Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) Guarding Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)

Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) narrates:

After migrating to Madinah Munawwarah, on one occasion, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) could not fall asleep during the night (out of fear that the enemy would attack him). It was then that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If only there was a pious person to guard me tonight.” While we were in that condition, we heard the sound of weapons. Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked, “Who is there?” The person replied, “Sa’d bin Abi Waqqaas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu).” Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) asked him, “What has brought you here?” Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) replied, “I feared for your life, O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), and so I have come to guard you.” Hearing this, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) made du‘aa for him and thereafter fell asleep. (Sunan Tirmizi #3756, Fat-hul Baari 6/96)

In another narration, Hazrat ‘Aa’ishah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) mentioned that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) would be guarded by the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) until the following verse of the Qur’aan Majeed was revealed:

وَ اللّٰہُ یَعۡصِمُکَ مِنَ النَّاسِ ؕ

And Allah Ta‘ala will protect you from the (harm of the) people

When this verse of the Qur’aan Majeed was revealed, Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) mentioned to the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum), “O people! Depart, as Allah Ta‘ala has granted me His divine protection.” (Sunan Tirmizi #3046)


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