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Occasionally walking barefoot

 

Question

Is this authentic?

 

“A man from the companions of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) traveled to Fadalah ibn ‘Ubayd (radiyallahu ‘anhu) when he was in Egypt. After a brief conversation he asked him ‘Why do I not see any shoes on you?’

Fadalah replied: Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) would command us to go barefoot sometimes.”

 

 

Answer

Imam Abu Dawud and Imam Ahmad (rahimahumallah) have recorded this Hadith. ‘Allamah ‘Iraqi (rahimahullah) has declared the chain authentic (jayyid).

(Sunan Abi Dawud, Hadith: 4157, Musnad Ahmad, vol. 6 pg. 22. Al Mughni ‘An Hamlil Asfar, Hadith: 4042)

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 
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Reason for Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordering us to occasionally walk barefoot

 

Question

Have the commentators of Hadith given a reason as to why Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered us to walk barefoot occasionally?

 

 

Answer

Mulla ‘Ali Al Qari (rahimahullah) cites three reasons as to why Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) ordered us to walk barefoot occasionally :

  1. To create humility within a person
  2. To break one’s ego
  3. To become accustomed to it as sometimes a person will be forced to walk barefoot

(Mirqat, vol. 8 pg. 291, Hadith: 4449)

 

See the Hadith references here.

 

 

And Allah Ta’ala Knows best.

 

Answered by: Moulana Suhail Motala

 

Approved by: Moulana Muhammad Abasoomar

 
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