The Ahadeeth of Tawheed
Silsilah Ahadeeth As-Saheehah
Abbas Abu Yahya
36 – Gifts of the Mushrikeen
1707- Verily we do not accept anything from the Mushrikeen.
Muhammad – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – was the most beloved person to me from all the people in Jahiliyah so when he was ordered to go to Madina he went. Hakeem bin Hizaam was present during the season of pilgrimage, and he was a Kaafir. He found a cloak that belonged to a ruler from Yemen that was being sold. So he bought it for fifty Dinars so that he could give it as a gift to the Messenger of Allaah – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – and so he came to Madina with it.
He wanted the Messenger to accept the gift but he – sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam – refused. UbaydAllah said, “I believe that the Messenger said: ‘Verily we do not accept anything from the Mushrikeen, but if you want I will take it for a price,” so I gave in to him when he refused to take it as a gift.”
Hakim said “Saheeh al-Isnaad” and Dhahabi agreed with him and it is just like they said.