They perform prayer as we pray, they fast as we fast, and they give charity from their extra wealth.” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Hadith of Abu Dharr al-Ghifari - O My servants (ياعبادي) - YouTube Indeed, he did not need people’s world. Abu Dharr set off from Syria with kindness, affection, and honour. His role was not to fight but to oppose. The Prophet added, "I passed by Moses and he said, 'Welcome! It will be a cause of disgrace and remorse on the Day of Resurrection, except for the one who takes it up with a full sense of responsibility and fulfills what is entrusted to him - Encyclopedia of Translated Prophetic Hadiths He did not search for his duties or responsibilities, but rather took his sword, waved it in the air and set out to face his society with his unbeatable sword. Abu Dharr, keep your Islam a secret and go back to your homeland. He asked me to say the truth, no matter how sour it may be. ", Allah's Apostle said, "Someone came to me from my Lord and gave me the news (or good tidings) that if any of my followers dies worshipping none (in any way) along with Allah, he will enter Paradise." In his insightful discussion on the question of Hadith literature, Abu Dharr offers further food for thought and reflection. Abu Dharr persisted in his simple and frugal life to the end. (What was) that noise which I heard?" Abu Dharr was afraid his brethren would fall into their traps – his same brethren who had carried the standard of Islam with the Prophet SAW and whom he wanted to remain the carriers of his message. Power and money were, furthermore, the backbone of societies and communities. Blessed was he. The gatekeeper asked, 'Who is it?' Immediately, without hesitation, he embraced Islam. What would you do if you witnessed a time when commanders monopolize the war booty?’ He replied, ‘I swear by Allah Who sent you with the truth, I would strike them with my sword!’ The Prophet SAW said to him, ‘Shall I guide you to what is better? Be patient till you meet me.’. When I passed by Moses again and informed him about it, he said, 'Go back to your Lord as your followers will not be able to bear it.' He said: It sets in a spring of warm water (Hamiyah). He is respected as an early and observant Muslim, and a man who was honest and direct to a fault. ", We were in the company of the Prophet on a journey and the Mu'adhdhin wanted to pronounce the Adhan for the (Zuhr) prayer. N | (So I went back to Allah and requested for reduction) and He reduced it to half. His people embraced Islam one by one. Had the Muslims listened on that day to his advice, a lot of civil strife and turmoil would have been prevented – turmoil that reached its peak and dangers that became grave, serious, and imminent. Time passed and the Prophet SAW emigrated to Al-Medina and there, together with Muslims, he settled down. W | O pious brother and pious Prophet.' Therefore, the tribes around Madinah felt disturbed by Abu Dharr al-Ghifari. I replied: Allah and his Apostle know best. A master of whom? …. He lived devoted to the responsibility of good advice and warning. Through the people’s assemblies, congregations, and meetings, the news of the debate spread and reached everyone’s ears. He asked me never to be afraid of a critic’s censure. Within a short time he became the standard around which the labourers of Islam and the masses gathered. Truthfulness is equivalent to openness and publicity, publicity of truth and challenge to falsehood, support of right and refutation of wrong. He was a great figure in the art of predominance over the temptation of power and wealth. Abū Dharr Dschundub ibn Dschunāda al-Ghifārī (arabisch أبو ذر جندب بن جنادة الغفاري, DMG Abū Ḏarr Ǧundub ibn Ǧunāda al-Ġifārī gest. He realized again the tremendous danger involved in armed civil strife; therefore, he abstained from it. The farther they went, the more exhausted and tired they became. Abu Dharr went out to the strongholds of power and wealth, attacking them one after the other. You glorify this life! Abu Dharr tried by all means to force it to move forward, but the burden of the camel’s exhaustion was too heavy. I saw you a couple of days ago with two other gowns in your hands.’ Abu Dharr replied, ‘O cousin! Abu Dharr reported: The companions said, “O Messenger of Allah, the rich have taken the rewards. He said to him, ‘Stay here beside me. Then I passed by Jesus and he said, 'Welcome! One day the people turned around. The banners of personal glory were about to tempt those whose role in life was to lift the standard of Allah. The Prophet SAW and his Companions went forth. the Jews and Christians). ", Once I went to him (the Prophet ) and he said, "By Allah in Whose Hands my life is (or probably said, 'By Allah, except Whom none has the right to be worshipped) whoever had camels or cows or sheep and did not pay their Zakat, those animals will be brought on the Day of Resurrection far bigger and fatter than before and they will tread him under their hooves, and will butt him with their horns, and (those animals will come in circle): When the last does its turn, the first will start again, and this punishment will go on till Allah has finished the judgments amongst the people. Then I was admitted into Paradise where I found small (tents or) walls (made) of pearls and its earth was of musk. Then he again wanted to pronounce the Adhan but the Prophet; said to him, "Let it become cooler." He, however turned his attention to me and saw me and said: Who Dienstag 5-6-2012 | IslamWeb . It may seem that Abu Dharr had an exaggerated position towards power and wealth, but he had a logic which was shaped by his sincerity to himself and his faith. In these events, Abu Dharr saw the impending danger. I thought that he did not like anyone walking along with him. That was because he saw wealth being accumulated and monopolized for power and being turned into a means of supremacy and abuse. If Abu Dharr would have given the slightest passing gesture of revolt, the whole of Syria would have been set on fire. We are a free service run by many volunteers and we need your help to stay that way. Then he said, ‘Allah guides whom He wills.’ Indeed, Allah guides whom He wills. All Right Reserved. It aims to bring all major hadith collections at your fingertips. *And he asked me to frequently say, ‘There is no power nor might except Allah’s.’. The Prophet SAW determined his Companion’s future and summed up his whole life in those simple words. If misused, the destiny of people would encounter serious and imminent danger. Bani Ghifar alone did not suffice him; he turned to Bani Aslim, to spread his lights there. When It Comes to Hadith, It is Unfortunate Common Sense isn’t More Common Abu Dharr Dhu al-Hijjah 11, 1441 2020-08-01 Opinion. This news reached Al Abbas, the Prophet’s uncle. Then he said, 'Welcome! He had been created to revolt against falsehood wherever it existed. Their feet made a great noise. ", I asked the Prophet (SAW), "What is the best deed?" ‘O Abu Dharr, please tell us… O, Companion of the Prophet SAW please tell us…’, He shouted to those around him, ‘I wonder why those who don’t find something to eat don’t go out holding their swords ready to fight?’. The gatekeeper said to him the same as the gatekeeper of the first heaven had said and he opened the gate. Abu Dharr persisted in his simple and frugal life to the end. He replied, "Even if he committed illegal sexual intercourse (adultery) and theft. Life with its false embellishments and its wild arrogance was about to tempt those whose role was to make out of life a plantation of good deeds. The Muslims continued their talk until the man crossed the remaining distance between them. He decided to create by means of his words and bravery a public opinion all over the Muslim countries which would represent, through its intelligence, indomitability, and strength, a hindering force to the deviations of the rulers and the rich and wealthy, in order to hinder the appearance and spread of a power- and wealth- monopolizing class. He looked at Bani Ghifar and said, ‘May Allah forgive Ghifar.’ Then he turned to Bani Aslim and said, ‘May Allah make peace with Aslim.’. He said, "Did you hear anything?" Those on his right are the people of Paradise and those on his left are the people of Hell and when he looks towards his right he laughs and when he looks towards his left he weeps.' When he at last reached the caravan, someone shouted, ‘O Prophet, it’s Abu Dharr.’ Abu Dharr beaded towards the Prophet SAW. One day, while in Ar-Rabadhah, a delegation from Kufa came to ask him to raise the flag of revolution against the caliph. Hereupon cried Abu Dharr, ‘No, it has been revealed for us all.’. He returned the money saying, "Does not the amir of Syria find a servant more deserving of it than I?" Indeed, although the Prophet SAW had forbidden him to carry his sword against them, he did not forbid him to carry a sharp truthful tongue. Therefore, Abu Dharr was to encounter all the governors, the wealthy, and all those who worshipped the worldly life and relied upon it, thereby representing an even greater danger to the religion which came to be a guide, not a tax collector; prophethood, not dominion; mercy, not affliction; humbleness, not superiority; equality, not differentiation; satisfaction, not greed; sufficiency, not luxury and a life of ease full of temptation, with this life the only goal. The destination was far away and the enemy terrifying. One day the city welcomed long lines of people on horseback and on foot. He knew well the voracity of life and the voracity of money, and he knew that the example of Abu Dharr and Umar was never going to be repeated! The Prophet said to him, "Let it become cooler." And that is what he did. He asked me to be kind to my relatives. Then he ordered me to stay at my place and went not far away. It was not long until Abu Dharr shouted, ‘I bear witness that there is no god but Allah and that Muhammad is His Prophet SAW and Messenger.’ The Prophet SAW asked him, ‘Where are you from, my Arab brother?’ Abu Dharr answered, ‘From Ghifar.’ A broad smile appeared on the Prophet’s lips SAW and his face was filled with wonder and astonishment. !’ He smiles like a passing evening glow and says to her ‘Calm down. He said: It sets in a spring of warm water. The Prophet SAW had hardly seen him, when he tenderly, kindly, and sadly smiled and said, ‘Allah will have mercy upon Abu Dharr. Loans, Payment of Loans, Freezing of Property and Bankruptcy, Supplication for when the mounted animal (or mean of transport) stumbles. Were it not for their loud shout ‘Allah is the Greatest’, the viewer would have thought it was an attacking polytheist army. It is you who experienced with the Prophet SAW all the different scenes. U | He walks alone, dies alone, and resurrects alone.’. O pious Prophet and pious son.' He was, according to the Sunni tradition, a rough, unlettered Bedouin who held no high office, but who served the Muslim community, the Ummah, with everything he had to give. If he’s something else, then Allah will save you his trouble.’. The governorship of Iraq was once offered to him, but he said, ‘By Allah, you will never tempt me with your world.’, Once, one of his companions saw him wearing an old gown and asked him, ‘Don’t you have another one? and those who hoard up gold and silver, and do not expend it in the cause of GOD, announce to them a painful chastisement – On the Day when it shall be heated in the Fire of Hell, and with it their foreheads, and their bodies, and their backs shall be branded, ‘This is what you treasured for yourselves, so taste the evil of what you were treasuring ‘ (Qurâan 9:34-35). Y | Its people were famous for theft and were known as allies of darkness and night. When he began his attack, he started with the most authoritative and horrible stronghold: there in Syria, where Mu’aawiyah Ibn Abi Sufyan was ruling one of the most fertile lands in the world of Islam, granting and distributing money carelessly, thereby bestowing undeserved privileges upon people of power and rank in order to guarantee his future, a future he aspired to promote. He had been created to revolt against falsehood wherever it existed. He said, "Help the weak or do good for a person who cannot work for himself." Twenty years or more had passed since then. Woe to him who fell into their hinds on a dark night! O pious Prophet and pious brother.' Abu Dharr wanted to confront the centre of danger before it ruined and destroyed all Muslims. Abu Dharr, who possessed the most truthful tongue on earth, as the Prophet SAW described him, stood up. The Prophet SAW once said, while surrounded by his Companions, that the earth never carried above it, nor did the sky ever shade a more truthful tongue than Abu Dharr’s. You are merchants and your route crosses over Ghifar and this man here is one of their tribesmen. Truthfulness of his inner soul as well as his appearance. Abu Dharr went so far that he avoided his brethren if he did not boycott them, for no other reason than that they had become rules and, of course, had become wealthier. He lived resisting all that was wrong and building all that was right. So I returned to Allah and requested for further reduction and half of it was reduced. In the year 32 AH (652 CE), the self-denying Abu Dharr (R.A.) passed away. In the early morning, while the Muslims were stopped for a while to rest, one of them saw a cloud of dust and sand behind which the shadow of a man could be seen. I will spend all of it in Allah's Cause), except that Dinar which I will keep for repaying debts." Imam Ali RA once said, ‘There is no one nowadays who is nonchalant about people’s criticism – as far as Allah and His rules are concerned – except Abu Dharr.’. S | Gabriel replied, 'He is Abraham. Abu Dharr narrated the hadith hadith 281. Gabriel answered: 'Gabriel.' Within a few days, the whole of Syria turned into what resembled a bee-hive which had found its queen. These stories are not intended as biographies, but rather to provide a glimpse of the main incidents of each companion’s life. He asked, 'Is there anyone with you?' ", The Muadhdhin (call-maker) of the Prophet pronounced the Adhan (call) for the Zuhr prayer but the Prophet said, "Let it be cooler, let it be cooler." He spent his whole life focusing on the faults of power and the faults of money. The one who saw that said to the Prophet SAW, ‘O Messenger of Allah, there is someone walking alone.’ The Prophet SAW said, ‘It is Abu Dharr.’. He saw an overwhelming passion for life which was about to erase all beauty, piety, devotion, and sincerity built up during the previous years of the great mission of the Messenger of Allah. For ease of reading, we have not inserted “May Allah be pleased with him (RA)” each time the name of each Companion is mentioned, but please take it that the salutations apply to all of them, may Allah be pleased with them all. I said, "If I cannot do that?" Preface: These articles are only a summary of the lives of the great Companions and do not cover all the points of their life stories. Neither deceiving himself or anyone else, nor allowing anyone to deceive him. Z. ahadith.co.uk is known to be the leading source for ahadith on the world wide web. I have forbidden oppression for Myself, and I have made it forbidden amongst you, so do not oppress one another. L | I think the word Ù
Ø±Ø§Ù should be translated as bitter not sour. They told the Prophet SAW that Abu Dharr had stayed behind and his camel had slowed down. Gabriel replied, 'He is Moses.' He replied, 'He is Adam and the people on his right and left are the souls of his offspring. Gabriel said, 'Yes.' I then asked, "What is the best kind of manumission (of slaves)?" The Prophet SAW could see with his unmistaken insight- across remote distances and the far unknown future – all the different difficulties Abu Dharr had to face due to his truthfulness and firmness. He turned the following words into his chant and earnest appeal, repeating them every time and every place he went. Abu Dharr, whose real name was “Jundub bin Junada” was a combative and brave member of his tribe. M | He was going to carry on his chest- but also his history was going to carry – the highest, most honourable, and most respectable medals. ", Once, while I was in the company of the Prophet (SAW), he saw the mountain of Uhud and said, "I would not like to have this mountain turned into gold for me unless nothing of it, not even a single Dinar remains of it with me for more than three days (i.e. As far as we know, it was the first public pronouncement declaring Islam and challenging the arrogance of the Quraish which reached their ears. There in Syria, the country of overwhelming palaces, country estates and fortunes which tempted the remnants of the carriers of the Islamic message, he began his attack. He was not tempted by greedy desires nor hindered by worldly obstacles. These are four sentences the Prophet addressed Abu Dharr with: 1. However, Abu Dharr was also smiling, for he knew well that the reason behind the Prophet’s astonishment was because the man who had just embraced Islam in front of him was from Ghifar. The former allies of the devil, the notorious highwaymen, had become the allies of truth and great men of good deeds. The respectful traveller approached little by little. He has hardly taken a look at the dead body, when he realizes that it is his companion brother in Islam, Abu Dharr. His order among the converts was fifth or sixth, which means that he converted during the first days, if not the first hours, of Islam. The women shouted loudly, and men hastened as fast as lightening, immediately hitting him until he fell down unconscious. He was one of those saints who searched for the enrichment of their soul, dedicating his life to giving, not to receiving! G | Abu Dharr… In addition to that his inspired intellect knew the decisive influence of power and property in determining people’s destiny. The Prophet’s Companions. 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