Thursday, September 29, 2011

Hadhrat Sa3d ubnu Mu3aaz Radhiyallahi t3ala anhu and his grave.

Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi t3ala wa barakatuhu,
~*~ بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم ~*~

Hadhrat Jabir Radhiyallahu t3ala anhu narrarates that when the (famous Ansari sahabi) Sa3d ubnu Muaz (radhiyallahu t3ala anhu) passed away, we went to his janazah with the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, so after the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam lead the prayer, and we let him in the grave and covered it all up, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam started to say "Subhanallah,Subhanallah", so we too started to read subhanallah. Then he started to recite "ALLAHU akbar, ALLAHU akbar", so we did just as he did, then later the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam was asked what what was the reason of the extra zikr today? He replied: The grave of this pious person became narrow and tight, and started contracting him, until ALLAH t3ala has removed the pain and narrowness of the grave and made it wide. 
Commentary: Sa3d ubnu Muaz radhiyallahu t3ala anhu was one of the famous and best companions of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam:
1) He took part in Gajwah Badr
2) 70,000 angels took part in his janazah
3) The doors of heaven were opened for him.
4) The throne of ALLAH t3ala was shaken by his death.
5) He passed away on the chest of the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam
6) The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam himself dug his grave.
7) Every time his grave was hit by a shovel while digging, a perfumed scent was released.
8) The prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said this about the decision he made about banu Quraizah: "Oh Saad, The decision you made, ALLAH t3ala has made the same decision in the skies.
9) When a perfumed scent came out of his grave, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam would say: "How beautiful is the smell of a humans grave."
10) In the room Saad radhiyallahu t3ala anhu passed away, it was so filled with angels that one of them had to move its wing, to make space for the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam to sit.
11) When his janazah was picked up, the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam said: the angels are holding is body.

The leader of Dawmatul Jandal wore a beautiful "jubbah" of silk to the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallams majlis, the companions had never seen such an expensive, beautiful. and valuable jubbah, so they kept on touching it and expressing their shock over its quality. When the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam saw the sahabas reaction, he said: "Are you very fond of this jubbah? Hadhrat Sa3d radhiyallahu t3ala anhus handkerchief in jannah is a lot better, softer and beautiful than this.
 (Saheeh Muslim, sunan nasaaii, jami3-ut-tirmizi)
(I translated this from Bikhre Moti)


There is a huge lesson for us in this story. After the high standard of such a pious sahabi, he had pain in his grave (but it was removed by ALLAH t3ala right away), who are we? Who do we think we are, and
What do we expect?


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