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Saturday, 11 November 2017 06:49

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seventeen

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Allegations of Some People of Kufah:

In the year 21 A.H., some people of Kufah came to Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and laid complaints against Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who was their governor. Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus dismissed him (from his position as governor, in order to quell the fitnah that the people were attempting to create), and appointed Hazrat ‘Ammaar bin Yaasir (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) in his place.

When these people of Kufah complained about Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), they even complained that he was not performing salaah correctly! Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus called for Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). When he arrived, Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) addressed him with the utmost respect saying, “O Abu Ishaaq (this was the kunyah (filial title) of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu))! Indeed these people are claiming that you do not perform salaah correctly.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 06:45

Participation in Hilf-ul-Fudhool – Part Two

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When the series of battles known as Harb-ul-Fujjaar drew to an end in Shawwaal, then an unsteady revival of Hilf-ul-Fudhool commenced in the sacred month of Zul-Qa’dah.

The first person to revive this pact was Zubair bin ‘Abdul Muttalib. The Banu Haashim and Banu Taym gathered in the home of ‘Abdullah bin Jud‘aan who had prepared food for all present. At that time, everybody present pledged to assist the oppressed. Whether the oppressed was related or unrelated in kinship, a local or foreigner, they undertook to assist him to the best of their ability.

Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:11

The Memory of Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah)

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Imaam Maalik (rahimahullah) once mentioned, “People’s memory and retention has become weak (that they cannot remember the Ahaadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and quote them accurately).

Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:05

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Sixteen

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The Du‘aa of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam):

Hazrat Qais bin Abi Haazim (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made du‘aa saying, ‘O Allah! Accept the du‘aa of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) when he supplicates to you!’”(Sunan Tirmizi #3751)

Tuesday, 07 November 2017 07:07

Participation in Hilf-ul-Fudhool – Part One

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The Arabs had been engaged in a series of battles with each other for many years. However, how long could this continue for? After Harb-ul-Fujjaar was concluded, it occurred to some people that just as bloodshed and killing was previously brought to an end by a pact devised by Fadhl bin Fudhaalah, Fadhl bin Wadaa‘ah and Fudhail bin Haarith, whose names caused this pact to be popularly known as Hilf-ul-Fudhool, in the same way, there was today an urgent need to once again to revive this pact.

Thursday, 02 November 2017 06:01

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fifteen

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Love for the Ansaar:

Hazrat ‘Aamir (rahimahullah), the son of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following:

I once said to my father, “O my beloved father! I notice that you show the tribe of the Ansaar more love and reverence than you show other people (besides the Muhaajireen, as the rank of the Muhaajireen is greater than the Ansaar, and Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was from the Muhaajireen).”

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked me, “O my son! Are you unhappy with this?” I replied, “No! However, I am amazed over the manner in which you treat them.”

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then said, “I heard Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mention, ‘Only a true believer will have love for the Ansaar, and only a hypocrite will harbor enmity for the Ansaar.”

(Usdul Ghaabah 2/310)

Wednesday, 01 November 2017 13:58

The First Journey to Syria – Part Four

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(Continued)

While speaking to them, the monk suddenly noticed a group of seven Romans coming towards him while searching for something. The priest asked them, “What are you searching for?” They replied, “We have come out in search of the Nabi in whose regard the Towrah and Injeel have given the glad tidings that he will be travelling in this month. We have thus dispatched men in all directions (to search for him).”

Sunday, 29 October 2017 06:04

The Independence of Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah)

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There was once a Muhaddith who possessed a kitaab of Hadith that was handwritten by none other than Imaam Ahmed bin Hambal (rahimahullah). Narrating the incident that led to him acquiring this kitaab, he mentioned:

We studied Ahaadith under Imaam Sufyaan bin ‘Uyainah (rahimahullah) for a period of one year. Once, Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) was absent from the lessons of Hadith for a few days. I wished to visit him, and so I made enquiries and was directed to where he was residing. When I arrived at the place to which I was directed, I found that Imaam Ahmed (rahimahullah) was residing in a cave in the area of Ajyaad (an area of Makkah Mukarramah near Safaa).

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 06:31

Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fourteen

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Caution in Narrating Hadith

There are many Ahaadith narrated from Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). However, whenever he narrated Ahaadith, he exercised a lot of caution, out of fear that he should not wrongfully attribute anything to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The following incidents illustrate the deep caution that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would exercise:

Hazrat Saa’ib bin Yazid (rahimahullah) narrates that he travelled with Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) from Madinah Munawwarah to Makkah Mukarramah. Saa’ib (rahimahullah) further mentions, “I did not hear him narrate a single Hadith of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) during the journey (due to his caution in narrating Ahaadith from Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)).”

A few people once went to Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and asked him a question. However, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not answer them and said, “I fear that if I narrate one Hadith to you, you will make it into a hundred Ahaadith.”

(Tabaqaat ibn Sa’d 3/106)

Tuesday, 24 October 2017 05:48

The First Journey to Syria – Part Three

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(Continued)

Merely on account of the presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), the monk prepared a meal for the entire caravan of travelers. When they arrived to eat, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was absent. The monk enquired as to where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was, to which they responded that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was out grazing the camels. Hearing this, the monk sent someone to call him.