Prophet Mohammad(Peace and Blessings be Upon him) & his companions Real Life Story
SACRIFICE OF THE LAMB : Just as the Prophet (S.A.W.),
and his companions landed from their rides, and
laid the loads down, it was decided that they would
sacrifice a lamb for dinner.
of the companions volunteered: "I will sacrifice
the lamb." Another: "I will skin it."
Third: "I will cook it."
Fourth: " I will...." The Prophet (S.A.W.):
"I will gather the wood from the desert."
group: "O Messenger of Allah, it is not becoming
of you to discomfort yourself as such. You rest. We
will be honored to do all this on our own."
Prophet (S.A.W.): "I know that you are eager to
do it all, but Allah isn't pleased with the slave
who distinguishes between himself and his companions,
and considers himself better than others."
he went to the desert, and gathered some wood, and brought
it to the group.
2. TYING THE CAMEL : The caravan had been traveling
for few hours now. Signs of fatigue were obvious on
their faces. They arrived at a point and stopped. The
Prophet (S.A.W.) who was also in the caravan, stopped
the camel, and landed. Prior to anything, they were
in search of water to prepare for prayer.
Prophet (S.A.W.) also started searching for water. But
soon, returned to his camel, without saying anything
to anyone. The companions were surprised that the Prophet
(S.A.W.) had ordered stopping here, and now perhaps
he would like to move again? Eyes and ears were awaiting
his order. But the surprise of the group increased as
they saw him approach his camel, and tied its knees,
and returned back in search of water.
were raised from every corner:
O Prophet of Allah! Why didn't you order us to do this
for you, and insteadyou put yourself in discomfort?
We would have proudly done that service for you."
Prophet (S.A.W.) responded: "Never seek others'
help in your affairs, don't lean on others, even if
it is a small piece of Miswak (the wood used for brushing
3. TELLING THE TRUTH : Telling the truth is a
very good habit. If you always speak the truth, you
can save yourself from a lot of trouble! Here is a story
of a man who did a lot of bad things, but his promise
to tell the truth saved him.
a man came to the prophet Muhammad (S.A.W.) and said,
"Oh prophet of Allah, I have many bad habits. Which
one of them should I give up first?" The prophet
said, "Give up telling lies first and always speak
the truth." The man
promised to do so and went home. At night the man was
about to go out to steal. Before setting out, he thought
for a moment about the promise he made with the prophet.
"If tomorrow the prophet asks me where have I been,
what shall I say? Shall I say that I went out stealing?
No, I cannot say that. But nor can I lie. If I tell
everyone will start hating me and call me a thief. I
would be punished for stealing."
the man decided not to steal that night, and gave up
this bad habit. Next day, he felt like drinking wine,
when he was about to do so, he said to himself, "What
shall I say to the prophet if he asks me what did I
do during the
day? I cannot tell a lie, and if I speak the truth people
will hate me, because a Muslim is not allowed to drink
wine." And so he gave up the idea of drinking wine.
this way, whenever the man thought of doing something
bad, he remembered his promise to tell the truth at
all times. One by one, he gave up all his bad habits
and became a good Muslim and a very good person. If
you always speak the truth, you can be a good person,
a good Muslim whom Allah likes and favors. If Allah
- our Creator - is pleased with us, He will reward us
with HEAVEN, which is a place of happiness and joy.
a promise: I shall always speak the truth.
4. THE DISTRESSED YOUNG MAN : Holy Prophet Muhammad
(S.A.W.) recited his morning Salat (Prayer) in the
mosque along with other people. By this time, it was
becoming bright and the people could be clearly seen.
At this moment, the Prophet (S.A.W.) saw a young man
whose condition seemed to be not normal. His head could
not rest properly on his body and was continuously moving
this way and that way. The Prophet (S.A.W.) looked at
his face that had become pale; his eyes had gone deep
into his face. His body had become thin and lean. He
what condition are you?"
"I am in the condition of certainty, O Messenger
of Allah (S.A.W.)". Replied the young man.
certainty has got some symptoms which indicate its truth;
what is the symptom of your certainty?"
certainty is the one, which is associated with my misery.
In the nights, it has taken away my sleep; and I pass
the days with thirst. I have turned my back from the
comforts of this world and have turned my face towards
the other side.
is like this that I am seeing the Empyrean of Allah
on the Day of Judgment and similarly I also see the
resurrection of the whole of the creation of Allah.
is as if I am seeing the people in Heaven in pleasure
and the people in Hell in severe torment. It is as if
the deadly noise of the flames of the Hell-fire is just
now ringing in my ears."
(S.A.W.) turned his face towards the people and said:
"He is a worshipper of Allah whose heart has been
illuminated by the light of faith."
he (S.A.W.) turned towards the young man and said: "keep
up this good state of yours for yourself." The
young man said: "O Messenger of Allah (S.A.W.)!
Pray that Allah gives me an opportunity for Jihad (holy
war) and bless
me with SHAHADAH (martyrdom) in the right path."
Prophet (S.A.W.) prayed. It did not take long when an
opportunity arose for Jihad and that young man participated
in that Jihad. The tenth person who got martyred in
that war was none other than this young man.
5. THE THREE FRIENDS : Once the Prophet of God,
Hazrat Muhammed (p.b.u.h) was sitting amidst his Sahaba
(companions) in the mosque when all of a sudden he said
"Today I shall narrate a story to you all which
will reveal three riddles for all of you to solve".
This hushed the crowd and they all listened to what
the Prophet had to
Mohammed (p.b.u.h) continued by saying that once a man
got to know that the days in his life was numbered and
very soon he would be confronted with death. With this
knowledge he feared his loneliness in the grave and
searching for true friends who would help and accompany
knocked on the door of his first friend and asked whether
he would help. To this the friend said, "of course,
what are we here for." But then the man went on
to say that he had very few days to live after which
he required help. As
soon as he uttered this statement, the friend said "I
am sorry but when death does us apart, there is nothing
we can do for you but buy you a place in the graveyard
and some cloth (Kafan) to cover your dead body."
Grieved but looking
forward to his next friend, the man moved on.
the second door, when he came face to face with his
friend, and after narrating the entire story of his
death and asked for help, the same answer was his fate
again. The second friend said "I have been there
with you all your life
and can help you here. But there's nothing I can do
for you after you die except take your corpse to the
graveyard and bury you."
in agony and despair, he headed for the third friend,
very sure that he would receive the same answer but
there was a tinge of hope left. When he confronted the
third friend, and told him that he required help, the
eagerly volunteered to help. But the man continued to
say that I need help after I die. To which the third
friend replied, "Do not worry, my dear friend!
shall accompany you to the grave, be there with you
in the grave, even when the angels arrive for questioning
(Munkar-o-Nakeer), then assist you on the Pul-e-Sirat
(bridge) and then lead you to heaven. "To this
the man heaved a sigh of relief and then passed away
Prophet (p.b.u.h) then turned and asked his companions
if anybody could identify the three friends and the
man. When the prevailing silence didn't dissolve, the
Prophet continued to say, "The man in the anecdote
is any other
human being." The first friend is "money/wealth",
things that help us only in life and not after we die.
second family/friend were the "children/sons and
daughters", we strive for them all our life and
all they give us is a shoulder to the grave.
the third and most important friend is "Aamal (deeds)".
Who accompany us all the way through.
Do not strive for materialistic values that will give
you nothing and help you in no way in your eternal life.
But work and pray and ask forgiveness from God for only
the good deeds assist mankind where every other thing
value in the life hereafter!
Whenever they reaped their first harvest, they brought
early, fresh fruits to the Prophet (S.A.W.), peace be
upon him. Then he would distribute them among those
who sat around him. This morning, a poor man brought
one fruit from his small farm and gave it to the Prophet
accepted the gift, tasted it and then went on eating
it alone while the companions watched. One of those
present meekly said: O Prophet of Allah, you have over
looked the right of those who watch while you eat?
Prophet (S.A.W.) smiled and waited till the man who
had brought the fruit had gone. He said:
tasted the fruit and it was not yet ripe. Had I allowed
you to have some of it, someone would have definitely
shown his distaste, thus disappointing the poor man
who had brought the gift. Rather than make him feel
better, my palate accepted the bitterness.
WEALTH AND POVERTY: It was a usual meeting. The
Holy Prophet (S.A.W.) was in his place and his companions
gathered around him to hear the words of wisdom and
guidance. Suddenly a poor man in rags appeared, saluted
Alaikum" (Peace be on you)
And finding a vacant place comfortably sat down.
Prophet (S.A.W.) had taught them that all Muslims were
brothers and in an assembly one should sit wherever
one finds a place, regardless of any status. Now, it
so happened that this poor man was seated next to a
very rich man.
rich man felt very disturbed and tried to collect the
edges of his dress around himself, so that the poor
man didn't touch them. The Prophet (S.A.W.) observed
this and addressing the rich man he (S.A.W.) said:
Perhaps you are afraid that his poverty would affect
No, O Messenger of Allah," he said.
"Then perhaps you were apprehensive about some
of your wealth flying away to him?"
No, O Messenger of Allah."
"Or you feared that your clothes would become dirty
if he touched them?"
" No, O Messenger of Allah."
" Then why did you draw yourself and your clothes
away from him?"
The rich man said:
admit that was the most undesirable thing to do. It
was an error and I confess my guilt. Now to make amends
for it I will give away half of my wealth to this Muslim
brother so that I may be forgiven."
Just as he said this, the poor man rose and said,
O Prophet of Allah, I do not accept this offer."
People present were taken by surprise, they thought
that the poor man was a fool, but then he explained:
O Prophet of Allah, I refuse to accept this offer because
I fear that I might then become arrogant and ill-treat
my Muslim brothers the way he did to me."
8. The BEDOUIN AND THE PROPHET (S.A.W.): The
Bedouin entered Madina, and went directly to the Masjid,
so that he may get some money or gold from the Prophet
(S.A.W.). When he arrived, he saw the Prophet (S.A.W.)
sitting among his companions. He asked his need.
Prophet (S.A.W.) gave his something. He was not content,
and moreover he used harsh and inappropriate language
against the Prophet (S.A.W.). The companions became
very angry, and were ready to hurt him. But the Prophet
(S.A.W.) prevented them from haste.
Prophet (S.A.W.) took the Bedouin to his home, and gave
him some more. The Bedouin saw that the residence of
the Prophet (S.A.W.) wasn't like those of the heads
of governments, and there is no luxury in his home.
Bedouin became content with the share, and thanked the
Prophet (S.A.W.). At this time, the Prophet (S.A.W.)
asked him: "You said a harsh word yesterday, which
caused anger in my companions. I fear that they will
hurt you. Would you be willing to show your appreciation
in front of them, so that their anger be resolved, and
they don't hurt you?" The Bedouin said: "Sure."
next day, the Bedouin came to the Masjid. The Prophet
(S.A.W.) addressed his companions: "This man says,
he is content with his share, is it true?" The
Bedouin said: "That is true." Then he repeated
the appreciation that he had shared with Prophet (S.A.W.).
The companions smiled.
Prophet (S.A.W.) addressed the group: "The parable
of me and these types of individuals is like that of
the man whose camel was running away from him. With
the [thought] they could help the owner, people were
running after the camel. The camel was frightened and
owner called on the people, please leave my camel alone,
I know better how to calm it. When the people stopped
chasing the camel, the owner followed it calmly, with
a fistful of grass. Then without the need for running,
yelling, he showed the grass to it.
THE PROPHET (S.A.W.) AND EDUCATION:
The mosque of Medina was not only a place of worship.
The believers assembled here to learn. When the Holy
Prophet (S.A.W.) was present they heard his words of
wisdom, his elucidation on the verses of the Holy Qur'an
and benefited from his counsel. And when he (S.A.W.)
was not present, other faithful companions taught what
they had heard from the Prophet of Allah.
the Prophet (S.A.W.) entered the Mosque before the prayer
time. He found two groups in the Mosque. One group was
busy with its own act of worship, some were reading
the Qur'an while the others were supplicating. The other
group was in a corner busy learning. They learnt how
to read and write and discussed the teachings of Islam
and their application to their daily lives.
at both, the Prophet (S.A.W.) said:
"They are both engaged in useful pursuits. But
I am a teacher. I shall join the group assembled to
so he (S.A.W.) sat with the group of students.
THE PROPHET'S VISIT TO TAIF:
Abu Talib and Khadija were the main supporters of the
Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him). It was so destined that they passed away
within a few days of each other, leaving the Prophet
(Peace and Blessings be Upon him) to lament the bereavement. He had lost a caring
uncle and a loving wife.
enemies were now relieved, because Abu Talib was no
more to protect. A few days after Abu Talib's death,
when the Prophet was once passing through a lane, a
woman emptied her garbage from a window upon his head.
He returned home with his head soiled. His young daughter
Fatima sat beside him, consoling and washing off the
things became intolerable in Makkah, the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him)
decided to move to Taif where he thought he would convey
the message of Allah to the tribe of Thaqeef. Taif was
known for its pleasant climate and beautiful scenery.
Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) knew very well that people at Taif were
no different from Makkahns. They also worshipped idols
and were in constant contact with the people in Makkah.
But he did not despair. As he entered Taif, and proclaimed
his prophet hood, people jeered at him. One said: "God
did not find anyone else for His message except you?"
Another said: "I must be naive or a thief if I
believed you to be a prophet." And so it went on.
in order to prevent him from preaching Islam, people
of Taif set a group of children and vagabonds behind
him. They pestered him and threw stones at him. Tired,
forsaken and wounded, he sought refuge in a nearby garden.
It belonged to Atabah and Shaibab, two wealthy chiefs
of Quraish. They were both there when the Prophet entered
and sat under a distant tree. He was alone.
he raised his face towards heaven and prayed: "O
Allah! I raise unto you my complaint for my weakness,
my helplessness, and for the ridicule to which I have
been subjected. O Merciful of all the Mercifuls! You
are the Master of all oppressed people, You are my God!
So to whom would You consign me? To the strangers who
would ill-treat me, or to the enemies who have an upper
hand over me?
whatever has befallen me is not because of Your wrath,
then I fear not. No doubt, the field of Your security
and care is wide enough for me. I seek refuge in Your
light which illuminates darkness and straightens the
affairs of this
world and hereafter, that Your displeasure and wrath
may not descend upon me. For the sake of Your pleasure,
I remain pleased and resigned to my fate. No change
in this world occurs without Your Will."
and Shaibah were watching. They sent for their servant
named Adaas and gave him a plate full of grapes. "Take
this to that man under the tree," they ordered.
was a Christian. He brought the grapes to the Prophet
(Peace and Blessings be Upon him) and bid him eat. As the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) picked a
bunch he said: "Bismillahir Rahmaanir Rahiim,"
(In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate).
had never heard this before. He was impressed by it,
because the man was invoking mercy and compassion of
Allah in spite of his desolate state.
are you?" he asked.
am the Prophet of God. Where do you come from?"
servant said: I am Adaas, a Christian. I come from Nainava."
You come from a place where my brother Yunus b. Mati
lived," the Prophet said. Adaas was surprised to
hear the name.
do you know of Yunus? Here no one seems to know him.
Even in Nainava there were hardly ten people who knew
his father's name."
Prophet said: "Yes, I know him because just like
me, he was a Prophet of God."
fell on his knees before the Prophet, kissed his hand
and embraced Islam.
10. IFTAR: Anas Malik was one of the companions
who had served the Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.) for many
years. He therefore knew the Prophet's habits very well.
Hadhrat Muhammed (S.A.W.) observed a fast, he usually
broke it with milk and dates, and in the small hours
of the night, he would take simple food for his sahar.
day, Anas knew that the Prophet (S.A.W.) was fasting;
so he arranged for his iftar. He kept the milk and dates
ready. At the time of iftar the Prophet (S.A.W.) did
not appear, for the breaking of the fast. Anas thought
Prophet (S.A.W.) might have accepted an invitation and
broken his fast elsewhere. So Anas ate the food himself
Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W.) entered the house with another
companion, Anas inquired from the companion whether
the Prophet (S.A.W.) had already eaten. The Prophet
(S.A.W.) had been dealing with some urgent work and
was delayed, and he had not eaten. Anas felt so ashamed.
was nothing left he could offer to the Prophet (S.A.W.),
if he asked for food. Still he waited expectantly, ready
to explain the situation to the Prophet (S.A.W.). Hadhrat
Muhammed (S.A.W.) immediately sensed that Anas was hesitant,
so he remained silent and retired to bed hungry.
used to say: "The Messenger of God never mentioned
this incident during his lifetime to anyone."
11. SURAH AL-KAUTHAR AND BIBI FATIMAH (SA):
You should never think that you have more than someone
else, because there might come a time when that person
has more than you. Remember it is through the blessing
of Allah that you have what you have.
Fatimah Zahra (SA) was born to Bibi Khadija (SA) and
the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him). Before her birth, the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him)
had had two sons, Qasim and Tahir, but both boys had
died when they were babies.
Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) had started teaching the message of Islam
and had made many enemies. As a result, some of the
unbelievers began to make fun of him at the death of
his sons, calling him "Abtar".
word Abtar means an animal that has no tail - and was
meant to say that the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) was tail-less because
he had no children to carry on his family.
when Bibi Fatimah (SA) was born, the following Sura
of the Holy Qur'an was revealed:"In the Name of
Allah, the most Kind, the most Merciful. Verily (O Muhammad),We
have given you Kauthar. So pray to your Lord and give
sacrifice. Verily, your enemies will be Abtar."
Surah al-Kauthar, (108:1-3)
the Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) was asked what Kauthar meant,
he replied that it was a stream in heaven and the man
who would give water from that stream to the believers
was Imam Ali (AS). He then said that Kauthar also meant
abundance, and the birth of Bibi Fatimah (SA) signified
that, through her, his descendants would be in abundance.
promise of Allah was certainly true because today, there
are countless descendants of the Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him), (Sayyids)
while there is nobody who claims to be a descendant
of the Quraish. Thus the enemies of the Holy Prophet
(Peace and Blessings be Upon him) were those who became truly "Abtar".
Surah in the Holy Qur'an is thus a reference to Bibi
The family members of the Prophet were the true friends
and well wishers of the people who felt strong grief
when they saw people in any kind of distress or suffering.
They worked hard to restore the rights of the deprived
and gave all their belongings to the needy.
were always ready to face hardships in order to save
others. Sometimes, they would even give to the needy
the food or clothing which they themselves urgently
needed. There are many of such happenings that took
place in the life of our religious leaders.
instance, once Imam Ali's (A.S) children were sick.
Their mother, daughter of the Prophet, vowed to fast
three days on the recovery of her children, in thanksgiving
Ali (A.S.) and the children all joined Lady Fatema (S.A.)
in thanksgiving. All of them fasted. It was sunset and
they had only a few barley loaves of bread for their
they were about to eat their food, someone knocked at
their door, saying I am a poor man. Please give me some
food. The food, which the whole family had, was very
little. They gave it all to the poor man.
on next day, when the family wanted to break their fast
an orphan began knocking at the door asking for food.
The same thing happened on the third day also with a
stranger. Each time they gave their food to the needy
and they, themselves, remained hungry continuing their
Muslim commentators say, The next day,
Holy Prophet (Peace and Blessings be Upon him) came to the family with these verses
of the Holy Qur'an: "Surely the righteous shall
drink of a cup the admixture of which is camphor, a
fountain from which the servants of Allah shall drink;
they make it to flow a (goodly) flowing forth.
fulfil vows and fear a day the evil of which shall be
spreading far and wide. And they give food out of love
for Allah to the poor and the orphan and the Active:
We only feed you for Allah's sake. We desire from you
neither reward nor thanks: Surely we fear from our Allah
a stern, distressful day.
Allah will guard them from the evil of that day and
cause them to meet with ease and happiness; And reward
them because they were patient, with garden and silk."
(Holy Qur'an, 76:5-12)
of Prophet Mohammad (p.b.u.h):
"There are three friends of Human being - Wealth,
Family & His Aamal".
"Whoever rectifies his hereafter affairs, Allah
will rectify his worldly affairs and whoever rectifies
what is between him and Allah, Allah will rectify what
is between him and [the] people."
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Never expect things to happen..struggle and make them
happen. never expect yourself to be given a good valuecreate
a value of your own
If a drop of water falls in lake there is no identity.But
if it falls on a leaf of lotus it shine like a pearl.so
choose the best place where you would shine..
Falling down is not defeat...defeat is when your refuse
to get up...
Ship is always safe at shore... but is is not built
When your successful your well wishers know who you
are when you are unsuccessful you know who your well
It is great confidence in a friend to tell him your
faults; greater to tell him/her
"To the world you might be one person, but to one
person you just might be the world
"Even the word 'IMPOSSIBLE' says 'I M POSSIBLE'
Effort is important, but knowing where to make an effort
in your life makes all the difference.
ALLAH / God Bless You All,
take some one for granted,Hold every person Close to
your Heart because you might wake up one day and realise
that you have lost a diamond while you were too busy
collecting stones." Remember this always in life.