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Hadrat Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik Radi Allahu ‘Anhu narrates that once the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him was resting in the house of Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha. He closed his eyes a while and woke up smiling. Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha then asked, “O Prophet of Allah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him! What is it that made you smile?” He replied, “I saw a few of my Ummah on a ship travelling in a sea of green in the path of Allah Almighty and their likeness is like that of a King who sits on his throne.”

 

When Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha heard this, she asked, “O Prophet of Allah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him, please make Du’a that I am also among them.” He replied, “You are also among them.”

 

After saying this, the Prophet of Allah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him again closed his blessed eyes. He woke up again and was smiling. Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha again asked the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him the reason and he mentioned exactly the same thing. She then asked him to make Du’a to Allah Almighty that she also be among them. The Prophet of Allah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him said, “You are among the first group and not among the second group.”

 

Later on, this same pious lady, Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha, also travelled with the wife of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah Radi Allahu ‘Anhu, Binte Qarazah Radi Allahu ‘Anha, on a ship. While they were returning, as she climbed on her animal, she fell and through this incident, she passed away. (Abu Daud Shareef)

 

Explanation

 

Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha was the maternal aunt of Hadrat Sayyiduna Anas bin Malik Radi Allahu ‘Anhu. Some ‘Ulama have also included her as being among the foster mothers of the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him. Some have mentioned her as the aunt of some of these foster mothers.

 

It is reported that during the reign of Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer Mu’awiyah Radi Allahu ‘Anhu, he undertook Jihad by ship to a place called Qubrus. His wife, Binte Qarazah, was also on this journey. The wife of Hadrat Sayyiduna Abaadah bin Saamit Radi Allahu ‘Anhu, Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha, was also on this journey as foretold many years earlier by the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him. As they were returning to Syria, she fell off her animal and passed away. There is no doubt that she passed away as a Martyr. As a matter of fact, Hadrat Sayyiduna Uqbah bin Amir Radi Allahu ‘Anhu narrates that, “Whosoever passes away in the Path of Allah Almighty and fell off his animal, that person is a Nartyr.” (Umdatul Qari)

 

Lesson

 

There is no doubt that a person who has true intelligence is a person who is always looking for ways to achieve success in the Hereafter. They are also fully aware that someone who misses an opportunity like this is also someone who will suffer on the Day of Judgement.

 

The Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him has explained that, “Tomorrow, on the Day of Judgement, the twenty four hours of the day and night will be placed in front of someone in a certain form and it will be closed. When one part of this will be opened, the person will find that this is filled with good deeds which he had performed for that one hour. At that moment, his heart will be filled with so much of joy that if this happiness was distributed among the people of Hell, they would forget their punishment. Then another door will be opened. This will be black and dark. A foul smell would come from this space such that everyone will close their nose. This would be that hour (in which the person) had committed sin. At that moment, (the person would feel) such fear and stress that if this feeling is distributed among the people of Jannah, they would not even feel the pleasure of Jannah. Then another section of this will be opened. There will be neither darkness nor light in this. This would be those moments which were wasted and at that moment, the person who wasted these moments would feel such regret and sadness as if he had found wealth or Kingship and then wasted it.” (Kimaayah Sa’adat)

 

Therefore, whatever Allah Almighty has given us to do, we should not waste those moments especially if it pertains to the rights which we owe to Allah Almighty such as Salaah, etc. or whether it pertains to the rights which we owe to other Muslims such as spreading Islam, etc.

 

The command of performing Salaah and giving Zakaah is very clearly mentioned in the Qur’an

 

In Surah Ale Imran, verse 104, the Qur’an declares:

 

وَلْتَکُنۡ مِّنۡکُمْ اُمَّۃٌ یَّدْعُوۡنَ اِلَی الْخَیۡرِ وَیَاۡمُرُوۡنَ بِالْمَعْرُوۡفِ وَیَنْہَوْنَ عَنِ الْمُنۡکَرِؕ وَاُولٰٓئِکَ ہُمُ الْمُفْلِحُوۡن﴿۱۰۴﴾

And let there be such a group among you, that they may call towards goodness and command what is just and forbid evil. And the very same attained to their goals.

 

There is no doubt that Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha was also among those blessed and fortunate Muslims who had asked the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him to make Du’a for her so that she could fight in the Path of Allah Almighty. She knew fully well that there was always ultimate success and victory in this path.

 

This also proves the Knowledge of the Unseen of the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him. Many years before hand, the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him predicted that Sayyidah Binte Milhaan Radi Allahu ‘Anha would be in the first group and not in the second group. That means, he also predicted when she would pass away.

 

There are people who say that the Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him did not possess the Knowledge of the Unseen. What answers would they give about this Hadith Shareef?

 

The Holy Prophet May Allah send peace and blessings upon him also predicted that this journey would be undertaken on a ship which is another prediction which was unheard of at that time because no Arabs had ever undertaken a journey on a ship to do battle.

 

This is also a lesson to our Muslim sisters on the religious enthusiasm of these early Muslims to give their lives for Islam. They were always ready to present themselves for Islam and never allowed anything to stand in their way.

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