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Ramadan 2013 (Spiritual Guides)

Hazrate Umm-e-Mabad (R.A)

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) and Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) were travelling to Madina
Shareef, on the way they passed by a tent, outside which a dignified woman was sitting. She was from Bani Khuzah and her name was Aatikah bint Khalf bin Mabad bin Rabiah. She was known as Umm-e-Mabad.

Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) asked her as if she had some dates and mutton to sell. She replied, if she had something with her, she would have not hesitated in giving (It was the time when the prolonged drought had left nothing with them).

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) saw a goat standing in one corner of her tent and said, "O Umm-e-Mabad! What is this goat like?" she replied that this was the goat which could not go out with the herd because of its weakness. The Prophet (S.A.W) asked as if its udder bore any milk. She replied it was too weak to hold the milk.

The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) asked whether He (S.A.W) would be allowed to milk its udder even then. The woman allowed with pleasure, thus the Holy Prophet (S.A.W), in the name of Allah (S.W.T), touched the goat’s udder with His blessed hands and immediately it filled with milk. From the dried udder, as much milk could be milked that all those present drank till their satisfaction.

The Prophet (S.A.W) milked it a second time and all the pots of her house were filled with the milk.

When her husband came back and saw all the pots filled with milk. Astonished he asked, “ O Umme Mabad! where from spurted this stream of milk, for there is no milking animal in the house?” Umme Mabad replied,” No by God no, this all is the blessing of a blessed person, who passed from here.” Then she narrated the event in full.

Her husband asked her to describe the person. “I saw such a man, whose beauty was evident, whose make was pretty, whose face was silky, very beautifully looking and most charming. His eyes were black and wide and his eye lashes were long. His voice was echoing. Both the brows thin and joined. The neck was shining. The beard was dense.

When quiet, He (S.A.W) deemed prestigious, and when he spoke, His face was lustre and smiling. The sweet speech; His talk was obvious, the talk was as if the garland of pearls, from which the pearls were dropping. From a distance, He (S.A.W) seemed dignified and beautiful and from near He seemed most sweet spoken and charming. His height was medium. His Companions (R.A) were such who had encircled. To all He (S.A.W) was Master and by all He (S.A.W) was respected”. (Syrat Ibn-e-Kathir, Vol.11 p. 261)

Abu Mabad upon hearing the pleasant description of the Prophet (S.A.W), he said surely, He was the man in whose search the Quraish were loitering here and there. He expressed his eagerness to see and accompany the blessed man if he could find him here. After some time, Hazrate Umme Mabad (R.A) and her husband, both accepted Islam and permanently migrated to Madina Shareef.