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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, respected his close Companions and ordered the people to give them the due respect

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
247 2023/05/31 2023/05/31
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Ad-Dardaa’ (a Companion) narrated:

“There was an argument between Abu Bakr and ‘Umar and Abu Bakr made ‘Umar angry, so ‘Umar left him. Abu Bakr then followed him, asking ‘Umar to forgive him, but he did not, until he shut his door in Abu Bakr’s face. Then Abu Bakr went to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. While I was sitting with the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, Abu Bakr came, lifting up one corner of his garment until his knee showed. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Your Companion has had a quarrel.” Abu Bakr greeted him and said: “O Messenger of Allah! There was something (i.e. an argument) between me and the son of Al-Khattaab and I talked to him harshly and then regretted that, and requested him to forgive me, but he refused to do that. So I came to you.” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said three times: “May Allah forgive you, O Abu Bakr.” Then ‘Umar regretted (that he did not forgive him), and he went to Abu Bakr’s house and asked if Abu Bakr was there. They replied that he was not. So he came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and greeted him, and the face of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, changed (due to anger). Upon seeing this, Abu Bakr knelt down on his knees and said: “O Messenger of Allah, by Allah, I was more unjust (than him).” The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah sent me to you, but you said: ‘You are telling a lie,’ while Abu Bakr said: ‘He has said the truth,’ and he consoled me with himself and his money.” He, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then said twice, “Won’t you then give up harming my Companion?” After that nobody harmed Abu Bakr.”

Rabee’ah Al-Aslami (a Companion) narrated: “The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, gave me a piece of land, and gave Abu Bakr a piece of land. Then, the worldly life came and we argued over some palm trees. I said: “It is in my land,” and Abu Bakr said: “It is in my land!” Then, there was an exchange of words between Abu Bakr and myself and Abu Bakr said something to me he disliked, and then he regretted that.

So, he said to me: “O Rabee’ah! Say back to me what I said to you, so that it would be recompense.” I said: “I will not.” Abu Bakr said: “Say it, or I will complain to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, about you!” I said: “I am not going to do it.” So, Abu Bakr went to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and I went after him. The people from (the tribe of) Aslamcame and said: “May Allah have mercy upon Abu Bakr! How can he complain to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,  about you when he has said to you what he has said?” I said: “Do you know who that is? That is Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq! He is the one  who was the companion of the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, when they hid in the cave (during the migration journey from Makkah to Madinah), and he is the elder of the Muslims! Be careful that he does not turn around and see you helping me against him, so he will become angry. When he goes to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he will become angry because of Abu Bakr’s anger, then Allah will become angry for both of their anger, and then Rabee’ah will be destroyed!

They asked: “So, what do you want us to do?” I said: “Return back.” Abu Bakr went to the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and I followed him by myself and continued until he got to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and informed him of our argument as it happened.The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, raised his head to me and said: “O Rabee’ah! What is going on between you and As-Siddeeq?” I said: “O Messenger of Allah, such and such happened, and he said something to me that he disliked, and he told me to say the same thing back to him so that it would be recompense, but I refused.” The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Yes, do not return his comment to him. Rather, say ‘May Allah forgive you, O Abu Bakr!’“ So I said: ‘May Allah forgive you, O Abu Bakr!’” So, Abu Bakr went away crying.”


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