The Noble Companions (عَلَیْہِمُ الرِّضْوَان) of the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ)

Khane kabba - DawateisalmiThe spiritual Companions (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْھا), of the Holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) are those great personalities of the world, who are exceptional and better than anyone other than the Prophets and Messengers of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God. By their accomplishments they acquired the gratification of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God and His holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ).

“You are the finest of humans ever dignified for humankind, you advise well and outlaw immoral, and you trust in Allah.” [3:110]

The Associates of the holy Prophet of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God are disseminated completely over the nirvana of Islam like the dazzling stars on the sky. They were personalities who eagerly acknowledged to the statement of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him) when he presented the directive of the wholeness of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) God. They did not embrace Islam with any greedy cause or gaining anything. It is not hard to comprehend from a debate of the situation dominant at the onset of Islam that it was a very demanding era for the Muslims. To preach Islam in those days meant to draw inconvenience and hardship of oneself. Although those startled souls, the associates of the holy prophets, known as “Sahabah”, endorsed Islam without any concern of strain and barbarity. No one could prosper obtaining such divine character in loyalty and ability as these few prosperous ones. By abiding all types of embarrassments and unacceptable horror in the path and passion for the spiritual message and zeal to virtuous path, they set patterns which will present a guide line for the seekers of truthfulness and justice.

When we interpret the life experiences of the holy Associates, we feel a desirous to pursue their precedent. We feel a very strong desire to be from in our faith and to organize the picture of Islam. We have to admit that had not Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) caused those remarkable people; our holy religion would not have come to us in its pure form. Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) had created those dignified Associates of our holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) to shield our articles of faith. Next to the lives of the messengers of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ). It is the lives of these wise advisers which play as the finest models for us. The aspect in which the holy Associates went onward with the Islamic developments, the efforts they made in supporting the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), and the passion and spirit with which they headed for circulating the note of Islam, carry a good lesson for all human beings of the world, particularly the Muslims. For a long time now there has been a perception that the biography of those beacons of Islam should be bestowed to our children for rectifying the evil of our current civilization.

In a Hadith the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ) stated, “The tribes of Israel dispersed into seventy- two sections. My Ummah will disperse into seventy-three sections. All of them will be in the Fire of Hell, excluding one: the one on which I am upon, and my Companions.” [At-Tirmidhee Shareef].

Isam - DawateislamiAll this should correspond as testimony that the factual comprehension of Islam is that of the “Sahabah” (رَضِیَ اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَنْھا) and all those who followed their avenue, in principle. They are the very best genesis of Islam and they accepted the holy Quran (Koran) and Sunnah the best.  Why should we not be contented to those who trusted in the holy Prophet (صَلَّی اللہُ تَعَالٰی عَلَیْہِ وَاٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّمَ), supported him, and struggled with their lives and riches to make the Word of Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) infinite, guarded and inherited to us our Religion? Who is more worthy that we address for them and publicize of them in the best aspect and think of them with the best reflection?

We ask Almighty Allah (عَزَّوَجَلَّ) to permit us to comprehend practically the lives of the Associates and to make our lives mirror theirs. As Ibn Taymeeyah states: “Whoever will read their biographies with wisdom and understanding he will come to know the rewards bestowed by Almighty Allah(عَزَّوَجَلَّ) upon them and he will definitely understand that these are the very best among humanity after the Prophets.

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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.