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Some of them were harsh in speech to him and he (pbuh) would endure that from them

Auther : Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid
Under category : How He treated them?
43 2024/05/20 2024/06/17
Article translated to : العربية

Abu Sa’eed Al-Khudri (a Companion) said

“A Bedouin man came to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhiwa sallam, to ask for a debt that he loaned him, and he spoke harshly to him until he said: ‘I insist that you repay me!’ The Companions said to the Bedouin, ‘Woe to you, do you know who you are speaking to?’ He said: ‘I am seeking my right’, so the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said (to his Companions): ‘Why don’t you support the person with the right (meaning the Bedouin)?’ He then sent to Khawlah bint Qays (a woman Companion) and said to her: ‘If you have any dates then loan them to us, until we receive our dates to repay you.’ She said: ‘Of course, may my father be sacrificed for you, O Messenger of Allah!’ So she loaned him the dates, and the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, repaid the Bedouin man and gave him extra dates as well. The man said: ‘You have fulfilled (well), may Allah do the same to you.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘They are the best of people. A nation in which a weak person cannot take his right without being harmed is not a pure nation.’”[1]

Aa’ishah said

“The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, bought a camel from a Bedouin man in exchange for a large amount of dates.The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, went to hishome to get the dates, but he could not find them. He, sallallaahu‘alayhi wa sallam, then returned to the Bedouin and said: ‘O slave of Allah, we bought the camel in exchange for the dates, but we looked for the dates and could not find them.’ The man said: ‘What adeception!’ The people rebuked him said: ‘May Allah destroy you! Would the Messenger of Allah deceive?’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘Leave him, for the person who has a right, has the right to speak.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, then returned later and said: ‘’O slave of Allah, we bought the camel in exchange for the dates, and we thought we had them, but we looked for the dates and could not find them.’ The man said: ‘What a deception!’ and the people responded to him in the same way. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, again said: ‘’Leave him, for the person who has a right, has the right to speak.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, went back to the man two or three times. When he, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, saw that the man did not understand, he told one of his Companions: ‘Go to Khuwaylah bint Hakeem ibn Umayyah and tell her: ‘The Messenger of Allah says to you: ‘If you have suchand-such amount of dates then loan it to us, until we repay you, if Allah wills.’’ The man returned to the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and said: ‘She agreed, and asked to send someone to take it.’ The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, sent a man to take the dates and pay the Bedouin man, so he did so. The Bedouin man then passed by the Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, while he was sitting with his Companions and said: ‘May Allah reward you with good, for you have fulfilled and gave willingly. The Prophet of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: ‘They are the best of the servants of Allah to Him on the Day of Judgment, the ones who fulfill and pay their dues happily.’[2]

المراجع

  1. Reported by Ahmad (25780).
  2. Reported by Ibn Maajah (2426).






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