Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Honorable Qualities of the Ansar
The Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said to the Ansar: “Your brothers have left their wealth and children, and have emigrated to you”, so they said: “We will divide our wealth between us and them”. The Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: “Is there something else (you can do)?”, and they asked: “What do you suggest, oh Messenger of Allah?” He replied: “They are people who do not know (this type) of work, so will you do the work and divide the harvest with them?” The Ansar replied: “Yes”.
It was narrated by Al-Bukhari, on the authority of Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Ansar said: “Divide our date palms between us and them”, so the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said: “No. You do the necessary work and divide the dates with us.” The Ansar said: “We hear and we obey.”
And it was narrated by Ahmed ibn Hanbal that the Muhajireen said: “Oh Messenger of Allah, we have never seen a people that we have come to who were better in sharing when they have little, or better in assistance when they have much. They have done the work for us and made us partners in the harvest, to the point that we are worried that they will take all the Ajr (reward from Allah) for themselves.” The Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said “Not as long as you thank them and make Du’a to Allah for them”.
It was also narrated by Al-Bukhari that the Prophet (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam) said: “No one loves the Ansar except a Muslim, and no one hates them except a hypocrite, and whoever loves them, Allah loves them, and whoever hates them, Allah hates them”.
Al-Bazzar narrated, on the authority of Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him, that the Ansar, when they would cut down the fruit of their date palms, they would split each date in two, and place the smaller amount with the palm leafs, then they would let the Muhajireen choose between them. They would then choose the larger amount, and the Ansar would take the smaller amount for the palm leafs, and this continued until Khaybar was brought under the authority of the Muslims. So the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said “You have fulfilled your duty to us. If you wish to keep your share from Khaybar and keep your harvest (from now on), then do so.” and the Ansar said “You had placed conditions on us, and we had one condition that for us is Jannah. We only did what you told us to do so that you fulfill our condition.” He replied: “And it is yours”.
It was narrated by Al-Bukhari that the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, called the Ansar for them to be given the land of Al-Bahrain. They said “(We will not accept), unless you give to our brothers the Muhajireen an equivalent to it”, so the Messenger, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said “No. Be patient until you meet me (in Jannah), for you will have hard feelings otherwise”
It was narrated by Al-Bukhari that a woman from the Ansar came to the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, with her young son, and he said to them “By the One whose holds my soul, you (the Ansar) are the most beloved people to me”. He said this twice.
It was narrated by Al-Bukhari that Abu Bakr and Al-Abbas, radhiAllahu ‘anhuma, passed by a gathering of the Ansar and they were all crying. He asked “Why do you cry?” and they said “ We remembered gathering with of the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam”. So he went to the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, and told him about this. The Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, went out and stood up on the Mimbar, and said “I remind you to be good to the Ansar, for they are my family and my dignity. They have fulfilled all their responsibilities, and all that is left is their rights, so stay close to those amongst them who do good, and excuse those amongst them who do bad”.
And it was narrated by Al-Haythami, through a Hasan chain of narration, that the Prophet, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, said “Iman is Yemen, Iman is in Qahtan. Hardness (of the heart) is in the sons of ‘Adnan. (The tribe of) Himyar is the head of the Arabs and their fangs. (The tribe of) Mudhij is their upper part and strength. (The tribe of) Al-Azd is their back and skull. (The tribe of) Hemdan is their upper back and peak. Oh Allah, honour the Ansar, upon whom the Deen of Islam was established; the ones who helped me, supported me and protected me. They are my Companions in this world, and my group in the Afterlife, and the first to enter Jannah from amongst my Ummah.”
This is the reality of the Ansar with the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, whoever loves them, Allah loves them, and whoever hates them, Allah hates them. They are the Companions of the Messenger of Allah, sallAllahu ‘alayhi wasallam, in this world and his group in the Afterlife. They are the first to enter Jannah from amongst his Ummah.
And hence, will the people who are able to give Nussrah (the armies and those in positions of power and influence) in the Muslim lands not wake up and listen to those who are calling to Allah, subhanahu wa ta’ala, calling them to that which will protect the honour of the Ummah, and give victory and support to their sanctity, thus becoming the Ansar of the end of times, the same as Al-Aws and Al-Khazraj were the Ansar of the beginning of times?