Islamic stories for kids
Advice Leader of the Muslims, Sayyiduna Umar Al-Khattab at the time of the battle of Rome asked the opinion and advice of Mawla Ali as to whether he should go in person into battle.
This is what Mawla Ali had to say:
“Allah Almighty is the Securer and Guarantor of this religion’s victory and greatness. And it is Allah who gave help to the Muslims when they were weak, few in number and no one was willing to help them O Umar!
If you go in person into battle and fight the enemy, and if something terrible happens to you, then the Muslims will have no security because, for the Muslims, there is no one else but you who can provide help and protection. That is why I suggest that you do not go in person, but instead send someone else. ”
In this piece of advice, Mawla Ali gave honor and protection to the same religion which Sayyiduna Umar and all the other noble Companions gave preference too. We learn from this that Sayyiduna Umar Faruq and all the other Companions are the true defenders of Islam. Islam is that religion which Allah had given preference to over all religions and has moreover made it complete. Companions were the defenders and supporters of Islam by practicing it. So whoever then questions these noble Companions’ integrity and honesty should seriously consider their own and whether or not they are still in the fold of Islam. May Allah protect us from such misguided people -Ameen.
after the battle for Siffin, Mawla Ali (Karamullah Wajho) sent a circular letter to the Islamic world, which outlined his views on the situation facing Muslims:
“Our work began because there was a confrontation between us and the people of Syria. Our Lord and their Lord are one, and our Prophet is also one. And the call to Islam is one and the same, in believing Allah and testifying to what His Messenger has taught us, we do not have them, nor have they claimed to be superior to us. What differentiates us from them is how to go about exacting revenge for the spilling of Sayyiduna Uthman’s blood. We’re going to avenge that blood. ”
The Deen of the Companions and the Ahle-Bayt were one and the same. The way of the former was the way of the latter. In belief in Tawhid, Risalat, principles, politics, economics, and all other factors, they were united and unequivocal. To blame or censure any of them is not allowed in Islam. They were all beloved’s of the Beloved (Radi Allah Anhum Ajmaeen)
Ibn Mukhtar Talmasi says that a man who had hatred and disrespect for the Companions of the Holy Prophet was on a journey and continually used foul and abusive language towards them.
The other travelers tried to stop the man from using such language against them but he would not listen. On the journey, they stopped somewhere to rest.
The abusive man became separate from the group. All of a sudden some wolves came and attacked the man. The other travelers tried to help the man who was being brutally savaged but the wolves would not allow them anywhere near him. The wolves killed the man and then went away.
To have hatred and disrespect for the Prophet’s Companions is a dangerous thing to do. It is essential that every Muslim avoids this fatal disease.
Dream of admonition
An article was published in my “Taybah Monthly” (December 1965) written by Mawlana Mufti Mohammed Abdul Aziz Sahib in Lahore.
He narrated a story about a Sayyid student from Mawlana Nur Baksh (may Allah be pleased with him ) who wrote Tazkirah Naqshbandiya.
The following is a very useful and admonitory story.
It was my opinion that those who fought against Mawla Ali (Karamullah Wajho) should not be liked and in particular Amir Muawiya. One day I read in Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi’s (may Allah be pleased with him) Maktubaat that Imam Malik said that the same punishment should be given to those who swear at Amir Muawiya as the punishment would be Swearing at Sayyiduna Abu Bakr and Umar Faruq (Radi Allah read and went to sleep. Anhuma). I threw Maktubaat on the floor in disgust at what I had. In my dream, I saw Shaykh Ahmad Sirhindi (May Allah be pleased with Nim) whose book I had treated badly. Shaykh Sirhindi was in an angry mood at the way his work was treated. He grabbed me by the ears and said, “O Tufayl! You argue against my opinion and throw it to the ground? If you do not think that my words are reliable then let us go to Mawla Ali (Karamullah Wajho) and ask his opinion about Item.” Hence Shaykh Sirhindi took me to a garden. He told me to wait as he went into a room. I saw that there was an old man with a glowing face inside. Shaykh Sirhindi, with due respect and honor offered salam to the person. The old man was pleased to see him and told him to sit down. Shaykh Sirhindi did so with his knees right next to those of the old man and began to talk. After a while, they both looked towards me and called me over. I was certain that they were talking about me and that something was about to happen. Shaykh Sirhindi came back and told me that the old and respected being inside was no other than Mawla Ali (Karamullah Wajho) and he wanted to see me. I went in and offered my greetings. Mawla Ali said to me, “Don’t you dare show any disrespect to any of the Prophet’s Companions. Remove this hatred from your heart right now. I know and he knows (ie Amir Muawiya) what we fought about: He then took Shaykh Sirhindi’s name and said, “Don’t ever turn away from him and his work.” Despite the advice of Mawla Ali I still had some doubts about the Companions. Mawla Ali said that I still had some hatred in my heart and that I needed to remove it. He told Shaykh Sirhindi to slap me in the face to remove this doubt and hatred
Amir Muawiya and Tabarruk (Sacred Relics)
Amir Muawiya e had some Tabarruk of Sayyiduna Rasulallah with him. He had one of his cloaks and shirt. He also had some hair and nails of the blessed Prophet. Amir Muawiya cherished these items very much and was dearer to him than his own life. When the time of his death approached, he requested that he be wrapped in the shawl of the Prophet and that his blessed nails and hair were placed with him inside the grave. When he passed away, his wish was fulfilled. Sharah As-Shifa Sharif Amir Muawiyaa had great love and respect for Sayyiduna Rasulallah both when the Prophet was in this world and when he left it. Amir Muawiya ensured that he was never denied the mercy of Allah and His Rasul by being buried with the Tabarruk. • 260.
Savviduna Rasulallah once performed wudu. When he had finished, Sayyiduna Bilal took the remaining water. The other noble and blessed Companions saw Sayyiduna Bilal with the water and rushed to meet him so that they could obtain some of it. Companions then rushed to get some of the Prophet’s water, which they would rub on their faces, and those Companions that could not get water would take the hand of those that did and would rub their faces with it.
Mishkat Sharif The Companions strove for all those things that had a connection with their dear and Holy Prophet. They considered everything connected with the Prophet with the utmost respect.
We learn from this that Tabarruk existed in the time of the Prophet and his Companions and is not a Bid’ah (innovation).
The Prophet of Allah did not tell the Companions to use up the remaining water from the wudu but they did so out of immense respect and love for him.
Their actions were due to their love for him, which is the very essence of Iman. Similarly, if we celebrate Milad of the beloved Prophet, and kiss our thumbnails at hearing his name in Azan it is a sign of our love and respect for the “Best of creations”. And if we perform good and lawful deeds with love and respect then Insha-Allah with the barakah of following the way of the Companions, our deeds too will be accepted.
On the way to the battle of Khaybar, Amir ibn Al-Akwa was reciting some verses of poetry. The Prophet of Allah heard some of his words and asked, “Who is this?” the Companions replied, “It is Amir, Ya Rasulallah” the Prophet then said, “Yarhamullah (may Allah have mercy on him)”. Whenever the Prophet of Allah prayed for someone that person would then become a Shaheed (Martyr). Sayyiduna Umar Al Faruq heard the Prophet’s du’a for Amir and said “Ya Rasulallah! Has (martyrdom) been granted to him? Would that you let us enjoy his company longer?”
It was the Iman of the Companions that if the Prophet said “Yarhamullah” then that person would taste martyrdom. So who then has the right to stay that the Prophet of Allah has no authority?
One day Sayyiduna Rasulallah stood on top of the Minbar Sharif to address his beloved and noble Companions. He said, “Listen! Allah. Hos gave one of His servants a choice that he can stay in the world for as long as he likes. And when he wishes to meet his Lord he can choose at any time. This person has decided to meet his Lord “Savviduna Abu Bakr Siddique heard this statement and began to cry.
All the other noble Companions were astonished to see him cry so much and for no apparent reason. When the Prophet of Allah left this mortal world, a short while after this incident, the Companions then came to understand the meaning of the Prophet’s speech and why Abu Bakra cried so much. It was the Prophet of Allah who was given this choice, and it was Abu Bakr who understood him. The Companions agreed that Abu Bakr was indeed the most knowledgeable of them all. Mishkat Sharif It was the Iman of the noble Companions that their Master had choice and independence in matters including life and death. In this case, the Prophet of Allah decided when he wished to leave the world for the hereafter. That is the case of the
Cry for Mercy
Ibn Mas’ud one day had an altercation with his slave, which made him beat his slave. The slave on the top of his voice began to say, “Allah’s mercy,” “Allah’s mercy”, but Ibn Mas’ud took no notice and continued beating him. The slave realizing that this made no difference then screamed out, “The Prophet’s mercy!” “The Prophet’s mercy!” Ibn Mas’ud heard the Prophet’s name and stopped the beating. In that time the Prophet himself came and said to Ibn Mas’ud, “I swear to Allah! Allah’s is more powerful over you than you are over your slave.” Ibn Mas’ud heard these words and immediately set his slave free.
The Companions in times of pain and difficulty would call out to the Prophet for help and mercy. And by the blessings of this call, their problems would be solved. So if the Companions called out to the Prophet in anguish and pain for his help and mercy, would not the Prophet of Mercy for all the worlds hear and attend our pleas? The answer is that the Prophet of Mercy most certainly does hear our pleas and answers our calls to him whether we are near or far. To call out to the Prophet is not shirk, because it was the practice of the Companions.
One day Sayyiduna Rasulallah stood on top of the Minbar Sharif to address his beloved and noble Companions. He said, “Listen! Allah has given one of His servants a choice that he can stay in the world for long as he likes. And when he wishes to meet his Lord he can choose at any time. This person has decided to meet his Lord.” Savviduna Abu Bakr Siddiq heard this statement and began to cry. All the other noble Companions were astonished to see him cry so much and for no apparent reason. When the Prophet of Allah left this mortal world, a short while after this incident, the Companions then came to understand the meaning of the Prophet’s speech and why Abu Bakr cried so much. It was the Prophet of Allah who was given this choice, and it was Abu Bakr who understood him. The Companions agreed that Abu Bakr was indeed the most knowledgeable of them all. Mishkat Sharif It was the Iman of the noble Companions that their Master had choice and independence in matters including life and death. In this case, the Prophet of Allah decided when he wished to leave the world for the hereafter. That is the case of the
Prophet of Allah. And then there is us, who do not wish to die but do. Nor can we decide when we come into the world, nor can we choose when we leave it. So whoever claims that the Prophet of Allah has no authority and independence and that he is just like us, then ask those people whether or not they can choose when they wish to die? We learn from this important story that Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Siddiq was well and truly the best of all the Companions and most knowledgeable about the Prophet of Allah. As the Prophet was explaining to the Companions about the choice given to this person, Abu Bakr knew straight away and started to cry.
Manners of the Beloved
Darra ibn Aazib e was asked about the animals with which sacrifice was not allowed? Barra told the person that the Prophet of Allah one day told them that sacrifice was not allowed on four types of animals. The first type is an animal whose eyes are damaged. The second are animals that are sick. The third type is animals whose genitals are visible, and the fourth is that animal which is thin and lean. Barra said, “The Prophet of Allah raised his fingers and showed us. But my hand is not like that of the Prophet, it is smaller.”
The Companions of the Prophet had the utmost respect for his every word and action, both when he was alive in this world and after he left it. Barra in explaining this issue told the person how he heard it from the Prophet and made it absolutely clear that his hand was not like that of the Prophet, such was his honor, respect, and courtesy for the Best of Creations. And yet today we have so-called Muslims who say and believe that the Prophet of Allah is just like them and call him their elder brother (Ma’azallah- Allah forbid!). Such misguided people have not recognized the Prophet of Allah never mind love him, believe in him, and obey him.
The Qaseeda of Abbas
When the Holy Prophet returned from the battle of Tabuk the inhabitants of Madinah came to great him and his companions. There was a great sense of relief and joy to see him safe and sound again, It was while this was happening that Sayyiduna Abbas appeared in front of the Prophet and said, “Ya Rasulallah! It is my wish that I recite a few poems in praise of you in your Holy presence “The Prophet of Allah said to him,” Say what you want, may Allah keep your mouth and tongue safe and secure. ” Abbas read the following: Before you came to the world you were under the leaves of Heaven’s trees. Prophet Adam covering his body with the leaves of heavenly trees (when his Heavenly clothes were taken off him) Before Prophet Adam came into the world your Nur was transferred upon his forehead Through Adam you came into the world but at the time you were not human, nor a piece of flesh, not even a drop of blood. But at the time you were only Nur in your forefathers back And when others were drowning your forefather boarded Noah’s Ark, After coming off the boat your Nur was transferred
from one clean woman to another. till you came into the back of your Grandfather Prophet Ibrahim How can the fire (of Nimrud) burn him while you were on his back? Then you traveled into Khindaf who was also a clean woman. This is how you kept traveling forward until the time of your birth came When you were born the earth, the edge of the sky all shone as they never did from your Nur We are still traveling under the same guidance of that Nur The Prophet of Allah heard what Abbas said and became very happy. Al-Mawahib al-Laduniya’s story provides evidence that the Companions performed Naat, the eulogy of the piete in front of him. Not only that, but the Prophet also used to encourage them by blessing L praying for them. He heard their Naats and became happy with them. We learn from this narration that those who praise the Prophet are blessed with secure tongues and that Naat programs are not Bid’at but are the proven practice of the noble Companions (Radi Allah Anhum Ajmaeen) We learn that the Prophet of Allah is Nur and that his forefathers and mothers were pure people.
Abu Karsafa’s son was taken by the Romans in a battle and was put in jail. He was in Askalan when he heard that his son had been taken, prisoner. Thereafter after every prayer, he would call out, “O son the time of Salah has come.” His are hundreds of miles in jail could hear his father’s call. Tabarani Sharif The Companions would often call out when in it seemed that there was nobody there. They did not hesitate to use the word Ya ‘before calling out into the unseen. Not only did they call out from great distances but their call was heard as well. If the Companions of the Prophet can hear calls from far as well as near why can’t their Master Muhammad Mustafa?
A needy person came to Amirul Mu’minin Sayyiduna Uthman for some help. But for some reason or another, Amir did not pay attention to him. The needy person then met Uthman ibn Hunayfa and complained of the Amir who did not give him due attention when he went to see him. Uthman ibn Hunayf told the needy person to do wudu and offer two-Rakat nafl, after which he should recite the following dua: “O Allah! I petition you and I make the Prophet of Mercy as a means of gaining your attention and favor Ya Rasulallah! I will make you my wasila so that my Lord will look favorably upon my needs. ” Uthman ibn Hunayfe told the person to do as he was told and to report back to him that evening so that they could go and see the Caliph together. Hence the needy person did as prescribed and went to see the Caliph with Uthman ibn Hunayfe. They reached the door of the Caliph’s house when Sayyiduna Uthman opened the door and welcomed the needy man and his friend. The Caliph sat him down and asked how he was and what he needed. The needy man told the Caliph what he required which was duly given to him and was asked why he had not come to him earlier. Sayyiduna Uthman said to the man that if he ever needed any help he should come to him straight away. The person left with Ibn Hanif and his goods. The man said, “O ibn Hunayf! Thank you very much, because of you, the Caliph responded to me, when before he ignored me. Uthman ibn Hunayfe said,” I swear to Allah, I did not say that deed which I saw the Prophet of Allah tell a blind Companion to do. Tabarani Sharif, Ibn Majah anything to the Caliph about you. The fact is that I told you to perform
IFHD Up to 10-Hours Fogerprint P Narrow Bezel In times of bother or difficulty the Companions opted for the wasila of Sayyiduna Rasulullah. And whenever they made du’a they would say, “Ya Muhammad” or “Ya Rasulallah”. The Companions knew that the wasila of the Prophet of Allah was dac and necessary while he was in the world, and was equally acceptable and needed When the Prophet left this mortal world. And similarly, they said Ya Rasulallah after e passed away just as they did when he was alive in the world. So on what grounds do misguided and so-called Muslims call us polytheists and innovators for following the path of the noble Companions (Radi Allah Anhuma)?
A blind man came to Rasulallah and begged him to pray that his eyes might see again. Rasulallah said to him, “I will pray if you wish, but you can be patient if you like. Patience will be better for you.” When the on said, “I would like you to pray, I have nobody to lead me, I am in reat difficulty,” Rasulallah said, “Perform ablution, offer two-Rakat nafl and then say: ‘O my Rabb! I turn towards you through your Beloved Prophet, whom you have sent as a blessing upon people. I ask you! O, Muhammad! I turn towards my Rabb through you. O my Allah! Make him an intercessor for me! ” The blind man did as he was told and prayed the two nafl and dua. The narrator of the Hadith says that the man was cured straight away as if he was never blind. Ibn Majah We learn that to seek the wasila of the Prophet and to proclaim Ya Rasulallah is not shirk or anything un-Islamic but is in actual fact the teaching of the Holy Prophet himself to his noble Companions. We learn whether it is done in front of him or not, near him or far away, we can say in all circumstances Ya Rasulallah! Because the Prophet did not order the blind man to come in front of him and say, Ya Muhammad! Companions of the Prophet in times of trouble or need went to the Holy Prophet.
The Prophet of Allah once performed cupping and as a result of which blood emerged from his blessed body. I have called Abdullah ibn al-Zubair to dispose of the contents away from the sight of people. He took it and after ensuring that no one was seeing him (other than Allah) drank the blood. He returned when the Prophet asked him what he did. He replied ‘I did as you told and made it disappear from the sight of men! The prophet smiled and said, “perhaps you have drunk it.” Abdullah Ibn al-Zubair lived a long life and had immense physical strength. This no doubt can be attributed to his drinking of the Prophet’s blood.
Anwar al Muhammadiya
The Companions of the Holy Prophet had the utmost respect and courtesy for him. This is highlighted amply in this story in that they drank his blood so that no disrespect was done to it. The Prophet of Allah did not tell him to drink the blood. I have told him to spill it somewhere. We learn from this story that anything was done which keeps intact the honor and respect of the Prophet even if it is not specified is a good and noble act to do, one which saves the person from the fire of Hell.
The story confirms that the Prophet of Allah is no ordinary being because his blood was drunk. If any blood gets on our clothes, then they become dirty and we cannot worship Allah till it is cleaned. But this fortunate Companion drank the blood of the Prophet and saved himself from the Hellfire. So who says then that the Prophet is just like us? If so-called Muslims say