Pious friends of Allah, who live the Sunnah (traditions) of the Messenger of Allah ﷺ with extreme sensitivity, and who follow that sun of mercy with love and longing.

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“One person goes to the public bath. In the public bath one of his friends gives him a nice smelling clay (cleaning soil) so that he can clean himself. A wonderful scent emanates from the clay that caresses the spirit. The man asks the clay:

“Oh dear! Are you musk or amber? I am in ecstasy due to your beautiful scent that attracts the hearts…”

The clay responds to him as follows:

“I am neither musk nor amber. I am just an ordinary soil.

However, I was under a rose sprout and every dawn I was being kneaded by the dews that were dropping from the rosebuds. So, the scent that you are feeling which refreshes the hearts belongs to those roses…”

Rose is the symbol of the Prophet Muhammadﷺ. This world is like a classroom and in this classroom, the most important education is:

To get to know the Sultan of the Roses
To have a share from the holy scent of that Rose,
To be a drop of dew in the petal of that Rose.
The most essential material needed in this path is the love for him.

- An Excerpt from Sheikh Sadi Shirazi’s work called Gulistan (“The Land of Rose”). Sheikh Sadi (rah) tells in a representative style, how the friends of Allah owe their beauty to the Messenger of Allahﷺ and how all of their spiritual states come from the spirituality of the Messenger of Allahﷺ.

The Prophetﷺ is a sun who spreads the excitement of eternal bliss and who illuminates all the worlds. The friends of Allah, who are the inheritors of prophets, are in the rank of a moon which is a mirror to the Sun. The existence of the moon depends on the existence of the sun. This is because all of the light, beauty, and magnificence of the moon are little reflections which come from the Sun.

Manners towards everything close to the Messenger of Allahﷺ

The lovers of the Prophetﷺ manifested the best examples of manners towards and everything close to the Messenger of Allahﷺ.The state of the Ottoman sultan Yavuz Selim, who loved the Prophetﷺ, is a good example for us. He conquered Egypt in 1517 and took over the office of the caliphate. On Friday February 20th, when preacher of the Malik Muayyad Mosque called him as “Ḥākim al-Ḥaramayn al-Sharifayn or ruler of the two honorable cities or Mecca and Medina”, he stopped the preacher and told him with tearful eyes:

“No, no! I am not the ruler of these blessed places. On the contrary, I am “Ḥādim al-Ḥaramayn al-Sharifayn or the servant of the two honorable cities or Mecca and Medina.”

Then he took the carpet off the ground and prostrated on earth and thanked his Lord. And as a sign of his servitude, he put a plume in the shape of a broom on top of his turban from that day on.

Another magnificent example of respect was manifested by the oppressed and martyred Ottoman sultan Abdulaziz Khan. One day when he was lying sick in his bed, he was told that: “He had a message from Medina.”

He told his assistants:

“Help me to stand up immediately. I need to listen to the requests coming from these blessed cities standing. It is disrespectful to listen to the requests of the neighbors of the Prophetﷺ lying in bed.”

And he also performed ritual ablution whenever he got mail from Medina, kissed the letters for there was Medina’s dust over them and then gave them to his head clerk in order to be opened and read.

 

1000 Dinars

Abu Huraira (radiAllahu anhu) relates the following hadith which is very telling:

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ told us of the beautiful state of a person from the sons of Israel. That person had asked for a loan of a thousand dinars from another person. The one who was asked for the loan said:

“Bring me your witnesses and I will give you the money in
front of them”.

The one who was asking for the loan replied:

“Allah is enough of a witness”. The lender then said:

“In that case bring me a guarantor”. The borrower said:

“Allah is enough of a guarantor”. The lender then said:

“You have spoken the truth” and gave him the money for a particular term.

The man then went on a sea trip and met his needs. Then, in order to return and pay the man back in the term that they had agreed upon, he searched for a boat to take him back, but he could not find one. In desperation, he found a wooden plank and carved out its centre. Into the hole he placed the thousand dinars together with a note addressed to the lender. Then he re-covered the hole and went to the seashore:

“O Allah! You know that I borrowed a thousand dinars from so and so. When he asked me for a witness I told him that “Allah was enough for a witness”. And he was content with You as a witness. And when he asked me for a guarantor, I told him: “Allah is enough as a guarantor”. And he was content with You as his guarantor. Now I have struggled to find a boat, but have not been able to find one. So I am entrusting this to You”. Then he threw the plank of wood into the sea. The wooden plank floated upon the sea and then disappeared from view.

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The man then parted from there and continued to search for a boat.

Meanwhile the lender was awaiting a boat to bring back his money. There was no boat but he found the wooden plank which contained his money. He took it to use it in his house. When he sawed it apart he came across the letter and the money.

A little while later, the borrower of the money found a boat and returned to his hometown. Thinking of the possibility that the man did not find the plank with the money, he went to the man, taking a thousand dinars with him.

“I searched continuously for a boat to bring back your money. However I could not find one before the boat that brought me back now”. The lender of the money said to him”

“Did you not send me anything”.

“I told you that I searched for a boat but could not find one”.

The lender said:
“Allah Most High paid me back that money in your place and brought it to me in a plank of wood as reward for your sincerity. Consequently the thousand dinars that you have brought now is yours. Now you can return in peace having been reunited with your thousand dinars”. (Bukhari, Kefalet I, Buyu 10).

When Allah is a guarantor of an affair, the seemingly impossible can take place easily. What befalls the servant is to trust in him sincerely and in truth…

Rely upon Allah
Submit and find peace

-An excerpt from “Civilizations of virtue 2″.

Fasting Six Days of Shawwal

The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Fasting Ramadan and following it with six days from Shawwal is like continual fasting.” [Muslim, on the authority of Abu Ayyub (Allah be pleased with him)]

This is because the reward of actions is multiplied (at least) ten-fold. So Ramadan is like fasting 300 days, and the six days of Shawwal like fasting 60 days. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) himself stated this explictly: “Fasting Ramadan is like fasting ten months, and fasting six days [of Shawwal] is like fasting two months. That is like fasting a full year.” [Ahmad & Nasa'i]

1. Religiously recommended.  The majority of the scholars–including Imam Shafi`i, Imam Ahmad, and Imam Abu Hanifa (May Allah be pleased with them all) consider it a recommended sunna to fast six days in Shawwal. There are narrations from Abu Hanifa indicating its dislikedness, but these are understood to relate to considering it a duty to fast these days. [Nawawi, Majmu`; Ibn Qudama, Mughni; Ibn al-Humam/Marghinani, Fath al-Qadir `ala al-Hidaya; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

However, Imam Malik’s (May Allah be pleased with him) stance was different on this issue.  He disliked the laymen fasting these days in fear that they would regard it to be at par with the fasts of Ramadhan. (Mawaahib al-Jaleel 3/329)

2. Consecutive or not? The Shafi’i school recommend one to fast the six days consecutively. They based this on a hadith related by Tabarani and others in which the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) is reported to have said, “Fasting six consecutive days after Eid al-Fitr is like fasting the entire year.”   Whereas scholars of the Hanafi and Hanbali schools have left the sequence of fasting at the discretion of the individual; it will be permissible to fast consecutively as well as inconsecutively.  The Hanafi and Hanbali scholars categorised the hadith mention by Tabrani as weak.  In addition to this, they mention that the hadith reported in Sahih Muslim is absolute (mutlaq); it is free of any restrictive words.  Hence, it can be deduced from here that any six days of shawwaal will suffice for one to acquire this reward.  (mughni al-muhtaaj 1/654) (Radd al-muhtaar 3/422) (al-mughni 4/438)

3. Combining intentions with missed fasts. If somebody fasts six fasts in Shawwal as make-up (qadha) or vow (nazr), it is hoped from the mercy of Allah that one will still attain the reward of fasting six days in Shawwal.  It would be better to perform both separately which will be greater in reward. (mughni al-muhtaaj 1/654)

Ramadan is the month in which we fight sin and Shawwal is the month in which we fight Ghaflah
-Shaykh Kamaluddin Ahmed (db)

Let us set a goal of fasting 6 days in the month of shawwal. In sha Allah, these 6 days along with the fasting in Ramadan will reward us with benefits equal to the benefit of fasting for the whole year.

Also encourage your family and friends.

JazakAllahu Khayra.

 

The Battle of Badr: 17th Ramadan

Date: 17th of Ramadan : 2 years after Hijri – 624 Common Era
Location:  80 miles south west of Madina Shareef

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The Battle of Badr is the most important battle in the whole of human history as it firmly established Islam as the only true religion for the whole of humanity till the end of time.  In Makka, the Prophet ﷺ devoted himself almost exclusively to expounding the basic principles of Islamic faith and to the moral and spiritual training of his Companions (may Allah be pleased with them all). After the Emigration, however, people belonging to different tribes and regions of ‘Arabia, who had embraced Islam, began to concentrate in Madina. Although the Muslims held only a tiny piece of the land, the whole of Arabia, under the leadership of the Quraysh, moved against them, bent upon their extermination.

In these circumstances, the very survival, let alone the success, of this small group of believers depended upon several factors. First, that they should propagate their beliefs with the utmost conviction in order to convert others. Second, that they should demonstrate the falsity of their opponents’ standpoint so convincingly that there could remain no justifiable ground for any intelligent person to entertain any doubt on the question. Third, that they as the followers of the Prophetﷺ should not become disheartened because they had been driven out of their homes and were faced, through the hostility and opposition of the whole country, with economic stringency, hunger, and constant insecurity and danger, but that they should confront the situation with patience and fortitude. Fourth, that they should be able to find a way to retake all their wealth and goods usurped by the Makkans during Emigration. Fifth, that they should be prepared to resist with both courage and the force of arms the violent assault by which the enemy intended to frustrate their movement, and that in this resistance they should not heed the enemy’s superiority in either numbers or material resources.

In addition to the threats coming from Makka and its allied tribes, there were, in Madina itself, three tribes of the Jews. As explained earlier, the Jews held the control of the economic life of the city. In Madina, another element of enmity against Islam also began to emerge in the form of hypocrisy. One group of hypocrites consisted of those who had no faith in Islam but had entered the ranks of the Muslim community merely in order to create mischief.

For 13 years in Makkah, none of the Companion (may Allah be pleased with them all) took out even a small knife, a knife or anything to defend themselves against to mushriks who were torturing, making them to suffer, humiliating them, taking away their rights and everything. They did not even think of defending themselves, rather were busy obeying to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ and confronted the situation with utmost patience and fortitude .

The Battle of Badr is the most important battle in the whole of human history as it firmly established Islam as the only true religion for the whole of humanity till the end of time. It took place on 17 Ramadan 2 A.H, 624 C.E. The beloved holy Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, together with 313 of his Sahaba (Companions) and angels sent by Allah defeated about 1000 better armed polytheists of the tribe of Quraysh.

The Companions of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ who took part are the Muhajirin and the Ansar. The Muhajirin are the Muslims from Makkah who had migrated to Madina. The Ansar are the Muslims of Madina who helped them settle in Madina.

The two main tribes of Madina were Aws and Khazraj. The Ansar (Helpers) of Madina, are thus classified either as Awsi (belonging to the Aws tribe) or Khazraji (belonging to the Khazraj tribe).

And they submitted themselves to the Prophetﷺ. They did not complain. Sahabi-e-kiram;  they feel pain, they feel hunger but they submitted themselves to the Holy Prophetﷺ. So when they came to Medina, and they heard that the mushriks were coming to destroy them, they looked to the Prophet (ﷺ), and the Prophet(ﷺ) is saying, “we will not move, until Allah give us the permission to move. Until Allah gives me an order, I will not move.” They submitted.

When the order came, Holy Prophet ﷺ said, “Allah is saying, ‘now take your sword and strike, but to know that it is Allah that takes the lives, not you.’”And they were so happy. They were not happy because of revenge. They were happy, because Allah gave them an order, Allah communicated with them. Allah spoke to them. And it is their chance now, to make Allah happy.

Allah swt is saying in the Surah ul-Araf, ‘So tell the stories that perhaps they will think.’ Islam it is a religion for the man who sits and reflects on the signs around him; on what had happened in the history, on what happened to earlier nations, to earlier Prophets.  We ought to remember these warriors of Badr, all 313 of them and offering our respect, maybe some fatihas for them. But we must remember that it did not end there. The battle of Badr ended, yes. That was the first battle, but there is a final battle yet to come, and both the battles are linked. And the thousand angels that Allah swt promised on the Battle of Badr is going to happen in the final fight against the Dajjal.  So now, we should prepare ourselves. Not to say, ‘I am this, or I am that’, rather learn from the battle of badr and prepare ourselves for the next battle, which is going to be both spiritual and physical.

According to the Ahadith in Jami’ us-Sahih of Imam al-Bukhari (Vol. 5, p. 201, Hadith Numbers 292-294), the number of warriors in the Battle of Badr were more than 310 of whom more than 60 were the Muhajirin (from Makkah) and more than 249 were the Ansar (from Madina). According to scholars of sirah (history, biography), 313 companions took part in the Battle of Badr of whom 82 were the Muhajirin and 231 were the Ansar (61 Awsi and 170 Khazraji). Wallahu A’lam (Allah Knows Best).

The number of Companions that are normally listed in Classics of Muslim Spirituality are more than those who actually took part because there are some Companions who were considered by the Beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ‘alayhi wa Sallam to be Ahl Badr (The Warriors of Badr) even though they were not actually present because they were sent by him on special assignments elsewhere at that time.

Another reason why the list is greater than 313 is that in some instances, Muslim historians and the ‘ulama (the learned) are not absolutely sure from the evidence they have collected whether a particular Companion was actually present at Badr or not. So, perhaps they have decided to err in including the name rather than to err in leaving it out. For that reason perhaps, Imam ibn Kathir lists 321, Imam al-Barzanji lists 368, Mawlana Khalid al-Baghdadi lists 366, Shaykh ‘Abdur Rahman Chohravi mentions 357, Shaykh Mustafa Rushdi ad-Dimishqi has 356 while Shaykh ‘AbdurRahman al-Azhariyy has 385.

We should remind ourselves that Asma’ Ahl Badr (the names of the Muslim warriors of the Battle of Badr) are Jalali (Majestic). They need the Jamal (Beauty) of Salawat (Invocation of Blessings) to cool them. So before we recite these, and after completing the recitation, it is recommended to recite Durood Shareef 100 times. Or instead, we can recite Qasidah al-Burda.  Once we have recited the Salawat, we can come to the Asma’ Ahl al-Badr.

Shuhada (Muslim Martyrs of the Battle of Badr)
Please recite Sayyidinaa before each name and Radi ALLAHu ‘Anhu (Allah is Pleased with Him) after each name.
Allahumma Agithna ya Giyath al-Mustaghitheen bi Haqqi
(O Allah! O The Succour of those who seek help, save us for the sake of)

1. Haritha bin Suraqa al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
2. Dhush-shimaalayn ibn ‘Abdi ‘Amr al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
3. Rafi’ bin al-Mu’alla al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
4. Sa’d bin Khaythama al-Awsi, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
5. Safwan bin Wahb al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
6. ‘Aaqil bin al-Bukayr al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
7. ‘Ubayda bin al-Harith al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
8. ‘Umayr bin al-Humam al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
9. ‘Umayr bin Abi Waqqas al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
10. ‘Awf bin al-Harith al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
11. Mubashshir bin ‘Abdi’l Mundhir al-Awsi, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
12. Mu’awwidh bin al-Harith al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
13. Mihja’ bin Salih al-Muhajiri, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.
14. Yazid bin al-Harith bin Fus.hum al-Khazraji, Rady Allahu ‘Anhu.

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Wallahu Ta’ala Aa’lam (Allah knows best)


Incident Before The Battle of Badr. (17th Ramadan)

An Incident Before The Battle of Badr, Showing The Love The Sahaba Had For The Messenger of Allahﷺ

RasoolAllahﷺ was straightening the lines of the ranks as if he was straightening the lines for prayer and he was holding an arrow in his hands. He came up to one of the soldiers, Sawad bin Ghuazzaiyya, who was protruding a bit from the line. So RasoolAllahﷺ slightly nudged him back with his arrow.

Sawad (RadiAllahu Anhu) said, “Oh RasoolAllahﷺ you have hurt me, I want to retaliate.”

This was just before the battle. Here was one soldier who was saying to The Prophet of Allah that he wants to retaliate with him.

So RasoolAllahﷺ exposed his stomach to Sawad and said “Go ahead and retaliate.”

RasoolAllahﷺ didn’t get angry, heﷺ didn’t ask his soldiers to throw him in prison, because a soldier is talking to the head of the military in such a fashion. He simply allowed him to retaliate.

So Sawad (RadiAllahu Anhu) hugs RasoolAllahﷺ and he kisses his stomach. That was his retaliation.

RasoolAllahﷺ asked Sawad why did he do that?

Sawad (RadiAllahu Anhu) said, “Oh Messenger of Allah, you can see what is about to happen. I wanted my last contact with you to be my skin touching yours.”

Sawad (RadiAllahu Anhu) was saying that he might die during the battle, they were facing death then. The last thing he wanted in this world was to make his skin touch RasoolAllah’sﷺ skin. This was how much they loved RasoolAllahﷺ.

Sawad (RadiAllahu Anhu) who was accidentally hurt by RasoolAllahﷺ used this opportunity to kiss and hug RasoolAllahﷺ. The Muslims did not think that because of RasoolAllah ﷺ, they were having to fight or even death. They all were willingly ready to face death for the sake of Allah Azzawajal and his servant and Messengerﷺ.

RasoolAllahﷺ then made dua for Sawad(RadiAllahu Anhu). (he was later martyred in the battle).

It is this love for Prophet Muhammedﷺ that we need to develop. Love for Prophet Muhammed ﷺ isn’t just words. Love for him means putting everything on the line for Prophet Muhammed ﷺ our wealth, family, money, children, our talents, everything that we can sacrifice.

We should love RasoolAllahsﷺ Message, his way, and his Sunnah. his beloveds. We should also ask Allah Azzawajal to make us love his Shari’a.


O Allah! O The Ever-Living, O the Self-Existing by Whom all subsist, O The Responder, O The Giver, O The Loving One, O The Reckoner, O The Knower of mysteries,O The Creator of night and day. I beg of you for the sake of Your Most Beautiful Namesand the mystery of the Glorious Qur’an, and for the sake of Your Chosen Prophet Muhammad, on him be the choicest blessings and complete peace, and for the sake of the noble warriors of the Battle of Badr, that You help the religion of Islam and fulfil all our needs. O The Most Merciful of those who show mercy…

Aameen!

I want to tell the world a story….

For the second time in 2 years Israel ferociously attacks Gaza. It’s Gaza again. And it’s bleeding again. And it’s being blamed again, ignored again, and abandoned again, for nothing other than that those who are being killed are Palestinians. Israel hasn’t fulfilled its ravenous appetite for destruction and death. The Palestinians in Gaza are the target, not Hamas. The houses of Palestinians, their institutions, their mosques, their hospitals, their societies are the target. Israel wants to inflect the maximum damage and destruction in order to bring Palestinians to succumb. And what’s even more disgraceful and sad is that the world favors the oppressor. 175 Palestinians are now martyrs (and counting), most of whom are innocent civilians, and you still read headlines that say:”Israel is under attack”.  There’s no justice for Palestinians in the news. The world is blind. No-one would be happy with what is happening in Syria, Iraq, Gaza, except one who is severely ignorant.

Indeed, Allah is all we need, for we need no leaders nor powers. Allah is sufficient to take back what is ours. From the hands of such cowards, hiding behind walls and fortified towers.  Allah says in Quran;

They will not fight you all except within fortified cities or from behind walls. Their violence among themselves is severe. You think they are together, but their hearts are diverse. That is because they are a people who do not reason.(Quran 59:14)

[Theirs is] like the example of those shortly before them: they tasted the bad consequence of their affair, and they will have a painful punishment. (Quran 59:15)

MESSAGE TO THE  MUSLIM AND ARAB LEADERS…

How could we treat the blood of a human being as cheap. Weren’t the believers to be like one body whether your rich or poor, the slave or the master. Where are our so called Leaders? What is the so called “civilized” nations  doing for the innocent children of Gaza.  While the so called Muslim and Arab leaders are sleeping in their ignorance; innocent children are being mutilated and murdered. Will anyone, any Arab or Muslim leader stand up and lift even a finger to help the Palestinian people in this massacre? I address the Arab and Muslim leaders sincerely with this question. Have you no sense of shame? Judge yourselves before you are judged. May Allah give our leaders hidayah, guide them out of their ignorance and hypocrisy, give them courage and strength to rise up against oppression.


Zionism is a threat to World Peace.
Mankind must unite against this evil Ideology.
This is not a conflict between Arabs and Jews. Its a conflict between Peace and Evil. Zionist State Israel is Evil and the world should Unite against it.

So, let the world know who the real terrorist is.


If you don’t pray, start today and know that this is the only way we can make it.

Jawanon Ko Meri Aah-e-Sehar De
Phir In Shaheen Bachon Ko Baal-o-Par De

Give to the youth my sighs of dawn;
Give wings to these eaglets again,

Khudaya! Arzoo Meri Yehi Hai
Mera Noor-e-Baseerat Aam Kar De

This, dear Lord, is my only wish—
That my insights should be shared by all!

-Allama Iqbal (Alaihi Al Rahma)

So let Prophet Muhammad peace and blessings be upon him, know that his nation is about to Awaken.

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Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (May Allah be pleased with him).

Monday, 07 July 2014 – 09 Ramadan 1435 H

Today 9th Ramadhan Kareem is the blessed Anniversary of one of the great Companion of RasoolAllahﷺ Muhaddith ul Ummah Sayyidna Abdullah ibn Masud RadiAllahu Anhu…

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Saiyyidina Abdullah bin Masud was very close to RasoolAllah ﷺ, RasoolAllah ﷺ used to ask Abdullah bin Masood to deliver a sermon. Abdullah ibn Masud is one of the greatest Companions who has narrated the most Hadees from RasoolAllah ﷺ. Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud & his Mother (ibn Ummi) used to visit the blessed house of RasoolAllahﷺ that the Companions used to think Abdullah bin Masud & His mother are part of the Ahl e Bait (Alaihi Salaam).

Hazrat Imam Abu Daud Tyalasi (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrated the event of the faith of Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (RadiAllahu Anhu), in his own words;

In my youth, I used to graze herds of Abu Mu’ayt in the outskirts of Makkah. One day, the Holy Prophetﷺ along with Hazrat Abu Bakr (RadiAllahu Anhu) called upon me and said, “O young man! Would you please favour us with some milk to drink?” “I have the milk.” I said, “but I am not to give it to you, for I am trustee over it and I dare not commit a mistrust.” The Holy Prophetﷺ asked as if there was an untouched she-goat with me.

I replied yes and then I brought the one Heﷺ asked for. Hazrat Abu Bakr (RadiAllahu Anhu) got hold of its rope and whilst praying to Allah (S.W.T), Holy Prophetﷺ held its udder in his blessed Hands. The udder immediately filled with milk.

Beloved Prophetﷺ milked the she-goat and gave us the milk to drink. We drank milk first and then the Prophetﷺ. When we all filled our stomachs, Holy Prophetﷺ enjoined the udder to shrink and it shrank back as before.

Witnessing the miracle, I embraced Islam and requested the Holy Prophetﷺ to teach me. Rasoolullahﷺ turned his hand over my head saying, “Allah bless you, you shall be an educated and learned youth.”

By the blessings of the Holy Prophetﷺ, Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (RadiAllahu Anhu) excelled in learning amongst all the Companions of the Beloved Prophetﷺ.

He (RadiAllahu Anhu) was allowed to appear before the Holy Prophet ﷺ whenever he wanted. He (RadiAllahu Anhu) was also blessed to have served the beloved Prophetﷺ. Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (RadiAllahu Anhu) used to hold the curtain when the Holy Prophet ﷺ bathed, he helped him to put on and take off his blessed Shoes (Na’lain Paak). Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (RadiAllahu Anhu) also used to keep the Holy Prophetﷺ’s shoes under his (RadiAllahu Anhu) armpit when the Holy Prophetﷺ took them off. He would carry hisﷺ staff and his Siwak (toothbrush) and attend to his other personal needs. It was for these reasons that the Sahabah (RadiAllahu Anhum) took to calling him Saheb-e-Siwak (bearer of the siwak), Saheb-e-Nalaen (bearer of the slippers), Saheb-e-Mutahara (bearer of the water) and also Saheb-e-Wisadah (bearer of the bedroll).

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (RadiAllahu Anhu) received a unique training in the household of the Prophetﷺ. He was under the  guidance of the Prophetﷺ, he adopted his manner and followed his every trait until it was said of him, “He  was the closest to the Prophetﷺ in character.”

Holy Prophetﷺ also gave Hazrat Abdullah bin Masud (RadiAllahu Anhu) the glad tiding of being delivered, (i.e. being Janathi).

(Al-Syrat-ul-Halbia, Vol.I,p.266 and Al-Syrat-ul-Nabuwat, Ibn-e-Kathir, Vol. I, p.444

 

  • Hazrat Hudhaifa (RadiAllahu Anhu) narrates RasoolAllah ﷺ said:

“Whatever Abdullah ibn Masud narrates to you, accept it”

(Jamia Tirmidhi, Kitab ul ilm, Volume 2, Page 1124 Hadith 1044)

 

  • Narrated Abu Musa (RadiAllahu Anhu):

“My brother and I came from Yemen (to Medina) and remained for some time, thinking that Ibn Masud and his mother belonged to the family of the Prophet because of their frequent entrance (upon the Prophet) and their being attached to him.”

(Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 59, Number 667 )

 

  • ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib (RadiAllahu Anhu) said: The Messenger of Allahﷺ commanded Ibn Mas’ood, so he climbed a tree to get something from the tree top for the Prophetﷺ. While climbing, his legs became exposed and the Companions saw how thin they were and this caused them to laugh. The Messenger of Allahﷺ said:

What are you laughing at? At the legs of ‘Abdullah that will heavier on the scale on the Day of Qiyaamah than the weight of mount Uhud?

(Musnad Ahmad, Abi Ya’la, Mu’jam al-Tabarani) 

 

  • Narrated by Masriq (RadiAllahu Anhu)

‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr mentioned ‘Abdullah bin Masud and said, “I shall ever love that man, for I heard the Prophet saying, ‘Take (learn) the Qur’an from four: ‘Abdullah bin Masud, Salim, Mu’adh and Ubai bin Ka’b.’ “

(Volume 6, Book 61, Number 521 )