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    Being Pleased With the Pleased - The Companions

    << Bismillaah Ar-RaHmaan Ar-RaHeem >>
    In the name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful

    "And the first to embrace Islaam from the Muhajiroon (those who migrated from Makkah to al-Madeenah) and the Ansaar (those who lived in al-Madeenah and aided them after migration) and those who follow them in goodness. Allaah is well-pleased with them, as they are well-pleased with Him. He has prepared for them Gardens beneath which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever. This is the supreme achievement. [Surah at-Taubah 9:100]

    It is said that the evil eye can break a stone, and a single bolt of lightening can destroy a nation’s harvest. But the impact the tongue can have, can be far more devastating.

    It is deeply saddening to read some of the topics and responses presented in this forum over the last few weeks (up until today), that reject the words of Allaah subhaan wa’taala and His Messenger -salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam - by assaulting and insulting the Companions - radhi allaahu 'anhum. Some remarks are so shocking, astaghfirul ‘atheem, that one cannot help but get upset as well as angry.

    "Do not abuse my companions, for if any of you were to spend gold equal to Uhud in charity, it would not equal a handful of one of them or even half of that." [Bukhari] (Uhud = mountain range situated north of Madeenah which reaches altitudes of 6,000 feet).

    The uncompromising faith of the Companions (also includes the wives of the Prophet - sallaahu 'alaihi wa'sallam) has been certified and attested to by Allaah and His final Messenger, Muhammad salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam. However, the most disturbing fact remains that even with this witness for the excellence and virtue of the Companions, there are still some people who not only give precedence to the statements of unattested historical figures, no matter how contradictory to Islaam, but in the process ridicule and slander the companions.

    The mistake does not lie in quoting individuals from history and contemporaries when it comes to Islaamic issues. But rather on many occasions, arguments have been staged to supportively quote individuals of past and present who hold opposing views to Islaam, whereas the authentic narrations brought forward to us by the Companions are being brushed aside and rejected. The very same companions of the Prophet - salallaahu ‘alahi wassallam - whom Allaah describes in the Qur’aan as being the Best of mankind: "You are the best of nations ever raised up from humanity. You enjoin all that is good and forbid all that is evil, and you believe in Allaah." [Surah Al-Imraan 3:110]

    Then Subhaan’Allaah! Are Allaah’s words no longer of any significance? And are the words and actions of His beloved Messenger, Muhammad Ibn Abdullaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam) no longer important? Of course they are. This is why as Muslims we ought to try our best to adhere to the Qur’aan and when the Prophet - salallaahu ‘alahi wassallam - says: "Whosoever abuses my companions, then upon them is the curse of Allaah, the Angels and all the people [at-Tabaranee], we should refrain ourselves from such evil actions of the tongue.

    Imaam Ahmad has also said: "If you see anyone speaking ill of the companions of the Messenger of Allaah (salallaahu ‘alaihi wassallam), doubt his Islaam."

    Instead we should give the Companions - radhi ‘allaahu anhum their due respect and increase our love for them, as the Prophet - salallaahu ‘alahi wassallam - displayed his love for them. And if it were not for their efforts and the Will of Allaah, many of us would not be Muslim today. For it was they who went through misery and torture while being persecuted in Makkah; it was they who were stoned and beaten before being savagely killed at the hands of the disbelievers; and it was they, the Companions, whose blood was spilt on the battle fields for the sake of this Ummah, so that we would not have to go through the same torment and suffering to be Muslims today.

    May Allaah increase our love and manners toward them, the Companions.

    "No leaf falls except that He knows of it, and no rain drop forms except that He has willed it."

    Jazak Allah, brother.

    To doubt those whom the messenger loved, and Allah chose as his companions and wives, is an act that creates doubts about the person's eeman and intentions.

    Rabbeshrah lee sadree; wa yassirlee amree; yafqahoo qaulee.