Channel: Mufti Menk
An immensely knowledgeable talk by Mufti Menk about a companion of Prophet SAW who has recited the maximum number of hadith, some of the aspects of his life and the duas made by Prophet SAW for him which earned him the title of Haafizul Islam. Tune in to learn more this great sahabi.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy at many we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala. We thank him upon all conditions we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless them all, and to bless every single one of us. I mean,
my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam,
we have heard so much about the companions of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And I'm sure every time we hear a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam,
we would hear a name preceding the Hadith as to a narrator who has narrated the Hadith. So they were two people who were very common when it comes to the narrations because they knew a lot. They had a lot of knowledge. One of them the most famous from amongst all, if I were to ask you, what is the name? What would you say?
Abu huraira probably alone, it's common that we would say Abu hurayrah that's the reason I asked you. I'm sure all of us here, Abu huraira. Who has reported? Wouldn't we like to know who was this man? Who was he? Why is it that he narrates so much of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So this evening inshallah, in a few minutes, we will try and explain some aspects of the life of this powerful individual. There was another companion also who is commonly known when it comes to narration of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. His name is Abdullah hypno. Amitabh knows the difference between the two is Abu huraira, the man who was Unlimited, he could not read or
who could read and write. So he knew a lot because he used to jot down what he heard, when it comes to approval a lot of the alarm and his memory was the most powerful and there is a reason why. So today inshallah we can learn quite a bit even for ourselves from this. Firstly, he was known as half Islam, which means a person who has memorized the whole of Islam. He was also known as segi dutiful father, which means the master of all those who have a memory who have a powerful memory, he has generated more than 6000 Hadith from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Some say the figure is 5374. But to be more accurate, it is approximately 6000. And there is a slight discrepancy regarding the exact
figure but more than 800 people have narrated from him. Now, obviously for us, these are just figures, but they are large figures when you have had more than 800 students in your life. And in shattered in such a short space of time. So many have learned he was born 19 years before he joined. And at the same time, he was born in a place known as a dose because he is from the tribe of a dose so he was known as dosey. Doe C was his surname, so to speak, where he came from, but his name, his real proper name was not Abu hurayrah like you know Abu Bakr Siddiq or the Allahu anhu. That's not his proper name. That was just a pet name they used to call him by Abu Bakar. His real name Abu
Bakr, Siddiq, Allah and who was Abdullayev know if men, but they call him aboubaker for various reasons. Similarly, Abu huraira de la langue his name when he was born, his father had called him ambitions. When he became a Muslim, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asked him What's your name? He said ambitions. He said, Well, Abdul Rahman, you are not the slave or you are not the worshipper of the son. You are the worshipper of the Most Merciful. So he was known as Abdul Rahman. His father was. So he was Abdul Rahman ECOSOC. If someone says who was Abu hurayrah, we should immediately say he was Abdul Rahman, Lucifer. rhodiola Why no, how did he become a Muslim? There was a man by the
name of a file of Namah dosi. He was from the same tribe from the same area. He had visited Mecca before the Heejun of Mohammed Salah Linus and in order to make his Hajj. Those days they used to make Hajj the head was a little bit different. They used to make Hajj for the wrong reasons for the for the gods that were in the GABA and so on.
So the people have called him and told him you know what, you are an honorable man, you are a good man. There is a man from amongst us who's causing problems. The problems he is causing is he's saying, don't worship the gods. Don't follow your forefathers blindly. You need to know worship, the one who made you alone and so on, and it's causing a split. So we want you to talk to him, we want you to try and convince him to stop whatever he is doing to fail him. He happened to go to Mohammed salatu salam and he spoke to him he had a chat with him. He said look, these people are saying this. When he was finished, Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam said can I read for you a few verses of the Quran?
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam read a few verses of the Quran. This man was shocked. He was stunned. He was taken aback. He said, this is the truth.
He said, if this is what you are calling towards, then I bear witness that you are a messenger and I bear witness that your message is the truth. So basically, that is how we accepted Islam. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam sent him to his tribe when he went to his tribe. Initially, no one accepted Islam besides about to fail, which means his father, and a young boy known as Bora
Bora. In his youth, he accepted Islam at the hands of a prophetic Nam, who was from the same clan who had come from Makkah back with Islam to tell his people, initially, no one accepted Islam, but this is how
you accepted Islam. When did he then meet with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, just after the Battle of haber, the beginning of the seventh year of hegira. He had made the hegira to Madina munawwara from where he was in a dose, and he met with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and he was a poor person, because he left behind everything. The uniqueness of those people at that time was that no matter how big the business was, no matter how powerful an empire they may have had, for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If they had to, they gave it up, and they started afresh and the game, and they didn't mind if they suffered the loss, and they lost everything, they did not become saddened, because they
knew allow us with them. And Allah did it for a reason. So they got back up onto their own feet Bismillah they worked very hard. And a few years later, they managed to achieve something and this is a lesson for all of us, a day for you a day against you in business, you will have profit and you will also have lost do not become depressed. So a bullhorn
initially, was one of those from us habits. So far, so familiar when he came to Madina, munawwara he was always with Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he came with his mother actually, even though his mother was not a Muslim, but he wanted to take care of his mother. So he said, even if she's not so what let me take her, perhaps she will become a Muslim one day. So he used to look after his mother. And at the same time, he used to remind his mother every day, I've met Mohammed Salah Salem, this is what he's saying. And the mother used to say bad words about Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and it used to hurt him so much. And he used to think to himself one hand, I have my own mother. The other hand,
I have Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and definitely I'm trying my best, but you know what? It's all in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So abora viola, I know he was quite tall. He was very broad shouldered. He was quite dark in complexion. He had a gap between his front two teeth. And he was a person who says that I used to suffer days of hunger. Because I was a poor person. It's embarrassing to go and beg. It's embarrassing to go and ask the Mojave where the people from Makkah, the answer were the people who had helped them. The mohabbatein were busy in their businesses, the answer, we're busy in their land in their fields, and I was sitting there as habit so far, neither from here
No, from there. This was a third party of people. He says, I used to sit with Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So much so that one day, it was just me. And Muhammad Salallahu salam wa speaking and they were some of the people have so far, it's listened carefully. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Who is going to lay his cloth here, a cloth meaning to sit down in front of me lay his cloth here, and listen to what I have to say until I finish and men roll up the cloth. Whoever does that will never forget anything I have said.
This was the DA. And Abu huraira was the only one day he laid his cloth he was smiling. He listened very carefully. When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam after some time was finished saying what he wanted Abu huraira the Allahu anhu rolled up his clock, and he says what law he from that day, I have not forgotten a single word that was uttered by Mohammed Salah Salem, hence the narration of Hadith. Even though he came after haber, he was only with Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam for approximately four years, only four years. There were others who were there from the beginning. But when it comes to memory, this was the law. There was another also what was it? The Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wasallam was once walking into the masjid and he noticed that even his habit of the Allahu anhu and someone else a few of the companions sitting from among them, Abu hurayrah was just called in or the Allahu anhu. And he told them, he was listening to them making a dua. So one was making this, the other one was making that to Allah and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was saying, I mean to the DA, and here comes the turn of Abu huraira of Allah to have the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say mean to you, is a big deal. So he fought quickly and he made it to our O Allah Subhana Allah What an amazing to have. He says, Oh Allah, Grant me knowledge that I will never
forget. And the prophet SAW Selim says army. So the other two who had quickly said, and we also want knowledge we will not forget. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that young boy from dos has already made that.
So this was
a powerful memory. He didn't forget anything. So much so that the great Sahaba of the Alon Omar was man
belong on Houma and so many others. They used to refer people to him. You want to know what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Go to Abu hurayrah so rhodiola han he was a powerful man. Also there is the integration of the acceptance of Islam of his mother, his own mother. She said her name was oma Binti Sophie epinal. Harris. She, as I said, used to say bad words against Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and one day, Abu huraira the Allahu anhu realized that these words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam are powerful. He heard a bad word from his mother about Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he went to him and he said, O Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam or messenger, please make dua that my mother
accepts Islam because she is saying bad words about you that I cannot really bear to hear. So he says, oh, Allah grant, he died meaning guidance. Oh, Allah guide the mother of Abu hurayrah. And obviously they said, I mean, he went home almost instantly after some time. As he went home, he noticed the door was open. His mother was already ready. She had worn her clothes. And she says, oh, Abu hurayrah I want you to bear witness, that I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah and he was shocked because he hadn't yet spoken to him. And he quickly ran back to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying that oh messenger sallallahu sallam. Here is my mother
Come with me. She's bearing witness you just made a do over how mozzarella Salaam I want you to make another dua for me. Make sure that all the mean love about Herrera and his mother. And we love all the meaning as well. He said, Oh Allah grant love in the hearts of the true believers for Abu huraira and his mother and grant love in their hearts for him. And Subhana Allah He says that in my life, I have always met believers, true believers, they've only been full of love towards me. And the same applies in my heart, I've only been full of love towards other believers. So these are the two hours of the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, even the pious from amongst us, if we take
them to our perhaps we would be able to achieve a lot. So this is as far as the hijra of this man as well as the way his mother had accepted Islam is concerned. Similarly, we have a beautiful story where
at the time of Marwan and Bill hakam, after Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam Stein, Abu Abu huraira, lived on top of the Allah who made him the Emir of Bahrain at one stage for a short period of time. And he was reluctant, but he took it on and after some time, Abu Omar Abdullah one who called him and asked him, Look, you earned so much you got so much money, where did you get it from? He said, You know what, I give it back to you. Here it is, take it back. So he gave the amount back and so on. And amargosa luevano obviously told him, You are no longer going to be the amount of alcohol and he didn't, he said no problem he carried on. And people knew that this man was honest, but they are
mischief makers who sometimes create mischief. So after some time, Omar Abdullah, who called him back and told him, I want you to become an Amiga of a certain place. So he says, Is it because meaning Why is it?
In fact, he refused. He said, I don't want so I
told him, I'm asking you, why are you refusing? He said, I don't need anyone to say bad about me to think evil about me. I don't need any anyone to accuse me. Therefore, I'd rather remain a normal ordinary person without big responsibility so that I can be respected by one at all. This was something that Abu huraira Viola Han, who had gone through during his life, Marwan Al hakam, he was one of the O'Meara, one of the leaders of Romania. He was the halifa at the time, towards the end. In fact, when Abu huraira Allahu anhu passed away, he was the halifa his name was Marwan mitakon. There was a time when people started lying, lying in the sense that anything they want to say they
would just say, Abu huraira Allah Who says that the Prophet Salim said and then they would say something. So it was separated where people had to then find out from this man, look what is going on, and he would clarify it. So marijuana Bill haccombe decided I want to test this man so he called him and he made him sit and he asked him to recite hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, I want you to recite the Hadith as many as you can. So he recited according to one of the durations 100 Hadith, and behind the curtain Marwan al hakam had a man writing the Hadith down. So with the with all the details of the Hadith with every single word of the Hadith, everything was
written down. One year later he called Abu huraira Allahu anhu. And told him you know a year back I called you and asked you for these Howdy, I want you to read for me, you to read them for me again. So Moreover,
In will haccombe says, while law he not a single word was different, not one word was changed a year later 100 had exactly the same. And then he told him that I actually had a scribe behind the curtain writing down what you say. And from that day on, there was so much respect that marijuana Bill haccombe had for this great Sahabi, Abu hurayrah rhodiola No. So much so that he visited him when he was sick and ill. And he asked him, in fact, he asked him what was wrong with him and
he was a man of only good words. So he didn't want to explain all the details and so on. So Marwan al hakam understood this, and he said, shafique Hello, you know, it's normal, it's usual to say, May Allah give you Shiva. So instead of saying mean to the da abohar, arugula, one who says that,
I am longing to meet you. And I pray that you are longing to meet me.
So Marwan will haccombe heard this too. And anyway, a little while later, he walked out, he took a few steps away, and the border of the law passed away. He passed away. So it is reported that his generous was attended by the masses, the masses, because he was a person who was known as a pious man. They are people who try to delete this man from the chain of narrators of the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam in order to delete parts of the deen. A lot of the dean came through Abu huraira rhodiola. And this evening, we heard why and how he had a memory and so on. And this is the reason why, but those who wanted to destroy the Islam, they start speaking bad about Abu
hurayrah. So what do they say? They say, Oh, he was only with the Prophet for four years. salatu salam, how come he knows so much more, perhaps he was lying. Perhaps he was this. But there are so many companions who bear witness that he was a man who knew more than them, even though they were with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for many more years. So, another beautiful incident of this particular man, the amount of respect he had for the elderly, for his own parents, for for the those of the community who had knowledge and so on. I will give you two examples. It is reported that every single time he left the home, he was living with his mother, he would go to his mother's room
and knock on the door.
And he would greet his mother, a salam o Alaikum, my beloved mother, and the mother would say well, aleikum wa salam, my beloved Son, and he would make a dua, before he leaves the house. May Allah have mercy on you, because you looked after me when I was little. And the mother would reply to say, may Allah subhanahu, WA to Allah have mercy on you, because you have fulfilled my rights when I was old, meaning you have taken care of me when I am old, and then he would walk away, when he enters the house, first thing he would knock on his mother's door, and the same statements would repeat themselves. This carried on for some time, until he passed away, or she passed away, in fact. So
this was one of his qualities, another quality once he saw two men walking, two men walking, one looked younger than the other. So he called he tapped the younger one. And he says, Who is this man to you?
So he said, it's my father.
He said, I have three pieces of advice for you. Don't ever call him by his first name.
This is the advice of abora. Don't call your father by his first name. And secondly, don't walk in front of him. And thirdly, don't sit before he said.
This was the advice of Abu huraira Viola I know. So from this, it goes to show that the respect of a parent and not only that the respect of the elderly, something that would result in lots of Baraka in knowledge, lots of Baraka in your memory. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, and May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors. What a beautiful companion of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what a great man. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us even a little bit of this beautiful knowledge and May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness in memory, meaning power in the memory that we have. And may Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive our shortcomings or sort of Lahore salam o
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