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“Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day…”

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Ibn Marduwyah recorded that `Ata’ said, “I, Ibn `Umar (رضي الله عنه) and `Ubayd bin `Umayr went to `A’ishah (رضي الله عنها) and entered her room, and there was a screen between us and her. She said, `O `Ubayd! What prevents you from visiting us’ He said, `What the poet said, `Visit every once in a while, and you will be loved more.’ Ibn `Umar said, `Tell us about the most unusual thing you witnessed from the Messenger of Allah .’ She cried and said, `All his matters were amazing. On night, he came close to me until his skin touched my skin and said, `Let me worship my Lord.’ I said, `By Allah I love your being close to me. I also love that you worship your Lord.’ He used the water-skin and performed ablution, but did not use too much water. He then stood up in prayer and cried until his beard became wet. He prostrated and cried until he made the ground wet. He then laid down on his side and cried. When Bilal came to alert the Prophet for the Dawn prayer, he said, `O Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah! What makes you cry, while Allah has forgiven you your previous and latter sins’ He said,

«وَيْحَكَ يَا بِلَالُ، وَمَا يَمْنَعُنِي أَنْ أَبْكِيَ، وَقَدْ أُنْزِلَ عَلَيَّ فِي هذِهِ اللَّيْلَة»

(O Bilal  (رضي الله عنه) ! What prevents me from crying, when this night, this Ayah was revealed to me,)

﴿إِنَّ فِى خَلْقِ السَّمَـوَتِ وَالاٌّرْضِ وَاخْتِلَـفِ الَّيْلِ وَالنَّهَارِ لاّيَـتٍ لاٌّوْلِى الاٌّلْبَـبِ ﴾

(Verily, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, there are indeed signs for men of understanding.)

«وَيْلٌ لِمَنْ قَرَأَهَا وَلَمْ يَتَفَكَّرْ فِيهَا»

(Woe to he who recites it but does not contemplate it.).”

Mawarid az zaman

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July 29, 2011 at 8:14 am

An Najashi(رضي الله عنه)

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When Ja`far bin Abi Talib  (رضي الله عنه) recited Surah Maryam  to An-Najashi (رضي الله عنه) , King of Ethiopia, in the presence of Christian priests and patriarchs, he and they cried until their beards became wet from crying.

Ibn Hisham

The Two Sahihs record that when An-Najashi died, the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) conveyed the news to his Companions and said,


«إِنَّ أَخًا لَكُمْ بِالْحَبَشَةِ قَدْ مَاتَ، فَصَلُّوا عَلَيْه»


(A brother of yours from Ethiopia has passed, come to offer the funeral prayer.) He went out with the Companions to the Musalla lined them up in rows, and after that led the prayer.

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July 29, 2011 at 8:07 am

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Allah spoke to Jabir’s (رضي الله عنه) Father (رضي الله عنه)

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Abu Bakr Ibn Marduwyah recorded that Jabir bin `Abdullah  (رضي الله عنه) said, “The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) of Allah looked at me one day and said, `O Jabir (رضي الله عنه) ! Why do I see you sad’ I said, `O Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) of Allah! My father  (رضي الله عنه) was martyred and left behind debts and children.’ He said,


«أَلَا أُخْبِرُكَ؟ مَا كَلَّمَ اللهُ أَحَدًا قَطُّ إِلَّا مِنْ وَرَاءِ حِجَابٍ، وَإِنَّه كَلَّمَ أَبَاكَ كِفَاحًا»

، قال علي: الكفاح: المواجهة

«قَالَ: سَلْنِي أُعْطِكَ. قَالَ: أَسْأَلُكَ أَنْ أُرَدَّ إِلَى الدُّنْيَا فَأُقْتَلَ فِيكَ ثَانِيَةً، فَقَالَ الرَّبُّ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ: إِنَّهُ قَدْ سَبَقَ مِنِّي الْقَوْلُ: إِنَّهُمْ إِلَيْهَا لَا يَرْجِعُونَ. قَالَ: أَيْ رَبِّ فَأَبْلِغْ مَنْ وَرَائِي»


(Should I tell you that Allah never spoke to anyone except from behind a veil However, He spoke to your father directly. He said, `Ask Me and I will give you.’ He said, `I ask that I am returned to life so that I am killed in Your cause again.’ The Lord, Exalted He be, said, `I have spoken the word that they shall not be returned back to it (this life). ‘ He said, `O Lord! Then convey the news to those I left behind.’) Allah revealed,


﴿وَلاَ تَحْسَبَنَّ الَّذِينَ قُتِلُواْ فِى سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ أَمْوَتاً﴾


(Think not of those as dead who are killed in the way of Allah…)” {surah Aala ‘Imraan}

Dalaail an Nubuwwah

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July 29, 2011 at 8:02 am

“…may I sacrifice my father and mother for you.”’

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Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib said, “I heard Sa`d bin Abi Waqqas (رضي الله عنه)  saying, `The Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah gave me arrows from his quiver on the day of Uhud and said, `Shoot, may I sacrifice my father and mother for you.”’

Sahih Al Bukhari

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July 29, 2011 at 7:51 am

Talhah’s (رضي الله عنه) hand was paralysed

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Al-Bukhari recorded that Qays bin Abi Hazim said, “I saw Talhah’s  (رضي الله عنه) hand, it was paralyzed, because he shielded the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) with it.” meaning on the day of Uhud.

Fath al Bari

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July 29, 2011 at 7:49 am

Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) on Prophet’s (صلى الله عليه وسلم) passing away

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Al-Bukhari recorded that `A’ishah (رضي الله عنها) said that Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) came riding his horse from his dwelling in As-Sunh. He dismounted, entered the Masjid and did not speak to anyone until he came to her ﴿in her room﴾ and went directly to the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم), who was covered with a marked blanket. Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) uncovered his face, knelt down and kissed him, then started weeping and proclaimed, “My father and my mother be sacrificed for you! Allah will not combine two deaths on you. You have died the death, which was written for you.”

Ibn `Abbas  (رضي الله عنه) narrated that Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) then came out, while `Umar  (رضي الله عنه) was addressing the people, and Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) told him to sit down but `Umar  (رضي الله عنه) refused, and the people attended to Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) and left `Umar  (رضي الله عنه).

Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) said, “To proceed; whoever among you worshipped Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم), then Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is dead, but whoever worshipped Allah, Allah is alive and will never die. Allah said,

﴿وَمَا مُحَمَّدٌ إِلاَّ رَسُولٌ قَدْ خَلَتْ مِن قَبْلِهِ الرُّسُلُ أَفإِيْن مَّاتَ أَوْ قُتِلَ انقَلَبْتُمْ عَلَى أَعْقَـبِكُمْ وَمَن يَنقَلِبْ عَلَى عَقِبَيْهِ فَلَن يَضُرَّ اللَّهَ شَيْئاً وَسَيَجْزِى اللَّهُ الشَّـكِرِينَ ﴾

(Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) is no more than a Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him. If he dies or is killed, will you then turn back on your heels And he who turns back on his heels, not the least harm will he do to Allah; and Allah will reward the grateful.)”

The narrator added, “By Allah, it was as if the people never knew that Allah had revealed this verse before until Abu Bakr recited it, and then whoever heard it, started reciting it.” Sa`id bin Al-Musayyib said that `Umar  (رضي الله عنه) said, “By Allah! When I heard Abu Bakr  (رضي الله عنه) recite this Ayah, my feet could not hold me, and I fell to the ground.”

Fath al Bari

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July 28, 2011 at 3:36 pm

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Shaytan cried

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`Abdur-Razzaq recorded that Anas bin Malik  (رضي الله عنه) said, “I was told that when the Ayah,

﴿وَالَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَـحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُواْ أَنْفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُواْ اللَّهَ فَاسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ﴾

(And those who, when they have committed Fahishah or wronged themselves with evil, remember Allah and ask forgiveness for their sins,) was revealed, Iblis (Shayatan) cried.”

Musannaf abdur razzak

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July 28, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Posted in Anas Ibn Malik, Qur'an