Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2018
Allah is the Greatest, Allah is the Greatest I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah I bear witness that Muhammad (saw) is the Messenger of Allah. Come to Prayer 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. Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) is the first of the sahabah [companion of the Holy Prophet (saw)], that I will speak on today.
His mother, Umaimah bint Abdul Muttalib, was one of the paternal aunts of the Holy Prophet (saw). Thus, he was a cousin of the Holy Prophet (saw). He had accepted Islam prior to the Holy Prophet (saw)’s going into Darul Arqam. Darul Arqam was that place or centre,
Which was the house of Arqam bin Arqam, a Muslim new-convert. Muslims used to gather there. It was situated at the outskirts of Makkah. It was a centre for learning the faith and for worship etc. Due to this reputation, it was also known by the name of Darus Salam (The Abode of Peace).
This remained the centre (for Muslims) in Makkah for three years. That was where they used to worship quietly. That was also where the Holy Prophet (saw) held audiences. Later, when Hazrat Umar (ra) accepted Islam, they began professing [Islam] openly.
It is narrated that Hazrat Umar (ra) was the last person to convert to Islam at that centre. Anyway, Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) had accepted Islam prior to the establishment of this centre. It is narrated that his family was also subjected to the oppression at the hands of the polytheists of Quraish.
He migrated to Abyssinia twice, along with his two brothers Hazrat Abu Ahmad and Ubaidullah and his sisters Hazrat Zainab bint Jahsh, Hazrat Umm Habibah and Hazrat Hamnah bint Jahsh. His brother, Ubaidullah, upon arrival in Abyssinia, had converted to Christianity and died there as a Christian.
While his wife Umm Habibah bint Abu Sufyan was still in Abyssinia, the Holy Prophet (saw) performed his own Nikah [marriage announcement] with her. 147Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra), prior to his migration to Madinah, came to Makkah and took along all the members of his tribe Banu Ghanam from among the Dudan,
Who had converted to Islam, to Madinah. They left their relatives at Makkah in such numbers that entire neighbourhoods were left deserted and many houses were locked up. Nowadays, Ahmadis in Pakistan at some places are going through the same circumstances. Some villages have been left deserted.
Ibn Ishaq states that when Banu Jahsh bin Rayab emigrated from Makkah, Abu Sufyan bin Harb sold his house to Amr bin Alqamah. When this news reached Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) at Madinah, he related it to the Holy Prophet (saw).
Upon hearing that, the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “O Abdullah! Are you not content with the fact “that God will accord you a palace in Paradise in its place?” Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) said: “Yes indeed, o Messenger Of Allah (saw)! I am content.” Upon this, he said: “Then, those places are for you.”
He meant that that those houses, which you vacated, you will be given a station in the Heavens as their substitute. There, palaces will be prepared for you. The Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) on the expedition
To the Valley of Nakhlah, an account of which is given in books as follows: “One day, the Holy Prophet (saw), after having performed the Ishaa (night) prayer, “said to Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh (ra) ‘Come armed in the morning as I wish to send you somewhere.’
“Hence, when the Holy Prophet (saw) completed the Fajr (dawn) prayer, “he found Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh waiting at his door with his arrow, bow, spear and shield. “The Holy Prophet called for Hazrat Ubai bin Ka’b and instructed him to write a letter.
“After the letter had been written, he called for Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh “and whilst giving him the letter, the Holy Prophet (saw) said that: ‘I appoint you as the leader of this expedition.’ “The delegation and expedition, which had been formed and sent in his leadership.”
As a matter of fact, in historical records we find that prior to this, the Holy Prophet (saw) appointed Hazrat ‘Ubaida bin Harith as the leader of this expedition. However, when he returned home prior to the departure in order to prepare himself, his children came to the Holy Prophet (saw) and began to cry.
Upon this, the Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh in his place as their leader. At the time of his departure, the Holy Prophet (saw) gave him the title of Amir-ul-Mu’mineen [chief of the believers]. In Seerat-ul-Halbiya it is written that Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh was thus the first fortunate
Companion to have received the title of Amir-ul-Mu’mineen [chief of the believers] in the Islamic era. In commentary of the verse (Arabic – Holy Quran 2:218) , Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud (ra) has mentioned this incident in these words that: “Even after the Holy Prophet (saw) had migrated from Makkah to Madinah,
“the severity of the enmity of the people of Makkah did not subside. “As a matter of fact, they began to threaten the people of Madinah that: ‘As you have given refuge ‘to our people, there is only one path left for you, either kill all of them ‘or expel them from Madinah.
‘Otherwise, we make an oath to attack Madinah, kill all of you and capture your women.’” Furthermore, they did not limit this to mere threats. Rather, they started to make preparations in order to attack Madinah. In those days, the state of the Holy Prophet (saw) was such
That at times he would stay awake the entire night. Similarly, the companions would sleep with their weapons wrapped around them, lest the enemy would suddenly ambush them in the darkness of the night. In these circumstances, on the one hand, the Holy Prophet (saw) started to make treaties
With the tribes living near and in the surroundings of Madinah so that they would support Muslims if such circumstances arose. On the other hand, as a result of the reports that the Quraish were making preparations for an attack, the Holy Prophet (saw) sent Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh to Nakhla with twelve men.
He gave him a letter and instructed him to open it after two days. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh opened it after two days. It was written therein that you should stay in Nakhla, gather information about the circumstances of the Quraish and inform us thereof. Coincidentally, in those days a small delegation of the Quraish,
Which was returning from some trade in Syria, passed by. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh took a personal initiative and attacked them, as a result of which one person from among the disbelievers, ‘Amr bin Al-Hazrami was killed, two people were taken as captives and the Muslims also seized the spoils of war.
When they returned to Madinah and informed the Holy Prophet (saw) of this incident, he expressed great displeasure and said that: “I did not give you permission to fight.” and he also refused to accept the spoils of war. Ibn Jarir has taken the narration of Hazrat Ibn ‘Abbas and written
That the mistake Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh and his companions made was that they believed that the [month of] Rajab had not yet commenced, even though the month of Rajab had already commenced. They believed that it was the thirtieth of Jamadi-uth-Thani and that [the month of] Rajab had not yet started.
Nevertheless, the idolaters started to raise a hue and cry at the fact that ‘Amr bin Al-Hazrami was killed at the hands of Muslims and that Muslims no longer respected the sanctity of the holy months, in which all forms of war were seized.
Hence, Hazrat Musleh-e-Mau’ud says that mentioning this very allegation, Allah the Exalted states in this verse that even though it is most despised to fight in these months and a sin in the sight of Allah the Exalted, it is despised to an even greater extent to stop people
From treading on the path of Allah the Exalted, to stop them from professing the unity of God the Exalted, to disregard the sanctity of the Al-Haram Mosque and to expel people from their homes without any reason, merely for the fact that they believe in the One God. You have thought of one aspect.
However, you have not reflected on the severity of your own sins and the displeasing deeds you have committed by rejecting God and His Messenger (saw), disregarding the sanctity of the Al-Haram Mosque and by expelling the people from their homes. When you yourselves have become guilty of these appalling deeds,
How then can you raise allegations against Muslims? They have merely committed an inadvertent mistake. However, you are doing all of this with complete awareness and intentionality. Elaborating on a Hadith [saying of the Holy Prophet (saw)] of Bukhari, Hazrat Sayyid Zain-ul-Abideen Waliullah Shah Sahib has mentioned
The positive outcome of the expedition of Abdullah bin Jahsh. Elaborating on this, he has written that the accounts inform us that this expedition was completely successful with regards to the purpose it had been sent out for. By taking captives, they gained concrete and precise information of the schemes
And movement of the Quraish of Makkah. The incident related to the delegation of Hazrami was something on the side and coincidental. The opinion of some historians, who have mentioned that some members of this expedition thought of avenging and returning the captured possessions of
The Muhajireen [Muslims who migrated from Makkah to Madinah] is incorrect. Rather, the primary objective of this expedition was merely to obtain, through this delegation of Hazrami, concrete and precise information of the objective of the expedition
Under the leadership of Abu Sufyan bin Harb and the schemes of war made by the Quraish of Makkah. This was precisely what had been conveyed to them in secrecy and therefore, they did not let this opportunity of capturing this small delegation go to waste.
It is a far-fetched idea to believe that they were sent in order to obtain information about the schemes of war made by the Quraish of Makkah yet, they deemed it sufficient to loot this delegation and return to the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh was a companion of a very lofty status.
He was also the paternal cousin of the Holy Prophet (saw). The Holy Prophet (saw) had appointed a reliable and trustworthy person for this expedition. When the Holy Prophet (saw) became aware of the schemes of war made by the Quraish of Makkah, he also started making preparations and he did so with utmost secrecy.
He writes that even though in the narrations related to war we find that the Holy Prophet (saw) expressed displeasure towards Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh and his companions, this displeasure was appropriate and justified as their expedition created circumstances, which could have been the cause of discord.
Nevertheless, at times some deeds, which apparently seem to be mistakes, are in fact carried in accordance with Divine will and some insignificant incidents bear magnificent results. It was possible that the campaign led by Abdullah bin Jahash had never been sent and the events had not unfolded the way they did.
The caravan led by Abu Sufyan would have reached Makkah without any interruption and Quraish would have attacked the Muslims with full preparation, which would have been really difficult for the ill equipped companions of the Holy Prophet (saw). However, the disturbance caused by Abdullah bin Jahash enraged the arrogant Quraish leaders.
They hastily assembled an army of a thousand soldiers and arrived at Badar in a state of conceited rage to save their convoy. Little did they know that their fates had been sealed. On the other hand, it was equally possible that if the companions had known they would be faced
With a fully equipped army, some of them may have shown some reluctance. So this act of secrecy turned out to be a war tactic, known as camouflage in current terminology. According to the history, love of God and His Prophet had made the companions oblivious to all material desires.
Their only wish was to sacrifice their lives in Allah’s cause. His desire was fulfilled and he became distinguished as ‘Almajdo Fillah’ – the one who lost his ear in Allah’s cause. Some more details in this regard: there is a well-known example of how Abdullah bin Jahash’s prayers were heard before he was martyred.
Ishaq bin Saad bin Abi Waqas narrates with reference to his father that on the day the battle of Uhud his father requested Abdullah bin Jahash to come to one side in order to pray together. First Saad prayed that: “O Allah, when I meet the enemy tomorrow,
“let me face someone who is fierce in attack and commands great aura. “Let me fight him and let me kill Him for your sake. “Let me seize his weapons”. Upon this Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh said “Ameen”. After this Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh prayed: “O Allah, when I meet the enemy tomorrow,
“let me face someone who is fierce in attack and commands great aura. “Let me kill him, and let him overcome me and kill me and cut off my ears and nose. When I come before you, that You ask me “O Abdullah,
“why have your nose and ears been cut off?” and I should answer: “O Allah, they were severed in your way and in your Prophet’s way, “and you say that I speak the truth.” Hazrat Saad says that Abdullah bin Jahash’s prayer was better than mine,
Because towards the end of the day I saw that his nose and ears were hanging by a thread, meaning they had been severed and were sown together. This was a cruel practice used by the infidels. Even today, some extremist Muslims are indulging in this practice, in Islam’s name.
Hazrat Muttalib bin Abdullah bin Hatab narrates that: “The Holy Prophet (saw), stayed near a place “in Shaikhain which is near to Madinah on his way to Uhud. “Hazrat Umme Salma brought roasted shoulder meat which he ate. “Then she brought Nabiz, the Holy Prophet (saw) drank it.”
I believe it is something similar to Hareera. “Someone took the cup of Nabiz and drank from it and then Abdullah bin Jahash took the cup “and finished it. “Another man asked for a sip, saying: ‘Do you know where you will be tomorrow morning?’
“Abdullah bin Jahash said: ‘Yes, I would like to see my Lord “‘in a quenched state rather than that of thirst.’” What wonderful ways the companions had of loving Allah and what wonderful preparation they undertook to meet him. Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh and Hazrat Hamza bin Abdul Muttalib were both buried together.
Hazrat Hamza was the uncle of Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh and at the time of his martyrdom he was a little over 40 years old. The Holy Prophet (saw) was the custodian to his inheritance so the Holy Prophet (saw) bought goods at Khaibar and gave them to his son.
Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh was also renowned as an authority with sound opinions and advice. At the time of the Battle of Badr Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh was among those Companions from whom the Holy Prophet (saw) took counsel. Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) narrates the incident of the Holy Prophet (saw) regarding the sister of
Hazrat Abdullah bin Jahsh whilst they were returning from the Battle of Uhud. He states that this has been recorded in history that it seems it was narrated in his own words that: “In this battle (Uhud) we witnessed just how the Holy Prophet (saw) displayed great courage
“and his high morals and how he was compassionate to the people and won their hearts. “From the state of affairs of this battle one can begin to understand the heights “of his moral condition and appreciate the unrivalled sacrifices of his Companions.”
Hazrat Musleh Mau’ud (ra) writes that: “I speak of that time when the Holy Prophet (saw) was “returning to Madinah after the battle had ended. “When the women of Madinah had heard news of the martyrdom of Abdullah bin Jahsh they became “restless and when they heard the Holy Prophet (saw) was returning they waited
“at a short distance outside of Madinah to welcome him. “Among them was his sister-in-law, Zainab bint Abi Jahsh “three of whose close relatives had been martyred during the battle. “When the Holy Prophet (saw) saw her he told her: ‘To grieve over her loss.’
“This is an Arabic idiom which means that I am informing you of death of your relative. “Zainab bint Jahsh replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Who shall I grieve over?’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) answered: ‘Your uncle Hamza has been martyred.’
“Upon hearing this Hazrat Zainab said (Arabic) and then said ‘May Allah elevate him in status. “‘What a wonderful demise he had!’ Then the Holy Prophet (saw) said:‘Now grieve over another loss’. “Hazrat Zainab replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah! Who shall I grieve over?’ “He answered: ‘Your brother Abdullah bin Jahsh has been martyred.’
“Zainab again said (Arabic). “‘All praise belongs to Allah, what a wonderful demise he had!’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) then said: ‘Now grieve over another loss’. “Hazrat Zainab replied ‘O Messenger of Allah! Who shall I grieve over?’ “He answered: ‘Your husband was also martyred.’
“When she heard this tears fell from Hazrat Zainab’s eyes and she replied: ‘Woe unto me’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) then said: ‘See how strong the bond is between a woman and her husband. ‘When I informed Zainab of the death of her uncle she said (Arabic),
‘when I informed her of the death of her brother she again said (Arabic), ‘but when I informed her of the death of her husband she heaved a sigh ‘and said woe unto me and was unable to hold her tears with all the grief.’
“The Holy Prophet (saw) then said that: ‘In such circumstances women forget all their close ‘relatives and blood-relations and she remembers her loving husband.’ “Thereafter he asked Hazrat Zainab: ‘Why did you say woe unto me?’
“She replied: ‘O Messenger of Allah! His son came to mind as to who would now take care of him.’ “Despite her affection for her loving husband and even though she always remembers him, “she expressed her worry for their children.”
This is a lesson for men and women today that you should become loving husbands and women should become such mothers who care about their children. Furthermore, to become such loving husbands you must fulfil the rights of your wives and children
And there are many complaints in this regard nowadays that rights are not being upheld. How beautiful is the statement of the Holy Prophet (saw). He said to Zainab that: “I pray to Allah the Almighty that He brings someone forth who
“takes even better care than your husband.” In others words taking care of the children. It was a result of this prayer that Zainab (ra) was married to Hazrat Talha (ra) and they had a son Muhammad bin Talha. However history tells us that Hazrat Talha (ra) did not show as much love and compassion
To Muhammad bin Talha as he did to the previous children of Zainab (ra). People would say that no one loves their children as much as Talha (ra). All of this was a result of the prayers of the Holy Prophet (saw). The second Companion is Hazrat Ka’b bin Zaid.
His name was K’ab bin Zaid bin Qais bin Malik and he was from the Banu Najjar tribe. He was part of the Battle of Badr and was martyred in the Battle of Khandaq. It is said he was hit with the arrow of Umaya bin Rubiya bin Sakhr.
He was from the Companions of Bir Maona where all the other Companions were killed however he was the sole survivor. Bir Maona is where the Holy Prophet, on the request of a tribe, sent 70 of his companions a large party of whom were Huffaz-e Quran and were Qaris.
They had been deceived and all of them were martyred with the exception of Hazrat Ka’b. Hazrat K’ab survived because he had climbed on a mountain. According to some narrations the disbelievers attacked and injured him severely. Thinking him dead, the disbelievers left him whereas he was actually alive.
He soon returned to Madinah and eventually his health and life returned to normal. The third Companion is Hazrat Saleh Shukraan. His name was Saleh and his title was Shukraan and he was known by this appellation. Hazrat Saleh Shukraan was a Habshi (Abyssinian) slave of Hazrat Abdullah bin Auf.
The Holy Prophet preferred him to help serve and purchased him from Hazrat Abdullah. Other narrations say that Hazrat Abdur Rahman bin Auf handed him over without recompense. Hazrat Saleh Shukraan participated in the Battle of Badr.
Because he was not free and was in servitude hence the Holy Prophet had not allocated a share to him. The Holy Prophet appointed Hazrat Saleh Shukraan as the overseer of the prisoners. The prisoners he oversaw would themselves give remuneration and so Hazrat Shukraan received even more from the spoils of war.
Although he did not have a share allocated from the spoils of war however due to this responsibility he received even more spoils of war. After the Battle of Badr the Holy Prophet (saw) set him free. Hazrat Jafir bin Muhammad Sadiq (ra) says that Hazrat Shukraan was from among the Ahl Sufa,
Those who were always at the door of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Shukran had the honour of taking part in the Ghusl (washing ritual of deceased body in Islam) and burial of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Ibn Abbas (ra) says that the Holy Prophet was given Ghusl with his clothes on.
Hazrat Ali (ra), Hazrat Fazal bin Abbas (ra), Hazat Qusm bin Abbas and Hazrat Shukraan and Hazrat Owais bin Khouli entered the burial area of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Shukraan says about this that: “I swear by God, “I laid a velvet garment under the grave of the Holy Prophet (saw).”
According to a tradition of Sahih Muslim it was a red velvet garment. This garment was used by the Holy Prophet (saw) and so Hazrat Shukraan relates that: “I did not wish for anyone else to use this garment after the Holy Prophet’s (saw) passing
“because the Holy Prophet (saw) would use this garment himself and wou ld lay it out.” At the Battle of Muraysi the wealth, weapons, livestock etc. that were obtained from the camps, Hazrat Shukran was made overseer of all of this. He was very trustworthy and dependable.
It is mentioned that Umar (ra) sent Hazrat Abdur Rahman, son of Hazrat Shukraan, towards Hazrat Abu Musa Ashari. Hazrat Umar (ra) wrote that I send you a pious man, Abdur Rahman son of Saleh Shukraan who was a freed slave of the Holy Prophet (saw).
Treat him considering the status the Holy Prophet (saw) gave to his father. This was the status given to slaves by Islam. Islam not only granted freedom to slaves but in fact also gave respect and dignity to their children. One narration mentions that Hazrat Shukraan took residence in Madinah
And he also had a home in Basra. He passed away during the era of the Khilafat of Hazrat Umar (ra). Next is mention of Hazrat Malik bin Duhsham. He was from the Khizraj tribe and the family of Banu Ghanam Bin Auf. He had a daughter named Furiya.
The scholars dispute whether Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum took part in the Bait of Uqba or not. According to Ibn Ishaaq and Musa bin Utba he did take part. Anyways, the difference of opinions amongst the scholars continues. Hazrat Malik took part in the Battle of Badr and Khandaak
And all other battles after along with the Holy Prophet (saw). Suhail bin Amr was amongst the senior and respected leaders of the Quraish. He was part of the Battle of Badr on the side of the idolaters. Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum imprisoned him.
The traditions mention that Amir bin Sad narrates from his father, Hazrat Saad bin Abi Waqas, that: “On the day of the Battle of Badr, I fired an arrow at Suhail bin Amr “as a result of which his arteries were pierced. I followed the trial of blood and
“ I saw that Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum was holding him by the hair on his forehead. “I said this is my prisoner as I fired the arrow at him “however Hazrat Malik said this is my prisoner as I have seized him.”
They both took Suhail before the Holy Prophet (saw), who took Suhail from both of them however at Roha, Suhail escaped from Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum. Loudly Hazrat Malik called out among the people and set out to find him. The Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Whoever finds him should kill him.”
They had come for war and to fight the Muslims, he was a prisoner and had escaped and so there was a threat of danger resurfacing. In any case this instruction was for a prisoner of war however he was destined to be spared.
Suhail bin Amr was in the end found by the Holy Prophet (saw) rather than being found by anyone else. When the Holy Prophet (saw) found him, he did not kill him, but if he had been found by any other Companion he would have been killed.
However because he was found by the Holy Prophet (saw) he did not kill him. This is his blessed example, which is also a rebuttal to those unjust people who allege that the Holy Prophet (saw) was cruel and shed blood.
Despite ordaining the death penalty when he came upon the said individual, he did not kill him. According to one narration the Holy Prophet (saw) found Suhail amongst the trees or bushes. He instructed to tie him up and so his hands were tied with his neck in other words he was imprisoned.
There is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari narrated by Hazrat Utban bin Malik, who was among those Ansari Companions who fought in the Battle of Badr, in which he stated that he went to see the Holy Prophet (saw) and said: “O Messenger of Allah! My eyesight has weakened significantly.
“I usually lead the prayers for my people. “When it rains heavily the path between my place of residence and the mosque becomes flooded “and I cannot lead the prayer. “It is my wish O Messenger of Allah that you come to my home and offer your prayers here,
“after which I will turn my house into a mosque.” The Holy Prophet (saw) replied: “Insha’Allah [God Willing] I will come.” He then said: “One morning the Holy Prophet (saw) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra) “came to my home after sunrise. “Upon reaching the door the Holy Prophet (saw) requested permission to enter.
“I permitted them to enter. “When the Holy Prophet (saw) entered the home he did not sit down, rather he asked: ‘Which part of the house do you wish for me to offer prayers?’ “I pointed to a corner of the house where I wished for him to offer prayers.
“The Holy Prophet (saw) stood up for prayer and said ‘Allahu Akbar’. “We stood forming a row for the prayers. “He led two units of prayer and then offered the salaam [signalling the end of prayer].” The narrator then says: “I offered him Khazeerah (a dish prepared from meat and flour or bread)
“due to this the Holy Prophet (saw) stayed a while longer.” The narrator further says: “Some other residents of the area also gathered together in the house. “One of them said: ‘Where is Malik bin Dahsham?’ “One of them replied: ‘He is a hypocrite and has no love for Allah nor His Messenger.’”
As he lived nearby, perhaps he said this because he did not attend the gathering. Upon hearing this the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Do not say this. “Do you not see that he professes the Islamic creed of (Arabic) “in the hope of attaining the pleasure of God?”
The one who said aforementioned statement then said: “God and His Messenger know best.” He then said: “We only said this to draw the attention “of the hypocrites and out of compassion for them.” Perhaps due to their kind nature they wished to spread the message to the hypocrites
And through this they would bring them closer to Islam. They would show compassion and owing to this a misunderstanding developed within [some of] the companions. The Holy Prophet (saw) then said: “Verily God Almighty will forbid the fire to touch “that individual who declares (Arabic) on the condition
“that it is pronounced keeping the pleasure of God in mind.” This is the response to all the so called scholars who brandish the edict of Kufr [disbelief] and with regards to Ahmadis they commit atrocities. It is the edicts of these so called scholars that have destroyed the peace within the Muslim countries.
At present in Pakistan there is an organisation by the name ‘Labbaik Ya Rasoolalah’. They raise many slogans, but the real meaning of ‘Labbaik Ya Rasoolalah’ would be to act on this saying of the Holy Prophet (saw) and refrain from labelling anyone who attests to (Arabic) a non-Muslim.
God Almighty has made the fire [of Hell] forbidden for that individual who affirms this keeping the Will of God in mind. These people say that we do not pronounce this declaration keeping the Will of God in mind. Do these people know what is concealed in the hearts more than the Holy Prophet (saw)?
May Allah the Almighty protect the people from this organisation. In another narration it is stated that Hazrat Utban bin Malik said to the Holy Prophet (saw) that Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum is a hypocrite. To this the Holy Prophet (saw) said: “Does he not profess (Arabic)?
Utban replied: “Indeed he does, however his profession is not genuine.” The Holy Prophet (saw) then asked: “Does he not offer his prayers?” He replied: “Indeed he does, however it cannot be deemed as prayers.” Perhaps in those days there were certain people who were stern of nature,
the likes of which we see among the religious clerics today. The Holy Prophet (saw) then said: “It is such people about whom God Almighty “has stopped me from passing any sort of judgement. “Only God Almighty knows what is concealed in the hearts.” God Almighty stopped the Holy Prophet (saw) from passing any judgement,
However, these scholars seem to have a licence to commit all sorts of atrocities in God’s name, especially the clerics of Pakistan. Hazrat Anas bin Malik (ra) relates that Hazrat Malik bin Dahsham was slandered in front of the Holy Prophet (saw) who then said: “[Arabic] That is, do not insult and malign my companions.”
On the way back from the Battle of Tabuk, the Holy Prophet (saw) stopped near Madinah at a place called Zawawan. During this stay the Holy Prophet (saw) was informed about Masjid Al-Zarar through revelation. The Holy Prophet (saw) called for Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum and Hazrat Ma’an bin Adi
And ordered them to go towards Masjid Al-Zarar. Hazrat Malik bin Dhuhshum and Hazrat Ma’an bin Adi went to the Banu Salam tribe, which was the tribe of Hazrat Malik bin Dahsham. Hazrat Malik bin Dahsham said to Hazrat Ma’an to wait for him to bring something with which he can light a fire.
He went home and brought a dried date palm branch lit on fire. They then went towards Masjid Al-Zarar and according to narrations they arrived between Maghrib and Ishaa prayers. They set it alight and it burned to the ground. Thus, we should not make assertions about companions based on ill suspicion.
It was assumed that perhaps he deviated from the right path to the extent that he was accused of being a hypocrite. However, later he became the one who destroyed the centre of the hypocrites under the instructions of God Almighty. May Allah the Almighty continue to elevate the status of the companions.
May He enable us to analyse ourselves as to whether or not we are acting on the instructions of God Almighty. 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.