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Monday, 13 February 2017 09:13

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Twelve

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Responding to the Call of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) After the Battle of Uhud

اَلَّذِیۡنَ اسۡتَجَابُوۡا لِلّٰہِ وَ الرَّسُوۡلِ مِنۡۢ بَعۡدِ مَاۤ اَصَابَہُمُ الۡقَرۡحُ ؕۛ لِلَّذِیۡنَ اَحۡسَنُوۡا مِنۡہُمۡ وَ اتَّقَوۡا اَجۡرٌ عَظِیۡمٌ ﴿۱۷۲﴾ۚ

Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded, for those among them who do good and refrain from wrong is a great reward

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned the following to ‘Urwah (rahimahullah) regarding the above verse of the Qur’aan Majeed, “O my nephew! Both your fathers (ancestors), Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), were among the group regarding whom Allah Ta‘ala speaks about in this verse. When difficulty had befallen Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Uhud (due to the disbelievers attacking the Muslims and thereafter) the disbelievers had departed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) feared that they may return (to try and attack the Muslims once more). Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) announced, “Who will go after them (i.e. the disbelievers)?”

‘Abdul Maseeh returned to Chosroes and informed him of what had transpired. Upon hearing this, Chosroes exclaimed, “The elapse of fourteen kingdoms takes a period of time, but it does not take long for time to pass.”

Ten out of the fourteen kingdoms ceased to exist in just four years and the remaining four came to an end by the time Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) became the Khalifah.

Hazrat ‘Abbaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born circumcised and furthermore, his navel was cut. When his grandfather ‘Abdul Muttalib, caught sight of this, he was amazed and remarked, “Verily, this son is bound to become a man of lofty status.” This is exactly what transpired.

Ishaaq bin ‘Abdillah (rahimahullah) narrates from Hazrat Aaminah that when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born, he was exceptionally clean and dirt-free. He did not have the normal effects of after-birth or any form of dirt on his blessed body.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/57-61)

Abu Thowr (rahimahullah) mentions, “Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah), on account of his generosity, would very seldom hold back any wealth.”

Rabee’ bin Sulaimaan (rahimahullah) narrates:

When I made nikaah, Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) asked me, “How much of mahr did you promise your wife?” I replied, “Thirty dinaars.” Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) then asked me, “How much have you already given her?” I replied, “Six dinaars.” Imaam Shaafi‘ee (rahimahullah) thereafter ascended to his home and sent me a bag in which there were twenty four dinaars.”

(Aadaab-us-Shaafi‘ee wa Manaaqibuhu pg. 125-126)

Sunday, 12 February 2017 06:31

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Eleven

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‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “During the battle of Ahzaab (also known as the Battle of Khandaq), ‘Umar bin abi Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and I were made to remain back with the women in the fortress of Hassaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). We would then take turns to lift one another so that we could see out of the fort. When I looked out of the fort, I saw Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) astride his horse, going and returning from the Banu Quraizah two or three times. After he returned, I said to him, “O my father! I saw you going back and forth.” In reply, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked, “O my son! Did you really see me?” When I replied that I had seen him, he said, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had asked, ‘Who will go to the Banu Quraizah and bring information to me regarding them?” I responded to the request of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and immediately set out for the Banu Quraizah. On my return, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gathered both his parents in the du‘aa he made for me saying, “May my father and mother be sacrificed for you!”

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3720, Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/32)

Sunday, 12 February 2017 05:50

The Steadfastness of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah)

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Imaam Waaqidi (rahimahullah), the renowned historian, narrates that many people were jealous of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah). Hence, they went to Ja’far bin Sulaimaan who was the governor of Madinah Munawwarah at that time. One of them said to the governor, “Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) does not have regard for the pledges of allegiance made to you. Also, he accepts the Hadith regarding the divorce of a compelled person being invalid and thus passes the Fatwa that the divorce of a compelled person is invalid.”

When Ja’far bin Sulaimaan heard this, he became angry and summoned Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah). When Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) was brought, his arms were pulled until his shoulders were dislocated.

Imaam Waaqidi (rahimahullah) concludes by mentioning, “By Allah! After he was beaten, Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) remained in honor and high regard among the people.”

Saturday, 11 February 2017 09:08

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Ten

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‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once said to his father, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “O my father! I saw you attacking the disbelievers astride your red horse during the Battle of Khandaq.” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “O my son! Did you really see me at that time?” When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied in the affirmative, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Indeed on that day, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) gathered both his parents in the du‘aa he made for me saying, ‘Fire (the arrows, O Zubair)! May my father and mother be sacrificed for you!’”

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/32)

Nu’maan bin Munzir promptly despatched a well travelled scholar by the name of ‘Abdul Maseeh Ghassaani to Chosroes. When ‘Abdul Maseeh Ghassaani appeared in the court, Chosroes asked, “Do you have any knowledge of whatever I wish to ask of you?” ‘Abdul Maseeh replied, “You may ask me your question. If I have any knowledge, I will assist you. Otherwise, I will direct you to someone more knowledgeable than I am.” Chosroes then informed him of all the events that had recently occurred. ‘Abdul Maseeh advised him, “Perhaps my mother’s brother, Sateeh, who presently resides in Shaam, will have some knowledge on this matter.”

Hearing this, Chosroes commanded ‘Abdul Maseeh to personally go to his uncle so that he may find out and return with the answers of the questions he had. When ‘Abdul Maseeh reached his uncle, Sateeh, his uncle was already in the final stages of his life, about to leave this world. However, he was still conscious and in his senses. ‘Abdul Maseeh greeted him and recited a few couplets to him.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 08:36

Constantly Occupied in Teaching and ‘Ibaadah

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Mis‘ar bin Kidaam (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

I once went to Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) in his Musjid and saw that he was performing the Fajr Salaah. After completing Salaah, he commenced teaching his students, and he continued to teach them until the time for Zuhr Salaah set in. After performing the Zuhr Salaah, he continued to teach the students until the Asr Salaah, and thereafter continued until it was close to the time of Maghrib. Similarly, after performing the Maghrib Salaah, he continued to teach the students until the Esha Salaah.

Seeing the extent to which Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) was engaged in teaching the knowledge of Deen, I wondered, within my heart, when it was that he engaged in nafl ‘ibaadah. With this thought in mind, I decided to observe him and thus remained behind him. Once the people had left after Esha, he entered the Musjid. He had applied a perfume of exquisite fragrance that is generally used by a person at the time of marriage. He then stood in Salaah and continued to perform Salaah until the time of Fajr. On completing his Tahajjud Salaah, he proceeded to his home, changed his clothing, and returned to the Musjid where he performed the Fajr Salaah.

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:53

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Nine

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Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) of the Same Age

Musa bin Talhah (rahimahullah) has mentioned that Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) were all born in the same year.

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/28)

Islam at the Hands of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Ibn Ishaaq (rahimahullah) has mentioned Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had all accepted Islam at the hands of Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).

(Siyar A’laam min Nubalaa 3/29)

Wednesday, 25 January 2017 13:50

Adherence to the Mubaarak Sunnah

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Hasan bin Ayyoob Al-Baghdaadi (rahimahullah) narrates that a person once said to Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah), “O Abu ‘Abdillah! May Allah Ta‘ala keep you alive upon Islam!” Hearing this du‘aa, Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) immediately responded, “Not only upon Islam, but also upon the Mubaarak Sunnah of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).”

(Manaaqib Imaam Ahmed libnil Jowzi pg. 243)

Abu Bakr Khallaal (rahimahullah) narrates that one of Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah)’s students mentioned the following:

Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) once said to me, “I did not write any Hadith from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) except that I also practiced upon it, to the extent that I came across the Hadith which mentions that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) underwent cupping and thereafter gave Abu Taibah (the one who carried out the cupping) a Dinar. Hence, when I underwent cupping, I gave a Dinar to the one who had carried out the cupping.”

(Manaaqib Imaam Ahmed libnil Jowzi pg. 246)