Indeed, you find it amazing that you hear it from a great woman when Islam was yet to be introduced.
But, she was not like any other woman, she was the woman whom Allah Azza Wa Jall handpicked to be the companion of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam on his greatest journey.
She was Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid Radiyallahu Anha. _____
Wallahi whenever I go through the story of the beginning of the Wahy (revelation) to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, this part with his wife truly melts my heart.
I really find it amazing on how Allah Azza Wa Jall placed such love and wisdom upon Khadijah Radiyallahu Anha, she just had this beautiful way of comforting the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam.
”… When he (The Prophet) arrived home, he was received warmly by Khadijah Radiyallahu Anha as usual. He asked Khadijah RA to cover him with a blanket because he was still shivering. Khadijah RA gave him a blanket. When he felt better, he expressed concerned about what was happening. He narrated the whole incident and said that he was frightened and actually feared for his life.
By this, Khadijah RA with her beautiful soul, reassured the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam with such words above (Never, by Allah! Allah will never disgrace you.”
Khadijah RA reassured the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam of his praiseworthy character and attributes. She reminded hiim that he was always truthful, that he brought people’s hearts together, that he helped the poor and the needy, assisted the weak, and treated his guests.
Subhan’Allah, the words of Khadijah RA at that time were full of wisdom.
By reminding him of the good things he had done for years, she essentially said that a person with his character could not be disgraced by Allah; if anything, Allah would honor such person.“ _____
Khadijah RA gave the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, reassurance.
Wallahi, I have seen how marriages broke because the other spouse couldn’t give such reassurance to the other. May Allah Azza Wa Jall make it easy for everyone. Amin
Indeed, reassurance is hard to find from people, because some people love for the sake of love, just loves what is happening right now, but those who love for the sake of Allah Azza Wa Jall, doesn’t only care about the love that is now and the time that is now, but they think beyond the future in the dunya but the future for the akhirah, your life after death!
Always reassure the person you love of the good things they have, for there are people on this world that love so big but receive so little, and all they usually ask is to be reassured that they are loved back or that they are cared for as well.
To those who are married, let this be a reminder for you and your spouse on how such things should be handled when there comes a calamity or distress upon each other.
To those who are bound to marry, learn from the character of Khadijah RA, whether you are the groom or you are the bride to be, incorporate this beautiful character of Khadijah RA.
To those who are still looking for marriage, reassure your parents with the love you have for them, that no matter what age they reach you will always be there for them. _____
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall grants us pious companions in this dunya that remind us of the akhirah.
Pada suatu hari, ketika Sayyidatina Aishah menjahit baju pada waktu sahur, tiba-tiba jarumnya terjatuh. Secara kebetulan, lampu yang dipasang sejak tadi telah padam.
Rasulullah s.a.w masuk dalam kegelapan tetapi wajahnya yang bercahaya itu menyebabkan isteri baginda ini berjaya mengutip kembali jarum yang terjatuh.
“Ya Rasulullah, suamiku, alangkah bercahayanya wajahmu,”
kata Sayyidatina Aisyah.
Kemudian, dia menyambung,
“Siapakah yang tidak akan melihatmu pada hari kiamat?”
Rasulullah menjawab, “Orang yang bakhil.”
Sayyidatina Aisyah bertanya lagi, “Siapakah orang yang bakhil itu Ya Rasulullah?”
“Orang yg bakhil itu ialah orang yang tidak mengucap selawat ke atasku apabila mendengar namaku disebut,” jawab Rasulullah.
selawat dan salam buat junjungan besar Nabi Muhammad s.a.w.
Does it bring you joy? Or do you reprimand them quickly? _____ Ma sha Allah. Such a beautiful scene it would be to see such sons trying and practising calling the adhan.
That is why tonight, I would like to share to you a beautiful story about this youngster who did just same as those little kids we find in the masajid. And I pray that this would add to the delight on our hearts whenever we see a little kid who tries to call the adhan. _____
This happened during the time when the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam headed to Hunayn after the conquest of Makkah, in Al Ja’irranah.
He was Abu Mahdhurah Radiyallahu Anhu whose real name was Aws Ibn Rabi’ah Radiyallahu Anhu. He was 15 years old and was amongst the inhabitants of Makkah. He used to tend to ship with his friends around Makkah.
One day they went to an oasis in Al Jar’irranah close to Wadi Hunayn when he heard the sound of the adhan, and this was the adhan for Dhuhr made by Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu. And because Abu Mahdhurah RA was very pleased at the beautiful voice of Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu, he started to mess around and imitate Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu.
As Bilal Radiyallahu Anhu called the adhan in the Muslim army camp, Abu Mahdhurah copied his words whilst stood amid his sheep. And because it turned out that Abu Mahdhurah RA had a beautiful and clear voice, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam was able to hear him.
Once the adhan had finish, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam ordered Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Zubair Ibn Awwam Radiyallahu Anhum to fetch the boy to him. As they went to the other side of the oasis and brought back Abu Mahdhurah RA and his friends, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam asked: “Who just made the call to prayer among you?”
Feeling embarrassed and shy before the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, all of the boys remained silent.
So the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said to one of them: “Let me hear the adhan”. However, that particular boys voice was not very good, so he said to another boy, “You make the call to prayer”, but still it was not that good, so for the third time, he turned to Abu Mahdhurah RA and said “Make the call to prayer” and his voice was beautiful and pleasant. So the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam asked him: “Were you the one who made the call to prayer berfore?”
Abu Mahdhurah RA replied: “Yes, that was me.” With that, Abu Mahdhurah’s friends ran off and he was ordered to sit down. He feared that he was going to be punished as he made fun of Bilal RA, but look at how the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam approached him:
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam stretched out his hand, took off his turban and supplicated for Abu Mahdhurah RA saying: “O Allah, bless him and guide him to Islam.”
He then stroked his head with his hand and made the same supplication for him a second time. This character of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam made such a great impact on Abu Mahdhurah RA that it made him enter the fold of Islam.
The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam found his voice extremely beautiful, that at the time that Makkah had been conquest and there was a need for someone to become the muadhdhin in Makkah, the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam said to that Abu Mahdhurah RA was the best person for the job, so he said to him: “Go and make the call to prayer to the people of Makkah; you are now the muadhdhin of the people of Makkah.” _____
Allahu’akbar! How beautiful was this story! It is said that because the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam had blessed Abu Mahdhurah RA by stroking his head that he vowed to never cut his hair or shave ever again. So he grew his hair very long and he continued to be the muadhdhin until his death, and this honor of becoming a muadhdhin in Makkah remained in his lineage for some 300 years.
Let us remember this hadith:
Ibn-‘Umar (RA) that Muhammad ﷺ said; “The Mu'adhdhin will receive forgiveness to the extent the voice of his Adhān reaches; every living and non-living thing that hears his voice, supplicates for his forgiveness. In another narration it is stated: Every living and non-living thing replies to his Adhān.”
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens the hearts of the kids of this Ummah to love the call of prayer and make them also amongst the people who will have the longest necks on the day of Judgment.
Story was taken from:
• Al Isti’ab fi Ma’rifat Al Ashab, p. 842-4 • Al Isabah fi Tamyiz As Sihabah 7/203 • Sahih Muslim Hadith no. 379 • Siyar A’lam an Nubala 3/117-119
Have you ever wondered who was the first ever Muslim on the face of the earth to enter Makkah reciting the talbiyah?
No guess? Let me tell you a bit of his story. ______
He was Thumamah Ibn Uthal Radiyallahu Anhu, a leader in the province of Al Yamamah, a region close to the modern day Riyadh in Saudi Arabia. He was such an influential man, but also was “once” amongst those great enemies of Islam who wanted to kill the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, but when he lost his way to Makkah… things changed. _____
We may all have heard about the man who was captured and was tied to a column in a masjid who was approached by the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam for two days, given food, drink and milk from his own camel…This was the very man that Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam set free and later on accepted Islam.
What we didn’t know is that Thumamah RA was on his way to perform umrah that time but not under the rights of Islam, so when the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam set him free and he accepted Islam, he left to fulfil his intention of doing Umrah but now, as a Muslim.
When he reached the valley of Makkah, he began shouting the talbiyah:
The Quraish on the other hand, heard the sound of the talbiyah and felt both the anger and alarm. With drawn swords, they set out towards the voice to punish the one who had assaulted their preserve but as they came closer they found out that it was Thumamah RA who was reciting.
One of them, a young Quraish, was so angered that he was about to throw an arrow to Thumamah RA, but he was grabbed by the other man and was told that he was the ruler of Al Yamamah and they should not harm him because of this or his people will cut all their supplies with dire consequences for us.
When Thumamah RA saw this, he started to raise his voice even higher while reciting the talbiyah and looked upon them with pride and defiance.
So one of them came up to Thumamah RA and said: “What is wrong with you, Thumamah?” Have you given in and abandoned your religion and the religion of your forefathers?”
“I have not given in”, Thumamah RA replied, but I have decided to follow the best religion, I follow the religion of Muhammad.” He then went on: “I swear to you by the Lord of this House that after my return to Al Yamamah, no grain of wheat or any of its produce shall reach you until you follow Muhammad.”
So, Thumamah RA performed his umrah as how the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam has instructed him. He dedicated his sacrifice to Allah alone.
Thumamah then returned to his land and ordered his people to withhold supplies from the Quraish. The boycott gradually began to have effect and became more and more stringent. Prices then began to bite and there was even fear of death among the Quraish.
And this is where the treaty of Hudaybiyyah came. _____
Look at how beautiful the story of Thumamah RA, indeed he reminds us of the story of ‘Umar Ibn Al Khattab RA. With such bravery and courage these men has set the standards of how one should stand firmly on the Tawheed and belief in Islam, that once we are called Muslims, we should fulfil our obligations, that we are at His Call every single minute.
So many of us have forgotten the importance of giving service to Islam, so many of us have long forgotten the way the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam would treat people who intended to kill him, people who wanted to do bad on him, people who have mistreated him and yet we say we love and follow the sunan of the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalaam, yet when we see a man in torn clothes asking us for a penny, we shun away or that when we hear about the death of a muslim brother or sister it doesn’t affect us.
O servants of Allah! Can we not be the likes of Thumamah RA who would greatly and firmly stand and dedicate themselves in the service of Islam, both in ‘ilm and amal?
Reflect and ponder O Muslims! _____
And we pray that Allah Azza Wa Jall enlightens our hearts to fulfil our obligations in the service of Islam, may we be amongst those Muslims who would love to dedicate their lives in full service and worship to Allah Azza Wa Jall.
Story was taken from:
• Sahih Al Bukhari 4372 • Fath Al Bari 8/109-111 • Zad Al Ma’ad 3/277 • As Sirat Al Nabawiyyah Ibn Hisham 4/295,296
The Kaaba Black Stone: A Holy Stone from Outer Space?
Every day, five
times a day, Muslims across the world face the holy site of Mecca and pray.
Mecca is believed to be the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad but when followers
face the site, it is not actually Mecca they are praying to but a building
called the Ka’aba. The word Ka'aba means Cube and on
one corner of this sacred building, is a cornerstone known as the Black Stone.
Its history is shrouded in mystery and there is much speculation over what the
stone might be. Worshipped since before the birth of Islam, many Muslims
believe the stone is in fact a meteorite possessing supernatural powers.