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The Erection of Musjid-un-Nabawi – Part One Featured

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At the time when Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) entered Madinah Munawwarah on the occasion of the hijrah, he was riding his camel. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) left the reins of the camel loose as the camel was being divinely directed by Allah Ta‘ala.

The camel went to the locality of the Banu Najjaar clan and sat down at a certain place. It then stood and came to the home of Hazrat Abu Ayyoob Ansaari (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), indicating that Allah Ta‘ala had selected his home to be blessed with the honour of hosting Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Thereafter, the camel again stood and returned to the first place where it had sat down.

The first place where the camel chose to sit was a dates-drying area which belonged to orphans. Upon inquiry, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) learnt that this plot of land belonged to two orphans named Sahl and Suhail.

Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) called both of them and requested them to sell the land to him for the purpose of erecting a musjid. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) also spoke to the uncle of the two orphans, in whose care they were, about purchasing the land. Both of them expressed the desire to donate the land to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) without any compensation, saying that they hoped to reap the reward from Allah Ta‘ala alone.

However, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) declined to accept it without any remuneration, and he therefore paid them for the land.

In the narration of Imaam Zuhri (rahimahullah), it is mentioned that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to pay for the plot of land. In another narration, it is mentioned that Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) paid ten dinaars (gold coins) as the price for the land.

(Extracted from Seeratul Mustafa 1/245)

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