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Hazrat Saraaqah bin Malik (R.A)

During famous journey of Hijrah from Makkah to Madina, on the fourth day, Holy Prophet (S.A.W) exited the cave of Saur (Gar-e-Saur) and continued the journey with Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A) and Hazrat Aamir bin Fuhaira (R.A) (the slave of Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)). It was Hazrat Aamir bin Fuhaira (R.A) who used to bring few goats in the middle of the night from Makkah to the cave, milk them and give it to Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A).

On the second day of travelling they reached the house of Hazrate Umme Mabad (R.A), in the area of Qadeer, where they rested for a while. As the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) left the house of Hazrate Umme Mabad (R.A), a famous and experienced horse rider of Makkah, Saraaqah bin Malik bin Ja’sham could be seen accelerating towards them. On reaching, he intended to attack Rasoolullah (S.A.W) but fell to the ground after his horse became vicious against his will.

A Dua made by Holy Prophet (S.A.W) then caused his horse to sink to its knees in the sand. Saraaqah began to tremble in fear upon seeing this miracle. He pleaded to the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) (who is the Mercy unto all Creation) to be saved; who then took pity on him and made a second Dua causing the horse to be released from the sand.

Saraaqah thereafter asked for a ‘guarantee of safety’ from the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), who ordered Hazrat Aamir bin Fuhaira (R.A) to have it written out. After storing it in his arrow-case, he then rode back to Makkah and said “I’d searched everywhere but couldn’t find him”, to anyone who asked about the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W). (Bukhari Shareef, Vol 1, Pg 554, Chapter Hijrrtun-Nabi. Zarqaani, Vol 1, Pg 346 & Madaarrinjun – Nubuwwah, Vol 2, Pg 62)

Though he didn’t accept Islam at that time, Saraaqah was greatly impressed by this Mu’jiza (miracle) of Rasoolullah (S.A.W), which was the proof of the truthfulness of Islam. When Holy Prophet (S.A.W) set camp at Ja’aranah (after the battle of Taa’if, Hunain and the conquest of Makkah), he brought that very same guarantee written to him on the instruction of the Prophet (S.A.W), and with a large group of tribe-members, accepted Islam. (Dalaailun-Nubuwaah, Vol 2, Pg 15 & Madaarrinjun – Nubuwwah, Vol 2, Pg 62)

This was the very same Hazrat Saraaqah bin Malik (R.A) who was once asked by Rasoolullah (S.A.W), “O Saraaqah! How shall you feel when you will be given the bangles of Kisra (the King of Persia) to wear?”

Years later, during the Khilaafat of Hazrat Umar Farooq (R.A), Persia was conquered and the bangles of Kisra were brought in front of Hazrat Umar (R.A), who then handed them to Hazrat Saraaqah (R.A) and said, “O Saraaqah! Praise Allah (S.W.T) who has granted you the bangles of Kisra to wear”, thus fulfilling the message of Rasoolullah (S.A.W). Hazrat Saraaqah (R.A) passed away in 24 AH during the Khilaafat of Hazrat Uthman (R.A). (Zarqaani ala- Mawaahib, Vol 1, Pg 246-7)