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EnglishHayatusSahabah V3 P604 703 MaulanaYusufKandolviRA

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604
THE
LIVES
OF
THE
SAHABAH
%E=%
(Val-3)
Yet another narration states that he added:
''&G
J,
,-J
s,,,
I
I.
.
'Forge for us a path to get to your enemy.'(')It
is
also reported that when the Sahabah
i$!%&?&
entered the water, it barelyreached their saddle blankets.
(2)
Another narration states that Hadhrat Abu Bakr
-
ispatched Hadhrat Alaabin Hadhrami
%GW
to fight the
Murtaddeen
in Bahrain. The narration alsodescribes how the camels carrying the army's provisions, their tents and drinkran away and then returned with everything they were carrying. The narrationalso mentions how Allaah created a large pond of clear water right beside theMuslims and how they actually engaged the
Murtaddeen
in battle.
(3)
There is also a narration which states that Hadhrat Alaa
%W@!&j
said to theMuslims, "Come with us to Daareen to fight the enemy there. The Muslims werequick to respond to his call and he led them to the shore of the sea, thinking thatthey would board some ships. However, when Hadhrat Alaa
-
ealised thatthe distance was too great and that the enemy would be long gone by the timethey reached there with ships, he plunged into the water with his horse as herecited:He then instructed the others to recite the same words and to plunge into thewater. They did as he bade them and, by the permission of Allaah, they allcrossed the gulf, walking as if there was only a shallow film of water over softsand, which did not even submerge the hooves of their camels or reach the kneesof their horses. The distance they covered would have taken an entire day andnight by ship. When they reached the opposite shore, they fought the enemy,overpowered them and collected plenty of booty. They then returned and againcrossed the gulf to where they had been. All this transpired within the space of
a
single day.
(4)
The Tigris River is Subjugated for the MuslimsDuring the Conquest of Madaa'in
Hadhrat Ibn Rufayl reports that the town of Bahurseer was on the nearer bank ofthe Tigris River. When Hadhrat S'ad
!@W6
set up camp there, he searched forboats to take the Muslim army across the river to the town on the opposite bank.He was however unable to find any and discovered that the Persians hadassembled all the boats together and taken them away. He therefore stayed on inBahurseer for several days of the month of Safar. Although the Muslims
(1)
Bahr, as quoted in
AIBidaayah wan Nihaayah
(Vo1.6 Pg.155).(2) Abu Nu'aym in his
HiIya
(Vol. l Pg.7).
(3)
Ibn Jareer (Vol.2 Pg.522) and in
AIBidaayah wan Nihaayah
(Vo1.6 Pg.328).
(4)
A1Bidaayah wan Nihaayah
(Vo1.6 Pg.329). Ibn Jareer (Vo1.2 Pg.526) has reported a similarnarration.
 
THE
LlVES
OF
THE SAHABM
&?%%?&
(Vol-3)
605
expressed their willingness to cross the river (without boats), he refused to allowit, fearing for their safety. In fact, even when some Kuffaar pointed out to him acrossing point in the river that would take them to the centre of the valley,Hadhrat S'ad
-2
was doubtful and refused to act.In the meantime, the water level was rising. Hadhrat S'ad
-
hen saw adream that the horses of the Muslims dived into the water and crossed over theriver even though the water level had risen extremely high. The interpretation ofthis dream made him resolve to cross the river. He therefore gathered theMuslims together and after duly praising Allaah, he said, 'Your enemy has beensaved from you because of this river that prevents you from reaching them. Theyhowever are at liberty to get to you whenever they wish by boarding their boatsand attacking you. You have of course the advantage of not having to worryabout an attack from behind.
I
have therefore resolved to cross the river to get tothem." The Muslims said in one voice, "May Allaah grant you and us the resolveto do what
is
right. Let us do it."Hadhrat S'ad
$3W%4
then prepared the army for the crossing. He first made anannouncement saying, 'Who will spearhead the crossing for us and secure thegorge for us so that the others may join them there and so that the enemy cannotprevent them from reaching the opposite bank?" Hadhrat Aasim bin Amr
~,Wj
volunteered for the task and he was followed by another six hundred brave men.Hadhrat S'ad
?3@&!25
appointed Hadhrat Aasim as their commander andhe led them to the bank of the Tigris. Standing at the bank, Hadhrat Aasim
~.!Z@&j
aid, "Who will volunteer with me to secure the gorge from the enemy?"Sixty of them volunteered and Hadhrat Aasim
WWj
divided them into twogroups; one group on mares and the other on stallions so that the swimmingwould be easier for the horses. They then plunged into the Tigris.When Hadhrat S'ad
?3MW
aw Hadhrat Aasim at the gorge, ready to givethem cover, he permitted the rest of the army to dive into the water. Heinstructed them to recite:
"&
pjl
r0
"We seek help from Allaah and rely only on Him. Allaah is Sufficient forus and
is
the best of Defenders. There is no power or might except withAllaah The Elevated, the Most High"The bulk of the army waded behind each other over the deep waters, even as theTigris was frothing with foam and was black in colour (because of its depth andswift currents), The Muslims were even busy talking to each other as theycrossed in pairs, just as people would talk to each other while walking over dryland. They caught the Persians totally by surprise by doing what they did notexpect at all. The Persians were therefore forced to abandon the place in a hurryand did not even have time to take their belonging with them.
It
was in themonth of Safar during the year
16
A.H. that the Muslims entered the town and
 
606
THELInS
OF
THE
SAHABAH
@%#&!&3
(Vol-3)
took possession of all of the three billion left behind in the rooms of the Emperorand all that the Emperor Sheenvay and those after him had amassed.
(I)
Hadhrat Abu Bakr bin Hafs bin Umar reports that the person travelling withHadhrat Sa'd
SWw
over the water was Hadhrat Salmaan Faarsi
BGWj.
AS
theirhorses swam across, Hadhrat Sa'd
Ww
was saying, "Allaah
is
sufficient for usand He is the best of Defenders. By Allaah! Allaah will definitely assist His friends,make His Deen vanquish all others and defeat His enemies if the wrongs and sinsof the army does not exceed their good deeds." Hadhrat Salmaan
?&Wj
henremarked, "By Allaah! Although Islaam
is
new, the waters have been madesubservient to the Muslims just as the land has been made such.
I
swear by theBeing Who controls the life of Salmaan that the Muslims shall leave the waters inlarge droves just as they have entered."The Muslims then skimmed across the water, as if only the banks and no waterwas visible. In fact, the Muslims were speaking more than if they were walkingon land. Just as Hadhrat Salmaansaid, they all emerged safely withoutanyone drowning and without even losing anything.
(2)
Hadhrat Abu Uthmaan Nahdi says, "Everyone of the Muslims crossed over safely,except for a man from Baariq who was called Gharqadah. He happened to slip offhis brown horse and it is as if
I
can still picture his horse shake off her sweatfrom her mane as the man floated on the water. Qa'qaa bin Amr
-
henturned his horse towards the man, caught hold of his arm and pulled him across.No belongings of the Muslims were also lost apart from a cup that was tiedwith an old rope. When the rope snapped, the waters carried the cup away.Teasing the owner of the cup, another Muslim swimming with him said, 'Fatehad to have your cup.' The owner however replied by saying, 'By Allaah!
I
amconvinced that Allaah would not take away only my cup from all of the army.'
It
then happened that one of the soldiers guarding the gorge happened to see thecup as the winds and waves carried it to the shore. Using his spear, he managedto retrieve it and then took it to the army as they came across. He thenannounced for the'owner, who was there to receive it."
(3)
Hadhrat Umayr Saa'idi reports that when Hadhrat Sa'd
Ww
led the army intothe Tigris, they went in as pairs. Hadhrat Salmaan
t?2iw
was Hadhrat Sa'd
>
..,,.
..*,
W*
s companion, Gavelling by his side through the water. Hadhrat Sa'd
3,-
recited the verse:
'3)
'I
cr~,i:&
ijy)
@
,&~~$\J;As
..
I
~'i)
This is the arrangement of the Mighty, the All Knowing.
{Surah Yaaseen, verse
38)
The water was turbulent and while the horses were able to stand up straight,whenever they became tired, a mound would appear for them to rest upon, as
if
they were on dry land. There was never an incident more astonishing than this
(1)
Abu Nu'ayrn in his Dalaa'il
(Pg.208).
The narration is also reported in the Taareekh of Tabari (Vo1.3
Pg. 1 19)
and in
A/
Bidaayah wan Nihaayah
(Vo1.7
Pg.64).(2)
Abu Nu'aym in his Dalaa'il
(Pg.209).
Tabari (Vo1.3
Pg.121)
has reported a similar narration withsome additions in the beginning.(3) Abu Nu'aym in his Dalaa'il
(Pg.209).
Ibn Jareer (Vo1.3
Pg.122)
has reported a similar narration.

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