Why Anas Rubbed His Hands With Oil
I sometimes see brothers doing this, and I thought it was nice to find this narration supporting it as a practice of the Companions. In al-Bukhari’s ‘al-Adab al-Mufrad’ (1012), it’s reported from Thabit al-Bunani that he said:
“When Anas would wake up, he would rub sweetly scented oil on his hands for when he would shake hands with his brothers.”
This was authenticated by al-Albani in ‘Sahih al-Adab al-Mufrad’ (774).
Husayn al-‘Awayshah commented: “This shows how eager they were to make their brothers happy and pleasant.”