Itihaf ul-Basim Fi Tahqiq Muwatta al-Imam Malik [Talkhis al-Qabisi] Riwayah Abdur Rahman ibn al-Qasim
Tahqiq, Takhrij, Sharh
Muhadith Zubair Ali Zai
Translated Abu Ubaydah
Translated, Checked & Additional Notes
Abu Hibban & Abu Khuzaimah Ansaari
Soil Is (One Of The) Means To Be Purified
Muhammad Ibn Umara: One hadith
 From Malik from Muhammad ibn Umara from Muhammad ibn Ibrahim that the mother of the son of Ibrahim ibn Abd ur-Rahman ibn Awf questioned Umm Salama (Radi Allahu Anha), the wife of the Prophet, (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam), by saying, “I am a woman who wears a long skirt and (sometimes) I walk in dirty places.” Umm Salama (Radi Allahu Anha) replied, “The Messenger of Allah (Sallalahu Alayhi Wa Sallam) said, ‘What follows (i.e. clean places) purifies it.’ ” .
[GRADING] – [SAHIH]
Al-Muwatta (Yahya’s narration 1/24 hadith no.44, book 2, chapter 4, hadith no.16), at-Tamhid (13/103), al-Istidhkar: (no.47)
Transmitted by Abu Dawud (no.383) and Tirmidhi (no.143) and Ibn Maja (no.531) from the hadith of Malik and Ibnul Jarud authenticated it (no.95) and its chain is [Hasan] good and the hadith has a witnessing report with Abu Dawud (no.384) etc. and the hadith is [Sahih] authentic. And Ibnul Jarud and Uqayli declared Umm Walid Ibrahim to be trustworthy with the saying of his, “This chain is very good” (Kitab ad-Du’afa of al-Uqayli 2/257)
[UNDERSTANDING FROM THE HADITH]
1) The women should also cover their feet from non-mahram men.
2) Pure soil purifies some dirt.
3) The answer to a question should be given with the utmost emphasis of evidences from the Quran, hadith and ijma. If you don’t know the evidence then it is allowed to perform ijtihad. However it is better for a person to say ‘I don’t know’.
4) Islam is an easy religion.