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It is mentioned that in those times, the quality of the Khalifah determined the type of person who ruled Rome. It is mentioned that if the Khalifah was cunning and sly, the Emperor of Rome also displayed the same behaviour. If the Khalifah was intelligent and a master politician, the Emperor was also the same. If the Emperor had lessor qualities, the Khalifah was the same.
The same is mentioned about the Khilaafat of Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – who was not only a great leader but someone who was a master politician. In like manner, the Emperor also seemed to have learnt from his opponent. He started a special record of all his subjects and had defeated those who opposed him on many occasions. (Uyun Al Akhbaar ibn Qutaybiyah)
Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis bin Malik – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that, “When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to lead us on any Jihad, he never used to command us to attack until and unless it was not morning. If the Adhan was heard, the attack was stopped and if the Adhan was not heard, then he used to order us to attack.”
The eminent companion continues, “When we arrived at Khyber, it was night. In the morning, as long as the Adhan was not heard, he climbed on his animal and I also sat behind Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Talha – may Allah be pleased with him. In fact, the animal of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was so near our animal, that our feet touched each other.
At that time, the people of Khyber appeared with their servants and tools walking towards their fields. When they saw Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – they were shocked and shouted, “By Allah, this is Muhammad, by Allah, this is Muhammad and his army.”
Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – also predicated through the reaction of these people that they would indeed be defeated and that is exactly what happened. (Bukhari Shareef)
Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah bin Abdur Rahman – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Sa’eed Khudri – may Allah be pleased with him – mentioned to him, “I notice that you like shepherding the goats and the wild. (In other words, you seem to like grazing the goats in barren areas). Therefore, whether you are with your animals or in the wild (alone) and you sound the Adhan for Salaah, then you should do so loudly because as far as the sound of the Adhan reaches, the Jinn, the humans and everything else which hears this (Adhan), will bear testimony in your favour on the Day of Judgement.” He then mentioned that he had heard these words from Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. (Sahih Bukhari Shareef)