I am trying to find any hadiths that can support (and encourage) the argument for muslim men and women to learn to swim.
I have found the following hadiths:
- "Teach your children swimming, archery and horse riding"
- "All things in which there is no remembrance of Allah are frivolity and idle play except for four things, and he mentioned teaching another to swim"
(At-Tabarani, exact reference unknown, i.e page, book, and hadith number)
I would appreciate it if someone could give an exact reference, including original Arabic, and as well as where the source is listed.
“Every activity that does not contain the remembrance of Allaah is falsehood and heedlessness, except for a man doing four things: Walking between two purposeful goals, grooming his horse, playing with his family, or teaching someone to swim.”
According the following website:
An authentic hadeeth, with varying but similar wordings, collected by Ahmad (4/144,146,148,222), Aboo Daawood (3/13), Ibn Maajah (2/940), Ad-Daarimee (2/204-205), Al-Haakim (2/95), Al-Bayhaqee (10/13,14,218), and many others
Again, I would appreciate if someone could guide me towards confirming these sources.