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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Episode 4: Keeping Up With the Sahabah (RA)!!!

What was their individual titles….(Epithets): Putting The Spotlight On the Men Assured Entry Into Jannah!!!

Did you know that the Prophet (Pbuh) named Abu Ubaydah bin Al-Jarrah, Aminal Ummati…..The trustworthy of my Ummah? *Bukhari and Muslim*

Did you know that the Prophet (Pbuh) said: "Whoever wishes to see a martyr walking on his feet, then let him look at Talha bin Ubaydullaah (RA). *Siyar 'Alam An-Nubala*

A certified Shaheed, a Jannati…Allaahu Akbar.

Did you know that Az-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam (RA) was the first cousin of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)? His mother was Safiyyah bint AbdulMuttalib.. 

Did you know that the Prophet (Pbuh) said: "Verily, every prophet has a close disciple, and verily my close disciple is Az-Zubayr? *Bukhari and Muslim*

Did you know that the Prophet (Pbuh) made a very honorable statement on behalf of Az-Zubayr bin Al-Awwam (RA) saying: "Throw (your arrow), may my father and mother be sacrificed for you"? *Bukhari and Muslim*

Did you know that Abdul Ka'aba was the original name of Abdurrahman bin 'Auf (RA) before the Prophet (Pbuh) named him AbdurRahman? *Siyar 'Alam An-Nubala*

Did you know that AbdurRahman bin 'Auf (RA) had the single privilege of leading the Prophet (Pbuh) in prayer? A privilege never snatched.

Did you know that only two people led the Prophet (Pbuh) in Salat throughout his life time?

AbuBakr bin Abu Quhafah (RA) and AbdurRahman bin 'Auf (RA). *Musnad of Imam Ahmad*

Did you know that once the Prophet (Pbuh) said to the Sahabah (RA) in a gathering that:  "A man from among the people of Jannah (Paradise) is coming upon you through this door." Guess who he was! Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas (RA) *The Hadith of Ibn 'Umar (RA) as quoted in Siyar 'Alamin Nubala*

Did you know that the Prophet (Pbuh) said on the day of Uhud: "Oh my Lord, answer (the dua) of Sa'd" three times? *Sunan At-Tirmidhi from the hadith of Ibn Abbas (RA)*

Whatever Sa'd asks, Allaah answers.

Did you know that Saeed bin Zaid (RA) was the first to represent the Islamic leadership in Damascus?

Did you know that Saeed bin Zaid (RA) was the first cousin of Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA) and married Fatimah the sister of Umar (RA)?

Did you know that Saeed bin Zaid (RA) became a Muslim even before the Prophet (Pbuh) entered the House of Al-Arqam (first Islamic University)?

Did you know that all of these Sahabah I listed above were among the first fifty people that have the honor of being referred to as "As-Saabiquna Al-Awwaluna (Those foremost in faith) and were all among the ten people that were assured entry into Jannah while they were still alive in one single gathering by the Prophet (Pbuh)?

Lesson:

Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) was a perfect leader, he epitomized humility at its peak. He had time to appreciate the salient qualities in his Sahabah. He was never oblivious of their sacrifices for Islam. He elevated their morale and never demoralized anyone.

The Sahabah (RA) were sincere and humble at all times. Despite the honor conferred on them by Allaah, they never were arrogant and were always foremost in serving Allaah and abstaining from disobeying Him.

If you constantly seek to please Allaah for His sake, He will be pleased with you and when He is pleased with you, He answers your prayers at all times. Analyze the life of Sa'd bin Abi Waqqas (RA).

No matter how highly placed we are, we should always look back to appreciate those below us. The Prophet (Pbuh) is the leader of all Messengers from Allaah, best of Allaah's creations, journeyed beyond Jibril (AS) in Al-miraj, led all the Prophets in Salat, yet, yet, yet,,,he could pray behind his followers (AbuBakr and AbdurRahman)…..What an exemplary figure he was and still is.

The paragon of Allaah's creations, yet the most humble of Allaah's creations. Where does this leave us?