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…even a single date was sufficient”.

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حدثنا أبو بكر بن خلاد ، ثنا الحارث بن أبي أسامة ، ثنا يزيد بن هارون ، أخبرنا المسعودي ، عن أبي بكر بن حفص ، عن عبد الله بن عامر بن ربيعة، عن أبيه رضي الله تعالى عنه ، قال : إن كان رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم ليبعثنا في السرية ما لنا زاد إلا السلف يعني الجراب من التمر – فيقسمه صاحبه بيننا قبضة قبضة ، حتى يصير إلى تمرة ، قال : فقلت : وما كان يبلغ من التمرة ؟ قال : لا تقل ذلك يا بني ، ولبعد أن فقدناها فاختلطنا إليها

Abu Bakr Ibn Hafs narrated from ‘Abdullah that his father, ‘Aamir Ibn Rabi’a (رضي الله عنه) said: “Sometimes, Allah’s messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم ) would send us on a mission, and the entire detachment will have a mere small bag of dried dates as its provisions. We used to divide the contents of the bags between us, a handful of dried dates for each person until we had nothing but a single dried date which we kept in the bag for later.”

‘Abdullah became puzzled and asked his father, “And what would a single date do for an entire detachment?”

‘Aamir replied, “My dear son, dont say that! Sometimes when we were struck by extreme hunger, we even had to divide the last date among ourselves and by Allah’s grace, even a single date was sufficient”.

Hilyatul awliya and Ibn Katheer said the chain is good

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March 16, 2011 at 6:09 am

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