The bravest person to walk the surface of the Earth was our Rasoolullah (S.A.W). The greater the Imaan of a Mu’min, the more his Yaqeen, the more his Tawakkul, the more brave a person becomes. Where, then, can we find anybody with greater Imaan, Yaqeen and Tawakkul than Nabi (S.A.W)?
Nabi (S.A.W) would climb up Jabl-e-Nur and stay in the cave for sometimes up to a month. There were no buildings, no residential area.. nothing. Nabi (S.A.W) used to stay in the cave- which had no door- alone, in the dark, knowing full well that untamed animals roamed around there. This was Nabi (S.A.W)’s bravery in solitude.
When Nabi (S.A.W) first made the call to Islam, He (S.A.W) climbed Mount Safa alone, making a call totally alien to the people. At that time, the Arabs were not civilised; at the drop of a hat, they were prepared to go to war. Nabi (S.A.W) climbs Mount Safa and makes the call not knowing what the outcome will be. It seems insignificant, but think of the courage it requires!
The night Nabi (S.A.W) left to make Hijrah from Makkah Mukarramah to Madinah Munawwarah. Abu Jahl and company were surrounding the house, waiting to assassinate Nabi (S.A.W). Nabi (S.A.W) walks out of the house, reciting the ayat from Surah Yaaseen, with no camouflage or bodyguards. Nabi (S.A.W) came out with the Yaqeen that if it is our time to pass away, how can one live for one second more?
Once, in Madinah Munawwarah, there was some noise that perturbed the residents (Hazrat Ml Dawood Seedat [DB] says that he hasn’t come across a Hadith that mentions what exactly the problem was). The noise brought a lot of fear into the people because it was during a time when they didn’t know when the enemy was going tot attack. So, the panic brought the people out of their houses, and they stood outside trying to decide what to do, whether to send a group to investigate and see what the issue was. Before they could decide on anything, they see a rider galloping fast towards them, all alone. As the rider comes closer, they see that is it Nabi (S.A.W), riding horseback with His (S.A.W)’s sword unsheathed. Nabi (S.A.W) tells the people that everything has been taken care of, they can go back into their homes and rest. Bear in mind that Nabi (S.A.W) could have easily delegated the work to a Sahaaba (R.A). The Sahabah (R.A) used to rush to help Rasoolullah (S.AW)! However, Nabi (S.A.W) went himself to investigate, not waiting for company and not even fully prepared.
On the battlefield, then too, Nabi (S.A.W) was not a dictator. If the Sahabah (R.A) were sent out in battle, so too did Nabi (S.A.W) go, standing in the front line. In the Battle of Uhud, there was complete confusion. Sahabah (R.A) were leaving the battlefield because they thought the battle was over. Nabi (S.A.W) remained in the thick of the battle. In the face of danger, with arrows pointed towards our Nabi (S.A.W), Rasoolullah (S.A.W) didn’t shy away. Rasoolullah (S.A.W) didn’t leave the battlefield.
Despite this level of bravery, on the night Badr, what is Nabi (S.A.W) doing? Crying to Allah! Nabi (S.A.W) had such a height, such a level of bribery. But, due to His (S.A.W)’s humility, He (S.A.W) cries on the night of Badr. Crying for Allah’s nusrat.
[Summarised from The Noble Qualities Of Nabi-E-Kareem (S.A.W) by Hazrat Moulana Dawood Seedat [DB]]
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