Both Allah SWT and Rasulullah SAW reciprocated the companions love and devotion.
"… God is well-pleased with them as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens under which rivers flow (Paradise), to dwell therein forever." (Quran 9:100)
Rasulullah SAW said, "The best of my nation is my generation then those who follow them and then those who follow them."
Sa’ad bin Ar Rabbi RA message for the Muslims
the battle of Uhud, Nabi SAW asked: "What about Sa’ad bin
Rabie'? I don't know how things have gone with him. "One of the
Sahabah was sent to search for him. He went to the spot where the
bodies of the dead lay in heaps. He shouted Sa’ad's name to know if
he was alive. At one place, while he was announcing that he was sent
by Nabi SAW to find out about Sa’ad bin Rabee' , he heard a weak
voice coming from one direction. He turned to that direction and
found that Sa’ad was lying among the killed and was about to
breathe his last.
Saad ibnu Ar Rabie RA - Syuhada of Uhud.
was heard saying: "Give my Salaam to Nabi SAW with my message,
'O Nabi of Allah! May Allah SWT grant you on my behalf a reward
higher and more handsome than the one Allah SWT has ever granted a
Nabi SAW on behalf of any of his followers', and tell my Muslim
brothers, 'Nothing will save you from blame on the Day of Qiyaamah,
if the enemy reaches Nabi SAW before all of you have been killed.'"
these words, Sa’ad RA breathed his last and passed away.
As a matter of fact, the Sahabah
have clearly shown their love for Nabi SAW. While they suffered wound
after wound and were on their last breath, they had no complaint nor
wish on their lips and could not think of anything else except the
safety of Nabi SAW. How I wish that a sinner like me be blessed with
a dot of the love that the Sahabah had for Nabi SAW.
Story of Abdul Rahman bin Auf RA and
Sa'ad bin Ar Rabi:
عَبْدُ الْعَزِيزِ بْنُ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ،
حَدَّثَنَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ بْنُ سَعْدٍ،
عَنْ أَبِيهِ، عَنْ جَدِّهِ، قَالَ قَالَ
عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ بْنُ عَوْفٍ ـ رضى
الله عنه ـ لَمَّا قَدِمْنَا الْمَدِينَةَ
آخَى رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم
بَيْنِي وَبَيْنَ سَعْدِ بْنِ الرَّبِيعِ
فَقَالَ سَعْدُ بْنُ الرَّبِيعِ إِنِّي
أَكْثَرُ الأَنْصَارِ مَالاً، فَأَقْسِمُ
لَكَ نِصْفَ مَالِي، وَانْظُرْ أَىَّ
زَوْجَتَىَّ هَوِيتَ نَزَلْتُ لَكَ
عَنْهَا، فَإِذَا حَلَّتْ تَزَوَّجْتَهَا.
فَقَالَ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ لاَ حَاجَةَ
لِي فِي ذَلِكَ، هَلْ مِنْ سُوقٍ فِيهِ
تِجَارَةٌ قَالَ سُوقُ قَيْنُقَاعَ.
فَغَدَا إِلَيْهِ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ،
فَأَتَى بِأَقِطٍ وَسَمْنٍ ـ قَالَ ـ
ثُمَّ تَابَعَ الْغُدُوَّ، فَمَا لَبِثَ
أَنْ جَاءَ عَبْدُ الرَّحْمَنِ عَلَيْهِ
أَثَرُ صُفْرَةٍ، فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ
صلى الله عليه وسلم "
امْرَأَةً مِنَ الأَنْصَارِ.
زِنَةَ نَوَاةٍ مِنْ ذَهَبٍ أَوْ نَوَاةً
لَهُ النَّبِيُّ صلى الله عليه وسلم "
وَلَوْ بِشَاةٍ ".
Rahman bin `Auf said, "When we came to Medina as emigrants,
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)
established a bond of brotherhood between me and Sa`d bin Ar-Rabi`.
Sa`d bin Ar-Rabi` said (to me), 'I am the richest among the Ansar, so
I will give you half of my wealth and you may look at my two wives
and whichever of the two you may choose I will divorce her, and when
she has completed the prescribed period (before marriage) you may
marry her.' `Abdur-Rahman replied, "I am not in need of all
that. Is there any marketplace where trade is practiced?' He replied,
"The market of Qainuqa." `Abdur- Rahman went to that market
the following day and brought some dried buttermilk (yogurt) and
butter, and then he continued going there regularly. Few days later,
`Abdur-Rahman came having traces of yellow (scent) on his body.
Allah's Messenger (ﷺ)
asked him whether he had got married. He replied in the affirmative.
The Prophet (ﷺ)
said, 'Whom have you married?' He replied, 'A woman from the Ansar.'
Then the Prophet (ﷺ)
asked, 'How much did you pay her?' He replied, '(I gave her) a gold
piece equal in weigh to a date stone (or a date stone of gold)! The
said, 'Give a Walima (wedding banquet) even if with one sheep .' "
It is our right as a Muslim to
defend the sanctity of our beloved Prophet SAW.
vicious attacks against our Prophet (peace be upon him) aimed to
block the way of Allah and causing sectism in the society, but it may
have other benefits. At every attack, the interest of people to know
about Islam increases then many people know about Islam and embrace
it. Many reasonable non-Muslims refused this vile action and joined
demonstrations with Muslims against this lack of respect.
duty toward this lack of respect
SWT (Glory be to Him) ordained some rights and duties on this nation
toward its Prophet (peace be upon him), particularly when people show
lack of respect to him. We have seen many insults against the
personality of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and these insults have
increased by the pass of time, and we have no excuse before Allah if
someone insults him without doing anything from our part.
The syahid of Sa'ad ibnu Ar Rabie in the defence of Rasulullah SAW.
first of these duties are the following:
him and his Sunnah even if we sacrifice our souls and properties for
this sake because we have nothing more precious, dearer, and beloved
to our hearts more than the Prophet (peace be upon him) after the
love of Allah SWT . However, this love needs to be turned to actions
because the Companions did all their best to defend the Messenger of
Allah (peace be upon him) and his Sunnah.
ibn Ar-Rabi`RA taught
the entire nation how to defend the Prophet (peace be upon him).Zayd
ibn Thabit RA said:
On the Day of Uhud,
the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) sent me to search for Sa`d
ibn Ar-Rabi RA`. I
found him among the injured with his last spark of life and he had
about seventy strikes such as a stabs of a spear, strikes of a sword,
and shots of arrows. I said to him: "O Sa`ad,
the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) ordered me to see whether
you are among the living or the dead."
said: "I am among the dead. Therefore, I would like you to give
the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) my Salam (Salutation of
Islam), and tell him that Sa`d
Ar-Rabi` tells you, 'May Allah reward you with the best thing that He
rewards a Prophet for his people! 'And give your people my Salam and
tell them that Sa`d
ibn Ar-Rabi RA tells
you: 'You have no excuse before Allah if your Prophet is hurt or
harmed while your eyes still blink (i.e. you are still alive).' Then
he passed away."
ibn `Auf RA narrated
to us the story of two brave boys who did not reach the puberty age:
ibn `Afra' and
ibn `Amr ibn Al Jamuh who
knew about the insult of Abu Jahl to the Prophet (peace be upon him),
so what did they do to teach the nation?
ibn `Auf RA (may
Allah be pleased with him) said: "When
I was standing in the line during the battle of Badr,
I looked at my right and my left and found two young boys from the
Supporters], but I wished I had stronger men at my sides. One of them
called my attention saying: "O Uncle! Do you know Abu
I said: "Yes, What do you want from him, O my nephew?" He
said: "I have been informed that he abuses Allah's Messenger
(peace be upon him). By Him in Whose Hands my life is, if I should
see him, then my body will not leave his body till either of us meet
his fate." I was astonished at that talk.
the other boy called my attention saying the same as the other had
said. After a while I saw Abu Jahl walking amongst the people. I said
(to the boys): "Look! This is the man you asked me about."
So, both of them attacked him with their swords and struck him to
death and returned to Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) to inform
him of that. Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) asked: "Which
of you has killed him?" Each of them said: "I have killed
him." Allah's Messenger (peace be upon him) asked: "Have
you cleaned your swords?" They said: "No." He then
looked at their swords and said: "No doubt, you both have killed
him and the spoils of the deceased will be given to Mu`adh
ibn `Amr ibn Al Jamuh."[Reported
matter was not limited to men, but Um
the way of Ibn
he tried to attack the Prophet (peace be upon him) during the battle
her shoulder until he left a trace, and in turn she stoke Ibn
strikes with her sword but he was wearing a shield, so he survived.
fighting until she had 12 wounds. There were many bright examples who
sacrificed everything in defending the Prophet (peace be upon him).
Part of defending the Prophet (peace be upon him) is refuting all
doubts arise against him and against his Sunnah.
those who show lack of respect because the infidels have risen to
support their falsehood by boycotting and besieging the Prophet
(peace be upon him) in the valley ofAbu
So, it is entitled to boycott the products of these countries not
only their false ideas and creeds.
Introducing the Prophet (peace be upon him) to people and
narrating his biography, in addition to translating his biography to
all languages and spreading his guidance by words and actions.
Acting according to his Sunnah because when those who show
lack of respect to the Prophet (peace be upon him) have seen people
walking away from the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him), they
dared to attack him and thought that his nation had forgotten him.
So, the best response is following the Prophet (peace be upon him) in
all actions and words. So, whoever leaves or ignores the Sunnah, he
should hold himself accountable and start to execute the ordinances
of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and avoiding his prohibitions.