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."
Saidina Rafi Bin Khadij RA
bin Khadij RA. He was only 15 years old at that time. The Muslims are
preparing to prepare all their equipment and strength against the war
of uhud. One of the most historic wars in the struggle of Muslims.
Not only enthusiastic adult men. Young teens do not want to be left
behind. They rush to take part in the Islamic struggle. When the
Muslim forces went to the Battle of Uhud, Rasulullah
surprised to see several children in the army. Rasulullah
persuaded them to go home. Among them only Rafi bin Khadij RA who
did not want to go home. One is Rafi bin Khadij RA.
bin Khudij RA ran to meet his father, Khudaij, who was in the ranks
of Muslim troops. Rafi bin Khudij RA asked his father to meet
The father of Khadij met Rasulullah
begged his beloved son to be allowed to compete in the battlefield.
Khadij conveyed Rafi's ability to play archery and spear. When
meeting the Messenger of Allah, Rafi stood on tiptoe, he did it to
look higher. Rasulullah ﷺ
closely Rafi's ability, before finally allowing him.
the Messenger of Allah, Rafi bin Khadij RA is good at archery."
"Let Rafi bin Khudij RA take part in jihad." "Hopefully
that intelligence can increase the strength of our troops,"
persuaded Khudaij. "Try, you show your intelligence in the
archery," told the Prophet SAW in Rafi bin Khudij. Then Rafi
bin Khudij RA also demonstrated his archery in front of Rasulullah
his companions. The arrows darted fast and precisely about the
target. Rasulullah ﷺ
his companions were amazed to see him.
the Battle of Badr, Rafi bin Khadij RA had asked permission to
follow, but Rasulullah ﷺstrictly
forbade him. Rafi bin Khudij RA met Rasulullah
permitted to take part in jihad, but he objected to Rafi bin Khudij
RA still very young. However, this time the Prophet allowed Rafi bin
Khudij RA to take part in jihad. Seeing Rafi bin Khudij RA was
allowed to go on a jihad, another child named Samurah bin Jundub RA ,
immediately took his stepfather, Muray bin Sinam RA met Rasulullah
convey his desire to take on the jihad as well. Rasulullah
Samurah bin Jundub RA, "O Samurah bin Jundub if you can defeat
Rafi, I let you follow the jihad."
bin Jundub's body is bigger than Rafi bin Khudij RA,. Rasulullah
told them to wrestle. Samurah bin Jundub and Rafi bin Khudaij attack
and drop each other. The tiny Rafi bin Khudaij RA unable to balance
the power of Samurah bin Jundub RA. Many times, Rafi bin Khudij RA
dropped Samurah. After seeing the power of Samurah bin Jundub RA,
then the Prophet permitted Samurah bin Jundub RA to take part in
the Uhud War, the Muslims suffered defeat. The defeat was due to the
disobedience of some Muslim archers to the command of Rasulullah
Meanwhile, Rafi bin Khadij RA and Samurah bin Jundub RA were
seriously injured. Rafi bin Khudij's chest was hit by arrows. In the
Uhud war Rafi bin Khadij RA was hit with arrows in the chest, at the
bottom of the armpit. The blood poured from his wounds, while
resisting the pain he came to the Messenger of Allah and said, "O
Messenger of Allah, please remove this arrow."
hoped that with the help of the Messenger of Allah the wound would
quickly improve and he could continue to fight. Apparently Rasulullah
an unusual choice. Rasulullah
"O! Rafi, I can pull this arrow with its arrows and you will get
well soon. But if you want, I will pull out this arrow and leave the
arrows on your body, and I will testify on the Day of Judgment that
you are martyred. "Rafi chose to keep the arrows on his body.
Thus, he passed away to his Lord at the time of Caliph Muawiyah RA
Narrated by Rafi bin Khadij RA.
Rafi bin Khadij Listed in: Times of the Prayers
used to offer the Maghrib prayer with the Prophet and after finishing
the prayer one of us may go away and could still see as Par as the
spots where one's arrow might reach when shot by a bow.
Rafi bin Khadij Listed in: Cultivation and Agriculture
worked on farms more than anybody else in Medina. We used to rent the
land at the yield of specific delimited portion of it to be given to
the landlord. Sometimes the vegetation of that portion was affected
by blights etc., while the rest remained safe and vice versa, so the
Prophet (SAW) forbade this practice. At that time gold or silver were
not used (for renting the land).
Rafi bin Khadij Listed in: Cultivation and Agriculture
uncle Zuhair said, "Allah's Apostle (SAW) forbade us to do a
thing which was a source of help to us." I said, "Whatever
Allah's Apostle (SAW) said was right." He said, "Allah's
Apostle (SAW) sent for me and asked, 'What are you doing with your
farms?' I replied, 'We give our farms on rent on the basis that we
get the yield produced at the banks of the water streams (rivers) for
the rent, or rent it for some Wasqs of barley and dates.' Allah's
Apostle (SAW) said, 'Do not do so, but cultivate (the land)
yourselves or let it be cultivated by others gratis, or keep it
uncultivated.' I said, 'We hear and obey.'
Rafi bin Khadij Listed in: Partnerships
used to offer the Asr prayer with the Prophet (SAW) and slaughter a
camel, the meat of which would be divided in ten parts. We would eat
the cooked meat before sunset.
Rafi bin Khadij Listed in: Conditions
used to work on the fields more than the other Ansar, and we used to
rent the land (for the yield of a specific portion of it). But
sometimes that portion or the rest of the land did not give any
yield, so we were forbidden (by the Prophet (SAW) ) to follow such a
system, but we were allowed to rent the land for money.