Lives of the Sahaabah

January, 2018

  • 27 January

    Hazrat Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part One

    Name: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan bin ‘Affaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Birth: Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was born six years after ‘Aam-ul-Feel (the Year of the Elephants i.e. the year in which Abrahah tried to destroy the Ka‘bah Shareef with elephants). (Isaabah 4/377) Kunyah (Filial Title): Hazrat ‘Uthmaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was first given the kunyah …

  • 21 January

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty One

    Demise: There is a difference of opinion regarding the year in which Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away. After recording the different views, Haafiz ibn Hajar ‘Asqalaani (rahimahullah) has mentioned that the most famous and well known view is that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) passed away in the year 56 …

December, 2017

  • 30 December

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Twenty

    The Justice and Compassion of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Hazrat Jareer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) once passed by Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) during the period when Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was governor over Kufah. Seeing Hazrat Jareer (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) asked him regarding Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Hazrat Jareer …

  • 23 December

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Nineteen

    Hazrat Sa‘eed bin Musayyib (rahimahullah) narrates: A certain person was once speaking ill of Hazrat ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), Hazrat Talhah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Seeing that this person was speaking ill of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) immediately tried to stop him saying, “Do …

  • 16 December

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Eighteen

    Allah Ta‘ala had blessed Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) by allowing the conquer of ‘Iraq to take place at his hands. It was the armies under his command that defeated the Romans in Qaadisiyyah. However, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) could not personally lead the army in this specific battle, as he …

  • 9 December

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Seventeen

    Allegations of Some People of Kufah: In the year 21 A.H., some people of Kufah came to Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) and laid complaints against Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) who was their governor. Hazrat ‘Umar (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) thus dismissed him (from his position as governor, in order to quell the …

  • 2 December

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Sixteen

    The Du‘aa of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam): Hazrat Qais bin Abi Haazim (rahimahullah) narrates that Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) mentioned, “Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made du‘aa saying, ‘O Allah! Accept the du‘aa of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) when he supplicates to you!’”(Sunan Tirmizi #3751)  Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was a …

November, 2017

  • 11 November

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fifteen

    Love for the Ansaar: Hazrat ‘Aamir (rahimahullah), the son of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following: I once said to my father, “O my beloved father! I notice that you show the tribe of the Ansaar more love and reverence than you show other people (besides the Muhaajireen, as …

  • 5 November

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Fourteen

    Caution in Narrating Hadith There are many Ahaadith narrated from Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). However, whenever he narrated Ahaadith, he exercised a lot of caution, out of fear that he should not wrongfully attribute anything to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The following incidents illustrate the deep caution that Hazrat Sa’d …

October, 2017

  • 28 October

    Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Thirteen

    Du‘aa before the Battle of Uhud Ishaaq bin Sa’d (rahimahullah), the son of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), narrates the following from his father: On the day of Uhud, Hazrat ‘Abdullah bin Jahsh (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) said to Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), “Why don’t you come so that we may make du‘aa …