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Ramadan 2013 (Spiritual Guides)

Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A)

Hazrat S’ad Bin Muaaz (R.A) asked his nation (the tribe of Aus) whether they would accept his decision regarding the Jews. They replied by saying yes, then He (R.A) said his decision was to slay all the adult males and to enslave their children and women and to divide their property between Muhajireen and Ansaar. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) exclaimed: “O Sa’d! You have given the Judgement that Allah (S.W.T) had given above the Seven Heavens.”

Compelled by the strictness of the siege, the Jews beseeched the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) to send to Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A) to them for they wanted to counsel him. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) allowed him to go to the Jews. When He (R.A) reached there, all the men stood in token of his respect and the children and women encircled him and began wailing and moaning.

Since he (R.A) was the old ally of the Jews, his heart felt sorrow for them. They asked him whether they should admit Muhammad, the judge. Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A), by his tongue said yes but helplessly he hinted to his neck; conveying He (S.A.W) would decide to slay them all. Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A) says very soon his conscience pricked him; he thought he had breached the trust in Allah (S.W.T) and the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

He (R.A) returned and went straight to Masjid Nabwi Shareef. He tied himself with a column and said he would not leave the place until Allah (S.W.T) forgave him. He promised to Allah (S.W.T) that he would not go to Bani Quryzah.

Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A) didn’t appear before the Prophet (S.A.W) for several days, therefore the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) asked about him. He (S.A.W) was informed of the event, and responded; “if Abu Lubabah had come to him directly, He (S.A.W) might have got amnesty for him from Allah (S.W.T) but now He would not un-tie him from the column until Allah (S.W.T) forgave him.

One night, the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) was staying in the chamber of Hazrate Umm-e-Salmah (R.A), who at the time of Sehri saw the Prophet (S.A.W) laughing she asked: “O Prophet of Allah (S.A.W)! What makes you smile; May Allah (S.W.T) always keep you happy.”

The Prophet (S.A.W) informed her, that repentance of Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A) had been accepted. The people heard this so they tried to unchained him, He (R.A) stopped them saying: “For Allah (S.W.T)’s sake do not unchain me until the Prophet (S.A.W) comes and sets me free with His blessed hands.”

The Prophet (S.A.W) came to offer morning prayer, then unchained him with His (S.A.W) blessed hands. The mistake Hazrat Abu Lubabah (R.A) committed pricked his conscious so fiercely that due to his regret he could not face Prophet (S.A.W). During the six days and nights he was tied, his eyes ran tears and his heart wept; very earnestly he besought Allah (S.W.T) to forgive him. His (R.A) sincerity and repentance attracted to grace Allah (S.W.T), who knows what is concealed in the hearts of his slaves.