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Ramadan 2007 (Seerat-e-Mustufa (S.A.W))


Forgiveness and Forbearance (Part 2)

Hazrat Jubair bin Mut'im (R.A) narrates that while returning from Hunain. Some Bedouins came and surrounded Rasoolullah (S.A.W) asking for money.

Moving back from their “siege”, the Prophet (S.A.W) reached to a Mimosa tree and then stopped them. A bedouin suddenly snatched His shawl and ran off with it.

Rasoolullah (S.A.W) replied, “At least spare me my shawl. If I had livestock equal to the amount of these shrubs I would have distributed it amongst you. You people shall not find me a stingy person, a liar or a coward.” (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. 1. Pg. 446)

Hazrat Anas (R.A) narrates, “I was once travelling with the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) while He was wearing a rough Najraani scarf, when suddenly a bedouin appeared and pulled the scarf away from him so severely that His neck became scratched, thereafter saying, “Order that a share in the wealth of Allah (S.W.T) in your custody be granted to me as well.”

The beloved Prophet (S.A.W) looked at him with forbearance and smiled. He then issued an order that he be given some wealth.” (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. 1, Pg. 446)

In the Battle of Uhud Rasoolullah's (S.A.W) tooth Mubarak was made Shaheed by Utba bin Abu Waqqaas and His blessed Face injured by Ibn Qamiyah. The only thing He (S.A.W) said in reply was, “O Allah (S.W.T)! Grant my people salvation, for they don't know what they do.”

A Jewess named Zainab once gave Rasoolullah (S.A.W) poison, yet He took no revenge for it, and when Labeed bin Aa’sam performed black magic on the Prophet (S.A.W) (who learnt of the incident via Wahi), He did not do anything in retaliation. (Shifaa Shareef, Vol.1, pg.62)

Hazrat Aisha (R.A) states,“Rasoolullah (S.A.W) did not seek revenge for any personal matter. Yes! If actions prohibited by Allah (S.W.T) were committed, He (S.A.W) would definitely reprimand that person.” (Bukhari Shareef, Vol. 1 Pg. 503 & Shifaa Shareef, Vol. 1, Pg. 61