The Message of Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) for the Muslims

During the Battle of Uhud, Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) enquired, “Where is Sa’d bin Rabee? I do not know of his condition.” Thereafter, one of the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) was sent to search for him.

He went to the spot where the bodies of the martyrs were laying, and began to shout Hazrat Sa’d’s (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) name to see if he was alive. At one place, while announcing that he was deputed by Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to enquire about Hazrat Sa’d bin Rabee (radhiyallahu ‘anhu), he heard a feeble voice coming from a certain direction. He turned in that direction and found Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) lying among the martyrs, about to breathe his last.

With his last breaths, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was heard saying, “Convey my salaam to Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) with the following message, ‘O Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam)! May Allah Ta‘ala grant you, on my behalf, a reward that is greater than the reward which Allah Ta‘ala has granted any Messenger on behalf of any of his followers!’”

Thereafter, he said to the one who was sent to search for him, “Inform my Muslim brothers that nothing will absolve them from blame on the Day of Qiyaamah if the enemy succeeds in reaching Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) and killing him before all of them die.” With these words, Hazrat Sa’d (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) breathed his last and departed from the world. (Muwatta Maalik #1691, Tareekhut Tabari 2/528)

The Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhum) had given true proof of their devotion to Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). Even when they suffered wound after wound and were on their last breath, they had no complaint nor any wish on their lips and could not think of anything else besides the safety and welfare of Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam).

May Allah Ta‘ala bless us with an atom of the true love that the Sahaabah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) bore for Hazrat Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). (Fazaail-e-Aa’maal Pg. 170)

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