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Hadrat Sayyiduna Aanis bin Maalik – may Allah be pleased with him – narrates that whenever the Ansaar and Muhaajireen used to sit around Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – in that gathering, Hadrat Sayyiduna Abu Bakr – may Allah be pleased with him – and Hadrat Sayyiduna ‘Umar – may Allah be pleased with him – used to also sit. When Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – used to appear, no one raised their head to look directly at Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him. However, only these two looked at Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – and he used to look at them. They used to smile at him and he used to smile at them.

 

A similar report is mentioned by Hadrat Sayyiduna Barra bin ‘Aazib – may Allah be pleased with him. He also declared that, “Whenever I wanted to ask something, due to the immense awe of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – I sometimes delayed that question for nearly two years (at a time).”

 

The same is mentioned by Hadrat Sayyiduna Usaamah bin Shuraik – may Allah be pleased with him. He stated, “We used to sit in front of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – in such silence as if there was a bird on our head (with fear that the bird does not fly away). None of us used to speak. Suddenly, some people appeared in front of him and asked, ‘Who is the most beloved slave with Allah?’ Sayyiduna Rasoolullah – may Allah’s peace and blessings be upon him – replied, ‘He who has the best Ikhlaaq (behaviour and manners).’” (Hakim, Tirmidhi, Tabarani, ibn Habban, etc)

 

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