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Ramadan 2013 (Spiritual Guides)

Hazrate Zunairah (R.A)

Hazrate Zunairah (R.A) was a slave girl of Abu Jehl, who was a polytheist (worshiper of more than one God) and a great enemy of Islam. Her master used to beat her whenever he wanted, for no apparent reason.

When she (R.A) embraced Islam, her ruthless master became furious and mistreated her severely, causing her to loose her eyesight. One day Abu Jehl taunted her that Laat and Uzza (two of many Gods of the non-believers) had washed her eyesight away.

She (R.A) promptly replied, “No, by Allah (S.W.T) not at all, Laat and Uzza are not worthy of causing harm nor benefit, rather it is the Heavenly Commandant (Allah (S.W.T)’s will). My Lord is worthy of restoring my eyesight”. On the following morning, her eyesight was restored. The Quraish accepted the miracle but still thought it to be the magic of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

AllahuAkbar, just look at the unwavering love Hazrate Zunairah (R.A) had for Allah (S.W.T) and His Rasool (S.A.W). No matter what hardships and torture she faced in the hands of her master, she (R.A) always remained steadfast in Islam.

Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) purchased both Hazrate Zunairah (R.A) and her daughter from Abu Jehl and set them free.

Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah al-Jum’hi (R.A)

It is recorded that when the Muslims conquered Ta’if, Holy Prophet (S.A.W) ordered for the Azan to be called. The children of Ta’if imitated the Azan. Amongst the children who imitated Azan was Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah (R.A). He had a melodious voice and caught the attention of the Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

Holy Prophet (S.A.W) called him and affectionately placed His (S.A.W) sacred hand on Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah (R.A)’s forehead. Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah (R.A)’s mother then preserved his hair because the sacred hand of the Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) had touched it. The hair of the other areas of the head was cut and trimmed when required, but the hair on the forehead was untouched. It is said that when the preserved forehead hair was uncoiled, it touched the ground.

This preservation of the hair on the head of Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah (R.A) was in fact a remembrance of the Barakat of the contact of the sacred hand of Holy Prophet (S.A.W).

Hazrat Abu-Mahzurah (R.A) was later appointed by the Beloved Nabi (S.A.W) as
the Mu’ezzin of Masjid al-Haram in Makkah al-Mukarramah.

(Cited in Usaba fi tamiz al-Sahaba and Cited in Sair A’lam al-Nubala, Vol. 2, p. 282)