[Taken from The smiles and the tears of Sayyidina Muhammad (S.A.W)]
#1- Anas (R.A) relates that Abu Bakr (R.A) and Umar (R.A) were from among the Muhaajireen and Ansaar who used to be present in the gathering of Nabi (S.A.W). Whenever Nabi (S.A.W) entered a gathering, Abu Bakr (R.A) and Umar (R.A) used to look for Him (S.A.W) and He (S.A.W) used to look for them. They used to smile at Rasoolullah (S.A.W) and Rasoolullah (S.A.W) used to smile at them.
#2- Abdullah ibn Umar (R.A) narrates that when he was in Ta’if (on the occasion of the Battle of Ta’if), Nabi (S.A.W) said, “InshaAllah tomorrow we shall return home.” Some of the companions said, “We will not return until we gain victory.” Nabi (S.A.W) said, “Then continue fighting in the morning.” The Muslims fought very vigorously that morning resulting in numerous injuries to them. Nabi (S.A.W) repeated the words, “InshaAllah we shall return home tomorrow.” This time, however, the companions remained silent. Seeing their silence, Nabi (S.A.W) smiled.
#3- On the occasion of the Battle of Badr, Nabi (S.A.W) encouraged the Sahaaba (R.A) to fight. They said, “Oh Rasoolullah, we will not say to you as the people of Moosa (A.S) said to him, ‘that you and your Rabb go and fight.’ We say to you, that we will fight on your right and your left, in front of you and behind you. The narrator says, “On hearing these words, Nabi (S.A.W)’s blessed face beamed with joy as He (S.A.W) smiled.”
#4- Anas (R.A) says that it was a Monday when Rasoolullah (S.A.W) was in his final illness. He (S.A.W) lifted the curtains in his room that overlooked into the Musjid An-Nabawi and saw Abu Bakr (R.A) leading the salaah. Anas (R.A) says, “When I turned around to look at the Mubarak face of Nabi (S.A.W), it appeared to me like a silver sheet, radiant, and He (S.A.W) was smiling.
#5- Hisham bin Urwa (R.A) reports on the authority of his father who says, “Abdullah bin Zubayr and Abdullah bin Ja’far swore allegiance to Rasoolullah (S.A.W) when they were just 7 years old. When Rasoolullah (S.A.W) saw them, He (S.A.W) smiled and stretched his hands towards them and they both pledged their allegiance to him.”
#6- Anas (R.A) says, that once while Nabi (S.A.W) was delivering the Friday khutbah, a person entered and complained, “We are suffering from a drought. Oh Rasoolullah, make dua to your Rabb to send down rain.” Nabi (S.A.W) looked up towards the sky and at that time there was no trace of a single cloud in the sky. He (S.A.W) then began making dua for rain. Huge clouds gathered and it soon began to rain. It rained excessively till the next Friday. The next Friday, as Nabi (S.A.W) rose to deliver the khutbah, that very same person entered the Musjid and said, “Oh Rasoolullah, we are drowning. Make dua to your Rabb to stop this rain.” Nabi (S.A.W) smiled, and made dua for it to rain around them and not upon them.
#7- Abu Talha (R.A) says, “Once Rasoolullah (S.A.W) came to us with extreme joy on His (S.A.W)’s face. I said to him, ‘You are extremely happy.’ He (S.A.W) replied, ‘I have just received glad tidings from my Rabb that whoever from my Ummah recites Durood upon me, Allah will record 10 good deeds in his Book of Deeds, delete 10 sins, and his stages will be raised by 10.’
Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!
Love and Duas,