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Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:54

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Seven

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Wounds in the Path of Allah Ta‘ala

Hafs bin Khaalid (rahimahullah) narrates that an old man who arrived from Mowsil had told him the following:

I once accompanied Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) on one of his journeys. During the course of the journey, while we were in an open, barren land, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) needed to perform fardh ghusl. He thus said to me, “Conceal me (with a cloth so that I may perform ghusl).” I thus concealed him, and while concealing him, I caught a glimpse of the scars on his upper body from being struck by swords. I thus said to him, “By Allah! I have seen such scars on your body which I have never before seen on anyone else!” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked me, “Did you see them?” When I replied that I had indeed seen the scars, he said, “By Allah! Know that there is no scar on my body except that I received it in the company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) while striving in the path of Allah Ta‘ala.

(Tahzeeb-ul-Kamaal 9/321)

Hishaam bin ‘Urwah (rahimahullah) narrates, “Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had received three major wounds on his body from being struck by swords. One was on his shoulder, and (it was so big that) I would insert my fingers into it (the hole that was left after the wound healed). Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) received two wounds on the Day of Badr and one on the Day of Yarmuk.”

(Siyar ‘A’laam min Nubalaa 3/33)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:51

The Auspicious Birth – Part Two

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It is reported on the authority of Ka’b Ahbaar (rahimahullah) that the previous scriptures describe the honoured personality of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) in the following words:

محمد رسول اللّٰه مولده بمكة ومهاجره بيثرب وملكه بالشام

“Muhammed, the Rasul of Allah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam); his birthplace will be Makkah Mukarramah and his migration will be towards Yathrib (Madinah Munawwarah) and his rule will be over Shaam.”

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:34

The Auspicious Birth – Part One

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The greatest of humans, the leader of the children of Aadam (‘alaihis salaam), Muhammad Mustafaa Ahmed Mujtabaa (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was born into this world fifty or fifty five days after the incident of the elephants, at the time of dawn on Monday 8th Rabee’-ul-Awwal, corresponding to April 570 A.D. in Makkah Mukarramah, in the house of Abu Taalib.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 05:06

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Six

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The Generosity of Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)

Hishaam bin ‘Urwah mentions that seven Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had appointed Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) as the executor of their estate after their demise. Among these Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum,) were Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Abdur Rahmaan bin ‘Auf (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Miqdaad (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). After their demise, he safeguarded their wealth for their children and would spend on them from his own wealth.

(Usdul Ghaabah 2/211)

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 04:36

The Incident of the People of the Elephants - Part Four

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‘Abdul Muttalib thereafter took a few people with him and proceeded to the Ka‘bah so that they could all implore and beg Allah Ta‘ala in du‘aa. At this juncture, ‘Abdul Muttalib recited the following poetic couplets of du‘aa:

لاهمّ إن المرء يمنع رحله فامنع رحالك

“O Allah! A man takes care of his house, You take care of Your house.

وانصر على آل الصليب وعابديه اليوم آلك

And assist Your people against the people of the cross and its worshippers.

لايغلبن صليبهم ومحالهم أبدا محالك

Their cross and their schemes can never overcome that which You have planned.

جرّوا جميع بلادهم والفيل كي يسبوا عيالك

They dragged (and brought) all their forces and their elephants to capture Your dependants.

عمدوا حماك بكيدهم جهلا وما رقبوا جلالك

Out of ignorance, they have plotted to destroy your haram, and they failed to consider Your greatness.”

Sunday, 15 January 2017 04:12

Showing Importance to Salaah

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Mis‘ar bin Kidaam (rahimahullah) narrates:

Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) had prepared a set of clothing that was more valuable than all his other clothing. This set comprised of a kurta, pants, shawl and turban, and its value was 1500 Dirhams or perhaps even more than that.

After performing the Esha Salaah, when all the people had retired to bed, Imaam Abu Hanifah (rahimahullah) would remove the clothing which he had worn during the day and would wear this extremely valuable set of clothing. After donning this set of clothing, he would apply ‘itr and thereafter stand in Salaah until the time of Fajr set in.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 09:20

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Five

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The First Person to Draw his Sword for the Sake of Allah

Hazrat ‘Urwah bin Zubair (rahimahullah) narrates the following:

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) accepted Islam at the age of eight. On one occasion, Shaitaan caused a false rumor to spread that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had been seized and captured by the Kuffaar in the upper area of Makkah Mukarramah. When he heard this rumor, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was only twelve years old at the time, immediately set out , parting the people with his sword in his search for Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). All who saw Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) were surprised and remarked, “The youngster is carrying a sword!” When he reached Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked him, “What is the matter, o Zubair?” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied by informing Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) of the false rumor that had spread and said, “I came to strike those who seized you with my sword.”

Monday, 09 January 2017 14:27

The Incident of the People of the Elephants - Part Three

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Accompanied by a few leaders of Quraish, ‘Abdul Muttalib set out to meet Abrahah. Upon reaching, he sent a message to Abrahah informing him of his arrival. When ‘Abdul Muttalib arrived, Abrahah gave him a grand welcome.

Allah Ta’ala had blessed ‘Abdul Muttalib with unparalleled handsomeness, remarkable eminence, imposing awe, remarkable dignity and arresting majesty that left all who came into contact with him awestruck. Hence, Abrahah was also overwhelmed and awestruck by the personality of ‘Abdul Muttalib. He thus welcomed ‘Abdul Muttalib with absolute respect and honour. Abrahah found it inappropriate to seat anyone on or in line with his throne. So instead, he descended from the throne out of respect for ‘Abdul Muttalib and sat with him on the ground.

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 09:25

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu 'anhu) - Part Four

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Receiving the title ‘Special Helper’ of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

On the occasion of the Battle of Ahzaab, also known as the Battle of Khandaq (the Battle of the Trench), the Muslims received the information that the Banu Quraizah had broken their pledge of allegiance to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and had joined the enemy. In order to verify the information, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “Who will bring me information of these people (the Banu Quraizah)?” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) instantly responded by volunteering to go as a spy and bring information of the Banu Quraizah to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

Tuesday, 27 December 2016 08:45

The Incident of the People of the Elephants - Part Two

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When the Arabs heard of the church that Abrahah erected, a member of the Kinaanah tribe defaced the building by passing stool within its precincts and thereafter fleeing. Some are of the opinion that a few Arab youngsters lit a fire in the vicinity of the church. A gust of wind carried an ember onto the church, setting it ablaze and reducing it to ashes. This infuriated Abrahah and he vowed that he would not rest until he had reduced the Ka‘bah to ruins. With this evil intention, he set out to attack Makkah Mukarramah. En route to Makkah Mukarramah, the tribes who put up resistance were subdued with the might of the sword. Together with his army of men, he was also accompanied by a herd of elephants.