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He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, took his grandchildren with him to the mosque:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
479 2023/02/01 2024/05/21
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Bakrah (a Companion) said: "I saw the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu'alayhi wa sallam, standing on the minbar (pulpit) and Al-Hasan was by his side, and he would go back and forth between the people and the Prophet of Allah, sallallaa hu'alayhi wa sallam. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said:

"This son of mine is a leader and Allah will reconcile between two great factions of Muslims because of him."

Buraydah ibn Al-Husayb (a Companion) said that the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, was giving a sermon and Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn came wearing red garments, stumbling and falling over themselves and getting up. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,

came down (from the pulpit) and picked them up, then climbed the pulpit again and said: “Allah has told the truth [which means]:

«Your wealth and children are only a trial.» [Quran: 64:15] I saw these two so I was not able to have patience.”

Then he returned to his sermon. This reaction from the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, reflects the perfect mercy Allah had instilled in his heart.

The saying of Allah (which means):

«Your wealth and children are only a trial»

[Quran: 64:15]

means that they distract a person from performing acts of obedience. This narration shows that cutting off his sermon and picking them up is considered a trial which was caused by his love for them. The trials caused by children are of different levels, this being from the least of them, but one must be careful not to allow it to increase.

The narration also shows the Prophet's love and mercy for his grandchildren.

He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, carried some of them in prayer:

Abu Qataadah Al-Ansaari (a Companion) narrated that he saw the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, leading prayer while his granddaughter from Zaynab, Umaamah bint Abu Al-'Aas was on his shoulder. When he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would bow down he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, would put her down, and when he would rise up from the prostration he would lift her up.

He, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, tolerated the playful actions of children during prayer:

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haddad ibn Al-Haad (a Companion) narrated: "The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, came out for Maghrib (sunset) prayer or 'Ishaa' (night) prayer and he was carrying Al-Hasan or Al-Husayn. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, stepped forward, put him down and then began the prayer. In the middle of the prayer, he made one of the prostrations very long. I raised myself from prostration and looked up and saw the child on the Prophet's back while he was prostrating, so I put my head back down. When the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, finished the prayer the people said: "O Messenger of Allah, you made one of the prostrations long in the middle of the prayer, until we thought that something was wrong (like a sudden death or illness), or that revelation was coming down upon you.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, said: “None of that happened, rather my son [referring to his grandchild] rode on my back, so I hated to make him move until he finished.”"



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