Khabab ibn Aratt - 80,000 Dirham without Security...
Khabbab RA is also one of those blessed persons who offered themselves for sacrifice and suffering for the cause of Allah SWT. He was the sixth or seventh person to embrace Islam, and therefore, he suffered long. He was made to put on steel armor and lie in the sun to sweat and swelter. Very often he was made to lie flat on burning sand, which caused the flesh on his back to waste away. He was the slave of a woman. When she came to know that he was visiting Nabi SAW, she used to brand his head with a hot iron rod. Saidina Umar RA, during his caliphate, once inquired from Khabbab RA about the details of his sufferings after embracing Islam. He showed him his back, on seeing which, Saidina 'Umar RA remarked, "I have never seen such a back before." He said, "My body was dragged over heaps of burning charcoal, and the blood and fat coming out of my back put out the fire."
It is said that, when Islam spread and the Muslims conquered all the surrounding territory, he used to weep and say: "Allah seems to be compensating us in this world for all our sufferings and perhaps nothing would be left for us as reward in the Hereafter."
Khabbab RA narrates: "Nabi SAW once performed an unusually long rakaat while leading Salah. When the Sahabah mentioned it to him, he said, ' This was a Salah of yearning and humility. I asked of three favours from Allah SWT ;
I begged of Him: O Allah! Let not my Ummat perish by famine; let not my Ummat be annihilated by an enemy gaining an upper hand on them; and let not my Ummat fight among themselves.' Allah SWT granted the first two prayers, but not the third one."Khabbab RA died in 37 A.H. He was the first of the Sahabah to be buried at Kufah. Saidina Ali RA once passing his grave said:
"May Allah SWT bless and show mercy on Saidina Khabbab RA . He embraced Islam willingly. He emigrated with great pleasure in Allah's path, and spent his whole life in striving and suffering for Islam. Blessed is the person who is mindful of the Day of Qiyamah, prepares for his reckoning, remains
contented with very little of this world and is able to please his Lord."
To be able to please Allah SWT , was really the Sahabah's greatest achievement, for this was the sole purpose of their life. Allahu akbar!!!
How about the 80,000 Dirham? please read further about the early life of Khabab Ibn Aratt RA.
A woman named Umm Anmaar who belonged to the Khuza-a tribe in Makkah went to the slave market in the city. She wanted to buy herself a youth for her domestic chores and to exploit his labor for economic gains. As she scrutinized the faces of those who were displayed for sale, her eyes fell ON a boy who was obviously not yet in his teens. She saw that he was strong and healthy and that there were clear signs of intelligence on his face. She needed no further incentive to purchase him. She paid and walked away with her new acquisition.
“And what’s your father’s name’?”