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Umm 'Atiyya reported: We washed her an odd number of times, i. e. three, five or seven times;
and Umm 'Atiyya (further) said: We braided her hair in three plaits.
وَحَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ أَيُّوبَ، حَدَّثَنَا ابْنُ عُلَيَّةَ، وَأَخْبَرَنَا أَيُّوبُ، قَالَ وَقَالَتْ حَفْصَةُ عَنْ أُمِّ عَطِيَّةَ، قَالَتِ اغْسِلْنَهَا وِتْرًا ثَلاَثًا أَوْ خَمْسًا أَوْ سَبْعًا قَالَ وَقَالَتْ أُمُّ عَطِيَّةَ مَشَطْنَاهَا ثَلاَثَةَ قُرُونٍ ‏.‏

Classification

Sahih (Authentic)

References

• Sahih Muslim, 939e
• Sahih Muslim, Vol. 2, Book of Prayers, Hadith 2045
• Sahih Muslim, Book of Prayers, Hadith 2045