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The Prophet's Love for His Sons and Daughters

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, had four daughters from his wife Khadijah (Zaynab, Ruqayyah, Umm Kulthum & Fatimah). Three of them died in his lifetime, and only Fatimah lived till he passed away (she died six months after him).

He also had three sons (Al-Qassim, Abdullah and Ibrahim) who died in their childhood.

His love for Lady Fatimah was very strong, and every time she came to see him, he would stand up and welcome her.

Lady Fatimah is described to be one of the great women in Islam. She played an important role in her father's mission, thus is recognized as the perfect role model for women. ....

In many reports, she was barely five when Prophet Muhammad received his first revelation at Mount Hira'. As a child, she had witnessed gross calamities inflicted upon her parents and even at times she fell victim to the taunts of the Quraish.

Unlike some children today who have to deal with playground bullying or peer pressure, Lady Fatima endured physical, mental and spiritual pain as she watched her father being humiliated by the pagan Arabs as they labeled him as being "mentally insane."

One story even relays a scene at the Kabah where  one of the Prophet's opponents discarded rubbish on Prophet Muhammad's head while he was prostrating to God.

With a teary eye and a wrenched heart, the young Fatimah cleaned her father as he pacified his favorite daughter by telling her that he could endure personal insults, as long as they were not directed towards Islam .....

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The Prophet's love and care for his daughter were very special, and as a father he was an ideal caring and loving father, peace be upon him

 

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Al-Tirmidhi narrates in his Shama'il with an authentic chain that a Bedouin by the name of Zahir Al-Aslami was one day being sold in the marketplace. The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa salam) crept up behind him and wrapped his arms around Zahir, raising his voice and yelling "Who will purchase this slave?"
 
Zahir looked back at the Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alayhi wa sallam) and said "You will find me not worth much, Oh Messenger of Allah."
 
The Prophet (sal Allahu alayhi wa salam) corrected his self perception by saying "But you are, in the sight of Allah, expensive."
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The Prophet's Love for his Daughter Zainab

The Prophet's love for all people was a very strong love. He wanted guidance for them for their well-being in this life and in the Hereafter. He loved his companions and loved his family, especially his daughters.

His elder daughter was Lady Zainab, the daughter of Khadijah. This is part of her story:

Torn Between Two Loves

Zainab was the eldest daughter of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Eldest, and by default, a role-model, Zainab's story of loving, losing and loving again was probably the most painful yet most endearing of the four sisters.

As a young Arab woman, she was married to a wealthy man from Shams, a tribe of Quraish.

However, as Islam came to Makkah, little did the family realize that Zainab's marriage had to be terminated, having to choose her beloved father over her husband.

Her tale is an emotional one, embalmed in tears — both sad and happy.

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The Prophet's[pbuh] Humility
 
Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu a French political philosopher and social critic, said, "To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them." This reminded me of the building of the first mosque in Madinah: The Prophet[s] had recently completed a tiring and stressful journey, but when he saw his people enthusiastically laying bricks for the mosque, he insisted he would join them; thus laying the foundations of a society in which nobody's status was too high and no work was too menial.

Through his actions that day, he taught his people enduring lessons on equality, companionship, and respect:
[Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is the one who is the most righteous of you]
(Al-Hujurat 49:13).

Sharing Chores and Errands

The Prophet[s] ate with his people — he shared the same bread and drank from the same flask — and when his people went hungry, he starved too.

He lived with his Companions as one of them and their problems were his own: He laughed with them when they were happy, and he cried with them when they were sad. On the battlefield, he was always with his soldiers, and at home he helped his wives with their chores.

 
The Prophet[s] was once travelling with a group of people and it was time to rest and cook food. As work was divided and everybody was assigned a task, the Prophet insisted he would contribute too and began to collect firewood.

His Companions argued that there was no need for the Prophet[s] to work; after all, he was the Prophet of God, how could they let him collect firewood! But he remained adamant saying that since he was part of the travelling party, he too would participate in the work to be done, for he hated to be privileged (Al-Mubarakpuri, 1979).

 

For most of his followers, the high status of the Prophet[s] is unquestionable. While he lived, he was considered even by his detractors to be a man of truth and honesty. The genuineness of the message he bought was authenticated by the millions who accepted the new faith he preached with such great passion, willing to sacrifice all they had for their religion and for the man who led them to it.

He was their leader not just in all spheres of life in this world but in the life of the hereafter too — a man of religion, a general, a father, an elder brother, a husband, a friend, and also a Prophet of God.
 

He could have used this passion that his followers had for him in whatever manner he pleased. He could have had luxury and deserved it too. Yet he slept on a crude straw mat that left his back marked, he prayed on the bare earth which left his forehead stained, and he wore clothes that had torn many times over and that he himself had mended (Al-Bukhari).

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Prophet Muhammad: The Loving Grandfather

The Prophet's immense love for his daughters lead to his immense love for his grandchildren. His two grandsons, Al-Hassan and Al-Hussein, were very dear to his heart. He would joke with them, bend down for them to write on his back, and spend a lot of time with them.

One day, in a Friday sermon, the Prophet was giving a speech from his pulpit and his two drnadsons enetered the mosque.

What did the prophet, peace be upon him, do?

He stopped his speech, went down and brought them up with him on the pulpit and continued his sermon.

The following quote is from an IOL article:

He also loved his granddaughter Umamah. He often went out with her on his shoulders, and even placed her on his shoulders while praying. When he prostrated, he put her down; when he had finished praying, he placed her on his back again. ....

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The Generosity of the Prophet(pbuh)
 
The Prophet (pbuh) was the most generous person in giving away what he owned, and he would never look at something as being either too big or too insignificant to give up for the sake of Allah.
 
Nobody would ask him for anything except that he gave it to them, regardless of how big or small it was. 
 
He gave things away in a way that made it seem that he never feared poverty, and generosity and charity were the most beloved things to him.
 
His happiness and joy in giving something away was more than that felt by those who would accept his gifts. He was the most generous person, and his generosity was like the blowing wind.
 
If a person in need would approach him, he would always prefer that person to himself. This was sometimes in the form of food, and was sometimes in the form of clothing.
 
He would have variety in terms of how he would give things away:

Sometimes, he would give it as a small gift, sometimes as charity, and sometimes as a large gift.

He would sometimes buy something from someone then give him back the product itself that he had just paid for, such as what he did with the camel he bought from Jabir.

Sometimes, he would take a loan and then pay back more than he borrowed, or would give back something better or more plentiful than he borrowed.

Sometimes, he would buy something and pay more than its value for it.

He would accept a gift and then repay it with a gift many times more valuable.

This was all done out of his generosity and desire to practice as many types of charity and good as possible.
 
His charity was in what he possessed, his personality, and his words. He would give whatever he had and command others to give charity and encourage them in this and call to it through his actions and words.
 
If he saw a stingy person, his mere personality would force that person into being generous and charitable. Whoever interacted with him and accompanied him and observed his lifestyle had no choice but to also be generous and freely giving.
 
His lifestyle was one of kindness, charity, and goodness. This is why he was the most relaxed of people and the purest and softest of them in heart...
 
['Zad al-Ma'ad'-Ibn al Qayyim(ra)]
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Yes, the prophet peace be upon him, was very generous, and in Ramadan his generosity was multiplied
 
When the Prophet's people refused to believe him and treated him rudely, Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) visited him with a message from Almighty Allah. He said, "Indeed, Almighty Allah has heard the sayings of your people and [seen] how they responded to you, and He — exalted be He — has commanded the angel of the mountains to obey any order from you against them."  

 

The angel of the mountains called Prophet Muhammad and said, "Ask for whatever you want; I would, if you wish, crush them with the akhshabain [surrounding mountains]." Prophet Muhammad said, "No, I hope that Allah will bring out of their offspring people who worship Allah alone with no associates" (Muslim).

 

Even at that point, when he was utterly exhausted and wounded head to toe, all he said was "O my Lord, guide my people along the true path, as they are ignorant of the truth."

 

Another sign of his sublime manners and deep compassion is the kind way in which he used to treat orphans. He used to command people to sponsor them and treat them with excellence. Announcing the consequent virtues of that, he said, "I and the person who looks after an orphan and provides for him or her will be in Paradise like these" (Al-Bukhari). He then put his index and middle fingers together.

 

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The Prophet's(pbuh) Love For Children

When Al-'Aqra` Ibn Habiss saw Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) kissing and hugging his grandson Al-Hassan Ibn `Ali (ra), he said:

"I have 10 children; I never kissed any of them". Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) looked at him and said: "Whoever is not merciful to others, will not be treated mercifully,"

 (‎Al-Bukhari, Muslim, Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidh, Al Muntaqa Min Al-Tar'ghib # ‎‎1326)  ‎
  

On another occasion, some Bedouins went to Madinah to see Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and asked: "Do you kiss your children?" When the answer came in the affirmative, they said "By God, we don't kiss (our children)".

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) then told them: ‎"I can not put mercy in your hearts after Allah has taken it away from you."
 
 (Al-Lu' Lu' Wal Marjan, #1496)

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Prophet Muhammad's Love for his Servants

Zayd ibn Harithah was the servant of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, originally a slave from a lost caravan from distant lands offered to him by his wife, Lady Khadijah, to serve him. The prophet loved Zayd so much to the point that he treated him as his adopted son.

The strange thing in this matter is that the family of Zayd after searching for him for many years came to know that he was in Makkah, so they traveled looking for him. When they found him, they offered to pay any sum for his freedom, and Prophet Muhammad said he wanted no money. He suggested that if Zayd wanted to return to his family and tribe, he was free to do so. When given the option, Zayd, who was so attached to the prophet for his excellent manners and treatment declined the offer and prefered to remain in Makkah with the Prophet.

That was how much the prophet cared for others, even if they were poor or or lower social status. His kindness and care were simply unique, peace be upon him

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The Prophet's (pbuh)Mercy for Women

Prophet Muhammad (saw) was also very kind and affectionate towards women. Women were treated quite badly in those times. The Noble Prophet (saw) gave them honor and dignity at par with men in the community. Umar (ra) reported, "We did not have much regard for women, while we were at Makkah, but they were better treated in Madinah. Allah's Messenger (saw) established women's rights through his sayings and commandments, which improved their position and status."

Men enjoyed the privilege of the company of Allah's Messenger most of the time while women did not get any time to listen to him or inquire about their problems. Therefore, women requested him to allocate one day for them for this purpose. The Prophet (saw) accepted their request and fixed a day for them. As women are usually of a tender and weak nature, he took special care of them and always treated them with kindness. As a result, women felt free to inquire about their problems without any fear or hesitation.

Once on a journey with the Noble Prophet (saw), Anjasha, an Abyssinian slave was walking ahead of the camels and was singing. Some of the wives of the Noble Prophet (saw) happened to be with him on that journey. While Anjasha was singing, the carriers began moving fast. At that, Prophet Muhammad (saw) said, "Anjasha, take care lest the fragile crystals (women) may break."

Asma bint Amees (ra) was one of those who had immigrated to Abyssinia in the early period of Islam. When during the expedition of Khaybar, while the Muslims were on their way back to Madinah, she also came with them. One day she came to see Hafsah when Umar (ra) was also there. On that occasion, Umar (ra) casually remarked that as they had immigrated before them they had greater claim to Allah's Messenger than others. Asma became angry and said, "Never!you people lived with Allah's Messenger who fed the hungry while we were away from home, living among strangers in Abyssinia who often maltreated us and we were in constant fear of our lives."

While this talk was going on, Allah's Messenger (saw) came and Asma said, "O Allah's Messenger, Umar (ra) has said this." Prophet Muhammad (saw) asked, "What did you reply?" She told the whole story, whereupon the Noble Prophet (saw) said, "Umar (ra) has no more right over me than you have. Umar (ra) and his companions immigrated only once, whereas you people immigrated twice."

When the report of this incident spread in Madinah, Abyssinian immigrants came running to Asma (ra) and listened to Allah's Messenger's words again and again. According to Asma's account, there was nothing more pleasing in the world to the ears of the Abyssinian immigrants than the words of the Prophet (saw).

Once many women relatives of Prophet Muhammad (saw) were sitting around him and talking loudly. When Umar (ra) came they all left, at which the Prophet laughed. Umar (ra) said, "O Allah's Messenger, may Allah keep you smiling. Why did you laugh?" The Prophet (saw) remarked that he was amazed at the behavior of those women, who, on hearing Umar (ra)'s voice, had all hidden themselves from him. Umar (ra), addressing them, said, "You fear me but do not fear Allah's Messenger." They all said, "You are a hot-tempered person in comparison to Allah's Messenger."

Once the Noble Prophet (saw) was sleeping with his face covered in the apartment of A'ishah (ra). It was the day of Eid and young girls were singing. Abu Bakr (ra) entered the house and asked the girls to stop. The Prophet (saw) said, "Let them sing, it is the day of Eid for them."

As a result of Prophet Muhammad's exemplary temperament and kind treatment, women used to ask him questions and the companions were often surprised at their boldness, but he never showed any kind of aversion or displeasure towards them. It is reported by many companions, including Abu Saeed, A'ishah, Anas, Ibn Abbas and Jabir (ra), that Allah's Messenger (saw) said, "Whoever has two or three daughters or sisters and treats them well, will go to Paradise."

 

 


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Prophet Muhammed (SAW) : A Pioneer of the Environment

By  Francesca De Chatel
Anthropologist of Islamic Culture, The Netherlands

“There is none amongst the believers who plants a tree, or sows a seed, and then a bird, or a person, or an animal eats thereof, but it is regarded as having given a charitable gift (for which there is great recompense).” (Al-Bukhari, III:513)

The idea of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) as a pioneer of environmentalism will initially strike many as strange: indeed, the term “environment” and related concepts like “ecology”, “environmental awareness” and “sustainability”, are modern-day inventions, terms that were formulated in the face of the growing concerns about the contemporary state of the natural world around us.

And yet a closer reading of the hadith, the body of work that recounts significant events in the Prophet’s life, reveals that he was a staunch advocate of environmental protection. One could say he was an “environmentalist avant la lettre”, a pioneer in the domain of conservation, sustainable development and resource management, and one who constantly sought to maintain a harmonious balance between man and nature. From all accounts of his life and deeds, we read that the Prophet had a profound respect for fauna and flora, as well as an almost visceral connection to the four elements, earth, water, fire and air.

He was a strong proponent of the sustainable use and cultivation of land and water, proper treatment of animals, plants and birds, and the equal rights of users. In this context the modernity of the Prophet’s view of the environment and the concepts he introduced to his followers is particularly striking; certain passages of the hadith could easily be mistaken for discussions about contemporary environmental issues.

 

Three Principles

The Prophet’s environmental philosophy is first of all holistic: it assumes a fundamental link and interdependency between all natural elements and bases its teachings on the premise that if man abuses or exhausts one element, the natural world as a whole will suffer direct consequences. This belief is nowhere formulated in one concise phrase; it is rather an underlying principle that forms the foundation of all the Prophet’s actions and words, a life philosophy that defined him as a person.

The three most important principles of the Prophet’s philosophy of nature are based on the Quranic teachings and the concepts of tawhid (unity), khalifa (stewardship) and amana (trust).

Tawhid, the oneness of God, is a cornerstone of the Islamic faith. It recognizes the fact that there is one absolute Creator and that man is responsible to Him for all his actions:

“To God belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth, for God encompasses everything.” (Surah Al Nisa’ 4:126)

The Prophet acknowledges that God’s knowledge and power covers everything. Therefore abusing one of his creations, whether it is a living being or a natural resource, is a sin. The Prophet considered all of God’s creations to be equal before God and he believed animals, but also land, forests and watercourses should have rights.

The concepts of khalifa, stewardship, and amana, trust, emerge from the principle of tawhid. The Quran explains that mankind holds a privileged position among God’s creations on earth: he is chosen as khalifa, “vice-regent” and carries the responsibility of caring for God’s earthly creations. Each individual is given this task and privilege in the form of God’s trust. But the Quran repeatedly warns believers against arrogance: they are no better than other creatures.

“No creature is there on earth nor a bird flying with its wings but they are nations like you;” (Surah Al Anam 6:38)
“Surely the creation of the heavens and the earth is greater than the creation of man; but most people know not.”  (Surah Ghafir 40:57)

The Prophet believed that the universe and the creations in it – animals, plants, water, land – were not created for mankind. Man is allowed to use the resources but he can never own them. Thus while Islam allows land ownership, it has limitations: an owner can, for example, only own land if he uses it; once he ceases to use it, he has to part with his possession.

The Prophet recognized man’s responsibility to God but always maintained humility. Thus he said: “When doomsday comes, if someone has a palm shoot in his hand, he should plant it,” suggesting that even when all hope is lost for mankind, one should sustain nature’s growth. He believed that nature remains a good in itself, even if man does not benefit from it.

Similarly, the Prophet incited believers to share the earth’s resources. He said: “Muslims share alike in three things – water, herbage and fire,” and he considered it a sin to withhold water from the thirsty.

“No one can refuse surplus water without sinning against Allah and against man.” (Mishkat al Masabih)

The Prophet’s attitude towards sustainable use of land, conservation of water and the treatment of animals is a further illustration of the humility of his environmental philosophy.

 

Sustainable Use of Land 

“The earth has been created for me as a mosque and as a means of purification.” (Al-Bukhari I:331)

With these words the Prophet emphasizes the sacred nature of earth or soil, not only as a pure entity but also as a purifying agent. This reverence towards soil is also demonstrated in the ritual of tayammum, or “dry wudu” which permits the use of dust in the performance of ritual purification before prayer when water is not available.

The Prophet saw earth as subservient to man, but recognised that it should not be overexploited or abused, and that it had rights, like the trees and wildlife living on it. In order to protect land, forests and wildlife, the Prophet created inviolable zones known as hima and haram, in which resources were to be left untouched. Both are still in use today: haram areas are often drawn up around wells and water sources to protect the groundwater table from over-pumping. Hima applies particularly to wildlife and forestry and usually designates an area of land where grazing and woodcutting are restricted, or where certain animal species are protected.

The Prophet not only encouraged the sustainable use of fertile lands, he also told his followers of the benefits of making unused land productive: planting a tree, sowing a seed and irrigating dry land were all regarded as charitable deeds. “Whoever brings dead land to life, that is, cultivates wasteland, for him is a reward therein.”  Thus any person who irrigates a plot of “dead”, or desert land becomes its rightful owner.

 

Conservation of Water

In the harsh desert environment where the Prophet lived, water was synonymous to life. Water was a gift from God, the source of all life on earth as is testified in the Quran:

“We made from water every living thing” (Surah Al Anbiya 21:30)

The Quran constantly reminds believers that they are but the guardians of God’s creation on earth and that they should never take this creation for granted:

“Consider the water which you drink. Was it you that brought it down from the rain cloud or We? If We had pleased, We could make it bitter” (Surah Al Waqi’ah 56:68-70)

Saving water and safeguarding its purity were two important issues for the Prophet: we have seen that his concern about the sustainable use of water led to the creation of haram zones in the vicinity of water sources. The Prophet Muhammad (SAW) advocated thriftiness: even if water was abundant; he warned that wudu’ should not be performed more than three times in a row before each prayer; the Prophet himself (peace and blessings be upon him) washed each part only two or three times without ever going beyond three, even if water supplies were abundant. The theologian Al-Bukhari added:

“The men of science disapprove of exaggeration and also of exceeding the number of ablutions of the Prophet.”

The Prophet also warned against water pollution by forbidding urination in stagnant water.

 

The Treatment of Animals

“If anyone wrongfully kills even a sparrow, let alone anything greater, he will face God’s interrogation.” (Mishkat al Masabih)

These words reflect the great reverence, respect and love that the Prophet always showed towards animals. He believed that as part of God’s creation, animals should be treated with dignity, and the hadith contains a large collection of traditions, admonitions and stories about his relationship to animals. It shows that he had particular consideration for horses and camels: to him they were valiant companions during journey and battle, and he found great solace and wisdom in their presence as the following tradition reveals: “In the forehead of horses are tied up welfare and bliss until the Day of Resurrection.”

Even in the slaughter of animals, the Prophet showed great gentleness and sensitivity. While he did not practice vegetarianism, the hadiths clearly show that the Prophet was extremely sensitive to the suffering of animals, almost as though he shared their pain viscerally. Thus he recommends using sharp knives and a good method so that the animal can die a quick death with as little pain as possible. He also warned against slaughtering an animal in the presence of other animals, or letting the animal witness the sharpening of blades: to him that was equal to “slaughtering the animal twice” and he emphatically condemned such practices as “abominable”.

 

Conclusion

It is impossible to do justice to the full scope and significance of Prophet Muhammad’s (SAW) environmental philosophy in this short article. His holistic view of nature and his understanding of man’s place within the natural world pioneered environmental awareness within the Muslim community.

Sadly, the harmony that the Prophet advocated between man and his environment has today all too often been lost. As we face the effects of pollution and overexploitation, desertification and water scarcity in some parts of the world and floods and violent storms elsewhere, it is perhaps time for the world community as a whole, Muslims, Christians and Jews, Hindus and Buddhists, atheists and agnostics, to take a leaf out of the Prophet’s book and address the current environmental crisis seriously and wisely.

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His Care and Love for the Upbringing of Daughters
 
In an age and society where having a daughter was not encouraged, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said:
 
"Whoever takes care of two girls until they reach adulthood - he and I will come (together) on the Day of Resurrection - and he interlaced his fingers (meaning in Paradise)." (Reported by Muslim)

So can there be any greater honor given to daughter and for those who wish to have them and bring them up properly? And he said in another Hadith:

"Whoever has three daughters or sisters, or two daughters or two sisters, and lives along with them in a good manner, and has patience with them, and fears Allah with regard to them will enter Paradise." (Reported by Abu Dawud, Al-Tirmidhee and others)

And in another Hadith: "They will be a shield for him from the Fire." (Reported by Ahmad and Ibn Maajah)

And along with the Messenger’s(saw) honoring the daughters with his words, we find that he also gave us a living example in his own actions and behavior ....

 
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May the Blessings and Peace of Allah be upon him
 
The Prophet(pbuh) and his Companions
 
Rabi’ah al-Aslami(ra) narrated:
 
“I used to serve the Messenger of Allah(pbuh). So, he gave me a piece of land, and gave Abu Bakr (ra)a piece of land. Then, the worldly life came and and we argued over a bunch of palm trees, and Abu Bakr(ra) said: “It is in my piece of land!” and I said: “It is in my piece of land!” Then, there was an exchange of words between Abu Bakr(ra) and myself. So, Abu Bakr(ra) said something to me that I disliked, and he regretted that.

So, he said to me: “O Rabi’ah!(ra) Say back to me what I said to you so that we would be equal.”

I said: “I will not do so!”

Abu Bakr(ra) said: “Say it, or I will call the Messenger of Allah on you!”

I said: “I will not do so.”

So, Abu Bakr – may Allaah be pleased with him – went to the Prophet(pbuh) and I followed him, so the people from (the tribe of) Aslam came and said: “May Allah have mercy on Abu Bakr! Why would he call the Messenger of Allah on you when he has said to you what he has said?”

So, I said: “Do you know who that is? That is Abu Bakr as-Siddiq! He is the one who was in the Cave with the Prophet, and he is the elder of the Muslims! So, you had better not cause him to turn around and see you helping me against him, making him angry, causing the Messenger of Allah to come and become angry because of Abu Bakr’s anger, thereby causing Allah to become angry for both of their anger, thereby causing me to be destroyed!”

So, they said: “So, what do you want us to do?”

I said: “Go back to where you came from.”

So, Abu Bakr(ra) went to the Messenger of Allah(pbuh) and I followed him by myself and continued until he got to the Prophet and informed him of our conversation as it happened.

So, he (the Prophet) raised his head to me and said: “O Rabi’ah! What is going on between you and as-Siddiq?”

So, I said: “O Messenger of Allah, this happened and that happened, and he said something to me that I disliked, and he told me to say the same thing back to him so that we would be equal.”

So, the Messenger of Allah(pbuh) said: “Do not return his comment to him. Rather, say ‘May Allah forgive you, O Abu Bakr! May Allah forgive you O Abu Bakr!’ “

So, Abu Bakr – may Allah have Mercy on him – turned his face and began to cry.”

['as-Silsilah as-Sahihah'; # 3258]

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