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Wednesday, 13 December 2017 06:05

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty One

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There is a difference of opinion regarding the year in which Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away.

After recording the different views, Haafiz ibn Hajar ‘Asqalaani (rahimahullah) has mentioned that the most famous and well known view is that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away in the year 56 A.H. (Isaabah 3/62)

Haafiz Mizzi (rahimahullah) has preferred the view that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away in the year 55 A.H. ‘Allaamah Zahabi (rahimahullah) has expressed this to be the correct view. (Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal 10/313, Siyar A’laam min Nibalaa 3/77)

 There is also a difference of opinion regarding the age of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) at the time of his demise. Hazrat Ebrahim bin Sa’d (rahimahullah) has narrated that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was 82 years old when he passed away. (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/78)

Some of the other views are that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was 73, 74 or 82 years old at the time of his demise. (Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal 10/314)

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was the last of the ‘Asharah Mubasharah to pass away. Similarly, he was the last of the Muhaajireen to pass away. (Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal 10/314, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/77)

When Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was close to passing away, he called for an old, woolen jubbah and instructed those present saying, “Bury me in this jubbah, for I encountered the disbelievers during the Battle of Badr while I was wearing this jubbah. I only kept this jubbah so that I could be enshrouded in it when I pass away.” (Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/77)

Hazrat Mus‘ab bin Sa’d (rahimahullah), the son of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following: My father’s head was in my lap when he was close to passing away. At that time, tears began to flow from my eyes. Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) noticed this and asked me, “O my beloved son! What causes you to cry?” I replied, “I am crying due to your condition and that which I see befalling you (i.e. I am crying because you are about to pass away).” Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “Do not cry over me, for Allah Ta‘ala will never punish me, and I am from the people of Jannah (as mentioned by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in his mubaarak Hadith, and I have full hope in the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) that Allah Ta‘ala will not punish me and will admit me into paradise). Indeed Allah Ta‘ala deals with the believers according to their good deeds which were performed for His sake. As for the disbelievers, then Allah Ta‘ala decreases their punishment on account of their good deeds. Once their good deeds are depleted, Allah Ta‘ala announces, ‘Every person who carried out a good deed should seek his reward from the one for whose sake he performed the deed.’” (Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d 3/108-109)

The daughter of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (rahimahallah), has mentioned that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) left 250 000 dirhams in his estate. (Taareekh-ul-Islam 4/220)

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away in his home in ‘Aqeeq, a place 10 miles from Madinah Munawwarah. He was then carried to Madinah Munawwarah where the governor, Marwaan bin Hakam, performed his Janaazah Salaah. (Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d 3/110)

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