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The Arch Enemies of Islam – ‘Aas bin Waa’il Sahmi Featured

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‘Aas bin Waa’il Sahmi was the father of Hazrat ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). He was also among the people who would mock and taunt the blessed personality of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

All the sons of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) passed away in infancy, during the lifetime of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Hence, ‘Aas bin Waa’il mentioned the following, taunting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

إِنَّ مُحَمَّدًا أَبْتَرْ لَا يَعِيْشُ لَهُ وَلَدْ

Indeed Muhammed is an Abtar. None of his sons survive.

The word Abtar refers to an animal with a severed tail. A person who is not survived by male descendants who will remember his name is like an animal with a severed tail (i.e. it is as though the person’s lineage is now severed and terminated).

Upon this, the following verse was revealed:

اِنَّ شَانِئَکَ ہُوَ الۡاَبۡتَرُ ٪﴿۳﴾

Indeed, your enemy is an abtar (cut off from all good in the Hereafter) (Surah Kauthar v. 3)

The mubaarak name of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is taken by millions of people (unlike his enemies).

One month after hijrah, an animal bit ‘Aas on his leg, causing it so swell to such an extent that it became as thick as a camel’s neck. This wound eventually led to his death.

Nubaih and Munabbih, the Sons of Hajjaaj

Nubaih and Munabbih were also bitter enemies of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Whenever they laid eyes on Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), they would say, “Could Allah not find anyone else to appoint as His messenger?”

Both of them were killed in the Battle of Badr.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/220-221)

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