Zikr of the beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

The immaculate beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is the source of beauty and excellence. Every particle of the beauty of the universe is a beggar at the blessed threshold of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. All the liveliness and beauty of the world are just thanks to him. Allah Almighty granted him such a matchless beauty which if appeared completely, the human eye would not be able to endure its splendours. (Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad, vol. 2, pp. 8) 

Ik jhalak daykhnay ki taab nahin ‘aalam ko

Woh agar jalwah karayn kon tamasha’ie ho

(Zauq-e-Na’at, pp. 204)

Zikr of the beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in Holy Quran

Allah Almighty has very beautifully called the excellent beauty of His Beloved sometimes by the name of a سِرَاجًا مُّنِیْرًا (bright lamp) because the way lamp removes the darkness of a house, similarly, through his blessed existence the darkness of unbelief and polytheism was dispelled and the entire world became luminous with the Noor of Iman (faith). Of course, the way a thief does not break into the home that has a lamp, similarly, Satan does not go to steal the faith of the one whose heart is filled with the light of the lamp of the Beloved Rasool’s love. The way a lamp removes the darkness of a home, similarly this lamp also removes the darkness of the heart. However, the person who has a lamp at his home does not feel scared and the heart in which the memory of this lamp exists does not feel sad.

If سِرَاجًا مُّنِیْرًا means the sun that gives a shine so it will mean that the way the Noor (light) of the sun is spread in the entire world, similarly, the entire world is illuminated by his صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم Noor. The way the sun is superior to the rest of the stars regarding shine, similarly, he
صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is also superior regarding virtues and miracles to the rest of the Ambiya عَـلَـيْهِمُ السَّلَام. (Anwar-e-Jamaal-e-Mustafa, pp. 125)0

At one place Allah Almighty has called the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم the full moon of 14th night, after giving the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم the title of ‘طہ’. Of course, the numerals of ‘ط’ are nine and ‘ہ’ are five, that is, Allah Almighty has said: O the full moon of the 14th night! (Anwar-e-Jamaal-e-Mustafa, pp. 126) At another place, Allah Almighty has blessed the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with the title of ‘Shining star’ as He عَزَّوَجَلَّ declared him ‘والنجم’, (Noor-ul-‘Irfan, pp. 839) He has also praised the beauty of his luminous face by calling ‘والضحٰی’. (Anwar-e-Jamaal-e-Mustafa, pp. 126)

As far as the blessed personages, who used to be privileged to behold سراج منیر and طہ in the morning and evening are concerned, they mentioned his blessed beauty according to their feelings, emotions and understanding.  In actual fact, no one can describe the beauty of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

Kisi jaa hay "Taaha"-o-"Yaseen" kahin per

Laqab hay Sirajam Muneeran tumhara

(Qabala-e-Bakhshish, pp. 18)

More beautiful than the moon

Sayyiduna Anas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ described the beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم by saying, ‘His blessed complexion was excellently bright; his blessed perspiration shone like pearls.’ (Muslim, pp. 978, Hadees 6054) and Sayyiduna Jabir Bin Abdullah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ also concluded after seeing the moon of the sky and the moon of the sacred Madinah (the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم) over and over again: I have found the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم more beautiful than even the moon. (Tirmizi, vol. 4, pp. 370, Hadees 2820) 

I have never seen or heard about any beauty like yours

In praise of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ spoke like this: I have never seen anything more beautiful than the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. It seemed as if the sun had been shining in his blessed face. (Tirmizi, vol. 5, pp. 369, Hadees 3668)

He رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ further said: When the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would smile, walls would become bright, and the Noor of his blessed teeth would fall on them like the rays of the sun. (Jami’ Mu’mar Bin Rashid Mulhaq Bi-Musannaf Abdur Razzaq, vol. 11, pp. 259, Raqm 20490)

Some blessed companions رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُم also said: When he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would feel joy, his blessed face would shine so much that the reflection of walls could be seen in it. (Al-Kalaam-ul-Awdah, pp. 123)

Sayyiduna Ka’ab Bin Maalik رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has described the blessed face of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم like this: When he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would feel joy, it seemed as if his blessed and luminous face is a piece of the moon. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 488, Hadees 3556)

When someone asked Sayyiduna Bara Bin ‘Aazib رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ: Did his blessed face shine like a sword? He رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ replied: No, but rather it would shine like the moon. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 488, Hadees 3552)

When a needle would fall from the blessed hand of Sayyidatuna Ayesha Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا and could not be found after searching thoroughly, but as the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would arrive, the whole room would illuminate by virtue of the light of the luminous blessed face and the needle would start shining. (Al-Qaul-ul-Badi’, pp. 302)

Suzan-e-gum shudah milti hay tabassum say tayray

Shaam ko Subh banata hay ujala tayra

(Zauq-e-Na’at, pp. 25)

Could not gaze steadily

Let’s read the views of the first Ziyarat by Sayyidatuna Haleemah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا. She رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has said: I did not find it suitable to wake Huzoor صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم due to his immaculate beauty. I slowly approached him and placed my hand on his blessed chest; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم started looking at me smilingly. A Noor came out of his blessed eyes and spread high in the sky. (Seerat-e-Halbiyah, vol. 1, pp. 132) Sayyiduna Amr Bin ‘Aas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has mentioned the reality and said: In my sight, there was no one more beautiful than the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. I was not able to gaze steadily the blessed face of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم due to its Jalal (grandeur) and beauty. If someone asked me to mention the qualities and virtues of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, I could not mention them because it was not possible for me (due to the grandeur of his beauty)  to gaze him steadily. (Muslim, pp. 71, Hadees 321) 

Kisay hay deed-e-jamaal-e-Khuda pasand ki taab

Woh Pooray jalway kahan aashikar kartay hayn

(Zauq-e-Na’at, pp. 197)

Evidence of Prophethood

Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Rawahah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has said: If there had been no bright signs (other Prophetic miracles) in his blessed personality, so his blessed luminous face would have given the news of his Nubuwwat. (Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad, vol. 1, pp. 531) Sayyidatuna Ayesha رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has said: His beauty was unique in the world and body complexion was very bright; the one who would describe the attributes of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, would compare him with the full moon and his blessed perspiration was as clean and shining like a pearl. (Dalail-ul-Nubuwwah, pp. 360, Raqm 554)

Let’s read the saying of Sayyiduna Ibn-e-Abbas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ and make our hearts luminous with the love for the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: He said: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم had no shadow; if he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم stood in the sunlight, the light of his blessed luminous body would overcome the sunlight and if he stood beside a lamp, the light of his blessed luminous body would overcome the light of the lamp. (Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad, vol. 2, pp. 40)

Laykin Raza nay khatm-e-sukhan is pay ker diya

Khaliq ka banda khalq ka Aaqa kahoon tujhay

(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 175)

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Zikr of the beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

1. First Ghazwah of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Sayyiduna Imam Muhammad Bin Ishaaq رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه said:أَوَّلُ مَا غَزَا النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم الأَبْوَاء . The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم participated in the first Ghazwah at Abwa.” (Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 3, Dala`il-un-Nubuwwah, vol. 5, pp. 463)

2. Who was the first person to shoot an arrow in the path of Allahعَزَّوَجَلَّ ?

Sayyiduna Jabir Bin Samurah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said: أَوَّلُ مَنْ رَمَى بِسَهْمٍ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ سَعْدُ بْنُ أَبِي وَقَّاصٍ The first person to shoot an arrow in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ was Sa'd Bin Abi Waqas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ.”

(Al-Awa`il lit Tabarani, pp. 53, Bukhari, vol. 3, pp. 115, Hadees. 4326)

3. Who did draw sword first in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ

Sayyiduna Hishaam Bin Urwah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said: كَانَ الزُّبَيْرُ أَوَّلَ مَنْ سَلَّ سَيْفًا فِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ The first one to draw the sword in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ was Sayyiduna Zubayr Bin Awwam رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ.”

(Musannaf Abdur Razzaq, vol. 5, pp. 196, Hadees. 9709)

4.  Who did make his horse run first in the path of Allahعَزَّوَجَلَّ ?

Sayyiduna Qaasim Bin Abdur Rahman رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ said: أَوَّلُ مَنْ عَدَا بِهِ فَرَسُهُ فِي سَبِيلِ اللّٰهِ الْمِقْدَادُ The first one to make his horse run in the path of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ was Sayyiduna Miqdad (Bin Aswad) رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ.”

(Musannaf Ibn-e-Abi Shaybah, vol. 19, pp. 526, Raqm 36933)

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Zikr of the beauty of Mustafa صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Devotees of Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم tried to preserve the Zikr of every such thing that is associated with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. That’s why where we see the blessed life history of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the books on blessed life, we also find the Zikr of the things which were associated with him such as sacred pots, blessed slippers, other things of use, servants, etc. Please read briefly about a few riding animals out of fortunate things which were associated with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:

Buraaq: It is also a miracle of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم along with his riding animal. According to a famous opinion our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم travelled on this unique and heavenly ride from Makkah to Bayt-ul-Muqaddas on 27th Rajab-ul-Murajjab. (Seerat-e-Mustafa, pp. 736)

Its colour was white, (Musannaf Ibn Abi Shaybah, vol. 7, pp. 422, Hadees 60) chest like red ruby and had two wings like birds. (Seerat-e-Halbiyah, vol. 1, pp. 521; Akhbar-e-Makkah Li-Azraqi, vol. 1, pp. 54) Barq means lightning. Due to it being as fast as light it is called Buraaq. It is stated in a blessed Hadees: This animal is to some extent higher than a donkey and shorter than a mule (that is, of medium height) and it steps at the last limit of its sight. (Muslim, pp. 87 Hadees:411)

Horses

The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم liked horses. (Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad, vol. 7, pp. 400) The horses which were privileged to become his riding animals have briefly been mentioned below:

1          Sakb: It was the first horse which came under the possession of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم bought from a person of Banu Fazarah for 10 Auqiya and the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم participated in the Battle of Uhud riding on the same horse.

2          Sabhah: Imam Ibn-e-Seereen رَحْمَةُ اللّٰهِ تَعَالٰی عَلَيْه has said: He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم bought this mare (female horse) from an Arab Bedouin. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم competed in a race on it. It surpassed all the horses due to which the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was very happy.

3          Lizaaz: Muqauqis (the ruler of Egypt) presented this horse as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would like it due to its black colour. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would often go to participate in Ghazwaat riding on this horse.

4          Bahr: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم bought this horse from the traders who came from Yemen. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم won horse races many times riding on this horse.

5          Al-Murtajiz: It is the same horse about which he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم declared the evidence of Sayyiduna Khuzaymah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ equal to the evidence of two men.

6          Zarib: Farwah Bin ‘Amr Jazami رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ presented this horse as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

7          Luhayf: Amir Bin Maalik Amri presented this horse as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

8          Ward: Tameem Daari رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ presented this horse as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

9          Mirwah: Sayyiduna Mirdaas Bin Muwaylik Bin Waaqid رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ came in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم along with a delegation and presented this horse as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

In books on Seerat, the names of the following horses have also been mentioned:

10       Ya’boob (11) Zul-Limmah (12) Zul-‘Uqqaal (13) Sirhaan (14) Tirf (15) Mirtajal (16) Sijl (17) Mulawih (18) Mandoob (19) Najeeb (20) Ya’soob. (Sharah-uz-Zarqaani, vol. 5, pp. 97 – 105; Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad Fi-Seerat-e-Khayr-ul-‘Ibad, vol. 7, pp. 414 – 419; Madarij-un-Nubuwwah, vol. 3, pp. 624 – 628, As-Seerat-un-Nabawiyyah Li-Ibn Kaseer, vol. 4, pp. 713)

Mules

The following six mules were in the possession of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:

1          Duldul: Muqauqis, the ruler of Egypt, presented this blackish white mule in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم rode on it during a journey. Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ would continue to ride on this mule after the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. After Sayyiduna Ali رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ Sayyiduna Imam Hasan Mujtabah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ got this mule.

2          Fizza: Farwah Bin ‘Amr Jazami رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ presented it in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

3          The mule which the king of Aylah, Ibn-ul-‘Ala presented as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. It was white in colour and was also privileged to become the riding animal of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

4          It was the mule that King Habsh Najashi presented as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

5          It was the mule that king of Dawma-tul-Jundul, Ikeedar Bin Abdul Malik presented as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

6          It was the mule that Shah Kisra presented as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. (Sharah-uz-Zarqaani, vol. 5, pp. 106; Madarij-un-Nubuwwah, vol. 3, pp. 630; Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad Fi-Seerat-e-Khayr-ul-‘Ibad, vol. 7, pp. 422)

Donkeys

Donkey is the riding animal of blessed Ambiya and Rasools and the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم also had two donkeys.

1          ‘Ufayr: This donkey was sent by Muqauqis as a gift in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, and the name of the other one was Ya’foor.

2          The donkey that was a devotee of Rasool: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم got the donkey namely, Ya’foor in Khyber. It humbly requested to the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم: Ya Rasoolallah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! My name is Yazeed Bin Shihab and there had been sixty such donkeys in my ancestors on which blessed Ambiya rode. You are also a Nabi of Allah Almighty, therefore it is my wish that no one else should sit on my back after you. This wish of Ya’foor was fulfilled in this way that after the blessed apparent demise of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم Ya’foor grew extremely sad and in this state, it fell into a well and died straight away. It is also narrated that the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم used to send Ya’foor to call so-and-so (blessed companion), so it would go and knock the door of the blessed companion with its head. By seeing Ya’foor the blessed companion would realize that the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم called him. So he immediately would come in the blessed court of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم with Ya’foor. (Ash-Shifa, vol. 1, pp. 314; Tafseer Ruh-ul-Bayan, Part. 14, An-Nahl, Taht-al-Ayah 8, vol. 5, pp. 11; Sharah-uz-Zarqaani, vol. 5, pp. 108)

Camels

(1)Muktasab: It was the camel of Abu Jahl that the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم got in the Battle of Badr as war-spoils. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم would go for Jihad on it.

On the day of Hudaybiyah, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم sent it with the sacrificial camels so that the polytheist could grow very sad due to it. Besides this, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم went to the Plain of ‘Arafat on a red camel. (Seerat-e-Muhammadiyyah, pp. 393, Sharah-uz-Zarqaani, vol. 5, pp. 111, Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad, vol. 7, pp. 429)

Female Camels

1          Qaswa: It is the female camel which Sayyiduna Siddique-e-Akbar رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ bought for four hundred dirhams. It remained with the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم migrated from Makkah Mu’azzamah to Madinah Munawwarah on it.

2          ‘Adbaa: It has been narrated about it that it had always surpassed every camel in a race. Once it lost the race to a camel of an Arab Bedouin due to which Muslims felt greatly sad. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم realized this state of Muslims and said: It is a Divine law that Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ brings down [sometimes] whatever rises high in the world. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 274, Hadees 2872)

After the blessed apparent demise of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, ‘Adbaa did not eat anything, nor did it drink anything because of the sorrow and died. According to some narrations, Sayyidatuna Bibi Fatima رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهَا will come to the Plain of Mahshar riding on the same female camel on the Judgment Day.

3          Jad’aa: The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم gave the sermon of Hajja-tul-wada’ whilst sitting on it.

4          Sahbaa: On the day of Hajja-tul-wada’, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم performed Rami sitting on the same female camel, that is, threw pebbles at the Satan at the place of Mina. (Tafseer-e-Ruh-ul-Bayan, Part. 14, An-Nahl, Taht-al-Ayah  7, vol. 5, pp. 8; Anwaar Fi-Shama’il-il-Nabi-yil-Mukhtar, vol. 1, pp. 604; Subul-ul-Huda War-Rishad Fi-Seerat-e-Khayr-ul-‘Ibad, vol. 7, pp. 428. Sharah-uz-Zarqaani, vol. 5, pp. 110)

In addition to them, Islamic scholars have mentioned the following female camels of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم:

5          Mahra (6) Atlaal (7) Itraaf (8) Bardah (9) Bughoom (10) Barkah (11) Hanna (12) Zamzam (13) Rayya (14) Sa’diyah (15) Suqya (16) Samra (17) Shaqra (18) ‘Ajrah (19) ‘Urees (20) Ghausah (21) Qamriya (22) Marwah (23) Mahrah (24) Wursha (25) Baseeriyah.(Sharah Zurqaani, vol. 5, pp. 111)

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