What to Say to Someone Wearing New Clothes

Authentic Supplications of the Prophet
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What to Say to Someone Wearing New Clothes (163)
Um Khãlid bin Sa`eed said: I came to the Messenger , my father was with me and I was wearing a yellow shirt. So the Messenger of Allah said sanah sanah.(183)
She said: So I set off playing with the seal of prophethood, thus my father prevented me. The Messenger of Allah said leave her then the Messenger of Allah said: 'Ablee was 'akhliqee, 'Ablee was 'akhliqee, 'Ablee was 'akhliqee.(184)
`Abdillãh said it thus remained until he noticed it, meaning due to its having remained.

(183) 'Al-Humaydi, page 188 of volume 7 of Fath said that sanãh means nice in Ethiopian.

(184) Dr. Mohammed Muhsin Khãn, in his translation of this supplication, stated it as follows: "May you live so long that you will wear out many garments." This is a non literal translation.


Reported by Al-Bukhãri page 425 of volume 10 of [Fath Al-Bãree. 'Al-`Adawee said it was sound.

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