وَحَدَّثَنِي عَنْ مَالِكٍ، عَنْ زَيْدِ بْنِ أَسْلَمَ، عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الأَنْصَارِيِّ، أَنَّهُ قَالَ خَرَجْنَا مَعَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فِي غَزْوَةِ بَنِي أَنْمَارٍ ‏.‏ قَالَ جَابِرٌ فَبَيْنَا أَنَا نَازِلٌ تَحْتَ شَجَرَةٍ إِذَا رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ هَلُمَّ إِلَى الظِّلِّ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَنَزَلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقُمْتُ إِلَى غِرَارَةٍ لَنَا فَالْتَمَسْتُ فِيهَا شَيْئًا فَوَجَدْتُ فِيهَا جِرْوَ قِثَّاءٍ فَكَسَرْتُهُ ثُمَّ قَرَّبْتُهُ إِلَى رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم فَقَالَ ‏"‏ مِنْ أَيْنَ لَكُمْ هَذَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَقُلْتُ خَرَجْنَا بِهِ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ مِنَ الْمَدِينَةِ ‏.‏ قَالَ جَابِرٌ وَعِنْدَنَا صَاحِبٌ لَنَا نُجَهِّزُهُ يَذْهَبُ يَرْعَى ظَهْرَنَا - قَالَ - فَجَهَّزْتُهُ ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ يَذْهَبُ فِي الظَّهْرِ وَعَلَيْهِ بُرْدَانِ لَهُ قَدْ خَلَقَا - قَالَ - فَنَظَرَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِلَيْهِ فَقَالَ ‏"‏ أَمَا لَهُ ثَوْبَانِ غَيْرُ هَذَيْنِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ فَقُلْتُ بَلَى يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ لَهُ ثَوْبَانِ فِي الْعَيْبَةِ كَسَوْتُهُ إِيَّاهُمَا ‏.‏ قَالَ ‏"‏ فَادْعُهُ فَمُرْهُ فَلْيَلْبَسْهُمَا ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَدَعَوْتُهُ فَلَبِسَهُمَا ثُمَّ وَلَّى يَذْهَبُ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ مَا لَهُ ضَرَبَ اللَّهُ عُنُقَهُ أَلَيْسَ هَذَا خَيْرًا لَهُ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَسَمِعَهُ الرَّجُلُ فَقَالَ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ‏.‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏"‏ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ‏"‏ ‏.‏ قَالَ فَقُتِلَ الرَّجُلُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ‏.‏

Yahya related to me from Malik from Zayd ibn Aslam that Jabir ibnAbdullah al-Ansari said, "We went out with the Messenger of Allah, mayAllah bless him and grant him peace, in the raid on the Banu Ammartribe." Jabir said, "I was resting under a tree when the Messenger ofAllah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came. I said,'Messenger of Allah; come to the shade.' So the Messenger of Allah,may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sat down, and I stood up andwent to a sack of ours. I looked in it for something and found a smallcucumber and broke it. Then I brought it to the Messenger of Allah,may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, 'From where did youget this?' I said, 'We brought it from Madina, Messenger of Allah.' " Jabir continued, "We had a friend of ours with us whom weused to equip to go out to guard our mounts. I gave him what wasnecessary and then he turned about to go to the mounts and he waswearing two threadbare cloaks of his. The Messenger of Allah, mayAllah bless him and grant him peace, looked at him and said, 'Does hehave two garments other than these?' I said, 'Yes, Messenger of Allah.He has two garments in the bag.' I gave them to him. He said, 'Let himgo and put them on.' I let him go to put them on. As he turned to go,the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,exclaimed, 'May Allah strike his neck. Isn't that better for him?' Hesaid (taking him literally), 'Messenger of Allah, in the way ofAllah.' The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant himpeace, said, 'In the way of Allah.' " Jabir added, "The man was killedin the way of Allah." Translation Not Available

Book reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 48 Hadith 1654
Web reference: Muwatta Imam Malik Book 48 Hadith 1