Sahaba Stories: How they showed their Love for the Prophet

 Sahaba Stories: How they showed their Love for the Prophet

Sahabas were the companions of Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). They were his disciples- the people who believed in Islam and all the other aspects of being a Muslim.

Loving the Prophet and believing in him is one of the pillars of Islam. We need to follow the footsteps of Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H) to be a good Muslim. 

If the Prophet ever asked the Sahabas for anything, they would sacrifice everything because their Prophet had asked for it. There was nothing as important to them as the command of ALLAH and The Prophet. Some Sahaba gave him 900 camels, while others presented all of their wealth to the Prophet without flinching or thinking twice.

Let us share with you some amazing Sahaba stories that depict their immense love for the Holy Prophet Muhammad. 

Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A) and the Snake

No Muslim can be a true believer if he does not love the Prophet more than his wealth, things and children. 

He was one of the first men to believe in Islam and follow the Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W) because he was known as the most faithful person of Makkah. While preaching Islam, the Prophet Muhammad faced many difficulties in Makkah so he was instructed by Allah SWT to migrate to Medina. The entire migration known as Hijrat-e-Madina took place in the year 622 CE. During his way, the Prophet decided to stop and rest in a cave. Hazrat Abu Bakr was accompanying the Prophet on this journey.

The cave had many holes so Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique covered them, but one of them was left. Hazrat Abu Bakr covered it with his feet so no dangerous insect would hurt the Prophet. At night The Prophet was lying on the cradle of Hazrat Abu Bakr (R.A) when a snake came from the hole (where his feet was covering the hole.) 

Hazrat Abu Bakr didn’t move his feet because he knew that it would hurt the Prophet while the snake stung his feet time and again. The pain became quite unbearable for him, and tears began welling up in his eyes. A tear fell straight from his eye onto the Prophet’s face and woke him up. He then explained the Prophet the entire story, and the Prophet healed his feet.

 

Hazrat Umar’s (R.A) and Usman’s (R.A) Selfless Love for Prophet Muhammad

Hazrat Umar was one of the closest companions of the Prophet Muhammad. When the Prophet asked for wealth from his companions for Ghazwa-e-Tabook, Hazrat Umar (R.A) gave his half of his household items to the Prophet. Moreover, Hazrat Usman (R.A) gave 1000 Dinar to the Prophet too. All the Sahabas gave everything they could to the Prophet to gain the love of their Prophet as well as earn his trust and respect. 

 

How Hazrat Ali’s (R.A) Name Abu Talib Came Into Being

Once the Prophet was going to the mosque to offer his prayers. When he entered the mosque and saw Hazrat Alis (R.A), his clothes were covered in dust. It was then that the Prophet called him Abu Talib. 

Any time someone would call Hazrat Ali by this name, he would smile as it reminded him of how the Prophet Muhammad came up with it. The word ‘Talib’ is of Arabic origin, means dust, which is why the Prophet called him Abu Talib.

 

Sahaba’s Love for the Prophet in Ghazwa-e-Uhud (Battle of Uhud)

During the Battle of Uhud in 625 AD, the Prophet and his army were struggling immensely to gain victory over the Kufar. The Prophet was alone at the back of the army and had lost a couple of his teeth after falling down from his horse. 

Some of his companions found and recognized his teeth, and got the impression that he was a martyr now. Many of them lost hope, and became depressed, while others began fighting even harder. 

Abu Talha, one of the Prophet’s companions eventually saw the Prophet Muhammad, and served as his human shield when he saw the enemies coming towards him. He incurred many injuries too, but kept battling the enemies to protect the Prophet. Such was the love of the companions for the Prophet that they would go to any length to safeguard him.

 

Conclusion

Hopefully by now you have heard many stories about the Sahaba showing their love for the Prophet. We too, being the Ummah of the Holy Prophet should nurture deep love for him, and practice it by vehemently following the Quran and Sunnah.