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Hazrat Sheikh-ul Hadeeth Maulana Muhammad Zakariyya Kandhelwi (R.A.) explains;  

The Ulama have stated that the reason for writing this chapter after the chapter of the ring is because of a special system, which also points towards a governmental rule. First letters inviting the kings to Islam are to be sent. If they accept Islam they will benefit in this world and the hereafter, otherwise they should decide between themselves and the sword. Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi Wa’ale hi Wasallam had several swords, each of which had a special name. For example the first sword was named 'Ma-thur' which was inherited from his father. The name of another sword was 'Qadib', one was 'Qil-ee', one was 'Tabaar' and one was 'Dhulfiqaar' etc.

Imam Tirmidhi has quoted four ahaadith in this chapter.

(99) Hadith 1

Hazrat Anas radiyallahu anhu reports that the handle of the sword of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam was made of silver.   


Allaamah Bayjuri writes this about the sword named 'Dhulfiqaar', "At the time of conquering Makkah, Sayyidina Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa’ale hi Wasallam had this sword.

 (100) Hadith 2

Hazrat Saeed bin Abil Hasan Basri radiyallahu anhu has related the same hadith that the handle grip of the sword of Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa’ale hi Wasallam was made of silver.   

(101) Hadith 3

Hazrat Mazeedah bin Malik, the (maternal) grandfather of Hud says that when the Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa’ale hi Wasallam entered Makkah on the day it was conquered, his sword had gold and silver on it.
Taalib who is one of the narrators of this hadith says ‘I asked the ustaadh, "On which part of the sword was the silver?"  He replied, "The cap of the grip handle was made of silver." 


According to the majority of the Ulama it is not permissible to use gold on a sword. This hadith cannot be used as proof, as it has been declared to be weak. Allamah Torpashti says, "This hadith cannot be used as an argument because its sanad (chain of narrators) cannot be relied upon. The use of silver for the handle etc. is permissible according to the previous hadith." It is said that since it is not permissible to use gold, the narrator did not care to investigate which portion of the sword was made of gold. He only investigated those portions that were made of silver. 

(102) Hadith 4

Ibn Seereen says, "I made my sword like the sword of Samurah bin Jundub radiyallahu anhu. He said that he had his sword made in the same manner as the one Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa’ale hi Wasallam had. The sword was the type used by the tribe of Banu Hanifah." 


Banu Hanifah was a tribe in Arabia who were famous for manufacturing good quality swords. These people, one after another, in imitating Rasulullah Sallalahu alayhi wa’ale hi Wasallam, made a replica of his sword.

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The blessed swords 

This chapter mentions the names of the swords that belonged to Rasulullah (salla lahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam). The names mentioned are 'Ma-thur', 'Qadib', 'Qil-ee', 'Tabaar' and  'Dhulfiqaar'.  The reliable hadith confirm the handle of the sword mentioned in this chapter during the conquest of Makka, was made of silver. 

Miracle of the Sword 

Amongst the many miracles of Rasulullah (salla lahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam) is the miracle that took place during the battle of Badr. Rasulullah (salla lahu alayhi wa’ale hi wasallam) gave a companion (ra) a branch, which turned into a sword. Subhan-Allah.