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There is no doubt that Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – is considered as one of the most eminent of companions and he was certainly very close to Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. During the time in Mecca Shareef, he was the first person among the companions to have the opportunity of reading the Qur’an in a loud voice.

 

During his entire life, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – was considered as a special servant, a close companion and a person who knew many secrets which were revealed to him by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. The blessed pillow and the blessed Na’lain of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was always in his control.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – also passed away in the 32nd year of Hijrah.

 

Once people asked him whether he had any complaints, he replied that the only complaint he had was about his sins. These were the words he uttered in his last few days on this earth when he was very ill and he was visited by Hadrat Sayyiduna Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him. He was asked what he wished for and he replied that he only wanted the Divine Mercy of Allah Almighty.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – was then asked whether a doctor should be called and he replied that “the One Who has given me this test, is the Best of those Who cure.” When he was asked whether any gift should be given to him, he replied that he had no need for anything. He was then told that if accepted these gifts, it would be able to help his sons.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – replied, “Why should you concern yourself about the poverty of my sons? I had commanded my sons to read Surah Waqia every night. I also heard Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – declare that, ‘He who reads Surah Waqia every night, he will never suffer from poverty (or destitution).’”

 

(This Hadith Shareef has also been recorded by Imam Jalaaludeen Suyutwi – may Allah be pleased with him – in his Jamia Sagheer, #7942 also from Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him. Ibn Atheer in the Jamia Al Usul, #6257 also from Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him.

 

In this, the extra part is that in those Surahs which begin with “Sabhi Allah”, there is a verse which is equal in status to a thousand verses. Imam Tirmidhi – may Allah be pleased with him – has stated that this Hadith Shareef is Hasan Ghareeb).

 

When Hadrat Sayyiduna Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him – passed away, he made his executor Hadrat Zubair bin Awwam – may Allah be pleased with him. For two years, this eminent companion did not take anything from the Baitul Maal. However, Hadrat Sayyiduna Uthman Ghani – may Allah be pleased with him – then handed this portion to Hadrat Zubair – may Allah be pleased with him – who handed it over to the sons of Hadrat Abdullah ibn Masud – may Allah be pleased with him . (Usdul Ghabah)

 

This was that sincere heart which created revolutions in the hearts of others. He also displayed absolute trust in the Allah Almighty and even when he was ill, he did not even ask whether the doctor had come yet or not. He did not even show the least amount of concern for his children because he had absolute certainty that if his children followed the advice of the Qur’an they would be cared for. And because of this certainty, these people met their Creator in peace and tranquillity.

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