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Limit of Abstaining from Adornment in Mourning

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abdullah ibn Abi Bakribn Muhammad ibn Amr ibn Hazm from Humayd ibn Nafi thatZaynab bint Abi Salama related these three traditions tohim. Zaynab said, "I visited Umm Habiba, the wife of theProphet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, whenher father Abu Sufyan ibn Harb had died. Umm Habibacalled for a yellowy perfume perhaps khaluq or somethingelse. She rubbed the perfume first on a slave-girl andshe then wiped it on the sides of her face and said, 'ByAllah! I have no need of perfume but I heard theMessenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant himpeace, say, 'It is not halal for a woman who trusts inAllah and the Last Day to abstain from adornment inmourning for someone who has died, for more than threenights, except for four months and ten days for ahusband.' "