A Man Unlike Any Other

Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem, Alhamdulillahi Wasolatu Wasalaamu ‘ala Sayidina Muhammadin wa ‘ala aalihi wasohbihie fi kulli lamhatin wa nafasin…

Yes, the Messenger of Allah, may Allah grant him peace and blessings,  is a man but he is unlike any other. It is related that the mother of the Messenger of Allah, Amina bint Wahab said that when she was pregnant with the Messenger of Allah pbuh, she felt as if she was not pregnant all.

His blessed spittle

The miracles attributed to his spittle is enough to prove that he is unlike any other man. He is the best of creation, the master of creation and the beloved of Allah. 

Al-‘Uqayli has mentioned from Habib ibn Fudayk that his father’s eyes went white so that he could not see anything. The Messenger of Allah pbuh spat in his eyes and he saw. They even saw him threading a needle when he was eighty.

The Messenger of Allah pbuh spat  in ‘Ali’s eyes in the Battle of Khaybar when he had a pain in them and they were healed. He spat on the thigh-wound of Salama ibn al-Akwa’ during the Battle of Khaybar and he was healed. He spat on the foot of Zayd ibn Mu’adh when the sword meant for Ka’b struck him when ka’b ibn al-Ashraf was killed, and it healed. He spat on the broken thigh of ‘Ali ibn al-Hakam during the battle of the Ditch and it healed immediately without ‘Ali even dismounting. In the Battle of Badr, Abu Jahal cut off the hand of Mu’awwidh ibn ‘Afra’. He came carrying his hand and the Messenger of Allah pbuh spat on it and replaced it and it remained. Ibn Wahb related this. Ibn Wahb also related that Khubayb ibn Yasaf was injured in the Battle of Badr by a blow to his neck so that half of it was hanging loose. The Messenger of Allah pbuh put it back and spat on it and it healed up.

Love of Him

It is related that Bilal the muazzin of the Messenger of Allah pbuh emigrated to Syria upon the passing of The Messenger of Allah pbuh due to intense grief. He could not bear to stay in Madinah, the City of The Prophet pbuh. The sight of the Companions, the mosque of the Prophet pbuh and the tomb of the Prophet brought him to tears.

After two years, he had a dream in which he saw the Prophet pbuh. His longing brought him back to Madinah. The Companions of the Prophet upon seeing him requested him to do the prayer call (adhan) just like he did in the time of the Prophet. (He was well known to have the best voice). Bilal refused their request saying that he is the muazzin of the Prophet and he would not do the adhan after the Prophet is no longer around.

However, as he went about in Madinah he met with the two grandsons of the Prophet pbuh, Sayidina al-Hasan and al-Husayn. He greeted and hugged them. They were quick to request him the same request. Bilal however could not refuse them as he did not want to hurt their feelings nor that of their grandfather the Messenger of Allah. So he went up to make the Prayer Call.

Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar! Ash hadu allaailahaillallah…However when Bilal reached the phrase “Ash haduanna Muhammadur Rasulullah” he couldn’t continue further as he had broken into tears. By then the peope of Madinah had rushed out of their houses, they were exclaiming, “Has the Messenger of Allah returned?!” The voice of Bilal had reminded them of the time of the Messenger of Allah pbuh.  The whole of Madinah broke into tears of longing.

‘Ali ibn Abi Talib was asked, “How was your love for the Messenger of Allah?” He replied, “By Allah we loved him more than our wealth, our sons, our fathers and our mothers, and more than cold water in a time of great thirst.”

Ibn Ishaq said that the father, brother and husband of one of the women of the Ansar were killed in the Battle of Uhud fighting for the Messenger of Allah. She asked, “What has happened to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah grant him blessings and peace?” They said, “He is as well as you would like, praise be to Allah!” She said, “Show him to me so that I can see him.” When she saw him, she said, “Every affliction is as nothing now that you are safe.”

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