Who are “Sahaba’s”? – Why respect them?

A Muslim who perceives with his eyes the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم just only for a short while, whether they are a child or an adult, they will be called “Sahabah” رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُم with the condition of passing from this world as a devotee; the dupe law implements to visionless Muslims who have just talked with the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم at least once in a life-time. If a pessimist sees the holy Prophet Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and then accompanies the devotees after the demise of the holy Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم, he will not be considered a “Sahabah”.

UN doubtfully, the soul style and experiences of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم and his companions رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُم are the very capable origin producing courage of faith and devotion for the believe .The Ummah and the call towards believe has always been illustrating glitter of faith from these origin and it is by this that the cinders of their souls have been kept glowing.

They generally agreed upon animosity contrary to their caste, people and encounter their cruelty, brutality and left their motherland and emigrated to Madīnaĥ, all of this just for the sake of exercising and extending the religion of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ . They fought along the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم), against the non-Muslims, with their prosperity and souls. Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ elected them to place the obligation of safeguarding the Religion of Islam for the upcoming formations and it is because of them that the Religion is sustained; as the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم) said:

“The finest among all are my “Sahaba’s” then those who pursue them and then those who pursue them” [Saheeh Bukharee].

The memoir of the companion’s رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْہُم consists of the history of men who welcomed the proposal of Islam when it was bestowed to them. Their souls indicated to its legitimacy and they proclaimed when called towards Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and his beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم. “Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ we have UN doubtfully perceived the caller (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم) calling towards faith”. By placing their hands in hands of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم, it became uncomplicated for them to sacrifice their souls their riches and their tribes. They started searching for comfort in the obstacles and crisis that troubled them in the line of inviting others towards Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. This aspect principle penetrated their souls and obtained ability over their frames and wisdoms. They presented the astonishing faith in the invisible, never-ending love for Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and his beloved Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم, tenderness for the Muslims and severity for the non-Muslims .They elected the after-world upon this world, tribute (the compensation of the after-world) to refund (the prize of this world), the invisible to the visible and intelligence to unintelligence. They were ambitious to encourage people toward Islam, Thus extracting the humanity from bondage to the formation and taking them towards the subjugation of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ only. They detached humanity from the discrimination of other religions and harvested them in to the justified religion of Islam.

They presented no interest for the attractiveness and pride of the world and strived to meet Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and enter the promised “Heavens”. They also displayed excellent determination and vision in extending the souvenir of Islam and conveying it to the mankind with the expenditure of their souls. For this ambition they advanced throughout the far borders of the world saving no force to skyline as far as they could. In doing so, they kept aside their individual gratification, relinquished their leisure’s abandoned their homelands and nobly passed their lives and riches. They progressed in this aspect until the infrastructure of faith was entrenched; souls and hearts flourished with the true love of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ and the divine and sanctified breeze of faith blew sincerely. Finally the sacrifices and efforts were fruitfully blessed and an empire of “Tauheed”, faith, worship and continuity was established.

The Companion کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم Lion of Almighty Allah: Dawateislami

The Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) are the followers of the Holy Prophet and are those great personalities of the world, who are superior to and greater than anyone except the Prophets of Almighty Allah .By their success they obtained the blessings of Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and His Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). When we read the life-style of the Holy Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن), we feel privileged to follow their foot-steps. We feel necessary to be complete in our trust and to build the faith of Islam and we also believe that if had not Allah created those tremendous people; our religion would not have come to us in its perfect formation. Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) had deputed those noble Companions of our Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) to safeguard our religion; it is the lives of these mentors which serve as the best models for us. The manner in which the Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) went forward with the Islamic reformation, they stood in support of the Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), and the passion and devotion with which they worked for extending the message of Islam, convey a good example for all humans around the world, specifically the Muslims. Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ praised, in many versus of the Holy Quran, the Companions who loved, executed, and followed the Messenger (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) without personal desire and without objection or egotism, and only wanting the embrace of Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and His Messenger(صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ); those Companions(رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) have satisfied Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and He delighted them, and that is the way for those who fear Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ). The meaning of “Sahabah” Companions is all those Male & Female Muslims who met face to face with our holy Prophet Muhammad صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and died as a Muslim. The perfect model of following and loving Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) and Allah’s Messenger (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) was demonstrated by the Companions of the Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ). These groups of the Companions (رِضْوَانُ اللہِ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِمْ اَجْمَعِیْن) are admired by the Muslims because of their belief towards the Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) and their works with him, therefore they are admired and respected by all Muslims, and they are very well regarded as people mention their names with prestige. Among them is a very famous name and that is “Asad-ullah”.

Hazrat Ali (Lion of Almighty Allah) کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم born on 13th Rajab in the holy Ka’bah in 599 or 600th CE. The Prestigious & holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ was approximately 30 years old when Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم was born. The first Personality Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم witnessed when he opened his, crystal hazel, framed in thick lashes eyes was the Blessed holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ. Fatima the Mother of Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم, called him by the names “Asad” and “Hyder”. But the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ named him “Ali” and it is a male Arabic name, obtained from the Arabic origin ع ل و which means “Elevated” or “Raised”.

 

 

He was less than 10 years old when he had the great esteem of being the first Muslim child to follow the lesson and the guidance of the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ which he received from Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. He started flourishing in the holy family, the attitude and the way of life affected young Ali so much that he mirrored the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ in all aspects. The holy Prophet’s influence was visible in features of his humble life-history till his last note. The holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ loved and cared for him very deeply and regarded him as his brother in Islam. He complemented him on various occasions as being the “Lion of Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ.Hazrat Ali کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم was the most courageous amongst all Muslims next only to holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ and was the strongest of all next to holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ because it is a clear aspect that the holy Prophet صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ was the most bravest and the strongest and the best created by Almighty Allah عَزَّوَجَلَّ. Dear Muslim’s Hazrat Ali got all the respect & blessings by following the foot-steps of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), therefore as a Muslim it is a part of our faith to respect & love the loved-ones. It is quoted by Hazrat Ali (کَرَّمَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی وَجْہَہُ الْکَرِیْم); “When Proven Wrong the Wise Will rectify Himself and the Ignorant Will Keep Arguing”.