Maʿānī al-ʾAkhbār > The meaning of the saying of the scholar, peace be upon him: «The one who enters the bath, let the effects of it be visible on him»
Hadith #1

أبي - رحمه الله - قال: حدثنا سعد بن عبد الله، عن أحمد بن أبي عبد الله، عن أبيه رفعه قال: نظر أبو عبد الله عليه السلام إلى رجل قد خرج من الحمام مخضوب اليدين فقال له أبو عبد الله عليه السلام: أيسرك أن يكون الله عز وجل خلق يديك هكذا. قال: لا والله، وإنما فعلت ذلك لأنه بلغني عنكم أنه من دخل الحمام فلير عليه أثره يعني الحناء. فقال: ليس حيث ذهبت، إنما معنى ذلك: إذا خرج أحدكم من الحمام وقد سلم فليصل ركعتين شكرا.

1. My father, may Allah grant him mercy, said: We were told by Sa’d bin Abdullah, from Ahmad bin Abi Abdillah, from his father, that he ascribed it, saying: Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, looked at a man who had come out of the bath and whose hands were soaked. Abu Abdillah, peace be upon him, then said to him: Does it rejoice you if Allah, Exalted and Glorious is He, had created your hands like this? He said: No, by Allah. I only did that because it reached me of you that: «The one who enters the bath, let the effects lf it be visible on him» meaning henna. So he said: It is not as you think. The meaning of that is only: if one of you comes out of the bath and is safe, let him pray two rak’as [1] out of thankfulness.