Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Is Al-Mathur the sword of Muhammad ﷺ

هل الماثور سيف رسول الله صل الله عليه وسلم ؟
الله أعلم

The following is the replica of the said "Al-Mathur"; currently being display at my office lobby

As for now I will not believe that Al-Mathur is the sword of prophet Muhammad ﷺ because it got the 2 snake heads and decorated with studs. The snake heads seems to be against the teaching of our beloved prophet Muhammad ﷺ which is not to have any decoration of animals. Secondly most hadith I found only said that the handle made out of silver and none so far have I met says about the snake heads and the studs. I don't have any access to kitabul tarikh or history book so I might be missing out something. Nevertheless anything is unclear it is better to let it go..

Let's read the following hadith to end this entry. It is from the book of Shamaail Muhammadiah from Imam Al-Tarmizi

حَدَّثَنَا أَبُو جَعْفَرٍ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ صُدْرَانَ الْبَصْرِيُّ، قَالَ‏:‏ حَدَّثَنَا طَالِبُ بْنُ حُجَيْرٍ، عَنْ هُودٍ وَهُوَ ابْنُ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ سَعْدٍ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، قَالَ‏:‏ دَخَلَ رَسُولُ اللهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم مَكَّةَ يَوْمَ الْفَتْحِ وَعَلَى سَيْفِهِ ذَهَبٌ، وَفِضَّةٌ، قَالَ طَالِبٌ‏:‏ فَسَأَلْتُهُ عَنِ الْفِضَّةِ، فَقَالَ‏:‏ كَانَتْ قَبِيعَةُ السَّيْفِ فِضَّةً‏.‏
Hazrat Mazeedah bin Malik, the (maternal) grandfather of Hud says that when the Prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihe wasallam entered Makkah on the day it was conquered, his sword had gold and silver on it.

Talib who is one of the narrators of this hadith says that he asked the ustaadh, "On which part of the sword was the silver?" He replied, "The cap of the grip handle was made of silver.

more hadith:-

الله أعلم

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