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The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, praised their good characteristics and attributes

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
170 2023/12/13 2024/04/21
Article translated to : العربية

Jareer said

“When I approached Madinah, I made my camel kneel, took out my luggage, and put my garment on, then entered Madinah, and found the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, delivering a sermon, and while he was doing so, everyone was staring severely at me. I said to the person beside me, O slave of Allah, has the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, mentioned me?’ he said: ‘Yes, he previously mentioned you in the best way possible, and said: ‘One of the best of Yemen will enter from that door or that gate; he possesses angelic beauty.’ So I thanked Allah for what He has favored me with.”

Ibn Is-Haaq (a scholar) said:“A delegation from Tay’ approached the Messenger of Allah, and Zayd Al-Khayl was with them, and he was their chief. When they reached the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, he spoke to them and called them to Islam. They accepted Islam and were good Muslims. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘There has not been a man among the Arabs described to me except that I found that he was less virtuous than what he was described to me as being, except Zayd Al-Khayl, for I found that he was not given his due when  described to me.’ 

Then, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, named  him Zayd Al-Khayr (Khayr means goodness and bounteousness,  while Khayl means horse; the meaning of his name became Zayd the  Good or Bounteous rather than Zayd the Horse), and he gave him a  piece of land in the area of Fayd, and some other pieces of land and  gave him a deed showing his possession of those lands. 

He left the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, on the way to his people, and the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘If only Zayd is saved from the fever of Madinah.’ When Zayd reached an oasis in Najd called Fardah, he died from his fever.”

The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said to Ashaj `Abd Qays, and he was the delegate general, and leader of the tribe of `Abd Qays: “You have two qualities that Allah loves, Hilm and Anaah.”

An-Nawawi said: “Hilm refers to having a sound clemency, and Anaah refers to the fact that he always made certain before acting on anything, and was never hasty. The reason that the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said that was because when the delegation reached Madinah, they hurried to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, but Al-Ashaj stayed back and gathered their riding beasts, tied his camel, made himself presentable, then went to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam. At that time, the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, drew him close and made him sit beside him, and said to him: ‘You have two qualities that Allah loves: sound clemency and patience.’”


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