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The life of Jabir ibn Abdullah ibn Amr ibn Haram Al-Ansari RA is touched upon by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in this video and various anecdotes, Hadith and magnanimous personality traits of this great Sahaba are divulged in explicit details.

Jabir RA participated in as many as 19 Ghazwa alongside Prophet Muhammad ﷺ but was forbidden by his father to participate in the battle of Badr and Uhud. Both he and his father had signed the treaty of Aqabah. He lived a full and accomplished life though he went blind in his old age.

Many Hadith are attributed from Jabir Ibn Abdullah RA. some worth a mention are as follows:

“I was accompanying the Prophet ﷺ on a journey and was riding a slow camel. The Prophet ﷺ passed by me and asked, "Who is this?" I replied, "Jabir bin Abdullah." He asked, "What is the matter, (why are you late)?" I replied, "I am riding a slow camel." He asked, "Do you have a stick?" I replied in the affirmative. He said, "Give it to me." When I gave it to him, he touched the camel with it and then that camel surpassed the others thenceforth. The Prophet (SAW) said, "Sell it to me." I replied, "It is (a gift) for you, O Allah's Messenger ﷺ." He said, "Sell it to me. I have bought it for four Dinars (gold pieces) and you can keep on riding it till Medina." When we approached Medina, I started going (towards my house). The Prophet ﷺ said, "Where are you going?" I said, "I have married a widow." He said, "Why have you not married a younger lady?" I said, "My father died and left daughters, so I decided to marry a widow (an experienced woman) (to look after them." He said, "Well done." When we reached Medina, Allah's Messenger ﷺ said, "O Bilal, pay him the price of the camel and give him extra money." Bilal gave me four Dinars and one Qirat extra. “

“Once I was in debt (in all probability it was that of his father) and the one who had lent the money came and demanded his money back. I replied to him that there was no produce this year in the wake of a disease (or something to that effect). But the lender would not budge until i had paid him back his money. Left with no choice, I went to the Prophet ﷺ and told him all about it. He requested him to come next year and he would have his loan repaid but to no avail. Then,  the Prophet ﷺ asked me to take him to my garden and after wandering there he made Dua and took a short nap. He had invoked Allah to bless my garden with a good produce of dates and lo and behold -that is what exactly happened. I then plucked the dates and paid the debt off.”

May Allah SWT raise us in the ranks of the company of Jabir Ibn Abdullah RA.

 

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