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The disbelievers of Makkah Mukarramah would torture Hazrat ‘Ammaar, Hazrat Suhaib, Hazrat Abu Faa’idah and Hazrat ‘Aamir bin Fuhairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to such an extent that they would lose their senses and fall unconscious. This state of senselessness was so severe that they did not even realize what they were uttering.

In regard to such people, the following verse was revealed:

ثُمَّ اِنَّ رَبَّکَ لِلَّذِیۡنَ ہَاجَرُوۡا مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِ مَا فُتِنُوۡا ثُمَّ جٰہَدُوۡا وَ صَبَرُوۡۤا ۙ اِنَّ رَبَّکَ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِہَا لَغَفُوۡرٌ رَّحِیۡمٌ ﴿۱۱۰﴾٪

Then, your Lord – for those who migrated after being persecuted and then fought in the way of Allah and stood patient – surely your Lord, after all, is Most-Forgiving and Merciful. (Surah Nahl v. 110)

This verse was revealed in regard to the abovementioned people.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/228-229)

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 09:50

Hazrat Suhaib bin Sinaan (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Two

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Just as the disbelievers of Makkah persecuted Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they also subjected Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to various types of torture.

When he intended to perform hijrah to Madinah Munawwarah, the Quraish of Makkah said, “If you leave all your wealth and possessions in Makkah, you may go. Otherwise, we will not allow you to go.” Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) agreed to their demands, and abandoning the worthless possessions of this world, he migrated.

On arriving in Madinah Munawwarah, he related this incident to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) who said:

ربح البيع

Suhaib has struck a good bargain!

In other words, he exchanged the dunya which is temporary and perishable for the Aakhirah which is eternal and everlasting.

Wednesday, 13 January 2021 19:14

Hazrat Suhaib bin Sinaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

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Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) hailed from an area that was in the vicinity of Mowsil. His father and uncle (father’s brother) were both appointed by Chosroes as governors over Ubullah.

On one occasion, the Romans launched an attack on this area. At that time, Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was still a young boy. During the looting and plundering, they seized him as a captive and took him to Rome. He thus grew up in Rome, and this is the reason why he was famously known as ‘Suhaib Roomi’ (Suhaib the Roman).

Eventually, a person of the Banu Kalb tribe purchased him from the Romans and brought him to Makkah Mukarramah. After arriving in Makkah Mukarramah, ‘Abdullah bin Jad‘aan purchased him and set him free.

When Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) commenced inviting towards Islam, Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Suhaib (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) both arrived at Daar-ul-Arqam at the same time and embraced Islam.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/227-228)

On one occasion, Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) removed his kurta and a few people noticed black scars covering his back. When they asked him how he had received these scars, he replied, “The Quraish of Makkah would make me lie on the scorching stones of the desert. These are the scars of those injuries.”

The same torture was inflicted upon his father, Hazrat Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and his mother, Hazrat Sumayyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha).

Thursday, 24 December 2020 06:44

Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Two

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Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had no family or tribe in Makkah Mukarramah to protect him. Hence, the Quraish subjected him to different types of punishments and tortures.

At the peak of midday, they would lay him onto the burning sand and beat him until he would fall unconscious. At times, they would plunge his head into water and suffocate him, and at times, they would force him to lie on a bed of blazing coals.

Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a man of Qahtaani decent. His father, Yaasir, came to Makkah Mukarramah in search of one of his missing brothers. His two brothers, Haarith and Maalik, also accompanied him on this journey.

Haarith and Maalik returned to Yemen while Yaasir decided to stay in Makkah Mukarramah. He then established an alliance with Abu Huzaifah Makhzoomi. Abu Huzaifah got him married to his slave woman, Sumayya bint Khayyaat, and it was from this union that Hazrat ‘Ammaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was born.

Thursday, 10 December 2020 07:04

Hazrat Bilaal bin Rabaah (radhiyallahu 'anhu) – Part Two

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One day, while Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was being tortured as normal, Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) happened to pass by. Witnessing this scene, his heart filled with pity. He addressed Umayyah (the master) saying:

ألا تتقي الله في هذا المسكين حتى متى أنت

Do you not fear Allah in regard to this poor man? How much longer will you continue torturing him?

عن عمر بن الخطاب رضي الله عنه أن رجلا جاء إلى النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم فسأله أن يعطيه فقال النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم ما عندي شيء ولكن ابتع علي فإذا جاءني شيء قضيته فقال عمر يا رسول الله قد أعطيته فما كلفك الله مالا تقدر عليه فكره صلى الله عليه وسلم قول عمر فقال رجل من الأنصار يا رسول الله أنفق ولا تخف من ذي العرش إقلالا فتبسم رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وعرف في وجهه البشر لقول الأنصاري ثم قال بهذا أمرت (الشمائل المحمدية رقم: 338)

Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that on one occasion, a needy person came to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and then asked him to give him something. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) replied, “I do not have anything by me (at present to give you), but you may go and purchase something on my name (as a debt upon me). When I receive some wealth, I will settle the debt.” Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “O Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! You have already given him (prior to this, what you had possessed). Allah Ta‘ala did not make you responsible for that which you do not have ability over (on account of which you do not need to allow him to take a debt on your name).” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was not pleased with this statement (and advice) of Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Thereupon, a person from the Ansaar said, “O Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), spend whatever you wish, and do not fear any decrease from the Lord of the ‘Arsh (Throne).” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) smiled and the happiness could be seen on his mubaarak countenance due to the statement of the Ansaari. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) then said, “This is exactly what I have been commanded to do (by Allah Ta‘ala).”

Thursday, 26 November 2020 03:58

Hazrat Bilaal bin Rabaah (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part One

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Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was an Abyssinian by lineage, and was the slave of Umayyah bin Khalaf.

At midday, when the heat was at its fiercest and the boulders of the desert would become extremely hot, Umayyah would command his slaves to lay Hazrat Bilaal (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) down onto the burning stones of the desert. He would then place a heavy boulder onto his chest to prevent him from moving and would say, “You will die like this. If you wish to live, then reject Muhammed (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and worship Laat and ‘Uzza.” However, nothing but the words ‘Ahad! Ahad!’ (Allah is One! Allah is One!) would emit from his mouth.

Saturday, 21 November 2020 07:02

Persecution of the Muslims

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The more Islam continued to spread and the more the number of the Muslims grew, the more the rage and hatred of the disbelievers of Makkah increased.

As far as those Muslims are concerned who had people to protect and assist them, then the disbelievers did not have much power and control over them. However, the pitiable Muslims who were helpless and had no one to protect them became the target of the oppression and persecution of the Quraish. They would beat some of these poor Muslims and confine others to dark and narrow cages.

We will next mention a few incidents highlighting the sheer brutality and ruthlessness of the kuffaar of Makkah and the patience and endurance of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum).

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/223-224)

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