this hadith under discussion, according to Bayjuri is at the time of Fath (conquest) of Makkah Mukarramah. The same has been stated in the Mazaahire Haq. The Ulama have stated other times also.

For men to make plaits like women is Makruh. By the word Ghadaa’ir in this hadith, one should take to mean that, ‘in which that there is no similitude’, because Sayyidina Rasulullah (SAW) forbade himself.

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