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Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | October 12, 2018



Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | October 12, 2018

Friday Sermon | خطبہ جمعہ | October 12, 2018

Friday Sermon – Khalifatul Masih V – Mirza Masroor Ahmad – Year 2018

Peace be upon you all, 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. Today, the Companions I shall talk about have not had the details of their incidents or narrations preserved in history. They have very short introductions, some of which have been stated in only a few lines.

However, I would like for there to be information about all the Badri Companions compiled in one place within the literature of the Jama’at. Therefore, I shall also mention those names which have very few details about them. Nevertheless, the station of these Companions remains intact, even if they have been mentioned briefly.

In any case it is a source of blessings for us to mention them or even to remember them. These were those who despite being poor and weak were amongst those who were at the forefront in protecting their faith. They were never awed by the strength of their opponents

But would instead place all their trust in God Almighty. They pledged their loyalty and love to the Holy Prophet (saw) and did not withhold from even giving their lives and by keeping to this oath, God Almighty gave them the glad tidings of paradise and announced that He was pleased with them.

Hazrat Abdul Rabby bin Haqq bin Aus was a Companion regarding whom there are varying opinions. Some have claimed his name is Abdul Rab whilst others have said it is Abdullah. According to Ibn Ishaq his name was Abdullah bin Haqq but according to Ammarah it is Abdul Rabb.

He was from the Banu Sa’adah family of the Banu Khazraj tribe and he participated in the Battle of Badr. Then there is Hazrat Salma bin Thabit. His full name is Salma bin Thabit bin Wakhsh. Hazrat Salma participated in the Battle of Badr. During the Battle of Uhud he was martyred by Abu Sufyan.

Hazrat Salma’s father was Hazrat Thabit bin Wakhsh and his uncle was Hazrat Eefaa bin Wakhsh. His brother Amr bin Thabit was also martyred during the Battle of Uhud. Many members of his family fought in the Battle of Uhud. His mother’s name was Layla bint Yaman was the sister of Huzaifah bin Yaman.

Then there is Hazrat Sinan bin Saifi who belonged to the Banu Salma branch of the Khazraj tribe. His mother was Naila bin Qais and he had one son named Mas’ud. In 12 Nabawi, as a result of the preaching efforts of Mus’ab bin Umair he accepted Islam.

He entered the fold of Islam alongside the 70 Companions during the Bai’at Aqba Thania. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. He also fought in the Battle of the Ditch and there he attained martyrdom. Then there is Hazrat Abdullah bin Abdi Manaf. He belonged to the Banu Nu’man tribe.

His title was Abu Yahya and his mother was Humaima bint Ubaid. He had one daughter also named Humaima whose mother was Ruba bint Tufail. He participated in both the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Then there is Hazrat Muhrij bin Amir bin Malik.

He passed away in the morning that they were departing for the Battle of Uhud. His full name was Muhrij bin Amir and he was from the Banu A’di bin Najjar tribe. His mother was Sauda bint Khaithima bin Harith who belonged to the Aus tribe.

His mother was the sister of Hazrat Sa’d bin Khaithima. It has been written about him that he had two children from Ummi Sahl bint Abi Kharijah – Asmaa and Kulthum. He participated in the Battle of Badr. The day in which the Holy Prophet (saw) was to depart for the Battle of Uhud,

The very same morning he passed away. He was counted among those people who participated in the Battle of Uhud because his intention was to join them. For this reason the Holy Prophet (saw) counted him among those who participated.

Then, there is Hazrat Aiz bin Ma’is, who is an Ansari Companion [those who lived in Medina]. His name was Aiz bin Ma’is. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Zuraiq. The Holy Prophet (saw) formed a bond of brotherhood between him and Hazrat Suwaibit bin Harmala.

He participated in the battle of Badr along with his brother, Hazrat Mu’adh bin Ma’is. He participated in all battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Aiz bin Ma’is was [involved in the incident] at Bair-e-Ma’unah and also participated in the Battle of Khandaq. Furthermore, he participated in all Battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw).

He was martyred in the battle of Yamama in the twelfth year of Hijra, during the Khilafat of Hazrat Abu Bakr. Then, there is Hazrat Abdullah bin Salma bin Malik Ansari. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Bali’.

He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud and was martyred during the battle of Uhud. When Hazrat Abdullah bin Salma was martyred, he was wrapped in a cloth along with Hazrat Mujazzir bin Ziad and brought to Medina on a camel.

The mother of Hazrat Abdullah bin Salma approached the Holy Prophet (saw) and said, “O Prophet of Allah (saw)! My son participated in the Battle of Badr “and has been martyred during the Battle of Uhud. “I wish to bring him close to me;

“in other words that he be buried in Medina so that I can enjoy his nearness.” Upon this, the Holy Prophet (saw) granted permission for this. Hazrat Abdullah bin Salma was well-built and heavy, whereas Hazrat Mujazzir bin Ziad was thin and light. In the narrations it is mentioned that despite this,

Their weight appeared to be equal when placed on the camel. People expressed their astonishment at this, upon which the Holy Prophet (saw) said that the deeds of both of them have made them equal. Then, there is a companion called Hazrat Mas’ud bin Khalda. His name was Mas’ud bin Khalda, however,

It has been mentioned as Mas’ud bin Khalid in some narrations. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Zuraiq. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. According to some narrations, it is believed that he was martyred during the incident of Bair-e-Ma’unah.

Whereas, according to other narrations he was martyred during the battle of Khaibar. Then, there is Hazrat Mas’ud bin Sa’d Ansari. Hazrat Mas’ud belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Zuraiq. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. According to some, Hazrat Mas’ud bin Sa’d was martyred during the incident at Bair-e-Ma’unah.

However, according to Muhammad Bin Ammarah and Aby Na’eem, he was martyred during the Battle of Khaibar. Then, there is a companion by the name Hazrat Zaid bin Aslam. He is also an Ansari. Hazrat Zaid bin Aslam belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu ‘Ajlan. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud.

He was martyred on the day of Ghuzakha, whilst fighting Tulaiha bin Khuwailid Al-Asadi during the Khilafat of Hazrat Abu Bakr. Ghuzakha is the name of a fountain in Najd, where Muslims engaged in battle against Tulaiha bin Khuwailid Al-Asadi, who rebelled against the Islamic state and also claimed prophethood.

Then, there is a companion by the name Ab-ul-Munzir Yazid bin ‘Amir. His name is also mentioned as Yazid bin ‘Amr. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Sawad. He pledged initiation at ‘Aqaba and participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. His children lived in Medina as well as Baghdad.

His progeny had spread far and wide. Then, there is the companion Hazrat ‘Amr bin Tha’labah Ansari. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu ‘Adi. He was more commonly known by his title. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud.

Hazrat ‘Amr bin Tha’labah narrates that “I met the Holy Prophet (saw) at Sayala “and accepted Islam at this very place “and the Holy Prophet (saw) placed his hand on my head.” Another companion, Wadhah bin Salma narrates from his father that

Even though Hazrat ‘Amr bin Tha’labah reached the age of one hundred, the patch of hair on his head, where the Holy Prophet (saw) placed his hand, did not turn white. There was a companion by the name Hazrat Abu Khalid bin Harith bin Qais bin Khalid bin Mukhallid.

He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Zuraiq. He is more commonly known by his title. He pledged initiation at ‘Aqaba and including the battle of Badr, he participated alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) in all battles. He fought alongside Hazrat Khalid bin Walid in the battle of Yamama and was wounded.

The wound healed, but opened up once again during the caliphate of Hazrat ‘Umar, as a result of which he passed away. Due to this, he is counted among the martyrs of the Battle of Yamama. Then, there is a companion by the name Abdullah bin Tha’labah Al-Balawi.

He was also an Ansari. His name was Abdullah bin Tha’labah. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. He participated in the battle of Uhud along with his brother, Hazrat Bahat bin Tha’labah. Then, there is Hazrat Mahhab bin Tha’labah Ansari. He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Bali’.

He had two brothers, Hazrat ‘Abdullah and Hazrat Yazid. His brother Yazid participated on both occasions of pledging initiation at ‘Aqaba. Hazrat Mahhab bin Tha’labah pledged initiation at ‘Aqaba and participated in the battles of Badr and Uhud along with his brother, ‘Abdullah bin Tha’labah.

Hazrat Mahhab bin Tha’labah is also known as Bahaath bin Tha’labah. Then, there is Hazrat Malik bin Mas’ud Ansari. His name was Malik bin Mas’ud and he belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Sa’ida. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Then, there is ‘Abdullah bin Qais bin Sakhr Ansari.

He belonged to the Ansar tribe of Banu Salma. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud along with his brother, Ma’bad bin Qais. Then, there is Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin ‘Abs Ansari. He belonged to the branch of Banu ‘Adi of the Ansar tribe of Khazraj.

Some have mentioned his name as ‘Abdullah bin ‘Ubais. He participated alongside the Holy Prophet (saw) in the battle of Badr as well as all the battles that followed. Then, there is Hazrat Mu’attib bin Qushair Ansari. In some narrations, his name has been mentioned as Mu’attib bin Bashir as well.

He belonged to the branch of Banu Zubai’ah of the Ansar tribe of Aus. Hazrat Mu’attib bin Qushair participated in the pledge at ‘Aqaba and also participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Another Companion was Hazrat Sawad bin Razn Ansari. His name was Sawad bin Razn.

However, in some narrations, his name has been mentioned as Aswad bin Razn as well as Sawad bin Zuraiq. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Then, there is a companion by the name Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf. Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf belonged to the tribe of Banu Khuza’ah.

They had a covenant with Banu Mahzum. He is also known as Mu’attib bin Al-Hamra. His title is Abu ‘Auf. Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf participated in the second migration towards Habesha [Abyssinia]. When Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf migrated from Mecca to Medina, he stayed with Hazrat Mubashir bin ‘Abd-il-Munzir.

At the time of forming bonds of brotherhood in Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) formed a bond of brotherhood between him and Hazrat Tha’labah bin Hatib. Including the battles of Badr, Uhud and Khandaq [ditches], Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf participated in all battles alongside the Holy Prophet (saw).

Hazrat Mu’attib bin ‘Auf passed away in the fifty seventh year of Hijra, at the age of seventy eight. Then there is Hazrat Bujair bin Abi Bujair. Hazrat Bujair bin Abi Bujair participated both in the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. This is all that is written about him.

Then there is Hazrat Amir bin Bakeer. Hazrat Amir bin Bakeer was from the Banu Sa’d tribe. Hazrat Amir bin Bakeer took part in the Battle of Badr and his brothers Hazrat Ayas bin Bakeer, Hazrat ‘Aqil bin Bakeer and Hazrat Khalid bin Bakeer fought alongside him during the Battle of Badr.

All of them participated in the rest of the battles with the Holy Prophet (saw). Furthermore, these brothers all accepted Islam in Dar-Arqam. Hazrat Amir bin Bakeer was martyred on the day of the Battle of Yamama. Then there is Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah bin Al-Mu’tamar.

His full name is Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah bin Mu’tamar. As I have mentioned he passed away during the caliphate of Hazrat Usman (ra). His mother’s name is Qudamah bint Abdullah bin Umar. According to some his mother’s name is Aminah bint Abdulllah bin Umair bin Uhyeeb.

Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah was from the Banu Adi tribe and his brother was Hazrat Abdullah bin Suraqah. Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah migrated with his brother Hazrat Abdullah bin Suraqah to Medina and Hazrat Rufa’ bin Abdil Mundhir Ansari provided them accommodation at his home.

The Holy Prophet (saw) established a fraternity between Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah and Hazrat Sa’d bin Zaid. Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah fought in the Battles of Badr, Uhud, the Ditch and in all other battles with the Holy Prophet (saw).

Hazrat Amir bin Rabi’ah narrates, “The Holy Prophet (saw) sent us on the expedition of Nakhla “and with us was Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah.His body was slim and he was tall in height. “During the journey Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah sat down holding his stomach “as there was nothing there to eat and drink.

“He could not carry on walking due to the extreme hunger and thirst. “So we tied a rock tightly to his stomach after which he was able to continue walking with us. “We then reached an Arab tribe where they accommodated and provided for us. “Thereafter he was able to carry on.”

The Companions enjoyed light-hearted comments as well, and so after completing their meal there, once they had set off Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah said, “At first I thought that both legs of a man support his stomach “but today I have realised that the stomach is the one which is supporting the legs.”

If a man is empty-stomached he cannot walk. Hazrat Umar (ra) granted him a plot of land in Khaibar. Hazrat Amr bin Suraqah passed away, as I have stated, during the caliphate of Hazrat Usman (ra). Then there is Hazrat Thabit bin Huzaal who was a Companion

From the Banu Amr bin Auf branch of the Khazraj tribe. He participated in the Battles of Badr, Uhud, the Ditch and all the other battles with the Holy Prophet (saw). In 12AH he was martyred during the Battle of Yamama, during the caliphate of Hazrat Abu Bakr (ra).

Then there is Hazrat Subaih bin Qais. He was an Ansari from the Khazraj tribe. He fought in the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. The mother of Hazrat Subaih (ra) was Khadijah bint Amr bin Zaid. Hazrat Subaih had a son called Abdullah and his mother was of the Banu Judarah tribe.

He passed away and apart from him he had no other son. Hazrat Ubadah bin Qais was his brother. Hazrat Subaih bin Qais and Hazrat Ubadah bin Qais were the uncles of Hazrat Abu Dardaa and another brother of Hazrat Subaih was Zaid bin Qais. Then there is Hazrat Khabbab bin Maula Utbah bin Ghazwan.

Hazrat Khabbab (ra) was a freed slave of Hazrat Utbah bin Ghazwan. His title was Abu Yahya and was a confederate of Banu Nawfal. After the migration to Medina, the Holy Prophet (saw) formed a bond of brotherhood between him and Hazrat Tamim Maula Khirash bin Asimah.

Hazrat Khabbab fought in the Battles of Badr, Uhud, the Ditch and all other battles of the Holy Prophet (saw). In 19AH he passed away in Medina at the age of 50. Hazrat Umar (ra) led his funeral. Hazrat Sufyan bin Nasar Ansari was a Companion of the Holy Prophet (saw).

Hazrat Sufyan was from the Banu Hashim family of the Khazraj tribe. There are conflicting views on the name of his father. Some have written Nasar whilst others have written Bashar. He fought in the Battle of Badr and Uhud. According to one narration the Holy Prophet (saw)

Formed Hazrat Sufyan’s bond of brotherhood with Hazrat Tufail bin Harith. Then there is the Companion Abu Maghshi Al-Ta’i who is known by his title of Abu Maghshi. His name was Su’aid bin Maghshi. Abu Maghshi Al-Ta’i was a confederate of Banu Asad and he was amongst the first to migrate.

He participated in the Battle of Badr. Hazrat Wahab bin Abi Surrah was also a Companion. Musa bin Uqba writes that he fought in the Battle of Badr alongside his brother Amr. Haitham bin Adiyy has included him amongst those who migrated to Abyssinia but some hold the view,

Such as Biladalri say that there is no evidence to this, i.e he only participated in the Battle of Badr and there is no mention of his migration to Abyssinia. Then there is Hazrat Tamim Maula Banu Ghanam Ansari.

Hazrat Tamim was the freed slave of Banu Ghanam Al-Salam and he fought in the Battle of Uhud. Hazrat Abul Hamraa Maula Hazrat Harith bin Afraa participated in both the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud. During the Battle of Badr Hazrat Mu’adh, Hazrat Auf and Hazrat Mu’awwidh

Along with their freed slave Abul Hamraa had a camel upon which they would take turns to ride. Then there is Hazrat Abu Sabrah bin Abi Ruhm. Abu Sabrah’s was his title and it was so popular that the people forgot his real name.

His mother was Baraa bint Abdul Muttalib, who was also the paternal aunt of the Holy Prophet (saw). So accordingly Hazrat Abu Sabrah was the cousin of the Holy Prophet (saw). Hazrat Abu Sabrah migrated to Abyssinia and on both occasions.

During the second migration to Abyssinia his wife Umm Kulthum bint Suhail bin Amr accompanied him. They had three sons – Muhammad, Abdullah and Sa’d. When Hazrat Abu Sabrah migrated from Mecca to Medina he stayed at the house of Mundhir bin Muhammad. The Holy Prophet (saw) formed the bond of brotherhood between

Hazrat Abu Sabrah and Salma bin Salaama. Hazrat Abu Sabrah fought in the Battles of Badr, Uhud, the Ditch and accompanied the Holy Prophet (saw) in all his other battles. It was only after the demise of the Holy Prophet (saw) that he settled in Mecca. He then later returned to Medina.

Hazrat Abu Sabrah passed away during the Khilafat of Hazrat Uthman (ra). Then there is Hazrat Thabit bin Amr bin Zaid. Ibn Ishaq and Zuhri, two historians, have traced Hazrat Thabit bin Amr’s lineage to Banu Najjar whereas Ibn Mandah traced it to the Banu Ashja’ tribe who were the confederate of the Ansar.

He participated in the Battle of Badr and attained martyrdom in the Battle of Uhud. Then there is Hazrat Abul A’war Al-Harith. There are various opinions about the name of Hazrat Abul A’war Al-Harith. Ibn Ishaq says that Abul A’war’s name is Ka’b whereas Ibn Ammarah believes that his name was Harith bin Zalim.

His uncle was called Ka’b. And so, those who are not aware of his lineage have connected it with his uncle Ka’b. Ibn Hisham also holds the same opinion. The mother of Hazrat Abul A’war was Umm Niyaar bint Ayas bin Amir.

He is from the Banu Adiyy bin Najjar branch of the Ansari Khazraj tribe. He fought in the Battle of Badr and Uhud. Then there is Hazrat Abas bin Amir bin Adiyy. Ibn Ishaq mentions his name as Abas and Musa bin Uqba has written it as Absi.

His mother was Ummul Banin bint Zuhair bin Tha’laba. He was from the Banu Salma family of the Ansari Khazraj tribe. Hazrat Abas was among those 70 Companions who were present at the Bai’at Uqba and he participated in the Battle of Badr and the Battle of Uhud.

Then there is Hazrat Ayaas Bin Bukair who is also known as Ibn-e-Abi Bukair. He belonged to the tribe of Banu Sa’d bin Lais who was a confederate of Banu Addi. Hazrat Aaqil, Hazrat Amir, Hazrat Ayyas and Hazrat Khalid all accepted Islam together at Dar-e-Arqam.

Hazrat Ayyas and his brothers, Hazrat Aqil, Hazrat Khalid and Hazrat Amir migrated together and in Medina stayed in the house of Rifa’ Bin Abdil Munzir. He also had three maternal brothers who all participated in the battle of Badr.

Ibn-e-Yunus has stated that Ayyas participated in the victory of Egypt and passed away in 34 AH whilst according to another narration Hazrat Ayyas was martyred during the battle of Yamama. His brothers Hazrat Ma’az, Hazrat Mu’awiz and Aqil were martyred in the Battle of Badr,

Hazrat Khalid was martyred during the incident of Raji’ whilst Hazrat Amir was martyred during the Battle of Yamama. A narration regarding Hazrat Amir states that he was martyred during the incident of Bi’r-e-Ma’unah. Hazrat Ayyas Bin Bukair participated in the Battle of Badr, Battle of Uhud, the Battle of the Ditch

And in all other battles of the Holy Prophet (saw). He was amongst early muslims and amongst the initial people who migrated. He was the father of Muhammad Bin Ayyas Bin Bukair. The Holy Prophet (saw) established a bond of brotherhood between Hazrat Ayyas Bin Bukair and Harat Harith Bin Khazma.

He was also a poet. Zaid Bin Aslam narrates that “The sons of Abul Bukair (i.e. him), “came to the Holy Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of Allah, ‘we want such and such person to marry our sister.’ “The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, ‘What do you think of Bilal? Bilal is better than him.

“‘Take him into consideration as well.’ Hearing this they went back. “Then they came a second time and asked the Holy Prophet to lead the Nikkah of their sister “to the individual they asked about initially. “The Holy Prophet (saw) gave the same response and said, ‘What do you think of Bilal?’

“They went back to consider this proposal. “Then they came a third time with the same request of leading their sisters Nikkah “with that particular individual. “This time again the Holy Prophet (saw) said, ‘What do you think of Bilal?’

“and then added, ‘What do you think of a person who is a inhabitant of Paradise?’ “Thus, accepting the advice of the Holy Prophet (saw),they married their sister to Bilal.” This was the high status of Hazrat Bilal and this is how marriages were settled in that time.

They refused the first two times but not at the third occasion and obeyed what they were instructed with. Everyone had their status. Some would accept the first time whilst others would give it a thought; nonetheless, from this we can see the rank of Hazrat Bilal.

There is another companion named Hazrat Malik bin Nameela. His mother was Nameela. He was known as Ibn-e-Nameela. He was from the tribe of Muzaina which was a branch of the Aus tribe who were allies with Bani Muawiyah.

He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud and was martyred in the Battle of Uhud. Then there is Hazrat Anees Bin Qatadah bin Rabee’a. He was from the tribe of Aus in Medina. He accompanied the Holy Prophet (saw) during the Battle of Badr.

He was martyred during the Battle of Uhud by Abul Hakam bin Akhnas Bin Shareek. Hazrat Khansa Bin Khazam was married to Hazrat Anees bin Qatadah. When he was martyred on the day Uhad, the father of Hazrat Khansa settled her Nikah to a person from the tribe of Muzaina.

However, she did not like him and came to the Holy Prophet (saw). The Holy Prophet (saw) annulled the Nikkah of Hazrat Khansa. The father had her Nikah done, but the Holy Prophet (saw) annulled the Nikah since she was not happy with him. After this Hazrat Khansa married Hazrat Abu Lababa

And through this marriage Hazrat Saib bin Abi Lababa was born. This is an example in relation to women’s rights in choosing spouses. Those who compel their daughters at times of choosing a spouse should ponder over this. Then Hazrat Harith Bin Arfajah was also a companion.

It is stated that he belonged the tribe of Banu Ghanam. He participated in the Battles of Badr and Uhud. Then there is Hazrat rafi’ Bin Unjada Ansari. Hazrat rafi’s father’s name was Abdul Harith and Unjada was his mother’s name. Hazrat Rafi was known by his mother’s name.

He was known more commonly by his mother’s name rather than his fathers. He was from tribe of Banu Umaiyya bin Zaid bin Mailik. He participated in battles of Badr, Uhud and the battle of the ditch. According to one narration the Holy Prophet forged a relationship of brotherhood amongst

Hazrat Rafi’ Bin Anjadah and Hazrat Husain bin Harith. Another Companion is Hazrat Khulaida bin Qais. His mother’s name was I’dam bin Al-Qain, who belonged to the Banu Salma tribe. Apart from Khulaida bin Qais, there are various other traditions which report his name as Khulaid bin Qais, Khalid bin Qais and Khalida bin Qais.

He took part in the Battle of Badr and Uhud. His brother’s name is Khalaad and according to some historians, was also amongst the Companions who took part in the Battle of Badr. Then another Companion is Hazrat Saqaf bin Amr. There are varying opinions regarding his tribe.

Some believe he was from Banu Aslam and according to others it was Banu Asad and the Banu Salam tribe. He was a confederate of Banu Asad, but according to others he was a confederate of Banu Abd Shams. He took part in the Battle of Badr along with his two brothers,

Whose names are Hazrat Malik bin Amr and Batlaj bin Amr. Hazrat Saqaf bin Amr was from among the very Companions who migrated. He took part in the Battle of Badr, Uhud, and Khandaq. He was also present at the occasion of Hudaibiya and he was martyred in Khaibar.

Then another Companions was Hazrat Sabra bin Fatik. He was the brother of Khuraim bin Fatik and belonged to the Banu Asad tribe. His father’s name was Fatik bin Al-Akhram. There are also some traditions which report his name to be Samura bin Fatik.

Aiman bin Khuraim relates, “My father and my uncle took part in the Battle of Badr. “They took an oath from me that I will never fight any Muslim.” Abdullah bin Yousaf states, “Sabra bin Fatik is the one

“who distributed the land of Damascus amongst the Muslims. He is counted among the people of Syria.” He further states that the Holy Prophet (saw) stated that, “The scale is in the hands of “God the Gracious; He raises certain nations in rank and causes the decline of others.”

That is, owing to their own deeds. Once, Hazrat Sabra bin Fatik walked past Hazrat Abu Darda and he said that the spiritual radiance of the Holy Prophet (saw) accompanies Sabra. Abdul Rehman bin Aaiz relates, “I once saw that someone had insulted Hazrat Sabra

“and he supressed his anger and refrained from responding to him and remained silent. “His eyes began to fill with tears as a result of suppressing the extreme anger “due to the insults he received.” The Holy Prophet (saw) stated, “How wonderful would Sabra be if he shortened his long hair,”

His hair were quite long, “and slightly raises up the garment he ties around his waist.” When these words of the Holy Prophet (saw) reached Hazrat Sabra, he immediately acted accordingly. He also used to say, “I wish that every day I face an idolater who is equipped with armour

“and martyrs me, and if not then I kill him and someone else like him stands up against me.” According to some he did not take part in the Battle of Badr, however Imam Bukhari has included him and his brother among those companions who took part in the Battle of Badr.

This was the description of the Companions. After the Friday Prayers, I shall offer two funeral prayers in absentia. The first funeral is of respected Umko Adnan Ismael Sahib, the President of the Jama’at in Malaysia. He passed away on 8th October at the age of 74 –

‘Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return.’ His father was amongst the early Ahmadis who did the Bai’at in 1956 through the missionary of Singapore, Maulana Muhammad Sadiq Sahib and the first President of the Jam’at in Singapore, Muhammad Salikeen Sahib.

His father was a Mufti of Johor, one of the states in Malaysia and was also related to the King of that state through his mother’s side of the family. After accepting Ahmadiyyat, he was transferred to another department of the Government. Adnan Sahib was born in August, 1944.

In 1968 he completed his BA Hons in Political Science from the University of Singapore. In 1969, he began serving in various administrative offices of the government. From 1969 to 1981, he worked in the research department for the Prime Minister. During this time, he was appointed in the embassies of Singapore, Beijing and Bangkok.

Thereafter he was promoted as the divisional head of the Prime Minister’s national security and he worked in this department from 1984 to 1992. From 1992 to 1997, he worked in various other governmental offices other than the Prime Minister’s department. 1996 he had a bypass operation of the heart.

From 1997 he then again worked in the research department for the Prime Minister and eventually took retirement in 1999. Although he did the Bai’at in 1956, but really became an active Ahmadi after returning from his posting in Bangkok in 1981 and formed a strong connection with the Jama’at.

In 1986, Hazrat Khalifatul Masih IV (rh) appointed him as the first President of the Jama’at in Malaysia and during his tenure the Jama’at saw a lot of changes and progress made. The Bait-ul-Islam and Bait-ul-Rehman buildings were completed during his time. He also greatly helped in bringing the missionaries from Indonesia

And settling them in Malaysia. Similarly, he sent students to Jamia Rabwah and Qadian from Malaysia. For the last two years, his condition had deteriorated a lot and he was admitted to hospital many times.

He also wrote to me that he wanted to go the Tahir Heart [hospital] and in May this year he also went to the Tahir Heart Hospital and stayed there for some time and his condition also improved. However, his health deteriorated again and he was taken back to hospital.

By the grace of God Almighty he was a Musi and he leaves behind one daughter and two sons. Umko Adnan Ismael Sahib was an extremely humble man despite belonging to the royal family of the Joho state. He rendered his official and Jama’at work in an excellent fashion.

He was extremely meticulous over the reports that were sent to the headquarters and would remain in office till late in the night in order to fulfil his Jama’at responsibilities. He was extremely kind to office-bearers, workers, and members of the Jama’at and in particular with the missionaries.

He paid great attention and showed a lot of concern for the moral upbringing of the children of the Jama’at and would say that they are future of the Jama’at. His wife says that, “He laid great emphasis on the children of the Jama’at to acquire

“the highest education and would always be thinking about the Jama’at’s progress.” On the day he passed away, there was no ambulance available at the hospital to take his body to the mosque. The members of the Jama’at phoned a Chinese volunteer, Kawan Chi Sahib, who used his own vehicle to help transport the bodies.

This Chinese volunteer wrote on his Facebook page that he had an extraordinary experience when transporting this body. He said that when he began driving the van, he saw that there was no traffic on the road even though that road always has huge traffic.

And, normally where it usually takes an hour to complete that journey, it only took 25 minutes. He said when he reached the mosque he felt that perhaps this was the body of someone who served the faith. The Wakil-ul-Tabshir in Rabwah, Masoor Khan Sahib, has written that, “Adnan Ismael Sahib has

“served as the President of the Malaysia Jama’at for a long period. “He was like a father figure for the members of his Jama’at.” He says that “During the tour of Malaysia, he had the opportunity to speak to him about

“various Jama’at matters and found him to be an individual who worked with great wisdom “and he was able to successfully complete the work of the Jama’at in unimaginable circumstances. “His suggestion was always trusted during the most difficult of circumstances.”

May God Almighty elevate his status and may his progeny also continue his good deeds and have strong bond with the Jama’at. The second funeral prayer is of Hamida Beghum Sahiba, who was the wife of Chaudhry Khalil Ahmad Sahib of Rabwah. She passed away on 5th October at the age of 84 –

Surely to Allah we belong and to Him shall we return. She was born in an Ahmadi family that lived in Behni Bangar, a village neighbouring Qadian. She was regular in her prayers and Tahujjad. She did not have any secular education but had great love for the Holy Quran.

She would recite the Holy Quran numerous times in the day. During the month of Ramadan, she would always go to the mosque for the Taravee prayer so that she could listen to the Holy Quran. When women used to go the mosque for the Friday Prayers,

She would always make the effort to be the first person out of the ladies to enter Masjid Aqsa and therefore would leave for the Friday Prayer very early. She adopted simplicity in her lifestyle. Whatever money she would save, she would spend in the various Jama’at’s donation schemes and for the

Construction of the mosques and would be extremely happy about this and would thank God Almighty. She helped in the marriage arrangements for a lot of poor girls and even arranged their dowry. Many a times, she would give her jewellery towards Chanda and for the poor.

Her greatest happiness was in regularly meeting the poor. She would openly spend in the way of the poor and would never let anyone return empty handed. By the grace of God Almighty she was a Musi. She leaves behind two daughters and eight sons.

She was the elder sister of Latif Ahmad Sahib, who is a retired missionary. Her eldest son is Dr Muzaffar Chaudhry Sahib and he also regularly has the opportunity for doing Waqf-e-Arzi and lives here in Scunthorpe, UK. Her son, Basharat Naveed Sahib, is a missionary and is currently serving in the island of Réunion.

Her son-in-law is also a missionary, Hafiz Abdul Haleem Sahib. One of her grandchildren is also a missionary and two of her grandsons are Hafiz-e-Quran and one of her grandson is studying here in Jamia Ahmadiyya. Generally, I lead the funeral prayer of the missionaries who are serving in the field

And cannot attend the funeral prayer of their parents. Basharat Naveed Sahib is also serving in the field and could not go back upon her demise and therefore I shall also be leading her funeral prayer in absentia. Basharat Naveed Sahib writes, “After completing Jamia Ahmadiyya

“when I entered the practical field, I came home once “and could not go to the mosque for the Morning Prayer. “Upon this, she said, ‘My dear son, you may go to the mosque where you are posted ‘because people closely observe you and therefore because of them you go to the mosque

‘but remember that here God Almighty is watching you ‘therefore always pay attention to your prayers. ‘Always remember that God Almighty is watching you.’” He further states, “I was studying in Jamia and my father suddenly passed way. “My elder brother had left the country “and she looked after the entire household with great fortitude.”

He states, “One day, as a joke, I said that I will ask the Jama’at to not send me far away “as I would like to serve my mother who is on her own. “However, she became very serious and strictly said, ‘Wherever the Jama’at sends you, you must go there.

‘It cannot be possible that the son who I have devoted for the Jama’at I keep with me ‘and I send the others away who are earning worldly wealth. ‘If ever I want to keep anyone with me, ‘it will not be you but the ones who are seeking worldly wealth.’” Such was her passion.

He further states, “In 2013 when I went to Pakistan and met her for the last time, “I asked her that shall I leave my wife and children behind with her. “Even though she was extremely weak and it was difficult for her to even get out of her bed,

“however she did not allow for this and said, “‘Keep you wife and children with you and they should stay with their husband.’” This is a lesson of the elders which is extremely important even today. May God Almighty elevate her status and enable her progeny to remain loyal in their attachment to their faith.

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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