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Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Sixteen

This entry is part 16 of 16 in the series Life of Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continues:

Sometime thereafter, Hazrat Hakeem bin Hizaam (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) met Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and asked him, “O my nephew! How much is the debt that my brother owes?” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not disclose the entire amount (as he did not want Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) to think that he was needy or for him to have an ill opinion of Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) for leaving his son with such a large debt to settle) and thus he merely replied, “One hundred thousand.” Hearing this, Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) exclaimed, “By Allah! I do not think that your wealth will be able to bear this debt!” (When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) saw that Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) considered the amount of one hundred thousand to be too great for him to pay, he felt it necessary to now disclose the entire amount and also assure him that he would manage paying it. Hence,) Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Tell me, what if it was 2.2 million?” Hazrat Hakeem (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) responded, “I do not think that you will manage this. If you are unable to pay any portion of the debt, come to me for assistance.”

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had purchased the property of Ghaabah for one hundred and seventy thousand. Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) sold it for 1.6 million (by dividing Ghaabah into sixteen shares and selling each share for one hundred thousand).

When he was selling the shares of Ghaabah, Hazrat ‘Abdullah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) stood and announced, “All those who are owed a right by Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) should come to us at Ghaabah.” Thus, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), who was owed four hundred thousand by Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), came to him. He said to Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “If you wish, I will forego the debt for you.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “No.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus said, “If you wish, I will delay the debt so that it is among the last debts that you settle, if you are happy will allowing me to delay accepting my haq.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once again replied, “No.” Hence, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “Then demarcate a portion (of Ghaabah) for me.” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus demarcated a portion of the property (equal to four parts of the sixteen parts into which he had divided the property) in Ghaabah for Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) telling him, “Your portion is from here until here.”

In another narration, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) offered to waive the debt. Thereafter, when Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) did not accept this, he said, “Give me your sandals in payment of the debt.” When Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) declined even this offer, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “In that case, the debt will remain upon you until the Day of Qiyaamah (as you do not have any wealth to pay me).” Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then offered to give Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Ja’far (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) a portion of land in payment of the debt. (Al Ma’rifah wa-Taareekh vol. 2 pg. 413)

(To be continued insha Allah)

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3129, Kashful Baari pg. 279)

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fifteen

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Life of Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise (continued)

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) continues:

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then began to advise me regarding his debt saying, “O my son! If you are unable to pay any portion of the debt then seek the assistance of my ‘Mowla’ in settling that portion.” By Allah! I did not understand what he meant (as the word ‘Mowla’ has different meanings) until I asked him, “O my beloved father! Who is your Mowla?” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) answered, “Allah!” By the oath of Allah! I did not fall into any difficulty in settling his debt except that I made du‘aa saying, “O Mowla of Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu)! Fulfill his debt for him!” As a result of making this du‘aa, Allah Ta‘ala would soon assist us to settle the debt.

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was thereafter martyred and he left neither Dinaars nor Dirhams (in his estate). All he left were a few properties, among which were his property in Ghaabah, eleven properties in Madinah Munawwarah, two properties in Basrah, one property in Kufah and one property in Egypt.

The only reason that he had incurred debts was that a person would bring wealth to him and ask him to safeguard it as amaanah (a trust). Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) would tell the person, “No (i.e. I will not keep it as amaanah)! Rather, it is a loan, as I fear that it may be lost and destroyed (i.e. if I keep it as amaanah and it is lost or destroyed, and the loss is neither my fault nor through my negligence, then the law of Shari‘ah is that the one in whose possession the amaanah was kept will not be liable for it, and you will have to bear the loss. It is for this reason that I wish to take it as a loan, so that in the event of it being lost or destroyed, I will be liable to replace it, and this will be in your interest. In this way, your wealth will be completely secure and safeguarded, and if any person’s wealth is destroyed, there will be no suspicion leveled against me).

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had never accepted the post of governor, had never become a tax collector and had never accepted any other form of position (through which he could have earned wealth. Hence, all these properties that he owned had been earned through no other avenue), except that he had participated in Jihaad with Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), or with Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) or Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) (hence, he had purchased these properties through the wealth that he had earned through Jihaad). Hazrat ‘Abdulah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhuma) thereafter said, “When I calculated his debt, I found it amounting to 2.2 million.”

(to be continued insha Allah)

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3129, Kashful Baari pg. 279)

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Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fourteen

This entry is part 14 of 16 in the series Life of Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Barakah in his Wealth Even after his Demise

Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates:

When Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) stood on the battlefield on the Day of Jamal, he called me. When I came and stood beside him, he addressed me saying, “O my son! There is nobody who will be killed today except that he will either be an oppressor or oppressed, and my only thought regarding myself is that I will be killed today in the state that I am oppressed. Indeed, my greatest concern is definitely my debts. Do you think that our debts will leave any portion of our wealth remaining?” Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thereafter said, “O my son! Sell our wealth and settle my debts.”

Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) then proceeded to make a wasiyyat (bequest) of one third of his estate to be given to the poor. However, he instructed that the one third of his estate which should be given in charity be taken and split into three portions. Two portions of this third should be given to the poor, and one portion of this third should be given to the children of Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) (i.e. he made a bequest for his grandchildren from the one third of his wealth). Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said, “If any wealth remains from our estate after settling the debt, then give one third to your children (i.e. from the one third that I have stipulated for the poor, give two portions to the poor and give one portion to your children).”

Hishaam, the grandson of Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), has mentioned, “Some of the children of Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) were equal in age to some of the children of Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Khubaib and ‘Abbaad, and Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had nine sons and nine daughters at that time.”

Note: On account of some of the children of Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) being of the age where they had their own dependants and household, Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) wished to stipulate a separate portion of his estate for them by means of a wasiyyat, which was permissible as they were not heirs.

(to be continued insha Allah)

(Saheeh Bukhaari #3129, Kashful Baari pg. 279)

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Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Thirteen

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Life of Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Name: Zubair bin ‘Awwaam bin Khuwailid bin Asad bin ‘Abdil ‘Uzzaa bin Qusayy (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) (ibn Sa’d 3/74)

Appellation: Abu ‘Abdillah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) (ibn Sa’d 3/74)

Mother’s Name: Safiyyah bint ‘Abdil Muttalib bin Haashim bin ‘Abd Manaaf bin Qusayy (radhiyallahu ‘anha) (ibn Sa’d 3/74)

Physical Description:

Muhammed bin ‘Umar (rahimahullah) has mentioned that Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was of medium height, neither tall nor short. He was lean in built, his beard was thin, he was wheat colored in complexion and there was a lot of hair on his body.

(ibn Sa’d 3/79)

Age at Badr and Age at Demise:

It is mentioned from Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) that Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was twenty nine years old when he participated in the Battle of Badr, and he was blessed with martyrdom when he was sixty four years old.

(ibn Sa’d 3/83)

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Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twelve

This entry is part 12 of 16 in the series Life of Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiallahu Anhu)

Hadhrat Zubair (Radhiyallahu Anhu)Responding to the Call of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) After the Battle of Uhud

ٱلَّذِينَ ٱسْتَجَابُوا لِلَّـهِ وَٱلرَّسُولِ مِن بَعْدِ مَآ أَصَابَهُمُ ٱلْقَرْحُ لِلَّذِينَ أَحْسَنُوا مِنْهُمْ وَٱتَّقَوْا أَجْرٌ عَظِيمٌ ﴿١٧٢﴾

Of those who answered the call of Allah and the Messenger, even after being wounded, for those among them who do good and refrain from wrong is a great reward

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned the following to ‘Urwah (rahimahullah) regarding the above verse of the Qur’aan Majeed, “O my nephew! Both your fathers (ancestors), Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), were among the group regarding whom Allah Ta‘ala speaks about in this verse. When difficulty had befallen Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) on the Day of Uhud (due to the disbelievers attacking the Muslims and thereafter) the disbelievers had departed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) feared that they may return (to try and attack the Muslims once more). Hence, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) announced, “Who will go after them (i.e. the disbelievers)?”

On hearing this announcement, seventy Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) answered and went in pursuit of the disbelievers (causing them to abandon their idea of returning to attack the Muslims who had been weakened and injured). Among the seventy were Hazrat Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).”

(Saheeh Bukhaari #4077, Fat-hul Baari 7/432)

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