Hazrat Zubair (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) – Part Sixteen

This entry is part 16 of 17 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)

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