[Taken from The smiles and the tears of Sayyidina Muhammad (S.A.W)]
#1- In the early days of Islam, the Muslims kept their faith a secret, on account of the fact that they were being constantly persecuted by the enemy. When the number of Muslims reached 39, Abu Bakr (R.A) requested permission from Rasoolullah (S.A.W) to preach and practise Islam openly. Though Nabi (S.A.W) hesitated initially, He (S.A.W) finally permitted him to do so, upon which he proceeded to the Haram accompanied by a number of Believers with the object of Tableegh. As he delivered his sermon to the assembly of disbelievers, they pounced on him from all sides at one and the same. Notwithstanding the fact that Abu Bakr (R.A) held a prominent position among Makkah society, they kicked, beat and trampled him most violently causing blood to cover his face. He was left to lie unconscious until his family carried him home in this condition. Later in the evening, when he regained consciousness, he persistently enquired about Nabi (S.A.W), vowing not to eat until he had seen Him (S.A.W). His distraught mother finally took him to Darul Arqam to see Nabi (S.A.W). As soon as Abu Bakr (R.A) entered the house, Nabi (S.A.W) embraced him and cried profusely.
#2- Ibn Umar (R.A) narrates from Nabi (S.A.W) who said, “Don’t forget two important things; Jannah and Jahannum.” He (S.A.W) then began crying so excessively that his beard became wet with his tears. He (S.A.W) then said, “By Him who controls my life, if you knew the things I know, (regarding life after death) you would surely flee into the jungles and throw sand over your heads (out of grief).”
#3- Ali (R.A) says, “On the day of Badr, none besides Miqdaad (R.A) was mounted on a horse. Each of us managed to sleep somewhat, except Rasoolullah (S.A.W). He (S.A.W) never slept the entire night because he was engaged in Salaah the entire night, crying to Allah. And He (S.A.W) did this till morning.”
#4- Abu Hurairah (R.A) says, “When the verse ‘What, do you wonder at this statement (the Quraan), and you laugh and do not cry’ was revealed, the Sahaaba (R.A) and Ashaabus Suffah cried so profusely that tears rolled down their cheeks.” When Nabi (S.A.W) saw them crying, he too started crying. On seeing Him (S.A.W) crying, the Sahaaba (R.A) cried even more. Nabi (S.A.W) then said, “He who cries out of the fear of Allah, will not enter Jahannum and he who persists in sin will not enter Jannah.”
#5- Shaddad ibn Aus (R.A) says, “I saw Rasoolullah (S.A.W) crying. I asked him the reason. He (S.A.W) replied, ‘I do not fear for my Ummah worshipping idols, but rather, I fear that they would do deeds for show.”
#6- Khadija (R.A) once asked Fathima (R.A) to ask Nabi (S.A.W) if he would give his turban or his sheet for her kafn after her demise. Upon receiving this request, Nabi (S.A.W) burst into tears. He went to her and said, “If you desire to be shrouded in my skin, I will definitely give you that as well but what benefit do you think this will serve?” Khadija (R.A) replied, “I hope to be saved from the punishment of the grave thereby.”
#7- Ali (R.A) narrates: “A person who stole was once brought to Rasoolullah (S.A.W), who issued the order that his hand be severed. Rasoolullah (S.A.W) then burst into tears. I asked him, ‘Why are you crying, oh Rasoolullah?’ He answered, ‘Why should I not cry when the hand of my Ummati is being cut off?’.”
(The 1st of Zul Hijjah will be tomorrow, alhamdulillah. Don’t forget to set an alarm for sehri! And remember us in your duas, asseblief)
Don’t forget to recite as much Durood as you can!
Love and Duas,