Sunanh ibn e Majah 1042 Mukhawwal said: “I heard Abu Sa’d, a man from the people of Madinah, say: ‘I saw Abu Rafi’, the freed slave of the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ), when he saw Hasan bin ‘Ali performing prayer, with his hair braided. He undid it, or told him not to do that, and said: “The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) forbade a man from performing prayer with his hair braided.”
Sunanh ibn e Majah Hadith 3631 ::::::
It was narrated that Mujahid said: “Umm Hani said: ‘When the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) entered Makkah he had four braids.’”
SUNAN ABU DAWOOD HADITH NO. 4191 Narrated Umm Hani: The Prophet صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم came to Makkah and he had four plaits of hair.
SUNAN ABU DAWOOD HADITH NO. 647. Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: Kurayb the freed slave of Ibn Abbas reported: Abdullah ibn Abbas saw Abdullah ibn al-Harith praying having the back knot of the hair. He stood behind him and began to untie it. He remained standing unmoved (stationary). When he finished his prayer he came to Ibn Abbas and said to him: What were you doing with my head? He said: I heard the Messenger of Allah صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم say: A man who prays with the black knot of hair tied is the one praying pinioned.