Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #11

Don't be afraid

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

From Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (pg. 330)

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله commented on the saying of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه while they were in the cave:

 لا تحزن إن الله معنا، فما ظنك باثنين الله ثالثهما 

{Be not sad (or afraid), surely, Allaah is with us} [1] What do you think of two (persons) the third of whom is Allaah?” [2]

By Allaah! We thought that no one would overpower them nor would one be able to overtake them. And Verily! This is what happened. No one saw them even though there was no obstruction (to prevent the enemies from looking at them). There was no nest as they say, nor any pigeon nesting at the cave, and no tree sprouted at the mouth of the cave. There was nothing there except Allaah’s عز وجل protection, because He was with them.

[1] Surah Tawbah (9): 40.

The complete aayah:

{If you help him (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم) not (it does not matter), for Allaah did indeed help him when the disbelievers drove him out, the second of the two; when they (Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم and Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه) were in the cave, he (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said to his companion (Abu Bakr رضي الله عنه): "Be not sad (or afraid), surely, Allaah is with us." Then Allaah sent down His Sakeenah (calmness, tranquility, peace) upon him, and strengthened him with forces (angels) which you saw not, and made the word of those who disbelieved the lowermost, while the Word of Allaah that became the uppermost; and Allaah is All-Mighty, All-Wise.}

[2] Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3653, 4663) and Saheeh Muslim (4396).

Narrated Abu Bakr  رضي الله عنه: I said to the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلمwhile I was in the Cave: “If any of them should look under his feet, he would see us.” He صلى الله عليه وسلم said: “O Abu Bakr! What do you think of two (persons) the third of whom is Allaah?”

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