~Miracles of the Blessed Sahabah رضي الله عنهم ~

~~A selected few of their miraculous accounts~~

~IMPORTANT NOTE:

This issue is filled with many inspiring stories; however, it is important to realize that people today are nowhere near the iman, character, and ability of the Sahabah Karam Radi’Allahu Anhum Ajma’in. Please do not try to assume the role of these pious individuals and replicate their endeavors. Please do not try at home.

Miracles of Hadrat Umar bin Al-Khattab  رضي الله عنه

Many miracles made by Omar, for whom may Alah’s good pleasure is prayed, emerged. It was reported that he sent an army under the command of a man called Saria Ibn Hussein. As Omar was giving his Friday prayers sermon on the pulpit, he shouted: “0.. Saria, the mountain, the mountain. Ali Ibn Abi Taleb said: I registered the date of that word. Then, a messenger came before the army. He said: 0, Commander of Believers! We made a raid at the time of the prayers sermon… They defeated us.. Meanwhile, there was a voice calling us to protect our backs by the mountain… The man was shouting. 0, Saria the mountain! The mountain! Then, we protected our backs by the mountain; and Allah defeated the disbelievers and we got great loots by the blessings of that voice.

When Muslims conquered Egypt and the Nile River did not have much water, they said to Amre Ibn al-Aas they to throw a maid in the River. He replied this is not sanctioned by Islam. Then, he wrote to Omar Ibn alKhattab a message and the caliph wrote to Amre a message and ordered hirn to throw it is the Nile. When it was thrown in the Nile the water increased … This will be mentioned later. Once, a jolt shook Medina, Omar hit the land with his stick saying, keep quiet Allah willing… Then no quake took place in Medina.

When fire went ablaze in some of the Medina houses, Omar wrote on a cloth (0, fire! Be quiet Allah willing) They threw it in fire, then it went off immediately!

Miracles of the Graves of the Sahabah رضي الله عنهم

Though in normal cases and circumstances the dead bodies in the grave decompose and disintegrate yet there are proofs where the dead bodies of martyrs, prophets and saints have been found intact when their graves were dug.

In 1932 A.D. (1351 A.H.) the then ruling King of Iraq Shah Faisal I, dreamt that he was being addressed by Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra), who said:

“O King! Remove Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari and me from the bank of river Tigris and bury us at somesafe place because my grave is already water-logged, (full of water) while Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari’s grave is slowly getting water-logged.”

This dream was repeated again the next night but King Faisal I, did not pay attention to it on account of his pre-occupation with state affairs. On the third night Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) was seen in the dream by the grand Mufti of Iraq. Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) said to the grand Mufti: “I have been directing the king since two nights to transfer our Bodies but he has not paid any heed. Tell him emphatically to arrange for the transfer of our graves!”

So after discussing this matter, the King, his Prime Minister and the Grand Mufti decided to carry out this work. It was decided that the Grand Mufti should issue a fatwa (religious ruling) on this matter and the Prime Minister will issue statement to the press, so that the public may know about this great event. It was declared that on 10th Zulhijjah after noon prayers the graves shall be opened and the holy bodies shall be transferred to another place.

As it was Hajj season, pilgrims had gathered in Makkah. They requested King Faisal I, to postpone the event for a few days so that they all could attend the event after performing the Hajj. Hence, the King postponed this event to 20th Zulhijjah. After noon prayers, on 20th Zulhijjah 1351 A.H. a large number of Muslims and non-Muslims gathered in Baghdad, and the city was heavily crowded. First when the grave of Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) was opened water

was found inside. The body was lifted with a crane in such a way that it safely came on a stretcher. Then the stretcher was lifted by the King, the Grand Mufti, the Prime Minister and Prince Farooq of Egypt and brought to a glass coffin box made especially to keep the holy bodies. The body of Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) was also transferred to the glass box in the same scrupulous manner.

The most marvelous spectacle was now seen by the huge crowd that had gathered to witness this great event. Both the holy bodies of these true companions (Sahabah) of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) were fresh and intact while their open eyes issued forth such divine light that the spectator’s eyes were dazzled. Furthermore, their coffin, clothes were also intact and at first glance, it appeared as if these heroes of Islam were alive. The two bodies were then taken away and buried afresh near the grave of another great hero of Islam, Hazrat Salman-e-Farsi (ra) ,in Salman Park which is 30 miles from Baghdad. This miracle amazed the scientists, philosophers and doctors. They were all bewildered and spellbound towitness this great miracle.

A German physiologist who had been showing a lot of interest in this was so impressed by the conditions of the bodies, which were buried for more than a thousand years, that he immediately came tothe GrandMufti, held up his hands and said, “What more evidence can there be in support of Islam. I embrace Islam so teach me about it!” Thus before thousands of people this German doctor became a Muslim. His example was followed by many Christians and Jews and for a long time it continued in Baghdad and alarge number of people became Muslims as a result of this miracle.

Now let us all sit-back and think over this event and derive a lesson from this miracle. Pondering over such events is potent food for the mind and serves as an eye-opener to humanity. Some of the material above was published in a Pakistani newspaper, “Daily Jung” on 7th June 1970.

Let us now briefly look into the lives of these prominent personalities.

Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) was one of the most trusted companions (Sahabah) of Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) and a near associate of Imam Ali (as). He was one of those seven persons who joinedthe funeral prayers of Bibi Fatemah (sa). There are several instances in history where Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) has proved steadfast in his loyalty to our Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw). Hazrat Hudhaifaal-Yamani (ra) had responded to the Prophet’s call in battle of Trench (Khandaq) when Prophet Muhammad (saw) had promised Paradise to the person who would venture out to the enemy’s camp with the intention of spying their activities. Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) was known as “the possessor of the Secret”, since Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) had revealed to him the names and specific identity of those hypocrites who intended to kill him on his return journey from Tabuk, but had strictly instructed him not to disclose the secret. Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) was appointed governor of Madain (which is a place near Baghdad, Iraq) by Caliph Omar and held that post for many years. He was holding thatpost till Imam Ali (as) assumed the Caliphate. Imam Ali (as) then sent a letter to the people of Madain, informing them of his Caliphate and that Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) would continue to be the governor of Madian. Hazrat Hudhaifa al-Yamani (ra) died just before the battle of Jamal in 36 A.H. Hewas buried in Madain.

Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) was also one of the most exalted companions (Sahabah) of HolyProphet Muhammad (saw). Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) was in the forefront in 18 battles,under the banner of Islam. Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) was blessed enough to have met allthe Imams up toImam Mohammad Baqir (as) in his lifetime. Imam Jafar-e-Sadiq (as) has said: “Jabir ibnAbdullah al-Ansari was the last survivor amongst the companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw).Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra), on hearing about the martyrdom of Imam Hussain (as) and hiscompanions and the imprisonment and humiliation of the surviving members of his family, hastenedtowards Karbala with his devoted friends and followers and buried the martyrs there. He was

the first person to pay homage to the martyrs of Karbala and carry out their burial rites. Holy Prophet Muhammad(saw) once told Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) that, he would live long enough to come across aperson whose name would be Mohammad Baqir and he will resemble the Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw)in appearance and values. Holy Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) to convey his Salaams to this man. Throughout his lifeHazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) waswaiting eagerly to meet our Imam Mohammad Baqir (as).

Finally, when Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari(ra) did meet the Holy Imam he was very old but very happy and he conveyed the Prophet Muhammad’s(saw) Salaam to the Imam Mohammad Baqir (as). Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) did not livelong after that. He was tortured by Hajjaj bin Yusuf and it is reported that molten lead was poured on thehands of Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra) by the tyrant. Hazrat Jabir ibn Abdullah al-Ansari (ra)was 94 years old when he left this world for the heavenly abode in 78 A.H. He was also buried in Madain.Thus let us send our gift of Sure Fatiha for these two brilliant graduates from the school of Prophet hood,who devoted all their efforts in safeguarding our religion. Let us not forget their invaluable contribution tokeep the flame of Islam kindled in our hearts. And pray to Almighty Allah (SWT) to help us follow theirfootsteps and elevate our level of Imaan.


~Hadrat Khaalid bin Waleed  رضي الله عنه is Unaffected by Poison~

Hadrat Abu Afar reports that when Hadrat Khaalid bin Waleed  arrived in Heera, he stayed with the Persian governor. Some people however warned him saying, “Be careful that the non-Muslims do not give you poison to drink.”Hadhrat Khaalid then asked them to bring the poison and when they did, he took it and swallowed it, saying, “Bismillaah”. The poison had no effect on him whatsoever.

Another narration states that when the poison was brought to Hadhrat Khaalid, he placed it on his palm, recited “Bismillaah” and then swallowed it. It did him no harm at all. Hadhrat Dhul Jowshan Dhibaabi and others report that Arnr bin Buqayla had his servant with him, who carried a little bag around his waist. HadhratKhaalid took the bag, emptied the contents onto his palm and asked Arnr what it was. Amr replied, “I swear by Allaah that this is poison that kills in an instant.” “Why do you carry poison around with you?” Hadhrat Khaalid asked. “Because,” Amr explained, “I feared that you people would not be as I expected, in which case I would rather commit suicide because death is more beloved to me than bringing disgrace to my people and countrymen.”Hadhrat Khaalid then said to him, “No soul can die until its term is up.” He then recited the du’aa:

“In the name of Allaah, which is the best of names, the Rabb of the earth and the heavens, with Whose name no disease can cause any harm. He is the Most Kind and Most Merciful.” The people leapt forward to try to  stop Hadhrat Khaalid but he beat them and swallowed the poison (which did him no harm). To this, Amr remarked, “O assembly of Arabs! I swear by Allaah that you will be able to control any land you please as long as someone from this generation (the Sahabah) are amongst you.” He then returned to the people of Heera saying, “To this day have I not seen anything more inviting.

~Tameem ad-Dari  رضي الله عنه and the Fire~

There was a great fire that came out of Harrah, near Madina. All the people were panicking and Amirul Mu`mineen, Umar ibn al-Khattab came to Tameem adDari and told him to go and extinguish that fire.

Tameem ad-Dari told Umar ibn al-Khattab that he would not be able to do so because the fire was too great and that he was very weak and incapable. But Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) did not leave him until he made him get up and go to the blazing fire that was headed to destroy the homes. When Tameem ad-Dari (radhiAllahu anhu) went to the fire, he started to push it with his hands until it began to go back and kept on doing this until the blazing fire returned back to the valley from where it came from, and it finally subsided.

Umar (radhiAllahu anhu) then said, “You cannot compare the one who has seen (him) to the one who has not seen (him)…”  (Narrated by Ibn Kathir in al-Bidayah and Imam Bayhaqi in Dala`ilun Nubuwwah)

From this story we learn that those who have seen the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) are very special to Allah and cannot be compared to those who have not seen him.

~Abu Hurairah رضي الله عنه story of his Miraculous Bag of Dates~

Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu anhu) tells the story of his miraculous bag of dates saying, “I was with the Prophet of Allah on a journey and the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) asked me, “O Abu Hurairah, do you have any food with you?” I said, “Yes, O Rasulullah, I have this bag of dates with me.” So he said, “Bring that bag to me.”

I brought the bag and the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) took out some dates and touched them with his blessed hands and made a du`a on them. He then put them back in the bag. Then he said, “Go and call 10 people from the army…” So I went and called ten people and the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) gave them dates from the bag until they ate their fill of dates and could not eat any more. Then he said, “Go and call 10 more people…” So I continued to do this until the whole army ate to their fill.

Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu anhu) said, “After all this, there were still dates left over in that little bag of mine.” Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) then ordered Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu anhu) to take from that bag as many dates as he wanted on the condition that he did not empty the bag completely.

Abu Hurairah (radhiAllahu anhu) says, “So I ate from that little bag as long as the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) was alive and it still did not finish. I did the same during Abu Bakr’s time and it still did not finish. This continued till the time when Uthman (radhiAllahu anhu) was assassinated and then, in that commotion my bag was snatched away from me and I lost it forever. Should I tell you how much I had eaten from that bag? I ate from it more than 200 wasaqs.” (Narrated by Ibn Kathir in al-Bidayah and Abu Nu`aym in Hilyah)

~The Light of Usayd Ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr رضي الله عنهم~

The Light of Usayd Ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr (radhiAllahu anhuma)

Usayd ibn Hudhayr and Abbad ibn Bishr (radhiAllahu anhuma) were speaking with the Prophet one night when it became very late. They were leaving the Prophet’s home and they could not see their way due to the intense darkness. All of the sudden, the staffs that they were carrying in their hands, began to give out a bright light. With this bright light emitting from their staffs, they were able to see the pathway all the way until they reached their homes safely. (Narrated by Bukhari, Nasa`i and Bayhaqi)

~Safinah  رضي الله عنه and His Day with the Lions~

 

Safinah (radhAllahu anhu) tells his story that he was on a boat, when the boat got caught in a storm and broke the boat to pieces. So he held on to one plank and was taken by the waves to an unknown, deserted land where he was confronted by a group of lions.

One of the lions started to come to his direction so Safinah (radhiAllahu anhu) called out to him, “O Lion! I am the companion of Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wa sallam)!” So when the lion heard this, it started to shake its head and came closer to him and made a gesture with its shoulders for Safinah to follow him.

The lion led the way and Safinah continued to follow it until he was taken away from the group of lions and led to a main road. Then the lion moved aside from the road and shook its head as if it was bidding farewell. Safinah (radhiAllahu anhu) then said, “That was last time I saw the lion…”  (Narrated by Hakim, Tabarani, and Bazzar)

~IMPORTANT NOTE:

This issue is filled with many inspiring stories; however, it is important to realize that people today are nowhere near the iman, character, and ability of the Sahabah Karam Radi’Allahu Anhum Ajma’in. Please do not try to assume the role of these pious individuals and replicate their endeavors. Please do not try at home.