Hadith on Gabriel: Angel avoid visiting the unkempt

Ibn Abbas reported: It was said to the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, “O Messenger of Allah, Gabriel, upon him be peace, has been slow to come to you.” The Prophet said, “And why should he not be slow to come to me while you are around me without brushing your teeth, clipping your nails, shortening your mustaches, or cleaning your knuckles?”

Source: Musnad Aḥmad 2181

Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ahmad Shakir

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ أَنَّهُ قِيلَ لَهُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَقَدْ أَبْطَأَ عَنْكَ جِبْرِيلُ عَلَيْهِ السَّلَام فَقَالَ وَلِمَ لَا يُبْطِئُ عَنِّي وَأَنْتُمْ حَوْلِي لَا تَسْتَنُّونَ وَلَا تُقَلِّمُونَ أَظْفَارَكُمْ وَلَا تَقُصُّونَ شَوَارِبَكُمْ وَلَا تُنَقُّونَ رَوَاجِبَكُمْ

2181 مسند أحمد بن حنبل

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