بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم

HOW SAHAABAH LOVED PROPHET (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)

HOW SAHAABAH LOVED PROPHET
(SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)

 

Sacrificing the Love of Mother
One of the Sahaabah (Companions) of Prophet of Islam, Hadhrat Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas related that when his mother heard the news of his embracing Islam, she flew into a rage. She came up to him and said: “O Sa’ad! What is this religion that you have embraced which has taken you away from the religion of your mother and father…? By God! Either you forsake your new religion or I would not eat or drink until I die. Your heart would be broken with grief for me and remorse would consume you on account of the deed which you have done and people would censure you forever more.’‘

Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas said: “Don’t do (such a thing), O my mother! For I would not give up my religion for anything.” However, she went on with her threat…

For days she neither ate nor drank. She became emaciated and weak. Hour after hour, Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas went to her asking whether he may bring her some food or something to drink but she persistently refused, insisting that she would neither eat nor drink until she died or he abandoned his religion.

Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas said to her: “Yaa Ummi (O my mother)! In spite of my strong love for you, my love for Allah and His Messenger is indeed stronger. By Allah! If you had a thousand souls and one soul after another were to depart, I would not abandon this my religion for anything.”

When she saw that her son was determined she relented unwillingly and ate and drank.”

The Sacrifice of Seven Ansaris
During the battle of Uhud, the Quraish attacked the Muslims from behind when the Muslim archers left their position misunderstanding the orders of Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam). All Muslims there, fell into chaos and fierce fighting was going on in the field. The infidels of Quraish from Makkah al Mukarramah attacked Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), where nine of his Sahaabah was standing in front of him keeping him at their back.

It has been reported on the authority of Hadhrat Anas bin Malik that (when the infidels of Quraish tribe got the upper hand) on the day of the Battle of Uhud, Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was left with only seven men from the Ansar (the companions from Madinah al Munawwarah) and two Muslims from Quraish tribe, living with Prophet Muhammad (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) in Madinah al Munawwarah.When the enemy advanced towards him and overwhelmed him, he said: Whoso turns them away from us will attain Jannah (Paradise) or will be my companion in Jannah. A man from the Ansar came forward and fought (the enemy) until he was martyred. The enemy advanced and overwhelmed him again and he repeated the words: Whoso turns them away, from us will attain Jannah or will be my companion in Jannah. A man from the Ansar came forward and fought until he was martyred. This state continued until the seven men from Ansar were martyred (one after the other)……. (Muslim)

The Human Shield of Hadhrat Talhah and Hadhrat Sa’ad
After the martyrdom of the seventh Ansari in Battle of Uhud, two Quraishis were left guarding Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam); Hadhrat Talhah bin ‘Ubaidullah and Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas.

Narrated Mu’tamir’s father that Hadhrat ‘Uthman said that on the day of the battle of Uhud, none remained with the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) but Talha and Sad. (Bukhari)

These two Sahaabah bravely fought the enemy and used their own bodies as shields to protect the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), such was their love for him.

Narrated Hadhrat Qais: “I saw Talhah’s paralyzed hand with which he had protected the Prophet on the day of Uhud.” (Bukhari)

Hadhrat Abu Bakr Siddiq said that when it was Uhud Day and at the time that the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was left behind, he was the first to go back and see him. Before he could reach there, he saw a man fighting to shield the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) from the enemies. He wished he were Talhah. On the way, he was overtaken by Hadhrat Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Al-Jarraah, who was then moving as swiftly as a bird. They both rushed to dress the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam)’s wounds. There they found Hadhrat Talhah suffering from serious wounds before Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam).”

Narrated Hadhrat ‘Ali that he had never heard the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) mentioning his father and mother for anybody other than Hadhrat Sa’ad ibne Abi Waqaas. He saidhe heard him saying on the day of Uhud: “O Sa’ad! Throw (arrows). Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you!” (Bukhari)

The Human Shield of Sahaabah
During the battle of Uhud, when the battle turned against Muslims,and Allah (Subhaanahu Wa Ta’aalaa)’s Messenger (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) was left with Hadhrat Talhah bin Ubaidullah and Hadhrat Sa’ad ibneAbi Waqaas for a short period of time, other Sahaabah arrived to shield the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam).

In a version by Hadhrat ‘Ayeshah recorded in Ibn Hibban’s Saheeh, she narrated that Hadhrat Abu Bakr had said: At those awkward moments of that day, a group of Muslims gathered around the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) forming a shield to protect him from the idolaters. Ibne Sa’ad, the historian has written names of Sahaabah who were there to protect the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam). They were Hadhrat Abu Bakr, Hadhrat Umar bin Khattab, Hadhrat Abdur Rahman bin ‘Auf, Hadhrat Sa’ad bin Waqaas, Hadhrat Talhah, Hadhrat Zubair bin Awaam, Hadhrat Abu ‘Ubaidah bin Jarraah. Besides theses seven Muhajireen, there were seven from among Ansar: Hadhrat Abu Dujaanah, Hadhrat Khabbaab bin Munzir, Hadhrat ‘Aasim bin Thaabit, Hadhrat Haarith, Hadhrat Suhail bin Haneef, Hadhrat Sa’ad bin Ma’aaz, Hadhrat Usaid bin Huzair.

Hadhrat Abu Talhah Ansari’s Shield:
Narrated Hadhrat Anas that on the day of Uhud, the people left the Prophet while Hadhrat Abu Talhah was in front of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam) shielding him with his leather shield…

The Prophet would raise his head to look at the enemy, whereupon Hadhrat Abu Talhah would say: “Let my father and mother be sacrificed for you! Do not raise your head, lest an arrow of the enemy should hit you. (Let) my neck (be struck) rather than your neck.” (Bukhari)

A Muslim Woman’s Courage
Hadhrat Umme Ammaarah, went following the Muslims…when the situation turned against the Muslims. She rushed to be by the side of the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam).

When Ibne Qamiah attacked the Prophet (SallAllaho Alaihe WaSallam), she rushed forward like a flash of lightening and launched sever attacks (on him)…But his counter attack left a deep injury on her arm near the shoulder.”