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After the Battle of Badr, Sayyidah Bibi Safiyah May Allah be pleased with her brought two pieces of cloth to cover the body of her blessed brother, Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer Hamza May Allah be pleased with him. However, when she approached him she found that next to him was also the naked body of another Ansaari who had also been martyred.
She immediately felt great shame that Hadrat Sayyiduna Ameer Hamza May Allah be pleased with him be buried with these two pieces of cloth while the Ansaari is left in this state. When they measured the bodies, they found that the body of the Ansaari was taller. They then took lots and buried each with the material which was chosen on their names. (Mishkaat Shareef, 140)
These were those blessed people who did not allow their own Nafs and personal wishes to come in between what they were taught by Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him. They were not people who thought only about themselves and no one else. In fact, they always practised upon the blessed advice of Sayyiduna Rasoolullah May Allah send peace and blessings upon him where he stated that, “Your Imaan is not complete until you do not choose for your Muslim brother what you choose for yourself.” (Mishkaat Shareef)
This action of the blessed lady highlights the message of this Hadith Shareef. We should also make this a habit of ours in our homes and outside our homes. When we see other Muslims, we should also behave in this manner. In this way, we will eliminate major problems and attain immense reward.
For example, if we intend to backbite about someone, we should ponder a while and imagine if the person was back-biting about us. We would not like that then how would we like this for another Muslim? At the same time, if you insist on doing this, then how can you say that you are a complete Muslim according to the words of the Hadith Shareef? However, when the message of this Hadith Shareef is instilled in your heart, then surely you will become more cautious and careful on how you treat other Muslims.