Blessed Child

One day, the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم was sitting with his companions. On his right side was sitting Sayyiduna Abdullah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ, the little son of Sayyiduna ‘Abbas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ, while elderly companions عَـلَيْهِمُ الرِّضْوَان were sitting on his other side.

Meanwhile, a person brought a bowl of milk for the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم drank some milk from it and wanted to share the rest of it amongst the blessed companions. On his right side was a small child and the elderly companions were on the left side, and it was the habit of the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that he would start every work from the right side.

Hence, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم asked Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin ‘Abbas رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا: Child, if you allow, should I give it to the elders?

Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin ‘Abbas رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا requested: I will not prefer anyone else to the milk supped by you.

Then the Holy Prophet صَلَّى اللّٰهُ عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم gave that to him. (Bukhari, vol. 2, pp. 95, Hadees 2351; Bukhari, vol. 1, pp. 81, Hadees 168; Fath-ul-Baari, vol. 6, pp. 27)

Dear children! Sayyiduna Abdullah Ibn-e-‘Abbas رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا is also known as ‘Ibn-e-Abbas. He was quite wise and intelligent. His title was Hibr-ul-Ummah, i.e. the greatest scholar of Ummah of Islam. Given his intelligence, Sayyiduna ‘Umar Farooq رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ عَـنْهُ would keep Sayyiduna Ibn-e-Abbas رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ عَنْهُمَا with him and also consult with him about serious matters.

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