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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, was overjoyed when Ja’far returned from Habashah:

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
273 2023/03/20 2023/03/20
Article translated to : العربية

Ja’far returned after the conquest of Khaybar, so the Prophet of Allah,sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, stood up to hug him and kiss him between the eyes, and said:

“I do not know what I am happier about, the return of Ja’far or the conquest of Khaybar.”

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then gave him a place to stay next to the mosque, and gave him from the spoils of  Khaybar. He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then made him the leader of the army in the Battle of Mu’tah after Zayd ibn Haarithah.

When Ja’far was martyred in Mu’tah, he consoled his family and took care of them:

‘Abdullaah ibn Ja’far narrated:

“The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sent an army with Zayd ibn Haarithah as the leader, and said: “If Zayd is killed or martyred, then Ja’far is the leader, and if Ja’far is killed or martyred, then ‘Abdullaah ibn Rawaahah is the leader.” Then the news (of the battle) came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, so he stood up in front of the people, and praised Allah, then said: “Your brothers have met the enemy, and Zayd took the banner, then he fought until he was killed or martyred. Then Ja’far ibn Abu Taalib took the banner, and he fought until he was killed or martyred. Then ‘Abdullaah ibn Rawaahah took the banner, and then he fought until he was killed or martyred. Then a sword from the swords of Allah, Khaalid ibn Al-Waleed, took the banner and was given victory.”

Then he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, came to the family of Ja’far after three days (allowing them to express their sorrow by crying), and told them: “Do not cry over my brother after today or tomorrow, call for me the children of my brother [Ja’far].” We came to him as if we were small birds, and the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Call the barber for me.” So the barber came and shaved our heads (because their mother was busy with the death of their father and was unable to clean their hair and take care of them, so shaving it was needed to protect it against lice and the like). The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “As for Muhammad, then he resembles our uncle Abu Taalib. And as for ‘Abdullaah, then he resembles my  looks and character.” Then he took my hand and said: “O Allah, take care of the family of Ja’far, and bless ‘Abdullaah in his business dealings.” He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said this three times. Then our mother came to him and spoke about the fact that we were now orphans, and she made him sad. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, replied:

“Do you fear poverty for them, and I am their supporter and protector in this life and the next?”



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