Tuesday, 14 August 2012

THE SAHABA'S IMMENSE LOVE FOR THE PROPHET




TABLE OF CONTENTS :


1. NECESSITY OF LOVING THE PROPHET (S.A.W)
 
2. HOW WAS THEIR LOVE? THE EXTENT OF THEIR LOVE FOR THE PROPHET (s.a.w)
 
3. SIGHT AT ANY COST :


4. WORRIES OF A SAHABI :
 
5. SAHABA COULDN'T WAIT AT THEIR HOMES
 
6. THE SAHABA COULDN'T LOOK AT THE PROPHET OUT OF AWE
 
7. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHT
 
8. LOVE WITH THE COOLNESS OF HIS HANDS :
 
9. LOVE WITH THE SOFTNESS OF HIS BODY :
 
10. LOVE WITH THE FRAGRANCE OF HIS SWEAT :

11. LOVE WITH HIS WALKING STYLE :

12. LOVE WITH THE SIMPLE SHOES WHICH HE WORE :

13. COPYING HIM IN EVERY SMALL OR BIG ACT

14. DRINKING THE WATER WHICH HE DRANK :

15. FIGHTING FOR THE WATER THAT TOUCHED HIM

16. HIS HAIR IS DEARER THAN THE WHOLE WORLD :
 
17. LOVE FOR HIS CITY :

18. RESPECT AND LOVE FOR HIS HAIR : RACING TO GET BLESSINGS FROM HIS HAIR :

19.RESPECT FOR HIS SPITTLE (SPIT) :

20. RESPECTING THE PERSON WHO TOUCHED HIM :

21.DRINKING HIS ABLUTION WATER FOR CURE

22. SEEKING CURE FROM THE WATER WHICH WAS USED TO WASH HIS SHIRT

23. SEEKING BLESSINGS FOR THEIR CHILDREN FROM HIS SWEAT

24. SEEKING CURE FROM HIS BLESSED HAIR

25. KISSING HIS BLESSED BODY
 
26. KISSING HIM ON HIS DEATH-BED

27. KISSING THE STONE WHICH HE KISSED

28. THE TREES LOVED HIM

29. THE MOUNTAINS LOVED HIM

30.SPEAKING WITH LOVE AND RESPECT :

31. NO ONE IS ELDER THAN HIM :

32. HOW DID THE SAHABA ADDRESS HIM :

33. SACRIFICING THEIR FAMILY:

34. DEFENDING THE PROPHET BY HOOK OR CROOK

35. HIS (s.a.w's) NEWS OF WELL BEING BROUGHT CONTENTMENT TO THEIR HEARTS 

36.THANKING ALLAH FOR SENDING THE PROPHET TO LEAD THEM IN PRAYER

37.REMEMBERING THE PROPHET BEFORE SLEEPING EVERY NIGHT
 
38.BEARING TRIALS FOR THE PROPHET

39. LEAVING THE HOMELAND , FAMILY, WEALTH , EVERYTHING FOR THE PROPHET

40.NOT TALKING TO THEIR OWN FAMILY IF THEY DIDN'T OBEY THE MESSENGER'S SUNNAH

41.WEEPING WHILE MISSING THE PROPHET

42.ASKING FOR HIS CLOTH TO MAKE IT AS THEIR FUNERAL CLOTH

43. ENSURING HE ATE AT ANY COST

44. SMILING AND FEELING CONTENT WITH ONE LOOK OF HIS

45. ACCEPTING HIM (s.a.w) TO BE THE BEST OF THOSE WHO CARED AND WANTED THE BEST FOR OTHERS

46. ENDURING TORTURES FOR ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER (s.a.w)

47. SEEKING HIS PERMISSION TO GO SOMEWHERE

48. HONORING THE GUEST OF THE PROPHET (s.a.w) AT ANY COST

49. Also see the Below topics :



1. NECESSITY OF LOVING THE PROPHET (S.A.W)

قُلْ إِنْ كَانَ آبَاؤُكُمْ وَأَبْنَاؤُكُمْ وَإِخْوَانُكُمْ وَأَزْوَاجُكُمْ وَعَشِيرَتُكُمْ وَأَمْوَالٌ اقْتَرَفْتُمُوهَا وَتِجَارَةٌ تَخْشَوْنَ كَسَادَهَا وَمَسَاكِنُ تَرْضَوْنَهَا أَحَبَّ إِلَيْكُمْ مِنَ اللَّهِ وَرَسُولِهِ وَجِهَادٍ فِي سَبِيلِهِ فَتَرَبَّصُوا حَتَّى يَأْتِيَ اللَّهُ بِأَمْرِهِ وَاللَّهُ لا يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الْفَاسِقِينَ
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{Say, [to them O Muhammad that:], “If your fathers, your sons, your brothers, your wives, your relatives, wealth which you have obtained, commerce  wherein you fear decline, and dwellings (household) with which you are pleased are more beloved to you than Allah and His Messenger and jihad in His cause, then wait until Allah executes His command. And Allah does not guide the defiantly disobedient people}
[Al-Tawbah 9:24]
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Al-Qadi ‘Iyaad [May Allah shower him with mercy] said commenting on this verse:
“Sufficient should that be as a motivation and a warning, a sign and a proof of the obligation of his love, the great danger of [neglecting] it, and how he rightfully deserves this love from us – Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him; since Allah – the Exalted – strongly reprimanded those whose wealth, family, and children were more beloved to him than Allah and His Messenger, and warned them [by saying]: {then wait until Allah executes His command}, then He declared them defiantly disobedient at the end of the verse, and informed them that they are from among those who have gone astray and are not guided by Allah”

[Al-Shifaa” 2/563]


Allah's Apostle  said, "By Him in Whose Hands my life is, none of you will have faith till he loves me more than his father and his children."


[Hadith - Bukhari 1:13]


Narated By Anas : The Prophet said, "Whoever possesses the following three qualities will have the sweetness (delight) of faith:


1. The one to whom Allah and His Apostle becomes dearer than anything else.

2. Who loves a person and he loves him only for Allah's sake.
3. Who hates to revert to Atheism (disbelief) as he hates to be thrown into the fire."

[Bukhari Volume 001, Book 002, Hadith Number 015]



Narrated By 'Abdullah bin Hisham : We were with the Prophet and he was holding the hand of 'Umar bin Al-Khattab. 'Umar said to Him, "O Allah's Apostle! You are dearer to me than everything except my own self." The Prophet said, "No, by Him in Whose Hand my soul is, (you will not have complete faith) till I am dearer to you than your own self." Then 'Umar said to him, "However, now, by Allah, you are dearer to me than my own self." The Prophet said, "Now, O 'Umar, (now you are a believer)." 

[Bukhari Volume 008, Book 078, Hadith Number 628]

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: During the lifetime of the Prophet there was a man called 'Abdullah whose nickname was Donkey, and he used to make Allah's Apostle laugh. The Prophet lashed him because of drinking (alcohol). And one-day he was brought to the Prophet on the same charge and was lashed. On that, a man among the people said, "O Allah, curse him ! How frequently he has been brought (to the Prophet on such a charge)!" The Prophet said, "Do not curse him, for by Allah, I know for he loves Allah and His Apostle."


[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 81, Number 771]


The above Hukum of rasool (s.a.w) has been fulfilled in the best of ways by the SAHABA . I have collected only a few examples to illustrate the immense love the SAHABA showed for the prophet (s.a.w). There are tons and tons of reports, however , i have collected only a few ahadeeth to shed some light and give a brief insight to this beautiful topic. Please note that some narrations may be weak due to their isnaad and etc, however, the love the SAHABA had for the prophet (s.a.w) is unmatched until Qiyamah In sha Allah, and we have thousands of books authored on this topic. Hence even if a narration is da'eef, read it for knowledge and contemplate on it. 

2. HOW WAS THEIR LOVE? THE EXTENT OF THEIR LOVE FOR THE PROPHET (s.a.w)



Imran ibn Hussain radhiallahu `anhu said:

, قَالَ : " مَا مَسَسْتُ فَرْجِي بِيَمِينِي مُنْذُ بَايَعْتُ بِهَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ " .

I haven't touched my private organ with my right hand ever since i pledged with it to the Prophet sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam

[Ref: Musnad Ahmad ; Sanad saheeh. This shows the level of sanctity , respect and honour the companions gave towards the prophet and the shi`a deem these people as zindeeq and kaafir]


Umar Al-Farouq [May Allah be pleased with him] used to – say to Al-‘Abbas – the Uncle of the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him]:

Your [embracement of] Islam is more pleasing to me then if Al-Khatab [my own father] had embraced Islam; [that is because your Islam] is more pleasing to the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him].

Ali ibn Abi Talib [May Allah be pleased with him] was asked: How was your love for the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him]?

So he replied: He was, by Allah, dearer to us then our wealth, our children, our fathers, our mothers, and from cold water at [the time of] extreme thirst”


[Al-Shifaa” by Al-Qadi ‘Iyaad 2/568]

Contemplate on what came in the tradition of Ibn ‘Abbas [May Allah be pleased with them] where he narrates that:
“A blind man had an Umm Walad who used to insult the Prophet [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] and say bad things about him. He told her not to do that but she did not stop, and he rebuked her but she did not heed him. One night, when she started to say bad things about the Prophet [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] and insult him, he took a short sword or dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it and killed her.

A child who came between her legs was smeared with the blood that was there. The following morning that was mentioned to the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him]. He called the people together and said: “
I ask by Allah the man who has done this action and I order him by my right over him that he should stand up

The blind man stood up and said: “O Messenger of Allah, I am the one who did it; she used to insult you and say bad things about you. I forbade her, but she did not stop, and I rebuked her, but she did not give up her habit. I have two sons like pearls from her, and she was kind to me. Last night she began to insult you and say bad things about you. So I took a dagger, put it on her belly and pressed it till I killed her.” Thereupon the Prophet [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] said: “
Bear witness, there is no blood money due for her


[Narrated by Abu Dawud (tradition # 4361), and Al-Nasaei 7/99]


So notice what that “perceptive” man [May Allah be pleased with him] did in defending the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him]; even though he is a blind man, and that woman, who was the mother of his children, treated him with kindness, and he has from her two sons of extreme beauty. With all that, he favored the love of the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] and his defense over all these others things that he loved so May Allah be pleased with him.

Al-Waqidi narrates in his Maghazi:


That Marawan ibn Al-Hakam who was the ruler of Medina[at the time] said to a Jewish man called ibn Yameen: How was ibn Al-Ashraf killed?

Ibn Yameen replied:
Through betrayal.
And Muhammad ibn Maslama [May Allah be pleased with him], who was an old man at the time, was seated, so he said to Marawan:
O Marawan, do you consider Prophet Muhammad [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] to be from among those who betray? By Allah, we did not kill him except by the order of the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him]. By Allah, I would not meet with you under a single roof, except that of the Masjid.

(and) As for you ibn Yameen, by Allah, if I ever get power over you and in my hand is a sword, I would use it to strike your head.


After that incident, Ibn Yameen would never leave Banu Quraizah except after sending forth someone to look for Muhammad ibn Maslama. If they inform him that [ibn Maslama] is away in some of his land, he would leave, complete his business and return. Otherwise, he would not leave.


One time when Muhammad ibn Maslama was attending a funeral, he saw ibn Yameen in Al-Baqee’, so he took some palm-tree branches [that he found], and started hitting [ibn Yameen] with it, branch after branch, until he breaks it on his face and head. [Ibn Salama] then let [ibn Yameen], who became so weakened, go and told him: By Allah, if only I had a sword I would have hit you with it”


[Maghazi Al-Waqidi” 1/192 – abridged, and refer to: “Al-Sarim Al-Masloul” by Ibn Taymiyah 2/184. Weak]


When Malik ibn Anas [May Allah shower him with mercy] was asked about Ayub Al-Sekhtiyani, he said: I never spoke to you of anyone better than Ayub.

He also said: He (i.e. Ayub) performed pilgrimage twice, and I used to watch him [from far away], but didn’t listen to him. However, [I noticed that] whenever Prophet Muhammad [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] was mentioned he would begin to weep, until I felt for him. So once I saw what I saw of him, and how much he revered the Prophet [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] I [started] writing from him.

Mus’ab ibn ‘Abdullah said:

[Imam] Malik’s color used to change whenever the Prophet [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] was mentioned, and he used to (lower his head) until his companions felt for that; he was told about this one day, so he said:

Had you seen what I have seen, you would not have questioned what you have seen of me. I used to see Muhammad ibn Al-Munkadir, and he was the master of the Reciters [of the Quran], we never asked him about a tradition except that he would start crying and weeping, until we felt sorry for him (out of love and respect)”


[Al-Shifaa” by Al-Qadi ‘Iyaad 2/596, 597. Refer also to: Majmou’ Al-Fatawa by Ibn Taymiyah 1/226]



3. SIGHT AT ANY COST :

Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (s.a.w) as saying: The people most loved by me from amongst my Ummah would be those who would come after me but everyone amongst them would have the keenest desire to catch a glimpse of me even at the cost of his family and wealth. 

[Muslim Book 40, No. 6791. / Ahmad bin Hanbal / Ibn-e-Habban]


Abu Huraira reported so many 'ahadith from Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and one among them was that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) is reported to have said: By Him in Whose Hand is the life of Muhammad, a day would come to you when you would not be able to see me, and the glimpse of my face would be dearer to one than one's own family, one's property and in fact everything. This hadith has been transmitted on the authority of Ishaq with a slight variation of wording.

[Muslim Book 030, Number 5833]


It is well known that the sahabis not only were keen but also it was one of their utmost desires to be with the messenger (s.a.w) to observe him, learn from him, love him. We have many narrations wherein the sahaba wouldn't speak anything in front of the rasool (s.a.w) because of the awe of him. they were too shy out of respect and love to ask an silly questions or speak anything inappropriate in front of the messenger of Allah (s.a.w)

Similarly Abu Hurairah also greatly loved the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam), he said to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam), “Oh Messenger of Allaah when I see you I feel very happy and joyous and my eyes water.” (Musnad Ahmad (3/323), Mustadrak (4/160), Majma’a az-Zawaa’id (9/363) with an authentic chain).

4. WORRIES OF A SAHABI : 

Tafsir-e-Ibn-e-Kathir, under An-Nisa 4:69, narrates several Ahadith (also taken by Tabarani, Abu Nuaim, Haythami and Suyuti etc). The verse announces: “And whoever obeys Allah and the Messenger then they will be in the company of those on whom Allah has bestowed His grace, of the Prophets”. The reason for the revelation of this ayaah is :

Sa'id bin Jubayr said, "An Ansari man came to the Messenger of Allah while feeling sad. The Prophet said to him, `Why do I see you sad' He said, `O Allah's Prophet! I was contemplating about something.' The Prophet said, `What is it' The Ansari said, `We come to you day and night, looking at your face and sitting by you. Tomorrow, you will be raised with the Prophets, and we will not be able to see you.' The Prophet did not say anything, but later Jibril came down to him with this Ayah and the Prophet sent the good news to the Ansari man.'' 



(One is with those whom he loves.) Anas commented, "Muslims were never happier than with this Hadith.'' In another narration, Anas said, "I love the Messenger of Allah, Abu Bakr and `Umar, and I hope that Allah will resurrect me with them, even though I did not perform actions similar to theirs.'' Allah said,




ذلِكَ الْفَضْلُ مِنَ اللَّهِ


(Such is the bounty from Allah) meaning, from Allah by His mercy, for it is He who made them suitable for this, not their good deeds.




Some more narrations are :

Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: A bedouin came to Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) and said to him, "When will be the Hour (i.e., the Day of Resurrection)?" He (the Prophet (sa.w)) said, "What preparation have you made for it?" He said, "Only the love of Allah and His Messenger." Then Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said, "You will be with those whom you love."


[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].



The narration in Muslim is: The man replied: "I have made no significant preparation with regard to Salat (prayer), Saum (fasting) and Sadaqah (charity) but I love Allah and His Messenger".


[Riyad us Swaliheen , Book 1, Hadith 369] 

5. SAHABA COULDN'T WAIT AT THEIR HOMES 

Under the same verse, Ibn-e-Kathir narrates from Hazrat Aisha (RA):

"A man came to the Prophet and said to him, `O Messenger of Allah! You are more beloved to me than myself, my family and children. Sometimes, when I am at home, I remember you, and I cannot wait until I come and look at you.When I contemplate about my death and your death, I know that you will be with the Prophets when you enter Paradise. I fear that I might not see you when I enter Paradise.' The Prophet did not answer him until the Ayah, (i.e. An-Nisa 4:69) was revealed to him.''



[This was collected by Al-Hafiz Abu `Abdullah Al-Maqdisi in his book, Sifat Al-Jannah, he then commented, "I do not see problems with this chain.'' And Allah knows best.]



6. THE SAHABA COULDN'T LOOK AT THE PROPHET OUT OF AWE





This love of sight sometimes had to struggle with the sense of respect. Eyes wanted to do the uninterrupted ziyara, but the respect would come in its way. This is what the following Hadith shows:

Ibn Shamasa Mahri (RA) narrates that they went to meet Hazrat Amr bin al-As (RA) when he was about to die. He (i.e. Hazrat Amr bin al-As (RA)) wept for a long time and turned his face towards the wall (and said)

...And then no one was dearer to me than the Messenger of Allah [Prayers of Allah and Peace upon him] and none was more sublime in my eyes than he. Never could I, pluck courage to catch a full glimpse of his face due to the reverence I had for him. So if I am asked to describe his features, I cannot do that for I have not eyed him fully



[Ref: Sahih Muslim, Book 1, No. 220 or Narrated by Imam Muslim in the book of “Iman”, tradition 192 ]



) أَخْبَرَنَا أَبُو عَبْدِ اللَّهِ الْحَافِظُ , ثنا أَبُو الْعَبَّاسِ مُحَمَّدُ بْنُ يَعْقُوبَ , ثنا جَعْفَرُ بْنُ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ شَاكِرٍ الصَّائِغُ , ثنا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ الْمُنْذِرِ , ثنا عِيسَى ابْنُ الْمُغِيرَةِ , عَنْ أَبِي مَوْدُودٍ ، عَنْ نَافِعٍ , قَالَ : رَأَيْتُ ابْنَ عُمَرَ ، " إِذَا ذَهَبَ إِلَى قُبُورِ الشُّهَدَاءِ عَلَى نَاقَتِهِ رَدَّهَا هَكَذَا وَهَكَذَا ، فَقِيلَ لَهُ فِي ذَلِكَ , فَقَالَ : إِنِّي رَأَيْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِي هَذَا الطَّرِيقِ عَلَى نَاقَتِهِ ، فَقُلْتُ : لَعَلَّ خُفِّي يَقَعُ عَلَى خُفِّهِ


Nafi (rahimahullah) narrates that i saw that whenever Ibn `Umar (radhiallahu `anhu) used to go towards the grave (area) of the martyrs, he used to turn his camel away from it and when he was asked about it he (radhiallahu `anhu) replied : "I saw the camel of the messenger of Allah (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) pass through this (particular) area (or path way) and i fear that perhaps the feet of my camel would trample the mark where his (sallalahu `alayhi wa sallam) camel stepped. 

[Ref: Sunan al-Kubra lil-Bayhaqi (9547); Translated from aijaz shaikh's post. Shaykh ghulam mustafa zaheer hafidhahullah graded this to be hasan] 



7. THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SIGHT 

Narrated Al-Bara: The Prophet was of a modest height. I saw him wearing a red suit, and I did not see anything better than him. 


[Sahih Muslim,Book 30, Hadith 5772]
Narrated Anas: Allah's Apostle was the (most handsome), most generous and the bravest of all the people. Once the people of Medina got frightened having heard an uproar at night. So, the Prophet met the people while he was riding an unsaddled horse belonging to Abu Talha and carrying his sword (slung over his shoulder). He said (to them), "Don't get scared, don't get scared." Then he added, "I found it (i.e the horse) very fast." 

[Sahih Bukhari, Book 52, Hadith 277]

8. LOVE WITH THE COOLNESS OF HIS HANDS :

Jabir b. Samura reported: I prayed along with Allah's Messenger (SAW) the first prayer. He then went to his family and I also went along with him when he met some children (on the way). He began to pat the cheeks of each one of them. He also patted my cheek and I experienced a coolness or a fragrance of his hand as if it had been brought out from the scent bag of a perfumer. 

[Muslim Book 30, No. 5758]


9. LOVE WITH THE SOFTNESS OF HIS BODY :



Anas reported: I never smelt ambergris or musk as fragrant as the fragrance of the body of Allah's Messenger (SAW) and I never touched brocade or silk and found it as soft as the body of Allah's Messenger (SAW).



[Muslim Book 30, No. 5759]



10. LOVE WITH THE FRAGRANCE OF HIS SWEAT :



Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) used to come to our house and there was perspiration upon his body. My mother brought a bottle and began to pour the sweat in that. When Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) got up he said: Umm Sulaini, what is this that you are doing? Thereupon she said: That is your sweat which we mix in our perfume and it becomes the most fragrant perfume. 

[Muslim Book 30, No. 5761]



11. LOVE WITH HIS WALKING STYLE :




Anas reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) had a very fair complexion and (the drops) of his perspiration shone like pearls, and when he walked he walked inclining forward, and I never touched brocade and silk (and found it) as soft as the softness of the palm of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and I never smelt musk or ambergris and found its fragrance as sweet as the fragrance of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him). 



[Muslim Book 30, No. 5760]



12. LOVE WITH THE SIMPLE SHOES WHICH HE WORE :



Hazrat Abdur Rehman (RA) said: I saw Allah's Apostle wearing non-hairy shoes… So I love to wear similar shoes.

[Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 4, No. 167]



13. COPYING HIM IN EVERY SMALL OR BIG ACT



Ubayd ibn Jurayj said to Abdullah ibn Umar: Abu AbdurRahman, I saw you doing things which I did not see being done by your companions.

He asked: What are they, Ibn Jurayj? 

He replied: I saw you touching only the two Yamani corners; and I saw you wearing shoes having no hair; I saw you dyeing in yellow colour; and I saw you wearing ihram on the eighth of Dhul-Hijjah, whereas the people had worn ihram when they sighted the moon.

Abdullah ibn Umar replied: As regards the corners, I have not seen the Apostle of Allah (.a.w) touching anything (in the Ka'bah) but the two Yamani corners. As for the tanned leather shoes, I have seen the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w) wearing tanned leather shoes, and he would wear them after ablution. Therefore I like to wear them. As regards wearing yellow, I have seen the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w) wearing yellow, so I like to wear with it. As regards shouting the talbiyah, I have seen the Apostle of Allah (s.a.w) raising his voice in talbiyah when his she-camel stood up with him on its back.



[Sunan Abi Dawud 1772 / Muwatta Malik :  Book 20, Hadith 31/ Sahih Muslim Book 7, Hadith 2674]

حدثنا يزيد بن هارون، أخبرنا عبد الملك، عن أنس بن سيرين قال: كنت مع ابن عمر بعرفات، فلما كان حين راح رحت معه حتى أتى الإمام فصلى معه الأولى والعصر، ثم وقف معه وأنا وأصحاب لي حتى أفاض الإمام فأفضنا معه، حتى انتهينا (2) إلى المضيق دون المأزمين، فأناخ وأنخنا، ونحن نحسب أنه يريد أن يصلي، فقال غلامه الذي يمسك راحلته: إنه ليس يريد الصلاة، ولكنه ذكر " أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم لما انتهى إلى هذا المكان قضى حاجته، فهو يحب أن يقضي حاجته "

On the authority of Anas ibn Sirin:I was with Ibn ‘Umar at ‘Arafat, and when he rested, I rested with him, until the Imam came and he prayed with him Zuhr and ‘Asr. Then he did wuquf with him, as did I and some fellows of mine; until the Imam went forth [from ‘Arafah to Muzdalifah], so we went forth with him, until we reached a narrow path near Ma’zimayn, where he halted his camel, and we halted, as we thought that he wanted to pray. His servant who was holding his animal said: “He does not wish to pray, but he remembered that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) when he reached this place, he fulfilled his need [i.e. urinated], so he [i.e. Ibn ‘Umar] loves to fulfil his need [here].”

(Ahmad narrated it (no. 6151) with a sahih chain as said by Sh‘ayb al-Arna’ut)


It is reported from ‘Abdullah ibn Mas‘ood (may Allah be pleased with him), according to which the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said:

The last one to enter Paradise will be a man who will walk once, stumble once and be burned by the Fire once. When he gets past it, he will turn to it and say, ‘Blessed be the One Who has saved me from you. Allaah has given me something that He has not given to the first and the last.’ A tree will be raised up for him, and he will say, ‘O Lord, bring me closer to this tree so that I might shelter in its shade and drink of its water.’ Allaah, may He be glorified and exalted, will say: ‘O son of Adam, perhaps if I give you that, you will ask Me for something else.’ He will say, ‘No, O Lord,’ and he will promise that he will not ask Him for anything else, and his Lord will excuse him because he has seen something that he cannot help wanting. So he will be brought near to it and he will shelter in its shade and drink of its water. Then another tree will be raised up for him that is more beautiful than the first, and he will say: ‘O Lord, bring me closer to this tree so that I might drink of its water and shelter in its shade, and I will not ask You for anything else.’  He will say: ‘O son of Adam, did you not promise Me that you would not ask Me for anything else?’ He will say:Perhaps if I bring you near to it, you will ask Me for something else.’ He will promise that he will not ask Him for anything else, and his Lord will excuse him because he has seen something that he cannot help wanting. So he will be brought near to it and he will shelter in its shade and drink of its water. Then another tree will be raised up for him at the gate of Paradise that is more beautiful than the first two, and he will say: ‘O Lord, bring me closer to this tree so that I might shelter in its shade and drink of its water, and I will not ask You for anything else.’  He will say: O son of Adam, did you not promise Me that you would not ask Me for anything else?’ he will say, ‘No, O Lord, I will not ask You for anything else.’ His Lord will excuse him because he has seen something that he cannot help wanting. He will be brought close to it, and when he draws close to it, he will hear the voices of the people of Paradise and will say, ‘O Lord, admit me therein.’ He will say: ‘O son of Adam, what will make you stop asking? Will it please you if I give you the world and as much again?’ He will say: ‘O Lord, are You making fun of me when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’”

Ibn Mas’ood smiled and said: Why don’t you ask me why I am smiling? They said: Why are you smiling? He said: This is how the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) smiled and they said: Why are you smiling, O Messenger of Allaah? He said: “Because the Lord of the Worlds will smile when he says, ‘are You making fun of me when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’ and will say: ‘I am not making fun of you, but I am Able to do whatever I will.’”
[narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh (187) and  Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 12, Hadith number 770]


14. DRINKING THE WATER WHICH HE DRANK :



Narated By Abu Juhaifa: After he (i.e. Allah's Apostle) had performed ablution, the remaining water was taken by the people and they started smearing their bodies with it (as a blessed thing). 

The Prophet offered two Rakat of the Zuhr prayer and then two Rakat of the 'Asr prayer while an 'Anza (spear-headed stick) was there (as a Sutra) in front of him. Abu Musa said: The Prophet asked for a tumbler containing water and washed both his hands and face in it and then threw a mouthful of water in the tumbler and said to both of us (Abu Musa and Bilal), "Drink (some of) it and pour (some) over your faces and chests and be happy at the good tidings." So they both took the drinking bowl and did as instructed. Um Salama called from behind a screen, "Keep something (of the water) for your mother." So they left some of it for her." 

[Bukhari (in 10 chapters e.g. Vol. 1, Book 4, No. 187 / Muslim / Abu Yala)]


15. FIGHTING FOR THE WATER THAT TOUCHED HIM 




Narated By Ibn Shihab : Mahmud bin Ar-Rabi' who was the person on whose face the Prophet had ejected a mouthful of water from his family's well while he was a boy, and 'Urwa (on the authority of Al-Miswar and others) who testified each other, said, "Whenever the Prophet , performed ablution, his companions were nearly fighting for the remains of the water."



[Bukhari (in 3 chapters e.g. Vol. 1, Book 4, No. 188) / Ibn-e-Habban / Abdur Razaq / Ahmad Bin Hanbal / Tabarani / Bahaqi / Asqalani]




16. HIS HAIR IS DEARER THAN THE WHOLE WORLD :



Narated By Ibn Sirrn : I said to 'Ablda, "I have some of the hair of the Prophet which I got from Anas or from his family." 'Abida replied. "No doubt if I had a single hair of that it would have been dearer to me than the whole world and whatever is in it." 

[Bukhari Vol. 1, Book 4, No. 171 / Bahaqi]



It is also famously known that The Sword of Allah - Khalid bin waleed (r.a) used to keep a strand of prophet (s.a.w) hair in his cap during battle.



17. LOVE FOR HIS CITY :



Narrated 'Aisha: When Allah's Apostle emigrated to medina, … He said, "O Allah! Make us love medina as much or more than we love mecca, and make it healthy, and bless its Sa and its Mudd, and take away its fever and put it in Al-Juhfa." 

[Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 70, No. 581] 



The first three Khulafa of Islam (Abu Bakr, Umar and Uthman - may allah be pleased with them all) lived and ruled from Madinah. Madinah became the capital of Islam, known as the city of the prophet and there are numerous tails of how people respected and loved Madinah. When Uthman (ra) was besieged in his home, disrespected, tortured both mentally as well as physically,  in his last days by the cursed rebels, his cousin Muawiyah (r.a) requested him to come to Syria for he (Uthman) would be safe there but Uthman (R.a) didn't want to leave the city of the prophet (s.a.w). the SAHABA also asked permission to fight the rebels and mobilise the huge islamic military against the rebels, but uthman (r.a) didn't agree because he didn't want to be the first one to take Muslim blood. to know more on his life, read this excellent biography of his from here : 







18. RESPECT AND LOVE FOR HIS HAIR : RACING TO GET BLESSINGS FROM HIS HAIR :



Anas reported: I saw when the Messenger of Allah (SAW) got his hair cut by the barber, his Companions came round him and they eagerly wanted that no hair should fall but in the hand of a person. 


[Muslim Book 30, No. 5750 / Musnad Ahmad / others]


Narrated by Umm Alqamah that Muawiyah bin Abi Sufiyan Came to Madeenah and asked for Blanket and hair of Prophet Peace be upon him from Aisha RA then He (Muawiyah) covered himself with the blanket, dipped the hair in water, drank and put on his body.

[Tareekh Damishq 62/106 and chain is Hasan as Shaykh Zubair Ali Zai said in Majallah Al Hadith no: 29 page 60]



19.RESPECT FOR HIS SPITTLE (SPIT) :





Hazrat Al-Miswar (RA) and Marwan (RA) narrate the account of the treaty of Al-Hudaibiya in which Urwa came to the Prophet (SAW) to negotiate its terms and when returned to his people and said, "O people! By Allah, I have been to the kings and to Caesar, Khosrau and An-Najashi, yet I have never seen any of them respected by his courtiers as much as Muhammad is respected by his companions. By Allah, if he spat, the spittle would fall in the hand of one of them (i.e. Sahaba) who would rub it on his face and skin; if he ordered them, they would carry out his order immediately; if he performed ablution, they would struggle to take the remaining water; and when they spoke, they would lower their voices and would not look at his face constantly out of respect."



[Bukhari Vol. 3, Book 50, No. 891 / Ahmad Bin Hanbal / Tabarani / Ibn-e-Habban / Bahaqi]



20. RESPECTING THE PERSON WHO TOUCHED HIM : 



'Abdu'r-Rahman ibn Razin said, "We passed by az-Zubda and were told, 'There is Salama ibn al- Akwa'. I went to him and he greeted us. Then he brought out his hands and stated, 'With these two hands I offered allegiance to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace.' He held out his palm which was as huge as a camel's foot, and we got up and kissed it."



[Adab Al Mufrad - hadith 973]



21.DRINKING HIS ABLUTION WATER FOR CURE




Narated By As-Sa'ib bin Yazid : My aunt took me to the Prophet and said, "O Allah's Apostle! This son of my sister has got a disease in his legs." So he passed his hands on my head and prayed for Allah's blessings for me; then he performed ablution and I drank from the remaining water.



[Bukhari (in 5 chapters e.g. Vol. 1, Book 4, No. 189)/ Muslim / Nisai / others]



22. SEEKING CURE FROM THE WATER WHICH WAS USED TO WASH HIS SHIRT



(Asma') said: Here is the cloak of Allah's Messenger (SAW), and she brought out to me that cloak made of Persian cloth with a hem of brocade, and its sleeves bordered with brocade and said: This was Allah's Messenger's cloak with 'Aisha until she died, and when she died I got possession of it. The Apostle of Allah (SAW) used to wear that, and we washed it for the sick and sought cure thereby.



[Muslim Book 24, No. 5149 / Abu Dawood / Bahaqi / others]




23. SEEKING BLESSINGS FOR THEIR CHILDREN FROM HIS SWEAT



Anas b. Malik reported that Allah's Apostle (SAW) came to the house of Umm Sulaim and slept in her bed while she was away from her house … She came and found him sweating and his sweat falling on the leather cloth spread on her bed. She opened her scent-bag and began to fill the bottles with it. Allah's Apostle (SAW) was startled and woke up and said: Umm Sulaim, what are you doing? She said: Allah's Messenger, we seek blessings for our children through it. Thereupon he said: You have done something right.



[Muslim Book 30, No. 5762/ Musnad Ahmad]



24. SEEKING CURE FROM HIS BLESSED HAIR



Narrated IsraiI: Uthman bin 'Abdullah bin Mauhab said, "My people sent me with a bowl of water to Um Salama." Isra'il approximated three fingers ('indicating the small size of the container in which there was some hair of the Prophet. 'Uthman added, "If any person suffered from evil eye or some other disease, he would send a vessel (containing water) to Um Salama. I looked into the container (that held the hair of the Prophet) and saw a few red hairs in it"



[Bukhari Vol. 7, Book 72, No. 784]





Anas b. Malik (RA) reported: Allah's Messenger (SAW) turned (the right side) of his head towards the barber, and i.e. shaved it. He then called Abu Talha al-Ansari and gave it to him. He then turned his left side and asked him (the barber) to shave. And he (the barber) shaved and gave it to Abu Talha and told him to distribute it amongst the people.

[Muslim (repeated 4 times e.g. Book 7, No. 2994) / Tirmizi / Nisai / Abu Daood / others]

25. KISSING HIS BLESSED BODY

Usayd ibn Hudayr ... said that while he was given to jesting and was talking to the people and making them laugh, the Prophet (SAW) poked him under the ribs with a stick. He said: Let me take retaliation. He said: Take retaliation. He said: You are wearing a shirt but I am not. The Prophet (SAW) then raised his shirt and the man embraced him and began to kiss his side. Then he said: This is what I wanted, Apostle of Allah!

[Abu Dawood Book of Etiquette , Chapter : Sleeping on a roof that has no walls - Hadith No. 5224 - Sahih]


Narated By Abdullah ibn Umar : Ibn Umar told a story and said: We then came near the Prophet (pbuh) and kissed his hand.

[Abu Dawood Book 36, No. 5223 - Da'eef / Bahaqi]

Note : there are other hadeeth which show that sahaba kissed the hands and feet of the prophet (s.a.w). Some are hassan some are weak. but it is acceptable for who wouldn't embrace and kiss the prophet (s.a.w).


Umm Aban, quoting his grandfather said: When we came to Medina, we raced to be first to dismount and kiss the hand and foot of the Apostle of Allah (SAW). But al-Mundhir al-Ashajj waited until he came to the bundle of his clothes. He put on his two garments and then he went to the Prophet (SAW).

[Abu Dawood Book 36, No. 5206 / Bukhari (Adab-ul-Mufrad) / Tabarani / Haithmi / others]


Ibn 'Umar said, "We were on a raid and the people fled. We said, 'How can we meet the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, when we have run away? It has been revealed, "unless he is withdrawing to rejoin the fight" (8:16)." We said, 'We will not go to Madina and then no one will see us.' Then we said, 'Perhaps we should go.' The Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace,came from the Fajr prayer and we said, 'We fled.' He said, 'You are those rejoining the fight."' We kissed his hand. He said, 'I am your group

[Adab al Mufard - H 972]


26. KISSING HIM ON HIS DEATH-BED

Narated By 'Aisha: Abu Bakr came riding his horse from his dwelling place in As-Sunh. He got down from it, entered the Mosque and did not speak with anybody till he came to me and went direct to the Prophet, who was covered with a marked blanket. Abu Bakr uncovered his face. He knelt down and kissed him and then started weeping and said, "My father and my mother be sacrificed for you, O Allah's Prophet! Allah will not combine two deaths on you. You have died the death which was written for you."

[Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 23, No. 333]


27. KISSING THE STONE WHICH HE KISSED 

Narated By 'Abis bin Rabia : 'Umar came near the Black Stone and kissed it and said "No doubt, I know that you are a stone and can neither benefit anyone nor harm anyone. Had I not seen Allah's Apostle kissing you I would not have kissed you."

[Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 26, No. 667]


28. THE TREES LOVED HIM 

Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah: The Prophet used to stand by a stem of a date-palm tree (while delivering a sermon). When the pulpit was placed for him we heard that stem crying like a pregnant she-camel till the Prophet got down from the pulpit and placed his hand over it. 

[Bukhari Vol. 2, Book 13, No. 41, Also in Chapter 9, Weeping of a trunk of a tree Jami Tirmidhi Hadith 3647, Albani graded it Sahih]

29. THE MOUNTAINS LOVED HIM 

Narrated Anas bin Malik: The mountain of Uhud came in sight of Allah's Apostle who then said, "This is a mountain that loves us and is loved by us."

[Bukhari Vol.9, Book 92, No. 433]

Sayyidina Ibn Abbas reported that a villager came to Allah’s Messenger (SAW) and asked, “How do I know that you are a Prophet?” He said, “If I summon this bunch from this date tree, asking if it testifies that I am Allah’s Messenger?” So, he summoned it. It come down from the tree, dropped before the Prophet (SAW). Then he commanded it, “Return.” So it returned and the villager submitted in Islam.

[Chapter 9, Weeping of a trunk of a tree Jami Tirmidhi Hadith 3648, Albani graded it Sahih; Musnad Ahmad 1954]


Sayyidina Ali ibn Abu Talib narrated: I came forth with the Prophet through the surroundings of Makkah. Every rock and tree welcomed him, saying, “Peace be on you, 0 Messenger of Allah.”

[Chapter 8: Rocks or trees welcomed the Prophet (SAW) in Makkah, Sunan Tirmidhi (3646)]

Note : in the Book called " Miracles of the Prophet", Imam Ibn Katheer (r.h) has quoted beautiful narrations showing how the stones, birds, tress etc greeted him and loved him. You can download that book within the list of books uploaded here : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/p/download-islamic-books-softwares.html

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30.SPEAKING WITH LOVE AND RESPECT :

When the verse,O ye who believe! Raise not your voices above the voice of the Prophet, nor speak aloud to him in talk, as ye may speak aloud to one another, lest your deeds become vain and ye perceive not. (Al-Hujurat 49:2) revealed, it made the following impact on Hazrat Umar(RA): “Thence forward when Umar talked to the Prophet, he would talk like one who whispered a secret and would even fail to make the Prophet hear him, in which case the Prophet would ask him (to repeat his words)." 

[Bukhari Vol. 9, Book 92, No. 405]

31. NO ONE IS ELDER THAN HIM : 

Once Hazrat Usman (RA) asked Hazrat Qubas Bin Ashim (RA) “Are you elder or the Prophet (SAW)?” His reply was: “The Prophet (SAW) is elder than me and I was just born before Him.” 

[Tirmidi 3619 - Da'eef  / Hakim / Tabarani /. Narrated by Ahmed (4/215) from the hadeeth of Ibn Ishaaq, who is a Mudallis but he affirmed his hearing in Musnad Ahmed. Also authenticated by Al-Haakim upon the conditions of Imaam Muslim (2/603), and Dhahabi followed him. And Dhahabi also declared it Hasan in Siyar A'laam al-Nabula (P. 23), and it also has shawaahid in Tabaqaat Ibn Sa'd (1/101), Al-Haakim and others]

32. HOW DID THE sahaba ADDRESS HIM :

Narated By AbuDharr: The Prophet (SAW) addressed me, saying: O AbuDharr! I replied: At thy service and at thy pleasure, Apostle of Allah! may I be ransom for thee. 

[Muslim Book 36, No. 5207]

33. SACRIFICING THEIR FAMILY:

Sad bin Abi Waqas  related: “When my mother heard the news of my Islam, she flew into a rage. She came up to me and said:”O Sad! What is this religion that you have embraced which has taken you away from the religion of your mother and father…? By God, either you forsake your new religion or I would not eat or drink until I die. Your heart would be broken with grief for me and remorse would consume you on account of the deed which you have done and people would censure you forever more.’‘Don’t do (such a thing), my mother,’ I said, ‘for I would not give up my religion for anything.’However, she went on with her threat… For days she neither ate nor drank. She became emaciated and weak. Hour after hour, I went to her asking whether I should bring her some food or something to drink but she persistently refused, insisting that she would neither eat nor drink until she died or I abandoned my religion. I said to her:‘Yaa Ummaah! In spite of my strong love for you, my love for God and His Messenger is indeed stronger. By God, if you had a thousand souls and one soul after another were to depart, I would not abandon this my religion for anything.’ When she saw that I was determined she relented unwillingly and ate and drank.” 

[Mubarakpuri]

In the year 624, Abu Ubaidah participated in the first major battle between the Muslims and the Quraysh of Mecca, at the Battle of Badr. In this battle, he was attacked by his father Abdullah ibn al-Jarrah, who was fighting alongside the army of Quraysh. Abu Ubaidah avoided fighting with him but eventually his father succeeded in blocking Abu Ubaidah's path. Abu Ubaidah then attacked him and killed him.

The following verse of the Qur'an was written about this display of character by Abu 'Ubaidah:

You shall not find a people who believe in Allah and the latter day befriending those who act in opposition to Allah and His Messenger, even though they were their (own) fathers, or their sons, or their brothers, or their kinsfolk; these are they into whose hearts He has impressed faith, and whom He has strengthened with an inspiration from Him: and He will cause them to enter gardens beneath which rivers flow, abiding therein; Allah is well-pleased with them and they are well-pleased with Him these are Allah's party: now surely the party of Allah are the successful ones. [Qur'an sura 58, Al-Mujadila, ayah 22]

[This has been recorded in various works/books describing the seerah of the prophet (s.a.w) or his sahaba . for e.g see Mubarakfoori's seerah on the prophet (s.a.w). Also under Tafseer ibn Kathir, Imam ibn katheer says the wording "they were their own father" was revealed for abu ubaidah (r.a) and the word "or their sons" was revealed for Abu bakr (r.a) as he also itended to kill his disbeliving son Abdar rahmaan and the word "or their brothers" was revealed about the case of Mus`ab bin `Umayr, who killed his brother, `Ubayd bin `Umayr, during Badr] 

Umar (r.a) said to "Sa'id ibn. al 'As “You are under the impression that I killed your father,” ’Umar said to Sa’Id b. al-’As. “As a matter of fact I killed my maternal uncle al-’As b. HashAm b. al-MughIra,” he said, trying to correct Sa’Id’s mistaken impression 

[Sirat rasool Allah page 739] 

34. DEFENDING THE PROPHET BY HOOK OR CROOK 


Narrated: Yahya bin Said

Yahya related to me from Malik that Yahya ibn Said said, "On the Day of Uhud, The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, 'Who will bring me news of Sad ibn al-Rabi al-Ansari?' a man said, 'Me, Messenger of Allah!' So the man went around among the slain, and Sad ibn al-Rabi said to him, 'What are you doing?' The man said to him, 'The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, sent me to bring him news of you.' He said, 'Go to him, and give him my greetings, and tell him that I have been stabbed twelve times, and am mortally wounded. Tell your people that they will have no excuse with Allah if the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, is slain while one of them is still alive.' "

[Imam Malik's Muwatta 21:41]

During the battle of Uhud, the Quraish attacked the Muslims from behind when the Muslim archers left their position disobeying Rasool Allah. The entire Muslim army fell into chaos and fierce fighting was going on in the field. The Quraish attacked Rasool Allah, who was being protected by nine of his Sahaba.It has been reported on the authority of Anas b. Malik that (when the enemy got the upper hand) on the day of the Battle of Uhud, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) was left with only seven men from the ansar and two men from the Quraish. When the enemy advanced towards him and overwhelmed him, he said: Whoso turns them away from us will attain Paradise or will be my Companion in Paradise. A man from the Ansar came forward and fought (the enemy) until he was killed. 

The enemy advanced and overwhelmed him again and he repeated the words: Whoso turns them away, from us will attain Paradise or will be my Companion in Paradise. A man from the Arsar came forward and fought until he was killed. This state continued until the seven Ansar were killed (one after the other). Now, the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) said to his two Companions: We have not done justice to our Companions (meaning they were martyred but we are here). 

[Muslim: Book 19 : Hadith 4413]


After the martyrdom of the seventh Ansari in Uhud, two Quraishis were left guarding Rasool Allah; Talha bin Ubaidullh and Sad bin Abi Waqqas. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Narrated Mu’tamir’s father: ‘Uthman said that on the day of the battle of Uhud, none remained with the Prophet but Talha and Sad.



[Bukhari :: Book 5 :: Volume 59 :: Hadith 389]



These two Sahaba bravely fought the Quraish and used their own bodies as shields to protect Rasool Allah, such was their love for him. 



Narrated Qais: I saw Talha’s paralyzed hand with which he had protected the Prophet on the day of Uhud. 



[Bukhari :: Book 5 :: Volume 59 :: Hadith 392]



Abu Bakr Said : “When it was Uhud Day and at the time that the Prophet [pbuh] was left behind, I was the first to go back and see him. Before him I saw a man fighting to shield him from the enemies. I said to myself: ‘I wish he were Talha. Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you. (O Allah, Let him be Talha! Let my parents be sacrificed for you!’ On the way, I was overtaken by Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarrah, who was then moving as swiftly as a bird. We both rushed to dress the Prophet [pbuh]’s wounds. There we found Talha suffering from serious wounds before the Messenger of Allah [pbuh].” 



[Mubarakpuri - Seerah of the prophet (s.a.w)]



Narrated ‘Ali: I have never heard the Prophet mentioning his father and mother for anybody other than Sa`d bin Malik. ( Aka – Sad bin Abi Waqas) I heard him saying on the day of Uhud, “O Sad throw (arrows)! Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you!” 

[Bukhari:: Book 5 :: Volume 59 :: Hadith 389] 

The Human Shield of Sahaba During the battle of Uhud, when the battle turned against them, Rasool Allah was left with Talha bin Ubaidullah  and Sad bin abi Waqas for only a few seconds to shield him, before other Sahaba arrived to shield him.

In a version by ‘Aishah [r.a] recorded in Ibn Hibban’s Sahih, she narrated that Abu Bakr had said:At those awkward moments of that day, a group of Muslim heroes gathered around the Prophet [pbuh] forming a shield to protect him from the idolaters. Some of them were Abu Dujana, Mus‘ab bin ‘Umair, ‘Ali bin Abi Talib, Sahl bin Haneef, Malik bin — Sinan the father of Abu Sa‘d Al-Khudri, Umm‘Amara, Nusaiba bint Ka‘b Al-Maniya, Qatada bin An-Nu‘man, ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab, Hatib bin Abi Balta‘a and Abu Talha. 

[Mubarakpuri]


Narrated Anas: When it was the day of Uhud, the people left the Prophet while Abu Talha was in front of the Prophet shielding him with his leather shield…The Prophet would raise his head to look at the enemy, whereupon Abu Talha would say, “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you ! Do not raise your head, lest an arrow of the enemy should hit you. (Let) my neck (be struck) rather than your neck.” 

[Bukhari:: Book 5 :: Volume 59 :: Hadith 393]

“Umme Amarah, whose real name was Nusaibah binte Kab, went following the Musilm troops…when the situation turned against the Muslims, she rushed to be by the side of the Prophet…When ibn Qamiah attacked the Prophet (saw), she rushed forward like a flash of lightening and launched sever attacks (on him)…But his counter attack left a deep injury on her arm near the shoulder.” 

[Najeebabadi]


Imaam Sama’anee mentions that Jaabir (Radhiallaahu Anhu) narrated the companion Tufail bin Umar ad-Dausee came to Makkah in the beginning period of Islaam and said to the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) “Oh Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) my tribe in Yemen is like a castle so make Hijrah and come there with me.” I

[Insaab of Sama’aanee (2/401-402), Saheeh Muslim, Mustadrak (4/76), Musnad Abee Awaanah (1/47)
]


Even new Muslims wanted to protect the prophet so dearly 
Basheer bin Khasasiyyah narrated that Prophet (peace be upon him) invited him to accept Islam on one occasion. (After he accepted Islam,) Prophet (peace be upon him) asked him, "What is your name?" When he replied that his name was Nadheer, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, (From today) Your name shall be Basheer."

The Prophet (peace be upon him) then made him stay on the platform (within the Masjid) called Suffa (where the poor homeless Muslims stayed). It was the practice of Prophet (peace be upon him) to share all the gifts he received with the men on Suffa and to give them all the Sadaqah he received.

One night Prophet (peace be upon him) left his home and Basheer followed him. Prophet (peace be upon him) went to the graveyard (called Baqee) and said,

"Peace be on you, 0 home of the Mu'mineen We shall soon be joining you for we all belong to Allah and shall return to Him. You people have certainly met with extreme good and have been saved from immense evil."

Prophet (peace be upon him) then turned to Basheer and asked, "Who is there?" When Basheer gave his name, Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Does it not please you that Allah has diverted your hearing, your heart and your sight to Islam whereas you had been from among the Rabee'ah tribe who breed fine horses and who claim that the earth would be turned upside down had it not been for them?" Basheer replied, "Indeed, 0 Prophet (peace be upon him) "

Prophet (peace be upon him) then asked him, "What brings you here?" Basheer replied, "(I followed you here because). I was afraid that no calamity should befall you or that some creature should not harm you."


[Ref: Ibn Asakir in Tarikh Damishq 10/305; Mukhtasar Tarikh Damishq li-ibn 'Asakir by ibn Manzur 2/193; Quoted by Abu Nu'aym in Hilyah al-Awliya wa Tabaqat al-Asfiya, no. 124; Quoted by Imam Yusuf ibn Abdallah ibn Mohammed ibn Abd al-Barr in his Al-Isti'ab fi ma'rifat al-as'haab 1/150; al Isaba fi tamyiz al Sahaba 1/159; Tahdheeb al Tahdheeb 1/467, Via Faizan Shaikh] 

Imam Bayhaqi and Tabarani have also quoted the Prophet (peace be upon him) as saying:

"0 Basheer! Will you not praise Allaah who brought you to Islaam from among a nation who claim that had it not been for their presence, the earth would be turned upside down with all its inhabitants."

35. HIS (s.a.w's) NEWS OF WELL BEING BROUGHT CONTENTMENT TO THEIR HEARTS 

The rasool (s.a.w) used to lead the Muslims in prayer, and how can anyone else be the Imam when the messenger of Allah is amongst them? During the last stages of the prophet (s.a.w), when he was very sick, he couldn't lead the prayer and hence the prophet (s.a.w) chose Abu Bakr (r.a) to lead the prayer.
Narrated Anas: The Prophet did not come out for three days. The people stood for the prayer and Abu Bakr went ahead to lead the prayer.(In the meantime) the Prophet caught hold of the curtain and lifted it.When the face of the Prophet appeared we had never seen a scene more pleasing than the face of the Prophet as it appeared then. The Prophet beckoned to Abu Bakr to lead the people in the prayer and then let the curtain (of his house) fall. We did not see him (again) till he died.  

[Sahih bukhari, Volume 1, Book 11, Number 649]

36.THANKING ALLAH FOR SENDING THE PROPHET TO LEAD THEM IN PRAYER 

Narrated Sahl bin Sa'd As-Sa'idi: Allah's Apostle went to establish peace among Bani 'Amr bin 'Auf. In the meantime the time of prayer was due and the Mu'adh-dhin went to Abu Bakr and said, "Will you lead the prayer, so that I may pronounce the Iqama?" Abu Bakr replied in the affirmative and led the prayer. Allah's Apostle came while the people were still praying and he entered the rows of the praying people till he stood in the (first row). The people clapped their hands. Abu Bakr never glanced sideways in his prayer but when the people continued clapping, Abu Bakr looked and saw Allah's Apostle. Allah's Apostle beckoned him to stay at his place. Abu Bakr raised his hands and thanked Allah for that order of Allah's Apostle and then he retreated till he reached the first rowAllah's Apostle went forward and led the prayer. When Allah's Apostle finished the prayer, he said, "O Abu Bakr! What prevented you from staying when I ordered you to do so?" Abu Bakr replied, "How can Ibn Abi Quhafa (Abu Bakr) dare to lead the prayer in the presence of Allah's Apostle?" Then Allah's Apostle said, "Why did you clap so much? If something happens to anyone during his prayer he should say Subhan Allah. If he says so he will be attended to, for clapping is for women."

[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 11, Number 652]


37.REMEMBERING THE PROPHET BEFORE SLEEPING EVERY NIGHT 

Amr ibn al-As said, "There is no one I love better than the Messenger of Allah."

Abda bint Khalid ibn Ma'dan said, "Khalid never went to bed without remembering how he yearned for the Messenger of Allah and his  Companions among the Muhajirun and Ansar, and he would name them. He said, 'They are my root and branch, and my heart longs for them. I have yearned for them a long time. My Lord, hasten my being taken to You!'" 

It is related that Abu Bakr said to the Prophet, "By the One who sent you with the truth, I would be happier if Abu Talib (the Prophet's uncle) were to become Muslim than if Abu Quhayfa (his own father) were to. That is because the Islam of Abu Talib would delight you more."

Umar ibn al-Khattab told al-Abbas, "Your becoming a Muslim is dearer to me than al-Khattab becoming a Muslim because it is dearer to the Messenger of Allah."

[Majma' az-zawaahid 009, Page 268]

38.BEARING TRIALS FOR THE PROPHET 

When the Makkans drove Zayd ibn ad-Dathima out of the Haram to kill him, Abu Sufyan ibn Harb said to him, "I ask you by Allah, Zayd, don't you wish that Muhammad were with us now to take your place so that we could cut off his head, and you were with your family?" Zayd said, "By Allah, I would not wish Muhammad to be now in a place where even a thorn could hurt him if that was the condition for my being with my family!" Abu Sufyan remarked, "I have not seen any people who love anyone the way the Companions of Muhammad love Muhammad." 

[Bayhaqi Volume 003, Page 362]

39. LEAVING THE HOMELAND , FAMILY, WEALTH , EVERYTHING FOR THE PROPHET 

How famously known is the incident when the people of Quraish migrated with Allah's messenger (s.a.w), leaving their families, wealth, home land only for the sake of this prophet (s.a.w)? They are called the Muhajireen (the migrants). Their virtue are many, the best of which is the one wherein Allah testifies he is pleased with them :

"And the early ones, the first one among the Muhajireen and Ansar and those who follow them (the Muhajireen and Ansar) in virtue, Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him. Allah has prepared for them gardens beneath which flow rivers; therein will they dwell forever. Indeed, that is the great victory. " [Quran: Surah Taubah]

al-Haakim reported from 'Abdullaah ibn 'Amr that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said, "Do you know who will be the first of my ummah to enter Paradise?" I said, "Allah and His Messenger know best". He said, "The poor of the Muhajireen. They will come to the gate of Paradise on the Day of Resurrection and ask for it to be opened. The gatekeepers will say to them, "Have you been brought to account?" They will say, "What do we need to be brought to account for? We were carrying our swords and fighting for the sake of Allah (swt) until we died." Then the gates will be opened for them and they will stay there for forty years before anyone else enters". 

[Silsilah al-Hadith as-Saheehah, 2/532, no. 853, al-Haakim said it is sahih according to the conditions of al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Another narration says :

Tirmidhi reported from Abu Sa'eed, and Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah reported from Abu Hurayrah, that the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: "The poor of the Muhajireen will enter Paradise five hundred years ahead of the rich of the Muhajireen" 

[Saheeh al-Jaami]

The hadith quoted above stated that the poor will enter Paradise forty years ahead of other people while others state that the difference will be five hundred years. The two statements may be reconciled by pointing out that the poor are not all alike, neither are the rich. As Al-Qurtubee suggested (at-Tadhkirah, p.470) the poor vary in the strength of their imaan and their achievements, and the same applies to the rich. If we think in terms of the first of the poor and the last of the rich to enter Paradise then the time-span will be five hundred years, but if we are thinking of the last of the poor and the first of the rich, then the time span is forty years. And Allah knows best." 

[Ibn Katheer, an-Nihaayah]


Rifi’ ibn Khadij says, “We used to hire out our lands on the basis of temporary sharecropping [muzara'a]. This was very beneficial to us but Allah’s Messenger (PBUH) prohibited us from it.Obedience to Allah and His Messenger precedes all benefits

[Sahih Muslim. Kitabul al-Buyu (Book 10), Hadith 3742]

Note: There is a detailed ruling on this topic of sharecropping and a difference of opinion too among the scholars.



40.NOT TALKING TO THEIR OWN FAMILY IF
THEY DIDN'T OBEY THE MESSENGER'S SUNNAH

Abdullaah ibn `Umar (radiyallaahu `anhumaa) narrated that the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) said:

“Do not prevent the women from their share in the mosques if they seek your permission.”* One of his sons replied:

“As for me I shall prevent my wife and he who wishes let him allow his.” So `Abdullaah ibn ‘Umar turned to him and said:

“You hear me narrating from the Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) that they should not be prevented, and then you say this?!” So 'Abdullaah did not talk to him until he died.

[Reported by Muslim (988, 991-994) in his Saheeh except for the final sentence which was authenticated by Ahmad Shaakir (Musnad Ahmad, 4/455/4933), Al-Albaanee(Hidaayat-ur-Ruwaah, 1/475/1041; Ath-Thamr, 2/730; Islaah-ul-Masaajid, p.195; Ghaayat-ul-Maraam, #411, p.234-235), Al-Hilaalee (Hidaayat-us-Sultaan, p.82),Shu`aib Al-Arna’oot (Musnad Ahmad, 8/527/4933) and others]

*That is, if they if they go properly dressed and without any adornment or perfume (C.f. Saheeh Muslim, 995-997) and without mixing with men (C.f. Saheeh-ul-Bukhaaree, 837, 866, 870, 875).See also: Ath-Thamr-ul-Mustataab (2/728-738).

A close relative of `Abdullaah bin Mughaffal (radiyallaahu `anhu) was hitting with pebbles using the index finger and the thumb, so he said:
“The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) has forbidden it saying that it does not kill the game.” He repeated the act and Ibn Mughaffal said to him: “I told you that the Prophet (sallallaahu `alaihi wa sallam) has prohibited it but you repeated it! I shall never talk to you.”

[Reported by Al-Bukhaaree (5479) and Muslim (1954)]

41.WEEPING WHILE MISSING THE PROPHET 


Anas bin Malik (raa) reported: After the death of Messenger of Allah (saws), Abu Bakr said to ‘Umar (raa) : “Let us visit Umm Aiman (raa) as Messenger of Allah (saws) used to visit her”.

As we came to her, she wept. They (Abu Bakr and ‘Umar (raa)) said to her, “What makes you weep? Do you not know that what Allah has in store for His Messenger (saws) is better than (this worldly life)?”

She said, “I weep not because I am ignorant of the fact that what is in store for Messenger of Allah (saws) (in the Hereafter) is better than this world, but I weep because the Revelation has ceased to come”.

This moved both of them to tears and they began to weep along with her.

[The Book Pertaining to the Merits of the Companions (raa) of the Holy Prophet (saws) (Kitab Al-Fada’il Al-Sahabah) – Muslim: Book 31, Hadith 6009]



42.ASKING FOR HIS CLOTH TO MAKE IT AS THEIR FUNERAL CLOTH


Narrated: Abu Hazim : I heard Sahl bin Sad saying, "A woman brought a Burda (i.e. a square piece of cloth having edging). I asked, 'Do you know what a Burda is?' They replied in the affirmative and said, "It is a cloth sheet with woven margins." Sahl went on, "She addressed the Prophet and said, 'I have woven it with my hands for you to wear.' The Prophet took it as he was in need of it, and came to us wearing it as a waist sheet. One of us said, 'O Allah's Apostle! Give it to me to wear.' The Prophet agreed to give it to him. The Prophet sat with the people for a while and then returned (home), wrapped that waist sheet and sent it to him. The people said to that man, 'You haven't done well by asking him for it when you know that he never turns down anybody's request.' The man replied, 'By Allah, I have not asked him for it except to use it as my shroud when I die." Sahl added; "Later it (i.e. that sheet) was his shroud." 

[Sahih Bukhari, Chapter No: 34, Sales and Trade, Hadith 306]
[For an In dept lesson drawn from the above hadeeth Refer to Fat-h Al-Baari by Ibn Hajar (3/144) and ‘Umdat Al-Qaari (12/260)]

43. ENSURING HE ATE AT ANY COST


Narrated that Ka’b ibn ‘Ujrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and I saw him changed in appearance. I said: “May my father be sacrificed for you, why do I see you changed in appearance?” He said: “I have not eaten anything for three days.” I went and I saw a Jew watering a camel of his. I helped him with it and for every bucket of water I drew for him he gave me one date. I gathered some dates and brought them to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

TABARANI (HADITH 7153)

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44. SMILING AND FEELING CONTENT WITH ONE LOOK OF HIS 

This happened to the great Sahaabi Zayd ibn al-Arqam (may Allaah be pleased with him), when he heard the chief of the munaafiqeen (hypocrites) saying to his colleagues: “When we return to Madeenah, the one who has pride and power will expel the one who is humiliated” (meaning that the “one who has pride and power” was himself, and the “one who is humilated” was the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the people with him). Zayd said: “I told my (paternal) uncle, and he went and informed the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent for (the chief of the munaafiqeen, ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ubayy), who swore that he had said no such thing. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) believed him and not me. My uncle came to me and scolded me: “All you wanted was for the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the Muslims to hate you and disbelieve you!” I felt extreme anxiety and stress, such as no one has ever suffered. When I was on a journey with the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), I hung my head with worry. Then the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came up to me, tweaked my ear, and smiled at me. I felt happy in a way that I would not exchange immortal life in this world for that feeling. Then Abu Bakr caught up with me and asked me what the Messenger of Allaah had said to me. I said, ‘He did not say anything, but he tweaked my ear and smiled at me.’ He told me, ‘ Be of good cheer!’ Then ‘Umar caught up with me and I told him what I had told Abu Bakr. The next morning, the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) recited Soorat al-Munaafiqoon to us.’”

According to a report narrated by Muslim, which tells the same story, Zayd said: “I came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and told him about it. He sent for ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ubayy and asked him about it, but he insisted and swore that he had done no such thing, saying, ‘Zayd is telling lies to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).’ I felt very hurt because of what they said, until Allaah revealed words confirming that I had spoken the truth (interpretation of the meaning): ‘When the hypocrites come to you…’ [al-Munaafiqoon 63:1]


[Ref: This has been related by Bukhari, Muslim, Ahmad, Nasai, Tirmidhi, Baihaqi, Tabari, Ibn Marduyah, Abdur Razzaq, lbn Jarir Tabari, Ibn Sa'd and Muhammad bin Ishaq through many reliable channels]



45. ACCEPTING HIM (s.a.w) TO BE THE BEST OF THOSE WHO CARED AND WANTED THE BEST FOR OTHERS

 Rabi'ah ibn Ka'b Al-Aslami reported: when I was serving the Prophet (peace be upon him), he called me and asked:"Don't you want to get married, Rabi'ah?" I said: I do not want anything to distract me from your service. Moreover, I don't have anything to give as dowry to a wife nor any place where I can accommodate a wife. The Prophet remained silent. When he saw me again he asked: "Don't you want to get married, Rabi'ah?" I gave him the same reply as before. Left to myself again, I regretted what I had said and chided myself: 'Woe to you, Rabi'ah. By Allah, the Prophet knows better than you what is good for you in this world and the next and he also knows better than you what you possess. By Allah, if the Prophet (peace be on him) should ask me again to marry, I would reply positively.' Before long, the Prophet asked me again: "Don't you want to get married 'Rabi'ah?" 'Oh yes, Messenger of Allah,' I replied, 'but who will marry me when I am in the state you know.' Then he said:"Go to the family of so-and-so from Al-Ansar…"

[ Narrated by Ahmad (16627); Al-Hakim (2718) who said: this is a correct hadith on the condition of Muslim; and Al-Tayalisi (1173).]



The Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) loved Abu Hurairah a great deal. Once the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) said to Abu Hurairah, “Ask me for something from the wealth.” Abu Hurairah replied, “Of Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) I only ask you to teach me some of the knowledge Allaah granted to you. So the Messenger of Allaah (Sallalahu Alayhee Was-Sallam) spread the shawl of Abu Hurairah on the ground and began to recite something over it. When he had finished he said, “Take your shawl and keep it with you.” Abu Hurairah said, “From that day I did not even forget one letter of the hadeeth.”

(Tadhkirratul-Huffaadh, the meaning of this is also narrated in Bukhaari, Muslim, Nasaa’ee and others and Hilyatul-Awliyaa (1/381).


46. ENDURING TORTURES FOR ALLAH AND HIS MESSENGER (s.a.w)


From 'Abdullaah Ibn Mas'ood, radiyallahu 'anhu, who said, " The first people to openly proclaim their Islam were seven: Allah's Messenger Sallallahu alayhi wa Sallam  Abu Bakr, 'Ammaar and his mother Summayah, Suhayb, Bilaal and al-Miqdaad. So as for Allah's Messenger  Sallahu alayhi wa Sallam , Allah gave him protection through his uncle Abu Taalib. As for Abu Bakr, Allah gave him protection through his people. But as for the rest of them, the mushriks would take hold of them and dress them in iron armour and place them to scorch and roast in the sun. There was not one of them except that they responded to them except Bilaal, for his soul became as nothing to him for Allah's sake,  and his people had no respect for him . So they gave him to the children who used to drag him around the streets of Makkah and he would say repeatedly , '(He who has the right to worship is ) One, One (Ahadun Ahad).

[Reported by al-Hakim (3/284) and he declared it Saheeh]

This is just a short summary, the details can be read in the books which discuss the lives of the Sahaabas. Indeed they underwent horrifying trials . May allah be pleased with them.


When the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) left the Thaqeef tribe, Urwa bin Mas'ood (who belonged to the Thaqeef) followed him and caught up with him just before he reached Madinah. He accepted Islam and requested permission to take the message of Islam to his people. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to him; "They would kill you." The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said this because he knew from his experience with them that they were extremely proud and obstinate. However, Urwa bin Mas'ood said to the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) "I am more beloved to them than their virgins." The fact was that he was greatly loved and obeyed by the Thaqeef.


Urwa bin Mas'ood then left to invite his people to Islam expecting that they would not oppose him because of his high status among them. However, when he invited them to Islam standing on the balcony of his house and made his Deen clear to them, they fired arrows at him from every angle. He was martyred when one of the arrows struck him. He was asked,'What have you to say about your blood?" He replied, "Allah has blessed me with great honour and brought to me the rank of martyrdom. I have also attained the rank of those martyrs who were killed while fighting with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) before leaving this world. Bury me with them." He was therefore buried with those Sahabah. The Sahabah believed that it was concerning him that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "His example amongst his people is like that of the person of Surah Yaaseen. [1]
[Ref: taken from Faizan Shaikh;  Asad al-ghabah fi ma'rifat al-sahabah, no 1042; Part of lengthy narration narrated by Imam Bayhaqi in his Dalaail al Nabuwwah, no. 2059; Tareekh al Tabari, no. 800.; See : http://library.islamweb.net/hadith/display_hbook.php?bk_no=334&hid=800&pid=156683]

[1] A person known as Habeeb Najjaar who was also killed by his people when he called them to accept the message of the Prophets. His story is mentioned in Surah Yaaseen.




47. SEEKING HIS PERMISSION TO GO SOMEWHERE
The true believers are only those, who believe in (the Oneness of) Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad SAW), and when they are with him on some common matter, they go not away until they have asked his permission. Verily! Those who ask your permission, those are they who (really) believe in Allah and His Messenger. So if they ask your permission for some affairs of theirs, give permission to whom you will of them, and ask Allah for their forgiveness. Truly, Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. [Surah al-Noor, verse 62]


Shaykh Mustafa Sibaaee in his Book role of Sunnah , page no. 84 quotes Ibn Qayyim (r.h) who said :

If Allah made it a necessary element of faith for the companions to seek permission to go somewhere when they were with the prophet (s.a.w), then it is even more obvious that it is a necessary element of faith for them not to adopt a view in Religion without first seeking his permission.  


48. HONORING THE GUEST OF THE PROPHET (s.a.w) AT ANY COST

A man came to the Prophet. The Prophet (s.a.w) sent a messenger to his wives (to bring something for that man to eat) but they said that they had nothing except water. Then Allah's Messenger (s.a.w) said, "Who will take this (person) or entertain him as a guest?" An Ansar man said, "I." So he took him to his wife and said to her, "Entertain generously the guest of Allah's Messenger (s.a.w) " She said, "We have got nothing except the meals of my children." He said, "Prepare your meal, light your lamp and let your children sleep if they ask for supper." So she prepared her meal, lighted her lamp and made her children sleep, and then stood up pretending to mend her lamp, but she put it off. Then both of them pretended to be eating, but they really went to bed hungry. In the morning the Ansari went to Allah's Messenger (s.a.w) who said, "Tonight Allah laughed or wondered at your action." Then Allah revealed: "But give them (emigrants) preference over themselves even though they were in need of that And whosoever is saved from the covetousness Such are they who will be successful." (59.9)

[Saheeh Bukhaari, Vol. 5, Book 58, Hadith 142]


Also see the Below topics

(ii) THE STATUS OF THE sahaba (COMPANIONS) OF THE PROPHET BY MUHADDITH



To know more the Life of the sahaba , their love for the messenger (s.a.w) , you can read the Biography of the sahaba . I have uploaded some good materials on this link : http://the-finalrevelation.blogspot.in/p/download-islamic-books-softwares.html


All good is from Allah, all the errors are mine. May Allah guide me and forgive me. 

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