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Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه) accepts Islam

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Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه) is the father of Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه).

أخرج الطبراني عن أسماء بنت أبي بكر قالت: لما كان يوم الفتح قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم لأبي قُحافة: «أسلم تسلم». قال الهيثمي : رجاله رجال الصحيح. انتهى.

Asma bint Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنها) narrated that Rasulullah  (صلى الله عليه وسلم) asked Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه) on the day of victory (of Makkah):

Accept Islam and you will be saved (from calamities).

[Tabarani and Haythami said the narrators are authentic]

وعند ابن سعد : عن أسماء قالت: لما دخل رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم مكة واطمأنَّ وجلس في المسجد أتاه أبو بكر بأبي قحافة، فلما رآه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: «يا أبا بكر، ألا تركتَ الشيخ حتى أكون أنا الذي أمشي إليه؟» قال يا رسول الله، هو أحقُّ أن يمشي إِليك من أن تمشي إليه. فأجلسه رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم بين يديه ووضع يده على قلبه ثم قال: «يا أبا قحافة، أسلم تسلم»؛ قال: فأسلم وشهد شهادة الحق

According to Ibn S’ad, Asma (رضي الله عنها) narrated:

When Rasulullah (صلى الله عليه وسلم) entered Makkah and he sat down comfortably in the Mosque (ie Masjid al Haram), Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه)  came to him with (his father) Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه). On seeing him, the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah remarked, “Why did you give trouble to the old man, I would have visited him?” Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه)  said,”O Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah! This was his duty to visit you than you visit him.” Then the Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) of Allah let Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه) sit down in front of him and after keeping his hand upon his heart, he said, “O Abu Qahafah(رضي الله عنه) ! Accept Islam and you will be saved (from the calamities).” On this, he embraced islam and bore witness to the truth (ie recited the kalimah).

قال: وأُدخل عليه ورأسه لحيته كأنَّهما ثُغامة، فقالت: غيِّروا هذا الشيب وجنِّبوه السواد

It has been narrated that when Abu Bakr (رضي الله عنه) brought Abu Qahafah (رضي الله عنه) , the hair of his (Abu Qahafah) head and chest were white like white grass. The Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم)  said, “Change the whiteness of the hair but not with black dye.”

[Al Haythami]

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November 16, 2011 at 4:26 am

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