Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Brief Comments of Shaikh Ibn Baaz on Saheeh al-Bukhaaree #23

Rewarding good with good even if the person is a Kaafir

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

Imaam al-Bukhaaree رحمه الله said:

Book of One-fifth of Booty to the Cause of Allaah (Khumus): Chapter: The free emancipation of the captives by the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم without taking out the Khumus from the booty

Narrated Jubair bin Mut`im رضي الله عنه: The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم talked about war prisoners of Badr saying: “Had al-Mut`im bin `Adee been alive and interceded with me for these mean people, I would have freed them for his sake.” [1]

[Saheeh al-Bukhaaree (3193, 4024)]

Shaikh Ibn Baaz رحمه الله said:

[1] And in this (Hadeeth), there is encouragement for repaying/rewarding those who do good things and those who (enjoin) good. For al-Mut`im died upon the religion of his people, and the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was under his shelter when he returned back to Makkah from al-Taaif. So the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم thanked him for his kind act.

الحلل الإبريزية من التعليقات البازية على صحيح البخاري

From Raheeq al-Makhtoom:

When the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم was a short distance from Makkah, he صلى الله عليه وسلم retired to Hiraa’ Cave. Whence he صلى الله عليه وسلم dispatched a man from Khuza`ah tribe to Al-Akhnas bin Shuraiq seeking his protection. The latter answered that he was Quraish’s ally and in no position to offer protection. He صلى الله عليه وسلم dispatched the messenger to Suhail bin `Amr, but to no avail, either. Al-Mut`im bin `Adee, a notable in Makkah, however, volunteered to respond to the Prophet’s appeal for shelter. He asked his people to prepare themselves fully armed and then asked the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم to enter into the town and directly into the Holy Sanctuary. The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم observed a two-Rak`ah prayer and left for his house guarded by theheavily-armed vigilant `Adee’s.

It has been reported that later Abu Jahl, the archenemy of Islaam, asked al-Mut`im if his behavior suggested protection or conversion, the latter replied it was merely protection. Abu Jahl was relieved and said that he would give Muhammad protection for his sake.

The Messenger of Allaah صلى الله عليه وسلم never forgot al-Mut`im’s favor. At the conclusion of the battle of Badr, he declared publicly that if al-Mut`im had been still alive and asked for the release of the Quraishite captives, he would not deny him his request.

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