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Limit of Abstaining from Adornment in Mourning

108 Yahya related to me from Malik that he had heard thatthe Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant himpeace, visited Umm Salama while she was in mourning forAbu Salama and she had put aloes on her eyes. He said,"What is this, Umm Salama?" She said, "It is only aloes,Messenger of Allah." He said, "Put it on at night andwipe it off in the daytime."

Malik said, "The mourning of a young girl who has not yethad a menstrual period takes the same form as themourning of one who has had a period. She avoids what amature woman avoids if her husband dies."

Malik said, "A slave-girl mourns her husband when he diesfor two months and five nights like her idda.''

Malik said, "An umm walad does not have to mourn when hermaster dies, and a slave-girl does not have to mourn whenher master dies. Mourning is for those with husbands."