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What were the true views of Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, regarding Tabarruk (seeking Barakah with the Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam?

[A Summary of the teachings of Saudi Arabian Sunni Islamic Scholar Shaykh As-Sayyid Muhammad ibn `Alawi al-Maliki of  Makkah al-Mukarramah]


We ask, why did Sayyidina Abu Bakr as well as Sayyidina Umar requested to be buried next to the Qabr of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, in his house, while everybody in Madinah gets buried in the Baqie?

Because they knew that there was Barakah at his Qabr and they wanted it.

In fact, it is related in Sahih al-Bukhari (Kitab al-Jana'iz), that when Sayyidina Umar finally got the confirmation of his burial next to Prophet's, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, blessed Grave, he said: "There was nothing more important to me than that" (Ma Kaan Shai Ahamm ilayya min Zaalik).

Today some people call it Shirk. May Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, guide them to the Barakah of His Prophet ( (sal-lal-lahu alai hi wa sallam)). It is narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari (Kitab al-Libas) that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, had a ring; thereafter Sayyidina Abu Bakr, radi Allahu `anh, had the ring, thereafter Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, and thereafter Sayyidina Uthman, radi Allahu `anh. Clearly, they wore this ring to receive the Barakah of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. It is narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari (Kitab al-Maghazi) that the same holds true for the Spear of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. It was passed on to Sayyidina Abu Bakr, radi Allahu `anh, and then to Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, and then to Sayyidina Uthman, radi Allahu `anh, and finally to Sayyidina 'Ali, radi Allahu `anh.

It is also narrated in Sahih Bukhari that Sayyidina Ibn Umar, radi Allahu `anh, when travelling between Makkah and Madinah, would make a point of praying at the spots where Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, prayed. Clearly, Sayyidina Ibn Umar, radi Allahu `anh, wished to receive the Barakah of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam.

This was also the practice of Sayyidina Abu Musa al-Ashari as narrated by Nasai (3/243).

Thus, the Sahabah would search out the places where Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, prayed, and they would pray there.

In Sahih Muslim (Kitab al-Libas vol.3 p.140), it is narrated that Asma', the daughter of Sayyidina Abu Bakr had the garment of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, which she had received from Sayyidah Aishah ( (Rahmatullahi Allaih)). She would take the water with which she washed the holy Garment and give it to the sick. They would drink it and be cured.

The Sahabah had accepted the fact that water from the blessed clothes of the Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, had Barakah and could cure. Were these Sahabah Mushriks?

Tabarani narrates that Sayyidina Abu Mahzura once removed his Turban, revealing a long patch of hair on his head. People inquired about this. He explained that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, had onced touched him on that part of his head and he could not bring himself to cut that hair.

It is narrated in Al-Shifa of al-Qadi Iyad that Sayyidina Ibn Umar, radi Allahu `anh,would put his hands on Nabi Muhammad's, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, Mimbar (pulpit) and would wipe it over his face. He was clearly looking for Tabarruk. If the Sahabah were clearly in need of Barakah, aren't we?

Imam Ahmad Bin Hanbal narrates that the Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, visited the mother of Anas Bin Malik and he drank half a cup of beverage. She cut off and kept the part of the cup that had touched the Nabi Muhammad's, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, lips, for purposes of Barakah.

Abu Dawud, Tabarani and Imam Hakim relate in a Sahih Hadith that during the preparation for the battle of Uhud, one of the Sahabah was standing out of line. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, hit him back into line with a stick.

The man was unhappy about this and complained to Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, gave him leave to exact revenge with like action. The man insisted that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, expose His flesh as He, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, had hit him upon his banned skin. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, lifted up his shirt and the man quickly kissed Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, on his stomach. The Nabi, sall- Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, smiled and asked him to explain his action. The man replied that he may die in the battle and wanted to make sure that he had made physical contact with Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, at least once in his lifetime.

It is narrated by Bukhari in al-Adab al-Mufrad (p.144) that Sayyidina 'Ali, radi Allahu `anh, used to kiss the hands and feet of Sayyidina al-Abbas, radi Allahu `anh. How can we today term as "Shirk", actions, which were not only acceptable to the Sahabah, but demonstrated their intense reverence of the Holy Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam.

In another Sahih Hadith narrated by Tabarani and Abu Yala: In a battle between the Muslims and the Byzantine Romans, the Commander, Sayyiduna Khalid bin al-Walid (who had the title of the "Unleashed Sword of Allah") was looking for a fez. When it was found, they saw that it was a very old and tattered. So the Sahabah inquired why he was looking for such a fez in the middle of a battle. He replied that he had stuck some hair of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, in it and whenever he would have it in battle, he would be victorious. He had lost it and was worried that the disbelievers would find it and win the battle.

In Sahih Muslim (Kitab al-Hajj) it is narrated that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, distributed his hair amongst the Sahabah on cutting it on Mina.

Each Sahabah would take a bunch for Barakah.It is narrated in Sahih al-Bukhari (Kitab al-Libas) that Sayyidah Umm Salmah would keep the hair of her husband, Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, in a red glass. Whenever someone was ill she would stroke the blessed Hair in water and give the water to that person to drink, and he would then immediately be cured.

An-Nasai narrated that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, gave Bay'ah to a group of people. They informed Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, that they had worshipped idols before, but now that they were Muslim, they desired to build a  Masjid in that vicinity and requested His Du'a. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, performed the Wudu and gave the water left from His Wudu to these people, ordering them to destroy the idols and place the water in the  Masjid for Barakah. They were concerned that the water may dry up before they reached their far destination. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, replied that the water would bring purity and would not become less. (Mishkat al- Masabih).

It is narrated in Sahih Muslim (Kitab al-Zuhd) that Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, was travelling with his Sahabah through the land of Thamud, the land of the people of Nabi Salih, `alayhi-s-salam. While travelling, the Sahabah collected water from the wells in that land. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, ordered the Sahabah to throw that water away, as those were the wells of the kuffar in the time of Nabi Salih, `alayhi-s-salam. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, then permitted them to drink from a certain well that the camel of Nabi Salih, `alayhi-s-salam, drank out of.

Imam al-Nawawi (Sharh Muslim vol.8 p.118) comments on this Hadith that we should try to derive blessings from things connected to pious people (wa min fawaid hazel Hadith, at-Tabarruk bi Aasaar as-Saliheen).

It is important to note here that if Barakah is received from the camel of a pious person (who lived about 4000 years ago), what then about the Qubur of the Awliya of Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala?!

In Sahih Muslim, it is narrated that Sayyidina Utbaan, radi Allahu `anh, always asked Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, to pray in a certain part of his house, so that he too may pray there and receive blessings in this regard.

Imam al-Nawawi says in Sharh Muslim vol.5 p.161 that there are three main things

QUESTION 2:

Is it true that Sayyidana Umar, radi Allahu `anh, chopped down the tree where he saw people praying to attain the Barakah of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam?

It was believed that special Bay'ah-or oath of allegiance to the Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, was taken at this tree.

Mr.Gamieldien uses this to show that the Sahabah did not believe in the Barakah of Sayyidina wa Mawlana Rasul Allah, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and were against honouring his monuments.

ANSWER:

It is well known that when Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, was in

Hudaybiyyah he gave Bay'ah to the Sahabah under a certain tree. This incident is known as Bay'at al-Ridwan. The tree became famous when Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, mentioned it in the Holy Qur'an (48:18) saying: (Laqad radiy Allahu anil muminina iz. Yubayi-oonaka tahta ash shajarah) "Verily Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, is Pleased with those Believers who gave Bay'ah to you under the Tree".

In the time of Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, people were going to this historical tree and praying there to receive the Barakah of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. Upon knowing this, Sayyidina Umar went there and chopped down the tree. Faaik Gamieldien uses this Hadith, wrongly, to prove that praying under the blessed tree was Shirk. Also, to search for Tabarruk and blessings of Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and pious people is Shirk and it is for this reason that Sayyidina Umar chopped down the tree.

This is a great lie and some people fabricate this to suit their own ideas and nafs.

Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, did chop down the tree, but not because he thought the people praying there were Mushriks, who, by the way, were Sahabah and Tabi'eenb themselves. That kind of a silly thought did not even occur to his mind.

This incident as recorded in Sahih al-Bukhari (Kitab al-Maghazi) and Muslim (Kitab al-Imamah) took place because there was controversy over which tree was the one where the honourable Bay'ah was taken and reliable sources from amongst the Sahabah held that that tree in question was definitely the wrong tree and the original Tree could no longer be located and had mysteriously vanished.

Ibn Umar (who was present in the Bay'ah under the Tree) said: "No one could locate the Tree after that year". (Bukhari).

Thus, the tree that the Sahabah and Tabi'een were visiting at Hudaybiyyah, in the era of Sayyidina Umar was not the real one, but it was in the same valley where the real one was.

Hence, the real reason for Sayyidina Umar's chopping down of the tree was because it was wrongly believed to be the Tree under which the Holy Bay'ah was taken.

In fact, the mysterious vanishing of the Real Tree by Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, shows how important it was. The honourable Sahabah actually looked for the Tree and could not find it. Sayyidina Umar's respect for the relics and things of the Nabi , sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, can be ascertained from the following incident narrated in Kanzul Ummal (vol.7 p.66) and Ibn Qudamah (al-Mughni vol.4 p.554):

Once while going to the  Masjid to lead the Jum'ah Salah, Umar passed by a canal (Mizab), which was in the way, and the dirty water from the canal messed up his clean clothes. Umar got angry and took the canal out of the way, went back home, dressed up again and went to  Masjid.

In the  Masjid, the Prophet's, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, uncle Sayyidina Abbas confronted him and said: "That canal was put there by the Messenger of Allah, sall- Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, as I saw with my own eyes".

When Sayyidina Umar heard that, he immediately left the  Masjid with Abbas and went where that canal was, bent himself like in Ruku and said to al-Abbas:

"O Uncle of the Messenger of Allah, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, climb on my back and put the canal back where Allah's Messenger put it".

THIS WAS THE LOVE AND RESPECT OUR MASTER UMAR HAD FOR THE

THINGS RELATED TO THE MASTER OF ALL BELIEVERS, SAYYIDINA

MUHAMMAD, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam. THOSE WITH NO LOVE IN THEIR HEARTS CAN SAY AND DO WHAT THEY WANT.

Summary:

Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, did not cut the tree because he believed the people were making Shirk, he cut it because it was not the original tree.

Sayyidina Umar, radi Allahu `anh, had complete respect and honour for all things related to the Prophet, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and it is unimaginable that he should show any kind of disrespect to them.

The Sahabah gave a lot of importance to that tree and that is why they tried to locate it after the year of the Bay'ah. The Tabi'een would also go to the valley of Hudaibiyyah looking for that tree. However, Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, had made the original tree vanish for mysterious reasons.

(Fawa'id) we learn from this Hadith:

It is permitted to get Barakah from Pious People and objects connected to them.

It is recommended to pray in the places where the pious used to pray.

It is recommended to seek Barakah from the places where the pious people resided.

Perhaps, the greatest proof of Tabarruk is the Story of the Holy Tabut (Wooden Chest) as mentioned in Surah al-Baqarah (Ayah 248):

" And their Prophet said to them: 'Verily the Sign of his authority is that there shall come to you the Tabut with with an assurance therein from Your Lord and the Relics left by the

Family of Moses and the Family of Aaron, Carried by Angels. In this is a Symbol for you if you indeed have Faith".

Al-Qurtubi (in his Tafsir vol.3 p.247) and Ibn Katheer (in his Al-Bidayah vol.1 p.Cool,

write that the Jews, before embarking on a battle, would put this Chest in front of them and Pray, and they would then be victorious through the Barakah of that Holy Chest! Ibn Katheer (in his Tafsir vol. p.313) narrates that this Holy Chest (Tabut), carried respectfully by the very Mala'ika of Allah, contained the Sandals, Clothes, Sticks and other blessed Relics of Nabi Musa and Nabi Harun, `alayhi-s-salam.

One need not to think that if the Relics of the Prophets of Bani Israel are so Honourable and Blessed in the Eyes of Allah, how Honourable and Blessed then are the things related to The Master of all Prophets, Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam!!! Summary:

The Holy Quran clearly supports the Veneration of the Relics of the Nabis and that they are a source of security and Barakah..

All the Sahabah always sought Tabarruk from any object connected to the pious. Nabi Muhammad, sall-Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, was first and foremost in teaching us to receive blessing from him as illustrated by the fact that He distributed his Hair and Wudu water.

It is important to note that the learned 'Ulama such as Imam Ahmad bin Hanbal, radi Allahu `anh, and Imam Nawawi, radi Allahu `anh, etc. approved of the concept of Tabarruk. Maybe our contemporary local 'uluma are more learned than them?

To those who say that only Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, gives Barakah - not people, we agree, but we hold that people are able to share the Barakah that Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, gives them. All Barakah comes from Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala: the Barakah of the Qu'ran, of Islam, of the Ka'bah, of Madinah, of voluntary charity, of Zamzam water.

Do we deprive ourselves from the Barakah of these things?! Of course not.

Every Muslim knows that these are only "Means" and "Attractors" and that the real Source of Barakah is only Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala.

If anyone wants to proclaim a limit upon Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, and His Barakah by saying that Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala, cannot bestow Barakah upon individuals and objects whom He wants to, that person has a serious misunderstanding of the Attributes of Allah, subhanaHu wa Ta`ala.

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jazakallah brother very nice post...very informative...infact one should seek barkaaa of the blessed souls...
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