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Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | July 26, 2019



Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | July 26, 2019

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | July 26, 2019

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2019

Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah.

I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah. Come to Prayer Come to Prayer Come to successs Come to success Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest. There is none worthy of worship except Allah. Peace be upon you all,

I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah He is alone and has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is His Servant and Messenger After this I seek refuge with Allah from Satan the accursed. In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful.

All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds. The Gracious, the Merciful. Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee alone do we worship and Thee alone do we implore for help. Guide us in the right path – The path of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy blessings,

Those who have not incurred displeasure, and those who have not gone astray. Today, I shall continue to give an account of the lives of the Badri companions. The name of the first companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Muzahir bin Rafay (ra). The name of Hazrat Muzahir’s father was Rafay bin ‘Adi.

Hazrat Muzahir (ra) belonged to the Banu Harithah bin Harith clan of the Aus tribe of the Ansar. Hazrat Muzahir (ra) and Hazrat Zuhair (ra) were brothers and both of them were paternal uncles of Hazrat Rafay Bin Khudaij (ra). Hazrat Rafay Bin Khudaij is being mentioned because,

Although he was not a Badri companion, but nevertheless holds great importance in history. Hazrat Muzahir was his uncle, and so Rafay was his nephew’s name as well as his father’s. I shall also briefly mention about Hazrat Rafay (ra) that he was the companion who presented himself for participation in the Battle of Badr

But the Holy Prophet (saw) sent him back due to his young age. He later permitted him to participate in the Battle of Uhud. Hazrat Rafay (ra) participated in Uhud, Khandaq and the rest of the battles. His collarbone was struck by an arrow on the day of Uhud.

Although the arrow was removed but a piece of the arrowhead remained in his body until his demise. The Holy Prophet (saw) told Hazrat Rafay (ra) that, “I will bear witness in your favour on the Day of Resurrection.”

He passed away during the reign of ‘Abdul Malik bin Marwan in 74 A.H. at the age of 86. In any case, these were some details in reference to his nephew. However, I will now continue the mention on Hazrat Muzahir (ra).

Imam Bukhari has mentioned that Hazrat Zuhair (ra) participated in the Battle of Badr along with his brother. He has not recorded the name of that brother. However, the commentators of Bukhari have written that the name of the brother of Hazrat Zuhair (ra) was Muzahir.

Simiarly, regarding Hazrat Zuhair Bin Rafay, it is written in Subul al-Huda wa r-Rashaad, a book on the biography of the Holy Prophet (saw), that according to Bukhari, his brother, Hazrat Muzahir (ra), also participated in the Battle of Badr. In the books on the biographies of the companions

Such as Usdul Ghabbah, al-Asabah and al-Isti’ab etc. there is no mention of Hazrat Muzahir’s participation in the Battle of Badr. With regards to Hazrat Muzahir (ra), it is written in these three books that Hazrat Muzahir (ra) participated in the Battle of Uhud

As well as all the subsequent battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Muzahir (ra) passed away during the Khilafat of Hazrat ‘Umar (ra). However, those sources that prove that Hazrat Muzahir (ra) did participate in the Battle of Badr are considered more reliable. Yahya bin Sahl bin Abu Hathmah narrates,

“Hazrat Muzahir (ra) bin Rafay Harithi brought some strong workmen along with him from Syria “so that they may work on his land. “When he arrived at Khaybar, he stayed there for three days. “There, the Jews started to instigate those labourers to murder Hazrat Muzahir (ra) “and secretly gave them two or three knives.

“When Hazrat Muzahir came out of Khaybar and arrived at a place called Sibaar, “which is six miles away from Khaybar, those people attacked Hazrat Muzahir (ra), “cut open his stomach and martyred him. “Following this, these individuals returned to Khaybar “upon which the Jews gave them provisions for the journey

“as well as food and set them off until they returned and reached Syria again. “When Hazrat ‘Umar bin Khattab (ra) was informed of this news, “he said that he will am set out towards Khaybar, distribute the wealth that is found there, “distinguish the borders and create barriers between the fields.”

That is, revenge will be sought and that he will exile the Jews from there as the Holy Prophet (saw) had said in relation to them that, “I will not give you any shelter “so long as Allah does not grant you shelter and Allah has granted permission to exile them.”

Hence, Hazrat ‘Umar (ra) exiled them. The incident of the martyrdom of Hazrat Muzahir (ra) occurred in the twentieth year after Hijra. Then, the name of the next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Malik bin Qudamah (ra). The name of the father of Hazrat Malik bin Qudamah (ra) was Qudamah bin Arfajah,

And according to one narration, the name of his paternal grandfather has also been mentioned as Harith. That is, he was also called Harith instead of Arfajah. Hazrat Malik belonged to the family of Banu Ghanam of the Ansar tribe of Aus. Hazrat Malik (ra) participated in the Battle of Badr

Along with one of his brothers, Hazrat Munzir (ra) bin Qudamah. Hazrat Malik (ra) also participated in the Battle of Uhud. The next companion to be mentioned is Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik belonged to the Banu Asad.

His father’s name was Fatik bin Akhram and it has also been mentioned as Akhram bin Shaddad. Hazrat Khuraim’s title was Abu Yahya, whereas according to another narration is has been mentioned as Abu Ayman because the name of his son was Hazrat Ayman (ra) bin Akhram.

Hazrat Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik participated in the Battle of Badr along with his brother, Hazrat Sabrah (ra) bin Fatik. According to one narration, Hazrat Khuraim (ra) participated in the Treaty of Hudaybiyyah. A lesser known narration also states that Hazrat Khuraim (ra) and his son, Hazrat Ayman (ra),

Accepted Islam at the time the tribe of Banu Asad accepted Islam following the conquest of Mecca. However, the first narration is more authentic in that Hazrat Khuraim (ra) participated in the Battle of Badr. Furthermore, Imam Bukhari mentioned him as a Badri in his book, Al-Tareekh-ul-Kabeer.

Hazrat Khuraim (ra) and his son later went to Kufa and according to one narration, both of them moved to the city of Raqqa, which is a well-known city located to the north of the Euphrates River. Both of them passed away there during the era of governance of Hazrat Amir Mu’awiyah.

Hazrat Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik narrates his incident of accepting Islam in the following manner: “I went in search of my lost camels and while seeking their trail, night had fallen. “Eventually, I found them at Abraq-ul-Dha’f, “which is the name of the well-known drinking place of Banu Asad bin Khazima,

“which is situated on the way from Medina to Basra. “I found them there, tied them up at the very same place and took some rest, “leaning against the leg of one of the camels.” He sat there to spend the night.

He further says, “This took place towards the early period of the Holy Prophet’s migration. “I said in a loud voice that I seek the protection of the chief of this valley.” This was their custom at that time. “I seek the protection of the chief of this valley.”

Hazrat Khuraim (ra) says that during the period of ignorance, [i.e. prior to the advent of Islam], this was a customary practice of the people. During the period of ignorance, when a person entered a barren valley in order to spend the night,

He would utter these words in order to remain protected from the evil of its inhabitants and the foolish people. Nevertheless, he says, “All of a sudden, an individual called me “whilst I was uttering these words and he said the following couplets: ‘May God have mercy on you.

‘You should seek the protection of Allah, Who sends down that which is unlawful and lawful. ‘Affirm the Oneness of God, and you will have no concerns about the trials from Jinns. ‘Remembrance of Allah Almighty will grant your protection from the Jinns ‘in the surrounding lands and mountains for many miles.

‘Their plots will become unsuccessful, ‘and nothing will remain except for the righteous person and virtuous deeds.’” Meaning that only good deeds will continue and no evil will remain. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) states, “I responded: ‘O one who has proclaimed this! Do you consider this as the truth, or are you misguiding me?’”

That is because beliefs during the days of ignorance were contrary to what this person was saying. However, he replied, “He is the Messenger (saw) of Allah! He is a benevolent person “who brought Yasin and Hameemaat and other detailed chapters which explain everything. “He has clearly distinguished what is forbidden and what is lawful.

“He commands us to offer prayer and fast. “He prevents people from committing evil deeds, the evil “which was witnessed amongst the people before us.” This was the response he got and that this was how they learnt about the message of the Unity of God. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) states that he replied,

“May Allah have mercy on you! Who are you?” He responded, “I am Malak bin Malik. “The Messenger of Allah (saw) sent me to watch over the Jinn of the peple of Najjad.” I.e. the chiefs of the people of Najjad. This was the conversation that was taking place between them.

Hazrat Khuraim (ra) replied, “If there was someone who would look after my camels for me “then I would surely visit this Prophet and accept him.” He liked what he heard about the message regarding the Unity of God. Malik bin Maalik replied, “I will take the responsibility of looking after your camels

“and will ensure they reach your family safely.” Hazrat Khuraim (ra) states, “I prepared one of my camels “and rode it to Medina and entrusted the rest to him. “I arrived at the time of Jummah, and everyone was engaged in offering prayers,

“so I decided it was better to go inside after they were finished. “I rested my camel as I was tried as well. “Abu Dhar came outside and informed me “that the Holy Prophet (saw) had instructed me to come inside. “And so, I went inside.

“When the Messenger of Allah (saw) saw me, he stated, ‘What happened to the elderly man ‘who had guaranteed the safe delivery of your camels to your house? ‘He has delivered your camels safely to your house.’” Thus, Allah Almighty had shown a vision to the Holy Prophet (saw)

And had informed him about the entire incident. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) states, “When I heard this, I stated, ‘May Allah have mercy on him.’ “The Prophet of Allah (saw) stated: ‘Yes, may Allah have mercy on him.’” Hazrat Khuraim (ra) states, “I responded to this by saying:

‘I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah’” In this beautiful manner he accepted Islam and he has related this account himself. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik had a very elegant personality and very meticulous nature. He was always well-dressed and well maintained.

Prior to accepting Islam, he would wear extra-long lower garment and kept long hair. There is a hadith recorded about this in Mustadrak Al-Hakim. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) bin Fatik narrates that once the Holy Prophet (saw) arrived and stated,

“O Khuraim! You would have been an excellent person if you did not possess these two traits.” Upon this he stated, “May my mother and father be sacrificed for your sake. “What are those two things, O Messenger of Allah (saw)?”

The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “Your long hair and allowing you lower garment to drag.” Meaning that wearing extra-long lower garment which was considered a sign of arrogance in those days. Hence, Hazrat Khuraim (ra) went and had his haircut and shortened his lower garment.

There is a narration in Tarikh-ul-Kabir by Hazrat ibn Hanzaliyyah that the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “How wonderful a man would Khuraim Asadi be “if he let not his hair grow to his shoulders or allow his lower garments to drag on the floor.”

I.e. not wear the ‘Izar’ or lower part of his clothes so long, out of pride. “When Hazrat Khuraim (ra) came to know about this he took a short blade “and cut his hair to the height of his ears, rather than keeping the long hair he had.

“Furthermore, he cut the lower garments up to the middle of his calves.” Because in those days this was perceived as a sign of pride. Therefore, those [men] who are of the opinion that there is no harm in keeping long hair, without reason or cause –

One should keep their hair to the length which the Holy Prophet (saw) has stated i.e. to the earlobes, it should not be long like the hair of women. Hazrat Khuraim (ra) also participated in the battles of Syria in the time of Hazrat Umar (ra).

Hazrat Qais bin Abu Hazim and Hazrat Aamir Sha’bi relate that Marwan bin Hakam asked Hazrat Aiman bin Khuraim, “Why do you not join us in battle?” He replied, “My father and my uncles participated in the Battle of Badr “and they strongly admonished me not to fight against anyone

“who declares that there is no God but Allah.” Hazrat Aiman then said to Marwan bin Hakam, “If you have brought me a guarantee of safeguarding against the hell-Fire “then I shall join you in battle.” Thus, Marwan told him to leave. So he went forth reciting the couplets that,

“I shall not fight another [Muslim] simply “because he praises another leader who is not from among the Quraish. “For him is his rule and for me is my own sin. “I seek refuge of Allah from such ignorance and animosity. “How am I to kill an innocent Muslim?

“If I had done so then it would be of no avail to me, no matter how long I live.” If we look at the actions of the Muslims nowadays, we will see just how far they have drifted away from the true teachings of Islam.

The next Companion I shall mention is Hazrat Ma’mar bin Harith (ra). Hazrat Ma’mar bin Harith (ra) belongs to the Banu Jumu’ah tribe of the Quraish. His father’s name was Harith bin Ma’mar and his mother’s name was Qutailah bint Maz’un, who was the sister of Hazrat Uthman (ra) bin Maz’un.

Therefore, Hazrat Uthman (ra) bin Maz’un was the uncle of Hazrat Ma’mar (ra). Hazrat Ma’mar (ra) had two brothers – Hatib and Hattab. All three of them had accepted Islam prior to the Holy Prophet (saw) entering Dar-e-Arqam. Hazrat Ma’mar (ra) is counted among the ‘the foremost among the believers’.

Hazrat A’isha bint Quddamah relates that from among the Banu Maz’un – Hazrat Uthman, Hazrat Quddamah, Hazrat Abdullah, Hazrat Sa’ib bin Uthman bin Maz’un and Hazrat Ma’mar bin Harith migrated from Mecca to Medina and stayed at the house of Hazrat Abdullah bin Salama Ajlani. The Holy Prophet (saw) established the bond of brotherhood

Between Hazrat Ma’mar (ra) and Hazrat Mu’adh bin Afraa. Hazrat Ma’mar bin Harith (ra) participated in the battles of Badr, Uhud, Khandaq and all other battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Ma’mar bin Harith (ra) passed away on 23 A.H. during the Khilafat of Hazrat Umar (ra).

The next Companion is Zuhair bin Raafi’ (ra). He was the brother of the previously mentioned Companion Hazrat Muzahir (ra). Hazrat Zuhair (ra) belonged to the Banu Haritha bin Harith branch of the Aus tribe of the Ansar. Hazrat Zuhair bin Raafi’ (ra) had a son named Usaid,

Who also had the good fortune of being a companion of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Zuhair (ra) was the paternal uncle of Raafi’ bin Khudaij; I have narrated the accounts in the life of Hazrat Raafi’ previously. Hazrat Zuhair’s wife was Fatima bint Bishar, who belonged to the Bani ‘Adi bin Ghanam tribe.

Hazrat Muzahir bin Raafi’ and Hazrat Zuhair bin Raaf were borthers and both brothers had the opportunity of participating in the Battle of Badr. There are some narrators [of history] who assert that they were not present during this battle, however, the majority of historical sources state

That both brothers were present during the Battle of Badr. Hazrat Zuhair (ra) was present during the Second Bai’at at Aqabah and participated in all Battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) including the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Hazrat Raafi’ bin Khudaij narrates on the authority of his uncle – Hazrat Zuhair –

That his uncle once said, “The Holy Prophet (saw) forbade us from something which later proved to better for our own good.” I said, “Whatever the Holy Prophet (saw) had commanded was indeed the best advice.” Hazrat Zuhair said, “The Holy Prophet (saw) called me and asked: ‘What do you do with your crop fields?’

“I answered that we lease our land to others, “on the condition that we can take the crops that grow near the furrow.” Meaning that they will take those crops that grow near the water, which are of a better quality. These were a few Wasq of dates and barley.

One Wasq consists of 60 Saa’ and one Saa’ is equivalent to approximately 2.5 kg. Having listened to all of this the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Refrain from doing this. “You ought to harvest those crops yourselves, “or get those crops harvested by someone else, or else, leave it uncultivated.”

Hazrat Raafi’ replied, “Indeed, I have understood and will act according to this in the future.” Hazrat Raafi’ then said, “Subsequently, we would farm the crops ourselves “or obtain the crops in a manner whereby everyone received their due share.” The next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Amr bin Iyaas (ra).

Hazrat Amr was from Yemen, and was the confederate of the Banu lauzan of the Ansar tribe. His father’s name was Iyaas bin Amr and according to another narration, Hazrat Amr’s paternal grandfather’s name was Zaid. Hazrat Amr participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud alongside the Holy Prophet (saw).

Hazrat Amr (ra) was the brother of Hazrat Rabi’ bin Iyaas and Hazrat Warqah bin Iyaas (ra). All three brothers had the opportunity of participating in the Battle of Badr. The next companion is Hazrat Mudlij bin Amr (ra). The name of Hazrat Mudlij bin Amr (ra) is also recorded as Midlaaj.

He belonged to the Banu Hajar branch of the Banu Sulaim tribe and were the confederates of the Banu Kabir bin Ghanam bin Dudaan tribe. According to another narration, the Banu Sulaim were the confederates of the Banu Amr bin Dudaan, who in turn were the confederates of the Banu Abdi Shams tribe.

Hazrat Mudlaj (ra) participated in the Battle of Badr alongside two of his brothers, Hazrat Saqaf bin Amr (ra) and Hazrat Malik bin Amr (ra). Hazrat Mudlij bin Amr (ra) participated in all the battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) including the Battles of Badr and Uhud.

He passed away in 50 A.H. during the rule of Hazrat Ameer Muawiyyah. The next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Abdullah (ra) bin Suhail. Hazrat Suhail’s father was Suhail bin Amr and his mother’s name was Fakhta bint Amr. Hazrat Abdullah (ra)’s brother’s name was Abu Jandal who was younger than Hazrat Abdullah (ra).

Hazrat Abdullah was also known by the title Abu Suhail and belonged to the Banu Aamir bin Loi tribe of the Quraish. Ibn-e-Ishaaq has made mention of Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail in his book on Islamic history in reference to the second migration to Abyssinia.

When Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail returned from Abyssinia, his father detained him and forced him to abandon his faith. Hazrat Abdullah (ra) bin Suhail expressed his intention to leave Islam. To his father he stated that he would abandon Islam and subsequently, he travelled with the idolaters to the Battle of Badr.

Although he had stated that he would leave Islam, however, his heart was not content with this decision. Nonetheless, he set off for the Battle of Badr alongside the Idolaters. Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail (ra) travelled to Badr on the expenditure of his father, Suhail bin Amr, and also used his mount.

His father had no inclination that he had abandoned their [idolatrous] faith and had in fact accepted Islam once again. When the Muslim army encountered the army of the Idolaters of Mecca and both armies were facing each other, Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail returned to the Muslims

And presented himself before the Holy Prophet (saw) before the battle commenced. In this way, Hazrat Abdullah participated in the Battle of Badr as a Muslim. At the time of the battle he was 27 years old. Due to this action of his, Hazrat Abdullah’s father – Suhail bin Amr – became enraged.

Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail participated in all of the battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) including the Battles of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq [the Ditch]. During the conquest of Mecca, Hazrat Abdullah sought amnesty for his father from the Holy Prophet (saw), i.e. to grant him protection.

He went to the Holy Prophet (saw) and said, “O Messenger of Allah! Would you grant my father protection?” The Holy Prophet (saw) replied, “He has been granted safety due to the decree of God Almighty. “Therefore, he has been granted protection and he ought to come outside.”

The Holy Prophet (saw) then said to those around him, “Whosoever of you sees Suhail bin Amr, do not look upon him with disdain. “I swear on my life, indeed Suhail bin Amr is an intelligent and noble man. “Any person with the characteristics that Suhail possess will inevitably accept Islam.”

Hazrat Abdullah bin Suhail (ra) narrated the entire incident to his father, who responded by saying, “By God! He [i.e. Muhammad (saw)] was righteous in his youth and even in his old age.” Subsequently, Suhail accepted Islam and after his conversion he would say

That God Almighty had bestowed great favours upon his sons through Islam. Hazrat Abdullah (ra) participated in the Battle of Yamama in 12 A.H., during the Caliphate of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and he was martyred in this very battle at the age of 38.

On one occasion, Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) travelled to Mecca to perform the hajj during his caliphate. Whilst he was staying in Mecca, Hazrat Abdullah’s father, Hazrat Suhail bin Amr came to visit Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra). Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) offered his condolences for the martyrdom of Hazrat Suhail’s son.

Hazrat Suhail replied, “I have heard that the Holy Prophet (saw) once said “that the one who is martyred can intercede for 70 members of his family. “I am hopeful that on the Day of Judgement, my son will not begin with anyone before me.”

I.e. when he passes away, that his son would intercede for him. According to another source, it is stated that Hazrat Abdullah (ra) was martyred in Juwasa, Bahrain, at the age of 88. In Juwasa, Bahrain, there is a fort named “Abdul Qais”,

Which was conquered by A’laa bin Hazrami in 12 A.H. during the caliphate of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra). Nonetheless, there are two narrations about him. The next companion that I will mention is Hazrat Yazid bin Harith, who belonged to the Banu Ahmar bin Haritha clan of the Ansar tribe of the Khazraj.

Hazrat Yazid’s fathers name was Harith bin Qais and his mother’s name was Fusham, who belonged to the Qain bin Yusar tribe. Qain was a branch of the Khuzaa’a tribe of Yemen. Hazrat Yazid was also known as Yazid Fusham and Yazid bin Fusham due to his mother.

One of the brothers of Hazrat Yazid was Abdullah bin Fusham. With regards to Hazrat Umair bin Abdi Amr, who was also known as Zhus-Shamaalain, Ibn Hisham narrates that Hazrat Umair was known as Zhus-Shamaalain because he was left handed and would primarily use his left hand.

He was also known as Zhul-Yadain due to his long hands. Similarly, another reason why he was known as Zhul-Yadain was because he was skilled with both his hands. His full name was Umair bin Abdi Amr Khuzaa’i. After migrating to Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood

Between Hazrat Umair and Hazrat Yazid bin Harith. The reason why Hazrat Umair bin Abdi Amr, i.e. Zhus-Shamaalain, was mentioned was that a bond of brotherhood was established between him and Hazrat Yazid bin Harith. Both Hazrat Yazid and Hazrat Zhus-Shamaalain had the good fortune

Of participating in the Battle of Badr and both attained martyrdom in this very battle. Naufal bin Muawiyya Deeli martyred Hazrat Yazid but according to another narration, Hazrat Yazid was martyred by Tu’aimah bin ‘Adi. On the day of the Battle of Badr, Hazrat Yazid bin Harith had a few dates in his hand,

Which he threw away and began fighting. Subsequently, he was martyred during the battle. The next companion that will be mentioned is Hazrat Umair bin Humaam, who belonged to the Banu Haraam bin Ka’ab tribe, which was a sub-branch of the Khazraj tribe of the Ansar called the Banu Salamah.

Hazrat Umair’s fathers name was Humaam bin Jamoo’ and his mother’s name was Nawaar bint Aamir. The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between Hazrat Umair bin Humaam and Hazrat Ubaidah bin Harith Muttalbi, upon his migration to Medina.

Both of these companions were among those who were martyred during the Battle of Badr. During the Battle of Badr, when the idolaters were approaching, the Holy Prophet (saw) said, “Move forward to attain paradise, the breadth of which spans the heavens and the earth.” The narrator says, “Hazrat Umair bin Humaam asked:

‘O Messenger of Allah! Did you mention that Paradise ‘spans the breadth of the heavens and the earth?’ The Holy Prophet (saw) replied, “Yes”. Upon this, he said, “Bakhe Bakhe [How wonderful that is indeed].” The Holy Prophet (saw) then asked the reason why he said. Hazrat Umair (ra) replied, “O Prophet (saw) of Allah!

“By God, I merely say this owing to my desire of becoming among the dwellers of paradise.” The Holy Prophet (saw) replied, “You are among the dwellers of paradise.” Hazrat Umair (ra) bin Humaam then took out some dates from his quiver and began to eat them and said,

“If I remain alive to finish all of these, I will consider myself to have been granted a long life.” The narrator of this tradition further states that Hazrat Umair (ra) bin Humaam then threw away those dates and began to fight against the disbelievers till he was ultimately martyred.

On the occasion of the Battle of Badr, Hazrat Umair (ra) bin Humaam was reciting the following couplets: (Arabic). “I take nothing with me apart from my provisions apart from Taqwa and the hope of the hereafter. “I remain steadfast in my Jihad in the way of God.

“Indeed, Taqwa is the most excellent thing and the best source of guidance. “All those living, shall one day taste death.” Amongst the Ansar Companions, Hazrat Umair (ra) was the first person attain the status of martyrdom in Islam. He was martyred by Khalid bin A’lam.

However, there some who claim that Hazrat Haritha (ra) bin Qais was the first to be martyred amongst the Ansar Companions. Thus, there are two narrations and both were martyred during the Battle of Badr. The next companion to be mentioned is Hazrat Humaid (ra) Ansari.

Hazrat Zubair (ra) narrates that one day he had a dispute with one of the Ansar, who had taken part in the Battle of Badr, over a small watercourse in an arid region. In order to settle their dispute, they both presented their case to the Holy Prophet (saw)

Because they both used this watercourse to irrigate their land. The Holy Prophet (saw) said to Hazrat Zubair (ra), “Zubair, you should water your land first, since it was his land, “and then leave the water for your neighbour.” i.e. let the water run freely to reach the other companions’ land as well.

Upon hearing this decision, the Ansari companion became upset and said, “O Prophet (saw) of Allah! Are you passing this decision in his favour “because he is the son of your paternal aunt?” The complexion of the Holy Prophet (saw)’s face became red and he said to Hazrat Zubair (ra),

“I gave my initial decision to also grant him some of the water as an act of benevolence “but now it is a question of one’s actual right. “Therefore, hold back the water till it reaches the ridge “and give all the water to your land only.”

Thus, the Holy Prophet (saw) granted Hazrat Zubair (ra) what was rightfully his. Initially, the Holy Prophet (saw) gave his decision in which there was some provision for the Ansar Companion as well, but when the Holy Prophet (saw) became displeased with this companion,

He gave Hazrat Zubair (ra) the full share of what was rightfully his. Urwah states that Hazrat Zubair (ra) used to say, “By God, I believe that the following verse was revealed in relation to this very incident: “But no, by thy Lord, they are not believers “until they make thee judge in all that is in dispute between them” I shall also quote the full verse which is as follows: (Arabic – Holy Quran 4:66) “But no, by thy Lord, they are not believers

“until they make thee judge in all that is in dispute between them “and then find not in their hearts any demur concerning that which thou decidest “and submit with full submission.” It is mentioned in Al-Asaba, Usdul Ghaba and in the commentary of Sahih Bukhari that the name of the Ansar companion

Who had a dispute with Hazrat Zubair (ra) was Hazrat Humaid Ansari (ra), who took part in the Battle of Badr. However, at times, Satan can secretly influence people but in any case, God Almighty has already proclaimed to grant His forgiveness for those Companions who took part in the Battle of Badr.

The next companion is Hazrat Amr bin Muaz bin Athir (ra). Hazrat Amr (ra)’s father’s name was Muaz bin Nauman and his mother’s was Kabsha bint Rafi. Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) was the brother of Hazrat Sa’d bin Muaz (ra), who was the leader of the Ashali tribe from the Ansar.

Those who belonged to the tribe of Banu Abdil Ashahal were also known as Ashali. A large number of people accepted Islam from this tribe. It has been narrated from Hazrat Asim (ra) bin Umar bin Qatadah that the Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood

Between Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) from among the Ansar and Hazrat Umair bin Abu Waqas (ra), who migrated to Medina from Mecca. Umair bin Abu Waqas was the brother of Hazrat Sa’d bin Abu Waqas.

Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) took part in the Battle of Badr along with his brother, Hazrat Sa’d (ra). Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) was martyred during the Battle of Uhad by Zarar bin Khitaab. Zirar attacked Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) with a spear

Which pierced through his body and then mockingly said, “Do not let that individual out of your sight who will get you married to Hoorun ain.” Zirar said this in a very mocking fashion. Zirar accepted Islam on the day of the Conquest of Mecca.

Hazrat Amr bin Muaz (ra) was 32 years of age when he was martyred. Zirar bin Khitaab bin Mirdas’s father, Khitaab, was the leader of the Banu Fehr during his time. He had prepared a resting place for those people travelling from his tribe.

On the day of the Battle of Fujaar, Zirar was the leader of the Banu Harib bin Fehr. Amongst the Quraish, Zirar was considered one of the skilled riders and courageous individuals and was also among its eloquent poets. It is also stated that he was among the four individuals

Who dug the trench on the occasion of Khandaq. Ibn Isakur Dimashqi has counted him among the companions in his book, Tarikh Dimashq. Zirar accompanied Hazrat Abu Ubaida (ra) in the conquest of Syria and accepted Islam on the occasion of the conquest of Mecca.

His acceptance of Islam is widely confirmed and his poetic works also prove this. The next companion is Hazrat Masud bin Rabieya bin Amr (ra). Hazrat Masud bin Rabieya (ra) belonged to the Qaara tribe and they were the confederates of the Banu Zuhra tribe. Hazrat Masud (ra)’s title was Abu Umair.

Hazrat Masud (ra)’s father was Rabee and his name is also reported as Rabieya and Amir. Hazrat Masud (ra) had a son called Abdullah. Hazrat Masud (ra)’s family was also known in Median as Qari. Hazrat Masud bin Rabieya (ra) accepted Islam prior to the Holy Prophet (saw) coming to Dar-e-Arqam.

When Hazrat Masud (ra) bin Rabieya migrated to Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood with Hazrat Ubaid bin Taiyhaan. Hazrat Masud bin Rabieya (ra) participated in all the battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw), including the Battle of Badr, Uhad and Khandaq.

Hazrat Masud (ra) passed away in 30 A.H. and was just over 60 years of age. May God Almighty elevate the rank of the companions and may we also continue their good deeds. I would now briefly like to mention that from next Friday, God Willing, Jalsa Salana UK will be starting.

Pray that may God Almighty bless this in every respect. Those who have been assigned duties, they should strive to fulfil them with their utmost effort and abilities and they should also pray that may God Almighty enable them to fulfil their duties in the best manner.

May God Almighty enable them to serve the guests of the Promised Messiah (as) in an excellent fashion. This year, the department overseeing transport will have to work even harder and for this they would also need to have proper planning because they will have to transport the guests

Who are residing in the various Jama’at accommodations to Islamabad for a few days before and after the Jalsa. I instructed the Afsar Jalsa Salana to plan accordingly and I am hopeful that they have begun working on this, so that the guests can also come to Islamabad and offer their prayers.

The transport system to Hadiqatul Mahdi is already in place for the Jalsa days. May God Almighty enable everyone to fulfil their duties in a most exemplary manner. All praise is due to Allah. We laud Him, we beseech help from Him and ask His protection; we confide in Him, we trust Him alone

And we seek protection against the evils and mischief of our souls and from the bad results of our deeds. Whomsoever He guides on the right path, none can misguide him; and whosoever He declares misled, none can guide him onto the right path.

And we bear witness that none deserves to be worshipped except Allah. We bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and Messenger. O servants of Allah! May Allah be merciful to you. Verily, Allah commands you to act with justice, to confer benefits upon each other

And to do good to others as one does to one ‘s kindred and forbids evil which pertain to your own selves and evils which affect others and prohibits revolts against a lawful authority. He warns you against being unmindful. You remember Allah; He too will remember you;

Call Him and He will make a response to your call. And verily divine remembrance is the highest virtue.

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