Replicas of The Prophet Muhammad’s Capal or Sandal

Seeing the news in Malaysia, it seems that it is currently crowded with the problem of The Prophet’s Capal or the shape of the Prophet’s sandals, after there is a mosque that places a replica of the Prophet’s sandals in the mihrab place of Salat.

The Prophet’s capal or prophet’s sandals have been used for tabarruk by the companions. Imam al-Bukhari wrote a chapter in his sahih book:

ﺑﺎﺏ ﻣﺎ ﺫﻛﺮ ﻣﻦ ﺩﺭﻉ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ، ﻭﻋﺼﺎﻩ، ﻭﺳﻴﻔﻪ ﻭﻗﺪﺣﻪ، ﻭﺧﺎﺗﻤﻪ، ﻭﻣﺎ اﺳﺘﻌﻤﻞ اﻟﺨﻠﻔﺎء ﺑﻌﺪﻩ ﻣﻦ ﺫﻟﻚ ﻣﻤﺎ ﻟﻢ ﻳﺬﻛﺮ ﻗﺴﻤﺘﻪ، ﻭﻣﻦ ﺷﻌﺮﻩ، ﻭﻧﻌﻠﻪ، ﻭﺁﻧﻴﺘﻪ ﻣﻤﺎ ﻳﺘﺒﺮﻙ ﺃﺻﺤﺎﺑﻪ ﻭﻏﻴﺮﻫﻢ ﺑﻌﺪ ﻭﻓﺎﺗﻪ

Chapters on the Prophet’s war clothes shalallahu alaihi wasallam, his staff, his sword, his container, his ring and the things worn by the Caliphs after the Prophet died were not shared, as well as the Prophet’s hair, the Prophet’s capal and the prophet’s container that his companions and others sought his blessings by his companions and others after the Prophet died.

Is it true that the replica of the Prophet’s sandals is indeed shaped like an image that is already popular? Some forms of sandals of the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wasallam are described in the following hadith:

ﻗﺎﻝ ﻋﻴﺴﻰ ﺑﻦ ﻃﻬﻤﺎﻥ : ﺃﺧﺮﺝ ﺇﻟﻴﻨﺎ ﺃﻧﺲ «ﻧﻌﻠﻴﻦ ﺟﺮﺩاﻭﻳﻦ ﻟﻬﻤﺎ ﻗﺒﺎﻻﻥ»، ﻓﺤﺪﺛﻨﻲ ﺛﺎﺑﺖ اﻟﺒﻨﺎﻧﻲ ﺑﻌﺪ، ﻋﻦ ﺃﻧﺲ ﺃﻧﻬﻤﺎ «ﻧﻌﻼ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ»

“Isa bin Thahman said: Anas took out 2 sandals to us that had no fur, both of them had 2 ropes. After that Thabit Al-Bunnani (Tabi’in) said that the two sandals were sandals of the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wasallam.” (Al-Bukhari)

Is the replica of the Prophet’s sandals that are widely circulated today with shapes like those in the picture really like the Prophet’s sandals?

Let us read carefully the narration of the historian who is also an interpreter and hadith, Al-Hafidz Ibn Kathir:

ﻗﻠﺖ: ﻭاﺷﺘﻬﺮ ﻓﻲ ﺣﺪﻭﺩ ﺳﻨﺔ ﺳﺘﻤﺎﺋﺔ ﻭﻣﺎ ﺑﻌﺪﻫﺎ ﻋﻨﺪ ﺭﺟﻞ ﻣﻦ اﻟﺘﺠﺎﺭ ﻳﻘﺎﻝ ﻟﻪ: اﺑﻦ ﺃﺑﻲ اﻟﺤﺪﺭﺩ، ﻧﻌﻞ ﻣﻔﺮﺩﺓ ﺫﻛﺮ ﺃﻧﻬﺎ ﻧﻌﻞ اﻟﻨﺒﻲ ﺻﻠﻰ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻠﻴﻪ ﻭﺳﻠﻢ، ﻓﺴﺎﻣﻬﺎ اﻟﻤﻠﻚ اﻷﺷﺮﻑ ﻣﻮﺳﻰ ﺑﻦ اﻟﻤﻠﻚ اﻟﻌﺎﺩﻝ ﺃﺑﻲ ﺑﻜﺮ ﺑﻦ ﺃﻳﻮﺏ ﻣﻨﻪ ﺑﻤﺎﻝ ﺟﺰﻳﻞ ﻓﺄﺑﻰ ﺃﻥ ﻳﺒﻴﻌﻬﺎ

(Ibn Kathir) said: It was popular in the 600 Hijri boundary and afterwards, there was a sandal owned by a merchant named Ibn Abi Hadrad. It is said that the sandals were the sandals of the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wasallam. The sandals were offered by King Musa bin Malik, who was just, Abu Bakr bin Ayyub at a great price. But the merchant didn’t want to sell it.

ﻓﺎﺗﻔﻖ ﻣﻮﺗﻪ ﺑﻌﺪ ﺣﻴﻦ، ﻓﺼﺎﺭﺕ ﺇﻟﻰ اﻟﻤﻠﻚ اﻷﺷﺮﻑ اﻟﻤﺬﻛﻮﺭ، ﻓﺄﺧﺬﻫﺎ ﺇﻟﻴﻪ ﻭﻋﻈﻤﻬﺎ، ﺛﻢ ﻟﻤﺎ ﺑﻨﻰ ﺩاﺭ اﻟﺤﺪﻳﺚ اﻷﺷﺮﻓﻴﺔ ﺇﻟﻰ ﺟﺎﻧﺐ اﻟﻘﻠﻌﺔ، ﺟﻌﻠﻬﺎ ﻓﻲ ﺧﺰاﻧﺔ ﻣﻨﻬﺎ، ﻭﺟﻌﻞ ﻟﻬﺎ ﺧﺎﺩﻣﺎ، ﻭﻗﺮﺭ ﻟﻪ ﻣﻦ اﻟﻤﻌﻠﻮﻡ ﻛﻞ ﺷﻬﺮ ﺃﺭﺑﻌﻮﻥ ﺩﺭﻫﻤﺎ، ﻭﻫﻲ ﻣﻮﺟﻮﺩﺓ ﺇﻟﻰ اﻵﻥ ﻓﻲ اﻟﺪاﺭ اﻟﻤﺬﻛﻮﺭﺓ

After that it happened that the merchant died. Then the sandals were owned by the king. He took it and glorified it. The king built Darul Hadith next to the fort, then put it in a cupboard, there was a guard and made a budget (maintenance) every month as many as 40 dirhams. The sandals are still there today in the building. (Al Bidayah wa An Nihayah, 6/7)

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First, Ibn Kathir did not give a rebuttal regarding whether the sandals were the sandals of the Prophet.

Second, because until the middle of the Hijri century the sandals of the Prophet shalallahu alaihi wasallam can still be seen, witnessed, guarded and cared for, then the replica of the Prophet’s sandals today can be justified both in shape and nature.

The Sandals of the Prophet are mentioned by a scholar in the book of Fathul Mutaali by listing sanads and pictures.

Indeed, gold-silver is very stable and good as a measuring point for exchanging goods. But this is not a product of Islamic sharia because before his prophet (peace be upon him), even the gold-silver coins were already used by the kingdoms around Jahiliyah Arabia.

It has become sunnatullah that the good will be replaced with a better one. Gold-silver coins in the past era is good but there is already something better now, namely giral money and e-money.

This cannot be said to be sunnah. As traveling a trade out of town using camels, do we want to do business trips in the present era by riding camels on the grounds of the Sunnah of the Prophet? Make a house with a roof with a palm of date palms because of the Sunnah of the Prophet? Let’s understand the text of Hadith and Verse in context so that we do not misunderstand

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