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It is mentioned that when Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was leaving Madina Shareef for the Battle of Badr, he made special Du’a for the Muslims which was, “O Allah! They are hungry please bestow upon them sustenance. They are barefoot, please bestow upon them means of transport. They have no clothes, please bestow upon them clothing.” There is no doubt that the Allah Almighty certainly accepted this Du’a because when the Muslims returned from the Battle of Badr, each one of them had immense war booty. (Dalaa’ilun Nubuwah, Sunan Abi Daud)

 

At the same time, when we look at the justice and kindness of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – on those who could not take part in this battle for some reason, they were also given a share of the war booty. Among these people were Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman bin Affan – may Allah be pleased with him – and Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah – may Allah be pleased with him.

The reason that Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Uthman bin Affan – may Allah be pleased with him – was instructed to remain in Madina Shareef is because his blessed wife, who was also the blessed daughter of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, was very ill and he had to remain to take care of her.

 

As for Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah – may Allah be pleased with him – his mother was extremely ill as well. In fact, he was also nominated as the representative of the Muslims in Madina Shareef since Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was not present. Historians admit that he was also given a large portion of the war booty.

 

There is no doubt that the justice and kindness which was displayed upon Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah – may Allah be pleased with him – gives us an idea of how a true Muslim leader should treat those under him. It is mentioned that in spite of his mother being very ill, he was prepared to take part in the battle. However, his maternal uncle, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bardah – may Allah be pleased with him, informed him that he should remain behind and look after his mother.

 

Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah – may Allah be pleased with him – then asked his uncle that he should remain behind to take care of his sister. Look at the immense love and enthusiasm and dedication the Muslims had for defending Islam. This conversation reached Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and he informed everyone that it is right of the son to take care of his mother. (Usdul Ghaabah)

 

From this, we also come to realise and understand the position and status of a mother. This was a time when every Muslim male was needed in battle. It was a battle which was to distinguish between truth and falsehood but Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Lubaabah – may Allah be pleased with him – was commanded to remain behind and look after his mother.

 

His uncle eventually took part in the Battle of Badr and during this battle, his mother passed away. When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – heard about this, on his return he visited the grave of this lady and performed the Janazah Salaah at that spot. When we look at the behaviour of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – we will see that he was concerned every moment for the wellbeing of the Muslims and there is no doubt that he is indeed a Mercy for the Universe.

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