Blessed Sahabiyyaat and the sacred relics of the Holy Rasool ﷺ

As the male Sahabah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُمْ [blessed companions of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم] would deem the respect and reverence for the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to be the core of their faith, similarly, blessed Sahabiyyaat رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُنَّ would also not only consider the same fact to be the core of their faith, but would also make it compulsory for themselves to respect and revere any such thing which would have any kind of association with the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم.

Shawl and Tehband (lower garment)

Sayyidatuna ‘Ayesha رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا had a thick shawl, kept as a sacred relic, which she would show to people [for Ziyarat]. Sayyiduna Abu Burdah رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated: I went to Sayyidatuna Ayesha Siddiqah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا. She took out a Yemeni tehband [lower garment] made of thick cloth, and a shawl that is called ‘Mulabbadah’. She then swore by Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and said, ‘Holy Rasool  صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم passed away in these two very pieces of cloth.’ (Muslim, pp. 888, Hadees 5442)

Blessed hair

Umm-ul-Mu’mineen, Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Salamah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا had some blessed hairs of the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, which she had preserved in a silver box. When people would fall ill, they would attain blessings from them and seek recovery by their blessings. They would place the blessed hairs of the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in a bowl of water and drink the water. By doing so, they would achieve recovery. (Umda-tul-Qaari, vol. 15, pp. 94, Taht-al-Hadees 5896)

Fragrant perspiration

Sayyiduna Anas رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ has stated: The Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم came to us and had Qayloolah [afternoon rest] for a little while. When the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم perspired, my mother brought a bottle and started filling it with the blessed perspiration. Meanwhile, the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم woke up and said: ‘O Umm-e-Sulaym! What are you doing?’ She humbly replied: ‘Ya Rasoolallah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم! This is your blessed perspiration. We will mix it with our fragrance, because this is more fragrant than even fragrance.’ (Muslim, pp. 978, Hadees 6055)

Fragrant house

A woman received a little bit of perspiration from the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. When she would rub it over her clothes, the people of Madinah would smell its fragrance. [It happened so] to the extent that people started calling her house ‘Bayt-e-Mutayyabah’ [fragrant house]. (Mu’jam-e-Awsat, vol. 2, pp. 164, Hadees 2895) The fragrance remained in her descendants for many generations. (Al-Burhaan, pp. 24)

The blessed Jubbah

Once, Sayyidah Asma Bint-e-Abu Bakr رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا took out a Tayalsi Jubbah[1] and said, ‘Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم wore this blessed Jubbah. For the sick, we wash its blessed hem [lower part of a garment] and make them drink [that water], so they recover instantly.’ (Muslim, pp. 883, Hadees 5409)

Piece of a Mashk

Once, the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم went to the house of a blessed Sahabiyyah, Sayyidatuna Kabshah Ansariyah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا, and drank water by touching his blessed mouth with the opening of the Mashk [leather bag for carrying water] belonging to her. Sayyidatuna Kabshah رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا cut the opening part of that Mashk and kept it with her as a sacred relic. (Ibn-e-Majah, vol. 4, pp. 80, Hadees 3423) Similarly, one day, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم went to the house of Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Sulaym رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا. A Mashk was hanging in her house. He صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم touched his blessed mouth with its opening and drank water. Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Sulaym رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا cut the opening part of the Mashk and kept it with her as a [sacred] souvenir. (Tabaqaat-e-Ibn-e-Sa’ad, vol. 8, pp. 315)

From these narrations, we find out how devotedly blessed Sahabah and Sahabiyyaat رَضِیَ اللهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُنَّ loved the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, as any such thing, which would become associated with the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, would become reverend and esteemed in their sight; and it should certainly be, as this is the very sign of Iman [faith]. Therefore, we also should not only love the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, but should also love every such thing that has association with the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. Moreover, we should consider everything associated with the Holy Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم to be deserving of extreme reverence, and should honour and respect it with love and devotion.                



[1] A long loose outer garment with wide sleeves, worn by Muslim men and women.

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Blessed Sahabiyyaat and the sacred relics of the Holy Rasool ﷺ

Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Ma’bad رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا is also one of those blessed Sahabah and Sahabiyaat  رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُم who have mentioned the beauty and blessed appearance of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the books of Hadith and biography. The name of Umm-e-Ma’bad رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا is Aatikah Bint Khalid Khuzaa’iyah but she is famous by her Kuniyah. She was a hospitable woman who lived in a small tent at a place called Qudaid, and would hospitably treat the travellers who passed by Qudaid, very happily. When our Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم performed Hijrah [migration] from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah by the commandment of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم passed by her tent during the journey. Her husband, Abu Ma’bad Aksam Bin al-Jaun had gone to graze the goats, and only a very weak female goat was in the house which could not go with the herd due to weakness. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم obtained permission from Umm-e-Ma’bad for milking that female goat and then he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم passed his blessed hand over its udder; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم made Du’a, ‘Ya Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ, Give Barakat [blessings] in her female goat’, and started milking [it] by saying the name of Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. By the blessings of the blessed hands of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, that female goat’s dry udders filled with such an amount of milk that all the people present over there drank it to their fill. The Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم milked [the female goat] again and moved forward after leaving a container filled with milk over there. When the husband of Umm-e-Ma’bad returned home after grazing goats, he became surprised to see the container in the house, completely filled with milk. He asked: ‘Where has this milk come from?’ Umm-e-Ma’bad related the whole event. Abu Ma’bad said: ‘He seems to be the same person of Quraysh whom the people of Quraysh tribe are searching for. Tell me his appearance.’ Umm-e-Ma’bad told the blessed appearance of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم in the following way: His beauty is distinctively evident; his face is beautiful; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has a graceful physique; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم neither has imperfection of a large belly nor imperfection of a small head; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has incredibly beautiful appearance; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has extremely beautiful eyes; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has black and long eyelashes; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has a sonorous voice; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has a [beautiful] long neck; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has a thick blessed beard; his eyebrows are thin which meet together; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has an aura of glory and honour when he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم remains silent; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has an aura of beauty and glory when he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم speaks; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is the most beautiful person; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is gracefully beautiful from far and near; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is sweet of speech; his speech is articulate and eloquent, it is neither useless nor immoral; when words pass his blessed lips, they are like showering pearls; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم has a medium height, neither is it long which looks bad nor short which causes disrespect in one’s eyes; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is like a beautiful branch which is distinctively glorious and forms a beautiful sight between two green and fresh branches; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is surrounded by his servants and companions; they listen attentively when he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم speaks, and when he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم gives order, they hasten to carry it out; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is an embodiment of exemplary attributes; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم is deserving of respect and honour; he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم neither frowns nor treats unjustly.

After hearing the blessed appearance of Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم, Abu Ma’bad spontaneously said: By Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ! The person whose appearance you have mentioned is the same personality about whom I have heard in Makkah. I have intended to adopt his [blessed] company, and if I find a way to reach him, I will definitely do so. Then, both the husband and wife performed Hijrah [migration] to Madinah Munawwarah and became Muslims. (Mu’jam-e-Kabeer, vol. 4, pp. 48 - 49, Hadees 3605; Mustadrik Lil-Hakim, vol. 3, pp. 552 – 554, Hadees 4333; Sharah-uz-Zarqaani Alal-Mawahib, vol. 2, pp. 130 – 134; Tabaqaat-ul-Kubra La-Ibn Sa’ad, vol. 1, pp. 178; Dalail-un-Nubuwwah Lil-Bayhaqi, vol. 1, pp. 278 - 280)

Husn tayra sa na daykha na suna

Kahtay hayn aglay zamanay walay

(Hadaiq-e-Bakhshish, pp. 161)

Blessing of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

Fortune smiled on Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Ma’bad رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا by the blessing of the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم. She herself has stated: The female goat that was milked by the Beloved Rasool صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم remained with us till a long time. [It benefited us] to such an extent that when drought affected [the region] in the era of Sayyiduna Umar Farooq-e-A’zam رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ in 18 Hijri and there was an extreme scarcity of water (which is called as ‘عَامُ الرّمادہ’), we kept milking that female goat in the morning and evening (even in such circumstances). (Tabaqaat-ul-Kubra Li-Ibn Sa’ad, vol. 8, pp. 225)

Ummaha-tul-Mu’mineen would treat Umm-e-Ma’bad with kindness

Ummaha-tul-Mu’mineen رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُنَّ would treat Umm-e-Ma’bad رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا with kindness and accord her respect. Sayyidatuna Umm-e-Ma’bad رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهَا has stated: During the Khilafat of Sayyiduna Umar Farooq رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ, when Ummahat-ul-Mu’mineen رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُنَّ reached the place of Qudaid while going for Hajj, seeing them, tears spilled from my eyes. I humbly said to them: ‘I have remembered [a memory of] Rasoolullah صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم that he صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم had stayed at this place.’ Listening to it, all of them started weeping. They accorded me great respect, valued me, treated me with kindness and said to me: ‘When Ameer-ul-Mu’mineen رَضِىَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَـنْهُ will give us money for necessary expenses, do visit us.’ When I went at that time, each of them gave me 50 Dinars. At that time, there were 7 Ummahat-ul-Mu’mineen رَضِیَ اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰی عَنْهُنَّ. (Tabaqaat-ul-Kubra Li-Ibn-e-Sa’ad, vol. 8, pp. 169; Insaab-ul-Ashraaf, vol. 2, pp. 104)

May Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ have mercy on her and forgive us without accountability for her sake.

اٰمِــيْن بِـجَـاهِ الـنَّـبِـیِّ الْاَمِــيْن  صَلَّى اللّٰهُ تَعَالٰى عَلَيْهِ وَاٰلِهٖ وَسَلَّم

 

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