"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue 31

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"AL-Eti'daal" Weekly Article-Issue31
27 Zul Hijjah 1434/02 November 2013

Displeasure at the slightest contravention of Shariat

At the time of apostasy, when many turned away from Islam after the demise of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam), battles had to be fought against those murtads.

The first battle was against Tulayha the liar (one of those who claimed prophethood). In this battle many were killed and many of the enemy including Tulayha fled from the field. This gave the Muslims a lot of courage and confidence.

Thereafter they engaged the forces of Musailama in battle. This was a fierce and very hard-fought battle in which thousands were killed among the enemy. Many Muslims too became martyrs in the path of Allah. Sayyidina Khalid bin Waleed (Radiallahu anhu) was the commander of the Muslim forces. He says:

“When we finished off Tulayha the liar -and there was hardly any glory for him -a word came out of my mouth and behold! misfortune is attached to speech. I said: What is so wonderful about Bani Hanifa? They are just like those whom we had already finished off. But when we met them in battle we found them not like any other enemy. So valiantly they fought that they kept us engaged in fierce battle from sunrise till the time of Asr Salaah.”

Sayyidina Khalid (Radiallahu anhu) says here that because of an undesirable word that escaped from his mouth they had to fight a fierce battle. That is why the earlier Khulafaa took such great care of even the smallest things and warned against treating it lightly.

When the Battle of Yarmuk took place, Khalid (Radiallahu anhu) was on a campaign in Iraq. Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) sent him a letter to put his second-in-command in charge and to proceed immediately to assist the Muslim forces at Yarmuk. In the same letter, having commended him and having congratulated him, he advised Khalid (Radiallahu anhu):.

“Never allow pride of your achievements to enter into your heart. If so, then you will suffer loss and humiliation. And be not proud of any achievement of yours. Remember it is a special favour from Allah and He alone is owner of  reward.” (Khamees).

These illustrious men -in their writings and sermons -used to warn even against the smallest and seemingly insignificant things. They used to reprimand against sin in the most severe terms.

Every single student of history -friend or foe, Muslim or non-Muslim are quite aware of the heroic achievements of Sayyidina Khalid bin Waleed (Radiallahu anhu). During the Khilaafat of Sayyidina Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu), Sayyidina Umar (Radiallahu anhu) insisted strongly that Khalid (Radiallahu anhu) should be relieved of his post as commander of the Muslim forces. Hazrat Abu Bakr (Radiallahu anhu) did not accept Hazrat Umar (Radiallahu anhu‟s) opinion.

Later during the Khilaafat of Umar (Radiallahu anhu) an incident took place when Khalid (Radiallahu anhu) was supposed to have given a big sum of money as a present to a poet. Because of this he was recalled to Medina to be brought thither with bounded hands.

Al-Etidaal Fe Maraatibur-Rijaal” by Sheikh-ul-Hadith, Hazrat Maulana Muhammad Zakariya Kandhalwi R.A, Page 128-129 - Published by Darul Uloom Zakariyya.) To be continued Insha-Allah.

MAJLIS: Mufti RadhaulHaq Shb DB

Hazrat Mufti Sb Db Majlis will take place tomorrow in Eikenhof at the Darul Uloom Masjid Insha-Allah. Majlis will begin at 6:30 am.


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