Tag Archives: Abdul Muttalib

Zul-‘Asheera

15 Dec

Baheeqi in Dalael un-Nubuwwah; Tafsir Khazin Baghdadi; Suyooti in Jam’ul Jawame’; Alauddin Ali in Kanzul-Ummal; Ibn Jurair Tabari in Tareekhur-Rusul wal Mulook; Tareekh of Kamil ibn Atheer; Tareekh of Abul Fida, etc. all narrate from Ali ibne Abi Talib:

When the Ayat, “wa unzur ‘asheeratakal aqrabeen…” was revealed, Rasoolallah called me and said that Allah had ordered him to invite his relatives towards Islam. He ordered me to get a measure of rice, a leg of goat and a big jug of milk and to gather the tribe of Abdul Muttalib together. I followed Rasool’s orders and about 40 men gathered, including Abu Talib, Hamza, Abbas and Abu Lahab. Rasool served the food, which was enough for one man but all the 40 men ate to their fill. Then Rasool tried to address them but Abu Lahab said that his nephew (i.e. Rasoolallah) had performed magic. Then everyone scattered and Rasool did not get a chance to speak. At the order of Rasool, I gathered the tribe of Abdul Muttalib once again the next day. I complied, and after food, Rasool addressed the gathering and said: O Bani Abdul Muttalib, I have brought to you the good of this world and the hereafter. Allah has appointed me to call you to Him, so who will be my assistant in this affair and be my brother, my vicegerent and successor? No one answered but in spite of my meagre years, I said: O Messenger of Allah, I am here to assist you in this task. Rasool put his hand affectionately on my neck and (addressing the others) said: Among you, he is my brother, my vicegerent and my successor. Hearing this, everyone got up laughing and said to Abu Talib: Here, you have been ordered to obey Ali.

Guardianship of the Rasool

8 Dec

Tareekh-e Abul Fida:

Rasool’s mother, Amena, passed away when he was six years old. His grandfather, Abdul Muttalib, who was his guardian, passed away when he was eight and then his guardianship passed to his uncle, Abu Talib.

Seerat an-Nabawiya:

On his deathbed, Abdul Muttalib handed over the guardianship of the Messenger of Allah to Abu Talib who – like his father Abdul Muttalib himself, considered alcohol haram (forbidden). Abu Talib loved Muhammad more than he loved his own sons.

 

Naming of the Holy Messenger

7 Dec

Baheeqi in Dala-il an-Nubuwwah:

Seventh day after the birth of Rasool Allah, Abdul Muttalib performed the ‘aqeeqa ceremony and invited the Quresh. After the feast, people asked Abdul Muttalib, “What name have you given the new born?” Abdul Muttalib replied, “Muhammad”.

Tirmidhi:

Rasool said that among his names are Muhammad, Ahmed, Hashir, Mah’i, ‘Aaqib.

Birth of the Holy Messenger of Allah

5 Dec

Ibn Sa’d in Tabaqaat:

Lady Amena narrates that when Rasool-Allah was born, a light emanated with him that illuminated from east to west.

 

Muhaddith Dehlavi in Madarij un-Nubuwwah:

Abdul Muttalib narrates that the night when Muhammad (s.a.w.a) was born, I was in Ka’ba. After midnight, I heard the sound of takbir come from Ka’ba.

Parents of Rasool-Allah (s.a.w.a)

3 Dec

Abul Fida in his History:

Abdullah ibn Abdul Muttalib was married to Amena bint Wahb bin Abd Manaf. Due to his purity and great character, Abdullah was Abdul Muttalib’s favourite son. Abdullah died at the age of 25, when Rasool-Allah was two months of age.