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It is reported that when Surah Lahab was revealed, the wife of Abu Jahl, Umme Jameel, in a fit of anger left her house carrying a large stone with the purpose of killing the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam.

 

At that moment, the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam was busy reciting the Qur’an in his Salaah at the Haram Shareef. Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Radi Allahu ‘Anhu was sitting there. As she entered the Haram Shareef, she completely passed by the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam and came directly to the Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Radi Allahu ‘Anhu. Her mouth was also frothing with anger. She asked, “Where is your Prophet? I have come to know that he has insulted me and my husband.”

 

She then began to walk around the Haram Shareef looking for the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam but for some reason she could not see him reading the Salaah right in front of her. She then started to leave the Haram Shareef and informed Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Radi Allahu ‘Anhu, “I brought this stone to crush the head of your Prophet, yet it is tragic that I cannat not see him.”

 

When Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr Radi Allahu ‘Anhu revealed to the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam this incident, he replied, “She walked past me many times, however, there was an Angel which appeared between me and her and which created a veil between us. Due to this, no matter how much she tried to search for me, she could not see me.”

(Tafseer Khazaa’inul Irfaan, 415)

 

In Surah Bani Israeel, verse 45, the Qur’an declares:

 

وَ اِذَا قَرَاۡتَ الْقُرۡاٰنَ جَعَلْنَا بَیۡنَکَ وَ بَیۡنَ الَّذِیۡنَ لَایُؤْمِنُوۡنَ بِالۡاٰخِرَۃِ حِجَابًا مَّسْتُوۡرًا ﴿ۙ۴۵﴾

“And O beloved! When you recited the Qur’an, We placed between you and those who do not believe in the Hereafter, a hidden veil.”

 

Even though she continued to search and look, she could not see the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam standing in front of her. This was certainly one of the miracles of the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. Many such miracles were displayed by the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam. At the same time, the Awliyah have also displayed many miracles and all these miracles of the Awliyah are actually part of the miracles or Mo’jiza of the Holy Prophet Sallal Laahu ‘Alayhi Wasallam himself because they are part of his Ummah.