— [Hilyat Al-Awliyaa’, 1/82 & Sifat As-Safwah, 1/316]
Abdul Rahmān bin Abi Layla reported that Abū Layla used to engage in nightly discussion with ’Āli and he (‘Āli) used to wear winter cloth in summer and vice versa. So we said to him,
“If only you had asked him.”
The he said:
The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) sent for me [‘Āli] while I had sores in my eyes on the day of Khaybar. I said to him: “O Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ), I have sores in my eyes.” So he spat in my eyes, then said: “Oh Allāh remove from him (i.e. protect him from the effect of) heat and cold.”
“I neither feel hot nor cold again after that day. And he (the Messenger of Allāh ﷺ): ‘I am going to send someone who loves Allāh and his Messenger, and whom Allāh and His Messenger love.’ Every one among the people anticipated it would be him. Then the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) sent for me and gave it (i.e. the staff of command) to me.”
[Source: Men and Women Around the Messenger by Sa’d Yusuf Abu ‘Aziz, p. 90]
Assalaamu’alaykum wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh,
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I see your posts when people ask you about the blesssed Muawiyah (ra). Maybe next time you can add this also?
Al-Ma’aafa bin ‘Imraan** about Mu’aawiyah رضي الله عنه:
A man asked al-Ma`aafa bin `Imraan: “O Abu Mas’ood! How is ‘Umar Ibn ‘Abdul-‘Azeez in comparison to Mu`aawiyah Ibn Abu Sufyaan?” Because of this al-Ma`aaf got extremely angry and said: “There is no one comparable with the Companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم. Mu`aawiyah accompanied (the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم), was his brother in-law, was his Kaatib (scribe) and his trustworthy over the Wahee (revelations) of Allaah.”
[Tareekh Baghdaad (1/209)]]
Al-Ma’aafa was also asked: Is Mu’aawiyah better or ‘Umar bin ‘Abdul-‘Azeez? He replied: “Mu’aawiyah is six hundred times better than the likes of `Umar bin ‘Abdul-‘Azeez.”
[Al-Sunnah of al-Khallaal (2/433/664)]
** Imaam al-Dhahabee رحمه الله said: He is al-Ma’aafa bin ‘Imraan bin Nafeel bin Jaaber, the Imaam, Shaikh al-Islaam, jewel amongt the scholars, Abu Mas`ood al-Azdee.
Sufyaan al-Thawree said: al-Ma`aafa was a jewel amongt the scholars.
Wakee’ said: He was reliable (narrator).
Ibn al-Mubaarak would say: The righteous person narrated to me, referring to al-Ma`aafa.
[Siyar A`laam al-Nubalaa’]
Submitted by nafsinafsi.
Walaykumassalaam wa rahmatullaah wa barakaatuh,
JazakAllaahu khayr sister! We appreciate the beneficial information and hope this will further clarify the status of noble Mu’awiyah bin Abi Sufyan, may Allaah be pleased with him.
Thank you for the submission! May Allaah bless and reward you.
Who Was He?
He was ‘Āli ibn Abi Tālib ibn Abdul Muttalib, the son of the Prophet’s uncle, the banner of the rightly guided, the light of the obedient, the leader of the just, the heart of the insightful, the tongue of those who are inquisitive, the foremost of them in faith, the husband of Fatimah, the daughter of the Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ).
- The Messenger of Allāh (ﷺ) said: “Whoever I am a patron to, ‘Āli is also his patron.”
- Sa’id bin Abi Waqqas (رضي الله عنه) reported that the Prophet (ﷺ) said to ’Āli, “You are to me like Harūn was to Mūsā except that there will be no prophet after me.”
- ‘Āli, may Allāh be pleased with him, said: “The Prophet (ﷺ), the unlettered, gave me a promise that: ‘No one will love you except a believer and no one will hate you except a hypocrite.’”
- From Habashī bin Junādah said: “I heard the Prophet (ﷺ) say, “’Āli is from me and I am from him.”
And many more.
Before we present some of the scenes from his struggle, I say: Islām has indeed prescribed Jihād as a protection for the truth, rejection of any act of injustice, and suppression of aggression and to defeat the tyrant.
As for the fabrications and accusation of the Orientalists, the malice toward Islām from the other religions and the claim that it was the Muslims who first used force where there was no justification for it, those are all lies and part of the scheme to efface Islām from the Earth and make the Muslims slaves of the Crusaders and Zionists.
A time comes where fighting becomes obligatory and its followers and threatened to extinction and the hostile forces unite to wipe out Islām and the Muslims forever, fighting becomes the only alternative for survival. Such situations and circumstances had developed in the early days of Islām, before and after the Hijrah. The same situation developed again in recent times when the lands of Islām fell into the hands of the rogues of the earth, and the most devilish of politices have been drawn up to extinguish them little by little. How can the call to arms, therefore, be considered strange, and those who dedicate themselves to sacrifice in Allāh’s way be looked upon with disdain? How can the vocation of death be disapproved in a nation upon which butchers are pouncing from all quarters?
To be Continued.
[Source: Men and Women Around the Messenger by Sa’d Yusuf Abu ‘Aziz, p. 89-91]
— [Taken from: Men and Women Around the Messenger by Sa’d Yusuf Abu ‘Aziz, p. 89]
— [Narrated by Imam Ahmad in his Musnad (1:2), Shaykh Ahmad Shakir said in his comments on al-Musnad: Its Isnad is Saheeh and it was narrated by Abu Daawood in his Sunan no.1346]
— Ibn Abbas (radiAllaahu anhu) [Sahih Bukhari; Ibn Majah]
— Ali ibn Abi Talib (radiAllaahu anhu) [Musnad Ahmad (2/173)]
Anonymous asked: Why bolded three names on his children list ? ehehehhee, you are so funny!
Assalamu alaikum warahmatullah
A man asked the Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) , ‘What sort of deeds or (what qualities of) Islam are good?’
The Prophet (sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) replied, ‘To feed (the poor) and greet those whom you know and those whom you do not know.’
The reason why I bolded the three names of Ali ibn Abi Talib’s children (Abu Bakr, Umar, and Uthman) was to emphasize my point; the love of Ali for Abu Bakr as-Siddeeq, Umar ibn Al-Khattab, And Uthman ibn Affan (radiAllaahu anhum).