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Who is Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A) ? July 22, 2013

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Khalid ibn Walid R.A (592-642) also known as Sword of Allah (Saifullah). He is noted for his military prowess, commanding the forces of Prophet Muhammad SAWW and those of his immediate successors of the Rashidun Caliphate; Caliph Abu Bakr R.A and Caliph Umar R.A during the Islamic conquest in 7th century.

In having the distinction of being undefeated in over a hundred battles against the numerically superior forces of the Byzantine Roman Empire, Sassanid Persian Empire, and their allies, he is regarded as one of the finest military commanders in history.
Quotes of Khalid Bin Waleed (R.A)

“Do you see a space of the span of a hand on my leg, chest, arm which is not covered by some scar of the wound of a sword or an arrow or a lance?”

Said this to one of his friend few days before he died, four years after dismissal from army.

“If you were in the clouds, Allah would raise us to you or lower you to us for battle.”

Said this to the Byzantine troops when they retreated from the battle field to the fortified town of Chalcis.
“When I am in the battlefield, I love it more then when I am in my house.”
“The rainy night when I am standing wearing armor with sword and shield in my hand and looking again and again towards the eastern horizon, waiting for sun to rise so that I could start the battle.”

Said this after getting dismissed from army by Caliph Umar in 638 A.D.

“Submit to Islam and be safe. Or agree to the payment of the Jizya, and you and your people will be under our protection, else you will have only yourself to blame for the consequences, for I bring the men who desire death as ardently as you desire life.”

This letter was writen by Khalid to Persian Governor of Mesopotamia before invading it.
“When Allah decides a matter, it is done.”

“I have dedicated my life to the way of Allah, Most High.”

“Man intends one thing, but Allah intends another.”

“The earth destroys its fools, but the intelligent destroy the earth.”

“If you are truthful you will survive. If you lie you shall perish.”

“I am the noble warrior, I am the Sword of Allah, I am Khalid bin Al Waleed.”
These were the famous verses that Khalid use to recite in the battle field.
“I am the son of many chiefs. My sword is sharp and terrible. It is the mightiest of things When the pot of war boils fiercely.”

“I am the pillar of Islam! I am the Companion of the Prophet! I am the noble warrior, Khalid bin Al Waleed!”

“I will give you three days, if the gates are not opened on these revised terms, I shall attack. And then there shall be no terms of any kind.”

“I am the son of Al Walid ! Will anyone duel?”
“By my faith, the water will go to whichever army is more steadfast and more deserving.”

Said this before the decisive Battle of Walaja, when Muslim army ran short of water.

“O Lord! If you give us victory, I shall see that no enemy warrior is left alive until their river runs with their blood!”

Said this during Battle of Ullais which is also known as Battle of blood river.
“At Battle of Mu’tah I broke nine swords in my hand. But I have never met an enemy like the Persians. And among the Persians I have never met an enemy like the army of Battle of Ullais.”

Gave tribute to the brave Persian soldiers after the bloody Battle of Ullais.
“Wait a while; there will come to you mounts, carrying lions in shining armor, battalions followed by battalions.”
Wrote this letter to Ayaz bin Ghanam who asked him for reinforcement while fighting against the rebel Arab tribes in northern Arabia.

“I see that these people know nothing about war.”

Said this about Persian and Christian Arab recruits in Persian army after analysing the siege of An al Tamar in Iraq.

“We shall take this route; let not your resolve be weakened. Know that the help of Allah comes according to your desire. Let not the Muslims fear anything so long as they have the help of Allah.”

Said this when one of his commander tried to stop him from taking a dangerous rout direct to Syria from Iraq through Syrian desert and said that ..You cannot take this route with an army. By Allah, even a lone traveler would attempt it at the peril of his life. It involves five days of extreme hardship without a drop of water and the ever-present danger of losing the way.

“But for the necessity of obeying the orders of the Caliph, I would never have accepted this command over you. You are much higher than me in Islam. I am a Companion of the Prophet, but you are one whom the Messenger of Allah had called ‘the trusted one of this nation.”

Said this to Abu Ubaidah ibn al-Jarrah while taking over from him the command of Muslim army in Syria, in reply Abu Ubaidah said… I have received with gladness the letter of Abu Bakr appointing you commander over me. There is no resentment in my heart, for I know your skill in matters of war.

“Take her as a gift, there shall be no ransom. ”

Said this while handing over the daughter of Emperor Heraclius who was captured after Battle of Maraj al debaj in which Heraculus’s son-in-law Thomas, was killed in duel with Khalid. Heraclius wrote following letter to Khalid…

“I have come to know what you have done to my army. You have killed my son-in-law and captured my daughter. You have won and got away safely. I now ask you for my daughter. Either return her to me on payment of ransom or give her to me as a gift, for honour is a strong element in your character’.”
“Praise be to Allah who decreed death upon Abu Bakr, who was more beloved to me than Umar. Praise be to Allah who gave authority to Umar, who was less beloved to me than Abu Bakr, and compelled me to love him.”

Said this some time before his death, Caliph Abu Bakr made him commander in chief of army. while Caliph Umar dismissed Khalid from army. Though relations of Khalid with his cousin Umar always remained something short of cordial, but magnificent and just rule of Umar impressed Khalid a lot and he on his death bequeathed his property to `Umar and made him the executor of his will and estate.

“May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr! Had he lived, I would not have been removed from command.”

Said this on the death of [[w:Abu Bakr|Caliph Abu Bakr, when his successor Caliph Umar dismissed Khalid from command and made Abu Ubaidah, the new commander in chief.

“If Abu Bakr is dead and Umar is Caliph, then we hear and obey.”

Said this After the death of Abu Bakr.

“By Allah, if you were to appoint a small child over me, I would obey him. How could I not obey you when you are far above me in Islam and have been named the Trusted One by the Prophet? I could never attain your status. I declare here and now that I have dedicated my life to the way of Allah, Most High.”

Said this to Abu Ubaidah, after being removed from command by Caliph Umar for no reason.
“These Romans were the bravest that I had ever met.”

Gave tribute to the Byzantine soldiers after winning Battle of Emesa.

“How few are the Romans and how numerous are we ! ‘An army’s strength lies not in numbers of men but in Allah’s help, and its weakness lies in being forsaken by Allah”

Said this to one of his soldier at Battle of Yarmouk who said that ..How numerous are the Romans and how few are we.

“I protest to the Muslims against what you have done. By Allah, you have been unjust to me, O Umar!”

Said this to Caliph Umar who dismissed him from army in 638.

Caliph Umar RA removed Khaled bin Walid R.A from the army because Umar R.A is afraid that people might start to think that Khalid R.A is the cause of victory and might forget that victory come from Allah SWT.
“Umar appointed me over Syria until it turned to wheat and honey; then dismissed me!”

Said this to his wife after bneing removed from army.
“Praise be to Allah who took Abu Bakr R.A away. He was dearer to me than Umar R.A. Praise be to Allah who appointed Umar R.A in authority He was hateful to me, but I grew to like him.”

“And here I am, dying in my bed, like cattle die. May the eyes of cowards never sleep.”

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Lessons To Learn From Hazrat Umar Farooq (RA) March 11, 2013

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Gems of Wisdom by Ameer al-Mu’mineen
The Teachings Of Sayyiduna ‘Umar al-Farooq Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho

  • To eat less is healthy, to speak less is wisdom, and to sleep less is worship.
  • To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy and to mingle less with the people is safe and serene.
  • The one who steps back will not progress.
  • Nothing is worst that avarice that destroys the mind, not even Alcohol.
  • It is unbecoming of that person who sits with his hands folded and prays to ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala for sustenance. ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala does not rain down gold and silver from the heavens.
  • To earn a suspicious living is worse than begging.
  • The biggest gift after Iman (Faith) is your wives.
  • Attain knowledge before old age settles in.
  • Extravagance is also when a person eats whatever he wishes.
  • Whosoever hides his secret keeps his safety, safeguarded with himself.
  • The person who calls himself learned, indeed he is ignorant, and the one who calls himself from the dwellers of Paradise surely he is from the dwellers of Hell.
  • Tawbatun-NasooHa (Accepted forgiveness) is the name of that forgiveness that is asked for a bad deed committed, in such a manner that he never returns to or commits that bad deed again.
  • The Strength in action is, never to put of what you can do today for tomorrow.
  • It is not becoming of a Muslim to sit down and start praying for sustenance without attempting to earn it, he is well aware that gold and silver does not rain from the skies.
  • If it wasn’t for the claim of knowledge of the unknown then I would say five people are from the dwellers of Paradise:
  1. That family man who is poverty stricken but is patient
  2. That women with whom her husband is happy and accepting.
  3. That woman who forgives he husband’s duty of Mehr (Dowry approved by Muslim law)
  4. That person with whom his parents are Happy
  5. And that person who honestly repents from his sins
  • Once a sheep was slaughtered and Syeduna ‘Umar al-Farooq Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho persistently asked his servant if he had first sent meat to his neighbour who was a Jew. The slave asked why you are asking the same question persistently. He answered that ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala and his Rasūl Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam had constantly stressed the importance of neighbors therefore I too am persistent in stressing the same.
  • Three things build love:
  1. To make Salam (greeting)
  2. To make space for a person in a gathering
  3. To address a person in a respectable and good manner
  •  There are four types of Regrets:
  1. Regret that spans over a day e.g. When a person leaves his home without eating.
  2. Regret that spans over a year, just like the negligence shown when cultivating.
  3. Regret that spans over a lifetime, when a man and his wife are unsuited to each other.
  4. Regret that is eternal, which is when your Creator is unhappy with you.
  • There are three types of people:
  1. Successful: he who listens to the advice of people and ponders over it.
  2. Lazy or Lethargic: he who does what he wants without consultation or advice of people.
  3. Corpse: who neither gives nor listens to advice and consolation.
  • Sayyiduna ‘Umar Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho on many an occasion asked this du’a (supplication) to ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala so that certain situations should always remain with him and some things should be removed, the Du’a is: “O ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala! Make me such that I may speak with intellect or reap tolerance with silent. O! ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala do not bestow upon me too many favours, so that I may not be confused by it, not too little that I may forget You. Hence, little yet sufficient in comparison to having plenty thereby becoming indulgent and committing sin.”
  • If ever you see a learned person (‘Aalim) leaning towards this World, then know this he is blameworthy for his Religion, because the universal harm is that if a person desires something then he is constantly engrossed in its quest.
  • Faith (Iman) is to regard the Oneness of ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala in ones heart proclaim it with your tongue and to obey the fundamental Islamic Instructions.
  • The relationship of true humility and genuine fear of ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala is with the heart and not by a show of outward actions.
  • Why have you made slaves of those whose mothers had given birth to them free?
  • Judgments or Settlements in any cases should be done quickly, so that the accused, due to a prolonged period of time are not compelled to withdraw their accusation.
  • It is absolutely necessary not to associate with a beast for though he wishes or means well, yet he would still be accused of committing a crime.
  • ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, shower your Blessings of Mercy on that person who informs me of my faults.
  • When a learned man takes a false step then he ensnares himself in a World of wrongdoings.
  • One day a man was praising Hadrat ‘Umar Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho, he replied by saying why are you destroying me even more with my desires (Nafs).
  • I do not look at anything, except, that I see everything with ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala.
  • If I die in this condition that I have strived to earn an honest living then it is more beloved to me than even dying as a Martyr.
  • Good behavior towards people is equivalent to wisdom, to request politely is half of knowledge, and to ascribe to sound policies is half of one’s livelihood.
  • To educate a material person is like placing a sword in the hands of a robber.
  • Do not have Faith in a person’s compassion and politeness when he cannot keep his anger under control.
  • Do not have Faith in a religious person who is not tested during temptation.
  • He is a friend who brings to your attention your faults and to sing praises of a person in his presence is similar to slaughtering him.
  • Laughing decreases ones age, while politeness, glamour, pomp and show which ease living standards are indications of people who are unaware of death.
  • To show greed and avarice is impoverishing, to be unselfish is enriching and to wish compensation in patience.
  • Good deeds are the fulfillment of one’s rights and to do good deeds is a substitute for bad deeds.
  • To speak less is wisdom, to eat less is healthy, to sleep less is a prayer and there is peace in solitude.
  • Youth before old age and old age before death is a blessing of life.
  • A generous person is the beloved of Almighty ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala even though he is a transgressor. A miser is the enemy of Almighty ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala although he may pray and remember Almighty ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala excessively.
  • To forgive an oppressor is oppression upon the oppressed.
  • When you combine lawful with unlawful gains then the unlawful contaminates the lawful gains though it may be little.
  • A Mu’min does not keep as his friend one who is opposed to Almighty ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala and his Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam even though that person may be his mother or father.
  • The sound of music and that of a mourner are two of the worst sounds.
  • There is tranquility and peace in anonymity and confidentiality.
  • We should leave the other nine portions out for the fear of Haram (unlawful). (i.e. if in ten portions one is Haram a Muslim would leave the other nine portions out meaning anything unlawful would be completely left out).
  • Desire is never achieved without fear, nor manners and etiquette without formality, or happiness without peace or wealth without gifts or poverty without contentment, or dignity without politeness or Jihad (holy war) without diving guidance and assistance.
  • Respite before preoccupation and old age before death is a blessing of life.
  • Honour and dignity in this World is measured by wealth while honour and dignity in the Hereafter is measured by good deeds.
  • Save yourself from the Fires of Hell even if it means by doing a favour with half a date (fruit). If this too is not possible then with sweet words.
  • After Iman (Faith), there is no greater gift than a pious wife.
  • Not to postpone is strength in action.
  • Whosoever shows you your faults, he is your friend. Those that pay you lip service in praise are your executioners.
  • One who guards his secrets is surely safe.
  • The person who constantly discloses my faults to me is dearest to me.
  • Fear that person who you dislike.
  • When Sayyiduna ‘Umar Radi ALLAHu Ta’ala Anho camped on the outskirts of Jerusalem to conquer Bait al-Maqdas, the Christian Crusaders were terrified of his presence and requested a meeting with him before handing over the keys of the city. The Crusaders met him whilst he wore a patched garb. They asked him the reason as to why his name generated such immence awe and fear that captured the hearts of his enemies. He replied; “Your kings taught you to love the World (Duniyah) and its wealth and our Prophet Sallallaho Alaihi wa Sallam taught us to fear ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala and love death.
  • He is an intelligent person who can translate his actions into good.
  • Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today.
  • There is never a chance of pain in the neck if one does not raise his head too high in the air.
  • Do not forget about yourself whilst being concerned for others.
  • To stop sinning is easier than to bear the burden of seeking repentance.
  • Remove your gaze from the splendor of the World. Do not let the love of this World enter your heart. Beware! The love of this World does not perhaps destroy you, just as it had destroyed previous nations.
  • Victory is gained through strategy and trust in ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala, not by wishful thinking.
  • The most intelligent amongst you is he who fears ALLAH SubHanuhu wa Ta’ala the most.
  • Be sympathetic towards the poor so that they may be able to speak and build courage.
  • Extend a hand of friendship to a foreigner because if his stay is extended then he would leave his valuable possessions to return to his own country and leave that person responsible for his valuables who had been most worthy of his attention
  • Do not taunt and curse anyone for this gives rise to collective evils in a person.
  • One should not judge a person by the number of Salaat (prayer) or Roza (fasting) but by his wisdom and honesty.
  • Prayer is connected to the heart not by mere apparent actions.
  • To educate a seeker of materialism is to place a sword in the hands of a highway robber.
  • Do not trust the character of one who cannot control his temper.
  • To laugh excessively is a sign of no remorse for death.
  • To side with the oppressor is oppression on the oppressed
  • Death is the best teacher.
 

The Last Sahabi Who Died – Of Prophet Muhammad (SA) December 17, 2011

The Islamic Empire had stretched to a vast portion of the globe at that time, so in various parts of the empire people would value the remaining Sahaba, and historians have mentioned the last Sahabi in various parts of the empire. Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi was the last one to die in Makkah and over-all.

Jannat ul-Baqi

Makkah:

ابو طفيل عمرو ابن واثله الليثى

He saw Allah’s Messenger in the the Last Hajj (Hijjat ul Widaa’).  He was young at that time, and he was asked, how your love for him was at that time. He replied, “Like the love of mother of Musa for Musa”. Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi (May Allah be Pleased with him) was amongst Sh’iaan e ‘Ali.

Death: Abu Tufail ‘Amr ibn Wathila al-Leethi (May Allah be Pleased with him) died after 100 Hijri. Historians have mentioned three different narrations for his death: 100 Hijri, 107 Hijri or 110 Hijri. He died in Makkah.  Adh-Dahabi says the correct opinion is that he died in 110th Hijri.

Ibn ‘Asakir quotes a narration in Tareekh Madinah Damishq:

آخر من مات من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم على وجه الأرض عامر أبو الطفيل بن واثلة وكان يقول ما بقي على وجه الأرض أحد يقدر يقول أنه رأى رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم غيري مات بمكة سنة مائة

“The last one to die from the companions (Sahaba) of Allah’s Messenger (Peace be upon him) on the face of the earth is ‘Aamir Abu Tufail bin Wathila and he used to say, ‘No one is left on the face of the earth who can say: I saw Allah’s Messenger, save me’. He died in Makkah in 100 Hijri”

Ibn-Hibban quotes a narration in Ath-Thiqaat :

عامر بن واثلة أبو الطفيل المكى أدرك ثمان سنين من حياة رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم ومات بمكة سنة سبع ومائة وهو آخر من مات من أصحاب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم بمكة وهو من بنى كنانة

“‘Aamir bin Wathila Abu Tufail al-Makki got 8 years from the life of Allah’s messenger, and he died in Makkah in the year 107th Hijri, and he was the last one from the companions (Sahaba) of Allah’s Messenger to die in Makkah, and he was from Bani Kinanah”

Basrah:

As for other parts, the last sahabi to die in Basrah (part of present day Iraq) was:

انس بن مالك

He is one of the major narrators of hadith. He was ten years old when Allah’s Messenger entered Madinah and he used to serve him. He participated in many Ghazawaat and was a participant of Bai’at ur Ridwan. He remained as Imam of Salah in Basra for about 40 years.

Death: Anas bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him) died at the age of 103 in 93rd Hijri in Basrah. Some historians mention his dead in 91st Hijri. Adh-Dhabi says the correct opinion is of 93rd Hijri.

Madinah:

The last Sahabi to die in Madinah is:

سهل بن سعد الساعدى

His father was a sahabi, Sa’d bin Malik (May Allah be pleased with him), who died in the times of Allah’s Messenger. He has narrated many ahaadith.

Death: Sahl bin Sa’d as-Saa’dee died in Madinah in 96th Hijri when he was 100 years old. According to Al-Waqidi he died in 91st Hijri. Adh-Dahabi says many have quoted his death in 91st Hijri.

جابر بن عبدالله ابن عمرو بن حرام

Ibn-Sa’d has quoted in his Tabqaat that Jabir bin ‘Abudllah bin ‘Amr bin Haram al-Ansaari (May Allah be pleased with him) was the last to die in Madinah, amongst the Sahaba. He witnessed the Second Ba’iah of ‘Aqabah and he was also present in Ba’iat ur Ridwan. And Adh-Dhahabi says when he died he was the last one to witness Ba’iah of ‘Aqabah. He has narrated many ahaadith. His father was a Sahabi who attained Shahadah in the battle of Uhud. He participated in the battle of Ahzaab and some narrators mention he was from amongst those who witnessed Badr. Al-Waqidi has mentioned a narration from him where he says he participated in sixteen ghazawaat with Allah’s Messenger.

Death: Ibn Sa’d narrates that he died in 77th Hijri and he was 84 years old then, and he was the governor of Madinah at that time. Al-Waqidi mentions his death in 78th Hijri. Adh-Dhahabi says he was 94 years old when he died.

Ash-Shaam:

The last Sahabi to die in Ash-Shaam (present day Syria, Jordan, Palestine etc.) was:

عبد الله بن بسر بن أبي بسر المازني

He has narrated very few ahadith and they are found in Sahah e Sitta. He was amongst those who opened the Island of Qabras in times of Uthman (May Allah be pleased with him).

Death: ‘Abudllah bin Basr bin Abi Basr Al-Maazni  (May Allah be pleased with him) died in Hams at the age of 100 in 94th Hijri according to al-Waqidi or 88th Hijri according to ibn ‘Asakir.

أبو أمامة الباهلي

Ibn Abdul Barr has mentioned Abu Umamah al-Bahili (May Allah be pleased with him) to be the last sahabi to die in ash-Shaam. Many scholars have narrated from him. Adh-Dhahabi says it is narrated that he participated in Ba’iah ur Ridwan.

Death: He died in 81st or 86th Hijri, and he was more than 80 years old.

Kufa:

The last Sahabi to die in Kufa (part of present day Iraq) was

عبد الله بن أبي أوفى

Adh-Dahabi says that he was present in Ba’it Ar-Ridwaan. His father was also a Sahabi. He has narrated many Ahadith.

Death: According to al-Waqidi he died in the year 86th Hijri and he was blind at that time. Adh-Dahabi says he died in 88th Hijri and he was near 100 years of age at that time.

Egypt:

The last Sahabi to die in Egypt was

عبد الله بن الحارث بن جزء أبو الحارث الزبيدي

He witnessed the opening of Egypt in times of ‘Umar bin al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) and stayed there till his death.

Death: Narrations mention his death to be in 85th or 86th or 87th Hijri, Adh-Dhahabi says that 86th Hijri is the correct opinion.

Few scholars have narrated that many Sahabi Jinns existed many years later. According to one Syrian Sufi Scholar the last Sahabi died near Euphrates 70 years back from now, and he was a Jinn.

والله اعلم بالصواب

References to the above mentioned dates and names can be found in:

[1] الطبقات الكبرى – ابن سعد

[2] للحافظ الذهبى سير أعلام النبلاء

[3] تاريخ مدينه دمشق – ابن عساكر

[4] البدايه و النهايه – ابن كثير

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The Loyalty Of Those Who Loved Prophet Muhammad (SA) January 30, 2010

The Prophet Muhammad (SA) was deeply loved and respected by those who followed Him. None would turn their back on Him, nor would any abandon the religion to which He had brought them. This deep love and reverence continues in the heart of every Muslim to this day. This love and loyalty can be show with many examples from His lifetime.

The Remarkable Companionship

One day the holy Prophet (SA) was saying His prayers in the Kaba. He was completely lost in thoughts of Allah. Abu Jahl and some other chiefs of Makkah were sitting in the courtyard of the Kaba. “I must finish with Muhammad today,” said Abu Jahl. So saying, he took a long piece of cloth. He put it around the holy Prophets (SA) neck. Then he twisted it hard. He was going to strangle the Messenger of Allah. The other chiefs looked on and laughed.

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Abu Bakr (RA) happened to see this from a distance. He at once ran to the help of the Prophet (SA). He pushed Abu Jahl aside and took off the cloth from around the holy Prophets (SA) neck. Thereupon Abu Jahl and the other enemies of Islam fell upon Abu Bakr (RA). They beat him very badly. Indeed, the beating was so severe that Abu akr (RA) fell down senseless. He was carried home. He did not regain his sense for several hours. And when he did come to himself, the first question he asked was, “Is the Prophet (SA) well?” Abu Bakr did not care about his own suffering. He was glad that he was able to save the Prophets (SA) life. Abu Bakr knew full well that if any harm came to the Prophet (SA), the only hope of mankind would be gone. This made him risk everything he held dear for the safety of the Prophet (SA) and for the spreading of His message.

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No Prophet or Messenger has ever had such devoted, faithful, loyal and sincere companions as those of Prophet Muhammad (SA). They constantly expressed their deep devotion and love for the Prophet (SA). They could not bear the slightest discomfort for their beloved Prophet (SA).

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It was the fourth year after the move of Medina. The towns of Adal and Qarah asked the Prophet (SA) to send some scholars to teach them. This was a trap, and on the way eight of the scholars were killed. Two of the scholars, Zaid ibn Ad-Dathinnah and Khubabi bin Adi, were taken back to Mecca. There they were tortured by having pieces of flesh cut from their bodies, and they were taunted by the crowd that encircled them. They were asked, “Don’t you wish now that your Prophet was in your place?” to which Zaid bin Ad-Dathannah responded calmly, as blood poured from his body, “No, I would hate to enjoy life while my beloved Prophet (SA) was suffering even from the prick of a thorn.”

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Abu Sufyan, the Prophets (SA) great enemy, said, “In this world I have never seen a person with friends who loved him this much.”

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A short while later Abu Sufyan had a change of heart, and he himself became a Muslim. He followed the Prophet (SA) everywhere He went, and would sit on His doorstep with his small son just to see the Prophet (SA) as He entered or exited. He even once found himself in a position to defend the Prophet (SA). He fought standing next to Prophet Muhammad’s (SA) mule, wielding his sword with his right hand, and holding his friend’s saddle with his left. Abu Sufyan loved the Prophet (SA) so much that after the latter’s death Abu Sufyan went and dug his own grave, dying three days later.

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When the Prophet (SA) cut off His hair, Khalid bin Walid (RA) asked permission to take some locks of hair to keep. And he took the locks and put them on his eyes.

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He kept these locks of hair all his life and carried them in his turban until he died.

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It is narrated that Khalid bin Walid lost his turban in the battle of Yarmuk and he told everyone to look for it. But they could not find it anywhere. He ordered them again to look for it and finally they found it. When they brought it to Khalid bin Walid they asked:

‘O Khalid! It is a torn and old turban, why did you waste our time for this turban?’

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Khalid bin Walid (RA) said: Once I took some locks of hair from the Prophet (SA) after He had cut them off. I kept them in my turban and since then whichever battle I have joined, I have been successful, the secret of my victories is my love for the Prophet (SA).”

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The Companions listen to what the Prophet (SA) said. They acted as the Prophet instructed. They practiced what the Prophet (SA) showed them. They loved the Prophet (SA) more than their own souls.

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They served and saved the faith with their great sacrifices and sincere deeds and practices.

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May Allah grant us the guidance to follow in the footsteps of the brightest stars, the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad (SA), at all times.

 

 
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