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Helping on the Occasion of Hijrah

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Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2021 15:12

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu Abi Bakr [radhiyallahu ‘anhuma] – Part Two)

When the second pledge of ‘Aqabah took place, the Ansaar (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of Madeenah Munawwarah requested Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to migrate to their city, pledging to protect and support Islam and the Muslims. After this pledge, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) to perform hijrah (migrate) to Madeenah Munawwarah.

As for Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), then Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) instructed him to wait so that he could be the companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the journey of hijrah. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said to him, “Wait, for I hope that I will soon be granted divine permission from Allah Ta‘ala to perform hijrah.”

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Mindful of the True Master

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2021 12:01

On one occasion, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) went to the outskirts of Madeenah Munawwarah with some of his companions. On arriving at the outskirts, they spread a dastarkhaan (eating cloth) and began to partake of some food.

While they were eating, a shepherd, caring for a flock of goats, happened to pass by and greeted them with salaam. Seeing him, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) invited him to join them in the meal saying, “Come, O shepherd, come, and share in our meal!” However, the shepherd excused himself saying, “I am fasting.”

Hearing this, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) remarked, “You are fasting on such a scorching day, when hot winds are blowing, and you are a shepherd in the mountains, caring for goats?” The shepherd responded, “I am hastening in acquiring the reward of ‘ayyaamul khaaliyah’ (the shepherd was referring to the verse of the Quraan Majeed which mentions that the people in Jannah will be told, ‘Eat and drink with pleasure, as a reward for what you did in advance during ayyaamul khaaliyah [past days in the world]).’”

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The Somersaults of the Heart

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Last Updated on Thursday, 19 August 2021 15:15

On one occasion, Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the respected wife of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was asked, “Which du‘aa would Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) make the most when he was with you (in your home)?” She replied, “The du‘aa that he would make the most was:

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوْبِ ، ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِيْ عَلَى دِيْنِكَ

Transliteration: Ya Muqallibal Quloob! Sabbit qalbee ‘alaa deenik

Translation: O the Turner of hearts! Keep my heart firm on Your Deen!”

Sayyidah Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) asked Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) as to why he made this du‘aa in such abundance. He replied, “O Ummu Salamah (radhiyallahu ‘anha)! Every person’s heart is in the complete control of Allah Ta‘ala. Whomsoever Allah Ta‘ala wishes, He keeps steadfast, and whomsoever He wishes, He allows to go astray.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3522)

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From the People of Jannah

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 10 August 2021 09:25

On one occasion, the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) were seated in the blessed presence of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) when he said, “In a few moments, a man from the people of Jannah will appear before you.” Just then, an Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared, carrying his sandals in his left hand, with his beard dripping with the water of wudhu.

This continued for another two days, where Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made the same announcement to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), and the very same Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) appeared.

Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr bin ‘Aas (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) wished to spend some time in the company of this Ansaari Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) so that he could observe his conduct and actions, and thus identify the special quality or action he possessed on account of which Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) had given him the glad tidings of Jannah.

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A Paragon of Perseverance

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Last Updated on Monday, 02 August 2021 14:01

(Sayyidah Asmaa bintu Abi Bakr [radhiyallahu ‘anhuma] – Part One)

Imagine a woman whose father is the best man to ever set foot on the earth after the Ambiyaa (‘alaihimus salaam) … her sister is married to the leader of all the Prophets (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) … she married one of the ‘Asharah Mubash-sharah (the ten Sahaabah [radhiyallahu ‘anhum] given the glad tidings of Jannah by Rasulullah [sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam] in one gathering) … and her son was the khaleefah of the Muslims in the land of Hijaaz.

This fortunate, blessed woman was none other than Sayyidah Asmaa (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the daughter of Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), the elder sister of Sayyidah ‘Aaishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) (she was approximately seventeen years old when Sayyidah ‘Aaishah [radhiyallahu ‘anha] was born), the wife of Sayyiduna Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), and mother of Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma).

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