Complete Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 26:

Hot Baths (Kitab Al-Hammam)

Chapter 1499: Hot baths

Book 26, Number 3998:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) forbade to enter the hot baths. He then permitted men to enter them in lower garments.

Book 26, Number 3999:

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin:

Abu al-Malih said: Some women of Syria came to Aisha. She asked them: From whom are you? They replied: From the people of Syria. She said: Perhaps you belong to the place where women enter hot baths (for washing). The said: Yes. She said: I heard the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) say: If a woman puts off her clothes in a place other than her house, she tears the veil between her and Allah, the Exalted.

Abu Dawud said: This is a tradition narrated by Jarir, and is more perfect. Jarir did not mention Abu al-Malih. He said (on the authority of 'A'ishah) that the Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said.

Book 26, Number 4000:

Narrated Abdullah ibn Amr ibn al-'As:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: After some time the lands of the non-Arabs will be conquered for you, and there you will find houses called hammamat (hot baths). so men should not enter them (to wash) except in lower garments, and forbid the women to enter them except a sick or one who is in a child-bed.

Chapter 1500: Prohibition of nudity

Book 26, Number 4001:

Narrated Ya'la:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) saw a man washing in a public place without a lower garment. So he mounted the pulpit, praised and extolled Allah and said: Allah is characterised by modesty and concealment. So when any of you washes, he should conceal himself.

Book 26, Number 4002:

The tradition mentioned above has also been transmitted by Ya'la from the Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) through a different chain of narrators.

Book 26, Number 4003:

Narrated Jarhad:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) sat with us and my thigh was uncovered. He said: Do you not know that thigh is a private part?

Book 26, Number 4004:

Narrated Ali ibn Abu Talib:

The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) as saying: Do not uncover your thigh, and do not look at the thigh of the living and the dead.

Abu Dawud said: This tradition disagrees with the general reported traditions (nakarah).

Chapter 1501: Nudity

Book 26, Number 4005:

Narrated Al Miswar b. Makhramah:

I lifted a heavy stone. While I was walking, my garment fell down. The Apostle of Allah (peace_be_upon_him) said to me: Take your garment upon you, and do not walk naked.

Book 26, Number 4006:

Narrated Mu'awiyah ibn Haydah:

I said: Apostle of Allah, from whom should we conceal our private parts and to whom can we show? He replied: conceal your private parts except from your wife and from whom your right hands possess (slave-girls).

I then asked: Apostle of Allah, (what should we do), if the people are assembled together?

He replied: If it is within your power that no one looks at it, then no one should look at it.

I then asked: Apostle of Allah if one of us is alone, (what should he do)?

He replied: Allah is more entitled than people that bashfulness should be shown to him.

Book 26, Number 4007:

Narrated Abu Sa'id al-Khudri:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man should not look at the private parts of another man, and a woman should not look at the private parts of another woman. A man should not lie with another man without wearing lower garment under one cover; and a woman should not be lie with another woman without wearing lower garment under one cover.

Book 26, Number 4008:

Narrated Abu Hurairah:

The Prophet (peace_be_upon_him) said: A man should not lie with another man and a woman should not lie with another woman without covering their private parts except a child or a father. He also mentioned a third thing which I forgot.