Download PDF: [S] Seeing the Holy Prophet was enough for her

It is reported that on the day of ‘Uhud, when the result of the battle reached Madina Shareef and that many Muslims had been martyred, the Muslims females in Madina Shareef were greatly disturbed. They also came out of their houses in sadness. One of the ladies of the Ansaar was then informed by the blessed Ashaab that her brother, her husband and her father had also been martyred. They were shocked that she displayed no interest in this news and continued to ask them, “Please inform me, how is my Master?” They informed her that the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was well and was also safe. She then asked them to show her where the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was resting. When she was taken to him,  she saw the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – she declared, “With you being present, all other difficulties are nothing.” (Tabari, 1435)

 

We see that a human is in the habit of not feeling so much of pain or stress when in the face of something which he loves extremely; another object is lost. As a matter of fact, when a person sees something which he or she loves, then pain and difficulty seem to become light and manageable.

 

At the same time, these blessed souls had also heard the words of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – when he had declared, “None of you can be a true Muslim or believer until I do not become more beloved to him than his parents, his children and all of mankind.” (Bukhari Shareef).

 

They were people who lived these words, hence this is the reason that they felt no pain or sadness when anything left them. For them, every member of their family was nothing compared to the immense love and reverence which they had for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. This is the reason that as long as they could see the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – front of them they were able to handle any sadness and loss.

 

In fact, the blessed being of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – was like a blessed medication on their painful hearts. Can you for one moment imagine the condition of this blessed female? There is no doubt that she must have felt sadness at the loss of her father, her brother and her husband, which human being would not feel sad. Yet, when she saw the blessed face of the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him, for her, all sadness and difficulties seemed to have faded away. Imagine for one moment, the immense love and reverence these people had for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him?

 

We should also endeavour to increase love and reverence for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – in our hearts as well. In reality, that person who has genuine love for the Holy Prophet – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – no difficulty is too much of a difficulty.

 

A’la Hadrat Imam Ahmed Raza – may Allah be pleased with him – states, “That person who is his true and ardent Aashiq, not matter how much of sadness they may experience, when they begin to think of him, all their sadness disappears.” (Hadaaiq-e-Bakhshish)

 

We make Du’a that Allah Almighty also blesses us with this love and reverence. Ameen.

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