Companions

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم       

Bismillahir-Rahman-nir-Raheem   

In the Name of Allah The most Gracious The Most Merciful

The Prophet  (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said: Upon you is my sunnah and the sunnah of al khulafaa ar raashidoon after me – cling onto that with the molar teeth.
Hadeeth of al ‘Irbaad radi Allaahu ‘anhu reported by Aboo Daawud (4607), at Tirmidhee.

Who is a Sahabi?

A Sahabi is one who met the Messenger of Allaah (صلى الله عليه وسلم), believed in him and died upon that.

Respect For The Companions:

One should make du’aa for the companions and in no way insult or speak ill of them as the Qur`an and Sunnah tell us:

رَبَّنَا ٱغۡفِرۡ لَنَا وَلِإِخۡوَٲنِنَا ٱلَّذِينَ سَبَقُونَا بِٱلۡإِيمَـٰنِ وَلَا تَجۡعَلۡ فِى قُلُوبِنَا غِلاًّ۬ لِّلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُواْ

Rabbanaaghfir lanaa wa li ikhwaanina- alladheena sabaqoonaa bil eemaan
Wa laa taj’al fee quloobinaa ghillan lilladheena amanoo.

O our Lord! Forgive us and our brothers who preceded us in eemaan.
And do not place hatred in our hearts towards those who believed before. (Surah al-Hashr 59:10)

Do not abuse my Companions, for by the One in Whose Hand is my soul, were one of you to spend the equivalent of Mount Uhud in gold in charity, it would not reach a mudd (a single hand’s full) of one of them (i.e. the Companions)  – or even half of that. Hadeeth of Abu Sa’eed al Khudree radi Allaahu ‘anhu reported by Al Bukhaaree (3673) and Muslim.

And the first to embrace Islâm of the Muhâjirûn (those who migrated from Makkah to Al-Madinah) and the Ansâr (the citizens of Al-Madinah who helped and gave aid to the Muhâjirûn) and also those who followed them exactly (in Faith). Allâh 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. That is the supreme success. (Surah At-Tawbah 9:100)

And keep yourself (O Muhammad SAW) patiently with those who call on their Lord (i.e. your companions who remember their Lord with glorification, praising in prayers, etc., and other righteous deeds, etc.) morning and afternoon, seeking His Face, and let not your eyes overlook them, desiring the pomp and glitter of the life of the world; and obey not him whose heart We have made heedless of Our Remembrance, one who follows his own lusts and whose affair (deeds) has been lost. (Surah Al-Kahf 18:28)

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allâh (i.e. this Qur’ân), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allâh’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islâmic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allâh makes His Ayât (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.,) clear to you, that you may be guided. (Surah Aali Imran 3:103)

Despite the warnings of the Prophet (صلى الله عليه وسلم) about insulting his Companions you find the rafidha and even those who claim to be amongst ahl sunnah wal jamma’ah disrespecting the companions and try to belittle them. The truth is the worst amongst them is better than the best amongst any of us or any generation that has passed after them.

Abdullah bin Mas‘ud (May Allah be pleased with him) once said: If you are willing to follow a good example, then you can have a recourse in the tradition of the deceased, because the living are likely to fall an easy victim to oppression (so they might waver in faith). Follow the steps of Muhammad’s Companions. They were the best in this nation, the most pious, the most learned and the least pretentious. Allâh chose them to accompany the Prophet (Peace be upon him) and establish His religion. Therefore, it is imperative to get to know their grace, follow their righteous way and adhere as much as you can to their manners and assimilate their biography. They were always on the orthodox path. There is then the great Messenger of Allâh (Peace be upon him) whose moral visible attributes, aspects of perfection, talents, virtues, noble manners and praiseworthy deeds, entitle him to occupy the innermost cells of our hearts, and become the dearest target that the self yearns for. Hardly did he utter a word when his Companions would race to assimilate it and work in its light.

Mus`ab Ibn `Umayr رضي الله عنه 

1. As youth, he was amongst the foremost to embrace Islaam.

2. He was born to a rich family.

3. He was a youth who had all the luxuries and he was well taken care off.

4. He abandoned the “riches” of this world for the riches of Islaam.

5. He left all the “luxuries” of this world for the luxuries of the Hereafter.

6. The stories of his sacrifices are too enormous to be mentioned here.

7. He had migrated to Abyssinia twice.

8. He was from among the first one to migrate to Madeenah.

9. He participated in the battles of Badr and Uhud, and in the latter he got martyred.

10. Ibn Sa`d reported on the authority of Ibraaheem lbn Muhammad lbn Shurhabeel Al-`Abdariy, who related from his father, who said: Mus`ab lbn `Umayr carried the standard on the Day of Uhud. When the Muslims were scattered, he stood fast until he met lbn Qumaah who was a knight. lbn Qumaah struck him on his right hand and cut it off, but Mus`ab said: {Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him.} [Surah aal-`Imraan (3):144] He carried the standard with his left hand and leaned on it. lbn Qumaah struck his left hand and cut it off, and so he leaned on the standard and held it with his upper arms to his chest, all the while saying: {And Muhammad is no more than a Messenger, and indeed (many) Messengers have passed away before him}. Then a third one struck him with his spear, and the spear went through him. Mus`ab fell and then the standard. [Tabaqaat al-Kubraa (3/89)]

Only one sheet was available to shroud him. It was so small that when his head was covered; his feet remained uncovered and if his feet were covered, his head remained uncovered. In another narration: the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم ordered to cover his head with it and to put some grass over his feet.

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