Monday, July 21, 2014

Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam and Love


Bareerah was a woman that ‘Aisha (Radiyallahu anha) purchased and then set free, and the famous story about Bareerah was that she was married to someone named Mugheeth. Now if two slaves were married and then the woman was freed, then she can leave/divorce her husband if she wants to because now she’s free and the husband is not, so there is no parity between them.
So Bareerah wanted to leave Mugheeth, but Mugheeth loved her. He went into total distress, and he literally was walking behind her around Madina begging her to take him back.


Abbas (Radiyallahu anhu) was with the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) one day and they saw Bareerah and the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “Isn’t it strange how much Mugheeth loves Bareerah and how much Bareerah dislikes Mugheeth?”


And the Ulema say when the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said “Isn’t it strange”, the Arabs use the word “strange” only when the means/cause (sabaab, lit. ‘door’) of/to something is unknown – and that there is no need for something to be called “strange” if the cause is known.

So the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) was calling him to the point the strangeness of love. Love is very strange.

So the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) went to Bareerah, who was the freed slave of ‘Aisha, and he said: “Won’t you reconsider Mugheeth?” And she said: “are you telling me to do this, because if you are telling me to, then I have to do it.” He (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied: “I am only interceding on his behalf”.

And that’s his Shafa3th – ‘he(sallallahu alaihi wasallam) finds it difficult things you find difficult’. The Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) saw Mugheeth suffering and he wanted to help him. That shows you his shafaa3a, even in love he wanted to help this poor man who was suffering from the loss of his love.

So when the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) replied that he was only interceding, Bareerah replied: “I don’t have any need for him”. So there was something arrogant in her answer, as she was free and he was still a slave – there was something there from her nafs.

And at that point when he lost all desire for Bareerah, suddenly she fell madly in love with him – like a punishment for rejecting the intercession of the Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) – he did not want anything to do with her, yet she was now begging him to take her back now!”

Subhanallahh!

-shaykh Hamza Yusuf
RIS Knowledge Retreat 2008, Toronto, Canada

. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ النَّبِيِّينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ الْعَالَمِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ النَّبِيِّ الزَكِيِّ النَّقِيِّ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ الْقُرَيْشِيِّ الْهَاشِمِيِّ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ الْمَدَنِيِّ الْعَرَبِيِّ الْمُكَرَّمِ يَوْمَ الْقِيَامَةِ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ سَيِّدِ اَهْلِ الْجَنَّةِ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ صَاحِبِ الْمَقَامِ الْمَحْمُودِ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍصَاحِبِ الصِّرَاطِ الْمُسْتَقِيمِ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ اَفْضَلِ ا ْلاَوَّلِينَ وَ الْآخِرِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى سَيِّدِنَا مُحَمَّدٍ وَعَلَى جَمِيعِ الْمَلَائِكَةِ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ وَعَلَى عِبَادِاللهِ الصَّالِحِينَ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى مَنْ سَمَّيْتَهُ ذَاكِرًا وَحَبِيبً وَمُذَكِّرًا مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ اللهِ. اللَّهُمَّ صَلِّ وَسَلِّمْ عَلَى مَنْ سَمَّيْتَهُ اَحْمَدً وَمُحَمَّدًا وَسَيِّدًا مُحَمَّدٍ رَسُولِ اللهِ

Ya Allaah..Sarwa muslimeengalem kaakkane..  ..Ellavarkkum Magfirath ekane..Ennem nte muthoonem jeevithatthilum Maranathilum paralokathum opparakkane..enikkum muthoonum sarwa muslimeengalkkum nee ninne thanne nalkane..Aameen bi hurmathi nabiyyil ameen sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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