Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2020
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 success 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. The name of the Badri [who participated in the battle of Badr] companion whose accounts I will narrate today is Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah. Hazrat Talha (ra) belonged to the Taym bin Murrah tribe.
His father’s name was Ubaidullah bin ‘Uthman and the name of his mother was Sa’bah, who was the daughter of Abdullah bin ‘Ibad Hadrami and was the sister of Hazrat ‘Alaa bin Hadrami. Hazrat Talha (ra)’s title was Abu Muhammad. The name of Hazrat ‘Alaa bin Hadrami’s father was ‘Abdullah bin ’Ibad Hadrami.
Hazrat ‘Alaa belonged to Hadhramaut and was the confederate of Harr bin Umayyah. The Holy Prophet (saw) had appointed him as the governor of Bahrain and he served as the governor until his demise. He passed away in the 14th year after Hijra during the caliphate of Hazrat ‘Umar.
One of his brothers, Aamir bin Hadrami, who had not accepted Islam, was killed during the Battle of Badr. Another brother of his, ‘Amr bin Hadrami was the first idolater to be killed by a Muslim. Furthermore, his possessions were the first to be acquired by the Muslims as part of the spoils of war.
Hazrat Talha (ra)’s ancestry connects with the Holy Prophet (saw) from the seventh generation through Murrah bin Ka’b and it connects with Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) at the fourth generation. His father, ‘Ubaidullah, did not witness the era of Islam, however, his mother lived a long life.
She had the opportunity to accept the Holy Prophet (saw) and was granted the honour of being a female companion. She had accepted Islam prior to the migration [from Mecca to Medina]. Hazrat Talha (ra) bin ‘Ubaidullah did not participate in the battle of Badr.
However, the Holy Prophet (saw) gave him a share from the spoils of war. The reason mentioned for him not participating in the battle of Badr is that the Holy Prophet (saw) had assessed the departure of the caravan of the Quraish from Syria, and subsequently, sent Hazrat Talha (ra) bin ‘Ubaidullah
And Hazrat Saeed (ra) bin Zaid ten days prior to his own departure, in order to gather information about this caravan. Both of them set off and reached Haura, where they stayed until the caravan passed by. Haura was a resting place situated along the Red Sea,
Where caravans travelling between the Hijaz and Syria would pass by. Nevertheless, the Holy Prophet (saw) came to know of this before Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Saeed (ra) returned. The Holy Prophet (saw) assembled the companions and set off in pursuit of this caravan of the Quraish.
However, the caravan escaped taking another route, i.e. it quickly set off on a path along the coast. This has previously been mentioned as well. The people of the caravan continuously walked day and night in order to escape from those who were in search for them;
That is the caravan of the disbelievers from Mecca. Hazrat Talha (ra) bin ‘Ubaidullah and Hazrat Sa’eed bin Zaid set off towards Medina in order to inform the Holy Prophet (saw) of this caravan. They were unaware that the Holy Prophet (saw) had departed for the Battle of Badr.
They reached Medina on the same day the battle between the Quraish and the Holy Prophet (saw) took place in Badr. Both of them set off from Medina in order to present themselves before the Holy Prophet (saw) and met with him at Turban, while he was returning from Badr.
Turban is a valley at a distance of nineteen miles from Medina, which has an abundance of sweet water wells. The Holy Prophet (saw) stayed there on his journey towards the Battle of Badr. Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Saeed (ra) did not participate in the Battle of Badr. However, as mentioned previously,
The Holy Prophet (saw) gave them a share of the spoils of this battle. Thus, the two of them are counted among the participants in the Battle of Badr. Hazrat Talha (ra) participated in the battle of Uhud and all other battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw).
He was also present during the treaty of Hudaibiyyah. He was among the 10 people who the Holy Prophet (saw) had given the glad-tidings of paradise in their lifetimes. He was also among the first 8 people to accept Islam and he is among the five
Who accepted Islam through the preaching of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra). He was among the 6 members of the Shura Committee established by Hazrat Umar (ra). He was among those blessed individuals whom the Holy Prophet (saw) was pleased with at the time of his demise.
Yazid bin Rumaan relates that once Hazrat Uthman (ra) and Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra) went forth alongside Hazrat Zubair bin Awwam (ra) and when they reached the Holy Prophet (saw) he conveyed the message of Islam to them and recited the Holy Qur’an to them,
Informed them of the rights within Islam and promised them the honour they were to receive from God Almighty. Hazrat Uthman (ra) and Hazrat Talha (ra) then accepted Islam and testified to the truthfulness of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Uthman (ra) then said, “O Messenger (saw) of Allah,
“I have just returned from Syria and when I reached Ma’an” This is the name of a place situated just before Mu’tah. At the time of the battle of Mu’tah, it was when the Muslims reached this place that they came to realise that the Byzantines had prepared an army 200,000 strong to combat them,
And so the Companions stayed here for two days. Hazrat Uthman continues: “When I reached the land between Ma’an and Zarqah on my return,” this too is a place near Ma’an, “we set up camp there. “As we were sleeping, we heard a caller announce, ‘O ye who sleep, awaken! Ahmad has appeared in Mecca!’
“We then returned [to Mecca] from there and heard news regarding you.” Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra) relates, “I was in Busra,” an ancient town of Syria. The Holy Prophet (saw) also stayed in Busra when he went there to trade goods with his paternal uncle.
He further states: “I was in the markets of Busra when a monk was proclaiming from his Sawmaah,” i.e. a synagogue ‘Find out if there is anyone from among the travelling merchants who has come from Mecca.’ ‘I told him I was from there.’ So he asked, ‘Has Ahmad really appeared?’
“I replied, ‘Which Ahmad do you refer to?’ He said, ‘The son of Abdullah bin Muttalib. ‘This is the month in which he is to appear and he will be the final Prophet, ‘his advent will be in Mecca and his migration will be to a place with date-fields,
‘where the land would be rocky, barren and saline. Do not forsake him.’” Hazrat Talha (ra) states, “Everything he said deeply affected me, “so I departed swiftly and reached Mecca. “I asked the people if anything new had transpired, to which they answered, ‘Yes, Muhammad (saw) bin Abdullah, the Ameen [trustworthy] –
‘which is the title given to the Holy Prophet (saw) by the Meccans, ‘has made a claim to prophethood and Ibn Abi Qahafah,’ the title of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra), ‘has accepted him.’ “Hence, I left and went straight to Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) “and asked if he had truly become his follower.
“He answered, ‘Yes, and you should also go to him and accept him as he calls towards the truth.’” ’Hazrat Talha (ra) then related to Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) all that the monk had stated, so he took Hazrat Talha (ra) to the Holy Prophet (saw).
Hazrat Talha (ra) then accepted Islam and informed the Holy Prophet (saw) all of what the monk had said. The Holy Prophet (saw) was pleased to hear this. This is also mentioned in a book of history, Al-Tabaqaatul-Kubra. When Hazrat Talha (ra) accepted Islam, Naufal bin Khuwailid bin Adwiyah tied him
And Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) with a rope, which is why both of them are known by the title ‘Qareenain’ i.e. the two companions. Naufal was known in Mecca for his harsh treatment. Among those who tied them up was Uthman bin Ubaidullah, the brother of Hazrat Talha (ra).
He tied them up to prevent them from seeing the Holy Prophet (saw) and in order for them to relinquish their faith in Islam. Imam Baihaqi has written that the Holy Prophet (saw) prayed, “O Allah, protect them from the harm of Adwiyah.” Hazrat Mas’ud bin Khiraash (ra) relates,
“One day I was walking between Safaa and Marwah, “when I saw a large number of people following a young man whose hands were tied to his neck. “I enquired as to who this was. “The people told me that this was Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra),
“who had given up his faith and his mother Sa’bah was following behind whilst cursing him.” Abdullah bin Sa’d relates from his father that when the Holy Prophet (saw) was migrating to Medina he reached Kharar, this is the name of a valley situated near Hijaz,
And it is also said that it is one of the valleys of Medina. When he was leaving Kharar, he met Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra) in the morning, who was part of the caravan returning from Syria. They gave the Holy Prophet (saw) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) Syrian clothes to wear
And informed the Holy Prophet (saw) that the people of Medina have been eagerly awaiting his arrival for a long time. The Holy Prophet (saw) then went forth with greater haste, whilst Hazrat Talha (ra) made his way to Mecca.
When he completed his work there, he went with the family of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) and reached Medina. When Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Zubair (ra) accepted Islam in Mecca, the Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between them prior to the migration.
After the Muslims migrated to Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Abu Ayub Ansari (ra). However, according to another narration, it is reported that the bond of brotherhood was established between Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Saeed (ra) bin Zaid
And according to yet another narration, it was established between Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Ubay (ra) bin Ka’ab. After migrating to Medina, Hazrat Talha (ra) stayed at the house of Hazrat Asad (ra) bin Zararah. Owing to some of the financial sacrifices offered by Hazrat Talha (ra),
The Holy Prophet (saw) had conferred him with the title of ‘Fayyaz’ [the generous one]. On one occasion during the Ghazwah of Dhi Qard, the Holy Prophet (saw) walked past a fountain and enquired about it. The Holy Prophet (saw) was informed that its name was Bisan and that its water was salty.
The Holy Prophet (saw) replied, “No, in fact its name is Numan and its water is sweet.” Subsequently, Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah bought the fountain and donated it and thereupon its water became sweet. When Hazrat Talha (ra) came before the Holy Prophet (saw) to relate this incident,
The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “Talha, you are extremely ‘Fayyaz’ (i.e. generous)”. Thereafter, he was known by the title of ‘Fayyaz’. Musa bin Talha relates from his father, Talha, that on the day of the Battle of Uhud, the Holy Prophet (saw) gave Hazrat Talha (ra) the title, “Talhatul Khair”
And on the occasion of Tabuk and Dhi Qard, he was granted the title, “Talhatul Fiyaz”, and on the occasion of Ghazwah Hunain, he gave him the title, “Talhatul Jud” – which also means one who is generous and openhearted. Saib bin Zaid relates that he spent time with Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah,
Whilst travelling and also at home, and there was no one who was more generous than Talha (ra) in regards to granting money, clothes and food to others. On the day of the Battle of Uhud, at a time when the Muslims had seemed to suffer defeat,
The Holy Prophet (saw) took Bai’at [oath] from a party among his companions to pledge on the condition of offering their lives. Subsequently, the companions stood resolutely and risked their lives in order to defend the Holy Prophet (saw) to the point that some of them were martyred.
Amongst those who took the Bai’at were Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra), Hazrat Umar (ra), Hazrat Talha (ra), Hazrat Sa’d (ra), Hazrat Sahl (ra) bin Hunaif and Hazrat Abu Dujana (ra). On the day of the Battle of Uhud, Hazrat Talha (ra) took part in the battle alongside the Holy Prophet (saw).
He was among those who stood resolutely with the Holy Prophet (saw) and pledged on the condition of offering their lives. Malik bin Zuhair fired an arrow in the direction of the Holy Prophet (saw) but Hazrat Talha (ra) protected the Holy Prophet (saw)’s blessed face with his hand.
The arrow struck him on his little finger which consequently became incapacitated. When the first arrow struck him, he let out a small cry due to the immense pain. Upon this, the Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “If he had recited Bismillah [in the name of Allah], “he would have entered paradise in a manner
“that people would be witnessing it before their very eyes.” In one of the books of history, it further states that on the day of the Battle of Uhud, an idolater twice struck a blow to Hazrat Talha (ra)’s head;
Once when he was coming towards him and the second time when he was turning away from him. He lost a lot of blood as a result of this. This same account has been mentioned in another narration in Seerat Al-Halabiyyah. Qais bin Abu Hazimah relates that on the day of the Battle of Uhud,
He saw the state of the hand of Hazrat Talha (ra) which had become severely damaged as he had placed it in front of the Holy Prophet (saw) to protect him from the arrows. According to one narration, he lost so much blood after an arrow pierced his hand that he lost consciousness.
Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) sprinkled water on him and he eventually regained consciousness and even then immediately enquired about the Holy Prophet (saw)’s condition. Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) informed him that the Holy Prophet (saw) was fine and it was the Holy Prophet (saw) who had sent him to see to him.
Hazrat Talha (ra) replied, [Arabic] “All praise be to Allah! After knowing that the Holy Prophet (saw) is fine, “every hardship becomes insignificant.” The account of this battle is also recorded in another tradition from a source of history. Hazrat Zubair (ra) relates that on the day of the Battle of Uhud,
The Holy Prophet (saw) was wearing two chain armours. Owing to the weight of the armour the holy Prophet (saw) was wearing and from weakness after having lost a lot of blood from the injuries he had sustained –
This account is relating to after the battle – the Holy Prophet (saw) was not able to climb a mound. The Holy Prophet (saw) made Hazrat Talha (ra) kneel down and placed his foot on him and ascended onto the mound. Hazrat Zubair (ra) narrates that he heard the Holy Prophet (saw) state,
“Talha (ra) has made paradise incumbent upon himself.” In another narration it states that Hazrat Talha (ra) had a limp in one of his legs and as a result of this, he could not walk properly. When he lifted the Holy Prophet (saw), he made every effort to ensure he placed every step carefully
And walk straight so that owing to his limp, the Holy Prophet (saw) would not experience any discomfort. After this, his limp completely went away. Aishah and Umm-e-Ishaq, who were the daughters of Hazrat Talha (ra), state that on the day of the Battle of Uhud, their father sustained 24 injuries,
Among which there was a large wound to the head and one of the blood vessels in his leg had been cut. Also, one of his fingers had become incapacitated and the rest of his body was full of wounds and he was in a state of semi-consciousness.
The front two teeth of the Holy Prophet (saw) had broken and he had sustained many injuries to his blessed countenance and he was also semi-conscious. Hazrat Talha (ra) carried the Holy Prophet (saw) on his back and walked backwards and whenever he encountered an idolater, he would fight against them
And continued to walk in this way till they reached a valley and seated the Holy Prophet (saw) with his support. This is a reference from Al-Tabqaat-ul-Kubra. On the day of the Battle of Uhud, Khalid bin Waleed took the Muslims by surprise and launched a sudden attack on them, causing them to disperse.
Based on various narrations, Hazrat Musleh Maud (ra) has related these aforementioned incidents in further detail. His narration illustrates an astonishing account of the level of steadfastness and sacrifice of Hazrat Talha (ra). Even though this was evident in the earlier accounts, but nonetheless the details of this account he has related are as follows:
“A few companions rushed to the Holy Prophet and formed a ring round him. “They could not have been more than 30 in all. “The Meccan army attacked this ring fiercely, where the Holy Prophet (saw) was stood. “One by one, the Muslims in the ring fell under the blows of Meccan swordsmen.
“Aside from the Meccans who were with swords, from the hill, “the archers sent volleys of arrows towards the Holy Prophet (saw). “At that time, Talha, one of the Quraysh and the Muhajirin,” Meccan Muslims who had taken refuge in Medina,
“saw that the enemy arrows were all directed to the face of the Prophet (saw). “He stretched out his hand and held it up against the Prophet’s (saw) face. “Arrow after arrow struck Talha’s hand, “yet this brave and valiant warrior did not allow his hand to move.
“With each shot, Talhas hand was pierced through. “Ultimately it was completely mutilated and Talha lost his hand. “Many years later, during the time of the Fourth Khalifah of Islam, “when internal dissensions had raised their head, “Talha was tauntingly described by an enemy as the handless Talha.
“One companion replied, ‘Handless, yes, but do you know where he lost his hand? ‘At the Battle of Uhud, in which he raised his hand ‘to shield the Prophet’s face from the enemy’s arrows.’ “Long after the Battle of Uhud someone asked Talha,
‘Did not your hand hurt under the arrow shots and the pain make you cry in anguish?’ “Talha replied, ‘Indeed it hurt me, and it almost made me cry in anguish, ‘but I resisted both because I knew that if my hand shook even slightly,
‘it would expose the Prophet’s face to the volley of enemy arrows.’” On the occasion of Ghazwa Hamra-ul-Asad, whilst pursuing the enemy, the Holy Prophet (saw) met Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah. “Talha, where are your weapons?” asked the Holy Prophet (saw).
Despite the fact that at the time, Hazrat Talha (ra) had sustained nine wounds to his chest alone from the Battle of Uhud, however he submitted that they were nearby and then quickly went and got hold of his weapons. There were a total of over 70 wounds on his entire body.
Hazrat Talha (ra) relates that he was more concerned about the Holy Prophet (saw)’s injuries than his own. He states that the Holy Prophet (saw) came to him and asked where he had seen the enemy. He replied that he had seen them in the area which slightly low-lying.
The Holy Prophet (saw) states that he also thought the same and stated, “As far as the Quraish are concerned, they will never have the opportunity to act in this manner “again to the point that that Allah the Almighty “shall grant us victory over Mecca through our hands.”
On the occasion of the Battle of Tabuk, the Holy Prophet (saw) learnt of the news that some of the hypocrites were gathering at the house of a Jew named Suwailam, which was near Jasum. Jasum was also known as Bir-e-Jasim, which was in the direction of Syria near Ratij
And was a well that belonged to Abu Haitham bin Tayhan. The water of this well was of an extremely good quality and the Holy Prophet (saw) had also drank from it. In any case, they were all gathering at his house and he was conspiring against the Holy Prophet (saw) by urging them
To not go along with him for battle. The Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat Talha (ra), along with some other companions, towards his house and instructed them to set Suwailam’s house alight. Hazrat Talha (ra) acted accordingly. During this, Zihaak bin Khalifa broke his leg whilst trying to escape from the back of the house.
Similarly, the other men also fled. Hazrat Ali (ra) relates that he heard he Holy Prophet (saw) with his every own ears say that Talha (ra) and Zubair (ra) will be his neighbours in paradise. Among those who remained behind from travelling for the Battle of Tabuk was Hazrat Ka’b (ra) bin Malilk.
Consequently, he was boycotted and after forty days, Allah the Almighty accepted his repentance and announced his forgiveness. When he came to the mosque to present himself before the Holy Prophet (saw), it was Hazrat Talha (ra) who came forward and met Hazrat Ka’b (ra) bin Malik and congratulated him.
Apart from Hazrat Talha (ra) no one else stood up from the gathering and Hazrat Ka’b (ra) stated that he would never forget this kind gesture of Hazrat Talha (ra). Hazrat Saeed bin Zaid (ra) states: “I can bear witness regarding nine people
“who were given glad tidings of paradise, and even if I mention the tenth person “I would not be wrong to do so.” He was asked how was this possible, to which he replied: “We were in the company of the Holy Prophet (saw) on mount Hira
“when all of a sudden it began to shake. “Upon this the Holy Prophet (saw) said: ‘O Hira! Steady yourself! For there is none upon this mount except for a Prophet, ‘Siddique [truthful] and Shaheed [a martyr].’” Hazrat Saeed (ra) was asked who those people were, to which he replied:
“The Holy Prophet (saw), Abu Bakr (ra), Umar (ra), Usman (ra), Ali (ra), Talha (ra), “Zubair (ra), Sa’d (ra) and Abdur Rahman bin Auf (ra).” These were the nine men [who were given tidings of paradise] When he was asked about
Who was the tenth person, Hazrat Saeed bin Zaid paused for a while and then said: “It is I”. Hazrat Saeed bin Jubair (ra) narrates: “The status and conduct of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) Hazrat Umar (ra), “Hazrat Usman (ra), Hazrat Ali (ra), Hazrat Talha (ra), Hazrat Zubair (ra), Hazrat Sa’d (ra)
“and Hazrat Abdur Rahman bin Auf (ra) was such that during battles, “they would stand before the Holy Prophet (saw) and fight and during the prayers, “they would stand behind him.” Hazrat Jabir bin Abdullah narrates that the Holy Prophet (saw) once said:
“Whosoever wishes to see a martyr in person, they ought to see Talha bin Ubaidullah.” Hazrat Musa bin Talha and Hazrat Isa bin Talha, narrate on the authority of their father, Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah: “The Companions of the Holy Prophet (saw) would say “that a Bedouin once came to the Holy Prophet (saw)
“and asked who were the people referred to in the verse of the Quran: [Arabic] ‘There are some of them who have fulfilled their vow’? “Initially upon asking, the Holy Prophet did not answer. “The Bedouin asked for the second time, but the Holy Prophet (saw) did not answer
“and again upon asking for the third time, the Holy Prophet (saw) remained silent.” Hazrat Talha further stated: “I entered through the door of the mosque and at the time I was wearing a green attire. “When the Holy Prophet (saw) saw me (i.e. Hazrat Talha (ra)) he asked:
‘Where is the questioner who asked about the people referred to in the verse: [Arabic] “The Bedouin replied: ‘It was I, O Messenger (saw) of Allah.’” Hazrat Talha then says: “The Holy Prophet (saw) pointed towards me and said; “he is one of the people regarding whom it is said: [Arabic].
Abdur Rahman bin Uthman states: “On one occasion we were with Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra) in a state of Ihraam [the intention to perform Umrah or Hajj]. “One person brought a bird and presented it as an offering. “At the time, Hazrat Talha (ra) was resting.
“Some of us ate from it, while others abstained from eating it. “When Hazrat Talha (ra) woke up he agreed with the action of those who ate the offering and said: ‘We also ate the offerings that were hunted by others whilst ‘in the company of the Holy Prophet (saw).’”
Aslam, the freed slave of Hazrat Umar (ra) narrates: “Hazrat Umar (ra) saw Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra) wearing two garments “that had been dyed using clay, despite the fact that he was in a state of Ihraam. “Hazrat Umar (ra) asked: ‘O Talha! What is the meaning of these clothes?’”
I.e. since he had dyed his clothes he replied: ‘O Ameer al-Mumineen [Leader of the Faithful]! I have dyed them in clay.’ “Hazrat Umar (ra) replied: ‘O ye Companions! ‘You all are leaders and people will follow your conduct. ‘If an ignorant one sees you wearing these clothes,
‘he will say that Talha wears coloured clothes in a state of Ihraam.’” i.e. regardless of whichever colour was used, people could raise an allegation that instead of wearing white clothes, he wore clothes that were coloured. In another narration, the following words are found in addition to the aforementioned hadith
That Hazrat Umar (ra) stated: “The best clothes to wear in a state of Ihraam are white, “therefore, do not place other people in doubt regarding this matter.” Hazrat Hasan (ra) relates that Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah sold a piece of his land to Hazrat Uthman (ra) bin Affan for 700,000 dirhams.
When Hazrat Uthman (ra) paid the amount, Hazrat Talha (ra) took the money home. He thought to himself that if one has this amount of money at home, no one knows what God Almighty has decreed with regards to life and death. Thus, throughout the night, with the help of others,
They went around the streets of Medina and gave money to those in need. When day broke, Hazrat Talha (ra) did not have even one dirham left from this amount. Ibn Jarir narrates that Hazrat Talha (ra) once met Hazrat Uthman (ra) when he was leaving the mosque.
Hazrat Talha (ra) said: “I have 50,000 dirhams that I owe to you, “kindly send someone to collect it.” i.e. he may have borrowed the amount off him in the past, and now had the money to pay him back
“Hazrat Uthman (ra) replied: ‘I gave that to you as a gift owing to your kindness.’” Hazrat Talha (ra) was martyred in Jang-e-Jamal [Battle of the Camel]. With regards to this, there is a narration by Qais bin Abi Hazim in which he states: “On the day of Jang-e-Jamal, Marwan bin Hakam shot an arrow
“which hit Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah in the knee, piercing a blood vessel. “When he would apply pressure on the wound, the blood would stop, “but when he would leave it, blood would gush out. “Hazrat Talha (ra) then said: ‘By God! We have not experienced their arrows as of yet.’
“He then said: ‘Leave my wound, as this arrow was sent by God Almighty!’” Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah was martyred on 10 Jumad al-Thani, 36 AH, during Jang-e-Jamal. At the time of his martyrdom, Hazrat Talha was 64 years old, whilst according to another narration he was 62 years old.
Saeed bin Musayyib narrates that a man was once speaking ill of Hazrat Ali (ra), Hazrat Talha (ra) and Hazrat Zubair (ra). Hazrat Sa’d bin Malik, i.e. Hazrat Sa’d bin Abi Waqas stopped him saying: “Do not revile my brothers,” however, the man did not desist.
Hazrat Sa’d stood up and offered two rak’ats [unit] of prayer and offered the following supplication: “O Allah! If these things that he is saying are punishable in Your eyes, “then send down your chastisement upon him in front of me so that he can be a lesson to others.
“Thus, as soon as this individual left the gathering, a camel was charging towards him. “The camel caught him in a rocky terrain and throwing him underneath, “it crushed him, thereby killing him.” The narrator states that the people went to Hazrat Sa’d saying: “O Abu Ishac! Rejoice for your prayer has been accepted.”
Ali bin Zaid narrates on the authority of his father that one person saw Hazrat Talha (ra) in a dream who appeared to him and said to change the location of his grave, as the water disturbed him greatly.
He appeared to him in the dream again and saw the same dream on three consecutive occasions. That person came to Hazrat Ibn Abbas (ra) and related his dream. When they went to his grave, the part of his body that was immersed in the ground had become green due to the water.
Thus, the people moved Hazrat Talha (ra)’s body and buried him in another place. The narrator states: “It is as if I can still witness the camphor that was on his eyes, “which was completely unchanged. “The only change was his hair that had moved from their place.
“The people bought one of the houses of Hazrat Abu Bakarah for 10,000 dirhams “and buried Hazrat Talha there. “Hazrat Talha (ra) bin Ubaidullah would earn 400,000 to 500,000 dinars “from his different farms in Iraq. “He would earn crops from the lands in different areas of Saraah,
“which was a mountainous region similar to an Island, to the west of the Arab peninsula “and spanned from north to south. “It was also known as Jabal as-Saraah. “He would earn at least 10,000 dinar from the grain of this area “and also from other land he owned.
“There was not a single poor person from among the Banu Taim whose family did not benefit from “the wealth of Hazrat Talha (ra) and whose widows were not married from that wealth “and whose needy were not granted assistance,”
I.e. he would help the poor and would pay the debts of those who were unable to pay them. “Moreover, each year when he would earn from his produce, “he would send 10,000 dirham to Hazrat Ayesha (ra). “Hazrat Muwaiyya asked Musa bin Talha, how much wealth did Abu Muhammad leave behind”
I.e. Hazrat Talha bin Ubaidullah (ra), “He replied 2.2 million dirham and 200,000 dinar.” All of his wealth was earnt from the various land he owned. As mentioned, he was martyred in Jang-e-Jamal, the details of which, God Willing, I will narrate in the future, because the details are such
That they ought to be mentioned separately so that the questions that arise in ones mind can be addressed. God Willing, I shall narrate it in future. Now, as mentioned in the previous sermon, everyone ought to continue adhering to the precautionary measures against the current Coronavirus pandemic.
One should also take caution whilst attending the mosque. If one is suffering from a slight fever or is suffering from aches and pains, one ought to refrain from public places. They should protect themselves as well as others. We ought to pay particular attention towards prayers,
May Allah the Almighty safeguard the world from this affliction. 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.